How was your experience with Catherine Ryan at Gundersen Fertility Center?
Dr. Ryan was very blunt and she stated that I wouldn't ever regain my menstrual cycles on my own which in fact I did. She never spent individual time with me, I was always rushed in and out of appointments. She also gave my fiance and I false hope. Dr. Ryan didn't really listen to my concerns and you promised that we would get pregnant within no time.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Catherine Ryan at Gundersen Fertility Center?
Try to remain positive through these tough times but don't get your hopes up. Wait until you see the positive pregnancy test.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Catherine Ryan at Gundersen Fertility Center?
She never gave me the time that I needed to talk to her about my treatments. Rushed in and out of appointments
Describe the protocols Catherine Ryan used in your cycles at Gundersen Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Menopur 75units daily, monitoring ultrasounds. Pregnyl trigger and iui with progesterone suppositories for the first two cycles. Third cycle add follistim to help grow follicles. So, cycle 3and 4menopur plus follistim, monitored ultrasound, pregnyl and iui and progesterone suppositories. Took time off.. Regained cycles on my own. Started letrozole 5mg per day on days 3-7.. Menopur 2 (leftovers) Pregnyl and TI - only two follicles, progesterone suppositories. 6 cycle letrozole 5mg 3-7, pregnyl, TI progesterone.. Only one follicle. 7 cycle letrozole 7.5mg, lining think, natural ovulation..
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff in particular diane was very nice and compassionate. She listened to my questions and concerns. Ruth wasn't as compassionate but she was still nice.
Describe your experience with Gundersen Fertility Center.
The clinic is close to my house which is nice. The staff is friendly and knowledge but I feel as if I'm just a number and they want my money.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Catherine Ryan at Gundersen Fertility Center.
Menopur injections were over 1,200 each cycle (4). Follistim 500 for each cycle (2). Pregnyl for each cycle 139.50(7). Letrozole 12$ first two, 20 for the last. Progesterone 88-100 each cycle. In addition to these out of pocket expenses doctor bills range well over 7,000
What specific things went wrong at Gundersen Fertility Center?
- Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
- Lost appointments
- Provided conflicting information
- Scheduled the wrong procedure