Finding the Right Fertility Specialist

Finding the Right Fertility Specialist

by | May 2nd, 2017


Finding the Right Fertility Specialist Means Doing Your Homework

Finding the Right Fertility SpecialistLet’s be honest: If you’re in the market for a reproductive endocrinologist, you want nothing but the best. You’re about to invest a lot of time, money and effort into making a very personal dream a reality. You want to have a baby, and finding the right fertility specialist to help you is one of the most important decisions you can make on your journey to parenthood.

Finding the right fertility specialist is about being confident that the expert you’ve chosen is following current best practices, offers a wide range of services and support, and makes you and your partner feel welcome. Look close to home first: If you live in the city, investigate a fertility center in NY City. But keep in mind that while finding the right fertility specialist close to home can cut down on travel costs, it may still be worth hitting the road to get the best care.

What to Look for When Finding the Right Fertility Specialist

One of the first things to think about is what’s covered by your insurance plan. Many insurance plans don’t cover fertility treatment, but some may cover the testing required for an infertility diagnosis. With that in mind, it’s important to:

  • Call your insurance company to get detailed information about your insurance benefits.
  • Find out which fertility specialists that you are considering are in-network.
  • Check to see which physicians have affiliations with in-network hospitals.
  • Learn whether each fertility specialist offers financial assistance, military discounts or IVF grant programs to help you pay for what’s not covered.

While insurance coverage matters, it shouldn’t be your first priority in finding the right fertility specialist. What matters more than money is finding a physician who has what it takes to help you meet your goal of having a baby. In an ideal world, you’ll find a fertility specialist who is both a leader in the field and accepts your insurance.

At our fertility center in NY City, we’ve welcomed plenty of patients who chose their previous fertility specialists simply because they were listed as providers for their insurance plans, only to discover (many months and thousands of dollars later) that they weren’t at the top of their game. To gauge a fertility specialist’s success, you’ll need to do your homework.

  • Check whether the center performs single (eSETs) or multiple embryo transfers, as eSETs are the current best practice standard.
  • Make sure you’ll get comprehensive, up-front fertility testing before you begin treatment. Early diagnosis can save a lot of time, money and heartache.
  • Research the IVF lab that may be handling your precious assets – sperm, eggs and embryos. Quality and certifications matter.
  • Find out what services the fertility specialist offers. Advanced offerings such as egg freezing and donor services are a good indicator of an innovative practice.
  • Find out if the fertility center attracts international patients for fertility travel. If people from other countries are choosing a fertility clinic as their destination, its good reputation has traveled far.

There are other factors to consider, too. See if the practice offers support groups or educational events. And find out if the fertility specialist provides inclusive services for same-sex couples and single people. Not only is it a good sign that you’ve found a welcoming, compassionate provider, the fertility center will likely have a broader range of experience with complex treatment scenarios.

Caring and Compassionate Care

Finally, find a fertility specialist who makes you feel comfortable, answers your questions and combines professionalism with compassion. You’ll be spending a lot of time together, and you deserve nothing less than an expert who is willing to go the extra mile to help you achieve your goal.

If you’re interested in finding the right fertility specialist, we invite you to click through our website and learn all about our fertility center in NY City. Contact us to schedule a consultation.

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The founder of New York Fertility Services, Joel Batzofin, M.D., began practicing at the advent of IVF. Fertility centers evolved as groundbreaking treatments and family-building options emerged. Our fertility doctors practice at the pinnacle of reproductive medicine—the ‘sweet spot’ where science, art and intuition meld. We are strong believers in combining advanced reproductive technologies with proven holistic, Eastern medicine therapies.

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