Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine

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Milford
556 South DuPont Boulevard
Milford, DE 19963
302-424-6645
Newark
4745 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19713
302.738.4600
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 73%Neutral: 5%Don't recommend: 22%8.2
52 assessments
  • 73% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 5% Neutral (7-8)
  • 22% Don't recommend (0-6)
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8.3
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9.4
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Attention to Detail

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Annual Cycles for this Clinic
361
Annual Cycles National Avg.
635
7.9
Average Doctor Score
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7.9
Jeffrey Russell
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0
Age
24 - 28
Treated
2015 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality, Immunological, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
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If you do not fit in his [Dr. Russell] "cookie cutter" protocol you will not have success. ... In the beginning we felt like he honestly cared, but as money ran out that changed. After our first miscarriage they acted like they had it all figured out of we would just try one more time. 4 more times came, another miscarriage came, and then they admit they have absolutely no answers. We are left heartbroken and in debt up to our eyeballs.
Lack of experience [at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine] with male infertility, PCOS, and autoimmune issues. Lack of compassion after multiple miscarriages, failures, and thousands of dollars wasted. Strengths - Great nurses and ultrasound techs. ... Janet, Charlotte, Siobhan, Linda, and MaryBeth were excellent! The lab staff (Stephanie, Mark, and Toni) were excellent!
Age
24 - 28
Treated
2015 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality, Immunological, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
0
0
How was your experience with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
In the beginning we felt like he honestly cared, but as money ran out that changed. After our first miscarriage they acted like they had it all figured out of we would just try one more time. 4 more times came, another miscarriage came, and then they admit they have absolutely no answers. We are left heartbroken and in debt up to our eyeballs.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
If you do not fit in his "cookie cutter" protocol you will not have success. Research doctors based on your specific issues and find someone with experience and success in those areas. DIRM considered both my losses as "success". I look at an empty crib and say how is that success??
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
In the beginning I felt like I was treated as a human, but as money ran out he seemed to lose interest in helping me.
Describe the protocols Jeffrey Russell used in your cycles at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We used menopur, gonal F, cetrotide, and possibly more. I cannot remember dosages. Between both egg retrievals 68 follicles were retrieved, but only 3 made it to blast and only 1 implanted and was normal. I did not use an HCG trigger shot (used another kind) due to risk of OHSS. Very poor protocol for us and he never changed it after the first round of poor results.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Janet, Charlotte, Siobhan, Linda, and MaryBeth were excellent! The lab staff (Stephanie, Mark, and Toni) were excellent! There was some miscommunication errors between Lauren and Dr. Russell where one would tell me one thing and the other would say the opposite. Angie was rude and talked way too fast.
Describe your experience with Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Weaknesses - Communication and success! Lack of experience with male infertility, PCOS, and autoimmune issues. Lack of compassion after multiple miscarriages, failures, and thousands of dollars wasted. Strengths - Great nurses and ultrasound techs.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
$10,000 for donor embryos (4) plus all medications. $19,000+ for each IVF (x2) plus copays and deductible for health insurance
Describe Jeffrey Russell's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
He did not want to transfer more than 1 embryo the first time. After the first failed he agreed to transfer two. I was 26 and never been pregnant prior.
What specific things went wrong at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
They lost my FMLA paperwork and failed to send it in multiple times. They had communication issues which resulted in me having to do multiple biopsies instead of just the one. That error cost me more money in time off from work, more money in prescriptions, and more pain physically.
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Jeffrey Russell
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8
10
Age
25
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
8
10
Once doctor Russell completed my sono hsg, hysteroscopy, and following me through a cycle he put me on clomid and hcg trigger !... Doctor Russell was to the point, and factual which I appreciated. ... He made me feel at ease and confident in him and his plans. During a stressful time (being diagnosed with pcos and infertility) he made us feel so positive, optimistic and like we could handle anything.
It [Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine] is conveniently located for people in Sussex county delaware. They are confident experts and are forward about the diagnostics, treatments, and plans. ... My nurse, Celina was like a mother to me. She was there to help and support me day after day, week after week, she was also my biggest cheerleader! When I felt like giving up she was always there to keep me going! She not only is kind, compassionate, respectful, talents, she is so much more! I can’t say enough about how much easier this woman made the whole process!
Age
25
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
8
10
How was your experience with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Doctor Russell was to the point, and factual which I appreciated. He later everything out on the table and where to go from there.He made me feel at ease and confident in him and his plans. During a stressful time (being diagnosed with pcos and infertility) he made us feel so positive, optimistic and like we could handle anything. He always made sure we understood everything and get a say in our care as well, which we really appreciated as we already felt in loss of control.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Have confidence in him & his team!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
He always explains things so thoroughly, even draws pictures, and answers all questions, listens to our concerns & values what we think with his expert opinion to help him make our plan!
Describe the protocols Jeffrey Russell used in your cycles at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Once doctor Russell completed my sono hsg, hysteroscopy, and following me through a cycle he put me on clomid and hcg trigger! Followed me pretty much twice a week to predict and confirm ovulation, and much more.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Celina )
My nurse, Celina was like a mother to me. She was there to help and support me day after day, week after week, she was also my biggest cheerleader! When I felt like giving up she was always there to keep me going! She not only is kind, compassionate, respectful, talents, she is so much more! I can’t say enough about how much easier this woman made the whole process!
Describe your experience with Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
It is conveniently located for people in Sussex county delaware. They are confident experts and are forward about the diagnostics, treatments, and plans. You may only see doctor Russell 1/10 of the times your there but his staff is more than qualified to handle and questions and concerns.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
$30 copay for each visit, my medications: clomid like $5, hcg like $70, progesterone suppositories like $30, my husband had $500 lab bill
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Jeffrey Russell
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
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Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Milford
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10
Age
26
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS, Tubal Blockage, Immunological
10
10
We used an antagonist protocol [with Dr. Jeffrey Russell] - follistim, ganirelix, and microdose hcg, and then progesterone suppositories for retrieval. Our trigger was pregnyl. We got 10 eggs, all mature. 5 made it to blastocyst stage, 3 PGS tested normal. FET progesterone suppositories and IM injections, medrol, and an antibiotic. Resulted in positive pregnancy, but miscarried at 4.5 weeks. Diagnostics showed high NK cell count and endometritis.
[Delaware Institute for Reproductive Med-Milford is] Great for scheduling appointments and getting in quickly. Great communicating with the NP or medical assistants on the phone or through email. Billing is super easy. They’re up on the latest technology and protocols and have your best interests at heart.... Egg retrieval for one cycle was $9000. Meds were about $3600. Each transfer is $3000.
Age
26
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS, Tubal Blockage, Immunological
10
10
How was your experience with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
He is the best in the state. Up to date with the latest science and technologies. Has a calm and friendly approach. Tells you like it is without judgment or scorn. Helps you to understand everything including each step, the science behind it, and expectations.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
You are in great hands. He’s the best in the area and knows what he’s doing. Make sure to do your research at home and have questions prepared.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Everyone in the office is very friendly and down-to-earth, treats you with compassion.
Describe the protocols Jeffrey Russell used in your cycles at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We used an antagonist protocol - follistim, ganirelix, and microdose hcg, and then progesterone suppositories for retrieval. Our trigger was pregnyl. We got 10 eggs, all mature. 5 made it to blastocyst stage, 3 PGS tested normal. FET progesterone suppositories and IM injections, medrol, and an antibiotic. Resulted in positive pregnancy, but miscarried at 4.5 weeks. Diagnostics showed high NK cell count and endometritis.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Angie White)
She was their IVF coordinator. She gave good and clear instructions regarding the process, timing of medications, etc. the rest of the staff are medical assistants. They are all super friendly, compassionate, and treat you like family. They’re also very good at keeping you informed and explaining everything.
Describe your experience with Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Great for scheduling appointments and getting in quickly. Great communicating with the NP or medical assistants on the phone or through email. Billing is super easy. They’re up on the latest technology and protocols and have your best interests at heart.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Egg retrieval for one cycle was $9000. Meds were about $3600. Each transfer is $3000.
