Thomas N. Fennessy, MD
Dr. Fennessy became interested in phlebology and venous insufficiency after a friend developed painful venous ulcers. Dr. Fennessy is trained in Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation (EVRFA) procedures that will help restore vein health.
Dr. Fennessy is a medically qualified doctor with post-graduate training and the years of experience required for expert diagnosis and treatment of many forms of venous disease. He has served the residents of Madison County, NE for the past 20 years at Faith Regional Health Services as an Emergency Room Physician, and as the Medical Director of Tilden Community Hospital. Dr. Fennessy received his medical degree from UNMC and performed his residency at Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.
Dr. Fennessy earned his Master's in Education, with an endorsement in Physical Education, from Kearney State College where he did research in human performance, body composition and weight loss. He taught Anatomy and Physiology at Metro Community College in Omaha prior to attending medical school.
Dr. Fennessy lives in Norfolk, Nebraska with his wife and their six children. An avid fan of all sports, Dr. Fennessy loves football, though soccer was the family sport as his children grew. He prefers the ski slopes to a Nebraska winter. A good baseball game is tops in the summer. Dr. Fennessy is also a member of the Sacred Heart Parish Pastoral Council.
Key Takeaways Dr. Fennessy Wants You To Know
- Venous disease is progressive and may continue to worsen as you age.
- Not all varicose veins are created equal. Some Doctors not trained in CEAP and the diagnosis and treatment of venous disease may misclassify your vein condition.
- Women are more likely to experience a vein condition earlier in life than men. However, anyone can get varicose veins. They can affect both men and women of all ages.
- Varicose veins occur more frequently in people who have a strong family history and may worsen with occupations that require prolonged standing.
- Regardless of the location of the varicose veins, whether in the pelvic region or in the thighs, legs or ankles, getting the appropriate treatment from an experienced phlebologist is important. Treatment will help relieve symptoms and prevent further deterioration of vein disease.