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Meet Missy Dillard

Missy Dillard is the Billing Supervisor at Texas Fertility Center. Missy has been a part of the TFC family for a little over eight years. She has had experience in almost every role in the front office. She started checking patients in at the front desk and worked her way into our billing department. She is truly a “jack of all trades”.

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A Weighty Issue

Among the things that a woman can do to optimize her chances of getting pregnant – either naturally or with help – is to maintain a healthy body weight.  Women who are either underweight or overweight have a lower fertility rate than normal weight women.

The United States is currently experiencing an obesity epidemic – over 60% of women are overweight and 33% are obese. 

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Things your fertility nurse wants you to know

Nurses in our office have a very important relationship with the patients in our office who are trying to conceive.  Your nurse is your true point of contact at our office, we answer or obtain answers to your questions, and we also check on your physical and emotional health.

The fertility process itself can be extremely overwhelming and we want you to know that we are here for you every step of the way. 

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Ectopic Pregnancy

An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy which occurs where it should not.  The most common location is within the fallopian tube, but ectopic pregnancies have been reported on the ovary, on the bowel, and even on the aorta!  Unfortunately, an ectopic pregnancy cannot be replaced into the correct location (the uterus), and thus it must be treated appropriately to avoid potentially serious harm to the patient.

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Meet Catherine Mendez

Catherine Mendez is responsible for taking care of all medical records requests and other critical back office operations at the Texas Fertility Center. She sends out records in response to patient requests, doctor’s offices request, and requests from insurance companies. Catherine also manages all the doctors’ dictations and helps coordinate all of the meetings that our physicians are involved in.

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Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are the most common tumor of the female pelvis.  They are so common that by age 35, 25% of Caucasian women, 40% of Hispanic women, and 50% of African American women have clinically significant fibroids – in other words, tumors that cause symptoms.  These tumors are essentially always benign (not cancer), but they can cause significant fertility problems nonetheless. 

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A little support goes a long way

I had the opportunity to attend the American Society for Reproductive Medicine annual meeting that was held in Denver Colorado this year. It was an incredible opportunity to be a part of. I always leave the meeting with my head spinning with all of the information I have learned and all of new projects I want to try to complete.

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What Does His Age Have To Do With Things?

 It is well known that a woman’s age has a large impact on her fertility.  However, what impact does a man’s age have on his partner’s fertility and pregnancy?  Recent research tells us that the father’s age impacts these issues, though the overall effect is quite modest compared to the effect to that of the mother.  

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