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Duke Medicine: Fertility in focus

Posted July 16, 2013

Sarah Goldman and her husband wanted to start a family, but because of his spinal cord injury, they knew they wouldn't be able to conceive traditionally. The Greenville, North Carolina, family looked at fertility clinics close to home, but after asking around they chose the Duke Fertility Center and infertility specialist Tom Price, MD.

“Even though it’s a two-hour drive, we thought it was definitely worth it,” Goldman says. “We’d heard such great things about Duke, and Dr. Price was a wonderful doctor. The whole team was great. The in vitro fertilization [IVF] coordinator explained everything very thoroughly, and everyone was so friendly.”

It’s that high-quality care and teamwork that attracted Suheil Muasher, MD, a reproductive endocrinologist and leading infertility specialist from Johns Hopkins, to join the Duke team. A contributor to more than 180 research studies and chapters in medical textbooks, Muasher is a popular speaker internationally. “I’m new to Duke, but not new to the fertility world,” Muasher says.

In fact, Muasher is considered an authority in hormonal regulation in IVF cycles and brings to the Duke Fertility Center a new option for women and infertile couples. Muasher suggests couples talk to their physicians and consider that a less-aggressive, nontraditional option--called mild/minimal-stimulation in vitro fertilization--might be right for them.

Read more about the Duke Fertility Center in the full post at Duke Medicine, Go Ask Mom's sponsor, offers health information and tips every Tuesday.


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