Like Dr. Gilvydis, we’re committed to your needs and results.

In our quest to provide fast, convenient and effective relief for varicose veins, spider veins and vein disease, we know that it requires a team effort to achieve the best results. Compassion and concern are at the core of why we do what we do… and why we are dedicated to doing it as well as possible.

At Northern Illinois Vein Clinic, we believe in the power of teamwork… and in the value of a top-quality team. We are caring people who are focused and committed to helping Dr. Gilvydis provide the highest standard of care and the best results achievable.

Office Staff

Judy Pell

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Receptionist/Scheduler/Pre-Certification Specialist

Certification: Accounting Certification, ACP Conferences
Experience : 36 years, including 6 with Dr. Gilvydis

“I work at Northern Illinois Vein Clinic because I think highly of this organization and Dr. Gilvydis is a great physician to work for. I enjoy dealing with people and I know that customer service is important in this line of work. I also enjoy the variety of patients that I talk to. I characterize my style of patient interaction as caring and guiding. My best quality is being a good listener and understanding other people’s views. I listen to any problems or concerns so I can address them right away.  I always treat everyone the way that I would want to be treated.”

Physician Assistant

Mark Whitney

Certification: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), Licensed Physician Assistant Illinois, DEA Certification, DOT Certification/National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME)
MS: Physician Assistant Studies, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago, IL
BS: Biological Studies, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
In the field since: 2016

“I aim to treat each patient with the utmost care and respect. I have been in the medical field for over a decade and love seeing all of the changes that occur constantly. The vein field is fascinating and our outcomes here are amazing to witness firsthand. The reactions we get from our patients, both physically and emotionally, make this all worthwhile. I am excited to see the advances the future will bring.”

Nurses

Deb Woodward

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Registered Nurse

Certification: RN, ACLS, PALS, CNOR, member ASPAN
BS: Bachelor of Health Science
Experience: 40 years, including 25 with this practice

“I chose nursing because my father talked me out of being a veterinarian, and my grandma told me that I’d make a good nurse. I now enjoy seeing a smile, and I find a touch of a patient’s hand very gratifying, knowing that I have been a part of their recovery with a quiet, caring style. In all my roles, as a nurse, mother, wife, daughter, sister, and grandmother, I remember what my grandma told me: ‘Take care of each patient as you would like your mother to be taken care of’. This philosophy has followed me through the years and guided me to provide the best of care to each of my patients.”

Marcia Lendman

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Registered Nurse

Certification: RN
BS: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing, Peoria, IL
Experience: 28 years, including 1 with Dr. Gilvydis

“I wanted a career where I could positively influence others. I have always had an interest in medicine and enjoy meeting new people, so nursing seemed to be the logical choice. Nursing is a diverse field: it allows you to care for patients of all ages and backgrounds. I enjoy learning new procedures and a large part of my job satisfaction comes from seeing patients change as they become healthier. I get to assist them with their goal of living a pain-free life.”

Surgical Technologists

Amy Reilly

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Certified Surgical Technologist

Certification: Certified Surgical Technologist, National Board of Surgical Technology & Surgical Assisting

“I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives, and I enjoy knowing that they leave our care feeling better and that we’ve helped improve their lives. I also love being able to work so closely with people. I believe, like everyone else at Northern Illinois Vein Clinic, that personal caring is essential to providing real help with great outcomes. I’m here because I care and want to make a difference. This means being present with heart and hand, putting people at ease and treating them like I would want to be treated if I were in their shoes.”

Vascular Ultrasound Technologists

Amy Jenkins

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Registered Vascular Technologist (Ultrasound)/Marketing Liaison

Certification: Registered Vascular Technologist, American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Burwin Institute of Ultrasonography: Registry Prep Courses for Vascular Technology, Sonography Principles and Instrumentation
Degree: Bryman School of Medical Assisting: Associates of Occupational Studies, Oak Park, IL
Northwestern University Clinical & Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute: Clinical Research Coordinator, Chicago, IL

“I’ve been a vein ultrasonographer for over a decade, and I’ve seen the care of varicose veins come a long way. I chose this career because I enjoy helping people. With today’s minimally invasive treatments, it’s personally fulfilling to see people come back for their two-week follow-up and hear how happy they are and what a change it has made in their lives. I also really enjoy being able to spend enough time not just to interact with them and support them but, also, to ensure they are getting the best possible care.”