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News Article | February 23, 2017
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Shady Grove Fertility, a respected leader in the fertility community who has helped bring more than 40,000 babies into this world, announced the addition of its second new physician to the Pennsylvania region this year so far—board certified reproductive endocrinologist Ryan Martin, M.D. Dr. Martin has joined the physician team at Shady Grove Fertility’s Bala Cynwyd, PA location. Ryan Martin, M.D. earned his medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine and completed his Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He pursued his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Yale University. Dr. Martin is the recipient of multiple teaching awards and was an instructor at the Yale University School of Medicine. He is an active member of American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology (SREI), the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), and the International Society for Fertility Preservation (ISFP). Dr. Martin serves as a reviewer for various scientific journals and has published many peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts, book chapters, and review articles on wide-ranging topics such as fertility preservation, fertility insurance mandates, and the biologic efficiency of reproduction. His interests include infertility, in vitro fertilization, pre genetic screening (PGS) and fertility preservation for oncologic or social reasons. “What attracted me most to the field of infertility was that I understand what it’s like to have a loss of control, which is a common feeling among those who are struggling to conceive. I can directly empathize with this in my own life,” said Dr. Martin. Following a tragic injury at the age of 12 that left him paralyzed from the waist down, the highly competitive and determined athlete spent a good portion of his youth traveling an international circuit to compete in various tennis tournaments. He then turned his competitive nature into his pursuit to become a doctor. Dr. Martin became the first wheelchair-bound student to ever graduate from Yale Medical School. “Infertility teaches you how to handle obstacles and persevere during a challenging time—something I’ve experienced both personally and professionally. I can tell my patients, ‘I’ve been there, and I know what it’s like to deal with the uncertainty. I understand what you’re going through,’ and I found that this creates a unique bond between my patients and me,” Dr. Martin adds. Dr. Martin will provide patients in Bala Cynwyd, PA with a full range of state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment options for female and male infertility, as well as fertility preservation and elective egg freezing. He is seeing patients in the Shady Grove Fertility Bala Cynwyd, PA location. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Martin or any other SGF physician, call 1-877-761-1967. Dr. Martin is the second new physician to join Shady Grove Fertility’s practice in the PA region this year. Triple board certified reproductive endocrinologist, Kara D. Nguyen, M.D., M.P.H. is seeing patients in the Reading, PA location. About Shady Grove Fertility Shady Grove Fertility is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence offering patients individualized care, innovative financial options, and pregnancy rates among the highest of all national centers. 2016 commemorated 25 years of Shady Grove Fertility providing medical and service excellence to patients from all 50 states and 35 countries around the world, and over 40,000 babies born—more than any other center in the nation. Today, 39 physicians, supported by a highly specialized team of more than 700 Ph.D. scientists, geneticists, and staff care for patients in 19 full-service offices and six satellite sites throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Shady Grove Fertility physicians actively train residents and reproductive endocrinology fellows and invest in continuous clinical research and education to advance the field of reproductive medicine through numerous academic appointments and partnerships such as Georgetown Medical School, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the University of Maryland, and the National Institutes of Health. More than 1,700 physicians refer their patients to Shady Grove Fertility each year. For more information, call 1-888-761-1967 or visit ShadyGroveFertility.com.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Shady Grove Fertility, the largest fertility center in the nation with more babies born than any other center, continues to stay on the cutting edge of fertility research and technology to provide the most effective treatments available for patients. In doing so, the practice makes research studies and practice refinements among its top priorities. “But not every new idea or new technique that you see on television or read about in a medical journal is a practical solution for couples trying to conceive a baby,” reminds Shady Grove Fertility Medical Director, Eric A. Widra, M.D. With new fertility innovations taking place all the time, how do you know what’s really available to you—or what will be available to you soon? While not a new practice, “people are increasingly using PGS,” says Dr. Widra. He continues, “Because of this screening, we’re no longer putting abnormal embryos into the uterus and can therefore increase pregnancy success rates.” Dr. Widra continues, “Preimplantation genetic screening often results in a reduction in the pool of embryos from which a couple has to select. While this can be seen as a disadvantage, it is mitigated by the fact that the embryos that remain, while fewer in number, have a greater chance of successful implantation and eventual live birth.” On the topic of sperm generation, in 2016, researchers from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) explored the feasibility of sperm development. While their findings seem promising—particularly for the approximately 30 percent of couples experiencing male-factor infertility, NICHD’s research has proven successful only in laboratory settings, not in real-world application.