Our practice consists of caring and experienced physicians, nurses, and staff. Our team is dedicated to providing you with personalized attention to help you reach your family-building goals.

Age and IVF eligibility

Data demonstrates poor success rates (<2%) with non-donor egg IVF when the patient is age 45 and above. As a result, our program does not offer nondonor egg IVF (i.e IVF with your own eggs) to those patients age 45 and above. If you are 45 and above, we will discuss IVF only in the context of egg donation options.

Before making your appointment

So we can care for you without delays, we require that patients fill out the following before calling to make your appointment. Your privacy is important to us and all form submissions platforms are HIPAA compliant.

*Please note we recently launched these digital forms. If you have any questions or issues, please call us at 314.286.2400. We appreciate your patience as we upgrade our services.*

Once the above forms are completed, we will call you within 2 business days to schedule your appointment with a Washington University Fertility Specialist.

**If you have not heard from us or if you have any questions about these forms please call us at 314.286.2400, option #3.

Preparing for your first appointment

For your convenience, your initial consults are via Zoom, which requires a MyChart account. Please note patients are required to disclose their location, as our providers are licensed in both Missouri and Illinois. Being prepared will make your visit run smoothly. Make sure you have the following:

  • Download Zoom to the device you plan to use during your initial visit.
  • Log into MyChart and eCheck in prior to your visit.  This is required to ensure we have the most updated Telehealth Consent on file. *If you do not have a MyChart account you can set one up here.

Send our office the following

  • Physician Referral (if required by your insurance provider)
  • Insurance Card
  • Medical Records: Sending your records in advance will move the process along and enable you to bypass duplicating tests.  If records are not received prior to your initial appointment, you may be required to hold an additional follow-up appointment with your provider. Specifically:
    • Hysterosalpingography (HSG) Images. Many times the referring physician will only have the report. We like to look at the actual images from the x-ray. Contact the imaging center or hospital radiology department where this study was performed and have the images placed on a CD. You may have them mail the CD to our center ATTN: to your scheduled MD OR you can bring the CD with you.
    • Semen analysis results (if applicable)
    • IVF flowsheets and embryology data sheets from prior IVF cycles (if applicable).

At your first appointment

  • On the day of your visit, log into MyChart, under Visits, approximately 15 minutes before your appointment time and select “Begin Video Visit”.
  • Plan to spend at least 60-90 minutes talking to the provider. They will get to know you as a person, review your history, and fill in any gaps in testing. The provider will also discuss optimal treatment options for you and your partner (if applicable). Our goal is to create an individualized plan that you feel comfortable pursuing.
  • You may be offered genetic testing and counseling during your visit. You can review information on genetic testing and genetic carrier screening before your appointment.

After your initial consult

Once your initial consult is completed via Zoom, the provider will create an extensive care plan.

Some patients will have a physical exam and/or blood drawn to determine hormone levels. At this time, the provider may order follow-up tests, including a pelvic ultrasound, semen analysis, hysterosalpingogram (to check tubal patency). Results are usually returned within 10 days.

Because of complexity and cycle-based timing of fertility treatment, the journey is sometimes long. Remember to be patient and kind to yourself as we navigate this process.