Dr. Adamson explains if a woman should see a reproductive endocrinologist or her OB/GYN for fertility treatment.
Dr. David Adamson:
Most women in the United States get their healthcare, of course, from a primary care physician who is very commonly is an obstetrician/gynecologist, very highly trained individual to take care of the woman’s general health and reproductive health. And it’s certainly appropriate for any woman who wants to have a family and who was having any kinds of questions or difficulties to talk with her obstetrician/gynecologist about this.
However, there have been a lot of changes, developments, advances in the last decade or so in reproductive medicine, and certainly if a woman has been trying to get pregnant working with their obstetrician/gynecologist for 6 to 12 months or so and still is not pregnant, it’s probably time then to see a reproductive endocrinologist who are in fact specially trained obstetrician/gynecologist, who have taken an extra three years of fellowship and devote all of their practice just to fertility issues.
About Dr. David Adamson M.D., F.R.C.S.C., F.A.C.O.G., F.A.C.S.:
Dr. David Adamson is a Board Certified specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is Director of Fertility Physicians of Northern California and the Fertility and Reproductive Health Institute, a Clinical Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, and Associate Clinical Professor at U.C. San Francisco School of Medicine. Dr. Adamson received his M.D. degree from the University of Toronto in Canada, and his reproductive endocrinology fellowship training at Stanford University. Dr. Adamson has published extensively and is a nationally and internationally recognized expert on IVF, reproductive surgery and endometriosis. Dr. Adamson is President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), and a charter member of the Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists and the Society of Reproductive Surgeons.