Lori Homa

Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny

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Medical SchoolStony Brook U, State U of NY
ResidencyU of Rochester
Fellowship U of Michigan
Pittsburgh
9335 McKnight Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
412.578.5588
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Lori Homa to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 21%Neutral: 23%Don't recommend: 56%5
13 assessments
  • 21% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 23% Neutral (7-8)
  • 56% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
6.3
Humanity

Ratings of 1 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a number."

Ratings of 10 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a human."

Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
6.9
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
4.4
Frequency Seen

Ratings of 1 mean patients only saw this doctor once or twice during treatment.

Ratings of 10 mean patients saw this doctor at every appointment.

Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
Poor
Responsiveness

Scale is "poor, ok, good, excellent," and measures how responsive a care team was when patients needed to see or speak to them.

On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 46%Neutral: 16%Don't recommend: 38%6.9
25 assessments
  • 46% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 16% Neutral (7-8)
  • 38% Don't recommend (0-6)
13 assessments
4
Age
29
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor
4
Treatment plan [by Dr. Lori Homa] did not feel very personalized, more like part of an algorithm...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”
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Age
29
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor
4
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.
N/A
4
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Lori Homa
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0
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Anovulation, PCOS, Tubal Blockage, Unexplained
0
I feel treated like a number because she never takes her time to talk to patients that are not gping thru ivf. Anyone not doing ivf is pushed aside. And doesn't get the testing thats needed to figure out why your having problems with recurring miscarriage.... Dr. Homa pushes more for ivf. If your not an ivf patient then your pushed off the the nurses for your treatment. She has NO compassion for her patients. She's a new mother during a procedure with her she sat there in front of me talking with a nurse about he son and her soon to arrive daughter.
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Anovulation, PCOS, Tubal Blockage, Unexplained
0
How was your experience with Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny?
Dr. Homa pushes more for ivf. If your not an ivf patient then your pushed off the the nurses for your treatment. She has NO compassion for her patients. She's a new mother during a procedure with her she sat there in front of me talking with a nurse about he son and her soon to arrive daughter. As someone going thru ferility and having 2 miscarriages and an eptopic it was very unprofessional and insensitive of her to do that. During eptopic treatments she had called me on the phone since she wasn't in office for weeks due to doing ivf at hospital and she was holding her baby who was making noises in the phone while trying to talk to me about the eptopic and the medicine that was used for stop growth of my baby and the next steps during the miscarriage as to what to expect and that going forward ivf is only option which we can't afford being its $16,000 plus medicine and other testing.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny?
If your not doing ivf try another doctor in the office first.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny?
I feel treated like a number because she never takes her time to talk to patients that are not gping thru ivf. Anyone not doing ivf is pushed aside. And doesn't get the testing thats needed to figure out why your having problems with recurring miscarriage.
Describe the protocols Lori Homa used in your cycles at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny and their degree of success.
Letrozol was used qith trigger every month. I have always had low progesterone i had to fight to get that with my last pregnancy that endes in an eptopic. Eptopic that almost busted my tube due to dr. Homa not wanted to do a ultrasound earlier.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny.
Most of the staff in office is great there are a few ladies who are rude and talk about you and other people behind your back and in front of other patients. Sarah and Jen are the best nurses there.
Describe your experience with Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny.
They push ivf. They dont really do any testing unless your gping thru ivf. Even if you would ask for testing its not done. Examples are sperm count or a genetic blood tests. The nurses are their biggest strength. That and their office is nice, its clean and the most are nice and friendly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny.
My insurance pays for non-associated fertilization but for 1 cycle of ivf is $16000.00 plus the cost of medicine.
What specific things went wrong at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
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Lori Homa
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3
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0
Age
30
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
0
Dr. Homa was very much set on the values of my blood work. I was 29-30 at the time of seeing her and she said my values are what they are and that’s it. Donor eggs or nothing. She gave no hope or even condolences for delivering such shocking news...she said something along the lines of “yep looks like we have confirmation, you have premature ovarian failure, your only option for getting pregnant is using donor eggs, sorry” and in the next minute said “ I’ll send the girls in to talk to you about our options and send you to the finance office, have a nice day.” I was not only shattered from the confirmation of being basically in menopause at age 30 but she didn’t even act like we would need time to grieve or .come to terms with the information. She Just shuffled us off to the next person to move forward with treatment.
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Age
30
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
0
How was your experience with Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny?
