Medical Profiles: Utah Fertility Center



Russell A. Foulk, M.D. Shawn E. Gurtcheff, M.D., M.S. Deidre A. Conway, M.D.

Jason Parker, D.O. Jessie A. Dorais, M.D.

1446 W. Pleasant Grove Blvd., Pleasant Grove (801) 785-5100


Utah Fertility Center (UFC) is a comprehensive endocrinology and fertility center dedicated and determined to help those struggling with infertility. UFC’s board-certified reproductive endocrinologists lead a team of caring professionals who work together to achieve the best possible outcome for each patient. UFC’s values reflect understanding of the medical, emotional and financial challenges infertility patients face.


    A reproductive endocrinologist is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist who spends an additional three years of extensive training in the subspecialty of reproductive endocrinology. Treating infertility is UFC’s specialty, and helping families grow is the passion of the center’s professionals. UFC offers some of the highest IVF success rates in the state and in the nation. UFC’s standing is strengthened by the lab’s cutting-edge technology and ability to perform sophisticated procedures. UFC’s lab upholds membership in the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (SART), ensuring trust of the quality of care.


   UFC values and respects each individual patient seeking fertility treatment. All patients are treated fairly and with respect.


   Frustration is a common emotion expressed by those struggling with infertility. Fortunately, following their initial consultation, patients often express an increasing sense of control. Assessing the probable causes of  their infertility, paired with a determined treatment plan — including expected outcomes — gives many patients a restored feeling of hope. Communication is imperative  during each step of the journey and especially crucial while undergoing treatment. Effective communication is a continual focus at UFC.


   Care providers at UFC demonstrate sincerity in their desire to help infertility patients, which easily establishes trust. No matter where you are along your path to parenthood, UFC can help. From simple solutions to the most complex, UFC offers comprehensive treatment in Utah Valley, to help couples overcome infertility effectively. The majority of patients find success with minimal costs and simple steps such as ovulation induction or inseminations.

   A smaller number of patients require more complex treatments, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration (PESA) and preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) or diagnosis (PGD). Patients receive an individualized plan best-suited for their particular needs.


   Undergoing fertility treatment is indeed challenging, and is often referred to as an emotional roller coaster. But rest assured that at UFC patients are not left alone on the ride. Patient sorrows are shared — and victories enthusiastically celebrated — with the caring staff at UFC.

   For more information or to schedule a consultation, call (801) 785-5100 or visit


Medical Tip: Unlimited time off, paternity and egg freezing are more commonly being offered in benefits packages. Companies have begun to focus on perks that improve work/life balance, which leads to higher overall job satisfaction and employee retention. Egg freezing — now offered by Apple, Facebook, Netflix and other employers — is a way of preserving a woman’s fertility by flash freezing her eggs, putting the biological clock on hold. A woman is born with all the eggs she will ever have and her eggs are depleted over time, which is the primary reason a woman’s fertility declines with age. Career-driven women, women who have not found their life partner and women who are not ready to have children, can freeze eggs, thus extending the fertility window until the timing is right.
Greg Bennett

Greg Bennett is an editor and writer with Bennett Communications. His primary responsibilities are with Utah Valley Magazine and the company's custom publications division. He's the father of four children and has been married to his wife, Adria, for 19 years. Contact Greg at

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