How was your experience with Maria Hayes (retired) at Michigan Comprehensive Fertility Center (closed)?
Dr. Hayes took time to meet with me and answer all my questions. Unfortunately, I never received the results I hoped for and by that I mean a baby. I believe Dr. Hayes dragged out the IUIs for the money.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Maria Hayes (retired) at Michigan Comprehensive Fertility Center (closed)?
I would recommend trying no more then 3 IUIs.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Maria Hayes (retired) at Michigan Comprehensive Fertility Center (closed)?
Doctor Hayes office seemed more about the money then the care. Some staff was great to work with; others had no personality.
Describe the protocols Maria Hayes (retired) used in your cycles at Michigan Comprehensive Fertility Center (closed) and their degree of success.
I was prescribed clomid (50mg) in combination with IUI. Then 100mg clomid with IUI. Then 150mg clomid with IUI. I tried Femara 3 times with IUI. I don’t remember the dose. I tried injectables after that, Gonel F twice. All 8 cycles included a trigger shot.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
During one of my IUI cycles, the nurse provided me the wrong day for the IUI. Because my husband went the day we were told and left his sample, we ended up doing back to back IUIs (having to pay for both).
One my last cycle at this office, I had a miscarriage and the nurse did not show any compassion. In the same call she told me I was miscarrying, she asked me if I wanted to be scheduled to jump into the neck cycle!
Describe your experience with Michigan Comprehensive Fertility Center (closed).
The clinic had a great reception staff. Bloodwork was done in the office on most days but it was inside a hospital so there was a lab.
A weakness was paying $3 to park everytime we went. On the day of an IUI, my husband would pay in the morning when he went to give him sample and then we would pay again when the IUI was preformed. Infertility is expensive enough, you shouldn’t have to pay to park your car.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Maria Hayes (retired) at Michigan Comprehensive Fertility Center (closed).
Each IUI, with ultrasounds, bloodwork, meds, and washing of the sperm was around $1,000. We spent nearly 8 grand. Knowing what I know now, I would not have spent that much on IUIs.
Describe Maria Hayes (retired)'s approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Michigan Comprehensive Fertility Center (closed).
Does not apply.
What specific things went wrong at Michigan Comprehensive Fertility Center (closed)?
- Lost appointments
- Failed to send your chart to another clinic
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Michigan Comprehensive Fertility Center (closed).
The nurse gave me the wrong day for an IUI. We were told a Saturday so my husband went in early to leave his sample. Only a receptionist was there. She told him he was supposed to be there the next day. My husband said I was told today. She said well, I’m not sure so leave your sample since you’re here. Of course I heard this and freaked out. If my peak day for fertlization is Sunday, we didn’t want to use up his best swimmers, but too late. The nurse ended up talking ya into back to back IUIs, both of which we had to pay for.
When I wanted to switch clinics, it took 2 attempts for my file to be sent. This was after going in and signing the release form.