How was your experience with Josh Skorupski at Houston Fertility Institute?
Josh Skorupski is a good listener. He explains to his patients, in detail, all the options on the table, and also the risks. He asks for exams, and when the results are out there, he takes time to explain the diagnosis.
My experience with him personally was not bad. This assessment says a lot, because I could be somehow biased against him, because I did an IUI procedure at least 3 times, and the result was negative. At the time, my Husband was working overseas, while I was leaving alone, and jobless, with no real support system, beside a cousin of mine. So I felt a little bit traumatized by the outcome.
During the first 2 visits, my husband came with me. We had prepared several questions, and Dr Skorupski replied to each of them to our satisfaction. I did many exams, and so did my husband. There was no red flag for me, while my husband had low sperm count. Josh Skorupski recommended to avoid stressfull situations, exercise, and sleep regularly. We did our first IUI before my husband return trip, and it was negative. When my husband returned to Houston, his sperm count had significantly improved, and was normal. We did the 2nd IUI and it still failed. the HFI froze my husband semen, and I did a 3rd IUI, which also failed.
SO, that's a summary of my experience with Dr Skorupski. I believe he did what he had to. But we were just unlucky.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Josh Skorupski at Houston Fertility Institute?
I would say, do your research, and come prepare with your questions on your first visit. Dr Skorupski will always ask you about your questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Josh Skorupski at Houston Fertility Institute?
I was treated like a human, because Dr Skorupski took the time to listen to me, and to explain to me what were my options, and also the chances of success. He requested so many tests. Unfortunately, my 3 IUI were not successful.
Describe the protocols Josh Skorupski used in your cycles at Houston Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
We did IUI 3 times. Before each procedure, Dr Skorupski made me use folic acid, or Clomiphene. Then during the procedure, I was injected hormones like endometrin.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses always tried to make me comfortable. I could feel their passion. So this is their main strength.
The weakness is related to my 2nd IUI. Because that time my husband sperm was abundant and of good quality, the nurse make me feel like this time, the result would be positive, and I'll conceive. I was really disappointed by the outcome.
Describe your experience with Houston Fertility Institute.
Houston Fertility clinic in Willowbrook, was near our house, so it was a plus for me. It was also easy to secure an appointment. The facility seemed well maintained.
The weakness, was the waiting time. Sometimes, I would show up on time for my appointment, but would wait more time before being able to see the doctor.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Josh Skorupski at Houston Fertility Institute.
I don't remember very well, but I believe the cost of IUI cycle and medication was around $2,500 to $3,000
Describe Josh Skorupski's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Houston Fertility Institute.
I did IUI conception procedure. So, we never reached to the level of embryo transfers.
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.
My husband sperm was kept and frozen. It was a free service at the time. After one year, they decided to make that service no longer for free. They didn't communicate about it. So, we found it out when they sent a bill.
we called them and they finally waived that fee, and destroyed my husband sperm sample.