Describe your experience with Rush University.
If you go early enough, there won't be too much of a wait. The billing is fine, no errors. Not too hard to get an appointment. It might take time to see Wood Molo. The office is in a hospital, so dingy looking, but seems clean, so no issues. When you call, it's hard to get a receptionist or nurse on the phone...usually have to leave a message.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mary Wood Molo at Rush University?
When you can get in to see Wood Molo, she does take the time to explain everything in a lot of detail. She doesn't rush you. Her staff, on the other hand, is not so great. She bills it as a small practice, but you feel a bit like churning through a factory during the process.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Horrible. During my first IUI, the nurse and resident both thought I was I was getting IVF. It didn't seem like they talked to each other. Not very compassionate...some were good, but the head nurse wasn't great at all.
They did my IVF walkthrough (e.g., how to give yourself shots) right before my IVF cycle. However, they had me giving myself shots during my IUI procedures. It would've been helpful to get the walkthrough earlier. But I guess it wasn't their process...
What specific things went wrong at Rush University?
- Lost appointments
- Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Mary Wood Molo at Rush University?
Wood Molo is optimistic. Which is good generally...except when it come to setting expectations with baby making. In my first visit, she said she knew what the problem was...hormones...and some pills should fix it. "How many kids do you want"..."we will make you parents". Cut to 12 months later and 3 IUIs and an IVF cycle.
In meetings with her, she gives a lot of information...too much. All kinds of details on where hormone levels need to be and options and impacts. It sounds good, but then you walk out trying to remember it all and realize that you really don't have much of an understanding at all.
I had a lining issue the entire time I was with her and she was not able to explain the cause or treat it.
She seems to be less experimental, but I can't say that for sure. I went to another doctor and had a much better egg count after the IVF meds.
Definitely do your own research. You are your own advocate.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mary Wood Molo at Rush University?
Continue to ask her to be blunt and realistic with you. Overly optimistic information is not helpful.
Describe the protocols Mary Wood Molo used in your cycles at Rush University and their degree of success.
I used Follistim for one of my IUI cycles. For the IVF, we used Follistim, vaginal viagra, and some other meds. I'm sorry I don't remember. the results were 6 eggs retrieved and 2 that made it to day 5.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mary Wood Molo at Rush University.
Every ultrasound session cost me an office visit - $40. Insurance covered $10K of prescriptions, which she used all of it. Insurance also covered $10K of IVF costs, which she used about $5K.
Describe Mary Wood Molo's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Rush University.
Wood Molo would not transfer 2 embryos...I am 40 and she said it was too risky.