IVF Poulsbo WA

Local resource for infertility in Poulsbo. 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.

Dr. Allen Gregg South
(206) 709-8600
1229 Madison
Seattle, WA
Business
Allen Gregg South, MD
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Most insurance plans accepted including Medicaid and Medicare.
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Swedish Medical Canter
Residency Training: Stanford University
Medical School: Northwestern University Medical School,
Additional Information
Languages Spoken: English

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Andrea Legge Chymiy
(360) 782-3500
19245 7th Ave Ne
Poulsbo, WA
Specialty
Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Oya Burcin Ozel, MD
20700 Bond Rd NE
Poulsbo, WA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1995

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Paula Lynn Smith, MD
10452 Silverdale Way NW
Silverdale, WA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1982

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Gillian Greer Esser, MD
3343 NW Byron St Ste A
Silverdale, WA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1993

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Amy E. Korten
(425) 899-4455
12303 NE 130Th Ln
Kirkland, WA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Marie E Matty
(360) 782-3500
19245 7th Ave Ne
Poulsbo, WA
Specialty
Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Barbara Joyce Warkus, MD
Poulsbo, WA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1984

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Dr.Jorge Zapata
(360) 307-7202
9750 Levin Road Northwest
Silverdale, WA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac Mayor De San Marcos, Prog Acad De Med Humana, Lima
Year of Graduation: 1971
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.8, out of 5 based on 10, reviews.

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Jennifer C Quimby
(360) 307-7202
9750 Levin Rd Nw
Silverdale, WA
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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