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Our patients can rest assured that they are in safe, experienced hands when they receive treatment at Innovative Vein.  As our patient, you will feel at ease in the comfortable setting within our outpatient clinic — from the moment you set up your FREE consultation to the time you receive follow-up care after treatment.  Our focused approach, years of experience, and our caring and compassionate staff will also help ensure your needs and concerns are addressed and expectations exceeded.

Meet the staff at INNOVATIVE VEIN


Dr-Baker-67x100Dr. Joe Baker, D.O.
Dr. Joe Baker, D.O. is a graduate of KCUMB School of Medicine. Dr. Baker completed his post graduate medical training at Doctors General Hospital in Plantation, Florida. He has enjoyed a rewarding career in Family Medicine which included obstetrical services, diagnostic upper and lower endoscopy, management of acute care hospital patients, minor surgical procedures as well as emergency room practice.

Dr. Joe Baker, D.O., has received his training to treat varicose veins at Innovative Vein in Wichita, Kansas. He has met rigorous standards of experience, evaluation and education with certified Phlebologist, Dr. Paul Cheatum, M.D. Dr. Joe Baker is dedicated exclusively to the treatment of chronic vein disorders.

Dr. Baker works in the West Wichita, Dodge City, Emporia, Ponca City and Winfield satellite offices.


Stephanie JohnsonStephanie Johnson, Laser Technician
Stephanie brings 20 years experience in the medical field.  She is a graduate of Hutchinson Community College, is a native of Kansas, and is married with two children. Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family and stays busy with various activities with her children in her spare time.


Shannon PierceShannon Pierce, Patient Coordinator
Shannon is a native of Missouri and graduated from Missouri State University with a BS in Criminal Justice and Sociology.  After ten years in the criminal justice field, Shannon and her husband Chris moved to Wichita and are raising two children.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and activities that involve her children.


Jennifer BrackeenJennifer Brackeen, RN, BSN
Jennifer has been a nurse for 12 years with specialized training in Phlebology, Botox injection, Dermal fillers, and Microdermabrasion.  She graduated with a BS in Nursing with a minor in Psychology from Wichita State University.  Born in California and raised in Kansas, Jennifer has two children and enjoys spending time with her family, church, and her children’s sporting events.


Les FinstadLes Finstad, R.T. (R) (ARRT) RVS
Les brings over 12 years of ultrasound experience, including experience in diagnostic radiology, OB/GYN and abdominal ultrasound, and specialized training in cardiac and vascular ultrasound, making him a great asset to our clinic.  Les attended the University of Kansas, graduated from Newman University in the radiology program, and completed his ultrasound internship at Wesley Medial Center post-graduation.


Stephanie Powers LE, LPMA, CLT
Stephanie has over 13 years + of specialized experience in the Medical Spa industry. Stephanie has extensive training and certifications which has made her one of the few & most valued “Licensed Medical Aestheticians in the Mid-West.”

She has also trained with some of the leaders in the industry including the Carruther’s who pioneered the techniques we use today for Botox and Fillers. This prestigious training has made Stephanie an expert in her field.


CJ Sponsel, Ultrasound Technician
CJ graduated from Washburn University with a degree in echocardiography.  He is married with two children.  CJ enjoys spending time with family, playing sports, and participating in outdoor activities.


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