Describe your experience with West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Strengths: The providers and staff at this clinic are friendly, knowledgeable, understanding, and very professional. The clinic is a small and private setting, which made me feel more comfortable. Also, the egg retrieval and transfer is done in the clinic, so you do not have to go to a separate facility.
Weaknesses: Parking at the clinic was sometimes difficult, as the parking lot is small and shared with another clinic.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shon Rowan at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Rowan and his staff have always treated me very well.
Describe your experience with your nurse at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Karen Merryman)
All of the nursing staff were very friendly and compassionate. The nurse coordinator was always available via phone, email, and text.
How was your experience with Shon Rowan at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Rowan is very friendly and is great at explaining the process of fertility treatments. He gets right to the point and doesn't encourage false hope. I appreciate that he always gives me the pros and cons of a treatment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shon Rowan at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine?
I would tell a prospective patient that Dr. Rowan gets right to the point about your diagnosis and treatments options. He will also give you all of your treatment options and the pros and cons of each.
Describe the protocols Shon Rowan used in your cycles at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We tried natural cycles, timed intercourse, timed intercourse with Clomid and Femara, IUIs with Clomid and Femara, and IVF. Our one and only retrieval and transfer resulted in the birth of my son.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shon Rowan at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine.
IUIs approximately $700 (including meds from pharmacy)
IVF with Fresh Transfer approximately $8,000 to $9,000
Frozen Embryo Transfer approximately $3,200
Embryo Freezing $500 for 1 year
Describe Shon Rowan's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Dr. Rowan is realistic about eSET and multiple embryo transfer. He gives you the choice, but will also give you his recommendation.