Keeping it real when parents-to-be are in a fog. Let's face it, parents-to-be who have trouble becoming parents often need help conceiving or retaining a pregnancy. We get emotional, we are angry, we are sad. Fortunately for the mid-south, Fertility Associates of Memphis provides that service and can help most families with their fertility problems. My experience with Fertility Associates of Memphis was not unlike many other moms' trials. We didn't have trouble getting pregnant, but I'd suffered multiple miscarriages and 2 D&Cs, and my OBGYN was smart enough to refer me to her partner on a research publication she'd done on multiple miscarriages. Conveniently located in the same building at 80 Humphrey's Center near Baptist Women's Hospital, I was walked down to see Dr. Kutteh. After all the emotions I'd experienced in an office full of women, it was a nice change to see some male faces who approached my fertility proactively and in a scientific manner. I had an HSG (a painful x-ray of the uterus with dye), DNA testing, progesterone supplements, and eventually, a very simple surgery to repair a minor problem (major enough, however, to prevent any embryo from attaching). It felt good leaving his office after each visit with a proactive feeling, like I knew what was going to happen next, and I knew what we'd done so far. I was kept in the loop, I never felt like crying in the office, and I knew that he'd get me there. When I had the surgery at Methodist, one nurse did not start my IV antibiotics on time and he really gave it to her! This doctor takes care of his patients and wants things done correctly. That's what I'd want for my own daughter, too. Some serious precautions (folic acid, progesterone supplements, etc) later, we have a son and daughter, just like we always dreamed of. Other friends of mine have taken Clomid for ovulation, and IVF treatments with Dr. Ke and loved his demeanor as well. They have recently taken on a third partner, Dr. Brezina, who became interested in the field after he and his wife experienced their own difficulty conceiving. Isn't it a comfort to know that your fertility specialist might have experienced some of the heartache and wait that you have? In response to the previous reviewers, yes there was an incident with one strange nurse, but never was anyone rude to me there. It is not fuzzy hand-holding land, it is clinical, because they are a clinic. Patients trying to get pregnant are literally pumped full of hormones, and it may "color" their feelings if posting during treatment. Maybe you'd appreciate the new doctor in the group, who is a little younger and has experienced fertility issues firsthand with his own family. Perhaps that would fill the patient care void they were feeling. P.S. When our insurance didn't want to cover treatment, they fought for us and saved us some money, too!
My husband and I were referred to this clinic after our sixth miscarriage. We had no living children and were at the lowest point, thinking we'd never have a baby of our own. With all of the losses we suffered, we weren't very hopeful that anyone would be able to help us, but we weren't ready to give up, either. This clinic is almost six hours away from us and worth EVERY SINGLE minute of the drive. Every dime of the gas money. Every dollar for the hotel and every penny we paid (which, thanks to Dr. Kutteh, wasn't a whole lot, as he coded our visits so all we had out of pocket was a co pay of 50 dollars for each visit) Our first appointment there, we were treated with so much respect and kindness and not only that, but we could tell, this clinic and the doctors KNEW what they were doing. We had a visit of probably 4 hours the first time, where Dr. Kutteh ran us through the ringer of blood work, swabs for bacterial infections, an HSG ultrasound, everything. Even tests that I had already had performed at other places, he ran those again just to be sure. And he ran tests I had NEVER had any where before. He pinpointed one of our issues that same day (Asherman's syndrome) and set us up for surgery a short time later. Before the surgery, he came to me with all of the results of my swabs. I had two bacterial infections that were directly linked to miscarriages. He prescribed antibiotics to clear those up and retested me later to make sure they were clear. I had weekly visits until 12 weeks to monitor the growth of our baby once I became pregnant (which was the first month we tried) and Dr. Kutteh continued to test me for infections every few weeks, just to make sure nothing returned. Ginny, our sonographer, was extremely compassionate and friendly and understood our situation. Before every ultrasound, she chatted with us, joked with us and the first thing she'd say when the ultrasound screen came on was "There's the heartbeat!", as she knew our situation and wanted us to be reassured immediately. As I write this, I can feel my little girl kicking. I'm almost 24 weeks pregnant, the furthest I've ever carried, and I'm due to deliver our little girl on Mother's Day. I cannot thank this practice and its doctors enough. Without them, my husband and I would be going home tonight instead of going out shopping for baby clothes and painting a nursery. If you feel like you have no hope or other doctors have advised you to give up (personal experience here), please don't until you see the doctors at this clinic.
This is one of the best centers in 38128 with affordable rates and quality care. We stand on the foundation that everyone wants good care for their family but sometimes can't afford it. We have some if not the lowest rates around. Yale Road is a 3-star facility according to the Department Child Services. We take pride in our business, the families we serve, our staff and our facility. And only hire and retain the best. We want each and every family who walk thru our doors to feel like they belong here. We are highly organized and professional with over fifty years of combined early childhood experience between our administrative staff and our management. We take pride in keeping a very clean facility. People who we employ and keep on have proven time and time again they deserve to be a Yale Road member thru their work ethics, dependability, flexibility, knowledgable, professionalism and by their daily interactions with the children and families we serve. We have been open for over a year and have seen many not 12 employees come and go. You can't make them stay but you can hold them accountable for their actions. Only the ones who stay believe in themselves. The childcare industry is very demanding and challenging. In this line of work only the strong stays. Employees must be able to adhere to our policies and procedures ( employee handbook), actually show up for work, be punctual, be ready to work, be flexible from 6:30-6:30, be a team player. Most importantly, be able to educate our youth by following our curricula and keep our facility clean. Employees who are fly by night workers can't do those things mentioned above. They interview well, have great ideas but show little to no actions, once hired. Therefore, it they don't fit into Yale's program. They must move on. We have had some to quit, some to call-in repeatedly, be a no show when scheduled or think this is simply a baby sitting service that requires seating long periods of time, just to name a few. Yale is a center of learning through explorations, interactions, exposure with qualified, bonified hardworking educators who are lead by competent managers, leaders and an owner, who all collectively have a desire to bring up a generation of scholars. We have an open door policy and welcome the community to our facility to take a tour, ask questions, observe and to see it for yourself. Thank You! The Owner