Fulfilling your dream of having a family is not always easy. But it can be an exciting and hopeful time. Your biggest peace of mind should be to know that the physicians you choose for your care are board certified and qualified specialists in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. You can feel confident that, without a doubt, The Reproductive Medicine Group consists of board certified Reproductive Endocrinologists, which are also known as fertility doctors. Our group of physicians is the largest fertility clinic in the Tampa Bay, with five physicians locally that are board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
Our fertility specialists trained at medical facilities in the United States including Harvard, UCLA, and Johns Hopkins. Our physicians have consistently been selected by their peers as “Best Doctors in America – Fertility” by US News and World Reports, Tampa Magazine’s Top Docs – Fertility, and Tampa Bay Metro’s “Top Doctors – Fertility”. We participate in the most current research programs to bring new treatment technologies to our practice, and to our patients. The diplomas on our walls may show our education and experience, but it’s our patients who give us the biggest rewards.
A consultation with a fertility specialist is a first step to understand infertility.
From the moment you begin your experience with The Reproductive Medicine Group, you should feel comfortable openly and honestly communicating with everyone in any of our offices. No matter how simple or complex your medical treatment, we pay particular attention to making sure you are treated with personal care every step along the way. Never hesitate to ask questions or take more time with any of our team members at the front desk or in the operating room.
Before undergoing any tests or treatment, you will:
- Review your reproductive and medical history
- Evaluate you for signs of infertility
- Perform a medical examination
- Discuss fertility treatment options.
At The Reproductive Medicine Group, you and your partner are a vital part of the treatment equation; therefore we suggest the two of you attend this initial consultation. It’s also possible that you may need additional diagnostic testing before your physician can make a final recommendation.
If no further tests are requested, your physician will create an optimal treatment plan specific to your fertility issues and comfort level. Once you begin treatment, you may set up additional meetings with your physician to discuss any issues or concerns about your progress or an upcoming procedure. Even when you aren’t seeing your doctor, please know your physician will be monitoring your fertility treatment. Our nurses will be in constant contact with your physician at all times, following your progress.
Now let’s review some basic fertility information, so you can better
understand your fertility health and your infertility treatment options.
“When it comes to your fertility, every day counts.”
It is often possible for you to have some control over your fertility. How? By taking charge of your fertility health whether you want to get pregnant now or later. Our patient’s most common regret is that they didn’t seek help from us sooner. The earlier treatment is started, the better the chances of success. There is also a better possibility of using less invasive fertility procedures.
Many of our patients realize there is a fertility problem when they start “trying to conceive”. Ironically, most of our education around conception comes from NOT trying to get pregnant. So when the time comes for you to start your family, you may think that pregnancy will quickly occur. Getting pregnant is natural, right?
For some, that is true. Most couples will experience pregnancy in the first year of trying to conceive. However, as many as 20 percent of men and women will discover they struggle with their fertility problems.
Simply stated, infertility is not getting pregnant after 6 to 12 months of not using any form of prevention or birth control. You may call it “trouble getting pregnant”. It can also be the inability to sustain a pregnancy, resulting in recurrent or repeat miscarriage. Sometimes, there are early signs of infertility that suggest that difficulty with conceiving may occur.
Successful pregnancy requires several factors from both male and female partner. These include:
- The man and woman’s bodies creating sperm and eggs
- The sperm and egg successfully meeting and resulting into a fertilized embryo
- The embryo attaching to the uterine wall and developing for 37-40 weeks
Understanding the Impact of 1-2 Infertility Factors:
Issues identified with EITHER or both the man or woman during fertility testing can cause or contribute to infertility problems. This is also true for couples who are having trouble sustaining a pregnancy. (with 2 or more miscarriages), or what’s called recurrent miscarriage. What’s important is that couples seek early intervention, or if possible, prevention. Diagnosed, most male or female problems can be treated by a fertility doctor who is a specialist in testing and treatment. Reproductive Endocrinologists are surgeons and experts in helping women get pregnant and sustain pregnancies. They are also experts in hormone disorders, and are specialists in IVF (In Vitro fertilization), among other fertility treatments.
Here’s a look at both male and female reproduction. It’s important that both partners be tested to identify potential infertility. And yes – infertility CAN be treated.
Reasons for infertility:
- Male infertility
- Female infertility
- Combination of male/female infertility
- Unexplained infertility
- Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Types of infertility:
- Male factor infertility
- Female factor infertility
- Combination (male/female) infertility
- Unexplained infertility
Advanced Fertility Care in Florida
The Reproductive Medicine Group has many years of experience providing fertility care options to patients throughout the Tampa Bay area. With locations in North Tampa, South Tampa, Brandon, Clearwater, and Wesley Chapel, our expert team of fertility specialists is ready to answer all your questions and provide personalized fertility care. Schedule a consultation with The Reproductive Medicine Group.
