Dr.Check VS. Dr. Cardone

Dr.Check VS. Dr. Cardone

Joined: December 14th, 2011, 8:57 pm

December 14th, 2011, 9:30 pm #1

My FSh is 25, and I am 39 years. I keep see Dr.Raymond in Brigham women's hospital for 8 months. 2 failed IUI. The doctor has no idea to treat me in the future because I don't response to medicine. My period was normal before,but after I did stimulated IUI, my period is very odd, and it is 2 months and sometimes 3 months. but I do ovulate every month, and only 1 or 2 follicles per month without medicine (ultrasound result).My health insurance only covers up to 40 years. I live in Boston and it is convenience to see DR. Cardone, but Dr.Check seems more popular here, any suggestion???
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Mrs. McIrish
Mrs. McIrish

December 14th, 2011, 9:37 pm #2

I am making the same decision myself right now! I had a consult with C.ardone yesterday! I am 38, FSH 17.3 (AMH .3) and have failed 2 IVF's (only 2 eggs retrieved and very poor quality). I was booted out by Brigham after this last cycle.

I like C.ardone and his approach is what I wanted in terms of low stim IVF to see if I get better embryos. My problem is I live in RI and it seems like C.ardone's office has never done local monitoring (I want to do u/s and b/w in Providence with the RE that did my IUI's earlier this year). It's a billing issue as C.ardone is actually billed through Boston IVF and they lump sum bill versus line item bill. They said I could go to Worcester for monitoring at Boston IVF but that is still 1.5 hrs roundtrip with no traffic.

I have a consult with C.heck next Wednesday and then will make my decision. I know they work remotely all the time so it may be "easier' on me to go to him versus C.ardone.

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Mrs. McIrish
Mrs. McIrish

December 14th, 2011, 9:40 pm #3

Since C.ardone is convenient for you, I think you can definitely see him. He is high fsh friendly and said most of his practice is devoted to poor responders. He will put you on a patch the cycle before to get the FSH to come down which seems similar to C.heck's approach with estinyl. Get whatever treatment you can before you turn 40--It's the magic age in MA..Is your insurance Tufts?
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December 14th, 2011, 11:26 pm #4

Which is very important to me.My insurance is Blue Cross Blue Shield MA.Good luck with your treatment,Keep me posted. BTW,Dr. Jurema is in RI and he is pretty good too.
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Mrs. McIrish
Mrs. McIrish

December 15th, 2011, 1:43 am #5

Glad to hear you have Blue Cross. They are my primary and I think very easy to deal with. Tufts is my secondary and they are a pain.

Where is Jurema? I've seen his name on the highfshinfo website but I don't think he is in RI anymore. I started at Women and Infants and he wasn't there in 1/11. When I just googled his name, it looks like he is in NJ.
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December 15th, 2011, 4:21 am #6

I did a lot of research on this forum. He was a pretty popular one back a few years ago and he worked
at Women and Infants in Providence RI
Here is the link:
http://www.network54.com/Forum/209394/m ... rema+in+RI
I never thought he moved out RI. Go luck!
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