All Posts

Dr. John Frederick Payne, MD Discusses BMI and IVF

Q & A with Dr. John Frederick Payne, MD Reproductive Endocrinologist & PREG Partner Discusses BMI and IVF Why is BMI so important in terms of getting pregnant via IVF? The prevalence of obesity is a worldwide epidemic. In the U.S. almost ⅔ of women and ¾’s of men are overweight or obese. And nearly 50% of women of reproductive…

Dr. Travis McCoy Discusses PCOS & Obesity in Infertility Treatment

Dr. Travis McCoy, MD Reproductive Endocrinologist Advanced Gynecologic Surgery What Is PCOS? PCOS or polycystic ovary syndrome is the most common female disorder, and it affects 15-27% of women. It is classified as a disorder as not regularly ovulating and overproducing the male hormones. The primary issue is the brain signal from the pituitary to the ovaries creates inconsistent ovulation.…

The Doctor Is In! – Dr. Cookingham Discusses Getting A Second Opinion

Lisa Marii Cookingham, M.D. Reproductive Endocrinologist Columbia PREG Facility Why does PREG offer second opinions? We offer free second opinions for any patient who has been to another infertility practice and wants another perspective or perhaps a different point of view. Sometimes patients come to us because they have unanswered questions or concerns, or maybe they didn’t feel like the…

Important Information Regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine

Dr. Payne has been closely monitoring the pandemic and all relevant guidelines from the CDC to keep our patients and staff safe. He asked for this information recently released by ASRM and other organizations to be shared with everyone. Please visit: https://asrm.informz.net/InformzDataService/OnlineVersion/Individual?mailingInstanceId=9766608&subscriberId=1077377896

The Doctor Is In! – Dr. Nichols answers questions about “Egg Retrieval During IVF”

Dr. John E. Nichols, Jr., MD Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility Specialist PREG Founder Medical & Laboratory Director Dr. Nichols answers questions about “Egg Retrieval During IVF” What is egg retrieval in IVF? The process of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), which is an aggressive and thankfully very successful fertility treatment, is comprised of several steps. One of the first steps we…

PREG patients Blair and Donnie Young are thrilled to celebrate the season and the news of their PREG miracle.

Donnie and Blair Young struggled with infertility issues for years, but their love for children — and getting decked out for the Christmas holiday — made their idea coma naturally to provide a mailbox for neighborhood kids to drop off letters to Santa and the Youngs could ensure those letters would reach the North Pole. (Photo credit: WLOS Staff) FLETCHER,…

Dr. Cookingham discusses Traditional & Minimal IVF

The Doctor Is In! Dr. Cookingham discusses Traditional & Minimal IVF Lisa Marii Cookingham, M.D. Reproductive Endocrinologist Columbia PREG Facility What is traditional IVF in a nutshell? Traditional IVF is what most people think of as the gold standard for treating patients with fertility issues. We stimulate the ovaries with fertility medications to try to get a large number of…

The Doctor Is In! Dr. Payne on Simply IVF

The Doctor Is In! Q & A with Dr. John Frederick Payne, MD Reproductive Endocrinologist & PREG Partner Discusses Simply IVF What is Simply IVF? Simply IVF is PREG’s term for IVF using the INVOcell device. It is a revolutionary assisted reproductive treatment that allows our fertility specialists to provide in-vitro fertilization (IVF) at approximately half the cost and similar…