Dr. Frank Purpera Jr, MD

Dr. Frank Purpera Jr, MD

Phlebology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 43
Dr. Frank Purpera Jr, MD is a phlebologist in Blacksburg, VA and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Grace University in 2003 and specializes in phlebology, vascular surgery, and more.Read his story

1901 S Main St Ste 2

Blacksburg, VA 24060

Contact Information

(540) 552-8346

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  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
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  • Specializes in Phlebology
  • Board certified in Phlebology
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Dr. Purpera Jr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Purpera Jr "Frank Purpera, M.D., RPhS was born and raised in Louisiana. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, he accepted an offer to study medicine in Cambridge, UK, one of the most prestigious and historic campuses within Europe. It was during this time that he gained firsthand experience of socialized medicine within the United Kingdom as well as medicine in underserved areas of the world, which included Zimbabwe and Hungary. Following these rewarding educational years he returned home for clinical training at Louisiana State University in New Orleans. Dr. Purpera completed his extensive surgical training in New York City and the surrounding area. After finishing his internship at St Vincent's Hospital Manhattan, a 200-year-old institution, he started his surgical residency at Mount Sinai Cabrini Hospital. Due to the economic turmoil of the healthcare system in New York and the closure of the 120-year-old Mount Sinai Cabrini Hospital he continued his surgical training in nearby New Jersey at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Newark, where he graduated and completed his surgical training. He is board certified by the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM), the most comprehensive examination of knowledge in venous disease available today. He has further expanded his expertise by receiving his RPhS to become a Registered Phlebology Sonographer. He is also certified by the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and the American College of Surgery for minimally invasive surgery and holds a Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery certificate. Dr. Purpera's professional memberships include American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, American Venous Forum, American College of Phlebology and New York County Medical Society. He was a Golden Apple Nominee in 2010, which is a top medical teaching award offered in New Jersey. Dr.Purpera has been listed in the "Guide to America's Top Surgeons" 2011 & 2012 editions as well as Virginia's 2013, 2014, and 2015 editions of Our Health Magazine for his Top Bedside Manner. He licensed to practice medicine in New York, New Jersey, Florida & Virginia. His interest outside of medicine includes skiing, traveling (currently over 40 countries visited) and cooking."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Purpera Jr "Virginia Vein Institute is dedicated to the treatment of varicose veins and spider veins with state of the art methods and equipment. Frank Purpera, MD, RPhS and his highly trained staff are dedicated to helping patients with venous disorders. We offer you personalized care while maximizing your comfort and safety, giving you the results you desire and deserve."

3  Specialties

  • Phlebology
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Phlebology
    Accredited by: The American Board of Phlebology

13  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Leg Venous Ulcer
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Spider Veins
  • Thrombosis
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vein Diseases
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Reflux
  • Venous Thrombosis
  • Venous Ulcer

21  Procedures

  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endovenous Ablation of Varicose Veins
  • Endovenous Laser Treatment
  • Laser Ablation
  • Laser Treatment of Varicose Veins
  • Laser Vein Removal
  • Ligation
  • Phlebectomy
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Stripping of Varicose Veins
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Vein Surgery
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vein Ablation
  • Vein Laser Ablation
  • Vein Treatment
  • Venous Closure
  • Venous Doppler (Legs and Arms)
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Vericose Vein Removal

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Louisiana At Lafayette
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • Grace University
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • St. Vincent's Hospital Manhattan
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Mount Sinai Cabrini
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • University Of Medicine & Dentistry Of New Jersey
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Frank Purpera Jr, MD
I have noticed a decrease in the cramps in my right leg and foot. I used to have them every night. Also, when I play the flute, I used to only be able to hold the note for four beats, before becoming short of breath. Now, I can hold the note for 12-16 beats, so I feel like I have more oxygen and...Read More
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V.D. in Blacksburg, VA – Feb 11, 2018
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My legs just feel better.
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J.H. in Blacksburg, VA – Dec 15, 2017
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The pain in my legs has gotten much better. They also look better, and they are less swollen.
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S.W. in Blacksburg, VA – Dec 14, 2017
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I can sleep at night without kicking and moving my legs all around, since the procedures.
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C.L. in Blacksburg, VA – Dec 09, 2017
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I walk better, and my legs do not have as much pain. They feel a whole lot better.
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Rodney Meadows in Blacksburg, VA – Nov 30, 2017
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