Your obgyn, a trusted partner in women’s health, can treat infertility. Every obgyn has received a few weeks of training in infertility, and can prescribe fertility medications such as Clomid, and perform in-office intrauterine inseminations (IUI).
A fertility specialist like Dr. James Douglas with IVF Plano, however, has completed an additional 2-3 years of fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and maintains board certification with ongoing education.
When it becomes clear that overcoming infertility will require expert care, it’s wise to make an appointment with a physician like Dr. Douglas and his colleagues that devote full-time attention to helping couples conceive.
Consider seeking immediate help from a fertility specialist if:
A fertility specialist diagnoses and treats even the most complex cases, employing assisted reproductive technology (ART) such as in-vitro fertilization (IVF) with assisted hatching, fertility preservation and male infertility treatment.
A fertility doctor conducts a semen analysis that sometimes leads to a male factor infertility diagnosis. Dr. Douglas may recommend fertility drugs to improve sperm production, or Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) to overcome problems with sperm quality. A referral to a urologist for a physical exam often occurs at this stage.
More than 6 million Americans suffer from the disease of infertility, and many people don’t know that maternal age is a primary factor. The IVF Plano website provides more information about when to seek help getting pregnant, with patient resources and detailed information on the causes of infertility.
Contact the Plano office to schedule an appointment. Only you can decide it’s time to fast track your goal of getting pregnant.
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