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Should I get a flu shot?

Many patients who are trying to conceive or are pregnant wonder if they should receive a flu shot.  The answer to that question is yes.  For more information see: www.flu.gov

When it comes to having a baby, does size really matter?

Now that I have your attention let me say a few things about size, more specifically the size of your Reproductive Endocrinologist’s (RE) practice.

Here at The Center for Fertility & Gynecology, we believe that exceptional results are often found in smallest packages.

That’s why we choose to keep our practice smaller, allowing us to focus on comprehensive patient care with a personal touch. Our boutique style practice will give you the attention you need at this stressful time, this style of care will be apparent from your first phone encounter through you final OB ultrasound.

Let’s start with the phone. When you call our practice you will be greeted by one of our friendly receptionists who will take the time to schedule a convenient appointment for both you and your partner. If you want to speak to someone before scheduling an appointment one of our Registered Nurses will be happy to address clinical questions, our Billing Specialist will be happy to discuss your insurance coverage or financial concerns.

We make every effort to return all phone calls in a prompt manner, usually within a few hours. Most of our patients develop friendly relationships with our clinical and clerical staff. Our unparalleled staff offers comprehensive care in the Nursing, Laboratory and Ultrasound divisions.

There are two Registered Nurses in our office. Leanne Thomas R.N. has worked for The Center for Fertility & Gynecology since 2004. I have been the Practice Manager and clinical coordinator since 1993.
I began my Nursing career in 1979 and have specialized in women’s health since 1986.

Our laboratory is on site with testing available Monday through Saturday. Marissa Lutz has been our lab manager since 1996, she has worked for The Center since 1993 and is an expert in running a highly proficient state accredited facility. It is our pleasure to provide testing for patients who choose to work with IVF programs located outside of our practice as we have strong affiliations with some of the country’s most successful programs. We provide the same high standards in our state accredited ultrasound division. We are fortunate to employ Joanne Fries as our lead ultrasound technician. Joanne has trained the majority of the infertility ultrasound technicians in the Pittsburgh region who have chosen to dedicate their careers to the field of infertility.

We will work tirelessly on your behalf to take full advantage of your insurance coverage. We will research your insurance package and obtain any and all authorizations needed to allow you to maximize your infertility benefits.
Dr. Tippet is board certified in OB/GYN and board eligible in Reproductive Endocrinology. He started the first IVF program at AGH in 1988 but decided to take his career in different direction, that of addressing the needs of patients who really don’t need or want IVF.

We do hundreds of ovulation induction cycles each year with both oral and injectable medications and have dozens of happy prospective parents each month.

Dr. Tippet will allocate one hour of his time for your initial appointment. Follow up consultations will be scheduled in a timely manner, we allow thirty minutes for all of these appointments so that he has time to address all of your questions and concerns.

In our practice you won’t be just a chart number. We never require appointments for blood tests. We offer individualized injection teaching classes with emphasis on your specific treatment plan. There is no need to re-register each time you come into our office and parking is convenient and free.
We are easy to access from the PA turnpike and Routes 79, 279 and 19.

On a personal note, many patients wonder if I am related to Dr. Tippet since we share the same last name. I am his wife; we began dating when he was a Medical Student at Pitt and have been married after his graduation in 1982. We have two grown children and look forward to helping you build a happy family too!

Please give me a call if you have any questions or are considering scheduling an appointment!