How was your experience with Shona Murray at Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO)?
I do believe Dr. Murray is stellar at her job and trustworthy just based on the few times I have visited with her. She has always made sure to hear out my concerns and questions while also including my input in all decisions. I am currently still in the process of ivf so I can’t speak to her results just yet but so far I am comfortable that she knows exactly what she’s doing and I will have a great outcome.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shona Murray at Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO)?
She is straight to the point and very blunt so be prepared to have a little tougher skin. Don’t expect to see her much if going through ivf you will mostly be working with the nurses. Also, must have a flexible schedule as this office is always booked.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shona Murray at Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO)?
Dr. Murray has definitely treated more so like a human than a number. She is very understanding and listens to how you feel. She also includes your opinion in every decision but is very blunt and straight to the point in the same context.
Describe the protocols Shona Murray used in your cycles at Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO) and their degree of success.
I am on the antagonist protocol with icsi currently which starts with birth control and then progresses to injectables. Dr. Murray suggested this treatment plan for me because we have unexplained infertility with a male factor. I began taking birth control as instructed and when I went in for baseline they noticed my body was still very much trying to ovulate in its own. We are now trying to restructure our strategy while I stay on birth control. Dr. Murray and the nurses are discussing starting me on a natural start protocol of the follicle does not decrease in size.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
This clinic is not a typicuclinic as it is a satellite office for the actual facility in Denver, Colorado. So the nurse staff and doctors rotate days of the week. All of three of the doctors share two primary nurses and four support nurses. The two primary nurses are very kind and know what they are doing. They work closely with you through the protocol helping you with anything you need and will answer any question.
Describe your experience with Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO).
This clinics strengths are success rates, location, knowledge, and a wide array of options for infertility.
This clinics weaknesses are the time it takes to get scheduled and the nurses who work the front desk can be pretty snappy and moody. If they worked on their customer service I would not have a single complaint thus far.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shona Murray at Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO).
Around 16,000 not including medications.
Describe Shona Murray's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Advanced Reproductive Medicine (U of CO).
I did ask if multiple embryo transfer was an option at this clinic and I was told they do not perform multiple embryo transfers unless under special circumstances.