Describe your experience with Troche Fertility Centers.
Clinic strengths were very affordable, efficient and upfront. Weaknesses were the front desk phone people could be rude sometimes. The clinic isn't the fanciest so when you walk in they seem not as technology updated but they were and they did everything on site which was nice.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
They were nice and despite being very busy always answered me quickly and honestly
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The care coordinator was responsible for most of the interaction I had with the clinic. She was fantastic. Although she did have a 'tell' of sorts. If she had bad news she would call later in the day. So I knew when she didn't call early it wasn't going to be good news. Ann did the endometrial scratch and the ultrasounds to check on the progress of the hormones.
How was your experience with Mercedes Gondra?
She was very honest. She was clear in her treatment and confident. She was very blunt which I like but may be off putting to some. She was pretty involved in the cycles. She was not at every appointment. She did not do all my procedures due to insurance issues. Dr. Troche filled in on the retrieval and transfer. She is no longer at the practice.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mercedes Gondra?
Be prepared for her bluntness. She was very compassionate though.
Describe the protocols Mercedes Gondra used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Pre-cycle was 5 weeks of birth control.I was on ganirelix (to prevent ovulation), menopur and follistim. I had low amh so I was on very high doses of follistim and menopur. I was also on baby aspirin, steroids, antibiotics, and a drug to lower my prolactin levels. I was on progesterone suppositories because I had a needle fear and didn't want to do progesterone in oil.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mercedes Gondra.
Cycle was around 11k, meds were 4.5k. All ultrasounds were included, retrieval and transfer included, ISCI included. Meds were just the fertility meds. All the steroids, baby aspirin, vitamins, and such were separate at any old pharmacy. Blood work was extra (sent to an outside lab).