Describe your experience with Palo Alto Medical Foundation.
You think you are choosing your doctor, but they will pull the old "switcheroo" on you at the last minute. Also, they require a psychological evaluation, but you must use one of their 4 psychologists who charge $250 instead of a psychologist you already have a relationship with or one that is covered by your insurance.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He walked into the room, never having met me, on the most important day of my life, embryo transfer day, and did not even say, "Hi" or introduce himself. He immediately turned his back to me and looked at my chart for a long time before turning around and saying anything to me at all.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff made mistakes on several instances and asked me about my "husband." I am single and intend to single parent.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
- Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Anthony Dobson?
During the embryo transfer, with me strapped into stir-ups and nervous, he asked me if he could fill up my bladder. I was thinking that I had just had 3 full glasses of water, couldn't he just wait? I hesitantly asked if it was necessary. He answered that if I wanted a successful result I would have to. He roughly shoved a size 20 catheter into me and I screamed. He proceeded to fill up my bladder, yanked it out and I screamed again. He made no apologies, and proceeded with the transfer. To make a long story short, he denied responsibility later for my urethral damage. I continue to have constant pain, and have to pee every 10 minutes or less, every couple of hours all night long. I am still out of work due to constant pain and urination and am awaiting my pregnancy test.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anthony Dobson?
Unless you are into medical rape, avoid this doctor at all costs.
Describe the protocols Anthony Dobson used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I had never met him on the day of embryo transfer. He had one simple but very important job to do and he messed it up.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anthony Dobson.
15,000 donor eggs, 1,000 donor sperm, 10,000 for attempted embryo transfer