America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama

1 doctors work here

Rated 8.3
Strongly recommend: 74%Neutral: 6%Don't recommend: 20%8.3
74% strongly recommend
13 reviews
Operations
8.6
8.6
Operations

Ratings of 1 indicate that a clinic was poorly operated.

Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
9.8
9.8
Scheduling

Ratings of 1 mean it was difficult to schedule appointments with this clinic.

Ratings of 10 mean it was easy to schedule appointments.

Billing Department
9.5
9.5
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
9.9
9.9
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
9.3
9.3
Attention to Detail

Attention to detail is on a 1 - 10 scale, and is scored based on the rate, and severity, of errors committed by the clinic according to the patients.

For example, a severe error might be failing to inform a patient of critical information, while a small error might be failing to call a patient with results.

CDC Success Rates

This is the most recent data from the CDC. The CDC cautions that it should not be used to compare doctors and clinics. This data represents the outcomes of IVF cycles when using a person's own eggs.

For more information please see our FAQs.

Where you see a “?” on the chart, a clinic has done fewer than 20 cycles in this category and age range, so the CDC says showing percentages from this small data set would be misleading and unreliable.

Annual Cycles
?
National Avg
738
This Clinic
National Avg
00%
20%
40%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
>40

Available Resources

Genetic counseling is not offered
Genetic counseling is not offered
Acupuncture
Acupuncture
Mental health counseling is not offered
Mental health counseling is not offered
Nutrition counseling
Nutrition counseling
Administration of shots
Administration of shots
Coordinating at-home nursing is not offered
Coordinating at-home nursing is not offered
Selling medication is not offered
Selling medication is not offered
Providing backup medication
Providing backup medication

This clinic has 2 offices

Birmingham
2006 Brookwood Medical Center Suite 302
Birmingham, AL 35209
Homewood
1 Independence Plaza Suite 810
Homewood, AL 35209

13 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34
1 IVF
Endometriosis
4th of 4 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
From day one, Dr. Long was a breath of fresh air...He will do his absolute best to ensure each of his patients with best possible chance of successful outcome. He hires the best staff and uses best and newest technology to ensure he gives his all to each patient he has...He connected with us and cared about us, we never felt like a number to him...it was the best decision we made to schedule consult with him
America Institute of Reproductive Medicine - Alabama is very patient friendly. They work to ensure they create environment that is a positive and stress free as possible. They work to ensure you don't have long wait times and always make you feel unique and special when you arrive. They are caring and knowledgeable as well as compassionate in understanding your reason for being there. It is a very welcoming environment.
How was your experience with Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
Dr. Long is a compassionate doctor with execellent communcation skills. He gets to know his patients on personal level and my husband and I walked away from our first consult feeling extremely grateful for having met him. He helped us feel important on this emotional journey and educated us every step of the way. He was relatable and accessible for each concern or question we had with our infertility. He told us from the beginning he would personally enjoy our next IVF cycle was a better experience than in past and although he couldn't promise us a baby, he promised us a better experience. We had been going through secondary infertility for years before we met Dr. Long. At a prior clinic we had gone through several cycles of hormones, IUI's, a miscarriage and unsuccessful IVF attempt. We found out about Dr. Long from a friend's recommendation and it was the best decision we made to schedule consult with him. I would recommend him to anyone. He will do his absolute best to ensure each of his patients with best possible chance of successful outcome. He hires the best staff and uses best and newest technology to ensure he gives his all to each patient he has. Although our IVF cycle with him did not go as planned, we felt like we were in better hands with Dr. Long and his clinic.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
Go have a consult with him. Talk to him about your needs and allow him to get to know you and trust him with his treatment plans. He is an excellent doctor with wonderful bedside manner.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
From day one, Dr. Long was a breath of fresh air. My husband and I came to him after years of secondary infertility and we immediately felt at peace with him. At prior clinics, we had done multiple fertitliy treatments, but always felt "alone" in journey. When we met him, we knew from first consult how much he cared about us. We listened to our desires, concerns and goals. He connected with us and cared about us, we never felt like a number to him, he was always caring about how we were doing every step of the way. Even at the the end of our cycle when things were devastating, he was there to console us and showed a heart of compassion. He was extremely knowledgeable and had an outstanding staff who was always there to answer every question we had. We felt like we were in the very best hands every step of the way.
Describe the protocols Cecil Long used in your cycles at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama and their degree of success.
When we came to Dr. Long, we had already been through several IUI's, a miscarriage and a failed IVF transfer of our only embryo. After our consult with him, he immediately did a thorough exam and found that I had a couple polyps... something my other doctor should have noticed and dealt with before our transfer. He recommended surgery to remove and mentioned he thought I may have endometriosis; which I did. After surgery we waited few months to make sure everything healed correctly. After getting the green light, we started a traditional IVF cycle. After previous cycle with genetic testing of embryos (with different doctor and clinic) we learned that I have Balanced Translocation so we felt IVF was our best option with genetic testing. We started a cycle with shots and appeared I had healthy number of eggs. On day of egg retrieval we were excited; but disappointing to find out out that several of my follicles we saw on sonogram did not contain an mature egg. We left with less eggs than expected, but still hopeful for future. On day of egg retrieval, Dr. Long had his embryologist on site and and used ICSI to create embryos. It was a very fascinating process. We found out that of our 6 eggs, 5 of them developed into an embryo - however, by the time day 5 came around, none of them had made it, so we didn't have any embryos to send off to testing. This was such an emotional journey because we thought after everything we had learned that "now was our time". However, we left with no regrets that Dr. Long had done everything in his power to help us (not a feeling we left with at the other clinic with previous doctors). He was there for us after this and has continued to consult and talk future options.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
Each time we went for check ups, sonograms, blood work, labs, etc everyone was professional, compassionate and knowledgeable. They were all friendly and everything was done in timely manner.
Describe your experience with America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
America Institute of Reproductive Medicine - Alabama is very patient friendly. They work to ensure they create environment that is a positive and stress free as possible. They work to ensure you don't have long wait times and always make you feel unique and special when you arrive. They are caring and knowledgeable as well as compassionate in understanding your reason for being there. It is a very welcoming environment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
As anyone going through IVF can relate, costs are very expensive. However, it was very comparable to our previous IVF clinic, actaully slightly less. But the mian thing was how easy it was to get answers. Each visit we knew exactly what we owed and we had a billing quote up front that covered everything we would be charged. We did not get that at previous clinic. Here they worked very closely with our insurance and billing and made sure there were no errors or mistakes and always communicated with us in timely manner.
Describe Cecil Long's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
Unfortunately, we did not make it this far with Dr. Long for our IVF cycle.
10
Doctor
Cecil Long
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama
Birmingham
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2022, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31
1 IVF
Male Factor
PCOS
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Donor Sperm
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
We will continue to see Dr. Long until our family is complete and we will always refer people to him...At the former clinic we felt like we were a number paying for their fancy building and once we paid the big bill we were herded through like cattle. This is NOT how Dr. Long operates...He was ok with 2 transfers...Dr. Long spends the majority of his time to ensure that everything is smooth and simplified and oversees everything