“While it would certainly be beneficial to artificially produce sperm outside of the body, this technique won’t be coming to market soon and is not yet a dependable solution for patients seeking solutions for male infertility,” advises Dr. Widra. A technique to watch, according to Dr. Widra, is mini-IVF, or mini in vitro fertilization. Mini-IVF, or low-dose IVF, is an alternative that results in reduced costs and fewer injections. “Because a woman is given less medication when using mini-IVF, she will produce fewer eggs per IVF cycle for extraction. Shady Grove Fertility does not recommend mini-IVF as a front-line therapy for most as it is only truly beneficial for a select group of women,” adds Dr. Widra. “We do think that there’s a role for mini-IVF for women who are low responders, however,” says Dr. Widra. “Many naturally low responding women, or those who mature only a small number of eggs, will produce the same number of eggs no matter the dose of medication. Because the medication quantity makes no apparent difference in these women, the lower dose, which is part of the mini-IVF treatment, is more appropriate,” says Dr. Widra. When it comes to stimulated egg production and improvement, Dr. Widra also weighed in. Egg quality can be an impediment standing between many couples and their dream of parenthood. Traditionally, the only solution for these women has been to seek an egg donor. Some reproductive medicine specialists have been working to create another option, dedicating their time to exploring potential methods of either inducing egg production in older women or improving the quality of aging eggs. “Unfortunately, there have yet to be any positive findings to suggest that either is possible. Like medically-induced sperm production, most fertility experts believe that egg production or improvement as a viable fertility treatment is far from practical application,” says Dr. Widra. Another technique that’s showing positive results, however, is three-parent embryos. “Through the use of three-parent embryo techniques, clinicians have been able to help women with mitochondrial diseases reproduce without worry. Doctors can fortify the women’s eggs with healthy mitochondria and, in doing so, prevent mothers from passing their potentially debilitating diseases on to their children,” adds Dr. Widra. “While life-changing for those dealing with mitochondrial diseases, these diseases are quite rare, so the application of this technique is relatively limited,” Dr. Widra advises. While some researchers have theorized that three-parent embryo techniques could also be used to improve the quality of older eggs, though this theory hasn’t been proven true. Additionally, the FDA does not support the use of this procedure for this purpose. When it comes to in vitro maturation (IVM), Dr. Widra issues a word of caution, as the research is inconclusive. Through IVM, doctors extract immature eggs from a woman’s ovaries and create an environment outside of the body in which the eggs can develop to maturity. Gathering immature eggs departs from typical egg retrieval procedures. Generally, women are given medication that encourages eggs to mature in the body. The mature eggs are then retrieved and used for embryo development within a fertility center. “Because medication can induce egg maturation within the body, however, this particular piece of reproductive technology is largely unnecessary. Additionally, while some research suggests that IVM is possible, many studies employ medications to stimulate the eggs to mature before removal. The use of these medications hampers the validity of the studies,” advises Dr. Widra. “Proponents argue that IVM could be a cost-saving alternative to IVF, but we consider those cost savings to be minimal as the money saved on maturation-inducing medication is instead spent on lab procedures. Additionally, IVM is a cumbersome procedure for both women and fertility doctors,” adds Dr. Widra. “Given advancements within the fertility community, inducing egg maturation within a woman’s ovaries is not particularly difficult. As a result, IVM, while theoretically possible, is more of a regression than a step into the future,” says Dr. Widra. “While the medical community has yet to refine techniques to the point where we can help every couple experiencing infertility successfully conceive, scientific advancements and medical technology continue to bring us much closer to this goal. As research continues into 2017 and beyond, we expect the frequency of success of fertility procedures in general, and the birth rate in particular, to continue to rise,” Dr. Widra adds. About Shady Grove Fertility Shady Grove Fertility is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence offering patients individualized care, innovative financial options, and pregnancy rates among the highest of all national centers. 2016 commemorated 25 years of Shady Grove Fertility providing medical and service excellence to patients from all 50 states and 35 countries around the world, and over 40,000 babies born—more than any other center in the nation. Today, 39 physicians, supported by a highly specialized team of more than 700 Ph.D. scientists, geneticists, and staff care for patients in 19 full-service offices and six satellite sites throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Shady Grove Fertility physicians actively train residents and reproductive endocrinology fellows and invest in continuous clinical research and education to advance the field of reproductive medicine through numerous academic appointments and partnerships such as Georgetown Medical School, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the University of Maryland, and the National Institutes of Health. More than 1,700 physicians refer their patients to Shady Grove Fertility each year. For more information, call 1-888-761-1967 or visit ShadyGroveFertility.com.