Meet Medical Assistant Susan Lake

Susan Lake is one of the newest team members at Southeastern Fertility.

As a registered medical assistant, she helps serve both our general clinic and National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC) families. In fact, many of you have probably already met her!

The video below, first posted as part of our popular “Facebook Friday” series, is your chance to get to know her a little better.

To schedule your free 15-minute telemedicine consult with Co-Director Dr. John Gordon, call 865-777-0088 or click here. To learn more about Southeastern Fertility, including our mission, values and team, click here. To learn more about IVF with Southeastern Fertility, click here.

Failure: A Valuable Teacher

When it comes to IVF, failure isn’t necessarily final. Something valuable can always be learned.

When IVF is unsuccessful, the failure will generally come down to one of three factors: the transfer itself, the lining of the uterus, or the embryo(s).

Reviewing the attempt with your physician is a valuable experience because it gives you and the doctor the chance to explore important questions related to those factors.

Some of those questions could include:

Were there difficulties accompanying the transfer?

Was there inflammation in the lining?

How did the body respond to medication or stimulation?

Unpacking the answers to these and other questions can go a long way toward impacting how (and whether) you move forward with more treatment in the future. The lessons learned can give you real hope.

Southeastern Fertility Co-Director Dr. John Gordon and IVF Coordinator Lynda McCollum have more in this video, originally posted on social media as part of our popular “Facebook Friday” series.

To schedule your free 15-minute telemedicine consult with Co-Director Dr. John Gordon, call 865-777-0088 or click here. To learn more about Southeastern Fertility, including our mission, values and team, click here. To learn more about IVF with Southeastern Fertility, click here.

Right Tool. Right Use. Right Result.

In the video below, originally aired as part of our popular Facebook Fridays series, Southeastern Fertility Co-Director Dr. John Gordon spins a yarn about an ultrasound machine, a pesky house key, and a fix that would make MacGyver proud.

Plus, a little practical joke on the doc, and a gift for IVF Coordinator Lynda McCollum.

We hope you enjoy this mostly-for-entertainment video, but don’t miss the point Dr. G is driving at as well! It’s a key concept when it comes to treating infertility.

To schedule your free 15-minute telemedicine consult with Co-Director Dr. John Gordon, call 865-777-0088 or click here. To learn more about Southeastern Fertility, including our mission, values and team, click here. To learn more about IVF with Southeastern Fertility, click here.

She Administers the “Thriller” Dose

We’re thrilled to have nurse anesthetist Stephanie Smith on board the Southeastern Fertility team!

Some of our procedures, such as egg retrievals, are done under sedation. It’s Stephanie’s job to administer the anesthetic in order for patients to remain relaxed and comfortable during their procedures.

Meet Stephanie, hear about the anesthetic she uses and its effects, and find out more about how she’s serving patients like you.

Plus, there’s a special gift for Co-Director Dr. John Gordon (in connection with his popular Facebook Friday series) in the video below!

To schedule your free 15-minute telemedicine consult with Co-Director Dr. John Gordon, call 865-777-0088 or click here. To learn more about Southeastern Fertility, including our mission, values and team, click here. To learn more about IVF with Southeastern Fertility, click here.

No Shortcuts

Yes, fertility treatment can be a long climb.

It’s tempting to want to take shortcuts. (For instance, many embryo adoption patients will ask us why they must have a trial embryo transfer.)

But shortcuts during fertility treatment are a bad idea, as Southeastern Fertility Co-Director Dr. John Gordon and IVF Coordinator Lynda McCollum unpack in the video below.

To schedule your free 15-minute telemedicine consult with Co-Director Dr. John Gordon, call 865-777-0088 or click here. To learn more about Southeastern Fertility, including our mission, values and team, click here. To learn more about IVF with Southeastern Fertility, click here.

By the Numbers

One thing that makes Southeastern Fertility a different type of medical practice is that we work to be very transparent about pricing.

Toward that end, Co-Director Dr. John Gordon has some adjustments in the numbers to talk about in the video below, with more than a dash of sci-fi time-telling thrown in!

To schedule your free 15-minute telemedicine consult with Co-Director Dr. John Gordon, call 865-777-0088 or click here. To learn more about Southeastern Fertility, including our mission, values and team, click here. To learn more about IVF with Southeastern Fertility, click here.

Feeling Distressed? De-stress!

Life is stressful for most of us these days. Add infertility to the mix, and some of our load-bearing capacities are getting pushed to the limit.

In the video below, Southeastern Fertility Co-Director Dr. John Gordon & IVF Coordinator Lynda McCollum have a reminder (and some tips) to de-stress!

To schedule your free 15-minute telemedicine consult with Co-Director Dr. John Gordon, call 865-777-0088 or click here. To learn more about Southeastern Fertility, including our mission, values and team, click here. To learn more about IVF with Southeastern Fertility, click here.

About That Channel 10 Report…

In the video below, Southeastern Fertility Co-Director Dr. John Gordon is offering a little friendly pushback to a media appearance he made on Wednesday, July 6, 2022.

Bottom line: Despite so much of the media’s seeming determination to press the storyline, we believe fertility patients have nothing to fear from post-Roe v. Wade trigger laws.

To view the ASRM analysis of state trigger laws for yourself, check out this link: State Abortion Trigger Laws | ASRM .

To schedule your free 15-minute telemedicine consult with Co-Director Dr. John Gordon, call 865-777-0088 or click here. To learn more about Southeastern Fertility, including our mission, values and team, click here. To learn more about IVF with Southeastern Fertility, click here.

No, Overturning Roe Doesn’t Endanger IVF

Don’t worry that the overturning of Roe v. Wade is going to wipe out fertility treatment, no matter what you’ve heard from the media.

Southeastern Fertility Co-Director Dr. John Gordon is setting things straight in this video, complete with evidence from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).

To view the ASRM analysis of state trigger laws he mentions, check out this link: State Abortion Trigger Laws | ASRM .

To schedule your free 15-minute telemedicine consult with Co-Director Dr. John Gordon, call 865-777-0088 or click here. To learn more about Southeastern Fertility, including our mission, values and team, click here. To learn more about IVF with Southeastern Fertility, click here.

Rescue Me

This video is all about rescue missions. When it comes to frozen embryos, we do them all the time here at Southeastern Fertility!

Co-Director Dr. John Gordon and IVF Coordinator Lynda McCollum explain (and yes, we do have a couple more of Dr. G’s treasured animal stories for you!).

To schedule your free 15-minute telemedicine consult with Co-Director Dr. John Gordon, call 865-777-0088 or click here. To learn more about Southeastern Fertility, including our mission, values and team, click here. To learn more about IVF with Southeastern Fertility, click here.