Describe your experience with Advanced Fertility Group.
The clinic was not as organized as they could be. Scheduling was very difficult. Phone calls could have been made in a more timely manner. My first transfer really should not have happened per the recommendations of the embryologist, but the doctor said to do the transfer, so we did. I think it was just to make more money.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with William Gentry at Advanced Fertility Group?
Very little contact with the doctor, mainly dealt with staff. When we did meet, the primary conversation was regarding money - how much for this and that. The first transfer he told us to proceed with, I later found out in my medical records was an embryo that the embryologist advised against transferring. After that, I had twins that I was told were "perfect" which I ultimately lost. Their schedule was more important than my then husband's and mine and, again, money was their primary focus.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Advanced Fertility Group. (Assigned nurse: Bea)
Bea was nice and helpful. She also had a good bedside manner.
What specific things went wrong at Advanced Fertility Group?
- Failed to call with results
- Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
- Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with William Gentry at Advanced Fertility Group?
Again, his primary concern was always about money. They added charges for all kinds of things. When it came to scheduling, it was pretty much his timing, not so concerned about our timing. Not a great bedside manner.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of William Gentry at Advanced Fertility Group?
Talk to others. Afterwards, I spoke with only 2 people who got pregnant and delivered babies with him (one of those happened about 15 years earlier and the other one was recent). Most of the people I have spoken to since said they went, did several procedures and never got a baby.
Describe the protocols William Gentry used in your cycles at Advanced Fertility Group and their degree of success.
Menopur, Bravelle, Follistim - to produce multiple follicles
Describe the costs associated with your care under William Gentry at Advanced Fertility Group.
I don't remember specifically the amount, but Dr. Gentry's fee was over $4,000, his clinic fee was over $4,000 and the medications he put me on the first time were about $4,000. The second time, he put me on less expensive medications (about $2,000) and I actually responded much better! Again, he was always concerned about money whenever we spoke to him so I think his going with the more expensive meds first just goes along with that. He should have started with the less expensive (which worked much better for me) first before going for the most expensive meds.
Describe William Gentry's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Advanced Fertility Group.
I was in agreement with his protocol of only transferring 2 embyos.