Oriental Medicine Specialists is Proud to Sponsor
- Saturday, November 7, 2015
- 9:00am – 4:00pm (Coffee and Lunch will be provided)
Taking Control of Your Ticking Clock is a FREE educational workshop for women, men, family, and friends faced with the challenges of infertility. The workshop will cover topics including understanding the causes of infertility, when to seek treatment, and learning what treatments are available. Participants will also be introduced to alternative Eastern Medicine/Holistic methods to be used in conjunction with standard ART practices, as well as tools to be used for the emotional and financial aspects of infertility.
Stephanie Gianarelli, LAc
Long time friend of Keith Bell and OMS, Stephanie Gianarelli is a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (FABORM), a licensed and national board certified acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. Stephanie received her Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1999. She also completed post-graduate training in acupuncture and Chinese herbology focusing on gynecology at Zhe Jiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hang Zhou, P.R. China. She founded Acupuncture Northwest in 2000.
Stephanie began her specialty in fertility enhancement in 2002, early in her career as an acupuncturist. She has written a book, with Dr. Lora Shahine, called Planting the Seeds of Pregnancyas a resource for patients and couples wanting easy access to the most useful advice in the world of fertility enhancement. She, as well as the rest of the practitioners at Acupuncture Northwest, also treat women throughout their pregnancies and into postpartum.
Anish A. Shah, MD
Dr. Shah specializes in assisted reproductive technologies (i.e. IVF and ICSI), pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and screening (PGS), third party reproduction (donor eggs and embryos) and complex minimally invasive fertility surgeries. Before arriving to the Richmond Center for Fertility and Endocrinology, he was on the medical staff at Duke University Medical Center where he worked closely with medical genetics to create a more comprehensive approach to reproductive genetic care including comprehensive chromosomal screening (CCS) evaluation of embryos, which reduces miscarriages. During his almost 10 years at Duke, he trained with some of the nation’s leaders in minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy, robotic surgery, and hysteroscopic surgery). As a researcher, Dr. Shah has received many awards including the prestigious investigator award at the Society of Gynecologic Investigation Conference in 2010. Ultimately, his efforts led him to be the first member of the Duke Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology to receive a $200,000 Health Services Research Fellow award provided by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to train to improve quality of care in fertility care. In addition, he has authored numerous papers, abstracts, and lectured extensively on topics relating to fertility and reproductive endocrinology.