How was your experience with Chantel Ianthe Cross at Johns Hopkins Medical Institute?
Dr. Cross has a professional and warm bedside manner. It truly feels as though she is invested in our success. Very good at responding to calls and emails, always takes the time to explain procedures or her reasoning for next steps. Dr. Cross is open minded, experienced, and well educated - her recommendations come with explanations for why she believes one method would work over another and open to change course or try something new. Her positive energy and commitment to success has helped me keep my spirits up on more than one occasion after loss.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Chantel Ianthe Cross at Johns Hopkins Medical Institute?
While it's necessary to be an advocate for yourself and understand your own treatment, I felt secure in trusting Dr. Cross and her advice.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Chantel Ianthe Cross at Johns Hopkins Medical Institute?
My experience with Dr. Cross was vastly different than previous experiences at another clinic. Dr. Cross is always available to answer questions, explain treatment, or go through anything I don't understand. There are no hoops to jump through to connect with the staff. Her bedside manner is warm and professional at the same time. It truly feels as though she is invested in our success.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff at Johns Hopkins Fertility are professionals. They work hard to answer questions at any time and make sure you have all the information you need. They follow up, always answer calls, and are reliable.
Describe your experience with Johns Hopkins Medical Institute.
At first glance the office may seem outdated and slightly dated. Don't let that fool you! The office has excellent doctors, caring staff, and progressive technology. One of the things I didn't like about the IVF protocol is that you had to sign in for ultrasound, then sign in (on a separate floor) in the lab for blood work. It took managing two separate sign up sheets and made monitoring appointments last very long. Once you get the hang of it you understand the juggle but before I did, it was a challenge.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Johns Hopkins Medical Institute.
Monitoring was a sign-in processes during monitoring hours on a first-come first-serve basis. Lab work was done in another office two floors down, which also required signing in. I was usually there at least 45 min between the two sign in sheets. The good thing was that they didn't require daily monitoring until it was absolutely necessary.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Chantel Ianthe Cross at Johns Hopkins Medical Institute.
The financial office was very good about submitting things to insurance. They were responsive and always responded to emails. Costs for fertility treatment are broken down and itemized - this helps see what the cost is for each portion of the treatment but it also helps getting some pieces get covered by insurance even if they wouldn't otherwise.
Describe Chantel Ianthe Cross's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Johns Hopkins Medical Institute.
My doctor is a big advocate for patient safety and we were advised that transferring more than one embryo may put mom and babies at risk. I fully understand and agree that risking a nicu stay or mother safety is not worth the risk. My doctor educated us on both paths and ultimately left the choice to us.