MCRM

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Genetic counseling: OfferedAcupuncture: OfferedMental health counseling is not offered: Not OfferedNutrition counseling: OfferedAdministration of shots: OfferedCoordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not OfferedSelling medication: OfferedProviding backup medication: Offered
Chesterfield
17300 North Outer Forty
Chesterfield, MO 63005
(636) 778-9899
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend MCRM to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 30Neutral: 4Don't recommend: 49.2
40 assessments
  • 79% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 11% Neutral (7-8)
  • 11% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
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Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
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2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
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35-37
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This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
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Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
8.3
Average Doctor Score
2 doctors
40 assessments
10
Age
34
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
10
Strength [MCRM- Chesterfield] would be the compassion and working with each person individually. They have great success rates because Dr. Ahlering knows what he is doing. They are very busy so sometimes they don't return calls super fast but they never forget you.... $20k including PGS testing, embryoscope, two egg retrievals, fertility meds, and transfer... Jen was amazing, she became a friend more than a coordinator. She was responsive and knew what she was doing, always talked me off the ledge and gave me more support than I ever could have imagined
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Age
34
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
10
Describe your experience with MCRM.
Strength would be the compassion and working with each person individually. They have great success rates because Dr. Ahlering knows what he is doing. They are very busy so sometimes they don't return calls super fast but they never forget you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
He doesn't care how much money he is making off of you, he cares if you get pregnant or not. Our Egg retrieval only ended up with 5 mature and he said we needed another egg retrieval and I said I couldn't afford it and he said "then I won't charge you". He is in this business to help people complete their families, not to make a profit off of vulnerable women.
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM. (Assigned nurse: Jen Atkinson)
Jen was amazing, she became a friend more than a coordinator. She was responsive and knew what she was doing, always talked me off the ledge and gave me more support than I ever could have imagined
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
He is really like no other doctor I have ever dealt with. He cares about what you want, and tries to get to you to your goal without pushing you to do what he wants. He is supportive, he even answered my email on the weekend within minutes.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
You are in wonderful hands, trust that he knows what he is doing and doing the best for you
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM and their degree of success.
First retrieval we used gonal-f, menopur, and cetrotide but my follicles didn't respond well so we switched up to add clomid and testosterone patches for the second cycle. I got the same result but I liked how he tried something different to see if we could get a better outcome
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM.
$20k including PGS testing, embryoscope, two egg retrievals, fertility meds, and transfer
Describe Peter Ahlering's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at MCRM.
His view was that people should have large families if they want them, but one baby at a time was best for mother and baby- he likes to transfer one embryo at a time
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
Operations
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10
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
The biggest strength of the clinic [MCRM] is that they have a patient support specialist. This really made this clinic stand out above others to me. They organize patient events and gatherings. She also manages a Facebook page for patients which allows patients to connect. They also coordinate a cycle buddy program so you have someone to connect with during the IVF cycle. They are amazing with their patient outreach.
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Age
32 - 33
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
Describe your experience with MCRM.
The biggest strength of the clinic is that they have a patient support specialist. This really made this clinic stand out above others to me. They organize patient events and gatherings. She also manages a Facebook page for patients which allows patients to connect. They also coordinate a cycle buddy program so you have someone to connect with during the IVF cycle. They are amazing with their patient outreach. Occasionally it does feel a little disorganized since they cycle all of the patients at the same time so it gets pretty chaotic and it can be difficult to get in touch with someone once the phones are turned off after hours. They have an emergency line for after hours but some questions are better off not considering it an emergency!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
The staff is always very welcoming and warm. I felt like they all knew my name and were always very encouraging and compassionate. Dr Ahlering is very interested in ensuring I felt like all of my questions were addressed.
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM. (Assigned nurse: Jen Atkinson)
My coordinator was extremely compassionate and helpful outside of and during my retrieval cycles. Always responsive to questions and took the time to see me if she was available to say hi during my monitoring appointments. All of the nursing staff were very warm and compassionate and made the experience positive.
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Dr Ahlering is an outstanding doctor with compassion for his patients. He is very knowledgeable and confident in his research and choices for treatment. He is also willing to consider your opinion and take into account your personal wishes for treatment. Even though I have diminished ovarian reserve, he has never once given up on me or my desire to pursue treatment using my own eggs. He is very specialized in treating patients who have diminished ovarian reserve by focusing on using less medication and getting more quality from the eggs retrieved. He is very compassionate and respectful of his patients.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
He is a very caring and friendly doctor who is very knowledgeable and trustworthy.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM and their degree of success.
Dr Ahlering prefers the Antagonist protocol with treating patients with DOR. He uses a combination of oral medication and injectables. I had one cycle cancelled due to no response to medication which I was using clomid and injectables so the following cycle he had me use Letrozole and injectables but also starting the oral medication prior to the timing I did in the previous cycle which gave me 4 mature eggs from 4 follicles at baseline. The next cycle we continued with the Letrozole but used them at the same time as the injectables which resulted in 2 eggs retrieved from 3 follicles at the baseline scan.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM.
Dr Ahlering includes a few things as part of his standard of care such as ICSI and then some extra add ins depending on the patient needs. He offers an embryoscope, nanobead sperm selection and positive sperm selection.
Describe Peter Ahlering's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at MCRM.
No comment
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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7
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
6 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
7
I have had a couple nursing coordinators [at MCRM] but Jen F. was always timely in her response and generally compassionate. I’m a long distance patient so her being responsive was very important to me...After contacting multiple staff members and leaving voicemails and emails, I received a call that they had lost or just received my results. It was a very nerve wracking experience, as anyone waiting on results can attest to!
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Age
34 - 35
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
7
Describe your experience with MCRM.
I think they’ve gotten so busy, they forgot about the personal aspect of all this and how daunting ivf can be. You really have to seek out answers to questions. After failures, it’s hard to get an appointment any sooner than 2 weeks out. After a failed transfer, the sooner the consultation, the better. Trust me. They have great technology though that as far as I know, no other clinics have, especially in regards to sperm selection. They will work with you financially, particularly after failed cycles.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
I felt the doctor was always too busy to remember details and didn’t listen well to our concerns or questions. However, he’s personable while you’re in his office and his nursing staff is usually really great.
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM. (Assigned nurse: Jennifer Farley)
I have had a couple nursing coordinators but Jen F. was always timely in her response and generally compassionate. I’m a long distance patient so her being responsive was very important to me.
What specific things went wrong at MCRM?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Lost results
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
I feel like he’s a great doctor overall but is not great about listening to or respecting patients concerns if they fall outside what he believes. He can be close minded in his treatment approach and will refuse treatment options that are outside his opinion of what causes failure in IVF. You really have to advocate hard for yourself with this doctor if you’d like to explore any other options.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Be prepared to do your own research if things don’t go as planned and actively seek out treatments you think might benefit you because he may not. Ie, intralipids, ERA testing, uterine scratch.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM and their degree of success.
We used ICSI with nanobeads for sperm selection, PGS testing, global-f. Our transfers were basic with estrogen and progesterone supplementation. Our first cycle produced good embryos but no pregnancies and 1 ectopic that required emergency surgery. We are still in progress after our second retrieval.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at MCRM.
I did off site monitoring because I live out of state.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM.
Our first cycle was around $13000 for retrieval and one transfer. We then paid about 2-3k per transfer after. Our second cycle was given to us at about half price due to our ending up with all failures and an ectopic. We’ve spent about $25k at this clinic.
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
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7
Age
33
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
7
I liked that all procedures are done in the same clinic [MCRM- Chesterfield] and you don't have to go multiple places for labs or other services. I also liked that the doctor was involved in even the more "routine" visits. I liked the location and the environment of the clinic. I also really liked that they ran on time!! I didnt like that there seemed to be a breakdown in communication regarding the financial and insurance areas of the clinic. They failed to mention that some services they were performing would not be covered by insurance.
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Age
33
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, Native American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
7
Describe your experience with MCRM.
I liked that all procedures are done in the same clinic and you don't have to go multiple places for labs or other services. I also liked that the doctor was involved in even the more "routine" visits. I liked the location and the environment of the clinic. I also really liked that they ran on time!! I didnt like that there seemed to be a breakdown in communication regarding the financial and insurance areas of the clinic. They failed to mention that some services they were performing would not be covered by insurance. I ended up with an unexpected bill (over $1000) afterward! That was my major concern with the clinic.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mira Aubuchon at MCRM?
She did a great job of listening to my history and my concerns. She gave me her undivided attention and was very warm and personable.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I've had limited encounters with the nurses. But it has been mostly positive or neutral. They are friendly, but sometimes lacking in communicating with patients, as I've experienced.
