How was your experience with Susan Davies at Davies Fertility & IVF Specialists?
I wanted more interaction with Dr. Davies herself. I would go weeks without hearing from her and had to demand to see her when my transfer protocol failed to figure out what happened and see if anything could be done in order to get me ready for an actual transfer. Every time I did speak with Dr. Davies I felt better, but definitely thought I would have a lot more interaction with her along the way. She doesn't even have a voicemail box, which is surprising and disappointing.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Susan Davies at Davies Fertility & IVF Specialists?
Be your own advocate and ask the questions you need to know.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Susan Davies at Davies Fertility & IVF Specialists?
They knew my name, know my son and his name, and as we got farther into the process they remembered my story and what I was trying to accomplish. I did have to ask A LOT of questions about why I was taking certain drugs or doing it in a certain way, because they often would just give me the protocol with no explanation about it, which was frustrating. But overall they worked with me as a human.
Describe the protocols Susan Davies used in your cycles at Davies Fertility & IVF Specialists and their degree of success.
STIMS for 10 days: Days 1-5 were 400 Follistism/Gonal-F and 150 Menopur, Day 6 added 250 Ganirelix through Day 10.
GEEP/FET: 10 Lupron until Day 1 start, then 5 Lupron at night and 1 estrace tablet; Day 6 was 2 estrace tablets and 5 Lupron; Day 10 started 3 estrace in morning and 3 at night and 1 Medrol per day until Day 15, then added 1 estrogen patch and PIO at night until Day 16 with PIO morning and night and only 4 estrace tablets. In that process now and Transfer is scheduled for Day 20.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Davies Fertility & IVF Specialists. (Assigned nurse: Aanal)
Aanal was great, but direct and dry and did not explain why on each med. She also never answered my emails to her but was great with calls. And when I got emotional once she did hug me which was reassuring. I felt badly for her because I would get frustrated I was only speaking to her and not Dr Davies. Update: after my failed transfer Aanal was very compassionate and spent a lot of time with me figuring out next steps. I really appreciated that.
Describe your experience with Davies Fertility & IVF Specialists.
All female office, which is very warm and welcoming. They really worked with my schedule as a single parent and made appointments easy. Shannon in the billing department was super helpful and Georgette at the front desk was always nice. Jennifer, the nurse/PA, is excellent. Erica was a bit rough around the edges; I can tell if she likes you she treats you like gold but you don't want to be on her sh!t list.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Davies Fertility & IVF Specialists.
I am not an early morning person so I would go in later and never had an issue. They were always so wonderful when I had to bring my son in as well, and really worked with my schedule. They are very easy and fantastic in this department.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Susan Davies at Davies Fertility & IVF Specialists.
They were wonderful and knew exactly how to work with my insurance and the pharmacy. They even learned of a change in my insurance and got me a retroactive payment from my insurance for a large sum of money.
Describe Susan Davies's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Davies Fertility & IVF Specialists.
I only have one PGS tested normal embryo so will be transferring that one. Not sure what her approach is beyond that.
What specific things went wrong at Davies Fertility & IVF Specialists?
- Provided conflicting information
- Failed to convey critical information