Discover how we provide fertility support for the military
A top priority at our Southern California fertility clinic is providing fertility support for the military. In the words of Dr. Royster, “Our men and women in the Armed Forces give so much to selflessly protect our freedoms and way of life. Helping them overcome barriers to family building is the least I can do to thank them for their service.”
We help members of the military and their spouses overcome these barriers by offering fertility treatments and fertility preservation. We also connect them with discounts on important fertility medications.
Fertility support for the military
Combat injuries can affect fertility health. Because of this, we offer a range of fertility treatments that can support these specific needs, in addition to the more typical fertility challenges.
Diagnostic testing. This first step of fertility care allows our doctors to assess a man or a woman’s fertility health, which can inform family planning. Insurance providers like TRICARE often cover this initial testing.
Egg freezing. An important part of fertility support for the military is preserving the fertility of women who would like to have children in the future. Egg freezing allows them to save their healthy eggs for later use.
Embryo freezing. This option is for couples who want to have children at some point in the future. Embryo freezing involves the doctor retrieving the woman’s eggs and an embryologist fertilizing them with the man’s sperm, before freezing the resulting embryos.
We also help our patients who serve or have served in the armed forces in another way. We discover what their insurance will cover. Our team also connects them with discount programs like Compassionate Care, the Compassionate Corps Program and the Heart for Heroes Program.
A history of military fertility care
Don Royster MD, one of the skilled doctors at our Southern California fertility clinic, spent 20 years providing military and medical services around the world. After receiving his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine in Bethesda, he completed his OB/GYN residency at the San Antonio Military Medical Center. He also completed an REI fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda.
From there, he became the medical director, and then the chairman of the department of obstetrics and gynecology, at David Grant Medical Center on the Travis Air Force Base. He also served as the IVF director, the medical director and the chief of reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the San Antonio Military Medical Center.
Throughout his two decades of active duty in the United States Air Force, Dr. Royster performed more than 5,000 surgeries and delivered more than 1,000 babies during global deployments and humanitarian missions.
Dr. Royster continues to provide high-quality fertility support to the military at our Southern California fertility clinic. It is an honor for Dr. Royster, and the other specialists at our clinic, to provide fertility support for the military. Contact us for more information about our fertility services.