It's not just the nurses that are great [at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine - Alabama] it's everyone from the door to the lab to the halls. I had an emotional breakdown in the phlebotomist (Tasia) chair and she took the time to speak with me to calm me down and pray with me. We will continue to see Dr. Long until our family is complete and we will always refer people to him and his team.
How was your experience with Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
At the former clinic we felt like we were a number paying for their fancy building and once we paid the big bill we were herded through like cattle. This is NOT how Dr. Long operates. He and his team are there because they care and I truly believe if one of his staff does not care, he would not keep them their long. He keeps his costs affordable and explains how and why at your first visit with him (1/3 of the price of our first clinic we used). Dr. Long is particular about who works with him and even told us that he works hard to keep the best staff to suit the care of his patients and to represent his name and his practice. We will continue to see Dr. Long until our family is complete and we will always refer people to him and his team.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
If you don't see the doctor every visit, it's totally fine. His staff is so knowledgeable and consult with him on all decisions. I think this is one reason they are able to minimize costs because Dr. Long spends the majority of his time to ensure that everything is smooth and simplified and oversees everything not just patient visits and concerns that his staff can handle.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
We have been through one round of IVF with Dr. Long after using another Fertility clinic in the area previously. At the former clinic we felt like we were a number paying for their fancy building and once we paid the big bill we were herded through like cattle. This is NOT how Dr. Long operates. He and his team are there because they care and I truly believe if one of his staff does not care, he would not keep them their long. He keeps his costs affordable and explains how and why at your first visit with him (1/3 of the price of our first clinic we used) and his NPs (Beth and Cassidy are so knowledgeable, helpful and caring all while being clear concise and complete in their time with us so that no ones time is wasted). The entire staff is so kind. I had an emotional breakdown in the phlebotomist (Tasia) chair and she took the time to speak with me to calm me down and pray with me. Dr. Long is particular about who works with him and even told us that he works hard to keep the best staff to suit the care of his patients and to represent his name and his practice. We will continue to see Dr. Long until our family is complete and we will always refer people to him and his team.
Describe the protocols Cecil Long used in your cycles at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama and their degree of success.
I have never had a regular cycle. I don't know names of protocols. I had a month of estrogen treatments prior to stims and medroxyprogesterone (I'm pretty sure) to make me have a period and then started birth control for a certain period of time. On stims I used follistim, menopur, ganirelix and triggered with overdril. Of course I had progesterone following retrieval and transfer and such.
Describe your experience with your nurse at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama. (Assigned nurse: "Beth" Gail Hide)
We primarily saw Beth but occasionally would see Cassidy. Both NPs are so knowledgeable, helpful and caring all while being clear concise and complete in their time with us so that no ones time is wasted. The entire staff is so kind.
Describe your experience with America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
It's not just the nurses that are great it's everyone from the door to the lab to the halls. I had an emotional breakdown in the phlebotomist (Tasia) chair and she took the time to speak with me to calm me down and pray with me. We will continue to see Dr. Long until our family is complete and we will always refer people to him and his team.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
The costs were 1/3 of the costs of the first clinic. I think we paid about $6k for IVF here and did not have additional ultrasound expenses (this cost not including medication and a copay at some visits) Last clinic charged approx $12k for procedures and a monitoring fee every visit and I constantly got bills for ultrasounds. At ACRM I did not receive ANY bills for an ultrasound.
Describe Cecil Long's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
He was ok with 2 transfers because I had only one implant with a multiple transfer at my last clinic - and miscarried following that one implanting. He did let me know risks of multiple pregnancy and confirmed me and my husband were ok with multiple babies since that was possible.
10
Doctor
Cecil Long
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama
Birmingham
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021, Unsuccessful
NPS
2
NPS
3
Age 28
1 IVF
Uterine Fibroids
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
At our consultation, Dr. Long was great introducing himself and meeting us; however, once our cycle started another doctor and a NP in the practice was on our cycle and neither of them asked who we were and acted like they had met us before when we never met. We had several instances that this occurred...After our embryo transfer failed, we set up a next steps consult where Dr. Long never came
The [America Institute of Reproductive Medicine - AL] clinics strengths would be the nurses there. They made you feel welcome and comfortable. The weaknesses would have to be Dr. Long I felt like he just didn't care about our overall outcome and it was like pulling teeth to get some of the front desk people to tell you what they needed from you. We had to keep asking them when did they need our final payment to complete our cycle and it took a couple visits until they finally gave us a response.
How was your experience with Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
During our consultation, Dr. Long answered every question we had, talked us through the best course of action and overall we felt great about choosing him as our doctor until the cycle started. Once our cycle started we never saw him or spoke to him until the egg retrieval and embryo transfer. We had chose to do the invocell on day 4 i started to run fever i called the clinic they told me to monitor and take meds they prescribed that my body was trying to reject the device. The next day was my embryo transfer which they still did that day. The next day i felt very full, couldnt walk, still had a fever. I went in for a check up to make sure everything was okay i had developed OHSS. After our embryo transfer failed, we set up a next steps consult where Dr. Long never came and talked to us but instead sent another doctor who didn't really know what had been going on in our cycle and kept leaving the room to go to his office to find out answers to questions we had because she didn't know. She had informed us that she saw i had some adenomyosis and uterine fibroid. She had recommended we do a procedure before our next cycle to remove all of this. We were never made aware of the adenomyosis and what the outcome of getting it removed or not could be. The ultrasound tech had told us about the fibroids but after Dr. Long saw those he said they would be fine not to remove because they were right on the borderline. We walked away from the cycle we no pregnancy and feeling like they had just taken our money because we weren't made aware of important medical conditions that ultimately impacted the result of our cycle.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
