When choosing a reproductive endocrinologist in the greater Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia metro areas, how do you differentiate between the practice and physician? What do you look for in deciding who you can trust to help you achieve your dreams of a family? We’ve compiled 10 reasons our patients say SGF stands apart from the rest and why 10 of our physicians were named Washingtonian Top Doctors for Infertility in 2016.
1). Exceptional Fertility Care
We offer more than 300 years of combined reproductive medicine and infertility expertise. Each of our 35 physicians understand the importance of interpersonal connection and realize that trust must be earned and relationships must be nurtured. Our physicians make it a priority to understand patients’ concerns in order to tailor their approach to each patient’s unique needs.
2). Unmatched Compassion to our Patients
When skilled team members build caring, trusting, and collaborative relationships with patients, studies reveal more appropriate medical decisions, better patient adherence with treatment plans, and less costly healthcare outcomes result.
3). High Success Rates
According to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), our 2014 fresh IVF program resulted in more successful IVF cycles and more babies born than our next closest 20 fertility centers in the Mid-Atlantic region combined.
4). Transparent Communication
Not only do we place a high value on providing transparent information about our success, we also provide information for how best to decode and interpret success rates. Each year we publish an IVF Program Report, which highlights the practice’s in vitro fertilization (IVF) success rates as well as our center’s most notable milestones and accomplishments over the previous year.
5). 25 Years of Experience
Since we perform over 6,000 in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles, including over 1,000 egg donation cycles, and an equal number of ovulation induction and intrauterine insemination (IUI) cycles annually, the quantity of data we can collect in a few months may take smaller centers years to gather. We view this as both a privilege and a responsibility—to make discoveries that benefit all patients struggling with infertility, not just our own.
6). State-of-the-Art Labs and Treatment Advances
Because of the remarkable advancements we made in our embryology lab and treatment protocols, we are able to help couples achieve pregnancy in less time and with more success, with pregnancies that result in healthier babies than ever before. Learn more about how innovations such as vitrification, frozen embryo transfers, and preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) are progressing reproductive technology.
7). Robust Research Program to Improve Treatment Outcomes
We are one of only a few private practice fertility centers in the country to employ a full-time dedicated research team who perform under the direction of Co-Directors of Research, Kevin S. Richter, Ph.D., in Biological Sciences, and Kate Devine, M.D., board certified reproductive endocrinologist. Our research enlightens us to refine our practices so that more patients can achieve the goal of successful pregnancy.
8). Convenient 19 Full-Service and 6 Satellite Locations
With patients coming to SGF from all 50 states and 38 countries around the world, early morning monitoring appointments, and concierge-level patient service, we are making access to world-class personalized infertility care more convenient.
9). Affordable Solutions with Financial Guarantee and Discount Programs
We offer patients a myriad of discount, guarantee, and multi-cycle treatment financial programs, as well as accept more than 30 insurance providers. Our financial counselors stand ready to help patients navigate through insurance and other financial options to more easily access the care that they need.
10). SGF Support Network
Our support networks are rich with resources and educational opportunities. Access to our SGF experts through monthly education events both online and in-person address concerns and answer questions about moving forward in your fertility journey. We encourage you to access the resources we provide to help you connect, engage, and become educated about infertility.
Frank E. Chang, M.D. – Rockville, MD
Michael J. Levy, M.D. – Rockville, MD
Jeanne E. O’Brien, M.D. – Rockville, MD
Arthur W. Sagoskin, M.D. – Rockville, MD
Paulette Browne, M.D. – Fair Oaks, VA
Stephen Greenhouse, M.D. – Fair Oaks, VA
Naveed Khan, M.D. – Leesburg, VA
David Saffan, M.D. – Annandale, VA
Anitha Nair, M.D. – Arlington, VA and Washington, D.C. – K Street
Eric A. Widra, M.D. – Washington, D.C .– K Street and Sibley Hospital Campus
Paul Shin – Washington, D.C .– K Street; Fair Oaks, VA; Woodbridge, VA; Frederick, MD
While all of these accolades and efforts are important they pale in comparison to the significance placed on the work each of our 35 physicians do with and for their patients every day. Our culture is different and it gives our practice a competitive advantage in that we do what’s right and we do it in all the ways it should be done.
It’s the reason we’ve had more babies born than any other fertility center in the country. It’s the reason we have a track record that can’t be disputed. It’s the reason we’ve earned the trust of so many people who look to us as thought leaders with a culture of continuous innovation, service, partnership, and community that helps make dreams a reality.
To learn more about Shady Grove Fertility’s exceptional fertility care or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please call our New Patient Center at 1-877-971-7755.