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Preparing for Your First Visit to a Fertility Clinic

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  • Written By: Mark Denker, M.D.

If you and your partner have decided to seek help from a fertility specialist, you have taken the first step toward finding the causes of infertility. Once you have scheduled your initial appointment at our Palm Beach fertility clinic, you may feel nervous and overwhelmed. To calm your anxiety, Dr. Mark Denker has provided information about what to expect.

The Finer Points of Your Fertility Appointment

Your initial consultation gives Dr. Denker an opportunity to gather important medical details and make plans for moving forward in your quest to have a baby. To maximize this appointment, consider these tips:

  • Two is better than one
    If at all possible, you and your partner should both attend this first visit. Not only does it help to have two sets of ears, but it also allows Dr. Denker to make sure everyone is on the same page before proceeding.
  • Organize the details
    When you sit down with Dr. Denker, he will take a complete history of both partners as well as ask about your attempts to conceive and any previous treatments. This information will help Dr. Denker decide how to proceed with a fertility evaluation and eventual treatment. You may want to make notes or gather relevant records from other physicians so that you can provide accurate data.
  • Think ahead
    Dr. Denker has advanced training and knowledge in the area of infertility. As a new patient, you will probably have lots of questions. Making a list will ensure that you don’t forget anything important and can maximize your time with a fertility specialist. Common questions include:
    • What fertility tests do you recommend?
    • How long will it take to diagnose the cause of infertility?
    • What are the costs of infertility?
    • What fertility treatments are available?
    • What are your IVF success rates?

Struggling to conceive can leave you feeling hopeless, but the team at Palm Beach Fertility Center can offer direction. Dr. Denker can answer your questions, explain the process and help you find the answers you need. Our end goal is a healthy baby.

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