We cannot express how grateful we are that the Vitae Clinic is in Austin. We first met the Vitae staff a couple of weeks after moving to the Austin area. When I went in for my annual well-woman exam, I knew this place was refreshingly different. I felt comfortable as a Catholic, and my children loved the place. My four-year-old son said, “We need to come back here a LOT.” Since my exam came back normal, I didn’t expect to be back for another year. However, in the weeks and months that followed we found that we did come back a lot.
Some weeks after the exam, I began unexpectedly bleeding. I was pregnant, and I knew I wanted Dr. Kalamarides to do the sonogram. It was devastating to hear him pronounce, “Your baby had died.” Yet I am so glad that he is the doctor who told me. The staff was so compassionate and helpful as my husband and I tried to navigate our next steps. Later when I needed an emergency D & C we knew we wanted Dr. Kalamarides to do the surgery. His competence as a Catholic doctor as well as his bedside manner is remarkable. Time and again the hospital staff remarked to me how impressed they were with the new doctor. In the aftermath, I experienced a lot of hormonal fluctuation as my body adjusted to its non-pregnant state. Once again, Dr. Kalamarides and the staff were on top of checking my progesterone levels and caring for me as a whole person. With the help of Dr. Kalamarides and his wife Heather, my husband and I were able to begin a Natural Family Planning program that fit our needs better than the one we’d previously been using. I am happy to report that we are pregnant once again. We’re in the third trimester, and this baby is doing very well.
Our whole family has been blessed repeatedly by the compassion, the wisdom, and the medical knowledge of the staff here. My husband refers to Dr. KaIamarides as “awesome” and whenever we hear of someone looking for a good OB-GYN doctor we happily sing the praises of this amazing place.
— Jean B.