I would say to make sure you asked questions about every little thing you see on the monitors because they will not tell you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
At our consultation, Dr. Long was great introducing himself and meeting us; however, once our cycle started another doctor and a NP in the practice was on our cycle and neither of them asked who we were and acted like they had met us before when we never met. We had several instances that this occurred.
Describe the protocols Cecil Long used in your cycles at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama and their degree of success.
Follistim AQ # 2 pen 900, 300 Menopur 75iu # 7 vials Progesterone in oil 50mg/ml; 3 vials Ganirellix 3 syringes 1 hch
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
The nurses were very comforting through the entire process. They helped me after my egg retrieval when I passed out and was amazing during that time.
Describe your experience with America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
The clinics strengths would be the nurses there. They made you feel welcome and comfortable. The weaknesses would have to be Dr. Long I felt like he just didn't care about our overall outcome and it was like pulling teeth to get some of the front desk people to tell you what they needed from you. We had to keep asking them when did they need our final payment to complete our cycle and it took a couple visits until they finally gave us a response.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
First Cycle: $4,900 Medications: $1,825.05
Describe Cecil Long's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
He didn't push us on how many we transfered he let us decide. We decided to go with 2.
What specific things went wrong at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
We were unaware that I had a couple of medical conditions told about earlier in this survey until after our embryo transfer failed. We also were put into a room one time with another patients chart still in the room.
2
Doctor
Cecil Long
NPS
Humanity
1 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
2 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
1 of 5
Adaptability
1 of 5
3
Clinic
America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama
Birmingham
NPS
Operations
2 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2014 - 2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 26 - 31
1 IVF
Anovulation
Endometriosis
Male Factor
PCOS
Tubal Blockage
Uterine Fibroids
Unexplained
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 3 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Now that he [Dr. Cecil Long] has his own private practice, each visit is very personal. He cares so much about how you are and what's happening with each cycle. He does every ultrasound himself, and answers every question you have. Even making time to talk to you if you have a question outside of the office that you forgot to ask. That's the reason he started his own practice, he was losing grasp of his patients treatments and wanted it to be more personal and not have so much go between. I feel like he has a true passion for the work he does and it really shows if you have the chance to meet him. He has never given up on me and my husband, or our dream to expand our family. For that I am very thankful.
Monitoring appointments are very personal [at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine]. The doctor is usually in with each patient to assist with the monitoring and explains everything that is going on. I feel like this is exceptional care. You won't get this a most clinics...There are 2 primary clinics. I do wish they had 1 combined clinic, each clinic is fairly easy to get to though. All the staff are very understanding, caring, and helpful. Their office manager is great at helping with anything you need, as are any of the staff members. They are always willing to answer any questions or find an answer for you.
How was your experience with Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
Dr. Long really cares about his patients. He sees every patient personally at each visit. He has such passion for the work he does. He explains things throughly and is always there if you have any hesitations or questions. His level of care is exceptional.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
Just take the chance and schedule a meeting with him. You will be surprised at how much he treats you like family instead of just another patient or dollar sign.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
While he was in practice at ART in Birmingham I felt more like a number, but he always made time to call and check on me after each failed cycle. Now that he has his own private practice, each visit is very personal. He cares so much about how you are and what's happening with each cycle. He does every ultrasound himself, and answers every question you have. Even making time to talk to you if you have a question outside of the office that you forgot to ask. That's the reason he started his own practice, he was losing grasp of his patients treatments and wanted it to be more personal and not have so much go between. I feel like he has a true passion for the work he does and it really shows if you have the chance to meet him. He has never given up on me and my husband, or our dream to expand our family. For that I am very thankful.
Describe the protocols Cecil Long used in your cycles at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama and their degree of success.
He has used letrozole, folistim, gonal f, menopur, sub q and IM injections. We have tried many different combinations. Each with different results. He has worked on finding the right combination of meds for my particular need at each cycle. I actually had a chemical pregnancy with my very first round of letrozole. Nothing the next round. Each round has faced it's own challenges. He has faced each with a new plan of action. I have had 2 corrective surgeries under his care, to remove fibroids, stage 3 endometriosis, a blocked tube, scar tissue from previous surgery (unrelated). He has taken exceptional care of me each time.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
Each nurse I have ever met with has greeted me like a friend. They are always caring, encouraging, and compassionate.
Describe your experience with America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
There are 2 primary clinics. I do wish they had 1 combined clinic, each clinic is fairly easy to get to though. All the staff are very understanding, caring, and helpful. Their office manager is great at helping with anything you need, as are any of the staff members. They are always willing to answer any questions or find an answer for you.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
Monitoring appointments are very personal. The doctor is usually in with each patient to assist with the monitoring and explains everything that is going on. I feel like this is exceptional care. You won't get this a most clinics.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
When I first became a patient everything was out of pocket. For the most part it still is, he does have more set cost for his procedures, this has made the process more affordable for his patients.
Describe Cecil Long's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
He approves of both depending on the patient.
10
Doctor
Cecil Long
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama
Birmingham
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33 - 34
Endometriosis
Uterine Fibroids
European
Income $100K - $199K
Lawyer
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Long is a God send. He pushed me to have a surgery that my other doctor told me to ignore. During that surgery he found and removed a uterine septum (which could have been causing me to miscarry repeatedly), uterine fibroids, scar tissue and polyps. If I hadn't had that surgery, I would've spent 20k on IVF just to lose the baby IF I got pregnant. He talks to us each and every time we go to see him. He is honest. He gives us his personal phone number. He calls almost immediately if I need him. I have never met a more caring person/doctor.
This [America Institute] is a very friendly and open clinic. From the moment you walk in there are pink velvet chairs, and a friendly front desk person. It doesn't feel like a cattle call which is how I felt at my last clinic. Not once have I been crying in the waiting room while being ignored. I get in quickly and they take time with me. My husband felt comfortable with both the doctors. They don't try to rush you through anything. They try to get to know and they won't push you for something if you don't want to do it. They listen and they advise. I truly appreciate their approach.
How was your experience with Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
Dr. Long is a God send. He pushed me to have a surgery that my other doctor told me to ignore. During that surgery he found and removed a uterine septum (which could have been causing me to miscarry repeatedly), uterine fibroids, scar tissue and polyps. If I hadn't had that surgery, I would've spent 20k on IVF just to lose the baby IF I got pregnant. He talks to us each and every time we go to see him. He is honest. He gives us his personal phone number. He calls almost immediately if I need him. I have never met a more caring person/doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
Go see him immediately. He is a caring and wonderful person. I wish I would've gone to him first. Also, bring a notebook. He explains a lot and it's good to have something with you to write it all down.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
My last clinic was completely like a factory. I didn't understand what it was like truly be a person to a doctor. Dr. Long first met with us and talked to us for over two hours. The next day he called and referred me an ART case (I'm an attorney). He gave both me and my husband his cell phone number. He remembers things I tell him. He reduced the price of surgery when the cost exceeded what insurance would pay. He spends time each and every appointment to talk to us. In fact, he says "I don't want to get people pregnant if I don't remember their names or faces."
Describe the protocols Cecil Long used in your cycles at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama and their degree of success.
First was laparoscopy and a hysteroscopy. After that I took estradiol for 25 days to heal and for the last 15, I took progesterin as well. Then we started with letrozole and gonal-f with a trigger for an IUI. I ovulated too early. Then we did letrozole and a trigger. No pregnancy yet. We're looking to do the invocell in April.
Describe your experience with your nurse at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama. (Assigned nurse: Trista)
There isn't a moment when you don't get a call back within an hour. You are able to reach a nurse at any point in time - even New Year's Eve.
Describe your experience with America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
This is a very friendly and open clinic. From the moment you walk in there are pink velvet chairs, and a friendly front desk person. It doesn't feel like a cattle call which is how I felt at my last clinic. Not once have I been crying in the waiting room while being ignored. I get in quickly and they take time with me. My husband felt comfortable with both the doctors. They don't try to rush you through anything. They try to get to know and they won't push you for something if you don't want to do it. They listen and they advise. I truly appreciate their approach.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
He is cheaper than anyone else in Birmingham. He's not trying to make money just babies!!!
Describe Cecil Long's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
Dr. Long pushes for eSET because he doesn't want multiples. He worries they will put too much pressure on the body.
10
Doctor
Cecil Long
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama
Birmingham
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34
2 Fertility Medications
Anovulation
Endometriosis
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Long is candid and frank but also warm and optimistic...Both my husband and I think highly of him. He has a genuine personality that puts you at ease....Dr. Long offers his personal cell phone number to answer questions (I’ve never called so I don’t know if he answers!) I usually feel better and motivated when I leave their office....Dr. Long does IVF with ICSI and INVOcell.... I’ve had one oral medication cycle, one oral and injection cycle with timed intercourse and one oral/injection cycle with IUI.
The staff [America Institute of Repro Med] at the clinic knows my name. They know what kind of work I do. They know my husbands name.... Strengths: friendly staff, now has lab services, easy to schedule, usually get a timely call back, not intrusive or inpatient, down to earth. Weaknesses: initially somewhat disorganized (clinic had just relocated), uncomfortable waiting room chairs, initially did not have lab services.... I typically see Jen. She is easy to talk to, always calls back
How was your experience with Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
I’ve only been working with Dr. Long since June. Both my husband and I think highly of him. He has a genuine personality that puts you at ease. This is hugely important to me since for most visits your pants are off and your feet are in stirrups... Dr. Long answers questions without making you feel needy or like you are taking up too much time. He is quite optimistic-sometimes I worry that he won’t be able to deliver what is said.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
Ask all the questions you want.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
The staff at the clinic knows my name. They know what kind of work I do. They know my husbands name. Dr. Long is candid and frank but also warm and optimistic. They try to work around my work schedule. Dr. Long offers his personal cell phone number to answer questions (I’ve never called so I don’t know if he answers!) I usually feel better and motivated when I leave their office.
Describe the protocols Cecil Long used in your cycles at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama and their degree of success.
I’ve had one oral medication cycle, one oral and injection cycle with timed intercourse and one oral/injection cycle with IUI. A trigger ahot was used with each of these cycles. I am currently in my TTW from my first IUI. Medication has been used because I do not always ovulate on my own and I respond well to the medications...increased chance of pregnancy. One month after starting treatment with Dr. Long, I had a laparoscopy as he suspected endometriosis. I had Stage II endo and a uterine polyp.
Describe your experience with your nurse at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama. (Assigned nurse: Jen)
I typically see Jen. She is easy to talk to, always calls back. She has been through some infertility treatment herself which I find to be comforting.
Describe your experience with America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
