rachel sprague fertility physician sgf

Rachel Sprague, M.D.

Board Certified Board Certified

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Eligible
Patient Testimonial
I began my own egg-freezing journey as an OB/GYN resident. Looking back 10 years later, now 38 years old, engaged, and ready to start my own family, I’m relieved to have frozen my eggs. At the same time, I feel obligated to give back and address the toll that surgical training has on women.

– Valerie Libby, M.D., M.P.H. | SGF Atlanta | Program Lead |

SGF in Alpharetta is fantastic. The office is beautiful and brand new. The office and clinical staff are friendly, they make you feel comfortable and they are very accommodating. I have never had to wait long for my appointment.

I have only wonderful things to say about Dr. Gay and his staff at the Alpharetta location. Knowledgeable, compassionate, and professional… I could not have asked for better care.

Dr. Swelstad has somehow perfected the difficult balance of being thoroughly educated and up to date in his field and patient and kind enough to make you feel important to him.

Dr. Libby was just amazing. We had a long journey and she was right there with us in the trenches. She was our third fertility doctor. She thought outside the box, was willing to try new things, was open to our questions, and used her team to help us.

I went through IVF with Dr. Humm. I felt heard, comforted, and comfortable the whole way. The support staff were beyond fantastic and turned what would have been a scary experience, into something that my husband and I never felt like we were navigating alone.

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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