Aspire Fertility Dallas

2 doctors work here

Rated 8.7
Strongly recommend: 67%Neutral: 26%Don't recommend: 7%8.7
67% strongly recommend
31 reviews
Operations
8.5
8.5
Operations

Ratings of 1 indicate that a clinic was poorly operated.

Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
9.1
9.1
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
7.1
7.1
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
8.5
8.5
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

LGBTQ Care
10
10
LGBTQ Care

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory LGBTQ care.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent LGBTQ care.

Attention to Detail
7.9
7.9
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.

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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
275
National Avg
738
This Clinic
National Avg
00%
20%
40%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
>40

Available Resources

Genetic counseling
Genetic counseling
Acupuncture
Acupuncture
Mental health counseling
Mental health counseling
Nutrition counseling
Nutrition counseling
Administration of shots
Administration of shots
Coordinating at-home nursing
Coordinating at-home nursing
Selling medication
Selling medication
Providing backup medication
Providing backup medication

This clinic has 2 offices

Dallas
16415 Addison Rd
Addison, TX 75001
214.414.3806
Atlanta (closed)
6 Concourse Parkway, Ste 250
Atlanta, GA 30328-6117
678-274-6760

7 patient reviews filtered by:

2019 - 2020, Unsuccessful
NPS
6
NPS
7
Age 30 - 31
2 IVF
Male Factor
Black or African-American
Income $100K - $199K
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Unsuccessful
No explanation was given to me [by Dr. Obehi Asemota] about my treatment strategy...You won't see her that often. I've been up to this location several times and have only seen her 6 times. I've read others reviews about Dr. Asemota giving them her phone number but that wasn't my experience. She is nice however...11 eggs turned into 1 embryo at blastocyst...2nd try: (I advise I would like more eggs retrieved ) Gonal-F 300 units Low-Dose hCG 10 units Ganirelix Aspirin 81 mg-continue daily Prenatal vitamins daily-continue Results: 11 eggs again, still pending results
the staff [at Aspire Fertility] doesn't typically explain why they are asking you to do something...No explanation was given to me about my treatment strategy...Nursing staff is great. However my coordinator never officially introduced herself and when she sees me in person she doesn't speak. She also doesn't explain the reasons behind the course of actions I have to take. Also when it came time for my 2nd egg retrieval she was in the room on her phone standing in front of me while my legs were spread open in stirrups. That made me uncomfortable.
How was your experience with Obehi Asemota at Aspire Fertility Dallas?
You won't see her that often. I've been up to this location several times and have only seen her 6 times. I've read others reviews about Dr. Asemota giving them her phone number but that wasn't my experience. She is nice however.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Obehi Asemota at Aspire Fertility Dallas?
Ask questions and be persistent...You won't get answers to questions with asking... meaning the staff doesn't typically explain why they are asking you to do something.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Obehi Asemota at Aspire Fertility Dallas?
Any time I was at the office the nurses took their time-
Describe the protocols Obehi Asemota used in your cycles at Aspire Fertility Dallas and their degree of success.
No explanation was given to me about my treatment strategy: 1st time: Gonal-F 175 units and Low-Dose hCG 5 units, Ganirelix Aspirin 81 mg-continue daily Prenatal vitamins daily-continue Results: 11 eggs turned into 1 embryo at blastocyst 2nd try: (I advise I would like more eggs retrieved ) Gonal-F 300 units Low-Dose hCG 10 units Ganirelix Aspirin 81 mg-continue daily Prenatal vitamins daily-continue Results: 11 eggs again, still pending results
Describe your experience with your nurse at Aspire Fertility Dallas. (Assigned nurse: Kristy )
Nursing staff is great. However my coordinator never officially introduced herself and when she sees me in person she doesn't speak. She also doesn't explain the reasons behind the course of actions I have to take. Also when it came time for my 2nd egg retrieval she was in the room on her phone standing in front of me while my legs were spread open in stirrups. That made me uncomfortable.
Describe your experience with Aspire Fertility Dallas.
Ask questions, try to get the 7:30am appointments the office is typically empty then. The equipment is new so that's a plus and the facility is always clean. The nurses always make sure their hands are clean.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Obehi Asemota at Aspire Fertility Dallas.
$13,000
Describe Obehi Asemota's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Aspire Fertility Dallas.
Preferred single
What specific things went wrong at Aspire Fertility Dallas?
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Aspire Fertility Dallas.
