How was your experience with Peter Casson at Northeastern Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Casson has always been very positive about my diagnosis, which is helpful to keep me positive. He has a lot of experience in the field and is doing many great things in Vermont. I came to North Eastern Reproductive Medicine after going to a different clinic for 2 years and I was very happy with the switch. I felt like I had more access to the doctor, and it felt less clinical.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Casson at Northeastern Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Casson is very knowledgeable so if you don't understand what he is talking about then don't be afraid to ask him to explain.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Casson at Northeastern Reproductive Medicine?
I have always been treated very well in the office by all the staff, they are always pleasant, friendly, and positive. Even times when I am in the office for a routine scan if Dr. Casson sees me down the hall he makes sure to come over and say hi. Sometimes I think he hangs around the office on his days off. He seems very committed.
Describe the protocols Peter Casson used in your cycles at Northeastern Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I am not really sure of the protocols, Dr. Casson had suggested doing a freeze all cycle to avoid ovarian hyper stimulation, which I agreed with, and am glad I did it that way. I was pretty uncomfortable after the egg retrieval and can't imagine doing a fresh cycle.
When I was at a different clinic they had me on Femara and times intercourse, when I started to see Dr. Casson he switched me to Clomid as he had participated in a study that showed that women with unexplained infertility had better outcomes with Clomid during IUI's. I never had any positive outcomes on either Femara or Clomid.
Dr. Casson only recommended 4 IUI's before moving on to IVF as opposed to my first clinic which would have done 6. I was fine with 4 I was ready to move on.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff has always been great. They are the first ones we talk to when we call in with any questions, they always respond in a timely manner.
Describe your experience with Northeastern Reproductive Medicine.
It's great that there is always someone available if I need an a question answered. During my IVF cycle I was even able to email one of the nurses to answer some questions. The only thing for me was that it was a far drive and I had to go up frequently for ultrasounds, I was lucky that my work situation allowed me to do that. If anything it would be great if I could have gotten some of the ultrasounds done closer to where I live.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Casson at Northeastern Reproductive Medicine.
IUI's were $400 with blood work and ultrasounds going to my insurance. IVF was $7,000 with blood work and ultrasound going to insurance and that did not include medication. It was $2,000 for each additional transfer.
Describe Peter Casson's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Northeastern Reproductive Medicine.
Dr. Casson recommended only transferring one for our first transfer. I only wanted one. The second time around he still recommended one, but it was not out of the question if I wanted to do two. I still only transferred one.