Describe your experience with Georgia Center for Reproductive Medicine.
He's very good at what he does but understand he does not have the latest technology in terms of testing and embryology lab. He's kind of old school, but does get babies. Prepare yourself for abruptness and his frankness.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Patrick Blohm at Georgia Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Blown is there to get you pregnant, yes. He lives and breathes fertility. However some follicle checks he wouldn't even speak to me. Being completely hormonal didn't help but at least say good morning.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Georgia Center for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Whitney)
Nurses keep this place going. Had it not been Whitney and Dr. Blohm's wife, Caroline, I would have had a mental breakdown.
How was your experience with Patrick Blohm at Georgia Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Blohm has had success with my friends, but we did not. I didn't even see him on my egg retrieval day but he must have seen me! We ended up with a second trimester loss. I went for reconsult and he didn't even seem to care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Patrick Blohm at Georgia Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Don't expect any bedside manner. Expect tough love. At age 33, he told me my eggs were getting old, even though we were male factor. Prepare your heart to take a beating from his abruptness. Some of my friends like his frankness. I don't think it was for me.
Describe the protocols Patrick Blohm used in your cycles at Georgia Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We use lupron and hcg trigger. Normal protocol. I produced 23 embryos and 6 blasts. But no blasts made a baby. Very sad. His strategies seem very textbook. I don't think he's very outside of the box.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Patrick Blohm at Georgia Center for Reproductive Medicine.
$11,000 for IVF plus drugs
Describe Patrick Blohm's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Georgia Center for Reproductive Medicine.
He's against eSET. I fought for two eSET and he mocked me both times. Told me I would have already had a baby had I listened to him. I was under 35, with one successful eSET already.