Describe your experience with Rocky Mountain Fertility Center.
I think the only weaknesses I noticed were that I felt like I had to follow up with things like next appointments and treatments rather than them being in control. I don't know that that's a bad thing though. But perhaps because I already felt so out of control with the diagnosis of infertility, I would have liked a bit more hands on attention. Other than that, I appreciate the mix of holistic and medial treatments. I also have full confidence that Dr. Smith is the best doctor for me. If I'm able to conceive at some point, I know it will be because she got me there.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Deborah Smith at Rocky Mountain Fertility Center?
Dr. Smith can seem a little distant, but you can tell she knows her stuff so it didn't really matter to me that she wasn't more heartfelt with me. She's matter of fact and professional. Her nursing staff was stellar at the hand-holding, softer bedside manner so it kind of balanced out.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Rocky Mountain Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Emily)
The nursing staff at Rocky Mountain Fertility was amazing. The phlebotomist was fantastic and never pricked me more than once. My assigned nurse was caring and helpful.
What specific things went wrong at Rocky Mountain Fertility Center?
- Failed to call with results
How was your experience with Deborah Smith at Rocky Mountain Fertility Center?
In my first consultation, Dr. Smith could have gone a little slower explaining everything to me. It was all so new to me and I was completely lost. But I could tell she was smart and capable which was more important to me than someone coddling me. She has provided excellent care throughout my process so far. So while she may be a bit stiff and matter-of-fact, I've not struggled with being under her care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Deborah Smith at Rocky Mountain Fertility Center?
Ask her to slow down if you're not understanding what she's saying. Take notes so you can remember everything.
Describe the protocols Deborah Smith used in your cycles at Rocky Mountain Fertility Center and their degree of success.
I am still on DHEA and a cocktail of vitamins. She also prescribed acupuncture for me. I really like that Dr. Smith includes holistic methods in addition to the prescriptions.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Deborah Smith at Rocky Mountain Fertility Center.
Between the clinic bills, hospital bills from my tubal surgery, prescriptions, acupuncture, and vitamins, I've paid about $6000 out of pocket this year. That is with insurance helping to pay for diagnosis, but not treatment.
Describe Deborah Smith's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Rocky Mountain Fertility Center.
I have not gotten far enough into the process to answer this question.