Methodist for Women

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Omaha
717 N. 190th Plaza
Omaha, NE 68022
(402) 815-1700
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Methodist for Women to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 77%Neutral: 10%Don't recommend: 13%9
79 assessments
  • 77% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 10% Neutral (7-8)
  • 13% Don't recommend (0-6)
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9.5
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Scheduling
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9.1
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8.9
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9.3
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9.1
Attention to Detail

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Annual Cycles for this Clinic
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8.6
Average Doctor Score
3 doctors
79 assessments
8
10
Age
28 - 30
Treated
2018 - 2020
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS, Other
8
10
Since being diagnosed with PCOS, I felt completely comfortable around Dr. Delaney. I knew I could ask the "stupid" questions and she wouldn't treat me as if I should already know the answers. My first egg retrieval and transfer went relatively well although did not end with desirable results. Leading up to my second transfer, I was hospitalized for OHSS...During my hospitalization, Dr. Delaney was compassionate and comforting, visiting me during my stay and discussing options for future transfers. She also called me personally on her cell phone once I returned home to ensure I was continuing a path to recovery.
Strengths and weaknesses of the nursing staff [at Methodist for Women] varied, as I would frequently work with different nurses. For the most part, I was very happy with the nurses I worked with. They were always upbeat, comforting, and knowledgeable...Monitoring appointments were first come first serve. Depending on the day, there could be a lengthy line down the hall...my egg retrieval expense was approximately $7,100. PGS testing for up to 8 embryos was $1,200. Cryopreservation of embryos was $1,000.
Age
28 - 30
Treated
2018 - 2020
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS, Other
8
10
How was your experience with Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women?
From the start of receiving my PCOS diagnosis in 2018, Dr. Delaney has been informative, re-assuring, and compassionate. In 2019, we transferred our first embryo which unfortunately did not stick around. Dr. Delaney felt this was primarily due to thin uterine lining. When I was ready to try again, Dr. Delaney wanted me to gain 10-15 pounds to increase estrogen levels and build a more robust uterine lining. I finally achieved my goal weight, although my second transfer was canceled on two occasions. One transfer was canceled due to thin uterine lining and the second was for OHSS complications leading to a short hospitalization. It should be noted that I was being monitored by other REs when my OHSS peaked, as Dr. Delaney was not available. It was Dr. Delaney, however, who determined my labs were critical and that I needed IV hydration. During my hospitalization, Dr. Delaney admitted my case was more complicated than she initially anticipated. She shared with me that she closely communicates with her colleagues to determine the best and safest protocol to achieve our desired results. This was reassuring to know she cared enough to reach out to other specialists to help us achieve the results we've been praying for. Unfortunately, we have yet to see a positive pregnancy test after two transfers.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women?
Take notes and advocate for yourself like you would with any other doctor. Remember that you are the customer and your RE is providing a service. Your questions and concerns are valid, as you're the one putting your body, emotions, and finances on the line. Don't be afraid to ask "stupid" questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women?
Since being diagnosed with PCOS, I felt completely comfortable around Dr. Delaney. I knew I could ask the "stupid" questions and she wouldn't treat me as if I should already know the answers. My first egg retrieval and transfer went relatively well although did not end with desirable results. Leading up to my second transfer, I was hospitalized for OHSS. I was unbelievably frustrated, emotional, and uncomfortable. And truthfully? I was mad. Not only had our transfer been canceled, but I knew a hospitalization related to fertility medications would not be financially friendly on our household income. During my hospitalization, Dr. Delaney was compassionate and comforting, visiting me during my stay and discussing options for future transfers. She also called me personally on her cell phone once I returned home to ensure I was continuing a path to recovery.
Describe the protocols Abigail Delaney used in your cycles at Methodist for Women and their degree of success.
For my egg retrieval, I remember stimulating with Follistim. I also used Ganirelix and a Lupron trigger to prevent OHSS. As I prepared for my first transfer, I was using oral/vaginal/transdermal estrogen (unsure of dose), baby Aspirin, and progesterone in oil. I may have been taking something else, although it’s been so long I can’t remember. In preparing for my second transfer, Dr. Delaney's goal was to increase circulation to my uterus. Therefore, I was on the following medications: vaginal estrace 2x/daily, 1/2 tab vaginal Cialis, L-arginine, baby Aspirin, Del-Estrogen every third day, and progesterone in oil.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Strengths and weaknesses of the nursing staff varied, as I would frequently work with different nurses. For the most part, I was very happy with the nurses I worked with. They were always upbeat, comforting, and knowledgeable. On occasion, I would work with a particular nurse over the phone who seemed to contradict what Dr. Delaney had previously told me and even recommended I start birth control on the wrong date. I have not worked with this nurse in quite some time – not by choice, just by chance. Most nurses have been really great at communicating with Dr. Delaney any questions I have to ensure we were all on the same page.
Describe your experience with Methodist for Women.
Overall, the clinic is very efficient. Reception staff are always friendly and welcoming. If it weren't for the early hour blood work and ultrasounds, I don't know how I would be able to make this all work with my job.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Methodist for Women.
Monitoring appointments were first come first serve. Depending on the day, there could be a lengthy line down the hall. Knowing this, I always showed up at the time the clinic opened or even a bit earlier so I could commute to work. It has never been a problem with my schedule. I do, however, wish they allowed more time for questions/concerns following the monitoring appointment. I felt rushed sometimes and felt privacy to ask these questions was limited, as you are sometimes exposed to other patients due to the work space.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women.
At the time, my egg retrieval expense was approximately $7,100. PGS testing for up to 8 embryos was $1,200. Cryopreservation of embryos was $1,000. Frozen embryo transfer was about $4,400. Medication expenses varied depending on the pharmacy for us. I would say we typically spent anywhere from $400-$1,000 on medications for egg retrieval and each transfer prep. This is a rough estimate!
Describe Abigail Delaney's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Methodist for Women.
Dr. Delaney wasn't opposed to doing an embryo transfer with two embryos, as we discussed this to increase chances for success. Although she did not recommend doing a multiple embryo transfer at this time, as we have PGS tested embryos.
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Abigail Delaney
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Methodist for Women
Omaha
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9
9
Age
34
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
9
9
As I'm a poor responder, I'm choosing to bank embryos at this time and have not done an embryo transfer [with Dr. Carolyn Doherty] yet...On blood draws, Dr. Doherty will come in herself on the second try to make sure I'm not stuck a bunch of times, and I really appreciate her taking the time...When my first retrieval didn't go as well as either of us hoped, she was honest about the fact that my treatment would be an uphill battle. I like that she doesn't sugar coat things or be misleading about how the next time will be amazing.
When I've asked for specific details from the clinic [Methodist for Women], they have always been provided to me. I'm very A type, so sometimes I want more control over my situation than I am given, but I've never felt like my doctors or the nurse staff didn't care about me or treat me like a person...Clinic is first come first serve, so I see multiple nurses and multiple doctors. Everyone has been very kind and organized. They are happy to answer any questions I have and take the time to speak with me when I need more attention. They have always been sympathetic when I've called to report a negative pregnancy test.
Age
34
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
9
9
How was your experience with Carolyn Maud Doherty at Methodist for Women?
I trust Dr. Doherty, and truly believes she knows what she is doing, even if I don't fully understand the course of action. When my first retrieval didn't go as well as either of us hoped, she was honest about the fact that my treatment would be an uphill battle. I like that she doesn't sugar coat things or be misleading about how the next time will be amazing. For the second retrieval, she didn't change my protocol as much as I hoped she would, but I'm currently stimming right now and have seen a big improvement in my response so far, so I'm happy I continued my treatment with her. It's hard to stay positive and trust, but it's worth it in the end. I would always like more communication, but any direct question I've asked has been answered so it has not been an issue.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carolyn Maud Doherty at Methodist for Women?
Take the opportunity to ask questions. It can be hard to ask questions during your appointment, but make sure you have your list ready for when the nurse calls in the afternoon. They have always been patient and more than happy to answer my specific questions. If they need to consult with Dr. Doherty, they will and call me back as soon as possible.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Carolyn Maud Doherty at Methodist for Women?
For the most part Dr. Doherty is blunt and fast moving during appointments, but that hasn't been an issue so far for me personally. When I've asked for specific details from the clinic, they have always been provided to me. I'm very A type, so sometimes I want more control over my situation than I am given, but I've never felt like my doctors or the nurse staff didn't care about me or treat me like a person. On blood draws, Dr. Doherty will come in herself on the second try to make sure I'm not stuck a bunch of times, and I really appreciate her taking the time.
Describe the protocols Carolyn Maud Doherty used in your cycles at Methodist for Women and their degree of success.
IUI #1: Started stimming on 100 iu of Follistim for six days, then did Pregnyl as my trigger shot. Following the procedure, I did a Progesterone suppository. This procedure did not result in a pregnancy. Rationale was to start low. I think I produced two big follicles. IUI #2: Started stimming on 200iu of Follistim for five days, moving to 300iu for the next six days when I wasn't responding well. I responded much better with nine follicles, but the procedure still did not result in a pregnancy. I was put on Progesterone in Oil instead of the suppository as my period came early with the first IUI. Due to two failures, and my endometriosis diagnosis, Dr. Doherty gave me the option between a third IUI or IVF. I moved on to IVF. Retrieval #1: I stimmed with 300iu of Follistim for five days before moving up to 450iu of Follistim for the next six days. I took Ganirelix for the last three of these days. While we saw 12 follicles, Dr. Doherty was only able to retrieve 5 egg, 4 of which were mature. This was partly due to my left ovary being too high and possible scarred from endometriosis to get much from. I ended up with 1 pgs normal embryo from that round. I'm currently stimming for my second retrieval. 225iu of Follistim in the morning, and 225iu of Follistim in the evening. I'm on my twelfth day and am responding better than for the first retrieval. They are seeing four follicles on the left and thirteen on the right so far. Possible retrieval on Friday.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Clinic is first come first serve, so I see multiple nurses and multiple doctors. Everyone has been very kind and organized. They are happy to answer any questions I have and take the time to speak with me when I need more attention. They have always been sympathetic when I've called to report a negative pregnancy test.
Describe your experience with Methodist for Women.
I love that my clinic is attached to the hospital. I feel very monitored and taken care of during procedures by everyone involved. I like the open clinic hours. It takes a lot of pressure to be on time or work with my schedule. Everyone has been very kind, and I enjoy seeing multiple doctors as everyone has their own style. My doctor will be on vacation for my second retrieval, but since I've seen the other doctors throughout my care, I am comfortable and confident to have another doctor perform my retrieval. I would like to see more communication about all the details about my treatment, but as long as I remember to ask questions it's not been a problem.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Methodist for Women.
It was a very efficient process. I've rarely had to wait any longer than 20 minutes. It works well with my schedule, and I get seen and out of the office quickly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carolyn Maud Doherty at Methodist for Women.
My insurance does not cover most costs, so I pay out of pocket for everything. Including medications, my first IUI cost $2,200.45, my second IUI cost $3,805.32, my first retrieval with a freeze all cycle cost $13,482.83. This does not include the laparoscopy surgery I had due to endometriosis.
Describe Carolyn Maud Doherty's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Methodist for Women.
As I'm a poor responder, I'm choosing to bank embryos at this time and have not done an embryo transfer yet.
