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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 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 »
Question 14. Can infertility be unexplained? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Well I am back from Spring Break in beautiful Quincy, Massachusetts where it rained constantly and there was flooding on a Biblical scale....The ride back was tough but all ... Read on »
Question 13. What is ureaplasma, and how did I get it? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Well I am trying to keep up with my schedule of daily posts but life and work keeps getting in my way. Spring Break starts this week so my ability to post daily bits of wisd ... Read on »
Question 12: What is a hysteroscopy, and do I need one? Is it the same as a water sonogram or a... by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Sometimes you have to learn a new language when dealing with medical issues. Fertility treatment is no exception. Unfortunately, some of our terms sound very similar....espe ... Read on »
Question 11. What is a laparoscopy, and do I need one? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility When I was a medical student at Duke back in the 1980s I spent a rotation with the fertility division that was headed up by Dr. Arthur Haney. Dr. Charles Hammond was the Cha ... Read on »
Question 10. What is antimullerian hormone and what does this test tell my doctor? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility TGIF. Yup, it is Friday afternoon here at Dominion and I am looking forward to a free weekend. For the past 10 years it has been just myself and Dr. DiMattina and I can tell ... Read on »
Question 9. What is ovarian reserve, and how is it tested? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Ovarian reserve is a very important but confusing topic. I would like to share an interesting story about ovarian reserve before getting to the Question of the Day on this d ... Read on »
Question 8: What tests will we have to undergo as part of a fertility evaluation? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Happy Saint Patrick's Day from Dr. G and the rest of the staff here at Dominion Fertility. Let me tell you that Dr. DiMattina's outfit today puts mine to shame! If only all ... Read on »
Question 7: What are typical causes of infertility? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Being a fertility specialist is a bit like being a detective. You gather the evidence and then work on a hypothesis. Once you have the hypothesis, then you can test it out a ... Read on »
Question 6: How do I choose a fertility clinic? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Well Washingtonian magazine has published its annual "Top Docs" issue and I was pleased to report to my parents that I made the cut again (as did Dr. DiMattina). Yet, severa ... Read on »
Question 5: Who should evaluate the infertile couple? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I was never sure if I had all my shots as a child. With a father who was a general surgeon all of my camp forms were filled out at home. My Dad would pretty much just make u ... Read on »
Question 4: Is Infertility Becoming More Common? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Are you familiar with those ads for "Hair Club for Men?" Well, besides the fact that I am losing my hair (which my kids think is hilarious) I have always liked the line wher ... Read on »
Question 3: How Common is Infertility by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility One of the unique features of the 100 Q&A series of books is that patients offer their view on several of the topics that are covered. As a physician it is easy sometimes to ... Read on »
Question 2: What is Infertility? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility So how bad was the snow in Washington, DC? Let me tell you....it was epic! Seriously. I had not seen see snow that deep since the Blizzard of 1978 in Boston when I was only ... Read on »
New Beginnings - Question 1: How does normal reproduction work? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Well hard to believe that the 2nd week of March is here already. What an eventful month we all had in February as Washington DC was paralyzed by Snowmageddon. Dominion Ferti ... Read on »