Reproductive Endocrinology Associates of Charlotte (REACH)

Our Center : Overview

The Reproductive Endocrinology Associates of Charlotte (REACH) has been a leader in treating patients with fertility issues in Charlotte, North Carolina since 1988. Combining decades of experience with state-of-the-art technology, REACH has achieved some of the highest pregnancy rates in the Southeast. REACH is also known for providing compassionate patient care, individualized treatment plans and the most cost-efficient options, giving you every conceivable chance for success.

The practice’s infertility specialists—Dr. Seth E. Katz, Dr. Joseph G. Whelan, III, Dr. Richard L. Wing, Dr. Jack L. Crain, Dr. Tyl Taylor, Dr. Jennifer Patrick, Taylor Holt, PA-C, Ann Morris Merline, PA-C, Grace Perez, PA-C and Daminica Mc Phillips, NP- BC have more than 130 years of combined experience, are nationally recognized as leaders in the field of reproductive medicine and provide the most compassionate and technologically advanced patient care.

Whether helping patients conceive with sophisticated fertility treatments or performing minimally-invasive reproductive surgeries, REACH has always been on the leading edge of technology. Additionally, REACH is equipped with on-site embryology, laboratory and surgical facilities, providing patients with the highest quality fertility care and convenience.

If you are in need of the most sophisticated IVF technology available or less complex infertility therapies to help you conceive, REACH's dedicated physicians and staff offer a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for both men and women. From basic infertility treatments, such as the administration of fertility medications (ovulation induction) or Intra-Uterine Insemination (IUI) to assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as in-vitro fertilization (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), and egg donation. The physicians at REACH will work together with you to create a customized treatment plan based on your unique physician, emotional and financial needs. Please contact a representative today to schedule an appointment and begin fertility treatment at REACH.

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Mission Statement

REACH is the premier provider of compassionate and patient focused fertility & reproductive services, with utmost integrity and concern, delivered through a dedicated, diverse and expert team of physicians, scientists and staff.

Vision Statement

REACH will strive to maintain its position as the leading provider of fertility & reproductive services in North Carolina through focus on a synergistic infrastructure, scientifically proven methods, pursuit of academic endeavors, and continued growth & development.

By combining excellent patient & customer service with leading treatments and outcomes, REACH will become a world class model of excellence in the field of reproductive medicine.

We hold these values to be inherent to our success:



Six Reasons To Choose REACH

At REACH, our doctors understand that making the decision to seek infertility treatment and determining where to go for fertility treatment in North Carolina can be difficult and stressful. As one of the largest and most successful practices in Southeast United States, our fertility and IVF clinics provide personalized care, advanced treatment options, and exceptional results. Patients choose REACH for our expertise, state-of-the-art technology, IntegraMed® membership advantage, and outstanding success rate.


REACH has been providing fertility treatments in North Carolina since 1988. Our IVF clinic was among the first in the region and we have been a leader in the field ever since. We are known as one of the best fertility clinic in the Charlotte area. Our infertility doctors have over 130 years of combined experience between them and have helped literally thousands of patients overcome their infertility problems. Our physicians have held crucial leadership positions in the fertility sector, and work with local medical schools to help educate OB/Gyn resident physicians.


Many of the physicians that lead our REACH fertility clinic are board-certified reproductive endocrinologists with years of experience and a passion for helping patients become parents. The focused, specialized training that these professionals have received allows them to accurately assess fertility problems and find solutions that work.


Medical advances in the field of fertility are being made on a continual basis. In order to offer the highest quality care at our fertility and IVF clinic, we commit to staying abreast of the latest technology and methods. Our on-site surgical centers and IVF laboratories are fully equipped with the advanced equipment necessary to provide cutting-edge fertility treatment giving you the best chance for success. In addition to IVF, ICSI, PGDHSG and other complex treatment techniques, REACH offers fertility preservation (egg freezing through vitrification), a procedure that allows female cancer patients to preserve eggs prior to chemotherapy or radiation treatment and improve their chances for future fertility. It is also a valid option for women waiting later in life to start a family.


For the convenience of patients at our fertility clinics, REACH has two locations in North Carolina, including Charlotte and Lake Norman. Since IVF treatment involves multiple and frequent visits to your fertility clinic, having the option to select a location for routine visits that is easy for you to get to can save a significant amount of time and travel expense. For those patients who travel great distances to seek our expertise, we work closely with your primary physician to minimize the number of visits you will need to make to one of our North Carolina infertility centers. International patients can now enjoy the ability to hold virtual office visits via video telecommunications systems, virtually eliminating the need to travel to our offices until you are ready to undergo treatment.


At REACH, we are proud to be a member of the IntegraMed® network, the largest and most reputable organization of fertility clinics in the country. IntegraMed® invites only the most highly regarded practices to become members and participants are subject to a meticulous peer review. Benefits for patients at the REACH fertility clinic include access to IntegraMed's® Attain™ IVF Program, which allows patients to have up to 100 percent of their fee refunded if they commit to a total of six IVF cycles (three stimulated cycles and three frozen embryo transfers) and do not succeed in bringing a baby home from the hospital.


Our fertility clinic has some of the highest success rates in North Carolina. REACH specialists offers patients a better-than-average chance of overcoming fertility problems and bringing home a new baby. While it is possible for a fertility clinic to skew their results by only accepting patients who have relatively minor obstacles (and therefore the best chances of conceiving), at REACH, we believe that the desire to have children is among the most basic of human instincts and that fertility patients should be given all reasonable opportunities to fulfill that goal.  Our fertility center offers treatment to individuals suffering from a wide range of conditions and of advanced age, making REACH the choice for many women who have been rejected from other centers. Our high IVF success rate is purely a result of our skill, dedication, and experience. Our success is what makes us the best fertility clinic in North Carolina. 

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