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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Geering Up For 5th Annual Baby Reunion

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

On Saturday, August 15 we will once again be hosting our annual baby reunion at Clawson Park. The event celebrates the success of fertility treatment by inviting former patients who had a baby or babies as a result of treatment with us. It allows our staff to meet their new addition(s) and for families to mingle with others who went through similar experiences. It is always a fun time!

A BBQ lunch will be served and entertainment with include glitter tattoos, rides on a trackless train, and a visit from Mickey Mouse! Due to the large number of patients that have had success through our clinic, this year we had to limit the number of people who were invited. Patients who had a baby in the past five years received and invitation.

Dr. Bradley Miller and the rest of the RMA staff is looking forward to the event!

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/.

 

Donor Egg Bank USA

Monday, April 8th, 2013

In February, Dr. Bradley Milller’s office partnered with Donor Egg Bank USA (DEB USA), the nation’s only frozen donor egg program developed through a collaboration of over 100 reproductive specialists throughout the United States.  This allows patients the option of choosing a frozen egg donor cycle instead of a fresh egg donor cycle.  The donor’s eggs are frozen for immediate use so patients can cycle sooner without months of delay that can happen with a fresh donor cycle.  Patients who are interested in choosing a frozen donor egg cycle will have access to a database of donors and can preview the donor profiles prior to choosing a donor.  The patient then purchases a “lot” of six eggs, which are shipped directly to our office for the transfer.

Success rates with frozen cycles have increased significantly over the past few years and now frozen cycles are nearly as successful as fresh cycles. Donor Egg Bank USA has proven success rates.  More than 50% of embryo transfers performed using eggs from Donor Egg Bank USA have resulted in a pregnancy and 47% resulted in a live born baby.  We are excited to announce that our first frozen donor egg cycle (DEB USA) has resulted in a pregnancy!  We look forward to having many more successes with Donor Egg Bank USA.

Below are some of the benefits of doing a frozen donor egg cycle.  You can also visit www.donoreggbankusa.com for more information.

Larger Surplus of Donors – The patient has access to donors throughout the country, not just Michigan.  Having a larger pool of donors to choose from may benefit patients who have specific physical characteristics they are looking for in a donor.

Cost – The cost of a frozen donor egg cycle is less expensive than a fresh     donor egg cycle.  Some of the costs associated with a fresh donor egg cycle, i.e. stimulating medication are eliminated.

Reliability – Frozen donor eggs give the certainty that a cycle will not be canceled because of a donor who fails pre-screening, has a low ovarian response or has an unexpected life event.

If you are interested in learning more about the frozen donor egg option please contact Dr. Brad Miller’s office at (248) 619-3100 to schedule a consultation.

 

Family Act of 2011 – Dr. Brad Miller

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

The Family Act of 2011 was recently introduced in Congress. If passed it will establish a credit to improve access to medical treatment for infertility, which affects millions of people in the United States. Tax payers who have been diagnosed as infertile by a licensed physician and for whom the indicated course of treatment is to undergo IVF treatment would be able to claim a tax credit. Eligible treatments include medical procedures, laboratory procedures, professional charges and othe necessary costs when patients undergoe IVF treatments. The maximun lifetime credit amount available to eligible tax payers would be $13,360. Visit the Family Act 2011 on Facebook to voice your support. You can also visit RESOLVE’s website to learn more about the act.

 

What Is Comprehensive Chromosome Screening (CCS)? – Dr. Bradley Miller

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Chromosomal abnormalities of embryos accounts for approximately 60% of miscarriages in women– particularly beyond 35 years of age. With recent revolutionary advances in genetic testing, it has now become possible to more reliably screen embryos for chromosomal abnormalities through a technique known as Comprehensive Chromosome Screening (CCS).  This technique is especially useful in situations where a woman has suffered multiple miscarriages or has had multiple failed IVF cycles without an obvious explanation. This technique involves removing of a few cells from early developing embryos and subjecting those biopsied cells to quantitative real- time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR). This highly precise and reliable technique allows for study of all 23 pairs of chromosomes. Only those embryos with normal numbers of chromosomes are selected for implantation into the uterus.

Our experience with this technique has consistently shown that when early developing embryos are subjected to this screening procedure, the resulting normal embryos lead to significant increase in implantation rates, and potential for delivery of a normal baby. If you are interested in CCS please contact my office.

Freezing Your Biological Clock – Dr. Bradley Miller

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Lately, there has been more and more interest out there in regards to women in their mid to late 30s desiring to freeze their eggs. We have routinely offered egg freezing to those women that are about to under chemotherapy, radiation or surgery to preserve their future fertility, but now healthy women are also considering this option. Why are women doing this? These women typically are single and aren’t sure when they may find their “Prince Charming” before it is too late. The one thing they know for sure is that they want to have a family in the future. In order to preserve their fertility and give themselves better chances at having a family some women are turning to egg freezing. Research has show that the number of eggs a woman has starts to decline in her 20’s and then significantly declines in their late 30’s. By freezing their eggs they are essentially stopping the clock so that those eggs do not age any further. For example, if the woman is 35 years old and doesn’t decide she wants to have a family until she is 40 years old her eggs will still be the quality they were at 35 years old. However, there is no guarantee that the quality of her eggs were good at age 35 making it still potentially difficult to get pregnant with this option.

Egg freezing is not for all women. Another big factor for women considering egg freezing is the cost associated with it. Fertility treatment is not cheap and most patients pay out-of-pocket. Women who choose this route must have IVF in order to conceive and that procedure can run up to $12,000 or more in addition to storage fees. Research has shown many of these women still do not need to use these frozen “back-ups” once they are married at a later date.

Egg freezing does give women who aren’t ready to start a family the ability to possibly have a better chance at conceiving in the future. Just know that there are no guarantees with any fertility treatment. If you are interested in egg freezing please contact my office.