Describe Jeffrey Russell's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
We only wanted to transfer one, but he also recommended just one based on my age and good health, great embryo quality, and in case it didn’t work we could tweak it next transfer.
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Jeffrey Russell
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Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Milford
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10
10
Age
30
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage, Other
10
10
He [Dr. Russell] is always positive about how situation and takes everything one step at a time. He keeps me grounded and makes the new essay adjustments to my treatment. He explains things very well. His diagnostic work up is very comprehensive and during my work up discovered I have a pituitary adenoma... We first started the diagnostic work up for both my husband and myself. Discovered that my husband has male factor problems and he was started on vitamins and given examples of food to eat to help make the quality of his sperm better.
It’s a small office [Delaware Inst for Repro Med] but the staff is amazing!! It’s almost like you become friends with everyone. They always address you by first name and ask how you’re doing. They take care of you like you’re family... My experience with monitoring appointments was made super easy. The bloodwork requested was always explained to me and everything that showed on my ultrasound was explained to me. No matter how many questions I had, Celina took the time to explain every little detail.
Age
30
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage, Other
10
10
How was your experience with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
He is always positive about how situation and takes everything one step at a time. He keeps me grounded and makes the new essay adjustments to my treatment. He explains things very well. His diagnostic work up is very comprehensive and during my work up discovered I have a pituitary adenoma
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
He’s awesome!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
He’s very personable and understanding on how sensitive our situation is
Describe the protocols Jeffrey Russell used in your cycles at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We first started the diagnostic work up for both my husband and myself. Discovered that my husband has male factor problems and he was started on vitamins and given examples of food to eat to help make the quality of his sperm better. After my work up, I was started on 2 medications that I will take until he says stop. Both medicines help with hormones issues caused by my tumor. He monitors everything very closely and makes the nescessary adjustments to my treatment so we can have the best outcomes possible.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Celina McHugh)
Celina McHugh is heaven sent. The fact that she was gone through the same treatments, makes her so much more understanding compared to everyone else. She always responds to my texts when I’m freaking out about something. She explains that everything I’m going through is normal and not to worry.
Describe your experience with Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
It’s a small office but the staff is amazing!! It’s almost like you become friends with everyone. They always address you by first name and ask how you’re doing. They take care of you like you’re family which is I think is necessary because of what you are going through. You don’t need staff that is distant and treats you like a number. We all have the same goal and everyone is doing everything in their power to make that happen
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
My experience with monitoring appointments was made super easy. The bloodwork requested was always explained to me and everything that showed on my ultrasound was explained to me. No matter how many questions I had, Celina took the time to explain every little detail. She should seriously write a book to help women through this process. The amount of knowledge she has is amazing.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
The IUI cost $2,500 not including medications. The first IVF cycle as of now is $12,00. We haven’t done the transfer yet and that is an additional $3,000 not including medications
Describe Jeffrey Russell's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
My doctor only does single embryo transfers.
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Jeffrey Russell
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7
Age
33
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
7
7
Well versed physician, however, my case encountered challenges from the start of the cycle. I wasn't offered many solutions outside of surgery and Dr. Russell didn't seem interested in exploring other options.... I would advise to go to Dr. Russell only if you're ok with not having much say in regards to your treatment and treatment options... I started an IVF cycle and suddenly developed a tubal blockage that wasn't seen on scans prior to starting injections. On day three the cycle was cancelled and I was advised to have surgery. There were no other options provided to me outside of surgery in order to move forward with the IVF.
Long wait times at this clinic [DIRM] and set IVF cycles, very little flexibility. There are not many if any alternative options afforded to patients if the first option offered is not viable. Nurses are kind and very helpful, the fertility doctor is very busy and the IVF coordinator is difficult to get a hold of when needed.... It was difficult to arrange to start the IVF medications and to start my cycle I had to call several times to get specifics. I informed the coordinator that I was paying out of pocket, but still full priced expensive medications were ordered instead of the reduced price medications.
Age
33
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
7
7
How was your experience with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Well versed physician, however, my case encountered challenges from the start of the cycle. I wasn't offered many solutions outside of surgery and Dr. Russell didn't seem interested in exploring other options.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
I would advise to go to Dr. Russell only if you're ok with not having much say in regards to your treatment and treatment options
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Russell is the only doctor in the center, so he is very busy. He was always responsive, however, I felt he was unable to give me the specific attention I needed for unique case.
Describe the protocols Jeffrey Russell used in your cycles at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I started an IVF cycle and suddenly developed a tubal blockage that wasn't seen on scans prior to starting injections. On day three the cycle was cancelled and I was advised to have surgery. There were no other options provided to me outside of surgery in order to move forward with the IVF.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff are very carrying. The IVF coordinator is extremely busy and seems to be a bit overwhelmed. The nursing staff were always responsive and compassionate.
Describe your experience with Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Long wait times at this clinic and set IVF cycles, very little flexibility. There are not many if any alternative options afforded to patients if the first option offered is not viable. Nurses are kind and very helpful, the fertility doctor is very busy and the IVF coordinator is difficult to get a hold of when needed.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
9,000 for the cycle and 5,000 for the medications
Describe Jeffrey Russell's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
This doctor seems to only do frozen single embryo transfers
What specific things went wrong at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
It was difficult to arrange to start the IVF medications and to start my cycle I had to call several times to get specifics. I informed the coordinator that I was paying out of pocket, but still full priced expensive medications were ordered instead of the reduced price medications.
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Jeffrey Russell
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Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Milford
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10
10
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor
10
10
Dr. Russell really cares. I had much better results when I switched to his care...Even being the only doctor at his practice, I believe I saw him at every one of my appointments... Dr. Russell even reached out to me on his cell phone after hours...Doctor is in it to help patients have success. ...Used estrogen 2mg, 3x a day for about a month before starting stim meds. Added progesterone twice a day the last week or so of estrogen. Egg retrieval-clomid 50 twice a day for the first 5 days, 100 low dose hcg, and follistim twice a day.
Felt like as much of a human as possible [atDE Inst for Repro Med].....Easy to communicate with. Billing department is great. We understood how our money was being applied. Warm, friendly staff....We had a coinsurance and we were told of the exact amount and how it was calculated long before it was due....The staff is very comforting. The simplest things like holding my hand (while my husband held the other or during egg retrieval when he wasn’t in the room or the few appointments he couldn’t make) really helped me feel better.
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor
10
10
How was your experience with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Russell really cares. I had much better results when I switched to his care from another practice. Even being the only doctor at his practice, I believe I saw him at every one of my appointments. I didn’t see a doctor nearly as often at the practice I went to prior, even though the practice had multiple doctors. Dr. Russell even reached out to me on his cell phone after hours. At the practice I went to prior, I couldn’t even communicate directly with a doctor online.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Make an appointment with him if you haven’t already.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Felt like as much of a human as possible. The staff is very comforting. The simplest things like holding my hand (while my husband held the other or during egg retrieval when he wasn’t in the room or the few appointments he couldn’t make) really helped me feel better.
Describe the protocols Jeffrey Russell used in your cycles at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Used estrogen 2mg, 3x a day for about a month before starting stim meds. Added progesterone twice a day the last week or so of estrogen. Egg retrieval-clomid 50 twice a day for the first 5 days, 100 low dose hcg, and follistim twice a day. I forget the total but I think it was around 375? 400? Maybe up to 450? Added cetrotide a few days in. Lupron trigger. Resulted in 12 eggs, 11 mature. More than double the mature eggs retrieved at the practice I used prior to Dr. Russell’s.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Angie)
Everyone is great.
Describe your experience with Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Easy to communicate with. Billing department is great. We understood how our money was being applied. Warm, friendly staff. Doctor is in it to help patients have success. Happy to have found the practice.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
We had insurance coverage. We had a coinsurance and we were told of the exact amount and how it was calculated long before it was due.
Describe Jeffrey Russell's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Haven’t transferred my embryos yet.
