How was your experience with David Corley at CNY Fertility Center?
Dr Corley's greatest strength as a doctor is his knowledge of new advances in reproductive endocrinology, and flexibility and willingness to be open to different protocols or courses of treatment. Infertility is not a one size fits all affliction. Not everyone will have better results with eSET or growing out our embryos to day 5. My issue is poor egg quality, and he came up with a treatment plan that included Metformin, low dose Naltrexone and some other cell building supplements. Because I'm an out of state patient I have not had a lot of face time with him, but I don't think that's much affected the quality of care I've received. The medical team is very responsive to any requests or questions made through the portal.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Corley at CNY Fertility Center?
Have all your ducks in a row before your first consultation, be ready to answer any questions on past test results or treatments when you do consult with him, either by phone or face to face. Be your own advocate if there's something new you want to try - he will listen to it and take it into account once it's reasonable.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Corley at CNY Fertility Center?
Dr Corley made every effort to personalize my treatment, and unlike doctors at some other clinics with cookie cutter approaches, he was also open to my input on things we could try. It's clear that he cares more about the individual patient/couple's specific case than the clinic's SART success rates - something that I believe has given other doctors tunnel vision.
Describe the protocols David Corley used in your cycles at CNY Fertility Center and their degree of success.
o Gonal F 225 IU, Inject 225 IU
o Menopur 75 IU, Inject 75 IU
o Omnitrope 5.8 mg, Inject 0.33 mg (6 units)
o Z Pak
o Prednisone 5 mg, x 2
o LDN (Low Dose Naltrexone) 4.5 mg
o Prenatal Vitamin
o Metformin HCL 500 mg, x 2
Cetrotide for 4 days
Dual Trigger with HCG and Lupron
Results: 16 eggs retrieved, 3 fertilized normally with ICSI, 3 3-day embryos frozen. Mild OHSS
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Great communicators, and a strong, hardworking nursing team. They seem to care, enjoy their job and have great bedside manner.
Describe your experience with CNY Fertility Center.
Beautiful, clean facility, and they seem pretty well organized. We did not have a long wait time when we went there to do our egg retrieval. The staff was great and made us feel comfortable at what is usually a pretty nervous time.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at CNY Fertility Center.
I did monitoring at another clinic since I was an out of state patient.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Corley at CNY Fertility Center.
About $4500 all said and done for one IVF cycle, medications cost another $1200 or so.
Describe David Corley's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CNY Fertility Center.
I am happy that while he prefers eSET and will communicate such, he lets the patient make the final decision on the number of embryos to transfer once it is safe.