IVF Fort Thomas KY

Local resource for infertility in Fort Thomas. 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.

Bethesda Center for Repro Health and Fertility
(800) 634-1222
10506 Montgomery Road - Suite 303
Cincinnati, OH
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
Internet Health Resources

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Russell Read Rice, MD
(502) 897-0281
20 Oak Rdg
Fort Thomas, KY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1964

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Jim Bob Plunkett, MD
(859) 441-1201
40 N Grand Ave Ste 302
Fort Thomas, KY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1977

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Dr.Robert Flick
(859) 572-3868
85 North Grand Avenue
Fort Thomas, KY
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: St. Luke West
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.0, out of 5 based on 9, reviews.

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Eldridge Anderson Baker, MD
(859) 291-8515
85 N Grand Ave
Fort Thomas, KY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1964

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Dr.Steven Willett
(859) 781-6222
40 N Grand Ave # 204
Fort Thomas, KY
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Magdalena Rose
(859) 572-3868
85 North Grand Ave
Ft Thomas, KY
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Roosevelt Walker
(859) 572-3868
85 N Grand Ave
Fort Thomas, KY
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Allen L Huneke
(859) 572-3868
85 N Grand Ave
Ft Thomas, KY
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Roosevelt Walker
85 North Grand Avenue
Fort Thomas, KY
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.8, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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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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