In the U.S., Reproductive Endocrinologists are generally Obstetrician-Gynecologists with advanced training in infertility and reproductive endocrinology.
All Reproductive Endocrinologists must be board certified by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecology (ACOG). Reproductive Endocrinologists are focused on helping women become pregnant; they neither deliver babies nor perform annual exams.
So, how do you find a Reproductive Endocrinologists? If you have insurance coverage for infertility matters, check with your insurance company for a list of providers who contract with your insurance plan.
If you’re paying for the treatment out of pocket, do some investigation online or via recommendations from other women. You can also find a list of REs on-line at www.asrm.org, the website of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. The national fertility association Resolve (www.resolve.org) can also help with the RE selection process.
A visit to an RE is also recommended if you are older than 35, have irregular periods, have experienced multiple miscarriages, or have any medical problems that could make conception difficult.