Born and raised in Vancouver, Roxanne Hallgren has worked full-time in the field of Phlebology (the study of veins and vein disease) since 1989, when she founded the successful Vancouver Vein Clinic Ltd.
Roxanne’s passion for helping her patients is matched only by her long list of qualifications and accomplishments. She was the first nurse to present at the American College of Phlebology in 1992, and is the only nurse in British Columbia—one of only three in Canada—to hold the designation of Elected Fellow of the Canadian Society of Phlebology. Throughout her impressive career, she has travelled the world to train with the best physicians in Phlebology, published several articles in her field, appeared in features on CBC News Hour, presented at both Canadian and American Phlebology meetings, and instructed many physicians and nurses in the assessment and treatment of vein disease.
Specializing in Cosmetic Sclerotherapy, Roxanne offers consultations and cosmetic treatments for spider and varicose veins at Project Skin MD. She is committed to keeping abreast of all the latest technology advances in Phlebology and aesthetic medicine, and annually attends international conferences on the subject to ensure every one of her treatments is as safe and effective as possible.
When she’s not treating varicose veins, you’ll likely find this animal-lover at the dog beach, riding her bike around UBC, shopping for fresh fish and produce on Granville Island, or working out with her trainer. Family is what’s most important to Roxanne, and she loves spending time with her brother, sister-in-law, and her nieces and nephew; she’s also a proud great-aunt!
PS. Roxanne has a love for horses. She and her mother bought their first pony for $50 when she was just ten years old, and she has since shared her life with four others.