Amanda Skillern, MD

OB-GYN located in Austin, TX

Meet Dr. Amanda Skillern:

Amanda Skillern, MD is thrilled to partner with Austin Area OBGYN to bring patients expanded fertility care at the clinic they already know and love. Dr. Skillern’s areas of interest include ovarian aging/ovarian reserve, and options to extend fertility including oocyte cryopreservation (egg freezing), embryo cryopreservation (embryo banking), and oocyte donation. Her research has focused on the process by which primordial follicles (eggs) diminish over time, to better understand how the ovary ages. This research validates Dr. Skillern’s novel approaches in the clinic for women with diminished ovarian reserve.  With her women’s health psychology background, she is also passionate about the emotional health and ethics of fertility.

A native Texan, Dr. Skillern completed her baccalaureate with both departmental (psychology) and college (Plan I) honors at the University of Texas at Austin.  These studies culminated in an honors thesis in health psychology in the area of women’s sexual and reproductive health, solidifying her interest in this area.  She completed her medical degree at Texas Tech, followed by residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.  Dr. Skillern then completed her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of California, San Francisco. She is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.  Along with her husband, she then returned to Texas to fulfill both her personal dream of practicing reproductive medicine in her home town of Austin and her patients’ dreams of building families.

Dr. Skillern has published in the area of ethics and oocyte donation, creating the first and only tool addressing the informed consent process for oocyte donors, the EDICT (Egg Donor Informed Consent Tool). This work promotes her biopsychosocial approach to her patients, focusing on all aspects of the patient experience: biological, psychological, and social.

Dr. Skillern views assisting patients in their family building journey as her life’s work, and is grateful to collaborate with such a wonderful team at Austin Area OBGYN.

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Amanda Skillern, MD is thrilled to partner with Austin Area OBGYN to bring patients expanded fertility care at the clinic they already know and love. Dr. Skillern’s areas of interest include ovarian aging/ovarian reserve, and options to extend fertility including oocyte cryopreservation (egg freezing), embryo cryopreservation (embryo banking), and oocyte donation. Her research has focused on the process by which primordial follicles (eggs) diminish over time, to better understand how the ovary ages. This research validates Dr. Skillern’s novel approaches in the clinic for women with diminished ovarian reserve.  With her women’s health psychology background, she is also passionate about the emotional health and ethics of fertility.

A native Texan, Dr. Skillern completed her baccalaureate with both departmental (psychology) and college (Plan I) honors at the University of Texas at Austin.  These studies culminated in an honors thesis in health psychology in the area of women’s sexual and reproductive health, solidifying her interest in this area.  She completed her medical degree at Texas Tech, followed by residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.  Dr. Skillern then completed her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of California, San Francisco. She is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.  Along with her husband, she then returned to Texas to fulfill both her personal dream of practicing reproductive medicine in her home town of Austin and her patients’ dreams of building families.

Dr. Skillern has published in the area of ethics and oocyte donation, creating the first and only tool addressing the informed consent process for oocyte donors, the EDICT (Egg Donor Informed Consent Tool). This work promotes her biopsychosocial approach to her patients, focusing on all aspects of the patient experience: biological, psychological, and social.

Dr. Skillern views assisting patients in their family building journey as her life’s work, and is grateful to collaborate with such a wonderful team at Austin Area OBGYN.


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Our Insurance Policy:

Austin Area OB/GYN accepts a wide variety of insurance plans including those listed to the right. Please contact your insurance company directly to find out if our providers are in-network with your plan. Please note our providers are in network with three of the new exchange plans: Ambetter Superior, Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Advantage, and Sendero Idealcare.


    Out of network providers:
    • Aetna Managed Care Open Access Plus (QHP)
    • Aetna Seton Alliance
    • Amerigroup
    • Any Seton plan for OB patients
    • Cigna Local Plus Exchange Plan
    • Humana HMOx Exchange Plan
    • Scott and White
    • United Healthcare AARP
    • Aetna TRS plans (call billing to get verification)
    • Texas Women's Health Program (Medicaid Plan)
    • BlueCross Medicare Advantage PPO

Aetna HMO/PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Beech Street
Cigna
Humana
United Healthcare