IVF Burlington VT

Local resource for infertility in Burlington. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to fertility specialists who can help you get through the hurdles associated with conception problems, anovulation, male fertility and female infertility, as well as advice on in vitro fertilization (IVF), follicle stimulating hormones (FSH), and fertility treatments.

Nancy Fisher, MD
(802) 859-9500
364 Dorset St
South Burlington, VT
Business
Lake Champlain Gynecological Oncology
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Julia Virginia Johnson, MD
(802) 847-1400
89 Beaumont Ave Dept OBGYN
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, Vt
Group Practice: Fletcher Allen Health Care

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Brian Christopher Cooper, MD
1 S Prospect St
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1999

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Peter R Casson, MD
(802) 656-2272
1 S Prospect St
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Queens Univ, Fac Of Med, Kingston, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1984

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Patrick Paul Clifford, MD
(802) 658-0505
96 Colchester Ave
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1984

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William Frank Long, MD
(802) 578-7562
89 Beaumont Avenue (H) Box 259,
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1976

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Dr.Robert Hayward
(802) 847-1400
111 Colchester Ave # 311
Burlington, VT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1977
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, Vt
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Greta Hanson
(802) 655-0505
96 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Kym Boyman
(802) 735-1252
1775 Williston Rd #110
South Burlington, VT
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine
Year of Graduation: 1999
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Fletcher Allen Health Care
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.7, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Denise Anne Verleur, MD
(802) 658-6964
3 S Willard St
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1984

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Infertility

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By Miki Shima, o.m.d.

Over the 23 years I’ve been in practice, I’ve helped hundreds of couples become pregnant without high-tech or pharmaceutical interventions. But many of my patients also add Chinese medicine to conventional fertility treatments to increase their effectiveness and alleviate some of the side effects.

Looking eastward has another benefit, too. In the rush to develop increasingly sophisticated ways to treat infertility, doctors often skip over a critical element: bolstering the patient’s overall health, which can suffer in the course of treatment. Where Western medicine concentrates solely on the reproductive organs, Chinese medicine works to strengthen and balance all systems of the body, using a combination of acupuncture, herbs, and nutritional supplements.

Here are some of the fertility-related questions I hear most often.

Q: I’ve been trying to conceive for one year, so far unsuccessfully, and I’d like to avoid the hassle and expense of conventional fertility treatments. How effective is Chinese medicine alone in helping women get pregnant?

A:
That depends on several factors. Your first step should be to see your gynecologist for a few exams. She can check for any physical obstructions that might be preventing pregnancy, such as a blockage in your fallopian tubes, and assess your levels of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), which affects ovulation, to make sure you haven’t entered early menopause. If your FSH levels are above 10, your chances of getting pregnant without any kind of conventional fertility treatment are very small; if you have high FSH levels and an obstruction, your chances are essentially zero.

However, if your FSH levels are 9 or below, and there are no physical obstructions, traditional Chinese medicine alone can substantially improve your odds. For instance, if you are between the ages of 35 and 40 and your FSH is around 9, you have about a 4 percent chance of getting pregnant without any treatment whatsoever; with acupuncture and Chinese herbs, I’ve found that the probability rises to about 25 percent.

If you do need to see an infertility doctor, Chinese medicine can still help. Many of my patients are women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) or egg donation, and I’ve found that adding acupuncture, supplements, and herbs to the mix can raise their success rate by about 15 to 25 percent. One recent study from Germany reported that women who received a regular course of acupuncture immediately before and after in vitro fertilization were 58 percent more likely to get pregnant than those who underwent IVF alone.

Q: Will the fertility herbs my acupuncturist gave me interfere with the fertility drugs I’m taking?

A: No, with one exception. The drug Lupron is prescribed to shut down hormone production (as part of IVF treatment), so herbs that promote hormonal activity can interfere with it. I tell my patients to stop all herbal treatments while taking this drug.

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