How was your experience with Kevin Bachus at Rocky Mountain Center for Reproductive Medicine?
I was referred to Dr. Bachus from my OB and from the first appointment, we felt that he took the time to listen to us and develop a plan specific to us. He explained everything really well, in terms we could understand. We were able to move quickly to an HSG, where we immediately found a hydrosalpinx. He took the time right after the procedure to talk us through next steps. He also provided positive feedback about being able to fix the problem. He is kind, caring and very compassionate. I appreciate his positive outlook and humor in a situation that is very sensitive. He never pushed us to go straight to IVF and has let us set the pace of our treatment. I don't always see him during my appointments, but when I do, he's great.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kevin Bachus at Rocky Mountain Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Do some research before going in and know the potential treatment plans. Dr. Bachus will offer them up, but I felt more comfortable having previous knowledge.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kevin Bachus at Rocky Mountain Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Bachus always took enough time to sit down with us and walk through problems and potential solutions. We never felt rushed and we were always given a number of options. He was warm, inviting and trust-worthy.
Describe the protocols Kevin Bachus used in your cycles at Rocky Mountain Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
The first thing we did was review testing done by my OB. He suggested an HSG and then when we found the hydrosalpinx, he told me surgery was the best option to move forward. After surgery we were given the choice of natural cycles or medicated cycles with clomid and monitoring. We gave it 3 months and did a monitored cycle to get a good view of things and then we moved to letrozole CD3-7 with timed intercourse and an HCG trigger. Effectively, we were trying to get me to ovulate on both sides every month. The 2 months we did TI cycles, we did get follicles on both sides, but it did not result in pregnancy. We decided to move on to IUI and add in 150 iu of menopur on CD9 on top of the letrozole.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Rocky Mountain Center for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Jenica & Kelly)
The two main nurses I saw were always friendly and gentle. They did a majority of the monitoring appointments and administered the triggers and menopur shots. They organized the treatment plan and got my bloodwork and prescriptions ordered. They also helped advocate for me to move the treatment plan forward when I was feeling a little insecure or unsure.
Describe your experience with Rocky Mountain Center for Reproductive Medicine.
This is a small clinic and with that comes a lot of good, but some disadvantages as well. The wait-list can be pretty long, but if you get your paperwork in, you can be seen earlier. They take fewer insurance types that a big corporation but they still do take insurance. They do not do electronic medical records or almost anything electronic - it's all paper. This means the fax the med orders in, they ask for results to be faxed to them and they do not have a portal to check results. Everything is written, just be prepared to always be handed paper orders. The upside to a small clinic is that I can always reach a nurse, at any time I call. They love what they do and it shows in their care. Everyone is compassionate and helpful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kevin Bachus at Rocky Mountain Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Everything through the IUI's were covered under my insurance so I had different rates. However, IT cycles were $1,000 and IUI cycles were $1,600 without insurance.
Describe Kevin Bachus's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Rocky Mountain Center for Reproductive Medicine.
What specific things went wrong at Rocky Mountain Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Rocky Mountain Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The first time we did a TI cycle with an HCG trigger, I was informed to expect a call from a pharmacy that they used. I never received a call and we had to use one of their loaner HCG shots since the paperwork never reached the pharmacy. Then they sent it to a different pharmacy but did not inform me. CVS called me and I had no idea why so I didn't order anything.