When a patient of mine recently moved to California, she asked me to refer her to a specialist who could continue her care. Drs. Vaughn, Hansard, Burger, and I have each noticed that when we provide our patients with a couple of names, they frequently ask us why we chose those particular specialists over many others in the same area. This made us realize that many couples with infertility in Central Texas may be thinking the same thing about TFC – why should they come see us?
In an attempt to answer this question, we wrote an article that you can find on the home page of our website at www.txfertility.com. I have taken the liberty of breaking this article down into smaller blog entries so that patients can read it at their leisure. In this first blog, I will tell you a little about the goals that we had in mind when we established TFC, and some of the things that make us different from other doctors who practice infertility.
From the moment that we decided to dedicate our careers to the diagnosis and treatment of infertility, we each made many commitments. First and foremost, we wanted to develop a patient-centric practice that would provide best in class care in a nurturing, yet state of the art environment. In addition, however, we all made the conscious commitment to be more than fertility specialists. We wanted to perform cutting edge scientific research and be strong patient advocates, while helping train future leaders in our field. We also wanted to use our business and management expertise to help pharmaceutical and biotech companies develop the next generation of fertility treatments while working with managed care and Fortune 500 companies to expand insurance coverage to more couples suffering from infertility. Finally, we all wanted to develop a mechanism through which some of our fortunate patients and other philanthropic Texans could help us provide resources to raise awareness of infertility as a curable disease, fund worthy scientific research, and help others who lack the means or insurance coverage to pursue fertility treatment.
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