Describe your experience with Milwaukee OB-GYN.
Dr. Schell is part of Milwaukee OBGYN and she is the only reproductive endocrinologist. Overall the office and equipment looked a little old, but it was more than sufficient for what we needed. For IVF, she uses a clinic in Madison.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Schell was friendly and kind, and took time during our intitial consult. Though we had only been trying 7 months and were "young" (28), took our concerns seriously and started doing testing that same day. Throughout treatment, we even had her cell phone to call or text with questions.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The nurse did most of the calling with information and prescriptions but she always returned my calls the same day or next day.
How was your experience with Debra Schell?
I liked how Dr. Schell was ready to go on to treatment, though we had only been trying 7 months. Each month we tried a progressively more aggressive treatment. After 3 months of failures, including an IUI with injectibles, we decided it was time for IVF or a laproscopy to check for Endometriosis. We talked about our options and pros/cons for a while and decided to do the Lap. Dr. Schell performed the surgery within 3 weeks and was able to remove mild endo. I don't really have any complaints and I liked Dr. Schell. The only reason we choose to change doctors is because her clinic for IVF didn't take our insurance (which fortunately had some IVF coverage).
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Debra Schell?
Her office is a little outdated and appointment times aren't available super early or late like big clinics, but she is quicker to get into and will work to get all the necessary testing done quickly.
Describe the protocols Debra Schell used in your cycles and their degree of success.
The first child we did clomid and ovidrel with time intercourse. The second cycle we did clomid, trigger and IUI. The third cycle we did injectibles with trigger and IUI. Each cycle we had multiple follicles and very good sperm count, so after these cycles didn't work we knew it was time to move on to IVF or a laproscopy to see if anything else was going on. We also did an HSG test and all the other normal bloodwork (TSH, AMH, etc) to make sure nothing else was wrong.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Debra Schell.
I have insurance that covers infertility up to a life time max, so everything was processed through insurance after hitting a high deductible/OOP.