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10
10
Age
29 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
10
While he[Dr. Jeffrey Russell] isn't the warmest and fuzziest doctor I have ever had, he is straight and to the point. He is very honest and does alter your protocol depending on how you are responding. I feel as though he really does want the best for his patients and isn't worried about his statistical numbers.... He has a very dry sense of humor and is fairly direct, don't let that put you off. If you do as you should and follow his protocols, he will pull out all the stops to try and get you pregnant.
I like that there are 2 locations in the state. I would love it if they [Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine-Milford] had a third location that is closer to Maryland, but thankful that they have 2. The clinics have the most state of the art equipment available.... I have never been to a doctors office whos staff cares more about their patients. They aren't only focused on how you are doing medically, but want to know how you are feeling and if you are having any trouble.
Age
29 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
10
How was your experience with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
While he isn't the warmest and fuzziest doctor I have ever had, he is straight and to the point. He is very honest and does alter your protocol depending on how you are responding. I feel as though he really does want the best for his patients and isn't worried about his statistical numbers.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
He has a very dry sense of humor and is fairly direct, don't let that put you off. If you do as you should and follow his protocols, he will pull out all the stops to try and get you pregnant.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
He and his staff always took the time to explain everything. You never feel rushed or as if they have another appointment they need to get you out for.
Describe the protocols Jeffrey Russell used in your cycles at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I don't know all the particulars off hand.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Celina)
I have never been to a doctors office whos staff cares more about their patients. They aren't only focused on how you are doing medically, but want to know how you are feeling and if you are having any trouble.
Describe your experience with Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
I like that there are 2 locations in the state. I would love it if they had a third location that is closer to Maryland, but thankful that they have 2. The clinics have the most state of the art equipment available.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
The biggest cost out of pocket is cryopreservation.
Describe Jeffrey Russell's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
They favor one embryo transfer, but my husband and I have always elected to do a two embryo transfer. This has resulted in the birth of my son.
10
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Jeffrey Russell
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10
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Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Milford
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8
10
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
6 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
8
10
At first, when I switched to Dr. Russell, I was concerned because I had heard stories about his bedside manner. I was pleasantly surprised. All the staff are friendly and understanding. Dr. Russell is willing to meet with you at the drop of a dime if you have questions. We have adjusted my treatment several times, and although I am currently taking a break, I cannot wait to go back.
The clinic [DE Institute for Reproductive Med] is clean, inviting, and friendly. I like that patients with children are asked to sit in the lobbing until their appointment. This makes for those of us who are struggling more comfortable.... The nursing staff are very friendly. They know you by name. They make treatment and things comfortable. It can be very nerve wrecking and awkward when you are in the treatment room, but they make it very comfortable.
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
8
10
How was your experience with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
At first, when I switched to Dr. Russell, I was concerned because I had heard stories about his bedside manner. I was pleasantly surprised. All the staff are friendly and understanding. Dr. Russell is willing to meet with you at the drop of a dime if you have questions. We have adjusted my treatment several times, and although I am currently taking a break, I cannot wait to go back.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Go in with an open mind. Don't listen to anything you heard from others. Dr. Russell is amazing.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
The staff is caring and there for you when you need it. They care.
Describe the protocols Jeffrey Russell used in your cycles at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Clomid, with increases when I was not responding due to better success rates. IUI (4 times). IVF discussions - have not started treatment yet because I cannot afford it currently.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff are very friendly. They know you by name. They make treatment and things comfortable. It can be very nerve wrecking and awkward when you are in the treatment room, but they make it very comfortable.
Describe your experience with Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic is clean, inviting, and friendly. I like that patients with children are asked to sit in the lobbing until their appointment. This makes for those of us who are struggling more comfortable.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Each IUI, after insurance, costs me around $350.
Describe Jeffrey Russell's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
did not discuss this
8
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Jeffrey Russell
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Trustworthiness
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10
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Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Milford
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5
5
Age
31
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
5
5
I felt like a number at this clinic. I do believe he [Dr. Jeffrey Russell] is successful in treating women but for myself I needed a more personal relationship with my doctor. I didn’t see doctor Russell at most of my visits and met with other staff members who were caring and kind but the relationship with my doctor was important to me.... The doctor is professional but I don’t feel that he cared for my situation, it seemed like a job to him.
While being treated at this clinic [DE Institute for Reproductive Med] I felt the wait time was long for my appointments. I wanted a more personal caring relationship with my fertility doctor. The nursing staff were friendly enough and seemed to care but I personally needed more from my fertility clinic.... The nursing staff was mostly friendly but I felt like they rushed my visit, as though they were trying to get through the day.
Age
31
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
5
5
How was your experience with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
I felt like a number at this clinic. I do believe he is successful in treating women but for myself I needed a more personal relationship with my doctor. I didn’t see doctor Russell at most of my visits and met with other staff members who were caring and kind but the relationship with my doctor was important to me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
My advice for prospective patients is to meet with more than one doctor and choose who you’re most comfortable with.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
I felt like the clinic had more clients then they could handle. I had to wait long periods of time for scheduled appointments. For example my Appointment never started on time. The doctor is professional but I don’t feel that he cared for my situation, it seemed like a job to him.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was mostly friendly but I felt like they rushed my visit, as though they were trying to get through the day.
Describe your experience with Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
While being treated at this clinic I felt the wait time was long for my appointments. I wanted a more personal caring relationship with my fertility doctor. The nursing staff were friendly enough and seemed to care but I personally needed more from my fertility clinic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
I feel that Dr Russell’s office had comparable prices to other fertility clinics in my area.
5
Doctor
Jeffrey Russell
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Frequency seen during appointments
5
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Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Milford
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10
10
Age
27
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Tubal Blockage, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
10
10
He [Dr. Jeffrey Russel] has been practicing for years and knows his stuff. He evaluates your situation as a whole and was sure to figure out why before proceeding with something that would not work just to do it. We was very forthcoming and told you everything you needed to know and gave you all your options.... I initially thought we would do one transfer and he strongly suggested two. Which worked out just the way we had anticipated
They [Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine-Milford] always had times available when called. The wait could be rather long but with time sensitive issues it is understandable. They have different locations available which is very convenient as well.... They [the staff at DIRM] were always very personal and knew your name and asked about your day
Age
27
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Tubal Blockage, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
10
10
How was your experience with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
He has been practicing for years and knows his stuff. He evaluates your situation as a whole and was sure to figure out why before proceeding with something that would not work just to do it. We was very forthcoming and told you everything you needed to know and gave you all your options.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Make sure you ask all your questions so you are not still pondering later even if you are embarassed.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
They were always very personal and knew your name and asked about your day
Describe the protocols Jeffrey Russell used in your cycles at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
He wanted to diagnose the problem rather then just jumping into solutions. He wanted to make sure all issues were known before proceeding which was great
Describe your experience with your nurse at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Celena)
Very compassionate and patient explained every thing necessary
Describe your experience with Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
They always had times available when called. The wait could be rather long but with time sensitive issues it is understandable. They have different locations available which is very convenient as well.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Around 11k
Describe Jeffrey Russell's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
I initially thought we would do one transfer and he strongly suggested two. Which worked out just the way we had anticipated
10
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Jeffrey Russell
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10
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Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Milford
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10
10
Age
44 - 45
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 IUI, 3 IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Other
10
10
He [Dr. Jeffrey Russell] rarely does multiple transfer...During my first consultation he explain the different tests that were needed for him to do a comprehensive plan of treatment. After each setback, he readjust the course of treatment and explain why. Took his time to explain what he was doing and why. He conducted the transfer and the miscarriage procedure himself...since its only one doctor, all the staff knows who you are are are very professional and warm.
They [nurses at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine] were very warm and gentle at the times that I needed it...Strengths: The coordinators are very knowledge, friendly, and warm. There is only one tech who is very skill. The NP Lauren is great, at each visit she would explain what she saw and the next steps. Weakness: Morning monitoring were as easily as my work like...office is small, where since its only one doctor, all the staff knows who you are are are very professional and warm.
Age
44 - 45
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI, 3 IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Other
10
10
How was your experience with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
During my first consultation he explain the different tests that were needed for him to do a comprehensive plan of treatment. After each setback, he readjust the course of treatment and explain why. Took his time to explain what he was doing and why. He conducted the transfer and the miscarriage procedure himself.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
He is very knowledge intros field.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
DIRM's office is small, where since its only one doctor, all the staff knows who you are are are very professional and warm.
