Describe your experience with Allen Morgan Fertility.
wait times varied, bloodwork and ultrasounds were usually very quick and in and out in the waiting room. Other times, I thought it would be quick but was a little bit of wait. Still shorter than my gyno and other dr offices. Waiting room is comfortable and decorated nicely.
Billing specialist was always available to talk to you at appointments and could come in meet with you in a room there or call you.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
When I had the 3 IUI's and IVF, the practice was not as big as it seems to be now. I see they have several locations now where back then I felt like my office, Lakewood was his main office. So I felt like he, especially the other staff knew me.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Robin was my nurse for the IUIs and then on her way out when I was doing IVF and training Kelly. They were both very thorough. They always answered my questions and called me back, called in necessary prescriptions, did in person training for injectables, made sure the patient portal was always updated and listened to my concerns.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
- Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Allen Morgan?
Dr. Morgan oversaw all of my care, but I had a woman do 2 of the 3 IUI's and another man do my egg retrieval and transfer. I believe they both left shortly after. He came highly recommended by a few people in my area as for helping them successfully have a child or children after years of not being able to conceive. So I am of course very grateful for his knowledge and expertise in helping me have a child and achieve the end result. However, I am not sure if I would return to him to go through the IVF process again. Part of me would want to find a dr that I am personally more comfortable asking questions and talking with. He had a way of saying he was the expert and not what I read or who else I knew that had gone through infertility. I understand he is the one with the medical degree in this specific area, but I often felt like he diminished my questions or concerns. For example I could say what a friend had used and asked do you think that could help in my case and he would brush it off. I know every women or couple is different, but he could be a little gentler with his approach or understanding as to how someone in my case with unexplained fertility could be wracking her brain to know what is it? Anytime someone has asked me how I liked who I used, I've said he doesn't have the best bedside manner but got the job done. My husband didn't think he was as bad as I did to talk to. But he also did not interact with him as much as I did. I've met another woman who had success with him after 1 IUI and felt the same exact way, that he'd be nice to her husband and talk down to her. If it weren't for the compassionate nurses, kind ultrasound technician and easy to work with billing staff I would not have continued there. I went for a consult with one other dr. after the 3 IUI's were not successful, but I didn't love the next dr and it was further distance so my husband and I felt like we should just stay with him. I am so grateful I had success with my first egg retrieval and transfer and have a healthy child but talking with Dr Morgan is no where near as comfortable as talking to my regular male obgyn.
Describe the protocols Allen Morgan used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Clomid with Ovidrel 1st IUI
Gonal F and Ovidrel for 2nd and 3rd IUI's
This was my choice to do a 3rd IUI, Dr. Morgan seemed to have recommended to move onto IVF, but I was wanting to try one more before moving to bigger process with IVF.
For IVF Gonal F, estrace, Medrol, Lupron, Menopur, Metformin, Novarel instead of Ovidrel, Crinone 8% are listed under my file but I don’t remember the details.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Allen Morgan.
I had a medical insurance plan that at the time covered all aspects of infertility treatment and medications. We were very fortunate to pay very minimal co pays and coinsurance %. I don't remember exactly but my estimate for meds was around $6000 before insurance.