How was your experience with Michael Doyle at CT Fertility?
Dr. Doyle was a warm and compassionate person. What impressed me (and my husband) the most was his "collaborative care" approach. He never dictated what procedure should take place. He told us all that were available and the likely success of each as well as the risks. Then he let us decide. We couldn't have asked for a better doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Doyle at CT Fertility?
Tell him (if he doesn't ask which is unlikely) how you want the information and communication between he and you to happen. He absolutely wants whatever approach you want.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Doyle at CT Fertility?
Dr. Doyle and his entire staff were wonderful-extremely sensitive. Dr. Doyle asked me at the start how I wanted to be treated as a patient-did I want to know all the details? Only those that were relevant or as little as possible. He also treated my husband (poor sperm motility) and my husband was very pleased with Dr. Doyle and his staff.
Describe the protocols Michael Doyle used in your cycles at CT Fertility and their degree of success.
I started with one cycle of clomede (sp?) but did not get pregnant. Then he did an assessment of my husband's sperm quality and prescribed medication (clomed, I believe!) for poor sperm motility. He knew that I had had fibroid tumors removed in my early 20's and he did an assessment of my uterus and told me that it was scarred but he felt that wasn't necessarily a deal breaker. We did one round of IVF (fresh transfer) and I was "chemically" pregnant but it did not proceed further. He then tried ICSI and used a method (don't know the name) where he could place the egg onto the unscarred area of the uterus. And we got pregnant and had a baby boy!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Dr. Doyle's staff is as excellent as he is. All treated me and my husband with great compassion. They intervened when my insurance company balked at paying for a second attempt. I never had a question as to what was going to happen next. It was explained thoroughly to us.
Describe your experience with CT Fertility.
I saw Dr. Doyle at Ct Fertility in 2012. I'm pretty sure that he sold the practice and I have no information on the current doctors/staff.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Doyle at CT Fertility.
My insurance company paid for all the costs. I have no idea!
Describe Michael Doyle's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CT Fertility.
He asked us first how we felt about selective reduction and how much we knew about the long-term outcomes of extreme preemies. We knew. We told him that neither our religion, personal feelings or whatever would make selective reduction an issue and we asked for as many embryos to be transferred as possible. He selected the best and transferred 3 the first time. I had a chemical pregnancy so on the second (and last attempt), he transferred all the viable embryos (6?) after, again, confirming that we wanted no more than twins BUT that I had what I felt was a selfish interest in not sharing/donating any embryos. He assured me that it was not selfish.