How to Choose a Reproductive Endocrinologist

Treatment for infertility can be a complex process. Your specialist must first accurately diagnose the cause of your fertility issues and then proceed with a treatment plan that, ideally, results in your goal of delivering a healthy baby. The process can be long and frustrating, however, and there are certain factors to consider when choosing the medical expert who can help you accomplish the goal of becoming a parent.

A Reproductive Endocrinologist has received the advanced education and training necessary to undertake the complex nature of diagnosing and treating infertility. Dr. Deborah Smith, here at Rocky Mountain Fertility Center, is widely respected for her skill as a Reproductive Endocrinologist. She understands the importance of finding a physician and team that you feel comfortable with and trust. She’s happy to share a few tips about choosing a Reproductive Endocrinologist.

It starts with the specialty

A gynecologist can begin some of the initial evaluation for infertility. However, a Reproductive Endocrinologist (RE) takes your diagnosis and treatment strategy to the next level. Like any specialists, endocrinologists focusing on fertility have received extensive training in their specialty for issues that are linked to infertility, including polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, and low sperm count.

So, your first step is choosing a doctor who is board-certified and has the expertise required to address fertility issues, as well as a success rate to back that up. You can find some of this information by studying bios on medical websites, talking with your primary gynecologist, and checking with individuals who have undergone fertility treatments at the facility you’re considering.

Evaluate their approach to innovation 

As medical knowledge and technology improve, it’s also imperative that your endocrinologist remains aware of new and effective solutions for fertility issues.

At Rocky Mountain Fertility Center, our entire team is dedicated to providing the most effective treatments available for infertility by remaining aware of advances in our specialty. It’s made us a leader in the field and provides a stellar reputation we’re proud to share.

Connect with the right team

A successful RE relies on a team of fertility specialists and staff members to help accomplish your pregnancy goal. Part of choosing the right team for you includes evaluating your comfort level with the office staff, nurses, and other specialists involved in your care.

It’s vital to have a good connection with your physician, but it’s also important to feel supported and respected by other team members. A stress-free environment that helps you feel comfortable and valued can only help improve your odds of achieving and maintaining a healthy pregnancy.

Consider the team’s communication style

It’s very important that your provider and fertility team communicate clearly with you regarding your diagnosis, the plan of action, expected outcomes, and even estimated costs of the recommended fertility treatments. You should feel free to ask as many questions as necessary or express any concerns you have regarding a specific treatment before making decisions regarding your plan of care.

If you’re looking for an expert fertility team with a stellar reputation for individualized patient care and successful treatment results, schedule a visit today with us at Rocky Mountain Fertility Center. Call our main office in Parker, Colorado, or our satellite facility in Rapid City, South Dakota. You can also request an appointment online.  

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