The costs of in vitro fertilization (IVF) can make it hard for many women or couples trying to treat infertility; three-quarters of patients simply can’t afford conventional IVF treatment.
Moreover, in states with insurance coverage, the use of IVF is four times higher than in states without coverage.
In this episode, Kevin Doody, M.D., a board-certified OB/GYN and past president of the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), joins host Mark P. Trolice, M.D., to discuss the latest advancements in IVF and how recent research could significantly decrease the cost of IVF treatment.
Tune in to discover:
- How Dr. Doody and his team are simplifying and streamlining the IVF process
- The latest game changer to reduce both IVF monitoring and laboratory costs
- A breakdown of the research that may change the IVF landscape
- How the new reporting changes to SART help patients make more informed decisions
About Kevin Doody, M.D.
Kevin Doody, M.D. is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and sub-specialty board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Dr. Kevin has received multiple honors as one of Fort Worth’s Top Docs, one of Texas’ Super Doctors and one of the Best Doctors in America for the last several years.
In 2017, Dr. Kevin was recognized with the Resolve National Infertility Association’s Hope Award for Achievement in recognition for his contributions. While Dr. Kevin was serving as president of the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), he was instrumental in updating the SART National Summary Data to assist patients in making informed decisions about medical care. Dr. Kevin was also recognized as Microsoft Physician of the Year 2004. He is currently in private practice, at the Center for Assisted Reproduction (CARE) in Dallas, TX.
About Mark P. Trolice, M.D.
Mark P. Trolice, M.D., FACOG, FACS, FACE is Director of Fertility CARE: The IVF Center in Winter Park, Florida and Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN) at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine in Orlando responsible for the medical education of OB/GYN residents and medical students as well as Medical Endocrinology fellows. He is past President of the Florida Society of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (REI) and past Division Director of REI at Winnie Palmer Hospital, part of Orlando Health.
He is double board certified in REI and OB/GYN, maintains annual recertification, and has been awarded the American Medical Association’s “Physicians’ Recognition Award” annually. He holds the unique distinction of being a Fellow in all three American Colleges of OB/GYN, of Surgeons, and of Endocrinology. His colleagues select him as Top Doctor in America® annually, one among the top 5% of doctors in the U.S. In 2018, he was awarded the “Social Responsibility Award” by the National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association. For ten years his foundation, Fertile Dreams, organized seminars to increase fertility awareness and granted national scholarships for those unable to afford in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment.
Dr. Trolice serves on committees for the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology as well as the editorial advisory board of Ob.Gyn.News. He has conducted scientific studies with resultant numerous publications and been appointed a reviewer in many leading medical journals and textbooks. He has lectured at numerous physician and patient seminars around the country. In addition, he is interviewed regularly on TV news/talk shows, radio, podcasts, print/online magazines and newspapers on reproductive health topics. His current book is on the Infertility journey to be published by Harvard Common Press in mid-2019.