Even though a physician spends more than seven years in medical school, internship and residency, he or she will receive just a few weeks of training in infertility. This is why it is important for couples who have been trying to conceive unsuccessfully for a year or more (if the woman is under 35) or six months or more (if the woman is over 35) should seek out a fertility doctor, also called a reproductive endocrinologist (RE).
Dr. James Lin is a third generation physician, following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps. He believes a successful career is the result of passion (“I am the most passionate physician anyone will ever meet!”), dedication and compassion. In addition, he believes that as a physician he must treat others as he would like to be treated. “It is essential to give every patient ample time during their visit, to listen to the reason for their visit, and to do a detailed history and physical before providing informed consent (including all the risks, benefits, and alternatives) of any indicated treatment plan,” Lin says.
FertilityAuthority is pleased to recognize Dr. Lin as Doctor of the Month.
In more than seven years of medical school, internship, and residency (programs for doctors choosing to specialize in certain fields such as ob/gyn), doctors receive just a few weeks of training in infertility. That’s why women facing infertility should seek out a fertility doctor: a reproductive endocrinologist (RE).