25 episodes

The Fertility Health Podcast is hosted by renowned fertility specialist Mark P. Trolice, M.D. Each episode features first-hand advice and potential treatment news, tips and strategies listeners can use on their fertility journey.

Fertility Health Podcast Mark P. Trolice, M.D.

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The Fertility Health Podcast is hosted by renowned fertility specialist Mark P. Trolice, M.D. Each episode features first-hand advice and potential treatment news, tips and strategies listeners can use on their fertility journey.

    Ep. 25 | How COVID-19 is Affecting Mental Health of Fertility

    Ep. 25 | How COVID-19 is Affecting Mental Health of Fertility

    Many fertility care patients who already experience a wide range of emotions from infertility challenges are now encountering added stress during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
    In this episode, Dr. Janie Lacy, LMHC, NCC, CSAT, relationship trauma expert and psychotherapist, joins host Mark P. Trolice, M.D., to discuss a noticeable increase in mental health symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Dr. Lacy offers advice on how fertility care patients can address underlying emotional issues that might be surfacing during this unusually stressful time, and how they can create new routines to protect their mental health.
    Tune in to discover:
    Ways to create new routines to deal with this stressful periodWhy you should not wait until the pandemic passes to address emotional challengesHow the second wave of COVID-19 effects could be a wave of psychological impactsWhen support groups are helping women who feel isolated during the pandemicThe reason self-care activities matter more now than ever beforeAbout Dr. Janie Lacy, LMHC, NCC, CSAT
    Orlando Relationship Trauma Therapist Janie Lacy’s mission is to use her talents and abilities to help people of all ages, stages, backgrounds, and economic levels achieve their maximum potential through fully developing their minds and their talents. Janie’s belief in a relational approach is implemented through her therapeutic treatments addressing the physical, mental, social/emotional, and spiritual aspects of the individual.
    Janie has received extensive training through her graduate program at Palm Beach Atlantic University and through her doctorate program at California Southern University. She works with adolescents, young adults, and individuals helping them heal from low self-esteem, anger management, anxiety, depression, sexual addiction, codependency and relationship trauma.
    Janie also helps families and married couples through life’s difficult situations using conflict resolution. Janie is known as a relationship trauma expert and specializes in anger management, sexual addictions and pre-marital/marital/relationship challenges.

    • 27 min
    Ep. 24 | The New Normal: Adjusting to COVID-19

    Ep. 24 | The New Normal: Adjusting to COVID-19

    In this special edition of the Fertility Health Podcast, you’ll be able to listen in on an expert physician panel recorded during a live webinar discussing how reproductive endocrinologists and OB/GYN’s are adjusting to “the new normal” in a COVID-19 environment. 
    Moderated by Fertility Health Podcast host Mark P. Trolice M.D., he is joined by Rachel G. Humphrey, M.D., Director of Perinatology, High-Risk Pregnancy Consultants, AdventHealth Medical Group; Asim A. Jani, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., Hospital Epidemiologist, Orlando Health; and Jessica Auffant, M.D., OB/GYN, AdventHealth Medical Group. 
    Tune in to discover:
    Tips to improve patient readiness Workflow and volume challenges, observations, and solutions Marketing plan adjustments and expectationsTechniques to provide support to patients and staff How to keep staff engaged at every level 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep. 23 | The Impact of Environmental Toxins on Your Health and Fertility with Dr. Lora Shahine

    Ep. 23 | The Impact of Environmental Toxins on Your Health and Fertility with Dr. Lora Shahine

