"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I heart the Duke Medicine OB/GYN clinic.

If I lived in Durham, they would be my doctors of choice. I went there for my referral today. Basically, my OB/GYN office here in Cary wanted me to have them review my records and the treatment I got during my last pregnancy and make recommendations as to the course of treatment if I get pregnant again.

I got there about 15 minutes before my appointment and was taken right back. Yes, you read that right...I DID NOT HAVE TO WAIT. The doc, Dr. B, who reviewed my records with me was really nice and courteous. Then, he was going to do a quick review of my case with the head doc, Dr. J, and she would brief me as to her recommendations. Well, Dr. J was running a little late (she was teaching a seminar) and Dr. B came back and apologized for the wait not once but twice.

Dr. J believes the same dosage of lovenox will be perfect but wants to add one baby aspirin a day beginning with the second trimester. She says that their is evidence that simply adding a baby aspirin a day helps protect against pre-eclampsia and blood pressure problems during pregnancy. She is also going to recommend monthly ultrasounds to check for growth rate and fetal health. And, I think she said she will recommend weekly appointments start at 32 weeks.

Then, while Dr. B was getting my check out papers, Dr. J herself (aka the head of the clinic) got me the clinic card with all the phone numbers and took me to meet the nurses they have on staff so I would know who I was talking to when I call in...WOW. Dr. B was going to hand me the check out papers but stopped himself and said, "You don't need these. You've already paid your co-pay. Let me take care of checking you out." Double Wow...talk about good customer service. I am so glad these are the high risk specialists we will be dealing with.

I think the current plan will be to wait one more cycle (just to make sure its regulated) and then start trying in earnest.

20 comments:

Andrea said...

WOW! What an awesome clinic!! Good luck with everything during your upcoming cycle. Praying it's your miracle!

Silver said...

Sounds like a great clinic... what no wait! :)

Good luck wishing you all the best with trying again!

Vicki said...

Sounds like an awesome place. Wishing you all the best, sweetie!

Kate said...

Here from ICLW

Sounds like a great place. It's so nice to feel like you're getting the best care, isn't it?

Beautiful Mess said...

What a wonderful experience you had! What a nice way to end a visit. Good luck on everything! You're in my thoughts and prayers.
-D *ICLW*

I Believe in Miracles said...

Duke sounds awesome!! I hope all your experiences are like that.

Ginny said...

That sounds wonderful, glad they are so great. Wish all doctors could be like that.

Margaret said...

That's pretty amazing.

Have fun!

Echloe said...

Sounds like a great place. Why can't all doctors offices work so nicely.

ICLW

Kelly D said...

I would have loved that clinic too. Last week I saw a presentation about high-risk pregnancies. The speaker mentioned that pre-eclampsia is generally caused by poor placement of the embryo onto the uterus. He treated one of his patients with an anti-inflammatory diet for her slight case of endeo and she delivered her baby at 37 weeks (after 3 pre-eclampsia pregnancies). Amazing stuff.

I wish you luck.

tripmom827 said...

It took me a minute to recover from the "they took me right back" thing to be able to conitnue reading. Sounds like an awesome group of doctors! Best wishes and thank you for visiting my blog!

ICLW

Arpee said...

That does sound like the perfect OB/GYN clinic! Cary's not to far from Durham - are you thinking to move to that clinic? (I travel ~20 miles 1 way to see my RE.)

m de p said...

Here from ICLW (thanks for the comment on my blog!)

It sounds like you've found THE place to be!! Isn't it sad that we are so shocked when we find such great and caring medical professionals! So glad you're in good and caring hands.

kateypie35 said...

here from ICLW, thanks for commenting on my blog!

Its completely amazing how that little bit of extra effort from a doctor can make SO much difference in how you feel about their care. Every office should be like that!! Good for you for finding such a good clinic!

JuliaS said...

Sounds like a good appt. Wishing you much good luck coming your way!

Sorry about Marty's ankle though - hope it heals quickly.

Thank you so much for all your support and good wishes on my blog - it always brings me a smile to see your smiling face (and cute kitty) and read your sweet words.

ICLW

JuliaS said...

Okay - nevermind me - I changed kiddie to kitty for some dumb reason. I plead hardcore narcotics . . .

I do enjoy seeing your smile on my blog and coming on over and seeing your sweet son!

(Thinking I need to cut back on the Percs . . . :0)

flickrlovr said...

Wow! That's fabulous! What a wonderful staff and office. I wish all docs were like that. Thankfully, I have an awesome OB/GYN too (I love him-he's always on time, spends plenty of time with you, doesn't overbook so there's hardly ever anyone else in the office at the same time, etc.) He just rocks.

How exciting that you're going to start trying again soon...best wishes-can't wait for that "we're pregnant" announcement Kristin!

Thanks for the comment on my blog!
I tagged you for something over at my place-can't wait to hear some of your quirks! Here ya go: http://idblogthat.net/2008/09/6-quirky-things-about-me/

(ICLW)

http://www.idblogthat.net

BrandiH2007 said...

Sounds like an amazing facility! Wish my Dr. office was that accomidating.

Stephanie, Phil, Kayla, Logan & Alex said...

That sounds like a great clinic! Unbelievable no wait! Good luck!

Anonymous said...

[url=http://louboutinshop.co.uk]christian louboutin outlet[/url] So it should be avoided. [url=http://dkgoose.com]canada goose[/url] Xmzbdpinc [url=http://canadagoosesweden.com]canada goose[/url]
ssjnmv 102736 [url=http://www.canadagoosestorontofactory.ca]how much are canada goose jackets[/url] 531754 [url=http://www.officialcanadagooseparkas.ca]canada goose jackets montreal[/url]