How was your experience with Shona Murray at Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO)?
At the beginning, Dr. Murray seemed really patient and I was excited to work with her. It took us a few months between our initial appointments before we decided to try IUI. Once we did decide to go that route, I had several appointments, ultrasounds and the IUI and I didn't see her for even one of those appointments. It was only nurses, who I felt listened to by, but it was surprising and disappointing to not see the doctor again.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shona Murray at Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO)?
Be prepared with lots of questions because that's how you'll get most of your information.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shona Murray at Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO)?
With the nurses, I felt like I was paid attention to, and like my questions weren't annoying. With Dr. Murray, she didn't explain very much to me and I wasn't sure if I was asking the right questions. I just wished she'd have spend more time helping me understand why we were struggling with fertility.
Describe the protocols Shona Murray used in your cycles at Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO) and their degree of success.
We recently went through our first IUI cycle. I was prescribed Clomid for 5 days and then vagifem for another five days. Once my follicles (1, maybe 2) reached 18cm, I gave myself the trigger shot. I was inseminated 36 hours later. The cycle did not end in pregnancy.
I'm not certain what the rational was behind trying the IUI cycle other than we'd been trying to conceive for a year and a half and I am 36. I have very regular cycles (26-28 days), and my husband's sperm looks, for the most part, good. There was a slight possibility of a motility issue. I have one endometrial cysts (about 5cm) on each ovary.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I had a couple different nurses, and I don't remember names. Each one was compassionate and kind. I felt listened to and my questions were answered. I did feel like I had reexplain myself/situation each time, or remind them of one thing or another, though.
Describe your experience with Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO).
Communication about pricing was a challenge. I was given one price and charged something else. Though, I was able to talk to the clinic and get a bill changed because I was given a price that was half of what I'd been charged. They listened to me, and helped get that taken care of, though it was a frustrating process. The clinic is comfortable, the consultation rooms are nice. I would say there was nothing strikingly awesome or terrible about it.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shona Murray at Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO).
I'm not positive on all these numbers, but here are my guesses. My insurance didn't cover anything so these may be reduced prices.
Consultation- $250 (?)
HSG follow up appt $250
Again these are guesses, I don't remember exactly.
What specific things went wrong at Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO)?
- Provided conflicting information
- Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO).
I'd been scheduled for an STD test, and the clinic (not the fertility clinic, but the testing lab) was going to charge me $950. I called and asked the clinic about it and they said to tell them it was through the fertility clinic that I needed this test done, in which case it'd only cost $125. They hadn't provided that information to me beforehand, and I almost paid $950.