IVF Mc Minnville TN

Local resource for infertility in Mc Minnville. 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.

Michael Clay Good, MD
(931) 668-1525
1589 Sparta St
Mc Minnville, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: East Carolina Univ Sch Of Med, Greenville Nc 27858
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: River Park Hospital, Mc Minnville, Tn
Group Practice: Del Valle & Good

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Bryan D Chastain, MD
(931) 473-5394
155 Health Way Ste 1
Mc Minnville, TN
Specialties
Family Practice, Obstetrics And Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: River Park Hospital, Mc Minnville, Tn

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David James Watlington
(931) 474-1140
153 Vo Tech Dr
Mc Minnville, TN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Denise Dingle
(615) 597-8731
516 West Main St # A
Smithville, TN
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1983
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Bethesda North Hosp, Cincinnati, Oh
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.5, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Katherine Clarke Haney MD
(615) 329-1242
2201 Murphy Ave
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Rene Carlos Del Valle
(931) 668-1525
3085 Sparta Street
Mc Minnville, TN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Michael Good
(931) 815-5006
3085 Sparta St
Mc Minnville, TN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: East Carolina Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: River Park Hospital, Mc Minnville, Tn
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.4, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Denise R Dingle, MD
518 W Main St Ste A
Smithville, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Bethesda North Hosp, Cincinnati, Oh

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M Bruce Hirsch, MD
(615) 284-7755
2021 Church St
Nashville, TN
Business
Nashville Ob/Gyn Associates
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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John Paul Martin
(423) 569-3762
189 Andrew St
Oneida, TN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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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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