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Doctor
Carolyn Maud Doherty
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Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Methodist for Women
Omaha
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10
10
Age
34 - 36
Treated
2018 - 2020
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Other
10
10
After years of seeing my general Obgyn and feeling unheard and discouraged, i finally felt truly listened to and not just during the initial consult [with Dr. Delaney] but every step of the way I was a part of the decision making process and was well informed to do so...She understands being on this side of the process and leads with an empathetic heart...She was always very transparent with me allowing me to process the info and make informed decisions for what was best for me and my family. I had a very complicated and somewhat rare diagnosis and i don’t feel that i would’ve had the successes that I’ve had in becoming a mother if it weren’t for Dr Delaney and her persistence and hopefulness in the process. She’s passionate and determined and she isn’t afraid to ask for help if she needs it. She consulted with other doctors to ensure she was on track with our plan of care and as a patie
At Methodist Womens, they are a team and work together seamlessly. The nurses are kind and compassionate and do a great job of explaining results and next steps so you truly understand the process. It’s a small group so when you receive phone calls with updates you can put a face to the call and it’s not a stranger giving you unexpected news... it truly feels like a family unit working together as one...From the gals at the front desk who will welcome you by name when you enter, to the staff doing your blood draw who make you comfortable whether it’s your first or your 100th time getting it done. Appointments are well organized and quick and easy, but also allow for tim
Age
34 - 36
Treated
2018 - 2020
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Other
10
10
How was your experience with Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women?
Dr Abigail Delaney is one of a kind, she puts her heart into her job and it shows day in and day out. The fertility world is full of ups and downs and i never felt alone throughout my journey. She was always very transparent with me allowing me to process the info and make informed decisions for what was best for me and my family. I had a very complicated and somewhat rare diagnosis and i don’t feel that i would’ve had the successes that I’ve had in becoming a mother if it weren’t for Dr Delaney and her persistence and hopefulness in the process. She’s passionate and determined and she isn’t afraid to ask for help if she needs it. She consulted with other doctors to ensure she was on track with our plan of care and as a patient that reassurance is nice too. Having complete faith and trust in Dr Delaney was easy for me, she made it that way and I’ll be visiting her again soon when we’re ready to try again.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women?
Have faith and trust in the process, it takes time and it’s not easy and it’s not always going to be the outcome you want on the first try but know the Dr Delaney is going to do everything she can to give you the outcome you’re hoping for
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women?
After years of seeing my general Obgyn and feeling unheard and discouraged, i finally felt truly listened to and not just during the initial consult but every step of the way I was a part of the decision making process and was well informed to do so. I had full trust in Dr Delaney from the moment I met her and she never gave up on the process and helped me to stay positive and moving forward as well. She understands being on this side of the process and leads with an empathetic heart.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
At Methodist Womens, they are a team and work together seamlessly. The nurses are kind and compassionate and do a great job of explaining results and next steps so you truly understand the process. It’s a small group so when you receive phone calls with updates you can put a face to the call and it’s not a stranger giving you unexpected news... it truly feels like a family unit working together as one.
Describe your experience with Methodist for Women.
This clinic is very welcoming and hospitable. They get to know you on a personal level and truly care about you and your family. From the gals at the front desk who will welcome you by name when you enter, to the staff doing your blood draw who make you comfortable whether it’s your first or your 100th time getting it done. Appointments are well organized and quick and easy, but also allow for time to get any questions answered and you don’t feel rushed out. Overall a great vibe of a positive work culture!
Describe Abigail Delaney's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Methodist for Women.
We elected to do single embryo transfer as that was the safest option for me and baby due to my cervical issues being able to safely carry if it were to be successful (which was the right choice because with both pregnancies i had to get a cerclage placed to carry to term).
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Abigail Delaney
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Omaha
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9
9
Age
31
Treated
2020
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor
9
9
During out consultation, Dr. Delaney proactively empathized with our inability to conceive in the typical 12 months...She took the time to explain treatment plan options and answer questions, rather than shoo us out the door...She personally called with the blood work results to tell me I had ovulated and what we would do differently next cycle...kind, smart and confident. She clearly outlined our treatment path and how that could change based on how my body responded. She took time to ask if I had any questions at each appointment and answer them clearly. During my first treatment cycle, I took 5mg letrozole C
I interacted with a number of nurses [at Methodist for Women]. All of them were kind and also empathetic when I called to tell them about my negative test following our IUI...The clinic offers a folder of information at your first appointment that includes their hours, protocols and pricing sheet, so I had a good idea right away of what number to call, when to call, how they operated over weekends, how much things would cost, etc. Very impressed with their communication and organization. They returns calls promptly and moved you through the check-in process quickly. Monitoring appointments, which are done frequently, are first come, first served from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. I appreciated that structure, because it's flexible to my schedule. I think if you're dealing with mild male factor, it would be smart to also work with a urologist, because while they have a good baseline understanding of male issues, their expertise seems more geared toward treating their female patients and less complex male factor.
Age
31
Treated
2020
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor
9
9
How was your experience with Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women?
I would describe Dr. Delaney as kind, smart and confident. She clearly outlined our treatment path and how that could change based on how my body responded. She took time to ask if I had any questions at each appointment and answer them clearly. During my first treatment cycle, I took 5mg letrozole CD3-7, and at my first monitoring ultrasound, Dr. Delaney calmly told me, pending blood work, it appeared I had already ovulated literally hours prior, and we'd likely need to cancel the IUI. It was disappointing, obviously, but she handled the situation in a way that prevented me from spiraling. She personally called with the blood work results to tell me I had ovulated and what we would do differently next cycle.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women?
Come to your appointments with questions ready, since on the phone you primarily dealt with nurses.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women?
During out consultation, Dr. Delaney proactively empathized with our inability to conceive in the typical 12 months and told us she is an "infertility to survivor." She took the time to explain treatment plan options and answer questions, rather than shoo us out the door.
Describe the protocols Abigail Delaney used in your cycles at Methodist for Women and their degree of success.
My husband had a normal and in fact strong sperm analysis, save low morphology. My tests (CD3 blood work, a saline sono, and ultrasound) came back normal, apart from subclinical hypothyroidism. She explained that if I weren't TTC, my TSH level would be fine but since I'm planning a pregnancy, she wanted me on a low dose of levothyroxine to lower that number below 2.5. During our first treatment cycle, I was instructed to call on CD1 and come in on CD3 for a baseline ultrasound. During that CD3 appointment, I saw a different doctor who told me to come back on CD14 for my first monitoring appointment. (I typically ovulated between CD16-19.) Dr. Delaney had prescribed 5 mg of letrozole on cycle days three through seven to "strengthen" ovulation and potentially recruit more than one follicle so the sperm would have multiple targets. When I came to my monitoring appointment, Dr. Delaney did my ultrasound and determined I had already ovulated from two follicles. She told me we'd follow the same treatment path, but I would come in on CD11 instead for my first monitoring appointment. We did that during our second treatment cycle. I used 10,000 units of Pregnyl to trigger ovulation the night of my monitoring appointment and returned ~36 hours later for our IUI. My husband had an abnormally low post-wash count of 4 million. The clinic will do IUI with counts as low as 2 million – they did not explain why they were willing to go that low. The IUI was not successful.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I interacted with a number of nurses. All of them were kind and also empathetic when I called to tell them about my negative test following our IUI. They were organized and gave clear instructions. They were not able to answer questions about why my husband's sperm did so poorly in the wash. When they called to relay my treatment plan after my failed IUI, they were not able to answer when I asked why Dr. Delaney wanted to move to injectables even though I responded well to letrozole.
Describe your experience with Methodist for Women.
The clinic offers a folder of information at your first appointment that includes their hours, protocols and pricing sheet, so I had a good idea right away of what number to call, when to call, how they operated over weekends, how much things would cost, etc. Very impressed with their communication and organization. They returns calls promptly and moved you through the check-in process quickly. Monitoring appointments, which are done frequently, are first come, first served from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. I appreciated that structure, because it's flexible to my schedule. I think if you're dealing with mild male factor, it would be smart to also work with a urologist, because while they have a good baseline understanding of male issues, their expertise seems more geared toward treating their female patients and less complex male factor.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women.
My insurance covered diagnostic care but not treatment. The following prices are for those without insurance. Consult: $400 CD3 lab panel: $326 Sono hysterosalpingogram: $1,000 IUI: $800 Ultrasound (1): $225 Ultrasound + blood work for monitoring appointment (1): $327 Letrozole: ~$10 Trigger shot: $100 Progesterone supplements: ~$10 Total for one IUI: $1,472 Clinic's listed cost of a handful of other treatment we have not needed yet: Egg retrieval: $7,100 Fresh transfer: $3,200 Embryo freezing: $1,000 Frozen transfer: $4,400
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Abigail Delaney
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Methodist for Women
Omaha
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8
10
Age
26 - 29
Treated
2017 - 2020
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
8
10
For my egg retrieval my body was responding slowly to my injections because I have PCOS. She saw this and upped my doses and lengthened my cycle so that we got the best results and the most eggs ... Dr Oakes is very personal and is great at explaining things in a non medical way so that I can understand it all. She is very honest with results or how your cycle is going and if she thinks things are going good or bad. I love her honesty even if it’s news you don’t want to hear. She always has a plan though for the good or the bad!
Strength: they [Methodist For Women] are very friendly and organized and the office runs very smoothly. They also have a financial lady who can help you with any questions you might have throughout the process. Weakness: initial consult might take a few months to get into. Once that happens you can be seen more frequently though.
Age
26 - 29
Treated
2017 - 2020
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
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10
How was your experience with Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women?
Dr Oakes is very personal and is great at explaining things in a non medical way so that I can understand it all. She is very honest with results or how your cycle is going and if she thinks things are going good or bad. I love her honesty even if it’s news you don’t want to hear. She always has a plan though for the good or the bad!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women?
Don’t be afraid to take a list of questions in to her. She will answer them all very honestly and don’t be afraid to open up to her about anything!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women?
She remembers my face and name and will call me personally with any important results. She also makes time to listen to any questions or concerns that I have.
Describe the protocols Meghan Oakes used in your cycles at Methodist for Women and their degree of success.
For my egg retrieval my body was responding slowly to my injections because I have PCOS. She saw this and upped my doses and lengthened my cycle so that we got the best results and the most eggs retrieved so that I hopefully will never need another retrieval.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Methodist for Women. (Assigned nurse: Monica)
All the nurses are always happy and cheerful. They will always help you if you have questions about anything. I feel like they all genuinely want us to succeed in our journeys.
Describe your experience with Methodist for Women.
Strength: they are very friendly and organized and the office runs very smoothly. They also have a financial lady who can help you with any questions you might have throughout the process. Weakness: initial consult might take a few months to get into. Once that happens you can be seen more frequently though.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women.
For medications, egg retrieval and 2 transfers we spent roughly. $25,000
Describe Meghan Oakes's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Methodist for Women.
I do wish we would have transferred 2 embryos the first round instead of 1. She advised against it but I believe it might have worked. My 2nd transfer worked and we transferred 2.
8
Doctor
Meghan Oakes
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
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Methodist for Women
Omaha
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10
10
Age
32 - 35
Treated
2017 - 2020
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
10
10
I came to Dr. Delaney after 3 failed IVF attempts and being told I would more than likely need an egg donor. She immediately disagreed and gave us so much hope, explaining that we could try things a little differently and still have a great chance of having our own children. It’s not often that you go through something like this and come out with a doctor that you would also consider a friend.
