You know where you want to get to – the family you envision, the child you desire. The first step is, many times, the hardest one to take. Whether with a partner or on your own, the toughest part of this journey isn’t the finish line – it’s getting the trip started. How to do it and what may be just as important, who to do it with.
To put it simply, you want a partner in care and a medical team who seek to empower you with education. That’s what IRMS does best – inform, educate, guide and ultimately empower you to follow through on the course of fertility assistance that will get you the outcome you seek. All it takes to initiate “step one” is to make a new patient appointment with one of our physicians to discuss what treatment options will give you the highest possible success rate.
A great deal of the infertility world is focused on females and at times, rightfully so. The good news is that we at IRMS recognize that your hopes and dreams of a family are equally important and we are here to help you realize them with the same personalized care we’re so proud to give all of our patients.
Here’s a helpful tip as you plan for that first meeting: We highly recommend putting your questions down on paper so that in your consultation, we address all of your questions and concerns. Keeping a notebook could be helpful to keep all of your information in one place. You are ultimately going to get a great deal of very valuable information that will help you make informed decisions throughout your treatment here.
Whether you’re part of a couple or a single guy, the process is the same to start. We need to determine the status of your health and fertility so we are able to best define the cycle-type to optimize your chances of having a healthy baby.
All couples and individuals undergoing any type of fertility treatment will go through a standard evaluation, including bloodwork and genetic testing. On the day of your new patient appointment, you will meet with your IRMS physician, nurse and financial counselor. You are able to do your bloodwork that day to get your initial testing underway. After your first consultation, you will be given a checklist of things that need to be completed prior to your course of treatment. Checklists vary from patient to patient depending on cycle-type and age.
Your IRMS team is here to answer all of your questions and to help you navigate preparing for treatment of male infertility and your cycle.
What To Expect At Your New Patient Appointment:
- Meet with your IRMS physician to review your medical history, treatment options and desires
- Meet with your nurse to discuss your checklist items that need to be completed before a cycle can be started
- Meet with a financial counselor to review costs of treatment, insurance coverage and all financing options
- Initial bloodwork for yourself or for you and your partner