What is a Reproductive Endocrinologist?

Reproductive Endocrinology is a subspecialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the branch of medicine that deals with issues unique to females. A Reproductive Endocrinologist is a 4-year trained Ob/Gyn who has taken 3 more years of fellowship. This includes advanced infertility, fertility preservation, hormonal disorders of women, ovarian, thyroid, adrenal and pituitary disease, pregnancy failure, endometriosis, metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis, disorders of puberty and of menstruation, menopause and similar diseases. A Reproductive Endocrinology practice emphasizes these issues but may also include general gynecology.

Reproductive Endocrinology fellowships are very limited and are highly competitive to enter. Reproductive Endocrinologists receive board certification by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Board Certification in Reproductive Endocrinology requires a research thesis and an oral examination after the first two years of practice, with annual written renewals. The passing rate for the initial oral certification exam varies from 55-80%. Dr Robert Howe was certified in Reproductive Endocrinology on his first attempt, in 1991, and has been continually certified since. He is the only Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist to be practicing in Western Massachusetts.

As a Reproductive Endocrinologist, Dr Howe is able to provide excellent care for a wide variety of reproductive and hormonal problems and to provide general gynecologic care. He does not perform prenatal care, treat gynecologic cancer, nor deliver babies.

Learn more about Reproductive Endocrinologists.

Robert Howe, MD

281 Maple St.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028

Tel: (413) 525-5160
Fax: (413) 525-5170

Mon-Fri: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 12:00pm

About Us

– Convenient Location
– Off-Street Parking
– Saturday Appointments
– Wheelchair Accesible
– On-Site Lab
– On-Site Ultrasound
– Medicare Accepted

Hyperion Selene-Touch
& Vaginal Phototherapy

We are pleased to announce that we now offer Hyperion Selene-Touch and Vaginal Phototherapy procedures. We are the only practice in Western Massachusetts to offer these services!

Since 1997 Dr Howe has affiliated with IVF New England, the premiere program for assisted reproduction and egg banking in our region. This assures you of extraordinary care and superior clinical results in your journey to parenthood. Read more…