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Dr. Mark Perloe

Fertility Medicine
Atlanta, GA
46 years experience male

Locations

Office

Atlanta, GA

Address

5445 Meridian Mark Rd. , Suite 270, Atlanta, GA, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: 7:00am - 4:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia

UnitedHealthcare

Cigna

Humana Insurance Company

About

Bio

Dr. Perloe earned his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University, Hershey Medical Center, and served his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Perloe completed his fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Minnesota and is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. As Medical Director of GRS, Dr. Perloe has expertise in treating conditions related to infertility including polycystic ovary syndrome, recurrent pregnancy loss, menstrual disorders, fibroids, male fertility problems and endocrine and other reproductive health problems. He also has extensive experience in in vitro fertilization, the use of donor eggs, donor sperm, and gestational surrogacy. Dr. Perloe has served as principal investigator in numerous reproductive health research studies including innovative IVF treatments, ovulation induction, polycystic ovary syndrome as well as investigational medications for the treatment of male erectile dysfunction. He has published research in medical journals including Obstetrics & Gynecology, Southern Medical Journal, Human Reproduction and the International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In 1986, he co-authored Miracle Babies and Other Happy Endings for Couples with Fertility Problems. Dr. Perloe is the creator of IVF.com and is a frequent speaker at community and professional educational seminars including interactive webinars at Medigogy.com. He blogs regularly on Facebook.com/GRSIVF. He has served as consultant and a task force member to the Women's Initiative of the American International Health Association and was active in establishing the first approved endoscopy-training center in the former Soviet Union at the Russian National Institute of Women's Health. Dr. Perloe is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, and serves on their Electronic Communication Committee. He also serves on the board of the Georgia GYN/OB Society and has served as an advisory board member for INCIID, OBGYN.net and the Endometriosis Association. He is married, has two children and serves on the board of two local theatre companies. He also enjoys playing with computers, sailing and traveling.

Specialties
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Fertility Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

