Our IVF Team
Gary Levy, MD
Dr. Gary Levy is a Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility Specialist with a primary focus on Assisted Reproduction, Ovarian Stimulation, Endometriosis, and Uterine fibroids with an interest in patients with refractory pathology who have been treated previously, and unfortunately have not achieved the desired result. Gary takes pride in his detail oriented approach to fertility care, which results in success for the “difficult” patient. He is meticulous in evaluating all prior history and treatment protocols and tailoring care to specifically target the individual patient leading to improved outcomes. Gary has designated his career to academic advancement of reproductive medicine and teaching, authoring over twenty peer reviewed articles in international journals and achieving the academic rank of Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and teaching a multitude of residents and medical students. Recently, Gary has contributed as Chief Medical Officer to multiple fertility based start-ups focusing on access to care for underserved populations.
Joy Peterson, B.S., T.S. (AAB), ELD (ABB)
IVF Laboratory Director
Joy Peterson, B.S., T.S. (AAB), ELD (ABB), earned her B.S. in animal science from Illinois State University and has pursued graduate coursework in aquaculture and reproductive physiology at Illinois State University and the University of Missouri. She is certified as a Technical Supervisor and an Embryology Laboratory Director with ABB. Joy worked as a clinical manager of fertility and with more than 25 years of ART laboratory experience.
Charley Tegerdine, RN
IVF Nurse Coordinator / Phone: 907-531-2776
I collaborate with Dr. Levy, Dr. Ostrom and patients to create a personalized treatment plan for each person/couple undergoing fertility treatment.
I have personal experience with undergoing IVF and had my IVF baby in November of 2019. I am also a Labor and Delivery nurse, working in Soldotna for the last 4 years.
My overall goal as the IVF nurse coordinator is to make the process as informational and streamlined as possible in an already emotional and stressful situation.
I am very passionate about IVF, having been through the ups and downs of the process myself and want to make a positive difference in each of my patients’ journeys.