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Shady Grove Fertility’s Wellness Center is hosting its first event of the year, Mind & Body Health for Your Fertility. Attendees will learn how fertility nutrition, acupuncture, and massage can help nourish the mind, body, and spirit throughout a patient’s fertility journey. Shady Grove Fertility’s Wellness Center practitioners will discuss how services at the Wellness Center do not replace advanced reproductive technology but rather support patients during their treatment. Acupuncturist, Erika Lessey, will share information about the healing and calming benefits of acupuncture for fertility and pregnancy, and SGF nutritionist, Meghan Sylvester, RDN, LDN, will discuss how a fertility-friendly diet and optimal weight can improve overall health, energy levels, and fertility outcomes. The Mind and Body Health for Fertility is a free workshop that will take place on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at Shady Grove Fertility’s brand new Rockville, MD location, which is also home to the largest freestanding in vitro fertilization (IVF) lab in the nation. Interested parties must register to attend. At the Mind and Body Health for Fertility workshop, the Wellness Center team will also provide a sneak peek inside their 8-week fertility series, Fit to Be Fertile. This comprehensive program is led by an SGF nutritionist who will help attendees learn how to maximize their fertility by incorporating healthy foods and appropriate supplementation. This program includes an individual 1-hour initial consultation with a nutritionist who specializes in fertility nutrition plus 7 consecutive weeks of 1-hour supportive group meetings. The Fit to Be Fertile workshop begins on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at the Rockville, MD location. Interested parties must register to attend. The Shady Grove Fertility Wellness Center welcomes all individuals and couples who are trying to conceive to participate in both the online communities and in-person events they host, as well as their Wellness Center programs and services. Wellness Center services are available at Shady Grove Fertility’s Rockville, MD, K-Street, Washington, D.C., and Fair Oaks, VA locations. Learn more about Shady Grove Fertility’s Wellness Center paradigm of healthcare that honors the mind and the body. Book an appointment online or call 888-604-7525. About Shady Grove Fertility Shady Grove Fertility is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence offering patients individualized care, innovative financial options, and pregnancy rates among the highest of all national centers. 2016 commemorated 25 years of Shady Grove Fertility providing medical and service excellence to patients from all 50 states and 35 countries around the world, and over 40,000 babies born—more than any other center in the nation. Today, 39 physicians, supported by a highly specialized team of more than 700 Ph.D. scientists, geneticists, and staff care for patients in 19 full-service offices and six satellite sites throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Shady Grove Fertility physicians actively train residents and reproductive endocrinology fellows and invest in continuous clinical research and education to advance the field of reproductive medicine through numerous academic appointments and partnerships such as Georgetown Medical School, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the University of Maryland, and the National Institutes of Health. More than 1,700 physicians refer their patients to Shady Grove Fertility each year. For more information, call 1-888-761-1967 or visit ShadyGroveFertility.com.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Shady Grove Fertility, the largest fertility center in the nation with more than 40,000 babies born, continues to play an active role in educating the community about overcoming infertility. SGF’s events provide attendees with the latest information in regards to fertility health, treatment options, exclusive financial programs, and how to get started growing your family. All of the events, both in person and virtual, include a question and answer opportunity with SGF physician and presenter experts. “When individuals think about fertility treatment, there are a number of myths and misconceptions about the risk of multiples, the affordability of treatment, and in vitro fertilization (IVF) being the only treatment option. These myths often prevent individuals from taking that first step to seek the help they need,” says Eugene Katz, M.D., of Shady Grove Fertility’s Towson, MD office. Dr. Katz will host an in-person Getting Started event on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 6:30 p.m., in Towson, MD. Attendees will hear about Shady Grove Fertility’s stepped-care approach to treatment, its unique financial programs that make treatment affordable, and how advancements in technology, including increased use of elective single embryo transfers (eSET), have improved pregnancy rates while reduced the risk of multiples. The Patient Financial Team at Shady Grove Fertility will present a Financial Webinar on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. The webinar will cover how to afford fertility treatment through insurance, Shady Grove Fertility’s discount and guarantee programs, treatment financing, and grants. The webinar will also cover the importance of working directly with a dedicated financial counselor throughout your journey at Shady Grove Fertility. The start of the new year marks new insurance plans and benefits for many individuals. In fact, nearly 90 percent of Shady Grove Fertility patients have coverage for the initial fertility consult with a physician, and nearly 70 percent have at least some coverage for fertility treatment. For those who don’t have insurance coverage, Shady Grove Fertility offers unique discount and