Reproductive Endocrinologist

Dr. Travis McCoy Discusses The Role of Uterine Testing in Unsuccessful IVF Attempts

Dr. Travis McCoy, MD Reproductive Endocrinologist Advanced Gynecologic Surgery What is the role of testing after a failed IVF cycle? It’s always disappointing and stressful when an IVF cycle fails. There are a number of reasons why a failed IVF transfer fails to be successful. Many of those include issues with the embryos and even those are less likely in…

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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. 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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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. 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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PREG Designated a Center of Excellence (COE) network

GREENVILLE, COLUMBIA AND MT. PLEASANT, SOUTH CAROLINA- Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group (PREG) has received the Center of Excellence designation from the Clinical Sciences Institute of the Optum Fertility Solution Centers of Excellence network. Since 1986 Optum has been a leading developer of condition management programs seeking to identify complex medication conditions with quantifiable variance across treatment providers. Optum’s COE networks…

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ICSI and other advances in the Embryology Lab

The Doctor Is In! Q & A with Dr. John Frederick Payne, MD Reproductive Endocrinologist & PREG Partner ICSI and other advances in the Embryology Lab How Does the Embryology Lab Work in Fertility Treatment? Obviously, before we get to the lab and they do their part we have to do the in-vitro fertilization or embryo transfer so that we…

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