March 30, 2020

Telemedicine Appointments Available

Struggling with infertility? We are here for you! Telemedicine appointments are now available to our existing and new patients. A telemedicine appointment allows you to connect to one of our providers from any device and…

March 16, 2020

Patient Guidelines on the Coronavirus

Our Patient Process moving forward: Upon arrival, all patients and guest will be triaged. During the triage process, they are asked a series of questions (see below) and their temperature is taken. If approved for…

March 01, 2020


Endometriosis is TREATABLE! Endometriosis is one of the most misunderstood (and mistreated) diseases in Gynecology and maybe medicine in general. The following discussion aims to explain our professional experience with this disease over the last…

February 14, 2020

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is the day set aside to show your love to your partner but for those struggling with infertility, romance can be challenging. The stress of treatment can feel exhausting, affecting your relationship in…

January 27, 2020

Marijuana Consumption In Pregnancy Tied To Social, Emotional Problems In Offspring One of the first of many studies that will address this issue.  Legalization movements imply safety and we are seeing a dramatic number of patients now using marijuana for numerous reasons.  During fertility workups, patients are…

January 21, 2020

Sitagliptin Appears To Change Lining Of Uterus To Create Right Environment To Support Pregnancy, Research Indicates

This is a very interesting study that relates to recurrent pregnancy loss patients.  This is a very early phase study just basically raising the idea that this drug may be of benefit and needs much…

January 14, 2020

Amy Schumer Shares Post-Surgery Videos as She Undergoes Egg Retrieval Procedure

“Thank-you to Amy Schumer for being so open about your IVF experience … I know that it has given many of our patients the feeling that they are not alone in this journey.”  Dr. Melissa…

January 08, 2020

Two more studies underscoring the ravages of high carbohydrate nutrition.

1.  Obesity In Middle Age Tied To Higher Risk Of Dementia Later In Life For Women, Study Indicates 2.  Researchers Say Higher Dietary Glycemic Index Is Tied To Insomnia In Postmenopausal Women Two more studies…

December 11, 2019

Oral Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Antagonist Relugolix Compared With Leuprorelin Injections for Uterine Leiomyomas A Randomized Controlled Trial  

Every year we are required as part of our board certification to read a large number of scientific articles with questions.  This article is on our list for 2019.  Now Both relugolix and AbbVie's elagolix are oral drugs that do…

December 05, 2019

Research Indicates Male’s Frequent Marijuana Use Tied To Elevated Miscarriage Risk In Female Partners

Research Indicates Male’s Frequent Marijuana Use Tied To Elevated Miscarriage Risk In Female Partners Marijuana may be becoming legal but it is still a drug that will have significant negative effects in humans with its…

October 14, 2019

A message to our patients and to friends and family around them.

A message to our patients and to friends and family around them.  Miscarriage is one of the most underappreciated negative events in a woman’s and or couples’ life. It is clear, psychologically, that a pregnancy…

October 10, 2019

Pre-Eclampsia May Increase Mother’s Risk For Future Cardiovascular Disease And Earlier Death, Research Indicates

If one reads this medical headline from ACOG to our nations physicians, one would assume/conclude that pre-eclampsia (high blood pressure in pregnancy) itself is responsible for the increase in cardiovascular disease.  This is a classic…

October 02, 2019

Botulinum Toxin for Chronic Pelvic Pain in Endometriosis

I recommend pelvic floor rehabilitation therapy to all our endometriosis patients after surgery.   I do believe that pelvic floor dysfunction does play a big role in endometriosis pain.  If the pelvis, including the pelvic floor muscles…

September 24, 2019

Chlamydia Increases Risk For Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Ectopic Pregnancy, Female Infertility, Study Suggests

I think it is not widely known in the public arena that Chlamydia infection, even treated timely, can result in tubal infertility.  We see everything from normal fertility outcome to requiring IVF to achieve pregnancy. …

September 06, 2019

Only 13 Percent Of Women Have 28-Day Menstrual Cycles, Study Suggests

The interpretation of this data points to variation in cycles from month to month stating that fertility may vary from "cycle to cycle."  My take on this would be to realize that our women today…

September 02, 2019

Office Hours Changes Due to Hurricane Dorian

Our office will be closed on Tuesday and possibly open in the early afternoon on Wednesday. We will monitor the storm closely and update our social media pages and our website with any further schedule…

August 16, 2019

PCOS Diva is a great blog to follow!

July 30, 2019

Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Can Be A Very Difficult and Lonely Diagnosis

“Recurrent pregnancy loss can be a very difficult and lonely diagnosis.  Please know this ... these losses are not your fault.  It is such a challenging problem and even now we can only determine the…

July 23, 2019

You are not alone on this journey!