guarantee programs that make treatment more affordable and accessible to more people. Shady Grove Fertility’s flagship Shared Risk 100% Refund Program provides patients with six IVF cycles for a flat fee. If the individual does not take home a baby, they will receive 100% of their money back. Of the total Shared Risk 100% participants, 82 percent take home a baby, and the rest receive a full refund to pursue other family building options. Patients can now pursue treatment without the worry of cost versus chances of success, and without sacrificing high-quality medical care. Next month, Shady Grove Fertility will be launching a brand new series, “Do I Need to See a Fertility Specialist?” For all in-person and online events in January and beyond, free registration is required. View the Shady Grove Fertility calendar of events for details. To learn more about the benefits of attending an SGF event, read Top Five Reasons to Attend an SGF Educational Event. About Shady Grove Fertility Shady Grove Fertility is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence offering patients individualized care, innovative financial options, and pregnancy rates among the highest of all national centers. 2016 commemorated 25 years of Shady Grove Fertility providing medical and service excellence to patients from all 50 states and 35 countries around the world, and over 40,000 babies born—more than any other center in the nation. Today, 39 physicians, supported by a highly specialized team of more than 700 Ph.D. scientists, geneticists, and staff care for patients in 19 full-service offices and six satellite sites throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Shady Grove Fertility physicians actively train residents and reproductive endocrinology fellows and invest in continuous clinical research and education to advance the field of reproductive medicine through numerous academic appointments and partnerships such as Georgetown Medical School, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the University of Maryland, and the National Institutes of Health. More than 1,700 physicians refer their patients to Shady Grove Fertility each year. For more information, call 1-888-761-1967 or visit ShadyGroveFertility.com.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Shady Grove Fertility, a respected leader in the fertility community, announced the addition of board certified reproductive endocrinologist Rebecca Chason, M.D. to the practice. Dr. Chason will be joining the physician team at Shady Grove Fertility’s Annapolis, MD location beginning in February. “I am honored to be a part of the Shady Grove Fertility team and work alongside such admired and respected physicians,” said Dr. Chason. “I feel privileged to work at a place where we all have the same goal of helping patients through the often difficult journey of infertility and playing such an integral role in helping individuals and couples realize their dream of a family. Having worked so arduously to advocate for IVF benefits for military families throughout my career, I have also long admired the work that Shady Grove Fertility has done to advance this cause,” Dr. Chason adds. Dr. Chason is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology and infertility. She earned her medical degree from Northwestern University School of Medicine. She was selected into the Health Science Scholarship Program for the US Navy and went on to serve at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda while completing her training in Obstetrics and Gynecology. At the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Chason completed her fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. She then returned to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center as a staff physician in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. While serving in the US Navy at Walter Reed, Dr. Chason was awarded the Joint Service Achievement Medal for designation as Master Clinician. She was also dedicated to resident education and served as Associate Program Director for the OB/GYN residency, receiving the National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. As the Director of IVF at Walter Reed, she was instrumental in maintaining assisted reproduction services for members of the US military and their families. Dr. Chason will provide patients in Annapolis with a full range of state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment options for female and male infertility, as well as fertility preservation and elective egg freezing. She will begin seeing patients in the Shady Grove Annapolis, MD office beginning in February. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Chason or any other Shady Grove Fertility physician, call 1-877-761-1967. Shady Grove Fertility is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence offering patients individualized care, innovative financial options, and pregnancy rates among the highest of all national centers. 2016 commemorated 25 years of Shady Grove Fertility providing medical and service excellence to patients from all 50 states and 35 countries around the world, and over 40,000 babies born—more than any other center in the nation. Today, 39 physicians, supported by a highly specialized team of more than 700 Ph.D. scientists, geneticists, and staff care for patients in 19 full-service offices and six satellite sites throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Shady Grove Fertility physicians actively train residents and reproductive endocrinology fellows and invest in continuous clinical research and education to advance the field of reproductive medicine through numerous academic appointments and partnerships such as Georgetown Medical School, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the University of Maryland, and the National Institutes of Health. More than 1,700 physicians refer their patients to Shady Grove Fertility each year. For more information, call 1-888-761-1967 or visit ShadyGroveFertility.com.


