How was your experience with Lisa Cookingham at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento?
She always had my best interest at heart. We discussed in length what we were ok and not ok with, and we set goals, and everything she did with our treatment was with our goals in mind. She always kept me up to date on labs, and if they were back in a timely manner she would let me know that, and that she was still on a look out for them. She took an interest in our lives and made sure the care she provided matched it.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lisa Cookingham at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento?
Be prepared for honest information. She's not going to purposely hyperstim you to get this grand number of eggs, she's going to focus on getting you a good number of quality eggs and turning them into quality embryos.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lisa Cookingham at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento?
She knew my chart and what we and was not done before we ever met with her. During our consultations she asked what would work for us and for our life, and what we were ok with.
Describe the protocols Lisa Cookingham used in your cycles at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento and their degree of success.
Gonal in the morning, and menopur at night for 14 days with her adjusting doses at each appointment. Added Centrotide on day 9 for 5, and triggered the night of day 15.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
It was an array of nurses as they all only work part time. It took a while when I called for the nurse I would speak to to know what my treatment plan was.
Describe your experience with Kaiser Permanente Sacramento.
It's kaiser, so everything is by protocol, which means you have very little wiggle room. It would have been nicer to have more of a variety of options for treatment times to start, but that's not what my doctor was scheduled for.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lisa Cookingham at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento.
$12,000 for IVF with ICSI. $4,095 for medications.
Describe Lisa Cookingham's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento.
She left it up to us, but knowing our diagnosis and having to pay cash, and knowing the risks of twins we decided to do it.
What specific things went wrong at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento?
- Provided conflicting information