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Dr. Eric Daiter

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How Can I help You?

Dr Eric Daiter has served Monmouth and Middlesex Counties of New Jersey as an infertility expert for the past 20 years. Dr. Daiter is happy to offer second opinions (at the office or over the telephone) or new patient appointments. It is easy, just call us at 908 226 0250 to set up an appointment (leave a message with your name and number if we are unable to get to the phone and someone will call you back).


"I always try to be available for my patients since I do understand the pain and frustration associated with fertility problems or endometriosis."


"I understand that the economy is very tough and insurance companies do not cover a lot of the services that might help you. I always try to minimize your out of pocket cost while encouraging the most successful and effective treatments available."

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Who is available to help care for you?
A couple decides early on who will be chosen to help them with their infertility. This selection dramatically effects the treatment plan that is developed. Therefore, careful consideration of the alternatives is advisable.

Not everyone turns to medicine for help. Some couples choose a relative, like a mother or a grandmother. This is generally someone who has a large family with clear success in terms of their own reproduction. Others may turn to religious figures and entrust their fertility to a higher being or guidelines set by an organized religion. I beleive that physicians also have an important role in the care of these couples. Infertility usually involves medical conditions that are now treatable and professional advice is generally available.

Differences in training among the available physicians will be the focus of this section. All physicians treating infertile couples should share certain basic characteristics, including:

* (1) Compassion and the willingness to listen.

These are important qualities in an infertility doctor. As you discuss your situation with your doctor, you should be able to identify a willingness to listen to your concerns.

Recent dramatic changes in health care have essentially limited the time that is spent with patients by rewarding the number or "volume" of patients seen rather than giving "the personal touch." Infertility patients may come to resent their doctor if (s)he doesn't address their unique needs or they may change doctors frequently in an attempt to find one who will "hear their concerns." This can be frustrating for both the doctors and the couples.

* (2) Expertise in the rapidly changing field of infertility.

Book knowledge coupled with insights gained from extensive clinical experience is a powerful combination.

All doctors are persons skilled in the healing arts who have completed a defined rigorous course of study (typically 4 years). Doctors have been duly licensed by the State's Board of Medical Examiners to practice within the profession. Therefore, many couples believe that "any doctor" will be expert in the treatment of their fertility issues. This may not be so. Most graduates of medical school will have delivered (or helped deliver) a baby and helped to perform (or watched) a hysterectomy. However, many doctors have had no exposure to infertile couples undergoing evaluation. Nevertheless, in many areas of the USA the family doctor (either a family practitioner or internist) is the initial contact for the infertile couple. This physician will then consider whether (s)he is comfortable with ordering the basic infertility evaluation and when to refer the couple for care with an infertility specialist.

The obstetrician gynecologist is a doctor who has completed medical school as well as an additional defined training program (typically 4 years) in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Ob-Gyn). To become board certified in Ob-Gyn, the "American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists" requires candidates to pass a written exam as well as an oral exam. The oral exam is given by recognized authorities in the field and covers all areas of Ob-Gyn including infertility. Therefore, Ob-Gyns are well trained in the theory of infertility and many will have significant clinical training and experience as well. When the obstetrician gynecologist is the initial contact for an infertile couple there is usually an organized approach that has been established. At some point in the infertility care, the Ob-Gyn may suggest referral to an infertility specialist.

Infertility specialists are doctors who should have completed medical school, a residency training program in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and an additional training fellowship (typically 2-3 years) in Reproductive Endocrinology (male and female hormones) and Infertility. This subspecialty fellowship can provide an intense clinical exposure to infertility care that dramatically redefines the physician's approach to the infertile couple. The infertility specialist's approach typically complements the Ob-Gyn's care.

To become board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility by the "American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists" the candidate must have completed an approved training fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and be board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Candidates must pass a written exam in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility as well as an oral exam. The oral exam is given once a year by recognized authorities in this subspecialty field and covers in detail the theory and clinical principles within the field of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. The American Board's definition of a Reproductive Endocrinologist is "a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology who is capable of managing complex problems relating to reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and whose current professional activity involves the practice of reproductive endocrinology in a setting wherein essential diagnostic and therapeutic resources are available and being used appropriately."

Board certified Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility subspecialists are uncommon. There are less than 700 such subspecialists in the USA in 1997. These persons have demonstrated a high level of expertise in handling complex infertility related situations.


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