How was your experience with Karenne Fru at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
I am certain that I’m not alone when I say that I never saw myself here. My entire life, I saw fertility as something that was a given, easily achieved and readily available. The women around me seemed to get pregnant without issue. I thought I could focus on career, marry, create a stable environment and then have children. But here I am, struggling to conceive and not understanding why. This painful journey brought me to Dr. Fru and I am grateful.
Dr. Fru is knowledgeable, warm and personable, but that’s not why I am impressed. I was initially diagnosed with a tubal blocked by my OBGYN. In between that test and the referral process, I researched ways to unblock fallopian tubes naturally and began a very demanding regimen. Dr. Fru decided to repeat the HSG and I hoped and prayed that my efforts paid off. Unfortunately, my tubes remained blocked. I was distraught, fearful and disappointed. Some doctors choose to remain detached. Dr. Fru, however, stayed with me while I cried and spoke words of faith and positivity.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Karenne Fru at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
She talks very fast :-). Bring something to record the conversation or take notes.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Karenne Fru at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group?
I don’t feel like a number. Dr. Fru seeks to understand my concerns and patiently deals with my many, many questions.
Describe the protocols Karenne Fru used in your cycles at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group and their degree of success.
TBD as we’re preparing for my first (and hopefully) only cycle.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group. (Assigned nurse: Catherine Burnside )
The nursing staff is kind and very welcoming. There was a moment when a couple members of the staff recognized my husband who is in a very visible role in our community. We had an awkward and uncomfortable exchange with the staff that Dr. Fru later addressed and apologized for.
Describe your experience with Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
I would refer PREG to anyone looking for a little help along their TTC journey. Everyone from the front desk staff to the Phlebotomist went the extra mile to make me feel comfortable. Aside from Dr. Fru, my best interactions have been with Holly, in Finance. Holly takes the Counselor portion of her title to heart.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Karenne Fru at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
Costs are estimated to be $20,500 for one round of IVF (including genetic testing).
Describe Karenne Fru's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group.
Dr. Fru initially suggested a single embryo transfer but decided otherwise after I shared my desire for twins and that I seriously doubt I’d want to go through this process again.