Fertility Center of Chattanooga

2 doctors work here

Rated 9.6
Strongly recommend: 88%Neutral: 11%Don't recommend: 2%9.6
88% strongly recommend
33 reviews
Operations
9.6
9.6
Operations

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Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
9.9
9.9
Scheduling

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

Ratings of 10 mean it was easy to schedule appointments.

Billing Department
9.3
9.3
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
9.9
9.9
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
9.3
9.3
Attention to Detail

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

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

CDC Success Rates

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

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

Annual Cycles
327
National Avg
738
This Clinic
National Avg
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35-37
38-40
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Available Resources

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

This clinic has 2 offices

Chattanooga
7407 Ziegler Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421
423.899.0500
Knoxville
10413 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37922
865.692.3433

33 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2022, Unknown Success
10
8
Age 26
Anovulation
Male Factor
PCOS
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Black or African-American
Income $0 - $49K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Bird was] Very compassionate and did not give false hope. Was very understanding and helpful...quick to respond in the patient portal and to call me back to answer questions...Dr bird will not rush you and will give you everything option and all the data to help best answer your questions...My husband was diagnosed with male factor infertility after the colmid treatment and we finally had answers for our failed Clomid treatments. We will now be moving to IVF...
The clinic [Fertility Center of Chattanooga] seemed to be very efficient and had a good flow. The only thing I don’t like is that you cannot call and talk to the nurse you have to message them in the patient portal which can sometimes be frustrating when you need a quick answer. Mostly everything flowed very well when it came to going through all of the diagnostic testing which was helpful and relived a lot of stress...Everyone was so nice and comforting when we got bad news at our last appointment and when treatment failed...
How was your experience with Joseph Bird at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Our first appointment with dr bird was very reassuring and he thought would would be pretty easy to get us pregnant, unfortunately at our most recent visit we ran into new diagnoses that have changed our course. Dr bird was very understanding and compassionate. Dr bird was reassuring that we would get everything figured out. He also did not give us false hope which some people like and some people don’t like. I took it in a good way and really appreciated it. Dr bird is also quick to respond in the patient portal and to call me back to answer questions.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joseph Bird at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
To ask as many questions as you need to. Dr bird will not rush you and will give you everything option and all the data to help best answer your questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joseph Bird at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Very compassionate and did not give false hope. Was very understanding and helpful.
Describe the protocols Joseph Bird used in your cycles at Fertility Center of Chattanooga and their degree of success.
We did one last round of Clomid at a stringer dose to see if it would change out outcome after doing 3 normal rounds at my obgyn. Dr bird wanted to see how my body would react and if the stronger dose would be the push my body needed for success. Unfortunately it failed. My husband was diagnosed with male factor infertility after the colmid treatment and we finally had answers for our failed Clomid treatments. We will now be moving to IVF.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
Everyone was so nice and comforting when we got bad news at our last appointment and when treatment failed. Sometimes they were slow and answering my questions but for the most part they were very efficient. They were always happy, cheerful, and encouraging.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
The clinic seemed to be very efficient and had a good flow. The only thing I don’t like is that you cannot call and talk to the nurse you have to message them in the patient portal which can sometimes be frustrating when you need a quick answer. Mostly everything flowed very well when it came to going through all of the diagnostic testing which was helpful and relived a lot of stress.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joseph Bird at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
The cost was very reasonable compared to other clinics near by. We spent about 1000 dollars on diagnostic testing and medications.
10
Doctor
Joseph Bird
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Fertility Center of Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2020, Successful
10
10
Age 32 - 34
Endometriosis
Male Factor
Uterine Fibroids
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Donesky] was the first Dr to finally say “Let’s do a laparoscopy” after so many Dr’s told me I just had “really bad cramps.” He diagnosed me with Endo and Uterine Fibroids...has always treated myself and my spouse with care and respect...was adamant about using Clomid over any other fertility medicine because he has seen the best results with it...He will answer all of your questions and he will not interrupt you.
This clinic [Fertility Center of Chattanooga] is extremely professional and organized...There was one time where we had a miscommunication on the steps for a cycle. Dr. Donesky and his staff made it right and assured us that we were still in good hands...I had to do the Sonogram with iodine; I was alone that day. The nurse was my support, she calmed me and held my hand through the procedure!
How was your experience with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Dr. Donesky has always treated myself and my spouse with care and respect. There was one time where we had a miscommunication on the steps for a cycle. Dr. Donesky and his staff made it right and assured us that we were still in good hands. We have always enjoyed our consults with him as he is so knowledgeable and understanding.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Bring your notes. He will answer all of your questions and he will not interrupt you. Make sure to take good notes while you’re there because he gives full information!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Dr. Donesky is so mild mannered and speaks very sensitively. Every time I have consulted with him, I can tell that he feels my emotions with me. He was the first Dr to finally say “Let’s do a laparoscopy” after so many Dr’s told me I just had “really bad cramps.” He diagnosed me with Endo and Uterine Fibroids. He has treated me and my spouse with such respect and care.
Describe the protocols Barry Donesky used in your cycles at Fertility Center of Chattanooga and their degree of success.
Dr. Donesky was adamant about using Clomid over any other fertility medicine because he has seen the best results with it. I asked him about alternatives, and he explained his experiences with both.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
Everyone at The Fertility Center is so kind and well-prepared.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
This clinic is extremely professional and organized. Expect the highest care and privacy. I had to do the Sonogram with iodine; I was alone that day. The nurse was my support, she calmed me and held my hand through the procedure!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
The Lap out of pocket cost was $900. My insurance took care of the rest. The Clomid Challenge plus Sono with iodine was $400, no insurance The Clomid with timed intercourse was $750, no insurance
Describe Barry Donesky's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
I have not asked about this. We plan to do IVF in 2021.
What specific things went wrong at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
As previously mentioned, there was an incident where our next steps were overlooked and we were unaware of the protocol. The staff and Dr quickly addressed it and made everything right. No disruptions on the cycle!
10
Doctor
Barry Donesky
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Fertility Center of Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2020, Unknown Success
9
10
Age 25 - 28
1 IVF
Male Factor
Immunological
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Barry Donesky] He takes the time to explain each step to me. He always wanted to meet in person to go over results...At every appointment he always checks on me to make sure I am mentally handling all of the hurtles that have been thrown into our plans. He has been very understanding to my concerns and apprehension due to how my body is responding...Dr. Donesky prefers one embryo to be transferred at a time. He is open minded tho
[nurse of Fertility Center of Chattanooga] She made sure we had detailed messages of our medication protocol and steps that would need to be taken...Be prepared to be at the office for a while. I am not saying that your wait will be lengthy, but they try to get as much done in your appointment as possible...Retrieval was around $15,000, FET $5000 each meds were not included.
How was your experience with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Dr. Donesky is very nice. He will admit when situations have him stumped. My situation is a tough one. I feel like he wants me to succeed. At every appointment he always checks on me to make sure I am mentally handling all of the hurtles that have been thrown into our plans. He has been very understanding to my concerns and apprehension due to how my body is responding.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Be patient. Even if you go in and you are healthy and young there are set backs that can arise. Fertility treatment is not for the faint of heart.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
He takes the time to explain each step to me. He always wanted to meet in person to go over results.
Describe the protocols Barry Donesky used in your cycles at Fertility Center of Chattanooga and their degree of success.
Birth control was used to control my periods during treatments. I was on a variety of stimulating drugs: progesterone in oil, estrogen patchs, estradiol pills, vitamin D, Levothyroxine, prenatal vitamins. I also did Lipid infusions before my last few transfers.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Center of Chattanooga. (Assigned nurse: Sydney and Misty)
I worked with both Sydney and Misty while receiving treatment. Misty was Dr. Donesky's nurse. She would room me at each appointment, stay during my exam and message me with results. Sydney is the IVF coordinator. I worked with her strictly for each cycle that we transferred. She made sure we had detailed messages of our medication protocol and steps that would need to be taken.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
