Describe your experience with Indiana Fertility Institute.
Strengths- compassionate, easy to work with, provide a lot of information so that patient is informed, breakdown of pricing
Weaknesses- communication and letting patients know specifics of their blood tests, etc
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with John Jarrett at Indiana Fertility Institute?
I was always given information that I wanted in a timely manner and I felt as though all phases of the IVF process were thoroughly explained. I was always treated kindly and given enough time to ask questions.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I had a unique situation of knowing one of Dr. Jarrett's nurses personally. We scheduled the majority of my appointments during the days that she works. The nurses were gentle and were sure to tell me what was going on.
What specific things went wrong at Indiana Fertility Institute?
- Failed to call with results
How was your experience with John Jarrett at Indiana Fertility Institute?
Good communicator about what needed to happen... gave facts but also delivered in a mild manner (not overly blunt). Treated very well in the surgery area with both retrieval and transfer, even when complications (on my end, not his) came up.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Jarrett at Indiana Fertility Institute?
Be prepared to work for what you want. Dr. Jarrett told me that I needed to lose weight before going through the IVF process-- he helped me get there, but also said that most patients ignore some of the work that they need to do up front to make their IVF successful. Also, if you need to know something, be sure to open (or keep open) the lines of communication. The office, in my opinion, does their best to get information to patients, but a follow up call never hurts.
Describe the protocols John Jarrett used in your cycles at Indiana Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
To lose weight- upped metformin to 2000 mg/day (from 1500/day) and said no sugar, flour and other "white" foods (basically all the starches and sugars that would be bad anyway)
Trigger with Pregnyl
I don't know what my specific doses were, but I do know that due to my PCOS, Dr. .Jarrett wanted to keep doses on the lower side- enough that I would respond to the medications, but not the point of creating too many follicles and putting me at greater risk for OHSS. He wanted to slowly grow several good follicles and not produce a ton of smaller, immature ones.
Describe the costs associated with your care under John Jarrett at Indiana Fertility Institute.
Our IVF total was around $14000 from what I can recall, but I don't have the specifics surrounding the breakdown of costs anymore.
Describe John Jarrett's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Indiana Fertility Institute.
Dr. Jarrett was okay with single embryo or two embryo transfer for me (based on age, family status- no children at the time, and body type- physically being able to carry twins). My husband and I opted to transfer 2.