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About us

Patients of the California Vein & Laser Center, located in Fresno, receive cutting-edge spider and varicose vein treatments delivered by expert medical professionals equipped with the latest laser treatment tools. We strive to ensure our patient’s comforts throughout their evaluation and treatment process by cultivating a comfortable atmosphere and hiring friendly, helpful staff.  

Our very own Dr. Montague has recently attained board certification in the new (2008) AMA sub-specialty of phlebology, making him the first physician in the area achieve this distinction.

Our Physician
Paul R. Montague, M.D., FAAFP

Dr. Montague is board certified by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine and the American Board of Family Medicine. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of venous disorders. He obtained his medical degree from Creighton University in 1973 where he was senior class president and voted into Who’s Who Among College and University Students. He received his master’s degree from the University of California at Davis in 1969, a B.A. degree (summa cum laude) from Fresno State College in 1968 and his A.A. degree from the College of Sequoias in 1966.

Following his three-year residency at Valley Medical Center in Fresno, where he was Chief Resident and President of the Resident’s Association, he established his private practice in Fresno in 1976 with
a special interest in venous disorders. Dr. Montague has had a full-time vein practice since 1997 and was nominated by his peers as a “Best Doctor in America” in 1998. He is a member of the California Medical Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Fresno-Madera chapter of the California Association of Family Practice, of which he was a past president, and the American College of Phlebology.

Dr. Montague has been married for 43 years to his wife Joan, and they have four children and seven grandchildren. He enjoys his family, golfing, fishing, swimming laps and antique hunting. He generously supports his community, church, local high schools and Fresno State athletics.

Our Staff

The California Vein & Laser Center is fortunate to have one of the most experienced and dedicated group of staff members in California to assist and guide you through your education and treatment of venous problems.

  • Peggy has been Dr. Montague’s front office manager for more than 35 years.
  • Jan has been a business office manager for 23 years and has specialized in Dr. Montague’s vein practice for 14 years.
  • Luci has been in charge of back office nursing for more than 27 years and specializes in venous disorders.
  • Sheila has been a receptionist for more than 16 years and also specializes in venous seminars, conferences and special projects.
  • Julie is our licensed esthetician (LE) and has been working in the field for nearly five years.  
  • Todd – the newest member of our team – is a recent UC Irvine graduate who we are pleased to have as our business manager. 

Our Ultrasound Technician

Rex Pham, B.S., RVT, earned his Vascular Technology degree at the Oregon Institute of Technology. He has several years of experience in the field and we are extremely pleased to have him on our team.

Our Nurse Sclerotherapist 

Kathleen Engel, RN, MSN has been in nursing for 38 years and has gained extensive clinical experience. Kathy has also been an instructor in the registered nursing program at Fresno City College for 30 years. Kathy performs sclerotherapy of spider veins and laser hair removal as an integral member of our team.
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