How was your experience with Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O.?
Dr. Manara was incredible. He cared and went above and beyond to answer our questions and ensure we knew what was going on. He allowed us to make the choice to go to retrieval even with so few eggs and we got our miracle because of that!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O.?
Trust him. Ask questions, be informed and make suggestions, but ultimately trust him. He knows what he’s doing.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O.?
He cared, was invested and didn’t give up hope. He allowed us to make the decision versus telling us what to do. He also changed protocols, and didn’t keep trying the same thing.
Describe the protocols Louis Manara used in your cycles at Louis R. Manara, D.O. and their degree of success.
First was high injections, gonal f, menopur and cetrotide. Responded poor. Got 4 eggs, 1 poor quality embryo that we transferred and it didn’t work.
Waited 3 months and took CoQ10, DHEA and Vitamin D to help egg quality.
Second was again high with pills added, and I didn’t respond, we canceled. Birth control pill to time cycle suppressed me.
Third round we started naturally, primed with estrogen and androgen. We did same drugs but much lower protocol, we only got 3 eggs, but two were good and we got two embryos. Transferred both at 3 days and pregnant with a singleton.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Jen and Lindsey were amazing. Everyone at the office was. They were generous, caring, empathetic and invested in your story. They were also a part of the retrieval and transfer.
Describe your experience with Louis R. Manara, D.O..
This clinic is awesome because it’s so personalized and you work with the same doctor and nurses all the time. Hours are a little limited due to that, but it’s worth it. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Louis R. Manara, D.O..
It was always early am which worked best. The techs were great and there were only a couple so you got to know them as well. Again very personalized.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O..
It’s hard to say bc I have good insurance. What I paid was nowhere near what he billed my insurance. For 3 rounds all the visits, labs, imaging and treatments not including meds because they were purchased there was probably around 7k. I paid an additional 4-5k for meds.
Describe Louis Manara's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Louis R. Manara, D.O..