How was your experience with Stephen Collins at Yale University?
I just started treatment with Dr. Collins and so far it’s going well. I am waiting on blood work and I go for a sonohystergram tomorrow (9/27) He is my second fertility doctor, as the first one quit his practice half way through treatment. My obgyn tried to take over, but her experience in fertility is limited and I was referred to a reproductive endocrinologist for further treatment. I am excited and hopeful that I will receive the right care with Dr. Collins
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Stephen Collins at Yale University?
Have your past medical history and test results on hand as it helps for reference at the consultation. Also if you can, don’t go alone..Dr.Collins and his team were great but it would’ve been nice to have some emotional support from my significant other or a friend.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Stephen Collins at Yale University?
I felt like a human, he had a nice personal folder with all my information and upcoming procedures, but I can tell he has done this many times before. The questions felt rehearsed and there wasn’t much enthusiasm in the consultation. I am happy he was willing to take action right away and start baseline blood work..he also had a treatment plan in place, and lined up an appointment for a sonohystergram
Describe the protocols Stephen Collins used in your cycles at Yale University and their degree of success.
We’re still in the beginning stages but weight loss was discussed, and doing different procedures to ensure my tubes are clear, and my uterus has no polyps or abnormalities. Blood work has been done and femara has been discussed as a treatment option over clomid.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I had questions and she was able to call me back right away and sort it out
Describe your experience with Yale University.
I am new to this clinic but they have a nice atmosphere, free coffee, with a knowledgeable staff, who are kind and caring. I am not sure of any weaknesses yet, but their strengths would definitely be experience and knowledge.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Stephen Collins at Yale University.
So far everything has been covered by insurance, but once we move past the diagnosis stage, nothing is covered. Any fertility drugs and further treatment will come out of pocket..the sperm analysis will be about $360.
Describe Stephen Collins's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Yale University.
We have not done any of these procedures so I can not comment