Shady Grove Fertility is proud to be working with an organization dedicated to helping increase access to healthcare, such as fertility treatment. - Shruti Malik, M.D.
Rockville, MD (PRWEB) February 17, 2016
Shady Grove Fertility and Glow have created a new way for thousands to learn about their personal fertility health, reproductive options, and how infertility treatment works through a new, weekly, live question and answer (Q&A) forum, “Ask the Expert.” This feature on the free mobile app, Glow, occurs on Wednesday evenings, typically between 4:30 and 6:00 p.m., EST, and is hosted by a Shady Grove Fertility physician. Over the past 5 weeks, there have been over 10,000 viewers and 600 comments from participants, all of whom are hoping to better understand their fertility.
In 2014 Shady Grove Fertility partnered with Glow, a mobile application that was created by PayPal and Slide Founder and chairman of Yelp, Max Levchin, to offer women the ability to track their reproductive cycles while providing them with feedback about their reproductive health. By partnering with Glow, SGF’s physician team supports Glow editors by providing medically sound content about fertility options, how to interpret success rates, common causes of infertility, when to seek help from a fertility specialist, and much more.
“Shady Grove Fertility is proud to be working with an organization dedicated to helping increase access to healthcare, such as fertility treatment,” says reproductive endocrinologist Shruti Malik, M.D., of Shady Grove Fertility’s Fair Oaks and Woodbridge, VA, offices.
The weekly Q&A forum covers all aspects of fertility with different topics highlighted each week. Dr. Malik has led this endeavor and has already hosted multiple sessions on in vitro fertilization (IVF), intrauterine insemination (IUI), weight and fertility, and egg freezing. An increase in interest and general questions about male infertility led to guest host and reproductive urologist and male fertility specialist, Paul R. Shin, M.D. who recently hosted the Q&A on male factor infertility, which causes 40 to 50 percent of all infertility causes.
“At Shady Grove Fertility, we know that accessibility to medical advice by leaders in the fertility community can help more families achieve their dreams of parenthood,” says Dr. Shin, M.D., who sees patients in the K Street (Washington, D.C.); Frederick, MD; and Woodbridge and Fair Oaks, VA, offices.
Founded by a team of technology veterans including Max Levchin, co-founder of PayPal & chairman of Yelp, Glow is a San Francisco-based data science company on a mission to redefine health care. The original Glow app was launched in August 2013, Glow Nurture in July 2014, and Eve by Glow in July 2015. Beyond the app offerings, the company aims to advance scientific discoveries in the field of reproductive health. More information about Glow is available at:http://www.glowing.com.
About Shady Grove Fertility:
Shady Grove Fertility is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence offering patients individualized care, innovative financial options, and pregnancy rates among the highest of all national centers. Since 1991, more than 40,000 babies have been born to patients from all 50 states and over 35 countries around the world. Shady Grove Fertility physicians actively train residents and reproductive endocrine fellows and invest in continuous clinical research and education to advance the field of reproductive medicine through numerous academic appointments and partnerships with Georgetown Medical School, Walter Reed, and the National Institutes of Health. Today, 34 reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, Ph.D. scientists, geneticists, and more than 600 highly specialized Shady Grove Fertility staff care for patients in 18 full-service offices, and four satellite sites throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. For more information, call 1-888-761-1967 or visit ShadyGroveFertility.com.