rachel sprague fertility physician sgf

Rachel Sprague, M.D.

Board Certified Board Certified

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Eligible
Patient Testimonial
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.

Absolutely pleased with our results. Dr. Crochet was the first doctor to take my concerns seriously, found the root cause of my infertility issues and created a plan that helped us to conceive twins! He’s the best!

Dr. Crochet is such a caring, intelligent physician. I felt so supported, especially during the difficult times in my fertility journey.

Dr. Crochet and his team have exceeded our expectations on this journey that was so unfamiliar and unexpected. We have always felt taken care of throughout our entire experience!

Dr. Perfetto’s confidence with treatment success rates, her overall attitude towards our case and the fact that we felt “known” and understood by Dr. Perfetto and her staff.

Biography

Rachel Sprague, M.D., earned her medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine. It was during this time that her interest in reproductive medicine came to light when she was exposed to the concept of in vitro fertilization and the intricacies of early pregnancy. The interest intensified throughout her clinical rotations where she experienced first-hand the bond between patients and their physicians.

She pursued her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she served as Residency Class Lieutenant and earned the Fund for Excellence in Research Award. Dr. Sprague then traveled to Florida to complete her fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida.

Exemplifying Dr. Sprague’s passion for research are her contributions to research abstracts presented at medical conferences nationwide on topics including the environmental effects on a person’s ovarian reserve, preimplantation genetic testing, and endometriosis. Additionally, Dr. Sprague contributed a book chapter on in vitro fertilization in the Encyclopedia of Reproduction, Second Edition. Dr. Sprague is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American Medical Association, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society.

Dr. Sprague provides fertility care for patients at SGF Tampa Bay’s Wesley Chapel office. In her free time, she enjoys exploring, singing, and dancing with her husband, two children, and bulldog, Hank.

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Education

  • Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida
  • 2019, Tampa General Hospital Award for Outstanding Clinical Fellow Research
  • 2019, Pacific Coast Reproductive Society Excellence in Training Award
  • 2019, Alpha Omega Alpha Postgraduate Fellowship Research Scholarship
  • 2018, University of Alabama Obstetrics and Gynecology Teaching Award
  • 2017, Fund for Excellence in Research Award, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • American Medical Association
  • Pacific Coast Reproductive Society
  • Coming soon

Q&A

I was drawn to this field by its opportunity to combine all aspects of medicine that I enjoyed into one. My interest started during a medical student lecture where I was exposed to the concept of in vitro fertilization and the intricacies of early pregnancy. This interest intensified throughout my clinical rotations when I saw the strong bond formed between patients and their reproductive endocrinologists. The relationship was built on mutual respect and trust. It is a field of hope, support, and exponentially expanding knowledge, and one that will always challenge me to be better. To me, there was no other specialty like it.

To be a member of the SGF team makes me proud. SGF has a long reputation of producing impactful, high-quality clinical research and of practicing evidence-based medicine for the betterment of their patients. I am privileged to be surrounded by sincere, intelligent, and committed people who constantly strive to make a positive difference in the lives of their patients.   

People who overcome adversity with grace. 

Items on my bucket list include sleeping in an ice hotel and see the Northern Lights, becoming fluent in Spanish, and meeting Charles Barkley.

Soccer was a big part of my life growing up, as it taught me the value of team commitment, resilience, and respect. This has now evolved into running and yoga, which help bring me mental clarity and calmness.

My husband and I love to explore with our two children and our bulldog, Hank. We enjoy meeting new people and hearing new stories. At home, music, song, and dance are the essence of our family life.

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