Describe your experience with Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU).
Would love if they had extended hours. Also they need a lab in the clinic so you don't have to go somewhere else for blood work. Katie who works at the front desk is wonderful. She is efficient and goes above and beyond to answer questions. They get you in on Saturday if needed (while in a treatment cycle).
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I didn't feel like I was treated as an individual person, bedside manner was not always the best.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Michelle is wonderful. She is informed, knowedgeable, compassionate, and takes time to answer all your questions. There is another nurse who I don't know her name, but she doesn't have much personality and wasn't very warm.
How was your experience with Mark Ransom?
He was very straight forward. Didn't get too personal. Good doctor and very knowledgeable. Sometimes I did feel like a number but the end result was what we wanted. Never had to wait long for appointments. Could always get in to be seen if needed without a problem. Wish he would take more time to discuss feelings and how the patient is coping emotionally.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Ransom?
Be proactive in your treatment. If you don't understand something, ask and make sure you do before you leave. Write down all questions and make sure they get answered in a way that you understand. Take things day by day. Research and know your options.
Describe the protocols Mark Ransom used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We went through several cycles with Letrozole (Femara). Then moved on to IUI, did three (two of which were injectable cycles). At this point I asked about IVF, which we did and it worked on the first try. We were "Unexplained".
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Very quick and efficient - in and out.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Ransom.
Very expensive as insurance does not cover treatment. All money is to be paid up front. No payment plans.