November 23, 2015

It’s Time to Say Thanks to Our Military Personnel and Veterans by Offering Insurance Coverage for Assisted Reproductive Technology

Two weeks ago, our country had the opportunity to take a moment to salute the brave men and women who have served our county in the Armed Forces. This week our nation will sit down with loved ones to give thanks for all of our blessings. Unfortunately, many of our troops are not able to [Read more]

November 17, 2015

The VIP | The Fertility Doctor

We’ve all heard about the VIP patient. She’s a professional athlete, or a movie star, or her father is the CEO of a major hospital. It’s not uncommon throughout medicine to make little notes or asterisks in the chart so everyone is aware that this patient is a “VIP” and should receive everyone’s best care. [Read more]

November 3, 2015

Not Your Mother’s IVF: Making Fertility Care Safer and Successful

As seen on “Not Your Mother’s IVF: Making Fertility Care Safer and Successful” Over the past 25 years, IVF — the technology, the science, the success rates, the process — has dramatically changed. Yet physicians and patients who are facing infertility are not letting go of older techniques and are often taking on unnecessary risks [Read more]

October 29, 2015

Moving toward IVF without complications: OHSS

2 liters of normal saline. Over the past 2 years or so, I have managed my patients through roughly 400 IVF cycles, and 2 liters of intravenous (IV) normal saline is the grand sum total of the treatment required for that much-feared complication of IVF: ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). 2 liters: That’s the size of [Read more]

October 15, 2015

What you don’t know about Infertility Treatment

As science and medicine continue to advance, stories in the media perpetuate myths and misconceptions about exactly what fertility treatments can and can’t do. Information is power and essential to helping every patient be as successful as possible. Here are some fundamentals about infertility care that every one should know. Don’t wait. Get answers. Dr. [Read more]

October 5, 2015

It’s All in the Genes: Megan & Aiden’s story

Nothing can describe that moment when, as a mother, your newborn baby is placed in your arms for the very first time. For nine months, you imagine everything about what this moment will be like. You bask in the joy you and your husband will feel, ponder who the baby will look like, spend time [Read more]

September 22, 2015

Genetic testing for inherent disease | Part 4

Every human has over 20,000 genes in nearly every cell of their body. A single gene disorder (SGD) is a disease that is caused by a known alteration or mutation in one of those genes. The disorder may be inherited through one or more generations in a family or inherited from both members of a [Read more]

September 17, 2015

Advancing technologies in genetic testing | Part 3

In Part 1 & Part 2 of our series on genetic testing we discussed common questions asked and answered, along with some of the advantages and disadvantages genetic testing has to offer. As our knowledge of genetics grows, so does does our understanding that genetics is and will continue to be the future of medicine. Part [Read more]

September 8, 2015

The advantages and disadvantages of genetic testing | Part 2

Continuing this month’s series on genetic testing, Part 1 explored the common questions asked and answered. Part 2 dives a little deeper into the advantages genetic testing has to offer, as well as the some disadvantages you’ll want to consider. What criteria do experts use when referring patients for genetic testing? Unfortunately, there is still [Read more]

September 3, 2015

Common Questions Asked & Answered | Genetic Testing Part 1

Understanding the who, what, when, how, and why’s of fertility treatment can be confusing at times. Let’s admit it, sometimes it can be down right scary. Wondering if genetic testing should be a part of your family building plan is a common question we often receive. This month we’ll be exploring a series on genetic [Read more]