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Meet Tammy. She is one of our very courageous patients who is also battling breast cancer. Diagnosed at 33-years-old and the mother to a sweet 3-year-old daughter, Tammy came to us shortly after her diagnosis because she and her husband wanted to preserve the hope of having a second child one day. The video below shares her story.

UPDATE: We are happy to announce that as of March 1, 2016, Tammy is in remission!

*Please note – the content contained in the video is Tammy’s experience through this process.  Some images may contain graphic photos documenting each phase of her journey.


CONGRATULATIONS to both Dr. James Young and Dr. William Dodds on being recognized by “The Best Doctors in America” for 2009-2010. As seen in the December 2009 Grand Rapids Magazine article, compiled by Best Doctors Inc., Dr. Young and Dr. Dodds both have been evaluated by their peers to be the best in their specialty of obstetrics and gynecology/infertility. Visit www.bestdoctors.com or www.grandrapidsmag.com for more information.  

Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) House Speaker Rose Ramirez, MD and MSMS Executive Director Julie Novak at a recent luncheon to honor Bonnie Cochran as the President of the Michigan Medical Group Management Association. Bonnie is also the Practice Administrator at The Fertility Center.

Bonnie with Dr. Dodds

Practice Administrator, Bonnie Grevengoed named to the MGMA Board Bonnie Grevengoed of The Fertility Center has been named Member at Large of the Midwest Section Board for the Medical Group Management Association(MGMA).
This appointment places Ms. Grevengoed into a very substantial leadership position in the MGMA which is the premier membership association for professional administrators and leaders of medical group practices. In this role, Ms. Grevengoed will continue the precedent that has been set by West Michigan health leadership as health policy continues to be influenced by this area. Since 1926, MGMA has delivered networking, professional education and resources and political advocacy for medical practice management. MGMA serves 22,500 members who lead 13,600 organizations nationwide in which some 280,000 physicians provide more than 40 percent of the health care services delivered in the United States. Its diverse membership comprises administrators, CEOs, physicians in management, board members, office manager and many other management professionals. The members work in medical practices and ambulatory care organizations of all sizes and types, including integrated systems and hospital and medical school affiliated practices. Ms. Grevengoed has been a MGMA member since 1995. She has led The Fertility Center since September 2007. In 1991, with the goal of providing excellence in infertility care, the doors of The Fertility Center, which was then the Michigan Reproductive and IVF Center, were opened. Dr. William Dodds began the practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and in a few short years, opened the Kalamazoo location to better serve the needs of his patients. Along with Dr. James Young, who has been with The Fertility Center since 1994, thousands of patients have achieved their goals of starting or continuing their families. In 2010 The Fertility Center expanded to Lansing and added Dr. Richard Leach. In September, The Fertility Center celebrated 25 years and over 10,000 babies with a celebration with over 1000 families. For more information on the MGMA, contact them at www. mgma.com.
The Fertility Center Doctors In the News… Articles from the “KALAMAZOO GAZETTE”:

1. “Infertility involves the man 40 percent of the time.”

2.” Local fertility doctor appalled by Nadya Suleman octuplet case.” Article from “LANSING STATE JOURNAL”:

1. “Sparrow closing fertility facility” 2. “Fertility Clinic to Open Satellite Lansing Office