Dr. Spirtos and Staff: “There are simply no words to express my sincere thanks for all you’ve done in helping me to conceive my ‘little miracle’. Your continuous efforts, genuine concern and ultimate care are so deeply appreciated and I am reminded of your efforts each time I look at my little bundle of joy. You have made me the happiest mommy in the world, and again, I thank you for all you’ve done for me.”
– Sincerely, C. H.
Dr. Spirtos and Staff: “I want to thank each one of you from start to finish. All the encouragement, love and support brought us our long awaited children. If it wasn’t for being with the best, our family would not have been complete.”
– Sincerely, M.M.
Dear Dr. Spirtos and his Team: “Words cannot express how grateful we are. I felt good from the first time I Walked into the office, I can’t believe in just three months, after a year and a half I’m finally pregnant. You are truly great people, the way you work 24hours, seven days a week, it’s amazing!! I hope knowing that you made this particular couples dreams come true, makes it worth it.”
– Thanks so much, J.S.
“We all would like to thank you for all your help these past 7 years. Through that time we have lost 5 children who are the guardian Angels to my 2 miracles. I am again reminded this time of how precious life is and how truly blessed I really am. I am sad for my losses, but rejoice with my gifts. Thank you for all you have done and God Bless you and your families.”
– Sincerely, K.P.
Dear All: “We just wanted to take this opportunity to say
thank you for all your help and support thru everything. Although things have been a little more difficult than we had hoped, you all have made those times seem easier. My recovery has been smooth and we are looking forward to one last try in January. Dr. Spirtos is a true professional and I trusted him completely during my surgery and all other procedures. We appreciate and are very grateful for the care we receive. We pray for better luck in 2002.”
– Thank you so much, A.E.
Dear staff of Dr. Spirtos’ Office: “My husband and I would like to thank you for everything you’ve done for us. When we started the journey we never knew where it would lead us, but thanks to our friends who referred us to you, we knew it would lead us to great things. From the start we knew we were surrounded not only with caring people, but honest people. Though it was tough to hear most of what was being told to us, we always valued the truth and guidance were received. We believe that because of that we were able to achieve our little miracle. Words cannot express what all of you mean to us. Without each and every one of you, our lives would still be empty. Thank you again for everything!”
Dr. Spirtos: “Where do I begin? There are no words to explain our gratitude towards you. When we lost Olivia almost 2 years ago, no one had any answers, nor did they look for any. They pushed me to get pregnant again, only to be left in dissapointment and grief. No one took the time to figure out why I was going through this, then Kaleena told me about you. You took time and did extensive testing and explained everything to my husband and I. Now we are 14 weeks pregnant and are very optimistic because you gave us hope. Maybe we shouldn’t count our chickens before they hatch, but no matter what the outcome is, you’ll always hold a place in our hearts because you did what it takes to make our dreams come true. Again, there are no words to completely show our gratitude, but I will try by saying Thank you.”
– Sincerely, K&A
Dr. Spirtos and Staff: “Rob and I want to thank you, for everything you did for us. We welcomed our little baby girl Jan. 9th, 3 weeks but she is perfect. Without you and your wonderful staff this wouldn’t have been possible. You made a very difficult time for us so much better and easier. I had a wonderful pregnancy & enjoyed every minute of it. We wanted to share a picture of what you helped create, with you! We could never express how thankful we are. Great big thanks!”
This is more than likely NOT the place you envisioned yourself when you decided to start or grow your family. But who wouldn’t want to be sitting in a 1980s Greek themed office?!?! Let us tell you, you just got the best team. They schedule appointments on weekends and holidays if necessary because there are no days off for fertility. Each person plays a vital role.
Sandra, is the financial guru and smiling face you see each time you walk in the door. Unfortunately, struggling to start or grow your family brings on various types of stress, but Sandra will work with you to ease the financial strain. She contacts your insurance company and finds creative ways to get more for your money. She is also a calming presence in the office and her smile is contagious. Some days will be tougher than others and she will be there and give a shoulder to cry on or provide comforting words. It is amazing how she knows what you need at that moment. Truly her only downfall, in our eyes, is that she is a die-hard Steelers fan.
Theresa is the modern day Count Dracula with a sarcastic twist. You will have more blood drawn by this woman than anyone ever! I am a baby when it comes to needles, but Theresa is amazing at locating a vein and distracting you while she is taking your blood. Her distraction technique usually includes a healthy dose of sarcasm. Sometimes it will be at your expense, hers, your partner’s or even Dr. Spirtos’ (more on him later). Don’t be afraid to give it back to her, she can take it and it became something I looked forward to…you will see her a lot. She will also be with you during your ultrasounds or any procedure you might have. She is also an emotional sounding board. Honestly, she provided us a moment of laughter every time we went for an appointment.
Carla is someone who works behind the scenes but she helps you more than you might realize. After Theresa is done with you, she sends the bloodwork to Carla. If Theresa is not available then Carla will complete your bloodwork. Carla runs the lab which is located in the same building. She gets your results to Dr. Spirtos usually within 24 hours, which is critical for him to design a game plan for you. She will also be around during your procedures and is another smiling face with a big heart.
Keith is the embryologist and one of the happiest and most talkative guys we have ever met. Should you have to go through IVF, he will be there every step of the way. He truly has a passion for embryos and will take time to explain what is going on with your blastocysts even if it might not be the best news. That is probably the hardest part of his job since he is always happy. He enjoys his boat and going on fishing trips and has great stories. On our transfer day, Keith saw us in the parking lot and skipped (yes, a grown man skipping) to our car and was screaming how great our one and only embryo looked. If that does not help you visualize his passion and comfort you, I am not sure what will. The man cares…a lot.
Dr. Spirtos is the leader of your team. He is an interesting man with the DRIEST sense of humor. He is the epitome of modern day dad jokes. He laughs at himself even if you don’t find his “jokes” humorous. He is a proud Greek, loves Cleveland and college sports, adores his dog and children, knows random trivia and is wicked smart. I am not sure I have met a more caring doctor. He is honest, sometimes to a fault, but does it to get you answers and give advice. He will never tell you what to do, he provides options for you and your partner. He has surrounded himself with the best people. Sometimes what he says can go over your head because you are overwhelmed, don’t be afraid to ask him to repeat it. There were days he drove me nuts and other days I loved him, you will understand…trust me. At the end of the day he wants the same thing you want for yourself…a baby. He will do whatever it takes to help you.
My husband and I felt comfortable, heard, valued, cared for and loved by everyone in this office and that made all the difference. They helped us start a family. By some miracle, each team member was on the conference call when Dr. Spirtos called to tell us our IVF transfer worked and we were pregnant. There were tears by all parties that day because they became a part of this emotional journey with us. Your fertility journey will be different than ours but one thing will remain the same: this team will be there to care and support you better than anyone. You are in the right place, even if the ambiance takes you back to the 1980s.