There are not many RE’s who treat patients with high FSH. In most clinics, reproductive endocrinologists (“RE’s”) reject patients with FSH levels above their cutoff. Note that if your RE isn’t “high FSH-friendly” – i.e., isn’t willing to pursue any treatment for you other than donor eggs – then you need to find a new RE if you want to have a chance of conceiving with your own eggs. The support board mentioned below is a great resource to find an RE in your area who can help you. Also, many of the “high FSH-friendly” RE’s will also do phone consults with out of town patients and typically have ways to treat out of town patients – often partnering with local laboratories for monitoring, thus minimizing travel time.
An important factor to keep in mind when choosing a doctor is that all clinics in the U.S. are required to file their success rates with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These success rates are very useful for most infertility patients in that it gives them an idea of how successful their techniques are. The inverse can actually be true for patients with high FSH because clinics with high success rates are typically not treating patients with high FSH who would tend to pull down their success rates.
Below is a very incomplete list of RE’s who are High FSH-friendly (in alphabetical order by region):
Note: The list below was compiled from discussion on the support board. The author makes no guarantees about the services provided by these practitioners and stands to gain nothing from referring patients to their practices. The purpose of including this list on this site is to assist patients in their quest to find medical practitioners who are at least open to the possibility that conception is possible in spite of high fsh.
U.S. – West
- Danzer, Dr. Hal at Southern California Reproductive Center in Los Angeles, California.
- Letterie, Dr. Gerard at The Northwest Center for Reproductive Sciences in Seattle, Washington.
- Milki, Dr. Amin at Stanford’s Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Center in Palo Alto, California.
- Nelson, Dr. Jeffrey at Huntington Reproductive Center in Pasadena, California. Favors high stim approaches.
- Nemiro, Dr. Jay at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies in Scottsdale, Arizona.
- Patton, Dr. Phillip at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon.
- Sher, Dr. Geoffrey at Sher Institute in Las Vegas, NV.
- Smotrich, Dr. David B. at La Jolla IVF in La Jolla, California.
- University of Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah. Favors high stim approaches.
U.S. – Midwest
- Abuzeid, Dr. Mostafah at IVF Michigan in Detroit, MI.
- Ahlering, Dr. Peter at MCRM Fertility in Chesterfield, Missouri.
- Henry Ford Reproductive Center in Troy, Michigan. Drs. Hayter and Strickler are said to be high-fsh-friendly at least with borderline cases.
- Kubik, Dr. Carolyn at Reproductive Health Specialists in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
U.S. – South
- Batres, Dr. Francisco at Arkansas Fertility and Gynecology in Little Rock, Arkansas.
- Chuong, Dr. C. James at Cooper Institute for Advanced Reproductive Medicine in Houston, Texas.
- Heard, Dr. Michael at The Heard Clinic in Houston, Texas.
- Isaacs, Dr. John at Mississippi Fertility Institute in Jackson, Mississippi.
- Toledo, Dr. Andrew at Reproductive Biology Associates in Atlanta, Georgia.
- Walmer, Dr. David at Atlantic Reproductive Medicine Specialists in Raleigh, North Carolina.
U.S. – Northeast
- Cardone, Dr. Vito at Cardone Reproductive Medicine & Infertility in Stoneham, MA.
- Check, Dr. Jerome at The Cooper Center in Marlton, NJ. Very receptive to high fsh and older patients.
- Davis, Dr. Owen at Cornell in NY.
- Frankfurter, Dr. David at George Washington University Fertility Associates in Washington DC.
- Garrisi, Dr. Margaret at The Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science (IRMS) in Livingston, New Jersey.
- Hall, Dr. Janet at Massachusetts General in Boston, Mass. Dr. Hall does not do IVF but is open to treating high FSH patients with medications.
- Jurema, Dr. Marcus at IVF New Jersey. The practice has five locations in New Jersey and one in New York City.
- Maier, Dr. Donald at The Center for Advanced Reproductive Services at Uconn in Farmington, Connecticut. << Dr. Maier is no longer with Uconn but I have been unable to find whether he is still practicing medicine.
- Toth, Dr. Thomas at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology in Boston, Massachusetts.
- Zhang, Dr. John at New Hope Fertility Center in NY. Entire practice is very receptive to high FSH and older patients.
- Kato Ladies’ Clinic in Tokyo, Japan. Pioneered the “Mini IVF”, a low-stim protocol.
- Kelly, Dr. Simon at Fertility Associates in Auckland, New Zealand.
- Lister Clinic in London.
- Ryan, Dr. Edward at Toronto West Fertility Associates in Toronto, Canada.
- Soliman, Dr. Samuel at NewLife Fertility Centre in Brampton, Mississauga, Woodbridge, Burlington, Richmond Hill and Milton in Ontario, Canada.