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Coastal Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Center 
Woman's Health Specialties - North At the Medical Mall

We are a handicapped accessible facility.

About Us:

We are the only private medical practice in Wilmington directed by a physician who has completed a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and who has obtained national board certification. We do not provide routine gynecological and obstetrical care, but are instead available 100% of the time to diagnose and treat infertility and reproductive disorders as well as to perform complex reproductive surgery. Once our infertility patients conceive, they are referred back to their obstetrician for prenatal care and delivery.

We are also a part of Coastal AHEC, which is dedicated to providing medical education and clinical services to those needing reproductive health services in a five county area of southeastern North Carolina.

Our Philosophy: (Mission)

At our Center, we believe couples struggling with infertility should receive medical care focused on the best chance to have a baby. Even though our program encompasses all of the latest advanced technology, it is our practice to offer the least invasive, least expensive options first and thereafter proceed at a pace that is financially and emotionally comfortable to a couple. We educate our patients regarding their treatment and encourage them to actively participate in their medical care. We understand that infertility is a stressful disorder that can drain couples emotionally and financially. Our team approach meets each couples unique needs by providing individualized, up to date infertility care, dispensed with generous amounts of emotional support. 

Facts About Infertility Treatments:

Couples may be reluctant to seek infertility treatment because the media gives the perception that infertility specialists only provide expensive high tech treatment that puts couples at great risk for having a "litter" of babies instead of the one baby they desire. It is important for you to know that more than 80-90% of the couples who have conceived at our center have done so without high technology procedures such as IVF. Multiple babies do occur with some infertility treatments, however in our hands a single pregnancy is most common.

A Guide To Services

  Preconception fertility guidance/fertility fitness
  Reproductive endocrine disorders and ovulation problems. Treatment with oral and injectable fertility drugs.
  Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCO) diagnosis and treatment
  Precocious or delayed puberty and/or abnormal sexual development
  Donor egg, donor sperm and surrogate coordination
  On site sperm bank
  Intrauterine inseminations (available seven days a week)
  Assisted reproductive procedures, such as IVF and Intracytoplasmic sperm injection, in coordination with UNC-Chapel Hill and other IVF referral centers.
  Reconstructive Tubal surgery, and microsurgical tubal reanastamosis
  Recurrent pregnancy loss (miscarriages)
  Premenstrual Dysphoria (PMS)
  Endometriosis diagnosis and treatment
  Pelvic Pain
  Complicated pelvic surgery cases

           

Financial and Insurance information:

We accept physician and self-referrals and are participating providers for most health care plans. For your own financial protection, please consult your insurance plan prior to your appointment. Many insurance plans require you to have a referral from your primary provider or gynecologist. However, do not assume that your care here will be a covered benefit because your doctor gave you a referral. Our financial coordinator is available to help you understand the limits of your coverage and will be happy to assist you with your plans for payment when your insurance coverage is absent or limited.

Our fees fall within the accepted range for specialized infertility care provided by a staff who has achieved a very high level of specialization. We do offer plans for those who do not have insurance coverage for infertility. We accept cash, checks, Visa and Mastercard for payment.

Appointments:

Our nursing staff or or financial coordinator will be happy to speak with you regarding any questions or concerns you may have prior to scheduling your appointment. Routine appointments are scheduled Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. However, our staff is available on weekends and holiday for scheduled procedures, such as inseminations.

Preparing For Your First Appointment:

To better serve you, we ask that you have any pertinent medical records sent to us prior to your appointment. We also ask you to complete our paperwork and return it to us prior to your appointment. To make the best use of your time at your initial appointment, these records and forms are necessary. It will be difficult for us to advise you fully if we do not have your records. We do not want to repeat tests or procedures that have already been done. Therefore, if your records and/or forms are not received within three days prior to your appointment, we will suggest rescheduling your appointment.

One hour of our physician or nurse practitioner's time is set aside for your first appointment. If you do not keep your appointment, their time lays waste. Therefore, please call to cancel your appointment if you will be unable to keep it. The time can then be filled by another couple waiting to see us. If you are seeking infertility treatment, we would like to have your partner join you for this appointment, if possible. We look forward to meeting with you!

Hospital Affiliation:

New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, North Carolina http://www.nhhn.org

Directions To Our Office:

Download written directions here

 

 

 

This page was last updated on November 20, 2002