How was your experience with Candice O'Hern Perfetto at CORM?
Dr. Perfetto was such an amazing doctor, as someone that was completely new to a fertility clinic she made me feel at home. Never did she make me feel like having a baby was impossible but she always let me know that I was a severe case. When I didn’t understand something she always explained without hesitation. She comforted me after a negative pregnancy test and gave me hope afterwards. Honestly, there’s nothing negative to say about her, she knew exactly what she was doing and made me always feel like I was in good hands.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Candice O'Hern Perfetto at CORM?
Ask any every question
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Candice O'Hern Perfetto at CORM?
She gave it to me straight but also had compassion. Told me what was going on but also said sorry and told me what other things I could do and to not give up
Describe the protocols Candice O'Hern Perfetto used in your cycles at CORM and their degree of success.
When we first met with Dr.Perfetto. And she told us IVF was our only option we had to wait a couple of months to get our finances together, IVF is very expensive and we were not prepared for it at all. She started my on Lupron injections, I have severe endometriosis and with the injections it would kinda kick starts hormones to pretty much freeze everything, luckily I only needed to be on the injection for 3 months then we kick started IVF, I started with birth control for 3 weeks then I started taking my hormones with every other day getting blood work and getting ultrasounds to see how many eggs I had. I triggered and the next morning I went off to my egg retrieval where they got my eggs, we waited five days to do my transfer but unfortunately the embryo didn’t take so we decided an hysterocopy was my best choice to do before starting a new cycle to remove all adhesions, or try to atleast.
I waited 2-3 weeks then we went at again but this time it was a shorter cycle but none the less I still had to have my injections everyday with monitoring every other day, we did my transfer, we transferred 2, to give me a better chance of conceiving even though Dr. Perfetto did not think it was best, we went with it and 14 days past transfer we got a positive blood test!
Describe your experience with your nurse at CORM.
The nurse was always so happy and compassionate and the nursing staff really felt as family. And concerns or questions I had they were always there to help
Describe your experience with CORM.
Everything about CORM was amazing
They were so organized, I could get an appointment any time/date. Never did I feel in the dark, and I never felt “new” they knew me by name and really tried to get to know me as a person rather a patient
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at CORM.
No like at all for ultrasounds, I always got seen right away and dr. Perfetto did them usually
Describe the costs associated with your care under Candice O'Hern Perfetto at CORM.
I believe it was $850 to start and for a full cycle including egg retrieval it was $14,000 to keep our embryos frozen it’s $500/ year
Medicine was anywhere from $2,000-$5,000
Describe Candice O'Hern Perfetto's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CORM.
She absolutely perfected single transfer because it was less of a risk, health and the chance of being more than two