How was your experience with Rink Murray at Tennessee Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Rink is the nicest doctor I've ever been to, and certainly the nicest fertility doctor. He exhibits high levels of empathy, anticipates patient questions and concerns and has a great sense of humor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rink Murray at Tennessee Reproductive Medicine?
Do the pregnancy-guarantee-or-your-money-back IVF option.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rink Murray at Tennessee Reproductive Medicine?
Everyone was very nice, personable, and accommodating,
Describe the protocols Rink Murray used in your cycles at Tennessee Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I did IVF and all the drugs that entails. This was after 4 failed IUIs with another doctor. Dr. Rink diagnosed me with low Vitamin D levels, so I took supplements for that as well. He transferred only one embryo, due to my age (under 35) and undiagnosed infertility. It worked. (I also chose the pregnancy-or-your-money-back guarantee option)
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were competent, pretty well organized (not perfect) but very friendly and empathetic and were excited for me when I was excited and reassuring when I was scared and sympathetic when I was sad.
Describe your experience with Tennessee Reproductive Medicine.
This clinic's strengths are their people. Warm, friendly, empathetic, and competent. I appreciated the patience they had with me while I learned how to use a syringe for the first time, and when I would call with a silly question. I appreciated that they were accommodating to the fact that I live in Nashville and was commuting 2 hours to their clinic. And most of all, I appreciated that Dr. Rink seemed like he understood where we were coming from and answered all my questions thoroughly. He was also funny, which went a long way.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Rink Murray at Tennessee Reproductive Medicine.
I chose the $25,000 IVF option. It cost more, but it covered 3 cycles of IVF and if I didn't get pregnant then I would have received most of the money back. I also had to pay for gas to drive back and forth to Chattanooga 15 times.
What specific things went wrong at Tennessee Reproductive Medicine?
- Failed to order appropriate test
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Tennessee Reproductive Medicine.
They kind of forgot to check me for chicken pox/varicella resistance. I thought I would begin my IVF cycle during a certain month, but then it had to be postponed -- I had chicken pox as a child, but a test revealed had diminished resistance and needed to be revaccinated before I could begin my IVF cycle. Not really sure if it was a miscommunication or what.