Describe the protocols Jeffrey Russell used in your cycles at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Sorry I don't remember the exact protocol.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were very warm and gentle at the times that I needed it.
Describe your experience with Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Strengths: The coordinators are very knowledge, friendly, and warm. There is only one tech who is very skill. The NP Lauren is great, at each visit she would explain what she saw and the next steps. Weakness: Morning monitoring were as easily as my work like.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
My insurance covered the treatment. I paid out of pocket for all the medications.
Describe Jeffrey Russell's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
He rarely does multiple transfer
10
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Jeffrey Russell
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
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Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Milford
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10
10
Age
34
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
10
10
Dr Russell was very knowledgeable and was ready for all questions and answers. He was not pushy and gave all options including no treatment at all. Very funny and could even draw and write upside down... Found 2 out of 3 miscarriages were genetic abnormalities. Suggested IVF or we can continue trying but not sure how many additional miscarriages will occur before we carry a child to term.... Currently undergoing tests and then let them know our choice at our next sit down
They [DE Inst for Repro Med] are very friendly. They are very private and make you feel comfortable and are compassionate about everyone’s case individually and as a whole. They go over your insurance process first so you know what to expect before you even begin to wonder and stress. They give you all options and do not pressure you into anything... Dr Russell was very knowledgeable and was ready for all questions and answers. He was not pushy and gave all options including no treatment
Age
34
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
10
10
How was your experience with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Russell was very knowledgeable and was ready for all questions and answers. He was not pushy and gave all options including no treatment at all. Very funny and could even draw and write upside down
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Amazing, great bed side manner and great doctor who is compassionate and right down to business
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
They had my files from my OBGYN so knew a lot of information. They talked real talk and also joked around
Describe the protocols Jeffrey Russell used in your cycles at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Found 2 out of 3 miscarriages were genetic abnormalities. Suggested IVF or we can continue trying but not sure how many additional miscarriages will occur before we carry a child to term. Currently undergoing tests and then let them know our choice at our next sit down
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were very friendly funny and knowledgeable
Describe your experience with Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
They are very friendly. They are very private and make you feel comfortable and are compassionate about everyone’s case individually and as a whole. They go over your insurance process first so you know what to expect before you even begin to wonder and stress. They give you all options and do not pressure you into anything
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
All costs were covered with a copay except IVF treatment
10
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Jeffrey Russell
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10
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Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine
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4
5
Age
35 - 37
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
4
5
I like that Dr. Russell is blunt and tells you like it is. I feel sometimes though he is to busy for me. I’ve been going for 2 years with no results. His reviews are great and because of work his office in Milford is most financially beneficial for me. ... At first he always said to use donor eggs from the beginning because of my egg quality and my husband low sperm count and the fact we could not afford genetic testing. ...
I feel the finances needs more help because she takes sometimes awhile to get back with you. ... There’s plenty of great nurses there [DE Inst for Repro Med]. I only had 2 issues the 2 years I have been there. It must have been a bad day both times. ... The newest cycle will be 25,000 plus insurance copays each visit, through the last 2 years I have put an additional 5000 or more out if you include freezing , medication co pays, doctor copays, anesthesiologists co pay, storage fee.
Age
35 - 37
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
4
5
How was your experience with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
I like that Dr. Russell is blunt and tells you like it is. I feel sometimes though he is to busy for me. I’ve been going for 2 years with no results. His reviews are great and because of work his office in Milford is most financially beneficial for me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Don’t take to heart that he appears not compassionate he is blunt that’s his personality but I like it
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Sometimes I felt rushed when I had my consultations each time. Once my husband took off from work for a meeting we had previously set up and when we get there nobody new what was going on.
Describe the protocols Jeffrey Russell used in your cycles at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
At first he always said to use donor eggs from the beginning because of my egg quality and my husband low sperm count and the fact we could not afford genetic testing. First retrieval no eggs survived so no transfer before second retrieval he adjusted my medication and I had to go through a mock cycle when second retrieval came around I got 1 egg survived after the 5 day and we transferred that with no success. Then my job switched insurance and infertility is no longer covered. So we are now going to take a loan out and attempt using donor eggs.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff have always been compassionate and helpful.
Describe your experience with Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
There’s plenty of great nurses there. I only had 2 issues the 2 years I have been there. It must have been a bad day both times. I feel the finances needs more help because she takes sometimes awhile to get back with you.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
For the most part it was convenient. Some appointments were out of there control because it had to be timed just right
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
The newest cycle will be 25,000 plus insurance copays each visit, through the last 2 years I have put an additional 5000 or more out if you include freezing , medication co pays, doctor copays, anesthesiologists co pay, storage fee. It gets me stressed even thinking about it with still no result
Describe Jeffrey Russell's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
I would like to use multiple embryo transfers but dr. Russell prefers just single because of the risks
What specific things went wrong at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Lost appointments
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Just the appointment we wanted and off for to do a Skype with finances. Then when I very first started going I really didn’t like the ivf coordinator I think her name is angel bedside manner. She just talked to you rough and at times like she was to busy for me. I talked with her about this and had no other issues. I wonder sometimes if they are just taking my money cause I keep being unsuccessful on getting a pregnancy
4
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Jeffrey Russell
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5
Clinic
Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Newark
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10
10
Age
38 - 39
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
10
10
Dr Russell has always been very upfront and honest with my husband and myself. We believe that he truly cares if these treatments are successful and that he will consistently attempt to “tweak” our treatments based on our individual needs until we get our rainbow baby.... He builds his treatment based out of your individual needs, where you don’t feel so, “cookie cutter.”... We have done multiple rounds of 150mg Clomid, multiple cycles of Clomid and Follistim combined with intercourse. For IVF, We did 300 Follistim and 50 of Hcg daily with Ganirelix towards the end closer to retrieval.
The nursing staff at DIRM listen to my husband and myself. They connect with Dr Russell if we have questions that they can’t answer about our care (even if he is away on vacation or out of the office). During our two losses, they were very compassionate....I don’t have any weaknesses to give! We truly believe that they want us to have our rainbow baby and that they work very hard to offer us the individual treatment plans based on our needs.... Dr Russell also tests for things like Natural Killer Cells and auto immune issues that other facilities don’t always believe in,
Age
38 - 39
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
10
10
How was your experience with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Russell has always been very upfront and honest with my husband and myself. He builds his treatment based out of your individual needs, where you don’t feel so, “cookie cutter.” If we ask questions he answers to the absolute best of his ability and we take comfort in his honesty with us.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Listen. Listen to what his recommendations for you are. If it’s diet and exercise, do it. Follow what he tells you, because he truly does want you to be successful and have the baby that you so badly want.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Russell has always been very upfront and honest with my husband and myself. We believe that he truly cares if these treatments are successful and that he will consistently attempt to “tweak” our treatments based on our individual needs until we get our rainbow baby.
Describe the protocols Jeffrey Russell used in your cycles at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We have done multiple rounds of 150mg Clomid, multiple cycles of Clomid and Follistim combined with intercourse. For IVF, We did 300 Follistim and 50 of Hcg daily with Ganirelix towards the end closer to retrieval. Retrieved 14 eggs, 10 mature, 8 fertilized, 2 made it to blast and ended up with 1 normal male embryo. We transferred him and miscarried at 6.5 weeks following ultrasound which showed gestational sac, yolk sac and fetal pole. Unfortunately, we can not afford to have any additional rounds of ivf and have no embryos left.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff at DIRM listen to my husband and myself. They connect with Dr Russell if we have questions that they can’t answer about our care (even if he is away on vacation or out of the office). During our two losses, they were very compassionate.
Describe your experience with Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
I don’t have any weaknesses to give! We truly believe that they want us to have our rainbow baby and that they work very hard to offer us the individual treatment plans based on our needs. At other offices in our area, we felt like our treatment was very “cookie cutter,” and all treatments were exactly the same as the next persons. Dr Russell also tests for things like Natural Killer Cells and auto immune issues that other facilities don’t always believe in, or test for. Having four losses, Dr Russell takes our care very seriously.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Cloned cycles were mostly covered by insurance, ivf was around $7500 medications roughly $3k, PGS $3k.
