The Hampton Roads region is home to our latest full-service location at SGF Jones Institute with Dr. Tarita Pakrashi on board. We are proud to extend care to our new Norfolk, Virginia neighbors with comprehensive fertility services and an embryology lab while enduring the Jones Institute legacy as leaders in fertility medicine.  

Our new space may be familiar to locals as the Eastern Virginia Medical School Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine (EVMS Jones Institute) located at 601 Colley Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23507. Effective June 30, 2021, our affiliated partner, EVMS Jones Institute, has transitioned all patient care to SGF Jones Institute. 

“At SGF Jones Institute, we represent the best of both worlds: SGF brings its cutting-edge medicine to the Hampton Roads region and the Jones Institute is respected as a pioneer of modern fertility technology we use to help grow families today,” explains Dr. Pakrashi. “When patients choose SGF Jones Institute, they become a part of this incredible journey, and for that, our care team at SGF is extremely grateful.” 

The Jones Institute is a respected name in reproductive medicine, stemming from the trailblazing nature of Drs. Howard and Georgeanna Jones who created a legacy for the Jones Institute as the birthplace for many ‘firsts,’ including the first baby born from in vitro fertilization (IVF) in the United States in 1981.  

“The historical significance of SGF becoming affiliated with the Jones institute is nothing short of remarkable,” reflects Michael Levy, M.D., co-founder of SGF. “The Jones’s are legends in our field, and we are humbled and honored to be a part of this landmark partnership that will benefit individuals and couples for years and decades to come.” 

What Fertility Services Does SGF Jones Institute Offer?  

2021 is shaping up to be a big year for SGF. We are celebrating our 30th anniversary of providing medical and service excellence to patients from all 50 states and 35 countries around the world. And while we’re excited to achieve a new milestone, we’re equally focused on helping Hampton Roads region couples and individuals grow the families of their dreams.  

SGF Jones Institute marks our 10th location in Virginia and 11th full-service embryology laboratory overall. As a patient, you will experience comprehensive fertility services, including:  

  • fertility and ovarian reserve testing and diagnosis, 
  • semen analysis, 
  • hysterosalpingogram (HSG), 
  • low-tech fertility treatment options such as intrauterine insemination (IUI), 
  • in vitro fertilization (IVF), 
  • donor egg, sperm, and embryo, 
  • genetic screening and testing, 
  • gestational carrier, 
  • egg freezing, 
  • fertility preservation for patients with cancer, and  
  • LGBTQ+ family building.  

Patients seeking fertility care can benefit from SGF Jones Institute’s wide insurance network, coupled with their own dedicated Financial Counselor. We offer innovative financial programs, including our flagship 100% refund guarantee program for IVF and donor egg treatment, which provides patients the reassurance they will either take home a baby or receive a full refund. Like every SGF location, we will also support our military community with income-based and military discounts, to name a few, as well as an exclusive financing partner, Fertility Finance. 

Get to Know Dr. Tarita Pakrashi 

Dr. Pakrashi loves yin yoga and could get by on a lifetime supply of coconut water, but the other side to her is an unwavering commitment to providing personalized care for her fertility patients. 

Dr. Pakrashi is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, complementing her lifelong interest in the mind-body aspect of women’s health. She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility, including gynecologic endocrine issues, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and endometriosis, as well as helping patients overcome infertility with third party reproduction.   

Seeking Fertility Care in Virginia’s Hampton Roads Region?  

New patients of SGF Jones Institute may call the SGF New Patient Center at 757-512-8547 or complete this brief form to schedule their virtual consult with Dr. Pakrashi.