How was your experience with Shon Rowan at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Rowan is very straight forward but does not stray from clinic protocols. They are very adamant on sticking to those specific protocols and do not budge on that. He is open to talking things through with you and meeting in the middle, especially if you are self-advocating and have research to back it up. He is very personable but professional. So far my experience with his has been good. The only downfall I can add is that he doesn't call with bad news, he has a nurse deliver that news. I've dealt with other clinics and never had that experience. This is an area he could improve on.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shon Rowan at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Do your research and don't hesitate to ask questions. If you're advocating for care or deviations have concrete reasoning prior to asking for things.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shon Rowan at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Rowan has really good bedside manners. He is professional but not stuffy- he is very lax and has a good sense of humor. He doesn't make you feel like you are insignificant nor does he rush you through questions or out of appointments (unless he has a student).
Describe the protocols Shon Rowan used in your cycles at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
For my FET I was on 8 days of birth control pills, 2 weeks of estrace, and 5 days of PIO. The rationale is that the protocol has good outcomes in comparison to others. Birth control times vary from 7-14 days. For my upcoming IVF cycle I'll be on the antagonist protocol- Gonal F, Menopur, Cetrotide, Trigger. 200 of Gonal per day. I am not sure of the other dosages yet. I had a good response to my previous IVF cycle (minus menopur) so they didn't deviate much.
Describe your experience with your nurse at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Karen)
Karen and the nursing team are great. They're all friendly and very responsive. If i ask a question I don't wait long for an answer. I also have email access to the coordinator and financial counselor which is really helpful.
Describe your experience with West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Clinic is small. It's rare that I call and have to leave a voicemail (literally once in 5 months). Parking can suck sometimes but there's a complex across the street. Appointments are easily attainable. Their app is also extremely user friendly but could use some work in terms of adding medications and video visits.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shon Rowan at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine.
With some preliminary testing and FET cycle roughly $1500.00 including meds and transferring my embryos to that clinic. For my upcoming IVF cycle it will be roughly $3,000 including meds but not including genetic testing on embryos as i have not recieved that information yet.
Describe Shon Rowan's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Strong preference of 1. Ultimately it was my decision though.
What specific things went wrong at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Describe the specific things that went wrong at West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine.
I had lab work done at an outside clinic. I provided the results directly to the clinic as they stated they never received the results. Instead of them adding the results provided, they just reran the lab when I was getting other lab work done at the clinic.