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5550 Friendship Blvd., Suite 510
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

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Call to ask questions or schedule an appointment. 866-923-VEIN

About Mehru Sonde, MD, FACP


Doctorate of Medicine, Gujarat University


Prince George's Hospital

Board Certified

Internal Medicine
Diplomate, American Board of Phlebology


Member, American College of Phlebology
Member, American Medical Association
Fellow, American College of Physicians

Minimally Invasive Treatment

Dr. Sonde’s comprehensive, minimally invasive approach includes ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, as well as endovenous laser treatment (ELT).

Neither option requires hospitalization or surgery. Instead, each is performed in the physician's office. You can be back on your feet resuming normal activities the same day.

Experience Matters

Prior to joining the Vein Clinics of America (VCA) network, Dr. Sonde practiced at Riverside Primary Care and Family Practice of Crofton in Maryland. She is an elected Fellow of the American College of Physicians, as well as a member of the American Medical Association and the American College of Phlebology. She also serves as a physician ambassador for an international organization of physician knowledge sharing between various countries and cultures called People to People Citizen Ambassador.

About Cathryn Hodukavich, NP Nurse Practitioner


Bachelor's degree in Nursing at Virginia Commonwealth University
Master's degree in Nursing at Georgetown University


Acute Care Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center

Experience Matters

Prior to joining Vein Clinics of America (VCA), Cathryn practiced as a Registered Nurse at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Upon joining VCA, Cathryn underwent extensive training in Phlebology, the diagnosis and treatment of vein disease and related disorders, and Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy.

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  • Mehru Sonde, MD, FACP
  • Cathryn Hodukavich, NP Nurse Practitioner

"It gives me great pride to be a part of a group that combines medicine and technology to provide safer and more effective treatments for a commonly under-diagnosed problem. This gives patients relief from symptoms that have often been long ignored."

- Mehru Sonde, MD, FACP, Phlebologist

“I am proud to be a part of a team that provides comprehensive treatment of vein disease to help alleviate unnecessary pain and improve quality of life for our patients.”

-Cathryn Hodukavich, NP

Accepted Insurance Plans

Vein Clinics of America is in network with most major insurance plans. If you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), reimbursable FSA expenses cover many treatments for vein disorders. If you do not see your insurance provider in the list below, please call 866-923-VEIN for a complete listing.

The Chevy Chase office currently accepts the following providers:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Care First
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • First Health
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • PHCS
  • Southern Health
  • Three Rivers Provider Network (TRPN) - PPO Only
  • United Healthcare

Dr. Sonde is Located in Chevy Chase near Gaithersburg, Potomac, Bethesda, Silver Spring, Kensington, Georgetown, Olney, Washington Grove, Wyngate and Washington D.C.

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