I only had one retrieval [at Methodist for Women] but had 27 eggs retrieved, 15 day 5 embryos and 6 viable after PGS...They got to know me pretty well with how much I was there! They were all great and always greeted me in clinic and on the phone as a person, not just one of their patients...All of the doctors are amazing so even if you don’t see your own, you can feel comfortable knowing you’re still in great hands. Be prepared to spend some time in the waiting room because they are a busy clinic! But I do think that goes to show the amount of patients that want to see them.
Age
32 - 35
Treated
2017 - 2020
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
10
10
How was your experience with Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women?
I honestly don’t have enough good things to say about Dr. Delaney. Coming from a doctor who I felt somewhat gave up on our case, she got me through one of the hardest times of my life. And although it wasn’t an easy road, she handled the bumps in a way that kept me comfortable throughout the entire grueling process. I never doubted that she would get us a family and she made sure that I didn’t.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women?
Sometimes the process takes time and a LOT of effort on you and the doctors part, but if you can, give it that time! It’s not always a quick fix, but If you let her, Dr. Delaney will put her entire heart into getting you your desired family!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women?
I came to Dr. Delaney after 3 failed IVF attempts and being told I would more than likely need an egg donor. She immediately disagreed and gave us so much hope, explaining that we could try things a little differently and still have a great chance of having our own children. It’s not often that you go through something like this and come out with a doctor that you would also consider a friend.
Describe the protocols Abigail Delaney used in your cycles at Methodist for Women and their degree of success.
Gonal F for stimulation for retrieval and also for stimulated transfers because my lining wouldn’t thicken for transfers with estrogen. I only had one retrieval with her, but had 27 eggs retrieved, 15 day 5 embryos and 6 viable after PGS.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They got to know me pretty well with how much I was there! They were all great and always greeted me in clinic and on the phone as a person, not just one of their patients.
Describe your experience with Methodist for Women.
All of the doctors are amazing so even if you don’t see your own, you can feel comfortable knowing you’re still in great hands. Be prepared to spend some time in the waiting room because they are a busy clinic! But I do think that goes to show the amount of patients that want to see them.
10
Doctor
Abigail Delaney
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Methodist for Women
Omaha
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9
10
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2019 - 2020
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
Diagnosis
Male Factor
9
10
She [Dr. Carolyn Maud Doherty] treated us very well and answered all of our questions when we were present. She is very matter of fact and no nonsense...We appreciated her candor and her assessment of the situation as well as plan to move forward...[nurses are] Very helpful! They call you right back no matter what the question. They are kind, courteous, and knowledgeable. Very compassionate staff...
The consultation was just our copay [at Methodist for Women]. Insurance has covered a few expenses and the clinic has reduced other costs based on cash payment. Overall they gave us the costs up front so we knew what to expect...Overall experience is great. Biggest issue for us is the four hour travel time. It takes coordination to plan all of our appointments on the same day but they are always willing to help you with that if you ask which is phenomenal...
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2019 - 2020
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Diagnosis
Male Factor
9
10
How was your experience with Carolyn Maud Doherty at Methodist for Women?
We appreciated her candor and her assessment of the situation as well as plan to move forward. We felt that the clinic could have given us more information but we understand everything depends on personal cycles. They did a great job with medication and injection teaching. Unfortunately, we were unable to proceed due to Coronavirus canceling all elective procedures but the office contacted us.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carolyn Maud Doherty at Methodist for Women?
Do not expect her to be super sensitive to you. If you need someone who is very empathetic and will listen to your every worry she probably is not your person. If you want someone who is just really good at what she does then I would highly recommend her.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Carolyn Maud Doherty at Methodist for Women?
She treated us very well and answered all of our questions when we were present. She is very matter of fact and no nonsense. Our cycle was interrupted due to Coronavirus and that has been disheartening but that's not her fault.
Describe the protocols Carolyn Maud Doherty used in your cycles at Methodist for Women and their degree of success.
We were just about to start that before the Covid-19 outbreak.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Very helpful! They call you right back no matter what the question. They are kind, courteous, and knowledgeable. Very compassionate staff.
Describe your experience with Methodist for Women.
Overall experience is great. Biggest issue for us is the four hour travel time. It takes coordination to plan all of our appointments on the same day but they are always willing to help you with that if you ask which is phenomenal.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carolyn Maud Doherty at Methodist for Women.
The consultation was just our copay. Insurance has covered a few expenses and the clinic has reduced other costs based on cash payment. Overall they gave us the costs up front so we knew what to expect.
Describe Carolyn Maud Doherty's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Methodist for Women.
Do not know enough yet to comment
9
Doctor
Carolyn Maud Doherty
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
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Methodist for Women
Omaha
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6
6
Age
26 - 27
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
6
6
I felt like she [Dr. Abigail Delaney] really rushed and pushed us to pursue IVF. She said it was our only option to get pregnant. I felt like there maybe should have been new blood work tests done for me since she was looking at some from my OB office and all the results were good on those. I also feel like I should have had a ultrasound or scan done to make sure everything was good for me on the inside. There was no talk on things that could be done to help my husbands SA. He later went to a urologist and received help there, but that was never mentioned as an option at the time. We were two 25 year old, newlyweds with student debt and had no way to afford IVF. I just felt like more could have been checked/discussed before jumping right into that option. We decided to make some lifestyle changes, get healthy, and take time off from doctors. We will see a second one later this year.
I loved the clinic [Methodist for Women]! It was nice and calming. The girls at the front desk were so helpful and answered any questions I had. They were accommodating. It was also nice that their office is attached to an amazing hospital with the best labor and delivery doctors and nurses...I felt like she [Dr. Abigail Delaney] really rushed and pushed us to pursue IVF. She said it was our only option to get pregnant. I felt like there maybe should have been new blood work tests done for me since she was looking at some from my OB office and all the results were good
Age
26 - 27
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
6
6
How was your experience with Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women?
I felt like she really rushed and pushed us to pursue IVF. She said it was our only option to get pregnant. I felt like there maybe should have been new blood work tests done for me since she was looking at some from my OB office and all the results were good on those. I also feel like I should have had a ultrasound or scan done to make sure everything was good for me on the inside. There was no talk on things that could be done to help my husbands SA. He later went to a urologist and received help there, but that was never mentioned as an option at the time. We were two 25 year old, newlyweds with student debt and had no way to afford IVF. I just felt like more could have been checked/discussed before jumping right into that option. We decided to make some lifestyle changes, get healthy, and take time off from doctors. We will see a second one later this year.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women?
If you feel like something was off or not right about your appointment, get a second opinion
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women?
I didn’t feel like she really connected with me or took the time to. It was more so just her reading over the blood work that my OB had done and the semen analysis results for my husband. She did not do any new tests on me or scans or anything. She just pretty much said that since I told my OB the symptoms I was having I have PCOS (even though all my blood work is normal)
Describe your experience with Methodist for Women.
I loved the clinic! It was nice and calming. The girls at the front desk were so helpful and answered any questions I had. They were accommodating. It was also nice that their office is attached to an amazing hospital with the best labor and delivery doctors and nurses
6
Doctor
Abigail Delaney
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Frequency seen during appointments
6
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Methodist for Women
Omaha
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7
8
Age
26
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
7
8
She [Dr. Meghan Oakes] made small talk, was warm but honest at the same time. Maybe a little bit rushed, but not terrible...She treated me with respect at the consultation and made note that I knew what I was talking about and had medical background. During follicle ultrasounds she explained things well...she really did a great job at letting me know her exact thoughts and expectations...maybe a little rough around the edges. Her sense of humor is just like mine so we clicked really well, but to others it might be taken wrongly. Infertility sucks, but having some humor throughout the process is a necessity to stay sane and I like that she can joke around and make the appointments less daunting.
Monica [nurse at Methodist for Women] was amazing to speak to and showed a calm and caring attitude. I don’t believe she was assigned to my care directly but the few times I called the clinic she was so helpful...Only once I was confused as to who was suppose to contact who with results...As any fertility clinic it’s a bit quiet and awkward in the waiting room. I did find it weird the men who were waiting for sperm analysis had to fill out paperwork wait in the same waiting room as the ladies. Only for the fact that those men (my husband included) were already nervous about the whole situation, the last thing they wanted was to be sitting in a room full of women, who definitely knew what they were about to do. Other than that the clinic is clean and friendly. Getting called back for bloodwork and then sent back to the waiting room after and then called back again for the ultrasound was kind of annoying, but if that’s how they keep it from getting congested then it is what it is.
Age
26
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Entrepreneur
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
7
8
How was your experience with Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women?
She treated me with respect at the consultation and made note that I knew what I was talking about and had medical background. During follicle ultrasounds she explained things well, made small talk to make me comfortable, answered any questions I had but seemed just a little rushed. I can’t really complain though, because she really did a great job at letting me know her exact thoughts and expectations.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women?
I would tell them she’s nice but maybe a little rough around the edges. Her sense of humor is just like mine so we clicked really well, but to others it might be taken wrongly. Infertility sucks, but having some humor throughout the process is a necessity to stay sane and I like that she can joke around and make the appointments less daunting.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women?
She made small talk, was warm but honest at the same time. Maybe a little bit rushed, but not terrible.
Describe the protocols Meghan Oakes used in your cycles at Methodist for Women and their degree of success.
I was directed to take 75 IU of Follistim injections once daily starting cycle day 3. We started at this lower dose because I ovulate naturally already and I’ve also responded easily to Clomid and Femara in the past. I went in for blood draws and follicle ultrasounds when directed and on Day 5 of injections (cycle day 8) I had my follicle ultrasound showing I was ready for the trigger shot the next evening and then for the insemination that weekend. I had a different specialist go my actual IUI as it was a weekend and a holiday but it all went smoothly. I start progesterone 100 mg twice daily 3 days past insemination. 2 weeks later I got a negative test. I stopped taking progesterone that day and my period started within 5-8 hours.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Monica was amazing to speak to and showed a calm and caring attitude. I don’t believe she was assigned to my care directly but the few times I called the clinic she was so helpful.
Describe your experience with Methodist for Women.
As any fertility clinic it’s a bit quiet and awkward in the waiting room. I did find it weird the men who were waiting for sperm analysis had to fill out paperwork wait in the same waiting room as the ladies. Only for the fact that those men (my husband included) were already nervous about the whole situation, the last thing they wanted was to be sitting in a room full of women, who definitely knew what they were about to do. Other than that the clinic is clean and friendly. Getting called back for bloodwork and then sent back to the waiting room after and then called back again for the ultrasound was kind of annoying, but if that’s how they keep it from getting congested then it is what it is.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women.
My consult was priced at $400 and I paid approx $200. I don’t remember what my blood work cost. My ultrasounds were prices at $250 each and I paid approx $50 each. My husbands portion of IUI was originally $500 but with insurance we paid approx. $300. My portion of IUI was to be $300 and we paid approx $150. Injections were to cost $1,200 and I paid approx $380 with insurance. Unfortunately though my lifetime max on my insurance is about to be met, so these savings won’t last long.
What specific things went wrong at Methodist for Women?
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Methodist for Women.
Only once I was confused as to who was suppose to contact who with results. So I called in and they mentioned “Oh yes, we do have those results for you.” So I did wonder if or how long it would’ve taken if I had waited for them to call me. Treatment is such a timed process that waiting around on results to decide what the next step or action can mess a lot up.
