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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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.

Lori S. Meyers Esq.

Lori S. Meyers Esq.

Meyers & O'Hara, LLP
13527 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, California 91423
(818) 783-1111

Biography

Lori S. Meyers is a California attorney with 15 years experience in third party reproductive law. Lori first researched the area of surrogacy and reproductive law for a close friend in 1995 and never left the field. She believes in maintaining close contact throughout the process of the arrangement, and works hard to build relationships with her clients so that all legal aspects are completed with confidence. Lori has built a strong reputation for creating open, trusting relationships with her clients.

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Lori Meyers and Milena O'Hara of Meyers & O'Hara have experience handling hundreds of surrogacy and egg donor matters, involving a variety of genetic arrangements, agencies and medical facilities. Today’s technology has advanced to an extremely high level, with success rates higher and more encouraging than ever. Our expertise with respect to the intricate nature of in vitro fertilization, artificial insemination, donor egg and sperm, and embryo adoption technologies has been relied upon by countless couples to understand their legal rights and obligation as medical procedures begin. A major factor in the success of reproductive law arrangements is a strong legal contract outlining these legal rights so that all parties can rely on each others' commitments and parental rights may be finalized well in advance of the birth of a child. It is important to us that all parties feel positive about the agreements they sign and the babies they are working hard to create. Meyers & O'Hara, LLP represents clients from all over the world involved in surrogacy, as well as egg, sperm and embryo donations. The firm drafts contracts prior to medical procedures, and finalizes parental rights in California so the Intended Parents' names are placed on the birth certificates. Meyers & O'Hara, LLP works with a variety of professionals, including agencies, counselors and doctors, to help you in your arrangement.

Lorna Timmreck, M.D.

Lorna Timmreck, M.D.

Shady Grove Fertility
Century Plaza Building, 10630 Patuxent Parkway, Suite 305
Columbia, Maryland 21044
(888) 761-1967

Biography

Dr. Timmreck received her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago and her fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Beth Israel Deaconess, Boston IVF, and Harvard Medical School where she was also a Clinical Instructor.

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She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, and an associate of the Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Louis Weckstein, M.D.

Louis Weckstein, M.D.

Reproductive Science Center
100 Park Place, Suite 200
San Ramon, California 94583
(925) 867-1800

Biography

Dr. Weckstein received his undergraduate and medical degree from the University of Michigan having been accepted into the 6 year combined pre-medical/medical program. He completed his OB Gyn residency at the University of California, Irvine.  He went back to the University of California, Irvine in 1988 for training in infertility with one of the most successful IVF teams in the country at that time.

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Dr. Weckstein is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a member of the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology and the Society for Reproductive Surgeons. Dr. Weckstein has particular interest and experience in all aspects of IVF, including Egg Donation and fertility in older women. He has authored more than 60 publications and abstracts in the field of infertility, and serves as a special reviewer for the infertility journal Fertility and Sterility.

Lynn B. Davis, M.D.

Lynn B. Davis, M.D.

Seattle Reproductive Medicine
1505 Westlake Avenue North, Suite 400
Seattle, Washington 98109
206-301-5000

Biography

Lynn Bentley Davis, MD, MS returned to her hometown of Seattle in 2008 to be a part of the growing Seattle Reproductive Medicine team. In addition to her clinical and teaching experience, Dr. Davis brought a special interest in medical decision making and evidence-based treatment strategies, backed by her Master's degree in Health Research & Policy from Stanford University.

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Dr. Davis has developed and now leads Seattle Reproductive Medicine's Fertility Preservation Program, a specialized approach to assisting women who need assisted reproductive technology to efficiently delay conception. In this capacity, Dr. Davis works with patients who are about to undergo chemotherapy or radiation therapies (for cancer or other health conditions) that may cause infertility. SRM is especially fortunate to have their Fertility Preservation Program spearheaded by Dr. Davis, whose expertise in health policy, decision analysis, and evaluation of new technology are crucial to the special patient groups served by this program. Her clinical specialties include in vitro fertilization (IVF), oncofertility (the fertility needs of patients with cancer), and oocyte vitrification, an egg preservation technique.

Dr. Davis's commitment to individualized, patient-centered care was evidenced early in her training, as she was named "Most Likely To Be a Good Doctor" by her fellow University of Colorado Medical School classmates. Later, she was awarded Outstanding Teacher of Obstetrics and Gynecology Award three years in a row by Harvard medical students during her residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Harvard University's Brigham & Women's and Massachusetts General Hospitals. Dr. Davis also received the Robert Felix Award for Outstanding Performance in Psychiatry in 1999. In 2006, she was honored to receive the National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award.

Dr. Davis started her educational journey with a double-major in Biology and Psychology from the University of Virginia, followed by her MD from the University of Colorado, and OB/GYN residency from Harvard. She concluded her training with her REI Fellowship at Stanford University, where she also completed a postdoctoral Fellowship at the Stanford Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, and served as Clinical Instructor in the Department of OB/GYN.

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