Describe your experience with SpringCreek Fertility.
I think a new patient would want to know that Springcreek is very warm and inviting. The environment is friendly and it does not feel like a sterile doctors office. The scheduling is flexible and you always leave with a sheet that reviews what you had done that day and what you need to do for your next appointment which I find so helpful because you tend to get forgetful when anxious and dealing with treatments. Springcreeks strength is its staff, they really are awesome. The best of any physician I’ve ever been to.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Being a patient at Dr. Grolls office makes me feel like I’m not just a number. Dr. Groll has sat down with my husband and I several times to answer our questions and concerns, to shed light on things we were unaware of and he always makes us feel comfortable and that we are in good hands.
He is willing to try new techniques and medications and he did a complete assessment of my husband and I. Hormonally and physically. He has a fantastic bedside manor and he doesn’t give you false hope. My husband and I were recommended to a second Specialist for a second opinion and we choose to stay at Springcreek with Dr. Groll. We feel confident in his care.
His staff is also amazing! Every person I have ever came in contact with there is so caring and compassionate. When you come in for treatment they know you by name and always great you warmly. I have received so many hugs and words of validation and encouragement through my treatment process, they truly make you feel like you are not alone in this process and that there is light at the end of the tunnel. When I have been In tears for yet another failed treatment cycle, they cried with me and showed me so much compassion. They encouraged me to keep trying. We feel very blessed to have found Dr. Groll and his staff.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The best way to describe them would be AMAZING! these women make you feel like family. They are there with you through each procedure, the cheer you on and pray for you the finally receive that positive pregnancy test you have prayed for. When our procedures resulted in failure, they comforted me and helped my find the courage to try again. The return calls in a very short amount of time , and do not make you feel silly if you call to ask questions. They always make sure you are ok before you leave and help you get appointments scheduled that work around your schedule. These people are amazing and have made my journey much more bareable.
How was your experience with Jeremy Groll?
My experience as a patient has been wonderful. Our first visit with Dr. Groll was a sit down consultation. He went over our history with trying to conceive and asked my husband and I several questions. He explained what he though our course of action should be and described all the testing he would like us to do in detail. He was extremely thorough and very patient with us as this was our first time and we were anxious and had tons of questions. We left that visit feeling very positive.
Dr. Groll did my saline sonogram prior to our treatment to check my uterine cavity and to make sure my Fallopian tubes were open. I was nervous since I had never had one of these done and he made me feel completely comfortable. As the exam went on he took the time to explain certain things on the ultrasound and answer my questions about his findings. He gave me my results in real time, right there during the exam. I left that appointment feeling even more positive.
After our 3rd IUI we had a meeting with Dr. Groll and he explained why he though our treatment had failed and then explained what he would suggest for us going forward. My husband and I took a break for a few month and recently just decided to get back up on the horse and try again. We had another meeting with Dr. Groll to explain our concerns and he again very thoroughly explained to us the adjustments he would be making to our treatment plan and answered every single one of our questions. We never felt rushed or like we were asking silly questions ( I tend to feel like my questions are a little out there). Every visit with him was lengthy and he took his time with us as a couple. When we felt overwhelmed he explained things in even more detail to make it easier for us to understand and make informed decisions. I would recommend Dr. Groll to anyone looking for fertility care from a compassionate doctor.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeremy Groll?
I would tell a prospective patient that getting started is the hardest part and that going to Dr. Groll made this process so much easier and informative. From the minute we walked through the door we felt like we were in good hands.
I would tell them that he is straightforward and won’t give you false hope. You can tell he is very respected by all of his patients and staff.
I would tell a prospective patient that no question is silly and to not be afraid to ask your questions and voice your concerns, he will listen and explain everything.
Describe the protocols Jeremy Groll used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Our treatments started after I had my saline sonogram and lab work and my husband had his sperm analysis.
My husbands results were: good sperm count, good sperm motility, low sperm morphology. My saline sonogram showed that my tubes were open, I had a mild pcos appearance on my ovaries, and a subserosal fibroid on the front of my uterus. My labs were normal aside from a slightly elevated insulin level (I started metformin immediately).
With our results Dr. Groll recommended IUI. We did 3 cycles, I had good follicles each time, I took femara and did a trigger shot 36 hours prior to our iui each time and my husbands post wash counts were always great, they increased every time.
After our 3 failed IUI attempts Dr. Groll had my natural killer cell level checked. It came back that my NK cells were slightly elevated. He said this could have been a factor in our failure since on paper we had 3 “perfect” cycles. He recommended either trying another iui with some medication changes or moving to Ivf. These changes would be taking acyclovir prior to ovulation. He said there are some studies of women taking this for dormant viruses and having pregnancy success. He also wanted to do the femara and trigger shot just as we had prior. After ovulation he wanted to add prednisone to help with the elevated NK cells and also a second trigger shot 5 days after ovulation.
After thinking it over my husband decided to try another iui. We decided that we could not afford to take the financial hit and the emotional hit if the Ivf cycle failed. We feared we wouldn’t recover.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jeremy Groll.
The cost for our care was mainly out of pocket. My lab work and sonogram were covered under my insurance. The IUi procedures we did in a “Bundle” package that Springcreek offers. The cost was $3,100. That included all office visits, ultrasounds, medications, labs (associated with the procedure) and the IUI and sperm collection and washing.