I have seen Dr. Craig for our initial consultation for IVF, for an HSG follow up, and I have surgery scheduled with her as the next steps in our treatment prior to starting IVF. Dr. Craig has been empathetic, extremely knowledgeable, prepared, and thorough each time I have seen her...Having dealt with infertility for nearly four years, I have many questions about testing, treatment, recommendations, and outcomes, and she has been informed and helpful about each one...she feels strongly about transferring one embryo at a time to minimize the risks to baby and mom and also minimize the risk of multiple births. This was her expert opinion on fresh and frozen embryo transfers
nursing staff [at OU Physicians Reproductive Health] is OUTSTANDING. From the first time I walked into the clinic, I was met with kindness and incredible expertise from every nurse I have seen...research nurse who is following up with us is prompt, kind, encouraging, and thorough about answering questions and pre-screening us for trials we might qualify for...team has worked closely with my insurance to cover as much as they can...front office staff coordinate appointments, leave messages for providers and get back to me in a prompt timeframe, and have never forgotten my treatment plan, name, whether I have paid my balances, or any detail of my experience as a patient
How was your experience with LaTasha Craig at OU Physicians Reproductive Health?
I have seen Dr. Craig for our initial consultation for IVF, for an HSG follow up, and I have surgery scheduled with her as the next steps in our treatment prior to starting IVF. Dr. Craig has been empathetic, extremely knowledgeable, prepared, and thorough each time I have seen her. I am impressed with her ability to treat her patients with a laser focus while explaining in detail the risks and benefits of each type of treatment. Having dealt with infertility for nearly four years, I have many questions about testing, treatment, recommendations, and outcomes, and she has been informed and helpful about each one. One of my favorite experiences with Dr. Craig was after we found out from my husband's urologist that he suspected a y-chromosome microdeletion and recommended we don't transfer any male embryos, which was a devastating thought for us. After that appointment, I saw Dr. Craig for an ultrasound and follow-up from my abnormal HSG, and she made time to discuss my fears about that during my ultrasound appointment, too. It was not only extremely reassuring to hear her expert opinion, but her optimism truly saved us from feeling lost and worrying about that possibility in the future. I love her heart for her patients and for cutting-edge research, too; as a patient, I know I'm in excellent hands when she discusses trials and medications that may help us achieve a pregnancy and may also offer us a financial or other benefit. She truly cares about her patients and is committed to each person in her clinic, and I am so grateful she is leading our care and treatment. I cannot recommend her enough.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of LaTasha Craig at OU Physicians Reproductive Health?
Please call her office and make an appointment to see her–you won't regret it! She is one of the most incredible providers I have ever had the privilege to see, and I am truly excited to do IVF with her guiding my care. Dr. Craig honestly cares about her patients and wants the best for each one no matter the circumstances, and she is efficient, thorough, compassionate, and understanding. As a provider, she has married her love for medicine, research, and helping patients achieve their goals of growing their families with her optimistic, empathetic personality and incredible expertise. This makes for a warm, wonderful experience as a patient, even when you are dealing with something as complex, challenging, and heart-wrenching as infertility. If you are new to infertility and have a lot of questions about treatment options, or if you are looking for someone who will treat you as a friend and experience the highs and lows of infertility with you, Dr. Craig is the provider for you. She takes her time answering your questions, conducts a thorough workup prior to any treatment, and she adjusts her plan of treatment for you based on your desires and results. She is simply outstanding!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with LaTasha Craig at OU Physicians Reproductive Health?
From the moment I called Dr. Craig's office to set up my initial appointment, I was warmly regarded using my name, her staff were knowledgable and kind, and their follow-through with my questions and appointments is the best I have ever received. When I had my first consultation with Dr. Craig, I could have cried out of joy because she was familiar with our history, compassionately asked us about our goals and expectations, and truly listened to us the entire time we were together. Not only did we develop a plan of treatment and testing that we were excited about, but she has moved quickly and thoroughly to help us get to our goal of growing our family. When my husband was diagnosed with y-chromosome microdeletion and Dr. Craig's team found a polyp during my HSG, we were treated with empathy and encouragement when the team could tell we were discouraged by these setbacks. I cannot stress enough how kind, caring, and expertly educated Dr. Craig and her staff are, and we are looking forward to doing IVF with them knowing we are truly a team working together in every possible way.
Describe the protocols LaTasha Craig used in your cycles at OU Physicians Reproductive Health and their degree of success.
