Why choose Kettering Reproductive Medicine
KRM has been offering comprehensive care and infertility treatment since 1998.?The team?at KRM comprises of physicians, embryologists, lab technicians, nurses and support staff who all work together to determine the best course of action for?patients.Once an appropriate IVF treatment has been prescribed, the KRM team discusses it with patients. An individualized calendar with medication, dosing schedule, and future appointments is set up. The team works to provide personalized care every step of the way.
Meet the Team
KRM PhysiciansMark BidwellDr. Bidwell is the Founding Physician and Medical Director of KRM. He is a specialist in OB/GYN and Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. His areas of expertise are infertility treatment, recurrent pregnancy loss and PCOS. Dr. Bidwell also specializes in reproductive surgery.Joseph Karnitis?Dr. Karnitis specializes in OB/GYN and Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility.?He is a Reproductive Endocrinologist with vast experience in all areas of infertility treatment.EmbryologistsJason St. PierreDr. St. Pierre has been associated with?infertility medicine for over 18 years. He has served as Embryologist, Technical Supervisor and Laboratory Director. At KRM Dr. St. Pierre serves as the Lab Director and is a member of the American Association of Bioanalysis.Nursing StaffErin A. YontzMs. Yontz has been in the field of Reproductive Medicine since 2004 and became associated with KRM in 2011. She is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner of the American Nurses Credentialing Center.Doan AndersonMs. Anderson became a member of the KRM nursing staff in 2011. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.Colleen GedeonMs. Gedeon has extensive experience in Reproductive Endocrinology working in this field since 1998. She joined the KRM team in 2000.Celia GrigsbyMs. Grigsby has been associated with KRM since 2003. She holds an Associate Degree in Nursing.Angela HuffMs. Huff has 15 years of experience in Reproductive Endocrinology. She became associated with KRM in 2000 and has since been involved in teaching and coordinating ART cycles and ovulation induction.Carolyn ToddMs. Todd has over 30 years??experience in the field of infertility. She joined the staff at KRM in 2001 and works as an ART and Egg Donor Coordinator.Nicole ZickgrafMs. Zickgraf?holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and joined KRM in 2014.
Services and Procedures
Diagnostic EvaluationThere are a number of diagnostic tools available to identify the cause of infertility. Sometimes multiple causes are present at the same time. The focus of diagnostic evaluation includes the following:
- Ruling our reproductive abnormalities in patients
- Ovulation presence and quality in patients
- State of fallopian tubes in females
- Sperm quality in males
Methods of evaluation can include procedures like:
- Blood work
- Semen analysis
Screening for IVFUndergoing an IVF cycle involves multiple procedures, blood tests and hormone injections
- Female Testing
This screening process will need results from various blood tests, thyroid function and other hormone levels. Testing also involves an ultrasound, a uterine cavity assessment and carrier testing for sickle cells, cystic fibrosis and SMA.
- Male Testing?
Male testing includes blood tests and complete semen analysis.ART Treatments Available at Kettering Reproductive MedicineOvulation InductionThis therapy is often performed along with other fertility treatments. Medications are used to trigger the development of more than one egg during ovulation. Women with conditions like anovulation, PCOS, irregular periods and unexplained infertility can benefit.IVFThis treatment procedure stimulates the ovaries to produce many eggs at the same time. Mature eggs are then surgically retrieved and fertilized with sperm. The procedure is done in the laboratory. ?Egg retrieval for female patients is done under anesthesia.3 to 5 days after impregnation, embryos are placed back into the uterus. The whole process can take about 2-3 weeks.IUIAlso known as artificial insemination, this procedure uses concentrated and purified sperm of the male partner or donor. The treated sperm is placed in the uterus to impregnate the egg. This is a fairly common and inexpensive office procedure which takes only a few minutes.ICSIThis is a procedure recommended for cases where there is serious male factor infertility present. This could mean a reduced sperm count, compromised motility or poor sperm morphology. An embryologist selects a sperm and directly injects it into an egg to encourage?fertilization.Egg DonationPatients who are not able to become pregnant using their own eggs can enroll in the KRM Egg Donation Program. In this program the recipient couple meets with their physician and egg donor coordinator. Together the team completes preliminary testing, selection of donor and the embryo transfer.Recipients of egg donation need to go through an entire process of preparation before the transplant can take place.Male Infertility TreatmentKettering Reproductive Medicine also specializes in treating male infertility. Using a process called TESE or testicular sperm extraction, sperm is retrieved for use in ART procedures.This option is suitable for male patients having issues with sperm production, ejaculatory disorders or obstruction of the male reproductive tract. TESE can be used to obtain viable sperm which may then be frozen or used for IVF.Fertility PreservationKettering Reproductive Medicine offers cryopreservation services for both its male and female patients. Sperm and eggs can be frozen for health or other reasons. KRM offers new technologies that result in improved survival and success in IVF treatment.
KRM offers programs to accommodate patient needs in?managing the financial aspect of treatment. To help, KRM offers self-pay discounts for most procedures when payment is made at the time of service.A payment plan is also available for IVF cycles for patients who qualify. When approved, a down payment is collected after which monthly payments may be made.Prosper Healthcare LendingPatients can get financing options from Prosper Healthcare Lending. The company specializes in infertility treatment financing offering the following benefits:
- Quick decisions for loans under $35,000
- Long term loans for low monthly payments
- No collateral required
- No prepayment penalties
- Easy and quick loan inquiry process
- 100% confidentiality
Kettering Reproductive Medicine Services and Profile
- Donor egg services (Yes)
- Donor embryo services (Yes)
- ART for single women (Yes)
- Gestational carrier services (Yes)
- Embryo cryopreservation services (Yes)
- SART member (Yes)
- Verified lab accreditation (Yes)
Kettering Reproductive Medicine IVF Success Rates
Fresh Nondonor Eggs IVF Success Rates
According to the newest CDC ART Success Rates Data,Kettering Reproductive Medicine in KETTERING, OH performed 105 fresh nondonor eggs IVF cycles in 2015. Below is the number of IVF cycles and babies born by the patient's age.
|Number of cycles||70||19||13||3||0||0|
|Live births (%)||41.3||10 / 16||4 / 13||0 / 3|
Frozen Nondonor Eggs IVF Success Rates
According to the newest CDC ART Success Rates Data,Kettering Reproductive Medicine in KETTERING, OH performed 67 frozen nondonor eggs IVF cycles in 2015. Below is the number of IVF cycles and babies born by the patient's age.
|Number of cycles||41||16||3||6||1||0|
|Live births (%)||37.5||4 / 16||0 / 3||1 / 6||0 / 1|
Donor Eggs IVF Success Rates
In 2015,according to the newest CDC ART Success Rates Data,Kettering Reproductive Medicine in KETTERING, OH performed 7 IVF cycles with fresh embryos from donor eggs and 2 IVF cycles with frozen embryos from donor eggs.
|Donor Eggs||Number of cycles||Live births (%)|
|Fresh Embryos||7||4 / 6|
|Frozen Embryos||2||0 / 2|
* IVF success reports are based on the latest CDC data published in May 2020 (Final 2018 Data).
* Learn about success rate and definition. Read: What Is IVF Success Rate?