Deciding to seek help for infertility or recurrent miscarriages is an important step in starting or expanding your family. At Strong Fertility Center, our goal is to help you find the right treatment. To help you prepare for your consultation, we will provide information about what to expect at your first visit.
You will be asked to register for MyChart if you have not already done so through UR Medicine. MyChart enables you to view the results of some of your tests, receive information about upcoming appointments, and contact your fertility nurse and doctor with questions through a secure portal that ensures your privacy. All of your initial paperwork will be sent to you through MyChart. Every person’s path to parenthood is unique. To understand your history, we ask that you complete our history forms and fax your medical records at least 24 hours prior to your consultation.
You will receive a MyChart message which will contain your video visit link prior to your scheduled appointment. We ask that you try the link at least one hour in advance of the appointment to make sure it works. If you have any issues, please call our office right away at (585) 487-3378 so that we can assist you.
E-check in is now available for our patients. This MyChart feature allows you to confirm your appointments, update any changes to your medical history and/or medications, and even pay your co-payment.
The initial consultation with your doctor or advanced practice provider may be virtual or in person if conditions permit. The initial consultation can range from half an hour to an hour. Your provider will review the information that you provided and ask about your goals for starting or expanding your family. Your provider may perform an examination if the visit is in person and may recommend additional testing to evaluate your fertility and your partner’s fertility. Your provider may recommend additional testing to assess any health conditions that may impact your pregnancy and may make lifestyle recommendations. Your provider will discuss optional genetic testing which can help you learn if you or your partner carry any inherited health conditions that could affect your baby.
After the initial consultation with your provider, you will meet with your fertility nurse or will be contacted by your fertility nurse by MyChart with instructions. Your fertility nurse can answer questions you may have about tests, medications, or your next steps, and will give you written information about what was presented during your visit.
Most patients can complete their testing within the next one to two months. You’re your testing is complete, you will have a follow up visit with your provider so that your provider can explain the results of your testing, discuss possible treatment options, and answer your questions.
Due to the sensitive nature of the fertility treatment, and out of consideration to other patients, we request that you make alternative childcare arrangements when presenting to the office for visits or testing.