How was your experience with Alice Park at Kaiser Permanente SoCal?
Dr. Park is very no-nonsense and to the point. Her treatment, with me anyway, was pretty aggressive which I appreciated. She is not the gentlest with her touch (AKA the wand) but I got used to that.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alice Park at Kaiser Permanente SoCal?
Don't be afraid to ask any and all questions and be very up front with her.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alice Park at Kaiser Permanente SoCal?
For the most part, treated like a human. She can be blunt and to the point which some may not like, however, I appreciated it.
Describe the protocols Alice Park used in your cycles at Kaiser Permanente SoCal and their degree of success.
IUI #1 - 50 mg of Clomid, resulted in 2 good follicles, IUI resulting in negative pregnancy test.
IUI #2 - 100 mg of Clomid, resulted in 3 good follicles, IUI resulting in negative pregnancy test.
IUI #3 - She gave me the choice of doing Clomid + Injectables or Injectables only and explained the pros/cons. I went with injectables only (Menopur), can't remember exact dosage but it was all based on multiple blood tests & lots of ultrasounds. Only 1 good follicle resulting in negative pregnancy test.
Prior to IUI #4 - Found multiple cysts on my ovaries from the prior cycle. Put me on birth control for 21 days. I was very discouraged and ready to give up at this point!
IUI #4 - Injectables, 4 good follicles resulting in a positive pregnancy test!
Currently 10 weeks pregnant with twins
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff/medical assistants all differed. It completely depended who you ended up with on your visit and it was usually a different person each time. Some were very knowledgeable, compassionate, and explained everything thoroughly. Some, not so much. I would just keep asking questions until I felt like I fully understood what I needed to.
Describe your experience with Kaiser Permanente SoCal.
Kaiser Fontana has a lot of negatives.
#1 - Parking is HORRIFIC. It would sometimes take me 20-30 minutes to find an open spot.
#2 - It's very confusing to find the RE door. There's a random door with a doorbell next to it that you need to ring in order to check in. You cannot check in at the normal, OB check in desk nearby.
#3 - The RE shares a waiting room with OB. Be prepared to see LOTS of pregnant women and I even witnessed some finding out they were pregnant. Insensitive placement if you ask me!
The strengths are their doctors. I saw 4 different RE docs while there and all of them were top notch.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alice Park at Kaiser Permanente SoCal.
Fortunately, my insurance covered the cost of 6 IUI's. I just had to cover our co-payments.