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Frozen Embryo Transfer-Our Rising Star in Fertility Treatment

At Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group (PREG), we are excited to report that we are now able to help more couples achieve their dreams of getting pregnant. In the past, frozen embryo transfers were much less successful than In Vitro Fertilization, but with the latest technology available to cryopreserve embryos, we are happy to report that success rates have improved dramatically.…

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Support For Fertility Preservation Is Now An AMA Policy!

Should insurance companies cover the expenses of fertility preservation when a young cancer patient is at risk of losing their fertility as a result of their treatment? This is what members of the Michigan delegation asked the American Medical Association (AMA) to support by lobbying for federal legislation that would require insurers to cover fertility preservation when cancer treatments could…

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It’s Okay to Seek Help

In light of the recent shooting tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, mental health issues and preventative care should be at the forefront of our concerns. Often, there are warning signs that precede such catastrophic events such as Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech, and Columbine. Newtown, Connecticut, was in a small, affluent community with very little crime which proves no area…

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Helpful Tax Tips to Make Fertility Treatments More Affordable

At PREG, we are always looking for ways to make fertility treatments more affordable for our patients.We have our financial counselors available to you on a daily basis to help you maximize your insurance benefits.PREG also has several financial programs that offer assistance and we strive to find the most cost effective treatments based on your insurance coverage. We are…

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Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis 101

Popular culture, religious affiliations, and misconceived myths have all contributed in giving genetic testing the negative connotations of producing “designer babies”. Like many other aspects of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), the lack of knowledge often scares patients away from potential lifesaving procedures for their future families. Genetic testing is a powerful tool that should be considered as a methodology to…

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Concerned About Affording IVF?

Financial considerations are an important factor of your medical care especially when deciding which treatment to choose. The financial counselors at PREG are available to explain the cost of treatment and to assist you in maximizing your available insurance benefits or to provide you various financing options and cost saving plans. When starting fertility treatments at PREG you will personally…

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Protecting Your Fertility

In the ten years I’ve spent working in women’s health, I’ve learned to gracefully tiptoe around certain topics. I’ve practiced the dance of speaking truthfully, but gently. Yet no matter how many times I’ve done it, I still nervously anticipate the wince of pain and frustration that immediately appears on a woman’s face when I bring up the subject of…

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