Describe Jeffrey Russell's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Due to having only one normal, one was our only option. But had we had two healthy embryos through PGS, Dr Russell told us that he would strongly advise against placing more than one.
10
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Jeffrey Russell
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine
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3
2
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage
3
2
Dr. Russell is the only physician in the clinic which has 2 locations. My appointments were never on time as scheduled and he never seemed to read my chart before meeting with us. He is stretched way too thin for the volume of patients he sees. There’s no way for him to have a good grasp on every patients situation when he is the only one running the show...as things failed over time, he had no real answers. There was a lot of false hope given with nothing left in the end. His main focus is on protein and how the diet will cure your eggs.
Overall the clinic [Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine] seems overworked and understaffed. During my monitoring appointments on the weekend, every one looked tired and run down. They didn’t seem happy. The clinic does batch cycling. So everyone is stimulated at the same time. It’s such a stressful time of a woman’s life, the staff really needs to be mindful of how they appear to us.
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage
3
2
How was your experience with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Russell is overtly confident. Which was great in the beginning because we needed hope. However as things failed over time, he had no real answers. There was a lot of false hope given with nothing left in the end. His main focus is on protein and how the diet will cure your eggs. I found this to be completely void of actual fact as I did everything he told me and still has no viable embryos. He is pompous and makes very brash statements. He doesn’t think before he speaks. I wish I had done more research before choosing his clinic.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Do your research. Check his SART scores and success rates. He will tell you what you want to hear but doesn’t produce results.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Russell is the only physician in the clinic which has 2 locations. My appointments were never on time as scheduled and he never seemed to read my chart before meeting with us. He is stretched way too thin for the volume of patients he sees. There’s no way for him to have a good grasp on every patients situation when he is the only one running the show.
Describe the protocols Jeffrey Russell used in your cycles at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
He uses follistim 300 and microdose HCG 50 pretty frequently. Then introduces ganarelix later.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Celina McHugh)
Celina is amazing and was the main reason that I stayed at the clinic for 2 cycles despite our poor outcomes. She is compassionate, and treats you as though you are the only patient there even if she has a waiting room full of people.
Describe your experience with Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Overall the clinic seems overworked and understaffed. During my monitoring appointments on the weekend, every one looked tired and run down. They didn’t seem happy. The clinic does batch cycling. So everyone is stimulated at the same time. It’s such a stressful time of a woman’s life, the staff really needs to be mindful of how they appear to us.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
PGS testing was $3,000 For up to 8 embryos. The transfer and retrieval were covered under insurance but we still had approx $6,000 in out of pocket costs including copays and deductible. The injections were so costly. We spent thousands of dollars on the medications.
Describe Jeffrey Russell's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
He was willing to transfer more than one embryo - I think especially if they are not PGS tested so quality was unknown.
What specific things went wrong at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
The day before my transfer, I called the coordinator to ask about my blood work and if I needed antibiotics. I was never prescribed anything and had heard I might need antibiotics. The coordinator had failed to call me and did in fact admit that I need antibiotics. She also failed to mention that I needed steroids. So at 6 Pm the night before our transfer we were driving around to different pharmacies trying to find the steroid they prescribed. It was completely inappropriate for her to wait that long and I can’t imagine what would have happened if I hadn’t called. I’m not sure I would have been given anything.
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Jeffrey Russell
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2
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10
10
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
10
Dr Russell is very straight to the point, but provides all of the details and information necessary. I prefer this over someone who talks around in circles and just tells me what they think I'd want to hear. He's cautious but ready to move forward as long as you are.... We did 4 IUIs total. The first two I only used a trigger shot for timing. The next two we used clomid as well as the trigger shot. We moved onto IVF and my shots included menopur, gonal-F and cetrotide. He retrieved 25 eggs with 13 mature. They were concerned that I'd have Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome and quickly put me on medication to avoid OHSS, which worked. We had 5 embryos to freeze and opted to do testing which resulted in only one normal embryo.
It [DE for Reproductive Medicine] is a small clinic so you always see the same familiar faces which is great. I've trusted any treatment that has been suggested. They communicate all details very well so you're never left wondering what your next steps will be and why.... The nursing staff is great and always there to listen to your fears and concerns. They go above and beyond to make you calm and comfortable. They were amazing for my egg retrieval when I just couldn't stop crying from nerves (and probably hormones too).
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
10
How was your experience with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Russell is very straight to the point, but provides all of the details and information necessary. I prefer this over someone who talks around in circles and just tells me what they think I'd want to hear. He's cautious but ready to move forward as long as you are.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
He is extremely straight forward and prepared to hit the ground running as long as you are. After a year of trying on our own, I was happy to have a doctor like this. Minutes after our first meeting with him, I was getting blood drawn and an ultrasound (both things that I was on board with). He doesn't force any next steps on you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
The office is on the smaller side so you got to know everyone who worked there. You would see the same individuals at each appointment so they all get to know you and your story.
Describe the protocols Jeffrey Russell used in your cycles at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We did 4 IUIs total. The first two I only used a trigger shot for timing. The next two we used clomid as well as the trigger shot. We moved onto IVF and my shots included menopur, gonal-F and cetrotide. He retrieved 25 eggs with 13 mature. They were concerned that I'd have Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome and quickly put me on medication to avoid OHSS, which worked. We had 5 embryos to freeze and opted to do testing which resulted in only one normal embryo. Because we only have one embryo, Dr Russell is being cautious and I am currently in the process of a mock cycle for the transfer. I've been on estrace and will start progesterone shortly to confirm that the timing would be perfect for a transfer. I appreciate that he is doing everything possible to ensure that this embryo implants when we do the actual transfer.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff is great and always there to listen to your fears and concerns. They go above and beyond to make you calm and comfortable. They were amazing for my egg retrieval when I just couldn't stop crying from nerves (and probably hormones too).
Describe your experience with Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
It is a small clinic so you always see the same familiar faces which is great. I've trusted any treatment that has been suggested. They communicate all details very well so you're never left wondering what your next steps will be and why.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
I switched insurance plans through the process. Our IUIs were out of pocket with my previous insurance but IVF has been covered by my new insurance so far. We chose to do genetic screening that my insurance did not cover so that was out of pocket. I've never seen another doctor to compare prices of the IUIs but from talking to other women, the costs seems comparable.
What specific things went wrong at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Provided conflicting information
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10
10
Age
39 - 40
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS, Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids
10
10
Dr. Russell has given us HOPE in process that has been very emotional, physical, and financially draining! We are confident that once the transfer occurs we will see are healthy baby in 9 months!!... After stopping the hormones before the retrieval, he was able to successful retrieve 53 eggs and I did not end up having any complications from the hypo stimulation. My ovaries healed with no problems.
At this practice [DE Institute for Reproductive Medicine] you do everything in one place which makes it more convenient especially when you have to dedicate so much time traveling back and forth through the IVF process. The hours are flexible and the start at 7:30a which makes it easy to get back to work in a good timeframe. You never have to wait a long time, even with the number of patients that come in. They are super efficient. You even get your instructions via a phone voice mailbox and through the online patient portal. They make things super convenient and are always available for questions, which is important when you going through IVF.