It is a lovely building. Everyone is very nice and understanding. I have been a patient for a while now. They are very friendly and unlike other offices that I have consulted with. Be prepared to be at the office for a while. I am not saying that your wait will be lengthy, but they try to get as much done in your appointment as possible. On occasion I would go in for a consult and stay for labs. If you do think of more questions when you leave they are quick to respond in the patient portal.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
Retrieval was around $15,000, FET $5000 each meds were not included. This is just and estimate, I do not have the exact numbers. Diagnostic tests ranged from $60-$1000.
Describe Barry Donesky's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
Dr. Donesky prefers one embryo to be transferred at a time. He is open minded tho. I discussed transferring two multiple times. Due to my history of recurrent miscarriages we opted out of it to prevent losing all our embryos at once. Our embryos were graded highly.
What specific things went wrong at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
9
Doctor
Barry Donesky
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Fertility Center of Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Consult
10
10
Age 35
1 IUI
Donor Eggs
Donor Sperm
Other
European
Income $50K - $99K
Writer
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
As long as you are proven healthy, he [Dr. Joseph Bird] supports transferring two...He is amazing. He’s gentle, yet very honest with expectations. I didn’t feel like he gave us false promises but he did leave us filled with hope...He sat down with us knowing we came in specifically for embryo adoption and did not try to convince us to do IVF with egg retrieval, which is exactly what we needed him to do. We needed his support for our choice and he gave exactly that! I’m fact, he was thrilled for us. This was crucial. He supported us from the beginning and didn’t try to convince us to do something else that we didn’t want.
[All the nurses at Fertility Center of Chattanooga are] really sweet. They answer questions in the portal really fast, too...They are so honest and up front with the costs associated with every single piece of the puzzle. The cash frozen embryo transfer package is just under $5,000 without meds...I haven’t found any weaknesses yet because I’m still new in the process but so far they’ve been amazing to work with. They’re all so caring and excited for our adventure. They’ve all made us feel so supported and that’s so important to us.
How was your experience with Joseph Bird at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
He sat down with us knowing we came in specifically for embryo adoption and did not try to convince us to do IVF with egg retrieval, which is exactly what we needed him to do. We needed his support for our choice and he gave exactly that! I’m fact, he was thrilled for us. This was crucial. He supported us from the beginning and didn’t try to convince us to do something else that we didn’t want.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joseph Bird at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Bring lots of questions knowing he’s more than happy to answer them. He won’t rush you through so don’t feel bad for having a million! He will answer each one honestly and helpfully.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joseph Bird at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
He is amazing. He’s gentle, yet very honest with expectations. I didn’t feel like he gave us false promises but he did leave us filled with hope.
Describe the protocols Joseph Bird used in your cycles at Fertility Center of Chattanooga and their degree of success.
We are on the middle of embryo adoption and making sure I can carry safely after 2 miscarriages, so we are still going through testing. But he had some great ideas! He wants us to succeed the first time.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
They’re all really sweet. They answer questions in the portal really fast, too.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
I haven’t found any weaknesses yet because I’m still new in the process but so far they’ve been amazing to work with. They’re all so caring and excited for our adventure. They’ve all made us feel so supported and that’s so important to us.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joseph Bird at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
They are so honest and up front with the costs associated with every single piece of the puzzle. The cash frozen embryo transfer package is just under $5,000 without meds.
Describe Joseph Bird's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
As long as you are proven healthy, he supports transferring two.
What specific things went wrong at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
Only once someone in the portal answered my question in a very strange way. I don’t think she actually read my question. I went around her and contacted someone else to get the answer I needed.
10
Doctor
Joseph Bird
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Fertility Center of Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2014 - 2019, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 35 - 40
2 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
Immunological
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Other
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Donesky] has been open to try new things and very knowledgeable. I know he is as frustrated with my body and results as I am and I know he wants to see me come through with a baby. He has at times given me some of the medicine I needed because at this point we have spent everything we have and we appreciate that so much!... First I ovulated so that cycle was cancelled and the next cycle we used lupron no embryos made it to blast. Next cycle 3 made it to blast but they all had a missing chromosome so we didn’t transfer any.
They [Fertility Ctr of Chattanooga] are caring and very communicative. They will bend over backwards to help you in any way. You will never feel like a number. They respond quickly to portal messages. They will pray with you, cry with you, and encourage you when you need it most.... ivf was at least 14,000 with meds almost 20,000 per try. Each embryo transfer was 3,700 meds around 2,000
How was your experience with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
He has been open to try new things and very knowledgeable. I know he is as frustrated with my body and results as I am and I know he wants to see me come through with a baby. He has at times given me some of the medicine I needed because at this point we have spent everything we have and we appreciate that so much!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
He is for you and will do everything he can.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Most of the time a human. They really do care. When I have grieved a loss they have too...
Describe the protocols Barry Donesky used in your cycles at Fertility Center of Chattanooga and their degree of success.
First I ovulated so that cycle was cancelled and the next cycle we used lupron no embryos made it to blast. Next cycle 3 made it to blast but they all had a missing chromosome so we didn’t transfer any. Then we tried transferring a donor embryo that ended in a blighted ovum, the next one took but we lost the pregnancy at 17 weeks, a little girl. This last one we used an autoimmune protocol that included metformin, prednisone, Intralipids, Neupogen, and letrazole. This one we got a negative beta. All cycles included lovenox, estradiol, progesterone in oil and baby aspirin.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
They are All awesome! Many have prayed with me and cried with me through my loss. They always respond quickly to any messages I send through the portal and go to great lengths to try and get medicines covered by my insurance.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
They are caring and very communicative. They will bend over backwards to help you in any way. You will never feel like a number. They respond quickly to portal messages. They will pray with you, cry with you, and encourage you when you need it most.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
Trying to remember seems like ivf was at least 14,000 with meds almost 20,000 per try. Each embryo transfer was 3,700 meds around 2,000
Describe Barry Donesky's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
He is open to whatever but recommends only transferring one.
10
Doctor
Barry Donesky
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Fertility Center of Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 31 - 32
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Male Factor
European
Income $50K - $99K
Operations
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Donesky is wonderful. I went in knowing that based on my diagnosis he would likely recommend donor eggs. He did and I said that while I wasn’t against it, I needed to try with my own eggs first. He immediately agreed and jumped into beginning a cycle to retrieve my eggs.... I did a micro dose lupron flare protocol with an hcg trigger. Beginning in day 4 after starting the protocol, I had blood work and ultrasounds every other day, and then eventually daily.
This clinic [Fertility Ctr of Chattanooga] is wonderful. The lobby, exam rooms, and pre/post op areas are all soothing and nice. The staff is wonderful. I feel like I’m great friends with the phlebotomist. They see patients on Saturdays and sundays and treat you with kindness and respect.... They know your name, know your story, and answer any and all questions. They are caring and compassionate.
How was your experience with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Dr. Donesky is wonderful. I went in knowing that based on my diagnosis he would likely recommend donor eggs. He did and I said that while I wasn’t against it, I needed to try with my own eggs first. He immediately agreed and jumped into beginning a cycle to retrieve my eggs. He is funny and relaxed, but also does a tremendous amount of research and keeps up with what is happening in the world of infertility. He’s been so wonderful for my husband and I.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
To not be afraid to ask questions. He will answer them. And know that he will do his best to set you at ease.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Dr. Donesky created a treatment plan for our exact issues, which differed from their standard protocols. He has always been up front with expectations and always answers every single question I have.
Describe the protocols Barry Donesky used in your cycles at Fertility Center of Chattanooga and their degree of success.
I have a diagnosis of diminished ovarian reserve. I did a micro dose lupron flare protocol with an hcg trigger. Beginning in day 4 after starting the protocol, I had blood work and ultrasounds every other day, and then eventually daily. I stimmed for 10 days, as I had a few slow responding follicles. I did not have a fresh transfer, and we did PGS testing. For frozen transfer, I wore estrogen patches, and took progesterone injections. After transfer I continued the patches and did oral and vaginal progesterone.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
