Do Financial Discussions Have A Place In The Fertility Consultation With The Doctor?

David Kreiner, MD Assisted Reproductive Technologies, IVF, Micro IVF, Treating Infertility 1 Comment

One of the most distressing things I face in practice is when I get negative feedback from a referring physician.  Fortunately, it happens rarely but recently I was shocked about the complaint.  Apparently, his patient was offended that I discussed the finances involved with her treatment.  Her Ob Gyn agreed with her that it was inappropriate for me to discuss …

Infertility and the “Yuck Factor”

David Kreiner, MD Treating Infertility 0 Comments

Those of us who work in the infertility field are often presented with situations that make us ponder whether we should assist in endeavors that make us feel a bit, well, uncomfortable. I suppose it’s common to have these experiences in our field as family building is a cornerstone of our society. But manipulating a family affects not just the …

Corporate Denial of Right To Watch Favorite TV Show

David Kreiner, MD Innovating the Financing of Infertility 0 Comments

It’s now official. Disney withdrew WABC, channel 7 from Cablevision affecting 3 million viewers in the New York Metropolitan area. My wife is distraught. Her favorite television shows; Brothers and Sisters, Desperate Housewives, Lost and others are no longer viewable on our TV sets. The Oscars is not available. She like so many others is frustrated and depressed at the …

A Fertility Doctor’s Job: Getting Women Pregnant

David Kreiner, MD Treating Infertility 0 Comments

Last night I tucked my grandson Jayden into bed. “Saba,” which is Hebrew for grandfather, Jayden said, “What do you do at work?” I thought back to when I first talked to his dad, my son Dan, about the birds and the bees. Well, I thought, I help those in need make babies but how do I explain this to …