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Each body system is capable of developing disease. There are physicians (specialists) who are specially trained in providing care for diseases of each system. These Specialists have all of the training of a general practitioner, then receive additional training and education in order to practice in their specialty. This is true for physicians who opt to become Infertility Doctors.
Even within some specialties, there are physicians who choose to select a very specific component of the disease or body system, on which they focus their education and skills. This is called a Sub-Specialty.
A Reproductive Endocrinologist (pronounced "en-doe-krin-all-oh-jist) is a sub-specialty of Infertility Doctor, which utilizes expert training specifically aimed at hormone-related infertility.
Since hormones play such a significant role in reproduction, from regulating ovulation to managing sperm production, the Reproductive Endocrinologist has the necessary expertise to assess and treat hormone-related conditions that can contribute to infertility.
Talk to your Fertility Clinic about a Reproductive Endocrinologist and how they may help you overcome infertility.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|