How was your experience with Claudio Benadiva at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
Dr. B is quieter and comes off more serious and not as conversational. As you get to know him and spend time with him that changes a bit. His quieter nature is appreciated sometimes as I know his priority is the end result and taking care of his patients. He has always been a very nice person and pleasant to be around.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Claudio Benadiva at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
Don't be afraid to ask detailed questions. He will provide the information that is important for him to provide but will answer all questions and provide more information if you need it.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Claudio Benadiva at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
Dr. Benediva always provides detailed and accurate information. He cares about his patients and he helps. While I have had two successes, both on different paths, he has gotten me there on his knowledge and best treatment. He is not as conversational but conversation is productive when talking about treatment and we find common topics to talk about. He is a very nice person.
Describe the protocols Claudio Benadiva used in your cycles at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical) and their degree of success.
IUI with Letrozole was used in my first pregnancy, I have an irregular cycle, had been trying for a year after a miscarriage and Clomid did not work. I luckily got pregnant on the first try that cycle/pregnancy.
My second pregnancy, IUI/Letrozole did not work and we were successful with IUI. 3 cycles were tried as is recommended by CARS and by insurance before proceeding to IVF. IVF cycle was the next option because I had no issues carrying my first child once pregnant.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical). (Assigned nurse: Debbie)
My primary nurse was wonderful, personable and great to talk to. She answered all of my questions as they came up. I had some difficulty in communicating - I think her interpretation of the question and my explanation but always worked out. The nursing staff is all wonderful. I had a mixup with my treatment plan at the very beginning, I advise all patients to understand their treatment and ask questions to make sure you understand. The nurse I saw on the first day of my treatment was not my primary nurse and there are different treatment plans followed for different reasons.
Describe your experience with Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
Efficient, friendly staff. Everyone is helpful, everyone is nice.
From the front desk, to the financial coordinators and the Dr's. If you are not picky about who you'd like to see and want to be seen sooner, you can ask to see another doctor. They do book up especially for first time patients.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Claudio Benadiva at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
I went through insurance. IUI process was not very expensive. IVF is very expensive due to medications and the procedure to retrieve eggs as well as transfer. The standard checkups, ultrasounds, etc. are not very expensive.
Describe Claudio Benadiva's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
Dr. B and the CARS staff recommend single embryo transfer, we agreed as risks and other factors come into play with multiples.
What specific things went wrong at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
- Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
There was a mixup at the beginning of my IVF treatment. I did not see my primary nurse and the nurse I met with provided me with a different treatment plan, I was not prepared and that should have alerted me to question her instruction. My primary nurse (and the nurse I met with) both called within 30 minutes of leaving the office to provide the correct information as had previously been reviewed. I advise patients to understand their treatment - even though it can be A LOT - and ask questions if they do not believe it lines up. It is your body, your money, and your baby you are trying to have!