When a patient of mine recently moved to California, she asked me to refer her to a specialist who could continue her care. Drs. Vaughn, Hansard, Burger, and I have each noticed that when we provide our patients with a couple of names, they frequently ask us why we chose those particular specialists over many others in the same area. This made us realize that many couples with infertility in Central Texas may be thinking the same thing about TFC – why should they come see us? WHY TFC? In an attempt to answer this question, we wrote an article that you can find on the home page of our website at www.txfertility.com. I have taken the liberty of breaking this article down into smaller blog entries so that patients can read it at their leisure. In this second blog, I will tell you a little about who we are, and some of the things that make us different from other doctors who practice infertility.
Although thousands of our patients have benefitted from these endeavors, we have never actually taken the time to tell the TFC story; how we strive every day to fulfill our mission of turning couples into families, and why patients should choose TFC. In the hope of enlightening our existing patients, as well as trying to convince infertile couples who are not yet seeing us that perhaps they should, we would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little more about our practice. Founded in 1981, by Dr. Thomas Vaughn, TFC has grown to become the largest and one of the most successful fertility practices from Atlanta to Los Angeles. All of our physicians are doubly board certified – in Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility as well as Obstetrics & Gynecology – and all patients therefore see a Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist at every visit; 7 days a week, 365 days a year, unless they elect to see our sonographer who is available for early morning appointments for patients who desire to be seen at the beginning of their day. We also offer multiple office locations – from Round Rock to South Austin – to make coming to our office as convenient as possible.
Our practice is limited to the comprehensive diagnosis of infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss, as well as complex endoscopic surgery. The term comprehensive is important, as we offer our patients the very latest in testing and treatment from pre-conceptual genetic evaluation – testing future parents before they even attempt to conceive – to the genetic screening of embryos prior to their transfer during in vitro fertilization. Our medical treatments run the gamut from clomid, femara, metformin, steroids, and bromocriptine to the injectable gonadotropins. Likewise, we offer every type of fertility surgical procedure – from open to laparoscopic to robotic – to treat any type of disease process affecting fertility.
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Tags: Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Clomiphene citrate, fertility treatment, in vitro fertilization, laparoscopy, pre-conceptual genetic evaluation, recurrent pregnancy loss, reproductive endocrinology | Category: Preparing for Pregnancy, Surgical Management of Infertility, Texas Fertility Center