News Article | February 21, 2017
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Shady Grove Fertility is honored to have three Virginia-based reproductive endocrinologists named as Top Docs for Infertility by Northern Virginia Magazine and one named as Top Doc for Infertility by Virginia Living Magazine. This year, the physicians selected are: Stephen Greenhouse, M.D., Naveed Khan, M.D., David Saffan, M.D., for Northern Virginia Magazine and Paulette Browne, M.D. for Virginia Living Magazine. To determine the region’s “Top Doctors,” Northern Virginia Magazine compiles a list based on a combination of hospital committees and board nominations. Panels consist of physicians affiliated with medical centers around the region who nominate doctors based on internal evaluations, patient reviews, and overall quality of care. Each of the four board-certified reproductive endocrinologists provide a full range of state-of-the art diagnostic and treatment options: Stephen Greenhouse, M.D. | Fair Oaks and Haymarket, VA (located at Novant Medical Center) Naveed Khan, M.D. | Leesburg and Dulles-Aldie, VA (located at Stone Springs Hospital Center) David Saffan, M.D. | Annandale, VA Paulette Browne, M.D. | Fair Oaks, VA “We thank our patients, our peers, and Northern Virginia Magazine for their recognition and continued support of Shady Grove Fertility. As we enter our 26th year and more than 40,000 babies born, we feel so fortunate that for the past 25 years we’ve been making people’s dream of a family a reality,” says Dr. Greenhouse. Shady Grove Fertility’s priority is making access to care affordable and accessible to more people, which is why the practice opened its 19th full service office in Arlington, VA and two additional satellites in Dulles-Aldie and Haymarket, VA in 2016. As the largest fertility center in the state, Shady Grove Fertility offers convenient access with now five full-service locations in Virginia. In addition to the practice’s continued expansion in the Northern Virginia region, Shady Grove Fertility recently held the grand opening for its brand new state-of-the-art laboratory and fertility center located in Rockville, MD. This new expansive space totals nearly 51,155 square feet and is home to the largest freestanding and arguably one of the most sophisticated in vitro fertilization (IVF) labs in the United States. The new space, which also includes state-of-the-art andrology and endocrine laboratories, a spacious ambulatory surgery center, a comfortable waiting room, and two operating rooms, provides even greater access to best-in-class fertility care to the Washington Metro region. About Shady Grove Fertility Shady Grove Fertility is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence offering patients individualized care, innovative financial options, and pregnancy rates among the highest of all national centers. 2016 commemorated 25 years of Shady Grove Fertility providing medical and service excellence to patients from all 50 states and 35 countries around the world, and over 40,000 babies born—more than any other center in the nation. Today, 39 physicians, supported by a highly specialized team of more than 700 Ph.D. scientists, geneticists, and staff care for patients in 19 full-service offices and six satellite sites throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Shady Grove Fertility physicians actively train residents and reproductive endocrinology fellows and invest in continuous clinical research and education to advance the field of reproductive medicine through numerous academic appointments and partnerships such as Georgetown Medical School, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the University of Maryland, and the National Institutes of Health. More than 1,700 physicians refer their patients to Shady Grove Fertility each year. For more information, call 1-888-761-1967 or visit ShadyGroveFertility.com.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Shady Grove Fertility, the largest fertility center in the nation—with more than 10 babies born every day—has introduced a new educational event, “Is it time to see a fertility specialist?” in response to the 65% of fertility patient respondents (n=1,005) that said they wish they had seen a fertility specialist sooner. The new in-person events are launching in select Shady Grove Fertility locations across the practice’s four state region (Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.) throughout the month of February and beyond. Each event is hosted by one of SGF’s 39 physician experts and is intended to address common questions about when it’s the appropriate time to consult a fertility specialist if a couple is struggling to conceive such as: How does the length of time having unprotected intercourse in correlation with female age affect fertility potential? Why does early intervention lead to better outcomes? What are possible causes of infertility? What early warning signs necessitate seeing a specialist sooner? Is a referral from a primary care or OB/GYN needed to see a fertility specialist? What does testing for infertility entail? Is fertility treatment affordable? “Many couples who have infertility delay seeking the help they need to build their family because the unknown can be scary. Often times, struggling to conceive is private and people don’t realize how common infertility is. But the truth is, the earlier that a couple seeks a fertility evaluation, the greater their chance of having a baby. Our event is designed specifically to take the guesswork and fear out of not knowing what to expect, and replace it with hope, answers, and a first step forward,” says Ricardo Yazigi, M.D., of Shady Grove Fertility’s Towson, MD and Bel-Air, MD locations. Because age and infertility are directly related, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (and Shady Grove Fertility) recommends