At RMA of Connecticut, you are assigned a team of providers that are devoted to your unique fertility journey. That team is made up of a reproductive endocrinologist, patient navigator, fertility nurse, and insurance and billing advocate. Plus, you have access to our Physician Assistant, Genetic Counselor, and the entire Integrated Fertility and Wellness program (more on that team below).
Here’s a quick guide that will help get you the answers you need:
Your patient navigator will help you stay organized by reminding you of pending tasks based on your individual treatment plan, scheduling appointments and connecting you with your financial, clinical and Integrated Fertility Wellness resources within RMA of CT.
This is your go-to person for treatment specifics. Think: dosage, timing, and medications. If you have a question about how to administer medication or clinical questions about your cycle, your fertility nurse can help. Your nurse works closely with your physician on all aspects of your treatment to ensure the best quality care.
Have a billing or health insurance question? This is your person. From your financial status to benefit clearance, this team member can help guide you through the financial logistics and make things a little less overwhelming.
This is your first big appointment in a series of diagnostic preparatory evaluation. Here, you will meet your doctor and ultimately be introduced to the rest of your Fertility Team. We are currently conducting consultations with our reproductive endocrinologists via video conference, instead of in the office. Instead of meeting the other team members at that same time, you will receive a phone call or email or schedule a video conference with them after meeting with your reproductive endocrinologist.
During the consultation, you and your doctor will spend quite a bit of time getting to know each other. You will tell your provider about your history, discuss your current health status, and share your future goals. This is an important step in the process, as it allows a glimpse into the whole person that you are. Our providers strive to provide all-encompassing, 360-degree care, so this first get-to-know-you chat is vital.
We know this meeting can seem overwhelming and you might forget to ask a question you’ve been thinking about, or maybe you can’t quite remember what the doctor said about this or that. That’s why we created the Fertility Consultation Guide. It’s part note-taking, part checklist, and just for you in this first appointment. It will help you answer all your questions and make sure you don’t forget all that was discussed.