Drs. Howard and Georgeanna Jones, the Pioneers of IVF in the USA

David Kreiner, MD Dave Kreiner, MD, Dr. Howard and Georgeanna Jones, The Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine 0 Comments

In 1987, I completed my Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellowship under  Drs. Howard W. Jones Jr. and his wife Georgeanna Seegar Jones, the two pioneers of in-vitro fertilization in the USA and the entire western hemisphere. This picture was taken at their house on the Elizabeth River in Norfolk during one of the bimonthly journal clubs.  It was routine for …

East Coast Fertility Leads the Way in Saving Healthcare System $1 Billion

David Kreiner, MD Saving Healthcare System $1 Billion 0 Comments

Dr. David Kreiner of East Coast Fertility is using his conscience and his expertise to provide solutions in the fertility industry. He is the first in the country to offer an In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) package using Single Embryo Transfers (SET) at one set price to patients, while still providing high quality care. It can save the healthcare industry $1 Billion. …

How to Make Single Embryo Transfer a Reality

David Kreiner, MD Single Embryo Transfer 0 Comments

It’s been so long since you first dreamed about having a baby. If you’re like many fertility patients, by now you’ve had a few thoughts that an adorable set of twins might be challenging — but a fun relief after all of your waiting! The sobering truth: multiple pregnancies — even with ‘just’ twins — are sometimes dangerous to the …

Sperm Meets Egg – Why Doesn’t It Work Every Time?

David Kreiner, MD Male Infertility, Mind-Body Fertility Connection 1 Comment

Why me? My wife never had an infection, surgery or any other problem? I have no difficulty ejaculating and there’s plenty to work with so why can my friends, neighbors and coworkers get pregnant and we can’t? I hear these questions daily and appreciate the frustrations, anger and stress felt by my patients expressing these feelings through such questions. There …

Why “The Wyden Bill” Does Not Support Infertility Patients

David Kreiner, MD Regulation of IVF 0 Comments

Patients often seek my help, desperate to try In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) after having a previous cycle cancelled at an outside clinic. These patients stimulated with fewer follicles and therefore due to their lower pregnancy expectations were not allowed to proceed. We presented our data on IVF performed on patients with 3 or fewer follicles at the American Society for Reproductive …

I Look Pretty Good In Scrubs

David Kreiner, MD Infertility Information 0 Comments

The experience husbands feel when going through an IVF cycle varies depending in large part on how involved they get. Not only will it help relieve much of the stress for your wife and your relationship the more involved you are but you will feel more invested in it and more in control over the outcome. Many husbands pride themselves …

MicroIVF, a Better Alternative to Intrauterine Insemination

David Kreiner, MD Infertility Information, IVF, Micro IVF 0 Comments

MicroIVF, also known as MiniIVF and minimal stimulation is an IVF procedure whereby a patient’s ovaries are stimulated with oral medications (clomid) usually with a minimal amount of injectable gonadotropins. The process then proceeds in identical fashion to conventional IVF with egg retrieval, fertilization, embryo culture and ultrasound guided embryo transfer. This new protocol cuts down on costs and diminishes …

MiniIVF

David Kreiner, MD Infertility Information, IVF, Micro IVF 0 Comments

MiniIVF, also known as MicroIVF and minimal stimulation is an IVF procedure utilizing oral medications with or without minimal use of injectable gonadotropins when going through In Vitro fertilization. The process then proceeds in similar fashion to conventional IVF with egg retrieval, fertilization, embryo culture and embryo transfer. This new protocol is said to not only cut down on costs, …

Fertility Treatment During This Economic Downturn

David Kreiner, MD Infertility Information, IUI - Intrauterine Insemination, IVF, Micro IVF, NYS IVF Grant 1 Comment

Many patients are suffering even worse from their infertility woes because this terrible recession we are in makes it that much more traumatic to pay for the fertility treatments. Stress is augmented by the financial distress caused by trying to pay for treatment. Fortunately, at East Coast Fertility, we have several income based grant programs, IVF studies, shared risk, single …