    Did you know that certain things taken for granted in the environment can be toxic to your reproductive health? These environmental toxins can impact egg and sperm quality, lower success rates with IVF and fertility treatments, and increase the risk of miscarriage.
    In this episode, Lora Shahine, M.D., Director of the Center for Recurrent Pregnancy Loss at Pacific NW Fertility, joins host Mark P. Trolice, M.D., to discuss how environmental factors may play a role in impairing fertility. She also touches on what you can do to decrease the risk of miscarriage and increase your chances of conceiving
    Tune in to discover:
    The little known additives in alcohol and their impact on fertilityThe effect of cigarette smoking on health, pregnancy, and the unborn babyHow the plastic products you use every day may be damaging your fertilitySmall measures you can take to decrease your exposure to environmental toxinsAbout Lora Shahine, M.D.
    Lora Shahine, M.D. is the Director of the Center for Recurrent Pregnancy Loss at Pacific NW Fertility and clinical faculty at the University of Washington in Seattle. She completed her residency in OBGYN at the University of California in San Francisco and fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at Stanford University. 
    She is dedicated to educating and advocating for increased awareness of the impact on environmental toxins on health through an active social media presence, teaching, clinical research, and authoring multiple blogs and books including, ‘Not Broken: An Approachable Guide to Miscarriage and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss.
    About Mark P. Trolice, M.D.
    Mark P. Trolice, M.D., FACOG, FACS, FACE is Director of Fertility CARE: The IVF Center in Winter Park, Florida and Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN) at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine in Orlando responsible for the medical education of OB/GYN residents and medical students as well as Medical Endocrinology fellows. He is past President of the Florida Society of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (REI) and past Division Director of REI at Winnie Palmer Hospital, part of Orlando Health.
    His current book, The Fertility Doctor’s Guide to Overcoming Infertility: Discovering Your Reproductive Potential and Maximizing Your Odds of Having a Baby, is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com. 
    He is double board certified in REI and OB/GYN, maintains annual recertification, and has been awarded the American Medical Association’s “Physicians’ Recognition Award” annually. He holds the unique distinction of being a Fellow in all three American Colleges of OB/GYN, of Surgeons, and of Endocrinology. His colleagues select him as Top Doctor in America® annually, one among the top 5% of doctors in the U.S. In 2018, he was awarded the “Social Responsibility Award” by the National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association. For ten years his foundation, Fertile Dreams, organized seminars to increase fertility awareness and granted national scholarships for those unable to afford in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment.
    Dr. Trolice serves on committees for the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology as well as the editorial advisory board of Ob.Gyn.News. He has conducted scientific studies with resultant numerous publications and been appointed a reviewer in many leading medical journals and textbooks. He has lectured at numerous physician and patient seminars around the country. In addition, he is interviewed regularly on TV news/talk shows, radio, podcasts, print/online magazines and newspapers on reproductive health topics. 

    • 23 min
    Ep. 22 | How to Optimize Cervical Health and Maximize Your Fertility

    Ep. 22 | How to Optimize Cervical Health and Maximize Your Fertility

    Women need to monitor their cervical and overall health before getting pregnant to avoid more serious complications for mother and baby down the road. 
    However, cervical disease and even cervical cancer do not automatically spell the end for a woman’s fertility. Technological breakthroughs and modern medical advances now allow women to successfully treat cervical abnormalities, including cancer and still conceive, carry, and deliver a healthy baby.
    In this episode, Christopher Bryant, M.D., FACOG, gynecologic oncologist and surgeon, joins host Mark P. Trolice, M.D., to discuss the latest developments in cervical health, and break down the different options available to treat cervical disease while still allowing women to build their families.
    Tune in to discover:
    Why pap smear testing is a vital part of preparing for pregnancy  How often you should get a pap smear test based on your ageNon-invasive treatment options for cervical diseaseThe implications of cervical cancer on fertility The latest cervical cancer treatments and how they allow women to maintain their fertility and deliver healthy babiesAbout Christopher Bryant, M.D., FACOG
    Dr. Bryant is a gynecologic oncologist specializing in surgery, treatment, and research for female conditions, including reproductive cancers (ovarian, endometrial, cervical, and others), and robotic surgery. His special interests include oncofertility and helping with education and management of women’s health issues and impact on family planning.
    Dr. Bryant is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is also a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Medical Association and the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology.
    Dr. Bryant received his undergraduate degree from Arkansas State University and his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at St. John’s Hospital and Medical Center and completed a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Wayne State University Karmanos Cancer Institute.
    About Mark P. Trolice, M.D.
    Mark P. Trolice, M.D., FACOG, FACS, FACE, is Director of Fertility CARE: The IVF Center in Winter Park, Florida and Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN) at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine in Orlando responsible for the medical education of OB/GYN residents and medical students as well as Medical Endocrinology fellows. He is past President of the Florida Society of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (REI) and past Division Director of REI at Winnie Palmer Hospital, part of Orlando Health.
    His current book, The Fertility Doctor’s Guide to Overcoming Infertility: Discovering Your Reproductive Potential and Maximizing Your Odds of Having a Baby, is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com. 
    He is double board certified in REI and OB/GYN, maintains annual recertification, and has been awarded the American Medical Association’s “Physicians’ Recognition Award” annually. He holds the unique distinction of being a Fellow in all three American Colleges of OB/GYN, of Surgeons, and of Endocrinology. His colleagues select him as Top Doctor in America® annually, one among the top 5% of doctors in the U.S. In 2018, he was awarded the “Social Responsibility Award” by the National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association. For ten years his foundation, Fertile Dreams, organized seminars to increase fertility awareness and granted na

