Recommended fertility doctors

Please visit this page for our free e-guide based on women’s recommendations (and warnings) from a 2016 survey.

Kristin Kali, our Choice Mom friend at Maia Midwifery, is not in the San Francisco area full-time anymore, but she is providing several unique fertility classes and consultations when she’s back in the area.

Liz Coolidge at Fenway Health Services in Boston is also a long-time Choice Mom-friendly resource for single women who are trying to conceive.

Please add your recommendations (and black marks) in the comments field below.

Other recommended fertility doctors include:


San Francisco Bay Area
See this blog post about Laurel Fertility Care, a longtime Choice Mom-friendly sponsor

Dr. Richard Chetkowski (past Choice Mom sponsor) is a particularly good resource about embryo donation. His Alta Bates IVF program, where he is a board-certified RE, offers a diversely welcoming and educational website.

Reproductive Science Center of the Bay Area (past Choice Mom sponsor)
Dr. Susan Willman, Dr. Rinku Mehta
San Ramon, CA 94583

Pacific Fertility Center (past Choice Mom sponsor)
Dr. Carol Givens
San Francisco Bay Area

Dr. Charles M March (past Choice Mom sponsor)
California Fertility Partners
Los Angeles

William Schoolcraft
Dr. Minjarez (female doctor highly recommended by two Choice Moms)
Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine
Englewood, CO 80113

“David Schmidt, Farmington, CT (thru UConn) is wonderful.”

District of Columbia
Dr. Rafat Abbasi, Columbia Fertility Associates, has offered her time and sponsorship for several D.C. Choice Mom events. Also recommended: “Dr. Rifka, he’s with Columbia Fertility, 24th & M Street, NW. The practice is extremely open to Choice Moms and I had a wonderful experience with them from my first appointment until my last with them.” See this post for more detail about this long-time Choice Mom sponsor.

“Hi, I’m in Orlando, my RE (Dr. Trolice @ Fertility CARE) is in Winter Park. Everyone is very supportive of my choice, and they are really nice too! While there are alot of couples, many times I’ve been in the waiting room with some lesbian couples and a bunch of women who may or may not be married. Also, Dr. Trolice is very thorough. Dr. McNickel is my favorite because he answers all my questions and never acts like he’s got someplace to be. They also have a pharmacy, an acupuncturist, a fertility therapist, and an adoption center if you should choose that route.”

Dr. Vishvanath C. Karande
Hoffman Estates (Main Office) ~ Arlington Heights ~ Deerfield ~ Crystal Lake (Opening in 2009) 847-884-8884
“This doctor and his staff made me feel great the moment I walked in. Being a Choice Mom has not influenced the outcome of my treatment in any way. I would completely recommend him and his office.” — Carrie

Dr. Helen Kim (past Choice Mom sponsor)
Center for Reproductive Medicine and Fertility
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL 60637

Liz Coolidge (Choice Mom sponsor)
Fenway Community Health
Boston, MA 02115

Rachel Ashby (past Choice Mom sponsor)
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Center for Reproductive Medicine
Boston, MA 02115

see this blog post about the service of fertility doctors as reported by Choice Moms in the Twin Cities area


Dr. Michael Zinger: see this blog post about East Coast Fertility, which was a sponsor of the 2010 Choice Mom networking event in New York City, now know as Long Island Fertility

Dr. Eric Wahl (Mikki’s former ob/gyn)
30 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10011-8803

Dr. Frederick Licciardi
660 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Dr. Benjamin Sandler
(recommended to a Choice Mom from a couple who used him)
RMA of New York
635 Madison Ave., 10th Floor

“Peter Chang is great; very knowledgable and easy to talk to.” Affiliated with Beth Israel Hospital; his office is in the Union Square area. 212 844-8587

“Dr. William Hurd of the University Hospital MacDonald Women’s Hospital Fertility Services. He was my RE and I am now 9 weeks with twins, on the first try at age 42. I felt very comfortable with him, and I also felt he was very honest about my possibilities/limitations with regard to getting pregnant at my age.”


Dr. Benjamin Gocial

Dr. Clarisa Gracia
Penn Health for Women
Radnor, PA 19087

RMA of Philadelphia
“I love my RE group. They are open 7 days a week, 365 days a year. I even had a progesterone level done on Memorial Day. The doctors do the ultrasounds and always take time to discuss what’s going on and answer any questions I may have. I truly feel they are doing their best to try to get me pregnant. For anyone in the Philadelphia area, I highly recommend RMA of Philadelphia (formerly known as Northern Fertility).”

Candice reports several Choice Mom-friendly clinics in the Philadelphia area:
Northern Fertility & Reproductive Associates
4 offices (Meadowbrook, Sellersville, Philadelphia and Blue Bell),

Penn Fertility Care
3 offices (2 in Philly and one in Radnor)

Main Line Fertility
5 offices (Bryn Mawr, Paoli, West Chester, Oaks, Wynnewood)
This was also recommended by Choice Mom Diane, who used Dr. Orris at the West Chester location

Dr. Elizabeth Singleton
Southeastern Fertility Center
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Dr. John Schnorr, Southeastern Fertility Clinic in Mount Pleasant South Carolina

Dr. Thomas Vaughn
Texas Fertility Center
Austin, Texas 78731

“I’m in Houston and really like Russell Weidman with the Texas Institute for Reproductive Medicine. If you only need IUIs, he’s your guy and his nurse Debbie actually became one of my closest friends while I was TTC. However, if you ultimately do need a more aggressive approach (I did at 34) then I can’t say enough about Timothy Hickman at Houston IVF. They are affiliated with CCRM which is widely regarded as the top clinic in the country. When I did my IVF cycle with him at the age of 34 his success rates with that age group were 67%.”

“I’m in the Houston area as well and am using Dr. Dorothy Roach. She is awesome!!!! I was referred to her by another Choice Moms member.”

Dr. Lowell Ku at Dallas IVF

Dr. Natasya Ikbal at Women Partners in Health ( “She’s been great! She’s been completely supportive, responsive and approachable. I’m sure any of the doctors at this practice would be fine (another friend of mine sees Dr. Oliver there and loves her). Another good thing, they do IUIs on the weekend.”

Black Mark: One Choice Mom has discouraged others from using Dr. Sharara (Reston, VA), with good details about why she would not recommend him.

Dr. Clifford Librach
Create IVF Fertility Center
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1N8

Dr. Marjorie Dixon
First Steps Fertility

Dr. Carol Redmond
LifeQuest Centre for Reproductive Medicine
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2K4

Dr. Simon Fischel
Care Fertility, Nottingham


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