Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates

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Dallas
477 Glen Lakes Drive
Dallas, TX 75231
(214) 363-5965
Dallas - Forest Lane
7777 Forest Lane
Dallas, TX 75230
(214) 363-5965
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910 East Southlake Boulevard
Southlake, TX 76092
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 77%Neutral: 17%Don't recommend: 6%9.1
84 assessments
  • 77% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 17% Neutral (7-8)
  • 6% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
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9.5
Operations

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Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
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9.2
Scheduling

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Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
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8.4
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Nursing Team
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9.2
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8.5
Attention to Detail

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Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
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Annual Cycles for this Clinic
1,511
Annual Cycles National Avg.
635
84 assessments
9
10
Age
30
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
9
10
He [Dr. Chantilis] clearly sees a lot of patients, so a few times I felt like I had to remind him of my particular situation. I have had a few tests where my results were on the border of being normal vs. concerning (likely not causing my issues, but still a slight possibility). In both cases, he preferred to go the route of treating for each issue...does not have the warmest bedside manner, but he is obviously very knowledgeable in the field. He is very busy, and I often waited a very long time whenever I had an appointment to meet specifically with him
all of the nurses [at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates] I have dealt with have been exceptionally warm and supportive...though I work with Holly the most. She is very warm and supportive, helpful, knowledgeable, and clearly communicates so that you understand each step throughout the process. I always feel like I understand much more about the process or results after speaking with Holly...The clinic itself is conveniently located and provides a clean, inviting atmosphere. Because there are multiple doctors at the clinic, in the event my doctor was not available on the day of my scheduled IUI, someone else was there to be able to do it.
Age
30
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
9
10
How was your experience with Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr. Chantilis is clearly very knowledgeable, though his bedside manner is not the warmest. He is thorough - he performed multiple tests before starting treatment to ensure every box was checked first. While I trust his expertise, I often had a hard time truly understanding what he was telling me or explaining to me because he is very technical - sometimes it can be a little intimidating to push for further clarification when you don't understand the medical lingo. He clearly sees a lot of patients, so a few times I felt like I had to remind him of my particular situation. I have had a few tests where my results were on the border of being normal vs. concerning (likely not causing my issues, but still a slight possibility). In both cases, he preferred to go the route of treating for each issue.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Don't be afraid to ask a lot of questions and push for better explanation if you can't understand what is being described.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr. Chantilis does not have the warmest bedside manner, but he is obviously very knowledgeable in the field. He is very busy, and I often waited a very long time whenever I had an appointment to meet specifically with him, though never if I was coming in for routine tests (blood work, sonogram) that would be handled with the nurses. For the record, all of the nurses I have dealt with have been exceptionally warm and supportive.
Describe the protocols Samuel Chantilis used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
I have experienced multiple early miscarriages - 3 before seeing Dr. Chantilis and 1 while under his care. After multiple tests upfront to check for any possible explanations for my miscarriages, we started a cycle of Clomid. The first cycle we used Clomid + a shot of Ovidrel and timed intercourse but did not get pregnant. The second cycle we used Clomid + Ovidrel + IUI and got pregnant. Unfortunately HCG levels fluctuated irregularly and I miscarried around 6 weeks.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Holly)
My experience with all the nurses at the office has been very positive, though I work with Holly the most. She is very warm and supportive, helpful, knowledgeable, and clearly communicates so that you understand each step throughout the process. I always feel like I understand much more about the process or results after speaking with Holly.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
The clinic itself is conveniently located and provides a clean, inviting atmosphere. Because there are multiple doctors at the clinic, in the event my doctor was not available on the day of my scheduled IUI, someone else was there to be able to do it.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
My insurance covered everything (I pay a co-pay at visits) except for semen prep fee ($160) for IUIs because the IVF lab is not covered by my insurance.
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Doctor
Samuel Chantilis
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
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Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas
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7
8
Age
34
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
7
8
Dr Lawrence referred to many numbers (stats) of others in my same age group and situation on many occasions. She left it up to us to decide whether or not we wanted to do a high or low dose protocol since the numbers are 50/50 for success rates. This was not something I was prepared for. I wanted her to give us an individualized treatment plan and not leave that hard decision up to us...She talks very fast and it’s not always clear what she’s talking about. She can use a lot of medicinal terms and then try and explain all of them which can get confusing. I trust her knowledge and capabilities.
They [Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates] have multiple locations which makes it more convenient. Dr Laurence has her own office location which makes it very nice and easy. It’s never busy. They also Have their own HSG machine and hysteroscopy capabilities so you don’t need to go to another facility if you need these tests...The nursing staff is the best! So communicative and helpful! They really take the time to advocate for you and explain everything.
Age
34
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
7
8
How was your experience with Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
She talks very fast and it’s not always clear what she’s talking about. She can use a lot of medicinal terms and then try and explain all of them which can get confusing. I trust her knowledge and capabilities.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Ask her to repeat herself if needed or slow down when talking. Also I found it helpful to also consult with the nurses.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr Lawrence referred to many numbers (stats) of others in my same age group and situation on many occasions. She left it up to us to decide whether or not we wanted to do a high or low dose protocol since the numbers are 50/50 for success rates. This was not something I was prepared for. I wanted her to give us an individualized treatment plan and not leave that hard decision up to us.
Describe the protocols Laura Lawrence used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
I am currently in the middle of my first IVF cycle. Using cloned, Omni trope, follistim, Ganirelix, and Ovidrel. Using low doses of each given my age, low AMH (.95), and high FSH (13).
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff is the best! So communicative and helpful! They really take the time to advocate for you and explain everything.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
They have multiple locations which makes it more convenient. Dr Laurence has her own office location which makes it very nice and easy. It’s never busy. They also Have their own HSG machine and hysteroscopy capabilities so you don’t need to go to another facility if you need these tests.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Luckily our insurance covers most of our cost. But the IVF lab isn’t under contract so we had to pay $5300 for those costs. Additional $400 for doctor fees and $2000 for PGTA testing. Meds were about $1000
Describe Laura Lawrence's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
We both agreed on single transfer which we are very happy about.
7
Doctor
Laura Lawrence
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas - Forest Lane
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1
Age
32
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids
0
1
He [Dr. Chantilis] doesn’t have the best side manners but seems to be knowledgeable in his field...You mainly speak to his nurses- holly and Ruth...Stim protocols in my opinion are not individualized as their typical starting dose is 225iu for every individual...You will only see chantilis at IVF consult and egg retrieval... On top of the poor stimulation protocol, he failed to remove a polyp and that has caused so many unnecessary heartaches and stress for me and my husband. IVF is already a difficult journey for couples and he has made this process 100x difficult for us emotionally, physically and financially.
Customer service needs to be improved [at Dallas Fort Worth Fertility Associates]. This clinic is busy as they have 4 RE working here. The front desk ladies are not friendly or warm. I don’t think this clinic cares much about customer service...The Dallas office is SUPER busy...The clinic always start your stimulation on a Saturday so the retrieval will typically be on a Wednesday and Thursday. Stim protocols in my opinion are not individualized as their typical starting dose is 225iu for every individual. They also prefer the Lupron down regulation agonist protocol than the antagonist protocol. You will only see chantilis at IVF consult and egg retrieval.
Age
32
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
East Asian
Income
$500K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids
0
1
How was your experience with Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
He’s a pretty awkward guy with not the best bedside manners. He is very well known in the RE field as he has been practicing for 25 years. That’s the reason why he’s very busy and also the reason why I went to see him. He performed a laparoscopy and hysteroscopy procedure on me for an endometrial polyp removal and I was told that the polyp was removed and so we proceeded with IVF 2 months after the surgery and he assured me that the rest of the uterus looked great and my success rate with IVF is very high. A little info about me- amh 3.3, age 32, husband sperm is normal and we did conventional IVF. I had unsynchronized follicular growth on day 6 of stim with one dominant follicle measuring 17mm. I was told to continue my stim dosage and proceeded with egg retrieval. 12 eggs were retrieved but only 5 were mature- only one day 5 blastocyst formed and that was ET and failed to implant. After this devastating outcome I consulted with 3 other RE and all of them informed me that it was caused by a poor stimulation protocol: chantilis should have cancelled your cycle due to unsynchronized growth and also he triggered you too early. One month after the failed IVF, I went to see another RE and we proceeded with another cycle of IVF. 28 eggs retrieved and resulted in 15 d5 and d6 blastocysts. When you compare the two results- 1 d5 blastocyst vs 15 d5/d6 blastocyst within a 2 months window you know it was NOT your body/egg reserve that caused the drastic results. I did SIS with the second RE doctor and was told that I have an endometrial polyp (same location and size as the previous one) that needed to be removed before FET. This news obviously was not taken well by me and my husband as I went through a hysteroscopy 6 months ago with chantilis. My husband reached out to chantilis and we were told that the polyp was indeed removed according to his clinical note and that he’s not sure why it came back. I remember before the surgery with chantilis I was told that the reoccurrence rate of polyp is at least 18 months. So now I’ve to undergo another hysteroscopy to remove something that should have been removed in the first place! On top of the poor stimulation protocol, he failed to remove a polyp and that has caused so many unnecessary heartaches and stress for me and my husband. IVF is already a difficult journey for couples and he has made this process 100x difficult for us emotionally, physically and financially.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Make sure he puts you on an individualized stimulation protocol for IVF!!!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Chantilis is pretty well known in Dallas as a RE. He doesn’t have the best side manners but seems to be knowledgeable in his field. The Dallas office is SUPER busy. You mainly speak to his nurses- holly and Ruth. If you can choose, try to request holly because Ruth is rude, condescending and has no patience to listen to you- her favorite phrase for patient is “you have so many questions because you are so stressed out”. The clinic always start your stimulation on a Saturday so the retrieval will typically be on a Wednesday and Thursday. Stim protocols in my opinion are not individualized as their typical starting dose is 225iu for every individual. They also prefer the Lupron down regulation agonist protocol than the antagonist protocol. You will only see chantilis at IVF consult and egg retrieval.
Describe the protocols Samuel Chantilis used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
For me like I mentioned earlier it was a poor stimulation protocol that resulted in a failed IVF cycle. He should have cancelled my cycle after seeing unsynchronized follicular growth. He triggered me when my E2 was 1700. For someone with a 3.3 AMH and AFC 30-35 you want to be triggered at a higher E2 which will yield a high number of mature eggs and thus embryos. I was told by 3 other REs after the failed cycle that this result was completely caused by a poor stimulation protocol by the doctor and that I’m a straightforward IVF case bc of my robust eggs.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Ruth)
If you have the option request holly to be your nurse. Ruth is condescending, rude and shows no compassion. She has no patience for your questions.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Customer service needs to be improved. This clinic is busy as they have 4 RE working here. The front desk ladies are not friendly or warm. I don’t think this clinic cares much about customer service.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Cash patient 1500 lap and hysteroscopy 3000 for GA and 3000 for facility fee 8400 IVF with fresh transfer 3000 IVF meds ( not included) 800 cryopreservation IVF lab Pgs- 2000-2500 for the IVF lab and 300/embryo for coopergeomics
Describe Samuel Chantilis's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
I did not consider multiple embryo transfer bc of my age
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Doctor
Samuel Chantilis
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
1
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas
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10
10
Age
28
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
10
When I had slow follicle growth, she [Dr. Mika Thomas] added days of Gonal and then progesterone after ovulation. Fourth IUI was successful...When I met with Dr. Thomas I always felt like talking to me was her highest priority at that time. I never felt rushed or dismissed when I had questions that took longer. My husband and I came in with our plans and she always offered alternatives and additional options...I can be described as very impatient. I was positive we would be successful on our first try and once we were on our third IUI, I was pretty upset. She quickly met with me to discuss my concerns and offered alternative supplements to take. She always made I was comfortable during the IUI and always had a positive attitude.
I really liked this clinic [Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates]. Everyone was very nice and easy to talk to. Very clean and organized. My only negative thing to say is allowing children in the waiting room. It can be hard to see them there when going through infertility...Leah [nurse] was great at answering questions. She was helpful when we had some scheduling issues and also quickly returned calls after a positive test and I had some spotting.
Age
28
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
10
How was your experience with Mika Thomas at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
I can be described as very impatient. I was positive we would be successful on our first try and once we were on our third IUI, I was pretty upset. She quickly met with me to discuss my concerns and offered alternative supplements to take. She always made I was comfortable during the IUI and always had a positive attitude.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mika Thomas at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Speak up with questions
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mika Thomas at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
When I met with Dr. Thomas I always felt like talking to me was her highest priority at that time. I never felt rushed or dismissed when I had questions that took longer. My husband and I came in with our plans and she always offered alternatives and additional options.
Describe the protocols Mika Thomas used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
Our infertility was male factor and we were using donor sperm, there was nothing to indicate I'd have issues getting pregnant. We started with an HSG and blood test and everything came back normal. First treatment was Clomid only. I had great follicle growth and progesterone levels after the IUI. After my period came three days early, she added progesterone suppositories after each IUI. Second IUI was also clomid only with progesterone after ovulation. Third IUI was Clomid with Gonal F and progesterone after ovulation. Fourth IUI was Clomid with Gonal F. When I had slow follicle growth, she added days of Gonal and then progesterone after ovulation. Fourth IUI was successful.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Leah)
Leah was great at answering questions. She was helpful when we had some scheduling issues and also quickly returned calls after a positive test and I had some spotting.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
I really liked this clinic. Everyone was very nice and easy to talk to. Very clean and organized. My only negative thing to say is allowing children in the waiting room. It can be hard to see them there when going through infertility.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mika Thomas at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Procedures, donor sperm thawing, follicular ultrasounds, bloodwork
Describe Mika Thomas's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
NA
What specific things went wrong at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
  • Lost paperwork
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Doctor
Mika Thomas
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas
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10
10
Age
28 - 29
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
10
10
Dr. Lawrence has always taken her time to explain things in a simple yet scientific matter. She never rushes her time with us and always makes me feel like I’m the only patient she sees. She has called us after working hours to check on how we are doing and never tries to rush us into a decision. She is very caring and is very empathetic towards us and our infertility journey.... IVF recommended due to diminished ovarian reserve and low follicle antral count.
Strengths [of DFW Fertility Associates]: organization, friendliness, caring, patience, timely, available Weakness: the billing department of the clinic is sometimes hard to get in touch with. Overall this clinic is amazing. They have 3 different locations which is nice to have options. They have always answered the phone professional and were caring understanding when I was an emotional wreck. Everyone in the office seems to understand the stress that comes with infertility and treatments.
Age
28 - 29
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
10
10
How was your experience with Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr. Lawrence has been amazing with us. Our first doctor was very pushy and dismissive about our emotions about this crazy journey. Moving our care to Dr. Lawrence has been the best decision for us. We drive 1.5 hours to see her and it’s always worth it. Our first consultation with she spent almost 2 hours going over history and recommendations. We knew after that appointment that we were in the right hands. She has always been very open with us about expectations which I really appreciate. I wouldn’t want her to fill our heads with dreams when it might not become reality. When our first round IVF did not result in any embryos Dr. Lawrence seemed to be just as disappointed as we were. She called and made sure my husband was available for the bad news. She was compassionate and said she already has a plan whenever we want to sit down and talk. She told us to take our time and call when we are ready to talk about next steps. I love that she has encouraged us to never rush into a decision when everything is finically and emotional draining. We love Dr. Lawrence!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
She cares about this process just as much as you do. She is going to be honest with you about expectations and will recommend the best plan in order to achieve the goal of pregnancy.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr. Lawrence has always taken her time to explain things in a simple yet scientific matter. She never rushes her time with us and always makes me feel like I’m the only patient she sees. She has called us after working hours to check on how we are doing and never tries to rush us into a decision. She is very caring and is very empathetic towards us and our infertility journey.
Describe the protocols Laura Lawrence used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
IVF recommended due to diminished ovarian reserve and low follicle antral count. We requested a more reserved plan because of regilious reasons and she honored that. Plan was Cycle day 3- baseline blood work, sono, and desogen (birth control) x 10 days After completed, sonogram followed by 5 day break. Stim started with clomid 100mg x 5 days, ominitrope 33 units until retrieval Stim day 3 added Gonal F 150 units until retrieval Stim days 5 ganrelix every night until reterival and blood work/ sonogram every other day until reterival.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Very sweet and always called me back quickly. I felt like I bugged them to death sometimes and they never acted upset that I was calling again.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Strengths: organization, friendliness, caring, patience, timely, available Weakness: the billing department of the clinic is sometimes hard to get in touch with. Overall this clinic is amazing. They have 3 different locations which is nice to have options. They have always answered the phone professional and were caring understanding when I was an emotional wreck. Everyone in the office seems to understand the stress that comes with infertility and treatments. They have been more than gracious when I was emotional and stressed out about something.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
$2800 to the lab for storage and cyropreservarion $7,250 for Dr. Lawrence IVF fee $500 anesthesia
Describe Laura Lawrence's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
She recommended single embryo transfer based on my age but we have not reached the point of a transfer yet.
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Doctor
Laura Lawrence
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Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Southlake
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10
10
Age
39 - 43
Treated
2015 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 4 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
10
[Dr. Lawrence is] an incredible doctor. She is passionate about what she does and truly wants the best for her patients. If one protocol doesn’t work she is will try something else for a better result. She understands that many decisions in infertility made based on finances and not desires and that this process is a huge emotional and financial burden.... Due to my age, my Dr was willing to transfer 3 non tested, day 3 embryos. We ended with one healthy boy.
This is satellite office so it’s smaller and very personal. You will know everyone very quickly. The main office [DFW Fertility Associates] is very professional looking and a lot busier. The nurses at the lab where the retrievals and transfers are done are fantastic! Especially christy!...IVF with meds is about $12000 per round... Her current sono tech Kelly is fantastic, I see her often and she is the one who calls with results
Age
39 - 43
Treated
2015 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 4 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
10
How was your experience with Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
She’s an incredible doctor. She is passionate about what she does and truly wants the best for her patients. If one protocol doesn’t work she is will try something else for a better result. She understands that many decisions in infertility made based on finances and not desires and that this process is a huge emotional and financial burden. She has given me a son and a daughter and when my son passed away she was at his bedside. I recommend her to anyone who is having trouble conceiving. She is incredible and I am very grateful for her guidance
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
She will do everything she can to get you pregnant! She will be your biggest cheerleader!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
She came to see me in the hospital when my water broke on Christmas Eve at 21 weeks. That was above and beyond
Describe the protocols Laura Lawrence used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
To be honest, even though I am a nurse, I did not pay attention to the specific drugs and doses. I trust my doctor and assume she knows best. I know she did make changes throughout my 4 retrievals to maximize the results but I did not obsess over the specifics.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Her nurse has changed a few times)
I loved her first nurse, Corbet. However she went back to hospital nursing. Her current sono tech Kelly is fantastic, I see her often and she is the one who calls with results
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
This is satellite office so it’s smaller and very personal. You will know everyone very quickly. The main office is very professional looking and a lot busier. The nurses at the lab where the retrievals and transfers are done are fantastic! Especially christy!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
IVF with meds is about $12000 per round
Describe Laura Lawrence's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Due to my age, my Dr was willing to transfer 3 non tested, day 3 embryos. We ended with one healthy boy.
10
Doctor
Laura Lawrence
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas
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10
10
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
10
It took us nearly 3 months to get our new patient appointment [DFW Fert Assoc]. He [Dr. Gada] is in high demand. ... I completed 3 IUI cycles using donor sperm (my husband has azoospermia). ... Since I had to start the clomid on this day, I sat at the pharmacy and waited for the answering service to reach Dr. Gada so that he could give the verbal order. I waited nearly 2 hours. It was very frustrating and just as much fault goes to the pharmacy because they wouldn’t give me the prescription back so that I could take it elsewhere. It worked out fine in the end and was an honest mistake that never happened again.
The office staff [DFW Fertility Assoc] was sweet and friendly, even the poor girls who had to draw my blood for labs (I hate needles). The office is clean and a calm environment. ... Wait times were always minimal so it wasn’t too bad for me. ... There are 3 different nurses I interacted with during my time here. Each were kind and compassionate and cheered us on; wanting success for us. Nancy did several of my ultrasounds and 2 of my IUIs. I spoke with Erika and Shelly on the phone a few times and they were all very helpful.
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
10
How was your experience with Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr. Gada and his staff are great. Infertility is hard and they are compassionate and sensitive to the emotions their patients face during this time. During my last IUI (we will find out in a few days if it was successful or not) I cried throughout the entire procedure because I knew it was our last shot and I was just emotional. Nancy, a nurse in the clinic, was very kind and supportive. While I didn’t feel as though they provided a lot of education, they did always answer my questions. Sometimes I didn’t know what to ask and I would have appreciated for them to be more proactive in teaching me about what to expect or what’s happening next. Overall, they were wonderful to work with and I would recommend them to anyone in the DFW area.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Call and schedule your appointment NOW! It took us nearly 3 months to get our new patient appointment. He is in high demand.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
The staff always greeted my husband and me by name when we walked in the door. They seemed to truly care.
