Describe your experience with CCRM Orange County.
I loved this clinic because it is small but very well organized and top of the line. Everything is really nice and seems new. I felt like I got so much attention and the top level of care. I usually only saw one other patient at my visits, and I never had to wait. It was so calm and professional. I got a good feeling whenever I went there, even through hard times.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The office staff and Dr. Kan were always kind, they were always on time which showed they valued my time, everything was comfortable and clean and nice in the office, Dr. Kan was always kind and funny and responsive to my concerns.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The nurses were great - smart, knowledgeable, kind, responsive to questions, and worked well with Dr. Kan.
How was your experience with Mark Kan?
Dr. Kan is highly skilled and I felt I could trust him with my fertility. He was kind and funny and professional. I like that it is just him in the practice because you really develop a relationship with him, and he does everything for you. I could tell he is highly respected in the medical community by the way other doctors spoke of him.
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Describe the protocols Mark Kan used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I first froze my eggs with Dr. Kan when I was single. It was a typical treatment course - FSH injections to stimulate follicles, HCG to stimulate ovulation, and then oocyte aspiration to retrieve the eggs, with ultrasound monitoring throughout to determine timing - when the eggs were big enough but not too big. Then, later, with my husband, Dr. Kan wanted to save my frozen eggs as a backup. We did 3 IUI's, first with clomid, then with Clomid and FSH injections, they were unsuccessful. We did 2 full rounds of IVF and got pregnant with twins on our second round. Both rounds we did FSH injections, ultrasound monitoring, HCG, egg retrieval, and fresh embryo transfers. The first round there only 3 embryos that developed well, so we put in 3 at day 3. It was unsuccessful. The second round, which was successful, I did birth control pills to prepare for the cycle and acupuncture. We had 5 well-developing embryos, so we put in 2 at day 5. Both implanted and thrived, and I had fraternal twin girls!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Kan.
The IUI cycles were around 1500-3000, less without the FSH injection costs. The egg retrieval with everything was $10000, the first IVF was around $15,000, the second $13,000