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What is the difference between an ob/gyn and a fertility doc?

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Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine 43 years experience
Training - Services: Fertility docs who are rei trained also provide some services that an ob/gyn doc does not (usually). For example, rei docs offer ivf, icsi, donor egg and surrogacy services that virtually no ob/gyn provides. Rei physicians spend over 90% of their time on fertility disorders unless they are university-based. Rei docs usually handle the most difficult cases too. Hope this helps.

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What is the difference between an ob/gyn and a fertility clinic doctor?

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Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Specialization: An obgyn sees women for cancer screening, birth control, period problems, prenatal care when pregnant, etc. A fertility doctor sees a couple if they are having trouble getting pregnant. They do tests to see where the problem is and then treats them until they are pregnant and thru almost the first trimester. Then they transfer back to their obgyn for prenatal care and delivery.

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