How was your experience with Lisa Green at Fertility Center of the Carolinas ?
Dr. Green was very peppy and upbeat, she maintained a positive and encouraging -yet realistic attitude throughout my treatment. She explained things on a level my non-medical husband could understand, and was very thorough in laying out our options and odds of success for each pathway.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lisa Green at Fertility Center of the Carolinas ?
Write down questions before your visits. I always ended up sending another message to her full of questions I forgot to ask (which she patiently answered), but it would have been easier to ask in person during our visits.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lisa Green at Fertility Center of the Carolinas ?
Dr. Green made me feel like a friend. Every time we met she was very personal, explaining things and recalling information discussed on previous visits. She (and the RN staff) were truly rooting for my success and made me feel like they were in it with me. She even came to visit and bring me flowers when we delivered our health baby boy.
Describe the protocols Lisa Green used in your cycles at Fertility Center of the Carolinas and their degree of success.
Sperm motility was our main issue, after one failed IUI, we were able to move straight to IVF without having to go through a certain number of failed IUIs as I have heard others requiring...I am so thankful for that - from a money and emotional stand point.
We chose to only implant one embryo at a time, for higher and safer odds, and though my baby was born prematurely - he was healthy and did not require a NICU stay.
Our original plan was to do a fresh transfer, but I showed signs/developed ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome so we deferred to a frozen transfer to be safe.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Center of the Carolinas . (Assigned nurse: Alice/Susan)
Both Alice and Susan were phenomenal. They laid out clear outlines of what to expect and when to reach out with concerns. I felt extremely prepared for all stages - medication administration, what to expect at each appointment, etc.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of the Carolinas .
The front desk staff is friendly and warm. They recognize you after a few visits and give personalized greetings. The waiting room has TV -usually on HGTV, a Keurig with various pods available and a variety of magazines per most waiting areas. Typically a short wait time unless they get really behind - but they keep you updated so yo don't feel forgotten.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lisa Green at Fertility Center of the Carolinas .
For 1 round of IUI, and 1 round of IVF plus all medications my total cost out of pocket was probably $6-8k. Very lucky with my insurance.
Describe Lisa Green's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Center of the Carolinas .
Dr. Green recommended that we only transfer one embryo at a time, due to age and chance of splitting after implantation. She laid out all of the odds and risks associated with twin pregnancies (I also work in a NICU and was hyper-aware of these and did not want to take any chances). Ultimately she told us it was our decision but we agreed that we wanted to only implant one embryo at a time.