The entire staff is amazing. They know your name, know your story, and answer any and all questions. They are caring and compassionate. Several prayed with me, which meant the world to me. I should add that they asked if I would like to pray and were not at all pushy about it.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
This clinic is wonderful. The lobby, exam rooms, and pre/post op areas are all soothing and nice. The staff is wonderful. I feel like I’m great friends with the phlebotomist. They see patients on Saturdays and sundays and treat you with kindness and respect. When out FET didn’t work, everyone was so kind and sympathetic when we went for our follow up. They’re also extremely encouraging.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
I paid a total of $18,500 for IVF, PGS testing of up to 8 embryos, and FET, including drugs (purchased from an outside vendor). The total paid to the clinic was $13,600, which included the stim cycle monitoring, egg retrieval, 2 massages, and one frozen embryo transfer.
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Doctor
Barry Donesky
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Fertility Center of Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2017, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 33 - 34
13 Fertility Medications
PCOS
Tubal Blockage
Uterine Fibroids
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Throughout the process we learned I needed to have surgery to remove a uterine fibroid that was blocking both of my Fallopian tubes. He [Dr. Joseph Bird] did the surgery himself, met with me both before and after the surgery and even called to check on my recovery. After 3 months of recovery we were able to start trying to get pregnant again as the surgery opened up one of my tubes, the other unfortunately blocked by scar tissue, but Dr. bird reassured me I could get pregnant with just the one.
[Fertility Center of Chattanooga] Strengths are compassion, knowledge base, communication, organization, and willingness to do whatever it takes to get to the goal of getting pregnant. Weaknesses are sometimes I have to see other doctors and nurses besides my normal ones because they are gone out of town some...Nurses and staff are extremely helpful in answering all my questions and communicating with me through the patient portal or on phone if I call them. They are very organized and always seem to know the latest plan no matter who I speak with.
How was your experience with Joseph Bird at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
The first time I met Dr. Bird, he was very focused on our conversation and didn't seem like he was doing 5 other things at the same time like so many other doctors. He wanted to know my detailed history and to get a plan together that I was comfortable with. He said that he would do everything in his power to see that I got pregnant. Throughout the process we learned I needed to have surgery to remove a uterine fibroid that was blocking both of my Fallopian tubes. He did the surgery himself, met with me both before and after the surgery and even called to check on my recovery. After 3 months of recovery we were able to start trying to get pregnant again as the surgery opened up one of my tubes, the other unfortunately blocked by scar tissue, but Dr. bird reassured me I could get pregnant with just the one.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joseph Bird at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Ask all the questions you want answered because he will explain them and make sure you understand your game plan.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joseph Bird at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Staff are pleasant and always willing to answer my questions. I feel like the staff are my family.
Describe the protocols Joseph Bird used in your cycles at Fertility Center of Chattanooga and their degree of success.
I had tried 6 cycles of Clomid and timed intercourse under my OBGYN before seeing my RE, Dr Bird. He ordered a FemVue to see if tubes were patent and they were not. He saw I needed surgery to remove a uterine fibroids which he did. HSG was done next to confirm now had 1 open tube. I decided to do 3 more cycles of timed intercourse after surgery, none were successful so we're are attempting an IUI next. I have had 3 cycles of Clomid followed by ultrasound to see if any mature follicles. Have had some, but all on blocked tube side :( Am doing another ultrasound next month.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Center of Chattanooga. (Assigned nurse: Deborah)
Nurses and staff are extremely helpful in answering all my questions and communicating with me through the patient portal or on phone if I call them. They are very organized and always seem to know the latest plan no matter who I speak with.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
Strengths are compassion, knowledge base, communication, organization, and willingness to do whatever it takes to get to the goal of getting pregnant. Weaknesses are sometimes I have to see other doctors and nurses besides my normal ones because they are gone out of town some.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joseph Bird at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
HSG/FemVue approx $500, IUI with Clomid $1,150, extra ultrasound $100
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Joseph Bird
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
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Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Fertility Center of Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017, Unknown Success
9
9
Age 30
Fertility Medications
Anovulation
PCOS
Income $0 - $49K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Our treatment plan [with Dr. Doneski] was to have the Femvue or HSG done after labs. After the Femvue, Dr. Donesky felt a round of Clomid with trigger shot and IUI would be the first step. He believes in doing 3 IUIs and then, moving to IVF if the IUI do not work...Dr. Donesky was very knowledgeable. At our very first appointment, he explained and drew a diagram of how PCOS effects fertility. He was very positive and upbeat. He listened to our concerns and answered our questions. He explained a treatment plan by our 2nd appointment.
Taryn and all the other ladies [at Fertility Center of Charranooga] are wonderful. I communicate with them via an app called eIVF. They respond within a couple of hours. When I needed prescriptions, they processed them for me through my pharmacy. During procedures, Taryn was positive and checked on me to make sure I was doing okay...They explained everything up front. I am a planner and like having a rough draft of a plan. I have not seen any weaknesses with this clinic so far.
How was your experience with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Dr. Donesky was very knowledgeable. At our very first appointment, he explained and drew a diagram of how PCOS effects fertility. He was very positive and upbeat. He listened to our concerns and answered our questions. He explained a treatment plan by our 2nd appointment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Make sure that all your medical information is updated before seeing Dr. Donesky. Some of my medical records were not submitted before my first appointment with Dr. Donesky. Be current on pap exams. Dr. Donesky likes for one to be done every 2 years.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Dr. Donesky was very encouraging and positive. He made sure that we were doing what we wanted to do, not just what he suggested.
Describe the protocols Barry Donesky used in your cycles at Fertility Center of Chattanooga and their degree of success.
Our treatment plan was to have the Femvue or HSG done after labs. After the Femvue, Dr. Donesky felt a round of Clomid with trigger shot and IUI would be the first step. He believes in doing 3 IUIs and then, moving to IVF if the IUI do not work. I am currently still in the process of taking Clomid at this time.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Center of Chattanooga. (Assigned nurse: Taryn )
Taryn and all the other ladies are wonderful. I communicate with them via an app called eIVF. They respond within a couple of hours. When I needed prescriptions, they processed them for me through my pharmacy. During procedures, Taryn was positive and checked on me to make sure I was doing okay.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
This clinic was a breath of fresh air for me. I had been going to the OBGYN for some infertility treatment. I always felt overwhelmed there. The Fertility Center is calming. Everyone is super nice. They are there for you and want to be part of your team. They explained everything up front. I am a planner and like having a rough draft of a plan. I have not seen any weaknesses with this clinic so far.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
They try to cover everything under insurance if they can (HSG and labs). IUI (Clomid induced) Trigger shot, ultrasound, and 1 hour massage was $1100. I am not sure of IVF costs yet.
9
Doctor
Barry Donesky
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Fertility Center of Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 35
4 IUI
1 IVF
Other
European
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
I can't say enough about Dr. Donesky!! My husband and I were ready to give up on our dream of having a family. Our old clinic didn't treat us well and we felt very hopeless. I did some research and convinced my husband to drive 2 hours to meet with Dr. Donesky. He was extremely personable when we met with him. He had looked over our paperwork prior to our appointment and asked us what we were thinking and then suggested a detailed plan that took into account our past experiences and my endometriosis. He offered suggestions and ideas that I had never heard about before and backed it up with facts and studies. I felt like he always listened to me and genuinely cared about how I was doing, what I was thinking. He sees me at every single appointment and is very easy to talk to. I can't recommend him enough!!
Taryn [a nurse at Fertility Center of Chattanooga] was amazing!! She was very easy to get in contact with and was always supportive and compassionate.... I have stage 4 endometriosis and had 2 failed fets prior to seeing Dr. Donesky so he thought the endo may have been affecting the lining, not allowing the embryos to attach so I took Femara and birth control for a month. It was a protocol I had never heard of, but everything he said made sense and after doing my own research I decided it was a good idea. During that cycle I had an HSG where he diagnosed me with a uterine septum, something my other clinic completely missed. He removed the septum the following day. I also had an endometrial scratch during this cycle. After this cycle we began our fet cycle. I went in to get labs on day 3 and was given instructions on how to use the estrogen patches. 2 weeks later we went back to the clinic and they determined my lining was good so we scheduled our transfer. I went down to 2 estrogen patches (changing them every 3 days) at that point and started twice daily progesterone in oil injections. We transferred 6 days later and continued the PIO 2 times a day