What specific things went wrong at MCRM?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Mira Aubuchon at MCRM?
I have only just began seeing her and havent started IVF yet, but so far she has been great! She has been very open and thorough in discussing different treatments and potential challenges. She responds very quickly when I have tried to reach out. She has great attention to detail and very warm bedside manner while still being very efficient.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mira Aubuchon at MCRM?
Don't hesitate to ask questions! She's very good about explaining things.
Describe the protocols Mira Aubuchon used in your cycles at MCRM and their degree of success.
We only have started the testing that needs done before IVF. We are still trying to gather funds to begin with IVF.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mira Aubuchon at MCRM.
I have been quoted a price of around $34,000 for two egg banking cycles and 1 transfer with PGD.
Describe Mira Aubuchon's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at MCRM.
This has not yet come up for us.
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Doctor
Mira Aubuchon
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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9
Age
28
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor
9
The entire staff at MCRM is so kind and loving. I always feel like a human - not a number - when I'm in the office. It's very important to me since I spend so much time their during any given month.... They are so busy - so they are occasionally running behind. They offer early appointments which I appreciate because of my work schedule. You likely won't see Dr. A [Ahlering] all that often but the rest of the staff is great and I always feel well taken care of.
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Age
28
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor
9
Describe your experience with MCRM.
They are so busy - so they are occasionally running behind. They offer early appointments which I appreciate because of my work schedule. You likely won't see Dr. A all that often but the rest of the staff is great and I always feel well taken care of.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
The entire staff at MCRM is so kind and loving. I always feel like a human - not a number - when I'm in the office. It's very important to me since I spend so much time their during any given month.
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM. (Assigned nurse: Christina)
Christina is amazing. I don't know how she does it all! She regularly is returning my messages and calls well after hours and I always feel very informed.
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
I really respect Dr. Ahlering but I don't see him often. I've actually only seen him twice - at my initial consultation and then a few weeks later when getting the results. Since starting treatment I haven't seen him but I have been offered appointments with him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Right now, I'd say that I really like him and would recommend him but I'm not sure how long that would be the case if we don't get better results soon. Not that the results are his fault but I would start to wonder about the treatment plan.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM and their degree of success.
I am currently in my 3rd IUI cycle and my medication combination has changed each cycle. I feel like the changes are in response to how the previous went and I appreciate that we're making these changes and not doing something that doesn't work over and over. I started with just oral medications and a trigger, then my dosage was upped for my second and now on my third I'm doing injectibles, orals and a trigger. I am hopeful that this cycle will give the results we want.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM.
Each ultrasound is $200, the IUI procedure and sperm wash is $500. I have had 1 ultrasound each cycle except the first when I had 2. In addition to the procedures above my medications cost anywhere from $200 - $500 a cycle. The most I've spent is $1,200 for 1 cycle.
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
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6
Age
34
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor
6
Our coordinator [at MCRM], Christina, does an OK job. I am always able to reach her via email, but often need to follow up to ensure she is answering the questions I need. Before my first trigger shot, she did not realize she had not actually given me any instructions on how to do it--the whole process felt unorganized.... You will have to stay on top of them for communication and clarifying any questions you have.
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Age
34
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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Describe your experience with MCRM.
You will have to stay on top of them for communication and clarifying any questions you have.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
While we are at the beginning of our journey, Dr. Ahlering wanted to go straight to IUI without knowing the full story of me and my husband's health. I had to push back several times that I was not doing an IUI until we got my husband's tests back. It was frustrating--it felt as if we was just pushing us along without actually looking at our situation.
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM. (Assigned nurse: Christina, Coordinator)
Our coordinator, Christina, does an OK job. I am always able to reach her via email, but often need to follow up to ensure she is answering the questions I need. Before my first trigger shot, she did not realize she had not actually given me any instructions on how to do it--the whole process felt unorganized.
What specific things went wrong at MCRM?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Dr. Ahlering is friendly. You will have to ask him to slow down and for exact reasons behind his recommendations as he does not do a good job of explaining your options as opposed to just saying "do this."
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Make sure you have a clear understanding of ALL your options, the pros and the cons. He will easily overwhelm a patient who does not feel comfortable questioning or advocating for themselves.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM and their degree of success.
We are still in the middle of our journey, so there will be more to come. So far, we've done a medicated, monitored cycle with a trigger shot. In the middle of that cycle, we got my husband's semen analysis results back which showed some issues. We are going to see an urologist who specializes in male infertility as Dr. Ahlering does not seem to have the knowledge to do as much for my husband.
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
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8
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
5 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
8
Sometimes they [MCRM] seem unorganized. Messages or notes don't always get passed from one person to another and communicated well. The front desk is courteous and kind. The lab is excellent about answering emails and questions...My coordinator always made me feel comfortable & informed about the necessities, but sometimes I received phone calls from other people who weren't my coordinator and wished all my news had come from her--good or bad...
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
5 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
8
Describe your experience with MCRM.
Sometimes they seem unorganized. Messages or notes don't always get passed from one person to another and communicated well. The front desk is courteous and kind. The lab is excellent about answering emails and questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
My coordinator always made me feel comfortable & informed about the necessities, but sometimes I received phone calls from other people who weren't my coordinator and wished all my news had come from her--good or bad.
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM. (Assigned nurse: Lindsay)
Lindsay often emailed or called just to check on me or give me reminders of dates, medication start dates, etc. She always shows compassion and truly appears to care for her patients. She is kind and makes me feel comfortable.
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Dr. Ahlering is very compassionate. He is knowledgable and always discussing current research. Sometimes it seems he's not on board with what many other doctors are doing though (such as with immune factors in failed FETs/RPL). He has some of the best technology and resources I've seen.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Be thorough on your questions. Don't expect him to tell you every single detail. Be realistic with your expectations. You are not the only patient, so try to remember that if you feel neglected or not heard. Discuss options with him and ask if you want to know things. He will always sit down and discuss things with you if you ask.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM and their degree of success.
Diagnosis: Severe male factor.... also questionable egg quality. We've been through 5 retrievals and 1 canceled cycle due to low response on my end. I don't think there's anything he's done that has hurt our success, but I do wish we had made medication/dosage changes sooner to try for better results. He seemed hesitant on making protocol changes and I felt like we just kept having poor results without making any significant changes.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM.
Even with "100%" insurance coverage, I still had OOP expenses. There was a deposit to hold our spot in our first cycle, additional resources not covered--such as nanobeads & embryosope. Also, biopsy/freezing & PGS testing.
Describe Peter Ahlering's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at MCRM.
Dr. Ahlering has always been open and honest about the risks of transferring and potentially carrying multiples. I appreciate the fact that he does this and I feel like he encourages a single transfer for the health and well-being of the mother, but I also understand why people want to transfer multiple embryos, especially with the cost of additional transfers.
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
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Age
32
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
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This clinic [MCRM] is a team. They work like a team, behave like a team, and communicate so well with each other. They have a large client base, which is the only weakness, but they are worth the wait. We have waited longer than expected in the waiting room because they have ran behind, but I've seen first hand the care they take with their patients, and how their attention to patients can be a bit of a set back (time wise).
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Age
32
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
10
Describe your experience with MCRM.
This clinic is a team. They work like a team, behave like a team, and communicate so well with each other. They have a large client base, which is the only weakness, but they are worth the wait. We have waited longer than expected in the waiting room because they have ran behind, but I've seen first hand the care they take with their patients, and how their attention to patients can be a bit of a set back (time wise).
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mira Aubuchon at MCRM?
Dr. Aubuchon was so patient and kind. She was our second doctor after my Endometriosis diagnosis and several surgeries. We were nervous and scared, but she eased all of that right away.
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM.
Every nurse in this clinic is wonderful! They are completely invested (emotionally) in your journey. I specifically remember how heartbroken our nurse was when she had to call us to explain that our IUI results were negative.
How was your experience with Mira Aubuchon at MCRM?
Dr. Aubuchon is very thorough when she explains treatment options, expectations, and risks. She doesn't leave anything out. She walked us through every step of our IUI, and when we were confused about what medications to take and when, she was very patient and explained in detail what we needed to do and why. She is very passionate about what she does, and she cares about her patients. We don't live close to the clinic so after having some testing completed and needing to speak with her, she set up a time to contact us at home for an over the phone "appointment". She is absolutely wonderful and I would recommend her to any family member or best friend.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mira Aubuchon at MCRM?
Be patient, the clinic is very busy, but it is so worth it!
