Describe your experience with Fertility Wellness Institute of Ohio.
The clinic is extremely professional. The admin staff is friendly, compassionate, and takes time to get to know you by name. The faculty is very clean, comfortable, and welcoming.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with NeeOo Chin at Fertility Wellness Institute of Ohio?
The staff knew me by name right away. So friendly! Dr. Chin has very nice bedside manner. He acts like a friend who just gets you and a doctor at the same time.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Wellness Institute of Ohio. (Assigned nurse: Grace)
The staff is very friendly, supportive, and encouraging. We worked closely with Grace through the IVF process. She really made us feel like a member of the family. She took calls/texts anytime of the day when we have questions/concerns about meds. She even sent supportive texts on procedure days. The staff truly cares and made us feel at ease every time we walked in the door.
How was your experience with NeeOo Chin at Fertility Wellness Institute of Ohio?
We have been under the care of Dr. Chin for 2 ½ years. From day one, he felt like someone we could put all of our trust in and hasn’t disappointed. Dr. Chin really takes the time to listen to your concerns and uses his knowledge to diagnose what the issues really are. He tries his best to achieve a successful pregnancy.
It is almost unheard of to be completely under the care of only one doctor during this infertility journey. Dr. Chin does it all. He did all my surgeries, IUI & IVF weekly/daily monitoring, IUI & IVF procedures and acupuncture.
Although we have not gotten our miracle yet, we have gotten better and better results with each cycle. Dr. Chin watched closely and adjusted my meds based on how my body was responding to them.
Through this challenging process, Dr. Chin has felt like not only a doctor but a friend. He made a personal call after my surgery at 10pm to check up on me. After our last IVF which ended in a chemical pregnancy, you could see how disappointed Dr. Chin was that this didn’t stick and showed much compassion for our feelings.
Can’t say enough good things about him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of NeeOo Chin at Fertility Wellness Institute of Ohio?
Do your research and ask lots of questions. Dr. Chin will answer every single one of them.
Describe the protocols NeeOo Chin used in your cycles at Fertility Wellness Institute of Ohio and their degree of success.
We started the infertility process by meeting with Dr. Chin to go over our history (to date male factor - low motility and mobility) and talk about the various approaches we could follow to try to become pregnant. He recommended my husband go on a regimen of vitamins (C, B Complex, CO-Q10, Folic Acid, and men's daily) which dramatically increased his sperm quality over time. He also recommended and we completed and HSG dye test to see if there is any concerns of blockage in the Fallopian tubes. This allowed us to understand before going into any treatment potential cause of our issues. After a successful test, we moved forward with three rounds of IUI. Each time Dr. Chin adjusted medicine to aspire for a different outcome and also make me react more favorably, which I did. He then recommended that I receive a laparoscopy to allow us to better understand if there was anything the dye test did not find that was inhibiting our success. We found out I have endometriosis and also had a few cysts that had to be removed. I am thankful he helped us find out that could be part of the problem. After the surgery we did two more rounds of IUI, one of which was a double IUI. Unfortunately we did not get pregnant. After that, Dr. Chin talk to us through the next steps if we wanted to pursue IVF. We felt confident knowing the process and moved forward. In the first round of IVF, we had a good outcome of eggs retrieved, however, the fertilization was not great despite using ICSI. We did not get pregnant after a day three transfer of two eggs. We met with Dr. Chin to review the outcome, and chose to move forward following a slightly different path (tweaks to medication) as we tried to have a successful pregnancy in the second round of IVF. We had better egg quality the second time, were able to freeze one, and completed a day five transfer of two embryos. Unfortunately we did not get pregnant. We met with Dr. Chin and talk through the frozen embryo transfer process and moved forward with our last round of IVF to date. The third round went much better than the first two and we ended with a chemical pregnancy. Although we were disappointed with the outcome, when we met with Dr. Chin to review the results he was extremely disappointed, compassionate, and helped us to understand our potential options going forward which could include donor egg or sperm. Although we have not made a decision to do another round of IVF, we are completely confident with Dr. chin and will return to him if we choose to move forward in that direction.
Medications used for IUI: Clomid, Letrozole (not at same time - different rounds)
Medications used for IVF: Lupron, Menopur, Follistim, Ovidel, Progesterone in Oil, Progesterone Suppositorys
Describe the costs associated with your care under NeeOo Chin at Fertility Wellness Institute of Ohio.
Acupuncture was $150 the first time and a $100 thereafter. Cost for treatment, IUIs, and IVFs depended on our personal eligibility for insurance (plan changed positively during this time period).
Describe NeeOo Chin's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Wellness Institute of Ohio.
Dr. Chin was very deliberate about talking us through our options for embryo transfer. He did not push us to do one versus the other, but we chose to transfer two at a time. He explained to us that he rarely transfers three, but we never had that option personally.