There is a wide range of conditions that can affect fertility and lead to a couple having difficulty getting pregnant. These problems include issues with ovulation (egg production), age (egg quality and numbers), blockage or other problem within the reproductive track (a structural problem within the uterus or fallopian tubes), and male factor infertility (issues with sperm quality or numbers). The workup includes hormonal imbalances of the thyroid, adrenal or pituitary gland and commonly polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The accurate diagnosis of what is causing infertility is crucial for deciding on the appropriate treatment options. Thoroughly evaluating and understanding the cause of a person’s infertility is the key to improving fertility and achieving pregnancy.
Dr. Neil Goodman and Dr. Hara Berger are board certified medical endocrinologists specializing in reproductive endocrinology and are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of the causes of infertility.
Our unique approach to fertility treatments
Dr. Goodman and Dr. Berger prioritize understanding the cause of infertility and ensuring it is fully understood and addressed in a logical and appropriate way.
Many couples do not need Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) or surgery such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) in order to get pregnant. Furthermore, IVF comes with very high costs and still does not guarantee that couples achieve pregnancy. Ovulation induction with medications and close monitoring is another approach to infertility treatments that can succesfully achieve pregnancy.
At Reproductive Health Physicians, Dr. Goodman and Dr. Berger focus on the stimulation of egg growth (ovulation induction), possible treatment with intrauterine insemination (IUI), and then the optimization of the lining of the uterus (endometrial lining) to prepare the uterus for implantation and pregnancy.
Our doctors are extremely thorough in their approach, and recognize that IVF has high cost and is not necessary for most couples experiencing infertility.