Meet Dr. Krejci
Originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, Dr. Krejci moved to San Antonio to attend college at Trinity University, which was one of the best decisions of her life. Shortly after moving to San Antonio she fell in love with the city. Little did she know that wouldn’t be all she fell in love with.
Shortly after college, before attending medical school, Dr. Krejci worked as a personal trainer in the San Antonio area. It was at the gym where she met her now husband, whose family had settled in San Antonio after his father retired from the Air Force.
Dr. Krejci attended medical school at the University of Texas in Houston, completed her dermatology residency at the University of Kansas and a dermatology research fellowship at Wake Forest University. But even after experiencing all those other areas of the country, Dr. Krejci and her husband knew they wanted to return to San Antonio.
After completing her residency in 2008 Dr. Krejci began practicing general dermatology. Treating acne, eczema and other rashes and performing skin cancer surgery and cosmetic procedures was her main focus until a gut feeling told her it may be time to try something else.
In 2013 the dermatology community was abuzz with the news that Dr. Bobby Limmer, a renowned hair transplant specialist, was going to be retiring and looking for a dedicated professional to take over the practice. Due to the unfortunate passing of his younger son Brad, Dr. Limmer reached out to the dermatologists in San Antonio to see if any of his colleagues might know someone that would be a good fit.
“Dermatology is a small world and I knew Dr. Limmer from the local dermatology community. I was lucky that such a special clinic was in my own “backyard.” After 4 decades of his dedication to dermatology and hair restoration, Dr. Bobby was ready to spend more time on his Texas ranch. Also, after the tragic loss his son, Dr. Limmer was even more ready to retire. At the time, a fellow Army dermatologist, Dr. Eric Kraus, and I worked together at the Veterans Hospital and one day during clinic I mentioned a voice from above told me to help Dr. Limmer. Dr. Kraus’ eyes perked up and he said “Bobby just called me asking if I knew anyone who would be a good fit. You’d be perfect! You should call him.” After shadowing Dr. Limmer a few times I realized that hair transplant was indeed my calling. I would never have imagined owning my own practice let alone the famous Limmer Hair Transplant Center but it turns out that was my destiny and I’m humbled that he trusted me to take over the reins.”
Dr. Limmer had been working on hair transplant techniques since the late 1970’s after separating from the Army. After spending over a decade experimenting with different techniques to make the hair transplant more natural looking, he founded the Limmer Hair Transplant Center in the 1980’s. In 1991 he published his results and opened up his clinic to teach doctors from all over the world his technique of Follicular Unit Grafting at his International Hair Institute.
Up until his retirement, the Limmer Hair Transplant Center and his original practice of Limmer Dermatology were all family operated. He had 2 sons Brad and Byron Limmer, both dermatologists, who joined the practice in 1990s along with Byron’s wife Rachel Limmer making the Limmer hair Transplant Center and Limmer Dermatology a family business.
Dr. Krejci would become the first non-family member in the practice when she took over the Hair Transplant Center in 2014.
Get to Know Dr. Krejci
Now that you know a little bit more about Dr. Krejci – the doctor – let’s take a few minutes to get to know Dr. Krejci, the person. She’s a vegan who likes to jog and take care of her lovable rescue Shih Tzu named Blue.
As we mentioned before, Dr. Krejci was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska. And being that she’s from Nebraska, she is a huge college football fan. Of course she’s always rooting for the Huskers, but you’ll also find the Notre Dame football games on in their home. At least one of her teams is having a winning season this year.
Dr. Krejci and her husband reside in San Antonio where they are raising their two teenage children. As a family they love going on vacations to the beach, snow skiing, tubing at Canyon Lake, attending concerts, and dressing up in group costumes for Halloween.
She and her husband are avid jazz fans and have attended New Orleans Jazz Fest for the last 5 years in a row until it was forced to cancel for the first time ever this year due to COVID. But once things get back to normal, you can bet they will be back amongst the crowds enjoying all that New Orleans has to offer.
Dr. Krejci had never even considered a career in hair loss and hair restoration until the universe spoke to her and this amazing opportunity presented itself. She likes to say that “hair loss is not a lethal disease and yet severely underestimated in its impact on patient’s lives and self-esteem; it can devastating to men and women.” She also tells patients “Hair is so much more complicated than we give it credit for. The biology of a continuously shedding/growing organ that requires the coordinated efforts of the nerves, blood vessels, skin, and subcutaneous tissue still remains a mystery.”
If you ask her today she’d tell you that this was absolutely her calling and there’s nothing else she would rather be doing with her career than continuing to change the lives of people, one hair at a time.