Initial Consultation And Evaluation Process
Your journey at MCRM begins with an initial consultation with Dr. Peter Ahlering. MCRM assists patients from around the United States and the world and for this reason we offer both in-person and phone consultations. In almost all cases, a patient is NOT REQUIRED to obtain a referral from their primary care physician or OBGYN prior to seeking advice regarding their fertility from Dr. Ahlering and MCRM. MCRM advises individuals to complete an initial consultation if they are concerned about their fertility potential or believe they are having difficulties regarding fertility. The consultation allows Dr. Ahlering to review the individual’s health history and fertility journey and in turn, the patient has the opportunity to meet Dr. Ahlering and to receive valuable advice to assist them.
Upon completion of the initial consultation, Dr. Ahlering will provide some recommendations on potential next steps including further diagnostic screening. The screening typically includes, but is not limited to:
- Bloodwork evaluating numerous hormone levels such as Estrogen, AMH, FSH, LH and Testosterone
- Ultrasound to evaluate Antral-Follicle count (AFC)
- Enhanced Semen Analysis for the Male Partner
- Sperm DNA Fragmentation Testing for the Male Partner
By completing these diagnostic tests, Dr. Ahlering is able to evaluate both the female and male factors painting a complete and cohesive picture; resulting in him being able to provide the recommendation for the most cost-effective treatment with the highest outcome for success.