How was your experience with Ketan Patel at Arizona Associates for Reproductive Health?
He is an amazing physician. He is very personable and takes the time to see me on each visit. He explains all risks and possibilities so that I am fully prepared for what is coming. I had an accident where I dropped my Lupron trigger vial and it shattered into a million pieces. I called him, ugly crying my eyes out. Dr.Patel reassured me we would do everything possible to ensure my cycle did not get interrupted. He stayed up late praying for me that my levels would be okay. You cannot ask that of a doctor, and will never find that with others.
He has come in on Easter Sunday for me when I needed monitoring appointments. I cannot say enough about this man and how amazing he is.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ketan Patel at Arizona Associates for Reproductive Health?
He may seem a little cut and dry at first but do not let this scare you off. He means well and has the absolute best intentions for all his patients. He takes pride in what he does and ensures all his patients get the best care he can give them. You won't find a better doctor!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ketan Patel at Arizona Associates for Reproductive Health?
He takes my calls all hours of the night. I shattered my Lupron trigger vial, on accident. He sat on the phone with me almost 20 minutes letting me cry and assured me it would be okay. He also stayed up late praying for me that nothing would happen to my cycle because of my accident. He is the best doctor I could ask for..
Describe the protocols Ketan Patel used in your cycles at Arizona Associates for Reproductive Health and their degree of success.
I am not sure of the protocol names, but he monitored me closely to avoid OHSS.
I did menopur 75 iu per day, gonal started at 200 iu, but bumped up to 300 iu in my cycle to help my ovaries stimulate more, he prescrived dexomethazone and cetrotide as well. I did these during my stims.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Arizona Associates for Reproductive Health. (Assigned nurse: Dorren)
I could write a book about Doreen. As much as I love Patel, she is a HUGE part of why I love their clinic. She goes WAYY ABOVE AND BEYOND. Who do you think was there on Easter Sunday with him doing my scan and labs? HER! She responds to my insane late night messages and 911 texts. She puts me at ease and calls to check up on me. She is a saint.
Describe your experience with Arizona Associates for Reproductive Health.
They are an awesome clinic. I got to the Scottsdale location which is a bit small compared to other offices I've seen but does not lack in quality. Sometimes smaller is better, but their staff are phenomenal! Everyone is so compassionate and caring, they ensure I am satisfied and leave happy each time. I will forever refer all my friends to them for any infertility need!
From the front desk gals who verify benefits, to the nursing staff and provider himself, this staff is one of a kind!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ketan Patel at Arizona Associates for Reproductive Health.
It was cheap for my OOP costs. I worked a second job during this to qualify for Starbucks insurance to help with costs of some of the procedures. We did not have coverage the whole cycle and the clinic did everything possible to work with us on billing needs.
Describe Ketan Patel's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Arizona Associates for Reproductive Health.
He is very conservative and does all his planning to give his patients the best results.
I am in the middle of my first IVF cycle so am not sure how many I will transfer. I want 2, he recommends 1. We agreed it would depend on my egg quality after retrieval and how the embryos came back. He is very reasonable, but has my best interest at heart, so ultimately I will trust him.