How was your experience with Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
Dr. Long really cares about his patients. He sees every patient personally at each visit. He has such passion for the work he does. He explains things throughly and is always there if you have any hesitations or questions. His level of care is exceptional.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
Just take the chance and schedule a meeting with him. You will be surprised at how much he treats you like family instead of just another patient or dollar sign.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
While he was in practice at ART in Birmingham I felt more like a number, but he always made time to call and check on me after each failed cycle. Now that he has his own private practice, each visit is very personal. He cares so much about how you are and what's happening with each cycle. He does every ultrasound himself, and answers every question you have. Even making time to talk to you if you have a question outside of the office that you forgot to ask. That's the reason he started his own practice, he was losing grasp of his patients treatments and wanted it to be more personal and not have so much go between. I feel like he has a true passion for the work he does and it really shows if you have the chance to meet him. He has never given up on me and my husband, or our dream to expand our family. For that I am very thankful.
Describe the protocols Cecil Long used in your cycles at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama and their degree of success.
He has used letrozole, folistim, gonal f, menopur, sub q and IM injections. We have tried many different combinations. Each with different results. He has worked on finding the right combination of meds for my particular need at each cycle. I actually had a chemical pregnancy with my very first round of letrozole. Nothing the next round. Each round has faced it's own challenges. He has faced each with a new plan of action. I have had 2 corrective surgeries under his care, to remove fibroids, stage 3 endometriosis, a blocked tube, scar tissue from previous surgery (unrelated). He has taken exceptional care of me each time.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Each nurse I have ever met with has greeted me like a friend. They are always caring, encouraging, and compassionate.
Describe your experience with America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
There are 2 primary clinics. I do wish they had 1 combined clinic, each clinic is fairly easy to get to though. All the staff are very understanding, caring, and helpful. Their office manager is great at helping with anything you need, as are any of the staff members. They are always willing to answer any questions or find an answer for you.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
Monitoring appointments are very personal. The doctor is usually in with each patient to assist with the monitoring and explains everything that is going on. I feel like this is exceptional care. You won't get this a most clinics.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
When I first became a patient everything was out of pocket. For the most part it still is, he does have more set cost for his procedures, this has made the process more affordable for his patients.
Describe Cecil Long's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
He approves of both depending on the patient.