Conception is the beginning of an experience that is life-affirming and wonderful. But for couples affected by infertility, what comes naturally for many can seem like an insurmountable obstacle.
This is where Dr. Carole Kowalczyk, medical director of the Michigan Center for Fertility & Women's Health, comes in. She sees obstacles give way to miracles every day,and she would like couples coping with infertility to know that help is available and that they're not alone.
"Being able to help people conceive a child is an amazing feeling for me and my staff," says Dr.Kowalczyk, a reproductive endocrinologist certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and an Hour Detroit Top Docs Hall-of-Famer.
The Michigan Center for Fertility & Women's Health opened its doors 10 years ago. Because every case of infertility is as individual as the couple it afflicts, Dr. Kowalczyk partners with potential parents to develop a results-driven treatment plan, including ovulation induction therapy and intrauterine insemination, as well as leading-edge assisted reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization and egg/sperm embryo donation — all in the name of helping patients achieve a successful pregnancy.
The center's comprehensive and personal approach to helping patients build families is one that is unique in Michigan; its spa-like atmosphere pairs cutting-edge technology with a warm, Welcoming environment that addresses all aspect of a patient's health.
From its on-site endocrinology and CAP certified and andrology labs to its one-of-a-kind healing center,called "in Harmony," the Michigan Center for Fertility & Women's Health treats the physical and emotional needs of its patients. Services like acupuncture, massage, counseling, reflexology, nutrition, and fitness — all healing arts that treat a variety of factors that can influence fertility — are offered at in Harmony.
"We like our patients to relax as much as possible during treatment," Dr. Kowalczyk says. "Sometimes, if a patient is receiving highly specialized care, the environment is clinical. We try to avoid that here. Instead, we strive to be nurturing and supportive — treating the body, mind, and spirit, and easing the stress.
"The Michigan Center for Fertility & Women's Health also has support groups that meet twice a month, so patients can connect with others who are experiencing a similar journey. "When patients find out they're expecting, it's the most amazing feeling," Dr. Kowalczyk says. "Words cannot express how blessed we are to do what we do."
Michigan Center for Fertility & Women's Health
4700 Thirteen Mile Rd.
1455 S. Lapeer Rd.,Ste. 231
Lake Orion,MI 48360
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