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Coastal Fertility Specialists Voted "Charleston's Choice" for Fertility Specialist

9/26/2016
Coastal Fertility Specialists is proud to receive this year’s Charleston's Choice Award for Fertility Specialist as voted by the readers of the Post and Courier. Coastal Fertility boasts three of the top Board Certified physicians in the field of Reproductive Endocrinology: Dr. John Schnorr, Dr. Michael Slowey and Dr. Heather Cook. The doctors also head up the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at MUSC.

Dr. John Schnorr Aids In Adopted Woman's Search for Biological Medical History

8/9/2016
In a three-part series produced by WMBF News in Myrtle Beach, Dr. John Schnorr of Coastal Fertility Specialists was asked to be a part of Meteorologist Marla Branson's journey from being adopted to unlocking her genetic code.

Embryologists at Coastal Fertility Receive National Recognition for Excellence in Egg Freezing

8/4/2016
Coastal Fertility Specialists is now 1 of 16 programs nation-wide and the first in South Carolina to receive the Seal of Quality Assurance in their egg freezing lab. Coastal Fertility’s Head Embryologist and Laboratory Director, Dr. Tom O’Leary Ph.D.,HCLD and Senior Embryologist, Melissa Johnson have been given an award by Donor Egg Bank USA/ Frozen Egg Bank Network for excellence in Cryopreservation (egg freezing).

Coastal Fertility Receives 2015 Best Businesses of Mount Pleasant Award

11/4/2015
Coastal Fertility Specialists has been selected for the 2015 Best Businesses of Mount Pleasant Award in the Fertility category by the Best Businesses of Mount Pleasant Award Program.

Coastal Fertility Offers a Way to Preserve Female Fertility Before Damaging Breast Cancer Treatments

10/2/2015
Young women who develop cancer at a time when they may also be considering starting a family are faced with difficult decisions. It is becoming more widely understood that some cancer treatments often result in losing the ability to have children. Most modern treatments, especially chemotherapy, which are meant to destroy cancer cells, can also destroy the ovaries in the process. Fortunately, with some forethought, there are options…

Dr. Schnorr Featured On-Air on WNOK

9/21/2015
Dr. John Schnorr was interviewed by Greg Applebee of WNOK in Columbia about Coastal Fertility's Free Infertility Seminar on September 24th at 6pm.

Coastal Fertility Specialists Opens New Office to Service Bluffton, Savannah, and Hilton Head Areas

3/25/2015
Coastal Fertility Specialists, the state’s leading fertility center, has expanded their practice to include a new office in Bluffton, South Carolina. The office will service patients from the Savannah, Beaufort and Hilton Head areas.

Coastal Fertility Specialists Receives National Award for Excellence, Two Years Running

12/18/2014
For the second year in a row, Coastal Fertility Specialists, one of the largest and most successful fertility centers in the Southeast, has received national recognition as having the highest level of Patient Satisfaction and the Patient Experience.

Dr. Schnorr Discusses the Recent Decision by Apple and Facebook to Pay Employees' Egg Freezing Costs

11/19/2014
Recently Facebook and Apple announced they will cover egg freezing costs for their employees (for non-medical reasons). Dr. Schnorr discusses this and fertility preservation with Stu Morris of News Radio 94.3FM.

Dr. Heather Cook Joins the Elite Coastal Fertility Specialists Team

8/9/2014
Coastal Fertility Specialists is excited to announce the addition of Heather Cook, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., to their team this August.

Letrozole vs Clomid: Dr. Schnorr Weighs in on WCBD News 2

8/8/2014
According to Dr. Schnorr, and other fertility experts around the nation, the new fertility drug Letrozole yields better results than Clomid.

WCSC Live 5 News Talks to Dr. Schnorr about Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)

8/1/2014
Aisha Tyler of Live 5 News talks to Dr. John Schnorr and Embryologist Tom O'Leary about PGD. Due to genetic issues Matt and Erin Watson, patients of Dr. Schnorr, utilized PGD before undergoing IVF to insure the birth of a healthy baby.

Live 5 News Story on Male Factor Infertility

7/23/2014
Aisha Tyler of Live 5 News speaks with Dr. John Schnorr about male factor infertility and one patient's journey to overcoming it.

