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Choosing a Fertility Clinic in Atlanta
There are four fertility clinics located directly in Atlanta, and another five located throughout the state of Georgia. There are more than 20 fertility doctors that serve these Atlanta fertility clinics, which are either independently owned or operating in conjunction with universities or hospitals.
Atlanta Fertility Clinic Options
Visit the Find a Clinic search on every page of FertilityAuthority.com or contact our Patient Care Coordinators to find a fertility clinic in Atlanta.
What to Look For When Choosing an Infertility Clinic
Choosing a fertility clinic is an important decision, and there are several factors you should take into consideration. Success rates are an important aspect, but they should not be your only concern. Fertility clinic success rates can often appear misleading if you are not reading them carefully, as their success rates may seem higher if you are not looking at specific breakdowns that may affect you, such as age or diagnosis.
One resource that is especially helpful in your fertility clinic search in Atlanta is the Assisted Reproductive Technology Report. The ART Report, which is compiled by the CDC, includes data from every fertility clinic in the United States. Data you can find includes success rates by age group, types of conditions treated, and types of IVF procedures offered.
Fertility Clinic Practitioners
After you choose a fertility clinic, you will be involved with a whole team of professionals helping you achieve your family-building goal. Comprised of not only your fertility doctor, this team also includes nurses, counselors, financial advisors, embryologists, and lab staff.
You may be required to have frequent appointments, so you will be spending a lot of time with your medical team. It is essential you choose a clinic where you get a good “feel” for the place. Visit the fertility clinic beforehand, and make a note how the staff interacts with patients, and how the atmosphere of the place seems.
While you are visiting, try to make an appointment to meet with a fertility doctor on staff. Bring your medical history, so you will be able to discuss possibilities for your specific treatment. While you are meeting with the fertility doctor, make sure to ask some questions, so you can gauge your doctor’s treatment philosophy as well as learn more about his or her specializations.
When choosing a fertility clinic, you also should take the distance into consideration. You may have frequent appointments at the clinic once your treatment begins, sometimes as frequently as once a day, so it is important to think about the commute.
Your fertility treatments may be a tense time, and you don’t want to add in a stressful commute. Ask for recommendations from your doctor, or from friends who have gone to the process, so you can gather opinions on how much the commute will affect you.