How was your experience with Eli Reshef at INTEGRIS Bennett Fertility Institute?
I am very glad I used Dr. Reshef. He wasn't completely blunt, but also didn't offer false hope or say things like "I know I can get you pregnant" which would have annoyed me. I also appreciated that he took me seriously about the tests I had already taken & information I bought during our cosult & did not make me repeat tests.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eli Reshef at INTEGRIS Bennett Fertility Institute?
I am really glad I chose Dr. Reshef! I would choose him if you want a doctor who will be realistic and not make promises. He can be brief though so if you want to know more details about your protocol ask.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eli Reshef at INTEGRIS Bennett Fertility Institute?
Dr. Reshef, Beverly, and the nurses at Bennett Fertility were great about treating both my husband and I like humans. While we talked about our treatment during appointment, they all talked with us about other things going on in our life and theirs as well which we both appreciated and made me feel more "normal".
Describe the protocols Eli Reshef used in your cycles at INTEGRIS Bennett Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
I already knew I was ovulating regularly, so after an HSG I did three cycles of IUI with Letrozole (for a boost). After 3 cycles I moved directly to IVF because I didn't want to waste time, and I was on what I believe is a fairly standard long Lupron protocol as my AMH was normal and my AFC was normal to slightly high. I was skeptical of not using high doses to get as many eggs as possible at first but was glad I trusted him in the end in order to get higher quality eggs and embryos.
Describe your experience with your nurse at INTEGRIS Bennett Fertility Institute. (Assigned nurse: Beverly)
Beverly is Dr. Reshef's primary nurse at his office, so I saw her every time I had an appointment. She performed one of my IUIs and one of my monitoring appointments when he was out of town. She can be kind of abrupt or dry, but she was funny which I appreciated as it made my appointments more enjoyable. I also saw the nursing staff at Bennett Fertility for blood work and medication instruction, and I love all the nurses there. They were all friendly and informative, answered any questions I had, and you can tell that they all really care and have compassion for their patients.
Describe your experience with INTEGRIS Bennett Fertility Institute.
I really liked Bennett Fertility and had a great experience with all of the nurses there. My appointments were never unpleasant and they were always so great to me. The only detraction was billing- the billing person gave me the wrong information on multiple occasions, never contacted my insurance after saying she would, then I got a new billing person in the middle of payment who didn't have any of the previous information. It all worked out in the end but I had to call many many times to find out what I would be paying, and when I was owed a refund it took nearly a year to get.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eli Reshef at INTEGRIS Bennett Fertility Institute.
Monitoring ultrasounds were $301 (less with insurance), IUIs were ~$540 ($290 for semen prep, $250 for IUI in office). IVF was approximately ~$14k including ICSI and transfer (not including PDG or PGS). I believe the cost also includes the first year of frozen embryo storage. I do not believe they offer cash pay discounts, and if your insurance covers monitoring (such as ultrasounds or bloodwork) your cost will be less.
Describe Eli Reshef's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at INTEGRIS Bennett Fertility Institute.
Dr. Reshef recommended eSET as it was my first cycle and transfer, which is what I went with. However, I believe he would have transferred more than one at a subsequent transfer had I requested.
What specific things went wrong at INTEGRIS Bennett Fertility Institute?
Describe the specific things that went wrong at INTEGRIS Bennett Fertility Institute.
The only problems I had were incorrect billing information, and incorrect appointment times on two occasions. However, because all the nurses were so great and there was never a problem with any medical information these things did not greatly bother me overall.