161 Answers
173 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
Early hCG test: Yes, that is way too early to test and know for certain even with blood testing.
A member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone): While it is not likely, after only a single dose, this could be the time you are ovulating. You might consider the morning after pill and speak with y... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
Natural ovulation RX: It depends on why you are not ovulating. If it is due to diet, excess exercise or stress, liefstyle changes can help. If you are overweight, weight lo... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
Hormone Balance??: Hormones are not balanced or unbalanced. Insulin resistance underlies most cases of PCOS. So, when you eat sweets and carbs, your insulin rises and in... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
Delayed Menses: It depends on how you calculate the day of ovulation. Assuming you are using a urine LH kit, then not having a positive test 16 days after an LH surge... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
Not likely.: But don't rely on one test. They are about 85-90% accurate, so the early could be off and the repeat could be off. Or you may have conceived and had a... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
Post ovulatory bleed: Spotting could be due to either. I would expect that if you have polyps, pregnancy would be less likely. And, I wouldn't expect implantation bleeding ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
Endo Pain: Taken out the uterus does not cure endometriosis related symptoms unless the endometriosis is excised completely. Too often patients are lead to belie... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
Vaginal Pain: The most important consideration is a careful medical history, speculum, digital examination, microscopic examination and culture of dna test for inf... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
PCOS & Miscarriage: To reduce the risk of miscarriage, the metabolic abnormalities associated with pcos must be reversed. Hgba1c, androgens, and inflammatory markers shou... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
Weed: Marijuana has been associated with dna breaks to a greater extent than tobacco. The resultant munchies can be associated with weight gain and can abno... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
No Effect: The beauty of amh is that is measures the cohort of small follicles as they start to grow. It is not until much later in their growth that decapeptyl ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
Curing endo: While many women benefit from aggressive excisional laparoscopic surgery where all visible and deep disease is removed, after three to five years, a m... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
TTC 20 months: With a prior ectopic pregnancy, the chance of another can be 25%. Please check the fallopian tubes, semen analysis and consider uterine evaluation wit... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
Low Sperm Count: The first step is make sure lifestyle, nutrition, medications and other factors that might interfere with normal reproductive health are optimized. Ra... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
Thin Endometrium: This is one of the most difficult problems wee see. Often it is not something that can be corrected. Viagara suppositories, trental, vitamin e, acupun... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
Ovulation.: Ovulation indicates that you are at risk of getting pregnant.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
NO: It is not likely that the ingredients in the product will offer any help conceiving. If you have not been successful after two years, please seek cons... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
Cure-NO, Control-Yes: Low glycemic diet, smaller meals with appropriate fats, omega-3's and polyunsaturated fats, fish oil supplements may be helpful. Resistance training t... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
Chlamydia Testing: Prevention and annual gc/chlamydia screening are important consideration for any sexually active woman wanting to preserve fertility. The majority of ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
Why the concern?: Testosterone replacement is supposed to restore normal levels, not higher than normal. As such, with normal levels, estrogen production should not be ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
Losing weight: Paradoxically the best way to lose weight is to build muscle. Each pound of muscle you put on with resistance muscle training burns 75 calories a day ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
Breakfast: The important thing is not to skip breakfast. Low glycemic diet is important. Omega 3 rather than omega 6, trans fats and saturated fats are important... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
Elevated Prolactin: Dr. Mark perloe hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid gland can, in some cases, be associated with increased prolactin levels.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
OC & Clots: If your wife has close family members with history of thrombosis, stroke or pulmonary embolism, testing for blood clotting disorders [thrombophilia] c... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
Fertility RX: If you had taken an hCG trigger shot as part of ovulation treatment that can make the test turn positive for up to 12 days. We advise fertility patien... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
After ovidrel: The ability to pick up Ovidrel on an hCG test will vary by the manufacturer of the test kit. The progesterone at 2.8 is a likely sign that you are not... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
Surgery vs IVF: In most centers IVF is a more cost effective option. You will avoid abdominal surgery, avoid a prolonged recovery and often have the opportunity for a... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
PCOS: For more information check out my videos at http://bit.ly/GRS_PCOS If you have not corrected the metabolic abnomalities assocaited with PCOS, you can... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
Vulvar pain: This could be an infected gland or even a herpes infection. Please check with your OB physician or nurse practitioner.
A female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
IVF-Not Pregnant: The most likely reason that you are not pregnant is embryo quality. Embryo appearance is a very poor predictor of embryo quality. Depending on your ag... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
Resuming sex: We generally advise patients to follow weekly hCG levels to be sure the miscarriage has resolved. And, to avoid intercourse until bleeding from the mi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
Postcoital Bleeding: It could be related to trauma. It would be too early to see bleeding from a pregnancy implantation this early.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
Chance of pregnancy: It is often impossible to know the exact day and time of ovulation. At your age pregnancy risk could be as high as 20-25%.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
Normal Sperm Motilit: Most labs have seen a drop in the normal range over time. the majority of labs say anything over 40% motility is fine. Consider Male Motility Enhancer... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
Spotting & pregnant: If you have early spotting you may have a normal pregnancy. I like to get two hCG levels two days apart. If you are using vaginal progesterone, that c... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
Temp Rise after O: Your temperature will normally rise about 0.5 to 1 degree after ovulation due to a rise in progesterone levels. It is not likely that it will rise fur... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
Failed Femara (letrozole): I'm not sure what you mean by failed. If you have ovulated, you did not conceive, that could be due to incomplete PCOS treatment. If you did not devel... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
Not sure: It may simply be ovulatory pains. There is no way of knowing. If the pain persists, your physician may suggest an ultrasound evaluation.
A male asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
As long as: As long as there is no sperm on his finger or your external genitalia, you should not have to worry.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
Fibroid & TTC: If you are trying to conceive, and the myoma is close to the uterine lining, we usually recommend removal if 3 cm or more. A single larger myoma is of... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
Abnormal US: At six weeks, it is very difficult to see much to determine if the embryo is normal or not. While they reported a good heart beat, there is not much m... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
PCOS DX: It takes more than a "necklace sign" 10--20 small cysts on the outer edge of the ovary to make the diagnosis of PCOS. You also need irregular menstrua... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
When do I ovulate: Your friend can monitor her basal body temperature by measuring the temperature the first thing in the morning and recording it on a chart. It will ap... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
Positive hCG is good: If you did not receive an hCG injection within the last 12 days this means you are likely pregnant. While a positive hCG can show up even in very earl... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
PCOS +OPK: This could simply be very high levels of LH turning the test positive. If you have positive LH indication on multiple days, the LH testing may not wor... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
No idea: I would need to know if your cycles are regular to determine ovulation. Often it is roughly 14 days prior to the onset of the next menstrual period.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
Not Likely: The most common reason for an embryo not to continue development is a genetic anomaly. We now also have to look at epigenetic factors such as is the D... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
Embryo Freezing: If your estrogen or progesterone level during hormonal stimulation is too high, you will likely have a better outcome by cryopreserving the embryos an... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine 46 years experience
Ignore: Testosterone injections can dramatically reduce your sperm count!

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Nov 3, 2014
A respected expert in Fertility Medicine. Highly recommend.
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Nov 16, 2014
I had a cycle early in the month and it is due back on the 29th do I wait and see if my cycle comes back or buy a test
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Perloe is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! thank you for the quick answer! that is reassuring. greetings from greece and have a good night!!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I asked a ques here plz tell me my chances of pregnant(normal/ivf)
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Thanks me again. I do have high blood pressure as well. Will touch bases with my doctor. Thanks again!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1976MD

Residency

University of Wisconsin
Completed 1980

Awards

2014 Top 10 Atlanta Doctors
Top Reproductive Endocrinologist, Second Place, National - Fall
2014
Top Reproductive Endocrinologist, First Place, Georgia - Spring
2017

Affiliations

Georgia Obstetrical & Gynecological Society
American Society of Reproductive Medicine
Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology
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