Describe your experience with Georgia Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Strengths: The nurses are compassionte.
Weaknesses: Dr. Blohm's attitude and bedside manner are the pits.
Do your own research because your not going to get support from him.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Mainly, because of his bedside manner. He was way too blunt and seemed more concerned with the outcome than me as a person. Yes I realize the outcome is important, but the time, money, and how I was treated during these procedures is important too.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The saving grace for Dr. Blohm's practice is his nurses. They were wonderful.
How was your experience with Patrick Blohm?
He kept telling me "you were dealt a bad hand of cards " at every visit. It was frustrating because I know my problem, I need him to help me fix it or give me an answer in a compassionate way to help me. I was unhappy with his annoyed bedside manner and his gruffness. I did nothing wrong. I felt as though I was in the military, with his direct dry answers. I not in the military and I felt like a new recruit. I am woman who has a medical condition and I expect a level of concern and comfort for my well-being. After the failure of our IVF process, he came to deliver the news while I was lying on the bed, by myself. My husband was in the waiting area and he gave me the news still recovering. I felt like I was rushed and he should have been more compassionte in his delivery. I'm a big girl and can take almost anything, but to tell me my eggs are poor and there's probably no chance I'll ever get pregnant was hard. The experience with him was quite gruelling. I will not going back to him even though he supposedly is the best here in Savannah. Not again!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Patrick Blohm?
Be prepared to have a thick skin.
Describe the protocols Patrick Blohm used in your cycles and their degree of success.
He had given me quite the dose of drugs.
Follostim each day
Menopur that started after the follicles were stimulated
Doxycycline - which made me sick and he told that was normal and to keep taking it... I felt as though I was having an allergic reaction.
When I asked for pain meds, because I had just had surgery, he made it sound like I shouldn't be in pain and I was just asking for drugs. I didn't ask him for a narcotic, he just assumed I wanted one. I wanted the pain to go away. I was in pain, I wanted him to tell me what to do.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Patrick Blohm.
I don't remember. My insurance covered the IVF-about half of the expenses. I know the meds were expensive.