How was your experience with Gregory Neal at Fertility Center of San Antonio?
Dr. Neal is the very first fertility doctor we have ever seen. He immediately made me feel so comfortable and so at ease. I finally felt hopeful in my consult. He took the time to get to know me as a person before he even asked about my medical history. Because of covid-19, it was a phone consult, but I still felt like I could absolutely trust him with our fertility care. He answered all of my questions, provided a ton of information, and gave us next steps. He set us up with the nurse for scheduling and the business office to go over costs. I felt like he was very transparent which I appreciate. I know I have only seen him for a consult, but I seriously loved the care I have received so far!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gregory Neal at Fertility Center of San Antonio?
Don't be afraid to ask questions! Dr. Neal knows so much and is a great resource. Ask questions, advocate for yourself, and don't be afraid to speak up! Not that he talks over you, but sometimes smart doctors can be intimidating to some people. He is so nice and will answer your questions if you ask.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gregory Neal at Fertility Center of San Antonio?
Dr. Neal took time to get to know me as a person before he ever even asked questions about my medical history in the consult. This is something that doctors have never done with me in the past. He also did not rush through the consult by any means. He spent well over an hour on the phone with me discussing my symptoms and past tests done by my OBGYN. He was very thorough and the care I received felt tailored to me as an individual, rather than a number.
Describe the protocols Gregory Neal used in your cycles at Fertility Center of San Antonio and their degree of success.
He wants us to get some tests done first. So I will be getting bloodwork, HSG, and an ultrasound. My husband will be getting bloodwork and a semen analysis. After that, he wants to see me for a baseline ultrasound around cd2-4, take 5mg femara/letrozole cd 5-9, ultrasound on cd 12, trigger shot, and then either timed intercourse or IUI depending on the results of my husbands semen analysis.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I spoke with Lisa over the phone and she answered all of my questions and followed up after the consult. She was knowledgable, organized, and compassionate. I felt like I was in great hands with her.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of San Antonio.
So far, I haven't actually been to the clinic, due to covid-19. They seem professional and organized. Dr. Neal reviewed with me the clinic's practices for maintaining safety during covid-19 which I appreciated very much.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gregory Neal at Fertility Center of San Antonio.
Everything is packaged which is kind of unexpected. My consult was covered, but bloodwork is $35 and HSG is $200, semen analysis is $75. Optional genetic testing is $350 per couple. Timed intercourse cycles are around $700 (includes monitoring but doesn't include meds), and IUI cycles are $1100 (includes IUI and monitoring but doesn't include meds). The prices honestly seem reasonable to me. Trigger shot is $80.
Describe Gregory Neal's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Center of San Antonio.