Describe your experience with Gundersen Fertility Center.
The clinic is close to my house which is nice. The staff is friendly and knowledge but I feel as if I'm just a number and they want my money.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She never gave me the time that I needed to talk to her about my treatments. Rushed in and out of appointments
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff in particular diane was very nice and compassionate. She listened to my questions and concerns. Ruth wasn't as compassionate but she was still nice.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
- Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
- Lost appointments
- Provided conflicting information
- Scheduled the wrong procedure
How was your experience with Catherine Ryan?
Dr. Ryan was very blunt and she stated that I wouldn't ever regain my menstrual cycles on my own which in fact I did. She never spent individual time with me, I was always rushed in and out of appointments. She also gave my fiance and I false hope. Dr. Ryan didn't really listen to my concerns and you promised that we would get pregnant within no time.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Catherine Ryan?
Try to remain positive through these tough times but don't get your hopes up. Wait until you see the positive pregnancy test.
Describe the protocols Catherine Ryan used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Menopur 75units daily, monitoring ultrasounds. Pregnyl trigger and iui with progesterone suppositories for the first two cycles. Third cycle add follistim to help grow follicles. So, cycle 3and 4menopur plus follistim, monitored ultrasound, pregnyl and iui and progesterone suppositories. Took time off.. Regained cycles on my own. Started letrozole 5mg per day on days 3-7.. Menopur 2 (leftovers) Pregnyl and TI - only two follicles, progesterone suppositories. 6 cycle letrozole 5mg 3-7, pregnyl, TI progesterone.. Only one follicle. 7 cycle letrozole 7.5mg, lining think, natural ovulation..
Describe the costs associated with your care under Catherine Ryan.
Menopur injections were over 1,200 each cycle (4). Follistim 500 for each cycle (2). Pregnyl for each cycle 139.50(7). Letrozole 12$ first two, 20 for the last. Progesterone 88-100 each cycle. In addition to these out of pocket expenses doctor bills range well over 7,000