How was your experience with Amin Milki at Stanford University?
Strengths: Extremely knowledgable, caring, informative, willing to jump right in.
Weaknesses (not specific to Dr. Milki but the Stanford Fertility Clinic): a lot of testing and pre-requirements-more so than any other fertility doctor's office, it started to feel like Stanford was making sure all of their bases were covered not just things related to my health. My husband and I are seeking treatment due to male -factor infertility and already had a donor selected to provide donor sperm-what should be the simplest of procedures, yet we kept being presented with numerous set-backs during the testing and pre-required consultations/trainings some of which had to due the the results of bloodwork and others from the clinic not handling the insurance and pre-approval properly.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Amin Milki at Stanford University?
Dr. Milki is fantastic and extremely knowledgeable, use your valuable time with him well and be prepared with what-ever testing you can ahead of time to get the most out of your appointment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Amin Milki at Stanford University?
Dr. Milki was extremely professional, knowledgable, presented a lot of information in a short amount of time, while readily answering all of our questions. We left feeling prepared and excited to move forward with him and the Stanford team.
Describe the protocols Amin Milki used in your cycles at Stanford University and their degree of success.
We are trying for a natural IUI, possibly followed by using Clomid if a subsequent IUI(s) are needed. We had an initial ultrasound to check for eggs, and continued to track ovulation and periods until we can have the IUI performed. Due to COVID Coronavirus all IUIs have been put on hold for an unspecified amount of time.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff are great and really care about their patients.
Describe your experience with Stanford University.
The clinic is at the forefront of fertility research and treatment. My situation is somewhat straightforward (Natural IUI) it is nice knowing that I asm being treated at one of the best facilities. The clinic however mis-handled some of my pre-approval and insurance information which caused an immense amount of stress, confusion, and wasted time. Thankfully my insurance company stepped in to help clear up the confusion that had arisen with Stanford, my medical plan and my insurance. Also the clinic did not send back the tank used to ship the donor sperm back to the sperm bank, possibly die to COVID (Coronavirus) shortened hours and staff, and I have had to field questions from the sperm bank.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Amin Milki at Stanford University.
Our out of pocket expenses for a natural (no-medication) Intra Uterine Insemination IUI, will cost close to $6,300 including the cost of donor sperm.
Describe Amin Milki's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Stanford University.
What specific things went wrong at Stanford University?
- Provided conflicting information
- Failed to convey critical information