How was your experience with Lisa Hansard at Texas Fertility Center?
Dr. Hansard was always kind and compassionate, she was also knowledgable and straight forward. From the first appt. I knew that I had her un-divided attention and that her goal was the same as mine - to get me pregnant. She listened, asked the right questions, and then gave me clear instructions on what procedures she recommends, and why. I never felt misunderstood or embarrassed about what I told her, or what questions I had. I went into this process knowing that I don't want a doctor who is my friend, I want a doctor who is going to be smart and efficient. She was both.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lisa Hansard at Texas Fertility Center?
Don't expect her to be your BFF. She's there for 1 goal, and that should be yours as well. Ask questions, do your own research and be prepared for every appt.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lisa Hansard at Texas Fertility Center?
I was always greeted with a smile, from the front desk to when Dr. Hansard would enter the room. She talked to me, asked me questions in a non-judgemental way and did not over complicate when she explained procedures, process, and plan.
Describe the protocols Lisa Hansard used in your cycles at Texas Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Consultation - we went over my history and my husbands. She took notes and listened quietly, asking questions as we went. Protocol was to run tests - mid-cycle ultrasound to check follicles and HSG after cycle. She also prescribed a Progesterone suppository as she suspected that my uterus was shedding too early (based on our conversation). The next cycle after all of this, we conceived naturally! Found out 1 day after our follow-up appt. with her in which we discussed IUI options, and she suggested I take a pregnancy test the next day.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Texas Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Lisa)
I talked to Lisa mostly. I also talked to one other nurse, but I cannot remember her name :( Lisa and Dr. Hansards nurses were always quick to respond, they were prompt in calling when test results came in, and were knowledgable when answering questions.
Describe your experience with Texas Fertility Center.
Strengths - amount of offices around the area. Waiting time is not too long. Nice, clean offices. Organized, and friendly.
Weaknesses - making the initial appt. was a long wait. Had to wait for them to call me back, and then wait 3-4 weeks for the first appt. to even happen. After that, it was easy to get a hold of them, and they were quick to respond.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lisa Hansard at Texas Fertility Center.
Doctor Hansard was very upfront with costs - she was knowledgeable about my insurance and my husbands. She gave her honest opinion and suggestions. Most of my time at the fertility center was OOP, since I hadn't met my deductible. Initial appt was around $100 OOP, Progesterone suppositories were $60 for 30 day supply, not covered by insurance, I had 1 refill during that time ($120 total), HSG was $400 OOP, Ultrasound to check follicles was about $300 OOP. Once I was pregnant, I had two ultrasounds at 7 weeks and 9 weeks both $370, also had my blood drawn about 7 times to check levels ($24 each).