She was unprofessional. She walked into our second appointment, which was her first of the day after coming back from vacation, 30-45 mins late in a spaghetti strap sun dress with her bra straps hanging out. This appointment was to review the blood work that confirmed my diagnosis. After she finally came in the room she said something along the lines of “yep looks like we have confirmation, you have premature ovarian failure, your only option for getting pregnant is using donor eggs, sorry” and in the next minute said “ I’ll send the girls in to talk to you about our options and send you to the finance office, have a nice day.” I was not only shattered from the confirmation of being basically in menopause at age 30 but she didn’t even act like we would need time to grieve or .come to terms with the information. She Just shuffled us off to the next person to move forward with treatment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny?
If you are looking for any compassion or support from your physician look elsewhere. Her demeanor made me feel like I was a distraction or annoyance. She was unprofessionally dressed which may not be deal breaker for some But a certain level of professional attire is required and black bra straps in pink sundress doesn’t cut it for me.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny?
Dr. Homa was very much set on the values of my blood work. I was 29-30 at the time of seeing her and she said my values are what they are and that’s it. Donor eggs or nothing. She gave no hope or even condolences for delivering such shocking news.
Describe the protocols Lori Homa used in your cycles at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny and their degree of success.
I never received treatment. I found a different physician.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
After being given some shocking and devastating news the nurse was compassionate she apologized and showed sympathy repeatedly during the short time she was in the room. She provided me with tissues and a reassuring touch.
Describe your experience with Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny.
Strengths: Very organized, and streamlined, get you to all the people you need to see in one visit saving time, free goodie bags with baby and fertility friendly tester size products! The medical build has a blood draw center in the first floor Weaknesses: confusing set up for check- in, long wait times, strange the didnt draw my blood there, gave me scripts to go get blood drawn that day in a outpatient public blood draw lab ( I was sobbing hysterically the whole time and the poor trainee was sooooo uncomfortable)
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny.
$1000
What specific things went wrong at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny?
  • Failed to call with results
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Lori Homa
Communication
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Frequency seen during appointments
5
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8
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
I felt my experience with Dr Homa as a patient was both positive and negative. She was very knowledgeable, but when giving information or answers it felt as though she was reading from a text book. When we first started seeing dr homa, she was pregnant and had gone through fertility treament herself so we felt that she would empathize us. This made us feel more comfortable. After deciding to move forward with the IVF, there was a lack of communication the morning of the Embryo transfer.
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
How was your experience with Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny?
I felt my experience with Dr Homa as a patient was both positive and negative. She was very knowledgeable, but when giving information or answers it felt as though she was reading from a text book. When we first started seeing dr homa, she was pregnant and had gone through fertility treament herself so we felt that she would empathize us. This made us feel more comfortable. After deciding to move forward with the IVF, there was a lack of communication the morning of the Embryo transfer. The last time we were notified we had 7 fertilized embryos only to find out only 1 had made it to day 5. We found this out in the procedure room minutes before the transfer occurred. This was very disheartening to hear and we left there feeling already defeated.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny?
Ask several questions and make sure you feel 100% comfortable before moving forward with any treatment or procedures.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny?
We felt that Dr. Homa lacked the compassion that we expected would come from a fertility doctor. She showed very little emotion and we felt her answers to our questions came directly from a text book.
Describe the protocols Lori Homa used in your cycles at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny and their degree of success.
Our first 13 cycles was timed intercourse with letrozole and ovidrel trigger shot. Those all were unsuccessful. We then decided to move forward with ivf. We used my eggs and my husbands semen. There were a total of 16 eggs retrieved and 7 fertilized. Only one made it to blastocyst stage and had a fresh transfer. This ivf cycle was also unsuccessful.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was great! They all seemed to be very compassionate, caring, and positive throughout the whole experience.
Describe your experience with Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny.
This clinics strengths would be the nursing staff, results were always given in a timely fashion, and early morning appointments were available to avoid missed time at work. There was very minimal weaknesses with the clinic itself.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny.
We had to pay the medicine out of pocket which totaled around 200 a time for timed intercourse. The total for the IVF was around 15,000.
Describe Lori Homa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny.
