A PRIMER ON HOW TO EDUCATE YOUR DOCTOR ON THE VALUE OF RECEPTIVADX™
This is a question we receive every day from women calling us about ReceptivaDx testing. Keeping in mind the test has only been available for 15 months; you can’t expect every doctor to be completely knowledgeable on the topic. And while the acceptance by IVF centers in the US has been tremendous (over 150 centers in the US now offer ReceptivaDx Testing), many patients still don’t understand why they are the first to bring it to their doctor’s attention. Doesn’t my doctor subscribe to medical journals and attend conferences? How come as a patient I know more about this test than they do?
Well, let’s review and keep this in perspective. The ReceptivaDx test has gained a lot of traction on social media and in fertility chat rooms since its introduction in early 2017. Women that have been tested, treated and then become pregnant as a result of their ReceptivaDx test result can now be found on multiple blog sites. But your physicians don’t have time to read patient blogs like you do. And we can guarantee you they don’t go on the web at night searching for phrases like “Why did my IVF procedure fail? Or “Why didn’t my perfect embryo implant?”
To be fair, doctors have a lot on their plate. The ability to keep up with every new product or service while maintaining a busy patient schedule is virtually impossible. And while most attend conferences on a regular basis and subscribe to medical journals, it’s still a challenge to keep up on everything.
So, what is the best way to approach your physician if they are unaware of our test? We recommend a very simple 4-step approach.
Step 1 is giving us a call at 800-795-5385. We will look up your doctor and provide information on whether their clinic currently offers the test. We will answer any of your questions and suggest best strategies. We may also recommend sending you a collection kit ahead of your visit (No charge until used).
Step 2 is downloading our brochure and our FAQ page to provide the office the basic information. Most of their common questions are covered here.
Step 3 is to offer the clinic a physician-to-physician conference call with one of the many doctors using the test regularly or Dr. Lessey himself. Dr. Lessey discovered the BCL6 marker and has authored the key clinical data to support its use. In addition, his practice has seen their live birth success rates increase dramatically with the use of the test. Our office will do all the coordinating. All you need to do is establish an interest in more information.
Step 4 is to share your experiences on-line. We have been inundated with grateful patients whose lives were changed by our test. Simply use your support groups including Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to share your experience or direct them to our website. The power of social media is immense.
By taking the first steps toward awareness and education, you are empowering not only yourself but educating the IVF community on new tools to help women like you have a successful pregnancy.