a fertility evaluation if a woman is under 35 with regular menstrual cycles and no pregnancy after 1 year of unprotected intercourse; if a woman is 35 to 39 with regular menstrual cycles and no pregnancy after 6 months of unprotected intercourse; or if a woman is 40 or older, after 3 months. In addition to these guidelines, there are early warning signs that necessitate seeing a fertility specialist sooner, such as: irregular menstrual periods, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, male factor infertility, premature ovarian failure, and two or more miscarriages. The Shady Grove Fertility event will also help to debunk common myths that circulate about infertility, which often lead to confusion and concern and cloud fact from fiction, as well as help new patients know exactly what they can expect from that very first consult with an SGF physician. “The goal of this new educational opportunity is to provide the community with reliable and accurate information to make informed reproductive health decisions,” adds Dr. Yazigi. The event will also introduce treatment options and exclusive financial programs that make treatment affordable for Shady Grove Fertility patients and conclude with a question and answer session with SGF physician and presenter experts. Dr. Yazigi will be hosting the inaugural “Is it time to see a fertility specialist?” event on February 2, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in Shady Grove Fertility’s Bel-Air, MD office. The events are complimentary and include a free physician consultation that can be scheduled for attendees while they are onsite for the event. For all in-person and online events in February and beyond, registration is required. View the Shady Grove Fertility calendar of events for details. Upcoming “Is it time to see a fertility specialist?” February dates and locations: About Shady Grove Fertility Shady Grove Fertility is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence offering patients individualized care, innovative financial options, and pregnancy rates among the highest of all national centers. 2016 commemorated 25 years of Shady Grove Fertility providing medical and service excellence to patients from all 50 states and 35 countries around the world, and over 40,000 babies born—more than any other center in the nation. Today, 39 physicians, supported by a highly specialized team of more than 700 Ph.D. scientists, geneticists, and staff care for patients in 19 full-service offices and six satellite sites throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Shady Grove Fertility physicians actively train residents and reproductive endocrinology fellows and invest in continuous clinical research and education to advance the field of reproductive medicine through numerous academic appointments and partnerships such as Georgetown Medical School, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the University of Maryland, and the National Institutes of Health. More than 1,700 physicians refer their patients to Shady Grove Fertility each year. For more information, call 1-888-761-1967 or visit ShadyGroveFertility.com.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Shady Grove Fertility, the largest fertility center in the United States, with more babies born than any other center in the nation—continues to educate the community about the importance of early infertility evaluation. The practice will be hosting a myriad of events in February as part of its ongoing patient education series intended to help those who are struggling to conceive. These events provide attendees with the opportunity to learn about how common infertility is, why early intervention matters, four simple tests to diagnose infertility, common fertility myths, and more. Each event – live or virtual – also offers attendees the opportunity to ask questions. Shady Grove Fertility reproductive endocrinologists and program specialists will field your questions at the conclusion of each event. Informed patients often have more favorable outcomes. The events also offer the opportunity to learn from experts and leaders in the field. With a 25 year history and more than 40,000 babies born, Shady Grove Fertility remains a trusted national leader in IVF and infertility care; a pioneer in infertility research and cutting-edge technologies. At each event, attendees will be introduced to SGF’s innovative financial solutions. Shady Grove Fertility offers several exclusive financial programs designed to make infertility care accessible and affordable to more people. “The primary goal at Shady Grove Fertility is to not only to help patients achieve a family, but to provide optimal, affordable patient care. The patient comes first is the core of our practice and what SGF believes is a strong differentiator among other fertility practices,” says Howard McClamrock, M.D., of SGF’s Baltimore Harbor, MD location. Dr. McClamrock will be hosting a “Is it time to see a fertility specialist?” live event on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 6:30 PM. “At Shady Grove Fertility, we strive to help our patients make sound, informed decisions. There are many misconceptions that abound when it comes to infertility, so we use this time together to debunk the myths, make the topic understandable, and give individuals and couples a straightforward path,” reassures Naveed Khan, M.D., of Shady Grove Fertility’s Leesburg and Dulles-Aldie, VA locations. Dr. Khan will be hosting two events in February: a live question and answer ask-the-expert Glow chat on the topic of “Weight and Fertility” on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at 12 PM, as well as a webinar “Is it time to see a fertility specialist?” on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 12 PM. While all SGF in-person and online events are complimentary, interested parties must