Seattle, Washington, January 14, 2010 - Seattle Reproductive Medicine (SRM) and Northwest Center for Reproductive Sciences (NCRS) today announced their plans for a merger that will create the largest center for fertility and reproductive endocrinology in the Northwest. The practice, which is expected to be official as of January 14, 2011, will operate under the name of Seattle Reproductive Medicine. Collectively the two practices of 11 physicians performed over 1100 in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles in 2009. Both SRM and NCRS have earned local and national recognition, with many of the physicians earning Top Doctor Awards. All physicians in the practices are fellowship trained in the subspecialty of reproductive endocrinology and infertility.
Realizing a shared interest in geographical expansion, SRM and NCRS decided that a merger would also allow for greater collaboration and investment in clinical research and development in the rapidly- evolving reproductive sciences. In addition, each will bring the benefits of their respective expertise in treating people with fertility issues and years of practice in the field of reproductive endocrinology and fertility.
“Locations were a strong factor in this merger. Seattle Reproductive Medicine was looking for a presence in the Kirkland area while NCRS was seeking a Southend location. People are very mobile these days- they want practices that can serve them from multiple locations, “explained Dr. Nancy Klein, MD, Managing Partner SRM.
Both fertility practices are well respected for providing state-of-the-art Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) services and excellent IVF outcomes. . “The highest levels of fertility treatment require substantial investments in training, quality assurance, facilities and technology. As a larger group we will be able to really excel in each of these areas. We see the merger as a way to provide an even higher level of treatment for our patients,” said Dr. Gerard Letterie, DO. a partner in the newly expanded practice.
The newly expanded Seattle Reproductive Medicine will continue to practice from their four current locations in Seattle, Tacoma, Kirkland, and Bellevue.