Dr. Jim Toner graduated from St. Joseph’s college where he got his B.S. in psychology. He then went on to get his M.D. and Ph. D in 1985 from the University of Pennsylvania’s Medical Scientist Training program. He is specialist in the field of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He is also board certified in this field. In 2000, he became a member of the Atlanta Center for Reproductive Medicine. Before that, he was working at the Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine, which is located in Norfolk, VA. When he worked at the Jones Institute, he was the director for Fellowship Program, as well as the college’s Third Party Reproduction Program.
He has published several works, including: 20 chapters that have to do with reproductive medicine, 80 different articles, and over 100 different abstracts. Not only has he evaluated the effect ovarian reserve has on fertility, but he also looked at how progesterone works with cycles. In addition, he has been known to give presentations at various different meetings. These meetings have been upwards of 200. In terms of organizations where he has held positions, they are: the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, the Registry Committee and the Informed Consents Committee. He was the President of the first 2 organizations and the Chair of the last 2. Besides these, Dr. Toner has also received many awards. Some of those are: The Ciba-Geigy Award from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ and the Ortho Award from the American Fertility Society.
According to fertilityiq.com, Dr. Toner’s specialty is the treatment of infertility as well as recurrent miscarriages. Since he has the degree in psychology, he is able to help with his patient’s emotions. He talks to each of them in a warm and caring manner. They can be confident that they will have a doctor that isn’t cold and reserved because he really does care about his patients. Since he has been in this field for several years, he is known for coming up with individual plans that help each person’s needs. This means that no two plans are the same because different patients have different needs.
Dr. Toner has a 4.8 out of 5 star rating on HealthGrades. There are 4 categories in which Dr. Toner’s performance is rated. Those categories are: trustworthiness, explains condition(s) well, answers questions, and time well spent. On all 4 of these, he rated excellent. This means that his patients appreciate him as a doctor and he takes the time to explain everything to his patients. In addition, there are also 4 categories that rated his office and staff’s performance. Those are: scheduling, office environment, staff friendliness, and average waiting time. For the first 3 categories, they rated excellent and the average waiting time is around 10 to 15 minutes. This shows that the patients are treated well by the staff and they don’t sit around waiting for outrageous amounts of time! All in all, the ratings are good and the patients consider him a great doctor.
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