How was your experience with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
I can't say enough about Dr. Donesky!! My husband and I were ready to give up on our dream of having a family. Our old clinic didn't treat us well and we felt very hopeless. I did some research and convinced my husband to drive 2 hours to meet with Dr. Donesky. He was extremely personable when we met with him. He had looked over our paperwork prior to our appointment and asked us what we were thinking and then suggested a detailed plan that took into account our past experiences and my endometriosis. He offered suggestions and ideas that I had never heard about before and backed it up with facts and studies. I felt like he always listened to me and genuinely cared about how I was doing, what I was thinking. He sees me at every single appointment and is very easy to talk to. I can't recommend him enough!!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
You will not be disappointed! Dr. Donesky is extremely intelligent and very personable. He will see you at every appointment and is very easy to get in touch with and talk to.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
He is extremely kind and very intelligent. He always has a plan for us when we see him and goes into detail about what he recommends and why. I see Dr. Donesky at every single appointment. My first appointment after our consultation he did an HSG on me and diagnosed me with a Uterine Septum. I had been seen at my previous clinic for 3 years and they never found the septum. He talks to us and sees us at every appointment. It is a night and day difference between Dr. Donesky and our old clinic.
Describe the protocols Barry Donesky used in your cycles at Fertility Center of Chattanooga and their degree of success.
I have stage 4 endometriosis and had 2 failed fets prior to seeing Dr. Donesky so he thought the endo may have been affecting the lining, not allowing the embryos to attach so I took Femara and birth control for a month. It was a protocol I had never heard of, but everything he said made sense and after doing my own research I decided it was a good idea. During that cycle I had an HSG where he diagnosed me with a uterine septum, something my other clinic completely missed. He removed the septum the following day. I also had an endometrial scratch during this cycle. After this cycle we began our fet cycle. I went in to get labs on day 3 and was given instructions on how to use the estrogen patches. 2 weeks later we went back to the clinic and they determined my lining was good so we scheduled our transfer. I went down to 2 estrogen patches (changing them every 3 days) at that point and started twice daily progesterone in oil injections. We transferred 6 days later and continued the PIO 2 times a day
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Center of Chattanooga. (Assigned nurse: Taryn)
Taryn was amazing!! She was very easy to get in contact with and was always supportive and compassionate.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
It is a very small clinic compared to what we came from. We really liked the smaller feel of it and appreciated that everyone knew us. We also noticed that we didn't have the long wait times that we had with our former clinic. We truly feel like we are part of their family and not just a number
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
All of my tests were covered under insurance. We only paid for our PIO and the transfer itself, which I think was around $5000
Describe Barry Donesky's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
I think our doctor may have recommended transferring more than one embryo at this point, but given our history we were not interested in transferring more than one and they were very supportive about that
10
Doctor
Barry Donesky
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Fertility Center of Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2016 - 2017, Successful
10
10
Age 29 - 30
Fertility Medications
Male Factor
European
Income $100K - $199K
Engineer
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Know that while he [Dr. Barry Doneski} is trying to be as cost understanding as possible that his main focus is why you are there- you are having trouble conceiving. He is not going to recommend a test just for the sake of testing but he will test alot to make sure he understands the problem and to decide on the best and most successful course of action...My husband was having male infertility issues when we first saw Dr. Donesky. Dr. Donesky took an initial sperm count and placed my husband on HCG. He retested and added Clomid to our regimen to make sure sperm and testosterone stayed high.
The nursing staff [at Fertility Center of Chattanooga] is amazing and remember the littlest details that make you feel great and comfortable...The clinic is really compassionate. The financial services ladies are amazing and understand that its a large amount of money you are paying. The staff talk in hushed tones which is nice because you don't want everyone overhearing how much you are paying or the problems you are having. The lab is great as well and make you feel at ease.
How was your experience with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Dr. Donesky is great and we are blessed to have found him. Sometimes I feel like he thinks you understand but he is a little over your head but every time I have felt like that, he has reworded our treatment plan into words and actions I can understand. He draws alot to get his point across or for you to gain a better understanding.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Know that while he is trying to be as cost understanding as possible that his main focus is why you are there- you are having trouble conceiving. He is not going to recommend a test just for the sake of testing but he will test alot to make sure he understands the problem and to decide on the best and most successful course of action.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Dr Donesky is amazing. He is always willing to answer your questions even if you feel like they are silly. He doesn't treat you like an appointment slot but a family member and has spent more time with us that our appointment allowed for before. He also emails you in the patient portal if he wants to communicate about your test results or follow ups if you can't take off from work.
Describe the protocols Barry Donesky used in your cycles at Fertility Center of Chattanooga and their degree of success.
My husband was having male infertility issues when we first saw Dr. Donesky. Dr. Donesky took an initial sperm count and placed my husband on HCG. He retested and added Clomid to our regimen to make sure sperm and testosterone stayed high.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Center of Chattanooga. (Assigned nurse: Taryn)
The nursing staff is amazing and remember the littlest details that make you feel great and comfortable.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
The clinic is really compassionate. The financial services ladies are amazing and understand that its a large amount of money you are paying. The staff talk in hushed tones which is nice because you don't want everyone overhearing how much you are paying or the problems you are having. The lab is great as well and make you feel at ease.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
For patients with no insurance, semen analysis was around $200 with strict morphology.
10
Doctor
Barry Donesky
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Fertility Center of Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 24
IUI
Anovulation
PCOS
Other
European
Income $0 - $49K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr Donesky is the first medical professional that I have seen that has treated me with the respect I feel I deserve from day one...It is not unusual for him to whip out a piece of paper and draw graphs and pictures while he talks
I cannot stress enough how amazing the communication lines are between the fertility center and patients. I can message Dr Donesky or his nurse any time through the patient portal and they respond diligently.
How was your experience with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Well first of all, his name is spelled Donesky and on the autofill it is spelled incorrectly. I was referred to Dr Donesky by Dr Jay White, my obgyn. I started seeing him in April 2015 and it is July 2015 as I write this. My first appointment went well. Dr Donesky is the first medical professional that I have seen that has treated me with the respect I feel I deserve from day one. Most doctors, nurses, etc treat me like a little kid and talk to me like Im ignorant for at least the first two or three appointments just because I am only 23. Dr Donesky is kind without sugarcoating everything and he thoroughly explains everything in a way that is easy to understand. It is not unusual for him to whip out a piece of paper and draw graphs and pictures while he talks (and holy crap is he good at free-hand drawing graphs!) I cannot stress enough how amazing the communication lines are between the fertility center and patients. I can message Dr Donesky or his nurse any time through the patient portal and they respond diligently. I love that, as a third shifter, I can send them a message at 2am while it is on my mind and have a response waiting for me when I wake up later in the day. Lisa, the financial consultant is always awesome and she will do everything she can to help you finance your treatments. She has pointed me toward discount programs and lenders that I would probably never have found otherwise. I really love the Fertility Center and I would recommend Dr Donesky to anyone in the area looking for an RE.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Utilize the patient portal. It has all kinds of information and resources for you to use if you actually look at it.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
The care team at The Fertility Center has been awesome. Even Dr Bird's nurses recognize us and say hello whereas I have definitely felt like a number at other doctor's offices before. I actually feel like I know most of the people in the building on a personal level. I come in often for fasting labs and the technician in the lab always asks my husband and me where we are going to eat afterward because we once told her that we always eat right after we leave. Ive even had Dr Donesky's nurse Sandy ask about my cat when I had only mentioned him once. It's the small things.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Center of Chattanooga. (Assigned nurse: Sandy)
The nursing staff in general is always really nice. Sandy is Dr Donesky's nurse and I can message her on the patient portal any time. She will sometimes respond to me as soon as she gets into work, before the clinic even opens. I see her every single visit and she is an absolute angel.
10
Doctor
Barry Donesky
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Fertility Center of Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Educational Resources
