How was your experience with Jason Hedges at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Dr. Hedges is compassionate, an active listener, and is willing to be pro-active in your treatment plan and care. We have chosen to seek care through a urologist who specializes in fertility due to our desire to find the underlying cause of the "male factor" diagnosis - we had found previously that other Dr's (urologists who were said to be specializing in fertility) really had no interest in helping us. We have always felt like Dr. Hedges is the exact opposite - very much willing to listen to us and try to help us in a way that is comfortable for us.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jason Hedges at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Ask many questions - I feel our care has been better because we have been active in researching and bringing thoughts and questions to the table, and he is the kind of Dr. that will talk through those things with you and give you honest feedback.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jason Hedges at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Dr. Hedges is an incredible doctor, who actively listens to his patients and has a warm demeanor. He is willing to try different approaches and re-evaluate along the way. We have had a complicated case, that has been difficult to diagnose beyond general "male factor," and where other Doctors were quick to dismiss us, Dr. Hedges was willing to listen, look at stacks of literature and tests that we brought in, and willing to dig deeper to find answers. Although we still have not yet resolution through a successful pregnancy, we feel that he is one of the best for addressing male factor issues.
Describe the protocols Jason Hedges used in your cycles at Oregon Health Sciences University and their degree of success.
Clomid and eventually HcG (for male factor use) to help boost Tesosterone and improve sperm count and other values
Eventually he was able to diagnose a prostatic cyst through further testing & MRI, which resulted in surgery to remove prostate tissue from the Ejaculatory ducts.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
We have not had much interaction with nursing staff other than initial intake - as the process is different when you are approaching infertility from the male factor treatment side. The minimal time we have had with nurses at his office and at OHSU for surgery have been very positive experiences.
Describe your experience with Oregon Health Sciences University.
The urology unit and andrology lab at the Fertility Clinic at OHSU have all been very kind and compassionate. As mentioned, our experiences have been pretty limited to time with Dr. Hedges which have all been very positive experiences. Our only area of poor experience has been with communication between the hospital billing and our insurance, for the things have been covered. We have had to continually stay on top of insurance billing to fix errors, which has been stressful and complicated.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jason Hedges at Oregon Health Sciences University.
Our costs have varied - as some visits have been covered with a 50% co-insurance, but once diagnosed with prostatic mass/cyst, more was covered. Our previous IUI's (not administered by Dr. Hedges or at his office) were only covered at 50% as well.
Describe Jason Hedges's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Oregon Health Sciences University.