Describe your experience with University of South Alabama.
Very nice clinic. It is a little busy and you will spend most of your day there. I didn't realize how many people are actually affected by fertility issues. The staff is very professional and try to get you in and out but they do have a lot of patients that they work with. My overall experience was a good one.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Botros Rizk at University of South Alabama?
I felt like I was treated like a human because Dr. Rizk really showed compassion towards my husband and I. He really tried to get the ball rolling in making our dream a reality. But when he recommended IVF as our best option, it was a setback for us best IVF is so expensive. Dr. Rizk continued to work with his nurse practitioner to try and help but we just wasn't able to do it financially.
Describe your experience with your nurse at University of South Alabama. (Assigned nurse: Ruth L Kennedy, CRNP)
She was very informative about the process and what to expect just not as sensitive to our needs as the doctor was. When we found out that the doctor wanted to do IVF and he told her to get the process started, financially we through the clinic was going to work with us but that wasn't the case. We were trying to find out our options and others to get help but she wasn't very helpful with that. She just informed us that our insurance wouldn't pay.
How was your experience with Botros Rizk at University of South Alabama?
Dr. Rizk was awesome. Compared to coming from Dr. Inge at the Center of Reproductive, Dr. Rizk was heaven sent. He spoke to my husband and I as humans. He understood that we had be trying for a while and how sensitive this situation was to us. He showed a lot of compassion and explained everything well. He gave us hope!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Botros Rizk at University of South Alabama?
Just be open. He's very understanding and sensitive to his patients needs.
Describe the protocols Botros Rizk used in your cycles at University of South Alabama and their degree of success.
I need started a cycle with Dr. Rizk. When I lived in another city before moving here trying to find a fertility specialist, my OBGYN started me on a clomid cycle times two. Dr. Rizk viewed my previous file and felt like IVF would be best for me. He did an outpatient procedure, I think a D&C because she wanted to make sure it wasn't anything left in my lining. He also ordered labs and ultrasounds. The ultrasounds were to just verify my diagnosis of PCOS. I had several vaginal ultrasounds but I can't remember what each of them were for. He was really trying to get me ready to started the IVF process but finances stopped us from moving forward.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Botros Rizk at University of South Alabama.
I can't remember tge cost of the IVF cycles but I do know that the labs for my husband and I was 500 each if it was covered by our insurance if not 1000 each
Describe Botros Rizk's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at University of South Alabama.
He did say that they like to do at least two embryos just in case one didn't make it, maybe the other one would. He was saying that each cycle is so expensive that maybe this would help out with the cost.