2015, Successful
10
10
Age 33
IVF
Donor Eggs
Anovulation
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Other
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Bird was very kind and patient from the very first visit with him. He always explained everything in detail and the reasoning behind why he thought that the course of treatment that we went with was the best one. Every appoint we had with him he was very kind and understanding. We loved him!... Dr Bird concluded after reviewing all my bloodwork that he thought that I indeed did have Premature Ovarian Failure, and that he thought the best route for me personally would be IVF with a donor egg
Everyone at the clinic [Fertility Center of Chattanooga] was always very nice and professional! they were almost always on time and very patient with us. And they were very good about responding to me in a timely manner when I needed anything... The cost of the IVF cycle that we did (IVF with cryopreserved donor embryo) was $14,950 without the medication that was around another $1000, and that was the cheapest cycle that they offered whith using a donor egg.
How was your experience with Joseph Bird at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Dr Bird was very kind and patient from the very first visit with him. He always explained everything in detail and the reasoning behind why he thought that the course of treatment that we went with was the best one. Every appoint we had with him he was very kind and understanding. We loved him!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joseph Bird at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Just to be prepared for all the possible outcomes of your diagnosis/diagnosises, but Dr Bird is so great! He always does his best to be kind and compassionate and gone the best care possible to achieve the baby you have always wanted & dreamed of!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joseph Bird at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
He was so very kind and caring from the very first appointment! He seemed very genuine and honest about my prognosis and doing everything he could to help me achieve pregnancy. That’s the main reason we chose him as our Dr.
Describe the protocols Joseph Bird used in your cycles at Fertility Center of Chattanooga and their degree of success.
Dr Bird concluded after reviewing all my bloodwork that he thought that I indeed did have Premature Ovarian Failure, and that he thought the best route for me personally would be IVF with a donor egg because he stated that I could try more medication and spend hundreds of thousands of dollars potentially for nothing or even try IVF with my own eggs (if I even have any left) and have maybe a 30% chance or I could Opt for a donor egg and have a 70% chance of achieving pregnancy. We then decided to do IVF with a cryopreseved or “frozen” doner egg that had already been harvested instead of going through the process of trying to have a donor take all the medications and then having eggs harvested, it made sense to us to just go with eggs that were already harvested and because of cost. We had to sign all kinds of legal paperwork basically stating that we were aware that it was someone else’s dna and that the donor had no rights to the potential baby etc... so the clinic then put the donor egg with my husbands sperm, which resulted in 5 embryos, Dr Donesky then transplanted the 2 healthiest ones and we ended up with 1 healthy baby girl!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
The nurses were very excellent! Always nice and understanding. We loved everybody there
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
Everyone at the clinic was always very nice and professional! they were almost always on time and very patient with us. And they were very good about responding to me in a timely manner when I needed anything
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joseph Bird at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
The cost of the IVF cycle that we did (IVF with cryopreserved donor embryo) was $14,950 without the medication that was around another $1000, and that was the cheapest cycle that they offered whith using a donor egg. the loan that we took out was for $17,000
10
Doctor
Joseph Bird
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Fertility Center of Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2007 - 2011, Successful
10
10
Age 37 - 41
1 IUI
Donor Sperm
Tubal Blockage
European
Income $50K - $99K
Accountant
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Bird was very patient and willing to discuss various options and explain what each one entailed. I was nursing my older son at the time and did not want to wean him to TTC if not absolutely necessary. Dr. Bird discussed the pros and cons and worked with me to design a protocol that was compatible with breastfeeding. He was also very compassionate when explaining that my tubes were blocked and that surgery would be needed, and he did that surgery himself.
I can't think of any weaknesses. It's a very clean, comfortable clinic [Fertility Center of Chattanooga]. The front desk was friendly and seemed to know me by name. I never waited for a very long time..Everyone was very kind, responsive and seemed invested in seeing a successful outcome for my cycle....Cycle was around $1500 flat fee not including sperm, which I purchased from a bank he recommended
How was your experience with Joseph Bird at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Dr. Bird was very patient and willing to discuss various options and explain what each one entailed. I was nursing my older son at the time and did not want to wean him to TTC if not absolutely necessary. Dr. Bird discussed the pros and cons and worked with me to design a protocol that was compatible with breastfeeding. He was also very compassionate when explaining that my tubes were blocked and that surgery would be needed, and he did that surgery himself.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joseph Bird at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Let him guide you - he will make a plan that is right for you as an individual. At first I did not think I needed testing since I had gotten pregnant naturally before but I followed his advice and I'm glad I did since I had some issues that needed to be resolved for a successful IUI.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joseph Bird at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Personal calls and consultations every step of the way, clear descriptions of what to expect and what step was next. Dr Bird was very patient with my questions and willing to discuss any concerns in detail.
Describe the protocols Joseph Bird used in your cycles at Fertility Center of Chattanooga and their degree of success.
Dr. Bird did bloodwork, ultrasound and an HSG before we got started. My tubes were blocked so I had a laparoscopy to repair them first. Then he recommended clomid, a trigger shot and back to back IUIs. The clomid was to make sure my ovulation was strong enough since he didn't think my hormone levels were great. I also had low progesterone so he put me on prometrium starting around 5dpo.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Center of Chattanooga. (Assigned nurse: Mona)
Everyone was very kind, responsive and seemed invested in seeing a successful outcome for my cycle.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
I can't think of any weaknesses. It's a very clean, comfortable clinic. The front desk was friendly and seemed to know me by name. I never waited for a very long time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joseph Bird at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
Testing was covered by insurance. Cycle was around $1500 flat fee not including sperm, which I purchased from a bank he recommended.
10
Doctor
Joseph Bird
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Fertility Center of Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017, Unsuccessful
3
3
Age 44
1 IVF
Tubal Blockage
Other
Income $0 - $49K
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Strengths they [Dr. Doneski] listen well Weakness would be they don’t offer fresh transfer and they don’t offer many types of ivf other than one kind as well as they don’t use ivm or early retrieval When asked to make acceptions they don’t really tailor the plan there’s more or less a one way to do it for them however I feel they try their hardest to make that way work... Always talked to someone besides the dr didn’t see him often at all
Strengths it was always clean they [Fert Center of Chattanooga] seemed flexible with your wishes and on time Weakness would be they don’t explain to you how time consuming this is in the beginning often you can’t get ahold of the person you need to talk to and the money you spend you really should be able to do that...[nursing] Strengths they were prompt on the portal Weaknesses they never called you themselves and talked or even explained things they suggested you talk to the dr which of course costs money
How was your experience with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Strengths they listen well Weakness would be they don’t offer fresh transfer and they don’t offer many types of ivf other than one kind as well as they don’t use ivm or early retrieval When asked to make acceptions they don’t really tailor the plan there’s more or less a one way to do it for them however I feel they try their hardest to make that way work
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Make sure you have money because it’s more expensive than most places and insurance probably won’t conver anything also after your first bet if you get pregnant it won’t be in our package any further and many tests aren’t and procedure either d
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Very expensive most contact was done through portal lots of added costs not in package. Always talked to someone besides the dr didn’t see him often at all
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
Strengths they were prompt on the portal Weaknesses they never called you themselves and talked or even explained things they suggested you talk to the dr which of course costs money
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
Strengths it was always clean they seemed flexible with your wishes and on time Weakness would be they don’t explain to you how time consuming this is in the beginning often you can’t get ahold of the person you need to talk to and the money you spend you really should be able to do that
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
It all came to around 20,000 out of pocket including medications
3
Doctor
Barry Donesky
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
3
Clinic
Fertility Center of Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 23 - 24
1 IVF
Anovulation
Male Factor
PCOS
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Other
Income $0 - $49K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Bird] treated us like we were people- not defining us by the “issues” we have as he helped us to achieve a pregnancy... He communicates everything very well, and makes sure you understand what he’s planning to do before we move forward. To me that’s very importan and a big strength. As a weakness- I believe he sometimes rushes when he’s busy.... We used injectionables during the egg retrieval portion or treatment.
Strengths would definitely be the communication they [Fertility Center of Chattanooga] have with all the patients. As well as getting in to be seen right away. A weakness I think would be if your no longer in a treatment cycle I feel like your pushed out. ... They always recommend one embryos transfer unless their is an issue and He [Dr. Bird] discusses transferring more than one. ... She’s very sweet and caring. Goes out of her way to communicate with us and help us in any way she can.
How was your experience with Joseph Bird at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
He communicates everything very well, and makes sure you understand what he’s planning to do before we move forward. To me that’s very importan and a big strength. As a weakness- I believe he sometimes rushes when he’s busy.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joseph Bird at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
I would tell others to ask as many questions as you want to, without feeling dumb or shy. He answers everything.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joseph Bird at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
He treated us like we were people- not defining us by the “issues” we have as he helped us to achieve a pregnancy.
Describe the protocols Joseph Bird used in your cycles at Fertility Center of Chattanooga and their degree of success.
We used injectionables during the egg retrieval portion or treatment. After that we used patches as well as PIO progesterone injections.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Center of Chattanooga. (Assigned nurse: Sidney)
She’s very sweet and caring. Goes out of her way to communicate with us and help us in any way she can.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
Strengths would definitely be the communication they have with all the patients. As well as getting in to be seen right away. A weakness I think would be if your no longer in a treatment cycle I feel like your pushed out.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joseph Bird at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
All numbers were explained to us before we bagsn any treatment
Describe Joseph Bird's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
They always recommend one embryos transfer unless their is an issue and He discusses transferring more than one.
10
Doctor
Joseph Bird
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Fertility Center of Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 35
IVF
Other
Latinx
Income $0 - $49K
1st of 2 Docs
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
His a respectable man, he [Dr. Doneski] explain everything clear and he talks to you Kind and honest.he try’s to help you as much as he can so you can become a parent. He makes your dream to be a dad and mom happen. He have a great experience. He have a good reference as a doctor. A lot of people recommended him... I don’t know yet what his going used for my second transfer I only have one embryo so he will try his best to help me get pregnant
Profesional they [Fertility Ctr of Chattanooga] care about patients they are easy to understand and comunícate, kind and help you have a good time while you are going tru a bad situation... Strengthen, clean and professional and also good environment to have your treatment done here they make you feel like they are family the staff is very kind and friendly. The doctors are professional and care about you. They help you with all concerns and questions you have they make your dream come tru to Ben mom and dad.
How was your experience with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
His a respectable man, he explain everything clear and he talks to you Kind and honest.he try’s to help you as much as he can so you can become a parent. He makes your dream to be a dad and mom happen. He have a great experience. He have a good reference as a doctor. A lot of people recommended him
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
None
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Respect and kidn
Describe the protocols Barry Donesky used in your cycles at Fertility Center of Chattanooga and their degree of success.
I don’t know yet what his going used for my second transfer I only have one embryo so he will try his best to help me get pregnant
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
Profesional they care about patients they are easy to understand and comunícate, kind and help you have a good time while you are going tru a bad situation
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
Strengthen, clean and professional and also good environment to have your treatment done here they make you feel like they are family the staff is very kind and friendly. The doctors are professional and care about you. They help you with all concerns and questions you have they make your dream come tru to Ben mom and dad.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
I’m not sure yet I haven’t what is going cost me for the second try egg transfer.
Describe Barry Donesky's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
One transfer only
10
Doctor
Barry Donesky
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Fertility Center of Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 37
2 IUI
Unexplained
Prefer not to answer
Income $50K - $99K
Professor
1st of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Donesky is a good blend of being smart/well educated and being compassionate. He has a light and jovial attitude and a positive demeanor. You feel like you can trust him and like he has your best interest at heart.... The doctor was very nice and took the time to speak with me about my concerns and he even asked me about more long term issues such as if I wanted more than one child and then explained to me a timeline based upon those wishes and my age and selected the appropriate treatment based upon what I wanted.
My nurse [at the Fertility Center of Chattanooga] was so very sweet! After the IUI, she politely asked if I would mind if she prayed. After I gave permission, she said a long and heartfelt prayer over my husband and I and our treatment. Whether religion is your cup of tea or not, it is not often you see a medical professional so invested in your positive outcome.
How was your experience with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Dr. Donesky is a good blend of being smart/well educated and being compassionate. He has a light and jovial attitude and a positive demeanor. You feel like you can trust him and like he has your best interest at heart.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Don't be afraid, he is very calming.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
The doctor was very nice and took the time to speak with me about my concerns and he even asked me about more long term issues such as if I wanted more than one child and then explained to me a timeline based upon those wishes and my age and selected the appropriate treatment based upon what I wanted.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
My nurse was so very sweet! After the IUI, she politely asked if I would mind if she prayed. After I gave permission, she said a long and heartfelt prayer over my husband and I and our treatment. Whether religion is your cup of tea or not, it is not often you see a medical professional so invested in your positive outcome.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
Everyone is very nice. They even have a bowl of purple rocks that say "hope" on them for each patient to take. The room where the man goes to prepare his specimen is large and clean and private and comfortable and conducive to what needs to happen in there.
10
Doctor
Barry Donesky
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Fertility Center of Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2014 - 2015, Successful
10
10
Age 28 - 29
2 IVF
Male Factor
European
Native American
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Donesky was friendly and upbeat. He gave us lots of information at each visit and remained optimistic even when prior doctors had been doom and gloom. He kept our concerns and wants in mind and didn't try to push us towards a treatment that we didn't want to do.... We were on follitism hcg ganerlix and a trigger shot. Later we used vivelle patches, estrace, endometrium, and pio
Susan the embryologist was the best. The clinic [Fertility Center of Chattanooga] is nice roomy and state of the art. There are private rooms for the men to use when leaving a sample away from the hustle and bustle of everyday clinic workings. Upon our pregnancy we received an early 3-d ultrasound.... The nursing staff was the highlight of our treatment. They were friendly upbeat compassionate and personal
How was your experience with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Dr Donesky was friendly and upbeat. He gave us lots of information at each visit and remained optimistic even when prior doctors had been doom and gloom. He kept our concerns and wants in mind and didn't try to push us towards a treatment that we didn't want to do.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Study up beforehand and have a little faith.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
The staff at the fertility center were very caring, empathetic, and friendly at each visit.
Describe the protocols Barry Donesky used in your cycles at Fertility Center of Chattanooga and their degree of success.
We were on follitism hcg ganerlix and a trigger shot. Later we used vivelle patches, estrace, endometrium, and pio
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
The nursing staff was the highlight of our treatment. They were friendly upbeat compassionate and personal
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
Susan the embryologist was the best. The clinic is nice roomy and state of the art. There are private rooms for the men to use when leaving a sample away from the hustle and bustle of everyday clinic workings. Upon our pregnancy we received an early 3-d ultrasound.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
We did a guarantee program that was around 27k. It would have been up to three retrivals and all transfers in order to get a live birth or your money back. Highly recommended.
Describe Barry Donesky's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
Dr donesky prefers esets but was willing and open to transfer multiple embryos.
10
Doctor
Barry Donesky
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Fertility Center of Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2016, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 26
1 Fertility Medications
PCOS
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
He [Dr. Donesky] was very caring and made sure I understood everything before leaving his office...He is great he will explain everything and will run as many test as it takes to get to the root of the issue. Also he makes sure insurance will cover the testing...Due to have a ectopic pregnancy and a septate uterus he did a hsg to assure I could carry a baby and he started me on provera and I had to come in on cycle day 10 to have the hsg done
