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Debbra A. Keegan is a New Jersey fertility doctor with IRMS at Saint Barnabas. Dr. Keegan came to IRMS from IVF FLORIDA Reproductive Associates. While in Florida she was an assistant professor at FIU College of Medicine actively teaching students and residents. A native New Yorker, Dr. Keegan completed her subspecialty training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the NYU Fertility Center of the New York University School of Medicine.
Dr. Keegan is experienced in the areas of in vitro fertilization (IVF), diminished ovarian reserve and fertility preservation.
“I always knew that I wanted to become a physician and that women’s health would be the focus of my medical career. I find inspiration in the very beginnings of human development; the early human embryo is simply fascinating. I feel my responsibility as a physician is to take all of the complexity that surrounds the world of Assisted Reproduction and educate my patients such that they can make the most informed decisions for themselves and their families.”
Dr. Debbra Keegan is board certified in reproductive endocrinology. Dr. Keegan received her medical degree from NYU and completed her Internship and Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Bellevue Hospital / NYU Medical Centers. Dr. Keegan completed her undergraduate work at Cornell University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Human Development. She then earned a Master of Science in Biology from the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science where she studied the effects of maternal nutrition on pregnancy.
Dr. Debbra A. Keegan holds the following society memberships and positions:
- American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
- American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
- The Endocrine Society
- Fertile Hope
Dr. Debbra Keegan treats infertility from many different causes. Infertility can be traced to specific problems with the male or female’s reproductive organs, the hormones that regulate the sex drive and fertility, or environmental factors that make pregnancy difficult or impossible. However, infertility also can result from multiple factors and, in some cases, the cause is never known.
Fertility treatments offered by Dr. Keegan and IRMS at Saint Barnabas in New Jersey are tailored to meet the needs of each couple. Therefore, a comprehensive medical history, a thorough examination, diagnostic tests and other procedures are required to help your physician develop an effective treatment plan. The initial work-up begins with a personal and clinical history, including illnesses and medical conditions, sexual history and genetic predispositions that may contribute to infertility.
In addition, each partner undergoes a series of basic tests. Additional procedures may be required if more information is needed as a result of the initial screening and/or your history
Based on all of this information, Dr. Keegan determines whether conception and pregnancy are likely as a result of treatment, as well as which therapies provide the best chance for success. Even in cases where the cause of infertility is "unexplained," there may be treatment available to help you conceive.
Dr. Debbra Keegan and her New Jersey fertility clinic offer the following fertility treatments:
Debbra A. Keegan and her New Jersey fertility clinic treat the many causes of infertility, such as specific problems with the male or female’s reproductive organs, the hormones that regulate the sex drive and fertility, or environmental factors that make pregnancy difficult or impossible. Congenital defects, fibroids and other growths, endometriosis, scar tissue and blockages affecting the reproductive anatomy are leading causes of infertility treated by Dr. Keegan and IRMS at Saint Barnabas.
Fertility conditions that Dr. Debbra Keegan treats include:
IVF Success Rates-Fresh Cycle
According to the most recent report published by the CDC, Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science, Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey performed 474 IVF cycles with fresh embryos in 2014. The number of IVF cycles and babies born, broken down by patients' age is as follows:
|Clinic Name||Number of Cycles by Age||Live Birth Rate By Age (%)|
|Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science, Saint Barnabas Medical Center||170||116||99||51||38||10||40.0||29.3||17.2||7.8||2.6||0 / 10|
IVF Success Rates-Frozen Cycle
According to the most recent report published by the CDC, Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science, Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey performed 207 IVF cycles with frozen embryos in 2014. The number of IVF cycles and babies born, broken down by patients' age is as follows:
|Clinic Name||Number of Cycles by Age||Live Birth Rate By Age (%)|
|Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science, Saint Barnabas Medical Center||93||55||49||8||2||1||44.1||34.5||42.9||5 / 8||0 / 2||0 / 1|
Egg Donation Success Rates
As reported by Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science, Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey to the CDC in 2014, the fertility clinic performed 67 donor egg cycles in that year; 25 cycles used fresh embryos from donor eggs and 42 cycles used frozen embryos from donor eggs.
|Clinic Name||Fresh Embryos from Donor Eggs||Live Birth Rate (%)||Frozen Embryos from Donor Eggs||Live Birth Rate (%)|
|Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science, Saint Barnabas Medical Center||25||40.0||42||40.5|
*Success rates can be manipulated and should not be used to compare fertility clinics
New Jersey fertility patients who see Dr. Debra A. Keegan with IRMS at Saint Barnabas will have their own financial coordinator, who will work with them to address the payment-related issues, including insurance benefits, pre-authorizations, and other payment arrangements. In addition to meeting the physician and other clinical staff during the first visit, our patients also meet with their financial coordinator to review the costs/insurance issues related to their specific treatment needs. Of course, our coordinators are also available to assist if financial or insurance issues arise at any time during the course of the treatment process.
Our experienced Financial Coordinators do their best to be familiar with the insurance coverage and plans, but your assistance in obtaining as much information as possible about your plan is very helpful.
In this process, it is IRMS’ objective and mission to be ethical in its dealings with both our patients and insurers. Therefore, we have established the following protocol for determining benefits and payment requirements for our patients.
- As soon as we are notified of a patient’s intent to receive services, we will contact the patient’s insurer(s) to obtain a benefit quote.
- Based on that benefit quote, we will determine the patient’s financial responsibility, whether that be copayments, deductibles, or payment for the full amount if benefits do not exist for the services provided. Payment of the amount determined is due two weeks prior to the beginning of the cycle start.
- We will bill insurers for all services provided. If the insurer makes payment for services that are not consistent with the benefit quote originally received, we will contact the insurer to be certain that the benefit payment is correct. If it is correct (and the benefit quote was incorrect) we will promptly refund any patient overpayment. If the payment is not correct, we will return the payment to the insurer.
Our objective is for you to obtain every penny of benefit to which you are entitled, but we have a contractual obligation with the insurers to not accept incorrect benefit payments. IRMS is also pleased to offer fertility financing to qualified patients in association with CapexMD.
Dr. Debbra Keegan and IRMS St. Barnabas accept the following insurance: Aetna, CIGNA, GHI in NJ, Horizon BC/BS, Oxford, Qualcare, Saint Barnabas Health Plans, United Healthcare.