Dr. Deborah Smith

Fertility Medicine
Parker, CO
37 years experience female

Locations

Office

Parker, CO

Address

9235 Crown Crest Blvd, Suite 250, Parker, CO, US
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Thursday: 8:00am - 12pm
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About

Bio

For over 20 years, Dr. Smith and her dedicated team have been helping couples realize their dreams. She is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility and reproductive disorders. Dr. Smith’s, Parker, Colroado facility offers state of the art technology in a relaxing and comfortable environment. Although all medical practices specializing in reproductive medicine have access to the same advanced technology, not all fertility centers are the same. At Rocky Mountain Fertility Center the care you receive is personalized…we treat you like family. Dr. Smith is Board Certified in both Reproductive Endocrinology-Infertility and Obstetrics/Gynecology. She obtained her medical degree from New York Medical College. Dr. Smith completed her Ob-Gyn residency in Hartford, Connecticut and her subspecialty training at the University of Connecticut Health Center. After completing her training, during the next 15 years, Dr. Smith has had academic appointments at Creighton University, University of Nebraska, University of Texas, and the University of Colorado. As an educator she trained many successful Ob-Gyn’s and infertility specialists. She opened her medical practice in Parker in 2008.

Specialties
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Fertility Medicine

Gynecology

Doctor Q&A

193 Answers
259 Agrees
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
See RE/I: If you have been unable to conceive after one year of trying you should seek the advise of your obgyn or an infertility specialist. Simple tests will... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
Variable: Lots of patients do not have benefits to cover the diagnosis or treatment of infertility and self pay for visits. The cost of testing is variable. Mo... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
Various reasons: There are many causes of irregular cycles the most common is polycystic ovary disease, a syndrome that has irregular cycles and androgen excess (exces... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
No: Previous fertility treatments will not increase your chances of having multiples. Drugs taken for infertility treatment only effect the current treat... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
Ask your doctor: You can discuss ordering chromosomal testing with your doctor.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
Simple math: Subtract 14 days from your average cycle length and this is the approx day of ovulation. Women with 30 days cycles ovulate around day 16 women with 2... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
Low: Actually a fetal pole measuring 6 weeks 2 days when you are 6 weeks 5 days pregnant is fine. Babies come in all sizes -plus or minus 5 days measureme... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
Midcycle: To figure out your approximate day of ovulation take your cycle length and subtract 14 days. So for 27 day cycles it would be day 13, for 28 day cycl... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
Unlikely: If you are having regular monthly cycles you are most likely ovulating i suggest that you see a fertility doctor or obgyn for an evaluation. The evalu... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
Wait a week: If you have regular cycles wait one more week--- if no period repeat the pregnancy test and see a doctor.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
Around day 20: Take the average length of your cycle and subtract 14 days (34-14=20) to figure out your approx day of ovulation--i bet you are testing for ovulation... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
Call your doctor: If you are having bloody/ brown discharge it could be a sign that there are problems with the pregnancy. Call your doctor for evaluation. Most likel... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
Depends: If both are of good size to release then yes but--- if one is large and the other small (ie less than 14 mm) then probably not. It also depends on ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
Depends: Most family doctors do not do fertility therapy it's best to see an OB gyn or fertility specialist, with a fertility specialist testing for your caus... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
Need evaluation: You need to be seen by your obgyn for testing of your hormones and possibly a pelvic ultrasound to determine the cause of the irregular cycles and abn... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
Many reasons: Hormonal imbalances, thyroid disease, weight gain, weight loss, poor nutrition, anorexia, bulemia, excessive exercise, .... (the list is endless).
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
Need to see a Doctor: With pcos and irregular cycles you most likely will need fertility therapy to conceive see your OB or a fertility doctor.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: But most of the time you will need fertility therapy.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
Possible: Depends on cycle length and how many days of bleeding with your period.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: I would seek out a reproductive endocrinologist to discuss options given your risk factors, obvious the most common therapy ocps would not be a good o... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
Depends: Depends on your diagnosis. Iui may not improve pregnancy rates for all women (ie those that do not ovulate and partner has a normal sperm count durin... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: The hormones may effect your period but if you had unprotected sex a late period might be a sign of pregnancy---check a pregnancy test and if negati... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
5 weeks +: You are approximately 5 weeks 3 days pregnant, if you have regular 28 day cycles. You will be 6 weeks on 3-17-13. Pregnant women should take prenata... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
