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 uncover and address.
Our board-certified physicians and nurse practitioner 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 evidence-based practices known to improve fertility, such as nutrition optimization, stress management, and appropriate supplements.
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
or no periods
They may also experience
pain with intercourse
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 board-certified medical providers. We find that it is helpful for your significant other to be present at this visit.
Working with both you and your significant other is a key component of building your care team. In our experience, women with knowledgeable home support are more likely to conceive.
At this intake visit, your provider will discuss your concerns and take a thorough history. Labs and tests will likely be ordered at the end of this initial evaluation.
Step Two: Make a Plan
Through a series of follow-up appointments with our Fertility care team, we will thoroughly review your labs and test results, answer your questions, provide education, and empower you to choose the treatment option that is right for you.
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 also be recommended.
“Surgical excision of endometriosis increases fertility by 50%.”
- Uthman Cavallo, MD
You will start on a path that integrates the expertise of our multi-disciplinary team of professionals, combining medical treatment with evidenced-based practices known to improve fertility.
Step Three: Implement the Plan
In order for your body to be in the best position to conceive, we will provide essential education for improving nutrition and addressing the stress that we all experience—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.
Call (574) 273- 3880 to learn more or schedule a New Patient Visit today!