How was your experience with Jani Jensen at Reproductive Medicine & Infertility Associates?
My experience with Dr. Jensen has been great so far. She is always ready with a smile, which is helpful on the bad days. She explains medical theories with lay man terms for our understanding, and she gives great illustrations. She has been very accommodating of our situation; we are having my sister be our egg donor, my sister lives in a different country and Dr. Jensen has been able to re-arrange her schedule to meet with us, she availed is with medication specifications such that my sister could get her meds wherever she is, we definitely don’t feel like she is pushing us to or away from a specific angle with medication, as we have felt with other doctors.
We are able to do our research on the treatments she recommends and when we discuss our concerns with her, she is very knowledgeable and isn’t caught offguard by any questions. I’ve had doctors in the past have to pull up a google page to look up what am asking and that’s not right.
I feel that Dr. Jensen has taken the time to know us, she remembers that my sister is out of the country, that my sister has kids, and she makes us feel like she’s taken interest in our life generally, that’s very helpful because it portrays that she cares and isn’t coming in to see us with another patient’s history or accidentally referring to us as someone else...it’s happened at another clinic before. So yes, so far, happy with our doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jani Jensen at Reproductive Medicine & Infertility Associates?
Do your research, have questions ready, because she will answer them all. Don’t feel intimidated by the process, be sure to bring up everything that’s going on because she will try her best to work around your circumstances, and make things work out. So be honest and put all your cards out there.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jani Jensen at Reproductive Medicine & Infertility Associates?
Dr. Jensen is warm and cheerful, she passes on information to me carefully and is patient with my questions, making sure my husband and I understand her before she leaves the room. She hasn’t set any wild expectations, and she hasn’t crushed our expectations either, I believe she has a happy balance between our excitement and the scientific research showing our odds for pregnancy through donor egg IVF.
She has a great assistant who is prompt with communication and is also very cheerful, I only find this a bonus trait because the infertility journey can be sad and gloomy most of the way, so to work with a cheerful team that puts a smile on my face is a huge plus.
We haven’t yet started the retrieval process and are still at the stage of taking prenatal vitamins and oral contraceptives, however so far, my husband and I are comfortable and happy with our team.
Describe the protocols Jani Jensen used in your cycles at Reproductive Medicine & Infertility Associates and their degree of success.
Our journey has just started with Dr. Jensen, so far my sister is on Yazmin the oral contraceptive, since she will be our egg donor, and I am taking my prenatals, and I am wearing an estrogen patch. We start on an actual cycle next month and I can be sure to update my review then.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Reproductive Medicine & Infertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Katisha Bishop)
Katisha has awesome spirit, she laughs as makes jokes and makes the process kind of fun, it’s definately nice to go see her.
This is just really important when going through such a rough time with infertility - to not be sad and frustrated or uncomfortable with them team, but to actually enjoy your time with them.
We are currently enjoying the visits we have with Katisha.
She is great at getting back to us with important information, very timely and detailed. She listens to what it is we are looking for and she gives recommendations based on our needs and our journey.
Describe your experience with Reproductive Medicine & Infertility Associates.
The clinic has a great atmosphere, they have chocolate for you in the lobby so that’s fun. It’s not a tropical clinic waiting area, it feels more like a hotel lobby and that’s great...takes your mind off things for a while.
The front desk could be better, most times we’ve been there, they kind of are rude about how busy they are. They’ll be on the phone and wave at you to wait, and then when they’re done, they’ll talk to each other for a while then get to you and it’s not the funnest thing in the world.
The water dispenser could be a little more visible, you are bound to need to fill up for altra sounds so it would make sense to have the water dispenser not be tucked off in a corner. But I get that it wouldn’t go with the decor.
The rooms in which you meet the doctor and nurses are pretty and calming.
There are no children allowed at the clinic so as you plan your clinic visit, you should make arrangements for any children you might have in your care.
There’s great parking space, so there’s no need to worry about that, and the clinic is easy to locate.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jani Jensen at Reproductive Medicine & Infertility Associates.
There has been a 1000$ administrative cost
We have talked to a psychologist for about 300$
We have had blood work done for myself, my husband and sister, which costs we haven’t gotten yet.
My husband has had a demented analysis which cost we haven’t got.
My sister’s Yazmin, and altrasounds too have some costs associated that we haven’t yet got.
So far that’s all we have done.
Describe Jani Jensen's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Reproductive Medicine & Infertility Associates.
We haven’t discussed this in detail yet, again, I shall update my review once we have gone through the full IVF cycle.