Coastal Fertility Physician Discusses Endometriosis on WMBF News in Myrtle Beach

4/2/2014
Dr. John Schnorr of Coastal Fertility was recently invited on the set of WMBF News in Myrtle Beach to discuss Endometriosis.

Coastal Fertility Specialists Opens New Location in North Charleston

3/19/2014
Coastal Fertility Specialists, one of the largest and most successful fertility clients in the Southeast, is opening a second Charleston office in North Charleston. In order to continue their award-winning patient care, the practice’s new office will make treatment more convenient for patients living or working in North Charleston, Summerville, Goose Creek and Moncks Corner.

Coastal Fertility Hosts the Nation's Best Physicians in the Field of Infertility and Egg Donation at the 2014 Donor Egg Meeting

3/7/2014
One of the only medical conferences in North America focusing on the technology of egg donation is being hosted by Mt Pleasant’s Coastal Fertility Specialists, March 6-9th at Charleston Place Hotel.

Coastal Fertility Receives National Award for Excellence

1/21/2014
Coastal Fertility Specialists, one of the most successful fertility clinics in the Southeast, recently received national recognition for having the highest level of Patient Satisfaction in a network of the nation’s top fertility centers.

Coastal Fertility Specialists Receives The Nation’s Highest Level Lab Accreditation

9/30/2013
Coastal Fertility Specialists’ laboratory, located at their main office in Mount Pleasant, SC, has passed the highest national standards in lab accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP). This esteemed honor is only bestowed upon 7,000 labs. Designed to go well beyond regulatory compliance, the program helps laboratories achieve the highest standards of excellence to positively impact patient care.

Coastal Fertility Specialists Celebrates the Miracle of Life at its 2013 Baby Reunion Party

9/24/2013
Dreams really do come true…and on Sunday, September 29th, Coastal Fertility Specialists is celebrating with patients whose dreams of having a baby have come true. Coastal Fertility’s 2013 Baby Reunion Party is a festivity honoring the lives of all the children born with the help of IVF and other fertility treatments. The carnival-themed soiree is happening at Alhambra Hall in Mt. Pleasant from 1pm-4pm.

SC’s Leading Fertility Center Offers Free Infertility Seminar in Columbia, SC

9/3/2013
Coastal Fertility Specialists is hosting a free educational seminar on Thursday, September 12th in Columbia, SC.

Coastal Fertility Specialists Guarantees a Baby or Your Money Back

7/11/2013
Coastal Fertility Specialists is pleased to announce a new program that guarantees parents will bring home a baby or they will get up to 100% of their money back.

The Southeast’s Leading Fertility Center Opens New Clinic in Columbia, SC

6/21/2013
On July 1, 2013, Coastal Fertility Specialists, headquartered in Charleston, SC, will open a modern fertility clinic just outside Columbia, SC in Lexington.

Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: Why Me?

5/21/2013
Miscarriage is defined as the loss of a pregnancy before 20 weeks gestation and is the most common complication of pregnancy. They occur in about 15% of all known pregnancies, usually during the first trimester. Miscarriages appear to be an evolutionary adaptation to protect women from an abnormal pregnancy or embryo. However, repeated miscarriages can signal underlying health problems.

Can a Woman’s Diet Make or Break Her Ability to Conceive?

4/25/2013
Coastal Fertility Specialists Discuss These Important Findings During Infertility Awareness Week April 21st – 27th, 2013

Top Infertility Specialists From Around The Nation Converge In Charleston, SC To Share The Latest Advances In Donor Egg Technology

3/1/2013
One of the most important medical conferences in North America focusing on the field of Reproductive Medicine is being hosted by Charleston’s own Coastal Fertility Specialists. The Donor Egg Meeting returns to Charleston, SC, February 28 – March 3, 2013, at Charleston Place Hotel.

Dr. Schnorr Given Best Doctor Award

2/19/2013
Congratulations to Dr. Schnorr for being voted the Best Doctor in the Midlands. The 2013 list is out and Dr. Schnorr has once again been voted a Best Doctor in the Midlands! This is a peer nominated award. Every two years, Best Doctors, Inc., a group affiliated with Harvard Medical School, contacts physicians in the Columbia area who have been included on previous Best Doctors lists and asks, “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer them?” Dr. Schnorr has now been given this award for 10 consecutive years. That says a lot! Congrats Dr. Schnorr, this is truly a Best of the Best award!

