How was your experience with Michael Lanham at University of Michigan Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Not pleased with the experience at all. He suggested doing IVF the moment me and my partner walked into the door. Neither him or his staff took the time to communicate with us, diagnose properly, or get to know our health history. We ended up going to a different doctor, and switching just one medication lead to a healthy natural pregnancy. He might be good at IVF and other specialized infertility procedures, but if you really want to get to the bottom of your infertility causes, and try to get pregnant naturally without having to spend tons of money, this is not the doctor for you. He is a businessman who sees his patients as sources of income. And him and his team are not very subtle either, they don't offer any alternatives, or try to work with a couple to figure out the strategy that works for them. Overall, very poor experience. Never thought we would be treated like that in University of Michigan of all places. The attitude and service quality was equivalent of a shady scam clinic somewhere in Eastern Europe.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Lanham at University of Michigan Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Only go to him if you are absolutely sure IVF is the way you want to go, and all other options have already been explored
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Lanham at University of Michigan Center for Reproductive Medicine?
He didn't take the time to look into the health history of either me or my partner. He started hinting at IVF treatment the minute we walked into the door, without even doing any teats first. All our results came back normal, and he didn't take the time to properly diagnose, so he just put unexplained infertility. He wanted to perform IVF procedure on our third visit, without even suggesting starting with some simpler procedures.
Describe the protocols Michael Lanham used in your cycles at University of Michigan Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
He did not suggest any treatment strategy. All tests for me and my partner came out normal, so he suggested doing IVF the third time he saw us. We felt like it was rushing a bit. He continued to saying that no other treatment options have good chance of succeeding except for IVF. We felt like we were being taken for idiots, as a lot of our couple friends got pregnant using treatments other than IVF, and we were not even informed of any such options.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Hectic, unorganized, uninformed. I saw a different nurse every time I came in, and none of them had any idea what was going on in my case. The place is a total chaos.
Describe your experience with University of Michigan Center for Reproductive Medicine.
I would not recommend the clinic to anyone. The only doctor we had good experience with was the urologist, Dr. Ohl, who I believe is also a member of the reproductive medicine clinic also. He is an amazing professional, who was ultimately the one who helped my partner and I get pregnant by adjusting my partner's medications. The infertility team headed by Dr. Lanham are not even worth talking about.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Lanham at University of Michigan Center for Reproductive Medicine.
We didn't want to do IVF, so we refused to go over the cost options, which they were constantly pushing. We said from the beginning we were interested in exploring other options, and they refused to provide them. So, we went to see a different doctor, and literally the same month after switching the medications I got pregnant.
Describe Michael Lanham's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at University of Michigan Center for Reproductive Medicine.
What specific things went wrong at University of Michigan Center for Reproductive Medicine?
- Lost paperwork
- Provided conflicting information
- Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at University of Michigan Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Every time I came to an appointment I saw a different nurse, and none of them knew what stage of the treatment I was at, what was supposed to be done next, and what test results were supposed to be ordered and why. They basically were trying to push for IVF at every stage without properly diagnosing. At the end of both of my appointments I had to wait for at least 30 minutes before they gave me all the paperwork becasue Dr. Lanham would not properly communicate with the nurses. Also, for the 2 times when we did see Dr. Lanham in person, we had to wait 30 minutes in the exam room for him.