Strengths: friendly staff, now has lab services, easy to schedule, usually get a timely call back, not intrusive or inpatient, down to earth. Weaknesses: initially somewhat disorganized (clinic had just relocated), uncomfortable waiting room chairs, initially did not have lab services.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
My insurance doesn’t have coverage for any medication. Procedures-surgery/ultrasounds/labs have been covered to an extent. The clinic does always explain cost. I’ve spent probably around $5500 so far but this includes everything.
Describe Cecil Long's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
Dr. Long does IVF with ICSI and INVOcell.
10
Doctor
Cecil Long
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama
Birmingham
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34
Endometriosis
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Long has been wonderful and we are very excited we found him and look forward to having him help us along our infertility journey. He is very knowledgeable, understanding, and patient as we explain our past history and look to develop a future plan. He has identified issues upfront that will help us along the way and has been very thorough and positive so far.... So far with Dr. Long I have had initial consult, labs, ultra sound, and identified need for laparoscopy and he has successfully completed that surgery.
Strengths: Organized, timely, helpful, patient. Go in with open mind and you will be pleasantly surprised. Dr. Long and all of his staff [America Institute of Reproductive Medicine] are ready to help you and will always do so with a smile on their face.... So far, each of the nurses has been very kind and knowledgeable.... I would ask them to set up a meeting with him and allow yourself the opportunity to chat with him and see how wonderful of a doctor he is
How was your experience with Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
Dr. Long has been wonderful and we are very excited we found him and look forward to having him help us along our infertility journey. He is very knowledgeable, understanding, and patient as we explain our past history and look to develop a future plan. He has identified issues upfront that will help us along the way and has been very thorough and positive so far. We are excited about the future.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
I would ask them to set up a meeting with him and allow yourself the opportunity to chat with him and see how wonderful of a doctor he is and see if he has something that you both believe can help you succeed along your infertility journey.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
From day one, he was very personable and cared about our needs. He listened to our history and our concerns and was very empathetic, understanding, and positive about the future.
Describe the protocols Cecil Long used in your cycles at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama and their degree of success.
I have just switched to Dr. Long. I had 3 IUI and IVF cycle prior to Dr. Long with another practice (and different doctor). So far with Dr. Long I have had initial consult, labs, ultra sound, and identified need for laparoscopy and he has successfully completed that surgery.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
So far, each of the nurses has been very kind and knowledgeable.
Describe your experience with America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
Strengths: Organized, timely, helpful, patient. Go in with open mind and you will be pleasantly surprised. Dr. Long and all of his staff are ready to help you and will always do so with a smile on their face.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
Too soon to tell, so far I have had one laparoscopy surgery and I had to meet my deductible first.
Describe Cecil Long's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
n/a
10
Doctor
Cecil Long
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
10
Clinic
America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama
Birmingham
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Consult
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32
Male Factor
Unexplained
Black or African-American
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I really like Dr. Long. He is straight forward without being blunt or harsh. He felt that Invocell would be our best option for conception and was not rude about it. He explained the entire process and I left feeling empowered.... We will be doing Invocell which is affordable IVF. Dr. Long and his NP Karen are one of the few practices in the United Stares who offer Invocell and have had results that are compatible with that of traditional IVF.
We will be doing Invocell which is affordable IVF. Dr. Long and his NP Karen [at America Institute for Reproductive Med] are one of the few practices in the United Stares who offer Invocell and have had results that are compatible with that of traditional IVF.... The clinic is small which has been a blessing after being at a much larger clinic. I feel like a friend and not just another number. On the downside, there is only one lady who works at the front desk and she is often having to balance answering the phones and checking in patients by herself.
How was your experience with Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
I really like Dr. Long. He is straight forward without being blunt or harsh. He felt that Invocell would be our best option for conception and was not rude about it. He explained the entire process and I left feeling empowered.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
be open minded to your treatment options. He works in a smaller practice, but don't let that deter you, he is awesome
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
He is very personable. We sat in his office on our first visit and he truly wanted to get to know my husband and didn't jump directly into our issues.
Describe the protocols Cecil Long used in your cycles at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama and their degree of success.
We will be doing Invocell which is affordable IVF. Dr. Long and his NP Karen are one of the few practices in the United Stares who offer Invocell and have had results that are compatible with that of traditional IVF.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
They communicate well and efficiently. I have never had an issue in getting in contact with them
Describe your experience with America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
The clinic is small which has been a blessing after being at a much larger clinic. I feel like a friend and not just another number. On the downside, there is only one lady who works at the front desk and she is often having to balance answering the phones and checking in patients by herself.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
Semen Analysis $95 Co-pay $40 Ultrasounds were covered by my insurance
Describe Cecil Long's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
No
10
Doctor
Cecil Long
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama
Birmingham
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
N/A
Age 28 - 29
3 Fertility Medications
Endometriosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
Income $0 - $49K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
After almost 2 years at another clinic i switched to dr long to do invocell ivf. He strongly encouraged a laparoscopic surgery to explore my uterus after a prior diagnosis of bicornuate uterus. I agreed to the survey and dr. Long actually found a uterine septum that was able to be resected and stage 3 endo. I don’t feel ivf would have worked if he had not encouraged this surgery. I’m doing stims for ivf this month.
