Information for GPs
Fertility Associates recognises that GPs are central to the care of their patients.
Patients presenting to GPs with fertility concerns should be able to access high quality advice and education about fertility issues as well as realistic expectations about their chances of conception. Early referral in the presence of obvious problems is preferred. Older and anxious patients often benefit from early referral even if no clear problem presents.
A note from our Wellington clinic:
Fertility Associates Wellington recently introduced our new ‘Pathways to a Child’ Magazine to the 300+ GP practices that fall within their area. A covering letter outlined the fertility tests GP’s can undertake for quick diagnosis enabling efficient referral and more importantly early treatment. By answering five questions relating to the information they received ,GP’s had the opportunity of entering into a draw for an iPad mini. Our congratulations goes to Dr Diane Hodges, Plimmer Surgery, Wellington. We would like to thank all those that entered our competition the response was overwhelming.
This section is for GPs only and is an online resource to help provide you with access to all the information you need to manage your patients with fertility questions or infertility. In this section you will find:
Quick facts about Infertility
How common is infertility? Who is most at risk? How long should my patients try for a baby before I refer them on to a specialist? Find the answers to all of those common questions - Read more here >
What to check, what tests to run and when to refer early. A quick guide you can just run your eye over to ensure you have everything covered. Read more here >
Referring and public funding
Fertility Associates undertakes both privately and publicly funded consultations and treatment. Find information on the referral process and the funding options available to your patients. Read more here >
Costs of treatment
An overview of our costs for the most common treatments. A quick resource for you to answer all those tricky questions about how much a consultation or treatment is at Fertility Associates. We regularly update this page to show our most up to date charges. Read more here >
Anti-Mullerian Hormone test is a simple blood test which helps to estimate what is called ‘ovarian reserve by measuring the number follicles developing in the ovary at a particular time. Learn more about the test, what the results means and the impact on a woman’s fertility. Read more here >
FSH, estradiol and progesterone
A quick summary of what tests to do for FSH, Estradiol and Progesterone, and how to interpret the results to ensure you are getting the right information. Read more here >
A quick overview of what tools and resources we have available to help make you diagnosis that much easier. These include a BMI calculator, the Biological Clock, our personalised Pregnancy Timeline, The Little Details magazine, frequently asked questions and lots more. Read more here >
Contact details for all of our main clinics, referral information for private and public patients and who to get in touch with if you have a simple question. Read more here >