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Is It Time To See Phoenix Fertility Doctor?
If you are over the age of 35 and have been trying to conceive for six months or under the age of 35 and trying to conceive for one year, it may be time to see a fertility doctor. Additionally, if you suspect an infertility condition like PCOS or endometriosis, or have experienced recurrent miscarriages, it may be time to transfer from your OB/GYN to a fertility doctor.
What Is a Fertility Doctor?
Fertility doctors are officially referred to as reproductive endocrinologists. These fertility doctors complete additional training that goes beyond their residency in obstetrics/gynecology. After their residency, fertility doctors complete a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology, where they study disorders of the reproductive system. These include hormonal disorders, recurrent miscarriages, menstrual problems, and sexual dysfunction, as well as infertility. Fertility doctors often focus their research in one area of infertility. By staying up to date in the current research and medical guidelines, they can specialize in a specific fertility diagnosis or treatment.
In order to be considered a board certified reproductive endocrinologist, your fertility doctor also had to pass an oral and written examination.
Finding a Fertility Doctor in Phoenix
FertilityAuthority.com maintains an extensive database of all fertility doctors the Phoenix area. If you make an appointment, tell the doctor we sent you. For a more personalized search, contact our Patient Care Coordinators who will match you with the perfect doctor for your specific needs by calling 1-855-955-BABY (2229).
Your Consultation with a Fertility Doctor
Arranging a meeting or a consultation with a fertility doctor before you decide on a fertility clinic can be very helpful. Once you have scheduled a meeting, spend some time getting together a list of questions you would like to ask. These may include treatment philosophies or areas of specialization. Also, bring your complete medical history with you to the meeting. This will allow the fertility doctor to speak more specifically about potential treatment options. To further prepare yourself, check out Fertility Authority's Fertility Consultation Check-list.