Richmond Magazine’s Top Doctors for Infertility Honors SGF Richmond Physicians
Richmond, VA -- SGF Richmond is proud to announce that three of their 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.
SGF Richmond significantly expanded its foothold in the region in 2018 after joining forces with Virginia Fertility Associates and VAIVF & Andrology Center, becoming the largest IVF practice in Greater Richmond, offering high quality reproductive healthcare that embodies a consistent, personalized, patient-centered philosophy. SGF Richmond offers well over 30 years of experience in helping individuals and couples start or expand their families with high success rates and a patient-care approach that has been widely recognized.
“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 a refund guarantee program. SGF was the first practice to create an IVF program with a refund guarantee, known as 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. Eighty-two percent of participants take home a baby.
The Shared Risk program is so popular and the outcome data so compelling, the practice was able to reduce the price in 2018 by nearly 15% for women using their own eggs under 35, and extended the age in which a woman is eligible to participate and use her own eggs by 2 years to 41 years of age.
Other popular programs that make treatment affordable include SGF’s Shared Help Discount Program, an income-based program that offers a discount on most treatments and procedures provided by SGF Richmond, the Military Discount Program, which offers active U.S. military and reservists a 25 percent discount off qualifying self-pay rates, and a 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.
To learn more or to schedule an appointment at one of SGF Richmond’s locations, call 1-888-761-1967.