How was your experience with Janice Andreyko at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
She explained to us her expectations and what we should expect. She was a little dry and to the point, but always kind and caring. She asked us how many we wanted to transfer and we said at least two but we were toying with three. She told us she thought one would be enough, she would allow two, but gave an adamant "No" on more than two.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Janice Andreyko at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Just know she's not the most bubbly person, but she's good!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Janice Andreyko at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
She was kind & caring.
Describe the protocols Janice Andreyko used in your cycles at Northern California Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
I don't remember everything, but I used lupron, menopure, and I forget what my trigger shot was. But I do remember my cycle with Dr. Andreyko was the same as my first, but it went one day longer than my first cycle. They lengthened it bc everything else looked great but they thought they would get a little more mature eggs and that would help. I also had progesterone shots in addition to the suppositories the second round.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Northern California Fertility Medical Center. (Assigned nurse: Miriam)
Miriam was our second nurse coordinator, she took over for Judy because we did not feel Judy fit well with us. We were stressed and full of anxiety by the way we were treated with Judy, but Miriam was a blessing! She cared for and comforted us with the most amazing aura. We also enjoyed Gayleen as the clinical assistant who drew my blood most of the time! She was kind, caring, and an awesome stick! Never felt her stick the needle in and she NEVER missed!!!
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
The entire staff, as a whole, is very warm & caring! They are soft and encouraging! I even go back to visit from time to time!
One suggestion, maybe have separate entrance and exit...it can be difficult for those who have been struggling for sooooo long to see someone ecstatic for good news or devastated with bad news...separate entrance and exit would allow those grieving or rejoicing to do so without feeling bad about it in front of other hopeful people.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Janice Andreyko at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
$13-15k plus $800-1000 for meds/shots
Describe Janice Andreyko's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Dr. A said we would most likely be successful with the transfer of one embryo, but we said we've been there, done that and wanted to transfer two!
What specific things went wrong at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
- Provided conflicting information
- Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
It was our first cycle. I took detailed notes about each drug and what to do and when to do it! It was time to give myself the trigger shot but I couldn't remember how much liquid to mix into the powder! I looked at the paper instructions but found no answer. I looked at my notes, but nothing was there. I looked at my protocol, it didn't say either! I was panicked! This shot had a window of time I had to give it and that window was closing! I was in tears! I canned my nurse coordinator at the time (Judy) and left a voicemail and then paged whoever was on call! Dr. Soto-Albors returned my call and very calmly & supportively walked me through what to do! The next day I got a call from Judy, the nurse coordinator, and felt as if I were being scolded and reprimanded for not knowing! I looked everywhere and found NOTHING with the specific instructions I needed and told her so. She kept insisting we went over it and it was written down. It wasn't! And I was in tears again! I called and talked to Miriam after and told her the whole story and she offered to take over and be our nurse coordinator! We gladly, and with relief, accepted!