Infertility Treatment – Where Do I Start?
If you are just starting to explore your options, we have all the information you need to get started. If you aren’t sure whether you should see a fertility specialist, we have created a list of indications that you may need fertility treatment. If you are wondering about testing, treatment options, and financial considerations, please review the sections at left.
When you are ready to move forward, your first step will be to schedule a consultation with a Sher Fertility Institute physician. You can request a consultation by filling out the contact form on this page or by contacting your preferred clinic directly. Find a list of phone numbers and email addresses HERE.
Prior to your consultation, you will be asked to fill out a new patient questionnaire with details of your prior medical and reproductive history. This form will be emailed to you upon scheduling your consultation. You may need to have your medical records transferred from your current physician.
At your initial consultation, your doctor will review and discuss your medical and reproductive history, including any previous fertility treatment you have undergone. He/she will likely recommend various tests be performed if they haven’t been done in the past 6-12 months.
After reviewing your medical history and any relevant test results, your doctor will make recommendations on a course of treatment that is best suited to your individual circumstances. At this point, you will have the opportunity to meet with a financial counselor to discuss costs and financing options.
Dr. Al Peters of Sher Fertility Institute New Jersey has written an informative post about what to expect at your initial consultation. You can read it HERE.
If you decide to proceed with treatment, you will be assigned a clinical nurse coordinator that will go over the details and timing of your treatment with you. This will include a calendar with explicit instructions on when to administer your medications, when to be in the office for monitoring, etc. She will be your main point of contact at the clinic.
If you are undergoing In Vitro Fertilization, you can view a step-by-step guide to the process HERE.