Age
39 - 40
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS, Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids
10
10
How was your experience with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Prior to being treated by Dr. Russell, by GYN tried treating me with a course of fertility medication and over prescribed one of the medications, which led to distrust. He also did not explain scar tissue was a possibility after he removed my fibroids. The best thing he could have done is recommend me to Dr. Russell. Dr. Russell and his team have been nothing less than phenomenal! Dr. Russell is extremely knowledgeable and has been very dead on as my diagnosis and properly treating me. I have full confidence in him as he has restored my hope. Now we have two healthy embryos that are awaiting transfer. Instead of moving directly into the transfer, he is doing a mock cycle first to check my uterine lining to ensure it is prepared before implanting my embryo. Many doctors would not have taken the time to do this. He also strongly suggested genetics testing which I thankful we did as there were some abnormal eggs. We are taking the safe route of having one embryo implanted and will later implant the second after our first success pregnancy. I have a friend who went through 3 unsuccessful cycles of IVF with another local provider and is now with Dr. Russell and has raved about the notable difference including Dr. Russell and his team addressing proper nutrition. Dr. Russell has given us HOPE in process that has been very emotional, physical, and financially draining! We are confident that once the transfer occurs we will see are healthy baby in 9 months!!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Please be flexible with your schedule and patient in the process. All the steps that have to be taken can be overwhelming, but don't hesitate to communicate all of your concerns because the staff are always available to answer questions even after hours.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Russell and his team show genuine empathy and a caring nature. I never felt like a number even with the number of patients that come to his practice. They always greeted me by name and have taken the time to get to know me.
Describe the protocols Jeffrey Russell used in your cycles at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
During the initial injections of hormones, I had to inject a total of 300mg of follistim twice daily. Initially my body did not respond, so he increased the dosage to 600mg and instantly my body responded. My body actually responded to well and I ended up going into hypo stimulation and then my medications were reduced and Dr. Russell moved me directly into egg retrieval to avoid any complications. After stopping the hormones before the retrieval, he was able to successful retrieve 53 eggs and I did not end up having any complications from the hypo stimulation. My ovaries healed with no problems.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff have always been available to answer questions. They are also very knowledgeable. After my retrieval, Dr. Russell had to travel the next week for a conference. The Physician Assistant gave me her cell number to contact her with questions or concerns. I had to reach out to her on two different occasions over the weekend and she was very responsive. During one of my visits, I mentioned to one of the nurses that I wanted to find another GYN because of my lack of trust. She took time out to call me with names of GYN practices that specialize in handling advanced age pregnancies. She even shared with me her experience clearly understood why finding a provider that is knowledgeable and empathetic is important to me. The nursing staff always greets me and ask me how I'm feeling. Even the phlebotomist are super friendly. Everyone makes you feel super comfortable.
Describe your experience with Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
At this practice, you do everything in one place which makes it more convenient especially when you have to dedicate so much time traveling back and forth through the IVF process. The hours are flexible and the start at 7:30a which makes it easy to get back to work in a good timeframe. You never have to wait a long time, even with the number of patients that come in. They are super efficient. You even get your instructions via a phone voice mailbox and through the online patient portal. They make things super convenient and are always available for questions, which is important when you going through IVF.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
I never had an issue getting an appointment. On the day of my monitoring visits, I was always seen in a reasonable timeframe. Things ran very smoothly and efficiently.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Total for IVF procedure including genetic testing $16,000 about $3000 for each IUI procedure (twice), about $4000 in medication cost.
Describe Jeffrey Russell's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Dr. Russell is a strong advocate for single embryo transfers because of the risk factors involved with multiple. He explained that years again, they did not have the technology that they have now, so they implanted multiple embryos. He explained that multiple embryo transfers can also increase the risk of premature birth. Based on his success rates and his years of experience and research here in the US and abroad, I am fully confident that the single embryo transfer is the best option, especially with all that we have already invested. Why take the additional risk when you don't have to...
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Jeffrey Russell
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10
10
Age
34
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
10
10
Dr. Russell is a busy man and runs an efficient practice. He gets straight to the point and may seem rough to hear but there is no other way to explain each persons infertility. Lauren is who we saw at most visits. Dr. Russell was present in the office.... We were encourage to only to transfer 1 embryo. My husband and I have waited 10 years to do IVF, we decided 2 embryo transfer was best for our family.
Team of nurses [Delaware Inst for Repro Med] are amazing Lauren, Celina, Mary Kate, Siobhan, Angie all communicate well with voicemails and emails. Prompt office even for the amount of volume. They are all efficient some lack bed side manner sometime since they have large groups of retrievals... Jennifer Jess at Dr. Russell’s office phenomenal she explains each cost, efficient, obtains tier overrides with insurance company, provides resources for medication.
Age
34
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
10
10
How was your experience with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Russell is a busy man and runs an efficient practice. He gets straight to the point and may seem rough to hear but there is no other way to explain each persons infertility. Lauren is who we saw at most visits. Dr. Russell was present in the office.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Go to your first appt with an open mind and be ready for a journey of a lifetime.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Russell, Lauren and the complete staff treated us with care and great bedside manner. Dr. Russell gets straight to the point.
Describe the protocols Jeffrey Russell used in your cycles at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We started our process 1/2018 with consultation, 2/18 nutrition class with Lauren, 3/18 labs and scans with Celina, RN, 4/18 started medications birth control injections and Dr. appts, 5/18 continued oral meds and started stims folistim, birth control, progesterone retrieval of 24 embryos, 6/19/18 transfer day for A and B. 6/29/19 POSITIVE HCG! 7/18 continued weekly ultra sound and appts, 8/18 more appts...9/18 released to OBGYN, 10/2018 announced our pregnancy to social media, 11/18 ultra sound appts, 12/18 took a baby moon and maternity photos, 1/2019 celebrated with 3 baby showers, 2/19 Baby was born at 37 weeks and 4 days due to low amniotic fluid. We have a healthy Baby boy thanks to Dr. Russell and his team of professionals! Thank you.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Lauren, Celina)
Lauren, Celina, Angie and the entire team
Describe your experience with Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Team of nurses are amazing Lauren, Celina, Mary Kate, Siobhan, Angie all communicate well with voicemails and emails. Prompt office even for the amount of volume. They are all efficient some lack bed side manner sometime since they have large groups of retrievals
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Jennifer Jess at Dr. Russell’s office phenomenal she explains each cost, efficient, obtains tier overrides with insurance company, provides resources for medication. My insurance was billed 38k, my out of pocket estimate 6k. One thing is the genetic testing cost. I wish were told the total cost ahead of time 3,700.
Describe Jeffrey Russell's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
We were encourage to only to transfer 1 embryo. My husband and I have waited 10 years to do IVF, we decided 2 embryo transfer was best for our family. So I would have no regrets and financially if we were taking our chances why not 2. Dr. Russell had us sign forms.
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Jeffrey Russell
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10
10
Age
42 - 43
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
Dr. Russell explained everything to us about our infertility journey, he helped us understand the positives and the negatives... Dr. Russell and his team are amazing, caring, knowledgeable people. They have really helped me through some difficult times, I can't say enough good things about them!! :-)...They take the time to sit and talk with you.
Dr. Russell and his team from day 1 has been extremely helpful with helping my husband and I through this infertility journey. They take the time to sit and talk with you. I highly recommend DIRM to anyone experiencing any type of infertility...Charlotte as well as the rest of Dr. Russell's team are so compassionate, informative, and willing to make your visit the best that it can possibly be. Charlotte is an amazing coordinator / person! We are very pleased we chose DIRM!
Age
42 - 43
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Russell explained everything to us about our infertility journey, he helped us understand the positives and the negatives. There were times when I was disappointed when we received news that we weren't pregnant, after knowing my lab and lining numbers were looking good. I later realized that this journey is trial and error, I've learned to be positive through out this. I don't blame anyone, I just never realized how much of an emotional roller coaster ride this would be. Dr. Russell and his team are amazing, caring, knowledgeable people. They have really helped me through some difficult times, I can't say enough good things about them!! :-)
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Be patient, think positive, have faith, ask questions. Know that you're not the only one going through this journey and there are support classes if needed.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Russell and his team from day 1 has been extremely helpful with helping my husband and I through this infertility journey. They take the time to sit and talk with you. I highly recommend DIRM to anyone experiencing any type of infertility.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Charlotte Lott )
Charlotte as well as the rest of Dr. Russell's team are so compassionate, informative, and willing to make your visit the best that it can possibly be. Charlotte is an amazing coordinator / person! We are very pleased we chose DIRM!
Describe your experience with Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
I can't honestly think of any weaknesses. The staff is very dedicated to their job and getting the patient what they want (a baby/babies). They're compassionate, understanding and willing to go that extra mile. There have been days where I wanted to give up on trying to conceive, but the staff has made me feel that this is possible.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
The financial part of this process has been hard for me to swallow.
