Describe your experience with Fort Worth Fertility.
Strengths: Professional, clean, knowledgeable, easily available by phone, same day lab results, very knowledgeable with current research.
Weaknesses: Not all of the nurses know the pricing. There is a financial person there and she is the only one who can answer questions about cost.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Kaufmann at Fort Worth Fertility?
Dr. Kaufmann treated me as a person. He never rushes through appointments and takes the time to get to know my husband and I. He was even available by cell phone on Christmas Eve when I was sick.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fort Worth Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Amber and Priscilla)
The nursing staff is amazing! Everyone is so friendly and personable. Amber was my ivf coordinator and Priscilla was my IUI coordinator. Both are very knowledgeable and made sure my husband and I understood our injection instructions and cycle calendars. They are both available by phone or email. If you called or emailed they will get back to you same day. They are also very compassionate, especially during the harder times.
How was your experience with Robert Kaufmann at Fort Worth Fertility?
Dr. Kaufmann is very professional and personable at the same time. He is very smart but takes time to explain things to me. He has compassion for his patients as well. He shared that he went through the ivf process himself with his wife so he understands the emotional side of this process as well. Every time I go to the clinic, even just for bloodwork, he is always available and makes a point to say ‘hello’. He does not rush through appointments and makes sure that my questions and concerns are addressed.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Kaufmann at Fort Worth Fertility?
Ask questions, because he will answer them. And trust him, because he knows this specialty very well.
Describe the protocols Robert Kaufmann used in your cycles at Fort Worth Fertility and their degree of success.
My first treatment was IUI. I was started on Clomid and monitored with ultrasounds. I did not respond to clomid so I was put on Gonal F. My husband has low sperm counts so we tried IUI first but it failed. Dr. Kaufmann gave us the option of referring my husband to a urologist but we opted not to and proceeded with IVF. My first IVF cycle Dr. Kaufmann was concerned that I would develop OHSS so he triggered me with Lupron instead of HCG shot. I did not get OHSS. We froze our embryos and then did a frozen transfer the following cycle. I got pregnant but miscarried because my beta was not increasing. We opted to get pgs testing done with the next frozen transfer but the second transfer failed.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Fort Worth Fertility.
Most monitoring was done with lab work. All labs must be done before 1030 in order to have the results back same day. So all monitoring had to be scheduled before 10:30. It was easy to pick my time slot and they were willing to work with my work schedule.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Kaufmann at Fort Worth Fertility.
I would estimate the IUI maybe approximately $2500 and the IVF with two frozen embryo transfers and PGS testing And meds $25000
Describe Robert Kaufmann's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fort Worth Fertility.
With my age and health, Dr. Kaufmann gave my husband and I the option and we chose to transfer two. He did educate us on the risks and statistics of multiples.