The A.R.T. Institute of Washington, Inc., Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
I've been to Walter Reed twice now. I love them. Even though I saw multiple doctors and nurses, they always seemed to be on top of things and knew where I was in the cycle. They're friendly, courteous and communicate well.
Ok so most of these people on here don't have anything to compare ART to. I have tried a different place because I was sponsored through my job. This place is in a rush put them in and pull them out. The eggs are immature before they pull them out so you will have 10 eggs and at the end you will only have 5. Once they do fertilization, the count goes down more you will have maybe one or two. Because it not the natural environment. They give the Trigger shot way to early before the eggs are mature or either the resident doesn't know how to measure them correctly. The other facility make sure all are at the right size some maybe very large and they will push the date further back if your not ready just to get them at the right size. ART is cheap because you have to do multiple tries and they make up the cost that you think they are lossing or what you think is cheap. For a young 30-35 person at other facilities; they would only have to do one try and they will have more mature quality eggs. Darshanda is the lead nurse she never answer the phone nor does she call back after a message is left. At the other facility the nurse is there to answer the phone right away. The secretary doesn't return phone calls at all. She has a nasty attitude like you are on her time. Compare how many times people on here say they went through IVF CYCLES nor transfers still didnt get pregnant. IVF doesn't cost that much it the drugs. Believe it or not, you are paying for the drug. What else are people paying for its performed on base with military doctors and nurses. These doctors are my primary docs so I know. I had 3 embryo at the other site and two pregnancy, one premature just one cycle. So many people have caught on that they go else where they have ivf and pay 15,000 to 20,000 and better results. There are no residents, no high nurse change over rate, and they make you feel like you are a individual person, know you by name And not a simulation lab. Hahaha The real side.
It’s a unique program because it is military and people come from all over to be treated here. You see several doctors and wait in long lines. Once you get to know the system it’s not so bad. The biggest benefit, it’s about 1/2 the cost of civilian care.
Nothing about the clinic is personal. You call and get a vm and the nurse will call you back within 24hrs. My nurses changed 3 times during my cycle and not once was I notified before they left. I would send emails with no response. I would call and get a vm letting me know the nurse is no longer there or gone for a period of time. The staff is friendly when you do speak with them. They were much better for our fresh cycle. The FET was a nightmare.
Overall satisfied with the experience I had
The price is deeply discounted for military families and I've found the entire process easy. I'm always informed on potential outcomes and risks and every step to expect in the process. They see so many patients but the doctors get together and discuss all of the cases so everyone is informed and can give you the best care possible.
The staff was very friendly. Helped us understand all the treatments
It's good for what it is. I've on done IVF here so I can't compare it to a civilian facility
It was a quick and relatively painless process. After my husband gave his sample the wait time was only 30 minutes. The nurse explained the sperm count numbers to me and explained where I needed to go from there to have the iui. She was very friendly.
Affordable compared to most. Staff was friendly and few complications
The staff here has been really great, very knowledgeable and professional. The clinic is different from a civilian facility (like less one-on-one time) but I preferred Walter Reed because they put me on fewer meds, which I liked better. Love this clinic!
The data shown in this section comes from both SART.org and the CDC. Together these organizations maintain the most up-to-date data on fertility clinic success rates in the US. Your physician should be able to help you interpret these reports. When you see a "?" in a chart, it simply indicates that a clinic has completed less than 20 cycles in that category and age range, which would make showing success rates misleading, according to the CDC
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