Describe your experience with Aimee Eyvazzadeh.
This clinic has many strengths but what makes it strong is the people. Dr. Aimee and her staff make your fertility treatments feel like a well oiled machine. Everyone is knowledgeable and makes you feel comfortable. Her clinic is clean, updated and doesn't make you feel like you are in a sterile hospital. I also love that the clinic has most everything you need there. Ultrasound machines (for routine checks and specific uterine tests), Collection room, Lab (sperm wash onsite) bathroom, office, blood collection (which she will send off to the lab) and vitamins for purchase. The less I have to run around town or meet with different doctors the better! Time is precious and Aimee's clinic is close to a one stop shop. Another huge aspect of Dr. Aimee's clinic is the fact that I always get to see Dr. Aimee. I rarely have meet with the nurses and not seen Dr. Aimee. What great customer service. Really makes you feel like you matter and your fertility matters!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
This may be a job for Dr. Aimee but her patients are treated like family and are near and dear to her heart. She wants nothing more than for you to be successful and any treatment, tips or advice she can provide along the way, she does. She constantly makes you feel seen as a patient. She strives to know he patients on a personal level rather than just their diagnosis or treatment. A big part of feeling "human" is knowing your feelings and thoughts are heard. Also,knowing your feelings are valid and that you are not alone. Aimee is not just a doctor but a friend on this journey. She is constantly accessible to ease your mind. She is there through the negative test and trials to pick you back up and keep you moving on. That is care I have never received from a Doctor but yet constantly receive from Dr. Aimee.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Dr. Aimee is amazing and has chosen some wonderful individuals to help make her practice run smoothly. She has a coordinator, an individual who calls in prescriptions and works with your pharmacy on medications, a financial coordinator and 2 nurse practitioner. Everyone is just as efficient as Dr. Aimee and it is THE BEST. They all get back to you via email or phone within minutes. They will call pharmacies to make sure everything is perfect with your pick up or provide you with coupons that help you save money if possible. They send you detailed sheets on costs and simplify it so you can understand what is included in your treatment. Her coordinator has moved around my appointments so many times because of my job, has been so responsive and always fits me in when I need to be seen. The nurse practitioners observe and learn from Aimee. Their bedside manner is very respectful and sweet. ALL of them will work on weekends and holidays if you need them too.
My best and most specific example was after Dr. Aimee had my husband and I's DNA tested with a 3rd party company she suggested (to eliminate any issues there). We got the bill a few months later with an $8,000 dollar total amount. I literally cried about this for days. We can't even afford IVF but the 3rd party DNA company wanted us to pay 8k for the test!? We were devastated and stressed to say the least. I finally talked to my mom that week (Mom's are the best aren't they?) and explained to her our issues. She suggested I call Dr. Aimee's office and just ask if they had an any advice about what to do. I did (reluctantly) and within 5 seconds Dr. Aimee's financial coordinator told me I did not owe that. She said call the company, tell them you talked to our offices and that they need to adjust. I did exactly that and then 5 minutes later I owed NOTHING...THANK THE LORD! That woman saved me from paying 8k that I 100% did not have. I have so many examples similar to this story. Seriously her staff rocks!
I frequently ask myself where she found these fantastic people. They make the nitty gritty parts of infertility treatments seem like a breeze.
How was your experience with Aimee Eyvazzadeh?
From Day 1 after meeting Dr. Aimee, my husband and I got in the car, looked at each other and new instantly that this amazing woman would be the one to help us become parents. He will be one to tell you that I have issues with most people and trust is difficult for me. For those fears and insecurities to be none existent after a 1 hour meeting with this doctor is huge. She restored a hope that had been completely depleted that day we walked into her office. Aimee has many strengths but few that stand out for me are: Attitude, Easy Accessible, Knowledge and Quickness. Allow me to go into detail on these. Her attitude is positive, hilarious and real. I feel like I' talking to a close girlfriend when I see her. She is so incredibly positive no matter the situation and has continued that way through our treatments. Aimee is a Doctor in the 21st century...Can I get a Hallelujah?! You can email her day or night and she responds within minutes sometimes. Can all Doctors be like this? Call her, email her, text her - She's there! I find that most doctors I see are extremely educated, while I did attend college I do not have a doctoral degree and doctors are some smart cookies. I want all my doctors to be extremely educated if they are treating me. However, I'm a control freak at times, which means as your patient I want to understand WHY we are following this treatment plan and HOW things work - Dr. Aimee takes the time go over this with me and EXPLAINS (on a 4th grade level) everything so I can understand it. Lastly, my favorite thing about her, is her quickness with all aspects of our treatments. My husband and I booked an appointment with her in 1 week and had treatment plans started for my next cycle in our first 1 hour meeting. You don't have time to waste when you're trying to have a baby, especially after you have already been trying on your own for who knows how long... Let's get this party started! I joke (Infertility is depressing, we need to make it a little light, right?) In all seriousness, Dr. Aimee is Johnny on it, she knows what she's doing and if your ready to go she is too. My only weakness I would give her are also her strengths - Sometimes I totally need to ask her to slow down and explain things to me more. So, if as her patient you are okay with asking and pushing for a little more detail then you are good to go. She is always happy to provide it until you are comfortable. As a patient of hers for 5 months now we have not had success but I know we are 100% in the right spot and we will have our baby with her help. My husband and I both know God brought us to her. I wholeheartedly believe that. He continues to remind my husband and I of it every time we walk into her office.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Aimee Eyvazzadeh?