Describe the protocols Mira Aubuchon used in your cycles at MCRM and their degree of success.
I don't remember a lot about our IUI cycle. It was kind of a whirlwind experience because it all happened to fast but I did a cycle of injectable medication along with Femera (I think) and a trigger shot. My IUI was very painful because of my Endometriosis and resulted in a negative pregnancy. Which is why we would like to move on to IVF.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mira Aubuchon at MCRM.
The costs were as expected. No higher or lower than other places. However, they do have discount programs that can be applied for.
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Doctor
Mira Aubuchon
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
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Age
38 - 39
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
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MCRM is a good place to go to if you don't want to feel like just a number at a clinic but an actual person that matters. I felt like everyone at MCRM truly wanted me to get pregnant, have a good pregnancy and a healthy baby(ies). However, I also think that they have experienced rapid growth in clientele during the past year and so, and getting on the transfer schedule may take a month or two wait. Also, mistakes have been made in regards to my care, but most of them were quickly resolved.
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Age
38 - 39
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
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Describe your experience with MCRM.
MCRM is a good place to go to if you don't want to feel like just a number at a clinic but an actual person that matters. I felt like everyone at MCRM truly wanted me to get pregnant, have a good pregnancy and a healthy baby(ies). However, I also think that they have experienced rapid growth in clientele during the past year and so, and getting on the transfer schedule may take a month or two wait. Also, mistakes have been made in regards to my care, but most of them were quickly resolved.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
We are assigned a coordinator and mine was pretty good at keeping up with my questions and concerns.
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM. (Assigned nurse: Shawnie Hurt)
Shawnie Hurt is a thoughtful and positive coordinator. She is my point of contact at MCRM and always answers my questions and concerns to the best of her ability. If she doesn't have an answer, then she speaks with Dr. Ahlering and gets back to me with one. I think she must work long and hard hours and she does so with calmness and compassion.
What specific things went wrong at MCRM?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Lost results
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Dr. Peter Ahlering appears to be very knowledgeable about infertility, and I personally believe he is not only an expert, but a pioneer in the field of infertility science, as he keeps up with all the latest testing and treatments. I feel very comfortable in his presence and in his care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
He is a very busy man, please be patient with him. Infertility can be a very long and cruel journey (spanning years), please be patient with yourself and your situation.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM and their degree of success.
At MCRM you are assigned a coordinator. Your coordinator is your point of contact to MCRM and Dr. Ahlering. The Coordinators are in-charge of updating Dr. Ahlering to your situation, your medications (ordering and dosage), and your calendar of medication and treatments. It is best to communicate with coordinators through email, but you can call if need be. They will always call you with important information. If you have a question or concern and it's after business hours you can contact an on-call coordinator that will assist you. The coordinators are great!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM.
Our insurance wouldn't cover any infertility treatment. Dr. Ahlering is less expensive than the clinic we first went to located on the the East Coast. But out of pocket for infertility is just expensive. Be prepared to pay out several thousand dollars no matter what you do.
Describe Peter Ahlering's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at MCRM.
For both of my transfers, I've transferred two embryos. The first resulted in twin girls. The second resulted in miscarriage.
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Educational Resources
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6
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
6
Our IVF "Gold" package [at MCRM] was about $10,000 plus another $4000 in outside costs for meds and tests. Also a $350 cost for sperm test and $150 or so for charges before our IVF package took place...Weaknesses- I found that MCRM's accountant, Dena was quite unfriendly and hardly ever returned phone calls or emails, in the very beginning I was told that my chart had a note that said I was to only see Dr. Ahlering for ultrasounds (due to some medical concerns) and yet there were times I saw a nurse or the other doctor.
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
6
Describe your experience with MCRM.
Strengths- I've never had to wait more than a few minutes for my appointment, most of the staff were extremely polite and positive, I usually got email responses from my coordinator within 12-24 hours. Weaknesses- I found that MCRM's accountant, Dena was quite unfriendly and hardly ever returned phone calls or emails, in the very beginning I was told that my chart had a note that said I was to only see Dr. Ahlering for ultrasounds (due to some medical concerns) and yet there were times I saw a nurse or the other doctor.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
I like that we have IVF coordinators that are "assigned" to be in constant communication with us and explain things, support us, etc- but I found that many times my coordinator's emails were very short with littler to no explanation about what was going on, I found that I learned more about my cycle and why things didn't work through talking with other patients. Also, when I went in to speak with Dr. Ahlering about my cancelled IVF cycle (after about a month), he seemed very unfamiliar with me and my case. I do not expect Dr. Ahlering to remember all of his patients and their situations, but I do wish he would be familiar with the patient he is seeing during an appointment- especially one as sensitive as a cancelled or failed IVF cycle.
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM. (Assigned nurse: Lindsay Van Winkle)
My coordinator was VERY positive, which helped me stay positive, but primarily when I physically saw her at the clinic. Her emails were quite short and offered very little explanation to questions I had.
What specific things went wrong at MCRM?
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Dr. Ahlering always seems a bit rushed, but he is clearly a very devoted and passionate. I was quite surprised that when I had my "Why my IVF cycle was cancelled" appointment, he seemed very unfamiliar with my case which was not so comforting considering the situation.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
BE YOUR OWN ADVOCATE. Be sure that you are just as informed about the medicine and ART procedures that you will go through.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM and their degree of success.
I think my first IVF cycle was very "Fertility 101" and nothing special about it, after it was cancelled due to low ovarian response I had an appointment to go over what the next steps would be. Dr. Ahlering seemed very unsure about how to move forward, but at the end of our appointment a light bulb seemed to go off in his head and he subsequently added Letrozole to my regular IVF med calendar. Unfortunately, Letrozole seemed to lower my estrogen levels to a point where Dr. Ahlering decided to cancel my IVF cycle again.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM.
Our IVF "Gold" package was about $10,000 plus another $4000 in outside costs for meds and tests. Also a $350 cost for sperm test and $150 or so for charges before our IVF package took place.
Describe Peter Ahlering's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at MCRM.
n/a
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
35
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
10
Jen [nurse at MCRM] has a lot of work cut out for her every month. My favorite thing about her is her compassion. I need it. She is prompt with schedules and is in contact with me even after hours if needed via phone or e-mail. I really appreciate her...They work from sun up to sun down on retrieval days. My nurses during retrieval are always very kind and helpful. They are a great team!...The clinic seems to be a well-oiled machine. They do a great job of seeing several girls a day during cycle week.
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Age
35
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with MCRM.
The clinic seems to be a well-oiled machine. They do a great job of seeing several girls a day during cycle week. They work from sun up to sun down on retrieval days. My nurses during retrieval are always very kind and helpful. They are a great team!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Just due to the sheer amount of patients he sees on a monthly basis for fertility treatments amazes me. It's not his fault there are so many infertile couples though. I felt mostly like a human, but didn't give it a 100% just because his clinic is so busy.
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM. (Assigned nurse: Jen Atkinson)
Jen has a lot of work cut out for her every month. I can't imagine trying to keep track of 20 plus girls' menstrual cycles and dealing with their emotions. My favorite thing about her is her compassion. I need it. She is prompt with schedules and is in contact with me even after hours if needed via phone or e-mail. I really appreciate her.
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Dr. Ahlering is in St Louis and I live in Tulsa Oklahoma. He is accommodating to us Tulsa girls and I appreciate that. He will set up telephone call visits with my husband and I so we can discuss what happened and plans of action moving forward. He has a good bedside manner when we are in St Louis for retrievals. I get a warm fuzzy feeling just being around him. He is doing a wonderful thing helping couples create families!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Just know that you are not guaranteed success in the first cycle and it may be hard to drive or fly to St Louis frequently for multiple cycles. That can get expensive on top of an expensive disease to start with. I am very happy with the clinic staff and Dr. Ahlering. The only thing to think about is getting there!
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM and their degree of success.
My first cycle resulted in retrieving 11 eggs after using Gonal F and Menopur to stimulate my ovaries. My second cycle we increased the amount of Menopur and we ended up with 11 eggs again. My third cycle I am currently in and we removed Menopur and increased Gonal F and as of this morning, I have only two dominant follicles on ultrasound. I don't really know the rationale behind his choices. I just trust him to know what he is doing!
Describe Peter Ahlering's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at MCRM.
Our doctor highly recommended we transfer a single embryo. He felt like multiples were risky and could cause problems for me and the babies that we might avoid by just using one.
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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5
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
5
The clinic [MCRM] was nice. It was in a nice location in Chesterfield. It was sometimes hard to get through to a real person when calling the office. The front desk ladies were nice. However, they didn't always know what was going on...Was suppose to have blood work done, but the front office didn't know. So I sat and waited for 30 minutes before someone finally telling me I needed to get my blood drawn. Waited over an hour for some appointments.