7
Doctor
Meghan Oakes
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
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Methodist for Women
Omaha
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8
10
Age
39
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
10
If you prefer a doctor who will grieve your losses with you, Dr. Doherty probably isn't the right fit for you as she doesn't come across as a warm person. She is sarcastic and to the point. She also places a lot of emphasis on patients' weight and advises patients gain weight and don't eat healthfully, in attempts to increase fat cells and, therefore, estrogen production...is very blunt. If you have questions, she will answer them, but you must have them prepared and ready to ask.
The clinic [Methodist for Women] is amazingly efficient. The entire staff knows the process very well and is very professional. It's a well-oiled machine. With that said, though, sometimes they forget that it is a patient's first time going through treatment since they are so familiar with the process. If you remind them that it's your first time going through treatment or if you have questions ready to ask, they're more than willing to elaborate more on their instructions to help assist your comfort level with the process/instructions.
Age
39
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
10
How was your experience with Carolyn Maud Doherty at Methodist for Women?
Dr. Doherty is very blunt and to the point. She is most interested in finding the problem and determining the correct solution. You need to be prepared with your questions and make sure that you don't leave until you're satisfied that your questions are answered. If you prefer a doctor who will grieve your losses with you, Dr. Doherty probably isn't the right fit for you as she doesn't come across as a warm person. She is sarcastic and to the point. She also places a lot of emphasis on patients' weight and advises patients gain weight and don't eat healthfully, in attempts to increase fat cells and, therefore, estrogen production.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carolyn Maud Doherty at Methodist for Women?
Ask yourself if it's more important that your doctor comforts you when treatment fails or for your doctor to blunt about your treatment and options going forward. If the former is more important to you, Dr. Doherty probably isn't the right fit for you. Also, make sure you're prepared with questions to ask and don't leave the office until you feel your questions have been adequately answered.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Carolyn Maud Doherty at Methodist for Women?
Dr. Doherty is very blunt. If you have questions, she will answer them, but you must have them prepared and ready to ask.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They have the clinic system down perfectly. Efficient and like a well-oiled machine. Everyone is very knowledgeable about the process.
Describe your experience with Methodist for Women.
The clinic is amazingly efficient. The entire staff knows the process very well and is very professional. It's a well-oiled machine. With that said, though, sometimes they forget that it is a patient's first time going through treatment since they are so familiar with the process. If you remind them that it's your first time going through treatment or if you have questions ready to ask, they're more than willing to elaborate more on their instructions to help assist your comfort level with the process/instructions.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carolyn Maud Doherty at Methodist for Women.
$400 for initial consultation; $300 for ultrasounds & blood work; $800 for IUI procedures ($300 associated with male services; $500 for female services)
8
Doctor
Carolyn Maud Doherty
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
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Methodist for Women
Omaha
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9
10
Age
40
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
9
10
She [Dr. Meghan Oakes] has a great bedside manner and while she does not sugar coat things, she is warm in her approach to discussing options and what her thoughts are. She always communicates what she is about to do during any check-up or procedure and she performs all of her own procedures. Even passing her in the hall for blood work she greets you and asks how things are going. I highly recommend her...Fairly normal/common cycle of menopur and Ganirelix with a lupron trigger. Estradiol and progesterone oil leading up to the transfer.
I am given a form [at Methodist For Women] outlining the costs that will be submitted to insurance...Strengths - you don't feel like a number; Open monitoring time (which might seem like a nightmare but this always moves faster than my old clinic which was always running late with appts) Weaknesses - no web portal to review med protocol or receive dosing info; you have to write down med protocol when they call...The entire clinic is very nice and caring and learn your name and greet you with smiles and will stop and chat with you even if it's not an appointment you are seeing the doctor.
Age
40
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Consultant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
9
10
How was your experience with Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women?
She has a great bedside manner and while she does not sugar coat things, she is warm in her approach to discussing options and what her thoughts are. She always communicates what she is about to do during any check-up or procedure and she performs all of her own procedures. Even passing her in the hall for blood work she greets you and asks how things are going. I highly recommend her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women?
My advice for seeing any doctor is always advocate for yourself.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women?
The entire clinic is very nice and caring and learn your name and greet you with smiles and will stop and chat with you even if it's not an appointment you are seeing the doctor.
Describe the protocols Meghan Oakes used in your cycles at Methodist for Women and their degree of success.
Fairly normal/common cycle of menopur and Ganirelix with a lupron trigger. Estradiol and progesterone oil leading up to the transfer.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They learn names, return phone calls timely and are there to answer any questions. Everyone has been very nice during the process.
Describe your experience with Methodist for Women.
Strengths - you don't feel like a number; Open monitoring time (which might seem like a nightmare but this always moves faster than my old clinic which was always running late with appts) Weaknesses - no web portal to review med protocol or receive dosing info; you have to write down med protocol when they call
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Methodist for Women.
Seemed to be well oiled machine I was in and out every time in less than 30 mins from walking in and almost always giving blood within first 10 mins of arriving. Way better than my previous experience with a clinic that worked on appointments only.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women.
I'm lucky that insurance is covering 100% of treatment once I hit my deductible but each visit I am given a form outlining the costs that will be submitted to insurance.
9
Doctor
Meghan Oakes
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
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Methodist for Women
Omaha
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6
6
Age
40 - 42
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Unexplained
6
6
She [Dr. Oakes] is quite forward about her concerns regarding our fertility. We have had no success with her but was open to us trying despite our age. Our only issue is when treatment has failed to achieve a successful pregnancy (I.e miscarriage), they often make suggestions to changing treatment after the fact even after they had previous knowledge of our history. Would like to have seen them be more proactive and less reactive...
[Monitoring at Methodist for Women] was a cattle call and usually the waiting room is moderately full...4-5000 for IUI with monitoring. 20,000 for IVF with PGS testing...You really have to jump in and ask questions and be assertive. They will not fully educate you on ART procedures and I feel they expect you to have some knowledge before you work with them. While there is no guarantees to achieve a pregnancy, there are many other clinics that have bundled or shared responsibility plans that make repeated attempts more affordable. 1 attempt is not realistic and I can see why others leave for clinics outside of this area.
Age
40 - 42
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Unexplained
6
6
How was your experience with Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women?
She has been good to work with. She is quite forward about her concerns regarding our fertility. We have had no success with her but was open to us trying despite our age. Our only issue is when treatment has failed to achieve a successful pregnancy (I.e miscarriage), they often make suggestions to changing treatment after the fact even after they had previous knowledge of our history. Would like to have seen them be more proactive and less reactive.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women?
Ask a lot of questions and advocate for yourself, even if they don’t agree with you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women?
She was very caring and concerned about our overall wellbeing. She did what she could within her scope of knowledge
Describe the protocols Meghan Oakes used in your cycles at Methodist for Women and their degree of success.
We were placed on birth control for three weeks prior to Gonal F injections for egg growth and stimulation. We had to administer Cetrotide prior to maturation to prevent ovulation and administered Trigger prior to retrieval.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Compassionate, knowledgeable and caring. Tough when they need to be but overall we couldn’t have been more pleased.
Describe your experience with Methodist for Women.
Very busy clinic. You really have to jump in and ask questions and be assertive. They will not fully educate you on ART procedures and I feel they expect you to have some knowledge before you work with them. While there is no guarantees to achieve a pregnancy, there are many other clinics that have bundled or shared responsibility plans that make repeated attempts more affordable. 1 attempt is not realistic and I can see why others leave for clinics outside of this area.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Methodist for Women.
It was a cattle call and usually the waiting room is moderately full
Describe the costs associated with your care under Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women.
4-5000 for IUI with monitoring. 20,000 for IVF with PGS testing.
6
Doctor
Meghan Oakes
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
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Methodist for Women
Omaha
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10
10
Age
33 - 37
Treated
2015 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
10
10
[Dr.] Oakes explained all possibilities and treatment options at our initial consultation and met with us to discuss the next options and adjusted treatment as needed. She was compassionate and kept expectations realistic...appeared genuinely sad when my last two cycles were not successful...IVF #3:...two made it to blast, PGS testing resulted in no normal embryos for transfer Waiting on IVF with donor eggs...is recommending eSET due to concern about early labor if two transferred and I became pregnant with twins or multiples; she has discussed this from the beginning and was upfront and I understand and agree with her recommendation
Strengths [at Methodist For Women]: friendly, helpful, billing staff was always friendly and helpful, billing staff helped me understand costs and make payment plan Weaknesses: very busy office, so may feel rushed or like there is not time to answer questions...nurses and doctors greet me by name and are familiar with my treatment history and next steps for treatment. Doctor Oakes appeared genuinely sad when my last two cycles were not successful.
Age
33 - 37
Treated
2015 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women?
Meghan Oakes explained all possibilities and treatment options at our initial consultation and met with us to discuss the next options and adjusted treatment as needed. She was compassionate and kept expectations realistic.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women?
Ask questions often and ask to speak with Dr. Oakes if that is what is needed.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women?
The clinic is very busy, but nurses and doctors greet me by name and are familiar with my treatment history and next steps for treatment. Doctor Oakes appeared genuinely sad when my last two cycles were not successful.
Describe the protocols Meghan Oakes used in your cycles at Methodist for Women and their degree of success.
IUI #1 and #2: tracking cycle at home IUI#3: low dose of injectable hormones to increase number of eggs and egg quality IVF #1: typical protocol, 12 fertilized eggs, none made it to blast stage IVF #2: different stimulating medication (Menopure) due to low estrogen during IVF #1, different trigger (Lupron) because estrogen was too high; retrieval was stopped because Lupron trigger did not work and eggs were not mature; triggered with HCG, retrieval next day produced some mature eggs; 2 eggs made it to blast, one was PGS tested normal; transfer resulted in chemical pregnancy IVF #3: Menopure for stimulation, HCG for trigger, do not remember # retrieved or fertilized, two made it to blast, PGS testing resulted in no normal embryos for transfer Waiting on IVF with donor eggs
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Kind, efficient
Describe your experience with Methodist for Women.
Strengths: friendly, helpful, billing staff was always friendly and helpful, billing staff helped me understand costs and make payment plan Weaknesses: very busy office, so may feel rushed or like there is not time to answer questions
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Methodist for Women.
The clinic was an hour away, so the drive to get there during monitoring hours was frustrating, but that is not the clinic's fault. I live in a rural state, so there are few options. Based on the number of patients that day, the wait can feel long. It is efficient though.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women.
Through Dr. Oakes's office, I paid for blood tests, ultrasounds, consultations, retrievals, transfers, sperm analysis, anethesia, and any other costs associated. I purchased medications through a pharmacy and genetic analysis through another company. In all, we have spent at least $60,000 for all treatments.
Describe Meghan Oakes's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Methodist for Women.
Dr. Oakes is recommending eSET due to concern about early labor if two transferred and I became pregnant with twins or multiples; she has discussed this from the beginning and was upfront and I understand and agree with her recommendation
10
Doctor
Meghan Oakes
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Methodist for Women
Omaha
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10
10
Age
28 - 29
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Unexplained
10
10
Dr. Delaney always personally made sure to answer my questions and make me feel heard. At one point when I was especially stressed out and nervous, she even offered for me to call her anytime even if I just needed to talk. When we lost our last pregnancy, she also gave me the biggest hug and let me break down.... We tried one round of iui with Femara and it was cancelled so we have always done injectable medication. After trying three iui’s, our doctor said she would do one more if we wanted
A few of the nurses [at Methodist For Women] came off as cold and grumpy a few times, but they were never the “regular” nurses I saw. For the most part, my nurses were always kind and compassionate and very knowledgeable... You often see the other doctors, especially if you are doing an IUI, and the other doctors don’t have as great of bedside manner. For example, both of our ultrasounds during our last miscarriage were done by the other doctors
Age
28 - 29
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women?
