Fertility Center - Chicago, Illinois
MALE VOICE: Dr. Laurence Jacobs is a Mayo Clinic trained reproductive endocrinologist and senior partner of the fertility centers of Illinois. He has more than 30 years of experience in helping couples who have a variety of fertility issues realize their dreams of having children. DR. LAURENCE JACOBS: In this type of specialty experience definitely matters. No two couples are alike and it's never boring. I love what I do, and it may sound like a clich© that it's not a job, but it's not. It's my life. It's what I do. I see primarily heterosexual couples with a variety of problems, very commonly associated with male factor issues. In maybe 40% of our couples will there be a problem with the sperm numbers, or the sperm function. A very serious problem has to do with the female's age. The majority of our patients are becoming 35 and 45 years of age, which is not an ideal time for reproduction. MALE VOICE: Dr. Jacobs understands that there can be many factors, including lifestyle that can present challenges to couples looking to conceive or carry a child. Whether you have suffered from a current miscarriages, or a single woman, a gay or lesbian couple, or have been dealing with any of the fertility issues you see here, Dr. Jacobs has a simple philosophy. DR. LAURENCE JACBOS: I do believe that everyone deserves a chance to become a parent, everyone. MALE VOICE 2: We could never thank you enough. MALE VOICE: When couples who need fertility help first meet Dr. Jacobs and his staff, it often doesn't take long for them to realize, they've come to the right place. FEMALE VOICE: Once we met him, we just knew that he was our guy. There really was just no doubt about it in our minds that if we were to be blessed with children, he was going to be the one to help us get there. We knew that just deep within his core he really wanted to help us have children. Dr. Jacobs is an amazing doctor, but I think with him, not only is he an amazing doctor, he's an amazing person. The staff here, from the nurses to the ultrasound techs, they're all the same way. MALE VOICE: Dr. Jacobs and the staff are extremely dedicated to their many patients who visit the fertility centers of Illinois at any of their ten locations throughout the Chicago land area. They fully understand that couples who are struggling to conceive children, often lose hope. That's where this team steps in. FEMALE VOICE 2: You can kind of see that stress in their eyes, and by the time they leave that first appointment, you can tell they have some answers. There's hope now. FEMALE VOICE 3: We understand that with these patients, what they're going through. We're there for them, we listen to them. We're available by phone call constantly. MALE VOICE: That type of accessibility is hard to come to by in this field, or in any other area of medicine. Dr. Jacobs' patients are often surprised at just how accessible and compassionate he and his staff really are. DR. LAURENCE JACOBS: For probably about the last seven, eight years, I've given every one of my patients my personal email address, and encourage them to contact me, and I spend probably a good hour every day or night answering patient emails because it's reassuring. MALE VOICE: His success rates in helping couples have children have gained Dr. Jacobs national attention. His own peers have repeatedly selected and recognized him as being among the top one percent reproductive endocrinologists in the nation. In fact, The Fertility Centers of Illinois are responsible for more IVF babies than the next ten fertility clinics in the Chicago land area combined. It's all part of a day's work for Dr. Jacobs and his team, who go to work every day for all the right reasons. DR. LAURENCE JACOBS: What I do every day makes a difference in people's lives. It's life changing for them, and that's awesome. I'm very lucky to be able to do what I do.