How was your experience with Akas Jain at Reproductive Gynecology?
Dr. Jain is one of the hardest working doctors I’ve ever seen. He does it all , with the help of his great nurses, without the aid of other doctors really. He owns the entire process of your care, start to finish. Now, this is a great thing because you can trust HE will be the one helping get you pregnant. He takes your case seriously. However, the drawback to this is he is overworked and very busy. He often has his phone out during your appointment, and is texting - probably a medically related matter to another case- but nonetheless, it’s a little frustrating when you need his undivided attention.
He tells it like it is- if you are looking for a passive, sugar coating doctor he is not that. He gives you the facts, which I personally appreciated, despite the somewhat rough package they could come in. That being said, he wont waste your time. He will do the best course for you to have a baby, as fast as possible. I got pregnant from my first ever transfer and am now in my third trimester. He didn’t fill my head with allusions that an IUI would work for us. It wasn’t going to, to doing IVF sooner was the best decision bc in 2 months I get to meet my son.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Akas Jain at Reproductive Gynecology?
Know your goals, know your budget and be ready to get a plan in place. He is ready to help, if you are ready to move forward with his plan. You will hear your real odds and how to achieve success.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Akas Jain at Reproductive Gynecology?
Doctor Jain remember details Of my personal life I shared with him on subsequent visits. I do feel like he wanted me to succeed, not just for him/ his stats, but because he wanted us to be parents.
Describe the protocols Akas Jain used in your cycles at Reproductive Gynecology and their degree of success.
We used an antagonist protocol. He really worked with us, as we had a family trip as i started stims and we figured it out so I could still start. 375 gonal f, 150 menopur, 75 cetrotide after 5 days. He adjusted after a week or so bc I had some big eggs, we wanted to try to get more little ones to To catch up. He Said our goal was 12, with my diminished reserve. He retrieved 16, 13 mature. 11 fertilized with icsi. Unfortunately, only 4! Made it to day 5 and frozen. Probably due to my egg quality. Sent out for pgs and 2 normal. FET the next month and BFP!! First transfer :)
Describe your experience with your nurse at Reproductive Gynecology. (Assigned nurse: Shannel)
Not enough good things to say about the nurses. They care for you, they want the best for you, and are always willing to go the extra mile!! I have a few of their personal cell phone numbers in case I had questions, needed help with injections, questions before I go transferred to my obgyb.. they were just amazing.
Describe your experience with Reproductive Gynecology.
They are great because your care really stays in one team. You get to know the doctor, nurses, lab people. It’s not a big clinic in Columbus. But they are getting so busy and popular. It means they batch patients ( common in smaller clinics I heard) so you may have to wait to start your ivf cycle or fet. They can’t have patients at various stages, they need to keep them together Or they’d be overwhelmed. As it is, dr Jain needs a full time other doctor bc he has his hands full. Really full. But he knows how good he is, and probably doesn’t want to bring someone else in that he can’t control their performance/ outcome ( my opinion)
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Reproductive Gynecology.
You always waited once you showed up for appointment, maybe 20 minutes. And then waited for him to come in, maybe another 15. But it’s a busy place with one doc!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Akas Jain at Reproductive Gynecology.
Our insurance helped a lot! But pgs was not covered- $4k for up to 8 embryos. We paid right about $7-8 , including the pgs, for one ivf cycle with icsi, and the frozen transfer. Including meds, iui’s, sperm analysis, blood work
Describe Akas Jain's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Reproductive Gynecology.
He said due to my age (29) he would not transfer both my pgs normal embryos. It was a risk to me me and the babies. I think it was the right call as I got pregnant.
What specific things went wrong at Reproductive Gynecology?