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Fertility and Endocrine Associates welcomes Dr. Stoddart

Fertility and Endocrine Associates are pleased to announce the appointment of Neil R. Stoddart, PhD, HCLD as Laboratory Director of the Louisville Reproductive Center.

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We are a Nursing Center of Excellence!

Our practice has the following Nurse Practitioners who have completed advanced training in Reproductive Medicine Kit S. Devine, DNP, WHNP-BC, APRN Lauren Slone, WHNP/FNP-BC, APRN  

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Dr. Krause earns Cigna Cultural Competency Designation.

Fertility & Endocrine Associates is dedicated to helping all of our patients achieve the best possible care and outcomes.  We strive to improve our ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures so that we may deliver the best patient care to everyone.  In order to better serve our patients with culturally diverse backgrounds, Dr. Krause has completed training and been awarded the Cigna Cultural Competency Designation.   Thank you, Dr. Krause, for taking this extra step to enable our practice to continue to excel and provide the best reproductive healthcare in...

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Zika Virus

As summer travel season approaches and TV news fills with horror stories and conjecture, patients like you need to know the latest news on Zika. In just the last few weeks, we have learned more about this virus: authorities have now confirmed the link between the virus and birth defects in infants born to mothers who were infected while pregnant. And although there are no confirmed cases of someone contracting Zika within the US, it is possible that we may see the virus spread as temperatures increase. And with patients eying overseas travel this summer, it is even more important that women who are pregnant or attempting to conceive stay safe. That’s why it is critical that all women and their partners stay informed with credible information in order to spread facts – not fear. Knowledge remains the ultimate tool in keeping mothers and babies...

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Dr. Homm named a 2015 Top Doctor in Louisville

Congratulations to Dr. Homm on being named a 2015 Top Doctor in Louisville by his peers!

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Dr. Devine awarded prestigious fellowship honor.

The Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) recently selected 70 nurse practitioner (NP) leaders for induction to FAANP on June 11, 2015, during the AANP National Conference at the Hilton Riverside New Orleans, Louisiana. Among the 70 to receive this prestigious honor were four Kentucky nurse practitioners—Elizabeth Partin, Sharon Lock, Julianne Ewen and Kit Devine. The new FAANP members will continue the tradition of impacting national and global health through their outstanding contributions. Dr. Kit S. Devine, DNP, WHNP-BC, APRN, FAANP, is a partner in Fertility & Endocrine Associates and president and co-owner of the Louisville Reproductive Center in Louisville, Kentucky. She serves as adjunct faculty for graduate nursing students at Bellarmine University and Frontier Nursing University. Dr. Devine practices as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and functions as the Clinical Director for her infertility and gynecologic patients. She is a member of the prestigious Nurse Advisory Council for the national March of Dimes Foundation. She was the recipient of the Wilson Wyatt Academic Fellowship, the Graduate Faculty Merit Award and the national “SmartArt Research Award”. AANP established the FAANP program in 2000 to recognize nurse practitioner leaders who have made outstanding contributions to health care through clinical practice, research, education, or policy. Fellows of AANP are visionaries and, as such, hold an annual think tank to strategize about the future of nurse practitioners and health care. The new Fellows will continue to demonstrate leadership and contribute to the mission of AANP. The Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) program was established by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) in 2000 to recognize nurse practitioner (NP) leaders who have made outstanding contributions to healthcare through NP education, policy, clinical practice, or research. The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is the largest professional membership organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties. It represents the interests of more than 205,000 NPs, including approximately 58,000 individual members and 200 organizations, providing a unified networking platform and advocating for their role as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered and personalized health care. The organization provides legislative leadership at the local, state and national levels, advancing health policy; promoting excellence in practice, education and research; and establishing standards that best serve NP patients and other health care consumers. For more information, visit aanp.org. To locate an NP in your community, go to...

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Weight Loss and Fertility

Dr. Krause talks about Weight Loss and Fertility in this video....

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Ovarian Reserve Testing

Dr. Krause talks about Ovarian Reserve Testing in this video. http://ivfkentucky.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/drkrause3OvarianReserve.mp4...

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Welcome, Dr. Krause!

Robert J. Homm, MD, FACOG & Kit S. Devine, DNP, APRN are pleased to announce that Miriam S. Krause, MD, FACOG has joined the practice. Dr. Krause completed her Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility fellowship at the University of Louisville. She welcomes new patients who are in need of fertility and related gynecologic and endocrine care. In addition to office and surgical practice, she will, in conjunction with the current providers, offer reproductive technologies in our comprehensive IVF facility.  

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6 Simple Steps To Improve Your Fertility – For Men

Whether you are new to the world of fertility treatments or you have been through several IUI or IVF cycles, the fact that you are going through it at all is emotionally challenging! There are countless websites, message boards, and other resources for women who are having difficulty while trying to conceive. As a woman who struggles with infertility and PCOS, I know I’ve been all over the worldwide web looking for advice, support, and encouragement. I’ve read about all the things to do and not to do. I feel well versed in my own brand of infertility. But what about the men? Women aren’t the only ones involved in the fertility struggle. Our husbands and partners are, more often than not, right there with us. They may be experiencing their own emotional turmoil over the situation- watching as outsiders feeling helpless because they are unable to “fix it” for us. Or they may be dealing with their own fertility issues! If you are the latter, a male struggling with infertility, there are resources for you too! While many fertility issues stem from some other physical issue that may require its own treatment, here are 6 simple things you can do outside of the doctor’s office to “up your chances”. Reduce or eliminate alcohol – Regular heavy drinking, or simply a night out with the guys where you drink heavily, can greatly reduce your sperm count. Heavy drinking can also reduce the motility of your sperm and increase the number of abnormally formed sperm cells. So go light on the booze, guys! Stop smoking – There is no “reduce” option here. Tobacco smoke is well known to contain chemicals which are hazardous to your health. Your sperm are not immune! Avoid recreational drugs – With all of the current marijuana reform trickling through the country, legal cannabis use is on the rise. However, marijuana causes low sperm counts and an increase in abnormal sperm cell formation. ONE joint can lower your testosterone levels for up to 36 hours. It goes without saying that harder drugs, like cocaine, will also negatively affect your sperm. Anabolic steroids, while possibly boosting sex drive, will ultimately lower your sperm count, which is obviously counterproductive to your fertility! Eat a well-balanced diet – There is an overabundance of dietary advice out there, but here is the simple version: avoid processed foods and eat your veggies, especially the dark green kind! Vegetables like broccoli and spinach provide your body with folic acid, which helps keep your sperm count up. Reduce stress – Many studies have shown that stress significantly and negatively affects fertility. Again, while perhaps not being the SOLE cause of infertility, reducing stress in general makes for a healthier mind, body, and spirit. So guys, maybe you should offer to join your wife or partner in that yoga class – it might have more benefits than just exercise and stress relief 😉 Stay cool – Avoid hot tubs, hot baths, saunas, tight pants, and sitting with your laptop or tablet in your lap. High temperatures may adversely affect sperm production. Also, don’t be afraid to ask for help or additional resources. As I said before, the world of infertility can be emotionally challenging! Join an infertility support group or forum, practice relaxation techniques...

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