Describe your experience with Advanced Fertility Center of Texas.
They provide the best care and are good at making appointments that fit with your schedule. A weakness at the clinic is wait time for appointments, but it depends on the day. Some days there is little wait, others times it's longer.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The staff at Dr. Allon's clinic make a point to get to know you. They learn your name so that makes you feel like a human, not just another number. Everyone, including Dr. Allon genuinely care about your situation and needs.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
For retrieval cycles you meet with Dr. Tralik and her two coordinators. They are all amazing and care about the difficult process you're going through. Jeanine is the coordinator I dealt with the most. They are excellent at answering my many questions and reassuring me when needed.
How was your experience with Michael Allon?
Dr. Allon truly cares about me as his patient. We've had many setbacks and each time that has happened he assesses the situation and comes up with a new plan. He's compassionate and honest. We were successful once and have a beautiful daughter. We are being treated by home again and trying to have baby #2. We love Dr. Allon and are glad he has our back during such a stressful process.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Allon?
Trust your gut and make sure you ask any questions you have. He's there to help make dreams come true,
Describe the protocols Michael Allon used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I lost weight prior to treatment in order to improve my egg quality. He has a wellness center on site to help with that. I took CoQ10 and prenatal vitamins. We did not use birth control before my cycle in order to not suppress my ovaries. Meds used were Gonal-F, Ovadrel, and Menopur. We ended up getting 5 good quality frozen embryos. After the first transfer failed, he looked at reasons why that could have happened. He ran more tests to rule certain things out and discovered that my prolactin was high. For the successful transfer I was taking medication to lower my prolactin. Dr. Allon only uses frozen embryos. After my positive pregnancy test, he monitored me closely for the first 12 weeks.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Allon.
I had health insurance coverage for the first round of treatment that covered procedures. But, Dr. Allon has his own inhouse lab, so those costs are out of pocket. Paying 100% out of pocket this time and for one egg retirval and transfer (includes all lab work and freezing costs) it will be $11,000-$12,000 plus the cost of meds $2,000-$6,000.