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PREG’s New Patient Portal

We’re excited to announce the rollout of our new Patient Portal. We’ve been working hard to implement a system that gives you greater access to your information and our staff. You’ll be able to access your medical records, test results, review treatment plans, pay bills, and schedule appointments, and it will serve as an avenue for greater communication with our…

Q & A with Dr. Payne On Secondary Infertility

The Doctor Is In!  Q & A with Dr. John Frederick Payne, MD Reproductive Endocrinologist & PREG Partner On Secondary Infertility  What is Secondary Infertility and how does it happen? Secondary Infertility is infertility after having had a prior pregnancy which could have ended in any number of ways from delivery of a child, to a miscarriage or even an ectopic pregnancy.…

Dr. Fru & Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Diagnosis & Treatment

The Doctor Is In! Dr. Karenne Fru talks about recurrent pregnancy loss diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Karenne Fru, MD, PhDReproductive Endocrinologist Dr. Fru, for those who aren’t familiar please explain a diagnosis of recurrent pregnancy loss. As it is implied in the title this means someone who has suffered more than one loss. The number at which that would typically…

An interview with Faith Ripley, CEO of PREG

Faith, tell us about your background and how you came to PREG? I have been in hospital and practice administration for 40 years which is so hard to fathom. I’m very passionate about healthcare and taking care of people whether it’s my family, patients, or my staff at PREG. It’s very rewarding to know that we can help make such…

Dr. Cookingham Discusses Unexplained Infertility

Lisa Marii Cookingham, M.D. Reproductive Endocrinologist Columbia PREG Facility What is unexplained infertility? Of all couples experiencing infertility, about 30% will be diagnosed with ‘unexplained infertility’ after a complete evaluation has demonstrated no significant abnormalities. What that means is that they have no obvious problems after reviewing their medical history, performing their physical exam, and undergoing laboratory testing and imaging,…

PREG Staff Showcase – Stephanie Biggerstaff

Stephanie Biggerstaff, RN, IVF Coordinator- PREG Spartanburg shares her experience as a nurse and IVF Coordinator at PREG. Stephanie, what is your role at PREG? My main role as a nurse at PREG is to make sure our patients get all the information they need for treatment so they have a smooth and pleasant experience as they go through their…