IVF Oak Park MI

Local resource for infertility in Oak Park. 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.

Center for Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
(248) 593-6990
300 Park Street, Suite 460
Birmingham, MI
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
Internet Health Resources

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Samuel S O Nwosu, MD
(248) 967-6540
21040 Greenfield Rd
Oak Park, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Sheffield Med Sch, Fac Med/Dent, Sheffield (352-10 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1959

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William Luke Jordan, MD
(248) 547-9292
12900 W 9 Mile Rd
Oak Park, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1981

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Valerie Lynn Johnson
(248) 543-6000
26711 Woodward Ave
Huntington Woods, MI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pediatric Internist

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Madhavi Durga Vemulapalli
(248) 849-3000
16001 W 9 Mile Rd
Southfield, MI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Reproductive Medicine Associates of Michigan
(248) 619-3100
130 Town Center Drive, Suite 106
Troy, MI
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
Internet Health Resources

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Philippe Davius Charles, MD
22150 Greenfield Rd Ste 100
Oak Park, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ D'Etat D'Haiti, Esc De Med Et De Pharmacie, Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
Graduation Year: 1960

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Vinay Kumar Malviya
(248) 483-8140
22301 Foster Winter Dr
Southfield, MI
Specialty
Gynecology / Oncology

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Theodore K Graham, MD
(248) 352-3232
4400 Town Center Dr Town Cente
Southfield, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1983

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Deighton Family Practive
(248) 849-3441
22250 Providence Drive, Suite 500
Southfield, MI
Services
Yoga, Women's Health, Stress Management, Psychosomatic Medicine, Psychiatry, Preventive Medicine, Pain Management, Obstetrics, Nutrition, Mind/Body Medicine, Meditation, Internal Medicine, General Practice, Family Practice, Diabetes, Breathwork, Ayurveda, Addiction
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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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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