Describe your experience with Tennessee Reproductive Medicine.
Weakness: When you call, you leave a voicemail and someone gets back to you that day. You won't get anyone on the phone when you call.
Strengths: Having an idea of what is going on with every single patient, working around my schedule, making sure I understand everything Dr. Scotchie and I discussed, and being extremely friendly.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jessica Scotchie at Tennessee Reproductive Medicine?
She was extremely interested in hearing my and my husband's story. She listened attentively as we gave her the run down of our last 3 years of TTC and my history of being treated for endometriosis, twice. She made sure to explain everything to a level, in which we could understand. At our initial consultation, we were made aware of what to expect for the next month (blood work, X-rays, ultrasounds, sperm analysis, etc) and why each exam was important in determining the best route for our treatment. At each exam I've been to, after the initial consultation, she always greeted me by name, even on days I had to see the other doctor for certain tests. We have a follow up consultation to go over our tests, in a week, and I'm honestly so excited to see her again.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I've never met a more friendly nursing staff. I have zero complaints. I'm a very hard stick, due to small veins that roll, and their patience with me is outstanding.
How was your experience with Jessica Scotchie at Tennessee Reproductive Medicine?
My doctor knows I'm in nursing school, and has made it a point to schedule things on days that work best around my class and clinical schedule. She stresses the importance of my school and has gone over things to expect when it gets closer to time to do IUI or IVF (whichever one we find out next week we need to do). We were also explained to, it great detail, the break down of what each test/procedure costs. That was nice, because that allows us to have a visualization of potential costs of any procedure, without being blind sided. She listened to our concerns as a couple and individually, without feeling judged by asking silly questions. I couldn't be more thankful for the experiences I've already had with her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jessica Scotchie at Tennessee Reproductive Medicine?
Ask any and every question you feel like you need to ask. She is completely open minded and more than happy to explain. If you're looking for a doctor who doesn't let you walk out feeling unsure with concerns/questions left unanswered, she is the one for you!
Describe the protocols Jessica Scotchie used in your cycles at Tennessee Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
So far, I've had to have the following procedures done:
Blood work to for a full CBC and hormone levels. This is self explanatory and provides a good baseline to compare in later procedures.
Intravaginal ultra sound on cycle day 3 to count egg follicles, because that's the best time to see them and to make sure I did in fact produce eggs. More blood work on this day to check hormone levels during my cycle.
An HSG (xray) to examine the patency of my tubes, as well as the anatomy of my uterus. If tubes are blocked, it can affect whether or not the sperm and egg can even meet.
Next week will be my husband's sperm analysis, to check the number and motility of his swimmers. We then follow up 2 hours later to analyze all the tests and determine whether IUI or IVF will be the most effective route, or if they need to do an endoscopy to explore the severity of my returned endometriosis.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jessica Scotchie at Tennessee Reproductive Medicine.
I don't remember at this time, but I do know they were extremely reasonable compared to some other doctors.
Describe Jessica Scotchie's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Tennessee Reproductive Medicine.
We very much only want one baby. She was completely understanding of that, considered twins are always a possibility. They have high success rates with single embryo pregnancies, and that's one reason they caught my eye while researching best fertility doctors around me. We will get more information on this if IVF is the route we need to take.