Meet Our Southern California Fertility Specialists
Robert E. Anderson, MD
Dr. Robert Anderson is the founder and Director of the Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine and the founder and Medical Director of the Southern California Institute for Reproductive Sciences.
He has been practicing in Orange County since 1989, longer than any other Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist in Orange County.
Dr. Anderson has spent his career incorporating the latest developments in the field into clinical practice to benefit his patients. He was one of the first to routinely perform assisted hatching prior to the transfer of every embryo, which immediately doubled the pregnancy success rate of IVF at the time. He brought blastocyst culturing to the IVF laboratory when it was in its early stages leading to the first live births in Orange County from the transfer of both frozen (January 1996) and fresh (May 1999) blastocysts.
Joan Moddy, WHCNP/BC
Joan attended Nursing Programs at Armstrong State College in Savannah, GA, Santa Ana College and California State University Fullerton. In 1981, after 3 years of clinical training in an OB/GYN practice, she became Board Certified as a Women’s Healthcare Nurse Practitioner.
With over 40 years of service as a healthcare provider, she has had clinical experience in a wide range of Women’s Healthcare. This includes Prenatal care, Labor and Delivery, (both in-hospital and at-home births); Postpartum Care, Newborn Nursery, and Well Woman’s Care procedures. For the last 21 years she has practiced exclusively in the specialty of Reproductive Medicine and Infertility.
As a member of the exceptional reproductive team at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine, Joan provides quality care with a caring touch to our patients.
Erin Macdonald, Registered Dietician
Unique to Dr. Anderson’s practice is a nutritional program focused solely on enhancing one’s fertility. Our nutritionist, Erin Macdonald, R.D., is specifically trained in how foods and nutrients affect our reproductive systems. Although there is not a specific one-size-fits-all fertility diet, there is an abundance of research on specific vitamins, minerals, and foods that are proven to enhance ones chances of conception.
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