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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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Question 33. What is endometriosis and how is it diagnosed? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility You know I should have really been an Orthopedic Surgeon. I have spent so much time in their offices recently that I could have been much more useful to my family if I had s ... Read on »
Question 32. Should I consider using a sperm donor to conceive? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility So first we had Snowmaggedon and the Gordon family was without power for six days and now we have experienced Summerggedon! Sunday afternoon an intense thunderstorm ripped t ... Read on »
Setting the Record Straight About NC-IVF by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I am posting this recent blog by Dr. DiMattina which addresses some recent inaccurate information about Natural Cycle IVF that is circulating out in cyberspace. DrG ... Read on »
Question 31. What can cause my husband to have no sperm at all and can we still have children... by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Summer is in full swing here in Washington DC and we are really getting cooked these past few weeks. I have been trying to be a real handyman this past week and have been gr ... Read on »
Question 30. Is there anything my husband can do to improve his sperm count, such as wearing... by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility As we approach the all-star break in the MLB season (Go Red Sox!) I would like to present a theory I have about guys and their resistance to having a semen analysis. If I ha ... Read on »
Question 29. If I had a previous ectopic pregnancy, what should I do to avoid another one? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Sorry for the delay in between blog posts. Unfortunately, my number one fan (my Mom) has been in and out of the hospital in Boston and I just have been too busy to sit dow ... Read on »
Question 28. If I had my tubes tied, can I have them untied? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility This has been a busy couple of days here at Dominion as DrD is off for a well-deserved bit of R&R. Trying to do the work of 2 doctors is kind of like clapping with one hand. ... Read on »
Question 27. Can fallopian tubes be repaired and why would a blocked tube be an issue if I am... by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Not sure that anyone really missed me over these past 2 weeks but I was out of town for several days and am trying to catch up. This past weekend was my 25th Reunion for Pri ... Read on »
Question 26. If I don’t have either PCOS or POF, then what is my problem and why am I not... by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Some patients really do stick in your mind long after they have left the practice. A couple of years ago we had a patient who had absent periods and had failed to respond to ... Read on »
Question 25. I have PCOS and am still not having normal cycles with metformin. What comes next by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility PCOS is not at all an uncommon problem in our fertility practice. Although many OB GYN physicians advertise that they treat infertility, some really do not approach this com ... Read on »
Question 24. If I have PCOS, why do I need to take metformin? Isn’t that a drug for diabetics? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I must admit that I am just running on fumes today. I was in Boston yesterday so that I could visit Mom and try to raise her spirits a bit. It is tough to get old but as my ... Read on »
Question 23. What is polycystic ovarian syndrome? Where does it come from and how is it treated? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility So after a weekend off I found myself completely swamped this morning. How 48 hours can make such a difference is beyond me. Following two egg I rushed out to Reston and th ... Read on »
Question 20. Why are my menstrual cycles irregular? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility We often have residents from the Ob Gyn residency program at Georgetown rotating through our office. When they sit in on my consultations they get very familiar with my litt ... Read on »
Question 21. Will my insurance pay for my fertility treatments? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Obviously healthcare reform has been a hot topic here inside the beltway this past year. No doubt that trying to navigate the insurance coverage jungle is confusing to say t ... Read on »
Question 20. How expensive are infertility treatments? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Children are not cheap. Unfortunately, those patients with infertility are having to invest in a bit more than dinner and a movie in order to have the privilege of spending ... Read on »
Question 19. What are Natural Cycle fertility treatments and am I a candidate for them? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Given the interest in organic food, environmentally friendly energy and "green" buildings, I guess it was only a matter of time until Natural Cycle fertility treatments beca ... Read on »
Question 18. How will my reproductive endocrinologist determine a plan of therapy? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Here in Washington we are surrounded by planners. People are available to plan your party. People are available to plan your finances. People are available to plan for your ... Read on »
Question 17. Can I choose the sex of my baby? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Years ago I saw a patient that had 3 girls and wanted a boy. Their solution was to take fertility shots and have timed intercourse with the logic that even if they had a mul ... Read on »
Question 16. My friend keeps asking whether I had an endometrial biopsy or a postcoital test. Do I... by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility As we work our way through the 2nd Edition of 100 Q&A about Infertility, I suppose it is inevitable that some blog posts may end up getting recycled. When discussing the pos ... Read on »
Question 15. After we have sex, I think that everything comes out. Is this why I am not getting... by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility A few years ago I had a high school student spend the day with me in the office since he was considering a career in medicine. He went with me to Fairfax Hospital where I ga ... Read on »