Describe your experience with Bloom Repr Institute.
Strengths: NP and Dr. B are ah-mazing. I have no complaints about them what-so-ever. They communicate well, are brilliant, tailor everything to my needs and body, and are just overall wonderful people. The MA Cheryl is just as amazing!
Weaknesses: communication and responses from business office and IVF Nurses is spotty. When I met 1 of the IVF nurses,however, on the day of my retrieval she was very kind and answered all of my questions. She respnded quickly yo my needs post-retrieval with nausea meds, pain meds, warm blankets, etc.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Elizabeth Shrader NP has held my hand every step of the way. She has personalized my treatment plan to me. She responds to my emails promply and answers all of my questions. Dr Behera listens, never rushes me, hugs me when Im sad or upset, tailors my treatment plan to me and genuinly shows she cares about ME. I was crying prior my egg retrieval...Dr. B held my hand and wipes away my tears until I was sedated.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The MA Cheryl at the Gilbert clinic is amazing! She took care of everything I asked for help with. She is very sweet and compassionate. I havr had trouble getting reponses from the IVF Nurses and feel a disconnect from them being at the sattelite clinic instead of the big clinic in Scottsdale. I made the NP aware and she has chosen to do most of the communication with me directly to alleviate the gaps.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
- Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
How was your experience with Millie Behera?
I go to the sattelite clinic in Gilbert. I mainly see Elizabeth, NP and she closely communicates with Dr B and keeps me updated every step of the way. I have seen Dr B in person 3x now. Both Elizabeth and Dr. B are compassionate, caring and very knowledgable. Even though my eggs are not cooperating and I have not been able to sustain a pregnancy I do noy blame either provider...my body and eggs are to blame. I know that I am in the right place with these providers and would never consider .ovimg to another clinic.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Millie Behera?
They will tailor the plan to you and your needs. You will never feel like a number.
Describe the protocols Millie Behera used in your cycles and their degree of success.
IUI #1 resulted in a missed abortion. There was a heartbeat, but we lost the baby. I was terrfied of miscarrying again. I was given the option of another IUI or IVF. We chose IVF because my AMH was low and I wanted to improve the odds of not miscarrying again, wanted to be able to do PGS testing to ensure no chromosomal abnormalities, and was hoping to freeze embryos gor future pregnancies. IVF round 1 was cancelled because I ovulated prematurly. IVF round 2 I had 8 follicles, 3 eggs were extracted. ICSI was performed. 1 embryo split into 2 but didnt do anything beyond that. The other 2 never fertilized. I do noy blame my providers for any of this. They have been up front with me about success rates, what to expect for my body, and how to proceed.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Millie Behera.
IUI my insurance covered after I met my deductible. IVF was $13,900, PGS $1800 (plus fee to genetic company), EEVA $599, plus cost of meds. Transfer is $3,900...but we have not made it to this step. We are in the process of considering egg donor which is $14,500 for 8 eggs or $12,500 for 6 eggs plus $3900 for transfer