Advice & Support: Professional Finder

This resource includes information about physicians, complementary care providers, surrogacy, egg donation and sperm donation agencies, adoption agencies, lawyers, pharmacists and other professionals committed to assisting you.


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Lillian Swiersz, M.D., FACOG - San Jose

Lillian Swiersz, M.D., FACOG - San Jose

PAMF Fertility Physicians of Northern California
2581 Samaritan Drive, Suite 302
San Jose, California 95124
(800) 597-2234

Biography

Dr. Swiersz received her M.D. degree from the Stritch School of Medicine in Illinois. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology with Kaiser Permanente Oakland, and her reproductive endocrinology fellowship training at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Swiersz is a Board Certified specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Swierz is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society.

Lisa Schuman L.C.S.W.

Lisa Schuman L.C.S.W.

Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York
635 Madison Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, New York 10022
(212) 756-5777

Biography

Lisa Schuman, LCSW is a psychotherapist who has been counseling individuals, couples and groups on a variety of issues and has specialized in reproductive medicine for over a decade. Ms. Schuman helps individuals through family building processes such as IUI and IVF, ovum and sperm donation, perinatal loss, single parent issues, gay and lesbian issues, oocyte cryopreservation, surrogacy and adoption.

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She leads two Drop-In Support Groups, one focused on infertility treatment concerns and the other focused on third party reproduction, for both ovum donation and sperm donation recipients. She is also founding director of Adoption Cooperative Consultants, an adoption consulting group. Ms. Schuman is a frequent speaker and consultant for seminars, symposiums and television programs.

Ms. Schuman earned her graduate degree at Yeshiva University and studied psychoanalysis at the Greenwich Institute in Manhattan. She is also a supervisor and on faculty at the Object Relations Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She is a former board member and support group leader for the American Fertility Association and has been actively involved with many other infertility and adoption organizations. In addition, she is an active member of the Mental Health Professional Group for the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and is Chair of the Oocyte Cryopreservation Task Force.

Lisa Schuman L.C.S.W.

Lisa Schuman L.C.S.W.

Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York
15 North Broadway, Garden Level Suite G
White Plains, New York 10601
(914) 997-6200

Biography

Lisa Schuman, LCSW is a psychotherapist who has been counseling individuals, couples and groups on a variety of issues and has specialized in reproductive medicine for over a decade. Ms. Schuman helps individuals through family building processes such as IUI and IVF, ovum and sperm donation, perinatal loss, single parent issues, gay and lesbian issues, oocyte cryopreservation, surrogacy and adoption.

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She leads two Drop-In Support Groups, one focused on infertility treatment concerns and the other focused on third party reproduction, for both ovum donation and sperm donation recipients. She is also founding director of Adoption Cooperative Consultants, an adoption consulting group. Ms. Schuman is a frequent speaker and consultant for seminars, symposiums and television programs.

Ms. Schuman earned her graduate degree at Yeshiva University and studied psychoanalysis at the Greenwich Institute in Manhattan. She is also a supervisor and on faculty at the Object Relations Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She is a former board member and support group leader for the American Fertility Association and has been actively involved with many other infertility and adoption organizations. In addition, she is an active member of the Mental Health Professional Group for the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and is Chair of the Oocyte Cryopreservation Task Force.

 

 

Liz Silverman Platt

Liz Silverman Platt

Baby Steps Fertility
9701 Oakmore Road
Los Angeles, California 90035
(310) 841-6118

Biography

Liz Silverman–Platt has over four years of personal experience in the field of infertility. Following her immense struggles to have a baby, Liz took her overwhelming compassion for the Intended Parents: her desire for their protection, and her deep knowledge of the infertility process and founded Baby Steps Fertility.

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Prior to Baby Steps Fertility, Liz worked in the music industry for more than 20 years. She marketed records and artists for such major labels as Warner Brother Records, Sony Music, and Lionsgate.

Through Baby Steps Fertility, Liz blends her wealth of business savvy, tenacity, and professionalism with her own personal experiences in infertility, to guide the Intended Parents through the emotional, physical and financial struggles of creating a family. You will be encouraged by Liz’s passion and strengthened by her commitment. Liz is the Intended Parents’ complete resource, from inception to conception, and for all the challenges in between.

Lois Nachamie, L.C.S.W.

Lois Nachamie, L.C.S.W.

Lois Nachamie, L.C.S.W.
275 Central Park, West Suite 1E
New York, New York 10024
(212) 866 5620

Biography

Lois Nachamie, MFA, LCSW, is a board-certified psychotherapist, couples counselor, and group leader in private practice in New York City, specializing in family and parenting issues. She treats a wide variety of individual interpersonal and work-related concerns, including relationships, anxiety, depression, and weight-related difficulties.

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A Parents Choice Award-winning author, her two most recent books are So Glad We Waited: A Hand-Holding Guide for Over-35 Parents, with a foreword by Debra Winger and Big Lessons for Little People: Teaching Our Kids Right from Wrong While Keeping Them Healthy, Safe and Happy.

A parent educator for twenty years, she is the founder and director of the So-Glad-We-Waited Network, which offers support and parent education to over-35 parents. Ms. Nachamie lectures nationally and locally and has been featured on television, radio and in print, including The Today Show, NPR, Health Magazine, and Newsweek.

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