We are proud to announce that three SGF physicians, Michael Edelstein, M.D., Anish Shah, M.D., M.H.S., and Kenneth Steingold, M.D., have been named Richmond Magazine’s Top Docs for Infertility. As leaders in reproductive medicine, SGF Richmond physicians are committed to providing exceptional fertility care at a practice that is at the forefront of cutting-edge reproductive technology.

The top doctors list is compiled by best-in-care nominations in dozens of health specialty categories and voted on by doctors and nurse practitioners.

“I am truly honored to be recognized by my physician and nurse practitioner peers among so many top notch physicians in the Richmond area,” said Dr. Edelstein.

SGF Richmond currently has two locations: Henrico Doctors’ Hospital – Forest Avenue and Stony Point. SGF Richmond provides a full range of diagnostic and treatment options to help heterosexual and same-sex individuals and couples achieve their family-building goals, as well as elective egg freezing and fertility preservation prior to cancer treatment.

“It’s a privilege to be part of the SGF practice that is committed to providing highly personalized, evidence-based care,” added Dr. Shah.

SGF Richmond offers a variety of insurance networks as well as innovative financial programs, including the Shared Risk 100% Refund Program. This exclusive program provides patients with the opportunity to pay a fixed amount for up to six fresh IVF or donor egg cycles and any subsequent frozen embryo transfers (FETs). In the event the patient does not take home a baby, SGF provides a full refund (exclusions may apply). Eighty-two percent of participants take home a baby.

Other popular programs that make treatment affordable include SGF’s Shared Help Discount ProgramMilitary Discount Program, and Shared Donor Egg Program, which reduces the cost of donor egg treatment by up to 50 percent when sharing donating eggs with other patients—an approach that does not lower the chances of conception but does significantly lower the cost.

“We are proud to be recognized throughout the community for our work in helping to build families. Our recent collaboration with Shady Grove Fertility demonstrates our long-standing commitment to helping patients affordably access quality care,” said Dr. Steingold.

Nominated by Dr. Edelstein, phlebotomist Ruth Pacini also received special recognition by Richmond Magazine for her ability to comfort patients and keep them calm during stressful procedures. Dr. Edelstein praises her kindness, professionalism, and soothing nature. “Ruth really cares about our patients. If she has concerns, she will take the patient in a room and have them lie down so they will be comfortable. If they are overly anxious, she will offer them something to eat or drink. She is very calming and makes it so that it’s not a traumatic experience,” Dr. Edelstein continues. “She is someone you can trust who treats patients kindly and professionally. If she has to stay late for a patient, she never complains. She’s always willing. She’s like a mother to all of us.”

To schedule an appointment with an SGF physician, please contact our New Patient Call Center at 1-877-971-7755 or complete this brief online form.