Describe the protocols Ravi Gada used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
I completed 3 IUI cycles using donor sperm (my husband has azoospermia). I would go in for a baseline ultrasound on cycle day 3 and begin clomid that night (first two rounds were 50mg and third was 100mg). I experienced quite a few side effects from this medication like irritability, changes in appetite, and hot flashes. This medication is taken for 5 days. I’d return to do a mid-cycle ultrasound on cycle day 12; I responded to the clomid about the same each cycle and was triggered using ovidrel on cycle day 13 (an injection you do at home the exact day and time they tell you to). I’d then go in for the IUI on cycle day 15. They write these instructions and appointments out for you in the office. Apparently you are supposed to have a full bladder when you arrive for the IUI, which no one told me about until I arrived for my first procedure. It wasn’t a big deal but hopefully this will help someone reading this. Having a full bladder helps the doctor or nurse with visibility during the IUI and also, in my experience, was less painful than the first time when my bladder wasn’t so full. In regards to the donor sperm, there is paperwork my husband and I had to have notarized for each cycle. I’d call the cryobank and schedule delivery for the week of the IUI. They would deliver it to the Dallas office, then the Southlake office would arrange to have it transported to Southlake. There were never any problems with this protocol.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
There are 3 different nurses I interacted with during my time here. Each were kind and compassionate and cheered us on; wanting success for us. Nancy did several of my ultrasounds and 2 of my IUIs. I spoke with Erika and Shelly on the phone a few times and they were all very helpful.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Dr. Gada loves cirque du soleil and always has it playing in the waiting room, despite his staff’s request to change it up a bit. Wait times were always minimal so it wasn’t too bad for me. My husband was always mesmerized by it. The office staff was sweet and friendly, even the poor girls who had to draw my blood for labs (I hate needles). The office is clean and a calm environment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
$950- fee per IUI cycle- included 2 ultrasounds, labwork, and IUI procedure. $160- on the day of the IUI for the “sperm wash”. $700- Each vial of sperm (Cryobank America). $40- Cost of medications per cycle.
What specific things went wrong at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
10
Doctor
Ravi Gada
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Southlake
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Operations
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6
N/A
Age
31 - 33
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 Egg Freezing, IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
6
N/A
Dr. Lee is very intelligent and knows what she is doing. She is an expert in the field and is aggressive with doing treatments, especially when you express a need or desire to do a next step. However, she lacks a bit with the bed side manner and seems like she doesn’t love the social part of the treatment process.... I felt like she didn’t take the infertility very seriously at first and just kept saying it will happen with minor treatments for almost a year before moving on.
Love the nurses [at Dallas-Forth Worth Fertility Associates]! They were helpful and compassionate and understanding even when I was emotionally breaking down....Dr. Lee is very intelligent and knows what she is doing. She is an expert in the field and is aggressive with doing treatments, especially when you express a need or desire to do a next step. However, she lacks a bit with the bed side manner and seems like she doesn’t love the social part of the treatment process.
Age
31 - 33
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 Egg Freezing, IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
6
N/A
How was your experience with Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr. Lee is very intelligent and knows what she is doing. She is an expert in the field and is aggressive with doing treatments, especially when you express a need or desire to do a next step. However, she lacks a bit with the bed side manner and seems like she doesn’t love the social part of the treatment process.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Ask questions and tell her what you want. Know that she might not be the mushy lovey dovey doctor that doubles as a therapist. She is only there to treat you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
I felt like she didn’t take the infertility very seriously at first and just kept saying it will happen with minor treatments for almost a year before moving on. Also, it felt like she had one foot out the door with most (difficult) conversations and she had somewhere else to be. I felt like she was trying to be sweet, but just was super busy and ready to get to the next thing or patient.
Describe the protocols Karen Lee used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
We did 1 cycle times intercourse and clomid, 3 cycles of TI, with clomid and gonal F. I am unexplained, so there is no known reason so she started “small”. Then we moved in to iuI with clomid and gonal F. Three times. Then Ivf with birth control, then freeze all, then first FeT ended chemical. Did ERA test after between FET 1 and 2. All good. FET worked, saw the heartbeat. Heartbeat stopped for no known reason when I saw my OB.l at 8+5. 3rd FET she added in lovenox and baby aspirin I’m thinking there may be an unknown clotting disorder, but all loss panels were negative. She did RPL blood work after 1st chemical. I’m currently 4 weeks pregnant.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Love the nurses! They were helpful and compassionate and understanding even when I was emotionally breaking down.
Describe Karen Lee's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
She was very adamant about transferring one.
6
Doctor
Karen Lee
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
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10
10
Age
40 - 41
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
10
10
I was very thankful that Dr. Gada was willing to do a phone consultation as I was an out of state patient. He was upfront about everything I should expect. Dr. Gada even worked with my local OB/GYN on some tests so I didn't have to travel. I felt very comfortable under his care. He always answered my questions even the difficult ones with compassion and honesty...I wasn't mentally prepared for getting eggs and then not have any viable embryos to transfer.
One cycle [at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates] with meds, pre-genetic testing, lab, anesthesia, doctor fees and egg retrieval cost about $12,500...All of the staff are super professional. Everyone makes you feel comfortable. No matter who you talk with at the clinic they are happy to assist or find you someone who can help. They all seem to have compassion for their patients...Shelley [nurse] is awesome! Very quick to respond to all requests. Super organized. Great communicator.
Age
40 - 41
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
10
10
How was your experience with Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
I was very thankful that Dr. Gada was willing to do a phone consultation as I was an out of state patient. He was upfront about everything I should expect. Dr. Gada even worked with my local OB/GYN on some tests so I didn't have to travel. I felt very comfortable under his care. He always answered my questions even the difficult ones with compassion and honesty. I would certainly recommend him to anyone looking for a fertility specialist.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
It has nothing to do with Dr. Gada but rather the experience itself. Be prepared as much as you can for an undesired outcome. I wasn't mentally prepared for getting eggs and then not have any viable embryos to transfer.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr. Gada was wonderful from the first phone conversation. We talked with each other about my condition, treatment, expectations, etc. He ensured that all of my questions were answered. And he made himself available if I needed anything. It was a great experience under his care!
Describe the protocols Ravi Gada used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
I would have to look back at all of the meds I took, but I reacted very well to the treatment protocol. Dr. Gada retrieved 17 eggs during my cycle. He said we would do the same treatment if we chose to do a second cycle which we intend to do.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Shelley Bixby)
Shelley is awesome! Very quick to respond to all requests. Super organized. Great communicator.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
All of the staff are super professional. Everyone makes you feel comfortable. No matter who you talk with at the clinic they are happy to assist or find you someone who can help. They all seem to have compassion for their patients.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
One cycle with meds, pre-genetic testing, lab, anesthesia, doctor fees and egg retrieval cost about $12,500
Describe Ravi Gada's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
From what I recall, Dr. Gada advocates for single embryo transfer.
10
Doctor
Ravi Gada
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Southlake
Nursing
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10
10
Age
37
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Uterine Fibroids
10
10
He [Dr. Ravi Gada] was completely realistic with me. He told me what the chances were of a successful IVF given my situation. He wanted to make sure all of the boxes were checked before moving to each next step to ensure those “checked boxes” were ruled out if something went wrong. He took the time to answer all of my question and truly cared about the success of my pregnancy.
The staff [at DFW Fertility Associates- Southlake] was always there to answer questions and walk me through the entire process. It is a lot of information being given and sometimes it can be overwhelming to navigate. The only “weakness” is they have a weird video playing in the waiting room. It’s so strange. I laughed every time I waited.... I paid $15,000 for my first stim cycle. My second was less because they help me order medication taking into consideration the leftover medication I had.
Age
37
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Uterine Fibroids
10
10
How was your experience with Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
He was completely realistic with me. He told me what the chances were of a successful IVF given my situation. He wanted to make sure all of the boxes were checked before moving to each next step to ensure those “checked boxes” were ruled out if something went wrong. He took the time to answer all of my question and truly cared about the success of my pregnancy.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Ask all of the questions. Do your own research so that you feel comfortable with your decision. Choosing Dr. Gada was the best decision I made with my fertility.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
He knew me by name and cared about the results of my retrieval and transfer.
Describe the protocols Ravi Gada used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
We did one retrieval which resulted in two abnormal embryos. Afterwards we chose to move forward with a fibroid removal surgery. I had 11 fibroids removed including a very large fibroid that Dr. Gada wanted to make sure wasn’t effecting my fertility. They next atom cycle and retrieval resulted in 2 normal embryos. We transferred one beautiful embryo that I am currently carrying successfully. His team squeezed me in at any moment I had an issue I wanted to talk with them about. Dr. Gada didn’t keep me on meds longer than I needed to be on them. I had a friend transfer 5 days after me and her doctor had her on progesterone shots for weeks after mine ended. I appreciated that he didn’t have me continue unnecessary medication.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Stephanie)
Everyone was so wonderful. They answered questions and truly cared about my success. When I graduated to a regular OB my nurse gave me a hug. It made me want to cry!
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
The staff was always there to answer questions and walk me through the entire process. It is a lot of information being given and sometimes it can be overwhelming to navigate. The only “weakness” is they have a weird video playing in the waiting room. It’s so strange. I laughed every time I waited.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
I paid $15,000 for my first stim cycle. My second was less because they help me order medication taking into consideration the leftover medication I had.
Describe Ravi Gada's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
I was strongly advised to only transfer one embryo. I am glad I listened because my embryo initially split. The second didn’t turn out to be viable. If I implanted two, I could have ended up with 4 and been extremely high risk.
10
Doctor
Ravi Gada
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Southlake
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5
7
Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
5
7
I feel like Dr Gada seemed to care about his patients. He was not overly tied to 'policies' and had flexibility in treating you as he would like. He seemed to become even more personable as we progressed through treatment and got to know him. He did show sympathy and I believe he is a talented doctor in skill. He isn't involved in all aspects of the treatment, ie a nurse will do your ultrasounds, but it seems he always reviews your records and gives recommendations. Dr Gada himself has gone through IVF with his wife.
My primary nurse with Dr Gada [at DFW Fertility Associates- Southlake] was somewhat robotic. That may be helpful for her job, but it just seemed liked standard answers and plug and play. She did always eventually get back to me with answers to my questions, but it did typically have a decent delay before getting back to me. Receptionist was great, ultrasound nurse was very nice, and those that did your blood draws were hit or miss.
Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
5
7
How was your experience with Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Overall, I feel like Dr Gada seemed to care about his patients. He was not overly tied to 'policies' and had flexibility in treating you as he would like. He seemed to become even more personable as we progressed through treatment and got to know him. He did show sympathy and I believe he is a talented doctor in skill. He isn't involved in all aspects of the treatment, ie a nurse will do your ultrasounds, but it seems he always reviews your records and gives recommendations. Dr Gada himself has gone through IVF with his wife. One of my own hesitations was that I didn't feel like we we're looking to turn over enough stones or consider other alternatives when our first cycle failed.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Meet with him and make your own decision. Different doctors match perfectly with different people and different personalities.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Overall, I felt like the Drs and nurses at the clinics definitely treated me like a human. Where I most felt treated like a 'number' was with my treatment protocol. I feel like I was put into a cookie cutter process that they typically execute on most patients unless there was a big read flag not to.
Describe the protocols Ravi Gada used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
Did a saline sonogram and day baseline blood work. Started off on birth control pills and lupron. Then stopped bcp and had a bleed. Started stims of menopur, gonal f, and lowered lupron dose. Triggered with ovidrel.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Shelley)
My primary nurse with Dr Gada was somewhat robotic. That may be helpful for her job, but it just seemed liked standard answers and plug and play. She did always eventually get back to me with answers to my questions, but it did typically have a decent delay before getting back to me. Receptionist was great, ultrasound nurse was very nice, and those that did your blood draws were hit or miss.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
I liked that they we're still a very professional, successful clinic, but didn't have rules in place that didn't give you the options for the care you were looking for--such as who does your retrieval, where you get your meds, and if you'd transfer 1 or 2 embryos. There are times you'll have to go to Dallas if you're a Southlake patient, all the appointments don't all happen there. Their prices are reasonable compared to others in the area.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Retrieval cycle was around 7k, then about 2k for associated costs regarding fertilization and storage, and then about 3k for frozen embryo transfer--they will not do fresh transfer.
Describe Ravi Gada's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
He was willing to do either but encouraged single embryo transfer.
What specific things went wrong at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
  • Provided conflicting information
5
Doctor
Ravi Gada
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Southlake
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5
5
Age
36
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
5
5
He [Dr. Chantilis] seems to have a wealth of experience which we appreciate. But it doesn’t feel like he knows us well or is interested in getting to know us. After our first cycle failed, he did give us a generous discount which we greatly appreciated. Overall, he seems very busy and rushed during the few office appointments we’ve had with him.... The experience hasn’t felt very personal. It feels so clinical. We’ve been through 2 cycles now and haven’t achieved the results we’re hoping for.
The front office and billing team [DFW Fertility Associates] are so unorganized. Billing issues aren’t clear or consistent. Also, a prescription was also mishandled and given to me nearly 2 months late. Not sure if that’s a nursing issue or not. On the other hand, I think the lab staff does a good job....With my initial blood work, it turned out I needed thyroid medication. These tests were complete and results were available in April. But I wasn’t given the results until June. Apparently my results were lost or there was a miscommunication amongst the staff.
Age
36
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
5
5
How was your experience with Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
He seems to have a wealth of experience which we appreciate. But it doesn’t feel like he knows us well or is interested in getting to know us. After our first cycle failed, he did give us a generous discount which we greatly appreciated. Overall, he seems very busy and rushed during the few office appointments we’ve had with him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Expect chaos and unorganization from the front office and billing team.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
The experience hasn’t felt very personal. It feels so clinical. We’ve been through 2 cycles now and haven’t achieved the results we’re hoping for. It doesn’t feel like the level of care or drug protocol has been customized for me and my issues. The office also has operational and organizational issues that make the experience confusing and frustrating.
Describe the protocols Samuel Chantilis used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
First cycle was Menopur, Gonal F and Cetrotide and we only retrieved 2 eggs. None of the eggs made it to Day 5 and it was a failed cycle. Second cycle was Menopur, Gonal F and Lupron and 11 eggs were retrieved. We had 5 embryos on Day 5 but only 1 was normal after PGS testing.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Holly Womack)
Holly is great. She’s sweet, compassionate and always returns my calls or emails in a timely manner. We are cash payers so I feel like she looks for the best prices for our meds which we greatly appreciate.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
The front office and billing team are so unorganized. Billing issues aren’t clear or consistent. Also, a prescription was also mishandled and given to me nearly 2 months late. Not sure if that’s a nursing issue or not. On the other hand, I think the lab staff does a good job.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Our first cycle was $20K. Our second cycle was closer to $10K because we received a generous discount because our first cycle failed and we didn’t retrieve nearly as many eggs as expected. The doctor wasn’t sure why that happened and an answer was never provided.
Describe Samuel Chantilis's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
I’m happy with single embryo transfer. No issues or concerns with that.
What specific things went wrong at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
5
Doctor
Samuel Chantilis
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas
Nursing
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8
8
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS, Unexplained
8
8
During cycles I felt like a number. However after my third miscarriage, when I had to undergo a D&C procedure that didn't go as planned, she was very involved and personally reached out to me a number of times to ensure I was recovering properly. ... Dr. Thomas is very honest, which can be a good thing. She sees things from a science perspective, which I guess she is trained to do. During my first cycle, she tried letrozole, it didn't work well, so we added more and changed my treatment each cycle.
There are a lot of doctors, nurses, billing coordinators, etc. at the clinic [Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Assoc]. Which can be a good thing or a bad thing. Sometimes I never know who I'm going to talk to. I always saw the same 2 sonographers, which I really appreciated. ... Once I received someone else's blood results. It was my first beta HCG for that pregnancy. The result seemed high considering it was the first HCG and 10 DPO. I challenged why it would be so high, but was brushed off. The office called back hours later informing me the results were someone's else's
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS, Unexplained
8
8
How was your experience with Mika Thomas at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr. Thomas is very honest, which can be a good thing. She sees things from a science perspective, which I guess she is trained to do. During my first cycle, she tried letrozole, it didn't work well, so we added more and changed my treatment each cycle. I felt like we were always trying something new, which was nice on one hand but why didn't we try that in the beginning? I am frustrated 'new' ideas were coming out every month, but nothing about my cycles really ever changed.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mika Thomas at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Do your own research. Ask about trying things you've read about or heard your friends try. Challenge her to mix up the treatment cycles.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mika Thomas at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
During cycles I felt like a number. However after my third miscarriage, when I had to undergo a D&C procedure that didn't go as planned, she was very involved and personally reached out to me a number of times to ensure I was recovering properly.
Describe the protocols Mika Thomas used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
I only taken letrozole for oral meds, first starting with 2.5 mg then up to 5 mg. I only grew one follicle with letrozole each cycle (5). After insisting we try something more aggressive to get more than one follicle, she added gonal-f. My first cycle on gonal-f +letrozole was pretty low dose, and again resulted in one follicle. My second cycle on gonal-f +letrozole was more than double the dosage than the first but again resulted in one follicle.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Leah, Kelly, Julia )
I felt there was a revolving door/Rolodex of nurses. When I started seeing Dr. Thomas, I had a nurse named Julia. Abruptly she left, I had to ask why I was talking to a new nurse, she didn't even introduce herself and explain she'd be my nurse going forward. About 75% of the time I hear from my 'primary' nurse, now Leah. The other times, I hear from someone random that I've never talked to before that I'm not convinced as read my file or knows what is going on with my case.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
There are a lot of doctors, nurses, billing coordinators, etc. at the clinic. Which can be a good thing or a bad thing. Sometimes I never know who I'm going to talk to. I always saw the same 2 sonographers, which I really appreciated. I had to visit the clinic once on the weekend for monitoring, my nurse/doc wasn't on call, so I saw a different nurse. It was convenient that the clinic was open on the weekend, I understand the practice is designed to allow the doctors/nurses to rotate who is on call. Dr. Thomas performed my IUI herself. I didn't do IFV, but it is my understand that she would perform all her related IFV procedures. Dr. Thomas performed my D&C. She also saw her for all my follow up appointments related to that.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mika Thomas at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
My office visits and procedures were covered by insurance. I paid for shots out of pocket.
What specific things went wrong at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
8
Doctor
Mika Thomas
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas
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10
10
Age
31
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
Dr. Gada is great. I would keep track of everything initially though so nothing is missed...3 IUI cycles. The first two were with Clomid and a trigger...was caring and informative. From the initial consult I trusted him and was happy to put my care in his hands. He wasn't always there to do my procedures or ultrasounds but it wasn't necessary. They don't do HSG's at the office and when an outside facility was unable to do it he moved his schedule around and did it at the Dallas office for me.
[Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates] is a great clinic overall, and I've never felt like just a number. Like I said, give them a couple appointments before you make your decision. Once I figured out my care plan and could advocate for myself and got into the groove of IUI cycles I loved it. I also loved that they moved right into medicated IUI cycles and we didn't waste money...Staff was intially unfamiliar with my care plan and I almost missed my first IUI. One I knew what was going on and what the next steps we're I was able to advocate better for myself.
Age
31
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr. Gada was caring and informative. From the initial consult I trusted him and was happy to put my care in his hands. He wasn't always there to do my procedures or ultrasounds but it wasn't necessary. They don't do HSG's at the office and when an outside facility was unable to do it he moved his schedule around and did it at the Dallas office for me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr. Gada is great. I would keep track of everything initially though so nothing is missed.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Staff was intially unfamiliar with my care plan and I almost missed my first IUI. One I knew what was going on and what the next steps we're I was able to advocate better for myself.
Describe the protocols Ravi Gada used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
3 IUI cycles. The first two were with Clomid and a trigger. The estrogen I took for my lining afterwards made me a bit sick so we switched to Letrazole with the last with a trigger.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
It took awhile to get to know everyone and I am still unsure who many of the staff are, no one introduces theirselves. Dr. Gada's primary nurse is a little un-warm/distant but she's great at what she does and warms up a lot once you've been there several times.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
This is a great clinic overall, and I've never felt like just a number. Like I said, give them a couple appointments before you make your decision. Once I figured out my care plan and could advocate for myself and got into the groove of IUI cycles I loved it. I also loved that they moved right into medicated IUI cycles and we didn't waste money.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Insurance covered IUI's. Semen analysis was ~$100 each IUI and 2-3 ultrasounds a cycle we're $50 Co pay. Monitoring and testing is coded as ovulatory dysfunction though so it saved a ton of money.
Describe Ravi Gada's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
N/A, did not do IVF with this clinic.
What specific things went wrong at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to convey critical information
10
Doctor
Ravi Gada
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Southlake
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8
8
Age
33
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
8
8
Don’t expect to see the doctor [Dr. Samuel Chantilis] every appointment (I came from another fertility clinic in another city where I saw the doctor every single appointment/sonogram, etc and this was an adjustment for me but now I know this seems to be the norm with other REs in DFW. Ask questions if you don’t understand something, you have to advocate for yourself.... We tried two cycles of timed inter course with Femara which I wanted to move straight to IUI; of course those weren’t successful and the first IUI he added injectable med, and second IUI cycle, added another day or two of the injectable.
The nurses [at DFW Fertility Associates- Dallas] are very kind, as well as the somographers, however it is usually a rushed appointment, with them frequently being 15-20 minutes late. Unless you request an appt with the doctor, you will not see him at routine sono appointments, and IUIs on the weekends have been done by the doctor on call.... Communication/organization could be improved. Sometimes the room they think is ready is occupied, typically always running 15-20 mins late but this may be the norm. I think they do a good job of scheduling appointments but sometimes asking for information on procedures seems like they don’t want to provide it to you
Age
33
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
8
8
How was your experience with Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
He seems extremely knowledgeable. At the very beginning, I had my consultation rescheduled by their office two or three times, which was disappointing to me since I had to wait a month to get in. However I will say Dr C called me after hours each time to apologize and tell me about a surgery that had to be scheduled in place of my appointment and I thought it was very nice of him to do.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Don’t expect to see the doctor every appointment (I came from another fertility clinic in another city where I saw the doctor every single appointment/sonogram, etc and this was an adjustment for me but now I know this seems to be the norm with other REs in DFW. Ask questions if you don’t understand something, you have to advocate for yourself.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
The nurses are very kind, as well as the somographers, however it is usually a rushed appointment, with them frequently being 15-20 minutes late. Unless you request an appt with the doctor, you will not see him at routine sono appointments, and IUIs on the weekends have been done by the doctor on call.
