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RE Recs in DC Area?

Hi All! I hope you had a wonderful long weekend. My husband is taking a new job in Washington, DC and we will be relocating in a few weeks. Fortunately, we are going to be able to complete one more IUI cycle in Dallas with our current RE before we move. This IUI (#3) will be our last before we move onto IVF. I want to get our IVF consult scheduled with a new RE in DC as soon as we get there in case this last IUI is a bust (keeping it real while trying to stay positive Big Smile).

Do any of you ladies have great REs you can recommend in the DC area? We have BCBS insurance so in network recs are even better. Thanks in advance!

(Posted over on Infertility board as well).

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Me: 31 | DH: 31
Unexplained Infertility
7/12-9/12: IUIs #1-#3 = BFN
11/12: IVF #1 - Transferred 2 blasts (1 frozen) = BFP!
Beta#1 (11/21) - 194, Beta#2 (11/26) - 1222, Beta#3 (12/2) - 9535 (It's twins!) Pregnancy Ticker

Re: RE Recs in DC Area?

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    I have BCBS, but I think in-network differs based on the plan you have. I go to Shady Grove (they have several offices in the MD/DC/NoVA area) and they're in-network for me.

    I think it also depends on where your employer is located. MD also has a law mandating infertility coverage and my BCBS plan covers a ton. I don't know what they're required to cover in DC. Definitely something to have your DH ask his HR department. 

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    Me:27, DH:28 - DX: MFI, varicocele repair Nov 2011 
    Post-Op SA: Count- 15 million, Motility- 75%, Morphology- 3% 
    IVF with ICSI - Stimming 10/4/12 - 10/13/12, Lupron Trigger
    ER 10/18/1212 eggs retrieved, 8 mature, 5 fertilized
    5 day transfer 10/23/12, 3 frosties
    Beta #1 11/5/12: 453, Beta #2 11/7/12: 1,013, DD born 7/19/13
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    imagepantsarella:

    I have BCBS, but I think in-network differs based on the plan you have. I go to Shady Grove (they have several offices in the MD/DC/NoVA area) and they're in-network for me.

    I think it also depends on where your employer is located. MD also has a law mandating infertility coverage and my BCBS plan covers a ton. I don't know what they're required to cover in DC. Definitely something to have your DH ask his HR department. 

    Thanks for the response! We actually go through my employer for insurance and we are not switching our coverage so I know they cover infertility treatments. We just need to find a new RE in the area to get a pre cert. Are you happy with Shady Grove? Would you recommend them?

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    Me: 31 | DH: 31
    Unexplained Infertility
    7/12-9/12: IUIs #1-#3 = BFN
    11/12: IVF #1 - Transferred 2 blasts (1 frozen) = BFP!
    Beta#1 (11/21) - 194, Beta#2 (11/26) - 1222, Beta#3 (12/2) - 9535 (It's twins!) Pregnancy Ticker
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    I have BCBS and also go to Shady Grove fertility. I would definitely recommend them. They have a ton of offices and have been great so far.

    Me: 33 DH: 32 SA#1 low count (6mil) SA#2- now in IUI range!(30mil) Dx:MFI
    11/1- IUI#1,12/1- IUI#2, 1/2- IUI#3 all BFFN
    IVF#1. Long Lupron.ER 3/8 10R,4M,5F. ET 3/3-one 1AB, 2 frosties 5dp5dt-BFP!! Beta 3/25-794 Beta 3/27- 1794
    First u/s 4/8 saw hb. 4/22 missed mc 8w3d. d&c 4/26
    FET #1- bcp start 6/9. ET 7/12. 2 perfect blasts.5dpt-BFP!! 
    Beta 7/24 -1,239!! Beta 7/26- 2569 Beta 7/29- 7120.  U/S 8/7 hb 118! U/S 8/14 hb 143! U/S 8/20 hb 170. Graduated!! Stick baby stick! 


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    Another rec for Shady Grove here.  They've been great to work with so far.




    dx:  Unexplained IF
     TTC since May 2011, 1 year trying, and then 3 TI, 2 IUI = BFN
    IVF #1 (May 2013):  Antagonist Protocol: 
    24R, 18M, 15F w/ICSI; 5dt of 2 early blasts, no frosties = BFN
    IVF #2 (August 2013):  Lupron Stop Protocol: 
    28R, 23M, 15F w/ICSI; 5dt of 1 partially hatched blast, 7 frosties = BFP
    EDD 5/23/14, blighted ovum (6w6d), D&C (8w6d)
    FET #1 (April 2014):  transferred 2 5d blasts = BFP
    C.J. born 01/09/15


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    imagereemap916:
    imagepantsarella:

    I have BCBS, but I think in-network differs based on the plan you have. I go to Shady Grove (they have several offices in the MD/DC/NoVA area) and they're in-network for me.

    I think it also depends on where your employer is located. MD also has a law mandating infertility coverage and my BCBS plan covers a ton. I don't know what they're required to cover in DC. Definitely something to have your DH ask his HR department. 

    Thanks for the response! We actually go through my employer for insurance and we are not switching our coverage so I know they cover infertility treatments. We just need to find a new RE in the area to get a pre cert. Are you happy with Shady Grove? Would you recommend them?

     

    I really like my doctor, who is in one of the satellite offices in MD. She's fantastic and super caring. I've heard others refer to it as a "baby factory", but I've always felt like they've cared for me as a patient and not a statistic. That said, I haven't started treatment yet. Good luck! 

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    Me:27, DH:28 - DX: MFI, varicocele repair Nov 2011 
    Post-Op SA: Count- 15 million, Motility- 75%, Morphology- 3% 
    IVF with ICSI - Stimming 10/4/12 - 10/13/12, Lupron Trigger
    ER 10/18/1212 eggs retrieved, 8 mature, 5 fertilized
    5 day transfer 10/23/12, 3 frosties
    Beta #1 11/5/12: 453, Beta #2 11/7/12: 1,013, DD born 7/19/13
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    Thanks ladies!
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    Me: 31 | DH: 31
    Unexplained Infertility
    7/12-9/12: IUIs #1-#3 = BFN
    11/12: IVF #1 - Transferred 2 blasts (1 frozen) = BFP!
    Beta#1 (11/21) - 194, Beta#2 (11/26) - 1222, Beta#3 (12/2) - 9535 (It's twins!) Pregnancy Ticker
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    Another rec for Shady Grove. I am in MD though and because of my office size IF coverage is not mandatory. Depends on office size and what is covered per your plan.
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