How was your experience with Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England?
I was referred to Doctor Anania after 3 unsuccessful unmonitored/unmedicated IUI's using a local midwife. From the first visit she took a great deal of time to explain all the options and then asked me questions to help me make the best decision for me. Whenever I have a question or concern I have gotten an answer and she also explains things to me so I understand what is going on.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England?
She throws a lot of information at you in the first meeting and it can be overwhelming. Since i'd been TTC for the past year I was familiar with much of the terminology and testing she referred to. If this is your first step on your fertility journey then do some research beforehand.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England?
From the moment she enters the waiting room, when she warmly greets all those waiting to her phone call follow ups when things are confusing I feel like she sees me as a human and not a number.
Describe the protocols Carol Anania used in your cycles at Fertility Solutions of New England and their degree of success.
Cycle 1-monitored cycle with Ovidrel trigger; negative pregnancy test
Cycle 2-monitored cycle with Clomid, was surging when I went for my midcycle and ultrasound so no trigger, Endometrin, negative pregnancy test
Cycle 3-monitored cycle showed ovarian cyst producing hormones so cancelled
Cycle 4-monitored cycle with Clomid, Ovidrel trigger; endometrin, currently in TWW
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Solutions of New England. (Assigned nurse: Erin )
Every member of the nursing staff has been amazing! Erin is a great resource and I feel like I can always ask her questions no matter how silly they may sound. I mainly see Jamie because she is on duty for morning ultrasounds and bloodwork, and she is always welcoming and considerate despite the early hour. Sandra has also been great answering questions thru the portal.
Describe your experience with Fertility Solutions of New England.
Strengths-Great staff, Woburn location is easy to access from highway and plenty of parking, the portal is great for communcating with nurses and doctors and viewing test results, test results are available within a few hours and if something is not as expected then I receive a call from the nurse or doctor, depending on who I met with that day. I like that they are proactive in calling me about next steps after a negative pregnancy test; it gives me something to focus on.
Weaknesses-Testing and ultrasounds are not available before 7:30am. At first I thought this was a great time but I recently found out that other centers in the area open at 6am.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carol Anania at Fertility Solutions of New England.
PCP referral so no cost for initial appointments
Insurance covered all testing, some co-pays for advanced testing
3 IUI monitored cycles with Clomid $2500 (buy 2 get one free LOL!)
Clomid, Ovidrel, Endometrin-Insurance covered, co-pays under $50 per med.
What specific things went wrong at Fertility Solutions of New England?
- Failed to order appropriate test
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Fertility Solutions of New England.
The nurse had called about coming in for a pre-Clomid ultrasound along with my bloodwork. When I got there the ultrasound wasn't scheduled. However, they were able to access the portal and I got the ultrasound on the spot. I was impressed they were able to make this all happen so quickly.