How was your experience with Jennifer Brown at Northeastern Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Brown clearly cared about our situation and wanted to help us. I wish that she had taken the time to review our prior care in better detail before automatically letting me decide to proceed with another IVF cycle. She did not rush us through our appts with her but was not there to do the retrieval or the transfer. She did call me personally with my bloodwork results which was nice.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jennifer Brown at Northeastern Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Brown is a very nice woman who will take the time you need to discuss concerns and help make a plan that works for you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jennifer Brown at Northeastern Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Brown sat down with my husband and I and reviewed the procedures and tests that needed to be done as well as those that were done in the prior setting with other doctors. She personally called me when I had a negative pregnancy test (blood work) and spoke with me about my options.
Describe the protocols Jennifer Brown used in your cycles at Northeastern Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We did an IVF cycle with my eggs (fresh) using gonal-f and menopur as well as Lupron. We retrieved 7 eggs with only 1 mature and 3 which were matured in the lab and all were fertilized with ICSI. We did a transfer on day 3 with a day 2 and a day 3 embryo. The remaining 2 embryos were left to grow to day 5 but did not survive. We received a negative bloodwork test and were left with nothing.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Northeastern Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Monique Van Leuven)
Monique is an amazing nurse who showed compassion from the first time we met. She was an excellent communicator who responded almost immediately to any and all of my questions. She even emailed me post delivery of our baby girl to see how things were going and wanted us to visit so that she could meet her.
Describe your experience with Northeastern Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic takes a look at you as a whole person and takes into consideration your financial situation when ordering tests. The billing office has been questionable as they seem to have a lot of turn over which has resulted in multiple calls due to billing errors but the staff on site has been more than helpful in resolving these issues.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jennifer Brown at Northeastern Reproductive Medicine.
the IVF procedure was 10,530. We had to do preliminary assessments due to my prior IVF being a year old. I would say overall we spent approximately 12-13,000.
Describe Jennifer Brown's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Northeastern Reproductive Medicine.
Dr. Brown had a candid conversation about the risks of transferring more than 1 embryo, however, given that mine were not of great quality, it was decided that two made more sense to transfer.