The Best Fertility Specialist in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa
Medfem’s Candidate: Dr Joanne Pottow
People looking for a fertility specialist in Sandton often ask us: “Who is the best fertility specialist in South Africa?”.
Before we answer, let’s first define the concepts.
Fertility: the ability to conceive children.
Specialist: a person highly skilled in a particular field; who possess detailed knowledge and/or is involved in the study of this specific field.
In a fertility specialist, then, you are looking for a person who is highly skilled and has detailed knowledge of fertility issues and studies the field of fertility. There are, fortunately, many highly skilled and successful fertility specialists in South Africa, particularly in Sandton and in Johannesburg, the economic hub of the country.
As far as the “best” is concerned, some of the criteria one could consider is whether a fertility specialist is qualified and registered; has extensive experience and an encouraging success rate; is up-to-date with the latest fertility advances and research; has facilities with state-of-the-art equipment and extensive medical support; and takes a supportive, caring approach.
At Medfem Fertility Clinic, we have ample reason to believe that we have four very strong candidates to be the answer to the often-repeated question: “Who is the best fertility specialist in South Africa?”. They are:
Medfem’s Candidate – Dr Joanne Pottow
Here are our reasons why we believe Dr Joanne Pottow is among the strongest contenders to be the answer to the question “Who is the best fertility specialist in South Africa?”
The right qualifications and credentials are minimum requirements when choosing the best fertility specialist.
Dr Joanne Pottow is a qualified Gynaecologist and Obstetrician, trained in this discipline under Professor Eckhart Buchmann and Professor Yasmin Adam, and has a special interest in fertility and reproductive medicine.
Listed below are the qualifications and memberships Dr Pottow holds.
- B.Sc. Biochemistry and Microbiology 1999 (University of Port Elizabeth)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Management 2001 (Wits Business School)
- M.B.B.Ch. (University of Witwatersrand) Speciality: Obstetrics & Gynaecology
- F.C.O.G. (South African College of Medicine)
- M.Med. (O&G) University of Witwatersrand
- College of Medicine South Africa (FCOG)
Another important factor to consider when selecting the best among various fertility specialists is their experience.
Following a marketing career at L’Oreal South Africa, Dr Pottow worked at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital for several years, where her passion for obstetrics and gynaecology developed. She trained in this discipline under Professor Eckhart Buchmann and Professor Yasmin Adam.
As part of the reproductive specialist team at Medfem Fertility Clinic, Dr Pottow also has access to more than 100 years of collective experience diagnosing and treating infertility and the combined knowledge and innovation of the entire team, including his fertility specialist colleagues, embryologists, theatre staff, lab technicians, pharmacists and nursing personnel.
Furthermore, during their more than 30 years of practice at Medfem Fertility Clinic, the team has performed an average of 1,100 IVF treatment cycles a year – that’s experience spanning more than 33,000 IVF cycles!
Give preference to fertility specialists with proven expertise in their field.
A qualified Gynaecologist and Obstetrician, trained under Professor Eckhart Buchmann and Professor Yasmin Adam, Dr Pottow has a special interest in fertility and reproductive medicine.
At Medfem Fertility Clinic, a centre of excellence in research and development (R&D), Dr Pottow is part of the team developing new procedures and achieving scientific breakthroughs, while receiving international acclaim for the results and insights gleaned from their research. In this way, Dr Pottow and her colleagues at Medfem not only continually improve their own expertise and practice but also contribute to the development of the entire fertility community.
The success rates achieved by fertility specialists will also provide you with an indication of their skill to help you build a family.
Dr Pottow and her fellow fertility specialists at Medfem Fertility Clinic achieve among the highest the pregnancy rates in the nation, well above the South African clinical pregnancy rates per embryo transfer for IVF and ICSI.
Dr Pottow and the entire team at Medfem Fertility Clinic is very proud of their high rate of pregnancies and live births per transfer, and to have assisted in over 16,000 successful pregnancies!
The best fertility specialist can be expected to have access to world-class facilities, advanced equipment, a range of treatment options and a committed and qualified support team of medical and nursing professionals including embryologists, theatre staff and pharmacists, operating from a clinic registered as an accredited IVF (In-vitro Fertilisation) unit with the Southern African Society for Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecological Endoscopy (SASREG).
As one of the fertility specialists at Medfem Fertility Clinic, Dr Pottow has access to purpose-built facilities, with consultation offices, exam rooms, state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, a surgical suite and a pharmacy specialising in fertility medicine, all in one convenient location. In addition, she is supported by a highly qualified and experienced team of nursing specialists, embryologists, lab personnel, pharmacists, theatre and support staff, as well as a clinical phycologist specialising in fertility.
Because Medfem Fertility Clinic is an independent practice, it has the capacity to provide patients with cutting-edge technology and medical advancements that smaller clinics are unable to provide, and offers the full spectrum of fertility treatments.
Supportive, Caring Approach
Fertility treatment can be a challenging journey – medically, emotionally and financially – and the approach your fertility specialist takes to your fertility journey will determine whether you and your fertility specialist will work well together.
As a fertility specialist at Medfem Fertility Clinic, Dr Pottow shares a commitment to earning the continuing trust and respect of their patients and colleagues. Proud of the enduring relationships created with the many individuals who have passed through Medfem’s doors, everyone at Medfem Fertility Clinic is dedicated to your success – from the receptionist, administration and finance team, and the nursing staff to the fertility specialists and embryologists.
This approach is reflected in the individualised treatment plan, tailored to your unique situation, created with you by your Medfem fertility specialist, whether you are new to fertility treatments or have had treatment before or elsewhere. In addition, Medfem’s specialists, nurse practitioners, embryologists and clinical staff hold weekly patient care meetings, during which every patient’s protocol plan is reviewed, providing you with a well-coordinated, well-executed, holistic fertility experience… and some of the best success rates worldwide.
What others say…
It is also helpful to read about the experience of other patients and the feedback they provide.
Here are a few examples of what people have written about Medfem’s fertility specialists:
“Not only are the doctors at Medfem Fertility Clinic leading experts in their field, but they are also accepting and compassionate towards anyone who wants to start a family. I will never be able to fully express my gratitude towards the staff at Medfem who consistently treated us with respect and dignity, and help us complete our family.” – Beth Rosen-Gouws?
“My experience at Medfem Fertility Clinic was to die for. Every one of the staff are so kind and the doctors and nurses are so helpful. I will tell everybody to attend Medfem because they are tops. They are the best clinic I have ever seen and attended. Keep it up Medfem Fertility Clinic.” – Natasha Geldenhuys
“Forever thankful! Your staff is amazing! Our gorgeous little boy just turned 2 in March. He is our little miracle baby and the love of our lives. Can’t imagine life without him.” – Anna-Rentia Muller
“The staff at the clinic were amazing. One never felt just like another patient number. My life has changed with your assistance and I welcomed the birth of my beautiful baby girl this year.” – Connie
Given her qualifications, extensive experience, expertise and success rate; facilities, state-of-the-art equipment and extensive medical support; and her supportive, caring approach, we believe that Dr Joanne Pottow is among the strongest candidates to be the answer to the question “Who is the best fertility specialist in South Africa?”
We also have three other strong candidates:
Click on the images to discover why we believe each one of these fertility specialists is among the strongest contenders to be the answer to the question “Who is the best fertility specialist in South Africa?”
If you would like to meet one of our fertility specialists at Medfem Fertility Clinic, simply click here to book an initial consultation or contact us telephonically on +27 (11) 463 2244.
We look forward to meeting you!