Your First Visit

Embarking on the journey to parenthood is a significant step, and we understand that visiting a fertility clinic for the first time can be both exciting and nerve-wracking.

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At Fertility Partnership, we are dedicated to supporting you every step of the way. Here’s what you can expect from your initial visit:

  • Consult: You’ll meet with the doctor to review and discuss your medical history.
  • Exam: Women will have an ultrasound and men will have a sperm analysis (avoid ejaculation for 48 hours prior to appointment).
  • Lab: Blood tests will be performed if required.
  • Results: You’ll receive a complete diagnosis and plan after blood and analysis results are returned (approximately 3 to 5 days). A preliminary diagnosis may be offered at the visit based on consultation and exam.

If you have medical records (including lab tests and surgical reports) please bring them to your first visit.

Although you may have been to another fertility clinic, or at least another medical office, you will likely experience a different feeling when you walk into Fertility Partnership. There is a sense of openness and friendliness that permeates every corner of our space. This was our intent and purpose in designing our clinic. We designed our clinic to let you know that we understand the stress and host of other negative emotions that one feels when struggling to have a baby. We want you to know that when you come to our location… you are not alone. This is part of what makes us one of the region’s leading fertility clinics.

When you arrive at our clinic you will be greeted at our front desk and we will have you fill out questionnaires and paperwork to gather as much information about you and your history. You may ask for these forms prior to our arrival so you come with them already completed. If you have been through testing and fertility treatments with another clinic, it will be helpful to bring those results with you or you can sign a release to have them sent directly to our clinic. You will then meet with Dr. Elan Simckes, our founder and medical director, an over twenty-year fertility veteran, who will get to know you before starting any exam or testing.

Prepare for a very friendly, non-intimidating conversation where you can share your own thoughts and concerns. The doctor will usually spend at least a half an hour, but sometimes longer, during your consultation reviewing your case, your history, and your dreams.

Next, you will be escorted to an exam room and Dr. Simckes, accompanied by one of his staff, will join you and perform an ultrasound. Dr. Simckes performs his own ultrasounds and does not refer you to a third-party or sonographer for this study. He believes that part of the reason for our success is that he personally can see your uterus and ovaries so as to make better clinical judgments. Usually, there is blood work that he wants to order in which case it may be drawn right after the exam. But if your insurance requires a specific lab, you will be given requisitions to have the blood drawn elsewhere.

If there has not been a semen analysis performed, when appropriate, then we would likely want it done as soon as possible. We would ask that the man abstains from ejaculation for 48 hours prior to this study and we should be able to have that test done on the day of your first visit. Results of this analysis will likely not be available for at least 24 hours.

On the day of your first visit, Dr. Simckes will already begin to share with you his thoughts about your condition and possible plans of action to move forward.

Your Journey Starts Here:

Your first visit to our fertility clinic marks the beginning of an incredible journey toward parenthood. Rest assured that you’re in capable hands, and we’re here to support you every step of the way. Together, we’ll work towards turning your dreams of starting or growing your family into a beautiful reality.

Schedule your first visit with us today, and let’s take the first step toward realizing your dreams of parenthood.

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Take the first step towards realizing your dreams of parenthood. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

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