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WSUPG infertility clinic exceeds national average for successful births

Dan and Tricia Harris of Riverview conceived their twin daughters Alicia (left) and Alaina (right) with the help of the Wayne State University Physician Group Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Their eldest daughter, Julianna (center )also was conceived through fertility treatments.

Dan and Tricia Harris of Riverview conceived their twin daughters Alicia (left) and Alaina (right) with the help of the Wayne State University Physician Group Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Their eldest daughter, Julianna (center )also was conceived through fertility treatments.

Manvinder Singh, M.D.

Manvinder Singh, M.D.

The Wayne State University Physician Group’s Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility exceeds the national average success rate for in vitro fertilization and is among the top-rated clinics in Michigan, according to data recently released by the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology.

The WSUPG clinic achieved a 50.8 percent success rate in transfers resulting in live births among women age 35 and younger in 2011, exceeding the national average of 46.3 percent. According to Fertility Success Rates (www.fertilitysuccessrates.com), the ranking is the second highest among infertility clinics in Michigan.

Fertility Success Rates bases its rankings on data provided to SART, which tracks figures for infertility clinics across the nation.

“Our clinic continues to achieve impressive results by providing the most advanced treatment options combined with a patient-centered approach,” said Manvinder Singh, M.D., interim director of WSUPG’s Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology for the Wayne State University School of Medicine. “We are very proud of our continued success in helping a high percentage of our patients conceive.”

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Reproductive Health reports infertility affects about 10 percent of women ages 15 to 44 in the United States.

Tricia Harris, of Riverview, Mich., is one of those women. She and her husband Dan successfully conceived their first daughter, Julianna, through fertility treatments in 2008, but experienced increased difficulty when they began trying to add to their family.

The couple went through multiple rounds of unsuccessful IVF treatments with a different specialist before coming to the WSUPG clinic. “I was feeling really defeated,” Tricia said. “I was told I should consider an egg donor or adoption, but I wasn’t ready to give up.”

Dr. Singh and the infertility specialists at the WSUPG clinic developed a comprehensive treatment plan for Tricia, who underwent one round of IVF before finding out she was pregnant with twins.

Asked whether she would recommend the WSUPG clinic to other couples facing infertility, Tricia said she already has.

“Dr. Singh was very attentive and worked with me closely through my treatment and even throughout my pregnancy,” said Tricia, whose twin daughters, Alaina and Alicia, are now 9 months old. “I can’t say enough about Dr. Singh and his team. They gave me my family, and I will be forever grateful.”

The WSUPG Infertility Clinic is one of only two in Michigan to offer the ARC Affordable Payment Plan, which divides the cost of treatment into manageable monthly payments. Patients can select the package that best fits their needs, whether choosing based on the number of treatment cycles, cash or credit payments or even a refund guarantee option.

WSUPG’s Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Division has office locations in Southfield and Rochester Hills. For an appointment, call 248-352-8200 or email @infertilityupg.com.

SART policy states that a direct comparison of clinic success rates may not contain all of the information that a woman or a couple needs to decide which clinic or procedure is best for their treatment
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