Fox Valley Wellness Center was founded in 1999, by Dr. Steven Meress, MD, FACP and his late-wife Julie, a Registered Nurse. The idea for Fox Valley Wellness Center actually began in 1989 while Dr. Meress and Julie were working together at a local hospital in the Emergency Room, Dr. Meress as Department Chief and Julie as Assistant Manager. They consider themselves pioneers in Integrative Medicine, which blends the best of conventional medicine and alternative therapies.