How was your experience with Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny?
Only saw the doctor once for initial consultation and treatment plan. All communication was done by the RN and IUI procedure performed by RN. Since multiple IUI’s failed, we will have follow up with the doctor. She was very textbook and to the point, not very warm but I would prefer to not have medical information “candy coated”
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny?
Be prepared with questions. She will answer all questions very matter of fact. Also prepare for little communication with the doctor, as most of it goes through the RN. But if you have questions for the doctor the nurse will ask and call you back.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny?
Treatment plan did not feel very personalized, more like part of an algorithm.
Describe the protocols Lori Homa used in your cycles at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny and their degree of success.
We started with Clomid and timed intercourse for the first cycle with the RE as we were repeating labs. When we had the results, she recommended Medicated IUI with Clomid and Ovidrel due to diagnosis of low morphology and history of mild endometriosis. Endometriosis was previously diagnosed. We went through 4 total rounds of Clomid, 3 Of those with IUI and Ovidrel injection. All failed, now awaiting a follow up appointment
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses are wonderful. I worked with a different nurse every cycle, but they all seemed to be aware of our treatment plan. They were able to answer most questions, and if I requested they discuss with the doctor then they would call me back with an answer by the end of the day.
Describe your experience with Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny.
Strengths include friendliness of the front desk staff and nurses. The nurses also make sure to educate you on your medications. They do not really discuss treatment plans with you, as that is left up to discussion with the doctors. You also only see the doctor when follow up is needed after consultation, which was a little odd but also more efficient for the clinic. Billing had a billing liaison who we could never reach by phone but were able to more easily through email. All staff was polite and friendly, professional.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny.
Clomid- $16 with GoodRX coupon
Ovidrel- $107 with freedom fertility rebate
Mid cycle ultrasound- $291cash
IUI- $369 cash
SA- $15 after insurance
Describe Lori Homa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny.