Ratings for Dr. Kathryn A. Karges
Be aware! this is the most dishonest "Dr" ever. she only cares about her pocket. She intentionally put me on progostrone for no apparent reason even at 33 weeks with 400 mg daily dose . Then at 34 weeks of my pregnancy she did an altrasound at her clinic and she told me the amniotic fluid was too low at 2 cm. so she made me stay that night In a delivery room with an Iv and by the morning the hospital checked the amniotic fluid and it was 13 cm and got released from the hospital. I had an appointment two days later and after the ultrasound she said that my amniotic fluid was only 1.9! And wanted to deliver the baby after giving it steroids because the lungs won't be fully developed. My husband was with me and told her that it's impossibe for the amniotic fluid to drop to this level without it leaking outside of her body, and that we needed another ultrasound for a second opinion! That did not go well with her and she kept saying "YOU WILL LOOSE THE BABY" if you don't deliver it soon! This was my 3rd pregnancy and I just know everything was fine and she was using a dirty tactic to scare me and my husband. So we went to the hospital for another ultrasound test and the surprise was that the hospital said the amniotic fluid was around 8 which was normal! She did not believe the hospital results and came running to me with a flustered look on her face and she did the ultrasound yet again for the 3rd time and this time she said that the fluid is now 4 and that she does not trust the hospital numbers. She said "that's it get her ready for delivery and put her on IV fluid and steroid and in the mornig I will do the ultrasound my self and don't let anyone else do it" to the nurse. Me and my husband refused to accept her decision and wanted to get another opinion from a specialist in fetal medicine at memorial Herman hospital. The specialist said after the ultrasound that the amniotic fluid level was fine at 9 cm which is similar to what the hospital measured! At this point me and my husband realized that the doctor was only interested in delivering the baby based on her schedule even though it may risk me and baby's health! We switched doctors and the new doctor was shocked on the treatment we got for the first 8 months and the unessecarly progesterone pills she been given me for no apparent reason other than to collect money for unessecarly testing.
Dr. Karges is brilliant, warm, proactive and empathetic. She is an extremely skilled surgeon and an incredible listener. I have recommended her to countless friends and trust her without hesitation. I simply can't say enough wonderful things about her.
Dr, Karges allows her faith to intervene too much into what genetic tests she will and will not allow. My wife and I asked for a test to determine if certain genetic conditions i.e. downs syndrome, cystic fibrosis existed with our pregnancy. Dr Karges stated she does not perform these tests due to the possibility of the information being used to potentially terminate a pregnancy. Beside all of the crosses hanging in each examination room, we thanked her for her time and moved on to a more realistic Dr.
Amazing. Dr. Karges is caring. She spends good amounts of time with her patients. Everyone in the office is great. It's like being a part of a big family. Dr. Karges is incredibly knowledgable and takes time to educate her patients so that they are empowered members of the healthcare team. I haven't found another doctor like her. Amazing.
I had a still birth at 31 weeks when I lived in Dallas. I started seeing Dr. Karges when I moved to Houston (and even saw Dr. Jemelka, her partner, a couple times), and I just had my second baby. Dr. Karges took such amazing care of my family and me and gave us so much peace of mind. Both doctors, the nurses, and everyone in the office is so considerate and helpful. The nurses quickly returned my many calls when I had questions, and both doctors were always willing to see me asap whenever I was worried about complications. The office is also very clean and comfortable.
Amazing doctor. It is so nice to have a Catholic doctor who I can trust completely and know that she is protecting my health and fertility in a way that is in line with Catholic morality. For my particular issue, any other doctor would have simply thrown synthetic birth control at me as a "quick fix". Instead, Dr Karges worked to repair the root cause of my issue. By monitoring and regulating my progesterone levels in a natural way, I was able to have a healthy and happy baby without compromising my Catholic faith. To the person complaining about Dr Karges' position against IVF and her religious views: there are signs posted ALL over the office that say "This office does not support IVF". So if you are there for IVF support, it should be pretty clear from the moment you walk in the door that you are in the wrong place if you are wanting IVF. Other clues that Dr Karges has a religious affiliation: 1) Her office is located in St Joseph's Hospital; 2) Her practice is called Caritas, which a quick google search will tell you is Latin for charity, one of the three theological virtues; 3) Once you arrive, there are crosses and beautiful prints of Mary and the baby Jesus on the walls. At the check out, there is a statue of the pregnant Mother Mary. Not to mention the aforementioned sign that clearly states that she does not support or provide IVF or birth control. For me, knowing that IVF and birth control are off the table with her has been immensely comforting. I know that I can trust her, and that she isn't going to recommend anything that will put my morality in jeopardy. Having a doctor who I can trust so wholly and completely with my health and fertility has been amazing. I highly, highly recommend Dr Karges and her whole staff.
Dr. Kathryn A. Karges's Credentials
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- University Of Maryland School Of Medicine (Grad. 2007)
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Insurance accepted by this Doctor
- Coventry Health Care