Describe Jeffrey Russell's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Dr. Russell transfered 1 embryo at a time. He informed that if I had multiple miscarriages, then he would consider multiple embryo transfers at once.
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Jeffrey Russell
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Frequency seen during appointments
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10
10
Age
27 - 28
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
6 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Other
10
10
Dr. Russel was amazing when we met with him for a second opinion and treatment planning. He was blunt and direct in providing us information and provided us with our best options for conceptions and made my husband and I feel very confident about the treatment we would receive from him.... I appreciated his honesty and lack of sugar coated information about my diagnosis, test results, and treatment plan.
The office [Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine] has quick and convenient scheduling and the online portal is easy to use. Dr. Russell Is amazing. We have No complaints thus far, and are looking forward to completing our treatment with his clinic with the support of him and his amazing staff.... We are told the cost of or donor egg treatments will be $25,000. I also receive a discounted rate because of my employer.... Every one within the practice that we’ve had exposure to has been amazing. Dr. Russell definitely surrounds himself with a stellar team.
Age
27 - 28
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
6 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Other
10
10
How was your experience with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Loved Dr. Russell’s blunt delivery of information and the confidence he had in delivering info about our best options for conception and treatment moving forward. I appreciated his honesty and lack of sugar coated information about my diagnosis, test results, and treatment plan.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
I wouldn’t have any advice to give other than he is definitely worth seeing. His approach and attitude are amazing.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Russel was amazing when we met with him for a second opinion and treatment planning. He was blunt and direct in providing us information and provided us with our best options for conceptions and made my husband and I feel very confident about the treatment we would receive from him.
Describe the protocols Jeffrey Russell used in your cycles at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Dr. Russell first advised that despite my diminished ovarian reserves, we could have great success using clomid, he also informed us given the low ovarian reserve numbers and probably quality of remaining eggs IVF using my own eggs wasn’t the best option for us as it likely wouldn’t yield us a child, but that he felt fairly confident with fertility drugs and clomid we would likely have success. However due to being a genetic carrier for fragile X we discussed that we would have to weigh potential risks versus benefits. He offered IVF using donor egg as an alternative giving the best results for us to have a child, which is ultimately the route we opted to go with.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Every one within the practice that we’ve had exposure to has been amazing. Dr. Russell definitely surrounds himself with a stellar team.
Describe your experience with Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
The office has quick and convenient scheduling and the online portal is easy to use. Dr. Russell Is amazing. We have No complaints thus far, and are looking forward to completing our treatment with his clinic with the support of him and his amazing staff.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
We are told the cost of or donor egg treatments will be $25,000. I also receive a discounted rate because of my employer.
Describe Jeffrey Russell's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
No thoughts/comments yet as we haven’t started the transfer process yet.
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Doctor
Jeffrey Russell
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
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Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine
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10
Age
40 - 41
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids
10
10
Dr Russell first was nice which is important. He explained and answered all questions in an understandable tone. He gave options and he never made me feel like I was asking too many questions.... I had fibroids, he suggested me to have them removed before the transfer and start of treatment, I did. It was a success with my transfer on the first time, again, unfortunately I miscarried
clinic [Delaware Institute for Repro Med] was great, no complaints. You did not have to wait long once arrival for appointments. seating area was comfortable. upon arrival you were greeted which is important. The front staff was pleasant and also available to accommodate any changes or notes needed to take for work... staff was great, very sensitive to my mishap and also there for any and all questions that I had. Even after treatment they are still great communicators with questions that I have
Age
40 - 41
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids
10
10
How was your experience with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Russell first was nice which is important. He explained and answered all questions in an understandable tone. He gave options and he never made me feel like I was asking too many questions. With this treatment you need a Doctor that will listen, address you and give you the best , realistic options. And he did just that for me
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
I would advise to do research so that you can have more direct questions to ask relating to yourself.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Russell and his staff was completely relatable, comforting and professional. he was available during my treatment and exams which was a very important detail. He did not cut corners with me which I respected. Unfortunately I miscarried however I am going to continue to try and I would not go on this journey with no other doctor. I felt most comfortable and I felt like he and his staff cares. I love this place and I hope my next go is a success
Describe the protocols Jeffrey Russell used in your cycles at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I had fibroids, he suggested me to have them removed before the transfer and start of treatment, I did. It was a success with my transfer on the first time, again, unfortunately I miscarried
Describe your experience with your nurse at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Deb)
She and staff was great, very sensitive to my mishap and also there for any and all questions that I had. Even after treatment they are still great communicators with questions that I have going forward to start IVF again
Describe your experience with Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
clinic was great, no complaints. You did not have to wait long once arrival for appointments. seating area was comfortable. upon arrival you were greeted which is important. The front staff was pleasant and also available to accommodate any changes or notes needed to take for work
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
I will say , my research show Dr Russell at that time... to have better rates
Describe Jeffrey Russell's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
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Jeffrey Russell
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0
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI, 6 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Immunological
0
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We did back to back retrievals [with Dr. Jeffrey Russell] only weeks apart (no month break in between) in order to batch embryos for PGS. I asked if this was wise to do without giving my body a break and I was instructed that it was perfectly fine. Well my first retrieval we got 12 eggs and ended up with 2 blastocysts. The next cycle only weeks later we only got 5 eggs which resulted in only 1 blastocyst. Ultimately after PGS testing we only had 1 normal embryo.
All patients [at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine-Neward] are put on the same schedule for monitoring & retrieval week.... Angie [a nurse] is awful! Very unorganized, talked fast when leaving messages, no explanation of why if any changes to med dosages. She showed no compassion any of the times I met with her.... I would tell her what pharmacies I used & she would still make the mistake of sending scripts to the wrong pharmacy.
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 6 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Immunological
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How was your experience with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
I came to Dr. Russell for a second opinion and he talked a good game. He led us to believe he could do a lot more for us than the previous clinic we came from so we switched to him partly because of his confidence & knowledge and also because a friend of mine worked in his office. We did back to back retrievals only weeks apart (no month break in between) in order to batch embryos for PGS. I asked if this was wise to do without giving my body a break and I was instructed that it was perfectly fine. Well my first retrieval we got 12 eggs and ended up with 2 blastocysts. The next cycle only weeks later we only got 5 eggs which resulted in only 1 blastocyst. Ultimately after PGS testing we only had 1 normal embryo. We transferred the normal embryo which resulted in a positive pregnancy test. Unfortunately the pregnancy did not progress normally which resulted in a miscarriage (which we were told he had never seen before with a PGS normal embryo) after this we were on the fence whether to switch doctors but decided to give it one more chance with him. My last retrieval with Dr. Russell resulted in 9 eggs of which we got zero embryos/blastocysts. We were told by Dr. Russell that something was intrinsically wrong with my eggs. We then decided to switch doctors for our 3rd opinion which we ended up with amazing results! No issues with my eggs! First cycle with the new doctor resulted in 11 eggs, 9 mature, 7 fertilized & 6 blastocysts of which 4 were PGS normal!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Do your research & don’t always believe the statistics he throws around. I believe he gives false hope with his percentages.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
All patients are put on the same schedule for monitoring & retrieval week. I had done 2 retrievals prior to coming to Dr. Russell & I don’t feel as though he tried to change my protocol in anyway except adding higher doses of low dose hcg which did not work & I did 3 retrievals with him using the same protocol! Frustrating!
Describe the protocols Jeffrey Russell used in your cycles at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Same protocol for each retrieval, follistim 300-375 twice a day as well as low dose hcg in high quantities. Ganirelix/certitide added when needed. First retrieval resulted in 12 eggs with only 2 blastocysts. Second to retrieve all the following month resulted in 5 eggs and 1 blastocyst. Final retrieval resulted in 9 eggs & no blastocysts/embryos. I truly feel my eggs were fried or there was lab error with my last retrieval.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Angie)
Angie is awful! Very unorganized, talked fast when leaving messages, no explanation of why if any changes to med dosages. She showed no compassion any of the times I met with her.