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Age
35 - 36
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
5
Describe your experience with MCRM.
The clinic was nice. It was in a nice location in Chesterfield. It was sometimes hard to get through to a real person when calling the office. The front desk ladies were nice. However, they didn't always know what was going on so I would have to tell them what I needed at my next appointment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
He treated me like a human but he tried to make everything seem ‘normal’ when I was not able to get pregnant. He basically couldn’t give me a reason that both transfers failed. I ultimately felt like he just wanted more money.
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM. (Assigned nurse: Lindsey)
At first, she was very attentive. But once I had the second failed cycle, she was less attentive and sometimes rude.
What specific things went wrong at MCRM?
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
He was very knowledgeable but he wasn’t very sympathetic. He didn’t want to really explain why it wasn’t working. He was more interested in explaining the process. I also asked him to write a letter saying that I was diagnosed as ‘infertile’. However, all he did was basically say it was my fault we were not trying IVF again.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Be prepared to spend a lot of money and don’t get your hopes up.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM and their degree of success.
I used the normal IVF drugs and protocol the first time. The second time, we did everything the same except we included anti-rejection shots even though Dr. Ahlering didn’t think that was a real drain it didn’t work the first time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM.
The initial cycle was around $15,000 (depending on medications). The second cycle was given to me at a discounted rate. He took about $4,000 off but they added more medications.
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
The clinic [MCRM] is one of the best/the best in the area. They are good with letting you know what all they offer. Pricing is not as clear cut as I wish. I have to work with their finance dept a LOT.... I have only spoke with Jen through e-mail so far. She is very 'to the point' and short in her answers. She is not rude or mean, just very quick with reply length. She has been great to answer questions.
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Age
29 - 30
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
Describe your experience with MCRM.
The clinic is one of the best/the best in the area. They are good with letting you know what all they offer. Pricing is not as clear cut as I wish. I have to work with their finance dept a LOT.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mira Aubuchon at MCRM?
She took the time to explain things to us and relate them to our situation.
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM. (Assigned nurse: Jen Farley)
I have only spoke with Jen through e-mail so far. She is very 'to the point' and short in her answers. She is not rude or mean, just very quick with reply length. She has been great to answer questions.
What specific things went wrong at MCRM?
  • Failed to call with results
How was your experience with Mira Aubuchon at MCRM?
She goes over the facts. She is very straight forward. I feel like she gave us all the information we needed. I would have liked paper copies of all the test results. I assume if I asked, she would provide them. We decided on our own to pursue IVF instead of IUI.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mira Aubuchon at MCRM?
Ask all the questions that you have. She does a great job of answering questions and telling you facts. But she doesnt anticipate additional questions or give extra information
Describe the protocols Mira Aubuchon used in your cycles at MCRM and their degree of success.
We are currently going through IVF. We will be starting the medication soon. We first did sperm analysis testing and blood work. We did an hsg and more blood work and tried my husband on clomid. She was good about seeing if there were any alternatives.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mira Aubuchon at MCRM.
I am still in the process of working out costs. Dena in the financial office is who I am working with.
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Doctor
Mira Aubuchon
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
32
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Other
10
My first nurse [at MCRM] did not communicate very well and was unorganized. Once Rachel became my coordinator, everything was explained better and I felt more calm for our transfer...There are many strenghts and very few weaknesses...My husband and I got our medication for free through the Livestrong Cancer Foundation. Other than that, we paid less than $12,000 [for IVF]...Dr. Ahlering has been very caring and understanding of our situation. Each question, phone call or email, was answered quickly and honestly and explained in a way it was easy to understand. My husband was diagnosed with cancer several years ago and Dr. Ahlering helped us get through our first IVF cycle with 3 genetically normal embryos. We had our first transfer one week ago and are currently waiting for our Beta results.
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Age
32
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Other
10
Describe your experience with MCRM.
There are many strenghts and very few weaknesses. I would say the one thing to be sure and ask about would be possible side effects for stims and the best way to do the PIO shot for transfer.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Each discussion was thoroughly explained and comfortable.
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM. (Assigned nurse: Rachel Lowrie)
My first nurse did not communicate very well and was unorganized. Once Rachel became my coordinator, everything was explained better and I felt more calm for our transfer.
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Dr. Ahlering has been very caring and understanding of our situation. Each question, phone call or email, was answered quickly and honestly and explained in a way it was easy to understand. My husband was diagnosed with cancer several years ago and Dr. Ahlering helped us get through our first IVF cycle with 3 genetically normal embryos. We had our first transfer one week ago and are currently waiting for our Beta results.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Dont be afraid to ask questions. MCRM is very good at communicating, but you can't be afraid to ask anything. It can become very intense and stressful, but they are there to help you through the whole process.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM and their degree of success.
Everyone's protocal will be different. Thankfully I do not have to deal with endo, PCOS or other female fertility issues so our cycle was mild compared to other women.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM.
This all varies depending on what your situation is. My husband and I got our medication for free through the Livestrong Cancer Foundation. Other than that, we paid less than $12,000.
Describe Peter Ahlering's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at MCRM.
Dr Ahlering told us that since all of our embryos were genetically normal, we could transfer one or two. It was up to us whether we wanted twins. We chose to transfer one at a time to reduce any complications that could arise with multiples.
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
39 - 40
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 4 IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Uterine Fibroids
10
The location is great. I come from over an hour away and I still am able to make it with ease. The office is clean and quiet. Lots of privacy. I love that they [MCRM] have access to donor eggs there! That helped me quite a bit...he nursing staff is wonderful. They are easy to contact either on the phone or from email. They know you by name and know exactly what your protocol is. They make you feel comfortable and welcome...Dr. Ahlering and his staff always took extra time to explain things. They were pleasant and honest. Dr. Ahlering even called me at home several times to answer my questions and stayed on the phone for an hour each time.
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Age
39 - 40
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 4 IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Uterine Fibroids
10
Describe your experience with MCRM.
The location is great. I come from over an hour away and I still am able to make it with ease. The office is clean and quiet. Lots of privacy. I love that they have access to donor eggs there! That helped me quite a bit.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Dr. Ahlering and his staff always took extra time to explain things. They were pleasant and honest. Dr. Ahlering even called me at home several times to answer my questions and stayed on the phone for an hour each time.
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM. (Assigned nurse: Shawnie)
The nursing staff is wonderful. They are easy to contact either on the phone or from email. They know you by name and know exactly what your protocol is. They make you feel comfortable and welcome.
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Dr. Ahlering is wonderful! He is compassionate and extremely knowledgeable. He is patient and kind. He really takes his time to answer questions and reassure you. He was open to ideas that I had and gave me his honest opinions. I never felt discriminated against because I'm a single mother by choice.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Tell him everything that is bothering you or anything you have questions about. He will take the time to help you!
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM and their degree of success.
I had one or two egg retrievals. I had failed IUI at a previous clinic, so we didn't waste time with that. I don't remember exactly all of the drugs I was on to stim, but I know it was way less than with my previous doctor and I got the same number of eggs every time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM.
Most of it was covered by insurance
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
32
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor
10
It's a small and clean office [MCRM]. Everyone is friendly! Even the anesthesiologist that they used was the friendliest I have ever encountered. The staff can make or break a clinic and the staff at MCRM treated me with kindness and professionalism...[Nurse] Rachel is smart, caring and fun! She held my hand during retrieval and transfer. She made sure I could always reach her if I needed anything...
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Age
32
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor
10
Describe your experience with MCRM.
It's a small and clean office. Everyone is friendly! Even the anesthesiologist that they used was the friendliest I have ever encountered. The staff can make or break a clinic and the staff at MCRM treated me with kindness and professionalism.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
I was an out of state patient and my IVF coordinator called to check on me and made sure I could reach her on weekends and after hours. She even sent me an email on Thanksgiving when I needed help. Dr. Ahlering's staff went above and beyond for me.
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM. (Assigned nurse: Rachel Lowrie)
Rachel is smart, caring and fun! She held my hand during retrieval and transfer. She made sure I could always reach her if I needed anything.
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
He is warm, kind and very smart. He treated our male factor infertility with success when another doctor told us nothing could be done. I think what sets Dr. Ahlering apart from other doctors is that he is innovative and is determined to make your first cycle with him a successful one.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Make sure you understand the drug protocols before you need to administer the injections.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM and their degree of success.
My husband took clomid and ovidrel to prepare for the cycle. Follistim cd5-11 Menopur cd 9. &11 Ganirelix cd 11 Dual trigger Hcg boosters after retrieval
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at MCRM.
I was an out of state patient and saw another doctor for monitoring. However, MCRM called with results the same day.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM.
$7,500 basic fresh cycle for out of state patient
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
29
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Weakness- Team [MCRM] is not organized and needs to communicate better... I think his [Dr. Ahlering] team of schedulers could be a little more organized and communicate better so it doesn't come off as unorganized...Christina is great, no complaints. She really cares and she is on top of the IUI schedule....IUI is about $1,700 a time. IVF (silver plan) is $16,500 for everything. Includes ICSI...I know with Dr. A overseeing my treatment, everything will be okay.
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Age
29
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Describe your experience with MCRM.
Weakness- Team is not organized and needs to communicate better. Strength- Dr. A is amazing and knows what he is talking about. Ask questions if you have them. He doesn't talk to you like you aren't intelligent if you ask them. He explains them in ways that make it easy to understand.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Dr. A explains things very thoroughly and makes you feel like a human because you can tell he really cares most about getting you pregnant.
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM. (Assigned nurse: Christina)
Christina is great, no complaints. She really cares and she is on top of the IUI schedule.
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Dr. A is great. His team is a little disorganized which is a concern, but I know with Dr. A overseeing my treatment, everything will be okay. I think his team of schedulers could be a little more organized and communicate better so it doesn't come off as unorganized.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Be patient. Try not to stress too much, it will cause several setbacks.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM and their degree of success.
Right now we are trying IUI because we cannot afford IVF at this time. Likelihood of successful IUI is 10% each time. Protocol is 3 Letrozole 7.5mg for 5 days. Trigger shot. Progesterone for 10 days after IUI. Dr. A told us with IVF we have 85% of success with 2 IVF cycles.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM.
IUI is about $1,700 a time. IVF (silver plan) is $16,500 for everything. Includes ICSI.
Describe Peter Ahlering's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at MCRM.
Haven't found out what he prefers yet. Once we are able to do IVF I will hopefully know.
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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5
Age
38 - 39
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
Male Factor
5
At times they [MCRM] have very poor communication. I really like Dr. Ahlering, but I have considered switching because of the lack of communication with me and between the office staff.... Like the clinicians don't communicate with each other. That is a very frustrating issue. The support staff is very nice and helpful. The nurses are very nice and easy to speak to.... [Cost Of Treatment]I feel like he is comparable or a little bit cheaper than other clinics.
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Age
38 - 39
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
Male Factor
5
Describe your experience with MCRM.
They have poor communication at times. Like the clinicians don't communicate with each other. That is a very frustrating issue. The support staff is very nice and helpful. The nurses are very nice and easy to speak to.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
He is very personable, answers all your questions, caring.
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM. (Assigned nurse: Lindsey Van Winkle)
She always returned my emails and calls. Was always helpful, and very nice. My coordinator changed because we have frozen eggs, and I didn't care for her as much. Her name is Rachel. We had planned on a transfer earlier this year, and I wasn't on the proper protocol. And because she thought that we were transferring embryos, things were overlooked. I had to tell her that we only had eggs. It was very upsetting to have another set back.
What specific things went wrong at MCRM?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
I really like Dr. Ahlering. He is understanding, calm, and kind. I feel like my husband and I receive very good care from him. He is always willing to answer your questions, no matter what it is. I have always felt well cared for by him. He tries to give the best options for us, and know a that everyone isn't cookie cutter. He is up to date on the latest in fertility advancements.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Don't be afraid to ask any questions.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM and their degree of success.
I was on Gonal-f and Menopure
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM.
I feel like he is comparable or a little bit cheaper than other clinics.
10
Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
31 - 33
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
[MCRM was] Very clean and organized. The rooms were nicely decorated to nake you feel more at home. Location is easy to find and very comfortable. It is a place I don’t feel nervous in because I know I am in good hands...There was some initial confusion with our insurance but the staff cleared it up completely and quickly...only minor drug therapy to possibly improve our chances of conception. We hope to afford IU someday which we have discussed in detail with the doctor
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Age
31 - 33
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
Describe your experience with MCRM.
Very clean and organized. The rooms were nicely decorated to nake you feel more at home. Location is easy to find and very comfortable. It is a place I don’t feel nervous in because I know I am in good hands
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
The entire staff and especially Dr Ahlering treated me and my husband with such compassion. Never made me feel like I was silly for my questions and we so sensitive to our situation.
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM. (Assigned nurse: Christina)
There was some initial confusion with our insurance but the staff cleared it up completely and quickly
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
He was very thorough and patient. Took his time explaining every result and question I might have. He is passionate about the work he does and it shows through his treatment of patients. I felt like I was in the best hands while there.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Don’t be afraid, he will make you feel comfortable and explain everything no matter how many tines you ask.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM and their degree of success.
We have not had any treatments yet only minor drug therapy to possibly improve our chances of conception. We hope to afford IU someday which we have discussed in detail with the doctor
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM.
He seemed less expansive than other places I had researched. However it’s still very expensive
10
Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
33
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, Tubal Blockage, Unexplained
10
Everyone in the office at MCRM knows you and seems to genuinely care about you... The biggest strength is going above and beyond for their patients , from events for support and fun to the infertility conference they put on once a year , they really make you feel supported and like you are not alone in this.... We will be doing the gold IVF package , the cost for the package and drugs will be 18,500
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Age
33
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, Tubal Blockage, Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with MCRM.
The biggest strength is going above and beyond for their patients , from events for support and fun to the infertility conference they put on once a year , they really make you feel supported and like you are not alone in this.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Everyone in the office at MCRM knows you and seems to genuinely care about you , it is a great place to go thru this
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The staff at MCRM is amazing . They are all sweet and caring and very knowledge .
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
We love Dr Ahlering, he explains everything in great detail and answers all our questions , he remains sensitive during this tough time but he also gives us a good laugh and keeps things light during our appointments which we really like. The only complaint we have is when we show up for appointments he doesn’t seemed quite organized and familiar with our file in the beginning and it takes a minute for him to get up to speed , which I know he is very busy so we understand and it’s not a big deal but it is something that could be improved on
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
You will love MCRM just ask all the questions to can to fully understand everything
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM and their degree of success.
We are getting ready to start and IVF cycle in May .
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM.
We will be doing the gold IVF package , the cost for the package and drugs will be 18,500
Describe Peter Ahlering's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at MCRM.
Dr Ahlering uses eSET which we prefer and was one of the reasons we picked him. It is safer to not have multiples in a pregnancy and that was not something we were interested in so this fit with our vision
7
Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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9
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
9
Sometimes it felt like pulling teeth to get information [from the nurses at MCRM Fertility] but very quick to answer all my questions...Nice atmosphere. Nurses help each other out. Good about helping if/when meds run out. Online portal is a good tool. If not doing a cycle, appointments are more difficult to get. Charged a copay for every time I just met and talked to the Dr in person...Doctor and nurses seem to really take an interest into each person/situation and want a good outcome.
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Age
32 - 33
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
9
Describe your experience with MCRM.
Nice atmosphere. Nurses help each other out. Good about helping if/when meds run out. Online portal is a good tool. If not doing a cycle, appointments are more difficult to get. Charged a copay for every time I just met and talked to the Dr in person.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Doctor and nurses seem to really take an interest into each person/situation and want a good outcome.
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM. (Assigned nurse: Jennifer )
Sometimes it felt like pulling teeth to get information but very quick to answer all my questions.
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
As a visual person, I liked when he explained the process verbally as well as drawing and showing pictures. I did have a rough egg retrivial and wish he would have kept me for observation instead of sending me home (as I had to come back the next day for medical help and he was surprised he didn't see me come back after retrivial).
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Ask questions! You can't ask too many.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM and their degree of success.
Egg Retrivial: Cetrotide, Gonal, and Menapour Transfer: (Will be) Estrogen patch and pill, and the pio shots and vaginal.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM.
5500 for PGS and PGD. 100 for meds. 2500 down payment. 500/year for freezing of embryos. Haven't gotten full dollar amount after insurance and from clinic.
Describe Peter Ahlering's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at MCRM.
Didn't talk to Dr about number. Decided on only 1 myself.
9
Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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9
Age
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
9
The clinic [MCRM] presents in a professional way with a comfortable atmosphere. Having a list of questions prepared prior to the visit was helpful so that Dr. Aubuchon knew what to cover and where we were at in regards to our treatment expectations.... Our coordinator was enthusiastic, positive, and yet empathetic and compassionate. There were a few miscommunications along the way, as there would be anywhere. However, they were always able to be fixed in a timely manner.
