Describe your experience with Kaiser Permanente Sacramento.
Strengths: If you're a Kaiser member, using Kaiser is very convenient.
Weakness: The nurses aren't very consistent with their communication and one bad apple can ruin the bunch! Sometimes with Kaiser, you have to be your own advocate...
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Sohn has great bedside manners. He is kind and understanding of this difficult situation.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Unfortunately I have not had great experiences with the nursing staff here. Communication issues and one nurse has not been very compassionate throughout this process. She comes across extremely fake and demeaning in how she interacts with me. I have had conversations with other patients who have had the same experiences with this one in particular nurse. The other nurses have been great, but unfortunately it only takes one bad apple to ruin the entire experience.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
How was your experience with Sae Sohn?
Dr. Sohn is very kind. My only complaint is that he seems very conservative with treatment and does not like to take risks (i.e. questioned me several times to ensure I wanted to implant two embryos instead of one). Al though we haven't gotten the results we want, I would recommend Dr. Sohn to my friends. He is very responsive by email as well.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sae Sohn?
If you're going in for IVF, be prepared for a roller coaster!
Describe the protocols Sae Sohn used in your cycles and their degree of success.
For both egg retrievals, I was put on the Microdose Lupron protocol (with Gonal-F & Menopur). He said this was the most aggressive protocol he prescribes for his patients.
My first IVF, I had 12 eggs retrieved. 8 fertilized, and only 4 made it to day-5 embryo's.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sae Sohn.
IVF Egg Retrieval: $13,440.00
Medication (Mandells Pharmacy) - $4354.00