I absolutely love Dr. Delaney. I don’t have any complaints about her. I always feel cared for and she always seems invested in my success. Throughout this whole process I have always felt that she has been rooting for us and truly hopes she helps us to become parents.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women?
Be honest with her and don’t be afraid to ask questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women?
Dr. Delaney always personally made sure to answer my questions and make me feel heard. At one point when I was especially stressed out and nervous, she even offered for me to call her anytime even if I just needed to talk. When we lost our last pregnancy, she also gave me the biggest hug and let me break down.
Describe the protocols Abigail Delaney used in your cycles at Methodist for Women and their degree of success.
We tried one round of iui with Femara and it was cancelled so we have always done injectable medication. After trying three iui’s, our doctor said she would do one more if we wanted but we didn’t want to waste the money on something that wasn’t working. With the egg retrieval cycle, she adjusted my meds whenever necessary and tried to find the sweet spot between getting a lot of eggs and overstimulation me.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
A few of the nurses came off as cold and grumpy a few times, but they were never the “regular” nurses I saw. For the most part, my nurses were always kind and compassionate and very knowledgeable if I had questions.
Describe your experience with Methodist for Women.
You often see the other doctors, especially if you are doing an IUI, and the other doctors don’t have as great of bedside manner. For example, both of our ultrasounds during our last miscarriage were done by the other doctors and I think they were handled much differently than our doctor would have handled them.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Methodist for Women.
It was first come first serve hours. The only complaint I have about this is that the building opened at 6am and the office opened at 6:30 am and we all had to wait outside the door in the hallway. It always bothers me that they never have chairs out in the hallway for us. We pay a lot of money to sit on the floor. I also wish there was some way for us to know how many people are supposed to be coming in the morning. Some days the line outside the door is 3 people and sometimes it’s 15.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women.
Monitoring ultrasounds were $225 each, bloodwork $94 each time. Iui was $800. Egg retrieval was $7,100. Biopsy of up to 8 embryos $1,200. Cryopreservation of embryos $1,000. Frozen transfer $4,398.
10
Doctor
Abigail Delaney
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
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Methodist for Women
Omaha
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8
9
Age
37 - 38
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
9
From the moment that I had my initial consultation I had a renewed sense of hope for a course of treatment. ... Dr. Delaney was very kind and hopeful that with some additional testing and treatment, I may be able to have a successful pregnancy. She answers my questions and seems to genuinely care about me as her patient. ... She has excellent bed side manner, a good sense of humor and always explains things in a way that anyone could comprehend.
I only had one incident where I arrived at the clinic [Methodist for Women] for a baseline ultrasound and the receptionists did not know I was to be coming in and so there was some confusion. ... Each cycle including bloodwork, medications, ultrasound, donor sperm and IUI is $2800 ... After my first IUI, my doctor, nurse and the receptionist as we were leaving all wished me "good luck." When I called with a negative test result, they all had a lot of compassion. ...
Age
37 - 38
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
9
How was your experience with Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women?
From the moment that I had my initial consultation I had a renewed sense of hope for a course of treatment. My wife and I had been trying for a year already with donor sperm at home. I had a chemical pregnancy and a missed miscarriage in that time. Dr. Delaney was very kind and hopeful that with some additional testing and treatment, I may be able to have a successful pregnancy. She answers my questions and seems to genuinely care about me as her patient.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women?
I would tell a prospective patient that Dr. Delaney is very kind and to try to be patient because all of this fertility treatment takes a long time.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women?
She has excellent bed side manner, a good sense of humor and always explains things in a way that anyone could comprehend.
Describe the protocols Abigail Delaney used in your cycles at Methodist for Women and their degree of success.
I had baseline testing and an ultrasound for one monitoring cycle. I was then put on 75 iu of Follistim injections for the first 5 days of a new cycle and after an ultrasound I was bumped up to 150 iu of Follistim for 4 more days. I had 2 follicles that were over 18mm and so I gave myself a shot of Pregnyl and 36 hours later I got my IUI. It was not successful and for the next cycle I will start at 150 iu of Follistim. I have lower estrogen levels and so they want to start getting those numbers higher right from the start.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Methodist for Women. (Assigned nurse: Monica)
Everyone in the Reproductive Endocrinologist floor is very kind. The receptionists are always friendly and helpful. The nurse I speak to most often is Monica and she always listens to my questions/concerns. She is non-judgmental and tries to get back to me as soon as she can. I really feel that everyone there is pulling for you to get a positive test.
Describe your experience with Methodist for Women.
I only had one incident where I arrived at the clinic for a baseline ultrasound and the receptionists did not know I was to be coming in and so there was some confusion. Other than that, everyone has always been pulling for me. After my first IUI, my doctor, nurse and the receptionist as we were leaving all wished me "good luck." When I called with a negative test result, they all had a lot of compassion.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women.
Each cycle including bloodwork, medications, ultrasound, donor sperm and IUI is $2800
8
Doctor
Abigail Delaney
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
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Methodist for Women
Omaha
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6
6
Age
27 - 28
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
6
6
She [Dr. Carolyn Doherty] is very blunt when answering questions. She does not go into detail about results and doesn’t seem concerned about changing protocol after failed transfers. She also would not make any recommendations for us for our second retrieval which had a worse outcome than the first.... Our first retrieval I was on too low of a dose of Gonal F. We had to extend the amount of time before retrieval could be done. The second round I was on too high of a dose and had OHSS.
[Methodist for Women- Omaha's] Strengths: Helpful when dealing with insurance and costs up front. Easy to get in. They do not have appointment times, it’s first come first served for bloodwork and ultrasounds. I am also able to go before I need to be at work. They make scheduling transfers and retrievals easy! Weaknesses: Lack of information shared with the patient without probing them for it. We don’t alway even know what to ask and I feel like a lot of important information is missed.
Age
27 - 28
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
6
6
How was your experience with Carolyn Maud Doherty at Methodist for Women?
She is very blunt when answering questions. She does not go into detail about results and doesn’t seem concerned about changing protocol after failed transfers. She also would not make any recommendations for us for our second retrieval which had a worse outcome than the first.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carolyn Maud Doherty at Methodist for Women?
Really press for the answers you want. Be your own advocate!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Carolyn Maud Doherty at Methodist for Women?
She is very honest about what to expect in a very high level overview. We also saw a lot of the same nurses every time we went. However, no one calls us by name and no one goes into specific detail about results or why we might be experiencing infertility. They also do not seem to check for other issues even after being pressed.
Describe the protocols Carolyn Maud Doherty used in your cycles at Methodist for Women and their degree of success.
Our first retrieval I was on too low of a dose of Gonal F. We had to extend the amount of time before retrieval could be done. The second round I was on too high of a dose and had OHSS. The first time resulted in only 3 embryos being viable after PGS testing. The second retrieval only resulted in 2 embryos after PGS testing. Both transfers have failed. Both times we asked what could have been done differently and we were told “nothing”. We were told that the numbers of embryos available was low but for no certain reason. They also didn’t do any blood testing before frozen embryo transfers which resulted in my progesterone being low both times and they upped it after the transfer. I wish they were more in depth with our results and how that compares with where we should be expected to be.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Most of the nurses are great! They were always super friendly when calling us back to be examined and when they called with updates.
Describe your experience with Methodist for Women.
Strengths: Helpful when dealing with insurance and costs up front. Easy to get in. They do not have appointment times, it’s first come first served for bloodwork and ultrasounds. I am also able to go before I need to be at work. They make scheduling transfers and retrievals easy! Weaknesses: Lack of information shared with the patient without probing them for it. We don’t alway even know what to ask and I feel like a lot of important information is missed.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Methodist for Women.
First come, first served. You do need to line up outside of the office about 30 minutes earlier than they open if you want to be the first seen. Times were convenient.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carolyn Maud Doherty at Methodist for Women.
I believe an IVF Freeze All was around $12,000 and a Frozen Embryo Transfer was around $3,000 including all the monitoring appointments.
6
Doctor
Carolyn Maud Doherty
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
Methodist for Women
Omaha
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10
10
Age
32
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
10
If you want someone who is really delicate and will tell you what you want to hear rather than the facts of your infertility situation, [Dr. Carolyn Maud Doherty] is not the doctor for you. She is kind and friendly, but direct. She knows her stuff and and is incredibly knowledgeable...I drive 5 hours each way (10 total) to see her and regret nothing...I have PCOS w/ IR. Dr. Maud made sure I was on a consistent/daily, full dose of Metformin without side effects which in turn helped me FINALLY start losing weight. She recommended a low carb diet like Atkins to help with any side effects. Once I had achieved this, She prescribed a lower dose of FSH shots. She did baseline monitoring. At my first appointment for monitoring on shots she reviewed my results and adjusted my dose.
The time for monitoring [at Methodist for Women] is first come first serve between 6:30am and 9am M-F. I live far out of town, so this makes it a little more difficult for me to attend...they are extremely busy. I have complete trust in Dr. Maud and her staff. I feel like I always get a straight answer, that she is always confident in the path of my treatment and able to make decisions based on her vast knowledge. She is the only doctor/clinic I have seen where I would recommend them to family or friends. Wait times are minimal and their organization is run like a well-oiled machine...Everyone was friendly and the service is quick.
Age
32
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
10
How was your experience with Carolyn Maud Doherty at Methodist for Women?
Dr. Maud is a straight shooter. She is going to be direct and realistic. I went to her overweight and not fully taking one of my medications (metformin) for my PCOS and Insulin Resistance. She was direct with me telling me I needed to be on the full dose of metformin and lose weight with a specific diet before we start the medications. My previous physicians (not associated to Dr. Maud) were really soft on the topic and let me continue to waste my time. She gave me the push and "tough love" to do better. It gave me more confidence in her ability to help me vs. the 2 other doctors before her. She knows her stuff and I trust her completely.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carolyn Maud Doherty at Methodist for Women?
If you want someone who is really delicate and will tell you what you want to hear rather than the facts of your infertility situation, this is not the doctor for you. She is kind and friendly, but direct. She knows her stuff and and is incredibly knowledgeable. I would recommend her above and beyond to any friend or family member. In fact, I drive 5 hours each way (10 total) to see her and regret nothing.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Carolyn Maud Doherty at Methodist for Women?
I feel like the information is always explained in a way that I understand. You can tell she cares about her patients even if she does have to give you a little tough love. She is honest and direct making it easy to follow and understand what she is explaining or directing to you.
Describe the protocols Carolyn Maud Doherty used in your cycles at Methodist for Women and their degree of success.
I have PCOS w/ IR. Dr. Maud made sure I was on a consistent/daily, full dose of Metformin without side effects which in turn helped me FINALLY start losing weight. She recommended a low carb diet like Atkins to help with any side effects. Once I had achieved this, She prescribed a lower dose of FSH shots. She did baseline monitoring. At my first appointment for monitoring on shots she reviewed my results and adjusted my dose.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Everyone was friendly and the service is quick.
Describe your experience with Methodist for Women.
The time for monitoring is first come first serve between 6:30am and 9am M-F. I live far out of town, so this makes it a little more difficult for me to attend. I wish there was an exception to this, but I also understand they are extremely busy. I have complete trust in Dr. Maud and her staff. I feel like I always get a straight answer, that she is always confident in the path of my treatment and able to make decisions based on her vast knowledge. She is the only doctor/clinic I have seen where I would recommend them to family or friends. Wait times are minimal and their organization is run like a well-oiled machine.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carolyn Maud Doherty at Methodist for Women.
Average to the normal cost of Fertility treatment.
10
Doctor
Carolyn Maud Doherty
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Methodist for Women
Omaha
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10
10
Age
31 - 34
Treated
2016 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
10
Dr. Oakes provided me with honest answers and expectations. She is kind and caring. She makes me feel completely comfortable and is so optimistic that it provides me with hope that this will work one day. ... My first three IUI’s were all natural and unmedicated. I have one ovary but my counts and labs were all completely normal so we were hopeful that we would be able to get pregnant from one of them. Unfortunately we were unsuccessful and I am currently in the TWW for the 4th. This cycle has been medicated for 5 days with 75iu FOLLISTIM and a 10000iu Pregnyl shot. With each cycle, three days post IUI I have been given Progesterone suppositories to use twice a day.
Everyone [at Methodist for Women] is always kind and professional. They are right on top of appointments and you never have to wait for long periods of time. The environment is always clean and welcoming. I am always comfortable here and never feel any judgement. ... Karen was amazing at helping us with our donor sperm selection. She followed up with us and helped make the process so easy. ... My insurance does not pay for any procedures so it has been completely out of pocket. Going to the clinic has provided me with a significant discount as opposed to a hospital setting.
Age
31 - 34
Treated
2016 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
10
How was your experience with Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women?
Dr. Oakes provided me with honest answers and expectations. She is kind and caring. She makes me feel completely comfortable and is so optimistic that it provides me with hope that this will work one day.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women?
I would just tell them to go to her. My sister also saw Dr. Oakes and had exceptional care that resulted in her now almost 2 year old daughter. If anyone is struggling with fertility we highly recommend Dr. Oakes.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women?
Dr. Oakes is incredibly caring and after taking a break with IUI for 3 years, she still remembers me and treated me with kindness and compassion. She is very optimistic and explains everything with a detailed plan.
Describe the protocols Meghan Oakes used in your cycles at Methodist for Women and their degree of success.
My first three IUI’s were all natural and unmedicated. I have one ovary but my counts and labs were all completely normal so we were hopeful that we would be able to get pregnant from one of them. Unfortunately we were unsuccessful and I am currently in the TWW for the 4th. This cycle has been medicated for 5 days with 75iu FOLLISTIM and a 10000iu Pregnyl shot. With each cycle, three days post IUI I have been given Progesterone suppositories to use twice a day.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Methodist for Women. (Assigned nurse: Karen Cain)
Karen was amazing at helping us with our donor sperm selection. She followed up with us and helped make the process so easy.
Describe your experience with Methodist for Women.
Everyone is always kind and professional. They are right on top of appointments and you never have to wait for long periods of time. The environment is always clean and welcoming. I am always comfortable here and never feel any judgement.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women.
My insurance does not pay for any procedures so it has been completely out of pocket. Going to the clinic has provided me with a significant discount as opposed to a hospital setting.
10
Doctor
Meghan Oakes
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
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Methodist for Women
Omaha
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9
8
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Immunological, Unexplained
9
8
I was disappointed that she [Dr. Oakes] did not talk to me or my husband after retrieval or call me when my transfer failed. The nurse thought she had called me already but hadn’t. Initial consultation was excellent but down hill from there...She is knowledgeable, compassionate but seems overworked and stretched too thin. Some conversations seemed rushed. I was told we could take treatments as slow as we want but then we’re pressured to move forward with more advanced treatment options before we were ready.
We did several rounds of Femara and Clomid, 1 IUI and so far one round of IVF with ICSI and PGS testing [at Methodist for Women]...You speak to a different nurse each time. They sound rushed on the phone and many times call at end of day with results so you have to wait until following day to call them back. Pressured me to move forward with more advanced procedures. Got offended when I ask to talk to Dr Oakes about next steps. They may be just overworked but it makes your feel like cattle. I did really like Suzanne. Most of my interactions with them were via phone but she was very kind.
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Immunological, Unexplained
9
8
How was your experience with Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women?
She is knowledgeable, compassionate but seems overworked and stretched too thin. Some conversations seemed rushed. I was told we could take treatments as slow as we want but then we’re pressured to move forward with more advanced treatment options before we were ready.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women?
Do research, advocate for yourself, don’t be afraid to ask questions. She is a great doctor but time with her is limited. Many times the nurses try to intercept any issues you have when you want to talk to Oakes.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women?
Didn’t feel like the nurses treated you like a person but Oakes usually did. I was disappointed that she did not talk to me or my husband after retrieval or call me when my transfer failed. The nurse thought she had called me already but hadn’t. Initial consultation was excellent but down hill from there. Always seems like they are rushed and just pushing you through.
Describe the protocols Meghan Oakes used in your cycles at Methodist for Women and their degree of success.
We did several rounds of Femara and Clomid, 1 IUI and so far one round of IVF with ICSI and PGS testing. Took Gonal F and Cetrotide for retrieval and estrogen and progesterone shots for transfer.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
You speak to a different nurse each time. They sound rushed on the phone and many times call at end of day with results so you have to wait until following day to call them back. Pressured me to move forward with more advanced procedures. Got offended when I ask to talk to Dr Oakes about next steps. They may be just overworked but it makes your feel like cattle. I did really like Suzanne. Most of my interactions with them were via phone but she was very kind.
Describe your experience with Methodist for Women.
They are organized however I do not like the open concept. After meeting with the doctor or doing an ultrasound you meet with doctor and a counter in hallway. Anyone passing through can hear what she is saying along with all of the gals at front desk. Lacking privacy. Karen from billing is friendly and helpful. Ladies at front desk are kind of hit and miss.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Methodist for Women.
Generally a long wait, especially Monday and fridays. I drove several hours for appointments and waited longer than my appointment was.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women.
I spent a $3800 for IUI with meds and about $12k for 1st round IVF wth meds and some insurance coverage.
Describe Meghan Oakes's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Methodist for Women.
Elected for one do to uterine abnormality.
What specific things went wrong at Methodist for Women?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Methodist for Women.
Things just got forgotten a few times or They call end of day with result and say they are closing in a few minutes so call back tomorrow.
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Doctor
Meghan Oakes
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Trustworthiness
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Methodist for Women
Omaha
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8
8
Age
32 - 35
Treated
2015 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
8 IUI, 1 Egg Freezing, IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
8
Dr. Oakes is genuinely a very kind and caring person, I know she wants all her patients to have good results and be able to have a family. Some people like things told to them gently, but I am a person that would rather just be told things more bluntly, even when the truth hurts my feelings. With the last round of IVF we attempted in late December of 2017, I knew I had ovulated even though I was getting the Ganirelix injections.... Dr. Oakes encouraged me that my follicles were good and I should at least try to harvest them
At the Methodist for Women Reproductive Health it is good to know up front that you don't always see your same physician. There are three physicians in their clinic and depending on the day you could see any of the three, this fact does bother some people. I really like all three physicians so it is not a problem for me at all, but it's something I make sure to include when informing any prospective patients I refer to Dr. Oakes.... The location of the clinic is very easy to find, it nice that the clinic is separate from the hospital yet there is a hallway that attaches the two buildings.
Age
32 - 35
Treated
2015 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
8 IUI, 1 Egg Freezing, IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
8
How was your experience with Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women?
Dr. Oakes is genuinely a very kind and caring person, I know she wants all her patients to have good results and be able to have a family. Some people like things told to them gently, but I am a person that would rather just be told things more bluntly, even when the truth hurts my feelings. With the last round of IVF we attempted in late December of 2017, I knew I had ovulated even though I was getting the Ganirelix injections. As a patient (who works in healthcare sometimes you know too much) I was very emotional and didn't want to proceed with harvesting my eggs because I felt like it would not be successful and would waste our hard earned money we had worked so hard to save up for this round of IVF. Dr. Oakes encouraged me that my follicles were good and I should at least try to harvest them, and at this point my husband really wanted me to proceed with harvesting as well. They successfully harvested 7 embryos, and 3 made it to day 5 but due to the fact that I had already ovulated I could not have a fresh implant and only 1 embryo met the criteria for freezing. We had that embryo implanted the following month but unfortunately it was not successful. Although my story is not normal and this truly only happens to less than 1% of women, I did take away some valuable lessons. God has a plan sometimes we have a hard time understanding, physicians that specialize in fertility know more than we do about fertility but we should always listen to our own body, and have faith because good things will happen.....you just never know when it will be!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women?
At the Methodist for Women Reproductive Health it is good to know up front that you don't always see your same physician. There are three physicians in their clinic and depending on the day you could see any of the three, this fact does bother some people. I really like all three physicians so it is not a problem for me at all, but it's something I make sure to include when informing any prospective patients I refer to Dr. Oakes.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women?
I first met with Dr. Meghan Oakes in November of 2015 after having a bad experience with a consultation at Heartland in Omaha in August of 2015, I felt like Dr. Oakes took the time to genuinely sit down and listen to all my concerns and hear my story dealing with infertility thus far. She gave both my husband and myself the feeling that she really cared and wanted to help us have a baby or babies in our future.
Describe the protocols Meghan Oakes used in your cycles at Methodist for Women and their degree of success.
