How was your experience with Christopher Allemand at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
Dr. Allemand is very kind and listens to your concerns. While he is patient and seems like he cares, he doesn't tailor your care to your specific needs. He wanted me to pursue IVF after 2 IUI cycles (only on follistim and HCG) and one bad semen analysis after all the other SA's have been within normal limits. It concerned me that he was pushing IVF without doing ANY baseline bloodwork on my husband.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Allemand at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
Be an advocate for yourself! Do your research and prepare questions prior to your visit, and write them down as soon as you get your answers, that way you don't forget:)
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christopher Allemand at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
During visits (baselines, follicle ultrasounds) you do not see your MD and see a NP, which is ok, but you do not see the same NP each time. I felt like my treatment plan was not personalized for my specific needs.
Describe the protocols Christopher Allemand used in your cycles at ART Fertility Program of Alabama and their degree of success.
Letrozole and HCG cycles (3x, 1 IUI all with negative beta HCG)
Letrozole, Follistim 75u (Resulted in me ovulating early) (x1)
Follistim 150u, HCG and IUI (x1 negative beta HCG)
Follistim 150u, HCG, IUI canceled due to low sperm count
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I have never seen the seem nurse more than twice. Most of the nurses I encounter are nice and friendly, others seem to be "over it".
Describe your experience with ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
Very busy clinic, but efficient. The longest I ever have waited was about 30 minutes. The front desk is amazing and very welcoming. The lab staff are top notch, they never miss a stick and they get it over with quickly:) It takes ALOT to get a nurse on the phone and normally takes a while for them to return your calls, but they answer all my questions when I do speak with them. Ultrasound techs and NPs perform ultrasounds and are very considerate and are sure to tell you exactly what they see. Communication is poor between the patient, NPs and my MD.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Allemand at ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
IUI with semen prep $395
NP visit $45
MD visit $25
Describe Christopher Allemand's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
What specific things went wrong at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
- Provided conflicting information
- Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
I was told by a RN to not start progesterone after my last trigger shot and my MD assumed I was on it. When I told him I was told to not start it, he made it seem like it was no big deal, regardless of the fact that my progesterone tends to trend on the low end.