How was your experience with Gail Whitman-Elia at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Dr Whitman is so compassionate and truly cares about her patients and their needs. We have trusted her over the years and would recommend her to anyone! Her heart is truly in it! She has excellent bedside manner and respects each individual. She answers questions thoroughly and makes sure patients understand what is to be expected. Of all the doctors at PREG, I wish to see her each time.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gail Whitman-Elia at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Just be patient, take a deep breath, and keep your faith!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gail Whitman-Elia at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
Dr Whitman is so compassionate. She has excellent bedside manner and always speaks so calmly and respectively, especially when explaining things and/or going over results.
Describe the protocols Gail Whitman-Elia used in your cycles at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group and their degree of success.
I was on birth control for about 3 weeks to a month, then progesterone tablets and injections for the egg retrieval. They retrieved 8 eggs and performed ICSI. They then transferred 2 embryos on day 3 and 11 long days later, I got a positive HCG blood test!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Everyone I spoke with was always compassionate and caring, even when I received bad news.
Describe your experience with Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
Everyone at the clinic is really like family. They are all sweet, kind, caring and compassionate. They rejoice with you with good news and are there for you with the not so good news. When I walk in for an appointment, I can see their faces light up, as if they are all genuinely happy to see me. We have all really bonded over this process.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gail Whitman-Elia at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
$30,000 for our first transfer and another $23,000 for our second FAILED embryo transfer.
Describe Gail Whitman-Elia's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
Dr Whitman decided to do 2 embryo transfer and only one embryo survived and made it to a healthy full term precious baby girl. All of my other embryos died at that time also, so I’m thankful she did multiple embryo transfer. I was hopeful it would be twins. We are planning to do this again this Fall and I would be fine it were twins this time!
What specific things went wrong at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
- Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
- Lost appointments
- Failed to order appropriate test
- Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
I know I had an important medication that was not called into my pharmacy by the nurse.
Also, on our last egg retrieval and ICSI, a sperm specimen was ordered, then canceled due to lack of proper communication from the staff, and therefore, perhaps had a negative outcome on our embryos, as all 9 died.