How was your experience with Gary Frishman at Women & Infants Hospital?
He was sort of quick in our meetings, but explained everything to the best of our ability to understand. He’s demeanor was sweet and professional. Never called me to follow up off hours like another doctor has.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gary Frishman at Women & Infants Hospital?
He’s great, but you don’t see him frequently. The practice is a group, so know you’re seeing all the doctors and not just him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gary Frishman at Women & Infants Hospital?
He was kind, caring and honest to our situation.
Describe the protocols Gary Frishman used in your cycles at Women & Infants Hospital and their degree of success.
We went through 3 fresh cycles and 1 frozen transfer under his car.
1st fresh- May 2018, lots of drugs and didn’t amount to much. 7 eggs, 4 fertilized 1 transferred. 1 frozen on day 5
2 fresh- July 2018. 11 eggs 8 fertilized 1 transferred day 5, zero frozen.
3rd fresh - October 2018. 11 eggs, 8 fertilized 1 transferred day 5 and 1 frozen. Resulting in chemical pregnancy
4 - first frozen Transfer. January 2019. Didn’t work.
Working on number 5 now. Fresh cycle with donor sperm since husband has recently been diagnosed with genetic translocation and insurance doesn’t cover genetic testing.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Women & Infants Hospital. (Assigned nurse: Hike)
They whole staff is amazing. Thank god for the nurses and all the staff. They are wonderful.
Describe your experience with Women & Infants Hospital.
You deal with a lot of different nurses and doctors. So become familiar with them and know it’s okay. They are all great at what they do.
Ask questions if you want to know what’s going on. They are there to support you along this journey.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gary Frishman at Women & Infants Hospital.
Each appointment has been $50, the drugs and everything cost a lot. I don’t remember off the top of my head. The overall bills have been around $8k-$10k
Describe Gary Frishman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Women & Infants Hospital.
He always said since I’ve never been pregnant before, since embryo transfer was the best for my scenario.