How was your experience with Sara Barton at CCRM Colorado?
We live six hours from our fertility clinic. I spoke to Dr. Barton a couple times on the phone before I finally got to meet her in person. She was very confident and made me feel that we will be able to get pregnant. I liked that she would be able to answer my questions and reword the answer if I didn’t understand. I liked that she never hesitated in her plan and always reminded us of the final goal of making us parents. I was lucky enough to have her do my hyperscopy, my egg retrieval and my transfer. If I found out a friend of mine was starting in there infertility journey I would tell them to seek out Dr. Burton right away. She’s blunt enough to inform you of everything going on however has such a kind way of saying it. Ultimately I always just felt better after talking with her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sara Barton at CCRM Colorado?
I would tell someone looking into Dr. Burton that they should just do what she says. I kept trying to curve her plan into my plan but ultimately I should just have listen to her and we wouldn’t of wasted two months. She really knows what she’s doing.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sara Barton at CCRM Colorado?
We had to do a lot of weekend blood draws. I hated those because of the staff at the clinic made me feel like they were just moving us through like cattle. But every time I worked with Dr. Barton specifically she talked to “US” and explained everything thoroughly even when I asked the same question three or four times
Describe the protocols Sara Barton used in your cycles at CCRM Colorado and their degree of success.
I’m sorry I’m not very good at remembering all the protocols dr. Burton used but I do know I was injecting Menipur and Gonal-F followed by a trigger shot. Before my egg retrieval for my fresh transfer. Then she had me on endometrium after transfer
Describe your experience with your nurse at CCRM Colorado. (Assigned nurse: Angelica )
I loved my primary nurse Angelica. I wanted to be her friend at the end of our IVF journey I was very sad that I wasn’t going to get to talk to her on the phone every day anymore. I really hope that she is there when we go back to do our next cycle. As far as the rest of the nursing staff they all seemed very nice however whenever we came in to get my levels checked on Saturday and Sunday you could tell no one wanted to be there and we did not get very good treatment sometimes they just gave us a thumbs up and went on not even giving us our numerical results for the day.
Describe your experience with CCRM Colorado.
Overall CCRM was very impressive. From the one-day work up to egg retrieval and embryo transfer. The only thing that was a little sketchy was the sperm deposit. After hearing the story from my husband I had to laugh because it sounds like something you would see in a spy movie. The lobby and the upstairs operating rooms were outstanding but when we went down to the lab area in the basement it was kind of scary. You would think somebody was going to murder you down there.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sara Barton at CCRM Colorado.
We did a sperm analysis, a hypercopy, a HSG, blood tests, an IUI, egg retrieval and fresh transfer costing roughly $23,000 which includes anywhere from $6,000 to $8,000 in meds.
Describe Sara Barton's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CCRM Colorado.
Dr. Burton didn’t seem too concerned about transferring multiple embryos we always planned on transferring to then we freaked out and transferred one at the last minute she did explain some risks of transferring more than one but ultimately she let us decide
What specific things went wrong at CCRM Colorado?
- Failed to send your chart to another clinic