How was your experience with Eric Laborde at Audubon Fertility?
My husband's sperm count is severely low. Dr. Laborde was compassionate but also honest with our realistic course of action. He remained hopeful but also did not fill us with false hope, which we as a couple struggling with infertility truly appreciate. Specifically, when my husband asked if starting clomid would increase his count enough for IUI, Dr. Laborde told us "He has seen it happen, but it is a huge jump to get to that point". I appreciated the honesty more than he will ever know. We now know what our course of action will most likely have to be and we know what to work towards.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Laborde at Audubon Fertility?
Ask as many questions as you need, he will answer honestly.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eric Laborde at Audubon Fertility?
Dr. Laborde sat down with us and spoke on our level. I felt that he explained our situation in the best way possible and we appreciated his hopeful but also realistic opinion. He was honest and did not fill us with false hope.
Describe the protocols Eric Laborde used in your cycles at Audubon Fertility and their degree of success.
We ran a preliminary semen analysis on my husband. We were told that the result count was severely low. Dr. Labored ordered a second semen analysis and also ordered blood work. The blood work came back showing my husband has a low testosterone level. Dr. Laborde started my husband on Clomid, explaining why he could not start him on any kind of testosterone booster (because it would diminish the little count he does have). He explained that the hope is that Clomid will help his body naturally produce testosterone and in turn MAY increase his sperm count. He did tell us that we have quite a way to go before we would be eligible for IUI but that IVF would still be possible for us. He requested that we have blood work done a month after taking clomid and to return to do a semen analysis and to see him after 3 months of the medication. We are still in that process. We are looking forward to the next meeting.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
We have only been acquainted with a young lady that brings us back and takes his blood pressure, weight etc. She has always been so friendly and refreshing.
Describe your experience with Audubon Fertility.
We are in the very beginning of our infertility journey. Our experience thus far has been exceptional. The front office staff is always very nice and understanding. The nurse we have seen has always been very sweet and compassionate. We have seen Dr. Laborde regarding my husband and we have really trusted his opinion.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Laborde at Audubon Fertility.
155.00 each semen analysis. I am not sure about the actual visit with Dr. Laborde, my husband has primary and secondary insurance that seemed to have covered it.