How was your experience with Alexis Kim at Palo Alto Medical Foundation?
I have no issue with Dr. Kim. I haven’t had success in three years of treatment, but it is hard to know whether that is because of my condition or PAMF. Dr. Kim is kind, calm and patient. He takes the time to explain things. He doesn’t over promise and seems to be science based. What I appreciate about him is that he doesn’t push outlandish IVF add-ons, but be is still willing to try things when you specifically request it (for example, I asked to do karyotype testing even though it wouldn’t be super helpful or didn’t seem particularly needed, and he was willing to let me do it upon request).
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alexis Kim at Palo Alto Medical Foundation?
Dr. Kim is solid if you fit in a box or are an easy case. If you are a hard case, it may be harder to find the cause because PAMF doesn’t automatically do things like DNA fragmentation tests, karyotype testing, etc.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alexis Kim at Palo Alto Medical Foundation?
My doctor always remembers my name and history.
Describe the protocols Alexis Kim used in your cycles at Palo Alto Medical Foundation and their degree of success.
First round, long lupron. Poor responder, cycle almost cancelled.
Moved on to microdose flare which was better.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Palo Alto Medical Foundation. (Assigned nurse: Kristi )
I bombarded my coordinator with a gabillion questions and requests. She or another team member never forgot to respond or help. I have witnessed no major mistakes. The group operates very well.
Describe your experience with Palo Alto Medical Foundation.
I have no complaints about the clinic, other than none of my cycles have worked. That could be because I am a hard case, but it is hard to determine what is the root cause. I have seen no major mistakes, I am treated with respect and I can get in relatively quickly. I think some of the bad reviews of this practice were from a long time ago, but I think PAMF must have made a lot of progress since then in improving their services because a lot of the criticism seems unfair. PAMF doesn’t solicit reviews, so none of the content patients come here to post.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alexis Kim at Palo Alto Medical Foundation.
I have unlimited IVF coverage through my employer so I have no idea what anything cost.
Describe Alexis Kim's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Palo Alto Medical Foundation.
PAMF is pretty strict if you are under 35 with single embryo transfers.