So, when we first signed up with my RE, she had a wonderful Medical Assistant… let’s call her Angela. (None of these are real names) Great bedside manner, great at her job. In our last meeting with Dr. Lady, she even admitted that Angela was too good for only being an MA, and had been “promoted” to the Donor Egg program. Sad to see her go, but good for her!
When I started IVF, we got an IVF coordinator… we’ll call her Heather. About as good at her job as Angela, but maybe a little less bedside manner. Which was fine, it’s not like she was lacking in it, just a little less soft.
Right before I started the drugs, apparently Heather went to work with another doctor at the practice exclusively–whether at her request, Dr. Lady’s request, or the other doctor’s request, I don’t know. But I was stuck with Stephanie. Who had as great a bedside manner, but was lacking a little in the proficiency that Heather had. It was fine, a few eye-rolls between me and Andrew, (like when she didn’t know where I was in my cycle) and not too big a deal.
But now that I’m back to IVF, I’m working with the new MA. Michelle. I can’t exactly put my finger on it, but she’s not even as good at her job as Stephanie… and far away from being an Angela.
So I’ve been through 4 people there. And I’d like to think I’d be more ok with it if they were all of the same caliber.
I think I’m going to ask if I can work with Stephanie instead, if she doesn’t only handle IVF patients. Because I have a lot more confidence in even her ability to get things done than Michelle’s.
In other news, I’m down about 4 pounds since the beginning of the year! 🙂