Dr. Parker specializes in NaProTECHNOLOGY® (Natural Procreative Technology, or NPT), a unique medical and surgical application of gynecology that is used to treat infertility, recurrent miscarriage, abnormal bleeding, premenstrual syndrome, recurrent ovarian cysts, or pelvic pain.
“NaProTECHNOLOGY is a women’s health science based on 30 years of scientific research that bridges family planning with reproductive health monitoring and maintenance,” says David Parker, MD. “It is a fertility-care approach that attempts to respect the sexual and reproductive integrity of the person by looking for the underlying causes of disease and restoring the normal physiologic function of a woman’s menstrual and fertility cycle.”
Unlike common approaches, NPT works cooperatively with a woman’s procreative and gynecologic systems. Using the patient’s Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System charting, NPT is able to identify the underlying problems, and then work to correct the conditions. This is all done through a method that does not use contraceptives and sustains the procreative potential of the patient.
In many cases, the medical applications of NPT are sufficient to treat gynecologic issues successfully. In other cases, surgical intervention may be recommended. NPT features a specialized form of gynecologic surgery, primarily intended to reconstruct the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. An important goal of surgical NPT is “near adhesion-free” surgery. NPT surgeries may also be accomplished with minimally invasive robot-assisted da Vinci® surgery—leading to quicker recoveries and better outcomes.
Dr. Parker received his medical education from the University of Texas at Houston and did his residency at the University at Buffalo and the Sister of Charity Hospital in Buffalo, NY. He completed his fellowship in medical and surgical NaProTECHNOLOGY at the Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction in Omaha, Neb.
Saint Joseph OB/GYN Specialists & Midwifery is located at 611 E. Douglas Rd., Suite 408, Mishawaka, IN 46545. To contact the office directly, call 574-335-6440. For more information go to www.sjmed.com/napro.