On Saturday, August 16 more than 550 parents and children gathered with the RMA of Michigan staff at Clawson Park to celebrate the families that were created with the help of fertility treatment. The weather couldn’t have been better with plenty of sun and no rain. Guests came hungry to enjoy a BBQ lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs with all the fixings. There was face painting, a balloon animal artist, train rides and Elmo even came by to say hi! However, the highlight of the day was the RMA staff being able to reconnect with former patients and meet their new arrivals or show how big their little ones have gotten since their last visit.
Drs. Brad Miller and Lynda Wolf had high expectations when they opened the practice in 2006. In the past eight years, RMA of Michigan have helped nearly 2,000 babies enter the world. Dr. Miller and Dr. Wolf plan on helping even more patients achieve their dream of having a baby over the next eight years. Dr. Wolf stated, “Having a child is the greatest gift and if we can help in any way to make that happen for a couple or individual, that’s just the best feeling.” Dr. Miller seconded that sentiment by saying, “Seeing how many families we have helped create is truly amazing.”
Dr. Mark Dow joined RMA of Michigan in January 2014 as the new Lab Director . Dr. Dow grew up in Green Bay, WI and is an avid Green Bay Packer fan. He went to the University of Wisconsin-Madison for his bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. There he picked an undergraduate research project that involved investigating sperm fertilization and embryo development in several species. A year later (1990) he started working at an infertility laboratory. Dr. Dow later moved to Grand Rapids where he worked at an IVF lab while pursuing his PhD at Michigan State University. He has been a board certified lab director in andrology and embryology since 2001. When Dr. Dow isn’t spending time with family he is an outdoor enthusiast that loves to fish, camp, hike, ski, kayak and mountain bike.