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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 Clearly there was a lot of interest about IVF following the exciting announcement that Dr. Robert Edwards had been awarded the Nobel Prize. I was asked to speak about IVF on ... Read on »
Robert Edwards Wins Nobel Prize for IVF by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Earlier this week the Nobel Prize Committee announced that Robert Edwards had been awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in recognition of the groundbreaking work on IVF that ... Read on »
Question 36. Do I need endometriosis surgery if I am already planning to pursue IVF? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I wish sometimes that medicine was more like engineering. In engineering there are lots of straight lines and right angles. You can usually describe any problem with specifi ... Read on »
Question 37. What is the difference (if any) between intrauterine insemination and artificial... by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility What's in a name? Sometimes not much I guess and certainly we throw around medical jargon quite freely in our practice sometimes forgetting that all this can be quite confus ... Read on »
Question 35. Are there medical treatments for endometriosis? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Occasionally I am asked to see a patient with endometriosis who is not interested in fertility. Although I can certainly manage these patients, I honestly think that they ar ... Read on »
Question 34. Does surgery for endometriosis improve pregnancy rates? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Where does all the time go? Seems like just yesterday that I was writing the last post before I went on vacation and now I realize that a whole month has passed. You may ha ... Read on »
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 »