Barbara Terpstra

MD

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Get to Know Dr. Terpstra

Barbara S. Terpstra, MD is dual board-certified in OB-GYN and phlebology, giving her a unique perspective on the role vein disease, spider veins, and varicose veins play in women’s lives. Over her nearly three decades of medical experience, she has provided patients with a collaborative approach to medicine – listening to their treatment and outcome expectations before settling on a singular treatment method. Dr. Terpstra is fully trained in all aspects of vein disease. 

Dr. Terpstra's Credentials

Certifications
  • American Board of Phlebology
  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Education
  • Midwest Vein Center Training Institute, Fellowship, Phlebology
  • Tulane Medical Center – New Orleans, Residency, OB-GYN
  • University of Oklahoma, Medical Degree
  • University of Tulsa, Bachelor of Science
Associations
  • Member, American Vein and Lymphatic Society
  • Member, Chicago Medical Society
  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Member, Illinois State Medical Society
Specialties
  • Phlebology
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Women’s Health
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
Languages
  • English

More About Dr. Terpstra

Dr. Terpstra joined Center for Vein Restoration in 2020 after many years as serving as Medical Director of the Orland Park location of the Midwest Vein Center. She is a member of the American Vein and Lymphatic Society (formerly known as the American College of Phlebology) and completed her Phlebology Fellowship through the Midwest Vein Center Training Institute.

A long-time Chicagoland resident, she is well known and respected throughout the community. She began her career in private practice as an OB-GYN in the southwest suburbs of Chicago before specializing in vein and vascular care. With surgical, ultrasound, and clinical experience in treating women’s health issues, Dr. Terpstra combines the newest technologies with solid scientific data in her practice as a Phlebologist. Because of her background and experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Terpstra’s special area of expertise in Phlebology is in the treatment of varicose and spider vein problems that develop as a result of pregnancies.

Patients describe Dr. Terpstra and her staff as “very professional and extremely welcoming.” She is the proud mother of two daughters. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and cooking. She and her husband also share a love of singing and are members of their church choir.

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