How was your experience with Carrie Wambach at Reproductive Partners Medical Group?
Carrie has so much empathy. She has been thorough it herself, and describes things in a calm, cool, manner - not sugar coating but remaining positive. She makes herself available as needed and is extremely kind.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carrie Wambach at Reproductive Partners Medical Group?
Sometimes she is scheduled to be your doctor and you end up pawned off to someone else in office.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Carrie Wambach at Reproductive Partners Medical Group?
Carrie herself was kind, compassionate, took time and care, and treated me like a human for sure. I cannot say the same of the office in general.
Describe the protocols Carrie Wambach used in your cycles at Reproductive Partners Medical Group and their degree of success.
When I moved over to RPMG, and specifically Carrie, I did so because she was far more aggressive on testing than what other doctors who considered some forms experimental. She did a full blood work panel testing for auto-immune issues. They came back negative. She did a uterine lining biopsy or what they call a "mock" cycle to ensure that your body is absorbing the meds at a certain rate. In my case, this yielded results that I need my transfer after 7 days of progesterone vs. five - so helpful info. She also did a full "auto-immune" protocol which is where I get intralipid infusion, take prednisone, and lovenox all to ensure that my immune system doesn't try to kill the embryo.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They are lovely , but very uneven. Some show a lot of compassion and care, others don't. Some are organized, others not. There was turnover, and lack of consistency. Some were organized, others not at all....really depended.
Describe your experience with Reproductive Partners Medical Group.
The greatest weakness in the amount of time you'll wait for your appointment, and the lack of empathy from the staff who handles billing. Sometimes I'd be leaving in tears and they'd try to argue with me over a $60 ultrasound bill. The way I see it, you have my embryos, you have my credit card info, I don't need to sand in line crying to check out. We' re not running from paying. Additionally, there have been times where I am told to make sure I arrive on time for my appointment, and then I end up waiting one to two hours!! Not ok....PLUS I'd switched from a doctor who never made me wait more than 5 minutes, so I'd been spoiled.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carrie Wambach at Reproductive Partners Medical Group.
$3500 for a transfer, $6900 for mini-stim, $6000 for genetic testing, $11,000 for full retrieval
Describe Carrie Wambach's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Reproductive Partners Medical Group.
We tried all variations - one, one tested, mutliples, mixed tested and untested. Each time there was a different approach and a different reason.
What specific things went wrong at Reproductive Partners Medical Group?
- Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
- Lost results
- Provided conflicting information
- Lost or damaged samples
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Reproductive Partners Medical Group.
I had a mock cycle done and the doctor (not my primary) did not get enough sample material to biopsy - we had to do it again. Additionally, we thought our embryos had been submitted for testing, came back a month later to find out the testing hadn't begun.