How was your experience with Anthony Propst at Texas Fertility Center?
He is a warm doctor with good bedside manner, but he is very busy! As soon as he's done seeing you, he's right out the door to the next patient. Luckily he sees patients ar 2 different locations. He definitely listens and takes into consideration what you have to say. When trying to decide on how to proceed with my next treatment (I've done 2 IUIs-only 1 with injectables), I told him that this would probably be my last IUI attempt. With that info he decided, to just go with injectables only and no femara (I started femara with my OBGYN and continued it with Dr. Propst) to hopefully maximize my chances
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anthony Propst at Texas Fertility Center?
Just go with your questions! He will answer them all. I didn't know what to ask in the beginning and I regret not doing more research before our consultation
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anthony Propst at Texas Fertility Center?
He always came in with a smile and greeted me asking how I was doing instead of just jumping right to business
Describe the protocols Anthony Propst used in your cycles at Texas Fertility Center and their degree of success.
I "probably" have PCOS per both my OBGYN and Dr. Propst. I have irregular cycles but no cycsts on the ultrasound. I have been using femara (started with just taking this pill with my OB) for about 5 months and then went to see an RE.
Our first IUI was right after our consultation since it was near the right timing of my cycle. All I used was an hcg trigger shot which resulted in a negative pregnancy test.
The next round was femara, gonal f injections and an hcg trigger shot with inseminations on back to back days since he was unsure of my ovulation. This also resulted in a negative pregnancy test.
I am about to start my 3rd round in which we are NOT using femara but just a gonal f injection and hcg trigger shot. So we'll see what happens!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses are very sweet, but coming out of your appointment, they sometimes assume you understand everything. Ask about meds, timing, next appt, etc if you have questions! They're happy to help. Also, it's hard to get a hold of them. You always have to call and leave a message. They get back to you fairly quickly, but I've never once called and got to talk directly to a nurse on that phone call
Describe your experience with Texas Fertility Center.
There's several locations which is great since Austin traffic is horrible. Also, they use CPL for labs which is also convenient as they have a lot of locations. There's no online patient portal or way to email them which can be frustrating. Hopefully they will transition to that one day.
Also, my insurance doesn't cover anything related to infertility so it's been a costly process. The injectable medications have been expensive, but I also haven't done any rx shopping due to time constraints with knowing what med to take and when.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anthony Propst at Texas Fertility Center.
The initial consultation is around $600 and each ultrasound is $220. You do an ultrasound at the start of your cycle and several times throughout to see how your ovaries are progressing. My medications have ranged from $400-800 and they do use a pharmacy that overnights them to you (not sure if this is built into the cost since again I didn't do any price shopping).