Describe your experience with University Fertility Center.
Clinic is small and that is probably a good thing. You will always see the same doctor and nurses. I will always be grateful to this clinic because it resulted in my beautiful babies, however it did come at an emotional cost. I had some bad experiences throughout my fertility treatment. You are already very emotional because of the medication and sometimes they made things a little more difficult rather then making them easier. I have some frozen embryos there that I will consider transferring to another clinic for future pregnancies. However, the cost is incomparable to other clinics. It is very affordable and obviously there are several positive stories, I would just make sure if you go you completely advocate for yourself and ask questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Omid Khorram at University Fertility Center?
Dr. Khorram's office is always very full. I use to arrive early to try and be seen at my scheduled time. I come from a small time with little to no resources so we were forced to go out of town for treatment. On one occasion I traveled two hours to get to my appointment only to be told that the Doctor had left and I was not going to be seen. They offered me no compassion.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Nursing staff was excellent on some occasions and on other occasions they lacked any compassion or sympathy. On one of my cycles the nurse gave me the wrong results and informed me the pregnancy had failed when in fact it was positive. She reported the wrong numbers and I only found out once I called the lab directly.
What specific things went wrong at University Fertility Center?
- Lost appointments
- Failed to call with results
- Lost results
- Provided conflicting information
- Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Omid Khorram at University Fertility Center?
Dr. Khorram was a hands on doctor. He performed all of the procedures and ultrasounds himself. My only concern was that he was not good at communicating any of the information. He would only give you minimal information. Although if you had questions he would answer them so be prepared every time you go with a list of questions.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Omid Khorram at University Fertility Center?
This doctor is very affordable and I am very grateful I conceived my twins with him, however, you have to raise your voice and ask questions. They will not hold your hand through the process, they give you the information once and you better remember every detail. You have to advocate for yourself. Speak up!
Describe the protocols Omid Khorram used in your cycles at University Fertility Center and their degree of success.
After my 3rd IVF failed transfer I asked the doctor for a different treatment or protocol as the other attempts obviously were not working. It was only because I asked that we changed the medication and tried a new medication. I firmly believe this is the only reason the 4th transfer worked. Again, this would not have occurred if I had not requested it.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Omid Khorram at University Fertility Center.
I did two retrievals and four transfers. I spent over $20,000.
Describe Omid Khorram's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at University Fertility Center.
Doctor always wanted to transfer multiple embryos based on the quality of my embryos which I understood. However, I was informed that if I got pregnant with more than two I would be forced to terminate one of the embryos, which would not have happened willingly. I agreed only to move forward with the procedure.