Eliot B. Hoffman, MD, FACC
Eliot B. Hoffman, M.D. earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Missouri in 1976. He received his Doctor of Medicine from St. Louis University School of Medicine in 1981. He then trained in Houston, Texas where he completed his Internal Medicine residency, Cardiology Fellowship, and Interventional Fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center and the Texas Heart Institute.
Dr. Hoffman is the only cardiologist in Lee County with five board certifications:
- Internal Medicine
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Nuclear Cardiology
- Interventional Cardiology
- Cardiac Pacing and Cardioversion Defibrillation
Dr. Hoffman is a proud member of the Lee County Medical Society, Florida Medical Association and the American Medical Association. Dr. Hoffman has also served as President of the Lee County Medical Society and on the Board of Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center.
He has been in private practice utilizing his interventional cardiology skills to treat arterial disease in Lee County since 1987, and established The Vein Center to lend his expertise in the treatment of often under diagnosed and untreated venous disease as well.
Stephen Fedec, DO, FACC
Stephen Fedec, DO earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from the Pennsylvania State University. He then furthered his education at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine earning a doctorate of osteopathic medicine degree. After receiving his medical degree he completed a general rotating internship followed by a three-year internal medicine residency. Dr. Fedec was then awarded a four year Cardiac Fellowship with Deborah Heart and Lung Center.
Dr. Fedec is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology.
Dr. Fedec has written several papers in both internal medicine and cardiovascular disease, and has presented his work at various cities across the country.
Valerie Starnes, APRN-C
Valerie’s nursing career spans 33 years, with the majority of her career spent in the field of cardiology. She obtained her Registered Nursing and Bachelor of Science degrees from Edison State College followed by her Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of Cincinnati. Her national certification is through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Valerie’s approach to care is patient-centered and holistic, with an emphasis on preventative care and healthy aging.
The Vein Center prides itself on the professionalism and compassionate care provided by their staff of RN’s, Sonographers and office personnel.
Dr. Hoffman has assembled an expert staff whose common goal is to provide state of the art treatment for vein disorders in a comfortable office environment. We are proud to maintain a friendly atmosphere in our office and we view our patients as our extended family. Visit our top-rated cardiologists Fort Myers FL.