Reproductive Medicine and Infertility Team’s Outcomes Demonstrate Excellence

Recent Awards and Recognitions

Aetna IVF Institute of Excellence
Aetna Insurance is pleased to announce that the Carolinas HealthCare System’s Carolinas Medical Center Program for Assisted Reproduction has been accepted into the Institutes of Excellence Infertility network. The clinic’s acceptance was based on meeting all the criteria for credentialing, access, and contractual terms.

Clinics accepted into the Institutes of Excellence network will be recognized and identified in the member directories and online.

Optum Names Carolinas HealthCare System an “Infertility Center of Excellence”
Optum, a leading diversified health services and technology company who provides medical management services to health insurers, has named the Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) program as a “Center of Excellence” for the second year in a row based on their high success rates and low rate of multiple pregnancies. Optum reviews the outcomes and administrative structure of reproductive medicine programs on an annual basis. Based on their review of centers, they designate practices across the country as Centers of Excellence. Patients with insurance affiliated with Optum have preferential coverage for receiving care at Carolinas HealthCare System.

Bradley Hurst, MD
Carolinas HealthCare System’s Reproductive Medicine and Infertility (RMI) center

Michelle Matthews, MD
Carolinas HealthCare System’s Reproductive Medicine and Infertility (RMI) center
Rebecca Usadi, MD
Carolinas HealthCare System’s Reproductive Medicine and Infertility (RMI) center
Paul Marshburn, MD
Carolinas HealthCare System’s Reproductive Medicine and Infertility (RMI) center

Since opening in November 2013, the newly expanded Carolinas HealthCare System’s Reproductive Medicine and Infertility (RMI) center has achieved remarkable outcomes.

Early pregnancy outcomes are way above the national average, highlighted by an ongoing pregnancy rate of over 50 percent for IVF and over 60 percent for frozen embryo transfers.  Single embryo transfer has become the routine for good prognosis patients, as it reduces the incidence of twins, which pose a much higher risk and cost 10 times more than a single birth.

As a result, the center is now recognized nationally as a provider with the ability to sustain strong delivery, implantation, and low multiple birth rates.
The board certified reproductive endocrinologists at Carolinas HealthCare System Reproductive Medicine and Infertility, comprised of Bradley Hurst, MD, Paul Marshburn, MD, Michelle Matthews, MD, and Rebecca Usadi, MD, continue to provide optimal services to their patients, with a record breaking 145 procedures in just three months this year.

“Couples from as far away as Canada have come to the Reproductive Medicine and Infertility center for our assisted reproduction procedures,” said Dr. Hurst, director of the assisted reproduction program. “We help our patients conceive using an extensive variety of techniques and procedures, including IVF, frozen embryo transfers, fertility preservation for cancer patients, egg donation, and preimplantation genetic screening.”

With state of the art laboratory facilities, a rigorously controlled environment with highly purified air, a relaxing spa-like environment for patients, and a devoted and experienced team of professionals including embryologists, physicians, and nurses, infertile couples receive personal care and success that few IVF programs in the world can match.  The Reproductive Medicine and Infertility center is poised to become the finest facility for IVF and assisted reproduction in the Southeast.

Learn more about the System’s Reproductive Medicine and Infertility Center

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