How was your experience with Shayne Plosker at USF IVF and Reproductive Endocrinology?
Dr Plosker is very open and listens to your concerns. He wanted to do a fresh transfer but when I spoke to him about my concerns from my previous fresh transfer, he listened and validated my concerns. He understood I did my homework to educate myself and listened to my body’s response.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shayne Plosker at USF IVF and Reproductive Endocrinology?
It may take a while to get your initial appointment, but it was worth the wait. He recommends what he feels is best, but also listens to your concerns and will ultimately do whatever you choose.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shayne Plosker at USF IVF and Reproductive Endocrinology?
Dr Plosker take a lot of pride in his job. He takes the time to talk with you, answer any questions you have, and come up with a plan. He truly understands the the difficulty in the process and is warm and caring through it all.
Describe the protocols Shayne Plosker used in your cycles at USF IVF and Reproductive Endocrinology and their degree of success.
I did birth control to start my cycle. Then I was placed on Gonal-F (300) and Menopur (2 vials of powder) at night. Then they added Ganerelix (1 syringe) each morning in addition to continuing my night medications. Before transfer I was out on Estrace (3x a day) and Crinone (2x a day).
Describe your experience with your nurse at USF IVF and Reproductive Endocrinology. (Assigned nurse: Joy)
Joy has been my nurse for both cycles. And I could not be happier. She talks to you in terms you understand. Will offer advice if you ask.
I have had phone conversations with other nurses on call, and they all have been extremely caring and wonderful through all the ups and downs of these sometimes heartbreaking cycles.
Describe your experience with USF IVF and Reproductive Endocrinology.
Strengths: their communication and willingness to answer questions without you feeling like you are “bothering” them is amazing. Even if you have asked the same question many times....
Weakness: no fault to the clinic, but they are a learning facility, so sometimes your appointment time may end up being 30-40 minutes later than scheduled because they get backed up trying to explain procedures to students.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shayne Plosker at USF IVF and Reproductive Endocrinology.
Roughly $12,000 for a fresh transfer with an additional approximately $1,200 for medications. Which are from the hospital pharmacy and are provided at a discounted rate because of a grant.
Also, roughly $14,000 for a frozen transfer with an additional approximately $1,500 in medications.
Describe Shayne Plosker's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at USF IVF and Reproductive Endocrinology.
Dr Plosker will suggest how many you should transfer based on the quality. But let’s you decide if you want less.