| Why Choose Dr. Reshef as Your Physician?
Choosing a physician may be a daunting task. When you board an airplane, you do not often check on the pilot’s qualifications or personality. You assume (or hope) that he or she are qualified and experienced. Choosing a physician for medical treatment is more complicated. This is not only a question of whether your physician can operate complicated machinery but also whether he or she can do it with the least amount of risk and expense and the greatest amount of care and respect. Even when it comes to a medical subspecialty such as reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI), where there are less than 1500 board-certified physicians in the U.S., you still have a choice as to where to receive care. When considering an REI subspecialist, then, please ask the following questions:
1. Is the physician qualified and well-trained?
1. I am one of 4 board-certified REI specialists in the State of Oklahoma. I have more than 32 years experience in REI and more than 36 years experience in obstetrics and gynecology. I received my general OB/GYN training at an excellent residency training program (University of Alabama Hospitals) and my subspecialty fellowship training at another prominent program (University of Louisville). I served on faculty in Louisville and at the University of Oklahoma for 7.5 years, which included academic activities such as teaching and research. I renew my board certificate annually in both general obstetrics and gynecology and REI and constantly keep up with current literature and continuing medical education. I served as the director of the ART program at the University of Oklahoma for 5.5 years and at Bennett Fertility Institute for 25 years. I have been active in national infertility organizations (including on the board of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology [SART], which oversees most IVF programs in the U.S.) I currently serve as Chairperson of the SART Advertising Committee. In 2012, I received 2 prestigious national awards for patient advocacy from RESOLVE, the national Infertility association, and from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).
2. I care a lot about my patients but will leave this section short- to flaunt compassion and humanism has the same credibility as self-advertising. The vast majority of my patients, though, realize from the start that the terms “care” and “compassion” ring very true and are the cornerstone of my practice.
3. Rapport with patients is of paramount importance to me. This consists of respect, tolerance, a listening ear, humor, and strict adherence to confidentiality and ethical integrity. I come from a different background than most and speak several languages. Having traveled extensively, I understand and respect diversity. All my patients have my pager number and can call me 24/7 in case of an emergency or urgency. I see patients every day, including weekends and holidays. In my practice, we try to be flexible and accommodating in terms of hours of operation and respect for the patient’s own wishes and anxieties. I love my profession and look forward to going to work every day. I strongly believe that this attitude and enthusiasm are reflected clearly in my relationship with my patients.
4. I am an REI specialist in private practice at INTEGRIS Bennett Fertility Institute (BFI). My office and BFI are right across the hall from each other. I have had one nurse, Beverly, in my private practice for 25 years ever since my arrival at Integris Baptist Medical Center. BFI has been in existence since 1985 and has qualified medical and laboratory staff in every category.