No comments as we only had one embryo that made it to blastocyst stage to transfer
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Lori Homa
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Frequency seen during appointments
7
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2
Age
26
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
2
My experience as a patient with dr homa was okay. Just okay. I left her office feeling overwhelmed. My husband and i waited almost an hour to see her, and after she came in and talked with us, it was very fast and impersonal. There was no talk of a plan B, if the iui didn’t work out.... Dr homa kept me on the same protocol as my gynecologist. She didn’t change anything, and kept me at the highest dosage of femara, but added in a trigger shot, an ultrasound and an iui.
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Age
26
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
2
How was your experience with Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny?
My experience as a patient with dr homa was okay. Just okay. I left her office feeling overwhelmed. My husband and i waited almost an hour to see her, and after she came in and talked with us, it was very fast and impersonal. There was no talk of a plan B, if the iui didn’t work out. This was my only experience with dr homa personally.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny?
I saw dr homa after 6 failed rounds of femara under my gynecologist care. I had two visits with dr homa, our first being my general consultation where she just went over all of the previous treatments and then suggested another round of femara, this time monitored and an iui. Our appointment was quick and impersonal. The rest of my experience was with her staff.
Describe the protocols Lori Homa used in your cycles at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny and their degree of success.
Dr homa kept me on the same protocol as my gynecologist. She didn’t change anything, and kept me at the highest dosage of femara, but added in a trigger shot, an ultrasound and an iui. I assume her rationale was because the femara was making me ovulate in my previous cycles, it would be good to try again with the added trigger and iui. The result was not pregnancy. We never discussed a plan B, so after the failed round my husband and i decided on taking a break from treatment.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The staff was nice when i called with questions, and made me feel comfortable during my ultrasound. The nurse who preformed my iui was fast and answered the questions i had.
Describe your experience with Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny.
Billing was unclear, i was told that we would talk about payment options the day of my iui, but the day of, it seemed like that was an unusual request. The staff was nice. Making appointments was easy.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny.
The trigger shot for IUI was a bit expensive, but i was able to get it for less. I was unsure of the cost of the iui until the day of, and was a bit overwhelmed having to pay all upfront.
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Lori Homa
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0
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10
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
She [Dr. Lori Homa] is a very knowledgeable person and is great at what she does... We walked into the room and didn't say a thing she just hugged me. Infertility is already hard as it is, but to become pregnant and have it swept out from underneath is an unfathomable experience. Dr. Homa made our experience a little less heart wrenching in walking us through what was to come...Dr. Homa is not a stranger to the situation. She's very compassionate and treated me with the utmost respect. I felt like she truly cared for me as a person and our journey.
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Age
29 - 30
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
How was your experience with Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny?
During miscarriage we had seen the other doctor in the practice. His bedside manner was awful and was not caring in the matter. Our next appointment was an ultrasound with Dr. Homa to further check the progress. We walked into the room and didn't say a thing she just hugged me. Infertility is already hard as it is, but to become pregnant and have it swept out from underneath is an unfathomable experience. Dr. Homa made our experience a little less heart wrenching in walking us through what was to come. I appreciate her and thank God very day we have her to guide us!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny?
Be patient. She is a very knowledgeable person and is great at what she does; keep in mind though that there may be other factors that contribute to her not helping you reach your goals. Just keep the faith!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny?
Dr. Homa is not a stranger to the situation. She's very compassionate and treated me with the utmost respect. I felt like she truly cared for me as a person and our journey.
Describe the protocols Lori Homa used in your cycles at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny and their degree of success.
I honestly don't remember exactly amounts but we upped my dosages with some of my medications during my second cycle.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny. (Assigned nurse: Jennifer Maples)
The nurses of The Center for Reproductive Medicine were absolutely amazing. Everyone is super friendly and on top of everything. Specifically, Jenn, who I felt kind of took me under her wing and really showed compassion toward me. Most of these women if not all have experienced some type of issue in having children. Which I would wish upon no one, but it is reassuring they're not just giving you a textbook answer.
Describe your experience with Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny.
The clinic is very clean and easy to find. It's very close and convenient for me.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny.
The IVF cycle itself was $9,500 to be paid at once. I had to write two checks: one check for $450 which went towards my anesthesia and another check for $1250 in the event that we had embyros to freeze. Depending on the protocol will determine the amount you pay for medications. Ours were around $3,400. Insurance covered nothing. Our ultrasounds had a $30 co-pay EVERY visit.
Describe Lori Homa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny.
Dr. Homa had a strong preference for a two embryo transfer the first time due to the quality of my embryos. Because only one took during that cycle we opted ourselves, without question, to do two for our second cycle.
