REACH News & Events
- Fertility Preservation Happy Hour June 2, 2016!
- Help Raise Awareness About Infertility With Samantha Busch And The Kyle Busch Foundation
- #HaveAHeart National Infertility Awareness Week
- Join Us for a FREE Seminar
- Seeking Participants for Fertility Research Study
- Samantha Busch and the Kyle Busch Foundation to Host Holiday Pop-Up Shop Dec 9
- Kyle and Samantha Busch helping infertile couples afford treatment
- NASCAR's Kyle and Samantha Busch Help Other Couples Start A Family of Their Own
- REACH Welcomes Matrika D. Johnson, MD
- Kyle Busch Foundation Selects First Recipients of “Bundle of Joy Fund”
- Kyle & Samantha Busch Bundle of Joy Fund Details
- Dr. Nancy Teaff Participating in Panel Discussion Regarding Same-Sex Marriage
- REACH Welcomes Lauren N.C. Johnson, MD
- REACH Named Best Doctors by Charlotte Business Journal
- Physicians at North Carolina’s Leading Infertility Center Recognized as Best Doctors
Fertility Preservation Happy Hour June 2, 2016!Join our experts on Thursday, June 2, 2016, 6:00pm at Blue Charlotte for a casual and informative chat about your fertility, egg freezing, and more! We'll provide an overview of female fertility, female fertility preservation options, describe the egg freezing process and have a female fertility question and answer session.
If you've ever wondered...
- Who should freeze their eggs?
- When should you freeze your eggs?
- How do you freeze your eggs?
The Egg Freezing Seminar will be:
Thursday, June 2nd from 6-8 pm
Blue Charlotte Restaurant & Bar
Address: 206 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Help Raise Awareness About Infertility With Samantha Busch And The Kyle Busch Foundation
The goal of National Infertility Awareness Week is to raise awareness about the disease and encourage people to better understand their reproductive health.
In this clip, Samantha Busch talks with WCCB about a foundation she and her husband, NASCAR driver Kyle Busch, have put together to help families deal with overcoming hardships.Back to Top
#HaveAHeart National Infertility Awareness Week
At REACH, we are showing our support for NIAW with our #HaveAHeart campaign, promoting infertility awareness through social media and at our clinics in Charlotte and Lake Norman.
This campaign is marked by the color orange (red = love, yellow=happiness), which has represented infertility since ancient times. During NIAW, don’t be surprised if you see touches of orange throughout our offices and adorned by our staff – a reminder to all of our patients that they have an ongoing support system. If you are struggling with infertility and would like to schedule an appointment at one of our clinics, please give us a call today.
Join Us for a FREE Seminar
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Meet our infertility specialists at REACH as they discuss causes of infertility and techniques to overcome infertility in both men and women. Ask questions and talk one on one with our physicians and staff, in a casual, relaxed environment. Take a tour of our facility and talk with financial counselors to learn about our exclusive financing options. Register today by calling 704-343-4444 or complete the form here.
Seeking Participants for Fertility Research Study
REACH is currently seeking patients to participate in a fertility research study designed to compare two medications used for controlled ovarian stimulation (COS), in in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles. Click here for more information.Back to Top
Samantha Busch and the Kyle Busch Foundation to Host Holiday Pop-Up Shop Dec 9
Event to be held Wednesday, Dec. 9 at Kyle Busch Motorsports in Mooresville, N.C.
Samantha Busch and the Kyle Busch Foundation (KBF) will host a “Holiday Pop-Up Shop” on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at Kyle Busch Motorsports in Mooresville, N.C. Over 30 Charlotte-area merchants will participate with items including women’s, children’s and men’s clothing, accessories, jewelry and even pet accessories. The event will be open to the public from 3-8 p.m. with a $10 donation at the door toward the Foundation’s “Kyle & Samantha Busch Bundle of Joy” fund, which helps local in-need couples with the cost of infertility treatments at the REACH Clinic in Charlotte. Donated items from each vendor will be raffled off throughout the event.
Whether you are shopping for the holidays, or treating yourself to a few gifts, this will be an exceptional opportunity to find unique items, support local small businesses and donate to a worthwhile cause all in one place.