register to attend by visiting the Shady Grove Fertility calendar of events. Wednesday, February 15, 12 PM | Is it time to see a fertility specialist? | Dr. Stephanie Beall, Glow App Live Physician Q&A** Wednesday, February 15, 6:30 PM | Is it time to see a fertility specialist? | Dr. Howard McClamrock | Baltimore Harbor, MD Thursday, February 23, 12 PM | Is it time to see a fertility specialist? | Dr. Naveed Khan | Webinar **For those who enjoy using an app to learn about their fertility, Shady Grove Fertility has partnered with the fertility app, Glow, to educate the thousands of active app users about their personal fertility health, reproductive options, and the infertility treatment process. Click to download the free app. About Shady Grove Fertility Shady Grove Fertility is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence offering patients individualized care, innovative financial options, and pregnancy rates among the highest of all national centers. 2016 commemorated 25 years of Shady Grove Fertility providing medical and service excellence to patients from all 50 states and 35 countries around the world, and over 40,000 babies born—more than any other center in the nation. Today, 39 physicians, supported by a highly specialized team of more than 700 Ph.D. scientists, geneticists, and staff care for patients in 19 full-service offices and six satellite sites throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Shady Grove Fertility physicians actively train residents and reproductive endocrinology fellows and invest in continuous clinical research and education to advance the field of reproductive medicine through numerous academic appointments and partnerships such as Georgetown Medical School, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the University of Maryland, and the National Institutes of Health. More than 1,700 physicians refer their patients to Shady Grove Fertility each year. For more information, call 1-888-761-1967 or visit ShadyGroveFertility.com.


News Article | March 1, 2017
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Shady Grove Fertility, the largest fertility center in the United States, with more babies born than any other center in the nation—continues to educate the community about the importance of early infertility evaluation as part of its ongoing patient education series. These online and in-person events provide attendees with the opportunity to learn the latest information about infertility and is intended to help those who are struggling to conceive. Each event concludes with a question and answer session providing attendees with the opportunity to engage either in-person or virtually with a physician expert with the goal in mind to make the events as personal and informative for all attendees. Shady Grove Fertility’s patient education program provides attendees with the opportunity to learn about how common infertility is, why early intervention matters, common fertility myths, and more. Each event – live or virtual – also offers attendees the opportunity to ask questions. Shady Grove Fertility’s reproductive endocrinologists and program specialists will field participant questions at the conclusion of each event. Informed patients often have more favorable outcomes. At the “Is it time to see a fertility specialist?” live event, physician experts will dispel some of the common fertility myths and discuss the causes of infertility and how early fertility intervention offers the greatest chances of success. “On average, a couple of reproductive age has a 15 to 20 percent chance of pregnancy each month when trying to conceive. This likelihood decreases drastically after 1 year of trying to conceive on your own with no success. The important takeaway is the chance of success does not improve when trying on your own for an extended period of time. The sooner patients seek help, the greater the chance of pregnancy,” says Eric Levens, M.D., of Shady Grove Fertility’s Annandale, VA office. Dr. Levens will be hosting the “Is it time to see a fertility specialist” live event on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Shady Grove Fertility’s virtual event, “What does my period say about my fertility?” will address early warning signs with a woman’s menstrual cycle that may signal a problem with their fertility. “When patients are having trouble conceiving, it’s important for their physician to gather important information about their menstrual cycle in addition to other testing in order to establish an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan,” says Andrea Reh, M.D., of Shady Grove Fertility’s Arlington, VA and Fredericksburg, VA locations. Dr. Reh will be hosting two events in March about what a women’s menstrual cycle says about their fertility. The two events are a live webinar on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 12PM and a live question and answer ask-the-expert Glow chat on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 12PM. While all SGF in-person and online events are complimentary, interested parties must register to attend by visiting the Shady Grove Fertility calendar of events. Upcoming March Seminars: March 15 | Towson, MD | Is it time to see a fertility specialist? | Dr. Eugene Katz March 16 | Annandale, VA | Is it time to see a fertility specialist? | Dr. Eric Levens March 23 | K Street - Washington, D.C | Egg Freezing Seminar | Dr. Kate Devine March 23 | Annapolis, MD | Is it time to see a fertility specialist? | Dr. Rebecca Chason Upcoming March Webinars and Glow Q&As March 1 | Glow Q&A | Endometriosis and Ovulatory Disorders | Dr. Shruti Malik March 2 | Webinar | Trying to Conceive Q&A | Dr. Jason Bromer March 8 | Glow Q&A | What does my period say about my fertility? | Dr. Paulette Browne March 9 | Webinar | Is it time to see a fertility specialist? | Dr. Shruti Malik March 15 | Glow