Describe your experience with Reproductive Care of Indiana.
As we are newer to this clinic, and Embryo Transfer is slated for March 19th (18 days!!!), I cannot appropriately assess the clinic's strengths or weaknesses, because we haven't had too much experience with them yet.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Henry at Reproductive Care of Indiana?
We recently switched from using Dr. William Gentry (we felt like a number there) to using Dr. Michael Henry. We were greeted by the most amazing nurse, Jamie Walters, who had consulted with Dr. Henry and our Embryologist, Dr. Jaime Hogerty prior to our appointment. They were knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly at the time of consultation in October 2018. We are slated for an Embryo Transfer on March 19th.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Reproductive Care of Indiana. (Assigned nurse: Jamie Walters)
Nurse Jamie Walters was extremely compassionate and caring during our first appointment with her and Dr. Henry. She was very organized and knowledgeable. In January, we were communicating via emails and she said quite a few things that weren't pertinent to our situation, and it made me think that she wasn't truly paying attention. It concerned me and my husband.
What specific things went wrong at Reproductive Care of Indiana?
- Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Michael Henry at Reproductive Care of Indiana?
Dr. Henry is very intelligent. He collects information before answering questions. He does his homework and is very knowledgeable about his area of expertise. He may not answer questions in person immediately, but I like that because he thinks before he speaks.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Henry at Reproductive Care of Indiana?
Be prepared with questions which you've done some homework on already.
Describe the protocols Michael Henry used in your cycles at Reproductive Care of Indiana and their degree of success.
Our first doctor had our first Gestational Surrogate on birth control pills, estrogen, Lupron, and injectable Progesterone. This time around, Dr. Henry has our second Gestational Surrogate on Endometrin and injectable Progesterone. He does not use Lupron.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Henry at Reproductive Care of Indiana.
As our Gestational Surrogate's insurance doesn't kick in until after we're released to her regular OB/GYN, we have paid $500 in medical screening, and will have to pay $1,800 for the Embryo Transfer, $2,000 in medications for our Surrogate, and $1,000 for three ultrasounds/bloodwork.
Describe Michael Henry's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Reproductive Care of Indiana.
Our Embryologist suggested that there may be a possibility that egg quality and/or embryo quality is more fragile than normal. For this reason, she suggested at our second Embryo Transfer to thaw one Embryo, and if it didn't have A+ quality, then we would thaw the second Embryo and transfer both. However, our current Gestational Surrogate only agreed to one at a time.