How do you find a good reproductive endocrinologist?

How do you find a good reproductive endocrinologist?

Here are a few important factors to consider when choosing the reproductive endocrinologist that’s right for you.

  1. Is the physician board-certified?
  2. What are their areas of specialization?
  3. How many years have they been practicing?
  4. Are they affiliated with a clinic or facility with a good reputation?

What is the difference between an endocrinologist and a reproductive endocrinologist?

An endocrinologist covers a broad range of endocrine disorders like diabetes and bone disease. A reproductive endocrinologist focuses exclusively on those affecting the reproductive system. Because of this, REs are more highly suited to treat the nuances of hormonal imbalances impacting fertility.

What is the difference between a reproductive endocrinologist and a fertility specialist?

Simply put, a reproductive endocrinologist is a board-certified doctor with years and years of intense training while fertility specialist is the generic reference to a person who claims they’re in the fertility field.

Should I see an endocrinologist for infertility?

You should consider seeing a reproductive endocrinologist if you’re having trouble getting pregnant. As a general guideline, if you’re under 35 and want to conceive a child, you should spend a year trying before you see a reproductive endocrinologist. If you’re over 35, you should try for at least 6 months.

What happens when you see a reproductive endocrinologist?

Much of the first appointment will be spent with the fertility doctor reviewing your medical history and discussing the possibility of male-factor problems. The reproductive endocrinologist may ask you to get blood tests or have a pelvic exam, and may also prescribe tests for the male partner.

What surgeries do reproductive endocrinologists do?

Reproductive surgeons are specifically skilled at minimally invasive gynecological surgery techniques such as laparoscopy, hysteroscopy or robotic surgery. Gynecological surgery may be performed for a number of conditions including myomectomy (fibroid treatment), endometriosis treatment and tubal ligation reversal.

Can a Obgyn prescribe Clomid?

Clomid is an oral medication, which makes it less invasive than other treatments. It can be prescribed by your OB-GYN or primary care provider, instead of needing to go to a reproductive specialist. There are relatively few side effects and it’s generally well-tolerated by women who take it.

Can Obgyn prescribe letrozole?

Letrozole is a newer medication used to induce ovulation. It is not FDA approved for this, but has been documented as safe and effective. We often recommend this instead of Clomid. Your OBGYN will work with you to prescribe the best medication for your situation.

Do reproductive endocrinologists deliver babies?

Additionally, while OB/GYNs take one board exam, REs take two—one for obstetrics and gynecology, and another for reproductive endocrinology and infertility. And, in contrast, while all REs go through OB/GYN residency, most of them don’t regularly deliver babies and wouldn’t consider that a specialty.

Can gynecologists do fertility tests?

Your family doctor or gynecologist can test you for infertility, or refer you to a fertility specialist. Your local Planned Parenthood health center can also help you find fertility testing in your area.