Dr. Norian uses his education and experience to craft a personalized plan for every patient. I never felt as if I was receiving a "cookie cutter" treatment plan with him...throughout my treatment, Dr. Norian would call me personally to give me updates and discuss the next steps in my treatment...He is very "hands on" and performs every procedure personally....
The clinic at HRC in Rancho Cucamonga is small, but cozy. Booking appointments was easy, and they were always able to get me in quickly, and during a convenient time for my schedule. The staff runs the clinic with smooth efficiency...I received very detailed cost breakdowns of the different packages and payment options that they had available....
How was your experience with John Norian at HRC Fertility?
Dr. Norian is everything you could hope for in a doctor. He is personable, involved, caring, and highly intelligent. He is very "hands on" and performs every procedure personally. He cares about his patients and uses his expertise to assist them with their reproductive needs.
On a more personal level, I came to Dr. Norian with high hopes, despite my age. After researching, reading reviews, and even several consultations with different doctors, I decided Dr. Norian was my best chance of conceiving. I am so pleased to report that my trust was not misplaced, because I am currently pregnant after one egg retrieval, and one embryo transfer. I highly recommend Dr. John Norian and HRC.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Norian at HRC Fertility?
Do your research, but ultimately, listen to Dr. Norian. This is his life's work, and he knows what he is doing.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with John Norian at HRC Fertility?
Dr. Norian uses his education and experience to craft a personalized plan for every patient. I never felt as if I was receiving a "cookie cutter" treatment plan with him. My original consultation took place by phone, and also over zoom, and it lasted about an hour. He explained everything to my satisfaction and didn't make me feel as if he was in a rush. Additionally, throughout my treatment, Dr. Norian would call me personally to give me updates and discuss the next steps in my treatment.
Describe the protocols John Norian used in your cycles at HRC Fertility and their degree of success.
For my egg retrieval, I had 5-6 follicles at baseline. I started out with 225iu of both Follistim and Menopur. On the third day, I added .25mL of Omnitrope. After my second monitoring ultrasound on day six, my dosage of Menopur was increased to 300iu. I believe I started Ganirelix on day six. All meds continued until day 11, and I triggered with HCG on day 12, with my ER the following day. I had ten follicles at my last monitoring appointment on day eight. However, I was pleasantly surprised when 14 eggs were retrieved. Nine eggs were mature, six were fertilized successfully with ICSI, and five made it to blast by day seven. After a short wait of about a week, I received the phone call saying that one of my blastocysts was normal and approved for transfer! Because I only had one chance, I opted to do an ERA cycle prior to my embryo transfer. Dr. Norian routinely does six days of PIO, when many other doctors only do five. Even with this extra day of medication, my ERA revealed that I was slightly pre-receptive and required another 12 hours of PIO - 6.5 days, total. The very next cycle was my embryo transfer, and despite my high anxiety, it went very smoothly. After four days, I had a positive home pregnancy test! My official beta at HRC was positive, too, and my HCG rose adequately.
Describe your experience with your nurse at HRC Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Marisa Cobb)
Marisa Cobb is an exemplary care coordinator. She was compassionate, attentive, and knowledgeable.
Describe your experience with HRC Fertility.
The clinic at HRC in Rancho Cucamonga is small, but cozy. Booking appointments was easy, and they were always able to get me in quickly, and during a convenient time for my schedule. The staff runs the clinic with smooth efficiency. There was only one time, during the entire year I spent having many appointments, that I had to wait more than a few minutes in the waiting room.
I am reluctant to say anything negative about HRC, but I would be remiss if I didn't bring up the cost. HRC is not what I would call budget-friendly. Then again, you get what you pay for! If you want top notch care the likes of which Dr. Norian provides, you will need to adjust your budget to accommodate.
Describe the costs associated with your care under John Norian at HRC Fertility.
I requested a pricing list from their financial advisors and I received very detailed cost breakdowns of the different packages and payment options that they had available. The overall cost is more expensive than some other clinics, but the care provided by Dr. Norian is more than worth it.
Describe John Norian's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at HRC Fertility.
Personally, since I had only one normal blastocyst, I did not have the option of transferring multiple embryos, but Dr. Norian did say that I was a candidate for multiple embryo transfer because of my age and history.