Excellent communicators and compassionate care given to every patient. Every staff member [America Institute of Repro Med] is nice and courteous. I have not found any weaknesses at this time. I recommend this clinic in several Facebook fertility groups I’m in. ... Excellent communication [nursing staff] ... Dr. Long only recommends transfer of two embryos at a time
How was your experience with Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
After almost 2 years at another clinic i switched to dr long to do invocell ivf. He strongly encouraged a laparoscopic surgery to explore my uterus after a prior diagnosis of bicornuate uterus. I agreed to the survey and dr. Long actually found a uterine septum that was able to be resected and stage 3 endo. I don’t feel ivf would have worked if he had not encouraged this surgery. I’m doing stims for ivf this month.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
If you aren’t satisfied with your care find someone who has your best interest at heart.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
Staff and physician are all very personable and easy to communicate with. The last doctor had so many patients i did not feel like my care was personalized. Dr. Long makes you feel like part of the family.
Describe the protocols Cecil Long used in your cycles at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama and their degree of success.
Dr. Long included myself and my husband in my treatment plan
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
Excellent communication
Describe your experience with America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
Excellent communicators and compassionate care given to every patient. Every staff member is nice and courteous. I have not found any weaknesses at this time. I recommend this clinic in several Facebook fertility groups I’m in.
Describe Cecil Long's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
Dr. Long only recommends transfer of two embryos at a time
10
Doctor
Cecil Long
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020 - 2022, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 42 - 44
2 IUI
3 IVF
European
Income $100K - $199K
Entrepreneur
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He [Dr. Cecil Long] is very nice and understanding. He has personally gone through the procedures with is wife so he understands the emotions that go along with this type of procedure. After my first procedure that failed he took a lot of time to talk to me and my husband explaining why and what was our next step...My doctor said we are going to transfer them [4] all due to my age and because the embryos seem to communicate with the uterus.
Everyone [at AIRM - Alabama] was really nice and helpful. I was pretty much on time to all of my appointments and out of all my appointments I only recall waiting a long time once. That is bc Dr. Long’s surgery went over. The environment was very relaxing...[nurses are] Very helpful and quick to respond to question...They all called me by my name.
How was your experience with Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
He is very nice and understanding. He has personally gone through the procedures with is wife so he understands the emotions that go along with this type of procedure. After my first procedure that failed he took a lot of time to talk to me and my husband explaining why and what was our next step.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
He know what he is doing so trust the process. Ask as many questions, he is very knowledgeable and doesn’t mind you asking.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
They all called me by my name.
Describe the protocols Cecil Long used in your cycles at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama and their degree of success.
3-weeks of birth control prior to starting treatment 1st and second round the medication was the same. FYI my first round was canceled on the day of egg retrieval bc we got COVID FSH 225 men pour 75 for 8 days the last 3 of those day I added in ganirelix triggered on day nine 8 eggs retrieved 7 mature 3 embryos transferred because of my age Chemical pregnancy low hcg of 7 Cycle#3 I am currently on FSH 225 menopur 150 for nine days last 3 days I added in ganirelix triggered on day 10 retrieval day 12 Retrieved 5 eggs 4 embryos 1 blast 2 early blast and 1 Momola? Transferred all 4 bc of my age and said it seems the embryos communicate with the uterus will give them a change. I find out tomorrow if I am pregnant.5/11 I am
Describe your experience with your nurse at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama. (Assigned nurse: Gail “Beth” Hide )
Very helpful and quick to respond to question.
Describe your experience with America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
Everyone was really nice and helpful. I was pretty much on time to all of my appointments and out of all my appointments I only recall waiting a long time once. That is bc Dr. Long’s surgery went over. The environment was very relaxing.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
1 cycle $4,900 which was canceled bc we got COVID 2cycle money was used from first cycle but we still paid for the medication which was 1,500 each time. 3cycle. 4,720 plus copay 45$ for monitoring appointment Medication was 1,900 for this cycle
Describe Cecil Long's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
My doctor said we are going to transfer them all due to my age and because the embryos seem to communicate with the uterus.
10
Doctor
Cecil Long
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama
Birmingham
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
8
Age 31
Male Factor
Income $100K - $199K
Accountant
2nd of 2 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Long is very caring and a great doctor. Even though Dr. Hammond oversees all the other appointments, Dr. Long is always in the know of what's going on. I would recommend him to any and everyone! He always makes you feel like you matter. No question is too small...I am currently doing INVOcell. My retrieval and transfer are schedule for this week and next! I am currently taking Gonal-F 225IU. I just finished 5 days of Letrozole 2xday.
I am currently doing INVOcell [at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine]...Every single person working at AIRM are AMAZING! Karen [nurse], specifically, shows so much compassion for what she does. I love her so much!...You can call 1000 times a day and they would answer all your questions and concerns. I have never felt as if I was bothering them. Everyone from the receptionist to the doctors are the kindest people you will ever meet!
How was your experience with Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
Dr. Long is very caring and a great doctor. Even though Dr. Hammond oversees all the other appointments, Dr. Long is always in the know of what's going on. I would recommend him to any and everyone! He always makes you feel like you matter. No question is too small. I will never go anywhere else. I wish I had found him sooner!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
Do it sooner rather than later! You won't regret it!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
Everyone at AIRM cares about the patient. Dr. Long and Dr. Hammond make you feel like you are the only person on their schedule for the day. They make you feel so comfortable there.
Describe the protocols Cecil Long used in your cycles at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama and their degree of success.
I am currently doing INVOcell. My retrieval and transfer are schedule for this week and next! I am currently taking Gonal-F 225IU. I just finished 5 days of Letrozole 2xday.