I was randomly scheduled a 2nd sonohysterogram without being informed of the reason why- I had to ask if there was an issue to be advised that they saw a polyp the 1st time (no one informed me during the 1st exam) and wanted to see if it went away.
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Doctor
Obehi Asemota
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
7
Clinic
Aspire Fertility Dallas
Atlanta (closed)
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unsuccessful
NPS
7
NPS
7
Age 27 - 28
2 IUI
Donor Sperm
Latinx
Other
Income $50K - $99K
LGBTQ
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
[Dr. Elkins] makes you feel welcomed and wants your dream to come true of having a family and wants to help you and your spouse get there....But me and my wife both try to make sure we ask the right questions as though sometimes we feel like some things get missed or not communicated correctly some of the time.... Dr.Elkins suggested that we use unmedicated IUI seeing that I have no health problems and I am a younger woman and that I seem to ovulate regularly.
They [nurses- Aspire Fertility] manage time well, make sure to communicate appropriate things such as test results same day. Help you out with making sure you are comfortable while taking your blood.... Megan at the front desk is very helpful and very organized. She knows the patient very well and has the correct information for the correct patients. Also make sure to get there early just in case they can get you back sooner, happens sometimes.
How was your experience with Linda Elkins at Aspire Fertility Dallas?
She makes you feel welcomed and wants your dream to come true of having a family and wants to help you and your spouse get there. She is truly a good person and wants what’s best for her patients but again my wife and I seem to ask a lot of questions that seems she should have already covered them at that specific visit. Maybe we are just new to all of this and have read up on a lot of things thinking we should ask if she doesnt cover it or maybe at that time of the visit that’s not something she should go over? We would just want to know everything no matter what and seems we are the ones looking for answers that haven’t always been given to us.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Linda Elkins at Aspire Fertility Dallas?
If you are new to the fertility process research and have questions ready just in case.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Linda Elkins at Aspire Fertility Dallas?
Any news that I have gotten has always been said with compassion as though she feels our pain like with my first try ending in a miscarriage and when i tried again with the result as a negitave pregnancy test. Talk on a personal level as we get to know each other as we build our relationship with our doctor. But me and my wife both try to make sure we ask the right questions as though sometimes we feel like some things get missed or not communicated correctly some of the time.
Describe the protocols Linda Elkins used in your cycles at Aspire Fertility Dallas and their degree of success.
Dr.Elkins suggested that we use unmedicated IUI seeing that I have no health problems and I am a younger woman and that I seem to ovulate regularly. My wife and I tracked my ovulation for 3 months before we tried for the first time and it was like clock work so the 4th cycle we tried and got a positive pregnancy test. Everything was good until the 7 week ultrasound and there was nothing in the sack. We were given three options to move forward with our miscarriage. One was to let it run its course, two was medication and three was surgery. So at 9 weeks still with the hope it wasn’t a miscarriage we checked one more time and still nothing so at that point we moved forward with the medication for the miscarriage. After everything was said and done we tried again on my first cycle after my miscarriage. Dr.Elkins suggested that it wouldn’t hurt to try, trusting her judgment, it ended with a negitave pregnancy test. We have taken a cycle off due to the fact that I still don’t feel 100% with my cycles yet. We asked Dr.Elkins what she thinks would be best for us with the best possible chance and she still thinks unmedicated IUI is still an option. I still don’t feel 100% with this cycle off so my wife and I have decided to try the medicated IUI this upcoming cycle. We just want our best chance. She didn’t seem forth going with the idea of a medicated IUI but announced it was our decision. We didn’t know how many more months would pass by until I felt 100% with my body but didn’t want to waste time which is why we have decided to try the medicated route. She supports us in that decision whether she agrees with it or not. We don’t have a lot of money so the tries we have attempted and are about to attempt will probly be our last for awhile.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Aspire Fertility Dallas.
They manage time well, make sure to communicate appropriate things such as test results same day. Help you out with making sure you are comfortable while taking your blood. Very helpful when I passed out and was convulsing on my Bata 2 blood test, moved my to another room and made sure I was ok before leaving. (not good with blood) Thwybhave actually notated to take my blood on any upcoming bloodwork for a Bata 2 to be takin while laying down in one of the rooms in the hopes all that doesn’t happen again.
