How was your experience with Laura Londra at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
I felt like Dr. Londra was my friend. We didnt share our fertility challenges with anyone, but I always had her to express my feelings to. She calmed me when i was anxious and I instantly trusted her to take care of me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laura Londra at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Don't hesitate! I was embarrassed and nervous to start treatment. But after being in her care I regret that I didnt start sooner.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laura Londra at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Londra got to know me and my husband. She had a warm bedside manner and explained treatments thoroughly. She always made me feel comfortable to ask questions and she gave honest answers.
Describe the protocols Laura Londra used in your cycles at Ohio Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I dont remember everything from memory. She started with low dose pills and closely monitored results. Each month she made adjustments, increasing dosage and adding injectibles. But, the increases were gradual and I really appreciated that. We started with the least invasibe treatment and moved up the ladder. I didnt want to take risks with multiples and she agreed. She was up front that after the treatments we'd done, IUI would not significantly increase oir chances, but let us decide if we wanted to try it. We decided to save our restricted insurance coverage for IVF. The retreival was uncomfortable, but she talked me through it. We did a fresh transfer of 1. She was out of town for a conference for the transfer, but left me in good hands and gave me her cell phone number before she left in case i had questions or just needed to hear her opinion. I was so nervous after getting blood drawn for my first pregnancy test. I was waiting on pins and needles for a nurse to call me. The call came the same afternoon as my test, and it was Dr. Londra herself! I was so thankful she took the time to call me to share the news, answer my questions, and tell me next steps.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Ohio Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Nurse Sally)
Nurse Sally was great. She's been doing this for awhile so was very knowledgeable. She was compassionate and honest. Always made me feel comfortable asking questions.
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
The billing department was lacking in their communication and ability to follow up with my insurance company. They told me my insurance coverage wrong twice and really frustrated me. Eventually they got it straightened out.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laura Londra at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
I domt remember. My insurance covered a lot of my prescriptions, ultrasound visits, and even IVF since it was my first round. Going forward it will all be out of pocket since tge coverage for infertility has a lifetime max.
Describe Laura Londra's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Dr. Londra shared the risks of transferring multiple embryos as well as how little multiple ones would increase the chance of pregnancy. She left the decision up to us and said they would go with what we decided. We considered transferring 2. But after speaking with her, we decided to go with 1 and are thankful for her information and advice.