How was your experience with Barry Witt at Greenwich Fertility and IVF Center?
Coming from my previous clinic I felt so defeated...the doctor at the previous clinic told me I had endometriosis tried to push me to do exploratory surgery and after I decided not to he tells me that it's a good decision because it could cause more harm then good...needless to say after a failed IUI I left that clinic and found Dr. Witt. From the first day that I met him, we sat down talked about my medical history, what treatments we had done so far, etc. We came up with a game plan. He did not recommend surgery, I had none of the symptoms associated with endometriosis. We decided we would try a couple of IUIs and if they didn't work we would consider IVF. Even after the third IUI was unsuccessful Dr. Witt let us try one more. He knew I was scared to do IVF and didn't try to push me towards it, instead, he let me come to that decision when I felt mentally ready for it. At every single appointment he made me feel totally at ease and calmed my nerves, I would get calls from the nurses after every appointment with my blood work results and instructions, that was huge! After 3 years of trying, 5 failed IUIs and 1 IVF cycle we are expecting our baby girl thanks to Dr. Witt :).
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Witt at Greenwich Fertility and IVF Center?
Have your medical records sent to the office ASAP once you've made an appointment...that way they can review everything before you go in. Also, ask questions, he doesn't mind answering like other doctors.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Witt at Greenwich Fertility and IVF Center?
You walk into Dr. Witt's office and everyone knows your name from the second you open the door. Everyone is so warm and caring throughout the difficult IVF process. They ask how you're doing, they stop to listen, that's not something you get at most Dr.'s.
Describe the protocols Barry Witt used in your cycles at Greenwich Fertility and IVF Center and their degree of success.
Clomid did not work for me at our previous clinic so we did Letrozole instead.
For the IUIs we did 5mg of Letrozole for 5 days, blood work and ultrasounds every two days and trigger shot when the follicles were ready.
For IVF we did estrogen patch for 1 week, Gonal-F, Menopur and Cetrotride for 20 days (my body was taking it's time), after our retrieval, we started PIO shots every night until about week 8.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses are so sweet...love them! They always leave me a detailed message with instructions if I don't pick up the phone. Their positive, upbeat attitude is such a warm welcome.
Describe your experience with Greenwich Fertility and IVF Center.
Friendly staff, knowledgeable doctors, very flexible cycling hours, assistance with finances, they deal with all your insurance stuff ahead of treatment, clean office.
Can't think of one.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Greenwich Fertility and IVF Center.
A well oiled machine.
Monitoring was done from 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM...as long as you were there before 9:30 you would be in within a few minutes, even if you failed to set up an appointment. Very convenient with 9-5 work schedules.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Witt at Greenwich Fertility and IVF Center.
Typical of IVF costs...luckily our insurance covered most of it.