Describe your experience with Colorado Reproductive Endocrinology.
Dr Trout isn't the most hand-on with procedures, nor the most aggressive with treatment plans. If you're expecting a "one and done" clinic, this isn't the place. This is not to say that her methods aren't effective, it more a matter of her personal approach to the process.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Trout demonstrated thorough medical knowledge, yet also showed plenty of relational empathy from her own journey. She ackowledged our feelings, and the difficulty of the process we're going through.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Most of the cursing staff treated us like actual people, and not like nameless "cases." The younger staff lacked a certain professionalism, which is to be expected, but most of the staff seemed to be like-minded with Dr Trout.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
- Failed to call with results
How was your experience with Susan Trout?
Our first visit with Dr Trout was about one year from our first attempts to concieve naturally. We had a LOT of questions, since we were relatively new to this process. She was very patient with us and answered our many questions with an appropriate level of detail. My wife and I got the sense that Dr Trout genuinely likes reproductive endocrinology, but just as importantly, enjoys helping people through their journey. Although Dr Trout did not personally administer the tests or procedures that we explored, we felt that she always had time for us whenever we needed counsel or information.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Susan Trout?
I would advise anyone seeing Dr Trout to be an information sponge. Get informed. Do a little research on your own, come with questions, and be prepared for answers. Along these lines, I would advise new patients of Dr Trout what a reasonable test/procedure schedule might be for your circumstances, as well as the costs involved, possible side effects, and chances of success for those procedures.
Describe the protocols Susan Trout used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Dr Trout seemed to encourage a minimalist strategy; starting with scheduled intercourse, then adding in the next least invasive assistance each cycle. My wife and I made some of our own adjustments as needed, but our treatment planhas been incrementally more aggressive each cycle: 1) scheduled intercourse, 2) unmedicated IUI, 3) Clomid and scheduled intercourse, 4) Clomid, Ovidrel, and IUI, 5) currently planning another Clomid and scheduled intercourse cycle, followed by 6) injectables and IUI, and 7) possible IVF after that.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Susan Trout.
Our costs were slightly less than what we expected. Each IUI was between $400-$500, Ovidrel was much cheaper than expected at $110/per, and other tests were exactly as expected.