How was your experience with Amanda Nicole Kallen at Yale University?
My experience with Dr Kallen as a patient allowed me to feel comfortable with all aspects of my care. From our initial consultation I was educated and enlighted to an aspect of fertility of which I had alot of questions and concerns. During every appointment the goals of my care were reevaluated and modified as needed. Though at times I experienced unwanted occurrences, Dr Kallen's professional expertise and support allowed a better understanding of all realstic expectaions. Her ability to modify my care and expereince as needed fostered my ability to ultimately deliver a healthy baby girl.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Amanda Nicole Kallen at Yale University?
Dr Kallen is extremely knowledgable in her field. She ensures that you are armed with all of the necessary information and maintains full disclosure and honesty during each interaction. Her dedication to her chosen career path resonates in every patient care experience. I would most definitely recommend Dr Kallen. I would encourage a prospective patient to always have an open mind while still understanding that Dr Kallen will explore all options that are available, as well as safe for the health of you and your successful pregnancy.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Amanda Nicole Kallen at Yale University?
During every interactiin with Dr Kallen, I always felt that her primary focus was on my well being as well as the goal of a successful pregnancy and birth. Dr Kallen explained everything in full and complete detail and answered all questions appropriately. She was always supportive in my objectives, while still communicating realistic expectations.
Describe the protocols Amanda Nicole Kallen used in your cycles at Yale University and their degree of success.
My 1st treatment protocol which included the use of clomid assisted in increased ovulation which was successful. This led to my 1st and 2nd IUI which unfortunately did not lead to a positive pregnancy. This was followed by my initial IVF which included the use of daily progesterone, menopur, ganarelix and gonal-F injections as well as inserts which aided in stimulating my follicles and maintaining mature egg production and led to a successful pregnancy that unfortunately resulted in a miscarriage due to chromosomal issues. However, my second course of IVF which included the same medications at increased dosages as well as the addition of a progesterone oil resulted in a postive pregnancy test and ultimately the birth of my daughter.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Yale University. (Assigned nurse: LaKreshia)
The nursing staff at Dr Kallen's office met all of my expectations as a patient. Whenever I had questions or concerns that were within their scope of practice, it was handled in a timely and efficient manner. Every team member maintained a sense of professionalism in their approach to patient care and it showed their dedication to their patients.
Describe your experience with Yale University.
The only aspect of improvement that I would explore is communication via telephone with the staff. It is sometimes difficult to reach a staff member via phone. I utilized Yale's My Chart communication app and there was always a nurse readily available to respond to any questions or concerns, as well a provid specific and detailed instructions.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Yale University.
My experience with monitoring appointments worked very well from my perspective. I was able to coordinate my appointments around my work schedule and the experience was timely and efficient like a well oiled machine.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Amanda Nicole Kallen at Yale University.
My total cost associated with my care under Dr Kallen was ~$3,800 not covered by insurance.
Describe Amanda Nicole Kallen's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Yale University.
At no point in my treatment course did Dr Kallen sway me one way or the other in regards to single vs multiple embryo transfer. As a team we both looked at what my options were and individualized my plan of care to suit while incorporating my preferences and life goals.