How was your experience with Alan Martinez at Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey?
Dr Martinez is the sweetest, most caring doctor I've ever had. I had to have one of my fallopian tubes removed, as well as some endometriosis and polyps. I felt so reassured, having him as my surgeon as well as my IVF doctor. He is very patient, and will explain everything in as much detail as you need. I have never felt rushed in my appointments with him and he always takes the time to make sure I am feeling good and positive every step of the way. I feel like he truly cares about his patients and works hard to get the best results possible.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alan Martinez at Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey?
Ask as many questions as you like, he will answer all of them!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alan Martinez at Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey?
Dr. Martinez always took the time to explain everything in detail, and in a way that hopeful and friendly and understandable. He is very caring and empathetic.
Describe the protocols Alan Martinez used in your cycles at Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey and their degree of success.
When we first came to Dr. Martinez, I had a tubal blockage that I knew I would have to be surgically removed. He explained everything to me, and I felt very confident going into the surgery. Afterwards, I wanted to try to get pregnant naturally (with one fallopian tube remaining), and he never pressured me to start IVF right away. A few months later, we were more mentally prepared to start the IVF process and again, he explained every step and was very patient with us. During our first egg retrieval, we had a very sudden death in the family, which I do think affected our outcome—we had about 9 eggs retrieved and only one embryo that made it to day 5. We did another egg retrieval round and Dr. Martinez tweaked my protocol (I believe it was a long lupron cycle). This time we got 9 eggs again, but 5 made it to day 5, so we had 6 embryos total. We did PGS and had 3 viable embryos after the testing. Our first FET was successful, and I gave birth to a healthy baby boy in 2017.
Now we are trying for our second, with 2 embryos left. We transferred in February, and I did get pregnant, but the pregnancy didn't continue after week 7. Dr. Martinez ran a VERY through pregnancy-loss panel of blood tests, and has tweaked my treatment for the next transfer. We are hopeful that the next FET will be a success!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Domenica)
Domenica has been so kind and helpful during our second go at IVF and FET. She emails me right back, answers all my calls and many questions! She goes out of he way to make sure the appointment schedule works best for me.
Describe your experience with Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey.
The clinic is fairly new, clean and nice. Everyone on staff is friendly... there used to be a receptionist that was a little surly, but I think she is gone now. I have never had to wait long for an appointment!
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey.
Morning monitoring/blood work is from 7-8am. Sometimes there can be up to 10 people who come in, that I've seen. They move pretty quickly, doesn't take too long once you get there.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alan Martinez at Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey.
Our first IVF round was out-of-pocket. We paid a lump sum that included the egg retrieval, ICSI, an FET cycle and assisted hatching. We paid separate for medication at Mandell's Pharmacy. This time around, we are covered by insurance, so I only make copayments when I see the doctor (not for monitoring) and medications are covered.
Describe Alan Martinez's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey.
Dr. Martinez was/is of the mind that one embryo transferred at a time was the right course of action for us.