First Podcast by UC’s Infertility Expert Michael Thomas, MD

CINCINNATI—Trying to read medical information online can sometimes be frustrating. Most of the information is there, but is it always accurate or written in a way that the average person can understand?

Wouldn’t it be great if someone could explain a few things to you, without having to make a doctor’s appointment?

It’s a need that Michael Thomas, MD, division director of the UC Health Center for Reproductive Health, is addressing with podcasts on topics related to women’s reproductive health.

“Our goal is to be able to give patients more ways to access information,” Thomas says. “With a podcast you can download it to your notepad or listen to it on your handheld device. It’s like tuning into your own private radio program.”

The podcasts are 5 minutes long; they begin with a brief informational session on topics in all areas of women’s reproductive health and then move into questions from listeners such as ”Why am I not getting pregnant?”

Thomas’ first podcast on general infertility can be found here.

Thomas has extensive experience in treating multi-faceted infertility issues and endocrine disorders ranging from in vitro fertilization (IVF), abnormal puberty, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome and menopause to disorders of the thyroid and adrenal gland. He is trained in microsurgery and hysteroscopy, as well as operative and laser laparoscopy.

The impetus for the podcasts, he says, was born out of his own background in broadcasting and time spent as chair of the patient education committee for the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. The next podcast will address polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS.

Questions on this topic or any reproductive health issue can be sent to amanda.pack@uc.edu.

The UC Center for Reproductive Health is the only comprehensive patient care and research center focused on infertility in the Greater Cincinnati area. Established in 1988, the UC Center for Reproductive Health has assisted thousands of women with successful conception and is acknowledged for having success rates that meet or exceed national averages.

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