Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Busy IVF clinics vs efficient IVF clinics !

Going through an IVF treatment is stressful, and we try to reduce the stress of our IVF patients by managing their medical treatment remotely as far as possible , so they have to make fewer trips to the clinic .

Thus, for out of Mumbai patients, we encourage them to do their tests locally; we share the treatment plan by email ; and answer questions by email and WhatsApp. This way, they can start the treatment directly, instead of having to come to Mumbai first for a consultation, and then to come back again for their actual treatment.

We encourage our patients to take their injections by themselves , which means they need to the come to the clinic only 4 - 6  times during their treatment cycle . This means that there aren't too many patients present physically in the clinic at any time, which is good for patients , because they don't need to wait to see us.

On the other hand , this efficiency sometimes backfires , because patients get the impression that we don't do many IVF cycles , and aren't very busy .

Other IVF doctors seem to take pleasure in calling patients to the clinic treatment every single day - either for scans, blood tests or injections - whether they actually need this medically or not !

Because the clinic is then overflowing ( with waiting patients and their family members), this gives the impression that they must be very good, because they attract lots of patients.
Patients are naive, and believe that busy doctors are good doctors, because there are so many patients waiting to see him, and they are happy to follow the crowd.

We prefer managing patients remotely, this reducing their stress levels, their wait times, their commutes and their travel expenses !

What to find an IVF clinic which respects your time and intelligence ?

You can send me your medical details by filling in the form at www.drmalpani.com/free-second-opinion so that I can guide you !

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