Reproductive Endocrinologist

Legal Matters in Regard to Reproductive Care

PREG works with a variety of experts regarding family and reproductive endocrinology. We recently sat down with attorney James Fletcher Thompson of Thompson Dove Law Group in Spartanburg, South Carolina to discuss areas of legal counsel and the law surrounding fertility and reproductive medicine. Thompson Dove Law Group focuses on building families, offering services in the areas of adoption, custody,…

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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. 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,…

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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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Women & Couples of Color in Regard to Infertility

The Doctor Is In! Dr. Karenne Fru, MD, PhD Reproductive Endocrinologist Answers questions about women and couples of color in regard to infertility Dr. Fru what is Fertility for Colored Girls (FFCG) Fertility For Colored Girls is a national support group that was established by Rev. Dr. Stacey Edwards Dunn to provide a way for women of color to meet…

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Reproductive Options for Single Men & Those in Same-Sex Relationships

Dr. Edward Tarnawa, Medical Director of PREG’s Columbia and Lowcountry Centers, discusses reproductive options for single men and those in same-sex relationships. Dr. Tarnawa, please share some of your thoughts. This is a really important focus at PREG, and we’re passionate about it. These patients represent an underserved population when it comes to fertility services, and one of our goals…

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Low-Cost, High-Volume IVF Clinic VS. PREG

Dr. John E. Nichols, Jr., MD Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility Specialist PREG Founder Medical & Laboratory Director discusses low-cost, high-volume IVF clinic v.s. PREG Dr. Nichols, Why Low-Cost IVF isn’t always the best option? IVF is the most effective, efficient treatment to achieve a pregnancy in any fertility center, but there are some costs that go along with the highly…

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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…

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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…

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