How was your experience with Rita Gulati at RMA of New Jersey?
Strengths: She is very compassionate and takes time to answer questions when you see her in person.
Weaknesses: She was difficult to get in touch with due to schedule. Ex: in office Monday and Tuesday, can't get her by phone other days. Not very involved in IVF process.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rita Gulati at RMA of New Jersey?
You should know that once you begin the process of IVF you don't see your actual doctor very much.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rita Gulati at RMA of New Jersey?
I like that she called me personally with results and never rushed me when I was speaking with her in person. However, it felt like it took forever to get in touch with her because they are not always at the clinic and you are seeing a million different doctors during your monitoring. Although she was my actual doctor, I never saw her much during the IVF process.
Describe the protocols Rita Gulati used in your cycles at RMA of New Jersey and their degree of success.
For IVF we started with menopur and gonal F in the morning (75 of menopur and 150 of gonal F pen) and at night. On the 3rd morning I had to start the ganarelix one injection and did that as well for the next 5 mornings along with the other meds. After the 3rd morning I went to monitoring the 5th day, 6th, and 8th day of meds. Then I did a trigger shot that night of hcg 5,000units and lupron that twice that day. These meds produced 7 eggs, only 3 were mature and only 1 made it to blast.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: I had Nicole first and merry for IVF)
Well it was hard because as I was starting IVF my nurse left for another clinic. I think that they assign the nurses WAY TOO MANY patients. It's hard to be organized and on the same page when this happens so I don't really blame them at all. I think she did the best she could.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
Regular daytime appointments went smoothly and the receptionists are always friendly and nice asking about your day, etc. the issue with this specific site is the waiting room and monitor waiting room is. It big enough. It is packed to the brim most mornings I went and sometimes I had no place to sit down. Also the wait time can be 1 hour at least maybe longer depending on how many people show up and what time you come. I stopped going and went to basking ridge instead where it was 15 minutes for blood work and ultrasound with a big waiting room and more staffing. At the first place they only had 1 doctor to do the ultrasounds.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of New Jersey.
See previous response about clinic. Do not do monitoring at west orange there are too many patients and not enough staff, go to basking ridge if you can. Also I understand patients want to have their significant other there but then they are not enough seats for actual patients. They need to have a bigger waiting area.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Rita Gulati at RMA of New Jersey.
I did the careshare program and we spent 32,000, 600 for anesthesia, 1,500 for meds. Then copays leading up to treatment $60 each time I went.
Describe Rita Gulati's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of New Jersey.
Well we only had 1 to transfer but I like the rationale as the risks for me would have been much higher with a multiple birth (small body frame)
What specific things went wrong at RMA of New Jersey?
- Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at RMA of New Jersey.
If you get an on call nurse it seems like they don't communicate with your Nurse. I even had a covering nurse say I wouldn't needs meds and I ended up needing the meds and had to scramble at the last minute to get them. I also feel like they don't give you enough information about your treatment. Referring to the online classes is not individualized education and each case varies somewhat. I wish they gave you an individualized plan of care and to be honest the amount of money you spend it's not too much to ask especially because you are already an emotional wreck. I needed things spelled out for me in advance not the day of.