How was your experience with Leo Bonaventura at Family Beginnings?
He is a kind doctor that actually takes the time to see patients. We seen him at almost every appointment even if just briefly. He was always accessible by phone and let patients in treatment reach out via phone if they had an issue or emergency. He personally called me when I had my failed cycle and we discussed the next steps. He then talked to my husband when he called. He would be very blunt about the issues which I liked. He never beat around the Bush. However, you have to be educated on the protocols because sometimes I think they forget this is foreign information. Just read about the procedure so you know what to ask him.before the consult.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Leo Bonaventura at Family Beginnings?
Look up information before hand. Ask important questions like success rates and how to increase your odds. Have a list ready to ask! It's sometimes overwhelming if you're not prepared.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Leo Bonaventura at Family Beginnings?
He was very kind and personal. He took his time to talk to us and listen
Describe the protocols Leo Bonaventura used in your cycles at Family Beginnings and their degree of success.
We did invocell. We did gonal f stims 150 u ×7 days with frequent US. Cetrotide x 1 and ovidril x 2 retrieved at day 14 and 5 day transfer.
We Re strictly Male factor infertility. Husband was put on supplements as well.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Family Beginnings. (Assigned nurse: Kim)
She can rush you sometimes when you have questions on the phone. However very nice in person and genuinely cares
Describe your experience with Family Beginnings.
They are always accessible to patients . Easy to get quick appointments. Usually have you in and out.
Could improve on educating patients and explaining med protocols. I had to push to be on a kore aggressive protocol following a failed cycle. They need to be more aggressive in my opinion after failed cycles.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Family Beginnings.
They had blocked times early day for this. It was easy to get an appointment and they always got me in and out.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Leo Bonaventura at Family Beginnings.
Costs were out of pocket. You paid by visit and then for the procedure. Invocell was 5500 plus a few ultra sounds and you paid for meds separately. It was about 9k total
Describe Leo Bonaventura's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Family Beginnings.
He suggested transferring 2 due to higher implantation rates, but there is increased rate of twins
What specific things went wrong at Family Beginnings?
- Failed to consider drug intolerance