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
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
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 !
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