How was your experience with Gretchen Collins at Wisconsin Fertility Institute?
Dr. Collins is very personable. She takes the time to answer all our questions and takes the time to get to know us on a personal level too. She has a good sense of humor, which can help keep the conversation light when needed. She is very knowledgeable about many areas of infertility and will support her treatment plan with research.
A couple concerns I have is that her prognosis for us to conceive seemed a little less optimistic than what others with the same age and diagnosis as I have (based on information shared in support groups). Dr. Collins gave me information on supplements to take to improve my egg quality but is not recording any of the supplements I am taking.
Overall, we are very happy with the care we’re receiving.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gretchen Collins at Wisconsin Fertility Institute?
Ask a lot of questions. She’s very happy to answer them.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gretchen Collins at Wisconsin Fertility Institute?
Dr. Collins is optimistic about getting me pregnant. She takes the time to answer all my questions. Her approach is very personable.
Describe the protocols Gretchen Collins used in your cycles at Wisconsin Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
I was put on Letrozole and instructed to use OPKs to determine ovulation. If I did not receive a positive result I was instructed to trigger ovulation with Ovidrel. I have an ultrasound on cycle day 11 to determine number of follicles and their size. Based on the results I’m told when to trigger with Ovidrel (if needed) and when to schedule my IUI. My beginning dose of Letrozole was producing 2-3 follicles, I asked to be put on a higher dose and Dr. Collins was willing to do so.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Nursing staff is kind and knowledgeable.
Describe your experience with Wisconsin Fertility Institute.
Clinic is very spa like. It has a very relaxing feeling. I feel the overall approach to help people. I’ve never been treated as a number. Scheduling appointments is easy and we’re able to be seen with little notice. There is also no wait to start procedures. Staff is available 24/7
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gretchen Collins at Wisconsin Fertility Institute.
The IUI procedure is partially covered by our insurance. All procedures involved in IUI is around $500 (total cost, without insurance)
We paid $500 for a HSG
Describe Gretchen Collins's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Wisconsin Fertility Institute.
Currently not using these procedures