I have seen Dr. Craig for our initial IVF consultation, an HSG follow-up ultrasound, labwork, and I am currently in the queue for a polypectomy surgery with her. In our IVF consultation, Dr. Craig reviewed our past treatments (IUI with Letrozole 2.5 mg for one cycle, IUI with Letrozole 5.0 mg and Ovidrel trigger shot x2 cycles, none of which resulted in pregnancies, all with a different provider) and discussed a variety of treatment options. We ultimately agreed on pursuing IVF with ICSI and a potential Menopur clinical trial, which we are in the process of pre-qualifying for. Dr. Craig ordered an AMH and TSH blood draw at our initial appointment and was pleased with my results. Her PA conducted my HSG and discovered a uterine polyp, which puts our treatment on hold until I have that surgically removed and heal. Dr. Craig did a follow-up ultrasound with me to confirm the polyp, determine the size and location, and discuss surgery with me, and this was at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic which halted all treatment. Dr. Craig has been monitoring me remotely and prescribed birth control (Pirmella which contains progesterone and estrogen) to keep the polyp from growing and prepare me for surgery in the next few weeks. Her recommendation is for us to pursue IVF with an ICSI protocol when we have completed our pre-treatment workups, which include FSH and Estradiol, a pap smear, and an ultrasound for me, and carrier screening if my husband and I wish to do so.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at OU Physicians Reproductive Health.
Wow, Dr. Craig's nursing staff is OUTSTANDING. From the first time I walked into the clinic, I was met with kindness and incredible expertise from every nurse I have seen. What blew me away was that each nurse I've seen–3 different nurses at this point in our treatment–remembered me, called me by name, and asked me how I was in our treatment process with detail (i.e., after my HSG that resulted in an abnormality, how I was feeling and not to be stressed about surgery). I have never experienced such incredible care in my entire life. Also worth noting: Dr. Craig has a team of research nurses who are knowledgeable about trials patients may qualify for, and the research nurse who is following up with us is prompt, kind, encouraging, and thorough about answering questions and pre-screening us for trials we might qualify for. Each nurse truly loves her work and cares about her patients, and each nurse goes the extra mile to make sure patients are comfortable in some otherwise humiliating or uncomfortable treatments and procedures. For example, prior to my HSG, my nurse walked me through every step of the process, made sure I knew what to expect, reassured me when I was anxious, and even waited to pull a warm sheet out of the dryer for me to cover up with while I was positioned for the procedure. Dr. Craig's team is next-level in the best possible way!
Describe your experience with OU Physicians Reproductive Health.
Dr. Craig and her team have created an empathetic, efficient practice and I have benefited countless times from her thorough planning as a patient. Dr. Craig's front office staff coordinate appointments, leave messages for providers and get back to me in a prompt timeframe, and have never forgotten my treatment plan, name, whether I have paid my balances, or any detail of my experience as a patient. I'm astounded by how much they remember about me each time I come in, and they are consistently kind, which really means a lot when you get bad news or have painful procedures done. I have not experienced anything negative at all since becoming a patient of Dr. Craig's. My previous provider's clinic asked if I had ever been a patient and couldn't find my file when I asked for my records to be sent to Dr. Craig's office, which made me so sick. I did two consultations and three failed IUIs with that clinic and provider, and really thought they cared about the outcomes of my treatment and my care, but it was disheartening when they didn't even remember I was a patient. I have never, ever had an experience like that with Dr. Craig or her team. They even go as far as to double-check your insurance prior to each appointment and make the financial ramifications of infertility treatment as reasonable and easy to deal with as possible. I can't recommend them enough! If you are looking for a clinic who cares about every aspect of your care, Dr. Craig's team is the team for you!
Describe the costs associated with your care under LaTasha Craig at OU Physicians Reproductive Health.
My cost of care with Dr. Craig has been extremely reasonable and I am thrilled by how much treatment will potentially cost. I have had a consultation, two ultrasounds, labwork (TSH and AMH), an HSG and follow-up consultation, and Dr. Craig's team has worked closely with my insurance to cover as much as they can. As we are working towards meeting our deductible, I have had to pay a portion of each procedure or appointment, and it has been under $500 at this stage (including labwork and follow-up for my husband). Dr. Craig said our IVF cycle costs $16,000 at her clinic, which is a dramatic improvement from the $25,000 we were quoted at another clinic. We know there will be other costs associated for our treatment including carrier testing ($380) and PGT (preimplantation genetic testing / screening) at a cost per embryo, which we will discuss when we get to that stage of our treatment. Dr. Craig knows exactly how much everything costs and weighs the benefits and risks of each treatment instead of blindly trying everything at the cost of the patient. We discussed IUIs with injectable medication and monitoring, and she said the risks were too high and the possibility for pregnancy was too low and removed that from our options rather than trying it and putting us into financial strain. I appreciate her perspective and ability to create the best, most accessible plan for her patients!
Describe LaTasha Craig's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at OU Physicians Reproductive Health.
Dr. Craig and I have discussed this in our initial consultation, and she feels strongly about transferring one embryo at a time to minimize the risks to baby and mom and also minimize the risk of multiple births. This was her expert opinion on fresh and frozen embryo transfers, and it's a big reason we feel great about pursuing treatment with her.