Contact Our Office to Coordinate Your Phone Consultation
If you live outside of the Washington, D.C. area, the first step is to contact us by emailing us at email@example.com or by calling our office at (703) 920-3890. When you contact us, let us know that you’ll be traveling from out of the area, and we can provide you with information that is specific to your situation. This is also the time we will provide you with the necessary paperwork for you to complete. Then we will coordinate a phone consultation between you and one of our doctors.
Complete Your New Patient Forms
To give our doctors ample time to review your medical history, please complete your new patient forms before your consultation. Additionally, please send all pertinent portions of your medical records directly to Dominion Fertility. You can email your forms to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What To Expect
We know that traveling from out of town comes with a unique set of decisions and questions. Here is what you can expect when setting up your first appointment with us.
Initial Phone Consultation
Your initial phone consultation with the doctor will last approximately 30 minutes. At the time of your appointment, you will receive a phone call from our office. If you require more time with the doctor, we will be happy to schedule follow up consultations.
After your initial phone consultation, we will schedule a one day medical evaluation in our office. This will be the first appointment where you will be traveling to us.
What Does a Medical Evaluation Include?
Your medical evaluation will include several tests, which might include a sonogram, cervical cultures, an HSG, and a mock embryo transfer. The scheduling of your medical evaluation will depend upon the timing of your menstrual cycles.
If you are part of a female/male couple, the male partner might want to consider having his sperm collected and cryopreserved at this time. If a sample is frozen, the male partner will not necessarily need to return to our clinic when the IVF procedure is performed. If this is an option you would like to consider, the male partner must have STD testing completed and sent to our office before arriving for the medical evaluation. We will not be able to do the collection and cryopreservation without STD testing.
Additional consultations with our nurses, our billing department, or a psychologist may be necessary depending upon your treatment plan. When arranging for your visit to our office, our nurses will inform you if additional testing or consultations will be necessary and then assist you in making those arrangements.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, though we do not recommend it. Our cutting-edge laboratory is part of what makes Dominion Fertility great. Choosing to do your testing with us helps ensure accurate and timely results.
If you choose to do some of your testing elsewhere, we are willing to work with various clinics for certain parts of your medical evaluation, but we cannot take responsibility for mistakes in testing or in the transmission of test results to our office. Additionally, all prescribed tests must be performed within three months of initial consultation with the exception of the HSG.
Your treatment cycle will likely take place within 2 months after your initial visit to Dominion Fertility for your medical evaluation.
You will need to travel to Dominion Fertility for your final sonograms prior to your egg retrieval and embryo transfer. This process lasts about 7–10 days.
When you are medically released to leave, usually 24 hours after the procedure, you may travel back to your home.