Old Wives' Tales About Getting Pregnant

2/18/2013
When trying to get pregnant, sometimes you’ll try anything. You’ve probably heard many old wives’ tales about fertility so MUSC asked their division director of reproductive endocrinology infertility (REI), Dr. John Schnorr, to dispel any myths out there.

CFS and MUSC Study How Environmental Toxins Negatively Impact Fertility

2/15/2013
Coastal Fertility Specialists in conjunction with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at MUSC are conducting a groundbreaking study on the impact common environmental contaminants have on the female reproductive system.

CFS Offers an Economical Way to Take Advantage of Fertility Treatments

12/1/2012
(Mt. Pleasant, SC) In an effort to lower the financial risk for couples going through fertility treatments, Coastal Fertility Specialists is offering The Attain IVF Refund Program. This program provides multiple IVF treatment cycles for a single discounted, fixed fee. Most women will need more than one IVF cycle to get pregnant. Attain IVF is designed to keep costs affordable so patients can stay in treatment longer and increase their chance of success. This program includes up to six IVF attempts (three fresh and three frozen). The Attain IVF cost for this program is about $24,000. That’s 40% less than the same treatment plan if a patient were to pay for it on a cycle-by-cycle basis – about $40,500.*

SC Physicians Lead National Conference in Charleston to Discuss Latest Advancements in Infertility

11/19/2012
Charleston, SC )… The Donor Egg Meeting returns to Charleston, SC, February 28 – March 3, 2013, at Charleston Place Hotel.

Dr. Slowey Named on U.S. News and World Report's Top Doctor List

10/20/2012
Dr. Michael Slowey, the only Reproductive Endocrinologist in the state of South Carolina to make the peer-nominated US News and World Report Top Doctor’s List.

CFS Offers Ways to Preserve Female Fertility During Breast Cancer Treatment

10/1/2012
(Mt. Pleasant, SC) Statistics show that more and more young women are developing cancer, and if that weren’t bad enough, they are also facing the likelihood of losing the ability to have children in the future. Most modern treatments, especially chemotherapy, which are meant to destroy cancer cells, also destroy the ovaries in the process. Fortunately, with some forethought, there are options…

CFS Makes History with the First Babies Born from Egg Freezing in SC

9/27/2012
(South Carolina) Dr. John Schnorr of Coastal Fertility Specialists is proud to be the physician responsible for the first three babies born in the state of South Carolina as a result of egg freezing. This is no small feat, as the process of freezing eggs is extremely challenging.

CFS Partners with Donor Egg Bank USA

8/7/2012
Charleston, SC…Coastal Fertility Specialists is proud to announce its partnership with Donor Egg Bank USA to offer frozen donor egg bank services in its Carolina locations. Donor Egg Bank USA is the nation’s only frozen donor egg program to be developed through a collaboration of more than 100 reproductive specialists throughout the United States, including Charleston’s own Coastal Fertility Specialists. Donor Egg Bank USA was created to assist fertility patients in their dream of having a baby with the added convenience of a quicker, more affordable treatment process.

Two Prominent Lowcountry Fertility Specialists Form New Practice in Charleston, SC

5/22/2012
(Mt. Pleasant, SC) It is with great excitement that John Schnorr, MD and Michael Slowey, MD announce the formation of a new reproductive endocrinology and infertility practice called Coastal Fertility Specialists. Formerly of Southeastern Fertility Center, Dr. Schnorr and Dr. Slowey have set out on their own along with many nurses and staff members from SEFC. “Our goal is to provide truly state-of-the art infertility care in a nurturing and compassionate environment to help patients build their families,” says Dr. John Schnorr. Coastal Fertility Specialists’ main office remains in Mount Pleasant, SC at 1375 Hospital Drive with additional offices in Columbia and Myrtle Beach. Dr. Schnorr and Dr. Slowey will also continue to head-up the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology for the Medical University of South Carolina.