How was your experience with Mamie McLean at Alabama Fertility Specialists?
Dr McLean always made sure that we never left with any questions unanswered. If we had any other questions, we could always call and ask without hesitation. She took her time to explain everything and always adjusted our plan based on the previous treatment cycle. She is extremely thorough and doesn’t leave any stones unturned.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mamie McLean at Alabama Fertility Specialists?
Be prepared to ask questions. She is so thorough that you may forget to ask something small you were thinking about but she is always excellent about making sure you are comfortable with the plan and making sure you don’t leave feeling uneasy about anything.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mamie McLean at Alabama Fertility Specialists?
We never feel like she doesn’t have time for us. Whenever we see her, she takes as much time as is necessary to fully explain everything and make sure that a of our questions are answered. She also takes into consideration our needs and feelings.
Describe the protocols Mamie McLean used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists and their degree of success.
My first two iuis we used clomid 100 and then 150 respectively. I had already tried two regular cycles of clomid 50 with no result from my Gyn. My last two cycles of iui we used Letrozole with gonal-f. The gonal f was 37.5 units for the third cycle and 75 for the last cycle. Unfortunately none of our iui treatments were successful but they did produce good follicles. Due to having already used clomid 4 times with no success she wanted to change our protocol to try for a different result but my husband also has low sperm counts. She was very hopeful that the change in medication would be the trick but we are now moving on to ivf to hopefully combat our issues.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Alabama Fertility Specialists. (Assigned nurse: Michelle)
If I ever had questions or concerns, Michelle was always very good at calling me back and making sure she got me timely and accurate information. During a health care crisis that I had she was very supportive and even told me that if I just needed someone to talk to that I could call her for support.
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists.
They are always very timely about getting you in and out of your appointments. The support staff in the office is always very helpful. They only have a half day of clinic on Fridays, so it can occasionally get a little crazy around there at times, but it’s not every Friday.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mamie McLean at Alabama Fertility Specialists.
My appointments with Dr McLean were covered under my insurance, which was a $40 copay. The regular ultrasound and monitoring appointments were $30. Our iuis were $324 for each of them plus our medication. We have been quoted $10,960 for IVF with ICSI plus our medication costs.
Describe Mamie McLean's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Alabama Fertility Specialists.
During our work up she discussed that in our case she would only recommend a single egg transfer. She believes it is safer for mother and baby in our circumstances.