Describe your experience with Women’s Fertility Center.
It is a small clinic but there was never any issue getting appointment times that worked around my schedule. If they ran behind it was due to a procedure that took extra time, not poor planning, so was always understandable. All my insurance paperwork and approvals were completed with minimal involvement from me. I always felt comfortable calling with questions and never felt like I was just a file. The size of the clinic is not a weakness, but a strength.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Miller was the sole provider of care. She performed all my ultrasounds, most of my blood draws, and sat down to review results on every single visit. Any blood work and she would call the same day with results. Without fail. And there were no set cycle dates like other clinics. We followed my body, not a calendar.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
She didn't have any nurses. She provided all care. Her front desk staff is outstanding, warm, and compassionate. That counts for a lot.
How was your experience with Nora Miller?
She is extremely hands on and patient centric. Every step of the way I was kept fully informed and felt like all my questions were answered. When we faced an unexpected setback on what should have been my first IVF cycle, she regrouped quickly, and we were able to switch directions. And when we were successful on the next cycle, she kept in touch during my pregnancy to see how I was doing. And she gets in touch on our daughter's birthday each year. I recommend her to anyone I know who is in need of a fertility doctor because my experience was so positive.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nora Miller?
That she is someone who will work with you and for you to determine what is best for your situation.
Describe the protocols Nora Miller used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We initially tried a clomid cycle, but moved on to an injectable cycle for my second IUI. We moved on to IVF when we realized my response was slow and the numbers indicated possible egg quality issues. My first cycle was with Gonal F and menopur. We used Ganirelix for suppression, but I ovulated prematurely after the trigger shot - literally minutes before retrieval. I'd only had 4 follicles so after a quick discussion she performed an IUI. It resulted in a chemical pregnancy. The second IVF cycle we used the same protocol, but went lower and slower in order to encourage more follicles. She also changed my suppression med to cetrotide to try to avoid the premature ovulation issue. We triggered and scheduled retrieval a couple hours earlier than previous cycle. This time we retrieved 9 follicles. 8 mature. ICSI was performed on all and 8 embryos resulted. 5 made it to day 3 and 3 made it to day 5. We transferred 2. End result was my daughter.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nora Miller.
I was fully covered by insurance so was only responsible for office visit and procedure deductibles and copays.