How was your experience with Leo Bonaventura at Family Beginnings?
He shows compassion. He lights a candle for every single embryo transfer he does each day. He will take his time to explain everything to you. He includes other doctors in your case if there is something that he wants more hindsight on. He knows how to make your anxiety lessened and knows how to keep you from getting more upset if the conversation starts to go down that road. He has been there to see my ultrasounds on the weekends when most doctors wouldn't be around. He gave me his personal cell number so that I could get ahold of him with any complications or concerns post retrieval. He is very thorough in what he feels is best for you.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Leo Bonaventura at Family Beginnings?
He isn't money hungry like a lot of fertility clinics. He's there to get you pregnant and do whats best for the patient, you aren't just a number in the office, or his bank account.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Leo Bonaventura at Family Beginnings?
He spends ample amounts of time with me, answers all questions appropriately, but doesn't make me feel like just another patient. He keeps me at ease and knows how to sway me from becoming very upset with negative news.
Describe the protocols Leo Bonaventura used in your cycles at Family Beginnings and their degree of success.
I've done numerous cycles with him. Retrievals always use Gonal-F 150am/75pm, and 50 of menopur. Ovidrel for trigger shots, either 1 or 2. And Cetrotide if needed. Progesterone suppositories as well as PIO injections. Mini asprin. Estrace. Close monitoring by ultrasound and labs.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Family Beginnings. (Assigned nurse: Kim )
Kim is kind of difficult to take at some times. She is very busy and seems unorganized. She does need help in the office with how busy they have become. She is very knowledgable with ultrasound and lab draws, as well as explaining medications and visits. She is very compassionate once you get to know her better.
Describe your experience with Family Beginnings.
Smaller clinic. They aren't in it for the paycheck and money. They only have two doctors and a couple of nurses, so sometimes they get behind and overwhelmed. Their prices are less because of them being a privately owned small clinic. They don't make you pay for all the extras that are available if they truly don't think they are needed. Other clinics I consulted at wanted you to pay for everything you possibly could, and they wouldn't start a thing before you paid them in full.
Describe Leo Bonaventura's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Family Beginnings.
He will not transfer more than 2 embryos due to having a past positive cycle with transferring 3 and getting triplets. He doesn't want to put the mother or children at risk.