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Is It Time to See a Sacramento Fertility Doctor?
Women and couples struggling with infertility in Sacramento are not alone. California has over 775,000 people diagnosed with infertility, the highest number of any state.
After trying to conceive for six months to one year, women should make an appointment with a reproductive endocrinologist (RE), also known as a fertility doctor. There are approximately eight fertility doctors serving the four fertility clinics in the Sacramento area.
What is a Fertility Doctor?
A fertility doctor is a medical doctor who has completed an additional two-to-three year fellowship in reproductive endocrinology following a residency in obstetrics/gynecology. Board certified reproductive endocrinologists must also pass special oral and written exams.
Fertility doctors specialize in disorders affecting the reproductive system, including hormonal disorders, sexual dysfunction, menstrual problems, and miscarriage, as well as infertility problems.
Finding a Doctor
FertilityAuthority.com maintains an extensive database of all reproductive endocrinologists the Sacramento area. Simply type in your zip code in the “Find a Doctor” or “Find a Clinic” search at the top of every page on the website. And if you make an appointment, tell the doctor we sent you.
Schedule a Consultation
There are several fertility clinics in the Sacramento area, so it is a good idea to visit each one you are considering before becoming a patient. It is helpful to arrange for a consultation where you can meet with the fertility doctor. This will help you gain a better understanding of the fertility doctor’s treatment philosophy, as well as his areas of specialization.
In order to prepare for your meeting, you should bring your complete medical history and a list of questions you want to ask. Bringing your medical history is important, so the fertility doctor can have all of your prior medical information in front of him. Preparing questions beforehand makes it less likely that you will forget to ask something important, and can provide helpful answers to questions vital to your fertility clinic search.