Re: Hi AlimaJuly 9 2012 at 11:50 PM
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Response to Hi Alima
Well, first of all I think that in American culture in general, the more personalized the service, the more we pay for it. So the more you pay, the harder most places--from restaurants to gyms to stores to doctors--will work to make you feel that they care about more than money, period. So I'm pretty sure C.ornell cares just as much about money as NH, considering that they charge more.
My own feeling is that I'm paying a fertility clinic for competence, so my basic selection criteria is, can I find success there? Are they communicative and responsive to my needs or do they mess up details all the time, etc.? And while I think that having continuity of care and better relationships with the REs and staff can certainly contribute to efficiency and good communication, as long as they're polite and get the job done, at the end of the day I'm not there for a warm and fuzzy emotional experience.
The funny thing is that all that said, I DO feel very warmly toward my clinic even though I chose it for practical reasons... and I found C.ornell, where I consulted but did not go, fancier but colder. However, C.ornell did have more of the feel of an expensive spa--and not in a bad way!--which is the kind of place where they do pay more attention to you. But again, my belief is that it's because they charge more, and the same with NYU, C.CRM, and so on. I'm not saying anything against any of these places, since I believe they are all very good medically, but sometimes you just have to find the place where you feel comfortable. And if the staff being warm is important to you, you should select for that when you pick a clinic--especially if you're in NYC and have options, I think it's smart of you to take advantage of them. Good luck with your cycle!
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