How was your experience with Sae Sohn at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento?
Dr. Sohn is very kind. My only complaint is that he seems very conservative with treatment and does not like to take risks (i.e. questioned me several times to ensure I wanted to implant two embryos instead of one). Al though we haven't gotten the results we want, I would recommend Dr. Sohn to my friends. He is very responsive by email as well.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sae Sohn at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento?
If you're going in for IVF, be prepared for a roller coaster!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sae Sohn at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento?
Dr. Sohn has great bedside manners. He is kind and understanding of this difficult situation.
Describe the protocols Sae Sohn used in your cycles at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento and their degree of success.
For both egg retrievals, I was put on the Microdose Lupron protocol (with Gonal-F & Menopur). He said this was the most aggressive protocol he prescribes for his patients.
My first IVF, I had 12 eggs retrieved. 8 fertilized, and only 4 made it to day-5 embryo's.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Unfortunately I have not had great experiences with the nursing staff here. Communication issues and one nurse has not been very compassionate throughout this process. She comes across extremely fake and demeaning in how she interacts with me. I have had conversations with other patients who have had the same experiences with this one in particular nurse. The other nurses have been great, but unfortunately it only takes one bad apple to ruin the entire experience.
Describe your experience with Kaiser Permanente Sacramento.
Strengths: If you're a Kaiser member, using Kaiser is very convenient.
Weakness: The nurses aren't very consistent with their communication and one bad apple can ruin the bunch! Sometimes with Kaiser, you have to be your own advocate...
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sae Sohn at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento.
IVF Egg Retrieval: $13,440.00
Medication (Mandells Pharmacy) - $4354.00
Describe Sae Sohn's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento.
Dr. Sohn strongly prefers implanting only one embryo at a time.
What specific things went wrong at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento?
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento.
After my first egg retrieval, the clinic failed to send me the embryo report.
Another frustrating thing with this clinic has been when they schedule lunch time appointments and there is no receptionist at the desk, so you have to knock on the door and there is generally no one that answers... so you have to sit in the waiting room and hope someone comes out to find you.
I've also found that their appointments are generally running late and I often have to wait ~15 for my appointment to start.