How was your experience with Amelia Bailey at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates?
Dr. Bailey is extremely intelligent. She always went over the risks and her recommendations based on research. She followed my insurances requirements for coverage, 6 iuis. She started me at a middle dosage of clomid due my history and changed medications when it wasn't working as well as anticipated. She put me on a protocol to prevent overstimulation or retrieval. Dr. Bailey highly recommended a frozen transfer with a single embryo. I wish she would have told me that the trigger shot used, lupron, made it to where we could not do a fresh transfer if issues had arose and a fresh was needed. Dr. Bailey did listen to my concerns about wanting to transfer two. I appreciated all the visits we had with Dr. Bailey.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Amelia Bailey at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates?
To take notes. Dr. Bailey is not available very often, so I wish I would have made notes of everything we talked about and had a list of questions to asks. I would often times leave and think of something and really had no way of asking Dr. Bailey. The nurses seemed irritated when you would ask them questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Amelia Bailey at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates?
You don't see Dr. Bailey very often so it's hard to create a real connection with her. You see her at your consultation, after 3 failed iuis, we did a phone consult or IVF since we had just had the meeting about failed iuis, ERA, and mock transfer were the only times I saw her in the 50+ trips.
Describe the protocols Amelia Bailey used in your cycles at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
100 mg clomid- triple layer lining but only 6.? mm did not ovulate per progesterone draw, 2 follicles
150 mg clomid- triple layer lining but only 6.? 4 follicles, ovulated per progesterone draw, cycle cancelled d/t risks of multiples
5 mg letrozole 3x- triple layer lining between 6.5-7.9 for three cycles. between 3-5 follicles each round, one cycle cancelled d/t risks of multiples, ovulated all 3 rounds per prog. draw
Trial transfer completed inbetween IUI/Retrieval
Retrieval: Birth control 9 days prior, fonal f 150 and menopur 75 used added ganirelex after 6 days to prevent ovulation, triggered with lupron 80 units after stimming for 8 days
I showed 23/34 follicles at each ultrasound. They retrieve 23 eggs, 19 mature, 16 fertilized, 10 embryos (5A, 2A-, 2B+, 1B-) 7 were 5 day, 3 were 6 day
Describe your experience with your nurse at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Patrice/Amanda)
The nursing staff changes quite a bit. Our nurse, Patrice, was awesome! She kept me level headed and would respectfully put me in my place when my hormones got the best of me (I needed that). She quit following our retrieval and we were without a "nurse" for several months. Ronda the head nurse did the majority of calls during this time. She was good, but you could tell she had too much on her plate. Our current nurse is new to the field, so that's a hard transition for both of us. I have had another doctor's nurse, Don, is AMAZING!!!! Not having one specific person to go to with concerns is very difficult though. It definitely raised my nerves when Patrice left, but I know things like that aren't controllable.
Describe your experience with Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates.
The biggest weakness at this clinic is BILLING! oh my word. It's a nightmare. They don't return phone calls, they don't get the prior authorizations that are needed. It's truly the downfall of the entire clinic. They need some major help in this department..... second weakness for me would be not really having a particular nurse to go to. Our first nurse who had been there awhile quit, and her replacement is still getting the groove of everything. It's nice to talk to someone who knows your history and story and knows you on a personal level. There has been several instances where I have to mention things that have been a concern in a previous cycle and they have to speak to the doctor again and return the call later. If someone was familiar with your case, it would run a lot smoother.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates.
Everyone gets there during a window of time for ultrasounds/blood work. It's pretty smoothly ran, first come first serve. There's often times a line waiting to enter the building and 20+ patients there at one time. They get you in pretty quickly, but based on how many people are infront of you it may take 20 minutes or 90+
Describe the costs associated with your care under Amelia Bailey at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates.
I was quoted 15,000 out of pocket + medications. We had insurance luckily; however, it was a nightmare with their billing department. The billing department told me I could expect 75% back of $6,200. I received $200 from insurance.
Describe Amelia Bailey's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates.
Dr. Bailey was very upfront about suggesting eSET. She also suggested a freeze all cycle d/t risks of overstimulation and chances being higher with FET.
What specific things went wrong at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates?
- Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
- Failed to call with results
- Provided conflicting information
- Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates.
I had a prescription that was not called in for my retrieval. It was not a "necessary" medication so the nurse refused to have the doctor call it in since it was the weekend. Just frustrating with the amount of money you spend, just because it's not a requirement doesn't mean that it wouldn't be helpful for the patient. In all reality, this should have been done before we even got to that point. I have had nurses forget to call in FET meds (antibiotics, etc) until the day before I am suppose to take them. It's fixable, but an inconvenience for the patient.
The clinic is not very good at notifying patients of when to abstain before retrieval for the sperm sample. They also did not discuss exercise restrictions at all until I asked. Based on things I have read, it would beneficial for the clinic to send home an information sheet of dos/donts for retrieval/fet.