National Reproductive Health Leader Leads Efforts to Recruit Healthcare Professionals in Growing Fertility Healthcare Space

The Prelude Network’s “Prelude to Exceptional Life” efforts highlight the rewards and benefits of reproductive medicine while addressing the need for more REI; a recent industry audit shows the factors that determine a doctor’s career path in the specialty.

HOUSTON, July 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Prelude Network ® (Prelude), the largest provider of comprehensive fertility services in North America and the Inception Fertility™ Clinical Network, has embarked on a national recruitment effort to inspire physicians to enter reproductive endocrinology. Through Prelude to a Life Exceptional, the national leader in reproductive health care highlights the professional and personal benefits of being a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) specialist.

Included in the campaign are Dr. James GriffoChief Physician of Inception Fertility and Program Director at NYU Langone Fertility Center, Dr. Jessica RubinREI at Reproductive Biology Associates in Atlanta and dr. David ProkaiREI at Aspire Fertility Austin, who each discuss through a series of short films the impact an REI has had on their careers and on them personally.

According to a recent American Medical Association fellowship report, reproductive endocrinology is the fourth most popular specialty among residents.1. However, the need for more professionals to enter this space continues to grow, as industry reports note that the fertility services market is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of over 5% over the next five years. years.2. This is due to a number of factors, including more women waiting until later to have children3.

“Prelude has seen firsthand the growing demand for comprehensive services led by exceptional specialists who exude both knowledge of reproductive medicine and practice with a heart of compassion,” says TJ Farnsworth, Founder and CEO. of Inception Fertility, the parent company of Prelude. “As a leader in the fertility services industry, Prelude recognizes that we have a great responsibility to ensure that current and future patients have easy access to highly skilled and skilled physicians to help them build their family. »

To understand the current landscape of reproductive endocrinology, Prelude conducted an in-depth industry audit that included interviews with current Prelude physicians, academic institutions/associations, and competing career options. This in-depth analysis revealed the factors that influence a doctor’s decision to enter a specific medical field, including work-life balance, geography, job security and stability.

“Discussing with professionals across the country, one message was very clear: REIs take great pride in being able to help patients do something special, unique and life changing forever – and that creates lives. , offers hope and builds families,” says Nicole R. Braley, Marketing Director of Inception Fertility. “With this physician-focused audit, we know which areas to put even more emphasis on, which will help make this area more competitive and attractive for future REIs. These efforts will have a significant impact not only on Prelude, but on the entire reproductive health care industry.”

Further findings from Prelude’s fertility market audit found that after decades of increasing percentages of women entering medicine, female physicians dominate gynecology, obstetrics and reproductive medicine and are expected to continue to do so. TO DO.

“Prelude has always recognized that female physicians are important to reproductive health care, and these results confirm how vital it is that we make recruiting female physicians a priority for the fertility industry,” continues Braley. “Many of our clinics are led by women, and we are proud of the contributions these physicians have made to Prelude and, more importantly, to the field of fertility.”

Dr. Grifo is considered an innovator in fertility care, having pioneered some of the most advanced technologies used in reproductive medicine. “What we do every day as REI is create legacies by giving people the chance to have children and start families,” notes Dr. Grifo. “The impact you have on a patient is profound, and this next generation of physicians is pushing specialists like me to be better, to work collaboratively, and to improve the technologies and processes that help us continue to build these families and these legacies.

“Being an REI is about more than being a fertility expert; it’s about walking alongside your patients as they navigate the very personal journey of building a family,” says Dr. Rubin . “It’s more than a job. It’s become a passion for me, and I’m very excited to see this growth of professional women entering the field of reproductive health and I look forward to welcoming more.” others in the Prelude family.”

Dr. Prokai shares, “I was honored to participate in the Prelude recruitment effort and to share my own personal experience as an REI, how rewarding this field of medicine has been for me, and how these awards impact other areas of my life. I can say with certainty that I have chosen the best career path for me and my family, and every day I look forward to meeting my patients and playing a part in their future.”

To view each short film, please click on the following links:

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1 Are you considering a fraternity? Check out the latest candidate trends | American Medical Association (
2 United States In Vitro Fertilization Market Size and Share | Industry Report, 2021-2026 (
3 American women more likely to have children than ten years ago | Pew Research Center

About the Prelude Network

The Prelude Network ® (Prelude), the fastest growing network of fertility clinics and largest provider of comprehensive fertility services in North America, is Inception Fertility’s network of clinics – a family of fertility brands that touches every step of the fertility journey, including diagnosis and treatment through to affordability Each clinic, as part of the Prelude Network, is committed to providing the highest level of personalized fertility care from the nation’s leading endocrinologists, embryologists, and reproductive practitioners with a focus on excellence in science, medicine, and patient experience. The growing Prelude network has over 75 total locations across North Americaoffering a wide range of fertility services, including egg freezing, IVF, genetic testing and egg/embryo storage, among others.

About Initial Fertility

Inception Fertility, LLC (Inception) is a family of fertility brands committed to helping patients build families of their own. Built by patients for patients, Inception’s purpose is to set the highest bar in experience, science and medicine with the goal of improving every patient’s experience and achieving best results.

Inception’s medical experts are pioneers in fertility care. Our doctors are among the first to use breakthrough assisted reproductive technologies (ART) – including in vitro fertilization (IVF), pregenetic implantation testing (PGT) and fertility preservation services – and they continue to lead the industry in leveraging these technologies through development, research and thought leadership.

Through its growing family of national organizations – which includes The Prelude Network, the fastest growing network of fertility clinics and largest provider of comprehensive fertility services in North America; Pathways Fertility, clinics that provide affordable, individualized, high-quality care; MyEggBank, one of the largest frozen donor egg banks in the North America; Bundl Fertility, LLC (Bundl), a multi-cycle fertility service bundling program and HavenCryo™, a provider of long-term reproductive preservation and storage solutions, – Inception strives to deliver on its promise to push back the limits of what is possible to exceed patient expectations.

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