Advice From a New Patient Liaison on Fertility Testing
It's our first one! Kate's Corner, which we will run every other Thursday here on PathtoFertility.
Kate's role here is unique, both because of who she is as a compassionate and capable person and also because of the dedication and understanding at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) that the first phone call to a fertility program can be the most challenging one. Kate makes it so much easier.
Kate's Corner – Infertility Advice From A New Patient Liaison
Here's a tid bit from her bio:
"As RMACT’s New Patient Liaison, Kate is the first person who speaks with patients before they schedule their initial appointment. They often call with a wide range of questions about the process, diagnosis and possible treatments; Kate is there to provide their first pieces of information in the fertility puzzle. Patients later meet their full fertility team, including fertility doctors, nurses a financial counselor and a patient navigator."
Thanks Kate and welcome aboard! ~ Lisa Rosenthal
Kate on Fertility Testing
“One of the things I say to patients all the time is that analogy with the puzzle. Each diagnostic test is like a puzzle piece (age, AMH, Day 3 testing, SA, genetics, luteal levels, etc.). Each piece is a different size and has varying weights of importance when determining an individual’s likelihood of achieving pregnancy. Once we have all of the puzzle pieces in place (after diagnostics are completed) the patient and doctor can see the big picture to choose the best course of action.”
About Lisa Rosenthal
Lisa has over thirty years of experience in the fertility field. After her personal infertility journey, she felt dissatisfied with the lack of comprehensive services available to support her. She was determined to help others undergoing fertility treatment. Lisa has been with RMACT for eleven years and serves as Patient Advocate and the Strategic Content Lead.
Lisa is the teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a program designed to support men and women on their quest for their families through gentle movement and meditation.
Lisa’s true passion is supporting patients getting into treatment, being able to stay in treatment and staying whole and complete throughout the process. Lisa is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, which is helpful in her work with fertility patients.
Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association (now Path2Parenthood), where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director.