Describe your experience with Rocky Mountain Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Strengths: they are very organized and very helpful. From the front office to billing, everyone was very kind and helpful.
Weakness: the only criticism I can possibly come up with is their office decor is very dated. Don’t let that fool you. They use state of the art technology and are very progressive in their treatment plans.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kevin Bachus at Rocky Mountain Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Bachus makes you feel like a person not just a number. His warm demeanor and professionalism are exactly what I was hoping for. He answered all of questions no matter how insignificant they seemed.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Rocky Mountain Center for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Kelley Stoner-Rivera)
Kelley is the BEST. We have no complaints with the way she handled our care. She was always so kind and compassionate. My numbers on my first BETA were low (46) and I was convinced I was having a chemical pregnancy. Kelley calmed me down and explained that she’d seen several people in my situation have very successful pregnancies. That is just one example of how she coached me and my husband through the IVF process. I cried the day we graduated from their clinic and had to say good bye to Kelley.
How was your experience with Kevin Bachus at Rocky Mountain Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Bachus is very hands on during the IVF process. He did all of the ultrasounds at our monitoring appointments and personally adjusted meds as needed. He was very compassionate and took time to talk through any and all concerns at every appointment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kevin Bachus at Rocky Mountain Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Make an appointment. Try not to have any preconceived ideas of what to expect. They will walk you through the entire process (including cost, time commitment and expectations) during your consultation. Making that first appointment is the first step and they will hold your hand through the rest.
Describe the protocols Kevin Bachus used in your cycles at Rocky Mountain Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We had two cycles of IUI with I believe menopur and ovidrel. Both resulted in negative tests.
Our third cycle was IVF. Protocol included Follistim, Menopur, Ganirelix and Ovidrel. We did a 5 day transfer with 2 embryos. Post retrieval we had 12 eggs. 6 fertilized with iCSI and 3 matured to blastocysts. We currently have 1 frozen embryo and a 9 week old baby girl.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kevin Bachus at Rocky Mountain Center for Reproductive Medicine.
I am very fortunate because I had 80% coverage for all IUIs and IVF through my insurance. iCSI and freezing of embryos was not included but everything else was covered at 80%. I believe the initial quote we got was $16,000 for an IVF cycle but, like I said, my insurance covered a heavy majority. I believe we paid $3500 after insurance. I know this is very unusual and we are very grateful.
Describe Kevin Bachus's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Rocky Mountain Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Dr Bachus was very thorough in explaining the risk/rewards with regards to transferring 1 vs 2 embryos. Ultimately we decided to transfer 2 knowing there was a possibility of twins or high order multiples. This decision was made by me and my husband and we never felt swayed one way or another by Dr Bachus or his staff.