How was your experience with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Dr. Ransom does a great job with explaining the process and what to expect. He truly understands how emotional this roller coaster ride of infertility is. Dr. Ransom is very knowledgeable and thorough, which is always greatly appreciated.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Be patient with all of the testing in the beginning of your journey as Dr. Ransom wants a clear picture of what is going on. Ask questions, take notes, and breathe.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Dr. Ransom takes his time to explain the entire process, what to expect day by day, and welcomes you to call with any questions.
Describe the protocols Mark Ransom used in your cycles at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU) and their degree of success.
My treatment is currently still in progress. My first round was standard Clomid (150 per day on days 2-7). Confirmed negative. My second round, we tried Clomid (150 per day on days 2-7), Follistim 150 on days 8, 10, 11, & 12, and trigger (HCG shot) on day 14. The second round resulted in low progesterone indicators on my blood draws and a negative pregnancy blood draw. I am currently having to take a month of Lo Loestrin FE birth control pills to assist with an ovarian cyst on my left ovary from the second round of fertility meds. Dr. Ransom plans to begin treatment for my low progesterone at the beginning of my third round (which will hopefully begin next week).
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Dr. Ransom’s entire nursing staff is thoughtful, caring, and they always do their best to make you feel comfortable.
Describe your experience with Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
The clinic is great with scheduling, but the explanation of pricing is not always clear. As a new patient, ASK questions about everything. It eases some of the stress. Also, be aware that their lab for blood work is off site (about 3 miles away). They forgot to tell me that upfront and I almost missed my appointment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
The Fem-vue Test to check for tubal blockage was around $800. Vaginal Ultrasounds are approximately $210 if paying cash (they offer a cash discount). Blood draws are $16 each plus the testing (Progesterone $48 & Pregnancy $44). I get my fertility medications filled at a local pharmacy.
So far, I have spent close to $3,500 for testing and two rounds of medicated, timed intercourse cycles.
Describe Mark Ransom's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
What specific things went wrong at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
- Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
The doctor was out of the country on travel and his nursing team did not call me regarding my progesterone results. I called 3 days after and they quickly told me to double my progesterone medication. This cycle resulted in a negative pregnancy test.