How was your experience with Stephanie Beall at Shady Grove Fertility?
She is very competent and a good communicator. She gives very realistic expectations. She listened and was good about understanding what you wanted from the treatment. I never felt pressured to take any particular course of action, but she gave a clear understanding of the potential for success with each.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Stephanie Beall at Shady Grove Fertility?
Avoid the two other doctors in the practice.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Stephanie Beall at Shady Grove Fertility?
She was always very attentive, clear, and friendly. Nursing staff were always friendly and competent.
Describe the protocols Stephanie Beall used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
Sorry, can't remember specific meds and dosages.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility.
I went through a couple of primary nurses. Everyone was good at the clinic but they sometimes had communication problems with each other. I felt like I was always double checking with someone to make sure I had my protocol right.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
It's very much cookie cutter, corporate medicine, but they know what they are doing and have a lot at stake in their stats being high. It reminded me of the Marriot or Holiday Inn.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Stephanie Beall at Shady Grove Fertility.
about $1200 for IUI cycle. I did a 2 for one package for the IVF and qualified for a very good discount; ended up around $13000 for the package. Since I got pregnant on first retrieval I ended up subsidizing someone else a bit, but that's ok. They are not cheap, but not the most expensive out there either and are good about offering discounts based on salary and medicine programs etc.
Describe Stephanie Beall's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
I felt a bit pushed to transfer two embryos. As it turned out I did end up with a multiple pregnancy, which I really did not want. I had the sense that after a certain age, they preferred to do 2 in a transfer to up their stats, but I know that after 37 this is pretty common.
What specific things went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility?
- Failed to send your chart to another clinic
- Provided conflicting information