How was your experience with Lynn Davis at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Davis is very personable and compassionate and was understanding of my desire to understand the scientific specifics about my treatment plan. She set realistic expectations from the onset. I found her manner reassuring and lacking any evidence to the contrary, I trust her abilities.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lynn Davis at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Ask questions and self-advocate. There are aspects of my treatment plan that were included, but I only knew that because I asked about them. There might be things you want to explore that aren't offered up by the doctor.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lynn Davis at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
The errors made by my coordinator in scheduling and ordering medications, gave me the impression that I was another patient ID and not relating to me as a person with specific requests for my treatment.
Describe the protocols Lynn Davis used in your cycles at Seattle Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Antagonist protocol with a Lupron trigger (Gonal-F, Menopur, and Cetrotide). This seemed to be the standard protocol and there were only minor adjustments to medications to address data that was only available after the first cycle. Overall results seem to be about as expected. Lupron trigger was to reduce chances for OHSS.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Seattle Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Elsa Haile)
The general nursing staff was great! They were friendly and competent and were the only people that made me feel like a person However, my coordinator made several mistakes in scheduling, communicating, and prescription refills that left me feeling that I needed to double-check all scheduling, confirm instructions repeatedly, and keep an active watch over prescription doses and amounts so I could notify her with enough time to get refills with out it resulting in me paying rush fees. My following up, due to my lack of confidence in her ability, seemed to generate annoyance from her.
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
From what I can gather from other folk's experiences, the clinic is efficient. I can generally get appointments in a timely fashion and there is little waiting. You won't see your primary doctor often, but you do have the ability to get questions routed to them via the portal.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lynn Davis at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
IUI cycles were medicated with only Clomid and ran around $600 per cycle.
Egg Retrieval for freezing was a flat $11,950 per cycle excluding medications. PGS was an additional $2,000 for biopsy per cycle and $2,250 to lab (up to 8 samples). Medications ran approximately $5k per cycle.
Frozen transfers are quoted at a flat $3,500 per cycle excluding medications. Medications are estimated to be $2,000 per cycle.
Describe Lynn Davis's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
Since I brought up PGS testing before IVF treatment started and was clear that we preferred eSET there was little to no discussion on multiple embryo transfer.
What specific things went wrong at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
- Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
- Failed to call with results
- Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
- Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
All of the errors appeared to originate with my care coordinator. It's clear she is not particularly organized and has trouble with remembering to provide results when she has said she will and confirm that the treatment is following protocol. In one instance I was not told to start a medication which could have resulted in the cancellation of an egg retrieval cycle. When the error was acknowledged I then had to leave work mid-day to inject ASAP to prevent the cancellation of the cycle due to ovulation. This was completely avoidable. I think she forgets, or doesn't know, what it's like to be a patient on the other side of this process where all you do is wait for results that each hold a piece of your potential family in them after spending large sums of money. I have little patience and next to zero tolerance for avoidable errors.