Congratulations to this RAD mom who was named Delaware’s 2021 Mother of the Year®!
Melissa Hopkins loves her job as a dedicated advocate in the non-profit sector and of course her #1 job as a mom to 7-year-old Sam and wife to her husband, David. Melissa has been open about her IVF journey and in the past has shared insight into her own personal experience going through treatment at RADfertility with the help of Dr. Ronald Feinberg:
“My husband and I worked with Dr. Feinberg over the course of 6 years and he was always kind and honest with us. I always appreciated how mindful he was describing procedures in layman’s terms, and helping us understand risk vs. reward so that we made informed decisions. I never felt rushed or like I wasn’t the top priority. We are so grateful for the advice and care we received that ultimately resulted in our son. I would highly recommend RADfertility and Dr. Feinberg in particular given his expertise and humanity helping families struggling with infertility.”
During their 6 year journey at RADfertility, The Evan David Foundation served as a financial resource for the Hopkins family, and Melissa now gives back by volunteering with the foundation to help others. She has been a powerful advocate for fertility benefits for Delawareans.
Highlighting some of the activities that the family likes to do in their free time, Melissa shared that they enjoy camping, hiking, board games, movies and simply being together! Sharing her first thoughts on receiving the honor of Delaware’s 2021 Mother of the Year®, Melissa wrote on her personal Facebook page:
“Feeling so honored right now (and weirdly giggly) becuase we are just the best family we can be with all of our quirks. I just found the most amazing husband and created what I believe is the greatest kid ever. Lots of luck, love and a team of professionals at RADfertility were involved.”
We know Melissa is going to do wonderful things as Delaware’s 70th Mother of the Year® with American Mothers, Inc. and her RADfamily is certainly cheering her on!
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"I feel so lucky to have found RADfertility. I tried two other clinics before I expanded my search and found RADfertility. I drive an hour each way to go to them but I don’t regret a thing. They are so caring and so professional. Every time I message them they respond quickly. Every time I see them they have a friendly smile and warm welcome. They explain everything so well and I never feel lost in the process as I did elsewhere. They also took the time to figure out what was wrong. Other clinics threw up their hands, said 'I don’t know' and pushed me to try IVF."
"Dr. Feinberg and the entire staff at RADfertility are absolutely amazing. The receptionists, coordinators, nurses, and lab staff are compassionate, caring, and straight forward. I’ve had a 12-year infertility journey and I’ve tried other clinics but RADfertility was the only one I felt at ease with. They answered any questions that I had and were there any time I needed them. My coordinator, Amy, was the absolute best and always had my back. Dr. Feinberg’s dedication to his patients is incredible. You are not just a number there, you are a person with individualized needs and care."
"My journey with RADfertility and Dr. McGuirk started when my husband and I were trying to conceive and were having difficulty. We went to RADfertility, where we met Dr. McGuirk. I always say she changed my life and 'fixed' me. Dr. McGuirk is always learning more about endometriosis and how to help her patients. She’s brilliant and truly cares for you! I’m eternally grateful to her and everyone at RADfertility for their unwavering support, love, and care."
"Every step of our journey was tailored to us. We were treated so respectfully. Every detail was clearly explained and we felt so comfortable. Rhonda Wright was a Godsend and inspiring. I highly recommend this place! I cried when my weekly appointments were done and I 'graduated.'"
"The day I met Dr. Neithardt I knew she was the perfect doctor for me. Dr. Neithardt was so compassionate every step of the way. She held my hand, she hugged away tears, and continued to give me hope. There are not enough 'thank you's' in the world for Dr. Neithardt and the whole RADfertility team who will forever have a special place in my heart."
"RADfertility's staff has heart and provided me with exceptional health care. I knew I was in good hands and felt like we were in this together. The doctors and nursing staff always answered all of my questions and provided thorough information about all of my options. I am so fortunate and appreciative of the care that I received at RADfertility. They go above and beyond."
"I cannot begin to explain how wonderful RADfertility is. We were frustrated with trying to start a family and it not working for us. The entire team of doctors and nurses made us feel comfortable and hopeful that we would be parents. We experienced so many ups and downs but we never felt like we were on our IVF journey alone, we had our RADfertility team every step of the way. If you're looking for a supportive team on the IVF journey, look no further. RADfertility is the absolute best."
"Dr. Schillings always kept us informed and never gave up on us. She always explained our options and risks with each procedure. She called us personally when there were any issues or sensitive subjects to cover. Dr. Schillings was the first doctor that had answers for us and wanted to help us have our miracle baby!"
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