Describe your experience with Fertility Treatment Center.
Seemed very fancy and big, one of the nicest in town - I liked that, though, because it made me feel like others were choosing him, too. I liked that the surgi center was connected to the office.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
(most of) the nurses were kind. The Dr's assistant wasn't really touchy-feely at all, she was matter-of-fact, and the doctor was very hopeful.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
- Lost paperwork
- Provided conflicting information
- Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Randall Craig?
I was really hopeful when I went to see him-he has twins and triplets himself. He seemed very encouraging, and said our case (one-sided age) but we've had a child naturally already, was pretty common. 3 failed IUIs and 1 IVF cycle w/ 2 failed transfers - One botched transfer and no apologies for it. I'm certain the horrible transfer experience and uterine trauma was the reason why our good embryos didn't attach. Passed the blame. After all that, he wanted to push his embryo purchase program. The Dr. told us we were first in line. Nope, the nurses informed us that wasn't correct, we were well behind in line for last pickings. We were finally done of spending tens of thousands of dollars here and we left. Unsuccessful and more defeated than when we initally came.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Randall Craig?
If you both are 25, and have a by-the-book reason for infertility, that's when you should go there.
Describe the protocols Randall Craig used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Dr. Craig used some sort of injection for cancer patients in my IVF protocal that was supposed to thicken your uterine lining. He recommended baby asprin, folic acid and Q10, but none of the extra supplements (like bee pollen) I had read about online.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Randall Craig.
I think it was around $13,000 for IVF and $600 or so for IUI