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Age
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
9
Describe your experience with MCRM.
The clinic presents in a professional way with a comfortable atmosphere. Having a list of questions prepared prior to the visit was helpful so that Dr. Aubuchon knew what to cover and where we were at in regards to our treatment expectations.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mira Aubuchon at MCRM?
Dr. Aubuchon treated us with dignity & respect. We felt as if she cared about our pregnancy and baby versus her stats.
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM.
Our coordinator was enthusiastic, positive, and yet empathetic and compassionate. There were a few miscommunications along the way, as there would be anywhere. However, they were always able to be fixed in a timely manner.
What specific things went wrong at MCRM?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
How was your experience with Mira Aubuchon at MCRM?
Dr. Aubuchon was gentle in delivering information and when speaking with us. We would have liked a deeper explanation of things such as multiple rates, risk, and research. My husband and I also understand not every patient wants that, so the physician is not always well prepared to answer these questions. When there were times that things did not go as planned, or there were difficulties, Dr. Aubuchon did well about listening to us and our decisions.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mira Aubuchon at MCRM?
As always, advocate for yourself. Do not feel bad about asking several questions.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mira Aubuchon at MCRM.
$500/IUI, $200/Ultrasound, around $350 for comprehensive SA.
8
Doctor
Mira Aubuchon
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
45 - 47
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF, 2 Egg Freezing, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
10
Clinic staff [at MCRM Chesterfield] could work on communication between staff. Overall, the staff is very caring & knowledgeable in their field.... She's [a nurse] very direct, can come across not very warm or compassionate. We had worked with her at a previous clinic & there was some tension & mistrust due to events that had happened. Took awhile to work through issues but eventually some trust was built and we were able to have a good working relationship.
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Age
45 - 47
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF, 2 Egg Freezing, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
10
Describe your experience with MCRM.
Clinic staff could work on communication between staff. Overall, the staff is very caring & knowledgeable in their field.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Doctor and staff are very caring & compassionate.
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM. (Assigned nurse: Shawnie Hurt)
She's very direct, can come across not very warm or compassionate. We had worked with her at a previous clinic & there was some tension & mistrust due to events that had happened. Took awhile to work through issues but eventually some trust was built and we were able to have a good working relationship.
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Dr. Ahlering provided excellent care. He is extremely knowledgeable & trustworthy. He was always positive & confident we would be successful. He is an amazing doctor who really cares about his patients & helping them achieve their dream of having children.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Write down a list of questions you would like answered.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM and their degree of success.
One stim cycle using Follistum, Ganirelex, menupur, hcg & dual trigger. PGS testing. Egg donor cycle 9 embryos tested & 6 came back normal. Transferred August 2016 but miscarriage in October 2016. Second transfer on 1-30-17 of 2 embryos. Currently 12 weeks 5 days pregnant with singleton.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM.
25k
Describe Peter Ahlering's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at MCRM.
He recommends transferring 1 PGS tested embryo at a time but will transfer two of client prefers.
10
Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
34 - 37
Treated
2014 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
8 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
[Nurse at MCRM is] Very nice and compassionate. Sometimes it seems like you get rushed responses to email and they don't always address all your concerns...2 hours away and we are not considered "out of town" patients. So we have our monitoring done closer to home but still have to pay for it in our package...Having low ovarian reserve, we are in the middle of embryo banking where we will go through 4 cycles of retrievals and one transfer. We are using nanobead sperm selection and genetic testing on the embryos before any potential transfer.
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Age
34 - 37
Treated
2014 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
8 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
Describe your experience with MCRM.
We leave 2 hours away and we are not considered "out of town" patients. So we have our monitoring done closer to home but still have to pay for it in our package.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mira Aubuchon at MCRM?
She lets you decide the path you want to take and listens to your concerns. She explains your situation and what she expects the outcome to be the best she can and doesn't push you in a certain direction.
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM. (Assigned nurse: Lindsay Van Winkle)
Very nice and compassionate. Sometimes it seems like you get rushed responses to email and they don't always address all your concerns.
How was your experience with Mira Aubuchon at MCRM?
She has done a good job telling us what to expect with our situation while being realistic even if it means we may not have a good result. She is very positive during visits and makes you feel like your questions are important.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mira Aubuchon at MCRM?
If you don't want to make the decision for yourself on your treatment, then you may want a doctor that doesn't care about your thoughts as she is really good and letting you drive what happens with your treatment and doesn't push you into anything.
Describe the protocols Mira Aubuchon used in your cycles at MCRM and their degree of success.
Having low ovarian reserve, we are in the middle of embryo banking where we will go through 4 cycles of retrievals and one transfer. We are using nanobead sperm selection and genetic testing on the embryos before any potential transfer.
Describe Mira Aubuchon's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at MCRM.
We haven't covered that in detail yet but she would do no more than 2
10
Doctor
Mira Aubuchon
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
10
All strengths [for MCRM-Chesterfield]!!! The communication is excellent!!! The emails, the follow ups, the phone calls, sharing your test results with you...it's just all so refreshing!... Emails late at night...phone appointments when you can't make it in to see him...you name it. YOU are the priority!!!... I hadn't ovulated in so so long. He [Dr Peter Ahlering] gave me clomid and progesterone to make that happen. While doing that he helped me to understand PCOS. Once I finally understood it, I could do my part and try to help. Knowing how the disease effects me
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Age
34 - 35
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
10
Describe your experience with MCRM.
All strengths!!! The communication is excellent!!! The emails, the follow ups, the phone calls, sharing your test results with you...it's just all so refreshing!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
He's amazing. Finally...I feel like we have a chance, because he's the best of the best!!
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM. (Assigned nurse: VanWinkle)
Caring, patient, gentle, understanding.
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
So compassionate! Not in it for the money...he will do ANYTHING to help you have the baby you so desperately want. He's truly amazing! Emails late at night...phone appointments when you can't make it in to see him...you name it. YOU are the priority!!!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Just let him direct you and trust! He knows exactly how to handle every situation.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM and their degree of success.
I hadn't ovulated in so so long. He gave me clomid and progesterone to make that happen. While doing that he helped me to understand PCOS. Once I finally understood it, I could do my part and try to help. Knowing how the disease effects me...I was able to loose lots of weight and do the proper things for my benefit. Also, my husband was put on clonid and antioxidants to raise his counts. Also referred him to urologist for vericoseal.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM.
What I paid was almost 40% less than what the clinic usually charges, as he was willing to cut all corners to help us!!! He's truly amazing.
10
Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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N/A
Age
36
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
N/A
Wonderful team, great facility. They [MCRM] try to make the experience as easy, convenient and comfortable as possible....[Nurse] So sweet and truly caring. She went out of her way to take care of me when risk of OHSS was high. A great listener...Some minor paperwork was lost. Send to be miscommunication between accounting and coordinator/ doctor regarding what procedures are necessary...Sincere, geniuine interactions with the entire staff, from the accountant all the way to Dr.
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Age
36
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
N/A
Describe your experience with MCRM.
Wonderful team, great facility. They try to make the experience as easy, convenient and comfortable as possible. I would look into their success numbers more- a higher pregnancy rate is based almost only in transferring viable embryos (PGS testing). Not everyone will get a viable embryo to transfer.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Sincere, geniuine interactions with the entire staff, from the accountant all the way to Dr. a
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM. (Assigned nurse: Jen A)
So sweet and truly caring. She went out of her way to take care of me when risk of OHSS was high. A great listener.
What specific things went wrong at MCRM?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Confident in his abilities and on the cutting edge of the newest technology. He loves what he does. Makes you feel comfortable and takes the time to talk to you, never rushes. Sometimes jumps around when you talk to him- battling ideas/working problems but it can lead to confusion.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Understand the packages! You may pay for a transfer you can never use.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM and their degree of success.
Recommended tese for MFI but numbers went up so we didn't use it. Resulted in no normal embryos. Wish we had stuck with original protocol.
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
35
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
My wife loves our coordinator [at MCRM-Chesterfield] which makes the entire process a heck of a lot easier. I am not a fan of needles, so I struggled with blood draws. Lindsay helped me feel at ease and I am happy to report I stopped passing out. She makes my wife feel comfortable every single time she is there.... I believe we paid about 30,000 for meds, two retrievals and one transfer.
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Age
35
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Engineer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Describe your experience with MCRM.
The only thing I think you should be aware of is the long wait (this isn't always true, but it does happen).
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Dr. A is easy to talk to and it's obvious he genuinely cares about his patients.
