IVF Claremore OK

Local resource for infertility in Claremore. 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.

Guy W Sneed, DO
(918) 274-5555
12455 E 100th St N
Owasso, OK
Business
Owasso Womens Clinic
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Russell Bruce Parker, MD
(405) 321-2929
Claremore, OK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Norman Regional Hospital, Norman, Ok

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Melinda Leann Steelmon
(918) 341-8700
601 E Blue Starr Drive
Claremore, OK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Guy W Sneed
(918) 341-1000
3100 Medical Pkwy
Claremore, OK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Joseph Gateno, MD
(918) 341-6857
2503 Westwood Dr
Claremore, OK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nacl Auto De Mexico, Fac De Med, Mexico Df, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1950

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Charles Dennis Knife Chief, MD
(918) 341-5200
1222 N Florence Ave
Claremore, OK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Diego, Sch Of Med, La Jolla Ca 92093
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Claremont Reg Hosp, Claremore, Ok
Group Practice: Northeast OK Women's Clinic

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Sumathy VanNarth
(918) 342-6200
101 S Moore Ave
Claremore, OK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Sumathy Vannarth, MD
(918) 342-6200
101 S Moore Ave
Claremore, OK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Madras Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1962

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Patricia Ann Hill
(918) 342-6416
101 S Moore Ave
Claremore, OK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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James Daniel Baxter, MD
(918) 341-5200
1222 N Florence Ave Ste C
Claremore, OK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: U S P H S Claremore Indian Hos, Claremore, Ok; Stillwater Med Ctr, Stillwater, Ok
Group Practice: Northeast OK Women's Clinic

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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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