Meet Karen Rodriquez, Financial Counselor from Sher Fertility Dallas, TX

Karen Rodriquez serves as both the Office Manager and Financial Counselor for Sher Fertility’s Dallas, TX clinic. In this role she helps Dr. Walid Saleh and the staff keep the office running smoothly, while also advising patients on their financial alternatives. Karen took some time to answer a few questions about her job, and what she enjoys about her career:

Karen Rodriquez keeps Sher Fertility Dallas running smoothly.

Karen Rodriquez keeps Sher Fertility Dallas running smoothly.

I became an Office Manager/Financial Counselor at Sher Fertility because … It was a perfect opportunity for me. Although I did not come from an infertility background I had been in the medical field for 20 years and had a real desire to learn this field.
The hardest part of my job is … Is to watch the struggle so many go through to have a family!
The most rewarding aspect of my job is…. The joy on our patients’ faces once we know we have had success. Oh and of course seeing the babies once they are born.
The question I get asked the most is … Why doesn’t insurance pay for this? It’s medical and they just don’t understand that it is employer driven and cost driven. Insurance companies charge too much to add infertility riders to policies so it comes down to economics.
The one thing I wish our patients understood better is … I wish patients understood what their coverage is. Such as deductible and co-insurance.
One little-know-fact about me is … I use to be a dance instructor and still love to dance!

Visit the Sher Fertility Dallas or Dr. Walid Saleh’s page to learn more about the practice and how they help patients with IVF.