How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr. Bush is not super warm and fuzzy, but he is honest. He gives examples of what he things and why and gave me a ton of information from the get go. He was very blunt about my AMH level and that continuing with IUIs would be wasting my time and my eggs. I liked that. We have a follow up on Thursday to discuss the egg retrieval. I know he is very confident in his ability and he wants to keep up his success rates, so I know he will continue to work hard to get me pregnant.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Be blunt, and ask questions. He talks very fast, but wants to be informative.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
I feel like I am more of a human here. They know my name, they answer questions, and they give tons of information up front. There is no secrecy in things, it is all laid out for you.
Describe the protocols Mark Bush used in your cycles at Conceptions Reproductive Associates and their degree of success.
He had me start a ton of vitamins, including CoQ10, Acai Berry, Myo-Inositol, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, L-Arginine, and DHA. Started those in December and then started priming in January. Due to my low AMH, they didn't prime me with birth control, instead after ovulation, I did 3 Cetrotide injections. Then started stims on Day 3 of my next cycle. Started with 3 vials of menopur and 0.7 iu of omnitrope in the morning and 225 of gonal at night. Increased Gonal to 375 on CD7. Then on cycle day 8 added a vial of menopur at night. By CD 10 they added a 2nd vial of menopur at night.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Erika)
Erika is amazing. She works hard and gives me all the information I need. She calls me to celebrate the ups and is there to help me with downs.
I will say, there was a nurse who called me one, I don't remember her name, but she didn't look at my protocol first, and that was annoying, it was right before starting priming, but otherwise, Erika has cleared everything up and has been super helpful.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Overall the clinic is great, I feel like they are there to serve people. Sometimes when I have gone in early for blood draws and ultrasounds, they didn't give me that feeling, and I felt like I was an inconvenience for showing up 10 minutes early to my appointment. This was never the case at Sky Ridge, only Littleton.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
The great thing about Dr. Bush's office is that all costs are on the website and they are all up front and honest. You don't have to jump through any hoops to get information. It is $19,411 for a full IVF cycle with PGS testing and ICSI included. This does not include medications, but is well priced overall.
Describe Mark Bush's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
We only have one embryo to transfer... But I believe Dr. Bush prefers to transfer only one, since it is less risky as far as pregnancy goes.
What specific things went wrong at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
- Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
When it came time to trigger, the ultrasound tech said they would probably not be triggering me, but I had a nurse draw a circle on me for the trigger shot anyway, who also said I would probably not be triggered, and then they called and triggered me that day... I thought it was weird to get such conflicting information.