Describe your experience with University Fertility Center.
Strength: they are affordable and they don’t deny anyone for treatment. They partner with discount pharmacies to help with medicine costs.
Weakness: they are very busy and can fall behind on their appointments. Plan to be there for 2 hours for a 15 min appointment. They also don’t call to confirm appointments, it is up to you to remember and show up.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Omid Khorram at University Fertility Center?
Dr Khorram is very smart and very good at his job but the clinic is so full all the time, he doesn’t give time to each patient to explain what he’s doing or looking for. He made me feel like a number the first round, but the second round I was more prepared and researched more so I knew what to ask, and he answered my questions.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses are also the receptionist and they are very nice people, but very overwhelmed. They probably see 2 or 3 patients per time slot. ie: 2 patients have appointment at 1pm, 2 patients at 1:15pm, 3 patients at 1:30pm, and they start to fall behind.
How was your experience with Omid Khorram at University Fertility Center?
Dr Khorram is very knowledgeable and was very accurate with timing my cycles. He doesn’t reject any patient and in return the clinic is very busy. He usually will not explain what he’s looking for during an ultrasound unless I ask. After each ultrasound he takes patients to his office to give next steps. This is where I get to ask more questions also.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Omid Khorram at University Fertility Center?
Be very patient with wait times and give yourself at least 2 hours even though your appointment will only take 10-15 minutes.
Describe the protocols Omid Khorram used in your cycles at University Fertility Center and their degree of success.
First cycle he had me take 2 viles of stim hormones in AM and 2 viles in PM. For my second cycle he upped the dosage to 3 viles AM & PM. He also did a fresh cycle with 5 day embryos the first time, the second time he did a frozen embryo transfer 2 months after egg retrieval.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Omid Khorram at University Fertility Center.
For my first IVF cycle with Stims, pills, a fresh cycle and PGS testing, we paid about $18K.
For our second IVF round, with a frozen cycle and no PGS testing we have spent so far about $15K, but we are still in the middle of it.
Describe Omid Khorram's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at University Fertility Center.
Dr Kim is the embryologist, he lacks people skills and lacks compassion. He diagnosed me with poor egg quality by comparing my embryos with older women who had better embryos from better eggs than I had. I hated this day, and I hate him.