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Lori Homa
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10
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7
Age
32
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
6 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
7
Dr. Homa acknowledge the male factor was causing our problems...She claimed IUIs would solve the inadequate sperm quality issue...Saw her at initial appointment then dealt with nurses. I had no negative issues with her at the appointment personally...They don't really spend much time determining what your issue is. I can't believe I was told to do more IUIs after the first three failed, without any type of further testing...they never ever bring up the term "sperm donor."
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Age
32
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
7
How was your experience with Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny?
Saw her at initial appointment then dealt with nurses. I had no negative issues with her at the appointment personally. I do think that she prescribes the treatments the clinic recommends for all patients.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny?
Go into the appointment informed. Stress you want your specific problem dealt with and not the standard course of treatment the clinic does for almost everyone no matter the issue is.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny?
She was friendly and answered all the questions.
Describe the protocols Lori Homa used in your cycles at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny and their degree of success.
Dr. Homa acknowledge the male factor was causing our problems. Her predecessor at Jones insisted everything was fine. She claimed IUIs would solve the inadequate sperm quality issue. However, I believe the problem was far worse than anyone at the clinic would admit.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Very nice and friendly. They made me feel comfortable. Most were skilled at the IUI, however, one was not. I do feel they had a bit of a "cover up" about the sperm quality.
Describe your experience with Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny.
This clinic is very big on IUIs. They seem to recommend that to everyone no matter what the issue is. If you have an ovulation issue or hormonal problem, you may get lucky and this will be successful. However, they really don't like discussing sperm issues. They don't want to do further testing on sperm and they never ever bring up the term "sperm donor." I believe a lot of my precious time was wasted not to mention thousands of dollars on IUIs that really had no shot of every working. Also, the IUIs aren't timed well. Everyone's is timed the same and if it is a weekend, they'll just do it early and waste your money and time. Washed sperm only lives a few hours so timing is critical especially when there is a male issue to begin with.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny.
I believe including drugs for each IUI, we spent $1,000 each time. The total we spent at Jones was around $7,000.
What specific things went wrong at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Doctor
Lori Homa
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
3
Clinic
Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny
Pittsburgh
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2
Age
33
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
2
Dr. Homa diagnosed me with Diminished Ovarian Reserve based on low AMH (.73) I had normal AFC and FSH. I was not happy with my experience at this clinic. I complained about having pain with sex and that I think I might have endometriosis. She said to talk to my gyno about the pain, but she would not perform surgery for endometriosis for infertility....The reason I left this clinic was that I had a huge cyst at my baseline cycle and she still let me proceed with Femara.
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Age
33
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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How was your experience with Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny?
Dr. Homa diagnosed me with Diminished Ovarian Reserve based on low AMH (.73) I had normal AFC and FSH. I was not happy with my experience at this clinic. I complained about having pain with sex and that I think I might have endometriosis. She said to talk to my gyno about the pain, but she would not perform surgery for endometriosis for infertility. The reason I left this clinic was that I had a huge cyst at my baseline cycle and she still let me proceed with Femara. On CD 14, the cyst doubled in size and I had 1 17mm follicle. She told me to trigger the next morning and do the IUI on Friday. I didn't feel comfortable wasting a $100 trigger or spending $375 on the IUI on a cycle with the cyst so I canceled. The next day on CD 15, I got AF estrogen break through bleeding. I went back in on CD 3 and she said it wasn't my period and I had ovulated since I had a high progesterone. This was wrong. My progesterone was pre ovulation and my other numbers indicated that I was in a new cycle. IN fact, my u/s from 3 days before showed that uterine lining was already in the process of shedding. Something that I was not informed with. After this incident, I made an appointment at another clinic and didn't look back. My gyno ended up doing a lap surgery on me and diagnosed me with endometriosis. After my surgery, my AMH was 1.73 indicating my reserve for my age was not LOW.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny?
Please do your own research. Do not just follow the doctor's orders.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny?
The nurses did all the work in this office. They did follow up with you. However, I do not think they remembered my name every appointment. Just my face.
Describe the protocols Lori Homa used in your cycles at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny and their degree of success.
