Meet Dr. Parry
Who is Dr. Parry?
After six years as the chief of reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Dr. Parry opened his own fertility practice. Positive Steps Fertility helps build families in Mississippi and surrounding areas with the personal, empathetic, and successful care he had become known for at the university.
Dr. Parry is also the inventor of the Parryscope® technique and approach , a breakthrough for fertility testing that can accurately, gently, and quickly evaluate three critical factors in female fertility with a single office visit. The Parryscope® fertility test, replaces the often painful HSG test, with more comprehensive insight into fertility factors.
“Fertility testing often takes too long and doesn’t give clear answers,” says Dr. Parry. “We needed something that gave fast results without hurting and still was accurate and safe.”
The root of his interest in women’s health dates back to the 1980s when Dr. Parry was a student at Cornell. At the same time, his mother (a 28-year survivor) was battling breast cancer. Dr. Parry remembers being worried and confused. He decided then that he wanted to make sure other families didn’t face the same challenges when they got treatment.
“Being smart and getting great outcomes matters, but people also need clear explanations and want to know how much you care before they care how much you know.”
Dr. Parry’s Philosophy | You shouldn’t need a medical degree to understand your health
Dr. Parry explains how his communication style has evolved over the years, making it so he can speak clearly with almost everyone.
“I used to use a lot of fancy technical, medical terms, but then progressed from a Faulkner to a Hemingway point of view. Faulkner once critiqued Hemingway, saying, ‘He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.’ Hemingway replied, ‘Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?’ While I still tend to over-explain and try never to talk down to people, you shouldn’t need a medical degree to understand your health.”
Dr. Parry’s Practice | Grounded in the importance of family
Dr. Parry believes that he can’t build families for others without valuing his own. He loves and appreciates his wife, Dominika, and their two children, Marcel and Lucas.
“Having children after becoming a fertility specialist helped me truly understand the importance of helping others have a family,” he says. “Now my running routine has given way to playing tag, and my P90X workout has been replaced by piggybacks. But I wouldn’t trade these changes for anything.”
Dr. Parry also enjoys reading (and will read anything and everything) because, as he says, you never know where you be inspired to get the next great idea.
Why Trust Dr. Parry
Dr. Parry’s education and training include
- Tufts Medical Center, residency in obstetrics and gynecology
- New York Medical College, School of Medicine, medical degree
- Columbia University, School of Public Health, MPH, sociomedical sciences, research track
- Columbia University, School of General Studies, postbaccalaureate premedical program
- Cornell University, School of Arts and Sciences, BA, a triple major in chemistry, history, and biology
Dr. Parry’s Licenses and Certifications
Dr. Parry holds licenses and certifications from
- States of New York, California, Illinois, Tennessee, and Mississippi
- American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Subspecialty Certification
- American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Diplomate
- National Board of Medical Examiners Diplomate
Patients Love Dr. Parry’s caring, attentive approach
“My experience with Dr. Parry was amazing. I did not believe doctors like him existed anymore.
Although I traveled more than 2 hours for care, I would do it over and over again. His availability to my husband and me was unparalleled. I cannot say enough great things about him. If I had to describe him in one word, it would be heaven-sent.”
—Kelvin and Tosheba, Healthgrades
“Dr. Parry is the most attentive, kind, generous physician I have ever had
He takes the time to make sure you understand everything fully. He quickly returns phone calls and emails. He makes you feel like your fertility challenges are his own. He truly likes his patients! – you feel like you are his only patient.
– Anonymous, RateMDs
“I was treated with the utmost respect and kindness”
I’m so thankful for Dr. Parry’s presence on my journey to become a mom!
“Dr. Parry has been such a blessing!”
He ensured that all of my questions were answered thoroughly, and that I was prepared for what to expect before, during, and after each procedure
Dr. Parry’s most important advice to his patients
“Fertility is hard, but don’t destroy a relationship in the process of trying to expand it. My fertility advice is to: Get answers. Get support. Get peace. And find the right path for you.
“And then, if you are fortunate enough to have children, remember your roots and support those who are earlier in their fertility journey. Infertility doesn’t need to be one of the loneliest medical conditions – pay it forward by offering support to others struggling through infertility. Even helping a few people can make an enormous difference.”