From the DE board but military spouse who did OE treatments in Jax (DE success ment)
JuJules (no login) Posted Jul 20, 2012 6:51 PM
I sometimes lurk over here even though I am from the DE board. My DH was stationed in JAX a few years ago and we used FIRM. I was all set to start with DE given my age (now 48 but at the time was 44) but Dr Du.ffy at FIRM suggested I try with my OE. Although I did have to move on to DE, I did 3 IUIs and 1 IVF at FIRM. Always had lots of follies but all were BFN. They do not have a set protocol and I think will work with you. They are used to military patients so know the ins and outs of TriCare. I had my private insurance at the time but we were able to get a few things paid for by TriCare. I did do an IVF with them when I was 44 so they are certainly not ones who cherry-pick for numbers. They are also good at coding things to max what you can get. Dr. Du.ffy was also active duty Air Force which is another great connection. Finally, I know that the Air Force has some IVF treatments somewhere in Texas (not sure which base) while Bethesda is available for treatments here in DC. I did not qualify for those because of my age but you might.
As noted I was ready to start with DE due to my age but Du.ffy suggested trying with OE (granted I had pretty good insurance but I was still surprised). After no luck with my OE, I did move on to DE. I think since I was there they have some type of shared risk program for DE. I eventually found success with DE but in the DC area after we were transferred there. Just wanted to pop in here with a recommendation for Jax if that is what you do.