How was your experience with Jessica Brown at Madison Women's Health and Fertility?
Dr. Brown is the third RE I’ve been to in my two plus years of trying. Since the very beginning, I knew I had an attachment issue. But at 38 years old, my other RE’s just concluded that my unexplained infertility was due to my age. My first two rounds of IVF only resulted in retrieving three eggs. Only 1 embryo transfers which didn’t work. At that time, I was told it was an egg issue. And I grieved for months as I tried to find a new doctor who would pay attention to my case. Then I met Dr. Brown. Our first meeting was two hours long as she went through every moment of my journey. She’s not emotional, but shows she cares by being thorough and looking for as many answers as she can. I was petrified as I went into my third retrieval. I assumed all of our money was about go up in smoke. When I woke up from the procedure and they told me they got 11 eggs, the tears just streamed down my face. 8 were mature, 7 fertilized and 3 made it to freeze. But then Dr. Brown conducted a biopsy on my lining since I said it was an attachment issue. Turns out I have endometriosis. When I asked for this test from other doctors, I was told it wasn’t necessary. But Dr. Brown heard me. I’m now being treated for the endo and then have a transfer. I’ve had to become my own self advocate during this process, but you also need a doctor who will work with you in the way you want and need. I found that with Dr. Brown.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jessica Brown at Madison Women's Health and Fertility?
Be patient. It may take time and money but she will do the best job she can. Also, she doesn't take insurance so be aware of what tests you may really need to be conducted through her office.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jessica Brown at Madison Women's Health and Fertility?
I felt like a human because she thoroughly went over my history and asked several questions. She's doesn't act as a therapist by any means, but she shows she cares by hearing you out and spending time on your case.
Describe the protocols Jessica Brown used in your cycles at Madison Women's Health and Fertility and their degree of success.
She gave me a higher dose of follistim at 375 and never lowered the dosage. I think this helped produce the amount of eggs.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They are compassionate and helpful. Everything you would need in a nurse.
Describe your experience with Madison Women's Health and Fertility.
It's a small private office without a wait time with friendly, customized care. But it costs money for that kind of service. However, if you;re paying out of pocket anyway, it's worth it to get the best kind of care.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Madison Women's Health and Fertility.
Again this is a tiny office so I almost never waited and was in and out within 30 minutes.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jessica Brown at Madison Women's Health and Fertility.
There is a doctor's fee for the IVF cycle and the rest of the cost is for the hospital providing the procedures.
Describe Jessica Brown's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Madison Women's Health and Fertility.
She prefers one at a time but is open to the individual situation.
What specific things went wrong at Madison Women's Health and Fertility?
- Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy