How was your experience with Mark Leondires at RMA of Connecticut?
He is compassionate and kind and took his time with us. He once called me on his weekend off because the nurse told him I was upset. He made me feel like he had our best interests in mind. He was very up front about our chances of success.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Leondires at RMA of Connecticut?
His office is quite far from where we live and he does not usually have office hours closer.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Leondires at RMA of Connecticut?
In all communication with anyone in the office, I felt like they knew who I was and what my general and/or recent history was. Everyone including the receptionists, lab techs, nurses and practioners were friendly and helpful.
Describe the protocols Mark Leondires used in your cycles at RMA of Connecticut and their degree of success.
We did 6 IUI cycles - 2 with Clomid, 2 or 3 with combined Clomid and injectables and 1 or 2 with injectables alone. I believe he told us he would have moved on to IVF sooner, but our insurance covered 6 IUI cycles and no IVF so he wanted to exhaust the covered services before subjecting us to a fully self-pay service. We finally did one IVF cycle and transferred 2 of 14 embryos and froze 4 more. We had 1 full term singleton birth from the first IVF cycle. The remaining embryos were genetically tested but 3 of the 4 didn't survive the thaw. We later attempted 2 FET cycles with the last remaining embryo (delayed for more than a year due to complications, need for further testing and travel to a Zika zone). The first was cancelled before transfer for unfavorable uterine lining. The second resulted in an early miscarriage.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of Connecticut. (Assigned nurse: Jocelyn Crespo and Mary ?)
They were all very good
Describe your experience with RMA of Connecticut.
Overall very organized and compassionate group of people who really know what they're doing. There was 1 physician that I did not like at all, but the others were fantastic. When we returned to the clinic for a FET after our successful pregnancy, my financial advisor had moved to a new position and I had difficulty getting accurate information from the several financial advisors I was assigned to over the next couple of years. Despite having frozen embryos, I also wished I had been told sooner that I likely had DOR
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of Connecticut.
Usually very quick and organized. On weekdays, I could go to any of the 4 offices for monitoring. Even on weekends when all patients were at the same office, it was never too long of a wait, nor did the practitioners seem rushed
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Leondires at RMA of Connecticut.
About $30000 total for copays & deductibles, IVF, genetic testing of embryos and FET
Describe Mark Leondires's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of Connecticut.
He briefly mentioned eSET for our 2nd cycle but it became irrelevant when 3 of the 4 frozen embryos were lost
What specific things went wrong at RMA of Connecticut?
- Provided conflicting information