How was your experience with Robin Thomas at CARE Fertility?
Dr. Thomas is caring and honest and does her best to get us the right treatment. It takes a little time for her to warm up and comes off as too "clinical" in the beginning. However, she knows what she's doing and does pay attention to your concerns and tries to address them.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robin Thomas at CARE Fertility?
Don't expect a warm, bubbly doctor but she's a professional who has experienced a lot of success and we've learned to trust her.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robin Thomas at CARE Fertility?
Dr. Thomas is caring, listens well and answers questions.
Describe the protocols Robin Thomas used in your cycles at CARE Fertility and their degree of success.
When starting, I had no overt issues that would prevent pregnancy so we started with unmedicated IUI. Three attempts were unsuccessful so we proceeded to Chlomid with IUI. Three attempts were again unsuccessful so she advised moving on to another protocol. We then tried a medicated round with injectables. While I had a significant response to the medication, it was so much so that Dr. Thomas advised that we not pursue additional rounds with this protocol as the response we saw could present additional risks. At this time, the recommendation from Dr. Thomas has been to pursue IVF. During each cycle, we were assertive and asked lots of questions. We would recommend that others do the same to get a full understanding of the possible outcomes and next steps.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
We never envisioned that we would spend so much time at our clinic, before we began this process. The nurses at CAR have helped to make the process easier and there are several that we look forward to seeing at our many appointments.
Describe your experience with CARE Fertility.
We don't have another clinic experience to compare to, however we have seen the following:
Strength: appointment availability, nursing staff, 2 locations, good reputation
Weakness: IVF coordinator seems too busy. After months of already working with the clinic and having excellent response, we have not found the same to be true when pursuing IVF.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robin Thomas at CARE Fertility.
Each cycle we have two major cost categories: Clinic costs which were all inclusive of the clinic resources required for that protocol (ie. sonograms, monitoring visits, blood work, IUI), and our drug costs. We liked that the clinic costs for each cycle were all inclusive and that we were not having to pay by the visit.
Describe Robin Thomas's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CARE Fertility.
We understand that Dr. Thomas follows the recommendations from SART for embryo transfer count.
What specific things went wrong at CARE Fertility?
- Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at CARE Fertility.
We have only had one instance of misinformation- a nurse miscommunicated regarding two procedures and the timing that they would occur.