IVF doctor - how important is it to select a recommended doctor or is it alright to just get whoever is available?

adventurejunkie

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Newbie here. And the posts here of everyone’s journey are very helpful. I just recently called SGH to check the availability of Dr Yu Su Ling, which is one of the few recommended doctors out here. However, she is only available in Feb. I am tempted to just get any doctor from SGH if I can’t find another who is available earlier than Feb since time is ticking for me (I am 43 turning 44 next July). Does it really matter? What are the things to consider if choosing a doctor, in case I go the route of being assigned to anyone who is available? Thank you so much for the help.
 


harriet07

Member
Newbie here. And the posts here of everyone’s journey are very helpful. I just recently called SGH to check the availability of Dr Yu Su Ling, which is one of the few recommended doctors out here. However, she is only available in Feb. I am tempted to just get any doctor from SGH if I can’t find another who is available earlier than Feb since time is ticking for me (I am 43 turning 44 next July). Does it really matter? What are the things to consider if choosing a doctor, in case I go the route of being assigned to anyone who is available? Thank you so much for the help.
Hi, I am a IVF patient at SGH. What I know is that SGH is fully booked for IVF cycles until Feb 2020. Meaning whichever doctor you see at SGH, you will not be able to do it earlier than Feb. Maybe you can consider going to a private hospital, if you want to do the IVF earlier. There are a number of popular private doctors recommended on these forums, you can search. I get what you mean about time ticking as I am 38 next year.
 

hopeful_woman

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Dear
Newbie here. And the posts here of everyone’s journey are very helpful. I just recently called SGH to check the availability of Dr Yu Su Ling, which is one of the few recommended doctors out here. However, she is only available in Feb. I am tempted to just get any doctor from SGH if I can’t find another who is available earlier than Feb since time is ticking for me (I am 43 turning 44 next July). Does it really matter? What are the things to consider if choosing a doctor, in case I go the route of being assigned to anyone who is available? Thank you so much for the help.
Our egg quality deteriorates as we age. For me, I saw both private and public. In my view, if i opt for public hospital i save costs but may end up spending more time and that so adding my work stress i really dislike waiting. I remember my first wait at KK was 2 hrs and it felt like forever. I knew i wouldnt be able to waste time during every single visit. As for private, you dont save costs (get ready $20k) but u def save a lot of time and you can have more communication with ur gynae. I chose private at the end coz i really hate waiting (wait for gynae and then have to wait at the pharmacy). As for your age, if you do have the financial resources, you may consider choosing private.
 

Pigpigmeow

New Member
Hi, I am a IVF patient at SGH. What I know is that SGH is fully booked for IVF cycles until Feb 2020. Meaning whichever doctor you see at SGH, you will not be able to do it earlier than Feb. Maybe you can consider going to a private hospital, if you want to do the IVF earlier. There are a number of popular private doctors recommended on these forums, you can search. I get what you mean about time ticking as I am 38 next year.
which doctor are you with?
 

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