How was your experience with Kelly Lynch at Baystate Reproductive Medicine?
My experience with Dr. Lynch has been a great experience so far. She has taken the time to listen to me and help me figure out what's best for me to start my family. Dr. L:ynch is straight to the point but not rude and never seems inconvenienced when I have questions. Although a busy doctor when sitting and talking with Dr. Lynch she makes you feel like your her number one priority.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kelly Lynch at Baystate Reproductive Medicine?
Go in with an open mind and any questions you have. Questions are good and Dr. Lynch always answers them even if it's something you might now want to hear she always gives you lots of options and doesn't make you feel like your making the wrong decision.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kelly Lynch at Baystate Reproductive Medicine?
When I go into my fertility clinic Dr Lynch and the nurses take the time out to sit and talk with me when I come in they know me by name and make me feel comfortable and not just another patient.
Describe the protocols Kelly Lynch used in your cycles at Baystate Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
The treatments, medications and protocols we decided to use was based on my pcos diagnosis. My main problem I had was ovulating on my own so my first round of medications we started with was 5 mg of letrozole and timed intercourse. With no success of getting pregnant after a few cycles of that we upped my dose and started 7.5 mg of letrozole, hcg trigger shot and our first round of IUI. I had gotten pregnant after our first round of IUI but later miscarried. Although I was in fact ovulating with the medications getting pregnant after the first time seemed to be a lot harder. I did a few more rounds of the 7.5 mg letrozole, hcg trigger shot and IUI and added progesterone suppository with no success. I did take breaks in between medicated cycles and did ovulate on my own and did timed intercourse but no pregnancies.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I love the nursing staff. They really take the time to know what's going on with you and what's going to best for you to start your family. They know me by name without looking at my chart and they make me feel comfortable even in the most stressful situations. They show such compassion when medications don't work or losing a pregnancy that you wanted for a really long time. They call to check on you after dealing with difficult news but also get back to you right away when you just have questions. They actually listen to you and even share their own experiences. Although I'm there to get pregnant every nurse I've dealt with makes conversations easy and puts you at ease.
Describe your experience with Baystate Reproductive Medicine.
Being a big facility they do get very busy but they always make sure your not too inconvenienced by it and try to accommodate you as much as possible. The front desk ladies know me by name which is very nice because that makes you feel like your not just another patient to them. Getting a hold of the nurses is easy but there are days where you have to call back or hold for a moment because of how busy they get but still make you number one when talking with them and they get what ever messages you to need to get to the nurses in a timely fashion. The clinic operates very smoothly and if there a mishaps they don't show it because they take care of things very professionally.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kelly Lynch at Baystate Reproductive Medicine.
Since I'm self pay with everything it is very expensive. Ultrasounds are $300, IUI $500 and just visits were $150 if I can remember correctly. Hcg shot was $118 but most of medications(letrozole, progesterone suppositories etc.) were covered or only a few dollars. We start IVF soon and haven't gone over those cost yet but last time I talked with one of the nurses they said it had actually went up the medications range from $600-$700 and the retrieval and other procedures for IVF are starting at $9,000
Describe Kelly Lynch's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Baystate Reproductive Medicine.
The percentage of multiples with multiple embryo transfer is my concern as well as Dr. Lynch's plus high risk pregnancies and high risk deliveries