Fora Fertility

2 doctors work here

Rated 7.1
Strongly recommend: 55%Neutral: 18%Don't recommend: 27%7.1
55% strongly recommend
9 reviews
Operations
7.8
7.8
Operations

Ratings of 1 indicate that a clinic was poorly operated.

Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
8.6
8.6
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
8.5
8.5
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
7.9
7.9
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

LGBTQ Care
10
10
LGBTQ Care

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory LGBTQ care.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent LGBTQ care.

Attention to Detail
8
8
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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Annual Cycles
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National Avg
738
This Clinic
National Avg
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60%
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35-37
38-40
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Available Resources

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

This clinic has 1 office

Austin
Unknown
Austin, TX unknown
512-956-5006

1 patient review filtered by:

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021 - 2022, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 34 - 35
1 IVF
Male Factor
Uterine Fibroids
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Crawford] is very kind but our encounters are very brief. I get the feeling that she will answer any questions I have, but the answers are brief, and our encounters feel a bit rushed. Ultimately, I feel I am in good hands... I researched and learned a lot of great information before choosing her as my doctor. As a patient, I do not feel I have gotten the degree of detail and education on every step of the process I expected
Fora Fertility is marketed as a boutique fertility clinic and they are working on that goal. They are not there yet. The biggest barrier I see to this goal is staffing. It seems their current nursing staff is overworked and stretched thin. Doctor Crawford and Skillern need to do everything they can to support their nurses. The billing coordinator, the receptionist, and the other staff I have interacted with have been kind and helpful.
How was your experience with Natalie Crawford at Fora Fertility?
Dr. Crawford has a very educational podcast/youtube channel. I researched and learned a lot of great information before choosing her as my doctor. As a patient, I do not feel I have gotten the degree of detail and education on every step of the process I expected. I still utilize the education she provides on her podcast, but do not expect that she will make you feel as informed if you are a patient and do not listen to her podcasts seperately. As a patient, she is very kind but our encounters are very brief. I get the feeling that she will answer any questions I have, but the answers are brief, and our encounters feel a bit rushed. Ultimately, I feel I am in good hands. I got a good result from my retrieval and I trust that we will achieve our goals with her as our doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Natalie Crawford at Fora Fertility?
She is building a new practice and building her online presence. She does not give the same attention to you that she does her other endeavors. That being said, she is available and approachable and, as with most doctors, you must advocate for yourself and be sure you are asking lots of questions as the process unfolds.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Natalie Crawford at Fora Fertility?
I feel like Dr. Crawford says things during appointments that reference information that is unique to my case and our previous encounters. This helps me feel like it is a more personal interaction. Also, my nurse is very approachable and personable and I definitey feel like she does a good job of explaining everything and also remembers our previous interactions.
Describe the protocols Natalie Crawford used in your cycles at Fora Fertility and their degree of success.
I don't remember the name of the protocol, but for our retrieval, we used Follistim and menopur for stims and ganirelix to prevent premature ovulation. We triggered with pregnyl/lupron. Rationale for this protocol was because they predicted I would be a high responder due to my AFC of 20. The retrieval was successful with 27 eggs retrieved, 22 fertilized, 11 embryos, 6 of which were PGT normal achieved. My thyroid was tested and I was started on Synthroid during this time after retrieval to prep for transfer. Additionally, vitamin D levels were checked. For our FET, we did a modified natural cycle with letrozole, frequent monitoring appointments, IM injections of Progesterone in oil, doxycyline, and methylprednisolone. The rationale for this protocol was my preference and the fact that I ovulated regularly/normally prior to fertility treatments. Although my lining was 7.5 mm, this ended in a chemical pregnancy. The next step for us is an ERA cycle to ensure my endometrial receptivity is properly timed with progesterone exposure. For this cycle, we will utilize a controlled cycle; this means I will not ovulate at all. Lupron injections are used to keep my ovaries "quiet". Estrace is used to build my endometrial lining. Methylprednisolone and doxycyline/ PIO injections are used just as with an FET but instead of transferring an embryo at the end of the cycle, they will do two endometrial biopsies, 2 days apart, to determine receptivity. Because we are utilizing a controlled cycle for the ERA, we will do a controlled cycle for the next transfer to reduce as many variables as possible.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fora Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Melissa)
The nursing staff is excellent. Absolutely fantastic, organized, personable, and willing to answer questions. They are, however, understaffed and overworked. They need support and I believe they could be even better, if additional nurses were hired to support the team.
Describe your experience with Fora Fertility.
Fora Fertility is marketed as a boutique fertility clinic and they are working on that goal. They are not there yet. The biggest barrier I see to this goal is staffing. It seems their current nursing staff is overworked and stretched thin. Doctor Crawford and Skillern need to do everything they can to support their nurses. The billing coordinator, the receptionist, and the other staff I have interacted with have been kind and helpful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Natalie Crawford at Fora Fertility.
Your investment of $15,500 includes the following: Patient Education/IVF Class, Focused Office Visits, Monitoring Ultrasounds, Venipuncture with hormone levels, Cycle management and coordination, Emotional Wellness Session, Anesthesia for Oocyte Retrieval, Oocyte Retrieval, Ultrasound Guide for Retrieval, Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), Assisted Hatching of Embryos, Culture of Oocytes/Embryos, PGT-A (Genetic Screening of embryos), Embryo Cryopreservation and Storage (1 year) *Medications are additional, estimated to be $4,000-$8,000 and paid directly to pharmacy *Cycle investment collected prior to receiving treatment calendar*Optional concierge injection package available. Frozen Embryo Tranfer: Your investment of $3,590 includes the following: Patient Education/IVF Class, Mock Embryo Transfer, Focused Office Visits, Monitoring Ultrasounds, Venipuncture with hormone levels, Cycle management and coordination, Thawing of cryopreserved embryos, Preparation of embryo for transfer, Embryo Transfer, Ultrasound guidance for embryo transfer, First pregnancy test *Medications are additional, estimated to be $1,500-$3,000 and paid directly to pharmacy *Cycle investment collected prior to receiving calendar *Optional concierge injection package available. ENDOMETRIAL RECEPTIVITY ASSAY (ERA) Your investment of $1660 includes the following: Cycle management and coordination, Focused office visits, Monitoring Ultrasounds, Venipuncture with hormone levels, Endometrial biopsy procedure x 2, Genetic company biopsy processing and results *Medications are additional, estimated to be $1500-3000 and paid directly to pharmacy *Cycle investment collected prior to receiving calendar*Optional concierge injection package available
Describe Natalie Crawford's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fora Fertility.
My doctor only gave the option for 1 PGT normal embryo to be transfered at a time.
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Doctor
Natalie Crawford
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
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Clinic
Fora Fertility
Austin
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5