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How to judge the quality of your IVF doctor at the time of your first consultation

Most patients naively assume that all IVF doctors are equally good, but this is completely false. There is a world of a difference between a good doctor and a bad doctor, and this affects your chances of getting pregnant enormously ! Please don't get misled by adverti......

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When more is not better in IVF - IVF "add-ons" can harm patients

Finally, Dr Raj Mathur, consultant gynaecologist at Manchester Fertility and St Mary's Hospital, started by acknowledging that there does indeed appear to be a problem. Clinics advertise their use of add-ons as markers of quality or innovation, he said. With this comes......

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How digital patient profiles can help doctors to understand their patients better

Service industries such as hotels use customer relationship management ( CRM ) systems extensively  in order to track the personal preferences of their clients , so they can provide them with high-quality services, tailored to their  individual tastes . Guest Experienc......

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Generic drugs vs branded debate

The recent move by the Modi government to make prescribing of generics compulsory has raised a lot of hackles. The objections have been pretty predictable. Obviously, the pharma companies are up in arms because they make most of their money from selling branded drug......

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All doctors need to become patientologists

Doctors take pride in mastering the scientific minutiae of medicine . On the top of the medical hierarchy are the super specialists - the ones who have a lot of technical expertise in a very narrow slice of medicine. They're usually looked up to by other doctors becaus......

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Do doctors charge too much ?

A doctor's income seems to have become an extremely sore issue in this day and age. Lots of people, right from the average citizen to the PM , feel that doctors charge way too much. Their belief is that medicine is supposed to be a noble profession,  and doctors should......

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The embryo as a patient

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What can we do differently in the next IVF cycle?

When an IVF cycle fails, the first question patients ask is "What went wrong?" And the second question is "What can we do differently the next time? Is there something new  we can try out , which will help us to increase the chances of getting pregnant?"  Now this is a......

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What do IVF success rates really mean ?

The commonest question patients ask IVF doctors is, "What is your success rate?" It's an easy question to ask, but the answer can be extremely misleading and therefore you need to be careful how you interpret the number. For one, a lot of doctors just lie to you , and......

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Why do IVF doctors abandon their patients?

Most IVF patients are mature enough to realize that the success rate in an IVF cycle is never going to be a 100%. No matter how perfect your embryos are; how good your doctor is; and how easy the transfer is , we still have no control over implantation, and cannot predi......

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