Did you hear? We’re making the Hampton Roads region home to our latest full-service location, SGF Jones Institute, with Dr. Tarita Pakrashi, on July 7, 2021. We are proud to extend care to our new Norfolk 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). As an affiliated partner, EVMS Jones Institute located at 601 Colley Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23507, will transition all patient care to SGF Jones Institute starting June 30, 2021. SGF Jones Institute will open in the Norfolk location of the EVMS Jones Institute on July 7, 2021.
“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.”
“I am glad to report that we have signed an agreement with Shady Grove Fertility to support the academic activities of the Jones Institute and promote the mission of education and research and the legacy of Dr. Georgeanna and Howard Jones,” says Alfred Abuhamad, M.D., Mason C. Andrews Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Professor and Chair of EVMS Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs.
Drs. Howard and Georgeanna Jones were true trailblazers who changed the way reproductive medicine was practiced at the time, fostering a legacy at the Jones Institute that continues to run deep today. Eric A. Widra, M.D., SGF Chief Medical Officer, continued to explain, “The Jones Institute has long been known for its ‘firsts,’ as home to the first baby born from in vitro fertilization (IVF) in the United States in 1981. SGF is committed to advancing science and for pioneering technologies that safely push the envelope to improve patient outcomes.”
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.
“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.”
SGF Jones Institute, home to SGF’s eleventh full-service embryology laboratory, will offer 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.
SGF Jones Institute will offer a wide insurance network and a dedicated Financial Counselor. With this move, we will be expanding access to our 100% refund guarantee program for IVF and donor egg treatment, offering patients the reassurance they will either take home a baby or receive a full refund. And for active U.S. military and reservist families, we offer an exclusive discount of up to 15% off, plus medication discounts for active, veteran, and retired military.
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 to schedule their virtual consult with Dr. Pakrashi, or complete this brief form to schedule an appointment with another SGF physician or to seek other assistance. If you are an existing EVMS Jones Institute patient and would like to schedule an appointment, please complete this brief form.