What to Expect on Your First Visit
During your initial visit to WRS Vein Center we will review your venous history as well as other medical conditions you may have. A thorough venous exam will be performed including a duplex ultrasound.
Based on your test results, your doctor will provide you with recommendations on how to best treat your condition and alleviate your symptoms.
James Beres, MD
After completing medical school at UW–Madison, Dr. Beres completed 2 years of general surgery residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He entered Diagnostic Radiology residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin where he served as Chief Resident. After finishing his Angiography/Interventional Radiology fellowship he began practice at Columbia Hospital in Milwaukee in 1986. He practices general interventional radiology with special interest in peripheral vascular disease and venous disease. He particularly enjoys establishing a connection to the patients with whom he works. He is board certified in Diagnostic Radiology and maintains added qualification in Vascular and Interventional Radiology. He participates in the ABR’s Maintenance of Certification program. Dr. Beres enjoys the challenge of performing minimally invasive procedures because they can shorten recovery times with less risk to the patient.
John Tomashek, MD
Dr. Tomashek received his MD from the University of Wisconsin in 1996. He completed his internship in general surgery at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago. His diagnostic radiology residency and interventional radiology fellowship were both completed at the Methodist Hospital of Indiana in Indianapolis. While there, he served as Chief Resident for two years and received the Ball State School of Radiologic Technology teaching award. He is board certified in Diagnostic Radiology and maintains added qualification in Vascular and Interventional Radiology. He participates in the American Board of Radiology’s Maintenance of Certification program of this IR/DR certification.
Dr. Tomashek joined WRS in 2002 and continues practicing diagnostic and interventional radiology in both the hospital and clinic settings. He has served on the WRS Board of Directors since 2012, has been the group Quality Director since 2014 and served as radiology department Site Director and Clinical Faculty member of the Medical College of Wisconsin for several of there contracted hospitals. In addition to his diagnostic and interventional radiology duties, he has special interests in venous disorders including treatments for varicose veins, venous stasis ulceration, deep vein thrombosis and varicocele/pelvic congestion syndrome.
Shirish Patel, M.D.
Dr. Patel is a physician board certified in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology. Dr. Patel earned his medical degree at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He then completed his radiology residency training at the University of California, San Diego followed by a fellowship in Interventional Radiology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Prior to medical school, Dr. Patel earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.
Dr. Patel has been practicing Interventional Radiology in the Milwaukee area for the past 17 years and has broad expertise and experience in this field. He strives to develop excellent rapport and communication with his patients and to offer them the most advanced and proven treatments in order to achieve the best possible outcomes. He holds memberships in the Society of Interventional Radiology, American College of Radiology, and the American Roentgen Ray Society.
In his free time, Dr. Patel enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife and 3 young boys. He is a passionate fly fisherman and also enjoys cooking, gardening and spending lots of time outdoors.
Debra Neu, ACNS-BC, APNP
Debra graduated from Carroll-Columbia College of Nursing with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She worked for many years in the hospital setting primarily as a critical care nurse where she also had teaching and supervisory roles. Prior to joining our center she worked as an Interventional Radiology nurse where she found her interest in vascular procedures. She received her Master of Science degree as a Clinical Nurse Specialist from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is a Board Certified Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist and an Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber.
She is an active member of the American Nurses Association and the Wisconsin Nurses Association. Debra oversees patient care both before and after procedures.