The staff [at Fertility Center of Chattanooga] was perfect the weaknesses are hard to pin point. Everyone is friendly...Taryn always answered every question I had through patient portal or in office she was very cheerful and always had a smile she had compassion in what she is doing...Our first visit we had a very friendly nurse and she was great she answered every question that she could. Dr. Donesky was very friendly explained everything to my husband to his understanding and made sure we knew risk.
How was your experience with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Our first visit we had a very friendly nurse and she was great she answered every question that she could. Dr. Donesky was very friendly explained everything to my husband to his understanding and made sure we knew risk.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
He is great he will explain everything and will run as many test as it takes to get to the root of the issue. Also he makes sure insurance will cover the testing
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
He was very caring and made sure I understood everything before leaving his office
Describe the protocols Barry Donesky used in your cycles at Fertility Center of Chattanooga and their degree of success.
Due to have a ectopic pregnancy and a septate uterus he did a hsg to assure I could carry a baby and he started me on provera and I had to come in on cycle day 10 to have the hsg done
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Center of Chattanooga. (Assigned nurse: Taryn)
Taryn always answered every question I had through patient portal or in office she was very cheerful and always had a smile she had compassion in what she is doing
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
The staff was perfect the weaknesses are hard to pin point. Everyone is friendly
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
At our point insurance covered everything we haven't chose which road we want to take on treatments
10
Doctor
Barry Donesky
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Fertility Center of Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2015, Unsuccessful
9
10
Age 34
2 IUI
PCOS
Other
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
r. Bird spoke in a language I could understand. I felt very comfortable at every appointment, because he explained everything before hand. Dr. Bird and I set up a treatment plan and after failed IUI I chose to take a break, due to finances and just feeling defeated. He actully called and spoke to me over the phone vs going back into the office....He welcomed us in his office to go over my past medical records, and kept me very informed on what process would be next.
They [Fert Ctr of Chatt - Chatt] have a massage therapist on site and a 1 hour massage is included in the package for IUI. They also had a lounge for husband to retrieve his sample...IuI cycle was $1150....Dr. Bird spoke in a language I could understand. I felt very comfortable at every appointment, because he explained everything before hand. Dr. Bird and I set up a treatment plan and after failed IUI I chose to take a break, due to finances and just feeling defeated. He actully called and spoke to me over the phone vs going back into the office.
How was your experience with Joseph Bird at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Dr. Bird spoke in a language I could understand. I felt very comfortable at every appointment, because he explained everything before hand. Dr. Bird and I set up a treatment plan and after failed IUI I chose to take a break, due to finances and just feeling defeated. He actully called and spoke to me over the phone vs going back into the office.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joseph Bird at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Do not be afraid to ask questions. He answered all of ours, even through the tears.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joseph Bird at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
He welcomed us in his office to go over my past medical records, and kept me very informed on what process would be next.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
They have a massage therapist on site and a 1 hour massage is included in the package for IUI. They also had a lounge for husband to retrieve his sample.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joseph Bird at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
IuI cycle was $1150.
9
Doctor
Joseph Bird
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Fertility Center of Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2015, Consult
10
10
Age 31
IVF
Tubal Blockage
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I saw him [Dr Joseph Bird] a few yrs ago, wanting to do IVF. Only had consultation but he was very nice, understanding and knowledgeable. I have only 1 tube had an ectopic pregnancy and had a tube rupture but the tube I do have is blocked and he knew except what was going on and what the next steps would be...He was going to remove the 1 tube that I have because it is blocked and went over the option of IVF treatments and the medicines.
They definitely did a great job explaining what every cost would be [at Fertility Center of Chattanooga. Genetics, testing, shots and medicine. I believe it was around 20,000 to do the whole IVF treatment...It’s a very clean and inviting environment Not sure if it has any weaknesses, everyone seemed to be very nice and personable. Would definitely use this facility to try IVF. Doctors and nurses seemed really friendly...He was going to remove the 1 tube that I have because it is blocked and went over the option of IVF treatments and the medicines.
How was your experience with Joseph Bird at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
I saw him a few yrs ago, wanting to do IVF. Only had consultation but he was very nice, understanding and knowledgeable. I have only 1 tube had an ectopic pregnancy and had a tube rupture but the tube I do have is blocked and he knew except what was going on and what the next steps would be.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joseph Bird at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Go in with an open mind, he is very nice and personable.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joseph Bird at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
He is very warm and understanding
Describe the protocols Joseph Bird used in your cycles at Fertility Center of Chattanooga and their degree of success.
He was going to remove the 1 tube that I have because it is blocked and went over the option of IVF treatments and the medicines.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
I never really had a chance to see the nursing staff as I was only there for a consultation. Couldn’t go through with the process because it was just to expensive.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
It’s a very clean and inviting environment Not sure if it has any weaknesses, everyone seemed to be very nice and personable. Would definitely use this facility to try IVF. Doctors and nurses seemed really friendly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joseph Bird at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
They definitely did a great job explaining what every cost would be. Genetics, testing, shots and medicine. I believe it was around 20,000 to do the whole IVF treatment.
10
Doctor
Joseph Bird
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Fertility Center of Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Successful
10
10
Age 31
3 IUI
1 IVF
Tubal Blockage
Other
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr.Barry Donesky] showed he cared and wanted the absolute best for me. He reviewed my lab results each time and made specific adjustments if needed...Starting IVF. Had to undergo lots of bloodwork and genetic testing to make sure we were capable including the clomid challenge...Once starting iVF I was seen every other day for ultrasound and labs and then went through egg retrieval...I voiced with the money I was spending I wanted to transfer 2 , and he didn't have a problem with it, but each person and situation is different
I enjoyed the nurse of [Fertility Center of Chattanooga] that took my blood, we had great conversations and always made each other laugh. They were all warm and caring and very down to earth...Each process of the IVF cycle cost different, I also had a 50 pay each time I went to the clinic. I had to pay 5000 up front to hold my spot for starting IVF...I have already recommended others because I enjoyed this clinic altogether
How was your experience with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Leavimg one doctor going to Donesky was best choice I made. He showed he cared and wanted the absolute best for me. He reviewed my lab results each time and made specific adjustments if needed. I felt he was doing his best to get me what I wanted
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Just to stay open minded and know they have your best interest and saftey at mind
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
They set very specific details to my treatment plan, they always called me and my significant other by name when we came in.
Describe the protocols Barry Donesky used in your cycles at Fertility Center of Chattanooga and their degree of success.
Starting IVF. Had to undergo lots of bloodwork and genetic testing to make sure we were capable including the clomid challenge. My s/o also had to do a sperm analysis. Once starting iVF I was seen every other day for ultrasound and labs and then went through egg retrieval. He let me heal for a month before starting preping for transfer, my transfer cycle got cancelled once bloodwork showed I ovulated. Had to wait and try the next month. I did, and he transferred 2 embryos and I now have a beautiful baby boy
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
I loved all the staff. Including just walking in the door and being greeted by the girl at the front. As bad is getting bloodwork every other day sucks, I enjoyed the nurse that took my blood, we had great conversations and always made each other laugh. They were all warm and caring and very down to earth
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
I have already recommended others because I enjoyed this clinic altogether. I've been to both because they only do retrieval and transfer in Chattanooga and it was great, the clinic in Chattanooga is bigger but very nice, the one in knoxville is small but I like that, they only see so many patients a month
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
Each process of the IVF cycle cost different, I also had a 50 pay each time I went to the clinic. I had to pay 5000 up front to hold my spot for starting IVF. Then I got Bill's for the rest
Describe Barry Donesky's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
I voiced with the money I was spending I wanted to transfer 2 , and he didn't have a problem with it, but each person and situation is different
10
Doctor
Barry Donesky
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Fertility Center of Chattanooga
Knoxville
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 27 - 28
1 IUI
Endometriosis
Other
