Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
Having trouble getting pregnant?
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology's Reproductive Medicine Clinic is located on the third floor of the Northridge Clinic at 2955 Ivy Road in Suite 304. The clinic is directed by Professor Dale W. Stovall, MD. Doctor Stovall is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Working with Dr. Stovall is Nurse Midwife Pat Dougherty and their nurse Kathy Watson. To make an appointment please call 434-243-4584.
Infertility is defined as a reduction in the chance for conception and it affects approximately 10 percent of couples. The Reproductive Medicine Clinic at Northridge is committed to treating patients who are having trouble conceiving. Services available at the clinic include evaluation of ovarian function, assessment of the uterus and fallopian tubes, and semen analysis. Infertility treatment options available at the clinic include induction of ovulation with both oral and subcutaneously administered medications, ultrasound-assisted follicular monitoring, and intrauterine insemination.
In vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures are performed by Dr. Dale W. Stovall. Patients are seen for an initial consultation at the Reproductive Medicine Clinic at Northridge at 2955 Ivy Road, Suite 304. All preparations for IVF are performed at the Northridge Clinic. IVF procedures including (oocyte (egg) retrieval and embryo transfer) are performed at the Martha Jefferson hospital outpatient clinic facility by Dr. Stovall. To make an appointment call 434-243-4584.
Polycystic Ovary Disease (PCOS)
PCOS is the most common endocrine problem in women. It is associated with anovulation, irregular menstrual cycles, and an increase in the production of the male hormone, testosterone, which leads to an increase in body hair also known as hirsutism.
The syndrome is also associated with an increased risk for type II diabetes. Physicians in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and specifically in the Reproductive Medicine Division have special training in the assessment and treatment of women with PCOS.