How was your experience with Curt Klooster at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento?
He was calm mannered and understanding. Took the time to asses out needs. Very thorough, and calm. Out of every other fertility doctor at the clinic, was the only one willing to do what I needed to help us try to start a family.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Curt Klooster at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento?
Be prepared to jump into this head first, he'll make sure things are done right but it won't be easy.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Curt Klooster at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento?
He paid attention to detail, was straight to the point and didn't sugar coat, but took the time to present everything in an understanding manner. He made us feel like we were just another patient, that he sincerely wants us to be able to have a child.
Describe the protocols Curt Klooster used in your cycles at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento and their degree of success.
We used clomid up to the higher dose, no response for the first 2 cycles.
The highest clomid with injectables for the 3th cycle.
4th cycle used Menipur, IUI, miscarried.
5th cycle did 2 vials, 3 vials, and 4 vials consecutively for the 5th cycle. Failed IUI.
6th cycle we did the same as above.
7th cycle, started 4 consecutive vials of Menipur, highest amount of injectables available. Failed IUI.
8th cycle they put my wife on Prednisone for 3 cycles to suppress adrenal hormones while continuing on a high dose of menipure. This is when we started seeing progress.
3 failed IUIs.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were all extremely attentive to all of our needs in office, and answered all of our question during the process via telephone.
Describe your experience with Kaiser Permanente Sacramento.
Communicative and willing to make adjustments. I will say Dr. Vu was the absolute worst fertility doctor we have ever seen. After just a couple attempts he looked me and my wife in the eyes and told us to give up. The biggest jerk. He didn't understand why we're upset and had no compassion. Everyone else, inclusive of doctors, nurses, reception, all of the staff, was fantastic, EXCEPT Dr. Vu.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Curt Klooster at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento.
I have full coverage insurance, paying not too much. Maybe 2,000 after insurance kicked in and the largest costs we have are purchasing sperm for 1,200 for 6 cycles. Totaling around 10,000.
Describe Curt Klooster's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento.
Never did any embryo transfers.
What specific things went wrong at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento?
- Lost paperwork
- Failed to order appropriate test
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento.
Some doctors did not listen when we stated certain tests were needed, when we switched doctors we were able to have progress on that.