“I have met countless physicians in my life–my own brother is one of them–and none have compared to the amiable spirit of Dr. Jessica Scotchie.
IVF is an overwhelming process…however, Dr. Scotchie remarkably made the ordeal bearable. I had many questions that I left on the message line from time to time, and she called me repeatedly to answer each one.
She even called from home over a holiday when news from my test results demanded such. She distracted me from the magnitude of the appointments themselves with casual conversation and her cheery countenance.
The knowledge that the staff actually cared about me as a person and not about practicing science for its own sake made the difference.”
“Dr. Scotchie, There will never be enough words to express my gratitude to you and the entire TRM staff. Not only did you make my dream of a family a reality, but you also repaired the hole that was once in my heart. I am forever indebted to you and truly appreciate everything you do.”
K, Chattanooga, TN
“Dear Dr. Scotchie, Murray and TRM staff, We wanted to send you all a note to say thank you. We are so glad we chose your clinic. The staff always made us feel very welcome and at ease. The doctors were very professional and helped us through the entire process. So thank you for everything. You helped make my family complete and that is the greatest thing I could ever ask for.”
T, Chattanooga, TN
“T. was 48 and I was 39 when we began our journey to fulfill our life-long dream of having a child. We began trying right away after we were married. This was the second marriage for both of us but our first attempt at having a child. Due to my advanced maternal age, I had some concerned with the outcome.
We tried unsuccessfully for 5 months without any fertility assistance. Not wanting to “waste” more time, we had the basic specimin testing done for Tim. My Ob/Gyn assited us with our first attemp with a small dose of Clomid and an IUI. This attempt was unsuccessful. I underwent a radiology procedure to ensure my fallopian tubes were open and the results were good. After a second unsuccessful attempt with Clomid and IUI, we chose to visit the experts at Tennessee Reproductive Medicine.
To be perfectly honest, I was determined to go out of town to Johnson City to a well-known group that was recommended by several of my friends. However, my Ob/Gyn encouraged me to try TRM before I made the long drive to Johnson City. I agreed to at least meet with Dr. Murray.
We met with Dr. Murray and right away felt comforted in knowing that he and his wife personally experienced the trials of fertility challenges.
Immediately, Dr. Murray began testing and “mapping” my cycle. With his FIRST ultrasound, DR. Murray identified a polyp in my uterus. Apparently, this polyp was acting as a mechanism to prohibit implantation of any egg that might be fertilized. He educated us on the problem, scheduled and performed the procedure to remove the polyp and coordinated our schedule for the upcoming cycle. While removing the polyp, Dr. Murray found and removed a second polyp that was undetected on ultrasound.
With the first month of meeting Dr. Murray, he had identified our challenge and corrected it. Within the second month, we completed self-injecting the recommended medication regimen and attempted another IUI with Dr. Murray. This resulted in a positive pregnancy!!!
Today, we have a healthy, happy 4 month old little boy named Trace. He is the joy of our lives and we attribute this to Dr. Murray and his team at Tennessee Reproductive Medicine.
How could we ever than you enough to express the joy and love that we share with out little angel?”
“Dear Dr. Murray,
This is probably one of the most difficult notes we’ve ever had to write because how do you properly thank the person who helped God give you what you spent years trying and praying for?
A simple “thank you” does not seem like enough, but we are so thankful to you for your care, your love, your honesty, your expertise and just simply for you. Even if things had not turned out as great as they have, we would still be thankful to you and our experience at TRM. Even during the hard times, we never left feeling anything other than love and care. God put you in our path at a very difficult time in our lives. We can never thank Him or you enough. May he richly bless you.”
SD, Chattanooga (Pregnant with singleton after IVF)
I started writing this letter in my head back in April, because I knew that no matter what the outcome, my husband and I had found the right place for us to be. You all know our history, and we had decided that this was our last stop. Nothing I say in this letter will actually express how thankful we are for each of you. This experience has not been completely smooth – in fertility never is. But the way you have supported us and laughed with us, has made our experience much easier than I ever imagined. Coming to visit once, twice or three times a week never felt like a burden because there were always smiling faces and friendly chatter.
More than that, with you we found peace of mind. So, thank you! Thank you for all the pictures and updates, thank you for hiring front office staff who are always so sweet and helpful. And most of all, thank you for the chance to give our daughter a sibling. We promise to keep in touch and let you know how things progress!”
SM, Chattanooga (Pregnant with singleton after IVF)
“Dear Dr. Murray, we only wish we could express how much we appreciate all you have done for us. We feel this way not only because we have had such a positive experience and outcome, but because your kindness, care and connection with us has been a great healing comfort.
We went from tears at just the sight of your office to looking forward to appointments. You made us laugh, reassured us, took the time we needed, but always let us know with honesty the realities we faced. Your care really did help us deal with our infertility emotionally, and we know we are stronger individuals with a closer, stronger marriage because of it. We could never repay you for all that you have given us.
Words seem inadequate. You shared yourself with us, and it made all the difference in our treatment. We are forever indebted because you went above and beyond service as a physician. You became a support and a friend, and we don’t know how we would’ve made it without you.”
E & C
“Dear Dr. Murray, this letter was going to be written regardless of the outcome of our fertility treatment. We are extremely grateful to you. From the beginning, your candor, honesty and especially your willingness to share your personal experiences set us at ease. We always knew exactly where we stood and you quickly realized that our decisions were data and fact driven. You did an excellent job of giving us extensive data which was the only way that we were going to feel comfortable. You did this while eliminating confusion.
Your fact based, direct counsel was greatly appreciated and helped us make the best decision concerning IVF. You were extremely accessible to us through our decision process and we completed a successful transfer. We were very pleased that all of these procedures were performed by Dr. Murray.
We do not write letters or generally comment on our experiences. This entire process has been far above our highest expectations. We will continually tell others about the great experiences we had there and will gladly refer others in our situation to you.”
Jennifer (West Memphis, AR)
“Dr. Jessica Scotchie took care of Aaron and I from March 2008 until she graduated from the UNC REI fellowship in June 2008. We were both new to the world of REI and IVF and Dr. Scotchie assisted us in the pursuit of having a family. Dr. Scotchie has the best bedside manner we have encountered. She has a wonderful personality that extends to her patient care. Dr. Scotchie takes the time to answer all of the questions her patients may have. She is extremely knowledgeable and her procedure skills are top notched. It seemed that Dr. Scotchie went out of her way to meet all of our REI needs. We would recommend Dr. Scotchie to anyone.”