How was your experience with Lauren Roth at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Roth was very business like in our consultation, but not in a negative way. She reviewed our extensive family history, my prior medical diagnoses and then asked about our goals and hopes. We were given preliminary options and they were moderately explained, as well as the testing we would need to complete before the start of treatment. After testing of both myself and my husband, a plan was laid out, but this was not shared with my by Dr. Roth. During my IUI treatment, there were several setbacks and the cycle lasted over 50 days. Dr. Roth did not contact me one time, which I did think was odd, but I felt so taken care of by my nurse, that I didn’t question it or request to speak to Dr. Roth. When I received mypositce beta, Dr. Roth personally called to congratulate me. In my follow up appointments before graduating from Shady Grove, I never saw Dr. Roth once. When I graduated, Dr. Roth once again called to congratulate me and give us well wishes.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lauren Roth at Shady Grove Fertility?
She knows what she is doing and I would absolutely trust her with my care again, but don’t expect to get much besides the bare bones from her
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lauren Roth at Shady Grove Fertility?
Throughout the 3 months of treatment, I only met with Dr Roth one time, and did the rest of my communications through my nurse
Describe the protocols Lauren Roth used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
Dr. Roth’s goal was to get me to ovulate, as I have PCOS and she speculated I had never ovulated before in my life. We took a low and slow approach, as I had 30+ follicles on each ovary and was at a very high risk of over stimulating my ovary. She shared that while that is perfect for IVF, if we wanted to move forward with IUI (which is what we wanted) that over production of eggs, would cause a delay in treatment as they will not preform an IUI with more than3 eggs (usually they will not preform if there are more than 2 eggs). I was started on letrozole and ending up needed 2 rounds of this medication. I appreciated that when I was not producing after one round, instead of starting a new cycle, Dr. Roth allowed me to continue, just with an additional round of medication. When my one follicle was close but not quite large enough after finishing two rounds, Dr. Roth added in gonal f injections. A trigger shot and progesterone supplements rounded off our treatment plan.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Allison Catalani )
Allison was there to answer all of my questions, and in a timely manner. I would email Allison day and night with questions and concerns.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
The clinic has quite a few patients, so be prepared to wait. That said, they do a great job at finding an available appt ASAP if needed date. They also have great hours so you can go before work. They tend to make apts as quick and painless
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lauren Roth at Shady Grove Fertility.
Very thankfully, my medical insurance covered my treatment. I was in charge of paying copays at each visit and was required to pay on full front injectable medication, as my insurance did not cover an oral/injectable combo cycle
Describe Lauren Roth's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
What specific things went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility?
- Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
- Provided conflicting information
- Failed to convey critical information