Choosing A Fertility Specialist
If you’ve been trying to conceive for six months to a year without having success, your doctor may refer you to a reproductive endocrinologist. Or, your family and friends may have suggested that you make an appointment with a fertility specialist. Perhaps you simply Googled your concerns and came looking for answers about fertility, conception, and more.
However you came to find us, The Reproductive Medicine Group is here to help. We understand that every individual and couple’s path to parenthood is unique, and the expertise of a skilled fertility specialist can make all the difference. As you embark on this significant chapter in your life, we aim to empower you with essential information and considerations to ensure you find a compassionate, experienced, and dedicated fertility specialist who will guide you with unwavering support and personalized care. You can trust that you are in capable, expert hands to guide you through the process of creating your family.
The Reproductive Medicine Group is a team of fertility experts comprised of physicians, nurses, and staff who specialize in treating:
- hormone disorders including PCOS
- recurrent miscarriage (pregnancy loss)
- preserving fertility through egg, semen, and embryo freezing.
Board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) with a sub-specialty board of certification in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, our doctors are true fertility specialists. Our fertility clinic provides comprehensive service to offer you reliable and effective care in 5 convenient Tampa Bay locations: North Tampa (USF area), South Tampa, Brandon (which serves many patients from Polk and Manatee Counties), Clearwater (which serves St. Petersburg, New Port Richey, and Pasco County), and Wesley Chapel, FL. Our services include:
- Ovarian stimulation
- Extensive fertility testing and diagnostics.
- Reproductive surgeries to treat fertility-related disorders like endometriosis, fibroids, uterine abnormalities, ovarian cysts, and more
- Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
- In Vitro fertilization (IVF)
When choosing a reproductive endocrinologist for fertility testing/diagnosis and treatments (especially for IVF), below are some good questions to consider about the fertility clinic, surgery center, and fertility care team.
Frequently Asked Questions
How qualified are the fertility specialists of RMG?
Our physicians are board-certified Reproductive Endocrinologists, who are board certified in both Reproductive Medicine, Infertility, and OB/GYN. Get to know our team of expert fertility specialists.
What are RMG's most recent IVF success rates?
The Reproductive Medicine Group is proud of our IVF success rates which are above the national average. Learn more about our IVF success rates, including our SART data.
Where is RMG's fertility clinic located?
The Reproductive Medicine Group has several locations around the Tampa Bay area, including a fertility surgery center. Visit us at one of our fertility clinics in North Tampa, South Tampa, Brandon, Clearwater, or Wesley Chapel. Learn more about our fertility clinics in the Tampa Bay Area.
What insurance does RMG accept?
As part of our commitment to helping you achieve your family-building dreams with the least amount of stress possible, The Reproductive Medicine Group participates in several insurance plans. However, insurance coverage for fertility care can be very complex. Learn more about fertility treatment insurance coverage, including which insurance companies we work with.
How much does IVF cost in Tampa, Florida?
The cost of IVF and other fertility treatments in Tampa, FL can vary widely from patient to patient, depending on many factors. For example, the cost of an IUI may be a few hundred dollars, whereas an advanced treatment like IVF can cost thousands. Learn more about the various factors that impact IVF costs in Tampa, FL.
What kind of patient support and resources are available?
At the Reproductive Medicine Group, we recognize the emotional impact this time can have on a couple. For this reason, we have developed a Patient Mentoring Program.
Does RMG operate its own fertility surgical center?
In 2004, The Reproductive Medicine Group opened its doors to the RMG IVF/Surgery Center. Located at 5249 E. Fletcher Avenue in Tampa, the facility is the only one of its kind in the Tampa Bay area housing two fully certified operating rooms and a procedure room, with an adjacent comprehensive IVF laboratory, which includes embryology. Learn more about our IVF/Surgery Center.
Fertility Glossary of Terms
The staff at the Reproductive Medicine Group has compiled a list of frequently used terms that you will see throughout your treatment and on this website. Please use the following list so you may better understand the procedures and treatments offered.
- Advanced Reproductive Technologies (ART): Used to assist couples in overcoming infertility through the joining of the sperm and egg outside of the body and the transfer of resulting embryos. These procedures include: In Vitro Fertilization, Donor Oocyte IVF, Micromanipulation (ICSI and AH), Cryopreservation of embryos and sperm-related procedures.
- Aspiration: A method of removing eggs from the ovaries via a needle which is passed through the vagina into the ovary.
- Assisted Hatching (AH): A small opening is made in the shell of the embryo to improve the chances of implantation.
- Cryopreservation: A process that preserves embryos by freezing them for later implantation.
- Egg Donation: This procedure is utilized for women who lack good quality eggs or do not produce healthy eggs. Generally, egg development is stimulated in a younger woman, who donates the eggs which are then fertilized with the patient’s spouse/partner’s sperm. The embryo is then transferred into the woman’s uterus.