How was your experience with Kathleen Kornafel at Vicken Sepilian, MD?
She treated me like I was just the average, she didnt provide treatment that was customized to me and my results. I've gotten second opinions from 2 other doctors and they both independently said I was on doses of medication that was much too high, that no one gives such high doses anymore. Kornafel needs to read up on the literature and get into the 21st century.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathleen Kornafel at Vicken Sepilian, MD?
ask for customized treatment and ask for the lowest dose of FSH shots.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathleen Kornafel at Vicken Sepilian, MD?
I was just more $ profit. the nurses were great people. the doctor just saw dollar signs.
Describe the protocols Kathleen Kornafel used in your cycles at Vicken Sepilian, MD and their degree of success.
I was on 400 IU of Follistim for 5 days, then 375 IU of Follistim for 5 days, then 350 IU for 1 day and 150 for the last day before the trigger. Starting on day 8 of the cycle I was on 75 iU of Menopure and single shot of Ganirelix until day 12 and day 13 is when I was triggered. I have no idea what the rationale was, because she didn't explain it to me.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Vicken Sepilian, MD. (Assigned nurse: Erin)
good people, super sweet and kind.
Describe your experience with Vicken Sepilian, MD.
the clinic looks very nice and peaceful. but the staff is a little impersonal. the nurse i was assigned was not from the clinic, it was directly from Dr Kornafel's office. the clinic did not assign an nurse to me.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathleen Kornafel at Vicken Sepilian, MD.
I spent ~$20,000 on my IVF cycle, which includes the medications (+$6K) clinic fees (+$8K) and the doctor fees (+$5K)
Describe Kathleen Kornafel's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Vicken Sepilian, MD.
eSET is better.
What specific things went wrong at Vicken Sepilian, MD?
- Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Vicken Sepilian, MD.
They didn't communicate with me, they only communicated with the doctor who was not always present. I was not contacted by the clinic to check up on me. The doctor didn't either. the nurse at the doctor's office did call to check up on me.