Memorial Day 2020

Posted by on May 22, 2020 in Uncategorized
Memorial Day 2020

This weekend marks Memorial Day, the traditional start of summer. However, as so many spring and summer plans have been shelved due to COVID-19, this gives us pause to remember the more important parts of the holiday (other than picnics, gatherings and a day off!).  Memorial Day is a holiday to commemorate the servicemen and […]

Some Changes Taking Place

Posted by on May 19, 2020 in Uncategorized
Some Changes Taking Place

We have all been going through changes in the last few months and I want to let you know about one that is exciting for me – and, I hope, for you as well. Beginning on June 15th I am leaving RMI to open my own smaller and more personal fertility office – The Rinehart Fertility […]

THE Vaccine…and why don’t we have one yet.

Posted by on Apr 29, 2020 in COVID-19
THE Vaccine…and why don’t we have one yet.

Ever utter “A pox upon your house” to someone you really did not like? OK, probably not but most have at least heard of the phrase. “A pox upon your house” is a line from Romeo and Juliet. The word pox comes from the old English pocks which are pustules of disease being either syphilis or […]

More Questions On Pregnancy & Fertility During COVID-19

Posted by on Apr 17, 2020 in COVID-19, Pregnancy
More Questions On Pregnancy & Fertility During COVID-19

In order to keep you informed as to current information on COVID-19, I am sharing the following answers to frequently asked questions on the impact of this novel coronavirus on fertility and pregnancy. Unfortunately, the bottom line is that we just don’t have a lot of data, and it may take quite a while to actually figure out […]

Fertility Care During The Current COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by on Apr 16, 2020 in COVID-19
Fertility Care During The Current COVID-19 Pandemic

Dear Patients, I want to keep you up-to-date on fertility care during the current COVID-19 pandemic and answer some frequently asked questions. Is active treatment to get pregnant still on hold? As promised, our professional organization, ASRM, issued revised practice guidelines on Monday, March 30th. To no one’s surprise, they are an extension of the […]

A Virus For All Seasons?

Posted by on Apr 15, 2020 in COVID-19
A Virus For All Seasons?

So much has been surmised and written about the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) along with the will reach a peak and then decline. Let’s rephrase this. COVID-19 will not go away. What will happen is as the pandemic slows, the restrictions in place for social distancing will be relaxed. That inevitably will result in a second […]

To Mask or Not to Mask?

Posted by on Apr 13, 2020 in COVID-19
To Mask or Not to Mask?

Many are questioning whether the advice we are hearing will actually make a difference. Well, evidence is growing from around the world that social distancing does work to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  This slowing allows the healthcare system to focus on the truly sick and, hopefully, save their lives. We also know that some […]

National Doctors’ Day

Posted by on Mar 30, 2020 in Uncategorized
National Doctors’ Day

Today, Monday, March 30th, is National Doctors’ Day. Obviously, as a physician, I recognize this in honoring and paying tribute to the generations of physicians before me who paved the way in my career. This year, however, it is especially poignant. Today, our doctors, nurses and support staff are the front lines in our war […]

Fertility Nurses Take on COVID-19

Posted by on Mar 25, 2020 in COVID-19, Infertility, IVF, Pregnancy
Fertility Nurses Take on COVID-19

From the ‘other half’ of the Rinehart medical team!Lisa Rinehart, RN, BSN, JD and co-author of Getting Pregnant for Dummies (Wiley Publishing 2020) will be part of a new series entitled Fertility Nurses Take on COVID-19, a weekly webinar to support nurses during this unprecedented time.  The onslaught from COVID-19 that we are all experiencing is a harrowing […]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, COVID-19 Style!

Posted by on Mar 17, 2020 in COVID-19, Uncategorized
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, COVID-19 Style!

As I was driving to work early this morning, I have to admit that I was a little annoyed at Mayor Lightfoot and Governor Pritzker. It’s St. Patrick’s Day… and it’s Chicago. For the 35 years I have lived in Chicago, St. Patty’s day has meant the parade, dying the river green and gathering in […]