Describe the protocols Samuel Chantilis used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
We tried two cycles of timed inter course with Femara which I wanted to move straight to IUI; of course those weren’t successful and the first IUI he added injectable med, and second IUI cycle, added another day or two of the injectable.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Holly)
They are extremely busy however they always call back if they do not answer the phone in a very short amount of time. They are all very nice.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Communication/organization could be improved. Sometimes the room they think is ready is occupied, typically always running 15-20 mins late but this may be the norm. I think they do a good job of scheduling appointments but sometimes asking for information on procedures seems like they don’t want to provide it to you
Describe the costs associated with your care under Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
IUI $950 plus any meds which can be another $500-600
Describe Samuel Chantilis's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
N/a
8
Doctor
Samuel Chantilis
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas
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10
10
Age
38 - 39
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
10
Dr Lee was great to always say hello when she spotted me in the clinic. I felt like she closely followed my case and discussed it closely with the other nursers and embryologists in the clinic. She was always willing to answer my questions and spend time with us, during and after our cycles...She also communicated great with us during our IVF treatments. In our wrap up appointments for failed cycled, she gave us insight into the documentation and discussions with her staff about why we had failed and gave us choices on next steps. She was great to guide us through each cycle.
I felt like the embryologists [at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates] did a good job of informing me of our progress. Typically on weekends I wasn't able to get as much information and sometimes the reports seemed hurried. The lab worked closely with my doctor to help identify any potential issues...Both sonographers that I saw were fantastic. They can quickly count eggs and help position my legs so it's not as uncomfortable as the process progresses. In the lab, the nurses and staff were so great too!
Age
38 - 39
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Writer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
10
How was your experience with Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr. Lee is very knowledgeable and that shows in her care. We felt like she set expectations and gave us the facts. She also communicated great with us during our IVF treatments. In our wrap up appointments for failed cycled, she gave us insight into the documentation and discussions with her staff about why we had failed and gave us choices on next steps. She was great to guide us through each cycle.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Come with a list of questions. She will help you work through your questions and provide the best answers she can.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr Lee was great to always say hello when she spotted me in the clinic. I felt like she closely followed my case and discussed it closely with the other nursers and embryologists in the clinic. She was always willing to answer my questions and spend time with us, during and after our cycles.
Describe the protocols Karen Lee used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
During my IUIs I took Clomid (the lowest dose) and my husband donated at the clinic. During one IVF cycle I took Gonal-F, Menupure, Pregnyl, and one other med that I can't remember. During my second cycle I took the same meds, but use Lupron instead. We were hoping to get more mature eggs on the second cycle. I tend to have lots of eggs and only about half of them mature. Both cycles worked out very similar - so we concluded that the drugs didn't make much of a difference in my case. I reacted very well to the drugs, we are just struggling to get a healthy embroy. Currently we aren't sure the cause of unhealthy embroys.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Katie)
The nursing staff, ultrasound techs, and phlebotomist are just wonderful. They are all very skilled and compassionate. My primary nurse, Katie was so helpful with answering questions, giving me calendars, and guiding me through the entire process. My favorite phlebotomist, Diane was so sweet. Blood draws got harder for me as the stimulation went on and she was great to pick places that would bruise less and wrap my arm gently. Both sonographers that I saw were fantastic. They can quickly count eggs and help position my legs so it's not as uncomfortable as the process progresses. In the lab, the nurses and staff were so great too!
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
It was so helpful to have the clinic on sight with the doctors. The ease of this was very helpful during our IVF cycles. I felt like the embryologists did a good job of informing me of our progress. Typically on weekends I wasn't able to get as much information and sometimes the reports seemed hurried. The lab worked closely with my doctor to help identify any potential issues.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
We are blessed to have insurance coverage. We did not use this for our IUIs and they each ran under $1000. For IVF our first cycle was covered entirely, so we were out our deductibles. For our second cycle, drugs were not covered, so we paid the cost of drugs and our deductible was met, so we paid our percentage.
10
Doctor
Karen Lee
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas
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7
7
Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Other
7
7
I feel he [Dr. Chantillis] is very honest, not pushy at all with just selling things. Hardest part for me is not that much doctor patients interaction on the day in day out.... It took me a while to get the hang of how things work but after initial consultation you don’t see the doctor (depending on treatment I guess).... I’m PCOS with regular cycles but also have tubal damage so he just wanted to make sure even though it seemed I had.l a regular cycle that we would track ovulation and times intercourse before moving to IUI or IVF.
I would say the strengths are it’s a up to date clinic [Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility] with good doctors and up to date fertility recommendations and information.... The hard part for me was just the non personal relationship with the doctor on your regular visits. Sometimes I would leave confused based on what the technician had told me....Holly is great, she is the person I’ve connected most with at the clinic (even if it’s just over the phone after appointments).
Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Other
7
7
How was your experience with Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
I feel he is very honest, not pushy at all with just selling things. Hardest part for me is not that much doctor patients interaction on the day in day out. I’m not sure which good and busy clinic would have more of that kind of feel though.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Ask a lot of questions not only to Dr. Chantilis but also to the staff regarding making appointments and follow up consultations. I think everyone that works there forgets that you might not ‘know the drill’. The nurse randomly told me if I wanted to talk to Dr. Chantillis about my treatment plan the best thing to do is to schedule a specific appointment for that. It seems obvious but I didn’t know and by the time I called I could barely get in before I would start my next cycle. Some of the admin things can be frustrating but I think my advice is be your own advocate and make sure to be pushing things along for yourself.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
It’s a very good clinic but probably like most it has many patients. It took me a while to get the hang of how things work but after initial consultation you don’t see the doctor (depending on treatment I guess). Doing fertility drugs and trigger shots I would follow nurses instructions, come in for ultrasounds with a tech, and then get called again by my nurse for updates and instructions. Obviously the doctor reviewed all of those things but sometimes I have felt a little lost. (I think this is how most big clinics are run but with something so emotional as getting pregnant sometimes I have wanted to feel a little more care.)
Describe the protocols Samuel Chantilis used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
I have done two cycles of clomid with ultrasounds and trigger shots with time intercourses. I’m PCOS with regular cycles but also have tubal damage so he just wanted to make sure even though it seemed I had.l a regular cycle that we would track ovulation and times intercourse before moving to IUI or IVF.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Holly)
Holly is great, she is the person I’ve connected most with at the clinic (even if it’s just over the phone after appointments). She is compassionate and I actually been able to ask specific questions as I’m going through things.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
I would say the strengths are it’s a up to date clinic with good doctors and up to date fertility recommendations and information. My previous clinic didn’t mention much of the information I learned here. The hard part for me was just the non personal relationship with the doctor on your regular visits. Sometimes I would leave confused based on what the technician had told me. If you choose this clinic just be proactive with asking questions and scheduling follow up appointments with the doctor if something isn’t working for you.
Describe Samuel Chantilis's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
I’m not sure his opinions about this.
7
Doctor
Samuel Chantilis
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas
Nursing
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10
10
Age
33 - 35
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, 2 IVF, 2 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
10
10
Dr. Thomas is such a kind soul. She treats her patients as though you are a part of her family. Throughout my treatment, she would call me herself to deliver news or just to check on me. I never felt like just a number, she always made me feel as though I was her only patient...She always wants to make sure that you are comfortable with your plan of care and that you completely understand what will be happening throughout your cycle.
Brittany is the absulute best!! She is the most kind and compassionate nurse I have ever met. Thorough my journey with Dr. Thomas and Dallas Fertlity, she has had to deliver some tough news to me many times and she always wants to make sure that I am okay...Everyone is very kind and courteous in the office. The ladies at the front are wonderful about helping you understand the costs of your plan of care and always answer any questions you may have. All of the nurses and technitions are so sweet and make you feel welcome.
Age
33 - 35
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI, 2 IVF, 2 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Mika Thomas at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr. Thomas is an outstanding doctor. She regularly called to check on me and made me feel as though I was heard. My husband and I, even after going through fertility treatments for almost 2 years now, ask a ton of questions and she is always so patient and through when answering. She always wants to make sure that you are comfortable with your plan of care and that you completely understand what will be happening throughout your cycle.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mika Thomas at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Don’t be afraid to ask as many questions as needed about your cycle/plan of care. She is wonderful about making you comfortable with everything that you will go through.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mika Thomas at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr. Thomas is such a kind soul. She treats her patients as though you are a part of her family. Throughout my treatment, she would call me herself to deliver news or just to check on me. I never felt like just a number, she always made me feel as though I was her only patient.
Describe the protocols Mika Thomas used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
For my first round of IVF that was canceled due to low follicular development, we did an Antogonist protocol with BC pills for priming. We all decided after this round that I would not take BC pills again because of my poor response. For the next two rounds of IVF, I did estrogen priming and micro-flare protocols with the highest amount of Follestim and Menopur possible. I had a great response to this protocol, considering my AMH level, and ended up with 7 eggs each cycle. For my most recent round of IVF, we did the same protocol as before, but added in HGH and a steroid. I ended up having poor follicular response and converted to an IUI.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Brittany Ruder)
Brittany is the absulute best!! She is the most kind and compassionate nurse I have ever met. Thorough my journey with Dr. Thomas and Dallas Fertlity, she has had to deliver some tough news to me many times and she always wants to make sure that I am okay.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Everyone is very kind and courteous in the office. The ladies at the front are wonderful about helping you understand the costs of your plan of care and always answer any questions you may have. All of the nurses and technitions are so sweet and make you feel welcome.
Describe Mika Thomas's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Since my embryo quality was not great, Dr. Thomas opted to transfer two embryos for each of my fresh, day 3 transfers.
10
Doctor
Mika Thomas
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
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10
10
Age
38 - 40
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
10
10
She [Dr. Lawrence] has a great way of being positive and being direct. She does not sugar coat things or pretend them to be what they are not. And she allowed me to be in charge of my process, even when it went against her recommendations. She remained supportive and honest. I do not see her every visit, and her staff make up for it. She was not at one of my two IUIs because it was on the weekend and I had the on-call doctor. She has been the doctor at both retrievals. I have been very happy in her care.
I think the strength of this clinic [DFW Fertility Associates] is the experience and knowledge of the doctor and the staff. They all have extensive experience in their positions and have the best interest of the patient. Their weakness is they are busy.... Kelly has been excellent! She is very calm, collected. compassionate and kind. She has been wonderful to help me understand my care. Jill has been great at helping me understand my medication, how to use it and what I am taking.
Age
38 - 40
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, East Asian, Black or African-American, Middle Eastern, Native American
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
10
10
How was your experience with Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
I love Dr. Lawrence. I feel confident she knows what she is doing and has my best interest and health at heart. I don't feel like she is only doing what she wants to make her look good. She is a fast talker, so I have needed to ask her to slow down or to repeat things to make sure I understand them. And she is patient when I ask questions because I want to make sure I understand. She has a great way of being positive and being direct. She does not sugar coat things or pretend them to be what they are not. And she allowed me to be in charge of my process, even when it went against her recommendations. She remained supportive and honest. I do not see her every visit, and her staff make up for it. She was not at one of my two IUIs because it was on the weekend and I had the on-call doctor. She has been the doctor at both retrievals. I have been very happy in her care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Ask questions and be sure you ask her to repeat herself or slow down. She is a fast talker with lots of energy!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
The staff in the office are awesome. They are very kind and helpful. And they are very busy. Even still, they take the time to say hello, talk to me and see. The times I am able to talk with Dr. Lawrence, she is very kind an always seems to know where I am in my cycle. I know she has many patients, and it blows me away that she is able to remember! And it is a busy office, so I have needed to be diligent about my care and what i am doing. There have been a few times where I needed to correct the nurse about what the doctor and I had talked about for medication. She was very kind and double checked and let me know I was right. I always feel like they are compassionate and treat me well. And as a busy office, things can get confused.
Describe the protocols Laura Lawrence used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
During my first IUI, we did Clomid. I had a very high egg count and we were confident it would be enough. When we had a negative result, we boosted it up and tried again. When that didn't work, she was very frank and we decided to do IVF. During the first cycle, I was on 150u Menopure, 300 Gonal F, and Ganerelix. During the first 5 days I needed to drop the Menopure and start Ganerelix because I was developing too many too fast. The retrieval produced 44 eggs, 38 mature, 28 inseminated and 8 were able to be tested. We ended up with 1 normal embryo. None of us predicted this result. When we decided to do a second round to gather more eggs, she was frank about trying things differently. I went on birth control to suppress the estrogen, with the goal of it not getting too high too fast again. This was not successful, because when I went in for my baseline, I had a follicle developing. I needed to trigger and let that one go before we could proceed. Then they had me take Estrace. During this time, before I was supposed to be done, my body had a period. I went in for a baseline and we began injections. This time I did 150u Menopure for 3 days and then dropped to 75u on day 3. This was a planned strategy and was on target in order to help me not produce too much too soon. I was still taking 300 Gonol F and began Ganerelix on day 5. I am currently in the middle of this treatment, so I cannot report on the retrieval. I hope the results are better!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Kelly and Jill)
Kelly has been excellent! She is very calm, collected. compassionate and kind. She has been wonderful to help me understand my care. Jill has been great at helping me understand my medication, how to use it and what I am taking. I have had to ask her to double check a few things because I remembered being told something different. She has always been kind and helpful about this. When she has had to explain changes in my medication, she is very clear and succinct.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
I think the strength of this clinic is the experience and knowledge of the doctor and the staff. They all have extensive experience in their positions and have the best interest of the patient. Their weakness is they are busy. Be an advocate for your care and be sure you pay attention to what your process is. And don't be afraid to ask questions - they are very open to you being involved! It is a welcoming office.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
IUI was about $950 plus medication. I paid for this out of pocket both times. IVF was financed with ARC. The cost was about $18,000 the first time and $15,000 the second time because we had meds left over from the first so we didn't need to buy as much. We paid for ICSI and Genetic testing for both rounds.
Describe Laura Lawrence's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
I have not had experience with transfer yet, as we are on our second round of retrieval.
What specific things went wrong at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
10
Doctor
Laura Lawrence
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas
Nursing
Operations
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Billing
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10
10
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
10
Even though Dr. Chantilis hasn't been involved with every visit and procedure, I have always been taken of. He's performed a procedure and called me personally. My husband and I have met with him one on one multiple times. He's honest and gives you a great understanding of how your body is working. He also explains procedures and what's up next. He is the best in the industry and I would recommend him to anyone.
Holly is an angel. She is patience, compassionate, and loves her patients. She truly cares for me. She's been my primary nurse [at DFW Fertility Assoc] from day one. There have been plenty of days that I would call her to just ask a question, cry, or just babble on about what my husband did, and she was there to listen. I'm so grateful for this nurse! Ruth is the other nurse for Dr. C. I've worked with her as well. She's been with Dr. C for like 15 years. She knows her stuff and I enjoyed working with her as well.
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
10
How was your experience with Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Even though Dr. Chantilis hasn't been involved with every visit and procedure, I have always been taken of. He's performed a procedure and called me personally. My husband and I have met with him one on one multiple times. He's honest and gives you a great understanding of how your body is working. He also explains procedures and what's up next. He is the best in the industry and I would recommend him to anyone.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr. Chantilis isn't super social and warm and fuzzy. Don't let that deter you. He's very intelligent and is really good at what he does. Also, you don't see him a lot, so establish a good relationship with your nurse. Ruth and Holly and are the BEST.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
My nurse, Holly, has called me on a timely manner. She discusses options and gives me realistic expectations. I feel like I matter and always cared for.
Describe the protocols Samuel Chantilis used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
I was immediately diagnosed with PCOS when I started seeing Dr. C. Before he would do a medicated cycle, he wanted my husband tested and for me to do a HSG procedure. Dr. C wanted to make sure he was fertile and my tubes weren't blocked. Meanwhile, I was put on Metformin. We were cleared to try clomid. We did one low dose of clomid. Nothing happened, so we did a higher dose. Then we continued with a total of 4 rounds, out of the 4 he added in the Ovidril trigger shot to 2 cyles. We tried an IUI with clomid + Ovidril as well. All negative tests. I requested we change to something different due to the side effects. Then I started Letrozole, Gonal F, and Ovidril for 3 cycles. We did one IUI with this. All negative tests. Within all of these cycles, I usually went in CD10 to get tested for follicle progress. We never did a "blind" time intercourse or IUI. Some weeks I was in for a sono three times. Dr. C wanted to ensure we timed ovulation/IC just right. After our last cycle, Dr. C suggested IVF. He didn't push, but he gave us options. 1. He gave us the option to continue IUIs and medicated cycles. He said that I would need to go in for a laparoscopy to check for endo if were to continue. 2. He gave us the option to do Mini-IVF which is a little cheaper than a full blown IVF. You aren't on as many medications as the other. 3. Full blown IVF We are waiting to see if we can get pregnant naturally, but decided to do full blown IVF.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Holly )
Holly. Holly is an angel. She is patience, compassionate, and loves her patients. She truly cares for me. She's been my primary nurse from day one. There have been plenty of days that I would call her to just ask a question, cry, or just babble on about what my husband did, and she was there to listen. I'm so grateful for this nurse! Ruth is the other nurse for Dr. C. I've worked with her as well. She's been with Dr. C for like 15 years. She knows her stuff and I enjoyed working with her as well.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
This clinic is organized. They have protocols. At first you may feel like they are just shuffling you through, but each lady here cares. Don't let the organization make you feel like a number. Talk to the girls in the front and the other nurses. They are all very sweet and work hard to make the office function so flawlessly. One thing that threw me off is each cycle must be paid in full before moving on to the next. In the grand scheme of things, I get it. It just caught me off guard when I owed hundreds all at once.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
My insurance covered a percentage of office visits and blood work. Below is what I can remember. Sono - $365 (no insurance) IUI - $600 (no insurance) Quoted mini IVF - $8K (no genetic testing) Quoted IVF - $14K (no genetic testing)
Describe Samuel Chantilis's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
NA
What specific things went wrong at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
10
Doctor
Samuel Chantilis
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas
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10
10
Age
37 - 38
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Tubal Blockage
10
10
Dr. Lawrence, herself, called after we found out my first transfer did not work and told me how bummed she was and let me ask all my questions. She is first class!.. irst I had an HSG that found polyps in my uterus and a blocked fallopian tube (at the ovary). She then scheduled me for surgery of the polyps (can't do anything about the tube) and did the procedure herself. Recovery was very minimal. Because of my age (37 at the time), she had me on max doses of the ovarian stimulation drugs pre egg retrieval and because we were dealing with a post vasectomy low sperm count, we did ICSI. 8 eggs retrieved and 2 grade BB embryos that were PGS tested as genetically perfect.
Her nurse [at , Jill is the coordinator also. She is so very knowledgeable. She makes sure she is always available for you and your questions, even if they seem silly. She never makes you feel dumb and always makes sure you are comfortable and encouraged. Her other nurse, Kelly, is also her son tech. I love Kelly too! She makes you feel comfortable and talks with you and laughs with you. Sonos are never an unpleasant experience. I always leave there office feeling good about things even after getting bad news.
Age
37 - 38
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Tubal Blockage
10
10
How was your experience with Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
I am still seeing her and getting ready for my second transfer. She looks at me and my unique hormonal and body issues and adjusts the plan to me. She is open to all questions and answers truthfully and with respect. She always has a smile on her face which makes me feel like everything is going to be OK. I know, because she tells me, that she will never give up on me and my desire to have a family!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Come with your questions ready! She will answer all of them. I took notes with the consultations (that is how I learn best) and was glad I did because she is so passionate about what she does that she gives you all the information you could ever need. Don't be afraid to ask her to slow down. She speaks really fast when she gets excited.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
The office is so caring! They call me by my first name, remember my husband's name (even though they have only met him once or twice), they remember my work schedule and location, and they call me to check up on how I am doing at random. Dr. Lawrence, herself, called after we found out my first transfer did not work and told me how bummed she was and let me ask all my questions. She is first class!
Describe the protocols Laura Lawrence used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
First I had an HSG that found polyps in my uterus and a blocked fallopian tube (at the ovary). She then scheduled me for surgery of the polyps (can't do anything about the tube) and did the procedure herself. Recovery was very minimal. Because of my age (37 at the time), she had me on max doses of the ovarian stimulation drugs pre egg retrieval and because we were dealing with a post vasectomy low sperm count, we did ICSI. 8 eggs retrieved and 2 grade BB embryos that were PGS tested as genetically perfect. I was on the typical Estrace tablets and then added progesterone injections (injections are more reliable than pills or vaginal in achieving the appropriate and consistent levels of progesterone. We did our first transfer November 16 and it did not take. I do not believe it had anything to do with Dr. Lawrence or the clinic as everyone was shocked it did not work. They all said how perfect and smooth the transfer went. We are currently getting ready for transfer #2 and she has me on birth control for a couple weeks, Leupron injections because I made cysts my last 2 cycles for some unknown reason, and will do Estrace and Progesterone injections later in the month. I made some personal changes to my lifestyle and medications to help with success of the next transfer and my piece of mind (off the magnesium supplement for my IBSC, doing acupuncture, and seeing a chiropractor). I am very hopeful and Dr. Lawrence is very supportive.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Jill VanSlyke)
Her nurse, Jill is the coordinator also. She is so very knowledgeable. She makes sure she is always available for you and your questions, even if they seem silly. She never makes you feel dumb and always makes sure you are comfortable and encouraged. Her other nurse, Kelly, is also her son tech. I love Kelly too! She makes you feel comfortable and talks with you and laughs with you. Sonos are never an unpleasant experience. I always leave there office feeling good about things even after getting bad news.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Friendliness and knowledgeable are their strengths. Their hours are also awesome for me. I am a nurse and they will come in for me early so I don't have to miss too much work if I have to have a son or blood work on a day I work. The only down side or weakness is the girl who answers the phone. She works for Dr. Lawrence and the OBGYN that shares the office. She is not very friendly on the phone and I often feel I am bothering her when I call. I have never had contact with her in the office, just on the phone.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
I believe our total will be, after medications for the entire process, one retrieval, and 2 transfers: $18,000-$20,000
Describe Laura Lawrence's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
She let us decide if we transferred only one embryo or 2. We chose one embryo to transfer for 2 reasons. #1 I really wanted 2 children and would have loved to have the second embryo for a second child. #2 I wanted to have no regrets incase the first did not take (which it didn't) I didn't want to loose our only 2 embryos at once.
