Understanding Stresses of Infertility, Tennessee Reproductive Medicine Guarantees IVF Treatments

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., May 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tennessee Reproductive Medicine partners Dr. Rink Murray and Dr. Jessica Scotchie launched the "IVF Guarantee Program" last week as demonstration of their commitment to "do everything possible to minimize the financial and emotional stress of infertility." The IVF guarantee program – which offers three fresh in vitro fertilization cycles, plus all frozen embryos until live birth occurs or all embryos have been used – provides patients who do not bring home a baby a 100 percent refund of their money.

Murray and Scotchie, who both completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, opened doors at TRM five years ago with the vow to remain dedicated to treating each patient as unique with individual needs and reservations about their infertility.

For Murray the commitment is intensely personal. "For 10 years, my wife Kristi and I struggled with infertility that led us across more than 600 miles and to three fertility centers with more cycles of IVF than I can recount. There are many sources of stress when dealing with infertility and TRM was built on the belief that Dr. Scotchie and I are partners in our patients' journey toward fertility."

In the IVF process – responsible for the creation of more than five million babies worldwide – specialists combine sperm with an egg (oocyte) or eggs in a laboratory dish. A doctor then transfers the resulting embryo(s) to the uterus to develop naturally.

"TRM has comparatively high IVF success rates for our region," explained Dr. Scotchie who is double board certified in REI and Obstetrics and Gynecology. "Our confidence in TRM's cutting-edge technology and proven techniques allows us to offer this program that we hope will provide peace of mind and decreased stress during the treatment cycles."

The cost of the IVF guarantee program is $24,000 or $25,800 if ICSI is required.

Tennessee Reproductive Medicine (TRM) is a full-service reproductive endocrinology and fertility clinic located in Chattanooga, Tennessee with satellite monitoring centers in Knoxville, Tenn., Cookeville, Tenn. and Rome, Ga. TRM's goal is to provide the most advanced medical and surgical care to patients suffering from infertility, recurrent pregnancy loss, endometriosis, reproductive endocrine disorders (such as polycystic ovary syndrome and premature ovarian failure), abnormal menses and menopause.

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Source: Tennessee Reproductive Medicine