Describe your experience with The Fertility Center of PA.
The office is extremely clean, calm, and welcoming. I have always felt comfortable at my appointments.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
All of the staff is so friendly and greets you by name. They know your background & procedure protocol without having to constantly refer to your file and notes.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They are extremely friendly and know you by name. They are always happy and smiling. The positivity is so helpful.
How was your experience with Robert Filer?
Dr.Filer is extremely knowledgeable and experienced. He often cites research statistics and facts. I appreciate that he tells you the truth or what would be best without sugar-coating what you may want to hear. I believe he is very personal and friendly. I trust him and feel confident that he is doing everything he can to help us achieve a successful pregnancy.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Filer?
Always ask any questions on your mind.
Dr.Filer always takes time answering them and doesn't make you feel rushed or as they're invalid questions.
Describe the protocols Robert Filer used in your cycles and their degree of success.
After using clomid, Dr. Filer suggested I switch to Letrozole/Femara. My uterine lining responded better and I was producing mature follicles. We switched doses to find what worked (IUI #1-3). For IUI #4 cycle, we incorporated Gonal F injection for a Letrozole/GonalF combo-cycle. I got pregnant with 1 mature follicle. Unfortunately, it ended in a miscarriage at 7 weeks due to being Partial Molar & Triploidy. After waiting 6 months, Dr. Filer encouraged us to follow with the same protocol. This time, for IUI #5, I became pregnant with only 1 follicle. Again, it ended in a miscarriage at 8 weeks and we are awaiting the testing results. Dr. Filer said we can do IUI 6 with more Gonal F.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Filer.
My insurance only covers ultrasounds, bloodwork, and some other lab costs (semen analysis). The nurses/receptionists were very patient in sitting down with me to review all of my insurance coverages vs. out-of-pocket responsibilities. They explained everything very clearly.