Describe your experience with Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Make sure you do your research before choosing this clinic. Dr. Russell has knowledge in the area but is a bit old school at times and if you are a difficult case I don’t think he is willing to think outside of the box & change protocols.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
We paid out of pocket for many procedures after our insurance benefits were exhausted. We switched insurance carriers the following year & the financial department did not check benefits so we assumed we had to pay out of pocket. Upon switching to a new clinic they checked our benefits and we indeed had some benefits. I had to contact Dr. Russell’s office to be reimbursed for the treatments I had paid out of pocket for, in which case we were reimbursed thankfully!
What specific things went wrong at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Angie was very unorganized and always seemed to be in a rush. I would tell her what pharmacies I used & she would still make the mistake of sending scripts to the wrong pharmacy.
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Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Newark
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10
10
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
10
When Dr. Russel had bad news about my first egg retrieval (no embryos) he called me himself to give me the news and told me what the next steps were.... Although his bedside manner is kind of blunt he does have compassion when things don’t go he way you had hoped. If bad news has to be given he calls you himself.... High protein diet and vitamins for better egg quality. Clomid and low caffeine/sugar for my husband because of male factor to see if that makes any difference.
This clinic [Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine] is very efficient. I was seen on time 95% of the time. There are a lot of people who work there so you won’t remember names. The Milford office is much smaller and I would go there when I can.... The nursing staff is wonderful! One of them saw me at the hospital before an OB appointment and greeted me by name even though I didn’t remember hers.... We had a 20% copay per visit and paid about $2500 for retrieval.
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
10
How was your experience with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Although his bedside manner is kind of blunt he does have compassion when things don’t go he way you had hoped. If bad news has to be given he calls you himself. He’s clear about what steps need to be taken and WANTS you to get pregnant.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
He tells it like it is and don’t expect hand holding through the process. He IS compassionate but expects you to do exactly what he says so you’re successful.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
When Dr. Russel had bad news about my first egg retrieval (no embryos) he called me himself to give me the news and told me what the next steps were.
Describe the protocols Jeffrey Russell used in your cycles at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
High protein diet and vitamins for better egg quality. Clomid and low caffeine/sugar for my husband because of male factor to see if that makes any difference. It didn’t but the suggestions were helpful. Menopur, ganirillex, and follistim injections for eggs as well as estrace and progesterone suppositories. Progesterone injections for and post transfer. Transfer of 1 embryo resulted in live birth of baby boy.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff is wonderful! One of them saw me at the hospital before an OB appointment and greeted me by name even though I didn’t remember hers.
Describe your experience with Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
This clinic is very efficient. I was seen on time 95% of the time. There are a lot of people who work there so you won’t remember names. The Milford office is much smaller and I would go there when I can.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Because of our insurance we paid much less out of pocket. This was all laid out for us by the billing department. We had a 20% copay per visit and paid about $2500 for retrieval.
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Jeffrey Russell
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10
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Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Newark
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10
10
Age
32 - 39
Treated
2010 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
Dr. Russell is extremely smart and knowledgeable which to the a sensitive person can be off putting. However, my husband and I found comfort in that he was the best person to achieve our goals of having a family. When we walked into his office at the ripe old age of 38 wanting to try for a third child he actually smiled and said that we have done it before we can do it again...Be prepared to be patient because there is only one doctor performing the procedures and answering questions your appointments may not always run on time.
Every person in the office [DE Inst for Repro Med] was incolved in the IVF process was on the same page. They knew my name and my husbands name. They greeted us warmly and were genuinely excited for each of our successful rounds...[Nurses] Friendly and knowledgeable! They are still friendly and remember my name when I see them out in public...Huge strength is that it is a small clinic and that you always see the same faces and you always see the same doctor.
Age
32 - 39
Treated
2010 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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10
How was your experience with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Russell is extremely smart and knowledgeable which to the a sensitive person can be off putting. However, my husband and I found comfort in that he was the best person to achieve our goals of having a family. When we walked into his office at the ripe old age of 38 wanting to try for a third child he actually smiled and said that we have done it before we can do it again. As result we now have three beautiful children.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Don’t expect warm and fuzzy from Dr. Russell but do expect results. And in the end I would rather hold my children’s hands than a doctor’s l.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Every person in the office was incolved in the IVF process was on the same page. They knew my name and my husbands name. They greeted us warmly and were genuinely excited for each of our successful rounds.
Describe the protocols Jeffrey Russell used in your cycles at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I don’t remember the IUI however with IVF we had one unsuccessful round and after that round Dr. Russell changes the medications and added a nutrition component which worked on all 3 successful rounds after.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Friendly and knowledgeable! They are still friendly and remember my name when I see them out in public😀
Describe your experience with Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Huge strength is that it is a small clinic and that you always see the same faces and you always see the same doctor. Be prepared to be patient because there is only one doctor performing the procedures and answering questions your appointments may not always run on time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Insurance covered first three rounds and $25 copay for each visit
Describe Jeffrey Russell's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
My first two children had two embryos transferred which resulted in single births however with my third child because we did PGS we choose to do a single embryo.
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Jeffrey Russell
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Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Newark
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10
10
Age
25
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
10
10
With my medicated ivf cycle, dr Russell’s main strategy was to keep an eye on me to ensure my body was accepting the medication properly. I saw him every other day while undergoing injections to be monitored....He covered every aspect of fertility with me, to include diet, nutrition, exercise, and daily life. He allowed me to understand my body more to grasp how fertility works and evolves.
The entire staff [DIRM] knew me by name and knew my medical history. I never had to repeat myself. The nursing staff always called me after appointments to check in on how I was doing.... I was thankful that they had a smaller clinic closer to my house where I was able to have checkups and standard appointments. I only had to travel to the farthest clinic 2-3 times maximum.
Age
25
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
10
10
How was your experience with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Russell was incredibly knowledgeable in his field. He has a true passion for the fertility world. He made me feel mattered as a patient. He covered every aspect of fertility with me, to include diet, nutrition, exercise, and daily life. He allowed me to understand my body more to grasp how fertility works and evolves.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Come with questions ready and do not shy from asking them. Dr Russell is very forth coming with his information and blunt about what is going on. He has a great bedside manner but will still tell you how things really are. He loves to answer questions and help in all areas of overall well-being and health.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
The entire staff knew me by name and knew my medical history. I never had to repeat myself. The nursing staff always called me after appointments to check in on how I was doing.
Describe the protocols Jeffrey Russell used in your cycles at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
With my medicated ivf cycle, dr Russell’s main strategy was to keep an eye on me to ensure my body was accepting the medication properly. I saw him every other day while undergoing injections to be monitored. By doing this he was able to increase and decrease specific medications based on how I was reacting to these medications.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
The nursing staff in general was excellent. All of them always knew who I was and greeted me in a kind manner. Upon leaving, they would call me 1-2 days after to check in on how I was doing with the process, treatment, transfer, and aftermath. They were compassionate and spoke to me like I was a human.
Describe your experience with Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
I live in a rural area, so, finding a clinic was hard. When I found this one, I was thankful that they had a smaller clinic closer to my house where I was able to have checkups and standard appointments. I only had to travel to the farthest clinic 2-3 times maximum. The strength is how thorough the clinic is. They constantly wanted to see me to check in, monitor, and evaluate me entirely. During my time there, everyone was engaged in my overall well being and satisfaction. The only weakness is that the clinic didn’t have a huge staff because of the clinic size. Although this was the primary reason that I chose to be seen there, many will view that as a negative aspect.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jeffrey Russell at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
I remember my medication was about $4,000. The ivf cycle with monitoring, retrieval, and transfer was $11,000. Pgs testing was $750 let embryo from another clinic.
Describe Jeffrey Russell's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
In my case, dr Russell preferred doing a eset because my medical condition that causes infertility would be tested out. Therefore, once we got a viable embryo, we knew my body would accept it. The staff didnsay that depending on the quality of the embryos on day 5, we could discuss doing a multiple transfer (I.e if the only viable ones I had were of lesser quality).
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Jeffrey Russell
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Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Newark
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