At Reproductive Medicine Institute, every patient who visits us is just as unique and special as the team of doctors, nurses, embryologists, and staff caring for them.
With five offices across Chicagoland including Oak Brook where our IVF lab is based, we offer hopeful patients multiple convenient locations and compassionate people like Annie Miller RDMS, Clinical Manager at Reproductive Medicine Institute. Annie always has a smile on her face around the office and is a pleasure to work with, so we wanted to learn more about what keeps her smiling every day.
Q: So, Annie…how did you get into the field of reproductive medicine?
A: I came to RMI as a Sonographer, and I became so invested in learning everything about it. I was incredibly lucky to be able to work with great nurses and Dr. T. The passion that Dr. T has for her patients and her work is truly inspiring.
Q: How is RMI different from other fertility centers in Chicago?
A: We’re available to our patients emotionally and practically, minute by minute. We do our best to take the time to get to know our patients and hold their hands throughout the process. Our nursing team will help in every way, from explaining the process of an IVF cycle to being part of a patient’s emotional support network.
Q: What do you love about ART?
A: I love the education aspect. Having the opportunity to train new nurses is my most favorite thing to do. This specialty offers such a vast array of knowledge and new advancements. It is great to continue to expand my ART knowledge thru events like ASRM and virtual educational meetings about things from PGT-A to mental health.
Q: What advice would you give for someone hesitant about entering fertility care?
Take that leap of faith. I have spoken to so many patients who wish they have come to us sooner. Unfortunately, time is not on a woman’s side, and I would encourage patients to reach out as soon as they have that feeling that they need help. If you’ve been trying for 6-months without success, time to talk with us.
Q: What is your favorite movie?
It’s a Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart. It’s an oldie but a goodie. The moral is life is not always greener on the other side and we should appreciate what we have and who we have in life.
Q: What’s your favorite food?
Mexican! Nothing better than chips, guac, and a delicious margarita! No salt, please.
Q: In the great Chicago debate, are you rooting for the Cubs or the White Sox?
Cubbies all the way! I was born and raised on the Northwest side of Chicago and my grandmother had a house a few blocks down from Wrigley Field. I cried like a baby when they won the World Series in 2016!
Q: What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?
I love nothing more than spending time with my family. I have two children and so does my older sister. We have a love of music and dancing that we have passed down to our kids, so dance parties in the kitchen happen on the regular.
Q: If you could pick one place on your bucket list to travel, where would it be?
Ireland! I have been very fortunate to travel to many places in my life- Germany, Italy, and France to name a few but I would love to visit Ireland where I have a family history. That will be my next adventure for sure!
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