Trying to Conceive with Clomid Therapy

David Kreiner, MD Clomid 1 Comment

It has become commonplace for women who have been frustrated with repeated unsuccessful attempts to conceive naturally on their own to see their gynecologist who often times will try clomid therapy on them. Clomid, the traditional brand name for clomiphene citrate, is a competitive inhibitor of estrogen. It stimulates the pituitary gland to produce follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) which in …

Endometriosis and Your Fertility

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Endometriosis has made the news lately because Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi has stepped up to use her celebrity to shed light on this disease. I don’t have to tell you that endometriosis can be a very painful illness and that it can cause infertility. It is often a reproductive lifelong struggle in which tissue that normally lines the uterus …

Fertility Treatment During This Economic Downturn

David Kreiner, MD Making It Affordable, Micro IVF, NYS IVF Grant 1 Comment

Financial hardships have increased fertility challenges for many couples attempting to build their families. According to a new study release at the ASRM meeting in Atlanta last week, the recession has severely affected access to fertility treatment in this country. Fifty eight percent of infertile couples who chose not to pursue therapy cited cost as the primary reason. About 7 …

Reproductive Tourism

David Kreiner, MD International Leave a Comment

There has been a lot of negative press recently about “reproductive tourism” – or cross-border reproductive care; that is traveling abroad for fertility services. However, the fact remains that in some areas couples struggling to start a family sometimes have no other option but to seek help away from their homes. This is the case for couples in the U.K. …

Drs. Howard and Georgeanna Jones, the Pioneers of IVF in the USA

David Kreiner, MD Dave Kreiner, MD, Dr. Howard and Georgeanna Jones, The Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine Leave a Comment

In 1987, I completed my Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellowship under  Drs. Howard W. Jones Jr. and his wife Georgeanna Seegar Jones, the two pioneers of in-vitro fertilization in the USA and the entire western hemisphere. This picture was taken at their house on the Elizabeth River in Norfolk during one of the bimonthly journal clubs.  It was routine for …

East Coast Fertility Leads the Way in Saving Healthcare System $1 Billion

David Kreiner, MD Saving Healthcare System $1 Billion Leave a Comment

Dr. David Kreiner of East Coast Fertility is using his conscience and his expertise to provide solutions in the fertility industry. He is the first in the country to offer an In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) package using Single Embryo Transfers (SET) at one set price to patients, while still providing high quality care. It can save the healthcare industry $1 Billion. …

How to Make Single Embryo Transfer a Reality

David Kreiner, MD Single Embryo Transfer Leave a Comment

It’s been so long since you first dreamed about having a baby. If you’re like many fertility patients, by now you’ve had a few thoughts that an adorable set of twins might be challenging — but a fun relief after all of your waiting! The sobering truth: multiple pregnancies — even with ‘just’ twins — are sometimes dangerous to the …

Sperm Meets Egg – Why Doesn’t It Work Every Time?

David Kreiner, MD Male Infertility, Mind-Body Fertility Connection Leave a Comment

Why me? My wife never had an infection, surgery or any other problem? I have no difficulty ejaculating and there’s plenty to work with so why can my friends, neighbors and coworkers get pregnant and we can’t? I hear these questions daily and appreciate the frustrations, anger and stress felt by my patients expressing these feelings through such questions. There …

The Gift of Life and Its Price

David Kreiner, MD Dave Kreiner, MD, High order Multiple Births, Innovating the Financing of Infertility, Regulation of IVF, Single Embryo Transfer 1 Comment

IVF has been responsible for 1 million babies born worldwide who otherwise without the benefit of IVF may never have been. This gift of life comes with a steep price tag that according to the NY Times article, “Gift of Life and Its Price” Sunday, October 11, 2009, hits $1 Billion per year for premature IVF babies. This price tag …