The following information outlines the process for patients under the care of an outside physician/fertility clinic but wish to use The Fertility Center as a testing facility only. Our physicians will not be involved in your plan of care. All treatment decisions/medical advice must come directly from your ordering physician’s office.
Services offered: Ultrasounds and bloodwork (estrogen & progesterone) are run STAT with same-day results available. Ultrasounds are offered at any of our three Michigan locations (Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Mason).
Ultrasounds/ultrasound guided procedures: available by appointment Monday-Friday with limited availability Saturday mornings.
- Complete Transvaginal/Gynecological Studies
- Limited Follicle Ultrasounds
- Early Obstetric Ultrasounds
- 3D Ultrasounds
- Mock Embryo Transfers
Bloodwork: estrogen and progesterone levels are drawn, by appointment, Mon-Sat mornings at our Grand Rapids office. If additional bloodwork is ordered, you will need to bring your orders to an outside laboratory to be drawn.
Monitoring Services Consultation: An initial consultation with our monitoring services coordinator is required before any monitoring through The Fertility Center. Our monitoring services coordinator will gather information regarding your ordering physician/clinic and treatment plan and review requirements and expectations of the program.
Plan of Care Form: After you have decided to proceed and paid our monitoring services fee, our monitoring services coordinator will fax a plan of care form to your ordering physician to complete and return. A new plan of care form must be completed and returned at the beginning of each treatment cycle. This form provides our clinicians with basic information regarding your type of treatment cycle and medications.
Orders: Your ordering physician must complete and fax an order to our office before your appointment. Our fax number is 616-988-2010. This order should include the appointment date(s), type of ultrasound and/or bloodwork along with your diagnosis code.
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