No Nonsense Reproductive Help
When I didn't have a period for 6 straight months after going off birth control, my OB referred me to another reproductive specialist in Atlanta. That experience was a nightmare. I felt like no one listened to me, they just put me in their "standard process" of try this, if this doesn't work, try that. Before I knew it, I was on all sorts of drugs, with no explanation as to the side effects or possible long-term effects. Scared, and no where closer to pregnancy, after about 3 months of treatment I decided to go to an acupuncturist and try a more natural route. My acupuncturist recommended I see Dr. Perloe based on my symptoms (which were somewhat PCOS-like, and is his specialty), and the experience has been great. He was always up-front about the facts and what he was thinking in terms of my treatment plan. He listened to me, including when I would come into his office with my own research and information. I felt like a person - a specific person, with a specific problem - for whom he created a specific plan. I never felt forced into any decisions, and they let me proceed at my own pace with the information they provided. My only complaint would be that I still don't actually know what my "official" diagnosis was, despite a number of different drugs we tried. But in the end, my periods returned and after 2 years of frustration I'm 10 weeks pregnant. I would definitely go back if necessary for a second pregnancy.