Transforming Hearts Through Healthcare
Women deserve access to life-affirming medicine — doctors who provide compassionate care, recognize the dignity of the human person, and attend to the needs of the whole person, body, mind and spirit. Divine Mercy Care (DMC) is committed to helping all women access pro-life medical care. We partner with pro-life doctors to build the culture of life. We provide charity support to Tepeyac OB/GYN to ensure that all patients receive life-affirming care, regardless of their ability to pay. We are committed to helping educate the next generation of medical providers on our vision for life-affirming medicine.
Divine Mercy Care provided funds to assist 545 charity care patients in 2021.
In 2021, Tepeyac OB/GYN delivered 120 babies to women who might have otherwise chosen abortion.
70 families received infant gift baskets to help prepare for the arrival of their newest family members.
Dr. B’s Memoir is Available Now
I am proud to announce the release of my book, Two Patients: My Conversion from Abortion to Life-Affirming Medicine (Ignatius Press).
Some of you know that I regrettably performed abortions in the late ’80s during the first two years of my residency. I wanted to serve women and be the very best doctor I could be, and I thought that meant giving women what they wanted–even if it was an abortion. But one day, my conscience pricked me.
I was trying to save a baby in one room and abort a baby of the same gestational age in the next room at a hospital in Norfolk, Virginia when things didn’t go as planned. I called the NICU to resuscitate the baby we intended to abort who was born alive and weighed just over a pound. The neonatologist sternly told me to stop treating her patients like tumors and reminded me I have two patients to care for.
Her words struck me to my core. I wondered if I had been practicing a double standard in medicine.
After an incredible spiritual experience and returning to my Catholic faith, I decided to leave abortions, birth control, and IVF behind for good. I knew I was called to practice-life affirming medicine and start Tepeyac OB/GYN and Divine Mercy Care. I grew dedicated to practicing an approach to reproductive medicine that respects female fertility, honors the dignity of unborn children, and offers care to patients regardless of their financial situation.
I wrote my story down so that others might know the same joy that I’ve found in Christ and in practicing life-affirming medicine. I want others to know that they are not beyond the Lord’s mercy and there is healing after abortion and regret. I want medical students to know that they can do what I did and walk away from the medical status quo.
I pray that my story blesses you in a small way. You can order your copy from Ignatius Press here.
2021 Annual Report
In 2021 we continued to weather the storm of the pandemic and we are stronger than ever. Appointments, deliveries, and the assistance we provide to women in need all increased in 2021, thanks to your support as patients and donors.
Looking ahead, we need to continue to move ourselves and move others from head to heart. . . and from words to deeds. After more than 50 years of abortion on demand, we are poised for a sea of change that will make the work of Divine Mercy Care and Tepeyac OB/GYN more important than ever before. We will continue to serve our community, changing hearts, one heart at a time, through the medicine we practice. Health and medicine and faith are converging, and I believe that we at Divine Mercy Care and Tepeyac OB/GYN are right where we need to be. I know that we were made for these times and this moment in medicine.
Tepeyac was my third OB/GYN office,” notes Elise, as she describes her journey to discovering life-affirming medicine. “The first GYN I visited asked me what birth control method I was going to use. When I mentioned I would use NFP, she asked, ‘What’s that?’ When I...
Tepeyac was my third OB/GYN office,” notes Elise, as she describes her journey to discovering life-affirming medicine. “The first GYN I visited asked me what birth control method I was going to use. When I mentioned I would use NFP, she asked, ‘What’s that?’ When I explained it, she laughed and said it wouldn’t work. The second GYN I met with echoed the same general sentiment of doubt in NFP’s effectiveness.” The search for an OB/GYN who understood the effectiveness of NFP brought Elise out of Washington D.C. District to Northern Virginia. “I googled pro-life or NFP OB/GYN and that’s how I learned about Tepeyac.”