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John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor

John David Gordon is the Co-Director of Dominion Fertility (www.dominionfertility.com). He is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and specialty board-certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Gordon is a summa-cum-laude graduate of Princeton University and attended... Full Bio
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DrG on NBC by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility This morning one of my favorite patients, Kaet Ruffner, joined me on the Midday Show on NBC channel 4 here in Washington, DC. The topic was the comments that Mr. Gingrich ha ... Read on »
Endometriosis and NC IVF by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility One thing is true in medicine and that is that you never want to be an interesting patient! Seriously. You should aim to have the condition that your doctor sees all the tim ... Read on »
Question 61. I had an allergic reaction to the progesterone in oil shots. Does this mean that I... by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility We often have drug reps in the office at lunchtime. As there are only really 4 companies that make pharmaceuticals that are used in fertility we get to know the reps pretty ... Read on »
Can NC IVF work following a failed stimulated cycle IVF? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility When a stimulated cycle IVF fails it is devastating to say the least....all that money, all those shots, all those morning visits, the bloating, the cramping, the PIO shots. ... Read on »
IUI vs IVF...The FASTT Trial by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Frequently I am asked about IUI compared to IVF and specifically about NC IVF compared with IUI. Although IUI can be successful, there are clear limitations to an IUI. First ... Read on »
Here comes 2012!! by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Happy New Year! (belated) Good grief, somehow I have failed to post for nearly 6 weeks….How is this possible? Beats me but I am hoping to make up for it in 2012. This pas ... Read on »
Question 60. My reproductive endocrinologist has recommended a protocol that uses birth control... by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Last night I was speaking to a group of high school students that are interested in medicine as a career. I have spoken to such groups many times over the past 5 years and s ... Read on »
Question 59. What is natural cycle IVF? And why does my fertility clinic not offer this treatment? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility As readers of this blog are well aware, we have a particular interest in Natural Cycle (unstimulated IVF). All I can say is that the past 4 years have been filled with outco ... Read on »
Happy Thanksgiving 2011 by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Happy Thanksgiving to all! I usually post this on Turkey Day but honestly I was so busy at work this past week that I never got around to doing it. At my mother-in-law's ... Read on »
Question 58. Which types of drug protocols are used in IVF, and how is the most appropriate... by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility So last August I developed a wicked (note Bostonian roots given use of this adjective) toothache while on vacation at the Outer Banks. Naturally, I did what most physicians ... Read on »
Question 57. I was told I need assisted hatching. What is this, and why is it done? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Families are funny things. Some families are filled with artists and actors. Some are filled with athletes. Some are filled with engineers. Some are beyond simple descriptio ... Read on »
Question 56. What is the Sperm Chromatin Structure Assay (SCSA), and should my husband have it done? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility The Holy Grail of Reproductive Endocrinology is the test that definitively tells us whether a patient has a good egg or a good sperm. This is not to be confused with the Hol ... Read on »
Question 55. My husband and I were told by one RE that we needed ICSI, but another RE says that we... by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility So if you have read the survey results you are aware that most readers like the clinical vignettes that I post to illustrate points of interest. ICSI really is an amazing pr ... Read on »
Summer's Over Now Back to Work by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Wow, no blogs in August 2011.....how did I manage to miss an entire month. I suppose I could blame it on the Earthquake that we had here in Northern Virginia....or Hurricane ... Read on »
Question 54. Who needs ICSI, and how can my reproductive endocrinologist be certain that I need it? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility So as you may recall from Question 53, ICSI is that crazy technique that involves taking a sperm and inserting it into the egg to induce fertilization.....hard to believe th ... Read on »
To Tweet or not to Tweet..that is the question... by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Although I am not an early adopter of technology, I am not a Luddite either. I have written this blog for a couple of years now and I think that at least 3 other people (bes ... Read on »
Question 53: What is ICSI, and how does it differ from IVF? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility In medical school at Duke I took a class in reproductive physiology taught by Dr. Patricia Saling. She was very engaging lecturer and the class was very interesting. During ... Read on »
Question 52. Are there age or other restrictions on who should do IVF? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility You know, Dear Reader, when I started in practice over 15 years ago I used to get the "you're too young to be my doctor." Now, not so much. Growing older is a fact of life. ... Read on »
Kindle Edition Arrives! by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I really love June. It is my favorite month. The days are getting longer and school is out and the entire summer seems so full of promise. I would prefer to have a year wi ... Read on »
Question 51. How can you have an ectopic pregnancy after IVF? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Where does the time go? Here we are the last day of May and there are so many projects that I need to get to before June.....not looking so good here at 9:35 pm. Oh well, to ... Read on »