How was your experience with Brenda Houmard at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
We're early on in the process, but Dr. Houmard is spends as much time as needed to make sure we're understanding the process and what to expect. It is hard facing infertility and IVF, but she made us feel more at ease about making decisions going forward.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brenda Houmard at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Nothing - Dr. Houmard was fantastic, warm, kind and straight forward with us.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Brenda Houmard at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Houmard took the time to explain our options thoroughly and answer the questions we had about IVF treatments and what it entails. She was incredibly kind but honest with us about our options, she and her staff helped us get the information we needed to make a decision about our future.
Describe the protocols Brenda Houmard used in your cycles at Seattle Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
So, we are early on in the process, we are not there yet, but she explained to us what protocols she follows typically, and what to expect, so that was helpful for us in just trying to understand what will happen in the future.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Seattle Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Summer, LPN)
Summer was FANTASTIC. She went through the calendar and all the details of what IVF entails. We were both incredibly nervous and stressed out about the process, but she made us feel so much better by not pushing us to get signed up for a cycle yet, and letting us know our options and timeframe.
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
This is the second time we've gone through SRM, the first time was for my husband's vasectomy reversal. Everyone at SRM is professional and warm. We've always felt we got our questions answered and that we were being well taken care of going through SRM.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brenda Houmard at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
For the IVF cycle, we're looking at over $18,000 including medications. The preliminary consultation and blood work is about $1000, with some additional expenses for the prep for IVF.
Describe Brenda Houmard's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
I don't have any comment on this... Yet.