Prior to being referred to Dr. Oakes I saw my regular OB/GYN who did seven rounds of Clomid with me and six of the rounds we did IUI in his office. So by the time I went to Reproductive Health I was very used to getting my lab drawn and having vaginal US were a normal thing, this is something I thought I would never say. I think for anyone who starts seeing a fertility specialist the most frustrating part at the beginning is the fact that they want to re-run a bunch of tests. My husband didn't think anyone else could possibly need to look at his sperm, although it was a little hard to feel sorry for him when they want to inject dye to see if your tubes are open again (the cramping is terrible even if you only have one tube, I had an ectopic pregnancy six years ago and lost my right tube from a natural pregnancy). Eventually we get down to starting my first cycle of IUI with Dr. Oakes and I call her office with my first day of my period. This starts the process of arriving and getting baseline labs and vaginal US to make sure I don't have any cysts on my ovaries so I can start injections. Dr. Oakes starts me on Follistim SQ, the side effects from the shots to me weren't any worse than the increased hormones similar to that of Clomid. They checked my ovaries via vaginal US every 3 days or so and adjusted the dosage accordingly. I always produced good follicles and once the follicles were ready to release, but prior to ovulation they would have me get an IM injection of hCG and then the following day my husband gave a sperm sample and IUI occurred. I always had some cramping and discomfort after IUI, but not worse than that of menstrual cramps. Then it was the dreaded waiting 14 days to find out if you were pregnant, I always would pray I wouldn't get my period but in evidently it came like clock work. Since we had already tried IUI so many times previously Dr. Oakes suggested that we really should just go straight to the IVF, so my husband and I did our best to save as much as we possibly could and we called her office to proceed with IVF. They started me on birth control the month prior and then the same process as IUI, I called her office on the first day of my period and we got started. A few days later I was getting my baseline labs and vaginal US, then the injections started this time I was getting Menopur IM daily, and going every 2-3 days for a vaginal US so they could adjust my dose as needed. I was producing follicles but not like Dr. Oakes had hoped, she discussed with us that we could proceed and still harvest the 4 follicles I had or I could attempt IUI again and try IVF at a later date. Dr Oakes told us she really felt like the birth control slowed down my follicle production so she didn't want me to do the birth control the following time. My husband and I decided to try the IUI again to save money and hopefully that way when we attempted the IVF again I would make more follicles and it would be more successful. I still got an IM injection of hCG the night before IUI. Unfortunately another failed attempt only this time I was more hormonal and for the 14 days after the IUI the Dr had ordered IM progesterone injections, which made my hips and upper part of my butt very sore! Finally we were trying IVF a second time, of course the last time I was sure it was going to work so this time I had a little more reservations about it but I was excited. My husband and I have dreamed of having a family for 6+ years, and overall I was sure this time was going to be it. They did what they called a cold start, no pre-birth control. I did the Menopur IM injections again, but this time they increased the dose. I felt very aware of what was going on inside me, every little pain or twinge in my belly felt amplified. I was still getting the vaginal US every 2-3 days, by the 9th-10th day or so I was also getting the Ganirelix shots to make sure I didn't ovulate. The next morning I was scheduled to see my Dr. and this was the day I typically ovulated, but the night before I was sure I was ovulating even though I was getting the Ganirelix injections. The next morning we were in Dr. Oakes office bright and early, I went in first to my vaginal US with my husband and the US tech and I told her I thought I had ovulated. She told me she hasn't seen anyone in 30 years ovulate on Ganirelix, she states it happens than less than 1% of women and says I'm sure your fine. She does the exam and is very quiet, takes twice as many pictures as normal and just acts different. I ask her if she sees something, she tells me she will have Dr. Oakes talk to me but I may know my body pretty well. As a patient (who works in healthcare sometimes you know too much) I was very emotional and didn't want to proceed with harvesting my eggs because I felt like it would not be successful and would waste our hard earned money we had worked so hard to save up for this round of IVF. Dr. Oakes encouraged me that my follicles were good and I should at least try to harvest them, and at this point my husband really wanted me to proceed with harvesting as well. They went ahead and still had me get an IM hCG injection that night and come back the next day. They successfully harvested 7 embryos, and 3 made it to day 5 but due to the fact that I had already ovulated I could not have a fresh implant and only 1 embryo met the criteria for freezing. We had that embryo implanted the following month but unfortunately it was not successful. Overall I felt the fertility medications definitely caused me to have some weight gain and the Progesterone in Oil injections just hurt, but if I would have been able to get pregnant it all would have been worth it.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Most of the nursing staff was always very kind and considerate. We really never saw the nursing staff much, they literally would just show us to a room and then we would just wait for the physician to arrive. The most interaction with the nursing staff was over the phone, they always were the ones to call to let you know how to adjust your Follistim or Menopur dosages. I always felt like they took the time on the phone to make sure you got all the instructions completely and answered all questions professionally.
Describe your experience with Methodist for Women.
The location of the clinic is very easy to find, it nice that the clinic is separate from the hospital yet there is a hallway that attaches the two buildings. The facility is clean, people are friendly, and they are very upfront about billing. I think it may be a little more expensive than some other fertility clinics but there are a limited number of choices in our area.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Methodist for Women.
The clinic was very well organized. For routine labs and US you are required to report between 7:00-9:00 am and sign in, then they just go first come first serve basis. Typically we never waited more than 30 minutes, many times they had us in a room in less than 15 minutes.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women.
Medications $2000-4000 Ultrasound $225 (times 5-8) Labs $86-225 (times 5-8) Egg Harvest $7850 Frozen Embryo Transfer $4100
Describe Meghan Oakes's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Methodist for Women.
Dr. Oakes told us that she would only transfer up to two embryos, although this is something we never had to make a decision about she did give us all the pros and cons of single embryo transfer vs. multiple embryo transfer.
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Meghan Oakes
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Frequency seen during appointments
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Methodist for Women
Omaha
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10
10
Age
26 - 27
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
My experiences with Dr. Delaney have been wonderful....During every stage of our treatment she reassured us and helped explain the process as much as we needed. She is always timely on calling us and giving us answers. What I could use more from Dr. Delaney is her bluntness. She is so sweet and comforting that sometimes I think it is difficult for her to be blunt with patients....I came to Dr. Delaney with what we thought was a blocked fallopian tube. After further testing, Dr. Delaney was able to confirm I did not have a blocked fallopian tube.
The first thing I noticed about the clinic [Methodist for Women] is how discreet and confidential it is. Infertility can be an awkward and nerve racking experience, but once you step through those doors they make you feel so welcome and helpful. I experienced timeliness too. They were very respectful of my time and our experience. They had several TV's and magazines available to use while you waited....An ultrasound was $225 and an ultrasound and lab work was $317. Specimen test was $550.
Age
26 - 27
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women?
My experiences with Dr. Delaney have been wonderful. From our consultation to our 3 failed IUI's, I always felt Dr. Delaney had our best interests at heart. During every stage of our treatment she reassured us and helped explain the process as much as we needed. She is always timely on calling us and giving us answers. What I could use more from Dr. Delaney is her bluntness. She is so sweet and comforting that sometimes I think it is difficult for her to be blunt with patients. I already recommend Dr. Delaney to my friends and family who are on their own infertility journeys, so I am very pleased with our experience as a patient!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women?
One piece of advice I would give to a prospective patient is to try not to get discouraged. Sometimes when the answer and results aren't what we want, it is easy to blame the doctor or treatment for not working. But remember, she always has her patients best interest at heart and she too is hopeful each and every round of treatment. My confidence in her skills and knowledge help me from becoming easily discouraged.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women?
I felt like a human to Dr. Delaney because during our consultation she shared her own story of her infertility journey with us. This helped me to relate to her because I knew she struggled with our similar issue. Because of her openness, my husband and I felt like we could trust her, therefore we felt comfortable with her and her opinion and choices. During the infertility process what I needed most was to trust and feel comfortable with my doctor, that is why I felt more as a human than a number to her.
Describe the protocols Abigail Delaney used in your cycles at Methodist for Women and their degree of success.
I came to Dr. Delaney with what we thought was a blocked fallopian tube. After further testing, Dr. Delaney was able to confirm I did not have a blocked fallopian tube. After establishing that, came the diagnosis. My husbands sperm results came back normal and my diagnostic testing came back normal also. She diagnosed us with unexplained infertility, which means without the help from medicine we would have a 5% chance on conceiving on our own. Because of this diagnosis, Dr. Delaney decided the next treatment option should be an IUI. We started with 75ml subq of Follistem every day. Every few days we had an ultrasound to check the size of the follicles and I had a lab draw to check my hormone levels. Once the follicles were at the optimal size around 2.0, I received the "trigger" injection, HCG, in the upper botocks. Roughly 24-48 hours later I had the IUI procedure. I started on progesterone suppositories 3 days after the IUI. A few days after our first IUI I had dark red spotting which is not normal. Dr. Delaney said that was due to a lack of progesterone. That IUI round failed. Dr. Delaney was pleased with the number of follicles I produced with that dosage so we performed another IUI with the exact procedure as above. But this time instead of using suppository progesterone, I use the progesterone in oil injection in my upper botock, due to spotting from previous IUI. This is a higher dose and more direct way for the body to get progesterone. That also resulted in a failed IUI. I was still producing quality follicles so we tried a 3rd IUI, which resulted in another failed IUI, same treatment as 2nd IUI. After this, Dr. Delaney recommended we try IVF. She stated the chances of a positive pregnancy are higher with IVF then IUI and with 3 failed IUI's this would be our best next step for treatment.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff were the best i've seen. They were caring and considerate of the circumstances that we were there for. They were thorough and explained all the treatment and procedures to use as much as needed. When I call with a question I always get an answer within 1-2 hours later. I never feel like I am bugging them or that I am asking non important questions.
Describe your experience with Methodist for Women.
The first thing I noticed about the clinic is how discreet and confidential it is. Infertility can be an awkward and nerve racking experience, but once you step through those doors they make you feel so welcome and helpful. I experienced timeliness too. They were very respectful of my time and our experience. They had several TV's and magazines available to use while you waited.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women.
An ultrasound was $225 and an ultrasound and lab work was $317. Specimen test was $550. The IUI was $800. Medicine from the Pharmacy was around $700 a cycle.
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Abigail Delaney
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Methodist for Women
Omaha
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10
10
Age
36 - 37
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
10
10
We were very pleased with Dr. Delaney, I the initial testing it was discovered that I had a polyp and she worked quickly to schedule and complete the removal so that it would not prolong our IVF process. ... With only having one ovary she was very realistic with is on the number of embryos that we wouldn't likely achieve. ... With PGS we were told that with our circumstances she would do eSET and without PGS she was open to multiple embryo transfer but it was ultimately up to us.
The clinic is very professional and the staff works to make sure that you are checked in and seen quickly. Know that there are clinic hours for blood work and ultrasounds but they are also very helpful in working it out with your regular OB office to have some of the things done there if you don't live close by. ... With PGS we were told that with our circumstances she would do eSET and without PGS she was open to multiple embryo transfer but it was ultimately up to us.
Age
36 - 37
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
10
10
How was your experience with Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women?
We were very pleased with Dr. Delaney, I the initial testing it was discovered that I had a polyp and she worked quickly to schedule and complete the removal so that it would not prolong our IVF process. As we went through treatment she took the time to answer all our questions and personally called us when we had the first round of embryos PGS tested and didn't have any that were able to be used. On the second round she took the time to work with us on our concerns about PGS and supported our decision to not have it done. She diligently worked to track and make sure that we would have successful outcomes with the medicines because I only have one ovary.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women?
Be very open and share anything that you can even if you think it might not matter or have impact, because she will address your concerns and research them if needed.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women?
She took the time to explain everything in detail and called personally to deliver results and discuss outcomes.
Describe the protocols Abigail Delaney used in your cycles at Methodist for Women and their degree of success.
On our first cycle I wasn't responding the way she had thougt so my medicine was increased after our first visit, this did result increase the outcome. However we did not end up with any viable embryos for implantation due to the outcome of PGS testing. On the second round she chose to begin on a slightly higher dose from the start which produced one more embryo from the first round. With only having one ovary she was very realistic with is on the number of embryos that we wouldn't likely achieve.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Methodist for Women.
She was very thoughrough in providing us results or seeking the answers to our questions. We had a lot of questions surrounding the outcome of our PGS testing and she went above and beyond to answer or get answers to them.
Describe your experience with Methodist for Women.
The clinic is very professional and the staff works to make sure that you are checked in and seen quickly. Know that there are clinic hours for blood work and ultrasounds but they are also very helpful in working it out with your regular OB office to have some of the things done there if you don't live close by.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Methodist for Women.
There was a window for these appointments every morning for several hours and you could go at your convenience. If the clinic wasn't close to your home you could have them at your regular OB and they would assist in getting those setup.
Describe Abigail Delaney's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Methodist for Women.
We discussed this at great lengths. With PGS we were told that with our circumstances she would do eSET and without PGS she was open to multiple embryo transfer but it was ultimately up to us.
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Abigail Delaney
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Trustworthiness
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Methodist for Women
Omaha
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10
10
Age
29
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
8 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
10
10
The first time we met her [Dr. Meghan Oakes] she sat and talked with us about our history and truly listened to what we wanted. She allowed us to determine what we were comfortable doing for our next treatment. When our second IVF cycle results didn’t go as planned, she called me personally. She was straight forward, but stayed positive for us for future options...She is not scared it give her honest opinion, so she may tell you something you don’t want to hear. However, she does what is in the best interest of the patient.
