Why is continuity of care so important?

Continuity of care is a very key factor that I believe is important in patient care, not only for fertility treatments but any treatment in any area of medicine. Developing that rapport with your doctor and having the right doctor-patient relationship helps alleviate a lot of stress and anxiety that the patients go through.

Considering the patient’s fertility journey is anything but straightforward we firmly believe as part of a patient-centric approach to providing the continuity of care.

When we say continuity of care, we offer that the patient’s get seen by the same consultant right from the first appointment from the monitoring scans appointments to their egg collection procedure, embryo transfer and up to the follow-up consultations. Even out of hours, you should be able to speak to your consultant. That gives a huge degree of reassurance.

There has been a discussion on the impact of the stress and fertility, while there is no direct associations or links, we do believe that stress at some point may affect the outcome of the treatment.

Keeping on with our commitment to deliver high success rates, we think this is one of the factors that can help improve the success rates to a certain extent while being very realistic, that yes not every patient will be able to achieve a pregnancy with a treatment at London IVF and Genetics Centre.

By | 2016-11-04T12:50:40+00:00 November 15th, 2016|Clinic|Comments Off on Why is continuity of care so important?

About the Author:

Dr Krishna is Director of London IVF and Genetics Centre. She is a highly experienced Consultant Gynaecologist and specialist in Fertility and reproductive medicine. She manages couples with male or female cause of subfertility across the full range of complexity. She has special interest in managing patients with repeated treatment failures and those who respond poorly. She has published in professional journals and presented at national and international meetings. She is passionate in delivering best possible treatment outcomes and experience, as evidenced by patient feedback.