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Why Choose Our South Carolina Infertility Centers?

Why Choose Us?

Coastal Fertility Specialists’ goal is to provide the highest quality of reproductive endocrinology care possible in a compassionate and nurturing environment.

We are very proud of our dedicated, experienced staff, high pregnancy rates and high patient satisfaction rates. We encourage you to review our website to help you understand who we are, what we believe in and why we do what we do. We are here “Because Your Dreams Matter” and we are dedicated to making them come true!

We Know Infertility Can Be Challenging

Fertility should be a natural event that should happen in the privacy of your own home. Many patients are afraid to ask for help fearing they will find out they can never get pregnant. The truth is that seeing a specialist is not giving up but rather getting experts involved to help you with your care. There is no form of infertility we can’t overcome and we have never told someone that they can’t get pregnant. You don’t need permission or a referral to see us. There is no commitment and most couples conceive with simple forms of infertility treatment.

Success at our infertility centers throughout South Carolina and Savannah, GA, is “taking home a baby”. We are so confident in our abilities to help you conceive we offer financial programs that will refund you up to 100% of the costs of your treatment if you are unsuccessful.

Through the work of our outstanding staff, Coastal Fertility Specialists assists patients in virtually every aspect of infertility and reproductive endocrinology. By appropriately selecting from the most advanced diagnostic tools, we work to determine the underlying cause of infertility. From there, we develop an individualized plan to give every individual, couple and same-sex partnerships the best chance of achieving a successful pregnancy.

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Treatment and Success

Experienced Physicians

Dr.Schnorr, Dr. Cook, Dr. McLaughlin, Dr. Riestenberg and Dr. Peterson are all board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology as well as in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Collectively they have over 70 years combined clinical experience in some of the premier centers in the United States. Their combined experience has resulted in them performing over 35,000 ovulation induction and intrauterine insemination cycles, 15,000 in-vitro fertilization and donor egg cycles with pregnancy rates that are among the top in the country. Their high pregnancy rates are due to their emphasis on both the clinical side and laboratory side of your care.

Drs. Schnorr, Cook, McLaughlin, Riestenberg and Peterson also constitute the Reproductive Endocrine Division of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), which in 2020, for the sixth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report named MUSC Health the No. 1 hospital in South Carolina. Our association with MUSC brings the resources of one of South Carolina’s finest universities to our practice.

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Meet Our Physicians The MUSC Advantage

Patient and Staff Satisfaction

Our fundamental belief is that having infertility is hard and success requires thoughtful persistence. The only way someone can be persistent in infertility treatment is to be cared for by a center that is compassionate, nurturing and responsive to your needs. Acting on our beliefs and core values day in and day out, CFS has won the IntegraMed National Highest Patient Satisfaction Award for three consecutive years! Our consecutive awards are unprecedented in IntegraMed’s history as a network that comprised over 33 premier fertility centers providing over 33% of all IVF cycles performed in the United States!

A Couple’s CFS Experience

We love what we do and it shows!
We also won the highest employee satisfaction award. It’s our belief that patient and employee satisfaction go hand in hand.

Outstanding Team

Coastal Fertility Specialists is proud to employ a group of experienced registered nurses to coordinate and help the physicians monitor your progress every step of the way. They provide you with ongoing assistance and answer your questions as your journey progresses. Our financial counselors will be available to provide assistance with insurance and payment issues.

Our experienced team at CFS has helped thousands of individuals, couples and same-sex partners realize their dream of having a baby. We offer the full range of fertility treatments, from the simplest interventions to the latest and most advanced options including in vitro fertilization, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, and cryopreservation of eggs, sperm and embryos.

Our experienced team is ready to help you realize your dream of having a baby.
Meet the Team

State of the Art Laboratory

We believe top tier pregnancy rates come from top tier embryology laboratories. At the laboratory level, we believe a centralized lab allows us to better focus our attention and resources on continually developing and improving our laboratory over time. Developing and maintaining a high quality embryology laboratory is an incredibly expensive and time consuming process which our patients benefit from as evidenced by our pregnancy rates. Our high pregnancy rates are not accidental. We are in the minority of IVF centers by employing our own, full time, on site laboratory director, Dr. Jeff Gray, PhD, HCLD, TS who directs our lab with the guidance of several off site consultants.

Coastal Fertility Specialists has chosen and passed the highest standards in laboratory accreditation. We are members of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and are fully accredited as a high complexity laboratory from the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA), the College of American Pathologists (CAP), The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF).

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Donor Egg Technology

Coastal Fertility Specialists is also recognized as a leader in Donor Egg Technologies utilizing the latest blastocyst culture and transfer techniques to maximize donor egg IVF pregnancy rates. We are the annual organizers and hosts of The Donor Egg Meeting in Charleston, South Carolina where leading specialists from all over the world have been attending.

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The Donor Egg Meeting
The donor egg meeting website

Other Coastal Fertility Advantages

  1. We offer a number of financial options to help you pay for infertility treatment and to help you get pregnant, including our exclusive IVF Refund Programs with a 100% refund of your treatment costs if you don’t “take home a baby”.

    Affording Treatment
  2. Coastal has a Founding Member partnership with Donor Egg Bank USA which provides egg donation through oocyte cryopreservation (frozen donor eggs).

    Learn About Donor Egg Treatment
  3. In an effort to provide high quality reproductive endocrinology care within your area, we have developed five office locations in Mount Pleasant, Summerville (Nexton), Lexington, Myrtle Beach and Savannah, GA. Through this approach, 95% of your care can be performed within minutes of your home or office.

    Tour Our Fertility Clinics
  4. Another important aspect of our practice at Coastal Fertility Specialists is fertility preservation. This may help individuals preparing for cancer treatment or those seeking to delay reproduction. As a fellow, Dr. Schnorr was awarded the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Highest Award, the “General Program Prize Paper” in San Diego in October 2000 for his research  on ovarian tissue cryopreservation. This has led him to initiate programs in ovarian tissue cryopreservation, ovarian transplantation and oocyte cryopreservation here in the Lowcountry.

    Most recently, Dr. Schnorr has worked hard to develop an oocyte cryopreservation (egg freezing) program and is proud to be the physician with the 1st, 2nd and 3rd babies born in South Carolina from oocyte cryopreservation.

    Pictured above is Dr. Schnorr with the Carters and their twins Savannah and Easton, the 2nd and 3rd oocyte cryopreservation (egg freezing) babies in South Carolina.

  5. Innovative published research into new ovarian stimulations and environmental endocrine disruptors that may not only help you as a patient but also the entire world…

You’ve made the
decision to have a baby

Now you need help to turn your dream into reality just like the 300 new families that attended our 2022 CFS Baby Party pictured below. At Coastal Fertility Specialists, we are dedicated to bringing the best in reproductive medicine care to the Lowcountry. Our new patient coordinators are available to answer your questions and help you schedule a consultation.

Schedule Online

Perform all the scheduling online by going to and complete the basic contact information. You will need your insurance information to complete the form. Once complete, you will be given a phone number you can text message so we can find a time that works for you and get you scheduled. Our new patient coordinators are available Monday thru Friday, 9am to 4pm.

Schedule by Phone

Simply call us during business hours and we will get you scheduled. If we are on another call, leave us your name and phone number and we will call you back. The phone number is 843-883-5800.