We know that infertility can often feel like a lonely struggle.  Please know that you are not alone and that help and support are available! Dr. Melissa Yates

July 21, 2019

Researchers Examine Relationship Between Work Hours And Risk Of Miscarriage Or Preterm Birth

Here is more support for sleep disruption as a dramatic stressor in reproduction.  We have noticed that physiologic stress patients that we term "hypothalamic dysfunction" seem to have a much greater chance of miscarriage as…

July 18, 2019

Estradiol May Have Protective Effect Against Cognitive Impairment In Women With Visceral Adipose Tissue, Research Suggests

More evidence that estrogen is protective to brain function and hopefully inching the needle toward more acceptance of normalization of estrogen for women.  The headwinds and resistance still abound when it comes to estrogen use…

July 09, 2019

Study Shows Women With Endometriosis More Likely To Use Opioids For Prolonged Periods, Use Benzodiazepines Concomitantly

Of course this is the case.  The medical system is failing endometriosis patients in a dramatic way.  If you were taught that endometriosis surgery doesn't work and that it recurs anyway, and that most medicines…

July 01, 2019

Summer Tomato Salad for Your 4th of July Celebration BASIC SALAD DIRECTIONS: Slice tomatoes in thick slices, half-moon slices, or even large diced pieces if using small tomatoes. Arrange tomatoes on seving dish.Drizzle tomatoes with basil vinaigrette, then sprinkle goat cheese and chopped…

June 24, 2019

Research Indicates Children Conceived Through ART Do Not Face Increased Cancer Risk

These studies from small countries like the Netherlands are helpful because their socialized systems do allow for accurate data collection and likely capture most events in the healthcare system for the country.  This safe bill…

June 18, 2019

Fertility Clinics Reportedly Refusing Treatment To Women With High BMI This is certainly a very emotional and controversial subject.  To read the coverage on this, you would think doctors are refusing care to patients because they don't like people who are overweight.  This is…

June 11, 2019

Uterine Fibroids

​Uterine fibroids (also known as leiomyomas) are extremely common muscle tumors (or growths) that develop from a single muscle cell within the womb.  It is stated in the literature that up to 75% of women…

May 29, 2019

Pediatrics Group Advises Nursing Mothers To Avoid Marijuana.

Caution:  It has been amazing to me the speed with which the marijuana legalization movement has changed popular thought.  Especially in our younger patients, there is a sense that somehow marijuana is good for everything.…

May 20, 2019

Hypothalamic Dysfunction

Hypothalamic dysfunction in women is an epidemic following what I call the “exercise revolution” that began about 1980 and the dramatic change in athletics for women in U.S. schools about that time. Women now feel…

May 13, 2019

Prepregnancy BMI May Be More Important Risk Factor For Adverse Maternal-Fetal Outcomes Than Weight Gain During Pregnancy, Meta-Analysis Suggests.

This study clearly supports our belief that BMI correlates with metabolic dysfunction severity.  Pre-pregnancy weight is the measure of this parameter.  If this can be significantly changed, we see a much better outcome beginning with…

May 06, 2019

Mother’s Day

“While Mother’s Day can be a wonderful holiday to celebrate those we love, it’s important to remember that this day can also be tough for many families.  This site provides great advice for all sorts…

May 02, 2019

This is Infertility!

April 26, 2019

National Infertility Awareness Week

“This week is National Infertility Awareness Week which works to highlight how common infertility really is and to help people reach out and realize that they are not alone. Infertility can be a very lonely…

April 22, 2019

Fertility Solutions & Support

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April 15, 2019

Many Women with Menstrual Symptoms Do Not Tell Their Families or Physicians, Study Indicates.

Many Women With Menstrual Symptoms Do Not Tell Their Families Or Physicians, Study Indicates. These findings are completely consistent with our findings after taking thousands of histories of women with pelvic pain.  We ask every…

April 10, 2019

We love this website that supports moms to have a healthy pregnancy!

This is a great website that supports moms to have a healthy pregnancy!!!   We love the Whole30 diet tips!!! http://WWW.WHOLEMAMASCLUB.COM

April 09, 2019

Working at Least Two Night Shifts Weekly Increases Risk of Miscarriage in Pregnant Women.

Working at Least Two Night Shifts Weekly Increases Risk of Miscarriage in Pregnant Women.   This study finding supports our theory describing circadian rhythm and sleep disruption as with sleep apnea as maybe the…

April 09, 2019

Stress Apprears to Lower a Women’s Chances of Getting Pregnant, Study Finds.

Stress Appears to Lower a Woman’s Chances of Getting Pregnant, Study Finds. There are so few studies focused on stress and fertility.  We know from working daily with patients struggling to become pregnant, that…