How was your experience with Joseph Gianfortoni at LifeSource Fertility Center?
Dr. G was incredibly thorough. He ran all of the labs, and testing first. He was also blunt. Sometimes, it could hurt my feelings. He told me he would give us a $200 credit if I lost 40lbs. To be fair, I was and am still overweight. It just stings a little when someone reminds you of that. He wasn't mean in his way of saying this to me, he was very matter of fact about it. It wasn't personal to him, he was just telling me that he'd give us a credit if I lost weight.
He was incredibly good at his job. He could preform an HSG X-Ray and it not even hurt. I was so nervous and scared, everyone's heard horror stories of how awful these are. I didn't feel a thing!
He met with me for every single appointment. He told me what to expect, what not to expect. We had clear goals, and set clear boundaries of how far we could go in our fertility treatment. He didn't try to push IVF or IUI. We made decisions together.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joseph Gianfortoni at LifeSource Fertility Center?
Do not take what he says personally, in a negative manner. He is a very blunt man. He isn't going to beat around the bush. He will tell you if your eggs are crap, you are overweight, etc. He is telling you this because these things affect having babies, not to be mean to you. He isn't trying to hurt your feelings. He is telling you what is standing between you and your baby.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joseph Gianfortoni at LifeSource Fertility Center?
Dr. G, which is what he liked to be called, knew me and my husband by name. He personally called me one day to ask if I could switch my appointment because another client needed to have their eggs removed NOW. HE called me! When doing my FSG x-ray he brought me samples of medication so that I didn't have to purchase it.
Describe the protocols Joseph Gianfortoni used in your cycles at LifeSource Fertility Center and their degree of success.
First treatment - Ferema with trigger shot, plus Metformin & Prenatal vitamins-- upped Femera dosing during treatment, wasn't working
2nd treatment - Ferema with 1x trigger shots, spread out over 2 weeks, plus Metformin & Prenatal vitamins, and a uterine lining meds
3rd treatment - Ferema with 2x trigger shots, spread out over 2 weeks, plus Metformin & Prenatal vitamins. Uterine lining was perfect, no need for those.
Femera worked and I made one egg on all 3x cycles. 1st cycle we missed the egg.
2nd cycle, my lining wasn't responding well.
3rd cycle was perfect, Baby J was born 9 months later
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at LifeSource Fertility Center.
The nurses were amazing! They held your hand when you cried. They were the compassion that Dr. G needed to balance out his team!! They were awesome.
Describe your experience with LifeSource Fertility Center.
Dr. G owned this Clinic. 100% recommend this practice. Everyone at the clinic was helpful, knowledgeable and loved doing what they did. I never felt like a number. I felt like a human being. These folks weren't in it for the money, they were in it for making babies.
The first time i called to tell them I started my period, June cried with me on the phone.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joseph Gianfortoni at LifeSource Fertility Center.
It was $120 per ultrasound. The IUI was $500, I believe.
Describe Joseph Gianfortoni's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at LifeSource Fertility Center.
I don't know. We didn't talk about this.