Month: October 2021

Vios Fertility Institute Detroit Opens With Dr. Sasha Hakman

Known as one of the “fastest growing” clinics in the U.S,” Vios Fertility Institute expands it services to Detroit, Michigan with a new location scheduled to open in November.

Vios Fertility Institute Detroit, Dr. Sasha Hakman

“This marks our fourteenth clinic as Vios expands to provide innovative and patient-centric fertility care options Detroit and the surrounding areas,” explains Dr. Angie Beltsos, CEO and Chief Medical Officer.  “We are thrilled to return home to Michigan.”

A “Michigander,” Dr. Beltsos grew up in Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor and graduated from Michigan State University. Additionally, Vios physicians Dr. Roohi Jeelani and Dr. Erica Louden are both graduates of the esteemed Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit.  “We all have meaningful ties to Michigan and are excited to welcome Dr. Sasha Hakman who attended Michigan State University to our Detroit team!”

Dr. Hakman completed her Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellowship at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta and her OBGYN residency at Michigan State University.  She earned her medical degree from Saba University School of Medicine and her undergraduate degree from University of Toronto.  Highly skilled in all areas of reproductive health, Dr. Hakman has a particular expertise and interest in fertility preservation, PCOS, access to care, and the impacts of lifestyle on fertility. 

“I’m excited to join the Vios team to help bring our unique approach to fertility care services to the Detroit region,” explains Dr. Hakman.  “I have the best of both worlds -to be in a community I love while also being able to bring new innovations and cutting-edge technology to offer a greater chance of success for my patients.”

Vios Fertility Institute provides patients with innovative, cutting-edge fertility treatment options to meet the diverse needs of patient’s family planning goals.  As a team, they strive to be open-minded and forward thinking when evaluating new data, research and technologies that have the potential to improve the care and results they provide to patients. Above all, Vios is built on a foundation of excellent medical care and patient experience.

Vios Fertility Institute Detroit is located at 26400 W 12 Mile Rd Unit 140 Southfield, MI 48034 and accepts a wide range of insurance options. For more information or to make an appointment, please call 866.258.8467 or visit

What is PCOS?

September is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month. To close out this month we are sharing some information on PCOS.

PCOS is a common hormone disorder in women that is also the leading cause of female infertility. According to Resolve, due to the wide variety of symptoms, most women don’t get diagnosed until they begin trying to conceive and seek help getting pregnant. PCOS is one of the most underdiagnosed diseases in the world, with less than 25% of women with PCOS being diagnosed.

PCOS is characterized by three common characteristics: irregular or absent periods, excess androgens (elevated testosterone and androstenedione levels), and multiple cystic areas on the ovaries.

Other seemingly unrelated PCOS symptoms that patients might experience include:

  • Infertility.
  • Heavy periods and spotting between periods.
  • Pelvic pain during or between periods.
  • Mood changes.
  • Weight gain.
  • Fatigue, or low energy levels.
  • Excess growth on the arms, face, back, chest, abdomen or hands and feet (also known as hirsutism).
  • Hair loss or male pattern baldness on the head.
  • Acne.
  • Insomnia or poor sleep.

Please contact Vios to schedule an appointment with one of our providers if you believe you have PCOS and need help conceiving.