How was your experience with Keith Hansen at Sanford Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Hansen is always friendly and cheerful. He really goes into the details, if you don’t want to hear in details on all side effects or potential issues, you will need to let him know. I liked that he was honest and provided all the details.
It was easy to set up an appointment with him, the wait times were short and overall I felt like he is very knowledgeable and is an expert in his field.
He also performed a D&C after my loss, he was very companionate and I had no complications.
I would definitely recommend him, he is easy to talk to, easy to ask questions from and look for guidance from.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Keith Hansen at Sanford Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Ask questions if you don’t feel comfortable with the plan.
He will answer them all and make changes to the plan as needed to make sure you agree with it completely.
He is very open to suggestions, questions and concerns.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Keith Hansen at Sanford Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. is always very attentive and really takes the time to explain the process.
Describe the protocols Keith Hansen used in your cycles at Sanford Fertility & Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I was on letrozole through an OB while I began to see Dr. Hansen.
The original plan was to do diagnostic testing, such as US, HSG, blood work to determine ovarian reserve and rule out PCOS.
Once my letrozole 3-month plan finished, I was put on Chlomid with an injectable trigger shot, followed by IUI.
I did three cycles, with one resulting in pregnancy that ended at 10 weeks and resulted in a D&C.
The current plan is to start the IVF process over the next couple of months.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Sanford Fertility & Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Angie, CNP, Amy, Holly)
Front desk coordinator is exceptional. The Nursing team is great, they returned all my phone calls promptly and were very caring, organized and knowledgeable.
The CNP I worked with was wonderful! The whole team always made me feel that they really want for us to succeed.
Describe your experience with Sanford Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
Convenient location within a large hospital with easy access to pharmacy, OR and so on, great staff with a lot of experience. The upside is that the team really do know their stuff and are good at what they do.
The downside would be – there is no other RE clinic in the area unless you want to travel few hours, I feel that due to lack of competition they don’t run “specials”, participate in clinical studies or quickly pick up new techniques and procedures such as invocell.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Keith Hansen at Sanford Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
So far with all the testing - about $3500 out of pocket, as many were not covered by insurance, such as SHG.
IUIs - 3 months about $8000 out of pocket.
D&C - after insutrance $2000 out of pocket.
IVF has been quoted at 20-30K.
Describe Keith Hansen's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Sanford Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
The Dr. informed me that they do one embryo transfer at a time if under 35, unless there are special circumstances, such as low embryo quality or a condition that reduces implantation rate.
Older than 35 the transfer qty could change depending on the circumstances.
What specific things went wrong at Sanford Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
- Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Sanford Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
It was a few months back where I didn't get a call on my blood work when it showed up on my "my chart" and was listed as outside of the norm.
I waited a day or so and then had to call in myself. The nurse I talked to was great and went over the results with me in detail, however, it still bothered me that I had to reach out to them and not the other way around.