How was your experience with Ahmad Hammoud at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Our first experience at our consultation was not great. We felt very pushed into doing IVF. Being a younger couple, we went into our consult believing that there would be other options for us before IVF, but I didn’t feel like that was explored to the fullest extent. He seemed rushed and a bit distracted the day of our consult which wasn’t a good feeling for my husband and I. During my surgery with him he was a totally different person though. Super friendly, calm, and explained all the details of the surgery and post/op findings. I feel like maybe the day of our consult he was either having a bad day or was very busy and didn’t have a lot of time for us. Either way, the consult could’ve definitely gone better.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ahmad Hammoud at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Go into your consultation with a list of questions you want answered and make sure you don’t leave until you have the answers you need to make an informed decision. IVF is serious, and expensive. You shouldn’t feel rushed into making a decision.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ahmad Hammoud at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
During our initial consultation I was very frustrated and sad. I had experienced an ectopic pregnancy about a year prior and hadn’t been able to conceive since. During our IVF consultation I was preparing for my 4th IUI with a different doctor in a couple of days and he made me feel like that was pointless. During our consult I wanted to get a bit more information regarding what other options we had and/or why he thought we were experiencing infertility. It seemed that during the consult his main goal was to push IVF on us. We were already planning to move into IVF as a next step, but we just wanted a little bit more time to discuss and make a decision, and my husband and I both felt very pressured at the consultation to pursue IVF maybe before we were really ready to “give up” on all other treatments.
Describe the protocols Ahmad Hammoud used in your cycles at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers and their degree of success.
Started BC pills on day 3 of period, had a hysteroscopy performed under anesthesia prior to start of second menstrual cycle, started stims around day 5 of cycle. Had to stop stims on the second day due to COVID-19 as non-essential surgeries and businesses were not happening as usual. Plan to do IVF after coronavirus is under control again, so didn’t really have any results to share from that experience.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Nicole was great. She did our start up class for IVF. she responded promptly to emails and phone calls and was also friendly and reassuring.
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
The clinic is nice. The inside is inviting and calm. They have a slideshow going of different fertility procedures and the process of each one. The front office staff are nice, as well as the billing department. The setup is cool because the surgical rooms are on the left side of the clinic and the offices/consultations and lab/US rooms are on the right so it’s all split up. The recovery area after coming out of surgery was nice and private and it didn’t feel uncomfortable or rushed. Overall I think the clinic is really great.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ahmad Hammoud at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
$12,860 for IVF fresh transfer
$4,500 for meds
$1,000 for anesthesia
Describe Ahmad Hammoud's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
Dr. Hammoud was going to do multiple embryo transfer with us because we weren’t PGS testing our embryos. But he said he would decide based on the embryo quality if we only needed to do a single embryo at the time of transfer.
What specific things went wrong at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
- Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
The nurses failed to call in my prescriptions for my injectable stims from one of the pharmacies I ordered from. Luckily, I was on top of everything so I called to pharmacy to make sure they received my script and they said they had nothing for me. I had to then call my clinic and ask them to send the script over. It was in plenty of time, luckily, but still inconvenient I had to call around to get this figured out.