How was your experience with Jason Griffith at Houston Fertility Institute?
I was pleased with Dr. Griffith at the beginning of my treatment. After 1 miscarriage, his associate performed a hysteroscopy, and I learned about pre cancerous cells in my body. Dr, Griffith treated me for 2 months and a colleague performed a second hysteroscopy. The pre cancerous cells were gone. I was hopeful that this was the treatment I needed.
My husband and I opted for an IUI. Dr. Griffith was extremely optimistic, so I was disappointed when I started my cycle prior to the pregnancy test. The office still had me go in for this test even though I already knew the outcome. We took a break in treatment and got pregnant twice on our own. Both ended in miscarriage, unfortunately. Dr. Griffith told me later the pregnancies were considered chemical pregnancies but did not explain that to me.
We went back to Dr. Griffith to discuss IVF. He was ready to start the process. I asked about my thyroid and other tests that could be performed to figure out why these miscarriages occurred. Dr. Griffith did not feel that looking into anything else would be of benefit.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jason Griffith at Houston Fertility Institute?
Always get a second opinion.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jason Griffith at Houston Fertility Institute?
The office was always busy. Dr. Griffith was definitely kind but always pushed IVF. I always felt like they were just rotating through patients. I wanted him to find answers as to why my body could not hold the pregnancies, and I knew that he hadn’t come to that conclusion. I was afraid to do IVF and have another miscarriage.
Describe the protocols Jason Griffith used in your cycles at Houston Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
For the IUI, I took Gonal F injections. The meds did provide multiple eggs being in play during the IUI. We did the ovidrel trigger shot for ovulation.
For whatever reason, the IUI was unsuccessful.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff is efficient and gets the job done. I was most bothered by the way they delivered bad news. I felt a lack of empathy, although it could have also been my emotion due to the trauma of each miscarriage.
Describe your experience with Houston Fertility Institute.
This clinic is efficient and has definite procedures and protocol in place. It operates very smoothly, and the doctors work as a team. I got the impression that they provided the same course of testing for each patient rather than looking at each patients specific issues. I also felt that the pricing was high. After I changed doctors, I received an email from someone in the main office. When I explained I had changed clinics, this is when they said they will price match.
Overall, I was thankful I switched clinics, although this clinic was more convenient location wise.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jason Griffith at Houston Fertility Institute.
I spent $7,000 on fertility diagnostic testing and treatments with this doctor.
This includes 2 hysteroscopies, genetic testing, prescription medications, and 1 IUI round.
Describe Jason Griffith's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Houston Fertility Institute.
Dr. Griffith would only transfer 1 healthy embryo (after PGS testing). If we did not have PGS, then he would transfer up to 3.
What specific things went wrong at Houston Fertility Institute?
- Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Houston Fertility Institute.
I asked for a phone call from the business office with specifics in regards to IVF treatment. I had received paperwork but wanted to speak with someone. The doctor communicated to the nursing staff to contact a certain individual in the business office to call me. I never received that call which played into my decision to switch clinics.