At our first consultation, Dr. Homa suggested hybrid cycles for me (femara plus gonal F). She suggested this protocol because I had a short luteal phase. She said that since I was DOR I had poor quality eggs and she wanted to fix the eggs at the beginning of the cycle so my luteal phase would extend. I wasn't comfortable jumping into injectables, so we stuck with femara and trigger for 3 cycles. Didn't get pregnant. Then we moved on to femara plus gonal f for one cycle. I responded well to all cycles but never got pregnant. We added an IUI for the hybrid cycle.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Overall, the nursing staff was okay. Jen was great. The other ones I didn't really think they communicated well to me. The one nurse made me feel rather depressed when she said something to the effect of "despite your low amh, you have responded well..."
Describe your experience with Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny.
I think the lack of an online portal to communicate with the nursing staff is something definitely missing here.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny.
Most of my costs were covered under insurance. My IUI itself was not covered and was reasonably priced. The ultrasounds and bloodwork associated with the IUI were covered.
Describe Lori Homa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny.
Does not apply to me.
What specific things went wrong at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
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Lori Homa
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Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny
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3
Age
35
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
7 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Unexplained
3
We went for our initial consultation after waiting several weeks for an appointment with Dr. Homa. We waited two hours to see her. She barely reviewed our medical history and threw options at us without explaining much. The time we did get with her felt rushed...Ask to see a different doctor if she has other appointments that will take priority (like egg retrievals)...We decided to do a cycle with injections and timed intercourse. I produced 5 follicles, three of which were 15mm or larger. We were not successful this cycle.
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Age
35
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
7 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Unexplained
3
How was your experience with Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny?
We went for our initial consultation after waiting several weeks for an appointment with Dr. Homa. We waited two hours to see her. She barely reviewed our medical history and threw options at us without explaining much. The time we did get with her felt rushed.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny?
Ask to see a different doctor if she has other appointments that will take priority (like egg retrievals).
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny?
I wasn’t really treated like a number per se, but at my initial consultation, I didn’t really feel like I was made a priority either.
Describe the protocols Lori Homa used in your cycles at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny and their degree of success.
Letrozole, Follistim, and Ovidrel. We decided to do a cycle with injections and timed intercourse. I produced 5 follicles, three of which were 15mm or larger. We were not successful this cycle.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I have had most of my interactions at thus clinic with the nursing staff. They are willing to answer questions and showed me how to do the injections.
Describe your experience with Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny.
Communication is definitely a problem. Each time you call the nurses line, you have to leave a message - no one ever answers. They return calls about once a day. Plan on playing phone tag. Overall everyone is friendly and it’s nice that you can have bloodwork done right there. However, I sat in the waiting room as the front office staff discussed the birth of one of their children with a patient. I could’ve done without that conversation.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny.
My IUIs are covered by insurance, so we haven’t paid anything but the copays on medication.
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Lori Homa
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7
Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
7
She [Dr. Homa] is blunt and to the point but you can tell and feel she knows what she is doing and that she wants to help. She does her job well, researches you and your past, answers questions fully and makes sure you understand the next steps, risks, etc.... She suggested that due to our diagnosis that we try IUI along with Clomid for a few cycles. We had the option to do IUIs without medication, but with medication slightly increased our chances. She explained that if after a few rounds nothing works, we will discuss other options and next steps.
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Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
7
How was your experience with Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny?
She is blunt and to the point but you can tell and feel she knows what she is doing and that she wants to help. She does her job well, researches you and your past, answers questions fully and makes sure you understand the next steps, risks, etc.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny?
You won’t always see her, but don’t be alarmed at that.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny?
You always get a call back. Staff is kind and understanding. They answer questions without making you feel like you’re annoying them. They explain everything. They have you meet with a financial advisor before anything.
Describe the protocols Lori Homa used in your cycles at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny and their degree of success.
She suggested that due to our diagnosis that we try IUI along with Clomid for a few cycles. We had the option to do IUIs without medication, but with medication slightly increased our chances. She explained that if after a few rounds nothing works, we will discuss other options and next steps.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They are very kind, help you to feel less stressed, treat you like a human being.
Describe your experience with Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny.
Parking is easy, staff is friendly and welcoming, clinic is inviting and very easy to find. We really liked the fact that they make you meet with a financial advisor on your first visit to make sure you’re aware of all of the costs associated with EVERYTHING. They really go above and beyond.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny.
So far we have had two IUIs, in the process of our third. Each IUI is $369; $299 for the ultrasound and bloodwork.
