Episode 24: Egg Freezing: Taking Control of her Future
Egg freezing is a topic that is being talked about more often recently, as more couples are choosing to have children later in life, more women are recognizing how their age plays a role in their fertility, and more companies are choosing to offer egg freezing as a fertility benefit to their employees.
In today’s episode, we hear from Laura Perez, a Progyny employee who shares her personal experience with egg freezing. When Laura turned 35, she felt like she was running out of time. She was in a long-term relationship, but her partner already had children from a previous marriage and indicated that he didn’t want to have any more kids. So, Laura took things into her own hands and froze her eggs.
For Laura, freezing her eggs was an empowering process that gave her peace of mind, and even helped change the nature of her relationship. Shortly after she froze her eggs, Laura’s boyfriend proposed, and they are planning to try to extend their family in the near future.
Guest: Laura Perez, Senior Director of Claims and Provider Service at Progyny
Expert: Dr. Spencer Richlin, RMA of CT
Host: Selena Campbell, Patient Care Supervisor at Progyny
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Selena is a young healthcare professional, currently working in the greater New York City area as a Patient Care Advocate at Progyny. Selena is a graduate of Delaware State University and is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Management, with a concentration in Healthcare Administration at Wilmington University. She has a passion for patient care and has over seven years of healthcare experience to include a children’s hospital to genetic testing facilities. Selena believes that “patients don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” As a New Jersey native, Selena enjoys all things “Jersey Shore”. She loves to travel, go to concerts, and spend time with her family.
Laura oversees the provider relations and billing specialists team that supports Progyny members with their claims, authorizations, and bills, and they also help provide clinical outcomes data. She strives in ensuring compassion and understanding is key during each individual’s journey to parenthood is achieved here at Progyny. It gives her joy knowing that she is part of an organization that fulfills dreams and brings happiness to families every day. Prior to joining Progyny, Laura was Vice President, Claims administration at US imaging. She has been in Healthcare Management for the last 13 years and has spent a large portion of her management on business operations related to processing systems, system upgrades and workflows of claims operations.
Dr. Richlin is a board-certified Reproductive Endocrinologist with extensive reproductive surgical experience and trains the OB/GYN residents from Stamford Hospital and provides mentored clinical experience to students at Quinnipiac University Medical School.
Dr. Richlin is an invited writing member for the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology PROLOG Seventh Edition for Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. This program is a well-respected study tool for residents as well as a reference for those currently in practice and interested in staying informed of clinical data and information relevant to the obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive endocrinology fields. He will again be a contributor to the upcoming Eighth Edition which will be published in 2019.
Music From This Episode:
Track: Please wake up
Artist: Brylie Oxley
Track: Heavenly Motion
Artist: Yan Terrien
Artist: Drake Stafford
Track: The Alienist
Track: the graceful swan reasserts its implication
Artist: Mise Darling
Track: No One
Artist: Jon Worthy and the Bends
Track: Please Tell Me