Choosing a qualified clinic for infertility treatment is often difficult. While information on many clinics through Web search engines is abundant, relevant information often is not. Patients seeking infertility treatment options that are expensive, potentially risky, and emotionally draining should inquire about the qualifications of the clinic they wish to use. The following questions should be asked when searching for a suitable fertility clinic:
- Is the laboratory in the clinic certified by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and has it passed inspection by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1988 (CLIA)?
- Is the clinic a member of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART)?
- Is the laboratory headed by a qualified individual with a Ph.D.?
- Is the clinic directed by a qualified physician who is board-certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility?
- Are the clinic care-givers experienced and well-trained?
- Is the care personalized?
- Does the clinic adhere to strict ethical and moral standards?
- Can the clinic provide statistics about success rates of its assisted reproduction procedures?
- How do these statistics compare to the national average?
- How expensive are the treatments? Are financial arrangements possible?
Bennet Fertility Institute in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has been in operation since 1985. The laboratory has been certified by CAP and passed CAP/CLIA inspections each time it is required. The CAP inspection is the most respected and recognized laboratory accreditation program in the world and has long been considered the “gold standard” against which others are measured.
Bennett Fertility Institute is a charter member of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART). Its laboratory is headed by Dr. J. Edward Wortham, Ph.D., HCLD. Dr. Wortham has more than 35 years of experience in reproductive laboratory medicine and also serves as an inspector for the Reproductive Laboratory Accreditation program. The clinic’s program director, Dr. David Kallenberger, has more than 35 years experience in treating infertility. Its medical director, Dr. Eli Reshef, is a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist with more than 27 years of experience.
Our nurses also have extensive experience in reproductive medicine and women's health care, with more than 100 years of combined nursing experience. They are well qualified professionally and render top-rated, personalized, sensitive care to our patients.
Bennett Fertility Institute adheres to strict ethical and moral principles and guidelines as outlined by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. The clinic annually provides statistics regarding in vitro fertilization (IVF) success to the Centers for Disease control (cdc.gov.) and to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (sart.org). More up-to-date success statistics are also available to the patients and their physicians. Bennett Fertility Institute consistently out-performs the national average for pregnancy rates.
Treatment expenses at Bennett Fertility Institute in Oklahoma are compatible with regional and national practices.