Dr. Ew Moffitt

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Phoenix, AZ
39 years experience male

Locations

Office

Phoenix, AZ

Address

1300 N 12th St Ste 520, Phoenix, AZ
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Aetna

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Phoenix, AZ

About

Bio

Drew V. Moffitt, M.D., FACOG, is president and co-medical director of the Arizona Reproductive Medicine Specialists (ARMS), the director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center and an assistant professor at the University of Arizona. He completed his training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility medicine in 1994 at the Jones Institute of Reproductive Medicine in Norfolk, Virginia, an institution that pioneered in-vitro fertilization and was one of the largest and most successful programs in the world. After training, he was recruited to Phoenix to develop what is now ARMS and to teach reproductive endocrinology and infertility to medical students and residents. Over his 18+ year career, he has participated in the training of a significant number of the Ob/Gyns in the community. Dr. Moffitt has significant clinical experience in assisted reproductive technologies and reproductive surgery. <br />Dr. Moffitt is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is Board Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He is an active member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and has served as an ad-hoc reviewer for the scientific journal, "Fertility and Sterility." His research has been published in peer reviewed journals and he continues to be involved in research to improve the success of infertility treatments. His research interests include stimulation protocols for In-Vitro Fertilization, ovulation induction, embryology and andrology, and the cost effectiveness of ovulation induction protocols. He is concerned about helping couples find the most efficient and economical process of conception. He has been chosen a &ldquo;Top Doc&rdquo; multiple times over the years by Phoenix Magazine including 2011<br style="mso-special-character: line-break;" /><br style="mso-special-character: line-break;" />

