Describe your experience with Reproductive Health Center.
The clinic was great. They were always available, kind, and considerate. Occasionally, I would go to get my blood drawn and the lab wouldn't have the orders from the clinic. It's also important that you fully understand your payment plan, because not all staff have access to that information.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Hutchison was my second infertility doctor. My first made me feel horrible, and didn't care about me or even my results, it only felt like they wanted money. Dr. Hutchison made me feel like it was okay to keep trying, but also like it was okay to stop. He taught me to consider myself, my marriage and my needs, outside of my infertility. He helped me understand I was not my infertility. His whole clinic supported me, were available for questions, fully explained our options, and respected my decisions. No infertility experience is good, but it can be made better or worse by your doctor. Dr. Hutichison does everything he can to make it better.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Holly was amazing. She was knowledgeable and kind. She was always available and never treated me like I was a bother or burden. She was quick and efficient to respond and worked hard to help me with the whole process, including finances and tough choices about non-viable embryos.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
- Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
- Failed to order appropriate test
How was your experience with Scot Hutchison?
Dr. Hutchison is honest and trustworthy, kind and compassionate. He makes sure he understands everything about your case, makes sure you understand everything about your case, and then he works with you to get where you want to be. He doesn't claim to know all of the answers, and he'll quickly adjust treatments if they aren't working or if new options become available. He won't give you false hope, or sugar cote the truth, but he will be honest and provide you realistic options for care. After 5 years of fighting infertility, I know that patients need straightforward answers and plausible options, including odds of success. Dr. Hutchison is great at that, even when the truth is hard to hear. He isn't just treating infertility, he's treating patients as whole people. That includes lifestyle, diet, and mental and emotion health. As infertility effects every aspect of your life, this holistic treatment is important. My results were neither quick nor easy, but I couldn't say a single bad thing about Dr. Hutchison.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Scot Hutchison?
Don't go in expecting instant results, and be prepared for the sometimes harsh reality of the truth. If you're willing to put in the effort, know that Dr. Hutchison will be too.
Describe the protocols Scot Hutchison used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I had a lot of protocols. The protocols consisted of vitamins, estrogen, progesterone, vaginal suppositories, baby asprin, occasionally antibiotics, subcutaneous injections in the stomach, subcutaneous injections of blood thinners, and sometimes inter-muscular injections in the hips. Side effects included thirst, hot flashes, mood swings, occasional dizziness, and occasional nausea. The treatments were intended to optimize my ability to produce as many eggs as possible during retrieval, or to prepare my body to accept a transferred embryo, and support/maintain a pregnancy after transfer. I got pregnant three times but miscarried twice. After each miscarriage the protocol was adjusted. The final, and successful, protocol was much different than the standard protocol and was intended to strip my body of all estrogen, basically establish a baseline, and build up the optimal conditions from scratch. We are 17 weeks pregnant now.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Scot Hutchison.
Costs varied based on procedure. The Doctor and Holly provided special pricing for every protocol as my circumstances changed. It never felt like it was about the money. They were very flexible about payment plans and helped us get discounted medicine and infertility loans as well.