Describe your experience with Tulsa Fertility Center.
This is a nice clinic and the staff are friendly and easy to talk to. The only issues I’ve had we’re related to submitting my consent paperwork prior to treatment. There have been a couple times I emailed to them the paperwork, and then received a phone call that it was not turned in. Even with these technical problems, they have been very friendly and understanding.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shauna McKinney at Tulsa Fertility Center?
This clinic is small enough that you are not treated as a number. I had easy access to my nurse through the portal, and every appointment I saw Dr. McKinney. She performs all of the ultrasounds herself. All the staff have been friendly and understanding of this process.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Tulsa Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Nichole Flores)
All the nursing staff at the clinic is fabulous. They are caring, quick to return messages, and incredibly compassionate. They have guided me through the process and provide extremely clear and thorough instructions after each visit.
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How was your experience with Shauna McKinney at Tulsa Fertility Center?
Dr. McKinney is energectic and sometimes a whirlwind when talking with her. However, she also fully answers my questions, relies on best practices and research to make adjustments to protocol. She is compassionate and understands the stress that is involved with this process. When I had questionable lab results, she called me personally to go over options.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shauna McKinney at Tulsa Fertility Center?
I would advise them to come to the appointment prepared with questions and ready to speak up. Due to Dr. McKinney’s high level of energy, it is sometimes easy to get overwhelmed and forget the questions while in the office.
Describe the protocols Shauna McKinney used in your cycles at Tulsa Fertility Center and their degree of success.
4 IUIs, we used Femera, low-dose Follistim, and trigger shot. No positives.
2 retrievals— both used lupron for suppression, first used follistim, second used Gonal-F. Both resulted in 1 embryo.
3-preparations for FET. First 2 used Lupron, estrogen patches, and vaginal estrogen. 2nd one also added sildenafill suppository. Both FETs were cancelled due to thin lining, but 2nd was better. Currently doing 3rd FET with adjustment of injectable estrogen instead of patches.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shauna McKinney at Tulsa Fertility Center.
I think costs were comparable to type rates for fertility in the US. $10,000-$15,000 for retrieval, $3,000 - $5,000 for transfer.
Describe Shauna McKinney's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Tulsa Fertility Center.
Dr. McKinney explained the pros and cons of each to us, and left the decision completely up to us. There has been no pressure to choose one over the other.