Describe your experience with IVF MI - Roch Hills and Flint.
Just that they need better quality control in place with writing names, DOB, Dates, on prescriptions, semen analysis, blood work request etc... Other than that they are very personable and good at what they do. I appreciate the long hours they work to make sure patient care is a priority.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Abuzeid is amazing. He explains things in detail and is open to answering all of me and my husbands questions. He genuinely cares about his patients and it shows.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Lisa and Jeanette are both wonderful nurses. They are always polite and keep me up do date with what is going on. They know me my by my first name and they pronounce it correctly witch is a big plus. I appreciate their effort when caring for me and my husband. They make the experience more personal. The only negative I have is the Name, DOB, Date are incorrect on perscriptions, blood work request, and semen analysis. Better quality control needs to be in place for this.
How was your experience with Mostafa Abuzeid?
I really appreciate they way Dr. Abuzeid explains all of our options, risk, and provides statistics on our specific case. Even with every IUI he may not do the actual procedure but he reviews my blood work, ultrasounds and advises the nurses on what to do next on every step of the way. He listens and also give you a chance to talk and ask questions or concerns. It feels like he genuinely care and wants to help us get pregnant. He lays or options out and lets us decide how we would like to proceed.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mostafa Abuzeid?
There may be a long wait especially on your first visit so bring a book and your patience. It will be totally worth it. He has a had in all his patients, managing his staff, surgery etc.. At two locations.
Describe the protocols Mostafa Abuzeid used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We completed 2 IUI's all with the same medication protocol. Femara the first 5 days of cycle followed by two or three gonal f injections. The number of injections was based on my follicle growth from the monitored ultrasounds. IUI #1 I did two 150 gonal f injections and I got pregnant but miscarried at 6 weeks. IUI #2 I took three gonal f injections and this cycle I did not end up pregnant. I am currently going through IUI #3 and I had three gonal f injections. Waiting to find out if I am pregnant. If not we are headed to IVF. My husband has retrograde ejaculation where the sperm is going backward and into the bladder. So he is on Allegra, and a sodium bicarbonate protocol. His urologist just added a new medication (antidepressant) that is supposed to help with retrograde ejaculation. Dr. Abuzeid agrees with the add to his protocol. Hardly any sperm comes out of my husband so we will definitely need assistance to get pregnant because this problem causes low sperm count. For all of our IUI's they have to pull sperm from my husband urine and wash it for the IUI.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mostafa Abuzeid.
The first IUI and ultrasounds were covered at 100%. The second IUI was covered at 50% for some reason and the same procedure codes were used. I will have to look into this. Total cost out of pocket is almost $400. The third IUI has not been billed yet. Medication for each cycle cost $1600 per cycle. My insurance does not cover IVF at all what so ever.