“This Holiday Pop-Up Shop will support two causes very important to me,” Samantha Busch said. “The Kyle Busch Foundation awarded a total of $47,000 to five local couples in September to help fund their infertility treatments. I want to do that again before Christmas. What better gift than to give a deserving couple a chance at their own miracle baby? We will put 100 percent of the money we receive from this event into our Bundle of Joy fund.
“I also believe supporting local small businesses is very important. We have over 30 local businesses attending our event and donating items for raffle prizes. There will be a huge variety of styles to choose from at every price point. We even have a few pet-themed merchants for our furry friends! It will be a fun event and a great way to work on your holiday shopping list.”
Kyle Busch Motorsports is located at 351 Mazeppa Road in Mooresville.Back to Top
Kyle and Samantha Busch helping infertile couples afford treatment
The Charlotte Observer reports on the first recipients of the “Kyle and Samantha Busch Bundle of Joy Fund” that was established by the couple to provide financial help to other couples getting fertility treatments at REACH.
Read more here
NASCAR's Kyle and Samantha Busch Help Other Couples Start A Family of Their OwnA Charlotte couple turned their determination to have a child into a mission to help other couples do the same. The Kyle & Samantha Busch Bundle of Joy Fund is a monetary award for in-need families struggling with infertility.
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REACH Welcomes Matrika D. Johnson, MD
Dr. Matrika D. Johnson completed her undergraduate training at Davidson College, North Carolina where she was a Davidson Scholar. She graduated with a degree in Spanish and…
Dr. Matrika D. Johnson completed her undergraduate training at Davidson College, North Carolina, where she was a Davidson Scholar. She graduated with a degree in Spanish and was inducted into the Phi Beta Delta International Honor society. She earned her medical degree from Wright State University and received the Janet C. Thompson Memorial Scholarship Award. Dr. Johnson completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University in St. Louis where was she served as a board member for the Residents and Fellows Diversity Initiative.
After residency, Dr. Matrika Johnson completed a Research Fellowship at Case Western Reserve University followed by fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Magee-Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. In addition to her clinical training, she also earned a Certificate in Clinical Research and contributed to publication of three peer-reviewed papers. She also earned Second Place Outstanding Paper at the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society 63rd Annual Meeting in 2015 for her research on the effects of cyclophosphamide on male fertility outcomes. Dr. Johnson is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and board eligible in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
Dr. Johnson is an avid runner who also enjoys musical arts, international travel, and spending time outdoors.Back to Top
Kyle Busch Foundation Selects First Recipients of “Bundle of Joy Fund”
The Kyle Busch Foundation has selected the first recipients of the “Kyle and Samantha Busch Bundle of Joy Fund” and awarded a total of over $47,000 to five Charlotte, N.C.-area couples toward their infertility treatments at Reproductive Endocrinology Associates of Charlotte (REACH).
MOORESVILLE, N.C. – (Sept. 10, 2015) The Kyle Busch Foundation has selected the first recipients of the “Kyle and Samantha Busch Bundle of Joy Fund” and awarded a total of over $47,000 to five Charlotte, N.C.-area couples toward their infertility treatments at Reproductive Endocrinology Associates of Charlotte (REACH).
The Buschs started the fund through the Kyle Busch Foundation this year following the birth of their son, Brexton. After struggling with infertility issues themselves and completing successful treatments at REACH, they wanted to start a fund for other couples in similar situations who may not have the financial means to undergo treatments. Quite frequently medical insurance does not cover a majority of the costs associated with infertility treatments.
“Kyle and I feel so blessed to have our son Brexton in our lives,” Samantha Busch said. “Going through this process was really a learning experience for both of us, and we know first-hand the frustration and anxiety couples with infertility issues go through trying to start a family. We realized through this journey that perhaps the reason for it was so we could help other couples who cannot afford the treatments for a miracle baby of their own.
“It brought us so much joy to be able to tell five couples that we are able to financially help them with their treatments. I think it was nearly as emotional for us as it was for them, and we could not have done it without the help of our sponsors and fans who generously donate to the Kyle Busch Foundation.”
Applications for the “Kyle and Samantha Busch Bundle of Joy Fund” can be obtained through REACH in Charlotte and the fund is currently only available to patients of REACH who are residents of North Carolina.
About Kyle Busch Foundation
The Kyle Busch Foundation (KBF) is committed to empowering children, families and communities to overcome hardship by providing essential tools (financial, material and experiential) to allow them to live their best lives possible.
