How was your experience with Cecil Long at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
We liked how matter of fact Dr. Long is when explaining treatments and risks/benefits. He is very thorough, without overwhelming you with data. We like that he is optimistic but realistic. The only thing that really bugged us is that we felt that for all the money we were spending, he wasn’t being as aggressive as we would like.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Cecil Long at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
Expect a slow and steady course of treatment. Always erring on the side of caution. It can be frustrating, but he has your best interest in mind.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Cecil Long at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
He always took care to ask about my life outside of fertility treatments. Even when visiting a satellite office, he would ask for video conferences so I could see and speak with him during my visits.
Describe the protocols Cecil Long used in your cycles at ART Fertility Program of Alabama and their degree of success.
Our cycles were IUI with donor sperm. Medication protocol was 10-16 days of ovulation stimulation, HCG trigger, followed by IUI 12 hours later. In three cycles, we used Follistim, Gonal-f, Menopur, and HCG. Progesterone supplements followed each IUI until pregnancy test.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Same nurses every visit, so very little turn over. All were compassionate and hopeful for us as future parents. All shared tears with us upon receiving negative results.
Describe your experience with ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
This clinic is vast in size, but very small town minded. Nurses, doctors, and staff all took the time to get to know us. Appointments are made quickly and blood work is returned quickly. Everyone seems to want to make sure their patients know they are the priority.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Cecil Long at ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
Typically, $2,500-$4,000 per cycle.
Describe Cecil Long's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
Does not apply