10
Doctor
Laura Lawrence
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas
Nursing
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8
10
Age
28
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
8
10
She [Dr. Lee] is very direct but in a caring way, she doesn’t beat around the bush or waste your time. When you need her to be compassionate or caring you don’t have to ask, but when she knows you might be dragging your feet about kicking that coffee habit or losing the last 10 pounds needed she will remind you that it needs to be done... My first times intercourse cycle produced not follicles during that cycle she had me take clomid at 50mg. She then scheduled an hsg test before my first IUI.
The clinics strengths are definitely in their location. The Dallas campus [Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates] has everything they are a one step shop for procedures, lab work, and anything else you can imagine. If the clinic has any weakness it would be in the waiting room. As a teacher I typically ask for the very first appointment so i can get back to school, sometimes when the appointment is one of the first few you will be waiting 10-20 mins after your scheduled time to go back to the doctor.
Age
28
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
8
10
How was your experience with Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr. Lee is always very through when she speaks about a procedure, test, or the next step in our action plain. When my ovaries were not responding to clomid she changed gears quickly and found another way to do so. She is a very good doctor she legitimately cares about each of her patients
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
She is very direct but in a caring way, she doesn’t beat around the bush or waste your time. When you need her to be compassionate or caring you don’t have to ask, but when she knows you might be dragging your feet about kicking that coffee habit or losing the last 10 pounds needed she will remind you that it needs to be done
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
When I ever had a question, concern, or just needed reassurance Dr. Lee and her nursing staff were always willing to help me. The office staff at the Dallas clinic always welcomed my husband and I on a first name basis and worked with both of our schedules whenever we needed to come into the clinic.
Describe the protocols Karen Lee used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
My first times intercourse cycle produced not follicles during that cycle she had me take clomid at 50mg. She then scheduled an hsg test before my first IUI. During my first IUI she had be take clomid at 100mg along with 75 units of gonalf, we also did that for my second IUI cycle. Now on my third IUI she changed my oral medication to femera and increased gonalf to 112.5 units. I’m doing so I produced two mature follicles
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Katie and Meg are Dr. Lee’s nurses and I absolutely love them. They are like my bffs during this fertility process. I trust them with relaying all my questions to Dr. Lee as well as explaining each step of our plan. They are Awesome! You will love them
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
The clinics strengths are definitely in their location. The Dallas campus has everything they are a one step shop for procedures, lab work, and anything else you can imagine. If the clinic has any weakness it would be in the waiting room. As a teacher I typically ask for the very first appointment so i can get back to school, sometimes when the appointment is one of the first few you will be waiting 10-20 mins after your scheduled time to go back to the doctor.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
My husbands insurAnce is amazing and covers most of all the procedures we have had done. My first timed cycle was completely covered, my out of pocket expense for the hsg test was around $380, my first and second IUI out of pocket was around $500 together including sperm testing and preparation.
What specific things went wrong at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
8
Doctor
Karen Lee
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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9
9
Age
37
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IVF, 2 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, Uterine Fibroids
9
9
Dr Thomas was very inviting and friendly. She took extra time to get to know us. She went over supplements with us so we could improve egg quality based on our blood labs, that really made a difference. ... Agonist protocol, we used this one before and had decent results. ... I believe she thinks eset is best but I’ve heard anything is possible. I would never want to transfer more than one ... Don’t be afraid to ask her anything!
The lab is top notch, I called them prior to starting a cycle. I asked them their thaw rates etc ( found in the lab course of this fertilityiq website) which gave me confidence. ... From the start of every visit I was often greeted warmly. Each doctor has an assigned nurse or a few and they are readily available to answer your questions. They always get back to you same day. The ultrasound tech provided counseling for us when we were stressing about the process.
Age
37
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF, 2 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, Uterine Fibroids
9
9
How was your experience with Mika Thomas at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr Thomas was very inviting and friendly. She took extra time to get to know us. She went over supplements with us so we could improve egg quality based on our blood labs, that really made a difference.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mika Thomas at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
She gets good eggs. Don’t be afraid to ask her anything!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mika Thomas at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
From the start of every visit I was often greeted warmly. Each doctor has an assigned nurse or a few and they are readily available to answer your questions. They always get back to you same day. The ultrasound tech provided counseling for us when we were stressing about the process.
Describe the protocols Mika Thomas used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
Agonist protocol, we used this one before and had decent results. This time around we requested hgh be added as well as more menopur and thankfully she agreed. We also wanted a double trigger which she declined. She started me on 150 Gonal, then doubled it in 2 days when there was no response. Ovidrel trigger, cetrotide .25 towards the end. Next time I will expect to start on Gonal 300 right away cause I think that might have been a waste of 2 days and my previous retrieval we started at 300.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Leah)
Our nurse was extremely intelligent and helpful. She thoroughly made sure we understood everything. I didn’t feel pushed around or brushed off like at my last clinic. She made me a calendar, did a one on one medication teaching session, and tried to satisfy all my requests (I had 1000)
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
The lab is top notch, I called them prior to starting a cycle. I asked them their thaw rates etc ( found in the lab course of this fertilityiq website) which gave me confidence. They held an interesting lab orientation where we learned about PICSI and their embryoscope- you can watch your embryos grow live! I highly recommend calling the lab first with those questions
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mika Thomas at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Fully covered by United Insurance except for $2000 pgs fee and $800 freezing/storage fee. Maybe $1000 in copays = $3800
Describe Mika Thomas's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
I believe she thinks eset is best but I’ve heard anything is possible. I would never want to transfer more than one
9
Doctor
Mika Thomas
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas
Nursing
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10
10
Age
31 - 35
Treated
2014 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Unexplained
10
10
Dr Thomas has been wonderful. I had complication related for pelvic infection following an IUI and she immediately met us in the ER, spent over and hour with us helping to determine what our course of action should be. We ultimately decided on emergency exploratory surgery. She performed the surgery herself within a matter of hours. I very much appreciate that she did not leave the ER doc on call to handle our case.
I think the clinic [DFW Fertility Associates- Dallas] is great. There were a few times that I did not like the way information was delivered thru the glass window into the waiting area. I felt like a few conversation should been had with more privacy, rather than having a discuss with the office ladies knowing the entire waiting area could hear. Other than that- my husband and I did tease that maybe we were not getting pregnant yet because I didn’t dress up fancy enough, the waiting room was always filled with beautifully dressed people. 😊
Age
31 - 35
Treated
2014 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Mika Thomas at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr Thomas has been wonderful. I had complication related for pelvic infection following an IUI and she immediately met us in the ER, spent over and hour with us helping to determine what our course of action should be. We ultimately decided on emergency exploratory surgery. She performed the surgery herself within a matter of hours. I very much appreciate that she did not leave the ER doc on call to handle our case. We have yet to end up with the desired result we would like (I have a significantly complicated medical history) , but we continue to be hopeful. Dr Thomas has been wonderful throughout this whole process.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mika Thomas at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
I have no advice- but wish you the best of luck.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mika Thomas at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr Thomas is wonderful, she makes you feel as if you are going through this process with a friend.
Describe the protocols Mika Thomas used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
We did all of the preliminary blood work and imaging to determine if there was a specific cause of infertility. We then started with 3 rounds of only clomid, then 1 rounds of clomid with injectables. Then we moved on for 2 rounds of clomid with injectables and IUI. Each of this cycles were closing monitored by ultrasound for every cycle. I have a history of cysts and there were times that ancycle was simply not variable and we did not treat during that time until the cyst had resolved itself. I felt like I was very much in control of our treatment. We were hesitant to spend considerable amounts of money at first and Dr Thomas was happy to help facilitate whatever we decided.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Phone calls were always returned in a very timely manor. Weekend appointments were made easily available if that I’d what my cycle required. The nursing staff is wonderful.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
I think the clinic is great. There were a few times that I did not like the way information was delivered thru the glass window into the waiting area. I felt like a few conversation should been had with more privacy, rather than having a discuss with the office ladies knowing the entire waiting area could hear. Other than that- my husband and I did tease that maybe we were not getting pregnant yet because I didn’t dress up fancy enough, the waiting room was always filled with beautifully dressed people. 😊
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mika Thomas at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Most of our treatments have been covered by insurance even though I do not have “fertility” benefits exactly.
10
Doctor
Mika Thomas
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas
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8
8
Age
34
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
8
I've only met with him [Dr. Gada] twice. The first time was the consult and the diagnosis. The second time was for the actual IUI. I only met with nurses inbetween. It would be great if I could meet with him for more than that for answer and validations. He answered all of our questions and was empathetic.... I took one round of Clomid with him. I had taken 6 rounds prior with my OBGYN. I took 50 mg on days 5 - 9. I had previously taken it days 3 - 7. Maybe that will make a difference. Ovidrel trigger shot was given on Day 13.
They [Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility] were very helpful in the beginning explaining the entire process to us. Throughout the process, though, things have gone differently than they originally said. For example, I was told that bloodwork needed to be done in the AM. That wasn't the case when I made the appointments. I'm not sure which one is correct.... I just don't get the results for any of my bloodwork. A patient portal hasn't been shared with me or anything. I usually have to call for my results.
Age
34
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
8
How was your experience with Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
I've only met with him twice. The first time was the consult and the diagnosis. The second time was for the actual IUI. I only met with nurses inbetween. It would be great if I could meet with him for more than that for answer and validations. He answered all of our questions and was empathetic. I do feel, however, that numbers were just thrown at us, especially with unexplained secondary infertility. I know there aren't many answers with that, though, and it's hard to explain when there are no reasons.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Ask questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
I felt like a human, but I also feel like numbers were pushed at us. I understand that's how it works, thought, and they need to be blunt with us and not sugar coat anything.
Describe the protocols Ravi Gada used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
I took one round of Clomid with him. I had taken 6 rounds prior with my OBGYN. I took 50 mg on days 5 - 9. I had previously taken it days 3 - 7. Maybe that will make a difference. Ovidrel trigger shot was given on Day 13. IUI was performed on Day 14. I am currently in the two week wait. This was my first IUI.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Shelly)
Everything has been pretty good. I just don't get the results for any of my bloodwork. A patient portal hasn't been shared with me or anything. I usually have to call for my results. When we first started this process, we decided to wait a few months before doing IUI. They didn't call with the results for my initial bloodwork until a month after. Thankfully nothing was wrong. I wasn't too concerned, because I had already had tests run. It was just funny to hear "Your results from last month were normal."
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
They were very helpful in the beginning explaining the entire process to us. Throughout the process, though, things have gone differently than they originally said. For example, I was told that bloodwork needed to be done in the AM. That wasn't the case when I made the appointments. I'm not sure which one is correct.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
It wasn't as expensive as they originally said. I believe that the insurance covers the diagnostic part of the testing.
What specific things went wrong at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Lost results
8
Doctor
Ravi Gada
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Frequency seen during appointments
8
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Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Southlake
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10
10
Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
10
Dr. Lawrence is extremely knowledgeable about infertility and all things related to it and IVF. She was very helpful with helping us understand everything and reexplained everything in easier terms when my husband was confused. She’s so funny and makes conversation, especially during rough procedures to help put us at ease.
I love that dr Lawrence has her own office [at DFW Fertility Associates]. There was never a long wait and they were very efficient. I would say I wish they had an extra room where they could talk and explain to patients about information. It was still private but we would have to use the nurses office if Dr Lawrence was with another patient in her office.... We got a loan for $18,000 and that has covered everything so far. If our first transfer fails, we still have money from our loan for a second transfer.
Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
10
How was your experience with Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr. Lawrence is extremely knowledgeable about infertility and all things related to it and IVF. She was very helpful with helping us understand everything and reexplained everything in easier terms when my husband was confused. She’s so funny and makes conversation, especially during rough procedures to help put us at ease.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Be ready to learn a lot more about your fertility issues than you knew before. Lots of great info!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr. Lawrence made us feel like we were her only patients. She was well versed on infertility and gave us answers and an actual infertility diagnosis that we hadn’t been able to get. It seemed like a lot at first, but she was thourough in all her testing to make sure she new my body and why we had been experiencing infertility. She was very honest and up front about the issues we would face even with IVF but still made us feel hopeful. Her staff is so amazing too!
Describe the protocols Laura Lawrence used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
She ran numerous tests on me to make sure we had a proper diagnosis. She always made sure to do bloodwork and ultrasounds before each procedure. Before egg retrieval and starting meds for that, she was very upfront about letting us know that even with IVF medications there was a strong possibility that I could get little to no eggs. But she never said it was impossible. She was right because we only got 3 eggs. And because I had max dosages of all meds she recommended we freeze our eggs and wait to transfer so my body could rest and we were okay with that. As we started the process to transfer issues came up with my thyroid and blood sugar levels so she stopped the cycle until I could see an endocrinologist. We were disheartened at first, but knew that she was doing what was best for me. Even if it prolonged the journey.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Kelly and Jill)
Kelly and Jill were wonderful! They were/are genuinely invested in our journey and are hopeful with us. I always new what appointment/procedure was next based on the calendar they gave us. They were very clear when giving us injection instructions and made sure we knew how to do it ourselves before we were cleared to start. We will never forget them!
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
I love that dr Lawrence has her own office. There was never a long wait and they were very efficient. I would say I wish they had an extra room where they could talk and explain to patients about information. It was still private but we would have to use the nurses office if Dr Lawrence was with another patient in her office.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
We got a loan from an outside source that they recommended. They were very up front about cost and our options. We got a loan for $18,000 and that has covered everything so far. If our first transfer fails, we still have money from our loan for a second transfer.
10
Doctor
Laura Lawrence
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas
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10
10
Age
39 - 40
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 Embryo Freezing, IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality
10
10
I appreciated that she [Dr. Mika Thomas] also provided us with copies of the medical journals and research articles she referenced in citing outcomes and statistics. Dr. Thomas was always thorough but she was also warm and caring. She definitely left us feeling that she had individualized the treatment for us rather than using a onesize fits all approach...always provided thorough and up to date information about every detail of the process.
Overall it [DFW Fertility Associates] was great. They kept things running on schedule and respected my time. They returned calls promptly. They have a great facility and reasonable hours. They were professional and easy to work with. The billing department could be a bit better about communication, just in terms of clarity...her phenomenal nurse, Brittany was equally invested and supportive of us. I always felt cared for.
Age
39 - 40
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
Occupation
Professor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 Embryo Freezing, IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality
10
10
How was your experience with Mika Thomas at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr. Thomas always provided thorough and up to date information about every detail of the process. I appreciated that she also provided us with copies of the medical journals and research articles she referenced in citing outcomes and statistics. Dr. Thomas was always thorough but she was also warm and caring. She definitely left us feeling that she had individualized the treatment for us rather than using a onesize fits all approach.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mika Thomas at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr. Thomas will listen to you. Speak up if you have a question or concern
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mika Thomas at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr. Thomas called and checked in on me several times. She offered genuine sympathy and support when things were difficult. She was also excited and joyful with us when things went well. It was obvious to both of us that she truly cared about us. Also, her phenomenal nurse, Brittany was equally invested and supportive of us. I always felt cared for.
Describe the protocols Mika Thomas used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
At 38 yo with PCOS: We chose to do one cycle of Metformin while we waited for something at work to change which would make it easier for me to do full IVF. We were aware it was unlikely to work and it didn’t, but Dr. Thomas supported us in not wanting to “waste” that month. After that, we went straight to IVF because we knew we wanted more than one child and I was 38.5. We knew if IUI worked, we would likely be about 40 by the time we could try again and by then my egg quality would be significantly worse. We did 2 egg retrievals as follows: ER #1: Stimmed on very low doses due to my PCOS and saw significant response early. Used Follistim, Menopur, and eventually Ganirelix. Kept the doses low and was checked regularly. At egg retrieval, we got 33 eggs. Some were very poor quality, which we expected. We asked about ICSI but Dr. Thomas didn’t recommend it and our Fertilization rate of the mature eggs was good. Unfortunately, only 7 made it to day 5 and only 3 of those were PGS normal. We froze all (that was our plan from the start... it was what Hubby and I wanted for family planning purposes but also was Dr. T’s recommendation.) After ER #1, we consulted with Dr. Thomas and she felt our chances of having 2 children with our 3 PGS normal frozen embryos was very good. I was still not ready to let go of the idea of possibily having 3 kids so we decided to do one more ER to Bank a few more embryos for future use. ER #2 We followed a similar protocol as the first time and immediately saw I was responding more strongly this time. We pulled back on the stim meds and planned for a Lupron only trigger shot. Ended up getting 37 eggs that time (again, some very poor quality due to my age and PCOS). In that round we needed up with 2 PGS normal embryos because many came back with a trisomy issue. I recovered well from both ERs and we were thrilled with our results. We did a frozen embryo transfer protocol but I came down with an unrelated illness and we had to call it off. A month later, we started again and did a frozen embryo transfer. Everything looked great and my body responded well, but the embryo didn’t implant. We knew that it wasn’t guaranteed and we also chose to use an embryo that wasn’t the embryologist’s first choice. So, that might have influenced things too. We’re planning to do another FET soon and feel good about our chances with the embryos we have left. We’re very very pleased with the care we received.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Brittany )
Brittany was my rock through this whole process. She truly cares about us. She was so patient. She answered even my ridiculous questions with patience and compassion. She became like a sister to me. I adore her.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Overall it was great. They kept things running on schedule and respected my time. They returned calls promptly. They have a great facility and reasonable hours. They were professional and easy to work with. The billing department could be a bit better about communication, just in terms of clarity.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mika Thomas at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Frozen embryo transfer cycle including all lab work, ultrasounds, doctor visits, and the embryo transfer (excluding embryology fees) was prepaid $1500 plus the cost of meds. IVF Lab fees for embryo transfer (thawing embryo, prep of embryos for transfer etc) was $1450 prepaid. The egg retrieval is a little more challenging to price out because I don’t have the paperwork. WITH PGS testing, meds, the surgery, the monitoring, etc etc. I believe we payed somewhere in the neighborhood of $18,000 but a great deal of that was the PGS testing (I think that was maybe $5000 of it?). I’m sorry I can’t remm that part so well. It was a year ago.
Describe Mika Thomas's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Dr. Thomas recommended a single embryo transfer because my body responded well to the FET protocol and because our embryos were PGS tested. She also solicited our thoughts and we were not eager to increase our chances of multiples so we were on the same page.
10
Doctor
Mika Thomas
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas
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10
10
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
10
10
Dr. Lawrence never gives information without research to back it. She is incredibly knowledgeable about the most groundbreaking technology, tests, and procedures in relation to fertility treatments. She is also kind and empathetic which has been a breath of fresh air.... It’s huge to have people that understand or have been through infertility treatment themselves and you get that with Dr. Lawrence and her staff.
DFW Fertility Associates have their own lab, very technologically advanced. Lots of great resources available to you as a patient. All major procedures are done at the same location and your embryos are stored right there at the Glen Lakes Office. They work to get you in on the weekend if needed. I don’t like that they have baby pictures hanging in the waiting room because most women suffering through infertility do not want to see baby pictures while going through treatment.
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
10
10
How was your experience with Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr. Lawrence never gives information without research to back it. She is incredibly knowledgeable about the most groundbreaking technology, tests, and procedures in relation to fertility treatments. She is also kind and empathetic which has been a breath of fresh air.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Build a relationship with her, she really does care and want to see you be successful in treatment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
We were always treated with the utmost respect and kindness. Dr. Lawrence and her staff were very sensitive and caring when things didn’t go as planned. They made sure we were well informed and even called numerous times after hours to check on us. It’s huge to have people that understand or have been through infertility treatment themselves and you get that with Dr. Lawrence and her staff.
Describe the protocols Laura Lawrence used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
Round 1 of IVF: highest doses of gonal-f , micro dose lupron, menopur. Ovidrel trigger shot, egg retrieval that resulted in 7 eggs. ICSI was performed due to male factor infertility. No eggs fertilized. Round 2: gonal-f, ganirelix, and clomid. We reduced meds to help relax my body and not over work my ovaries. This cycle resulted in my body ovulating through the meds so we converted it to an iui that was not successful. Round 3: same meds as round 2, but we went to retrieval a day earlier. Retrieved 4 eggs, performs PICSI & ICSI. 1 egg fertilized. It grew to day 6, we had it genetically tested and frozen. We transferred the embryo in November 2017 and I am currently 23 weeks pregnant
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Very kind and friendly. Kelley is so awesome!!
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
DFW Fertility Associates have their own lab, very technologically advanced. Lots of great resources available to you as a patient. All major procedures are done at the same location and your embryos are stored right there at the Glen Lakes Office. They work to get you in on the weekend if needed. I don’t like that they have baby pictures hanging in the waiting room because most women suffering through infertility do not want to see baby pictures while going through treatment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
We used ARC to finance our cycles. We bought 2 cycle plus program that included 2 cycles of IVF. Our doctor uses a global fee. They are very open and honest about billing.
What specific things went wrong at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
  • Provided conflicting information
10
Doctor
Laura Lawrence
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas
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7
9
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
7
9
While we did not achieve the results we wanted, Dr Lee was great. She was informative and understanding and willing to answer all questions. She was able to ease my mind, specifically I remember a time a nurse was not explaining something correctly and made me feel worried. She overheard and came rushing in to clarify and ease my mind with better description of what would occur next. Infertility is one of the worst things I have ever experienced but Dr Lee made me feel like there was hope.
They [Dallas Fort Worth Fertility Associates] are always busy, but they get you in in a timely manner. If you have a procedure on a Saturday, be prepared for it not to be your doctor as they rotate their days. They are conscious of the demands of working full time and going through treatments and were helpful and flexible.... The nursing staff was also helpful. While I had one experience being given poor information, she was only my nurse on one occasion , leading me to believe she was either temporary or working for someone else’s service.
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, Black or African-American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
7
9
How was your experience with Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
While we did not achieve the results we wanted, Dr Lee was great. She was informative and understanding and willing to answer all questions. She was able to ease my mind, specifically I remember a time a nurse was not explaining something correctly and made me feel worried. She overheard and came rushing in to clarify and ease my mind with better description of what would occur next. Infertility is one of the worst things I have ever experienced but Dr Lee made me feel like there was hope.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Ask questions and if you are uncomfortable, ask more. You are not burdening her.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
She was always personable and always remembered who I was, which was surprising given the amount of people lined up to see her. She was never rushed.
Describe the protocols Karen Lee used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
IUI cycles were medicated. Do not remember specifics. IVF with injectables.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
The nursing staff was also helpful. While I had one experience being given poor information, she was only my nurse on one occasion , leading me to believe she was either temporary or working for someone else’s service.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
They are always busy, but they get you in in a timely manner. If you have a procedure on a Saturday, be prepared for it not to be your doctor as they rotate their days. They are conscious of the demands of working full time and going through treatments and were helpful and flexible.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
IUI was mostly taken care of by my insurance thanks to the ways they were able to bill and code. The Ivf was not covered but I utilized the package option which with medication cost about 20000 for two IVf cycles
7
Doctor
Karen Lee
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas
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5
5
Age
36
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Uterine Fibroids
5
5
When we did see Dr. Thomas, we felt like she cared and treated us well. However, this clinic deals with such a large volume of patients, it was just hard to feel like our treatment plan was customized and important...I rarely saw Dr. Thomas during cycle appointments and instead only saw sonogram technicians. There were miscommunications between Dr. Thomas and the IVF lab that caused added stress on the day of egg retrievals.
My nurse [at DFW Fertility Associates] at times was overly blunt or did not explain things well. When I started my first cycle and asked about how things looked over time, she hedged around the question and didn't say much. In reality, things were not going well at all and the retrieval produced very few mature eggs...The lab did not tell us that we needed to fill out a complete new set of paperwork on the day of our second egg retrieval and so my husband and I had to rush to fill out the paperwork at the last minute adding a lot of stress to the process.
Age
36
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Uterine Fibroids
5
5
How was your experience with Mika Thomas at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr. Thomas is probably very good at easy and straightforward cases, but our case was a little more complicated. After our first cycle failed to produce multiple embryos, Dr. Thomas switched protocols thinking that would fix all of our issues. While the second cycle produced more eggs, the end result was the exact same as the first protocol. After the two cycles, our conversation with her was that we should consider donors. We felt that there was more testing to do before going down that path and were very disappointed she gave up so early.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mika Thomas at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
If you have a complicated case with multiple issues, I would consider going to a smaller clinic where you will get more personalized care and communication.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mika Thomas at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
I rarely saw Dr. Thomas during cycle appointments and instead only saw sonogram technicians. There were miscommunications between Dr. Thomas and the IVF lab that caused added stress on the day of egg retrievals. When we did see Dr. Thomas, we felt like she cared and treated us well. However, this clinic deals with such a large volume of patients, it was just hard to feel like our treatment plan was customized and important.
Describe the protocols Mika Thomas used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
I have diminished ovarian reserve and my husband has low sperm volume but the other characteristics are normal. 1st Cycle - BCP, Lupron Flare protocol - 10 eggs, 5 mature, 1 fertilized, 1 embryo (supposed to work well for DOR patients, but I developed a lead follicle which resulted in the others not catching up; also the BCP over-suppressed my system) 2nd Cycle - Estrogen Priming, Antagonist protocol - 20 eggs, 12 mature, 3 fertilized, 1 embryo (Estrogen priming helps prevent a lead follicle and helps to produce more eggs) PGS testing on both embryos, and both genetically abnormal
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
My nurse at times was overly blunt or did not explain things well. When I started my first cycle and asked about how things looked over time, she hedged around the question and didn't say much. In reality, things were not going well at all and the retrieval produced very few mature eggs.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
This clinic is very efficient and respects your time. I loved how quickly things moved and you could get in and out fast for tests. You definitely feel like a number though and things can get lost in communication between the nurses, doctor, and IVF lab.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mika Thomas at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Approximately $15K per cycle, including ICSI, embryo freezing, and biopsy for PGS
Describe Mika Thomas's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Dr. Thomas prefers eSET if there is a genetically normal embryo, which makes sense to me.
What specific things went wrong at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
5
Doctor
Mika Thomas
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas
Nursing
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10
10
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
10
There were many times that Dr. C did scans that a nurse could have done. He expressed interest in my case and was excited with my results. He was able to be personable and professional....I felt like I was VERY informed from Dr. C. However, I wasn't given a very reliable risk of multiples 3+ based on procedures used (ICSI). I ended up with 3 fetus' from a 2 egg transfer and learned later that ICSI increases chances of embryo's splitting...
Clinic [DFW Fert Assoc ] was clean and everyone was extremely polite and nice. The Storage and embryologists are separate but the same owner for this clinic, so you know that there is a close working relationship between clinic and labs, which I found to be a HUGE bonus...Holly was amazing. She helped me in ways that a typical nurse would not...One "con" was the lack of empathy when, as a single mom by choice, I ended up conceiving triplets. This was SUPER scary to me and something that I felt I (financially) was unable to proceed with. When asking the clinic options and what to do next, I got a very negative "you knew the risks" response and "we can't help you."
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Engineer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
10
How was your experience with Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
I felt like I was VERY informed from Dr. C. However, I wasn't given a very reliable risk of multiples 3+ based on procedures used (ICSI). I ended up with 3 fetus' from a 2 egg transfer and learned later that ICSI increases chances of embryo's splitting.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Ask ALLLLL the questions. Especially risks of success!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
There were many times that Dr. C did scans that a nurse could have done. He expressed interest in my case and was excited with my results. He was able to be personable and professional.
Describe the protocols Samuel Chantilis used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
Dr. C said to do 3 IUIs initially. I tried one but it proved to be quite expensive because I required expensive medications to ovulate. I did one failed IUI before requesting to divert from his recommendation and moved directly to IVF. Dr. C was ok with this. We did one IVF cycle and he adjusted medication based on the productivity of my ovaries. He did recommend we go to Frozen with all embryos first due to the MASSIVE amount of eggs I produced that cycle. I was at first opposed to this, but was very grateful I did it. His rational was that A) the clinic had better success rates with FET Cycles over Fresh, and B) This allowed my ovaries to completely heal prior to attempting pregnancy thus increasing the chances of success.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Holly)
Holly was amazing. She helped me in ways that a typical nurse would not. Offering suggestions of pharmacies and where I could get discounts by being a patient. She answered questions that I had that I didn't expect her to answer. She also was able to train really well and answer questions about how to administer drugs. She was extremely responsive to calls and questions outside of appointment times. One "con" was the lack of empathy when, as a single mom by choice, I ended up conceiving triplets. This was SUPER scary to me and something that I felt I (financially) was unable to proceed with. When asking the clinic options and what to do next, I got a very negative "you knew the risks" response and "we can't help you."
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Clinic was clean and everyone was extremely polite and nice. The Storage and embryologists are separate but the same owner for this clinic, so you know that there is a close working relationship between clinic and labs, which I found to be a HUGE bonus.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Scans - covered by my insurance, so only paid co-pay ($40 per visit) IUI - $300 IUI - Lab fee - $150 IVF (to frozen, including 1 year of embryo storage & lab fees) $6300 ICSI - &lt;=10: $1000, &gt;10: $1800 PGS - $5000 for all eggs 1 year storage fees (after first year) - $600/year FET (with lab fees) $3000 Medication (not sold from clinic, but with Dr. Chantilis as your doctor, a 20% discount with the pharmacy they recommend)
Describe Samuel Chantilis's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
My doctor strongly recommended transferring 1 embryo. I argued and won. I wanted to put in 2 eggs. Based on my own analysis of success vs. $, I chose to put in 2. Both were successful and I began my pregnancy with triplets. I eventually gave birth to twins after a elective reduction. I'm sure in the future Dr. C will push harder for eSET for younger mothers (I was 32 at the time).
What specific things went wrong at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
  • Failed to convey critical information
10
Doctor
Samuel Chantilis
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
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10
10
Age
37 - 38
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
10
He [Dr. Chantilis] was thorough, but not afraid to try different protocols. He was candid and always told the truth even if it wasn't what I wanted to hear. He did come across as a yuppie, but a very nice one. We never had to wait very long to see him. He was up front about our chances of success, and didn't seem to worry about messing up his clinics statistics...It never seemed liked he was rushing. He always answered questions and gave us lots of information.
[DFW Fert Assoc] Strengths: Excellent Care, Lab is top notch Weaknesses: The clinic doesn't offer their own refund option for IVF...Deborah and Gayla our donor coordinator were fantastic. They always made sure I understand my medicine protocols and dosage and my test results. They were very efficient with communication and used email a lot. Gayla was exceptionally friendly and helpful...$15,000 - Fresh IVF transfer using an in house donor. Clinic splits the eggs with patient.
Age
37 - 38
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
10
How was your experience with Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
He was thorough, but not afraid to try different protocols. He was candid and always told the truth even if it wasn't what I wanted to hear. He did come across as a yuppie, but a very nice one. We never had to wait very long to see him. He was up front about our chances of success, and didn't seem to worry about messing up his clinics statistics.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Trust him with what his recommendation is on how many embryos to transfer.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
It never seemed liked he was rushing. He always answered questions and gave us lots of information. He was professional but friendly and honest. He even called me after normal office hours.
Describe the protocols Samuel Chantilis used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
He suggested we use Lupron for both of my cycles, but wasn't opposed to not using it. We used oral estrace and progesterone injections prenatal vitamin and baby aspirin for first cycle. Second cycle we added lovenox, and he tested for immunity issues since I miscarried my fresh donor egg transfer, when the tissue was tested and came back normal. Also I have a genetic blood clotting disorder already known from years before the cycles, but I did wind up being borderline on my immunity testing for one of the tests. He also had us do a mock cycle before my transfer and a hysteroscopy for both cycles. During the first hysteroscopy a lot of endometrial polyps were found on one side of my uterus. He said for best success with implantation they should be removed by way of D&C surgery, so we did that.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Deborah and Gayla )
Deborah and Gayla our donor coordinator were fantastic. They always made sure I understand my medicine protocols and dosage and my test results. They were very efficient with communication and used email a lot. Gayla was exceptionally friendly and helpful.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Strengths: Excellent Care, Lab is top notch Weaknesses: The clinic doesn't offer their own refund option for IVF
Describe the costs associated with your care under Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
$15,000 - Fresh IVF transfer using an in house donor. Clinic splits the eggs with patient. This included all donor costs, and IVF transfer and monitoring but didn't include my medication or my hysteroscopy, or annual storage for any embryos resulting from the cycle that were quality enough to freeze and store, or any surgeries needed on the uterus to make the uterus the best possible environment for an embryo to implant. Medication was coordinated through the clinic and the specialty pharmacy (Mandell's pharmacy out of New Jersey) they dealt with did appear to be the cheapest when I called around.
Describe Samuel Chantilis's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Dr. Chantillis educated us on eSET, and showed us what category we fit into. Even though on our second transfer we could have opted for 2 embryos I'm so glad he talked us out of it because during my pregnancy at 20 weeks I nearly went into labor and I had to have an emergency cerclage surgery after half the amniotic sac slipped through my cervix. We nearly lost our baby, and would have if we had had multiples. I was on bed rest for 133 days as it was, and our daughter was born at 38 weeks and 6 days healthy at 8 pounds and 10 ounces.
10
Doctor
Samuel Chantilis
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
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Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas
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7
7
Age
32 - 40
Treated
2009 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
7
7
Dr. Lee cares about her patient and has been very accommodating. Even now that I seek IVF care at CCRM, I still have her clinic do local monitoring. At the same time, I feel her approach more often may fall on the relatively more conservative side. I am not sure if this is due to me or due to her. I have always preferred a natural pregnancy and natural/herbal treatment over western treatment because I think western treatment is much more aggressive and hard the woman's body more. The process of finding what went wrong with me not being able to conceive was long, partially due to my resistance to have a hyrasalpinx tube removal after being diagnosed at the end of 2009. But after removal I was still not able to conceive and I insisted to have my progesterone on Day 7 post ovulation tested and turns out it's &lt;10. I wish Dr. Lee has this tested much earlier so I can also react accordingly. Dr. Lee said the progesterone level couldn't be completely trusted due to the level can vary a lot in a day. I found this progesterone testing was used by another doctor as a more standard way of determining ovulation quality. Anyways, after I tried 3 clomid cycles, 1 ivf and 1 fet with Dr. Lee, I lost confidence about getting pregnant at her clinic, although she and her staff have been courteous and kind.
This clinic [DFW Fertility Associates] is one of the best in the DFW area, so the staff is professional, the facility is clean and organized, and they address all requests and questions you have. I had some billing issues but eventually they were resolved. Dr. Lee is also willing to coordinate with other doctors when it comes to surgery so that really helps...The nurses are professional, however sometimes I feel some may lack a personal touch. Some may sound more formulaic than caring. Sometimes I feel afraid to ask too many questions
Age
32 - 40
Treated
2009 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
East Asian
Income
Occupation
Professor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
7
7
How was your experience with Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr. Lee cares about her patient and has been very accommodating. Even now that I seek IVF care at CCRM, I still have her clinic do local monitoring. At the same time, I feel her approach more often may fall on the relatively more conservative side. I am not sure if this is due to me or due to her. I have always preferred a natural pregnancy and natural/herbal treatment over western treatment because I think western treatment is much more aggressive and hard the woman's body more. The process of finding what went wrong with me not being able to conceive was long, partially due to my resistance to have a hyrasalpinx tube removal after being diagnosed at the end of 2009. But after removal I was still not able to conceive and I insisted to have my progesterone on Day 7 post ovulation tested and turns out it's &lt;10. I wish Dr. Lee has this tested much earlier so I can also react accordingly. Dr. Lee said the progesterone level couldn't be completely trusted due to the level can vary a lot in a day. I found this progesterone testing was used by another doctor as a more standard way of determining ovulation quality. Anyways, after I tried 3 clomid cycles, 1 ivf and 1 fet with Dr. Lee, I lost confidence about getting pregnant at her clinic, although she and her staff have been courteous and kind.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
She is more conservative in her approach, and you may want to explore a little more about possible testing and options.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr. Lee has been always like a big sister to me and she talked to me like so, because she would say, "if you were my sister, I would ..." Even I do not have any success with her, she has been a kind and caring doctor to me. She did most of the ultrasounds by herself unless there is scheduling challenges, and address all my questions, even though sometimes it's after I sought a 2nd opinion. She put patient's interest first, not her ego.
Describe the protocols Karen Lee used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
clomid from 50mg to 50mg to 75mg, ovidrel trigger each cycle, 2 natural intercourse, 1 IUI IVF: lupron 5+ menopur75+ follistim 300 for 9 days, twoeard day 8 and 9 there are changes in the specific meds but I don't remember the details. HCG ovidrel as trigger, 15 oocytes retrieved, 4 day5 embryos, no PGS, 2 fresh transfer, 2 frozen, progesterone oil injection post transfer until HCG test. FET: 2mg estrodial+baby aspirin, only 1 out of 2 embryos survived unfrozen, the transfer resulted in failure. Progesterone injection for all days post transfer
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Rachel and others, don't remember clearly)
The nurses are professional, however sometimes I feel some may lack a personal touch. Some may sound more formulaic than caring. Sometimes I feel afraid to ask too many questions
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
This clinic is one of the best in the DFW area, so the staff is professional, the facility is clean and organized, and they address all requests and questions you have. I had some billing issues but eventually they were resolved. Dr. Lee is also willing to coordinate with other doctors when it comes to surgery so that really helps.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
they are able to schedule the appointments timely, at least this was what I was told, if I have another doctor's order, they can schedule the next day's ultrasound for me.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
The IVF cost about 12k back in 2012, FET about $1300 in 2015.
Describe Karen Lee's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Not applicable to me.
What specific things went wrong at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
7
Doctor
Karen Lee
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas
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10
10
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
I had a septated uterus and Dr Gada immediately acted on this to get it corrected. I had a out patient surgery within 2 weeks of getting my results...We only did one round of clomid but we have done 3 rounds of iui's. We may end up doing up to 5 before considering IVF. Dr. Gada completely supports that decision...The initial appt was with Dr. Gada to go over the process but all other follow up ultrasounds and blood work was done through the nurse practitioner. The actual IUI was performed by Dr. Gada.
They [Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates] are very busy and there is a long wait to get in...$1000 MRI $1800 Surgery $310 IUI $160 semen analys with wash (every IUI) $85 Injectible Ovidrel $0 Ultrasounds and blood work -covered by insurance...They are very warm and conversational. They remember me when I walk in and I don't have to say my name which is nice..The nurses are clear in communication during my ultrasound and explain everything they see.
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, Latino
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
I had a septated uterus and Dr Gada immediately acted on this to get it corrected. I had a out patient surgery within 2 weeks of getting my results. Dr Gada understands we want a baby as soon as we can so he pushes/encourages us to the next steps. WIth that said he also understands that some steps we need to take longer in than others. We only did one round of clomid but we have done 3 rounds of iui's. We may end up doing up to 5 before considering IVF. Dr. Gada completely supports that decision. He keeps us informed about every step we are taking and he helps manage my expectations - which I need. IUI only has a 15% chance of success but when I am going through it my heart believes that its a 15% chance of not working. I would recommend Dr Gada to other people trying to start a family. He is not only professional and personable he and his wife have gone throught this as well. They went through IVF to have their son which tells me he knows how hard this can be.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Tell him everything. Any thing you can think of. Even if you think something may/may not be related to infertility he will confirm this with you. I had all these fears of what I thought was wrong with me and causing me to be infertile and I listed them off to him. He listened and explained away all my concerns. I have unexplained infertility at this point - so there is not rational reason that we can find - yet which is a hard pill to swallow.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
He always takes the time to ask how we are doing -outside of fertility-. He remembers our hobbies and what we talk about so when we go in we feel immediately comfortable and like we are with a friend who happens to be our Dr. in this overly difficult time. It also helps that my husband really likes him to. They can chat about sports for 10 minutes after our appt easily.
Describe the protocols Ravi Gada used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
I had the HSG test and my Dr saw a heart shaped uterus and pointed it out to me. He explained what this was/could be and that we would need to explore this further. I then had to have an MRI with iodine to determine what kind of heart I had septated or bicorniate. I had septated which was good news because he had told me this is the version that he can repair with surgery. I was told that this was not a cause of infertility but would be a cause of frequent miscarriages and that we needed to repair before under going fertility treatments. 2 weeks later I had Dr. Gada performed the surgery. The surgery was fast and was exactly how Dr. Gada described. I healed well and my uterus was fixed. I had to take a month off of trying after the surgery. When I got my first period Dr. Gada told me to call and he would start me on Clomid. He was very candid about his results working with clomid. He recommended going to IUI right away just to have all the odds in our favor but understood if we were not ready. After 1 month of Clomid we moved on to IUI. The initial appt was with Dr. Gada to go over the process but all other follow up ultrasounds and blood work was done through the nurse practitioner. The actual IUI was performed by Dr. Gada. We have now had 3 failed rounds of IUI. Dr. Gada wants to meet to re-evaluate. I am taking a month off due to travel and also I just think I need it. This has been a lot harder emotionally and even physically than I imagined.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Nancy and Sheryl)
They are very warm and conversational. They remember me when I walk in and I don't have to say my name which is nice (sad also). The nurses are clear in communication during my ultrasound and explain everything they see.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
They are very busy and there is a long wait to get in. I would recommend calling right away for your new patient meeting versus thinking and waiting to take the next steps. You should live/work close to the clinic because you have to go quite often. This clinic is in southlake and very easy to get to. The offices are very clean as well
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
$1000 MRI $1800 Surgery $310 IUI $160 semen analys with wash (every IUI) $85 Injectible Ovidrel $0 Ultrasounds and blood work -covered by insurance
Describe Ravi Gada's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
have not experienced this yet
10
Doctor
Ravi Gada
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Southlake
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10
10
Age
33
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
Dr. Thomas closely monitors you during your treatment so expect to be monitored, have labs drawn, have consultations frequently...Dr Thomas has been very "present" during each appointment whether it's a face-to-face consultation, monitoring or lab work. She has a calm and friendly, yet professional bedside manner and has a great intellect related to fertility. I trust her medical opinions and know she has my best interest in mind during all times of treatment.
The nursing staff [at DFW Fertility Associates] are very prompt with lab/monitoring results and what the next step is. There are never any answers they can't answer themselves. They are very aware of my individualized plan of treatment...I have been able to bill majority of my treatment through insurance besides some of the medications. When comparing IUI/IVF treatments, this group has competitive pricing with others in the area.
Age
33
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Mika Thomas at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr Thomas was very alert and interested in our story from the first consultation. Although she didn't seem to write much information/history down, she could summarize everything in great detail at the end of the consult. She was very humble by sharing what worked for her conception and very professional at all times. She was strictly business, no emotional therapy given, which may not work for some people. Since I am in the medical field, I greatly appreciated the medical jargon and non-emotion consultation to decide the best plan of care. She has not once recommended we jump straight to IVF, instead recommending more cost-effective therapies for a few months. I highly recommend her to others who may been seeking this type of RE.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mika Thomas at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
I would say they should be aware that Dr. Thomas closely monitors you during your treatment so expect to be monitored, have labs drawn, have consultations frequently.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mika Thomas at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr Thomas has been very "present" during each appointment whether it's a face-to-face consultation, monitoring or lab work. She has a calm and friendly, yet professional bedside manner and has a great intellect related to fertility. I trust her medical opinions and know she has my best interest in mind during all times of treatment.
Describe the protocols Mika Thomas used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
Letrazole 2.5mg x 5 days CD 5-9 for 3-4 months
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff are very prompt with lab/monitoring results and what the next step is. There are never any answers they can't answer themselves. They are very aware of my individualized plan of treatment.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
It's in a great location in Dallas but on the 2nd floor of office building with limited parking and no elevator available. For those individuals that are obese, this may be difficult for them. Otherwise, the clinic is very nice.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mika Thomas at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
I have been able to bill majority of my treatment through insurance besides some of the medications. When comparing IUI/IVF treatments, this group has competitive pricing with others in the area.
10
Doctor
Mika Thomas
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
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Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas
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10
10
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
Dr Lee always took the time to come speak to me, even if she wasn't the one doing my sonogram, bloodwork etc..Dr. Lee is always very informative with me. One experience that's stands out is when they found cysts. The nurse was trying to explain to me "how big" they were...She overheard her explaination and made sure to come in and clarify and put it into perspective! She had a treatment plan ready and it was taken care of within the next month. I trust her and she is very honest about possible options. I much prefer that to beating around the bush.
They [DFW Fert Assoc] are pretty accommodating in terms of time. I never have waited past 10 minutes of my scheduled appointment time. One suggestion would be that if you have a procedure on the weekend, a heads up of who will be doing the procedure would be best...I have never had a bad experience. They [nursing staff] aren't rushed and explain everything, even sometimes twice if I leave and have to call back to re-explain!... IUI procedure was $300
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr. Lee is always very informative with me. One experience that's stands out is when they found cysts. The nurse was trying to explain to me "how big" they were. Now keep in mind I only have one ovary and had the other removed due to cysts so naturally this scared me. She overheard her explaination and made sure to come in and clarify and put it into perspective! She had a treatment plan ready and it was taken care of within the next month. I trust her and she is very honest about possible options. I much prefer that to beating around the bush.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Come in with questions. She is patient and will answer all questions. I have never felt rushed.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr Lee always took the time to come speak to me, even if she wasn't the one doing my sonogram, bloodwork etc. She took the time to get to know my husband and I and jokes around with us in times of serious anxiety!
Describe the protocols Karen Lee used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
My first IUI I did the Gonal F and Ovidrel and my second they did the Gonal F and Letrozole. I had a negative result each time but with the second attempt I had more follicles that were larger.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I have never had a bad experience. They aren't rushed and explain everything, even sometimes twice if I leave and have to call back to re-explain!
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
They are pretty accommodating in terms of time. I never have waited past 10 minutes of my scheduled appointment time. One suggestion would be that if you have a procedure on the weekend, a heads up of who will be doing the procedure would be best.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
I have only done IUI which some of the services were covered by insurance. Medication cost approximately $500 and the IUI procedure was $300
Describe Karen Lee's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
I have not gone through this yet.
10
Doctor
Karen Lee
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas
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10
10
Age
28
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Unexplained
10
10
Dr. Chantilis is a kind, compassionate, more reserved man that pays extremely close attention to detail. He is VERY professional, while also demonstrating compassion. He makes the patient feel safe, assured, and personally treated. I appreciate that he takes the time to really understand the couple and every aspect he can get his hands on to help find an issue. He also did not shove us toward IVF and encouraged us to try on our own for a while (after he cleaned up the endometriosis he found during my laparoscopy).
This clinic [Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates] is amazing, it is VERY popular so sometimes you may have to wait a little bit as Dr. Chantilis is very popular in the Dallas area for infertility..... Holly (which is also my name -so it's easy to remember) is the name of Dr Chantilis's nurse she is extremely kind, very detail oriented and has great relational skills. She is sweet while also making it clear she's there to help me get pregnant! She always calls the same day if I only go in for a sono/bloodwork with the results and she always provides a lot of detail so I don't even need to call her back.
Age
28
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr. Chantilis is a kind, compassionate, more reserved man that pays extremely close attention to detail. He is VERY professional, while also demonstrating compassion. He makes the patient feel safe, assured, and personally treated. I appreciate that he takes the time to really understand the couple and every aspect he can get his hands on to help find an issue. He also did not shove us toward IVF and encouraged us to try on our own for a while (after he cleaned up the endometriosis he found during my laparoscopy). I also appreciated that after my laparoscopy he came out into the waiting room (while I was waking up) and chatted with my mom/husband with photos of all he had found. He explained the pictures to them and even joked with my mom which lightened the mood. Infertility is painful, uncharted, and scary, he brings his knowledge, sweet personality and funniness to the table which helps the process become more bearable. He also is not in it to see you pay him for IVF which I value EXTREMELY.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Feel free to ask him questions, if he seems a little shy at first he will continue to warm up and be a little more silly and comfortable as you continue getting to know him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Before seeing Dr. Chantilis, I saw Dr. Gada at DFW Fertility Assoc. Southlake. Dr Gada was fine, but seemed to really be pushing us toward IVF. He (Gada) determined I did not need a laparoscopy done and instead proceeded to do IUI's. Both IUI's failed, after that I decided I wanted another opinion. In our FIRST meeting, Dr. Chantilis was MUCH more thorough, and said I don't want to say you need surgery, but you have every symptom of endometriosis. We did surgery, he was right, they found it in 12 places and also discovered my left ovary was attached to my abdominal wall. Dr. Chantilis took the time to really investigate my case, not shove me toward IVF.
Describe the protocols Samuel Chantilis used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
Thus far, all we have done is laparoscopy (Jan 2017) and they tracked my last ovulation cycle because my periods were short so they wanted to make sure I was ovulating. I appreciate that even though I had surgery, instead of saying or your body is just adjusting, they tracked my ovulation with ultrasounds/sonos and did a progesterone blood test to be sure everything was working. HOPEFULLY we get pregnant over the next few months on our own now that my body is regulating!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Holly)
Holly (which is also my name -so it's easy to remember) is the name of Dr Chantilis's nurse she is extremely kind, very detail oriented and has great relational skills. She is sweet while also making it clear she's there to help me get pregnant! She always calls the same day if I only go in for a sono/bloodwork with the results and she always provides a lot of detail so I don't even need to call her back.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
This clinic is amazing, it is VERY popular so sometimes you may have to wait a little bit as Dr. Chantilis is very popular in the Dallas area for infertility. I heard before I went to see him that people say he could "get a rock pregnant" - which was funny to me but I appreciated that they had such confidence in him. Since he is good at what he does sometimes the waiting room is packed!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
All of my ultrasounds have been covered, I have had to pay the co-pay (it's $40 since he's a specialist). The surgery was pretty pricey (Laparoscopy) had to pay $1,000 to Dr. Chantilis and then much more to the hospital/anesthesiologist.
10
Doctor
Samuel Chantilis
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas
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10
10
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
10
Dr. Gada has a wonderful beside manner. He makes you feel comfortable and confident in his decision for treatment. He goes above and beyond to reassure you when things are going well, and comfort you when there is bad news or a set back. Dr. Gada is very personable. He is willing to give you a lot of time and never makes you feel rushed....I am on an agonist protocol because of the PCOS. ...He will tell you like it is, but in a very respectable manner.
They are 99% on time and get you in and out in a timely manner. They work hard to get you in at a time that works best for you. I have a crazy schedule and they are amazing about trying to work with me... the staff has been amazing, so nice and caring...They have many strengths. They are so helpful and have a wonder bedside manner. I am a little worry wort and they always know how to relieve my anxiety...They always remember who we are and take the time to find out how we are feeling.
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
10
How was your experience with Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr. Gada has a wonderful beside manner. He makes you feel comfortable and confident in his decision for treatment. He goes above and beyond to reassure you when things are going well, and comfort you when there is bad news or a set back. Dr. Gada is very personable. He is willing to give you a lot of time and never makes you feel rushed. There really is no "dumb" question and he takes the time to answer each of them. He will tell you like it is, but in a very respectable manner.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
If you have a question, ask it.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
For the first time a doctor sat with me while I cried and told me that it may take a while, but there is no reason why you shouldn't get you pregnant. Then at every appointment we have been to in the Southlake office, the staff has been amazing, so nice and caring. The first appointment I had with Dr. Gada he sat with us for over an hour and a half, to answer any and every question we had. His nurses go above and beyond to help us to understand what it is that they are telling us, no matter the amount of time it takes. They always remember who we are and take the time to find out how we are feeling. They are amazing!
Describe the protocols Ravi Gada used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
I am on an agonist protocol because of the PCOS. They had me on 10 unit of lupron for 10 days then took that down to 5 units. Then I take Menopur every morning and Lupron and Gonal f at night. I started off with 150 gonal f until my first blood work and have now been on 225 gonal f. Everything else has stayed the same. I am having to stim for a couple days longer, but I should be retrieving in the next few days.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Nancy and Shelley)
They have many strengths. They are so helpful and have a wonder bedside manner. I am a little worry wort and they always know how to relieve my anxiety. They treat me with compassion and make sure I understand each step. The only thing I would say negative wise is from their Dallas office. They a little more business upfront, less warm and fuzzy. All in all though they are amazing, and I would recommend them again and again.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
They are 99% on time and get you in and out in a timely manner. They work hard to get you in at a time that works best for you. I have a crazy schedule and they are amazing about trying to work with me. I love them. They always have a smiling face and the thing I love the most is they treat you like family. I was transferring our one embryo that was inconclusive and when I left their clinic to go and get the paperwork as I walked out she said " go and get your children". Seems silly, but it meant a lot to me!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
$16,000 for ICSI, Retrieval, all sono, bloodwork, genetic testing, and meds. I will have to pay another $4,000 for the transfer.
Describe Ravi Gada's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
My doctor doesn't have a huge preference until you are wanting to transfer more than 2. He recommends only one.
10
Doctor
Ravi Gada
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Southlake
Nursing
Operations
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10
10
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Endometriosis, PCOS, Tubal Blockage
10
10
I love Dr. Gada. He was always willing to answer all of my questions, no matter how silly I thought they were. He explained everything as clearly as possible, but still providing a lot of the science behind decisions, which I liked. He ran whatever tests I asked for, even though some he warned probably wouldn't yield any usable findings. He really seemed well-educated in the most recent IVF techniques and research, willing to try different things to create a better outcome.
My only complaint about this clinic [Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates] is that they are a bit disorganized. I never got reminder phone calls about appointments. Once I was called while I was on my way to my appointment and told that my appointment time was actually early than I'd been told. They didn't care that much that I was late, but I'm not sure who was right in that situation. I had a surgery before my FET cycle started and at the post-op appointment, the doctor said he wanted to see me on the first couple days of my next cycle for a scan and we could get started after that. Turns out that was my baseline sono to start our FET cycle and I got all of my cycle paperwork that morning and had to pay our fees. I was not expecting that, but maybe I'd misunderstood at previous appointment. If I hadn't been through IVF and FETs at a previous clinic, I think the lack of preparedness would have stressed me out. But as a veteran infertility patient, it didn't bother me too much. I knew what questions to ask and more or less what to expect in each step of the process.
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Endometriosis, PCOS, Tubal Blockage
10
10
How was your experience with Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
I love Dr. Gada. He was always willing to answer all of my questions, no matter how silly I thought they were. He explained everything as clearly as possible, but still providing a lot of the science behind decisions, which I liked. He ran whatever tests I asked for, even though some he warned probably wouldn't yield any usable findings. He really seemed well-educated in the most recent IVF techniques and research, willing to try different things to create a better outcome.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Go see him and at least listen to his ideas on how to proceed. Be prepared for him to answer a quick text while he's in with you, but that just means he'll do that for you later on too.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr. Gada was very attentive and treated me and my husband like people, not just numbers.
Describe the protocols Ravi Gada used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
Dr. Gada seemed satisfied with our remaining frozen embryos from our first IVF cycle at a different clinic. (We'd seen another doctor just before in our attempts to get second opinions who said our embryos weren't good after two chemicals and we should fork up the money for a new round of IVF at their clinic). He explained that there will always be about half of the embryos that don't work because of genetics and whatnot. He said lupron was not needed for our frozen transfer prep, so we skipped that and went straight to estrogen pills twice a day for a few weeks. I also added vitamin D and baby aspirin to the protocol because, while they have not been proven to help, they don't hurt anything. After about two weeks on the estrogen pills, I had a lining check and started progesterone in oil nightly (at a higher dosage than I'd used before). Transfer was in the lab facilities in a clean, operating room attached to the lab itself. We transferred two embryos because of my previous chemical pregnancies; he said we'd been cautious before and would be comfortable doing either one or two embryos. I continued on estrogen and progesterone until week 12. I am currently 13 weeks pregnant with twins.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Shelly)
I loved all of the nurses and nursing staff. They were knowledgeable and helpful with all questions.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
My only complaint about this clinic is that they are a bit disorganized. I never got reminder phone calls about appointments. Once I was called while I was on my way to my appointment and told that my appointment time was actually early than I'd been told. They didn't care that much that I was late, but I'm not sure who was right in that situation. I had a surgery before my FET cycle started and at the post-op appointment, the doctor said he wanted to see me on the first couple days of my next cycle for a scan and we could get started after that. Turns out that was my baseline sono to start our FET cycle and I got all of my cycle paperwork that morning and had to pay our fees. I was not expecting that, but maybe I'd misunderstood at previous appointment. If I hadn't been through IVF and FETs at a previous clinic, I think the lack of preparedness would have stressed me out. But as a veteran infertility patient, it didn't bother me too much. I knew what questions to ask and more or less what to expect in each step of the process.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
The FET was $3000. We transferred our embryos to their lab also, and that fee was about $400 I think.
Describe Ravi Gada's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
The doctor had us fill out a form explaining what the clinic recommends based on my age and history. Because we'd been cautious in the past and had so many chemical pregnancies, the doctor was ok with our decision to transfer two embryos.
What specific things went wrong at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
10
Doctor
Ravi Gada
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Southlake
Nursing
Operations
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10
10
Age
34
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS, Other
10
10
Our every concern was addressed. He [Dr. Chantillis] was very honest with us at every step. He had great doctor recommendations when we needed it. ... As my cycle progressed, we realized I would need to use injectables (after another quick consult with him) and we had to skip the IUI procedure on the first month. ... Be very honest in your conversations with Dr. Chantilis. He is great to work with and will give you very frank advice.
The staff [DFW Fertility Assoc] was amazing. They were organized and always super nice. All the doctors in the clinic were great to work with. We had to come in on the weekends a lot so saw many of the doctors as they rotated on call. ... We absolutely loved nurse Holly. ... She was patient and answered all of our questions no matter how silly they were. When we would get our negative pregnancy tests, she was always motivating.
Age
34
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
South Asian
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS, Other
10
10
How was your experience with Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
We loved working with Dr. Chantilis and his team. Our every concern was addressed. He was very honest with us at every step. He had great doctor recommendations when we needed it. Dr. Chantilis is the reason we have our twin boys!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Be very honest in your conversations with Dr. Chantilis. He is great to work with and will give you very frank advice.
Describe the protocols Samuel Chantilis used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
I was on clomid, metformin, and injectables. We first started with climid and metformin based on my initial tests. As my cycle progressed, we realized I would need to use injectables (after another quick consult with him) and we had to skip the IUI procedure on the first month. The next go around I was taking both pills and injectables and were able to go through the IUI procedure. We had a negative pregnancy test. We had decided early on that our fertility issues allowed us to give IUI a try. He warned us on the low success rates but that it was non-evasive and with our age and issues, it was worth a try. We agreed to 3 tries before moving onto IVF, if needed. The third month we had to skip altogether due to some issues that I can't remember now. The fourth month we had to convert to the natural way as we were traveling. We also received a negative pregnancy test. The fifth month, we were able to successfully go through the IUI procedure and we got a positive pregnancy test.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Nurse Holly Wormack)
We absolutely loved nurse Holly. We bugged her with a million questions and she never once got annoyed with us. She was patient and answered all of our questions no matter how silly they were. When we would get our negative pregnancy tests, she was always motivating. She even had a good recommendation for me when I had a birthday party to attend but needed to give myself a fertility shot. She was absolutely amazing!
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
We can't say enough great things about the clinic. The staff was amazing. They were organized and always super nice. All the doctors in the clinic were great to work with. We had to come in on the weekends a lot so saw many of the doctors as they rotated on call.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
I had great insurance so none of finances were not an issue.
Describe Samuel Chantilis's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
n/a
10
Doctor
Samuel Chantilis
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
10
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
10
10
I loved being a patient of Dr. Chantilis. He’s a bit quirky, but loved that about him. He was very honest about our chances in conceiving, but still made us feel at ease.... I felt like I was apart of the entire process. He put everything that was about to unfold into terms I could understand and genuinely wanted my feedback. He knew my anxiety was high and he continually made me feel at ease. He was kind, but blunt. I respected that.
They [Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates] were organized, kind, and explained every step of the IVF process. Payment process was not explained well. If you had insurance coverage wasn’t explained 100% either. I did know what my final cost would be....[Cost Of Treatment] After insurance about 4000.00...[Nursing Staff] They were kind, and answered questions when I was panicking. They really wanted success for me and were compassionate.
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
10
10
How was your experience with Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
I loved being a patient of Dr. Chantilis. He’s a bit quirky, but loved that about him. He was very honest about our chances in conceiving, but still made us feel at ease. He did run a little behind schedule on our transfer day, but still eased my anxiety. He was positive through the whole process. We got the results we were hoping for and are hoping to return to him next April (2019) for our last embryo transfer. We only had two perfect embryos and so we are hoping for the same results. I would trust Dr. Chantilis with my life. He’s an amazing doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Go in with an open mind. He has a quirky bedside manor but is different when you meet with him for results. If you can’t handle brutal honesty he probably not a doctor you should see as he doesn’t sugar coat things. If he feels he can’t handle you due to weight, severity of issues present etc. he will let you know. He wants what’s best for you and will do his best to keep you from a high risk situation.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
I felt like I was apart of the entire process. He put everything that was about to unfold into terms I could understand and genuinely wanted my feedback. He knew my anxiety was high and he continually made me feel at ease. He was kind, but blunt. I respected that.
Describe the protocols Samuel Chantilis used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
Not sure exactly, but I was on estrace, lupron, and follistim with a trigger shot. After transfer progesterone in oil until 10 weeks
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were kind, and answered questions when I was panicking. They really wanted success for me and were compassionate.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
They were organized, kind, and explained every step of the IVF process. Payment process was not explained well. If you had insurance coverage wasn’t explained 100% either. I did know what my final cost would be.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
After insurance about 4000.00
Describe Samuel Chantilis's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
He would only do one embryo due to my age and not having recurrent loses.
10
Doctor
Samuel Chantilis
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas
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10
10
Age
39 - 41
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
Dr. Gada was so patient and dove deep into the data with us, answering all our questions, giving us supporting data. When there was a problem at the lab, he helped make it right quickly and assured us it would go as planned or we wouldn't pay. He was caring when we hit frustrations and I felt like he cared deeply about our results too. My husband and I truly loved Dr. Gada as our doctor
The entire office [DFW Fertility Associates] knew me by name. It took a while to find the right treatment to get my embryos implant, and when they were negative or cycles cancelled, they hugged me, encouraged me, and comforted me. It was way beyond what had to be done, I felt like a part of a team all working together to get my miracle family started.... The only downside is the procedures are in Dallas, about an hour drive from the clinic.
Age
39 - 41
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
My husband and I both work in analytical fields. Dr. Gada was so patient and dove deep into the data with us, answering all our questions, giving us supporting data. When there was a problem at the lab, he helped make it right quickly and assured us it would go as planned or we wouldn't pay. He was caring when we hit frustrations and I felt like he cared deeply about our results too. My husband and I truly loved Dr. Gada as our doctor
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Make your appointment now, don't wait. He really cares deeply about his patient, and is so kind to his staff. I felt I was among family. Bring your questions and worries, Dr Gada will address them all
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
The entire office knew me by name. It took a while to find the right treatment to get my embryos implant, and when they were negative or cycles cancelled, they hugged me, encouraged me, and comforted me. It was way beyond what had to be done, I felt like a part of a team all working together to get my miracle family started.
Describe the protocols Ravi Gada used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
My egg retrieval was straight forward. 12 eggs, 8 fertilized, 4 healthy 5 day. My lining was really troublesome. The lining would get close, but not reach a good number. We ended up using letrozole in the cycle and my lining went from average of 6.5 to 7.5mm. We had to adjust progesterone a few times with that, but we eventually got there.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Nancy)
Nancy, Shelley and the entire staff were like family to me. They hugged and comforted me when things didn't go well. When I did get my positive they yelled and celebrated with me. I absolutely love everyone in the office. I couldn't have asked for better support through a difficult process
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
The only downside is the procedures are in Dallas, about an hour drive from the clinic. Everything else was absolutely fantastic. I'm willing to drive to have the best care
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
My insurance covered the majority of the costs (so blessed). I fought hard to have the lab portion covered and I did eventually win
Describe Ravi Gada's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
We went with single transfer, single, and then double. I felt like he did an excellent job explaining the risks, especially with my lining issues
10
Doctor
Ravi Gada
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas
Nursing
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0
0
Age
38 - 40
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
7 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
0
0
Dr Thomas frequently didn't communicate changes in protocol to nurses so I was constantly having to advocate for myself and ask about medications Dr Thomas wanted me to take. I reminded Dr Thomas every single IUI that I spotted and she would need to have me on progesterone, yet each time she forgot and I had to ask about it. Dr Thomas was frequently distracted when we had consultations and was often being paged.
My meeting with Dr Thomas were great and I could feel her compassion. But the practice [DFW Fertility Associates] is extremely busy. I rarely was able to meet with Dr Thomas. Often when I met with her (for visits we paid cash for - 100% out of pocket) she would be getting paged or interrupted so the visits were unsatisfactory or disjointed because she was distracted. She would often be running late. Sonographers did all of my ultrasounds and they were frequently not sure of what they were seeing, which would cause me to have to return to the office for an additional ultrasound (which I had to pay for because we were out of pocket). The doctors, nurses and sonographers did not communicate well, which resulted in confusion in my protocol for my last two IUI cycles.
Age
38 - 40
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
7 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
0
0
How was your experience with Mika Thomas at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
This practice is very busy and centered around seeing as many patients as possible vs patient care. Sonographers did all of my ultrasounds. Dr Thomas frequently didn't communicate changes in protocol to nurses so I was constantly having to advocate for myself and ask about medications Dr Thomas wanted me to take. I reminded Dr Thomas every single IUI that I spotted and she would need to have me on progesterone, yet each time she forgot and I had to ask about it. Dr Thomas was frequently distracted when we had consultations and was often being paged.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mika Thomas at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
I would get opinions from several clinics and also ask how involved Dr Thomas will actually be involved in patient care vs sonographers. Ask about her communication of protocol changes to nurses.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mika Thomas at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
My meeting with Dr Thomas were great and I could feel her compassion. But the practice is extremely busy. I rarely was able to meet with Dr Thomas. Often when I met with her (for visits we paid cash for - 100% out of pocket) she would be getting paged or interrupted so the visits were unsatisfactory or disjointed because she was distracted. She would often be running late. Sonographers did all of my ultrasounds and they were frequently not sure of what they were seeing, which would cause me to have to return to the office for an additional ultrasound (which I had to pay for because we were out of pocket). The doctors, nurses and sonographers did not communicate well, which resulted in confusion in my protocol for my last two IUI cycles.
Describe the protocols Mika Thomas used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
2 IUIs with femera, 1 with injectables. No pregnancy. Multiple ultrasounds because she frequently thought something was wrong with my uterus but never found anything.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Nurses didn't check the web portal, were hard to reach via phone and didn't have good communication with Dr Thomas. I constantly had to ask about meds, clarify dosage and have them follow-up with Dr Thomas. Additionally, I often felt like I was bothering them with questions.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
The clinic is very busy - I felt like a number at this clinic. I saw a sonographer more than my doctor. I did not feel like I received sufficient care from my doctor.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mika Thomas at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
about $1k/IUI
Describe Mika Thomas's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
NA
What specific things went wrong at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
0
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Mika Thomas
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9
10
Age
35
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IVF, Embryo Freezing, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
Other
9
10
Dr. Lee was a total dream. She made so much eye contact with me and always spoke directly to me and made sure I understood everything. She was also really happy to work with the California doctor and have us go to him for hysteroscopies and then come to her for fertility drugs when we got the green light to conceive. Dr. Lee definitely made me feel like a human...Dr. Lee was going to give us fertility drugs and help us actually get pregnant since I also have PCOS and wasn't ovulating regularly.
One thing I found odd was the pictures of babies all over the waiting room [at DFW Fert Assoc ]...[Nursing Staff] I don't really remember. The truth is that we dealt mostly with Dr. Lee directly (which I liked)...I remember spending about $400 on medications for the one medicated cycle that we did and maybe another few hundred dollars for some ultrasounds that were not covered during this cycle....I vastly preferred this practice to the other practice I went to in Dallas.
Age
35
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 5 Docs
Treatment
IVF, Embryo Freezing, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
Other
9
10
How was your experience with Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
I went to Dr. Lee after I left another Dallas-based fertility doctor's practice. I was in the process of being treated for Asherman's Syndrome by a doctor in California. Dr. Lee agreed to partner with the California doctor on the treatment of my Asherman's Syndrome and then when the California doctor said it was okay to move forward, Dr. Lee was going to give us fertility drugs and help us actually get pregnant since I also have PCOS and wasn't ovulating regularly. So basically she just held our hand in Dallas while I was having my Asherman's Syndrome treated in California (two hysteroscopies followed by estrogen therapy), and then provided a protocol for trying to get pregnant once it was okay to try again. I only did only one cycle with Dr. Lee because I got pregnant that first try - yay! It was quite the experience though: I took letrozole and follistim and then did a trigger shot plus timed intercourse. At the time of the trigger shot, I had a lot of mature looking follicles (10+) BUT my lining was very thin (only around 4mm). Dr. Lee was a little concerned about the risk of multiples, but thought it was extremely unlikely that I would get pregnant because my lining was so thin and she actually thought I should have yet another hysteroscopy to figure out what was going on. I think the idea had been to do an IUI or a fresh IVF transfer but that plan got called off because of the thin lining and we didn't want to freeze embryos because we were about to move to yet another city. Anyway, we did the timed intercourse with the thin lining and lots of follicles and I got pregnant with di-tri triplets (identical twins sharing a placenta plus a singleton). I think Dr. Lee felt bad that this was the result since she knew it would be a really complicated pregnancy with an uncertain outcome and to reduce the risks, I would have to choose a multi-fetal pregnancy reduction of the identical twins (I remember what she said at the ultrasound: "I've seen this work out" - not what you want to hear). I opted for the multi-fetal pregnancy reduction of the identical twins (this was done with a MFM doctor in New York City, not Dallas). Multiples like this when you already have fertility issues can be very emotionally painful - I'm still sad about what happened. So that really sucked. HOWEVER, I do have a beautiful daughter who is almost 2 and is doing great and I have Dr. Lee in part to thank for that! She was a really tiny baby (3 pounds 11 ounces) and had to come out early due to intrauterine growth restriction either caused by the Asherman's Syndrome or by the triplet pregnancy. Anyway, yes - I got the result I wanted: one healthy child and on the first try with this doctor! But, no, it was not an easy experience. I still really like Dr. Lee though, obviously. She has great bedside manner.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
I don't have any. She's great.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
I had a bad experience with another fertility doctor in the Dallas area before I came to Dr. Lee as a patient. I told her why I didn't like the other Dallas-based doctor - I felt like he didn't make eye contact with me or talk directly to me but instead focused on my husband during important discussions. I also didn't feel like other Dallas-based doctor wanted to partner with another doctor we had been seeing in California to get a second opinion on how to handle my diagnosis of Asherman's Syndrome (intrauterine scarring caused by a D&C following a miscarriage) and was defensive and weird about taking suggestions from other doctors. As a result, Dr. Lee was a total dream. She made so much eye contact with me and always spoke directly to me and made sure I understood everything. She was also really happy to work with the California doctor and have us go to him for hysteroscopies and then come to her for fertility drugs when we got the green light to conceive. Dr. Lee definitely made me feel like a human.
Describe the protocols Karen Lee used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
I think I already described it above. We did one cycle of letrozole, follistim, trigger shot and timed intercourse. In retrospect, this was probably too aggressive. See the multiples issue described above. But on the other hand it worked!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I don't really remember. The truth is that we dealt mostly with Dr. Lee directly (which I liked).
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
I vastly preferred this practice to the other practice I went to in Dallas. One thing I found odd was the pictures of babies all over the waiting room. However, I did like the big window looking out onto a tree. Anyway, Dr. Lee is great. She is really kind and thoughtful and I totally recommend her.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
I remember spending about $400 on medications for the one medicated cycle that we did and maybe another few hundred dollars for some ultrasounds that were not covered during this cycle. I think everything else was covered by our insurance and I only paid co-pays. I really don't remember though.
Describe Karen Lee's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
I don't have any thoughts on this because we didn't get there with this doctor and I didn't really talk to her about it. I think she is more open to multiples than other doctors I've been too though.
9
Doctor
Karen Lee
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
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Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas
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8
9
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2011 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Tubal Blockage
8
9
Karen Lee is a very pleasant doctor. She was very thorough and honest with me about my diagnosis, treatment, and what to expect. She's very professional and gives attention to detail. However, I didn't feel that she was in tune with my emotions. It kind of felt like she was afraid to get a little emotionally invested in what I was feeling as a patient. I don't recall her ever giving me words of encouragment on those tough days I found out I had an ectopic miscarriage.
This clinic [Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates] is clean, and professional. However, I never felt that the lady that checked me out after my appts was that friendly. She wasn't very warm. But, the environment aside from her was friendly...Monitoring appts went smoothly...The nursing staff was very friendly, professional, compassionate, and encouraging...While I liked her [Dr. Lee] as a person and doctor, I just feel that sympathy was missing.
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2011 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Tubal Blockage
8
9
How was your experience with Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Karen Lee is a very pleasant doctor. She was very thorough and honest with me about my diagnosis, treatment, and what to expect. She's very professional and gives attention to detail. However, I didn't feel that she was in tune with my emotions. It kind of felt like she was afraid to get a little emotionally invested in what I was feeling as a patient. I don't recall her ever giving me words of encouragment on those tough days I found out I had an ectopic miscarriage. While I liked her as a person and doctor, I just feel that sympathy was missing.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Let her know that you not only need her to sympathize on those tough days; you need her to acknowledge your pain, and not quietly walk away.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
I felt like both a number and human in that she didn't really show any emotion or encourage when I was saddened by an unsuccessful cycle or ectopic miscarriage. However, she was pleasant.
Describe the protocols Karen Lee used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
I can't remember specifics of my protocol as it was 5 yrs ago, but I do remember during my iui had to use egg stimulating hormones, have my follicles monitored and checked every other day, and triggered with ovudriel when it was time. During my IVF protocol I again used egg stimulating hormone injections such as lupron, and progesterone in oil (PIO). I also used the trigger shot when it was time.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was very friendly, professional, compassionate, and encouraging.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
This clinic is clean, and professional. However, I never felt that the lady that checked me out after my appts was that friendly. She wasn't very warm. But, the environment aside from her was friendly.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Monitoring appts went smoothly. It wasn't uncomfortable. Dr. Lee was very gentle. None of the appts conflicted with my schedule.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
I don't remember the exact cost, but I do remember paying little to nothing for my mefication and treatment as my insurance covered the majority of my treatment and medication bills.
Describe Karen Lee's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Dr. Lee just advised that I transfer 2 embryos during my first round of IVF, and 1 embryo during my FET.
8
Doctor
Karen Lee
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
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Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas
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8
8
Age
28
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Other
8
8
Laura [Dr. Lawrence] took the time to fully explain what was wrong with my uterus. She also helped us understand the percentage of Iui vs ivf would work for us. We never felt pushed one way or the other. Laura was very thorough in my diagnoses and did not leave anything up to wonder about. She was very open about the cost and she even helped make a rough schedule of IVF for us so we could understand what to plan for.
The waiting room [at DFW Fertility Associates] really needs an update the atmosphere makes you feel like you’re at some rich elderly lady’s house. The staff is fabulous. The med city location needs updating. The clinic always seems to be running on time. I have never had to wait on hold for long periods of time.... Kelly is the primary nurse I’ve had most interaction with. Kelly is always so warm and welcomes any question I might have. She goes above and beyond to find out cost information for on certain tests and treatments.
Age
28
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Other
8
8
How was your experience with Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Laura took the time to fully explain what was wrong with my uterus. She also helped us understand the percentage of Iui vs ivf would work for us. We never felt pushed one way or the other. Laura was very thorough in my diagnoses and did not leave anything up to wonder about. She was very open about the cost and she even helped make a rough schedule of IVF for us so we could understand what to plan for.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Don’t be afraid to ask her to repeat something and don’t be afraid to tell her you are confused or don’t understand what she’s talking about.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Laura loves to teach her patients so they truly understand all aspects of care, she did not push IVF on us she let us take the time to process and decide if we wanted to proceed with IVF.
Describe the protocols Laura Lawrence used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
At this time I am still in the process of ivf and cannot answer this question accurately.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Kelly)
Kelly is the primary nurse I’ve had most interaction with. Kelly is always so warm and welcomes any question I might have. She goes above and beyond to find out cost information for on certain tests and treatments.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
The waiting room really needs an update the atmosphere makes you feel like you’re at some rich elderly lady’s house. The staff is fabulous. The med city location needs updating. The clinic always seems to be running on time. I have never had to wait on hold for long periods of time.
8
Doctor
Laura Lawrence
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas - Forest Lane
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10
10
Age
33 - 37
Treated
2014 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Male Factor
10
10
He will proactively bring up questions and takes the time to explain. ... Dr. Gada keeps up with the research, and is very experienced. He will always take the time to explain, is sensitive, but is also realistic. He is a well balanced doctor with excellent bedside manner. I also felt like he could relate, because he has personally dealt with infertility as well. ... Dr Gada makes sure that he takes his time to explain a patients options and answer all questions.
I could call Nancy [nurse] whenever I needed something, and she would take care of it. She even accommodated me coming in [Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates] during some emergency times. I was always able to reach her, or get help by someone if she was out. ... If you live more in Dallas, they have a clinic in Dallas. The main lab is in Dallas and it is state of the art. ...
Age
33 - 37
Treated
2014 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish, Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Male Factor
10
10
How was your experience with Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr. Gada keeps up with the research, and is very experienced. He will always take the time to explain, is sensitive, but is also realistic. He is a well balanced doctor with excellent bedside manner. I also felt like he could relate, because he has personally dealt with infertility as well.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
He will take care of you, no advice needed. He will proactively bring up questions and takes the time to explain.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr Gada makes sure that he takes his time to explain a patients options and answer all questions. Since he has gone through infertility himself, has a special empathy toward you that most other doctors do not have.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Nancy)
I could call Nancy whenever I needed something, and she would take care of it. She even accommodated me coming in during some emergency times. I was always able to reach her, or get help by someone if she was out.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Great staff and Doctor. Make sure you verify your insurance benefits before you go to the clinic so there is no confusion. Also, if you leave closer to Ft. Worth or Midcities, you can go see Dr. Gada in Southlake. If you live more in Dallas, they have a clinic in Dallas. The main lab is in Dallas and it is state of the art. It is important to have a great lab for embryo quality and success.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Paying cash, it cost about 15k. On my third try, I had IVF insurance, so it cost me my deductible of 2500.00
10
Doctor
Ravi Gada
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
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Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas
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10
10
Age
31
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
10
10
I was not expecting to be diagnosed with DOR. ... We will begin with an IUI with injectables in December after I’ve healed. ... At all of my appointments so far, I’ve never felt rushed and she [Dr. Mika] spent almost 1 hour with me at each appointment. She walked through the steps I needed to go through before starting fertility treatments and made me feel comfortable with our plan. ...
There are several REs at this clinic [Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates] and I think that allows for the doctors to spend more time with their patients. As a DOR patient, I will be interested to see how they manage changes to protocols if we are not successful. ... Any time I call the clinic, I typically get a call back the same day within a couple of hours. ...
Age
31
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
10
10
How was your experience with Mika Thomas at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr. Thomas is very compassionate and patient. I was not expecting to be diagnosed with DOR. I had a fibroid that my gyno said an RE may want to take out, so I was expecting to hear only that. I started crying in the office when she told me my diagnosis and she gave me a hug and made me feel like there was hope.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mika Thomas at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Come with lots of questions and don’t be afraid to ask for clarification.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mika Thomas at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
At all of my appointments so far, I’ve never felt rushed and she spent almost 1 hour with me at each appointment. She walked through the steps I needed to go through before starting fertility treatments and made me feel comfortable with our plan.
Describe the protocols Mika Thomas used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
We haven’t started treatment yet. I was diagnosed in September 2018. I had to have a fibroid removed before starting treatment. We will begin with an IUI with injectables in December after I’ve healed. If a few rounds of IUI don’t work, we will move forward with IVF.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Leah)
Any time I call the clinic, I typically get a call back the same day within a couple of hours.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
There are several REs at this clinic and I think that allows for the doctors to spend more time with their patients. As a DOR patient, I will be interested to see how they manage changes to protocols if we are not successful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mika Thomas at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
The cost for IVF was reasonable for what I’ve heard about other clinics. For IVF with fresh transfer (no ICSI or testing) it is about $9K. My IUI will be about $800 including meds.
Describe Mika Thomas's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
She said she would transfer 2 embryos once we get to that point. We do not have issues with having twins.
10
Doctor
Mika Thomas
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas
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10
10
Age
28
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS, Other
10
10
Dr. Lawrence was to the point and didn’t waste anytime. She got us started with testing on our very first appointment. She was easy to talk to, willing to answer every question, and was reassuring the whole time. I felt so comfortable and at ease with her. Can’t wait to continue with treatment!... She made jokes, she asked my husband about his eye when he was having trouble with it, she said she wanted to value my time and we could get testing started ASAP or come another day. She chatted about my friend and her baby and remembered when they came to her for treatment.
[DFW Fertility Associates is] Easy to locate! In the Medical City hospital. Quick wait time in the waiting room. No issues. Small office but has everything you need. I’ll go somewhere else for procedures but I haven’t been to that office yet.... I encountered a few different nurses for the different testing and stages of the visit. Every single nurse was amazing and so sweet. You feel comfortable in the office and they know it’s not an easy place for you to be. They chitchat with you and make you feel comfortable during the sono, bloodwork, whatever! Absolutely the sweetest nursing staff I’ve encountered in this process. Quick to answer phone calls and questions too which is a must for me!
Age
28
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS, Other
10
10
How was your experience with Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr. Lawrence was to the point and didn’t waste anytime. She got us started with testing on our very first appointment. She was easy to talk to, willing to answer every question, and was reassuring the whole time. I felt so comfortable and at ease with her. Can’t wait to continue with treatment!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Go to her!! Don’t waste time anywhere else.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
She made jokes, she asked my husband about his eye when he was having trouble with it, she said she wanted to value my time and we could get testing started ASAP or come another day. She chatted about my friend and her baby and remembered when they came to her for treatment.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
So sweet! I encountered a few different nurses for the different testing and stages of the visit. Every single nurse was amazing and so sweet. You feel comfortable in the office and they know it’s not an easy place for you to be. They chitchat with you and make you feel comfortable during the sono, bloodwork, whatever! Absolutely the sweetest nursing staff I’ve encountered in this process. Quick to answer phone calls and questions too which is a must for me! My OBs office is NOT like that at all!
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Easy to locate! In the Medical City hospital. Quick wait time in the waiting room. No issues. Small office but has everything you need. I’ll go somewhere else for procedures but I haven’t been to that office yet.
10
Doctor
Laura Lawrence
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas - Forest Lane
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10
10
Age
30
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
10
10
Dr. Lee is very knowledgable and has great bedside manner. She was easy to talk to and listened as we asked all of our questions, taking time to answer each one. She didn't make you feel like another patient to get through in the day, but was very compassionate and encouraging.... Clomid was used to help grow more follicles and a trigger shot was used to help with ovulation timing.
The clinic [Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Assoc-Dallas] has been very easy to deal with. They have also been helpful in getting insurance information. I have been to other clinics and they were no where near as friendly as this one. Grateful to have friendly faces in the midst of a hard situation... They have a lump fee of $700 for a medicated cycle. But you can also pay for each appointment separately, which is helpful if you won't be having blood work done.
Age
30
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
10
10
How was your experience with Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr. Lee is very knowledgable and has great bedside manner. She was easy to talk to and listened as we asked all of our questions, taking time to answer each one. She didn't make you feel like another patient to get through in the day, but was very compassionate and encouraging.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
While you are given a sheet of risks for the medications you take, it wouldn't hurt to ask more specific questions about each medicine while discussing with her.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr. Lee took time to answer all of our questions on our initial consultation. She was compassionate and helpful.
Describe the protocols Karen Lee used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
Clomid was used to help grow more follicles and a trigger shot was used to help with ovulation timing.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Katie)
Katie is wonderful! She has been great to work with, compassionate and always quick to call back should I miss her at her desk. She has made the entire process much smoother than anticipated. You can tell she really cares and values you.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
The clinic has been very easy to deal with. They have also been helpful in getting insurance information. I have been to other clinics and they were no where near as friendly as this one. Grateful to have friendly faces in the midst of a hard situation.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
They have a lump fee of $700 for a medicated cycle. But you can also pay for each appointment separately, which is helpful if you won't be having blood work done.
10
Doctor
Karen Lee
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas
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10
10
Age
35
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IVF, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
Other
10
10
we love dr. Lee!!! Our results were not what we wanted but that is the nature of infertility. As a Doctor she did everything she could to create the best outcome. I truely felt like she was invested in our situation. ... All that being said I would absolutely recommend Dr. Lee. She tries to prepare you every step of the way on a perfessional and personal level. ...
The clinic [Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates] was on top of of situation and circumstance. They made us feel comfortable and were always optimistic. The staff that drew blood which you have to do frequently were amazing. The nurses were great a following up and following through with medication status and explanation. There is so much medication to administer your self it is weird experience for someone that is overall healthy. They did a great job walking me through it.
Age
35
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
Other
10
10
How was your experience with Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
we love dr. Lee!!! Our results were not what we wanted but that is the nature of infertility. As a Doctor she did everything she could to create the best outcome. I truely felt like she was invested in our situation. In the end it’s God’s plan. As much as the Doctors try to create these miracles of life they are not God, they see only human. It’s important to realize that. IVF is a wonderful miracle of science and I know so many babies here on this earth for it. It is also such a taxing process. All that being said I would absolutely recommend Dr. Lee. She tries to prepare you every step of the way on a perfessional and personal level.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
The doctors will do everything that can but in the end it’s not up to us, it’s a higher power that creates the miracle of life.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
She definitely cared about our situation. She had compassion and empathy.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
The clinic was on top of of situation and circumstance. They made us feel comfortable and were always optimistic. The staff that drew blood which you have to do frequently were amazing. The nurses were great a following up and following through with medication status and explanation. There is so much medication to administer your self it is weird experience for someone that is overall healthy. They did a great job walking me through it.
10
Doctor
Karen Lee
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas
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6
3
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI, 5 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
6
3
I felt like the doctor was caring and confident. She disagreed with my previous RE and I really trusted her opinion. She told me my concerns were nothing to be worried about. Upon reviewing my case with 2 other REs, they both disagreed with Dr. Lee's course of treatment and said my concern was valid...The doctor seemed to care, but it was not as easy to contact her compared to my previous doctor who would personally call me with results...
[DFW Fert Associates] Strength: Runs mostly on time, sweetest phlebotomist (Diana?) and sonographer (Candice?) Weaknesses: I didn't know this until after I stopped going here, but they don't treat same-sex couples...Everyone in the office was very caring- especially the phlebotomist Diana....I didn't have much communication with my nurse so I can't say much. I would just get an afternoon call with my results....Around $10,000 for a fresh retrieval/transfer and ICSI
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 5 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
6
3
How was your experience with Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
I felt like the doctor was caring and confident. She disagreed with my previous RE and I really trusted her opinion. She told me my concerns were nothing to be worried about. Upon reviewing my case with 2 other REs, they both disagreed with Dr. Lee's course of treatment and said my concern was valid and probably the biggest reason by 2 transfers failed. This has made me view my experience differently.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
If your concerns are blown off, don't give up. Get different opinions and don't assume the doctor's confidence means that their opinion is the right one.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Everyone in the office was very caring- especially the phlebotomist Diana. The doctor seemed to care, but it was not as easy to contact her compared to my previous doctor who would personally call me with results.
Describe the protocols Karen Lee used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
Antagonist protocol with Follistim, Menopur, and Ganirelix. The trigger shot was Pregnyl. We used ICSI.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Erica?)
I didn't have much communication with my nurse so I can't say much. I would just get an afternoon call with my results.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Strength: Runs mostly on time, sweetest phlebotomist (Diana?) and sonographer (Candice?) Weaknesses: I didn't know this until after I stopped going here, but they don't treat same-sex couples. This doesn't seem right to me. If you're a doctor, how can you deny treatment to people who want to start a family? This is the #1 reason I won't recommend this clinic to friends.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Around $10,000 for a fresh retrieval/transfer and ICSI
Describe Karen Lee's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
The doctor left this decision up to me and didn't pressure me in any way.
6
Doctor
Karen Lee
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
3
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas
Nursing
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10
10
Age
32
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
10
10
Dr. Laurence treated me like a friend. She went out of her way to let me know I was important to her. It was obvious that she had my best interest in mind. She called me numerous times to check on me or to let me know she was disappointed about our failed cycles.... First cycle we used max drugs because of my low ovarian reserve. I only produced 2 eggs that round. The next 2 cycles we used less drugs. It was more successful. We added ICSI to help with the fragmenting.
The location [of DFW Fertility Associates] is centrally located and easy to get to. Parking is easy but the only downfall is you have to pay like $1.00, which is not uncommon. The clinics staff works well together and its evident that they communicate between each other often. They interacted with each other like family. It was a very comfortable environment.... the drugs varied depending on the protocol anywhere between $2000-$5500. Doctor fee was about $2500 and lab fee was about $3500.
Age
32
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
10
10
How was your experience with Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr. Lawrence is very knowledgeable and went out of her way to make sure i understood every detail of the treatment. I always felt like I was the only patient she had that day. She never made me feel rushed.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Be honest with her. She is very open to listening and accommodating to your needs.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr. Laurence treated me like a friend. She went out of her way to let me know I was important to her. It was obvious that she had my best interest in mind. She called me numerous times to check on me or to let me know she was disappointed about our failed cycles.
Describe the protocols Laura Lawrence used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
First cycle we used max drugs because of my low ovarian reserve. I only produced 2 eggs that round. The next 2 cycles we used less drugs. It was more successful. We added ICSI to help with the fragmenting.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Liz)
She was very compassionate and knowledgeable about the IVF process. She never missed a beat. Always on top of everything.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
The location is centrally located and easy to get to. Parking is easy but the only downfall is you have to pay like $1.00, which is not uncommon. The clinics staff works well together and its evident that they communicate between each other often. They interacted with each other like family. It was a very comfortable environment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
the drugs varied depending on the protocol anywhere between $2000-$5500. Doctor fee was about $2500 and lab fee was about $3500.
Describe Laura Lawrence's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
She said she would transfer no more than two considering my age.
10
Doctor
Laura Lawrence
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas - Forest Lane
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10
10
Age
26 - 27
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
10
She [Dr. Lawrence] called me at 9pm with her kids in the background the night of my retrieval to make sure I was ok. During my pregnancy she called to check on me. My husband is a phyisician also, and never once did she talk over my head and she explained EVERYTHING to us. Even with the million questions I asked every visit. She never seemed like she needed to have me hurry up and leave. I could not have gone through IVF without her. She's amazing!!...
It is just Dr. Lawrence in her office [at DFW Fert Assoc - Med City], so if she is out you have go to the main office. However, the sonographers at the main office are amazing too! With Dr. Lawrence she did all of my ultrasounds, unless she was unavailable...Everything was told to us upfront. There wasn't any hidden fees or last minute charges. The only thing we didn't know off hand was the cost of the medications because they varied...
Age
26 - 27
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
10
How was your experience with Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
She is amazing. She was understanding and compassionate. I never felt like I was just a number. She has incredible bedside manners!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
You will not go wrong! Be ready with questions so will answer every one!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
She would hug me every time I saw her in the office. She called me at 9pm with her kids in the background the night of my retrieval to make sure I was ok. During my pregnancy she called to check on me. My husband is a phyisician also, and never once did she talk over my head and she explained EVERYTHING to us. Even with the million questions I asked every visit. She never seemed like she needed to have me hurry up and leave. I could not have gone through IVF without her. She's amazing!!
Describe the protocols Laura Lawrence used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
I honestly can not remember, I do know she was cautiously aggressive with my treatment.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
She only had one nurse and she was great, extremely informative.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
It is just Dr. Lawrence in her office, so if she is out you have go to the main office. However, the sonographers at the main office are amazing too! With Dr. Lawrence she did all of my ultrasounds, unless she was unavailable.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Everything was told to us upfront. There wasn't any hidden fees or last minute charges. The only thing we didn't know off hand was the cost of the medications because they varied.
10
Doctor
Laura Lawrence
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas - Forest Lane
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10
10
Age
37 - 38
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality
10
10
She [Dr. Karen Lee] did all 3 egg retrievals, she took time to talk with me after the first sonogram of our second pregnancy when things didn't look good, she called me after our 3rd retrieval to let me know that the pgs tested embryos were abnormal. She was available for all consultations...She was great. The only thing I would say is that I had to recommend treatment to her sometimes. For example after my second loss, I asked about coq10, dhea, and estrogen priming protocol. I felt like she should have mentioned these things.
Timely, easy billing, compassionate, treated you like a human [at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates]...Receptionist a little rude...She [Dr. Karen Lee] did all 3 egg retrievals, she took time to talk with me after the first sonogram of our second pregnancy when things didn't look good, she called me after our 3rd retrieval to let me know that the pgs tested embryos were abnormal. She was available for all consultations...She was great. The only thing I would say is that I had to recommend treatment to her sometimes. For example after my second loss, I asked about coq10, dhea, and estrogen priming protocol. I felt like she should have mentioned these things.
Age
37 - 38
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality
10
10
How was your experience with Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
She was great. The only thing I would say is that I had to recommend treatment to her sometimes. For example after my second loss, I asked about coq10, dhea, and estrogen priming protocol. I felt like she should have mentioned these things.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Do your own research and ask questions
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
She did all 3 egg retrievals, she took time to talk with me after the first sonogram of our second pregnancy when things didn't look good, she called me after our 3rd retrieval to let me know that the pgs tested embryos were abnormal. She was available for all consultations
Describe the protocols Karen Lee used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
First cycles- lupron with bc, 150 menopur, 350 Follistim - 2 eggs, 1 embryo, 3 day transfer, 16 weeks miscarriage with abnormal chromosome Second cycle - bc, 150 menopur, 350 follistim, ganarelix- 7 eggs, 2 embryos, 5 day transfer with both, 10 week miscarriage Third cycle - same as 2nd cycle but added pgs testing. I had been taking coq10, dhea, acupuncture, herbs- 9 eggs, 2 embryos to day 6 PGS. Both came back abnormal I have a very fertile uterus and abnormal embryos are likely to attach and miscarry. Suggestions is to always pgs test
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Emilee)
Wonderful and compassionate
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Timely, easy billing, compassionate, treated you like a human Receptionist a little rude
Describe the costs associated with your care under Karen Lee at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Insurance paid 100% after my deductible was met
10
Doctor
Karen Lee
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas
Nursing
Operations
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10
10
Age
37
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
He [Dr. Ravi Gada] is a very kind and patient doctor. Even when I felt all hope was gone, he was always positive, reassuring yet realistic and willing to move as fast or slow as we wanted to. We tried 4 rounds of IUI (normally he only does 3 but I had the flu during one of my rounds.) Thankfully, the last time took and we were blessed with healthy twin girls.... This wasn't something he suggested but also didn't see any harm in trying so I also did acupuncture the last round of IUI, both before and right after my insemination.
[Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates is] Clean, bright, cheerful and clean. Also super cute pictures of babies on the wall to remind you why you're going through all these obstacles in trying to get pregnant. The front desk staff is great and really accommodating when it comes to working with your insurance and explaining everything to you.... This wasn't something he suggested but also didn't see any harm in trying so I also did acupuncture the last round of IUI, both before and right after my insemination.
Age
37
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
He is a very kind and patient doctor. Even when I felt all hope was gone, he was always positive, reassuring yet realistic and willing to move as fast or slow as we wanted to. We tried 4 rounds of IUI (normally he only does 3 but I had the flu during one of my rounds.) Thankfully, the last time took and we were blessed with healthy twin girls.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Ask lots of questions until you feel totally comfortable. Also, figure out what your insurance company will pay for upfront so you know how much (if any) they will cover. Might be worth jumping to IVF if you only get so much covered.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
He really sympathized with us as he too had to use fertility treatments to start his own family. Even as a man, he understood more so that most the pressure to get pregnant.
Describe the protocols Ravi Gada used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
This wasn't something he suggested but also didn't see any harm in trying so I also did acupuncture the last round of IUI, both before and right after my insemination. Obviously I can't say for certain, but we didn't do it the other 3 times and they didn't take. When I tried this method, I got pregnant.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Some of them were/are super compassionate. Others you can tell it's more of a job.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Clean, bright, cheerful and clean. Also super cute pictures of babies on the wall to remind you why you're going through all these obstacles in trying to get pregnant. The front desk staff is great and really accommodating when it comes to working with your insurance and explaining everything to you.
10
Doctor
Ravi Gada
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Southlake
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10
10
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS, Unexplained
10
10
Dr Chantilis was very good. He was honest and candid about treatments. The staff were also very warm and welcoming...Be honest with your objectives and expectations. He is willing to be as aggressive as you want in treatments but he is also willing to slow things down if you need a break. We started with monitored clomid cycles. They were unsuccessful so we then changed to injections of fsh and iui which was one cycle and was unsuccessful. He then suggested hsg to see if there were any blockages in Fallopian tubes. The next month we tried letrezole and fsh injections with IUI because the clomid alone and fsh alone had failed. This time I had too many eggs for the IUI so dr Chantilis switched it to a IVF where they would retrieve eggs and do an embryo transfer. It resulted in a successful twin pregnancy
Wait time [at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates] can be an issue. But the staff are very helpful and friendly...Dr Chantilis was very good. He was honest and candid about treatments. The staff were also very warm and welcoming...Be honest with your objectives and expectations. He is willing to be as aggressive as you want in treatments but he is also willing to slow things down if you need a break. We started with monitored clomid cycles. They were unsuccessful so we then changed to injections of fsh and iui which was one cycle and was unsuccessful. He then suggested hsg to see if there were any blockages in Fallopian tubes. The next month we tried letrezole and fsh injections with IUI because the clomid alone and fsh alone had failed. This time I had too many eggs for the IUI so dr Chantilis switched it to a IVF where they would retrieve eggs and do an embryo transfer. It resulted in a successful twin pregnancy
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS, Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
He is very thorough and experienced. He is knowledgable about procedures and covers all options.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Be honest with your objectives and expectations. He is willing to be as aggressive as you want in treatments but he is also willing to slow things down if you need a break
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr Chantilis was very good. He was honest and candid about treatments. The staff were also very warm and welcoming
Describe the protocols Samuel Chantilis used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
We started with monitored clomid cycles. They were unsuccessful so we then changed to injections of fsh and iui which was one cycle and was unsuccessful. He then suggested hsg to see if there were any blockages in Fallopian tubes. The next month we tried letrezole and fsh injections with IUI because the clomid alone and fsh alone had failed. This time I had too many eggs for the IUI so dr Chantilis switched it to a IVF where they would retrieve eggs and do an embryo transfer. It resulted in a successful twin pregnancy
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Ruth)
She was precise and very knowledgeable. Also always delivered results on time.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Wait time can be an issue. But the staff are very helpful and friendly
Describe the costs associated with your care under Samuel Chantilis at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Medications were costly but I was given samples a few times as I was a cash patient. They also gave me discounts every cycle because I was a cash patient. They also have a standard cost for types of cycles and do not break down per visit for example it was a set amount for IUI excluding meds, but it would include all the scans and labs
10
Doctor
Samuel Chantilis
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas
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10
10
Age
34
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS, Unexplained
10
10
Dr. Gada is always very personable. He remembers every detail about his patients and seems invested in our lives and success..., is very approachable and friendly. He knows when to be serious and when to use humor to diffuse a situation and has always made me feel completely comfortable. I feel confident that he will eventually be able to help us conceive...He can be a little silly sometimes which is something I appreciate, but if you expect your RE to be very serious at all times he may not be the right one for you.
I researched cost for each individual procedure and Dr. Gada [at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates] charges on the lower end of what I consider to be average...It’s a great clinic. The staff is fantastic. I have not had success yet, but feel confident that I will. Honestly the only criticism I have is that parking can be a little annoying because the lot is usually full...I love all of the girls at Dr. Gada’s office. They remembered me after about two or three visits and have always made me feel comfortable and have made the process very easy. Additionally I never feel like I’m being hounded about payment which can be a stressful thing when dealing with infertility.
Age
34
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Latino, Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS, Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr. Gada has great bedside manner, is very approachable and friendly. He knows when to be serious and when to use humor to diffuse a situation and has always made me feel completely comfortable. I feel confident that he will eventually be able to help us conceive.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
He can be a little silly sometimes which is something I appreciate, but if you expect your RE to be very serious at all times he may not be the right one for you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr. Gada is always very personable. He remembers every detail about his patients and seems invested in our lives and success.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I love all of the girls at Dr. Gada’s office. They remembered me after about two or three visits and have always made me feel comfortable and have made the process very easy. Additionally I never feel like I’m being hounded about payment which can be a stressful thing when dealing with infertility.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
It’s a great clinic. The staff is fantastic. I have not had success yet, but feel confident that I will. Honestly the only criticism I have is that parking can be a little annoying because the lot is usually full.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Before starting any kind of fertility treatment I researched cost for each individual procedure and Dr. Gada charges on the lower end of what I consider to be average.
Describe Ravi Gada's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Dr. Gada is pretty adamant about SET as the goal is a healthy baby and mother when all is said and done. We are not yet at a point where we would consider transferring more than one embryo, but if we got to that point I’m sure he would work with us on what is best.
10
Doctor
Ravi Gada
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Southlake
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10
10
Age
33
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
10
Before any treatment, Dr. Gada spoke with me in a comfortable private office setting rather than on a medical table. He went over every question and concern I had with the detail I appreciate. He made me feel comfortable discussing all the options and concerns I had like I was speaking with a friend instead of a doctor I just met.... He reads his patients well in knowing if they need the conversations to be light or more serious. He also tells you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear, but he does so in a delicate way.
The clinic [DFW Fertility Associates] is clean and easily accessible in a great location with places to meet my spouse for lunch to discuss what we went through afterwards. It felt very private and the set up was great for the initial consultation and the followup medical visits.... Dr. Gada's nurse and administrative staff are so kind and fun and energetic. They make every visit something to look forward to during such a difficult time.
Age
33
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Latino
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
10
How was your experience with Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr. Gada does not rush you and clearly goes over all necessary information and questions. He reads his patients well in knowing if they need the conversations to be light or more serious. He also tells you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear, but he does so in a delicate way.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Be honest and discuss everything without embarrassment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Before any treatment, Dr. Gada spoke with me in a comfortable private office setting rather than on a medical table. He went over every question and concern I had with the detail I appreciate. He made me feel comfortable discussing all the options and concerns I had like I was speaking with a friend instead of a doctor I just met.
Describe the protocols Ravi Gada used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
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Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Shelly)
Dr. Gada's nurse and administrative staff are so kind and fun and energetic. They make every visit something to look forward to during such a difficult time.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
The clinic is clean and easily accessible in a great location with places to meet my spouse for lunch to discuss what we went through afterwards. It felt very private and the set up was great for the initial consultation and the followup medical visits.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
We have not completed the services, but the expected cost is approximately $15,000 for IVF
Describe Ravi Gada's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Dr. Gada understood we are interested in eSET only.
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Doctor
Ravi Gada
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Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Southlake
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10
Age
38
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI, 5 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
10
10
Dr. Lawrence is awesome! She gets the fertility challenges because she has been through several of the procedures herself. She is compassionate and a great doctor, and really takes the time to listen to you....he really took the time with us learning our history and reading our records. She made us feel important, and was making sure we understood where we were in the process. I highly recommend her....Estrogen priming and microdose Lupron. Max dose of Follistim and Menopur.
Strengths - small clinic [DFW Fert Assoc], takes time with patients. Weaknesses - can run behind schedule because they really take their time with patients....Kelly is amazing. She really takes time with her patients, and gets to know them through the process. She knows her stuff, and has been doing fertility for a while so she can answer many quick questions....We used the ARC 3 cycle success plan to finance our treatment....Dr. Lawrence is a great doctor.
Age
38
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 5 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
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How was your experience with Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr. Lawrence is a great doctor. We have not started our IVF procedure yet with her but we are already impressed. She really took the time with us learning our history and reading our records. She made us feel important, and was making sure we understood where we were in the process. I highly recommend her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Ask questions...if you don't understand why she wants to do something. Ask her to explain why and show research to prove what she wants to do.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr. Lawrence is awesome! She gets the fertility challenges because she has been through several of the procedures herself. She is compassionate and a great doctor, and really takes the time to listen to you.
Describe the protocols Laura Lawrence used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
Estrogen priming and microdose Lupron. Max dose of Follistim and Menopur.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Kelly Moore)
Kelly is amazing. She really takes time with her patients, and gets to know them through the process. She knows her stuff, and has been doing fertility for a while so she can answer many quick questions.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
Strengths - small clinic, takes time with patients. Weaknesses - can run behind schedule because they really take their time with patients.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laura Lawrence at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
We used the ARC 3 cycle success plan to finance our treatment.
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Doctor
Laura Lawrence
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Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas
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10
10
Age
30 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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10
Dr. Gada is absolutely incredible. He took the very scary experience of going through IVF and made it manageable. He took the absolute best care of me. I ended up in the ER at 8 weeks pregnant due to my ovary flipping over due to the injections. Dr. Gada was at the ER to treat me, on a Saturday, in less than an hour of receiving the call. He is the ONLY fertility doctor I trust.... We had male factor infertility. I was put on Lupron, Menopur and Follistim followed by Progesterone Injections after embryo transfer. Resulted in 19 eggs which is almost exactly what he predicted.
The clinic [Dallas-Forth Worth Fertility Associates] is organized, low wait times, fantastic nurses for blood draws, always calls in a timely manner with results.... THE MOST INCREDIBLE STAFF! They know how to hire qualified, compassionate staff who honestly care about you as a patient. I miss going in and seeing them.... My total cost of IVF with ICSI was around $15,000... We had male factor infertility. I was put on Lupron, Menopur and Follistim followed by Progesterone Injections after embryo transfer. Resulted in 19 eggs which is almost exactly what he predicted.
Age
30 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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How was your experience with Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Dr. Gada is absolutely incredible. He took the very scary experience of going through IVF and made it manageable. He took the absolute best care of me. I ended up in the ER at 8 weeks pregnant due to my ovary flipping over due to the injections. Dr. Gada was at the ER to treat me, on a Saturday, in less than an hour of receiving the call. He is the ONLY fertility doctor I trust.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
Be calm and know you are in the best hands as possible.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates?
I have never had a doctor more involved in my well-being and fighting to us to have a child.
Describe the protocols Ravi Gada used in your cycles at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
We had male factor infertility. I was put on Lupron, Menopur and Follistim followed by Progesterone Injections after embryo transfer. Resulted in 19 eggs which is almost exactly what he predicted.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Shelly)
THE MOST INCREDIBLE STAFF! They know how to hire qualified, compassionate staff who honestly care about you as a patient. I miss going in and seeing them.
Describe your experience with Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
The clinic is organized, low wait times, fantastic nurses for blood draws, always calls in a timely manner with results.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ravi Gada at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates.
My total cost of IVF with ICSI was around $15,000
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Doctor
Ravi Gada
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dallas
Nursing
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