How was your experience with Robert Homm at Fertility and Endocrine Associates?
Dr Homm was very kind and positive. He also was very flexible and willing to change his schedule around to accommodate whatever would increase chances of success. Initially I was scheduled for one date for retrieval, however, my body responded super quick so he rearranged to move my surgery up by a week. This would result in a weekend transfer which he was willing to do despite the fact they would be closed.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Homm at Fertility and Endocrine Associates?
Ask questions. He is more than willing to answer, so don’t shy away from doing so.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Homm at Fertility and Endocrine Associates?
Dr Homm was very kind and positive. He made me feel at ease during all procedures.
Describe the protocols Robert Homm used in your cycles at Fertility and Endocrine Associates and their degree of success.
My first cycle: I was placed on 3 vials of menopur per night but later decreased to 2. I was prescribed estrogen tablets as well as estrogen gel. This was a frozen cycle so i began progesterone suppositories prior to transfer.
Second cycle: i was prescribed 3 vials of Menopur per night. My body responded well but I did not decrease this time. My follies were growing extremely fast so my retrieval had to be moved up. I was a tad concerned I did not decrease (due to the growth rate) and unfortunately during retrieval, many had overmatured. I began progesterone in oil injections the night of retrieval. I was not prescribed estrogen tabs this time, but was prescribed the gel. However, i began the gel 3 days prior to retrieval so with the retrieval being pushed up, I am not sure if my body had enough time to respond before transfer. This part was out of anyone’s control.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility and Endocrine Associates. (Assigned nurse: Dr Devine)
Dr Devine was very warm mannered and always took time to answer questions. I tend to worry and she was very reassuring.
Describe your experience with Fertility and Endocrine Associates.
They are very timely in returning calls and try their best to accommodate schedules. The office staff are very friendly and actually remember you, which is nice. They remember things about our families, workplace and etc which make you feel as though they really care.
On some occasions they are short staffed and the wait can be a bit longer than expected.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Fertility and Endocrine Associates.
Monitoring appointments were easily scheduled. They were able to work with our schedules.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Homm at Fertility and Endocrine Associates.
My fresh transfer cost a little over $4000 and my frozen cost a bit over $10000. They do a “Heros Discount” for servicmen/women, so we took advantage of that. I remember ICSI cost appx $1K, thawing (for frozen embryos) cost appx $250, assisted hatching cost appx $450.
What specific things went wrong at Fertility and Endocrine Associates?
- Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Fertility and Endocrine Associates.
My husband has had a vasectomy so his sample had to be provided by testicular aspiration. When our first cycle failed (frozen) we were told we may have better luck with a fresh transfer. At this time we were informed my husband would need to undergo the procedure again because he would need to have fresh sperm. We disposed of what we had left and scheduled for the second procedure during our second cycle. At this time we were told he did not have to dispose, or undergo the procedure again, and we could have used what we had. Next, at the time of our second cycle, we were told this sample was way better than the last. We were told they were more motile and there was a high concentration. When this cycle failed, we were then told his sperm was immature, not able to swim and we could not do IUI with it. The conflicting information was confusing.