Describe your experience with Midwest Health (HCA).
A few things I dislike about this clinic. They are not open on weekends, this makes scheduling IUI's, medicated cycles, and beyond very difficult. They only have one ultrasound tech/machine which causes some serious waiting room tension. The waiting room is also shared with an OBGYN's office, so pregnant women are EVERYWHERE. Which sucks when you are going through infertility.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gregory Starks at Midwest Health (HCA)?
Although I have been a patient of Dr. Starks for 13 months, I have not physically seen him for 10 months. His Nurse Practioner takes care of everything and she can never remember my name, which is fine. I get it, they have a lot of patients. But during IUI when I'm in the office every other day, you'd think she'd remember. The Ultrasound tech is great though, she chats with me every time and always remembers me.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Midwest Health (HCA). (Assigned nurse: Brandi)
Brandi runs the show at this office, she knows her stuff! Her counterpart, Karen, however, is a little rough around the edges. Not the kindest bedside manner, and she's a bit rude if your cycle is "inconvenient." I'm happy I get to work with Brandi.
What specific things went wrong at Midwest Health (HCA)?
- Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
- Failed to order appropriate test
How was your experience with Gregory Starks at Midwest Health (HCA)?
Dr. Starks is clearly knowledgeable and set in his ways when it comes to treatments. He has a funny/sarcastic humor about him which I like but he is also very blunt with you. I don't mind though, I'd rather have the facts!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gregory Starks at Midwest Health (HCA)?
To go in prepared, if you have questions that he doesn't like, prepare yourself with WHY you are asking those questions. Have some thick skin because he'll probably tell you something you don't want to hear at some point. But he means well.
Describe the protocols Gregory Starks used in your cycles at Midwest Health (HCA) and their degree of success.
After I had surgery with Dr. Starks the plan was to use Letrozole since I had previously gotten pregnant from that. Though as time went on and 4 rounds of letrozole failed, we began to introduce Follistim and IUI to the protocol. Since my ovaries are "stubborn" as they said, they gave me a decent dose of Follistim & letrozole together. My first round of this resulted in a canceled cycle and a canceled IUI due to overstimulation. Birth control was recommended to keep my ovaries from getting cysts. After that, 2 more attempts at IUI and both resulted in negative pregnancy tests.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gregory Starks at Midwest Health (HCA).
Every follicle scan cost $200, every IUI cost $205. Injections classes cost $75.