All five reproductive endocrinologists at Texas Fertility Center (TFC) have once again been selected as Top Doctors by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a healthcare research and information company that helps guide consumers to the top doctors and hospitals in the United States. The TFC physicians are the only reproductive endocrinologists in Austin to receive the designation of Castle Connolly Top Doctors.
To determine the Castle Connolly Top Doctors, a physician-led team of researchers identifies the candidates, who were all nominated by other physicians in their field at the national and regional levels. The selection process is designed to identify the doctors that other doctors believe are the best in their field.
The TFC reproductive endocrinologists–and Castle Connolly Top Doctors–include Thomas Vaughn MD, Kaylen Silverberg MD, Lisa Hansard MD, Natalie Burger MD and Anthony Propst MD, who have more than 100 years of combined medical experience between them. In addition to being board certified OB/GYNs, all TFC physicians are also board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. This means that, in addition to the training received by all OB/GYNs, each TFC physician received 2-3 additional years of specialized training in infertility, recurrent pregnancy loss, in vitro fertilization, and complicated reproductive surgery.
According to Dr. Silverberg, “It is a true honor to have all of our physicians be recognized as Castle Connolly Top Doctors. The Texas Fertility Center team is committed to providing men and women with the best fertility care and patient experience available to help patients become parents. Each of our fertility specialists also believes in the importance of advancing the field of reproductive medicine, so our physicians conduct fertility research which we present and publish in order to help other fertility specialists improve pregnancy rates for their patients.”
The TFC difference
With a commitment to reducing the cost of a live birth for all, the Central and South Texas fertility center is renowned for its leading-edge care. Each TFC physician combines the latest assisted reproductive technologies with compassionate care to develop effective individualized treatment plans. Highly trained and experienced andrologists, embryologists and geneticists support these efforts in the IVF and andrology laboratories.
As part of their commitment to help make parenthood possible for all patients, the physicians at TFC are actively involved in groundbreaking fertility research, presenting seven papers at the 2017 American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) meeting. The physicians are also able to extend their reach and help more men and women through a partnership with Ovation Fertility™, an industry leader in reproductive medicine and embryonic genetic testing.
Using their experience and influence, the team at TFC also lobbies at the national and local levels for increased access to affordable fertility care in the United States. These efforts include advocating for greater insurance coverage for fertility treatments and increased awareness of infertility as a treatable disease.