As anyone who has dealt with infertility knows, it's a frustrating process filled with feelings of helplessness and uncertainty. My wife and I had spent 18 months with a local fertility specialist, and had found the experience time-consuming, difficult and discouraging. Although we often had appointments two to three times a week, we rarely saw the doctor, and instead saw an ever-rotating number of nurses, none of whom seemed familiar with our chart.
When we did an initial consult at Yale's Fertility Center in Westport, we immediately knew that this practice was different. At that first visit it was explained to us that either Dr. Ryan Martin or Patricia O'Neill, APRN, would be at all our appointments. (Generally we saw them both!) What makes this practice unique is the time and attention we were given, and the ways in which our treatment was individualized, and very much tailored to us. An action plan was put in place for us on our first day, and as we began IVF we felt very informed about the process, which alleviated much of our anxiety.
We found the entire staff to be compassionate, accessible, and keenly intelligent. We have been thrilled with the care and attention that we have received, and are sad to leave our team here as we transition to an Ob!
RR, Bridgeport, CT