Describe your experience with Nova IVF.
This clinic has great reviews. I would recommend Dr. Schmidt. However, I didn't get to see him often. I went through 6 cycles with him and some of the cycles, I didn't see him until the retrieval. There are things that I wish could have been done better. But, I'm also aware that doctors are not miracle workers. From speaking with friends and acquaintances who have gone to different IVF clinics, Dr. Schmidt definitely ranks up there.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Schmidt is has great bedside manners. He's caring, sensitive, and sympathetic. He works hard with the hopes of making your dream come true. His team is wonderful as well.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
My nurse was very prompt, detailed oriented, compassionate, prompt, and knowledgeable. She was helpful with answering questions. However, I would have loved to see more of Dr. Schmidt and have my questions answered by him.
How was your experience with Richard Schmidt?
Dr. Schmidt was wonderful. He did his best to make our experience successful. Although he was not able to provide us our dream results- having babies with my eggs and my husband's sperm. We both feel he did his best. We're currently on our 6th IVF cycle (1st donor cycle). We're hoping and praying this will bring us our miracle baby.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Richard Schmidt?
Be patient. Ask questions. Don't worry about sounding too demanding. It's your body, your life, your happiness!
Describe the protocols Richard Schmidt used in your cycles and their degree of success.
FSH- 16, 23.5, 25, 4
Used Menopur, Lupron, Ganirelix, Clomid
Describe the costs associated with your care under Richard Schmidt.
We purchased the 3-cycle plan, which costs approximately $20,000 that is excluding medication. For each cycle, the medication ranged from $3,000-$6,000. We went through 6 cycles total (including one donor cycle) so we've spent a pretty penny on our IVF procedures.