Health

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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The Doctor Is In! Self-care & COVID-19 During Fertility Treatment

The Doctor Is In! Welcome to our blog with PREG physicians discussing a wide range of topics related to fertility treatment and care. Dr. Karenne Fru, MD, PhD Reproductive Endocrinologist Addresses Self-care and COVID-19 during fertility treatment Dr. Fru, what is self-care and why is it so important during treatment? There are so many moving pieces related to fertility treatment.…

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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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What role does the financial staff play when it comes to patient care?

Financial Counselors at PREG are more than just staff members who speak to patients about financial options. They’re also great listeners! They understand the physical, emotional, and financial stress infertility causes our patients, and some have even gone through treatment themselves. Our Financial Counselors are very engaged in our patients’ plan of care. When a new patient calls to schedule…

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