Describe your experience with UCSD.
Parking is paid, which is inconvenient. Wait time are OK, sometimes less than 5 minutes, sometimes more than 15. There is no WIFI down in the lower level of the building, so bring something to read or do. It wasn't usually difficult to get someone on the phone, and they doctors and coordinators usually got back to questions within a day.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He wasn't incredibly personable or warm. I felt like he had a large patient load and I often felt like I was asking too many questions and keeping him from other patients.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
I always received a thorough and quick response from Amanda. She was very easy to work with.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
- Provided conflicting information
- Failed to convey critical information
- Scheduled the wrong procedure
How was your experience with Sanjay Argawal?
I appreciated that Dr. Agarwal presented the options to me and didn't push one or the other. He seemed to grasp how difficult the decisions were for us to make. One thing that really was off putting was that he didn't share with me what certain imaging results were and didn't seem to link together multiple tests that may be of concern.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sanjay Argawal?
Make sure to do your own research and follow-up with a lot of questions.
Describe the protocols Sanjay Argawal used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We did one IUI, then a laparoscopy (based on my wishes). He said we could go straight to IVF, but said it might be good to try IUI first.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sanjay Argawal.
The IUI was about $300, plus cost of meds and blood work. All together it was about $700. Insurance didn't cover anything.