How was your experience with Jenna McCarthy at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr McCarthy is very good at her job. She is able to balance her expertise, training and education with compassion and humor. She Is great about responding to questions and concerns and is always open to any insight and suggestions we bring to the table. During various procedures, she is wonderful at communicating what she is doing and why. She is very cautious and careful and does a thorough evaluation of all potential variables that may be contributing to our inability to have a baby.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jenna McCarthy at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Be patient. She is very thorough and does her due diligence in testing and analysis prior to starting fertility treatments.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jenna McCarthy at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Been able to get to know the staff at the clinic. Typically staff and Doctor are easily accessible and quick to respond to inquiries, concerns, etc. After 2+ years going to this clinic, we have been able to forge relationships with most of the staff. Also, there is very few turnover of staff which is nice. Relatively small office with 2 doctors and appropriate staff so it’s not a huge practice where you see different doctors each time.
Describe the protocols Jenna McCarthy used in your cycles at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Used various protocols for the each retrieval and then for frozen egg transfer. All retrieval’s started with regulating menses with birth control. Then with careful monitoring started adding Follistum, then Menopur, and then Cetrotide. Used HCG for trigger. Another time used microdose Lupron prior to stim start.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Carly Mitzelfeld )
Carly, my IVF coordinator, has been a god-send. She responds to every email and call that I have and is typically very swift with her responses. She is the glue of the operation.
Describe your experience with IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Strengths are their fabulous doctors, clean facilities, wonderful staff and accessibility.
One weakness I would say is that they could improve on the education they provide patients on the whole process and medications
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jenna McCarthy at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
I have insurance which would cover some parts of my IVF; at this point I have maxed out my benefits. Medications are super expensive and then all of the labs and tests were as well.
Describe Jenna McCarthy's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Doctor Mc verbalized wanting to transfer 1 embryo each time and the risks associated with transferring more than 1.