Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison

Phlebology
Scottsdale, AZ
32 years experience male

Locations

Office

Tempe

Address

4515 S. McClintock Drive Suite#101, Tempe
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
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About

Bio

Dr. Nick Morrison is the co-founder and Medical Director of Morrison Training Institute and the Morrison Vein Institute.  He received a Jesuit education, including the Creighton University College of Medicine, where he graduated in 1972, and completed a four-year General Surgery Residency at the Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.  He maintained a private general surgical practice for 23 years, and in 1995, Dr. Morrison and his wife, Terri, established the Morrison Vein Institute.  Since that time, Dr. Morrison has concentrated his surgical practice on the care and treatment of venous disorders. He has become involved in all aspects of vein care, including duplex scanning, visual sclerotherapy, laser/pulsed light therapy, ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, ambulatory phlebectomy, and endovenous thermal and chemical ablation (radiofrequency, lasers of various wavelengths, and foamed sclerosants).   Dr Morrison is Immediate Past President of the American College of Phlebology, Chairman of the Board of the American College of Phlebology Foundation, and Vice President of the International Union of Phlebology. He has authored several book chapters on varying aspects of venous disease, and additionally has published scientific articles in the phlebologic literature.   Beginning in 1989, and annually since, Dr. Morrison has directed a medical volunteer organization, Amigos de Salud, and led the group each summer to Central or South America delivering medical and surgical treatment for the indigent populations of Ecuador, Peru, and Nicaragua.   Dr. Morrison enjoys travel, development of international relationships, backpacking, triathlon, rowing, classical music, and opera.

