How was your experience with Janet Kennedy at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
She spent our consultation reviewing all the potential infertility possibilities in great depth. This was overwhelming and in the end only our diagnosis was relevant so time wasted. She did most of the talking and didn’t save much time for us to ask questions. During my AFC scam she announced she wasn’t finding any follicles, which was extremely upsetting, and then after a bit more searching she found them. She preformed this year mid-cycle, which I’ve since learned is not the best time for this test/scan. Once diagnosed with DOR, she pushed for us to go straight to IVF with no other options provided. When we expressed that we were not ready to go straight to IVF and asked what other options we have. Dr. Kennedy said, “well I guess you could do Letrozole with timed intercourse.” No monitoring or follow up. She provided a report for our chances/odds of IVF and IUI but the personal information/data she used was not accurate. We felt she was only interested in working with us if we did IVF. Since seeing her, I’ve been retested (1 year later) and all numbers are slightly better. My OAR ERS is 10 (fair 6-10, good 11-15), AMH 1.12, FSH 6.56 at age 33.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Janet Kennedy at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Don’t see her
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Janet Kennedy at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Lack of willingness to help with a plan we were comfortable with, lack of bedside manners, algorithm created with incorrect personal data
Describe the protocols Janet Kennedy used in your cycles at Seattle Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
She prescribed Letrozole 2.5mg times cycle days 3-7 with times intercourse. That was all the direction. No follow up or monitoring.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Seattle Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Kimmy Burchell)
Kimmy Burchell was my main point of contact/communication. She was prompt and thorough. Kimmy was familiar with my chart and provided positive encouragement for alternative treatment options. She is highly knowledgeable and provided detailed feedback/explanations that were easily understood.
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
The scheduling staff was unorganized and we experienced long waits and even saw others turned away from scheduling errors. The nurses were great in all aspects. The patient portal was very user-friendly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Janet Kennedy at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
Patient costs (after Ins) to see doctor was just shy of $1000 for initial consultation with doctor, blood tests, AFC, HSG, and follow-up with doctor.
Describe Janet Kennedy's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
What specific things went wrong at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
- Lost appointments
- Provided conflicting information
- Failed to consider drug intolerance