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You Are Not Alone

Sharon Merck, Financial Counselor, supports PREG patients, as she too is one in four. At PREG, we truly understand the heartbreak and emotions you’re facing along the way. Many of us have been where you are today. While we honor October as being pregnancy and infant loss awareness month, we know it’s not just a month for many of you;…

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PREG’s New Patient Portal

At PREG, we are always looking for ways to improve our patient’s experience and to make things more efficient. Our patients have been asking for a portal for some time now, to see lab and test results, access their medical records, fill out forms and stay in better contact with our team. We began researching different options and successfully implemented…

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Dr. Travis McCoy Discusses The Effects of Testosterone Supplements on Sperm

Dr. Travis McCoy, MD Reproductive Endocrinologist Director of Male Fertility Advanced Gynecologic Surgery Dr. McCoy, explain testosterone in men? The testicles make two things, testosterone, and sperm. And the production of these is regulated by the brain signals that go to the testicles and then the testosterone signals go back to the brain. So it regulates much like cruise control…

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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…

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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.…

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ASRM Bulletin – COVID-19: SUGGESTIONS ON MANAGING PATIENTS WHO ARE UNDERGOING INFERTILITY THERAPY OR DESIRING PREGNANCY

As the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreads around the world and throughout the USA, our professional community and policymakers, and the public in general, are seeking advice regarding how to manage patients who are undergoing or who are planning to undergo infertility treatment. Currently, very little is known about the impact of COVID-19 on reproduction and pregnancy. There are reports…

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What else can I be doing to improve my chances of getting pregnant?

One of the most common questions patients ask us is, “What else can I be doing to improve my chances of getting pregnant?” Keep in mind, this question is coming from a patient population who are taking fertility medications, giving themselves injections, having their blood drawn, undergoing vaginal ultrasound exams, enduring uncomfortable medical procedures and surgeries, and discussing details of…

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Accreditation

What does it mean for a surgery center to be accredited? Accreditation is an external, independent review of a healthcare facility according to nationally accepted standards involving the facility’s procedures, processes, and outcomes. In other words: The facility has taken extra steps to meet and exceed strict standards to ensure patient safety and to provide the highest quality of patient…

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Choosing the Right Doctor

Finding the right physician under any circumstance can be a difficult and frustrating venture. For individuals specifically needing help with fertility, there are many complicated medical decisions on top of what seems like endless amounts of information. Therefore, finding the right physician is extremely important. The main question for most patients is, “how do I choose a reproductive endocrinologist?” At…

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