Fertility Care

PHA's Integrative Holistic Fertility Program

Our approach to fertility care is unique because we view impaired fertility as a symptom and not a disease.

Instead of using the word “infertility,” we prefer phrases like, “fertility challenges,” “reduced fertility,” or “impaired fertility”. We don’t label couples as “infertile” but as having barriers to investigate and address.

We seek to find the underlying causes and correct them using an integrative holistic approach.

 

Our board-certified physicians and nurse practitioners have a strong foundation in traditional medicine and incorporate complementary medicine and lifestyle medicine into their medical practice.

 

Once we have uncovered the issues that need to be addressed, our approach involves combining medical treatment with evidenced-based practices known to improve fertility, such as yoga, nutrition optimization, stress management, HolisticHealth™ classes, and health coaching.

 

This unique approach, our years of experience, and the way we give our patients a voice in their own care allows us to achieve better outcomes than traditional medicine alone.

 

Symptoms Often Associated with Fertility Challenges

 

Women with reduced fertility may experience

 

  • irregular menstrual periods

  • heavy periods

  • painful periods

  • infrequent periods

  • or no periods

 

They may also experience

  • pain with intercourse

  • mood fluctuations

  • weight gain

  • acne

  • hot flashes

  • nausea

  • headaches

  • dizziness

  • fatigue

  • abnormal hair growth

  • high blood pressure

  • abnormal blood sugar

 

What to Expect

Our first goal is to reveal the underlying cause or causes of impaired fertility. This entails a full evaluation of the woman and a semen analysis of the man.

 

Step One: Establish Care

Couples will have an initial consultation with one of our medical providers. We find that it is helpful for your significant other to be present at this visit.

 

Working with you and your significant other is a key component in building your care team. In our experience, women with knowledgeable home support are more likely to conceive.

 

At this visit, your provider will address your concerns and perform an assessment. Labs and tests will be ordered at the end of this initial evaluation.

Step Two: Make a Plan

You will return for a Next Steps Visit where your provider will thoroughly review your labs and test results, answer your questions, and present treatment options.

 

Recommendations may include taking appropriate supplements and/or medications. For women who are suspected of having endometriosis or other problems requiring surgical correction, surgery may be recommended.

“Surgical excision of endometriosis increases fertility by 50%.”

- Uthman Cavallo, MD

You will leave with a personalized action plan that integrates the expertise of our multi-disciplinary team of professionals.

 

Step Three: Implement the Plan

In order for your body to be in the best position to conceive, we will optimize your nutrition and stress management in addition to addressing your underlying medical conditions.

 

Most patients will follow-up with a provider every 3-4 months for the first year of care in order to check up on the original diagnosis (or diagnoses), assess progress, review new symptoms, redraw labs if necessary, and re-direct you toward an adjusted treatment plan.

 

We create individualized treatment plans that undergo continuous adaptation to your medical needs and goals.

 

Multi-Disciplinary Fertility Care Team

 

The planning and delivery of this type of care requires close personal attention from our board-certified medical providers and nursing staff so that we may adapt to your needs as they surface.

 

We have assembled a care team to support you at every phase of your fertility care.

 

Medical Providers

Uthman Cavallo, MD, Co-Founder and President of PHA (Read Bio)

Brigitte Selio, MD (Read Bio)

Cheryl Riewe, NP (Read Bio)

 

Nurse Case Manager

Shelly Schultz, RN, Director of Nursing (Read Bio)

 

Medical Support

Diane Griffin, RN

Jan Tadevich, RN

Contresse Harris, MT

Brooke Arnold, MA

Alyssia Gomez, MA

Ultrasound Technologists

Krista Greaves, RDMS, RVT, RT(R), Director of Ultrasonography (Read Bio)

Julie Oblak, RDMS (Read Bio)

HolisticHealth™ Service Providers

Susan Hart-Cavallo, MD, Co-Founder of PHA and Director of Integrative Holistic Medicine, Class Instructor (Read Bio)

Daryl Kane Reid, HolisticHealth Coach™ (Read Bio)

Mary Labuzienski, HolisticHealth Coach™ (Read Bio)

Roxie Sweikar, Yoga Therapist and Class Instructor (Read Bio)

Call (574) 273- 3880 to learn more or schedule a New Patient Visit today!

 

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