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Fertility Medicine

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A female asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
First, : First, home pregnancy tests are very accurate these days. If you are concerned, it is not a bad idea to repeat the pregnancy test. It is not impossi... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
There : There are two options. One is to have a surgery to try to put your tubes back together. The other option is to do in-vitro fertilization which does ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
A : A breast discharge should always be evaluated. A complete breast exam of both breasts should be performed including an attempt to express the dischar... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
I : I do not know what your doctor is referring to. One clue that might help me answer you is to know if the doctor was reviewing a test you had done whe... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Going : Going on a birth control pill is the right decision based on the information you provided. There is no one single correct pill choice. Some clinicia... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
With : With this history, the best thing is to see an infertility specialist. You need an evaluation of your tubes. With three ectopic pregnancies there is... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
When : When you have had multiple attempts to start a period with a medicine and it has not worked well, i think it is best to see your doctor. In this case... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
The : The period of time leading up to menopause is called the "perimenopausal period". This is associated with menstrual irregularity including frequent p... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
If : If you had a normal cycle in which you ovulated in the middle of the cycle then you could not get pregnant. The rhythm method of family planning is b... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Excellent : Excellent answer above. We do know that all of the negative reproductive effects of smoking are reversible except for the damage to the ovary that le... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
If : If a couple has intercourse about three days a week evenly spread out, then there is no need to specifically time intercourse. This is because sperm ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
People : People with classic pcos don't ovulate regularly. Because of that they don't have regular periods. This can also lead to having bleeding at unexpect... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Clomid (clomiphene) : Clomid (clomiphene) is a prescription medication and should be taken under the direction of a physician familiar with the use of this medication. Sin... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
"Poly : "poly cystic ovaries syndrome" (pcos) is a general term used to describe a collection of symptoms and medical signs. One of the most common findings ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
It : It is possible to reverse a tubal ligation. The best thing to do is to get the operative report from the ob/gyn and then see a reproductive endocrino... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
A : A blood HCG test is very accurate. It tells you what the level is that day. Since you continue to not have a period i think you should see your ob/g... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
A : A Clomiphene citrate challenge test (ccct) was designed to improve the accuracy of a single day 2-4 fsh level. When a person has a very high fsh such... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
The : The important thing about when to start an ovulation predictor kit is to make sure you start it before you expect to ovulate. The number of days from... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
The : The biggest concern here is your age. When you were 30, you had about a 20% chance of getting pregnant each month you tried. Now at age 40, you have ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Taking : Taking antibiotics will not decrease your chance of getting pregnant. Sometimes when you are sick, you do not ovulate normally and that can decrease ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
The : The most likely reason you have not had your period is that you did not ovulate. This could be a reason why you are not getting pregnant. A simple w... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
The : The medication is probably metformin. Metformin is a medication that was initially intended to treat diabetes. When patients were on it for diabetes... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
The : The level of HCG above which you should see a gestational sac in the uterus is usually between 1000 and 2000 depending on the blood test being used, t... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
It : It is very rare for a urine pregnancy test to be falsely negative but not impossible. It is always a good idea to repeat it if you are concerned. It... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
It : It is possible to have something called endometriod cancer but it is extremely rare. It is so rare that once endometriosis is diagnosed by surgery, i... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
It : It is certainly understandable to concerned. This time, early in pregnancy, with your history, can really be nerve racking. The good news is that, w... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Endometriosis : Endometriosis is stimulated to grow by estrogen. Ovaries make estrogen. If you still have cells that are endometriosis, they could be responding to ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
The : The withdraw method is not a very reliable form of contraception. It is reasonable to be suspicious that there may be an issue given the duration and... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
There : There is always a chance that a tubal ligation failed to completely occlude the tube. Your 11 year history of no pregnancy would suggest that this wa... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Normally, : Normally, the lining of your uterus is shed each month. When you don’t have a period, the lining of your uterus continues to grow. When it gets to... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Usually : Usually if two urine pregnancy tests are negative you are not pregnant. A blood test is the definitive test. If you are having a discharge from both... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
From : From the information you provided it seems that you had a good ovulation and timed intercourse correctly. If your home pregnancy test is negative, it... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes : Yes you could be pregnant. Home pregnancy tests, available at most pharmacies, are very accurate and would help clarify the situation for you. I wou... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
People : People with irregular cycles and cysts most likely have an ovulation problem. You should see your ob/gyn and ask for tests to see why you are not ovu... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Infertility : Infertility is defined at your age as greater than 12 months of being at risk for pregnancy and not getting pregnant. If that description fits you, t... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
If : If you have been trying for 1 year then it is time for you to see your ob/gyn or a reproductive endocrinologist to start an infertility evaluation. T... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Usually : Usually you won't have a problem getting pregnant. You may have trouble carrying a pregnancy. If you have two miscarriages you should see an inferti... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
IVF : Ivf generally costs between $10, 000 to $20, 000 when all costs are included depending on regional variation and the amount of medication you need. M... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Your : Your wife has an ovulation problem. If you want children now then she should see her ob/gyn or an infertility specialist. They will give her medicin... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Following : Following ovulation can be frustrating. I find that the best approach is to use an ovulation predictor kit that you can get at any pharmacy. The ins... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
An : An ectopic pregnancy is when a pregnancy is growing outside of the uterus. It can be a life-threatening condition. People realy die from this. I do... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
The : The most important thing to do if you have not already is to check a home pregnancy test. If you see any line in the positive section you should see ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
When : When ovulation occurs, the fallopian tube actually moves over and picks up the egg. It is then transported down the tube by little projections called... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
A : A person should see a doctor for an infertility evaluation when they meet the diagnostic criteria for infertility or they have a medical history that ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Using : Using an ovulation predictor kit is a great place to start. I tell my patients to start having intercourse every other day starting the day the kit t... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Obviously : Obviously when you had your tubes tied you should not have gotten pregnant again. I am concerned that you were able to even detect a faint negative o... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Age : Age is the best predictor of your ability to conceive. Your chance is fairly constant around 20% per month until the age of 35. It then goes down sl... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
When : When a person has cycles as irregular as yours, they are clearly not ovulating. The good news is that usually this problem is easily dealt with. It ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
You : You can buy simple urine pregnancy tests (upts) from your local pharmacy. They are easy to use and very accurate. You can use them once you are late... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ew Moffitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Hysterosalpingography : Hysterosalpingography (hsg) is a procedure done to evaluate the uterine cavity and the patency of the fallopian tubes. It does not have to only be ap... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Moffitt is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
Graduated 1988MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Southern California
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Awards

Top Doctor, Phoenix Magazine
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, First Place, Arizona - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
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