Fertility Care That Empowers Patients
Shady Grove Fertility offers a personal touch — and a money-back guarantee.
You’re ready for a baby (or your second or third), but your body isn’t cooperating. Could it be time to see a doctor and start asking whether fertility treatment is right for you?
If your answer is “yes,” there are a number of things to think about. First, doctors recommend trying for at least a year before seeking an evaluation if you’re under 35 — and for six months if you’re over 35, and just three months if you’re older than 37. When you’re going in, keep your mind open, since there are lots of options to consider.
“Having a conversation with a fertility provider does not mean fertility treatment,” said Isaac E. Sasson, M.D., Ph.D., a reproductive endocrinologist at Shady Grove Fertility, which has local offices in Chesterbrook and Bala Cynwyd. “It represents an opportunity to determine if anything is amiss that warrants intervention.”
If that intervention is needed, what kind of experience do you want? Shady Grove Fertility offers patients an ideal combination of personalized care and a broad, deep knowledge of the latest in fertility innovation, technology, and research. Put them together and you’ve got a prescription for success — and an individualized positive experience.
“We recognize that fertility is an intimate journey,” Sasson said. “Couples should look to find the physician who best meets their needs who can provide clinical excellence and who practices responsibly, all while delivering excellent clinical outcomes, being attentive, compassionate and responsible.”
At Shady Grove Fertility, you’ll have one primary care team: practitioners who get to know you, your partner, and your fertility journey. That includes your doctor and nurses, and even a patient care representative.
“Having an individualized team and care plan allows for uniform message and communication so that your doctor and nurse know you the best and can personalize treatment for you rather than one size fits all,’’ Sasson said.
Once you’ve decided on a treatment, the next big factor is one that’s difficult for many couples: cost. If your insurance doesn’t cover your treatment, or covers only a portion, the price tag can loom large.
Shady Grove Fertility’s doctors and medical professionals understand those concerns. That’s why the practice offers what it calls the “Shared Risk 100% Refund Program” to qualified patients using in vitro fertilization (IVF), donor eggs, or a gestational carrier who are paying out of pocket.
It’s a simple plan: You can attempt as many as six IVF or donor egg cycles, and as many frozen embryo transfer (FET) cycles that result from those fresh cycles as you wish, for a flat fee. If you get pregnant and bring a baby home, you’ve already paid your bill. If you don’t, or if you choose to withdraw from the program early, Shady Grove Fertility will give you a full refund.
“This takes away the stress and anxiety associated with the expensive fertility treatment,” Sasson said. “Rather than the traditional model of ‘try again, pay again’ with no end in sight, you know exactly what is going to happen — you will either deliver a baby, or receive a full refund.”
Why the “shared risk” title? This program was created over 20 years ago with the patient in mind. Your physician is “sharing” the financial risk with you in this program. It’s true that if you bring a baby home after one cycle, you will pay more than if you went the traditional route. But this program gives couples peace of mind that if they’re not able to conceive after one cycle, they can try again, and again. If after those attempts it does not work, they can still use the money for other options, such as additional treatment, or even adoption.
The program doesn’t cover some costs, such as medications, surgeries not related to the IVF treatment, or routine pre-screening tests. Shady Grove Fertility also offers similar programs for patients who already have frozen embryos or frozen eggs.
Innovation, understanding, and medical care that’s just right for you is what Shady Grove Fertility brings to its patients. Approximately 82 percent of patients in the Shared Risk Program have delivered babies, and Shady Grove Fertility’s success rates for all patients are among the highest in the nation.
“We pride ourselves on delivering excellent outcomes in the setting of premier patient service,” Sasson said.
“Our practice philosophy is to always put the patient first, providing the most comprehensive, efficient, financially responsible and compassionate care. Our goal is to empower couples to choose what is best for them,” Sasson said.
Want to know more? Start at ShadyGroveFertility.com, or call 877-985-2266 to learn more or to schedule a consult with a physician.
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