The Kyle Busch Foundation will concentrate its efforts on assisting organizations in fostering a stable and inspiring environment for children, families and communities to live, learn, challenge and empower themselves as well as ensuring their day-to-day needs are met.
REACH is a leader in providing fertility services in North Carolina and has been providing individualized compassionate fertility care since 1988. REACH’s physicians, are widely respected for their superior pregnancy success rates – among the highest in the region – and for the finest patient care. The superior skill and combined experience make REACH the premier source for fertility treatment in the region. For additional information, visit www.NorthCarolinaFertility.com or search for “REACH” on Facebook.Back to Top
Kyle & Samantha Busch Bundle of Joy Fund Details
The Kyle & Samantha Busch Bundle of Joy Fund is a monetary award for in-need families struggling with infertility. These funds will assist with the costs associated with infertility treatment through REACH.
The only restrictions for applying are
1) You MUST have a diagnosis of infertility from REACH
2) You MUST be a legal permanent US resident in North Carolina
There are no other restrictions currently. The donations are distributed as needed, and the number of applications funded as well as the amount of funding depends on the success of the Kyle Busch Foundation’s fundraising activities (i.e. the more we raise, the more we can give away). We are currently working solely through REACH to help us select families-in-need currently undergoing infertility treatments.
Applications are currently not being accepted through the Kyle Busch Foundation. All applications may be obtained and submitted through REACH after an initial consultation.Back to Top
Dr. Nancy Teaff Participating in Panel Discussion Regarding Same-Sex Marriage
Dr. Nancy Teaff, M.D. will be participating on Monday, Dec. 1st, in a panel hosted by Sodoma Law, P.C. to discuss: SAME SEX MARRIAGE: PLANNING YOUR FAMILY’S FUTURE IN A MARRIAGE EQUALITY STATE.
Dr. Nancy Teaff, M.D. will be participating in a question and answer session, the panel will assist same-sex couples to gain a better understanding of how marriage may impact their daily lives and financial future.
The event takes place on Monday, December 1st from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Sodoma Law office location: Byron’s South End, 101 W Worthington Ave., Charlotte, NC (free parking).
For more information or to RSVP please select this link: https://www.sodomalaw.com/panel
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REACH Welcomes Lauren N.C. Johnson, MD
Dr. Johnson completed her undergraduate training at North Carolina State University, where she was a Park Scholar and graduated summa cum laude with degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry. She earned her medical degree from the University of North Carolina, where she was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha and graduated with honors. Dr. Johnson completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University Medical Center. During residency, she served as an administrative chief resident, and she was selected to receive the AAGL-sponsored "Special Resident in Minimally Invasive Surgery" award.
After residency, Dr. Johnson completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to her clinical training, she also earned a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, procured over $100,000 in grant funding, and contributed to publication of five peer-reviewed papers. She also worked closely with leaders in the field to develop expertise in oncofertility and fertility preservation. Dr. Johnson is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and board eligible in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
A North Carolina native, Dr. Johnson is an avid runner who also enjoys reading, international travel, and spending time outdoors.Back to Top
REACH Named Best Doctors by Charlotte Business Journal
The physicians are routinely recognized as Top Doctors in Charlotte Magazine as well as Best Doctors in Business North Carolina Magazine. Our team of award-winning medical professionals routinely sets the standard for excellence in endocrinology and reproductive medicine.
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Physicians at North Carolina’s Leading Infertility Center Recognized as Best Doctors
Physicians at REACH – Reproductive Endocrinology Associates of Charlotte were recognized in the Charlotte Business Journal as Best Doctors in the Charlotte areas. The Best Doctors list is determined by fellow physician peers via participation in a phone or on-line interview conducted by Best Doctors Inc. of Boston. Only about 5% of physicians are recognized and selected as a Best Doctor in the United States.
REACH's infertility specialists treat patients 365 days a year, without batching. They treat those just starting their infertility journey to the more sophisticated procedures in a stand-alone, state of the art facility.
Some of the services REACH provides include:
- Ovulation Induction
- In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
- Hysterosalpinography (HSG)
- Fertility Preservation
- Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
- Minimally invasive Fertility Surgeries
- Semen Analysis and Diagnostic Testing
- Donor Egg Program