Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Steven G. Meress, MD, FACP, ABHM
Dr. Meress has been board certified in Internal Medicine and Holistic Medicine with experience in Emergency Medicine, Primary Care, Wellness and Longevity techniques. Dr. Meress completed his Bachelors of Science from the University of Wisconsin Madison in Medical Microbiology and received his medical degree from St. George University in Grenada, West Indies in 1986. Dr. Meress completed his last two years of medical school primarily in New York City and his residency at the University of Wisconsin-Marshfield Clinic in 1989. Since completion of his residency, he has been a staff physician and Chief of Emergency Medicine until founding and starting Fox Valley Wellness Center in 1999 with his wife Julie. Dr. Meress received Board-Certification in Holistic Medicine in 2006. He is also considered one of the foremost "Lyme-literate" physicians in the country, treating well over 1200 patients with Lyme Disease and is a member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS). His areas of focus include Hyperbaric Medicine, Women's Health, Thermography, Intravenous & Integrative Therapies for Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease & Heavy Metal Toxicity, Diagnostic & Alternative Therapies, Weight Management Programs and Thyroid Disease. Dr. Meress is one of the top thyroid doctors and received the 2009 America's Top Physicians' award by the Consumers' Research Council of America.
Dr. Donna Abfall, ND — Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Donna Abfall is a natural health care doctor - a Doctor of Naturopathy and a Registered Nurse with years of experience in both Western Medicine and Complimentary Medicine and their respective protocols and remedies. She uses her expertise in Live Blood Microscopy, urine analysis, saliva pH, and iridology to assess a patient's state of health.
Drawing on her knowledge of vitamins, supplements and proper food combining, she guides her patients on the path to optimal health. Dr. Donna Abfall is certifiied in Blood Microscopy from the Bradford Institute in California and certified in cranio-sacral therapy. She trained under Dr. Renee Welhouse of the Wellhouse Center in Madison, Wisconsin for 4 years.
Dr. Brian Borden, ND — Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Borden received his doctorate from the United States School of Naturopathy and is board certified through the American Naturopathic Certification Board (ANCB) as a Certified Traditional Naturopath (CTN). Dr. Borden was originally drawn to natural healthcare through the acquaintance of various 'bio-feedback' screening techniques and has since been blessed with the opportunity to work in close collaboration with Medical Doctors, Chiropractors, Dentists, and other Naturopaths since 1996.
Dr. Borden's special interests include 'dental naturopathy', thermography, EAV, detoxification, and neural-emotional release. His primary specialty at Fox Valley Wellness Center is Computerized Bio-Resonance Screening (CBRS - a derivative of EAV) - a type of bio-feedback employed to uncover obstacles, deficiencies, and imbalances that impede efforts toward wellness. Dr. Borden is experienced in the use of various homeopathics, herbs, nutraceuticals, and detoxification methods in the effort of enabling people to systematically improve their level of health.
Michael Buyze, BS, MS, L.Ac — Acupuncturist
Michael has been practicing Acupuncture since 1998. He holds a Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine and Exercise Physiology. He is currently a faculty member at The Midwest College of Oriental Medicine. Michael assists people in finding relief from various conditions including insomnia, acute and chronic pain syndromes, smoking cessation and PMS. He has had much success with patients with fertility issues.