Describe your experience with Aspire Fertility Dallas.
Megan at the front desk is very helpful and very organized. She knows the patient very well and has the correct information for the correct patients. Also make sure to get there early just in case they can get you back sooner, happens sometimes. Also be prepared to be taken back after your appointment time, happens more than not.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Linda Elkins at Aspire Fertility Dallas.
$550 for unmedicated IUI $10 for miscarriage medication $60 for RhoGam $1,400 for upcoming medicated IUI $50 or so for Clomid $100-$150 or so for trigger shot We were actually charged twice for our first unmedicated IUI even though it was already taken care of and took a little bit for it to get fixed.
Describe Linda Elkins's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Aspire Fertility Dallas.
We don’t need any of these routes.
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Doctor
Linda Elkins
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
7
Clinic
Aspire Fertility Dallas
Dallas
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
8
Age 34 - 35
5 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Make sure that you find out if she [Dr. Linda Elkins] will be able to do the procedure when you make the appointment for IUI’s...two out of the five IUIs were done by a nurse and not her. I was not aware this was going to happen before hand...We started with IUI’s and taking clomid...We are talking about going forward with IVF in June and she said she would probably only put one embryo during the first IVF attempt...She always seemed to talk to me about me and cared about my thoughts and feelings too.
$1,400 for IUI plus medication. $14,000 for IVF plus medication [at Aspire Fertility]...The lady at the front desk when you come in is super friendly and helpful...There has been a couple of times I have called about something and do not get a call back. I have to then call back again...I had two of my IUIs performed by a nurse and both times she was super friendly and helpful. I have called about questions and when I get a chance to talk to them they are always able to answer my questions.
How was your experience with Linda Elkins at Aspire Fertility Dallas?
I love Dr. Elkins. She is very personable and easy to talk to. She takes her time with you and is very informative. I never felt rushed when she was with you. The only problem I had was that two out of the five IUIs were done by a nurse and not her. I was not aware this was going to happen before hand.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Linda Elkins at Aspire Fertility Dallas?
Make sure that you find out if she will be able to do the procedure when you make the appointment for IUI’s.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Linda Elkins at Aspire Fertility Dallas?
She always seemed to talk to me about me and cared about my thoughts and feelings too.
Describe the protocols Linda Elkins used in your cycles at Aspire Fertility Dallas and their degree of success.
We started with IUI’s and taking clomid. I took two pills once a day for five days. I would go in for blood work and a sonogram on or around day 3, 5 10 and then once for the procedure. The 4th and 5th IUIs we also added in nightly shots to go with the oral medication.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Aspire Fertility Dallas.
I had two of my IUIs performed by a nurse and both times she was super friendly and helpful. I have called about questions and when I get a chance to talk to them they are always able to answer my questions.
Describe your experience with Aspire Fertility Dallas.
I love how nice and friendly they are when you are there. The lady at the front desk when you come in is super friendly and helpful. I love Dr Elkin. She is super friendly and personable. She seems very knowledgeable and completely competent. I would say their weakness is that when I went back to my regular Dr who referred me to them he had gotten no information from them about what we had done fertility wise throughout the past year. There has been a couple of times I have called about something and do not get a call back. I have to then call back again.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Linda Elkins at Aspire Fertility Dallas.
$1,400 for IUI plus medication. $14,000 for IVF plus medication
Describe Linda Elkins's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Aspire Fertility Dallas.
We are talking about going forward with IVF in June and she said she would probably only put one embryo during the first IVF attempt.
What specific things went wrong at Aspire Fertility Dallas?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Aspire Fertility Dallas.
They failed to send my results and procedure information to my primary OBGYN who referred me to them.
9
Doctor
Linda Elkins
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
8
Clinic
Aspire Fertility Dallas
Dallas
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 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, Unsuccessful
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 33 - 34
2 IUI
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 3 Docs
