Describe your experience with Women's Specialty & Fertility Center.
I liked that the office was located in a building next to Clovis Community Hospital, where major procedures and his dileveries are performed. Also there’s a lab next door he uses for samples. His clinic is a very clean facility. And a ait times are semi-bearable for appointments!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Synn is a very soft spoken caring RE. As it was my 1st attempt with treatment, I was nervous, and he lifted the stress by stating, “...I do not want you to worry anymore...stop the obsessive charting...it’s time for you to relax and let me take on the stress...”
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Sweet ladies, they loved my humor! They try really hard to make sure the patient is comfortable. (Companionate)
How was your experience with Michael Synn?
Dr. Synn is a reputable RE. I immediately felt trust toward his planning and treatment. I met with him each appointment however, I did not have my ultrasounds/scans or procedures (IUI) performed by him, which was not to my liking. In my eyes, I feel that he is the scientist and mathematician trying to determine the individuals’ cycle patterns in order to plan treatment. His staff then performs most out-patient procedures/treatments based around his recommendations.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Synn?
Personally I feel that this is all chance. It’s about math (getting the numbers right) and you may get lucky. If you want it bad enough, you’ll keep gambling! And I’m not giving up, and you shouldn’t either!
Describe the protocols Michael Synn used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Started with him discontinuing my current methods of cycle charting to alleviate any stress.
Next, 100mg clomid for 5 days (In various treatments, the start date would be adjusted as no pregnancy had occurred.)
Also, throughout treatment I was introduced to estrogen, progesterone suppository , ovaldrill shots (to essientially try and control ovulation timing) and IUI.
HIVES: allergic to one or a combination of meds being used, clomid gave my tongue blisters, progesterone capsules were red and would leak from being used like a suppository (always thought it was blood..don’t freak out it was the pills casings!) Over 6-7 clomid rounds, with 1 IUI attempt. (Dr. Synn did not perform the IUI, I was upset.)
Resulting in me needing to take a break from treatment and regain my sanity!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Synn.
I have insurance that was wonky about coverage. For me, copays for appointments were $15, like anywhere else. Yet, each ultrasound ran $100 once I started clomid and Insurance stopped covering certain fertility treatments. (By the way there’s a lot of ultrasounds when trying to observe eggs growing to the correct mm to then self enduce ovulation, with the ovadrill shot). I can’t remember how much the IUI cost, but I remember thinking, “...hmm, that’s not so bad for one shot at it...” Clomid ran me $30 each refill..not bad..and again I can’t really remember how much I paid for estrogen patches and progesterone. The Ovadrill shot each cycle would cost $120 and is NOT covered my insurance and was mailed from Texas.