How was your experience with Irvin Hirsch at Jefferson University?
Dr. Hirsch is compassionate, knowledgable, and reasonably gentle. He is matter-of-fact, and can give you the impression that he is very busy and needs to move from one patient to the next. Nevertheless, he will answer any and every question. He has also personally seen to it that labs and clinics forward documents and results to him that they had not done when originally requested. He was proactive about my treatment until he determined all treatment options had been exhausted.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Irvin Hirsch at Jefferson University?
I would tell them that seeing him is worth a shot but since my treatment did not result in a pregnancy, I could not in good conscience tell them to expect a positive result for themselves.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Irvin Hirsch at Jefferson University?
Dr. Hirsch took care to call me by name, remember my history, and talked to me with compassion, empathy, and general concern.
Describe the protocols Irvin Hirsch used in your cycles at Jefferson University and their degree of success.
Treated male infertility by first confirming diagnosis through testing, and then starting on 1/2 Clomid daily, then adding Anastrazole. When neither reliably improved sperm count, determined no other treatment would be effective and suggested treatment end.
Describe your experience with Jefferson University.
Clinic has a few locations throughout the region for convenience. They are well staffed. The clinic does fall behind schedule and long waits are not uncommon. The staff has misplaced or claimed to not receive test results on numerous occasions. I feel that the staff can not keep up with the workload at times. However I do not always get this impression from the doctors.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Irvin Hirsch at Jefferson University.
Visits were not covered under insurance and averaged $400. Medications, only partially covered, averaged $200 monthly.
What specific things went wrong at Jefferson University?
- Lost paperwork
- Lost results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Jefferson University.
The only things that went wrong were lost results and paperwork that labs were supposed to send to the clinic. The lost paperwork was likely the fault of the lab. I only mention it here because it was a recurring issue and I had warned staff to make sure they had results before my appointment and they did not do so. They also often had long wait times to see the doctor.