Welcome to Overlake Reproductive Health!
Thank you for entrusting your care to us. We are absolutely committed to making your care here a boutique-style experience with individualized and enhanced attention.
Overlake Reproductive Health is a private medical practice specializing in the diagnoses and treatment of female reproductive disorders as well as male infertility. Our clinic is staffed by practitioners who have specialized in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. We practice a team approach to your care. All of our specialists collaborate together to make medical decisions and speak with one voice. When you see us, you are seeing the entire practice, not just one physician. We believe this approach benefits our patients by making sure everyone receives the same high level of care, regardless of who they may be seeing on any given appointment.
We help straight couples, same-sex couples, and single patients of both genders with all stages of the family planning process. From learning your reproductive potential with our fertility assessment to safeguarding your reproductive chances with fertility preservation to helping with trying to conceive (TTC). Any and all patients who come to see us are treated with compassion and respect.
We promise that we will assist you in every possible way to have a positive and successful experience as you proceed along your reproductive journey.
When to see a Fertility Specialist FAQs
Can I check to see if I am OK to wait a few years before having kids?
If you want to have fertility testing but are not ready to start a family yet then we can help. We can now offer women an inexpensive way to find out what their fertility potential is. Through a couple hormonal tests, and a simple ultrasound we can now create a customized fertility assessment. Learn more about our Fertility Snapshot program and see if it makes sense for you.
Do I need a referral from my Ob/gyn or Primary Care MD to see you?
ORH does not require a referral, but your insurance company may require that you have one. Check with your insurance plan if you need a referral or if you have to register with them to get fertility coverage. If you are referred by a physician or other health professional, please let us know. It is helpful to request records of your previous testing and treatment so that we can review them. Many of our patients are referred by friends, coworkers or family members, including former patients of ours who have been successful.
What is the difference between a Fertility specialist and seeing my Ob/Gyn
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility or REI MDs are sub-specialists: we train in Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/Gyn) then do advanced study of male & female hormonal conditions (endocrinology) and infertility testing and treatment including IVF. REI should be board-certified, except for a few older docs. Ob/Gyn MDs offer prenatal care, delivery, gynecologic care & surgery. Fertility specialists can help you get pregnant, including women with recurrent miscarriage, and look after you in early pregnancy, before transferring your care to an Ob/Gyn when you’re ready to graduate from our program!
How long should we try before seeing a Fertility doctor?
You may consult a fertility physician (Reproductive Endocrinologist or REI) any time if you have difficulty conceiving. You can try for up to a year if you are 34 or under, or for up to 6 months if you are 35-39. See a REI right away if you are 40 or over, if you have irregular cycles, if you have had a previous ectopic pregnancy, chlamydia or Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, if you have had endometriosis or ovarian surgery, or if your partner has known sperm issues.
How to Schedule
- Contact us to schedule a private consultation with one of our fertility specialists.
- Once scheduled someone from the front office will email you with instructions (also available online).
- Download and fill out the appropriate new patient paperwork.
- Release medical records to ORH
- Check your insurance coverage before your first visit (helpful form)
Your first visit will take approximately 90 minutes. Please confirm your appointment at least 72 hours in advance or we reserve the right to reschedule you; failure to follow this policy may incur a $50 charge.
We appreciate your interest in our clinic and look forward to meeting you in person.
For Overlake Reproductive Health telephone numbers, address, office hours, and directions, please refer to the Contact Us web page.