How Often do you actually see your RE?


#1

I have noticed over the years that i see my RE less and less and i have to schedule a consult to discuss any issues i might have. Dont get me wrong i love the nurse and the PA but gees for this kind of money should i get to see him once in a while.
I figured that last cycle i saw him only for my transfer and retrieval, and this cycle i will see him for one U/S and my ET and retrieval.
Is this normal? He is the only doctor in the practice running 2 different locations but still.:grr:


#2

[QUOTE=Notgivinguphope]I have noticed over the years that i see my RE less and less and i have to schedule a consult to discuss any issues i might have. Dont get me wrong i love the nurse and the PA but gees for this kind of money should i get to see him once in a while.
I figured that last cycle i saw him only for my transfer and retrieval, and this cycle i will see him for one U/S and my ET and retrieval.
Is this normal? He is the only doctor in the practice running 2 different locations but still.:grr:[/QUOTE]

I see one of the doctors every time I go in. There are two of them with one practice. It is sometimes difficult to get an appointment depending on case load for them but I still see them.


#3

During my cycles I would always see a RE, but not necessarily my own.
My clinic has 5 doctors so it would depend on who was doing what that day. They are open 363 days a year. They are doing u/s, ET & ER everyday, but it was alway an RE who did my ultrasounds. My first cycle my RE did both my ET & ER, but my second cycle I had a different RE for both.


#4

I chose a clinic with the best stats, but it is 3 hrs away. They have another satellite office 2 hrs away though, so I go there for my appointments, unless it’s ER or ET. I see my RE about as often as you do, but that’s ok. I want the best and most successful RE, but he is very busy!


#5

I rarely saw my fertility specialist, but if I had a question, they were always happy to make me an appointment with him where I got a nice long time to talk about different stuff. I was fine seeing the nurse because she was very experienced and always discussed results with the doctor, but if you’re unhappy with not seeing the doctor very often, would you want to change to a practice where you got to see your doctor more often? That’s something you could think about.


#6

On my IUI cycles my U/S are generally scheduled with one of two nurses. At first I was hesitant about this, but they are both very good. Plus, if they have any doubts about what they see on the U/S, or I have any questions right then and there, they go get the doctor to either come in and chat with me or do his own U/S. And if I specifically ask, I can have any of my appointments with him rather than the nurse. I typically schedule w/ the nurse if it’s a routine U/S to check follies. If I know ahead of time I have questions for the doctor, I just ask for him. Less flexibility on his schedule on what time of day I can get in, but I can get in anytime. If you are unhappy, I would definitely seek a different doctor/clinic. This is an important process, and you have to have complete faith in the staff helping you through it. Hopefully there’s other options for you near to where you live. I know the struggles with location, my doctor is 1 1/2 hours away.


#7

I haven’t seen mine since my HSG 3 months ago…I did talk to him on the phone after my first IUI cycle failed. Out of the seven IUIs I’ve had only one was done by one of the doctors (not mine) and it was only because it was on the weekend. For what it’s worth, it was one of my failed IUIs. I do find it annoying sometimes that they don’t make a point to stop in while you’re in. With my last time TTC, I saw my RE four times…initial consult, HSG, when I wanted Clomid, and to graduate me to the OB. I sort of feel like he had nothing to do with me actually getting pregnant, just there to prescribe meds and bookend the process, I guess!


#8

doctors

I see a doctor everytime I go there which right now is about 4 to 5 visits a month. I don’t always get to see my doctor because she travels to 2 other offices but I always see one of the 4 doctors there. I would definetly think about changing doctors if your not happy. For the amount of money, time and emotional everything you have to go through you deserve the best!