Welcome to the Southeastern Fertility Center's Home Page
The Southeastern Center for Fertility and Reproductive Surgery offers this site as an information resource for couples coping with the difficulties of infertility. Just as our center provides the most advanced treatment for our patients, this site provides the most recent and accurate medical information concerning infertility and reproductive surgery.
Located in Knoxville, Tennessee, the center specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of male and female infertility problems. Under the direction of Jeffrey A. Keenan MD, HCLD, our patients receive the highest quality medical care available in the region. Dr. Keenan is one of the most experienced and respected specialists in infertility and reproductive medicine and surgery.
We provide updates on this site to ensure you are receiving the latest information. If you wish to schedule an appointment with us or have questions, please call us at (865) 777-0088 or click here to use our appointment request form.
Fall Update 2017
The fall temperatures will certainly be a nice reprieve from the hot summer months we've been having. As the busyness of summer slows, what better time to take care of all your healthcare needs than before the busy holiday season that is quickly approaching? Call today to schedule an appointment. (865)777-0088
Sadly, both Juliana Stanley, our practice manager, and Bonita Eschenberg, our receptionist, have moved on to other adventures. Juliana has relocated to Texas and Bonita to South Carolina. Please join us in welcoming our new practice manager La'Jean (L.J.) Robinson and Taylor Taylor (yes, her name is Taylor Taylor 😀) who is our new receptionist. Thankfully, they are both as pleasant, knowledgeable, and professional as Juliana and Bonita, and you will find them a pleasure to work with. They are both ready and eager to serve you! Please contact Taylor to schedule any appointments, and L.J. can assist you with any financial questions.
Dr. Keenan has, once again, been selected as one of the Best Doctors in America. This pole of other doctors is taken biennially and places Dr. Keenan among the top 4% of U.S. physicians. Please join us in congratulating him!
Our nurse practitioner, Autumn Galbraith, once again participated in the Marine Mud Run in September. This was her 3rd year supporting Toys for Tots and the Wounded Warrior Project. She was unable to participate last year due to her pregnancy. She placed very well despite not even training this year. She was 5th among her age group of 46 female participants. Overall, there were 999 participants this year.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is breast cancer awareness month! According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women with 1 in 8 women being diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Behind heart disease, breast cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death among women. According to the National Cancer Institute, when breast cancer is detected early, in the localized stage, the 5-year survival rate is 98%. The best way to fight breast cancer is to have a plan that helps you detect the disease in its early stages. Create your Early Detection Plan to receive reminders to do breast self-exams, and schedule your clinical breast exams and mammograms based on your age and health history. You can create your plan here: http://www.earlydetectionplan.org/. Or, give us a call to schedule your breast exam and allow us to explain current recommendations to you!
Flu Vaccine and Miscarriage
An article titled "Association of spontaneous abortion with receipt of inactivated influenza vaccine containing H1N1pdm09 in 2010-11 and 2011-12" was published in the September 2017 issue of the journal Vaccine. The study found that women who were vaccinated early in pregnancy with a flu vaccine containing the pandemic H1N1 component and who also had been vaccinated the prior season with an H1N1pdm09-containing flu vaccine had an increased risk of spontaneous abortion (miscarriage) in the 28 days after vaccination.