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GrandRounds Daniel Clark Joins Health Choice

Health Choice, LLC, has announced that Daniel Clark has joined Health Choice in the newly created position of vice president of Clinical Informatics & Analytics, as a member of our executive team, reporting to CEO Mitch Daniel Clark Graves. Clark will have oversight of the strategic direction, expansion and operation of data application and analytics for clinical integration and will work closely with MetroCare physicians to identify and prioritize quality initiatives designed to provide the highest quality care for patients. Bringing more than 18 years of clinical support experience, Clark joined Health Choice in January after more than 12 years at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, where he served as corporate director of Clinical Decision Support. He holds a Masters of Health Administration degree from the University of Memphis, a Masters of Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelor’s degree from Ball State University. A Lean Six-Sigma Black Belt, Clark is an adjunct professor at the University of Memphis and is a Consulting Associate of MidSouth Quality Productivity Center (MSQPC).

New Financial Analyst at LifeLinc

Gini Moore has been hired by LifeLinc as Healthcare Financial Data Analyst. Moore will be responsible for a variety of data review and reporting relating to the billing services for anesthesia practices. She will also be reGini Moore sponsible forcollecting data and preparing reports related to performance standards as well as monitoring trends in multiple anesthesia practices. Additionally, Gini will routinely interface with the billing team to compile data/reports on industry standards and benchmarks. Gini brings over 13 years of experience in positions related to the financial aspects of the healthcare industry. This has included medical billing, insurance recovery audits and medical debt recovery and litigation. In her previous position, Gini was integral in the creation of a medical bill review department and a PPO network for a workers’ compensation TPA.



UT Medical Group Launches Center for Reproductive Medicine Couples who are having trouble becoming pregnant now have additional fertility resources with the opening of the Center for Reproductive Medicine in Germantown. Headed by Dr. Laura Detti, a board certified reproductive endocrinologist who has repeatedly been named to Best Doctors®, the facility offers a full range of infertility services, including diagnosis, treatment and assisted reproduction. Infertility Diagnosis & Management According to statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, infertility affects more than 7 million Americans, including both men and women. The Center for Reproductive Medicine provides diagnostic testing and treatment for female infertility-related conditions such as uterine fibroids, polycystic ovarian syndrome, pelvic adhesions, tubal occlusion, endocrine dysfunctions, and recurrent miscarriages. Evaluations for male infertility are also offered, including sperm testing and analysis using Kruger strict morphology criteria. Assisted Fertilization Couples who need assistance with fertilization may be may be able to achieve pregnancy through techniques such as intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) using partner or donor sperm, and pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS). Embryology Laboratory Director Lucy Williams, TS, ELD, conducts these procedures in the Center’s Andrology Lab using the latest equipment, including tri-gas benchtop incubators, which facilitate optimal embryo development and improve pregnancy rates as compared to older incubator technologies. An experienced certified embryologist, Williams has a 20-year track record of achieving pregnancy rates above the national average at infertility laboratories in Tennessee, Illinois, Texas and Utah. Dr. Detti, who is also a certified sonographer, performs all ultrasound-guided procedures. In addition to providing a complete fertility evaluation of the couple, she uses ultrasound to monitor fertility treatments. She can determine when follicles are mature for ovulation and can determine the perfect timing for fertilization of the egg to occur. To assist patients with the costs of assisted fertilization, the Center offers financing through Advanced Reproductive Care, Inc., an organization that specializes in financing IVF procedures for patients at university-affiliated fertility clinics across the nation. The Center for Reproductive Medicine is the only ARC member in the state of Tennessee. Cryopreservation In addition to sperm testing and fertilization procedures, the Center helps couples preserve their fertility for the future by freezing sperm, eggs and tissue. Using a cutting edge process called “vitrification,” the lab extracts water from the egg, sperm or tissue before flash freezing it. The technique prevents the formation of ice crystals, resulting in cells that are more resilient and better able to survive and function after thawing. After freezing, the specimens may be stored in a liquid nitrogen container in the lab for a

Lucy Williams Embryologist

Dr. Laura Detti Reproductive Endocrinologist

Services Provided: • Semen analysis with Kruger strict morphology criteria • In-vitro fertilization (IVF) • Intrauterine insemination (IUI) • Sperm washing and freezing • Isolation of sperm from testicular aspiration or biopsy • Male and female fertility preservation through sperm and egg cryopreservation • Male and female infertility diagnosis and treatment • Genetic counseling • Fertility consultations prior to and after cancer treatments • Diagnosis and treatment of endocrine dysfunctions • Ultrasound services, including 3D and 4D ultrasound, sonohysterography, ovarian cancer screening, tubal patency detection, and follicular monitoring

UT Medical Group Center for Reproductive Medicine To make a referral, please call 901-866-8220. long time. Specimens that may not be needed for several years are transported to a cryobank for long-term storage. Cancer patients who must undergo toxic chemotherapy and radiation treatments are prime candidates for fertility preservation. Eggs, sperm and tissue can be retrieved before cancer treatment, frozen, and used once the cancer is in remission and the patient is ready to have a family. The Center for Reproductive Medicine lab is registered with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the state of Tennessee, and certified by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which regulates all clinical laboratory testing performed on humans in the U.S. through the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA). About Dr. Detti Dr. Laura Detti is a reproductive endocrinologist who specializes in male and female infertility. She earned her medical degree at the University of Florence in Italy and completed OB/GYN residency there and at the University of Cincinnati and the University of Virginia. She completed fellowship training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit and research fellowships at Yale University, the University of Virginia, and the University

of Mississippi. Dr. Detti is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology with subspecialty certification in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. She is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, American Institute for Ultrasound Medicine, and the Society of Gynecological Surgeons. She also serves as Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UT Health Science Center. About Lucy Williams Lucy Williams holds certification in micromanipulation, embryology and andrology, and preimplantation genetic diagnoses. She has more than two decades of experience in clinical patient care, lab testing and analysis, and research and is widely-published. After earning her bachelor’s degree at Newman University in Wichita, Kansas and completing postgraduate study at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, she furthered her training at the Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Eastern Virginia School of Medicine in Norfolk and at the Assisted Reproductive Technology Reproductive Center in Beverly Hills, California. She is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the College of Reproductive Biologists and Technicians. MARCH 2014



Memphis Medical News March 2014  
Memphis Medical News March 2014  

Memphis Medical News March 2014