Mindy Accardi, PA-C
Mindy Accardi, PA-C, completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA and went on to earn her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, PA.
Since completing her education, Mindy has worked for over a decade in women’s health, most recently, she worked with a large OB/GYN practice serving the Central Pennsylvania area. Her interests include infertility and preconception counseling, which lead to her role as a physician assistant at Shady Grove Fertility (SGF).
Now at SGF, Mindy collaborates closely with our physicians in the evaluation and management of patients in the Mechanicsburg, PA office. She performs ultrasounds, intrauterine inseminations (IUI), and saline sonograms/mock embryo transfers; reviews labs and genetic screening results; and counsels patients.
Mindy maintains Board Certification through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Mindy currently resides in Mechanicsburg with her husband, son, and Siberian husky Mya. She enjoys traveling, hiking, sports, running, and yoga.
My Role At Shady Grove Fertility Center
- Fertility testing
- Performs ultrasounds – baseline, monitoring, and obstetric
- Performs intrauterine inseminations (IUI)
- Performs saline sonograms/mock embryo transfers
- Performs endometrial biopsies
- Reviews labs and outside medical records
- Screens and counsels potential egg donors
- Counsels patients with abnormal genetic screening results and next steps
- Performs urgent care evaluations
- Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Bachelor of Science in Biology – Lycoming College
Q & A
Q: What are your hobbies and why do you enjoy them?
A: After my son was born, yoga was one of the first exercises I got back into. It’s a great way for me to de-stress and have some “me” time. I love that there are so many different types of practices so it never gets boring. Plus it is so convenient! I can do yoga on my own, watch a video or take a class.
Q: What about SGF makes you the most proud?
A: Although I am a fairly new provider to SGF, I have had many interactions with the staff over the years and I am so impressed by the team’s knowledge and dedication. The staff really makes every effort to provide state-of-the-art care and accommodate patients’ needs. I have found that all of the staff truly wants to help make the fertility journey go as smooth as possible.
Q: What is your approach to helping patients who are struggling?
A: I think the first step is to hear the patient out. Especially when dealing with fertility concerns there are so many complex emotions that can occur. Listening and validating the patient’s feelings is so important.
Q: What is something about you that would surprise most people?
A: For six years my husband and I coordinated and coached a winter basketball program for children in grades 1-6.
Q: How would you describe your personality?
A: I would say that I am calm and patient. I try to be a good listener and open-minded.
Q: What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
A: I enjoy spending time with my family. Especially when we can be outdoors! We like to swim, hike, run, and play sports.