How was your experience with Alexis Greene at WestMed Medical Group?
I really like Dr. Greene a lot. While IUI wasn't successful, she was very clear that the chances of success were not as high as other treatment options. But, from day 1, she was willing to speak with us at length about our options, set a plan, and review that plan periodically. She always made me feel comfortable.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alexis Greene at WestMed Medical Group?
Take notes. But that would be my advice to anyone in this situation.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alexis Greene at WestMed Medical Group?
Dr. Greene was extremely warm, spoke plainly and was always available to answer questions. She always remembered me and I never felt like just a number or like she had to consult my chart to answer my questions (or remember things about me).
Describe the protocols Alexis Greene used in your cycles at WestMed Medical Group and their degree of success.
My first consultation was a little late in the cycle, so we were too late for a medical IUI cycle. At the time, she indicated that her normal recommendation is 2-3 IUI cycles before IVF, so we decided to do one "natural IUI" (no clomid) cycle and 2 medicated (with clomid) cycles. We have done exactly that, without success, and are now about to start IVF.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The staff is great all around - they have on-side nurses, but also have on-site financing coordinators etc. - all of whom are very responsive and friendly.
Describe your experience with WestMed Medical Group.
I really like the clinic - everyone is very nice there, very responsive, and very informative. I have found the ultrasound technicians, in particular, to be extremely sweet - they really help to make me feel comfortable. They have a NP who sometimes handles the appointments and also handles the medication "seminars" to teach us how to do the medications. They're all great.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alexis Greene at WestMed Medical Group.
My IUI cycles were mostly covered by insurance (except a very high ultrasound copay and also a normal visit copay), but my IVF is not covered by insurance at all. IVF (not including meds, genetic testing, anesthesia, and cryopreservation) is $14,250 (freeze all with PGS biopsy, plus frozen embryo transfer)
Describe Alexis Greene's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at WestMed Medical Group.
I do not believe that she would do multiple embryo transfer for me, given the cause of our infertility issues (male factor) and my relatively young age.