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Gynecology, Pediatric and Adolescent

 
Valerie S Ratts, MD

Valerie S Ratts, MD

Dr. Ratts primarily specializes in reproductive endocrinology, pediatric gynecology, infertility, IVF, anovulation, recurrent miscarriages, uterine fibroid tumors, polycystic ovarian syndrome, Mullerian anomalies, endometriosis, amenorrhea, uterine artery embolization, fertility preservation, and adolescent menstrual disorders. Dr. Ratts is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.
Department Of OB/GYN
53
Female
1994
1992
Gynecology - certified
Gynecology-Pediatric
Reproductive Endo/Infertility - certified
Missouri Baptist Medical Center
St. Louis Children's Hospital
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

For Patients:
To request an appointment, call 800.678.KIDS (5437) or fill out our online form.

For Referring Physicians:
To refer a patient, call Children's Direct at 800.678.HELP (4357).

For Patients:
To request an appointment, call 800.678.KIDS (5437) or fill out our online form.

For Referring Physicians:
To refer a patient, call Children's Direct at 800.678.HELP (4357).

 

  Public transportation available |   Handicap accessible
4444 Forest Park Avenue
Suite 3100
Saint Louis, MO 63110
314.286.2400
  
3023 North Ballas Road
Building D Suite 450
Saint Louis, MO 63131
314.286.2457
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Education

Medical School: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Baltimore Maryland
Internship: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Baltimore Maryland
Residency: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Baltimore Maryland
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Baltimore Maryland

Health Plans Accepted

Aetna Medicare HMO
Aetna Medicare Open Access (HMO/POS
Aetna PPO
Anthem BCBS Blue Access Choice PPO
Anthem BCBS Blue Access PPO
BCBS of IL HMO
BCBS of IL PPO
Beech Street/Capp Care PPO
Best Doctors Inc
Cigna Open Access HMO/POS
Cigna PPO
Community Health Network PPO
Coventry Advantra HMO/POS-Medicare
Coventry ASO
Coventry Gold Advantage - Medicare
Coventry HMO/POS
Coventry/Coventry One PPO
Essence Advantage & Advantage Plus
First Health
Great-West HMO/POS
Great-West Open Access
Great-West PPO
Health Alliance HMO & PPO
Healthlink Open Access/HMO/POS
Healthlink PPO
HFN Inc. PPO
Humana Choice PPO - Medicare
Humana Gold Choice PFFS - Medicare
Humana Gold Plus HMO - Medicare
Humana POS-Medicare
Humana PPO/ChoiceCare Network
Illinois Public Aid/Health Connect
Medicare
Mercy Health Plan HMO/POS
Mercy Health Plan PPO
MO Medicaid Secondary to Medicare
MultiPlan PPO
Primrose Tertiary/Quarternary
Private Health Care Systems PPO
Tricare/Triwest Prime HMO/POS
Tricare/Triwest Standard/ Extra PPO
UHC/AARP MCARE Complete Choice PPO
UHC/AARP MCARE Complete HMO
UHC/AARP MCARE CompleteEssen. HMO
UHC/AARP MCARE Dual Complete
Union Pacific RR Emp. Health System
United Healthcare Choice/Choice+
United Healthcare PPO/ Options
United Healthcare Select/Select+POS
USA Managed Care Org
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Worker's Compensation

Smaller fetal size in singletons after infertility therapies: the influence of technology and the underlying infertility.

Cooper AR, O'Neill KE, Allsworth JE, Jungheim ES, Odibo AO, Gray DL, Ratts VS, Moley KH, Odem RR.

Fertil Steril. 2011 Nov;96(5):1100-6. Epub 2011 Sep 25.

PMID:
21944928
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Associations between free fatty acids, cumulus oocyte complex morphology and ovarian function during in vitro fertilization.

Jungheim ES, Macones GA, Odem RR, Patterson BW, Lanzendorf SE, Ratts VS, Moley KH.

Fertil Steril. 2011 May;95(6):1970-4. Epub 2011 Feb 26.

PMID:
21353671
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Polycystic ovary syndrome and maternal obesity affect oocyte size in in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycles.

Marquard KL, Stephens SM, Jungheim ES, Ratts VS, Odem RR, Lanzendorf S, Moley KH.

Fertil Steril. 2011 May;95(6):2146-9, 2149.e1. Epub 2010 Nov 11.

PMID:
21071018
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

A prospective, randomized, double-blinded study of assisted hatching in women younger than 38 years undergoing in vitro fertilization.

Hagemann AR, Lanzendorf SE, Jungheim ES, Chang AS, Ratts VS, Odem RR.

Fertil Steril. 2010 Feb;93(2):586-91. Epub 2009 Mar 6.

PMID:
19268926
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Morbid obesity is associated with lower clinical pregnancy rates after in vitro fertilization in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

Jungheim ES, Lanzendorf SE, Odem RR, Moley KH, Chang AS, Ratts VS.

Fertil Steril. 2009 Jul;92(1):256-61. Epub 2008 Aug 9.

PMID:
18692801
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Encouraging patient-driven single-embryo transfer.

Jungheim ES, Ratts VS, Chang AS, Moley KH, Lanzendorf SE, Odem RR.

Fertil Steril. 2008 Oct;90(4):1266-8. Epub 2008 Feb 4.

PMID:
18249367
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Risk of multiple gestation after ovulation induction in polycystic ovary syndrome.

Ratts VS, Pauls RN, Pinto AB, Kraja A, Williams DB, Odem RR.

J Reprod Med. 2007 Oct;52(10):896-900.

PMID:
17977162
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

A randomized, prospective study comparing laser-assisted hatching and assisted hatching using acidified medium.

Lanzendorf SE, Ratts VS, Moley KH, Goldstein JS, Dahan MH, Odem RR.

Fertil Steril. 2007 Jun;87(6):1450-7. Epub 2007 Jan 4.

PMID:
17207801
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

A prospective comparison of the impact of uterine artery embolization, myomectomy, and hysterectomy on ovarian function.

Hovsepian DM, Ratts VS, Rodriguez M, Huang JS, Aubuchon MG, Pilgram TK.

J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2006 Jul;17(7):1111-5.

PMID:
16868163
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Risk of surgery after use of potassium chloride for treatment of tubal heterotopic pregnancy.

Goldstein JS, Ratts VS, Philpott T, Dahan MH.

Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Feb;107(2 Pt 2):506-8. Review.

PMID:
16449166
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Radiographic and hysteroscopic findings of a placental site nodule.

Kim SY, Chang AS, Ratts VS.

Fertil Steril. 2005 Jan;83(1):213-5.

PMID:
15652913
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Septate uterus with cervical duplication and longitudinal vaginal septum: a report of five new cases.

Chang AS, Siegel CL, Moley KH, Ratts VS, Odem RR.

Fertil Steril. 2004 Apr;81(4):1133-6.

PMID:
15066477
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
 

Gynecology, Pediatric and Adolescent