We wanted to update you on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and fertility treatment.
We know that you have placed your faith in us to help solve a true medical issue: infertility. We are committed to continuing to provide you the quality care you expect from us, and our team is working with Women & Infants Hospital and Care New England to ensure that the community has the medical resources to combat COVID-19.
Because of this and in order to keep our patients healthy, we are carefully assessing the community and state while advocating for our patients as we make decisions about patient treatment. It is a constantly evolving process, so please contact us as questions arise as you initiate treatment. We are limiting the number of patients and partners in the office at any time and utilizing telehealth. We would like to direct you to websites that can assist you as this process unfolds, such as our professional organization American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
During this challenging time, we are continuing to provide telephone visits for our patients.
This includes both new patients and follow-up patients. Call (401) 441-5336 to schedule a phone appointment.
We are offering limited diagnostic testing at this time. We are still working with our urgent fertility preservation patients to ensure they receive the treatment they need.
In addition, our staff is available for questions, refills on medications, and any problems.
We recognize that this process is stressful for all of us, particularly our infertility patients. Continue to follow the guidance to wear masks, wash your hands and social distance. We are here to support you in any way we can.
Dr. Ruben Alvero, reproductive endocrinologist and director at Women & Infants Fertility Center, was recently featured on Rhode Island's NBC-affiliate discussing a recent study about polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and genetics.
Four fertility specialists from Women & Infants Fertility Center presented their infertility research at the ASRM Scientific Congress in October. Topics included PGT, transgender fertility, infertility in women, aneuploidy and disparities in egg donor banks.
Women & Infants Fertility Center is the only program in Rhode Island named a Nursing Center of Excellence by ASRM. Nurses at the center obtained this recognition by completing continuing education coursework in their field.
Former Women & Infants Fertility Center doctor John Buster, MD, was recently inducted into the ACOG Hall of Fame. This rare honor recognizes his decades of groundbreaking work in the filed of reproductive endocrinology.