How was your experience with Kathryn Humm at George Washington University?
Dr. Humm is a caring and attentive practitioner. As stated, she always explained our choices and decisions and was very responsive and a good communicator. We were ready for and needed change to move forward after 3 failed transfers, which was our reason for changing doctors. It had nothing to do with Dr. Humm.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Humm at George Washington University?
Don't be afraid to ask questions, Dr. Humm will always take your questions seriously and take the time to go through them with you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Humm at George Washington University?
Dr. Humm always took the time (in person, over the phone and via email) to respond to questions and ensure that I was comfortable and understood the decisions being made.
Describe the protocols Kathryn Humm used in your cycles at George Washington University and their degree of success.
We first used frozen (anonymous) donor eggs. Prior to doing that, under Dr. Humm's advice, we chose to do an EFT test through Yale. We actually had to repeat the test and we got some good data about my absorption of estrogen and progesterone from this test. We then purchased a cohort of 8 eggs, from which we got 2 embryos, one which we immediately transferred and ended in a chemical pregnancy. The 2nd we froze and transferred a few months later. We adjusted my protocol a bit, adding in prednisone and baby asprin (I have multiple auto-immune issues). This one was a negative test.
Describe your experience with your nurse at George Washington University.
The nurse assigned to me was clear and always friendly and professional.
Describe your experience with George Washington University.
The team is small- 4 doctors, so you get a personalized experience and all of the doctors get tot know you and are familiar with the details of your case- I appreciated this attention to detail. However, because of the team way they operate, my actual dr. never did one of my 3 transfers or the EFT procedures leading up to my transfers.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Humm at George Washington University.
The clinic offered 2 frozen egg banks through which we could purchase frozen eggs. That cost was $18,000. Luckily, our insurance covered most of the transfers and associated costs. Each EFT cost $600 (we did 4 of them) and that was out of pocket.
Describe Kathryn Humm's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at George Washington University.
Dr. Humm always made it clear it was our decision to transfer 1 or 2, but it did seem they very much preferred to transfer 1 at the clinic.