Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Southern California.
I would bear in mind that depending on your situation, you may not see Dr. Hatch often or at all. During my IUI cycles, I had two IUIs that happened to fall on a weekend, of which Dr. Hatch only works one Saturday a month. Also almost all of my monitoring appointments were performed by PAs. I wish I had known this so I could expect it going in. My biggest complaint so far is I never know who I am going to see, and sometimes it feels like there aren't good enough notes taken in between appointments, so I am often told conflicting information from one PA to the next.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Generally the staff is caring and and friendly.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff is very friendly, kind and easy to work with.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
- Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Ilene Hatch?
Dr. Hatch has an incredible bedside manner. Our consultation appointment was wonderful - she sat with us for an hour and chatted with us as human beings before getting into what our potential options might be. She was very warm and understanding, and I felt very comfortable with her.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ilene Hatch?
Currently I have gone through three cycles of IUI. I felt sometimes that as an IUI patient, I got lost in the shuffle. In all of my 20+ monitoring appointments over the last three months, I have only seen Dr. Hatch three times. 3 out of my 4 IUIs (I did two back to back this last cycle) were performed by her PAs. Also many of my treatment decisions were made by PAs.
Describe the protocols Ilene Hatch used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I did one round of IUI on 50 mg clomid. My lining was a bit thin so we switched to letrozole the next cycle, and then a higher dose of letrozole for my third cycle. I have yet to become pregnant and we will be moving on to IVF in the coming months.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ilene Hatch.
Medications were $25-50 for my medicated IUI cycles. Each IUI was $285, any monitoring ultrasound directly related to the procedure was $125, and a blood draw for monitoring was $175. Other things were billed to insurance, like the CD2 bloodwork and beta test. Total for each IUI cycle we spent between $600-1200.