How was your experience with William Kutteh at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates?
Dr. Kutteh is very knowledgeable, and he shares that knowledge (including detailed statistics) with his patients. He is candid and, during each of our three appointments with him, he has given us a good deal of his time (approximately one hour per visit). He is realistic about expectations, and frank about when and why to proceed with specific treatments. Our only complaint is that he does not have a particularly warm "bedside manner"--not strictly necessary, though it would be nice.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of William Kutteh at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates?
If you want / need a no-nonsense, direct doctor, William Kutteh is your man. Dr. Kutteh's research and theory backs up his successful practice. However, if you prefer a warmer approach, then one of the other doctors at Memphis Fertility Associates might be a better fit (Drs. Ke, Bailey, and Brezina).
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with William Kutteh at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates?
Dr. Kutteh is clearly very knowledgeable, yet his focus is very much on statistics and cutting-edge research. He spends the better part of our consultations citing numbers, calculating probabilities, and sketching graphs to illustrate the stakes and likely outcomes of our treatment. (My wife jokes that during our sessions, he's looking at her and seeing numbers and symbols.) Of course, we understand that this is a necessary part of managing expectations. However, some acknowledgement of the emotional and psychological toll that this process can take would not be misplaced. Ultimately, we've come to accept his lack of warmth, because we have faith in his expertise and the quality of his clinic and lab.
Describe the protocols William Kutteh used in your cycles at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
Full blood panel, after which Dr. Kutteh put my wife on daily Levothyroxin and vitamin D supplement. 1 cycle with 2.5mg of Letrozole on days 3-7, and trying naturally. 2 cycles with 2.5mg of Letrozole on days 3-7, and IUI administered by a nurse. We are now moving to IVF.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Michelle)
Dr. Kutteh's nurse, Michelle, is always very prompt about returning calls. She has also administered both our IUIs. Her demeanor is professional, although not particularly warm.
Describe your experience with Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates.
Because Memphis Fertility Associates is one of the only fertility clinics in the city, it is very busy, and wait times are long. Getting an appointment is difficult, and It can often be difficult to fit visits into our busy work days. The administrative staff are very friendly and welcoming. They learned my wife's name early on, and greet her warmly by name at every visit. This may seem like a small thing, but this kindness goes a long way, especially as we have found this human touch to be lacking with our doctor and his nurse.
Describe the costs associated with your care under William Kutteh at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates.
IUI cycles are about $550, plus medications and scans, if your insurance doesn't cover them (around $200). The cost of IVF is approximately $15,000 (including medications, procedures, and lab work). If you want extras, like genetic screening of embryos, it can add about $5,000 extra.