Diagnosed with Infertility: Questions To Ask Your Doctor

Dr. Mary Wood Molo, a physician at Women’s Health Consultants and director of the IVF program at Rush University Medical Center, recommends that patients undergoing infertility treatment ask their doctors the following questions:

  • What is your background? Inquire about relevant training, board certification and experience.
  • How much and what kinds of diagnostic testing are performed prior to initiating treatment?
  • Will we be given multiple treatment options from which to choose?
  • How are IVF patients selected? Find out whether only “good” candidates are selected, and whether there is a process for including patients with a lower chance of success.
  • Are there options for limited fertilization? Such options can reduce the chance of creating excess embryos in IVF cycles.