Dr. Thomas Hazel is a Board Certified Family Practice Physician, and has been in practice for 22 years. Dr. Hazel joined Fox Valley Family Physicians in 1990 when he and his wife, Anita, move to Geneva from Oak Pak, Illinois. A graduate of Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine, Dr. Hazel completed his internship and residency in Family Medicine at West Suburban hospital in Oak Park. He served as Chief Resident in his senior year of residency.
As a native of the Midwest, Dr. Hazel enjoys the strong sense of family, church and community he has experienced in the Tri-cities area. He and his wife are raising two daughters. His youngest daughter attends Geneva High School and the oldest is a freshman and Wheaton College. In his free time Dr. Hazel enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis, going for walks with his wife and their two dogs, as well as reading mystery novels and comic books.
In 2003 Dr. Thomas Hazel wrote, illustrated and published a children’s bedtime picture book, “Eastwood Stop Barking! There’s Nothing Out There!”. The Hazel family attends church regularly where Dr. Hazel has been active with Sunday school and the High School Youth groups.
Dr. Hazel enjoys providing comprehensive primary care for all age groups. He approaches both well and sick visits with equal enthusiasm, striving to keep patients healthy or to quickly return them to health. In all interactions he believes communication between doctor and patient is of the utmost importance. He believes patient care is enhanced by a more personal doctor-patient relationship. He sees his practice as a ‘medical home’ where patients can seek and receive excellent and compassionate medical care, get answers when they don’t know which way to turn, or be referred to the proper specialist. He believes in overseeing all aspects of a patient care.