Describe your experience with Fort Worth Fertility.
Dr. Kaufmann and staff are helpful and compassionate. They walk you through and explain each step of the process. Dr. Kaufmann has great bedside manner and his nurses are very considerate of your time.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Kaufmann has an excellent way of helping each patient work toward their goal of starting a family. I always felt that Dr. Kaufmann cared about my husband and me, and we were never just "a number". When I received a negative pregnancy test, he called me at 9 pm to say he was so sorry for the news and that he would do everything possible to help us have a baby. Although I am not pregnant yet, I trust Dr. Kaufmann and his staff.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Nicole was great and compassionate! She was very helpful and answered all of my questions sufficiently.
How was your experience with Robert Kaufmann?
Dr. Kaufmann has great bedside manner, and I have no doubt that he truly cares about his patients. Before coming to Dr. Kaufmann, I was seeing my OBGYN for fertility treatments, and I only actually saw my doctor at 1 visit out of 8. Dr. Kaufmann was not like this at all, and we saw him at every appointment. We didn't feel rushed to get in and get out, as Dr. Kaufmann took the time to answer all of our questions (which was many!) Dr. Kaufmann speaks from experience, as he and his wife also experienced infertility and has a great way of explaining each step of the process. My husband and I both think the world of him.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Kaufmann?
It does feel very overwhelming at the first consultation. You are moved to a few different rooms to discuss different options, financing, and also for the exam. However, I felt that each person that I came into contact with at the clinic was friendly and helpful. I would recommend to give yourself plenty of time to attend the first few appointments and make sure to ask questions.
Describe the protocols Robert Kaufmann used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Initially, Dr. Kaufmann was worried that I may have diminished ovarian reserve, so he wanted to be more aggressive with the medications. I started stimulation taking 150 IU Menopur and 300 IU Follistim. After my first lab and ultrasound, Dr. K lowered the dosage of my follistim, as I was responding well to the medications. He continued to lower it to decrease my chances of OHSS. Additionally, he changed my trigger shot from Pregnyl to Lupron, due to overstimulation.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Kaufmann.
it was around $9700 for and IVF cycle without medication.