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM. (Assigned nurse: Lindsay VanWinkle)
My wife loves our coordinator which makes the entire process a heck of a lot easier. I am not a fan of needles, so I struggled with blood draws. Lindsay helped me feel at ease and I am happy to report I stopped passing out. She makes my wife feel comfortable every single time she is there.
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
He was great. My wife was comfortable and so was I. I went there for my semen analysis before we met with him, and I knew I'd like the organization because of the staff. Dr. A runs a happy facility. He is willing to spend as much time with you as needed, which is great (except when he's running behind because of it).
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Expect that some of your appointments will be behind schedule. He is thorough and likes to spend as much time with each individual patient as needed, so it's not uncommon to have an appointment be behind schedule. Sometimes my wife would wait for up to 30 minutes.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM.
I believe we paid about 30,000 for meds, two retrievals and one transfer.
10
Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
36
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Our diagnostic testing [at MCRM] for both my husband and myself was around $500...The majority of our contact was setting up the appointment and lab draws. Since our miscarriage we have heard from Jennifer Bader asking how we are and that they are thinking of us. I'm pleasantly surprised at the level of compassion...We have only had diagnostic labs/testing.
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Age
36
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Dr Ahlering spoke with us several times at length on the phone. Gave us our options and even referred us to a closer clinic should we choose to try IUI first to save us on travel.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The majority of our contact was setting up the appointment and lab draws. Since our miscarriage we have heard from Jennifer Bader asking how we are and that they are thinking of us. I'm pleasantly surprised at the level of compassion.
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
We have just had diagnostic labs/ testing. So far we are very pleased with Dr Ahlering. We were impressed he would refer us somewhere else for an IUI as we felt he was thinking of our best interest. We ended up naturally pregnant immediately after seeing him, however we lost the pregnancy and are deciding how to proceed.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM and their degree of success.
We have only had diagnostic labs/testing. He suggested an IUI as the next step. He suggested intercourse every day at the peak of my cycle. We did get pregnant, but lost the baby. We will follow up with him after my cycle returns.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM.
Our diagnostic testing for both my husband and myself was around $500
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Educational Resources
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10
Age
35
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IUI, 2 IVF, 2 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
[The nurse at MCRM is] Incredibly understanding and patient, deeply passionate about helping her patients. She made every visit less scary and made every question easy to ask. My coordinator was invaluable!... There are specific cycle weeks, so be prepared to be on birth control to get your cycle ready with theirs. The staff is friendly. Dr. A is thorough, so it's not uncommon to be behind schedule/late to appointments, but it's because he's always (always) wanting to be sure you fully understand everything. Amazing place!
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Age
35
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Entrepreneur
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IUI, 2 IVF, 2 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Describe your experience with MCRM.
There are specific cycle weeks, so be prepared to be on birth control to get your cycle ready with theirs. The staff is friendly. Dr. A is thorough, so it's not uncommon to be behind schedule/late to appointments, but it's because he's always (always) wanting to be sure you fully understand everything. Amazing place!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
He is kind, funny and compassionate. He always makes time to meet with you personally and answer questions.
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM. (Assigned nurse: Lindsay)
Incredibly understanding and patient, deeply passionate about helping her patients. She made every visit less scary and made every question easy to ask. My coordinator was invaluable!
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
My only complaint about Dr A is that he can sometimes get distracted or sidetracked, so it's best to write down your questions before meeting with him. Other than that, I literally can't think of anyone else I'd change about MCRM and Dr A.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
As I previously said, make sure you keep a list of questions handy so you can be sure to stay focused while meeting. He likes to talk!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM.
Reasonably priced, all things considered. He is not the most expensive in St. Louis and tries to keep cost low.
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Educational Resources
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10
Age
35
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
6 IVF, 6 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
10
My nurse [at MCRM] was incredibly helpful and made me feel like she was on my journey with me...Jen A was an absolute angel in the IVF process. She was available, answered any questions and made me feel positive and hopeful...I did a two banking cycle retrievals, a fertilization and FET with ICSI and embryoscope for $14,000...They have a great team and know that each person has a role, so they may transfer you around. But, it’s clear that people there love what they do because they are kind and compassionate. They were helpful for whatever I needed.
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Age
35
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
6 IVF, 6 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
10
Describe your experience with MCRM.
They have a great team and know that each person has a role, so they may transfer you around. But, it’s clear that people there love what they do because they are kind and compassionate. They were helpful for whatever I needed.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
My nurse was incredibly helpful and made me feel like she was on my journey with me. Dr. A was kind and knowledgeable.
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM. (Assigned nurse: Jen Atkinson)
Jen A was an absolute angel in the IVF process. She was available, answered any questions and made me feel positive and hopeful.
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Dr. A is so knowledgeable and really knows his research, which I appreciated because you need innovative and an outside the box thinker sometimes. He explained procedures in detail and gave thorough explanations and always directed me to the right people.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at MCRM.
I was monitored at an out of town clinic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM.
I did a two banking cycle retrievals, a fertilization and FET with ICSI and embryoscope for $14,000
10
Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
The clinic [MCRM] has recently expanded and is state of the art. The entire staff was very friendly and readily available to help in any way needed. Everyone is extremely caring and empathetic. They take the time to get to know you even though they see so many patients...The nursing staff was very knowledgeable and always willing to answer any questions that I had. Very friendly and supportive
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Age
32 - 33
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Describe your experience with MCRM.
The clinic has recently expanded and is state of the art. The entire staff was very friendly and readily available to help in any way needed. Everyone is extremely caring and empathetic. They take the time to get to know you even though they see so many patients
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
He met with us and went over my medical history. He listened and was very caring and helpful.
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM. (Assigned nurse: Lindsey and Rachel )
The nursing staff was very knowledgeable and always willing to answer any questions that I had. Very friendly and supportive
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Dr Ahlering is very knowledgeable and caring. He always took time to explain every step of our treatment plan to us. Dr Ahlering was extremely supportive and understanding and did all that he could to help us through the rough times
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
If you're looking to have a counseling session or be babied, he's probably not going to do that. When you go see him, be ready to hear the truth. He's there to get the job done, not drag things out, and knows his stuff.
10
Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Lindsay [a nurse at MCRM]. She was so helpful and answered all of my millions of questions. She made everything clear and was so helpful. She always got back to me very quickly and kept me informed. I felt like we had a friend/cheerleader throughout the process.... We paid out of pocket and the IVF cost around $10,000 plus $3,000-$4,000 in medication.
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Age
32 - 33
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Describe your experience with MCRM.
Everyone is very friendly and helpful. The place is very nice and clean.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Dr. Ahlering explained every step of the process. He was very thorough and compassionate.
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM. (Assigned nurse: Lindsay VanWinkle)
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Lindsay. She was so helpful and answered all of my millions of questions. She made everything clear and was so helpful. She always got back to me very quickly and kept me informed. I felt like we had a friend/cheerleader throughout the process.
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Dr. Ahlering was a wonderful doctor! We felt confident with him and even when things didn't go as planned the first round, he met with us and talked about the reasons why and a plan for the next round.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Make a list of all of your questions before you meet with him.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM and their degree of success.
We did IVF with Follistim, Menopur, and Ganirellix.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM.
We paid out of pocket and the IVF cost around $10,000 plus $3,000-$4,000 in medication.
Describe Peter Ahlering's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at MCRM.
He recommends testing one embryo if it is PGS tested, but will definitely let you do two if you want.
10
Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
36
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids
10
My ivf nurse/coordinator [at MCRM] is always available when I need her and answers any question whatso ever that i may have for her...This clinic is awesome. Has the latest technology. Great staff who go above and beyond for you. They will work very hard for u to make things happen to get u the results u want...we came up with this treatment plan due to my husband's male factor issues and my tubal blockage.
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Age
36
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids
10
Describe your experience with MCRM.
This clinic is awesome. Has the latest technology. Great staff who go above and beyond for you. They will work very hard for u to make things happen to get u the results u want.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mira Aubuchon at MCRM?
She has answered every question that I asked in a detailed answer that I could understand. She also worked with my obgyn doc to discuss previous history and tests results.
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM. (Assigned nurse: Jennifer farley)
My ivf nurse/coordinator is always available when I need her and answers any question whatso ever that i may have for her.
How was your experience with Mira Aubuchon at MCRM?
Dr aubuchon is very thorough and compassionate. She is very knowledgeable and explains things in a way that I can understand. She truly wants her patients to be a success. She has worked with my obgyn to make sure everything is addressed and taken care of
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mira Aubuchon at MCRM?
