All infertile patients want to go the best possible IVF doctor so that they have the highest chance of being successful. This is why many prefer going to a very busy IVF clinic . They use his popularity as a surrogate marker for his technical competence. After all , the fact that he's very busy means that he's very experienced.  Isn't this why patients flock to him - because he's very good ?

Part of this is herd mentality , but it also makes sense . Someone who's very busy has seen lots of patients over his career, and has acquired a lot of expertise. He's quite like to know what to do, because he has most probably treated many .

However, this reasoning can be flawed. Just because he's experienced does not always mean he is an expert - after all, he may have 25 years of experience doing the wrong treatment every year ! Also, the risk is that because he's so busy, he may not be updated with the latest advances, as a result of which his advice maybe incorrect.

The real problem is that because he's very busy, he doesn't have enough time to spend on each individual patient . He's often so rushed that you may not get the individualized, personalized care you want from your doctor. Busy clinics are forced to use a "one-size fits all" policy because they follow standard cookie cutter treatment protocols which they cannot customise to your special needs.

This is why selecting the best IVF doctor becomes a very difficult situation for the patient . You can choose to go to someone who's less busy and will have more time for you - but on the other hand, he may not have as much experience . 

If you have failed an IVF cycle at an extremely busy clinic, and are looking for more personalised hands-on attention from an experienced doctor, you should select a boutique IVF clinic for your care.

Please send me your medical details by filling in the form at www.drmalpani.com/free-second-opinion so that I can guide you !
Authored by : Dr Aniruddha Malpani, MD and reviewed by Dr Anjali Malpani.

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