FertilityAuthority.com honors Dr. Philip Chenette as Fertility Doctor of the Month
San Francisco, CA July 2011
FertilityAuthority.comfertility treatment to holistic services such as acupuncture, mind-body and nutritional support, the entire process is tailored to the patient's specific needs. My 9 a.m. patient, shes my boss, and I have to get the job done with her, Dr. Chenette adds.
Involved from Beginning to End
At Pacific Fertility Center, the fertility doctors are the ones who do their patients ultrasounds, egg retrievals and embryo transfers for IVF cycles. It makes a real difference in outcomes, Chenette says. Im the one who knows you the best and I can see things my partners may not see. "There are so many details in fertility all the pieces of the puzzle that have to come together," he continues. "And those things dont happen by themselves. As a doctor, you cant entrust that to chance. I have to be there in the mix guiding things, lending my 20-plus years of experience to keep things on a good path.
From a clinical perspective, Dr. Chenettes emphasis is on age-related infertility, including diminished ovarian reserve and aneuploidy (chromosomal abnormalities). He has seen improved success rates and reduced multiples in those patients. Were now working on fertility preservation, Dr. Chenette says. He is a champion of egg freezing and says that randomized control studies indicate that its a viable option for preserving fertility. Fertility preservation is a route to reproductive choice," Dr. Chenette says. "Not everyone gets married young and can have children young." One of his goals is to drive some critical mass around fertility preservation. That includes contacting and building relationships with Ob/Gyns and other physicians who see patients with diminished ovarian reserve to encourage them to talk with their female patients about fertility preservation. Hes currently involved with putting together a program at a local hospital where an advisory group will help guide best practices in the area.
Inspiration in New Technology
For Dr. Chenette, the new technology involved with fertility treatment was what sparked his interest in a career in the field early on and it is what continues to drive him today. He talks about the important insights were starting to gain about the genetics of eggs and embryos, and early embryo diagnostics. For the first time were starting to understand what makes a healthy egg and thats such wonderful information, he says.
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