Describe your experience with Michigan Comprehensive Fertility Center.
The clinic had a great reception staff. Bloodwork was done in the office on most days but it was inside a hospital so there was a lab.
A weakness was paying $3 to park everytime we went. On the day of an IUI, my husband would pay in the morning when he went to give him sample and then we would pay again when the IUI was preformed. Infertility is expensive enough, you shouldn’t have to pay to park your car.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Doctor Hayes office seemed more about the money then the care. Some staff was great to work with; others had no personality.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
During one of my IUI cycles, the nurse provided me the wrong day for the IUI. Because my husband went the day we were told and left his sample, we ended up doing back to back IUIs (having to pay for both).
One my last cycle at this office, I had a miscarriage and the nurse did not show any compassion. In the same call she told me I was miscarrying, she asked me if I wanted to be scheduled to jump into the neck cycle!
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
- Lost appointments
- Failed to send your chart to another clinic
How was your experience with Maria Hayes?
Dr. Hayes took time to meet with me and answer all my questions. Unfortunately, I never received the results I hoped for and by that I mean a baby. I believe Dr. Hayes dragged out the IUIs for the money.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Maria Hayes?
I would recommend trying no more then 3 IUIs.
Describe the protocols Maria Hayes used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I was prescribed clomid (50mg) in combination with IUI. Then 100mg clomid with IUI. Then 150mg clomid with IUI. I tried Femara 3 times with IUI. I don’t remember the dose. I tried injectables after that, Gonel F twice. All 8 cycles included a trigger shot.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Maria Hayes.
Each IUI, with ultrasounds, bloodwork, meds, and washing of the sperm was around $1,000. We spent nearly 8 grand. Knowing what I know now, I would not have spent that much on IUIs.