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Experiences with fertility doctors & recommendations

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    Liquorice is offline Registered User
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    Experiences with fertility doctors & recommendations

    I have been with Dr Lo for a couple of years, through infertility diagnosis, IUI and IVF. The first fresh IVF failed. The second FET was a success. We recently tried our last frozen embryo but, sadly, I just got a negative result on my pregnancy test.

    I am considering whether to change doctors moving forward. We have had success with Dr Lo, and I like him on a personal level, but I always feel that he is never really on top of my case. I always have to remind him of the most basic things, and so I do not feel that the advice he gives me, in our very short 15 minute sessions, can really be based on a his knowledge properly applied to a thorough understanding of my problems and history.

    I know he is busy, and I know he has lots of patients, but I still think a doctor should make an effort to refresh his memory before he sees a patient. Coming in for my last scan before my recent FET, he walked in and said "so the question is, how many are we going to put in?" I only had one embryo so he clearly didn't even read my notes.

    Anyway, as I said I do like him but I am wondering whether I should change.

    The question is - are all other fertility specialists the same? I.e. super busy, short appointment times, forgetful of your personal case details, applying general principles to your case etc.?

    Would appreciate any thoughts.

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    Liquorice is offline Registered User
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    Anybody? Any experiences?

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    I see Dr. William So of Premier Medical Centre. I had PCOS and he helped us fall pregnant 3 months after seeing him. He's very gentle and understanding; knowledgable and thorough; and will answer ALL questions. I never feel rushed. He's busy, so there's a little wait. I've learned to call the nurse to check if he's running behind.
    His info & contact:
    http://www.premiermedical.com.hk/rep...e_medicine.php

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    Liquorice is offline Registered User
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    Thanks Bonita. "Thorough" sounds good. That is my biggest concern about my current doctor.

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    Thorough makes the wait a little longer sometimes ;-)

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    Angry IVF with Dr William So Wai Ki

    I am very disappointed with Dr William So's professionalism. The nurse there are also ignorant and careless. Dr So cannot even diagnose a simple upper Virgina infection. He is just a machine doctor who does standard procedures for IVF patients.

    I went through IVF procedures with him and he was ok all along. But when I was undergoing abnormal heavy period flow and extreme pain after an unsuccessful attempt cycle, the nurse rejected for me to see Dr So for the whole month. They kept saying that my situation is normal and that Dr So is too busy to see me. Due to my prolonged period flow and pain which lasted for 30days, I finally got to see Dr So and at that time he diagnosed that I had a miscarriage based on various symptoms. But it was too late to proof as the nurse did not ask me to take any blood test.

    When I was into my next period cycle, the extreme pain returned and I felt it was abnormal to still be in such pain the month following miscarriage. So I requested to see Dr So again but the nurse initially rejected me until I wouldn't leave the clinic, then I got to see Dr So after a few hours of waiting. But Dr So told me "honestly I do not know what is wrong with you. I could only give you pain killers". This is totally unprofessional and he recogns it was "functional pain" and there's nothing wrong with my body. So I could only leave and go home.

    The next day the pain was back and it was so painful that I was admitted into HKSH to see their OBS doctor as an Emergency case. Dr Tam Kar Fai there is really nice and professional. Finally I was diagnosed to be having an infection which Dr So had totally ruled out this possibility even when my white blood cells level was on the high side indicating an infection. He explained that I could have been having a flu or something which could cause a high level of white blood cell. This is totally Bull Shit!!! He didn't even bother to do a swap test for me to confirm.

    There are other bad experience with Dr So but I think I've already made my point here. He is not a good doctor as I've heard he used to be.

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    Hi Liquorice, just wondering if you ever got around to trying out Dr. William So and what your feedback is. Many thanks and good luck.

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