1 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Dr. Elkins was was compassionate and always empathetic. It is known that Dr Elkins gerself went through the IVF process successfully so she has a very close perspective to that of her patients...I came to Aspire after my natural losses and started the RPL panel testing. We decided after about 4 months of trying naturally to proceed with medicated/monitored IUI cycles with Aspire as well
The staff [of Aspire Fertility] was very friendly and always ready to answer questions. You did need to have your questions ready as some information wasn’t always given or test results uploaded...[clinic error] The portal wouldn’t always have my results or the results would fall out. It is nice to have a permanent record to review back in especially with the fertility treatments you go through.
How was your experience with Linda Elkins at Aspire Fertility Dallas?
I came to Aspire after my natural losses and started the RPL panel testing. We decided after about 4 months of trying naturally to proceed with medicated/monitored IUI cycles with Aspire as well. Dr Elkins was was compassionate and always empathetic. It is known that Dr Elkins gerself went through the IVF process successfully so she has a very close perspective to that of her patients.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Linda Elkins at Aspire Fertility Dallas?
Be ready with your questions and know Dr Elkins is willing to give a less aggressive approach if you’re not ready for IVF right now.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Linda Elkins at Aspire Fertility Dallas?
I was always greeted by warmly by the staff at the front desk, nurses and Dr Elkins. The office is calm and quiet with nice views outside.
Describe the protocols Linda Elkins used in your cycles at Aspire Fertility Dallas and their degree of success.
I did 2 IUI Femara cycles with monitor. Unfortunately neither cycle resulted in a positive test. This was my first experience with a RE so we weren’t ready to pursue more invasive measures. I had started a RPL panel and completed a saline sonogram with her as well.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Aspire Fertility Dallas.
The staff was very friendly and always ready to answer questions. You did need to have your questions ready as some information wasn’t always given or test results uploaded.
Describe your experience with Aspire Fertility Dallas.
The facility was great and easy to get to. The office was on the entire floor so it was never hard to find. A new patient would feel welcomed and it was very nice and quiet. I would say the portal didn’t always have your results uploaded or they disappeared after a set amount of time. I wish it wasn’t quite like that on there.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Linda Elkins at Aspire Fertility Dallas.
The cost for my IUI cycles was about $1300 or so I believe which seemed to trend higher than what I’ve seen other say elsewhere. I can say I did receive thorough monitoring and meds. I didn’t explore the cost of IVF with Aspire.
Describe Linda Elkins's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Aspire Fertility Dallas.
I do not know her preference or feelings with single or multiple embryo transfer.
What specific things went wrong at Aspire Fertility Dallas?
  • Lost results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Aspire Fertility Dallas.
The portal wouldn’t always have my results or the results would fall out. It is nice to have a permanent record to review back in especially with the fertility treatments you go through.
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Doctor
Linda Elkins
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
3 of 5
8
Clinic
Aspire Fertility Dallas
Dallas
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
LGBTQ
2018 - 2019, Unsuccessful
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 27 - 28
2 IUI
Donor Sperm
European
Income $50K - $99K
Marketer or PR
LGBTQ
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
She [Dr. Elkins] was sympathetic during our MC. She’s remembered details about our situation and us....Strengths- real, upfront, personable. Definitely feels like she believes in us- she’s very smart. Weakness- didn’t seem to want to try a more aggressive approach after we as patients wanted to after our MC.... IUI # 1- unmedicated and unmonitored. She said all test results/ultrasounds showed her a healthy and able body. Cycles were 28 days exactly, smiley face on OPK came exactly 2 weeks after CD1.
Strengths [of Aspire Fertility]- easy to get a hold of, friendly, LGBTQ+ friendly, offer Glow (discounted prices), will come in Saturday’s and Sundays if needed. Weaknesses- distance from our house is about 30 minutes, wish they’d give discounted prices to self paid patients... $550 for basic IUI- unmedicated and unmonitored 1 $40 copay for 7 week ultrasound 1 $12 payment for bloodwork sent to outside lab $1,400 for medicated and monitored IUI
How was your experience with Linda Elkins at Aspire Fertility Dallas?
Strengths- real, upfront, personable. Definitely feels like she believes in us- she’s very smart. Weakness- didn’t seem to want to try a more aggressive approach after we as patients wanted to after our MC.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Linda Elkins at Aspire Fertility Dallas?
Trust her expertese but don’t be afraid to push back if you feel you need to... she will explain her reasoning or listen to what you have to say
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Linda Elkins at Aspire Fertility Dallas?
She was sympathetic during our MC. She’s remembered details about our situation and us.
Describe the protocols Linda Elkins used in your cycles at Aspire Fertility Dallas and their degree of success.
IUI # 1- unmedicated and unmonitored. She said all test results/ultrasounds showed her a healthy and able body. Cycles were 28 days exactly, smiley face on OPK came exactly 2 weeks after CD1. Came in for insemination about 32 hours after smiley face. Unfortunately, at 9weeks we had to force a miscarriage along. IUI #2- After having to force along a 9wk MC, she advised we were good to try again next cycle but didn’t have to if we weren’t ready. She was adament about doing another unmedicated and unmonitored cycle, we wanted medicated to improve chances... she insisted she didn’t think it was necessary. Same procedure as IU#1 was followed except we came in for insemination the day of the smiley face instead of 32 hours later- BFN
Describe your experience with your nurse at Aspire Fertility Dallas. (Assigned nurse: Heather)
Pretty relaxed- easy to talk to and communicate with. They know you by your first name and voice!
Describe your experience with Aspire Fertility Dallas.
Strengths- easy to get a hold of, friendly, LGBTQ+ friendly, offer Glow (discounted prices), will come in Saturday’s and Sundays if needed. Weaknesses- distance from our house is about 30 minutes, wish they’d give discounted prices to self paid patients
Describe the costs associated with your care under Linda Elkins at Aspire Fertility Dallas.
$550 for basic IUI- unmedicated and unmonitored 1 $40 copay for 7 week ultrasound 1 $12 payment for bloodwork sent to outside lab $1,400 for medicated and monitored IUI -ultrasounds -monitoring clomid -monitoring trigger shot (Does not include clomid and trigger shot, separate coats)
Describe Linda Elkins's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Aspire Fertility Dallas.
NA
8
Doctor
Linda Elkins
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
8
Clinic
Aspire Fertility Dallas
Dallas
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
8
Age 32
1 Embryo Freezing
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $200K - $499K
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Elkins went above and beyond to communicate with me throughout the IVF cycle and post retrieval. She called me multiple times after hours to let me know what the update was on our embryos during the day 5/6 wait. ... She has amazing bed side manner and clearly knows what she is talking about. ...The one thing that was discussed was the disappointment in the amount of mature eggs. We hope to correct that with our second cycle.
Strengths: Dr. Elkins, the lab and the embryologists. The clinic [Aspire Fertility] also has a on site counselor and I found that very helpful during my cycle. Weaknesses: Financial coordinator - hard to get a hold of at times and had to be on top of her for various questions or updates on bills or what should or should not be paid due to insurance questions. ... Aspire only does single embryo transfers or only does them when using pgs, which we have done.
How was your experience with Linda Elkins at Aspire Fertility Dallas?
Dr. Elkins went above and beyond to communicate with me throughout the IVF cycle and post retrieval. She called me multiple times after hours to let me know what the update was on our embryos during the day 5/6 wait. She is an IVF success story and truly understands the process, not only from a Dr.'s point of view, but as a patient. I feel comfortable to be vulnerable, stressed, excited and sad and I believe that is really important as your hormones are a mess during a cycle. She has amazing bed side manner and clearly knows what she is talking about. I like when a Dr. can get excited or ramble about a topic. There is passion, empathy, results and knowledge for all things IVF with Dr. Elkins.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Linda Elkins at Aspire Fertility Dallas?
Bring questions. She loves it and appreciates those that are super organized and on top of the process. I think this goes for any Dr. but being your own advocate is really important and she is one to listen to you concerns and stresses to make sure everyone is comfortable.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Linda Elkins at Aspire Fertility Dallas?
Dr. Elkins is very empathetic. She understands the emotional and mental toll the IVF process takes on you (she has gone through it herself). I felt very comfortable asking as many questions as I needed to feel comfortable about the IVF process.
Describe the protocols Linda Elkins used in your cycles at Aspire Fertility Dallas and their degree of success.
I was told that I would respond really well to the drugs so I was put on BC for a primer for 2 1/2 weeks. We then started shots that consisted of 7 days of 300 Follistim & 1 vial of Menopur. I began using 250 mcg of Ganirelix 6 days into the cycle. After the 7 days, we took follistim down from 300 to 225. I triggered a day earlier than anticipated and triggered with Lupron (4mg) & HCG (1.0 ml). My retrieval went super smooth and didn't even need pain medicine post procedure. I was told immediately that they retrieved 16 eggs. Additional stats from my first cycle below. Eggs Retrieved: 16 Mature Eggs: 11 Fertilized Eggs: 10 Day 3: 10 Day 5/6: 7 PGS results: 3 viable embryos The one thing that was discussed was the disappointment in the amount of mature eggs. We hope to correct that with our second cycle.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Aspire Fertility Dallas. (Assigned nurse: Stephanie)
My story is rather unique. The day we started our first cycle our original nurse was leaving the clinic. I was moved to a new nurse who I'm reviewing here. Stephanie is a sweetheart! She is exactly the personality that you want during the process. During the cycle she was available via email to calm fears and so pleasant to be around. Unfortunately they had lost 2 of the 3 nurses which left poor Stephanie to work through all patients. We saw some decreases in communication due to that, but were told they hired additional nurses to get back to where they were before.
Describe your experience with Aspire Fertility Dallas.
Strengths: Dr. Elkins, the lab and the embryologists. The clinic also has a on site counselor and I found that very helpful during my cycle. Weaknesses: Financial coordinator - hard to get a hold of at times and had to be on top of her for various questions or updates on bills or what should or should not be paid due to insurance questions.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Linda Elkins at Aspire Fertility Dallas.
100% pay upfront: $12,600 Pay through stages: $14,000 This includes: assisted hatching/icsi/year 1 cryostorage/egg retrieval/IVF cycle visits, lab work & ultrasounds/unlimited frozen transfers (if doing pgs) This does not include medications, kick off lab work or anesthesia for retrieval. It also does not include embryo biopsy for pgs/pgd needs (which was $2,500 per cycle).
Describe Linda Elkins's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Aspire Fertility Dallas.
Aspire only does single embryo transfers or only does them when using pgs, which we have done.
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Doctor
Linda Elkins
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
8
Clinic
Aspire Fertility Dallas
Dallas
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2022, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
8
Age 33
Other
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
3rd of 3 Docs
IVF With Other Docs
Egg Freezing With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I really appreciated Dr. Mansfield’s personalized approach and caution given my situation...You’ll mostly communicate with nurse and coordinators outside appointments so make sure you have any questions for [her] ready during the ultrasound portion...She takes time to listen and address concerns. She seems to really be cheering us on. She does a good job of explaining each procedure and helping you know what to expect.
The [Aspire Fertility] front desk staff is so kind and welcoming! I really appreciated everyone I met. Other than the communication that I felt was lacking at times I had no issues and really felt supported by all the team members that I met...The nurses were very compassionate and helpful. However, I wanted more communication around next steps and timelines.
How was your experience with Christine Mansfield at Aspire Fertility Dallas?
I really appreciate Dr. Mansfield. She’s been so kind and helpful to us in our hope to get pregnant. She takes time to listen and address concerns. She seems to really be cheering us on. She does a good job of explaining each procedure and helping you know what to expect.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christine Mansfield at Aspire Fertility Dallas?
You’ll mostly communicate with nurse and coordinators outside appointments so make sure you have any questions for Dr. Mansfield ready during the ultrasound portion.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christine Mansfield at Aspire Fertility Dallas?
Dr. Mansfield is so kind and compassionate. It seems like she really cares about her patients.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Aspire Fertility Dallas.
The nurses were very compassionate and helpful. However, I wanted more communication around next steps and timelines. Sometimes it would take them a couple days to respond. Overall, they were helpful, but I didn’t always feel like the office was organized.
Describe your experience with Aspire Fertility Dallas.
The front desk staff is so kind and welcoming! I really appreciated everyone I met. Other than the communication that I felt was lacking at times I had no issues and really felt supported by all the team members that I met.
Describe Christine Mansfield's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Aspire Fertility Dallas.
I really appreciated Dr. Mansfield’s personalized approach and caution given my situation. She put me at ease about what to expect.
9
Doctor
Christine Mansfield
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
8
Clinic
Aspire Fertility Dallas
Dallas
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5