Describe your experience with Harvard Vanguard.
I had a horrible experience with New England IVF upon dropping off my partners contributions. I called Dr. Lee's office and the entire staff was very helpful, compassionate and understanding. Dr. Lee called the lab and called me back herself to reassure me that everything was handled properly.
My retrieval and transfer went well. The doctor and nurses were excellent and very supportive. One of the nurses even gave me a hug as I left my transfer! Upon the loss of the pregnancy, the nurses and Dr.Lee were very understanding and caring in life changing situation.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She took the time to listen, explain my situation and answer questions. However, I would have like more information on the actual process as this was our first time. I did not know all the questions to ask. Upon implantation, the office follow-up was comprehensive and then when I lost the pregnancy, Dr. Lee was very supportive and emphatic.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Very helpful in answering my questions and calling me back promptly.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
- Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
How was your experience with Grace Lee?
Dr. Lee was very cautious about any supplements other than prenatal vitamins. I was advised to stop all supplements that I was taking under the guidance of my acupuncturist. It seemed a little odd not to take Vita C, D,DHA/EPA, etc.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Grace Lee?
For first timers, ask her what you should know that you don't know or haven't asked because you don't know what to ask.
Describe the protocols Grace Lee used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Plan described below is exactly that a plan. It may vary based on blood work and Ultrasounds
40 years old, no previous children, partner had a Vasectomy 10+ years ago, low egg reserve, Hashimoto's and high prolactin
Estrogen Patch - every other day - Just beginning cycle with estrogen patch and post transfer
Gonal F 300ml x2 a day for 20 days - extremely long stim cycle as my body was not responding. Never added Menopur
Ganirelix - 5 shots
Novarel - trigger shot
ICSI and assisted hactching
Doxycycline- x2 a day for 4 days around retrieval
Medrol - One pill daily beginning the day of retrieval and ending the day of embryo transfer
Crinone once a day from transfer to loss of pregnancy
Describe the costs associated with your care under Grace Lee.
Cash Pay - No insurance
Dr. Lee - $750
IVF New England - $12,900
Meds - $7500
Sperm Retrieval - $1900
Sperm Analysis - $1200
Other (Pre-IVF appointments, ultrasounds and Labs) not included in numbers above