How was your experience with Brett Davenport at Fertility Institute of North Alabama?
Dr. Davenport is a very patient, intelligent and compassionate doctor. From the moment my husband and I met him, we both felt at ease and like he was the doctor we were supposed to see. I appreciated his concern for my health, getting to the root of the infertility issues we were experiencing and educating us on the process of IVF, why it would be our route for conceiving and assured us that he and his staff would be with us every step of the way.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brett Davenport at Fertility Institute of North Alabama?
Don't be nervous, don't be afraid to ask whatever question comes to your mind no matter how silly it may sound.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Brett Davenport at Fertility Institute of North Alabama?
Dr. Davenport treated me and my husband like a human rather than a number. He was completely opposite of a previous doctor I saw. His warmth, his care and his desire to help put me at ease and assured me that I was in the right place. His first concern was my health and getting to the root of the infertility issues we were having. He walked us through all the possible outcomes, including what he expected - which was tubal damage and the need to have my tubes removed. Dr. Davenport and his staff have been supportive thus far, they have been so informative and have made our treatment thus far a lot more comfortable than expected.
Describe the protocols Brett Davenport used in your cycles at Fertility Institute of North Alabama and their degree of success.
In my treatment thus far, Dr. Davenport started with the saline ultrasound to get a good look at my uterus and what he could see of my tubes. He suspected tubal damage and possible fibriods and recommended the laparoscopic and hysteroscopic procedures to determine what was going on. He told me that the procedure could result in having my tubes removed as he suspected hydrosalpinx. After these procedures he spoke with me and my husband about IVF as our next route. We have not begun IVF yet, we are scheduled to begin in October.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Institute of North Alabama. (Assigned nurse: Kendra)
My nurse has been amazingly attentive and informative thus far. She has been a big help from the beginning in explaining things that were going to take place. Kendra is a great communicator and I'm looking forward to having her by our side through the IVF journey.
Describe your experience with Fertility Institute of North Alabama.
The clinic is so warm and inviting and this was a big positive for me because going into a fertility clinic you want to feel at ease. Everyone from the receptionist is very friendly, professional and welcoming. You feel right at home at FINA (Fertility Institute of North Alabama).
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brett Davenport at Fertility Institute of North Alabama.
I do not recall the cost of the laparoscopic and hysteroscopic procedures as they were 100% covered by my insurance. The IVF will be roughly $18,000-22,000, including up to 3 cycles and medication. My insurance does not cover this and we are having to get a loan for the total cost.
Describe Brett Davenport's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Institute of North Alabama.
Dr. Davenport has shared with us that he recommends only transferring one embryo vs. multiple because of the risks involved. He, however, said he would transfer multiple if we requested.
What specific things went wrong at Fertility Institute of North Alabama?
- Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Fertility Institute of North Alabama.
I was given a specific time for my procedure via email but was contacted on the morning of the procedure to inform me of the correct time as the time I was given was incorrect. Luckily I made it on time and Dr. D apologized for the mix-up. This was the only conflicting information I was given.