Describe your experience with Strong Fertility Center (U of Rochester).
Receptionists are amazing, most nurses are too. Doctors are really nice. The clinic is nice. Overall a great experience
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Everyone has always been sensitive to my needs, shown empathy
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Most of the nurses are absolutely spectacular. A couple are far from that. One who primarily does blood draws is always rushing and dropping stuff. She comes off as rude and can never draw my blood. I leave with several pricks and brushing all over my arms and hands. One other nurse is nice but lacks social skills. She talks in circles and honestly drives me insane. The rest are phenomenal
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
- Failed to call with results
- Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Kathleen Hoeger?
She is incredibly knowledable, always one step ahead and ready to answer whatever questions I had. I feel very cared for and like she is honest without being rude. I wish her schedule wasn't so busy and I could get in for consultations more quickly though.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathleen Hoeger?
Let her take the lead. Don't stress too much about what ifs and what's next. She tells you what you need to know when you need to know it
Describe the protocols Kathleen Hoeger used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Started with clomid and ovidrel to help me grow eggs and ovulate, combined with IUIs cycles to maximize the chances of conception. No success so moved on to injectables. More eggs and better quality. I also take steroids. Diagnosed with congenital adrenal hyperplasia and the steroids power my androgen levels. Steroids also reduce risk of miscarriage. I take endometrin 3 x day to lengthen my cycle to increase chances of implantation. Recurrent miscarriage led to testing and found I have blood clotting disorder so I also take lovenox shots for an anticoagulant.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathleen Hoeger.
I have a $40 copay for every visit. I do not know pre insurance costs