North America’s largest provider of fertility services onboards renowned health psychologist and infertility expert to create training, education that will amplify emotional and mental health support to patients, employees
HOUSTON, May 10, 2022 / PRNewswire / – To further their commitment to enhancing the patient and employee experience, Inception Fertility ™ – an ecosystem of leading fertility brands and the largest provider of comprehensive fertility services in North America – announces today the appointment of infertility expert and renowned psychologist Alice DomarPh.D., to the position of Chief Compassion Officer.
In this new role, Dr. Domar will spearhead the organization’s emotional and mental health efforts by creating training sessions and educational curricula focused on compassion and empathy for patients, as well as those Inception Family members who are directly patient-facing. In addition, Dr. Domar will develop support systems for Inception’s own family members to include mental health and wellness initiatives.
A practicing health psychologist focusing on the application of mind / body medicine related to women’s health, Dr. Domar’s research focuses on the relationship between stress and infertility. She has authored numerous published articles and studies, including a recent one in the journal Reproductive Biomedicine, which showed that the stress of infertility was comparable to the stress of the first surge of the pandemic.
“The stress and anxiety that fertility patients experience when navigating treatments can negatively impact an already emotional process. As an organization dedicated to making the fertility experience a healthy and pleasant one for our patients, we must amplify our wellness efforts to address this component of the journey, “says TJ Farnsworth, Founder and CEO of Inception Fertility. “We are excited to onboard Dr. Domar, and we look forward to the contributions she will make to our mental health initiatives for our clients and family members.”
Dr. Domar received her MA and Ph.D. in Health Psychology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine / Ferkauf School of Professional Psychology of Yeshiva University. Her post-doctoral training was at Beth Israel Hospital, Deaconess Hospital, and Children’s Hospital, all in Boston. In addition to her role at Inception as the Chief Compassion Officer, Dr. Domar serves as a senior staff psychologist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Domar is also a part-time associate professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School.
“I am proud to be part of the Inception Fertility family and help more aspiring parents make their mental health a priority while undergoing fertility care,” says Dr. Janitor. “I’m also excited to work directly with Inception family members and provide them with the tools and skills they need to help guide their patients through the emotional toll of their journeys.”
About Inception Fertility
Inception Fertility™ (Inception) is a family of fertility brands committed to helping patients build their own families. Built by patients for patients, Inception’s purpose is to achieve the highest bar in experience, science and medicine in an effort to enhance each patient’s experience and achieve better outcomes.
Inception’s medical experts are leading pioneers in fertility care. Our doctors are some of the first to use breakthrough assisted reproductive technologies (ART) – including in vitro fertilization (IVF), pregenetic implantation testing (PGT) and fertility preservation services – and they continue to lead the industry by building on these technologies by through development, research and thought leadership.
Its growing family of national organizations is an ecosystem of care, which touches every part of the fertility journey, including diagnostics and treatment to financial accessibility. Through this unique ecosystem, Inception is working to deliver on its promise to push the envelope of what is possible to exceed patient expectations.
Alice D. Domar, Ph.D. is a pioneer in the field of mind / body medicine. She conducts ongoing ground-breaking research which focuses on the relationship between stress and various medical conditions, as well as the impact of lifestyle habits on mental and physical health.
Dr. Domar received her MA and Ph.D. in Health Psychology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine / Ferkauf School of Professional Psychology of Yeshiva University. Her post-doctoral training was at Beth Israel Hospital, Deaconess Hospital, and Children’s Hospital, all in Boston.
Dr. Domar has compiled an impressive list of accomplishments as a best-selling author, media authority and sought-after public speaker. She is the author of numerous books, and is on the advisory board for Parents Magazine, Resolve, and Easy Eats. She has been on the Board of Experts for LLuminari and a columnist for Redbook and Health magazines. She was also a featured expert on the online social health network BeWell.com.
SOURCE Inception Fertility