That they will love her
Describe the protocols Mira Aubuchon used in your cycles at MCRM and their degree of success.
I am going thru ivf in June so I don't have much to offer yet. But we came up with this treatment plan due to my husband's male factor issues and my tubal blockage.
10
Doctor
Mira Aubuchon
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
28
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation
10
Christina [a nurse at MCRM-Chesterfield] is great with organizing and arranging my treatments and getting back to me with questions.... Short waiting time and great with answering billing questions. Waiting room is comfortable and the receptionists are kind... So far my husband has had an in depth semin analysis, I had blood work and ultrasounds: we decided to do ovidril with the letrozole and after one month with that we have done IUI once
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Age
28
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation
10
Describe your experience with MCRM.
Short waiting time and great with answering billing questions. Waiting room is comfortable and the receptionists are kind
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM. (Assigned nurse: Christina)
Christina is great with organizing and arranging my treatments and getting back to me with questions
What specific things went wrong at MCRM?
  • Lost appointments
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Very educated and thorough explaining medical procedures and options. We spent an hour with him the first visit. Although we have been unable to see him since starting treatment, we have had questions answered through our corrdinator which work out just fine.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Don't stress about everything before you get all your options heard and understood
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM and their degree of success.
So far my husband has had an in depth semin analysis, I had blood work and ultrasounds: we decided to do ovidril with the letrozole and after one month with that we have done IUI once
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM.
I don't remember the consultation fee but the ultrasounds are $200 and IUI is $300 I believe
10
Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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8
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
I had a baseline ultrasound, a mid cycle ultrasound and then the IUI [at MCRM]. I was on Letrozole, Gonal and Ovidrel...They seem to run on time alot which is very nice...Each ultrasound is $200 and the IUI is $500. Medicine is around $100...She [nurse] is great!... The seminar they put on was absolutely amazing. Very informative and helpful to my husband and I. It made me feel that I am not alone in this process and because of that I have felt better throughout this while process and I am also now doing acupuncture from what I learned to help with infertility.
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
Describe your experience with MCRM.
They seem to run on time alot which is very nice.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Always made sure I understood what was going on and answered all my questions.
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM. (Assigned nurse: Christina )
She is great!
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Him and his staff are great to work with. They always answer all my questions I may. The seminar they put on was absolutely amazing. Very informative and helpful to my husband and I. It made me feel that I am not alone in this process and because of that I have felt better throughout this while process and I am also now doing acupuncture from what I learned to help with infertility.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Don't hesitate to ask any questions you may have.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM and their degree of success.
I had a baseline ultrasound, a mid cycle ultrasound and then the IUI. I was on Letrozole, Gonal and Ovidrel.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM.
Each ultrasound is $200 and the IUI is $500. Medicine is around $100
8
Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
28 - 29
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
This clinic [MCRM] has many stengths. First their ability to make you feel like a human in a very scientific experience and they make you feel like a priority.... She [a nurse] is always available for questions and willing to find the answers... Dr. Aherling is very kind and understanding. He is very open to hearing how you would like treatment to proceed as well as having a recommendation. My experience as a patient has been easy. I am always able to get my questions answered in a timely way and feel as if I have access to ask those questions to him and his very knowledgeable staff.
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Age
28 - 29
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
Describe your experience with MCRM.
This clinic has many stengths. First their ability to make you feel like a human in a very scientific experience and they make you feel like a priority.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
He is very knowledgeable about my circumstances. When he walk in the room, he knows exactly where I am at in my cycle, and what we need to discuss
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM. (Assigned nurse: Rachel Lowrie)
She is always available for questions and willing to find the answers
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Dr. Aherling is very kind and understanding. He is very open to hearing how you would like treatment to proceed as well as having a recommendation. My experience as a patient has been easy. I am always able to get my questions answered in a timely way and feel as if I have access to ask those questions to him and his very knowledgeable staff.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Trust him. He is an expert in his field and I know that he would never steer anyone wrong. Also, ask questions! Treatments can be overwhelming and stressful so if you have a concern or a question, speak up!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM.
Prices were comparable with other clinics
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
MCRM is the best. They go above and beyond!... Peggy and the rest of the staff were all warm and caring. They all go above and beyond... i don't remember the drugs and dosages we used. We did use Gonal-f. We retrieved 4 eggs (I only have one ovary), 3 fertilized normally and all 3 were transferred on day 3. We were pregnant with twins but one stopped growing at 8 weeks
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Age
35 - 36
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Describe your experience with MCRM.
MCRM is the best. They go above and beyond!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Dr Ahlering was always available to answer any questions I had. He was always kind and provided words of encouragement. He took time to explain the process to us and helped us come up with our next plan.
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM. (Assigned nurse: Peggy Reed)
Peggy and the rest of the staff were all warm and caring. They all go above and beyond
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Dr Ahlering is very knowledgeable. He uses all the newest technology and is willing to go the extra mile to help you get a positive outcome. I was very impressed with him and wished I had found him first!!!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Trust him! He definitely knows what he is doing!
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM and their degree of success.
i don't remember the drugs and dosages we used. We did use Gonal-f. We retrieved 4 eggs (I only have one ovary), 3 fertilized normally and all 3 were transferred on day 3. We were pregnant with twins but one stopped growing at 8 weeks
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM.
We paid for our cycle, the embryoscope, embryo glue and nano beads also meds
10
Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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N/A
Age
29
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
N/A
During diagnosis, I felt like my feelings and fears were not validated, but rather were brushed aside in order to keep going through process.
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Age
29
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
N/A
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mira Aubuchon at MCRM?
During diagnosis, I felt like my feelings and fears were not validated, but rather were brushed aside in order to keep going through process.
How was your experience with Mira Aubuchon at MCRM?
She was very knowledgeable, but seemed like she was not interested in discussing any other options with me. When I questioned something, or tried to explain my concerns, I felt like my concerns were not understood or validated.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mira Aubuchon at MCRM?
Be prepared to not have a lot of say in your plan.
Describe the protocols Mira Aubuchon used in your cycles at MCRM and their degree of success.
I was going through the diagnostic phase for PCOS. I came to the clinic with a very clear idea that this was my problem, but wanted confirmation. I met for an initial consultation, and then scheduled for ultrasounds. I was then told that were would immediately be starting cycles for IUI, although I was initially wanting to try a less invasive, as this was our first time.
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Doctor
Mira Aubuchon
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
Nursing
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10
Age
35
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
8 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS
10
It's [MCRM] in a good location. Clean. Smells good. It's welcoming...She [nurse] was also very kind and calmed my fears as I cried on the phone...She [Dr. Aubuchon] assured us that they were going to do everything in their power to help us grow our family. We are in the IVF process and are hopeful for a positive outcome. The staff have been great at communicating with us and that helps to calm the nerves.
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Age
35
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
8 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS
10
Describe your experience with MCRM.
It's in a good location. Clean. Smells good. It's welcoming.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mira Aubuchon at MCRM?
She was very kind and took the time to explain the process to us.
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM. (Assigned nurse: Rachel )
She was also very kind and calmed my fears as I cried on the phone.
How was your experience with Mira Aubuchon at MCRM?
She assured us that they were going to do everything in their power to help us grow our family. We are in the IVF process and are hopeful for a positive outcome. The staff have been great at communicating with us and that helps to calm the nerves.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mira Aubuchon at MCRM?
Ask questions until you truly understand what's going on.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mira Aubuchon at MCRM.
Insurance covered the diagnostic testing. We will pay out of pocket going forward.
9
Doctor
Mira Aubuchon
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
36
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
Shawnie [a nurse at MCRM] sometimes came across as rude or that she was bothered by my emails and questions.... A couple times that I needed bloodwork, Shawnie did not call in orders to Quest. I would get to Quest and have to get ahold of her while there, for tests to be ordered.... Dr. Ahlering was amazing. Simply could not have asked for a better dr. He responded to my inquiry quickly and answered any and all questions I had. He was very compassionate and explained to us exactly what was going to happen.... ICSI Embryoscope Nanobead
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Age
36
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM. (Assigned nurse: Shawnie Hurt)
Shawnie sometimes came across as rude or that she was bothered by my emails and questions.
What specific things went wrong at MCRM?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Dr. Ahlering was amazing. Simply could not have asked for a better dr. He responded to my inquiry quickly and answered any and all questions I had. He was very compassionate and explained to us exactly what was going to happen.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM?
Don't give up. He performs miracles.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM and their degree of success.
ICSI Embryoscope Nanobead
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM.
14,000
10
Doctor
Peter Ahlering
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
MCRM
Chesterfield
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