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Fox Valley Vein Centers is a family of experienced vein specialists who strive to forge strong bonds with patients seeking treatment for varicose veins, spider veins, and other venous disorders. The Centers has taken care of patients for more than eight years and are the only vein specialists in Kendall County. The Centers’ two expert physicians—Dr. Brett Cassidy and Dr. James Hawkins—each have years of experience treating the needs of patients with venous disease. It is the shared goal of Dr. Cassidy and Dr. Hawkins to make Fox Valley Vein Centers unlike the usual large physician or managed care groups; rather, they aim to establish personal trust by establishing close relationships with each of their patients.

Fox Valley Vein Centers views each patient as an individual with their own individual needs and unique treatment plans. To help accommodate these individual needs, the Centers provide continuity of health care management. This means that each patient will be seen by the same vein experts each time they obtain treatment. These experts provide a variety of comprehensive treatment options for sufferers of varicose and spider veins including laser treatments like Endovenous Laser Vein Treatment, Sclerotherapy, Ambulatory Phlebectomy, and Radiofrequency Ablation.

Vein Specialist Brett Cassidy

Dr. Brett Cassidy

Dr. Brett Cassidy is an experienced vein doctor who has practiced for more than 10 years. A Board Certified Physician, Dr. Cassidy was born and raised in Madison, Connecticut. He earned his undergraduate degree from Bucknell University and earned his medical degree from Emory University. He completed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago. Following his medical training, Dr. Cassidy served as a Physician in the United States Air Force where he was stationed for four years in Charleston, South Carolina. He has practiced in Sandwich, Plainfield, and Yorkville for the past 6 years. He lives with his two daughters and wife in Yorkville.

Vein Specialist James Hawikins

Dr. James Hawkins

Dr. James Hawkins is an experienced vein specialist who has practiced medicine for more than 18 years. Dr. Hawkins was born and raised in Evergreen Park, Illinois. He completed his undergraduate education at Illinois Benedictine College and subsequently earned his medical degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then completed his residency training in Chicago at Cook County. Dr. Hawkins has practiced medicine in Yorkville, Plainfield, and Sandwich for more than 10 years. He lives with his seven children and wife in Yorkville.

Recent Answers

Recent Testimonials

I Couldn't Believe the Improvement

M.S. came to Fox Valley Vein Centers to relieve the pain and discomfort of her spider and varicose veins. One of the veins was also ulcerated making it difficult to perform daily activities like showering.

"Before I wasn't able to take a long shower. If the ulcer was wet too long or if the water temperature was too hot, the vein would open and it was hard to get the bleeding to stop."

In August of 2011 she underwent Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT) to first alleviate the ulcerated and varicose veins. In December 2011, M.S. had a follow up procedure known as Sclerotherapy to help correct the remaining spider veins.

"My veins were very painful and swelled a lot. Dr. Hawkins said the healing process might take a while, but after only a few weeks the pain and swelling is gone."

"Before I would never think of wearing high heels because of the pain in my legs, but only after a couple months of healing, I was able to wear heels to party and was never uncomfortable. My husband couldn't believe it."

"I primarily speak Spanish, but even with the language barrier, Dr. Hawkins was patient and took the time to explain the procedures so I could easily understand my condition."

Insurance Carriers

  • Aetna
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • United Health Care
  • Medicare
  • and all other PPO plans

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