Patient Testimonial
I had an ultrasound and an HSG done at the Norfolk office. Every staff member was amazing – so gentle, comforting and supportive. I’m very grateful for that.

Dr. Banks is attentive, kind, and professional. She answered all of our questions.

Dr. B helped me navigate endo and IVF and was insanely cheerful, down to earth, funny, caring, knowledgeable, and thorough every step of the way. I couldn’t imagine doing it with anyone else.

Dr. Martin is so knowledgeable, and from our first appointment he explained everything in a clear and compassionate way – I always felt confident with his choices for my treatment.

Dr. Schnell was able to find out what was wrong with me and was able to fix it when other doctors couldn’t, for so many years. Now my pain is gone & we are pregnant!

We have 2 beautiful babies thanks to the persistent efforts of Dr. Schnell.

Biography

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.

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Education

  • Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology – Lycoming College
  • 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

Coming soon.

Q&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.

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.

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.

For six years my husband and I coordinated and coached a winter basketball program for children in grades 1-6.

I would say that I am calm and patient. I try to be a good listener and open-minded.

I enjoy spending time with my family. Especially when we can be outdoors! We like to swim, hike, run, and play sports.