Our Staff & Facility
Dr. Craig Schwartz – Medical Director
Dr. Schwartz is the owner and Medical Director of Premier Vein & Body – specializing in the treatment of varicose veins and spider veins, and miminally-invasive and non-invasive liposuction, body contouring, cellulite, skin tightening and facial rejuvenation procedures.
An experienced surgeon of over twenty years, Dr. Schwartz has the training and credentials you should expect from your vein and body specialist. Triple board-certified in Vascular Surgery, General Surgery and Phlebology (study of vein disease), Dr. Schwartz is also credentialed as a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) and Registered Vascular Technician (RVT), possessing the knowledge and skills to BOTH properly diagnose and treat your vein disease.
Dr. Schwartz was named “One of America’s Top Surgeons” in 2008, 2014 and 2015, and a “Kansas City Super Doctor” in 2013, 2014, and 2015. Dr. Schwartz is a very hands-on Medical Director, on-site every day in his Leawood office, personally performing all consultations and most procedures himself, striving to provide his patients with a truly premier level of care.
Kathy Stark – Front Office Manager & Patient Care Coordinator
Kathy has been Premier Vein & Body’s Front Office Manager and Patient Care Coordinator since 2005. Her friendly face is the first patients see when they enter, and greatly deserves her reputation for exerting exceptional warmth and professionalism. She keeps the many moving parts of our practice in motion to ensure a great experience for all patients. Kathy loves interacting with and getting to know each patient personally, and ensures that our patients receive the highest quality of care possible. She loves working in the atmosphere of a small healthcare practice focused on helping their patients to both look and feel better, and is happy to answer any questions you may have about a procedure, having “tested” a few of them herself! Originally from Bristol, TN, Kathy loves to spend her free time with her grandchildren and even enjoys a concert with them on occasion! She also relaxes by making candles, listening to live music and travelling to warm destinations, often with family.
Peggy Schwartz, Front Office Manager & Physician Liaison
Peggy ensures that our patients are well taken care of and that our office systems are running smooth and sound. When you visit our beautiful Leawood office, you will enjoy Peggy’s flair for interior design first-hand, as she created the décor, choosing every single color, piece of furniture and finishing touches to make your experience with us warm and comfortable. Peggy’s background in both advertising and providing exceptional customer service continues to be a driving force in always moving our practice to the forefront of patient care.
Marcie Negrete, Medical/Surgical Assistant
Marcie has worked alongside Dr. Schwartz since 2012, assisting him during ultrasound diagnostic testing , vein treatments and surgeries and aesthetic procedures. Marcie also assists our patients with their pre-procedure preparations, and is a valuable asset in ensuring the best possible results in each case.
Shaun Wilson, Insurance Coordinator
Joining us in 2015, Shaun is our newest staff member and is primarily focused on all of the behind-the-scenes work involved with obtaining insurance coverage for your vein procedures. Having developed a keen interest in the science behind some of the procedures, Shaun has also trained with Venus Concepts and performs some of our Venous Freeze and Venus Viva treatments, as well as our other aesthetic laser devices.
Located in Leawood, KS since 2003, Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz is just north of Town Center and Park Place, one block off of Nall Ave., between W. 113th and W. 115th (Town Center Drive) with very accessible on-site parking.
Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm