Caperton Fertility Institute

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Rated 9.2
Strongly recommend: 74%Neutral: 26%9.2
74% strongly recommend
13 reviews
Operations
9.8
9.8
Operations

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Scheduling
9.7
9.7
Scheduling

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Billing Department
9.2
9.2
Billing Department

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Nursing Team
9.5
9.5
Nursing Team

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LGBTQ Care
10
10
LGBTQ Care

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory LGBTQ care.

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Attention to Detail
8.4
8.4
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
354
National Avg
738
This Clinic
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Available Resources

Genetic counseling
Genetic counseling
Acupuncture
Acupuncture
Mental health counseling is not offered
Mental health counseling is not offered
Nutrition counseling is not offered
Nutrition counseling is not offered
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 1 office

Albuquerque
6500 Jefferson St. Suite 250
Albuquerque, NM 87109
505.702.8020

13 patient reviews

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2019, Unknown Success
9
9
Age 32
1 IVF
Endometriosis
Poor Egg Quality
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Capteron prefers to transfer 1 embryo at a time. He did ask if we had another embryo if we would consider transferring 2 because of my severe endometriosis. I told him the thought of twins terrified me at this time and we could not financially afford another cycle right now, and he was very supportive of that and did not pressure us towards doing another cycle...Dr. Caperton spent over an hour with my husband and I during our initial consultation. His staff spent even more time going over everything with us. Our situation was somewhat urgent and he explained we needed to move quickly as I had just had surgery with my regular OBGYN about 6 weeks prior to remove a large endometrioma and clean out endometriosis. He worked with his staff to ensure that I could have all necessary diagnostic procedures done the next day so I didn't have to travel back to him which is a 3.5 hour drive for me.
Costs for one cycle of IVF without medications was $17,900 Cost of STIM medications were about $2,600 Waiting for transfer so not sure what cost of those medications will be just yet...Caperton Fertility overall is so easy to work with. Once I filled out the online intake form they contacted me within 24 hours to schedule the initial consultation and appointment. They also booked our hotel room for the night before our retrieval. Everything with them has run smoothly and customer service is their highest priority. We were deciding between Caperton Fertility and a clinic closer to home and chose Caperton not only because of Dr. Caperton but mainly because of his staff. We liked the other doctor just as much as Dr. Caperton but his staff really sold us on his clinic.
How was your experience with Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute?
Dr. Capteron is an amazing doctor who took time with my husband and I during our initial visit. His wife performed my egg retrieval and I wasn't aware this would happen until I was in the OR and he came in and said his wife would be performing the procedure. He made himself available after the egg retrieval to discuss next steps and find out what our future plans were.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute?
Be sure to ask a lot of questions. He will cover a lot and it can be overwhelming but he is always willing to answer questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute?
Dr. Caperton spent over an hour with my husband and I during our initial consultation. His staff spent even more time going over everything with us. Our situation was somewhat urgent and he explained we needed to move quickly as I had just had surgery with my regular OBGYN about 6 weeks prior to remove a large endometrioma and clean out endometriosis. He worked with his staff to ensure that I could have all necessary diagnostic procedures done the next day so I didn't have to travel back to him which is a 3.5 hour drive for me.
Describe the protocols Lee Caperton used in your cycles at Caperton Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
I was immediately started on Aygestin birth control the day after my consultation. I was on that for about 1.5 months before starting Lupron Acetate. I did that for about 1.5-2 weeks prior to starting STIM medications. For STIMS I was on 150 units of Gonal-F and 75 units of Menopur and I triggered with 10,000 units of Pregnyl. I was also told to take a baby aspirin, pre-natal vitamins, CO-Q10. They were able to retrieve 13 eggs, 9 mature, all 9 had fragmentation by day 3 and were slow growers. They all survived to day 5 but still had severe fragmentation and were allowed to grow to day 6. On day 6 only one was considered viable and was biopsied and sent for genetic screening; it came back normal. We had a total of 3 survive to day 6 but the other 2 were not considered viable and the other 6 had arrested between days 5 and 6.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Caperton Fertility Institute.
All staff at Dr. Caperton's office are amazing! They communicate effectively and in a timely manner. I always feel that I can email my nurse and she will get back to me the same day or the very next day if it is after hours. Everyone is so compassionate and kind and want the same things for you that you want.
Describe your experience with Caperton Fertility Institute.
Caperton Fertility overall is so easy to work with. Once I filled out the online intake form they contacted me within 24 hours to schedule the initial consultation and appointment. They also booked our hotel room for the night before our retrieval. Everything with them has run smoothly and customer service is their highest priority. We were deciding between Caperton Fertility and a clinic closer to home and chose Caperton not only because of Dr. Caperton but mainly because of his staff. We liked the other doctor just as much as Dr. Caperton but his staff really sold us on his clinic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute.
Costs for one cycle of IVF without medications was $17,900 Cost of STIM medications were about $2,600 Waiting for transfer so not sure what cost of those medications will be just yet.
Describe Lee Caperton's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Caperton Fertility Institute.
Dr. Capteron prefers to transfer 1 embryo at a time. He did ask if we had another embryo if we would consider transferring 2 because of my severe endometriosis. I told him the thought of twins terrified me at this time and we could not financially afford another cycle right now, and he was very supportive of that and did not pressure us towards doing another cycle.
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Lee Caperton
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
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Explained risks
9
Clinic
Caperton Fertility Institute
Albuquerque
Operations
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LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2022, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 34
3 IUI
Donor Sperm
Endometriosis
PCOS
Other
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
Marketer or PR
2nd of 2 Docs
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He [Dr. Lee Caperton] is very knowledgeable and knows what he is talking about when it comes to IVF, which we appreciated! He also gave us a good percentage rate of success! He made us feel like we have a great chance of pregnancy, which gave us Hope...welcoming and understood that we were clearly a lesbian couple trying to conceive. We felt very welcomed and respected!
The [Caperton Fertility Institute] clinic is Amazingly Great and sweet! The entire staff is very professional, compassionate, and extremely helpful with all my questions and requests when ordering my Medications! Katie, our coordinator has been great so far, she is very knowledgeable and answers all of our questions thoroughly...The staff was welcoming and understood that we were clearly a lesbian couple trying to conceive. We felt very welcomed and respected!
How was your experience with Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute?
He is very knowledgeable and knows what he is talking about when it comes to IVF, which we appreciated! He also gave us a good percentage rate of success! He made us feel like we have a great chance of pregnancy, which gave us Hope!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute?
I would just say to be patient and get to know your new patients to clearly understand their dreams and goals they are wanting to achieve. I would also recommend you be as thorough as possible so new patients understand the journey!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute?
My wife and I finally decided to go the IVF route after 3 failed IUI cycles. When we had our initial consultation with Dr. Lee, the information was given to us really quick with little to no detail. It’s as if we should have already know this information. We were both shocked and trying to process the information that was given to us! I understand that after a whole of doing this it becomes easier to just give the bare minimum, but new patients need all the details to feel some sort of assurance that we are in the right hands.
Describe the protocols Lee Caperton used in your cycles at Caperton Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
We are just starting our first IVF cycle and have been dealing with NP Miriam Fuentes, who has been a blessing! We just completed my Hysteroscopy and HSG exams, which diagnosed me with Endometriosis, adenomyosis, and Chronic Endometritus!
How competent was Lee Caperton at LGBTQ care?
The staff was welcoming and understood that we were clearly a lesbian couple trying to conceive. We felt very welcomed and respected!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Caperton Fertility Institute. (Assigned nurse: Miriam Fuentes NP)
Miriam Fuentes, APN has been a blessing! She completed my Hysteroscopy and HSG exams recently and was very thorough, explaining the whole process and letting me know what she was going to be doing during the procedures. She took the time to learn our fertility attempts and our goals with IVF! She diagnosed me with Endometriosis, Adenomyosis, confirmed my PCOS, and Chronic Endometritus. She put me on a treatment to help with my Chronic Endometritus and reassured me our success rate was not hindered at all!
Describe your experience with Caperton Fertility Institute.
The clinic is Amazingly Great and sweet! The entire staff is very professional, compassionate, and extremely helpful with all my questions and requests when ordering my Medications! Katie, our coordinator has been great so far, she is very knowledgeable and answers all of our questions thoroughly!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute.
Approximately $30,000 including meds and embryo transfer
Describe Lee Caperton's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Caperton Fertility Institute.
Too soon to weigh in
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Lee Caperton
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
LGBTQ Care
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Caperton Fertility Institute
Albuquerque
Operations
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Nursing Staff
LGBTQ Care
Clinic Atmosphere
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unsuccessful
7
8
Age 30 - 31
3 IUI
2 IVF
Endometriosis
Unexplained
European
Latinx
Native American
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Dr. Caperton was very considerate of our feelings and how delicate of a process this was. We never felt neglected in any way...[he] preferred to do single embryos transfer...Although Caperton was doing his best to lower costs for his patients, I believe he was a little too cautious with fertility medications. By the second IVF I was hoping that my medications would be increased, but instead one more med for a 3 day course was added.
[Caperton Fertility Institute nurses are] Compassionate, delicate and just good people to be around. Very welcoming and easy to talk to. Informative and open to any questions or requests...First IVF Second IVF Omintrope- $698.00 Menopur-$849.90 Leuprolide- $499.00 Follistim-$1,169.68 Pregnyl- $110.00 Leprolide- $149.90 Menopur- $849.90 Pregnyl- $94.91 Gonal- $1,360.00 Total with Med, Retrieval & Visits $ 21,000 $19,600
How was your experience with Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute?
Dr. Caperton and his staff were always friendly and compassionate. I believe the skills and equipment that the Institute itself housed was impeccable and top of the line. Although Caperton was doing his best to lower costs for his patients, I believe he was a little too cautious with fertility medications. By the second IVF I was hoping that my medications would be increased, but instead one more med for a 3 day course was added. Unfortunately we never had embryos to transfer after 2 IVFs. I would still recommend Dr Caperton to friends and family because each person is different and some things are just out of your hands. By the end of our last and final IVF ( because we could barely even afford the 2nd) we were given the diagnosis of Unexplained Infertility.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute?
Don't be afraid to ask questions and request more information than they're giving. They're not hiding information, I believe they just simplify things so that the patients can understand. But my husband and I prefer all the details. Also, don't be afraid to speak up and cancel an egg retrieval if it doesn't feel like the right month. You are in control of your own body, don't let anyone make you feel like you don't have a choice. Because you do and they respect that.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute?
Dr. Caperton was very considerate of our feelings and how delicate of a process this was. We never felt neglected in any way.
Describe the protocols Lee Caperton used in your cycles at Caperton Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
Birth control- To predict my cycle Menopur 75 iu- To stimulate follicle production Follistim 100 iu- To regulate ovulation, the growth and development of eggs Omnitrope 5.8mg- For those who lack natural growth hormones Pregnyl 10,000 iu- To support normal development of eggs in the ovaries 3 day Topical Testosterone cream- To improve quality and number of oocytes
Describe your experience with your nurse at Caperton Fertility Institute. (Assigned nurse: Rachel)
Compassionate, delicate and just good people to be around. Very welcoming and easy to talk to. Informative and open to any questions or requests.
Describe your experience with Caperton Fertility Institute.
I believe the skills and equipment that the Institute itself housed was impeccable and top of the line. Although Caperton was doing his best to lower costs for his patients, I believe he was a little too cautious with fertility medications. By the second IVF I was hoping that my medications would be increased, but instead one more med for a 3 day course was added. Unfortunately we never had embryos to transfer after 2 IVFs. I would still recommend Dr Caperton to friends and family because each person is different and some things are just out of your hands. By the end of our last and final IVF ( because we could barely even afford the 2nd) we were given the diagnosis of Unexplained Infertility.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute.
First IVF Second IVF Omintrope- $698.00 Menopur-$849.90 Leuprolide- $499.00 Follistim-$1,169.68 Pregnyl- $110.00 Leprolide- $149.90 Menopur- $849.90 Pregnyl- $94.91 Gonal- $1,360.00 Total with Med, Retrieval & Visits $ 21,000 $19,600
Describe Lee Caperton's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Caperton Fertility Institute.
Dr. Caperton preferred to do single embryos transfer. Unfortunately we never got that far in the process. Honestly, my husband and I just want children, it doesn't matter to us whether we have one embryo or multiple. We would be thankful for any miracle.
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Lee Caperton
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Caperton Fertility Institute
Albuquerque
Operations
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Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
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2018 - 2019, Successful
10
10
Age 26 - 27
2 IVF
Endometriosis
PCOS
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I never doubted for a single second that Dr. C would get us to the finish line. It's possible he can come off a little arrogant. But then, he was there for almost every appointment -- even my monitoring appointments during my retrieval cycle. And for the really awful procedures (HSG, hysteroscopy, blood draws with my terrible rolling veins), his expertise and competence and gentleness and compassion were clear.
[Caperton Fertility Institute is] a small clinic with one doctor which I really liked. It was important to me that I knew my care team and felt seen and known and safe. I also liked that IVF is kind of one-size package. One price, embryos frozen and PGT tested, FET cycle. I'm glad I didn't have to agonize over whether to do add-ons..
How was your experience with Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute?
Dr. C is pretty blunt. After my first appointment when I was diagnosed and told IVF was really our best chance at having a baby, I was crushed. I had been nursing some fantasy hope that nothing was really wrong, and it's f*"&ing hard to hear the truth that you're infertile. So I felt a bit like it was his fault for telling me. But I also walked away from that appointment thinking, This doctor is going to help me have a baby. I never lost that confidence or trust -- if anything, it increased. I never doubted for a single second that Dr. C would get us to the finish line. It's possible he can come off a little arrogant. But then, he was there for almost every appointment -- even my monitoring appointments during my retrieval cycle. And for the really awful procedures (HSG, hysteroscopy, blood draws with my terrible rolling veins), his expertise and competence and gentleness and compassion were clear. He's the best doctor I've ever had hands down. We probably would've named our kid after him but my husband thought it was too weird 😂.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute?
Don't take the blunt honest as an indication that he doesn't care. He does care. He will sit and listen and talk you through every option and be there for every appointment if you want it. But he's also going to tell you the truth and his medical opinion even if it's not what you want to hear.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute?
By the time I graduated from CFI, I actually cried because I was leaving. I knew all of the nurses and my PA was like my big sister. The whole time I was undergoing treatment, I felt like I had this family of people who were routing for me. They were always available for my constant, insane questions at all hours of the night and day. I was given so much compassion and kindness every time I cried an ocean of tears or needed support moving forward. I'm honestly looking forward to going back and seeing everyone again when I'm ready for baby #2.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Caperton Fertility Institute.
Nothing but love for these women, especially the PA who treated me the most. Example: my veins roll. The nurses weren't great at getting my blood drawn. By not great, I mean none of them were ever able to get them. So every time I came in for a blood draw, the PA would drop whatever she was doing and come do the blood draw. She got my veins every time. I cried hysterically hugging her when I graduated. One of my greatest disappointments from COVID is that she's never been able to meet my son.
Describe your experience with Caperton Fertility Institute.
It's a small clinic with one doctor which I really liked. It was important to me that I knew my care team and felt seen and known and safe. I also liked that IVF is kind of one-size package. One price, embryos frozen and PGT tested, FET cycle. I'm glad I didn't have to agonize over whether to do add-ons.
Describe Lee Caperton's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Caperton Fertility Institute.
Strong preference for single embryo transfer which I really respect. Twin pregnancies are harder on the mother and riskier for both babies. Personally, I'm glad we took his advice and only transferred one.
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Lee Caperton
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Caperton Fertility Institute
Albuquerque
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unknown Success
9
10
Age 35
Endometriosis
Tubal Blockage
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Caperton is a perfectionist. He will tweak, adjust and individualize your protocol based on what he sees. He's not always great at explaining his "why" so you frequently have to pin him down and ask him to explain himself, but he will. He is very blunt about prognosis and plans, but he absolutely cares. He'll adjust your pillow during an ultrasound or come chat even when there's not a specific clinical concern...I was initially on lupron and birth control for suppression, he added poor responder meds to my stim cycle when my suppressed AFC was low (testosterone and HGH). He plans to suppress me between retrieval and transfer because I have endometriosis.
Ivf includes icsi and pgs and a cycle is about 18k [at Caperton Fertility Institute]. Anesthesia for egg retrieval is another 500 Carrier screening was 250 and we're still not sure if my insurance will cover that. Meds ran me about $4500 with extra lupron from the cancelled cycle and poor responder meds...I've had to ask a handful of times for clarification on plans but that's it...They also do ICSI and genetic screening for everybody, which is a controversial approach (but again, indicated for me), so be sure to do research and ask questions.
How was your experience with Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute?
Dr. Caperton is a perfectionist. He will tweak, adjust and individualize your protocol based on what he sees. He's not always great at explaining his "why" so you frequently have to pin him down and ask him to explain himself, but he will. He is very blunt about prognosis and plans, but he absolutely cares. He'll adjust your pillow during an ultrasound or come chat even when there's not a specific clinical concern.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute?
Keep asking questions until you're satisfied with the answer and ready to move forward.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute?
His staff knows your name when you walk in the door. They ask how you're doing. They're compassionate and friendly.
Describe the protocols Lee Caperton used in your cycles at Caperton Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
I was initially on lupron and birth control for suppression, he added poor responder meds to my stim cycle when my suppressed AFC was low (testosterone and HGH). He plans to suppress me between retrieval and transfer because I have endometriosis.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Caperton Fertility Institute. (Assigned nurse: Ashley Vigil)
Ashley is so kind and helpful. I can email her anytime with questions and she gets back to me so quickly.
Describe your experience with Caperton Fertility Institute.
CFI is awesome. They've never been anything but efficient, kind and caring with us. I've had to ask a handful of times for clarification on plans but that's it. They do have a lower threshold for recommending IVF than the other clinic in the area but in my case is was my only option anyway as my tubes are blocked. They also do ICSI and genetic screening for everybody, which is a controversial approach (but again, indicated for me), so be sure to do research and ask questions.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute.
Ivf includes icsi and pgs and a cycle is about 18k. Anesthesia for egg retrieval is another 500 Carrier screening was 250 and we're still not sure if my insurance will cover that. Meds ran me about $4500 with extra lupron from the cancelled cycle and poor responder meds.
Describe Lee Caperton's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Caperton Fertility Institute.
Dr. Caperton feels very strongly about only transferring one genetically normal embryo and recommends PGS for this reason.
What specific things went wrong at Caperton Fertility Institute?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Caperton Fertility Institute.
Once a pharmacy failed to receive a prescription via fax. I don't know who's the the issue was on. Once I called they faxed it immediately.
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Lee Caperton
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
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Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Caperton Fertility Institute
Albuquerque
Operations
Scheduling
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Nursing Staff
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Successful
10
10
Age 28
Egg Freezing
PCOS
Other
Income $0 - $49K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Caperton takes the time to explain the process. ... My husband and I always leave his office feeling prepared. ...I have endometriosis and he is a specialists in endo so he was able to help me understand my condition better. ...He talked us through everything. ... He only does single transfers unless the parents otherwise directs him. ... He also helps with keeping things light and fun. ...
One weakness I’ve noticed is that they [Caperton Fertility Inst] don’t keep great record of the deposit you pay. ... A strength that the clinic has is it’s waiting room. It may seem silly but they offer free water, coffee, tea or soda. It helped me feel more calm and relaxed ... The whole thing cost around $22,000. ... They try and make your experience there pleasant. The coordinator that I was assignmed to is amazing.
How was your experience with Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute?
Dr. Caperton has been through the ivf process with his wife. He knows the concerns and the stress. He talked us through everything. He is very personable and helpful. He also helps with keeping things light and fun. Yes, this can be a stressful time but while with him you don’t feel the stress. My husband and I always leave his office feeling prepared.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute?
Don’t be afraid to ask anything. He will always give you an honest answer.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute?
Dr. Caperton takes the time to explain the process. He has seen it all so he is able to answer any question. I have endometriosis and he is a specialists in endo so he was able to help me understand my condition better. The staff is amazing at making you feel like this process isn’t crazy and hard.
Describe the protocols Lee Caperton used in your cycles at Caperton Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
One thing that I like that he does with protocol is preparing the uterus. I know not all fertility clinics do this. He spends a few months getting the uterus ready to carry a baby to term.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Caperton Fertility Institute. (Assigned nurse: Ashley )
The whole staff is amazing. They try and make your experience there pleasant. The coordinator that I was assignmed to is amazing. She took the time to go over everything with us. She gave us a calendar that explained when we will do the shots and medicine, when we go in for ultrasounds and when we will do the retrieval. She sent us home with a packet of info. She gave us her direct number and said to call if we have any questions. She is definitely there for us. Even though we aren’t the clinics only patients, they make us feel like we are with the time and care they show us.
Describe your experience with Caperton Fertility Institute.
A strength that the clinic has is it’s waiting room. It may seem silly but they offer free water, coffee, tea or soda. It helped me feel more calm and relaxed to have a waiting room like this. One weakness I’ve noticed is that they don’t keep great record of the deposit you pay. When making my first appointment I had to make a $50 deposit. If your copay was less then they would refund the money or keep it as a credit for the next visit. I had to tell them that I made that payment and had credit. Once I mentioned it hey found the info so it didn’t Cause any problems.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute.
The whole thing cost around $22,000. There were three different payments. One to the clinic, one to the pharmacy for all the medication and one for anastegiologist. With the clinic it was about $17,900. That includes all the monitoring, retrieval of eggs, genetic testing, assisted hacking, transfer, 10 week monitor and more. The pharmacy was for all the medication that I have to inject. And the last is for the retrieval.
Describe Lee Caperton's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Caperton Fertility Institute.
Dr. Caperton spent lots of money and time to research and figure out the safest way to do eset. He only does single transfers unless the parents otherwise directs him.
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Doctor
Lee Caperton
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Caperton Fertility Institute
Albuquerque
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2009 - 2018, Successful
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10
Age 29 - 38
16 IUI
1 IVF
Donor Sperm
PCOS
Uterine Fibroids
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Latinx
Native American
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Caperton was always available to answer questions I had. He was receptive to concerns and was willing to explain why his plan was a better idea than yours if that was the case. He was still willing to go your way if that was a safe plan and your wish after hearing him out. He always took the time to make sure I was comfortable with the plan and procedure, without feeling like I was being rushed. While he has a good bedside manner and can treat you delicately if need be, I don’t feel like he ever sugarcoated things. He was honest about the potential for risks and the potential results. Personally, he is charming and funny which helps put you at ease.
The new Clinic [Caperton Fertility Institute] is state of the art. Lots of windows and light. The lobby and waiting area is designed to make you feel at home, which it definitely accomplishes. It alsmost has a spa-like feel instead of a medical clinic. Now I will tell you that at first these superficial things did not necessarily sway me, as I feel like the doctor and Staff are more important than the shiny Office. But I do think the new Office helps you relax a bit more and decreases some anxiety you may have. All of this to say, don’t let the fancy new Office be a turn off to you. The Clinic is big, but don’t let that scare you away thinking that the doctor won’t have time for you or won’t have time to answer questions. They take as much time as you need and always tell you there is no rush and are available for questions or concerns.
How was your experience with Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute?
Dr. Caperton was always available to answer questions I had. He was receptive to concerns and was willing to explain why his plan was a better idea than yours if that was the case. He was still willing to go your way if that was a safe plan and your wish after hearing him out. He always took the time to make sure I was comfortable with the plan and procedure, without feeling like I was being rushed. While he has a good bedside manner and can treat you delicately if need be, I don’t feel like he ever sugarcoated things. He was honest about the potential for risks and the potential results. Personally, he is charming and funny which helps put you at ease.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute?
Don’t judge a book by its cover—he is good-looking which for some people can be off-putting or make you think he is just a pretty face or arrogant. He is good at what he does and I felt comfortable working with him and have been a patient for 7 years now. If you have questions, don’t be afraid to ask them—even if you think they are silly or dumb questions. He will take the time needed.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute?
Dr. Caperton has a large Clinic but always remembered who I was and took the time to answer questions candidly. I never felt like he was too busy to answer my questions—no matter how small or silly the question seemed. His staff is the same way—very caring and helpful. They are very invested in helping you achieve your goals.
Describe the protocols Lee Caperton used in your cycles at Caperton Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
I first decided to start with trying IUI using donor sperm. Dr. Caperton suggested this approach as it was the least invasive and least expensive. These cycles involved using Clomid because I have PCOS. The first two cycles produced no pregnancies. The third cycle produced a pregnancy which I carried to full-term. He caught a thyroid problem very early on and remedied it which I was extremely grateful for. After that, I tried 7-8 more IUI cycles before deciding to switch to IVF. He was willing to let me continue with IUIs but I decided that if I was going to keep spending all that money, I might as well go the IVF route with hopefully better chances of success. I completed one IVF egg retrieval cycle which produced 20 eggs. 5 of those made it to the embryo stage and were genetically sound. The genetic testing done gave us information about the quality of the embryos but also the gender of each embryo. I completed one frozen transfer with one embryo which produced a negative pregnancy test. Next frozen embryo transfer cycle I chose to put 2 embryos in. Because of a uterine anomaly I have he was more Inclined to take a conservative approach and only put one embryo in, but allowed me to put 2 embryos in explaining the risks. My pregnancy test came back positive this time. I started off with 2 embryos and 2 heartbeats. Around 11 weeks I lost one, but successfully carried the second to full term.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Caperton Fertility Institute.
The nursing staff is fantastic. They are friendly, approachable, caring, and knowledgeable. I felt like they became my cheerleaders and support system through this process. They answered any questions I had or were able to find the answers for me. They were always very supportive and positive—even when I sometimes was not optimistic. They were genuinely excited for my successes as if we were friends instead of in a professional relationship capacity.
Describe your experience with Caperton Fertility Institute.
I have followed Dr. Caperton from his clinic he shared with Dr. Thompson to the new practice, Caperton Fertility, so I can describe both clinics. At the previous Clinic, the location was in the basement of a hospital which was a bit odd. While it felt private it also felt very dark and like a cave, but that did not bother me too much. The new Clinic is state of the art. Lots of windows and light. The lobby and waiting area is designed to make you feel at home, which it definitely accomplishes. It alsmost has a spa-like feel instead of a medical clinic. Now I will tell you that at first these superficial things did not necessarily sway me, as I feel like the doctor and Staff are more important than the shiny Office. But I do think the new Office helps you relax a bit more and decreases some anxiety you may have. All of this to say, don’t let the fancy new Office be a turn off to you. The Clinic is big, but don’t let that scare you away thinking that the doctor won’t have time for you or won’t have time to answer questions. They take as much time as you need and always tell you there is no rush and are available for questions or concerns.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute.
My health insurance does not cover any infertility costs. This meant I was considered “self-pay” and because of that, the Clinic offers you a discount. My IUI cycles ranged from $600-1000 including the IUI transfer, and ultrasound(s)—some of those cycles warranted more than one ultrasound. My IVF retrieval including one transfer, genetic testing, and all required medications cost around $16-18K, with my insurance covering some of the medication cost, and applying for a discounted pharmacy to begin with.
Describe Lee Caperton's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Caperton Fertility Institute.
Dr. Caperton takes a more conservative approach. He will likely not be willing to put an excessive amount of embryos in because as he told me they are more interested in success of healthy babies rather than quantity of babies. I appreciate this because in the end you want a healthy baby, not 3 babies who may have health issues, right? He is not closed to hearing your arguments about wanting to put more than one in, just don’t expect him to agree to putting in more than 2-3 depending on your medical situation. I was able to select which embryo(s) to put in. In other words, if you have both male and female embryos you can choose which to put in. This can be disconcerting for some, or exciting that they can predetermine which gender they put in.
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Doctor
Lee Caperton
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Caperton Fertility Institute
Albuquerque
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
LGBTQ
2016 - 2018, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 33 - 35
18 IUI
1 IVF
Donor Sperm
Endometriosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
Other
Prefer not to answer
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 2 Docs
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. caperton was extremely empathetic when we suffered a while miscarriage under his care... is passionate about his work. He is always straight-forward and honest with his opinions. He seems to always be striving to do better at his work. He also is knowledgeable on the current research and findings in reproductive medicine...with his guidance decided to obtain a loan to begin the process of IVF. We are currently in the middle of this process. We've already gone through egg retrieval l, however we are waiting to undergo the transfer as I am currently being treated for endometriosis.
The staff [at Caperton Fertility Institute] is friendly and always greets you by name...Ashley [nurse] is always available to answer questions. She is knowledgeable as well as friendly. She is skilled at her profession and has a strong passion for the field well...IUIs cost us near $500. The IVF process has cost us around $22,000...The clinic is patient-forward. They give you the feeling that you are their number one priority nearly all of the time. One area of improvement would be to offer classes and more educational materials surrounding IVF medications, specifically injectables.
How was your experience with Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute?
Dr. Caperton is passionate about his work. He is always straight-forward and honest with his opinions. He seems to always be striving to do better at his work. He also is knowledgeable on the current research and findings in reproductive medicine.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute?
Trust the process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute?
The staff is friendly and always greets you by name. Dr. caperton was extremely empathetic when we suffered a while miscarriage under his care.
Describe the protocols Lee Caperton used in your cycles at Caperton Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
Dr. Caperton began or process with suggested IUI. After several failed attempts and one miscarriage, he consulted with us and advised us to consider IVF and genetic testing. We ultimately because of cost decided to continue trying via IUI. Unfortunately, we were not successful. We again consulted with Dr. Caperton and with his guidance decided to obtain a loan to begin the process of IVF. We are currently in the middle of this process. We've already gone through egg retrieval l, however we are waiting to undergo the transfer as I am currently being treated for endometriosis.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Caperton Fertility Institute. (Assigned nurse: Ashley)
Ashley is always available to answer questions. She is knowledgeable as well as friendly. She is skilled at her profession and has a strong passion for the field well.
Describe your experience with Caperton Fertility Institute.
The clinic is patient-forward. They give you the feeling that you are their number one priority nearly all of the time. One area of improvement would be to offer classes and more educational materials surrounding IVF medications, specifically injectables.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute.
Our insurance does not provide infertility coverage. Typically, IUIs cost us near $500. The IVF process has cost us around $22,000.
Describe Lee Caperton's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Caperton Fertility Institute.
Dr. Caperton strongly recommends single egg retrieval as he believes that the risk of having multiples outweighs the gains of success. We agree with this as well.
What specific things went wrong at Caperton Fertility Institute?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Caperton Fertility Institute.
A few times I have needed to call to have the clinic re-send a prescription. They have always apologized and explained that they send the Rx electronically and do it again right away. As we moved from the IUI to IVF process, we were not given the standard IVF packet and paperwork. I honestly believe that this over-sight occurred because we were so familiar with the staff after so many IUI procedures. When it was discovered that we did not have this paperwork, the staff apologized and provided it right away.
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Lee Caperton
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Caperton Fertility Institute
Albuquerque
Operations
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2017, Unknown Success
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7
Age 38 - 40
IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Male Factor
Uterine Fibroids
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Doctor
1st of 2 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Not sure
I was on a lower dose of follistim (I think 150mg) than most because I had diminished ovarian reserve (low AMH), and he [Dr. Caperton] felt over-stimulating was bad for egg quality. I was also given an androgen gel for my arm early in the cycle...I only had one egg at the start, I wound up with six collected, four fertilized and made it to day 3, one made it to day 5, and PGS tested normal. The eggs were fertilized with ICSI. I had thyroid problems and uterine problems. I wound up on Lupron. I don't know if it helped or not. I wound up not completing a transfer at this clinic because I felt the doctor was overstretched.
One nurse [at Caperton Fertility Institute], Ashley, was excellent. The others were okay..I wound up with six collected, four fertilized and made it to day 3, one made it to day 5, and PGS tested normal. The eggs were fertilized with ICSI. I had thyroid problems and uterine problems. I wound up on Lupron. I don't know if it helped or not. I wound up not completing a transfer at this clinic because I felt the doctor was overstretched.
How was your experience with Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute?
I was initially able to call and email Dr. Caperton. He got more busy as time went on, and then he was less communicative. He has a humorous manner which is sometimes relaxing and sometimes off-putting. He performed several surgeries on me. He seems to diagnoses septate uterus and adenomyosis more than other doctors.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute?
Don't take his jokes seriously.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute?
He communicated with me well.
Describe the protocols Lee Caperton used in your cycles at Caperton Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
I did egg retrieval. I was on menopur and follistim, and used shots of human growth hormone. I was on a lower dose of follistim (I think 150mg) than most because I had diminished ovarian reserve (low AMH), and he felt over-stimulating was bad for egg quality. I was also given an androgen gel for my arm early in the cycle, and I may have used Ganirelix at the end, but I can't remember. I only had one egg at the start, I wound up with six collected, four fertilized and made it to day 3, one made it to day 5, and PGS tested normal. The eggs were fertilized with ICSI. I had thyroid problems and uterine problems. I wound up on Lupron. I don't know if it helped or not. I wound up not completing a transfer at this clinic because I felt the doctor was overstretched.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Caperton Fertility Institute.
One nurse, Ashley, was excellent. The others were okay.
Describe your experience with Caperton Fertility Institute.
I think Dr. Caperton is an excellent surgeon and his lab is good. I worry that he is spread to thin because he opened up a second clinic in El Paso. I wonder if he over-diagnoses uterine abnormalities. I
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute.
It was $20000. He charges tax and he charged a credit card fee, I don't know if that still happens.
Describe Lee Caperton's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Caperton Fertility Institute.
eSET, although I only had one. I did not complete a transfer with him.
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Doctor
Lee Caperton
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Caperton Fertility Institute
Albuquerque
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2013 - 2018, Unsuccessful
7
7
Age 28 - 33
4 Fertility Medications
Anovulation
PCOS
Tubal Blockage
Other
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Very knowledgeable but has a demenure that can appear cocky.... Often felt like there was not good explination or rushed visits without clear indication of next steps. A lot of visits told need to loose weight before treatment. Then would try weightloss and so much time passes he [Dr. Caperton] would want to start process all over again with preliminary testing... Clomid then suggested IVF. Negative results on clomid.
Did not feel like interactions were personable. And seemed like there is a lack of compassion....Weakness is making some patients not feel like there is compassion for their situation. And they [Caperton Fertility Institute] seem to charge more if you have insurance than if you were paying out of pocket. Strength is that Dr. Caperton is knowledgeable... Used insurance however if I didnt have would have been at least $10,000 paid so far and have not had iui or ivf yet...
How was your experience with Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute?
Very knowledgeable but has a demenure that can appear cocky. Seemed like the clinic is after high priced treatment. Often felt like there was not good explination or rushed visits without clear indication of next steps. A lot of visits told need to loose weight before treatment. Then would try weightloss and so much time passes he would want to start process all over again with preliminary testing
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute?
Be prepared with the questions beforehand that you want to ask and ask for clarification on things you dont understand before he leaves the exam room. Be your own advocate and be clear about the treatment method you want
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute?
Did not feel like interactions were personable. And seemed like there is a lack of compassion. Felt like high priced treatment is suggested first.
Describe the protocols Lee Caperton used in your cycles at Caperton Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
Clomid then suggested IVF. Negative results on clomid.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Caperton Fertility Institute.
Great
Describe your experience with Caperton Fertility Institute.
This review is for Dr. Capertons new clinic since Reproductive Med of NM has closed Weakness is making some patients not feel like there is compassion for their situation. And they seem to charge more if you have insurance than if you were paying out of pocket. Strength is that Dr. Caperton is knowledgeable
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute.
Used insurance however if I didnt have would have been at least $10,000 paid so far and have not had iui or ivf yet...
What specific things went wrong at Caperton Fertility Institute?
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
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Doctor
Lee Caperton
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Caperton Fertility Institute
Albuquerque
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Consult
10
10
Age 33
1 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Tubal Blockage
European
Income $200K - $499K
Doctor
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Straight forward, reassuring, confident -- so many questions addressed & answered during the initial visit -- we felt very good after leaving his [Dr. Caperton] office. History/exam, new diagnosis, and IVF cycle scheduled and planned all in the same afternoon! ... He came to the waiting room to bring us back for our initial consult! Listened and continued to ask questions throughout our appointment.
Beautiful clinic [Caperton Fertility Institute] & friendly staff -- good experience at this clinic! Equipment/rooms all appear very new and up to date. Also very calming environment which is wonderful during this stressful, emotional process. Recommend highly ... Quick response via email with questions & concerns ... initial visit including ultrasound was about $400 ...
How was your experience with Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute?
Straight forward, reassuring, confident -- so many questions addressed & answered during the initial visit -- we felt very good after leaving his office. History/exam, new diagnosis, and IVF cycle scheduled and planned all in the same afternoon!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute?
He came to the waiting room to bring us back for our initial consult! Listened and continued to ask questions throughout our appointment.
Describe the protocols Lee Caperton used in your cycles at Caperton Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
started OCPs, waiting for meds, haven't started IVF cycle yet -- but he told us that minimal doses will be used due to diagnosis of diminished ovarian reserve
Describe your experience with your nurse at Caperton Fertility Institute. (Assigned nurse: Lisa)
Quick response via email with questions & concerns
Describe your experience with Caperton Fertility Institute.
Beautiful clinic & friendly staff -- good experience at this clinic! Equipment/rooms all appear very new and up to date. Also very calming environment which is wonderful during this stressful, emotional process. Recommend highly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute.
initial visit including ultrasound was about $400
Describe Lee Caperton's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Caperton Fertility Institute.
strong preference for SET
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Doctor
Lee Caperton
Humanity
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
10
Clinic
Caperton Fertility Institute
Albuquerque
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Successful
10
10
2 IVF
Male Factor
Prefer not to answer
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Caperton was always real and honest with me. He valued my judgement and cared about my needs...During every procedure Dr. Caperton explained in detail what was going on and showed me everything that was happening. Dr. Caperton truly cared about me as a patient and the truly cares about the creation of life. Dr. Caperton gave me the option of donating my remaining embryos so that others could have a shot at creating life as well. I’m so glad I did that. The whole experience left such an impression on me and my life. I can never thank him and his staff enough for the two (now not so little) boys that are my world.
I remember the clinic [Caperton Fertility Institute] being clean and inviting. The staff was kind and compassionate and very knowledgeable. I never felt uncomfortable at all...The first time did not take, the second time both embryos took and I ended up with twins... During every procedure Dr. Caperton explained in detail what was going on and showed me everything that was happening. Dr. Caperton truly cared about me as a patient and the truly cares about the creation of life. Dr. Caperton gave me the option of donating my remaining embryos so that others could have a shot at creating life as well. I’m so glad I did that. The whole experience left such an impression on me and my life. I can never thank him and his staff enough for the two (now not so little) boys that are my world.
How was your experience with Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute?
I saw Dr. Caperton in 2010. I had to go through the IVF treatment twice as the first did not result in a live birth. The second round went perfectly and I ended up with beautiful fraternal twin boys that are now almost 10 and just amazing little boys. During every procedure Dr. Caperton explained in detail what was going on and showed me everything that was happening. Dr. Caperton truly cared about me as a patient and the truly cares about the creation of life. Dr. Caperton gave me the option of donating my remaining embryos so that others could have a shot at creating life as well. I’m so glad I did that. The whole experience left such an impression on me and my life. I can never thank him and his staff enough for the two (now not so little) boys that are my world.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute?
Ask questions. Always ask questions. Dr. Caperton is very informative.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute?
Dr. Caperton was always real and honest with me. He valued my judgement and cared about my needs.
Describe the protocols Lee Caperton used in your cycles at Caperton Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
I remember that I had to go on birth control for a specific amount of time. Then I had to give myself shots every day in different places at different times for hormone treatment. Once my eggs were ready for retrieval, I went into the office and they removed them. I used the 5-day cycle as was best for my situation. Then after the fertilization process, he implanted the embryo(s). I had to wait I believe 2 weeks and then had to go for a blood test to check for pregnancy. The first time did not take, the second time both embryos took and I ended up with twins. I was young at the time (25!) and very healthy. The rationale being used for the different treatments were based a lot on my health.
Describe your experience with Caperton Fertility Institute.
I went to Dr Caperton when he was still working with Jim Thompson so I don’t think my experience would benefit current patients. I remember the clinic being clean and inviting. The staff was kind and compassionate and very knowledgeable. I never felt uncomfortable at all.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute.
I had an amazing insurance at the time that covered 90% of my treatments. I know, completely unheard of now. So my costs I think for both rounds were a little above $10,000 out of pocket. Insurance for everything associated with my pregnancy and the birth, the insurance company paid a lot of money. My kids were million dollar babies leaving the hospital after birth.
Describe Lee Caperton's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Caperton Fertility Institute.
I did both. The first round I implanted 1 embryo, the second round I implanted 2 embryos. Dr Caperton would no implant more than 2 because of my age and health. My embryos were high level/grade so I did not need to implant more than that.
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Doctor
Lee Caperton
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Caperton Fertility Institute
Albuquerque
Operations
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Consult
8
8
Age 26
Endometriosis
European
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 2 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
We met with Dr. Caperton after being referred to the clinic. Only have done the consultation but already have a better idea of what is going on and what we need to do next. We’ve had terrible luck with doctors after living in a rural area with limited options. We had a positive first experience despite not finding out the greatest of news on my end.
Caperton Fertility strongly believes in SET...So far no issues. Like any doctor’s office, you need to be aware of what is going on. If you have questions be sure to ask. The staff has been great with assisting us so far. If you’re ever needing to know a cost estimate for an upcoming procedure, they’ll gladly let you know ahead of time so you’re prepared.
How was your experience with Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute?
We met with Dr. Caperton after being referred to the clinic. Only have done the consultation but already have a better idea of what is going on and what we need to do next. We’ve had terrible luck with doctors after living in a rural area with limited options. We had a positive first experience despite not finding out the greatest of news on my end.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute?
Make sure to ask questions! Be an advocate for yourself.
Describe your experience with Caperton Fertility Institute.
So far no issues. Like any doctor’s office, you need to be aware of what is going on. If you have questions be sure to ask. The staff has been great with assisting us so far. If you’re ever needing to know a cost estimate for an upcoming procedure, they’ll gladly let you know ahead of time so you’re prepared.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lee Caperton at Caperton Fertility Institute.
Initial consult with insurance was less than $300 for myself. Self pay is around $500 I believe.
Describe Lee Caperton's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Caperton Fertility Institute.
Caperton Fertility strongly believes in SET.
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Lee Caperton
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
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Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Caperton Fertility Institute
Albuquerque
Operations
Scheduling
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