Describe your experience with Rush University.
For regular monitoring visits, they move you through pretty efficiently - you can get blood work, ultrasound, and a quick chat with a nurse in under 30 minutes. They are responsive to appointment requests and generally pleasant.
But reaching anyone on the phone often involves a bit of phone tag - I wish there was a way to make appointments or communicate electronically. You definitely have to be your own advocate and be clear about what you need.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mary Wood Molo at Rush University?
Dr. Wood Molo has a warm and empathetic manner and a great sense of humor - during consultations with her, I feel confident in her care and attention to my concerns. Outside of the consultations, working with the nurses can feel a little like an assembly line. Patients do not have a dedicated nurse, but after several months you get to know them all and they are generally caring and attentive but sometimes seem to not be aware details I've previously discussed with the doctor or other staff.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff are all pleasant and caring, but there's little continuity - it seems like I see a different nurse each time, and the person who calls in the afternoon with my results isn't always the same person I saw earlier in the morning. They always seem rushed and I'm less comfortable asking them questions than with the doctor.
What specific things went wrong at Rush University?
- Failed to call with results
- Failed to order appropriate test
- Lost results
- Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Mary Wood Molo at Rush University?
Meeting with Dr. Wood Molo is a reassuring experience - she seems to genuinely care, will spend time to explain diagnoses and procedures and answer questions, and has a great, slightly off-kilter, sense of humor that put my husband and me at ease. During the regular course of treatment working with the nurses and clinic staff, I can feel a little disconnected from the doctor - and as a patient, I found that it is my responsibility to take the initiative to ask for a consult with her. Most importantly, though, I feel like she understands my specific condition, needs and concerns, including financial considerations.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mary Wood Molo at Rush University?
Be proactive and schedule your consultations with the doctor when you feel you need them - ask questions and don't count on staff to walk you through every step of the process.
Describe the protocols Mary Wood Molo used in your cycles at Rush University and their degree of success.
Dr. Wood Molo took a measured approach to my treatment, taking into consideration that I had limited insurance coverage. We started out with just letrozole and oral progesterone and timed intercourse, then added Ovidrel for several cycles before moving on to injectible FSH, which was not covered by my insurance. At this time, we are preparing to move on to IUI with injectibles. While in treatment, I have not yet had a single pregnancy.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mary Wood Molo at Rush University.
I paid a co-pay for monitoring visits and Dr. visits but have not yet had any specific procedures that would incur additional costs.