How was your experience with Monica Best at Shady Grove Fertility Atlanta?
Just from meeting Dr. Best, you can tell not only that her bedside manner is wonderful, but also that she is extremely knowledgeable in her field. We were successful in our second round of IUI, and 4 years later we just had another IUI in hopes of conceiving a second child. We appreciated that even though IVF was the recommended medical treatment for our particular situation, Dr. Best respected and supported our wishes to stick with a treatment plan we felt more financially comfortable with.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Monica Best at Shady Grove Fertility Atlanta?
Don’t be afraid to share your questions or concerns. She will take the time to explain things thoroughly to you to make sure you feel knowledgeable and comfortable with your treatment plan.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Monica Best at Shady Grove Fertility Atlanta?
Having gone through IVF herself, Dr. Best understands physically and emotionally what we are going through. She takes the time to answer questions, calm concerns, and just shows general care for our well-being. I love that she gives honest and direct medical advice, yet remains really positive and supportive of your wishes.
Describe the protocols Monica Best used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility Atlanta and their degree of success.
I have mild endometriosis that had been removed via laparoscopy a month prior to meeting Dr. Best. Dr. Best dicovered Diminished Ovarian Reserve when I was 28 years old. My husband had two varicoceles that were later repaired. IVF was recommended given our situation and the fact that we knew we would like to have more than on child. Financially we were prelared to try IUI twice and then move on to IVF.
2014: IUI #1: Femara 2.5mg, Ovidrel, IUI, Endometrin- Not successful
IUI #2: Femara 5mg, Bravelle, IUI, Endometrin- Successful singleton birth
2019: IUI #3 Femara 5mg (no response), Femara 7.5mg, Gonal-F, Estrace (thinned lining), Ovidrel, IUI, Prometrium- currently waiting for results.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility Atlanta. (Assigned nurse: Chrissi)
Chrissi and Dr. Best make a wonderful team. They communicate effectively together and ensure that all questions and concerns are addressed quickly. Mist of the time, Chrissi anticipated questions and provided the needed information before I could even ask. She is also extremely compassionate and easy to talk to.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility Atlanta.
The Shady Grove offices are beautiful. I opted to be monitored at a couple of separate offices to better fit my personal needs. I loved that physicians are providing monitoring ultrasounds so that questions can be asked during the appointment while also making sure that only your primary physician makes any changes to your treatment protocol. I could count on Chrissi to relay all the needed information from Dr. Best as soon as my labs came back after each appointment. All other support staff was so nice, and so helpful from my first phone call to Shady Grove. The whole process has felt efficient without feeling like there has been any cutting of corners with regard to my medical care. I can’t say enough good things about my experience.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Monica Best at Shady Grove Fertility Atlanta.
My most recent IUI cycle was about $2000 including consult, sonohistogram, all medications (including injectables), multiple monitoring appointments, and IUI.
Describe Monica Best's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility Atlanta.