Richard J. Paulson, MD

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Primary Care, Women's Health
Accepting New Patients

Locations

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place
1500 San Pablo Street , Los Angeles, CA 90033
phone
schedule
7 days a week, 24 hours a day

Provider Details

Languages Spoken
Spanish, English, German
Gender
Male
About Richard J. Paulson , MD

Dr. Paulson is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. His major interest is reproductive aging with a particular emphasis on human embryo implantation. Dr. Paulson has been the director of the Fertility Program at USC since 1986. During this time, the program has published several landmark investigations addressing the effect of age upon female fertility, including the first observation that it was the egg, and not the uterus, that aged and that egg donation could therefore be used to extend the reproductive lifespan in women over 40 (New England Journal of Medicine, 1990). Research on fertility in women over the age of 50 resulted in publications of the 1st series of women over 50 (Lancet, 1993), a successful pregnancy in a woman aged 63 (Fertility & Sterility, 1997), obstetric outcomes in women in their 50's (JAMA, 2002) and parenting stress in mothers in their 50's (Fertility & Sterility 2007). Most recently, the program established an egg freezing program designed to further extend a woman's reproductive lifespan. Dr. Paulson has been the recipient of numerous research awards and has been listed in "The Best Doctors in America" continuously since 1994. Dr. Paulson is a co-editor of Mishell's Textbook of Infertility, Contraception, and Reproductive Endocrinology and has co-authored a lay book titled "Rewinding Your Biological Clock: Motherhood Late in Life" (WH Freeman, 1998). He was most recently the technical reviewer for "Infertility for Dummies" (Wiley, 2007).

Philosophy of care:
My commitment to quality patient care and my research have been recognized and awarded by the media, universities, professional societies and related-industry. I have published several landmark investigations addressing the effect of age upon female fertility, including the first observation that egg donation could be used to extend the reproductive lifespan in women over 40. My work has extended to fertility in women over the age of 50 and, in 1997, I reported a successful pregnancy in the oldest woman on record at the time, aged 63.

Experience

Specialties
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Primary Care
  • Women's Health
Areas of Focus
Fertility Testing, Fertility Preservation, IVF, Preimplantation Genetic Screening, LGBT Family Options, Egg Donation, Surrogacy
Academic Title
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Insurances Accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered California
  • Anthem Blue Cross Prudent Buyer
  • Beech Street Corporation /WC
  • Blue Shield Covered California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Brand New Day
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • CIGNA
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health
  • GEHA
  • Great-West Healthcare of California, Inc.
  • Health Net
  • Health Net Covered California
  • Health Plans of Nevada
  • Interplan
  • Kern Health Systems
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning Workers Health & Welfare
  • Marian Health Services
  • MultiPlan
  • NEXT
  • Pacificare
  • Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
  • Private Health Care Systems
  • Take Care (GUAM)
  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance (UHC)
  • Union Roofers Health & Welfare Fund
  • United Healthcare
  • USC Network
  • Watchtower
  • Medicare

Ratings and Reviews

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  • Provider Knew Medical History
  • Provider Spent Enough Time

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