Shady Grove Fertility is Expanding Its Program for Mandarin-Speaking Patients with the Addition of Physician, Dr. Sandy Li and Launch of New Mandarin Website
Posted on January 03, 2019
Board-certified physician, Sandy Li, M.D., has joined the SGF physician team and will be seeing domestic and international Mandarin-speaking patients in Rockville, MD and K-Street Washington, D.C.
Shady Grove Fertility (SGF), a nationally recognized fertility and IVF center with specialists who work closely with patients from all 50 states and 35 countries around the world, announced today it’s expanding its program for Mandarin-speaking patients and welcoming bilingual physician, Sandy Li, M.D., to the practice. Dr. Li will see Mandarin and English-speaking patients in Rockville, MD and K-Street Washington, D.C. and provide a full range of state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment options for female and male infertility, elective fertility preservation, fertility preservation prior to cancer treatment, and LGBTQ family building.
Dr. Li has played an instrumental role in helping the practice expand its program for Mandarin-speaking patients by developing a dedicated Mandarin website for domestic patients. This website will provide US-based Mandarin-speaking patients with a resource for understanding the fertility journey and what to expect when receiving fertility care at SGF. An SGF website dedicated to Mandarin-speaking patients traveling to America from abroad is already available, serving the needs of China-based patients who face strict regulation and restrictions around in vitro fertilization (IVF) and more advanced procedures. In addition to high regulation, China faces significant overcrowding in state-run hospitals that are overwhelmed with demand since the country abolished in 2015 its one-child-per-family policy, a population-control measure enacted in 1979.
"Treating infertility continues to be a challenge in China, and the demand for care of patients who speak Mandarin here in the US continues to grow. By providing access to quality care and assembling a Mandarin-speaking patient care team here in the States, we can provide advanced fertility services and a streamlined process to patients traveling locally to our center, from China, or from anywhere around the world," remarks SGF's Chief Operations Officer, Philip Beatson.
“We understand the unique needs of Mandarin-speaking patients and therefore have put a supportive infrastructure in place by way of a U.S.-trained, bilingual medical team who will coordinate all aspects of patient care. Patients benefit from a patient-centric model that addresses the medical, emotional, and financial needs as well as a streamlined process that helps to manage the travel, timing, and logistical details," adds Beatson.
Sandy Li, M.D. earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees in biology and biochemistery before earning a Master of Arts in medical science from Boston University and her Doctorate of Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. She completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital and a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Duke University.
Dr. Li has received several academic and clinical honors including the Pfizer/SRI President’s Presenter Award, Pacific Coast Reproductive Society Scholarship, and the Charles Hammond Research Fund, and has held various leadership positions as Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Tufts Medical Center.
Dr. Li is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has published research on a variety of fertility topics including in vitro fertilization, donor egg treatment, and fresh vs. frozen embryo transfers.
"I am proud to join the SGF physician team and hope to play an influential and encouraging role in guiding our English- and Mandarin-speaking patients through their journey to parenthood. Whether patients are traveling from around the corner or around the world, the commitment of SGF’s professional team to deliver effective, compassionate, individualized care is second to none,” says Dr. Li.
“With more and more international patients seeking treatment in the U.S., as well as domestic patients who travel more locally, the addition of Dr. Li to the practice will eliminate the language barriers some of our patients face when trying to navigate their options for fertility treatment,” says Supervisor of Patient Specialty Services, Amanda Segal.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Li or any other SGF physician, please call 1-888-761-1967 or submit this brief online form. To learn more about SGF's program for Mandarin-speaking patients, email email@example.com, China Program Patient Navigator or visit ShadyGroveFertility.com.
About Shady Grove Fertility (SGF)
SGF is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence with more than 50,000 babies born and counting. With 32 locations throughout MD, PA, VA, D.C., GA, and FL, we offer patients individualized care, accept most insurance plans, and make treatment affordable through innovative financial options, including treatment guarantees. More physicians refer their patients to SGF than any other center. Call 1-888-761-1967 or visit ShadyGroveFertility.com.