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Keenan took the time to sit down and answer and review any question I had, without making my appointment feel rushed. He explains things in a way that makes sense on my level. He is an overall joyful person, which helps put me at ease during my appointments...I did not and am not using any fertility meds under him, other than Cabergoline, to keep my endo under control. He believes I have no reason to use the other fertility meds (like Clomid, letrozole, etc.) for my particular case, that they would not be any more beneficial.
As a new patient [of Fertility Center of Chattanooga] , you have the option to have the doctor pray with you, if you are religious or spiritual. I personally love this, because it is a level of intimacy that you do not see in the medical field much...The nursing staff here are so very sweet and personable. One nurse in particular feels like a mother figure to me every time I see her.
How was your experience with Jeffrey Keenan at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Dr. Keenan took the time to sit down and answer and review any question I had, without making my appointment feel rushed. He explains things in a way that makes sense on my level. He is an overall joyful person, which helps put me at ease during my appointments. He lays things out how they really are, without sugarcoating or being unsympathetic about it. He was even able to schedule a surgery for me in less than a week, that would have normally taken months to get together. I truly appreciate the effort he puts in, and the way he assists his patients.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeffrey Keenan at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
I would say to have questions ready when you go in, and speak up for yourself. Tell the doctor what you want or need, whether it’s questions or treatments, or etc. Do research before you go in. Dr. Keenan is wise and willing to answer questions, so just make sure you are informed on decision making before you go in.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jeffrey Keenan at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Dr. Keenan has such a wonderful bedside manner and has a sweet personality. He is very wise and knows how to treat his patients. His office is comfortable and he puts a level of care into detail that you don’t see much anymore.
Describe the protocols Jeffrey Keenan used in your cycles at Fertility Center of Chattanooga and their degree of success.
I had previously seen a different RE for endometriosis and secondary infertility, who had prescribed me all mannerisms of pills and injectables, that did not help my course of treatment. In fact, I had to have another laparoscopy under Dr. Keenan less than a year after my first one (under that other RE), because my endo had come back with a vengeance. Dr. Keenan used more natural methods with me specifically, as in charting BBT (I had never done before), OPKS, timed intercourse, and so on. I did not and am not using any fertility meds under him, other than Cabergoline, to keep my endo under control. He believes I have no reason to use the other fertility meds (like Clomid, letrozole, etc.) for my particular case, that they would not be any more beneficial.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
The nursing staff here are so very sweet and personable. One nurse in particular feels like a mother figure to me every time I see her.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
As a new patient, you have the option to have the doctor pray with you, if you are religious or spiritual. I personally love this, because it is a level of intimacy that you do not see in the medical field much. If you do not want your doctor to pray with you, it isn’t awkward or odd not checking the box on the paperwork. Just a nice “extra” if you desire it. I love how neat and comfortable the office space is decorated. It is almost like waiting at home as opposed to feeling like a sad little waiting room in a hospital. I honestly cannot think of any weaknesses.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jeffrey Keenan at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
I do not remember all the costs, but having an HSA savings card was so convenient for me to pay for appointments and procedures.
Describe Jeffrey Keenan's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
I did not go the IVF route, so I cannot really answer this question.
10
Doctor
Jeffrey Keenan
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Fertility Center of Chattanooga
Knoxville
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unsuccessful
9
9
Age 32 - 33
1 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Donesky is excellent at explaining all diagnoses and treatment options. He will get deep into the science of it all if that is what you want. I felt very informed as his patient. He also has a warm bedside manner...I attempted IUI 4 times...Dr. Donesky offered to try IUI with injectables, but the cost was significantly greater with not that much higher of a chance of it being successful, so my husband and I declined.
All employees [at Fertility Center of Chattanooga] are very helpful. The wait time was often longer than it should have been, but the doctor and the NP would really take time to listen and explain everything, so I could see how they would get behind...Very friendly nurses. I felt like they knew me by name and that I was not just a number. They were also funny and tried to inject some fun into an otherwise somber situation.
How was your experience with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Dr. Donesky is excellent at explaining all diagnoses and treatment options. He will get deep into the science of it all if that is what you want. I felt very informed as his patient. He also has a warm bedside manner.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
Be ready to take notes! He explains everything in great detail.
Describe the protocols Barry Donesky used in your cycles at Fertility Center of Chattanooga and their degree of success.
I attempted IUI 4 times. Three times we used Clomid, and for the last time we used Femara. We were only able to proceed with the actual insemination once because my ovaries were not responding appropriately to the medications. We adjusted the days that I took the meds each time to try to figure out a good plan, but my body just would not cooperate. Dr. Donesky offered to try IUI with injectables, but the cost was significantly greater with not that much higher of a chance of it being successful, so my husband and I declined.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
Very friendly nurses. I felt like they knew me by name and that I was not just a number. They were also funny and tried to inject some fun into an otherwise somber situation.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
All employees are very helpful. The wait time was often longer than it should have been, but the doctor and the NP would really take time to listen and explain everything, so I could see how they would get behind.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
I have excellent health insurance, so my costs were minimal with the exception of the one full IUI cycle we did. IUI was about $1200. We considered embryo adoption, which is about $5,000. We also considered using an egg donor, which was $18,000 or $29,000 depending on the package chosen.
9
Doctor
Barry Donesky
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Fertility Center of Chattanooga
Knoxville
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2019, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 31
1 IUI
Other
Income $0 - $49K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
With my previous surgeries and procedures, he [Dr. Barry Donesky] took all that in 5o consideration, after looking over my history he decided to do the clomid challenge and it was to check the quality of my eggs. Also a throyid panel and vitamin d panel. We also did a seman analysis to check his quality of sperm since we are moving into ivf... He was very warm. He explained everything very well. I could tell he wanted to do everything he could to get me pregnant, seeing everything I have been through previously with other doctors. I could tell he definitely takes pride in his work. I just really felt like he was there to help me
From my first appointment [at Fertility Ctr of Cattanooga], all of the staff were very helpful, patient and nice. My first appointment I spent over an hour on the nurse practitioner office just talking about everything they do, how they do it, why they do it. She listened and answered every question I had.... And they only see 18 couples so you may have to wait.... They only do frozen transfer and will plant as many as 3.
How was your experience with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
He was very warm. He explained everything very well. I could tell he wanted to do everything he could to get me pregnant, seeing everything I have been through previously with other doctors. I could tell he definitely takes pride in his work. I just really felt like he was there to help me
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
He was awesome in doing everything ti make sure I was healthy, my partner was healthy. Just be patient, it's a long process. And they only see 18 couples so you may have to wait.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga?
From my first appointment, all of the staff were very helpful, patient and nice. My first appointment I spent over an hour on the nurse practitioner office just talking about everything they do, how they do it, why they do it. She listened and answered every question I had.
Describe the protocols Barry Donesky used in your cycles at Fertility Center of Chattanooga and their degree of success.
With my previous surgeries and procedures, he took all that in 5o consideration, after looking over my history he decided to do the clomid challenge and it was to check the quality of my eggs. Also a throyid panel and vitamin d panel. We also did a seman analysis to check his quality of sperm since we are moving into ivf
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Center of Chattanooga. (Assigned nurse: Mary katherine )
I will admit my first visit was stressful and it seemed unorganized but she didnt have my medical records of everything I've been through so she told me she is used to getting patients with no previous care so she knows where to start. But she talked me all through the process of what their clinic does. She drew pictures. She was great
Describe your experience with Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
They clinic is in a building with a bunch more. The clinic is really nice. Inmost love that they do everything in house. Such as the bloodwork, the ivf process. You dont have to go to an hospital or anything. It's all in house
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Donesky at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
I have insurance that helps me alot. I had to pay 117 for just my first visit. With the clomid challenge and my diagnostics I paid around 150. They offer different packages with ivf but like I said my insurance is helping
Describe Barry Donesky's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Center of Chattanooga.
They only do frozen transfer and will plant as many as 3.
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