How was your experience with Anthony Propst at Texas Fertility Center?
Dr. Propst is extremely intelligent and knows the evidence behind the treatment. Based on the way that our cycle was going, he changed the plan from frozen to fresh embryo transfer hopefully for a better outcome. He explained the reasoning behind all of his decisions and engaged us in the decision making process. I also appreciated that he would provide recommendations. Many doctors will provide with you with the options, but not give a recommendation.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anthony Propst at Texas Fertility Center?
Ask him for recommendations.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anthony Propst at Texas Fertility Center?
During our initial consultation, we had a lot of questions due to 3 failed cycles with another clinic. He was able to answer all of our questions and propose a plan for our future cycle. Also recommended additional supplement (DHEA) and increasing CoQ10 dosage. I was surprised that there was much else to do in our case, but we decided to stay with him because he had a good plan that was different than what we were previously doing.
Describe the protocols Anthony Propst used in your cycles at Texas Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Antagonist protocol with cetrotide. Started with 2 days of clomid to jump start the ovaries and then high doses of Gonal F and menopur as well as omnitrope.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
IVF nurse/coordinator handles every aspect of your cycle. It depends on whether you like this or not. At my previous clinic, after the ultrasound my doctor would go to her computer and put in the plan on the spreadsheet and print it out and hand it to me. At Texas Fertility Center, once the doctor leaves the room you are mostly communicating with the nurse.
Describe your experience with Texas Fertility Center.
Because there are so many doctors, you will most likely not see your doctor on the weekend since they rotate call schedules. Also, there is no in house lab. On the weekend you will have to go to St. David's Main before 8AM to have labs drawn and then on other days you can go to any CPL before 8AM. Also, most of the communication is between you and your IVF nurse. At my previous clinic, I spoke to the doctor directly about everything. It just depends on how important that is to you.
Strengths - nurses are very knowledgeable and can answer a lot of the questions. Well oiled machine with people doing specific jobs. The process was very streamlined.
***our longest wait time was less than 5 minutes*** I cannot even explain how much of my life I have regained from this!!!
Weaknesses - because there are many people involved in the process, each person doing a specific job, things can get dropped along the way. I was told that someone would call me about ordering my meds before the start of the cycle, but I did not and decided to call on my own and they seemed to be surprised by my phone call (even though it was 2-3 days before I would need to start meds).
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anthony Propst at Texas Fertility Center.
Excluding medications, the cost is about 8k without insurance because they give you a 50% discount on the ultrasounds and egg retrieval (for TFC's part). There is still a fee for the egg retrieval that is charged by the surgery center. The 8k includes the fees paid to their lab (around 4k).
Relatively affordable for someone who has used up insurance benefits.