How was your experience with Shelby Cooper at Parkview Health?
Such a kind hearted doctor. We even cried together when he performed by d and c for my unexpected miscarriage, which he came in on his day off.
As a patient who has been trying to conceive for almost 10 years, Dr. Cooper has been so sweet and patient along the way. I would drive 1.5 hours, one way, to see him for each appt.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shelby Cooper at Parkview Health?
He's a gem and comes highly recommended. The downfall, the nurses at Promedica are not the best as being trained for Ivf patients, but Dr. Cooper will take great care of you!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shelby Cooper at Parkview Health?
Dr. Cooper was always professional and treated me as a top notch patient....always!
Describe the protocols Shelby Cooper used in your cycles at Parkview Health and their degree of success.
Since I have diminished ovarian reserve, I was on many vitamins, prematals and baby aspirin along with lots and lots of injections.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Nursing staff was not top notch or have the knowledge of Ivf procedures but were very kind
Describe your experience with Parkview Health.
Clinic staff was nice, just not as knowledgeable as I would prefer when working with Ivf patients.
It was extremely difficult to rate the new nurses of Promedica, since I spent a few years seeing Dr. Cooper and having his wife, Louis, as my nurse who was AMAZING! So sweet and always there, for the good and bad times of the different stages of Ivf and all the procedures that led up to transfer. Would do anything to have Louis come back from retirement to be my nurse again.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shelby Cooper at Parkview Health.
I have great insurance through my employer (school district), however, with Ivf, all expenses were paid out of pocket. Between the baseline, workup, appts and transfer/retrieval, I spent approx $20,000 out of pocket each time we tried ivf
Describe Shelby Cooper's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Parkview Health.
As Dr. Cooper once said "would you rather have multiples or not be pregnant at all". That really hit me when trying to figure out how many embryos to transfer. So we transferred 2, sadly ended in m/c
What specific things went wrong at Parkview Health?
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Parkview Health.
Since the nurses were not the most knowledgeable with Ivf, I had to question a couple things when they relayed the info/protocol to me. With having been thru Ivf before, I had an idea of what to expect with protocols, which helped when in this situation.