Southeastern Fertility Clinic

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Genetic counseling is not offered: Not Offered
Genetic counseling
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Acupuncture is not offered: Not Offered
Acupuncture
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Mental health counseling is not offered: Not Offered
Mental health counseling
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Nutrition counseling is not offered: Not Offered
Nutrition counseling
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Administration of shots: Offered
Administration of shots
Coordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not Offered
Coordinating at-home nursing
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Selling medication is not offered: Not Offered
Selling medication
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Providing backup medication is not offered: Not Offered
Providing backup medication
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North Charleston
9221 University Blvd
North Charleston, SC 29406
843 881-3900
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Southeastern Fertility Clinic to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 100%10
2 assessments
  • 100% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
Operated well
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Operations

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Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
10
Scheduling

Ratings of 1 mean it was difficult to schedule appointments with this clinic.

Ratings of 10 mean it was easy to schedule appointments.

Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
7
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
Excellent nursing team
9
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
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Attention to Detail

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Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
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43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
176
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
10
Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
2 assessments
10
Age
26 - 29
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
The office [Southeastern Fertility Clinic] was small, but not uncomfortable. It let you feel like you had a more intimate feel with all the staff. They didn't focus on making this a luxurious experience because, let's face it, infertility isn't luxurious. Instead they put their focus on affordability and patient care.... Pam was our care coordinator and nurse at Dr. Patton's office. Her compassion set her apart from others we experienced in the industry. Even after our failed attempts, she called to ask us how we were, what was going on in life, and just to say hi. It wasn't just a business relationship, she truly cared for her patients.
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Age
26 - 29
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
Describe your experience with Southeastern Fertility Clinic.
The office was small, but not uncomfortable. It let you feel like you had a more intimate feel with all the staff. They didn't focus on making this a luxurious experience because, let's face it, infertility isn't luxurious. Instead they put their focus on affordability and patient care.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Grant Patton at Southeastern Fertility Clinic?
Dr. Patton made sure he took his time with each and every patient that walked through his doors. He was warm, inviting, and great at explaining the details of your treatment. At our first consultation, he spent well over an hour going through the complications of PCOS with me so I knew what I was up against. He would not let me leave until I was comfortable with the situation.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Southeastern Fertility Clinic. (Assigned nurse: Pam)
Pam was our care coordinator and nurse at Dr. Patton's office. Her compassion set her apart from others we experienced in the industry. Even after our failed attempts, she called to ask us how we were, what was going on in life, and just to say hi. It wasn't just a business relationship, she truly cared for her patients.
How was your experience with Grant Patton at Southeastern Fertility Clinic?
Dr. Patton was sincere and authentic. He didn't sugar coat the process which I appreciated. My favorite thing about him is his encouraging attitude. He warned me that cycles fail but he said, "Don't give up because I'll never give up on you." That just made me feel like he truly wanted the best and to make our dreams of parenting come true. He gave us hope by just uttering a few words, but those few words made all the difference.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Grant Patton at Southeastern Fertility Clinic?
It can be quite intimidating to walk into a clinic and see such an old man as the doctor, but don't let his age and feebleness fool you, he is a miracle worker and prides himself in making dreams come true.
Describe the protocols Grant Patton used in your cycles at Southeastern Fertility Clinic and their degree of success.
Our journey with Dr. Patton was a long one. Our first treatment plan included ovulation induction followed by IUI. I do not remember the exact meds used during these 3 cycles but they were monitored closely with twice a week appointments and constant bloodwork. When our IUI's failed (due to my PCOS causing overstimulation) we worked closely with Dr. Grant to lay out a plan for IVF. He knew our financial situation being that our insurance covered 0% of these treatments and he took it upon himself to write to many grant opportunities trying to get us funding.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Grant Patton at Southeastern Fertility Clinic.
Our 3 IUI cycles cost us around $3,000 each - including meds. IVF was around $20,000 including meds (which our meds were high because of my PCOS and difficulty growing our eggs).
Describe Grant Patton's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southeastern Fertility Clinic.
Dr. Patton's clinic would only allow at most, 2 embryos to be transferred during a cycle. While he wanted your chances to be high, he would not put the mom's life in jeopardy or the baby(ies) with the added stress of high multiples.
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Doctor
Grant Patton
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Southeastern Fertility Clinic
North Charleston
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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Age
28 - 29
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
I loved that it was a small clinic [Southeastern Fertility Clinic- N Charleston]. I knew everybody there, and they all knew me by name. The only thing I didn't like is that their billing personnel switched quite a few times, and they seemed to struggle with filing insurance for fertility services. So we had a few missteps there.... It was a very small practice. Everyone in the practice knew me, cried with me, and cheered with me. They answered any and all questions I had and were with me every step of the way.
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Age
28 - 29
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
5 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
Describe your experience with Southeastern Fertility Clinic.
I loved that it was a small clinic. I knew everybody there, and they all knew me by name. The only thing I didn't like is that their billing personnel switched quite a few times, and they seemed to struggle with filing insurance for fertility services. So we had a few missteps there.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Grant Patton at Southeastern Fertility Clinic?
It was a very small practice. Everyone in the practice knew me, cried with me, and cheered with me. They answered any and all questions I had and were with me every step of the way.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Southeastern Fertility Clinic.
She was incredibly organized and was very approachable. She was there for every step of the process and made sure that we understood everything. If we had any issues with medication or other medical locations, she handled it quickly and efficiently.
How was your experience with Grant Patton at Southeastern Fertility Clinic?
Dr. Patton was an older doctor so he had loads of knowledge and he shared any of that with us that we wanted (which was a lot!). He was very blunt about certain situations - namely what I could do with my PCOS to make conceiving easier.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Grant Patton at Southeastern Fertility Clinic?
He doesn't sugar coat information so be ready to receive a lot in a kind, but up front way.
Describe the protocols Grant Patton used in your cycles at Southeastern Fertility Clinic and their degree of success.
I had unsuccessfully tried Clomid with my Ob/Gyn, so we tried a different pill for the first round, which didn't work. We then moved to abdominal Gonal-F shots, which were also not successful for me. We then moved to muscular shots in my hip with higher doses of Gonal-F. We did all of this treatment with timed intercourse.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Grant Patton at Southeastern Fertility Clinic.
We had very little cost because our insurance covered all of our procedures.
10
Doctor
Grant Patton
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Southeastern Fertility Clinic
North Charleston
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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