Describe your experience with your nurse at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama. (Assigned nurse: Karen Hammond)
Every single person working at AIRM are AMAZING! Karen, specifically, shows so much compassion for what she does. I love her so much!
Describe your experience with America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
I see Dr. Long at AIRM. He is no longer at ART. I would highly recommend checking out AIRM. I wish I had found them a lot sooner. The clinic and staff are absolutely amazing! You can call 1000 times a day and they would answer all your questions and concerns. I have never felt as if I was bothering them. Everyone from the receptionist to the doctors are the kindest people you will ever meet!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
It is $3900 for INVOcell at AIRM
Describe Cecil Long's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
I am very thankful that Dr. Long will let my husband and I transfer multiple embryos (2). I have had a previous child with no issues, so they said it shouldn't be an issue IF I were to get pregnant with twins. He did go over the risks of multiples though.
10
Doctor
Cecil Long
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
8
Clinic
America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama
Birmingham
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 28
2 IVF
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
4 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
You see the Doctor [Dr. Cecil Long] every time you visit the office...He is absolutely amazing. He is so down to earth and easy to talk to. He uses terms that are easy to understand. He is by far the best! I wish I would have found him earlier! He makes sure you completely understand everything that he covers with you...will go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable!...We are on our second Affordable IVF treatment. He uses low doses of medicine since my AMH is high. They do ICSI with everyone! Also I incubate my embryos!
When you walk in the office [of America Institute of Reproductive Medicine] is decorated beautifully! You definitely do not feel like your in a doctors office. The clinic really has no weaknesses in my opinion! They are easy to contact. Everyone is always smiling when you come in!...Dr Long and his nurse practitioner are amazing! They give you their personal contact number if you need anything. You see the Doctor every time you visit the office. The sincerely care about their patients.
How was your experience with Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
He is absolutely amazing. He is so down to earth and easy to talk to. He uses terms that are easy to understand. He is by far the best! I wish I would have found him earlier! He makes sure you completely understand everything that he covers with you.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
Be honest with them. He is an amazing person and will go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
Dr Long and his nurse practitioner are amazing! They give you their personal contact number if you need anything. You see the Doctor every time you visit the office. The sincerely care about their patients.
Describe the protocols Cecil Long used in your cycles at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama and their degree of success.
We are on our second Affordable IVF treatment. He uses low doses of medicine since my AMH is high. They do ICSI with everyone! Also I incubate my embryos!
Describe your experience with your nurse at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama. (Assigned nurse: Karen Hammond)
Karen is the nurse practitioner that is over the INVOcell program! She is so amazing! I get a big hug every time we see her.
Describe your experience with America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
When you walk in the office is decorated beautifully! You definitely do not feel like your in a doctors office. The clinic really has no weaknesses in my opinion! They are easy to contact. Everyone is always smiling when you come in!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
His cost were very affordable! Under 5k
Describe Cecil Long's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
If you have two he will transfer two. Is quality or quantity!
10
Doctor
Cecil Long
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama
Birmingham
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30 - 31
1 Fertility Medications
PCOS
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
3rd of 4 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Long is wonderful. Thorough, detailed, understanding, kind, compassionate... the list is lengthy...Dr. Long is the nicest doctor I've ever met. He gave me his cell phone number, has called me and text me multiple times to check on me, and has told me to call or text him anytime I have any questions or need anything. He personally did all of my ultrasounds, and has been so kind and personable and honestly just amazing!!
From the office manager, to the receptionist and medical assistant Brittany and Brittany, the staff [at ART Fert] are all amazing!...The clinic is very small, and I think that's what I love the most about it! You feel like family. The staff all knows you by name when you walk in, and they know your family and all the details about your journey. Everyone is so kind and personable, every single one of the staff has at some point come and sat beside me and the waiting room and visited with me while waiting for the doctor.
How was your experience with Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
Dr. Long is wonderful. Thorough, detailed, understanding, kind, compassionate... the list is lengthy. He tried so many things, and was so innovative and worked so hard to help us have a baby. And is still! He is the best doctor I've ever met and I have no doubt that he is and will do everything in his power to help us have a healthy baby and pregnancy!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
Go to him! Honestly that is it. He is so wonderful!!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
Dr. Long is the nicest doctor I've ever met. He gave me his cell phone number, has called me and text me multiple times to check on me, and has told me to call or text him anytime I have any questions or need anything. He personally did all of my ultrasounds, and has been so kind and personable and honestly just amazing!! I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone!
Describe your experience with your nurse at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama. (Assigned nurse: Brittany )
From the office manager, to the receptionist and medical assistant Brittany and Brittany, the staff are all amazing!
Describe your experience with America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
The clinic is very small, and I think that's what I love the most about it! You feel like family. The staff all knows you by name when you walk in, and they know your family and all the details about your journey. Everyone is so kind and personable, every single one of the staff has at some point come and sat beside me and the waiting room and visited with me while waiting for the doctor. And asked me how things were going, and encourage me and prayed for me and laughed with me and cried with me. The whole Clinic as a whole is outstanding!
Describe Cecil Long's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
N/A
10
Doctor
Cecil Long
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama
Homewood
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5