He [Dr. Daniel Kaser] is extremely knowledgeable, willing to listen to ideas, explains his methodology, pays attention to every minor detail, answers all questions (no matter how big, small, or ridiculous you may seem to think they may be), shares in the highs and lows, best personality for infertility. I could keep going on and on - so happy we were recommended to him...Ask all your questions, don’t google answers, get answers from Dr. Kaser. He’s very knowledgeable, experienced, compassionate, and patient.
RMANJ is big. And they know how to run sufficiently. They opened early for monitoring and had a streamlined process to make sure everyone is seen in a timely manner. I never felt rushed...Top of the line technology...So many people go to them for a reason, they know what they are doing...For billing and meds - stay on top of it...You need to be your number one champion and let RMA help you along the way..
How was your experience with Daniel Kaser at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr. Kaser is exactly the doctor you want for any scenario, but especially for something as emotionally and physically draining as infertility. He is extremely knowledgeable, willing to listen to ideas, explains his methodology, pays attention to every minor detail, answers all questions (no matter how big, small, or ridiculous you may seem to think they may be), shares in the highs and lows, best personality for infertility. I could keep going on and on - so happy we were recommended to him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Kaser at RMA of New Jersey?
Ask questions. Ask all your questions, don’t google answers, get answers from Dr. Kaser. He’s very knowledgeable, experienced, compassionate, and patient.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Kaser at RMA of New Jersey?
I was on a tough road that led me to Dr. Kaser. He was extremely compassionate, patient, non-judgmental, driven, positive when I couldn’t be, and had such determined reassurance for me. I was a mess when I came to him and he took the time to really listen and learn about me and together we worked for me to get my baby, and I am typing this as my almost 5 month old is sleeping across from me in his crib. Dr. Kaser knew I wanted to be informed and involved every step of the way and he made certain I understood each step. Always responsive and caring.
Describe the protocols Daniel Kaser used in your cycles at RMA of New Jersey and their degree of success.
We began with comprehensive bloodwork and screening for both my husband and me. It was already decided I’d do a freeze all retrieval using my husband’s sperm. I took CoQ10 600mg daily, baby aspirin, and other vitamins to begin with. My husband also had to take meds. I had follistim objectively twice a day (I think 225iu twice a day), as well as lo dose hcg, microdose lupron, and a trigger shot. This was my fifth Retrieval (the precious ones were at another clinic). Due to my precious retrieval’s, Dr Kaser adjusted the timing to do it a little earlier since it seemed like a previous one was a little late. We did CCS testing and we had 4 genetically normal embryos - the most at one time ever. Next he texted my lining and discovered I’d need to do a transfer one day earlier than standard, and that served as a scratch to get the embryo to stick. For the frozen embryo transfer cycle, I used endometrin 3 times a day, methotrexate (I believe) for about a week, Valium day of transfer (to relax uterus) and laser acupuncture, and was successful the first transfer! I preferred not to know the sex until I got a positive result. It was amazing to get the call that it was positive! When I next met with Dr. Kaser for my scan we were both beyond thrilled. I then asked for the sex of the baby and he told me.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Hillary)
Hillary was on top of my care. I probably spoke more with her than anyone else. My communication with her was primarily email which I preferred since I feel it’s faster and I could always make sure my questions were detailed to my liking. I would ask her anything and everything and she would always respond with kindness and logic - which I always appreciated. She was also detrimental to my success.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
RMANJ is big. And they know how to run sufficiently. They opened early for monitoring and had a streamlined process to make sure everyone is seen in a timely manner. I never felt rushed with my doctors and always could ask all my questions. Due to my previous experiences I know to speak up for myself and I did, and they had no problem with that. The facilities are beautiful and clean, modern. (I’ve been to Princeton, Marlton, and Basking Ridge). Top of the line technology. Also, the transfer room was the best experience ever, having my husband with me, having the embryo brought in inside an incubator, seeing it all on a big screen - it was beautiful. They are huge, they do not treat you like a number when they are treating you. So many people go to them for a reason, they know what they are doing. When they first see you the have to start with some kind of care, their golden standard, and adjust and be flexible accordingly to find what works best with you. It works. For billing and meds - stay on top of it. Know your insurance, know your pharmacy, know your scripts. Follow up daily and twice daily if need be. Some people don’t have to work to get pregnant, some, like me, do. You need to be your number one champion and let RMA help you along the way.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of New Jersey.
I at times felt rushed by seeing other women in the waiting room or elevator, but once signed in would always be taken within 10 minutes for blood work, and then within 10 minutes to the room (usually faster). The phlebotomists were friendly and did a great job finding a vein (mine are always so hard to find), the nursing staff was great, and even if I didn’t see my doctor, the one on duty always took time to go over and explain my ultrasound, the protocol, and answer all my questions.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Daniel Kaser at RMA of New Jersey.
I had to pay a $25 copay a few times before I met my out of pocket limit with insurance. Also the insurance I had covered unlimited infertility treatments and it covered my medicine 100% after meeting my out of pocket. I did have to pay $2500 for embryo testing, $600 for the ERA, and $200 for laser acupuncture day of transfer. Insurance also covered freezing and storage of semen and embryos.
Describe Daniel Kaser's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of New Jersey.
He preferred eSet and I decided to go with his expertise. (Even though I so wanted to make sure I would be pregnant and was considering multiple embryo transfer. He was confident that a single embryo would work and he was right!)