Anytime the nurses [at Methodist for Women] called, they knew what was going on in our cycle without me having to tell them. They call back within a timely manner, and always answered any questions I had... Most of my ultrasounds were done by one of the doctors, and then they would talk with me after about how everything looked and what the next step was. I loved that I saw a doctor every time I went
Age
29
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
8 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
10
10
How was your experience with Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women?
A friend referred me to Dr.Oakes, and I absolutely agree that she is amazing. The first time we met her she sat and talked with us about our history and truly listened to what we wanted. She allowed us to determine what we were comfortable doing for our next treatment. When our second IVF cycle results didn’t go as planned, she called me personally. She was straight forward, but stayed positive for us for future options.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women?
She is not scared it give her honest opinion, so she may tell you something you don’t want to hear. However, she does what is in the best interest of the patient.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women?
After each ultrasound appointment, I was able to talk with Dr.Oakes or one of her partners about the next step. They always took their time and answered all questions. After our embryo report came back less than expected, Dr. Oakes personally called me to discuss our options.
Describe the protocols Meghan Oakes used in your cycles at Methodist for Women and their degree of success.
Our first IVF cycle was at a different clinic. When Dr.Oakes reviewed the protocol, she made a few changes. I switched from 75 of menopur and 150 of gonal f to only 300 of gonal f. She also watched my estradiol very close before egg retrieval because I had very high levels the first cycle. I was told to use a lupron trigger, and we gave my body an extra day to let smaller follicles catch up. I ended up with double the amount of eggs retrieved from my first cycle. She also had us freeze our embryo rather than do a fresh transfer because of the high estradiol levels.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Anytime the nurses called, they knew what was going on in our cycle without me having to tell them. They call back within a timely manner, and always answered any questions I had.
Describe your experience with Methodist for Women.
The clinic itself is located on such a beautiful, clean campus. The staff is always friendly. I love that when I call a person always answers, not a machine. I was incredibly impressed when I switched clinics and Karen called my insurance company and found a few benefits that I had and didn’t know about. She helped immensely without me even asking.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Methodist for Women.
Monitoring appointments were all done in the morning between 6:30- 9:30. Since I had to commute, I liked that I didn’t have to be there at an exact time. Plus I think it is nice for people that don’t want to take time off of work to be able to go early in the morning. Most of my ultrasounds were done by one of the doctors, and then they would talk with me after about how everything looked and what the next step was. I loved that I saw a doctor every time I went.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women.
Our initial consult visit was $400. Typical monitoring appointments included an ultrasound for $225 and blood work $80-100. I had 3 monitoring appointments and 1 additional blood draw prior to retrieval. The day of retrieval we paid $9,300 which included biopsy for PGS testing. We have not done our transfer yet, but I believe it is between $4,500-5,000. All of these costs were in addition to medications which range widely in cost.
Describe Meghan Oakes's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Methodist for Women.
We did not discuss this, and only ended up with one embryo, so it was not an issue.
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Meghan Oakes
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9
10
Age
27
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
9
10
After our second miscarriage (no previous live births) we wanted answers, not hugs. That's exactly what we got from Dr. Doherty. She had a plan from our consultation and left no stone unturned. We are currently in cycle three of seeing her. Since our first visit she has: found I have Linden Factor IV during genetic screening, found and removed a polyp in my uterus via Sonohysterography and ultrasound, identified that my hormone levels at ovulation are VERY low.
They [Methodist For Women] are all working on one thing, helping you have a baby. No matter what nurse or doctor called me, they knew everything about my plan and answered any questions I had.... Strengths: experience, reputation, success rate, plan, staff on same page Weaknesses: big staff, may feel like you are always seeing someone else If you are looking for comfort, compassion and hugs - Dr. Doherty may not be the doctor for you. Dr. Oakes at the same clinic is much 'softer'. If you want straight answers and an upfront action plan, Dr. Doherty would be a great match!
Age
27
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
9
10
How was your experience with Carolyn Maud Doherty at Methodist for Women?
After our second miscarriage (no previous live births) we wanted answers, not hugs. That's exactly what we got from Dr. Doherty. She had a plan from our consultation and left no stone unturned. We are currently in cycle three of seeing her. Since our first visit she has: found I have Linden Factor IV during genetic screening, found and removed a polyp in my uterus via Sonohysterography and ultrasound, identified that my hormone levels at ovulation are VERY low. This cycle we are doing Gonal F injections and had a very in depth class teaching us how to do injections. Dr. Doherty takes our concerns seriously, but we have had very few as she has a proven track record to get the job done! We adore Dr. Doherty and at a time when we felt hopeless she was exactly what we needed.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carolyn Maud Doherty at Methodist for Women?
Dr. Doherty is blunt. She may come off as unprofessional or bad bedside manner. If you are you a stage where you need comfort and hugs from a specialist, I would not recommend her. If you are at a point where you want answers and a plan - she is the doctor you want!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Carolyn Maud Doherty at Methodist for Women?
Dr. Doherty has a plan that has proven to work. She cares deeply about her patients but may come off as blunt or rushed.
Describe the protocols Carolyn Maud Doherty used in your cycles at Methodist for Women and their degree of success.
Cycle Day 1: call the office Cycle Day 3: hormone panel & genetic screening Cycle Day 7-10: Sonohysterography Positive ovulation: ultrasound and labs *This identified that I had Linden Factor IV, a polyp in my uterus and very low levels during ovulation* Treatment plan for low hormone levels (this may vary based off of ultrasound/lab results from injections): *Attend a free shot giving/taking class, apply for discounts before arriving *Cycle Day 1: call the office *Cycle Day 2 or 3: ultrasound to get the 'green light' to start treatment *Cycle Day 3-8: injections *Cycle Day 8: ultrasound and labs *Cycle Day 8-10: injections *Cycle Day 10: ultrasound and labs *Rest of cycle: continue monitoring to determine when to do trigger shot and timed intercourse or IUI.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
This staff - doctors and nurses can be described in one word: Team. They are all working on one thing, helping you have a baby. No matter what nurse or doctor called me, they knew everything about my plan and answered any questions I had.
Describe your experience with Methodist for Women.
Strengths: experience, reputation, success rate, plan, staff on same page Weaknesses: big staff, may feel like you are always seeing someone else If you are looking for comfort, compassion and hugs - Dr. Doherty may not be the doctor for you. Dr. Oakes at the same clinic is much 'softer'. If you want straight answers and an upfront action plan, Dr. Doherty would be a great match!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carolyn Maud Doherty at Methodist for Women.
Consultation: $450 Genetic Screening: $99 (insurance covered) Gonal F + Trigger shot: $1300/mo (no discounts, no insurance) Ultrasound/labs: $350 IUI: $800
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Carolyn Maud Doherty
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Methodist for Women
Omaha
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Age
29 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
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We asked to try IUI with sperm donation. Originally she [Dr. Carolyn Doherty] wanted me to do IVF but I wanted to try IUI first. I was on injectables and after the insemination progesterone. She adjusted the dose as my body wasn't growing the eggs fast enough and my lining was still thin. We took a class on how to use the needles, what each one might look like. where to place them. The pharmacy they recommended was also incredibly knowledgeable and responded well to all questions relating to the medicine. The main office person was helpful in helping with what medical issues I should avoid when picking a donor as I was diagnosed as being a carrier for gauchers disease. It was reassuring to be walked through the process.
The clinic [Methodist for Women-Omaha] is very clear about what toy can expect from them. They communicate very will. Albeit can be a bit cold and clinical and not a lot emotion. When I had to call with the result of my negative test I was in tears but the front desk coordinator was sympathetic. You always know who you're dealing with, as in you have a dedicated team and you're not shuffled around for conveince, which can be frustrating, because you're life will revovle around the clinic and doctors schedule but you know they are doing what's best for your body.
Age
29 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
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How was your experience with Carolyn Maud Doherty at Methodist for Women?
At times it felt like she was only interested in her treatment plan and not listening to your concerns. That was hard. If I had a question sometimes I got a snarky remark but her only goal is to get you pregnant and she'll work towards that by telling you how she thinks your body is reacting. She can be funny. Not that spirituality is important in a doctor but she was awkwardly silent when I mentioned something about prayer. She was open to letting my mom come along on an appointment when my husband couldn't. She's funny and can put your mind at ease a bit with her direct communication on your treatment. My husband and I have discussed switching clinics but it's due to cost. Otherwise when your patient of Dr. Doherty it's easy to see what her goal is for you.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carolyn Maud Doherty at Methodist for Women?
To just be advised sometimes it feels like she's not listening to you because of how clinical she is but she is there at every appointment. She will even give you her cell number to discuss treatment options or to deliver bad news
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Carolyn Maud Doherty at Methodist for Women?
Maud is very clinical so at times it can feel like you're being herded through but she is there for every appointment and I was even allowed to call her cell directly which makes you feel like she does care even if she doesn't get emotional with you
Describe the protocols Carolyn Maud Doherty used in your cycles at Methodist for Women and their degree of success.
We asked to try IUI with sperm donation. Originally she wanted me to do IVF but I wanted to try IUI first. I was on injectables and after the insemination progesterone. She adjusted the dose as my body wasn't growing the eggs fast enough and my lining was still thin. We took a class on how to use the needles, what each one might look like. where to place them. The pharmacy they recommended was also incredibly knowledgeable and responded well to all questions relating to the medicine. The main office person was helpful in helping with what medical issues I should avoid when picking a donor as I was diagnosed as being a carrier for gauchers disease. It was reassuring to be walked through the process. Weekly/ daily blood draws, a saline injection to see if tubes were clear then a dye test to see if tubes we're still clear, weekly ultrasounds. My husband was diagnosed with azoospermia. He had to have a biopsy done on both his testicles after his sperm analysis yielded no results. The urologist was incredibly kind. Talking about the different paths to parenthood. It was a highly emotional day and then weekend when Dr. Doherty called with the results that Saturday morning of the biopsy. My husband stated he liked how compassionate the urologist was with his treatment.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I believe she only had a few nurses working for her at the time. You typically dealt with Dr. Doherty but you also talked to the one or two nurses that were on her staff and the front desk coordinator. Nurses will call with results, desk will do scheduling, and Doherty handles everything else. I had general questions in regards to my PCOS one nurse was open to diet changes but another was blatantly frustrated that I wanted to try supplements to help.
Describe your experience with Methodist for Women.
The clinic is very clear about what toy can expect from them. They communicate very will. Albeit can be a bit cold and clinical and not a lot emotion. When I had to call with the result of my negative test I was in tears but the front desk coordinator was sympathetic. You always know who you're dealing with, as in you have a dedicated team and you're not shuffled around for conveince, which can be frustrating, because you're life will revovle around the clinic and doctors schedule but you know they are doing what's best for your body.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carolyn Maud Doherty at Methodist for Women.
All testing was covered by insurance, with co-pay... even the dye test! But treatment was not covered. Due to needing a sperm donor overall cost was close to $5,000. Medications were well over $400 $1,000 for the sperm donation, included shipping. Over $1,000 for the insemenatiom itself. The rest would be paying for blood draws and ultrasounds. We were a little younger and didn't have access to $5,000 we had to borrow it and drain our savings. We're trying to build back up to move forward with IVFwith ICSI
Describe Carolyn Maud Doherty's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Methodist for Women.
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Doctor
Carolyn Maud Doherty
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Methodist for Women
Omaha
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Operations
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