Q&A | What You Need to Know about Fertility Treatment | Dr. Howard McClamrock March 15 | Webinar | Financial Options | Patient Financial Team March 16 | Webinar | Egg Donor Recruitment Webcast | Donor Specialist Team March 21 | Webinar | Out-of-State Donor Egg | Dr. Rachana Garde March 28 | Webinar | What does my period say about my fertility? | Dr. Andrea Reh March 29 | Glow Q&A | I'm not getting pregnant, now what? | Dr. Andrea Reh For those who enjoy using an app to learn about their fertility, Shady Grove Fertility has partnered with the fertility app, Glow, to educate the thousands of active app users about their personal fertility health, reproductive options, and the infertility treatment process. Click to download the free app. About Shady Grove Fertility Shady Grove Fertility is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence offering patients individualized care, innovative financial options, and pregnancy rates among the highest of all national centers. 2016 commemorated 25 years of Shady Grove Fertility providing medical and service excellence to patients from all 50 states and 35 countries around the world, and over 40,000 babies born—more than any other center in the nation. Today, 39 physicians, supported by a highly specialized team of more than 700 Ph.D. scientists, geneticists, and staff care for patients in 19 full-service offices and six satellite sites throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Shady Grove Fertility physicians actively train residents and reproductive endocrinology fellows and invest in continuous clinical research and education to advance the field of reproductive medicine through numerous academic appointments and partnerships such as Georgetown Medical School, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the University of Maryland, and the National Institutes of Health. More than 1,700 physicians refer their patients to Shady Grove Fertility each year. For more information, call 1-888-761-1967 or visit ShadyGroveFertility.com.


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Shady Grove Fertility, a respected leader in the fertility community, announced the addition of board certified reproductive endocrinologist Kara D. Nguyen, M.D., MPH to the practice. Dr. Nguyen has been committed to serving the reproductive needs of the central PA region for over 4 years and will be joining the respected physician team at Shady Grove Fertility’s Reading, PA location on March 1, 2017. “I am honored to join such a reputable and respected practice as Shady Grove Fertility,” said Dr. Nguyen. “Their unrivaled success rates show the practice’s commitment to staying innovative and cutting-edge, while holding true to their core mission of always doing what’s best for the patient and never compromising on their values and beliefs,” Nguyen adds. Dr. Nguyen is one of only a few physicians who are triple-board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and medical genetics. She earned her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and her Master’s in Public Health from John Hopkins University. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Christiana Care Hospital in Delaware and her subspecialty training in medical genetics at the National Institutes of Health. At the Harvard Medical School teaching hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Nguyen was the first OB/GYN to be accepted into the competitive Clinical Investigator Training Program, where her research in stem cells was funded by grants from the New England Fertility Society, National Institutes of Health, and Harvard Stem Cell Institute. Dr. Nguyen’s professional areas of expertise include preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), in vitro fertilization (IVF), donor egg treatment, oncofertility and fertility preservation, and patient-centered LGBT fertility treatments. Her signature approach to patient care has earned her the Patients’ Choice and Compassionate Doctor awards on Vitals.com and Honor Roll on Healthgrades.com. Dr. Nguyen will provide patients in central PA with a full range of state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment options for female and male infertility, as well as fertility preservation and elective egg freezing. She will begin seeing patients in the Shady Grove Fertility Reading, PA office beginning March 1, 2017. Appointment scheduling for Dr. Nguyen will open on February 17, 2017. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nguyen or any other SGF physician, call 1-877-761-1967. About Shady Grove Fertility Shady Grove Fertility is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence offering patients individualized care, innovative financial options, and pregnancy rates among the highest of all national centers. 2016 commemorated 25 years of Shady Grove Fertility providing medical and service excellence to patients from all 50 states and 35 countries around the world, and over 40,000 babies born—more than any other center in the nation. Today, 39 physicians, supported by a highly specialized team of more than 700 Ph.D. scientists, geneticists, and staff care for patients in 19 full-service offices and six satellite sites throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Shady Grove Fertility physicians actively train residents and reproductive endocrinology fellows and invest in continuous clinical research and education to advance the field of reproductive medicine through numerous academic appointments and partnerships such as Georgetown Medical School, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the University of Maryland, and the National Institutes of Health. More than 1,700 physicians refer their patients to Shady Grove Fertility each year. For more information, call 1-888-761-1967 or visit ShadyGroveFertility.com.

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