IVF Mcpherson KS

Local resource for infertility in Mcpherson. 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.

Reproductive Resource Center - Greater Kansas City
(877) 221-2323
12200 West 106th Street, Suite 120
Overland Park, KS
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
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Dr.Gordon Clark
(913) 643-0075
21624 Midland Drive
Shawnee, KS
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1989
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Terry Allen Tracy, MD
(785) 296-0846
Topeka, KS
Specialties
Obstetrics And Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1961

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Mary Duff, MD
(913) 588-3244
3901 Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City, KS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1998
Hospital
Hospital: University Of K S Med Ctr, Kansas City, Ks
Group Practice: Department Of Obstetrics & Gynecology; Kansas University Physicians Inc; Kansas University Physicians Inc Overland Park

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Henry Richard Bishop, MD
(913) 894-8500
12330 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Overland Park Reg Med Ctr, Overland Park, Ks
Group Practice: Kansas City Women's Clinic

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Kevin Robert Fitzgerald, MD
(816) 234-3592
2017 W 47th Ter
Mission, KS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1983

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Michael Nichols Bates, MD
(316) 685-1277
9300 East 29th Street South
Wichita, KS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Newton Med Ctr, Newton, Ks
Group Practice: Mid-Kansas Women's Ctr

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Robert Hsiao
(316) 962-8580
550 N Hillside St
Wichita, KS
Specialty
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Bonnie Jean Catterson
(785) 776-1400
1620 Charles Pl
Manhattan, KS
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Camille Aletha Russell McKesey
(316) 320-0501
700 W Central
El Dorado, KS
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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