    • 24 min
    Ep. 21 | Patient Advocacy and the Importance of the Patient Experience

    Ep. 21 | Patient Advocacy and the Importance of the Patient Experience

    How can infertility patients be well-informed, empowered, and get the right guidance throughout their family-building journey? 
    From their first visit and throughout the road to fertility, it can be overwhelming, frustrating, and fearful for infertility patients as they are often overloaded with new information and processes they are expected to understand and deal with immediately.
    In this episode, Linda Scruggs, BSN, R.N., registered nurse, writer, blogger, and content creator, joins host Mark P. Trolice, M.D., to discuss patient needs and how healthcare providers can enhance the patient experience, improve communication, and build trust with their patients starting with the first visit to the doctor’s office. 
    Tune in to discover:
    Why the initial process can be so overwhelming for new infertility patientsWays that fertility clinics can enhance the patient experience and psychologically empower their patientsThe critical role of transparency in building the patient-clinician relationshipHow healthcare providers can give their patients a more active role in decision-makingWhat patients can do to prepare for their first visit to have a productive and great first consultation

    • 22 min
    Ep. 20 | Understanding Pre-cancerous Changes to the Lining of the Uterus

    Ep. 20 | Understanding Pre-cancerous Changes to the Lining of the Uterus

    Pre-cancerous changes to the lining of the uterus do not get a lot of attention, but are a critical aspect of a woman’s fertility and overall gynecological health. Women, especially those who want to preserve their fertility, need to understand what the risks are for developing pre-cancerous cells and how they can mitigate those risks.
    In this episode, Shelly Seward, M.D., FACOG, gynecologic oncologist at Women’s Care Florida, joins host Mark P. Trolice, M.D., to break down how pre-cancerous changes to the lining of the uterus come about and what patients can do to detect and treat it.
    Tune in to discover:
    How uterus lining cells can become pre-cancerousWho may be at higher risk of developing pre-cancerous uterus lining cellsHow polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may come into playWhat an endometrial biopsy is and when it may be needed to rule out cancerTreatment options to help you maintain your fertilityAbout Shelly Seward, MD, FACOG
    Dr. Seward is board certified in gynecologic oncology, and obstetrics and gynecology by the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Her practice offers complete care for ovarian, uterine, cervical and vulvar cancer, as well as complicated benign gynecological issues. Dr. Seward performs all levels of surgery from minimally invasive preventative surgery to radical tumor resections. She administers chemotherapy, coordinates radiation therapy, and helps her patients manage side effects from treatment.
    Dr. Seward is passionate about integrative medicine—combining complementary alternative medicine to traditional care—and clinical trials investigating new medications in the treatment of gynecologic cancer.
    Dr. Seward earned a bachelor’s degree in microbiology with a minor in molecular genetics from Ohio State University. She received her medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School and returned to Ohio State to complete her obstetrics and gynecology residency. In addition, Dr. Seward earned a fellowship in gynecologic oncology from Wayne State University.
    In her spare time, Dr. Seward enjoys spending time with her family, horseback riding, college football, water sports, and dining out.
    About Mark P. Trolice, M.D.
    Mark P. Trolice, M.D., FACOG, FACS, FACE is Director of Fertility CARE: The IVF Center in Winter Park, Florida and Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN) at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine in Orlando responsible for the medical education of OB/GYN residents and medical students as well as Medical Endocrinology fellows. He is past President of the Florida Society of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (REI) and past Division Director of REI at Winnie Palmer Hospital, part of Orlando Health.
    He is double board certified in REI and OB/GYN, maintains annual recertification, and has been awarded the American Medical Association’s “Physicians’ Recognition Award” annually. He holds the unique distinction of being a Fellow in all three American Colleges of OB/GYN, of Surgeons, and of Endocrinology. His colleagues select him as Top Doctor in America® annually, one among the top 5% of doctors in the U.S. In 2018, he was awarded the “Social Responsibility Award” by the National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association. For ten years his foundation, Fertile Dreams, organized seminars to increase fertility awareness and granted national scholarships for those unable to afford in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment.
    Dr. Trolice serves on committees for the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology as well as the editorial advisory board of Ob.Gyn.News. He has conducted scientific studies with resultant num&l

    • 22 min

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