How was your experience with Neel Parekh at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center?
He is open, honest and willing to listen and try new things. He admits and understands that everyone is different and individual and there is no such thing as a textbook case which I appreciate. He is willing to try new and different treatments and has offered us hope and support as well as suggestions with this difficult situation.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Neel Parekh at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center?
Ask questions, he is willing to take the time to answer. Use the app, Dr. Parekh will answer you back through the app quickly, you can also see all of your lab results and track the information yourself through the app.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Neel Parekh at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center?
Dr. Parekh is really great, he specializes in Male Factor Infertility/Urology at Cleveland Clinic and my husband and I found him after a bad experience with another doctor at Summa Health Center. Dr. Parekh is great about taking the time to sit down with you, tell you the steps and answer questions. He is also incredibly open to trying different treatments and listening to his patients. HE has never pressured us and is open and honest and will tell it like it is. We are currently trying a second meditation for my husband's Azoospermia which will hopefully prevent us from having to do MicroTESE surgery. The previous doctor we saw gave us no hope and told us that nothing would help besides surgery which is incredibly expensive. Dr. Parekh at least gives us some hope that there may be another solution.
Describe the protocols Neel Parekh used in your cycles at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center and their degree of success.
My husband had done an SA at my RE, which is where we found out he has 0 sperm. After a second SA it was confirmed that he has Azoospermia. After waiting nearly 2 months to see the doctor we were referred to by my RE we were left feeling completely discouraged when he said there was no hope or treatment and that our only option was surgery with a success rate of 30%. Refusing to give up I quickly made an appointment at Cleveland Clinic with Dr. Parekh. We immediatly felt 100x more comfortable with him. He took the time to look over the charts and information as well as answer questions, he said that based on the labs he was encouraged and hopeful that we may not have to do surgery at all with different medications. He prescribed my husband Anastrazole and after 3 months of still not seeing a significant change switched him to Clomid. We ill find out in another 3 months if it has helped or not before deciding to do MicroTESE surgery.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They all seem very pleasant and knowledgeable, no complaints so far.
Describe your experience with Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center.
I love the quick scheduling and the use of the app, I find it very useful. The atmosphere is pleasant and the people are all great. The wait time once arriving to the appointment is minimal and overall they seem incredibly organized and efficient.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Neel Parekh at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center.
I am not sure as we are still waiting to receive the bills once the charges are processed through our insurance.
What specific things went wrong at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center?
- Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center.
We did have an issue with a recent follow up appointment where there was a miscommunication and we were never told to do a SA and blood work prior to the new appointment. Dr. Parekh immediately ordered the tests and my husband was able to have them done following the visit.