Possible: Check a pregnancy test to be sure.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
??: Typically you do not get cysts in your uterus - it is possible its a cystic fibroid, or a cyst in the placenta. I think you need to get more info on ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
MANY KINDS: I usually recommend a kit that changes to a blue color as its easier to read. But most of our patients have success with clear blue easy or first res... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Bleeding for 2 weeks is not normal and you should be seen by a physician for further evaluation. Also do a home pregnancy test.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
At Ovulation: Your best time to conceive is when you are ovulating, however there is no best time to conceive twins. You have a 5-8% chance of having twins with clo... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
Possible: Whether you conceive after tubal surgery depends on many factors. What caused the blockage, how much of the tube is destroyed, did a sexually transmit... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
Low chances: Pregnancy rates in women over 45 years of age are low. (the male age is less of an issue). Ivf will not give you a great chance of conceiving either.... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
No: Lining not an issue at 5 months of pregnancy.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
Depends: Pregnancy rates depend on many factors (ie low amh or fsh is high) then chances will be lower. Additionally, are both tubes open or only one? Preganan... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
Many kinds: All ocps will work to regulate cycles and provide birth control for patients with pcos your dr. Should chose a pill with the low androgen side effect... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
Could be: Should see a doctor for a hsg to check your tubes to be sure.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
No: Unless your surgeon advised you otherwise- conception is unlikely at age 49.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
Varies: The OPK could have been wrong predicting the wrong date of ovulation, you could have a cyst on your ovary (making homones), the home pregnancy test co... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
No: If you desire to become pregnant see a fertility doctor immediately.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: You can test with an highly sensitive urine pregnancy test 14 days after ovulation.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
3-30-13: Around 3-30-13 is when you got pregnant if your due date is 12-23-13. So i would say the 3-27-13 date of intercourse.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
Multi - ways: Birth control pills work in many ways depending on the type (ie Progesterone only or combination pills). The main function is to stop ovulation from... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
No: Unless you do fertility therapy most people do not know the exact moment they conceived. The due date is an approximation not an exact date. Ultrasou... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
Cervical mucus: As long as you are not having symptoms its most likely cervical mucus but if it continues or you develop a odor, increased discharge, a change in colo... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
For fertility cycles: During fertility treatment cycles re/i specialists use follicle size to determine when the eggs in the ovary are ready to be released with an injectio... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
7 days off only: I assume you have a 21 day pack not a 28 day pack---no matter when the bleeding starts you always restart your active pills after being off the active... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
Uncertain: Many women cramp after embryo transfers. If you are not bleeding then it is less of a concern. I would call your ivf physician and discuss it with th... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
Normal: Semen "liquifies" after ejaculation in 15-60 minutes (normal time) when it " liquifies" it becomes clear and less thick.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
May not be pregnant: The HCG diet shots will make a pregnancy test positive. If the bleeding occurred when your period was due its most likely a period. Go to a doctor an... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
Follicle: If they thought it was a follicle (growing an egg inside of it) rather than a benign cyst it may work to make you ovulate and therefore increase chanc... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Most do not have symptoms or problems after an embryo transfer.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
May not be a period: The spotting may be just that spotting and not a period wait until the period is due and see what happens. If your period does not start take a home ... Read More
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Apr 1, 2014
Thanks doctor for help but can treat this account of sperm if you can i follow you to treat and i have all of analasys you need and ultra sound to testes Best regard
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Smith is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Smith is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks for the answer kind of what I thought the response would be. Its hurtful to know I can't conceive with my husband of 9yrs.
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Thank you for the reply and I am going to take a home test . Waiting because my husband and I are trying to have kids and it hard times
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! I didn't know shortly after my period I bleed for one day! And quite I thought it ment I was pregnant! Thanks for the help

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York Medical College, NY
Graduated 1986MD

Awards

Patient Choice Award 2011
Sophie Davis Award for Excellence in Academic Achievement
Sanford Sall Award in OBGYN

Affiliations

Parker Adventist Hospital, Parker, CO
Sky Ridge Medical Center, Lone Tree, CO
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