Describe your experience with University of Chicago Hospitals.
Coming from FCI, this is so much smaller in a good way. You see the same people every time (for blood and ultrasound). Dr. Kim has also performed the IUI (when it was a holiday weekend).
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
We've met with Dr. Kim twice in the very short time we have been seeing her. When we first met with her she spent almost two hours reviewing all of our results. She is very investigative as my husband's described. We have been given no real reasons for our infertility or two miscarriages and she seems like she is willing to do the work to find out why and to get us pregnant.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Results are provided electronically via MyChart. I've spoken to the nurse when I had questions about the results and she was somewhat helpful.
How was your experience with Helen Kim?
Dr. Kim is willing to sit down with you and have a conversation and review all past results and clearly explain your options. So far, we really like her.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Helen Kim?
I don't get the feeling she will sugar coat bad news so if you want the information in a very straightforward way then you will get it. If not, be ready for it.
Describe the protocols Helen Kim used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Since Letrazole plus IUI did get my pregnant previously with our first doctor and there was no reason discovered for my miscarriage she thought starting with that again made sense before graduating to IVF.
First cycle, we moved forward with Letrazole plus IUI. We did not get pregnant.
Second cycle, we did Letrazole plus an IUI. My lining was questionable so we also added Estrace before the IUI. Mid cycle now.