How was your experience with Megan Link at University of Utah?
Megan is the second doctor we have had during our IVF journey. I was nervous at first when our initial doctor transferred to a different practice. I thought that no one could be equal or compare to the doctor we had to begin our journey. We met Megan and I can say that she is amazing. She is very similar to our initial doctor in many ways which was a huge comfort. Megan is very kind, has a good energy about her, and loves what she does. I have always felt she is looking out for me and my best interest. She watched closely the process and steps being taken making sure no changes need to be made in medications, etc. She has also shown compassion during the hard times such as, our miscarriage and our two failed Frozen Embryo Transfers. She has sent me messages expressing her sadness and pain at the different losses we have experienced. Megan has also been supportive when we have taken breaks and given ourselves time to grieve, breathe, and evaluate next steps.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Megan Link at University of Utah?
My advice is to be honest about things and ask ALL questions, even if you think they are silly. Megan will not disappoint in her response. She is very knowledgeable and willing to share and ease fears, frustrations, struggles, and educate you on anything.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Megan Link at University of Utah?
Megan is very personable and has a warm, upbeat personality. She really pays attention to who you are, how you are doing, what is working and not working, thorough with her responses and the information provided, gives great counsel and instructions on steps to take and what to think about. Megan gives realistic timelines and prepares you for all and any possible outcomes. She takes her time and works to do what is best for you. If I were a number, I feel, she would not take the time to be thorough and get to know you and share or discuss all and any questions or concerns you have. I have never felt rushed or as if she was in a hurry to get done. She is genuine in all she does.
Describe the protocols Megan Link used in your cycles at University of Utah and their degree of success.
Estradiol - egg retrieval
Estrace -- IVF
Gonal F -- egg retrieval
Lupron -- IVF - embyro transfer
Progesterone -- IVF -- embryo transfer
Ovidrel -- egg retrieval
Cetrotide -- egg retrieval
Menopur -- egg retrieval
Saizen - egg retrieval
Doxycycline -- egg retrieval-embryo transfer
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff is amazing and look out for you and your needs the entire time you are there and going through different procedures. They are very organized and work to ensure no further burdens on you as a patient. They are open and honest with findings, needs, and mapping out procedures and medications needed. They ensure you know what to expect and what your responsibilities are before you leave your appointments.
Describe your experience with University of Utah.
This clinic is very clean and organized. They are a busier clinic but work to ensure your needs are met and if there are any hiccups or problems they make you aware of them. The staff work together to ensure the best quality care for everyone. They strive to recognize you and know who you are.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Megan Link at University of Utah.
$23,100 for one canceled round and one full round
$2,550 for 7 IUI's
$8,240 for embryo transfers
$460 for semen/egg test
$3,500 + for additional medications, office visits, unexpected procedures
Describe Megan Link's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at University of Utah.
We were completely educated about single vs multiple embryo transfers. From the beginning we came up with an overall plan on how we would move forward in using our embryos. This helped us to know what to expect moving forward. In all the planning an discussion the final approval was left to us as to how and when embryos would be used.