How was your experience with Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group?
When I had questions I was told to google it. He tried talking me into unnecessary procedures and medications. I saw 4 clinics afterwards and none of those doctors agreed with any of that. For example - I was told I had to do a laparoscopy although all other tests were completely normal - especially the sonohysterography. I was prescribed viagra to improve my lining while my lining was perfect according to all other clinics I saw afterwards. At the end of the conversation he always added that it may never work and he kept pointing out my age. Dr B doesn’t do any of the checkups nor any of the procedures. I o my saw him for conversational appointments.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group?
If you want to see a dr that cares at this facility, see dr Sullivan-. She was the only doctor there that seemed to actually care about the patients.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group?
No one from the clinic ever followed up on anything by themselves. Not for blood results nor fertilization rates. The only time they actually called me was to tell me I’m not pregnant.
They sell meds there. Cash only. Compared to my cycle at a different clinic that actually did work, they over-medicated me. Also ran way more tests than necessary.
Describe the protocols Peter Brzechffa used in your cycles at Kofinas Fertility Group and their degree of success.
575iu Gonal then 575 Menopur
5 days of 100mg For the transfer lupron, progesterone suppositories and injections, 20mg prednisone, estrogen pills 3 times a day
Viagra suppositories 3 times a day prior to transfer to build up lining
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Kofinas Fertility Group.
Nurses were seen at a counter in the hallway which is where they also sold you the meds. There was no privacy whatsoever and at times long wait times to get the meds and instructions. They did not have a dedicated nurse for their patients. Just as the doctors for checkups - everything was at random
Describe your experience with Kofinas Fertility Group.
The clinic wasn’t organized at all. Wait times were always long and you will never see the same doctor. No one knows your history and most doctors are just negative about everything. I felt like they only cared to make more money. It’s important to know that only Dr Kofinas himself does retrievals and transfers.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Kofinas Fertility Group.
Always saw a different doctor. None of which were familiar with my chart or history. They would look up the meds from before while they see you and tell the nurse what to give me. It took up to 1.5-2 hours at times to get out of there. They scheduled test. Ore no i toting appointments then necessary - especially I. The beginning of the cycle which just added more stress.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Brzechffa at Kofinas Fertility Group.
About $20,000 overall (retrieval, PGS testing, transfer). Charged copays even for visits and procedures that weren’t covered by insurance.
What specific things went wrong at Kofinas Fertility Group?
- Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
- Failed to call with results
- Lost results
- Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Kofinas Fertility Group.
Whenever they send prescriptions to my pharmacy, they didn’t send it right away. By the time I would get to the pharmacy (which took me 30 min) the prescription was never there and I had to call the clinic to remind them. Nothing was ordered in advance - even though they knew what meds would be needed.
Fertility meds were sold at the clinic directly. Cash only.
The negativity of most doctors and nurses there really wore me down. Always pushed for more (unnecessary) year and procedures. Never explained why those would be needed. Was told to google it when I had questions.