Board Certified and Trusted Reproductive Medicine Specialist

Dr. Bradley Miller is a Reproductive Endocrinologist who has been in practice for 18 years. Throughout his career over 2,000 babies have been born as a result of his care. He is the Managing Partner at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Michigan, one of the leading fertility centers in Michigan. Learn more about Dr. Miller and follow his blog to discover more answers to your infertility needs and questions.

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Detroit Free Press Marathon Fundraiser

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

The Detroit Free Press Marathon is an annual tradition for runners to participate in a showcase event in metro Detroit, MI.  Dr. Bradley Miller ran for a different purpose, one that brings clean drinking water to a community in Western Kenya known as the Pokot Tribe.

About Hope Water Project

Pokot Tribe Hope Water ProjectIn Western Kenya, the Hope Water Project is a network of trusted partners that are our “feet on the ground”. Through our Pokot-led partner organization, Pokot Outreach Ministry, we maintain deep relationships with the Pokot, thus stewarding the right knowledge and resources that are sustained through a high degree of Pokot project ownership. Our Pokot Outreach Ministry project crews not only navigate unimaginable terrain, drill wells and maintain equipment, but also assist in building flourishing communities once clean water is flowing.

 

Run For Charity

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

This coming October is shaping up to be very busy one for me. On the 10th I will be turning 49 and on the 15th Charla and I will be celebrating our 19th wedding anniversary. Finally on the 20th, Charla and I plan to run the Detroit Marathon, yes that’s right, 26.2 miles over bridge into Canada and back into the US through a tunnel. You may think that this is some form of a midlife crisis but there is a purpose behind my insanity. We are part of one of the largest groups ever to run the Detroit Marathon (over 1400). Our goal is to raise over a million dollars to build wells for the Pokot Tribe in Northern Kenya.

In this remote area of Africa, they have no access to clean water. Every day the women walk over 5 miles one-way to bring back contaminated water which is slowly killing them one way or another. In fact there is over 25,000 children throughout the world that die each day due to diseases related to lack of clean water.

I am humbly asking you to assist me by being one of my sponsors. My personal goal is to raise over $2000. There is no donation that is too small and all donations are 100% tax deductible. In addition I am going to match every donation dollar for dollar. You can donate online at the link provided below or you can send a check to the Hope Water Project at the address listed below. Please include my name in the memo line of your donation.

https://www.socialply.com/fundraisers/416

The Hope Water Project

1825 E. Square Lake Rd.

Troy, MI 48085

Event Alert: Baby Reunion Saturday August 17, 2013

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Couples and patients of Dr. Bradley Miller that had successful fertility treatment are invited to the annual RMA of Michigan Baby Reunion that will be held on Saturday August 17, 2013 at Clawson Park.

The annual reunion allows Dr. Miller to reconnect with former patients and meet the families that he helped create. It also allows patients to connect with other families that have similar stories.

Guests enjoy a BBQ lunch, entertainment for the kids and a nice day out with their families.  The event has become very popular and Dr. Bradley Miller is anticipating close to 500 people attending this year.

About Dr. Bradley Miller

Dr. Bradley Miller is a Reproductive Endocrinologist who has been in practice for 18 years. Throughout his career over 2,000 babies have been born as a result of his care. He is the Managing Partner at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Michigan, one of the leading fertility centers in Michigan. Learn more about Dr. Miller and follow his blog to discover more answers to your infertility needs and questions.

Hope Water Project – Free Throw Marathon

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Dr. Bradley Miller Trains Staff MemberOn Friday May 10 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and, on Saturday May 11 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Dr. Bradley Miller will participate in a Free Throw Marathon to help a worthwhile cause for a community in Kenya.  The Free Throw Marathon will take place at Oakland Christian, 3075 Shimmons Road, Auburn Hills, Michigan.

With your help, the Band of Brothers, Christian Men’s Group is committed to raising $21,000 to build a fresh water well in Kenya for the Pokot Tribe.

There are about 1 million Pokots in Kenya.  Julius Murgor established the Pokot Outreach Ministry (POM).  He has a 10 year relationship with Kensington Community Church.  Their mission is to provide clean water for all the Pokots, along with medical aid, education, orphan care, and ministry.  40+ wells have already been built with 20+ new wells being planned.

The goal is to provide clean water for an entire village.  The result will be lives saved, better health, the ability to raise crops, leading to education, family, community, faith, and prosperity.  100% of the money raised is going towards the building of this well.

For more information, or, to share your story you can visit the official Facebook Fan Page for this project.

Support Group for Infertility Patients

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

A wonderful resource for patients who are experiencing infertility is RESOLVE, the national infertility association. RESOLVE is a non-profit organization that promotes reproductive health and ensures equal access to all family building options for men and women experiencing reproductive issues. I have personally been involved with the organization for over 17 years. The local chapter hosts monthly meetings at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, which is run by volunteers. These meetings allow patients to meet and discuss their feelings, experiences, etc. with others who have been through similar situations. RESOLVE also hosts an annual spring meeting at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak where there is a keynote speaker and an “Ask the Expert” panel of professionals. The event is usually free or a small fee is charged for admission.

I hear from a lot of patients that they wish there were support groups for people struggling with infertility. Patients want to know that they are not the only ones that are struggling to conceive. RESOLVE is a great resource for patients and I recommend anyone interested in learning more to check out their website at http://www.resolve.org/.

 

Cancer and Fertility Preservation

Friday, August 31st, 2012

There are approximately 800,000 reproductive-aged men and women who have been diagnosed with cancer and over 60% are expected to survive.  The lifetime probability of developing cancer is 50% for men and 30% for women.  The first concern of any cancer patient is curing the cancer, but once they have achieved that goal quality of life issues like fertility become a concern. Unfortunately, the life-saving cancer treatments can affect future fertility by destroying the sperm or eggs and the uterus in some cases. The most severe damage comes from high dose radiation to the ovaries or testicles. Also, chemotherapeutic cancer drugs like cyclophosphamide, mechlorethamine and melphalan can be destructive depending on dose and number of cycles. In some cases it is possible for sperm and egg production to return to near normal levels.  For men new sperm is produced every day while on the other hand women were born with a set number of eggs that cannot regenerate. The bottom line is a certain percentage of men and women will become sterile after having their cancer treatment. The good news is that there are several options that may help preserve fertility before treatment.

Men can have semen samples frozen at a sperm bank or a local fertility center before they start treatment. If sperm counts are normal inseminations can be done or if they are low or very low either in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) can be done. Women can undergo an IVF cycle if time allows. Embryos created by IVF are frozen and can be stored for years. If radiation will be localized to the pelvis then the ovaries can be surgically repositioned so they are out of the field of radiation or placed behind the uterus for protection. Of course, factors such as time, expense, availability of sperm and delay due to cancer treatment can limit options.We always encourage Oncologists/Radiologists to talk to their patients who are of reproductive age before they begin treatment so that they know ahead of time what their options are. The patient can always contact a reproductive endocrinologist on their own as well. When a cancer patient contacts our office for an appointment they are considered an emergent patient and are seen within a day or two.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bradley Miller, please visit the contact section of his blog.