Specialties
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Phlebology

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137 Answers
147 Agrees
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
Clear soup, jello: Jello, but not red jello, see through liquids, water, clear soups can make you feel full. Sometimes the bowel prep itself involves large quantities o... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
Usually worsen: The hormonal changes combined with pressures internally from the baby cause more venous hypertension in your legs. Using medical support stockings, pr... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
Vein doctor: Please look up a vein specialist: american college of phlebology: www.Phlebology.Org and put in your zip code. Phlebologists who specialize in vein c... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
See vein specialist: Specialty for veins is called a phlebologist: www.Phlebology.Org after a breast exam by a breast health specialist. You possibly can have cosmetic scl... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
Arteries and veins: Veins and arteries are different. Arteries can become blocked with atherosclerotic plaque while the veins in your legs can still be " healthy" veins t... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
In many patients: Yes, when a person is lean, the veins appear more prominent . Also as we age, the skin is more translucent or thinner and loses some of the collagen a... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
See a phlebologist: Wear medical support stockings, ambulate 30 minutes a day, and listen to advise of primary doctor or phlebologist about blood thinners. All this will... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
Urgent care or ER : Did a health care facility inject you ? You should return to them for help. If you we're self injecting something, go to urgent care now for exam and ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
Do you mean?: Do you mean phlebology, the diagnosis and treatment of vein disease or phlebotomy- vein drawing for lab work? If you mean the second, i'm sure there m... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
Sclerotherapy : Injection sclerotherapy is the gold standard for most "thread veins" on the legs followed by superficial, surface lasers for the tiniest red spider v... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
Venous ultrasound: Yes, there are many causes of leg swelling. A venous ultrasound of the legs done by a vein specialist can rule out vein disease and then you can move ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
See vein specialist: Look for national specialist: www.Phlebology.Org doctors who specialize in vein disease. There are minimally invasive, in office procedures for vari... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
Vein Doctors : Look up www.Phlebology.Org and find a phlebolgy doctor to help. You need to be seen and prescribed medical support stockings until your veins can be t... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
Bruise like vein : Brises on leg looks like vein get ultrasound of leg looks like vein.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
Yes: Can feel like rupture get ultrasound scan.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
Yes: Get ultrasound scan of legs every year; wear medical compression stockings everyday for prolonged sitting and standing; have veins diagnosed and treat... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
Duplex Ultrasound : See a phlebologist to rule out venous insufficiency .. It can present with swelling without seeing surface veins. A specific test color flow doppler d... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
Veins are Hereditary: Environment increases heredity; and hormones and pregnancy; wear graduated compression stockings and get your veins repaired.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
Give more detail: What do you mean by venous stasis all over? What symptoms? Did any event like injury happen before? Any illnesses?
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A member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
Could be vein: Women can get vulva varicosties and veins in the perineal area and on their legs and in their pelvis. Look up vein specialist: www.Phlebology.Org and ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
No:can slow progress: No we can't prevent but we can slow down. Environment increases our inherited disorder as well as hormones and pregnancy, prolonged standing, prolonge... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
Many factors: Patients with a hereditary condition, called venous insufficiency have a valvular condition that allows blood to pool while standing or sitting, decre... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
Not necessarily: Some people with fair complexion, or lean and or muscular build will be able to see veins through the skin. This is normal. If you have symptoms in y... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
Comprehensive : You need a comprehensive approach to treating your lifelong, inherited disorder that has caused your varicose veins. It is easier now; no vein strippi... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
Fair skin Age: As we age, the skin thins out and we can see veins on our face, hands, chest. They can be aggravated or enlarged with dilation of the vessel with weig... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
No: A pregnancy will cause probably more spider and varicose veins than contraceptive pills. You can use compression hosiery or compression socks and leg... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
Is the IV out?: If the IV is out now, then warm moist soaks or showers and time will soften the hardened vein that were irritated with the solution and medications of... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
Normal: Many people are thin, without much body fat, lean and with age our normal hand veins dilate. They can be treated or closed with sclero therapy , usual... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
Get ultrasound: Go to er or vein specialist( www.Phlebology.Org) immediately for venous scan of your leg to rule out dvt. Prolonged sitting with car or airline travel... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
Partially: Varicose vein disease is inherited and made worse with prolonged sitting, standing, hormones, heat, etc. The valves are affected in the saphenous vei... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
Ignore: Find a vein specialist, Phlebologist with tons of "vein experience" proper fitted compression, walk.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
Keep compression: Venous disease is lifetime and if you have factor v clotting disorder besides... You should keep wearing medical compression stockings. There are lots... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
Inherited: You probably are lean, low body fat, and lift weights or work out? Also, as we age, our skin thins with less collagen so we can see veins more, especi... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
Bruise or hematoma: Bruises or a hematoma is when blood collects under the skin, outside a vein, from a trauma. Hematoma can feel spongy, rubbery. These take longer to he... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
See a doctor : You may have more circulatory problems you need to go have a work up, if you haven't already for thrombophilia.. A bold clotting profile. Who is fol... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
One cause Veins: Many women have inherited the gene for venous disease. Then with hormones of pregnancy, increased pressure on the pelvic veins and leg veins. There is... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
Low body fat? : Sometimes when people lose a lot of weight or body fat, their veins show more. Sometimes with weight lifting or steroid use? Has something changed for... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
Veins expand: It would be very unusual for normal veins on arms to rupture. See a phlebologist if you are concerned www.Phlebology.Org.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
No: You probably are lean, low body fat, and lift weights or work out? If concerned go see a vein doctor: www.Phlebology.Org and put in your zip code.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
10 years was ours: We have seen patients as young as 10 years old but the 2 also had venous malformations from birth.Usually it starts in some teens, and especially with... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
Need work up : Sometimes patients have referred pain from their spine or pinched sciatic nerve, etc or they can have leg pain from venous insufficiency, called venou... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
Compression socks: The best answer is to see a vein specialist to treat the disease. Much easier process now, in office, no vein stripping. Wear compression socks or sto... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
See a doctor: You may have several things or only 2. Constipation can give you stomach pains. Leg pains can come from multiple reasons.... Inherited vein disease c... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
No: No, it won't work. See a dermatologist or vein specialist who treats those. www.phlebology.org or veindirectory.Org.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
Please see a surgeon: Please have a general surgeon for a consult usually surgeries done during pregnancies are for emergencies only. There may be cases where this is true... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
No: There are medicines that can help your legs feel better but the remedies won't make your varicose veins go away. Compression stockings can improve ven... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
Veins or lymphedema: See a lymphedema specialist and a vein specialist: phlebologist- www.Phlebology.Org. Lymphedema and venous insufficiency can present with large swoll... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
Common: Veins are hereditary aggravated by prolonged sitting, standing, pregnancies, heat, heavy lifting, trauma, etc.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
See a vein doc: Look up a vein specialist called a phlebologist, www.Phlebology.Org who evaluates children for venous malformations. At least have a venous doppler, u... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 32 years experience
Venous circulation: We inherit 2 things wrong with our veins: weak vein walls and or weak vein valves inside the veins. So you could have spider veins with a medical vein... Read More
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Dr. Ted King
Nov 26, 2012
Nick Morrison sets the standard by which all others hope to compare. There is no better.
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Dr. Morrison is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Morrison is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks so much Doc<3 Soo does this mean that I don't need to see a physician since I don't have any money or insurance?
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This saved my life. Thank You! I had pain friday went to the er I have the old one and a new one...thank you all for answering! !
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I heard that before just wanted anothr opinion thanks doc

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Creighton University School of Medicine, NE
Graduated 1972MD

Residency

MARICOPA MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Business Excellence Award 2011
Top Phlebologist, First Place, Arizona - Winter
2013
Top Phlebologist, First Place, Arizona - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American College of Phlebology
Arizona Medical Association
American Medical Association
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