Thursday, September 15, 2011

Meet the doctor

So we had our long awaited first meeting with the IVF specialist and it exceeded my expectations very much, and we went into with expecting it to be great.  The office, while quite a drive for us in Ypsilanti, was nice and we were the only ones there (at least it sure seemed that way if we weren't) and when we arrived, they were expecting us and presented us with a packet of information that included a hand written and detailed list of all the financial questions that they knew would come up - they had already called my insurance company and gotten the answers as to how much (or little) coverage we could count on.

I have had more than my fair share of medical ailments over my life and have seen a wide variety of doctors, I have never had a doctor proactively go after my insurance company, then again I have never faced such an expensive procedure.  Actually, I take that back, giving birth was quite a bit more expensive, and while my OB/GYN office helped with my insurance it was nothing like this.  Anyway, the point is, I took it as a good sign.  And honestly it turned out to be good news - our insurance should cover more than we thought they would (which was really nothing) and the initial cost looks like it will not be as high as I was thinking.

And outside of all that, we did like the doctor, he immediately made me feel comfortable with his knowledge of PCOS and all it's side effects - he just reinforced that basically IVF is our only option now and that is actually a big part of the process we can skip, the trying to figure out what the problem is, and the trying less invasive methods before resulting in IVF - we can just go straight to the end.

So everything is good with the doctor and we feel comfortable with the practice.  We got some basic information and the next step is a more intense info session with a nurse sometime in the next month.  Forward progress....

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