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Lori Homa
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9
Age
32
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Unexplained
9
She [Dr. Homa] was caring and empathetic....She was ready to start me right where I had left off with my previous protocol. I saw her day 10 of my cycle and in day 14 had an ultrasound, gave my trigger and iui then next day. 2 weeks later I had a positive pregnancy test....Schedule ahead of time as her schedule fills quickly. They also do not work around work schedules so expect to take time off work. She is only in Wexford....Only one location, they [Jones Institute] don’t work around your hours at all. You come when they say or not at all. However they are good at what they do.
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Age
32
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Unexplained
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How was your experience with Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny?
She was ready to start me right where I had left off with my previous protocol. I saw her day 10 of my cycle and in day 14 had an ultrasound, gave my trigger and iui then next day. 2 weeks later I had a positive pregnancy test.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny?
Schedule ahead of time as her schedule fills quickly. They also do not work around work schedules so expect to take time off work. She is only in Wexford.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny?
She was caring and empathetic.
Describe the protocols Lori Homa used in your cycles at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny and their degree of success.
We did the previous protocol which worked but ended is miscarriage. I had already taken 5mg letrozole days 3-7 and then had ultrasound day 14, gave myself my trigger shot that night and iui the next day.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny. (Assigned nurse: Not assigned, all nurses shared the phone calls. All were knowledgeable. )
They are busy but always returned my call the same day. They are incredibly compassionate.
Describe your experience with Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny.
Only one location, they don’t work around your hours at all. You come when they say or not at all. However they are good at what they do. They truly care. They are associated with AHN, not a private practice so they have no reason to take your money with getting results. Come to your first appt with all your previous testing and lab work. They almost always start with their own hsg though.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny.
None, my insurance covered everything except $35 inj medication copay
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Lori Homa
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10
Age
26 - 27
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Lori homa was very positive from our first visit and helped us beat our secondary infertility on the first cycle! She was very thorough and upbeat the entire process. She also was very knowledgeable and answered every question we had.... I'm not sure if the rationale for any of our treatments but what worked for us was: Letrozole cycle days 3-7 Trigger shot- day 13
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Age
26 - 27
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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How was your experience with Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny?
Lori homa was very positive from our first visit and helped us beat our secondary infertility on the first cycle! She was very thorough and upbeat the entire process. She also was very knowledgeable and answered every question we had.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny?
Trust. Trust what she says and take a deep breath. Infertility is the hardest thing I have ever dealt with, but know you are in good hands.
Describe the protocols Lori Homa used in your cycles at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny and their degree of success.
I'm not sure if the rationale for any of our treatments but what worked for us was: Letrozole cycle days 3-7 Trigger shot- day 13
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
A huge group of smart cheerleaders. They were able to answer all of our questions and a huge support system.
Describe your experience with Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny.
The only thing I would change about the clinic is their availability. It took me a few months to get in for my fist appointment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny.
Our insurance has a pretty high deductible. Because of our high deductible one month of blood work, meds, and ultrasound was around 700$.
Describe Lori Homa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny.
None
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Lori Homa
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5
Age
44
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Other
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Dr Homa is very easy to work with, she cares about her patients and is knowledgeable. My somewhat less positive experience is around simply blaming the failure of a cycle on embryo quality and not willing to test further and try to figure out how to adjust meds etc to raise the potential for success the second time around. ... Dr Homa was not unkind but she does not believe in extra testing or personalizing/ adjusting a cycle.
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Age
44
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 4 Docs
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Other
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How was your experience with Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny?
Dr Homa is very easy to work with, she cares about her patients and is knowledgeable. My somewhat less positive experience is around simply blaming the failure of a cycle on embryo quality and not willing to test further and try to figure out how to adjust meds etc to raise the potential for success the second time around.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lori Homa at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny?
Dr Homa was not unkind but she does not believe in extra testing or personalizing/ adjusting a cycle.
Describe the protocols Lori Homa used in your cycles at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny and their degree of success.
FET with 14 days of 3x2mg of vaginal estrogen then after lining check 4.5 days of 3x200mg of vaginal progesterone, 5 days of prednisone (16mg) and doxycycline (500mg) Baby aspirin daily the whole cycle.
Describe your experience with Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny.
The clinic and staff, embryologist are all super flexible, kind, wonderfully easy to work with in our special situation. I do not think we would have such an easy time anywhere else. You are allowed to waive testing you do not feel is needed (for example:mammogram)
Describe Lori Homa's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Jones Institute at West Penn Allegheny.
Dr Homa said if embryos are PGS-tested, she will only transfer one - with non-tested, it was up to us to transfer one or two.
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