Make an appointment! I so wish i would have listened to my gut and met her sooner. I could have potentially saved myself from a year of utter sadness. I would also say trust her with everything you have. Infertility is hard and it is so easy to questions whether you are doing the right thing. Let that go off your mind (you don't need anymore stress than you already have) and let Dr. Aimee guide you. She knows what she's doing and she wants you to be pregnant just as much as you do, TRUST.
Describe the protocols Aimee Eyvazzadeh used in your cycles and their degree of success.
My husband and I had been trying for a year and a half when we met Aimee. We had tried timed intercourse and 1 round of Clomid with Zero success. We had done all of our blood/semen/uterine tests and nothing showed as a major red flag. My twin sister was diagnosed with PCOS when we were little but I had not been which is odd because we tend to have the exact same medical issues to the T. For me I think there is a possibility I may have had Cysts when I was younger and did not know it. Based on a few factors (a few missed periods, maybe twice a year and lack of ovulation once & overweight 30BMI) Aimee believes I may have PCOS. No blocked tubes, no cysts, no polyps, great AMH. My husband also has a low morphology at 2.5%, but his motility and count are way above average. Motility at 55% and Count around 700 million. Dr. Aimee says he should really be studied (his sperm amazes her LOL!)
With that info we proceeded with 3 IUIs, She immediately put me on Metformin 500MG once a day permanently, it helps regulate blood sugar and issues patients face with PCOS.
1st IUI - Femera on days 2-5 (2 X 2.5mg once a day) to help grow follicles. Trigger on CD 20 to ensure ovulation, IUI on CD 21 - 1 mature follicle, Progesterone 200MG 3 days after trigger shot continued once a day until period.
2nd IUI - Femera on days 2-5 (4 X 2.5mg once a day). Dexamathesone 1MG once a day CD 1-14 (helped ovulate more on time, shorten periods to be more normal). Trigger Shot CD 14, IUI on CD 15 & IUI CD 16 - 2 mature follicles. Progesterone 200MG 3 days after trigger shot, continued once a day until period.
3rd IUI - Femera on days 2-5 (4 X 2.5g). Dexamathesone CD 1-14 (helped ovulate more on time, shorted periods to be more normal). Trigger Shot CD 14, IUI on CD 15 - 2 mature follicles. Progesterone 200MG 3 days after trigger shot, continued once a day until period. - CoQ10 600MG and Prenatal (added on IUI 3 only)
Uterine Lining on all 3 IUI's were 10-13mm, Sperm count after wash was always extremely great (no numbers given).
Vitamins: Resvoxitrol, Vitamin D 5000IU, Ovistol (more natural cycle regulator), Prenatal (added on IUI 3 only), CoQ10 600MG (added on IUI 3 only)
Side effects -
Femera & Metformin I have noticed some hot flashes but close to nothing on both these meds.
Dex - Constantly hungry even when I am not, Weight gain, insomnia, hot flashes, emotions are extreme.
Progesterone - Dizzy for a few hours after I take this.
Vitamin D/Prenatal/Ovistol - my hair seems to benefit from these
RESULTS: all negative
Describe the costs associated with your care under Aimee Eyvazzadeh.
My IUI treatments were a package cost of $1,200. This included cycle coordination, all follicle checks or ultra sounds, IUI procedure, trigger shot, sperm wash and access to Dr. Aimee and team 24/7.
Double IUI was an extra $400.
My New Patient visit was $475 - This included fertility history, your medical history & family medical history, what test does Dr. Aimee need, Treatment plan, vaginal ultrasounds - lining and follicle check.