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  •  A lot of states Medical Association (3+ / 0-)
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    ahve standards about how many embryos they'll implant, depending on the age f the mother.   Many will recommend removing some of the embryos if they implant 6 and all actually take.  This is the reason why choosing an IVF doc, like any other kind of doctor, requires doing your homework and asking lots of questions tomake sure you're on t he same page.

    Of course, I consider myself to be hiring a doctor for the job of my physician, and the first visit is a paid jopb interview. If I  don't like his answers, I thank him,. and look elsewhere.

    The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

    by irishwitch on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 06:13:23 PM PST

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    •  There are a lot of people who don't know you (3+ / 0-)
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      can screen a physician over the phone, a 10-20 phone interview can reveal a lot, and save both parties a lot of time, if it isn't a good fit.

      •  I prefer my own judgment. (0+ / 0-)

        A rec from a friend or a nurse from a rec line isn't the smae as talking to the doc. SUre, I check crednetials.  But a rec from others just means the doc works for them. I was sent to a gynie by y  GP--husband checked her out, she got good refs. He forgot this is the SOuth and women seem to LIKE and Prefer condescending docs--I loathe them.  My clothes never came off. The tip-off was the nurse calling me "dear" instead of taking the time to use my NAME. I am 63--at the time 62. SHe was 25.  Yup that was the genral attitude. The doc was more of same, a SOuthern lady dripping iwth condescnsion. I left--and I told her if she dared to bill Triare for an appt I didn't actually HAVE with her, I'd get a lawyer. She didn't, and next time I'll check mroe aefully.  

        YOu need tot alk with them in person.  Even theri staff isn;'t necessarily enough. Love my GP but all his staff is Hispanic, becuase many of his patients are.  Love him,. but soem of his staff leave a lot to be desired on the phone--ENglish is not their first language and their views do not represent his. My GP is basically CLiff Huxrable, a alrge ex-college football jock with a good sense of humor who listens and respects my intelligence. His staff? Not so much,

        The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

        by irishwitch on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 08:40:43 PM PST

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        •  Okay, now, Sweetie, (1+ / 0-)
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          The bathroom is at the end of the hall, on the right. Do you see it there? Good.

          Just pee in the cup and leave it on the little shelf. Don't forget to write your initials on it. Just your first and last, yes, dear.

          I know exactly the type you describe! LOL

          •  I never recovered from being condscended to by (1+ / 0-)
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            someone fresh out of school.  I think she assumed I had no brain because I was her Mom's age.

            My GP is marvelous, hwoever.

            The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

            by irishwitch on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 10:58:20 AM PST

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