Describe your experience with C.A.R.E for the Bay Area.
Strengths are the physician, affordability, location and billing coordinator. Weaknesses are not best place for advanced or difficult cases. Turnover with nurses
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Really good bedside manner. Does all procedures herself never see a tech. Very approachable with issues. Amazing staff
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
There has been quit a bit of turnover but everyone has been very nice. They at times seem to need better understanding of some of the bloodwork lingo. I'm a very educated patient and sometimes felt I knew more than they did
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
- Failed to order appropriate test
- Failed to send your chart to another clinic
How was your experience with Karen Purcell?
She has an amazing bedside manner, is extremely intelligent and doesn't push excess medicine. Which can be good and bad. Have to really ask for sown of the extras but her reasons are usually because she is well read on what really works. Comparatively she is affordable to other clinics in area. It's really nice that you get to see her and not a tech at each ultrasound visit. She isn't big into testing things until there is an issue which can be good and bad.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Karen Purcell?
She is very open to suggestions and needs. Just do your research and understand what you are bringing to the table as she is very clinical. If you have serious autoimmune issues she may not be best choice as she doesn't fully believe in some of those controversial treatments. If you are a simple or unexplained case she is best. For me I'm DOR but produce normal eggs I have implantation failure.
Describe the protocols Karen Purcell used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Long Lupron protocol every cycle. Anywhere from 5-8 eggs. Pgs normal eggs every cycle anywhere from 1-3. One fresh fail transfer and 2 frozen failed transfer. All PGS normals. Did ERA test came back pre receptive, did another with medicine adjustment then was receptive followed this plan for transfer of pgs normal and still failed. Not sure what the issue is. Just bad luck or something else
Describe the costs associated with your care under Karen Purcell.
Very favorable. $9000 for fresh $2000 for icsi pgs $4800 lab fee frozen transfer $3500