Methodist for Women

3 doctors work here

Rated 8.8
Strongly recommend: 71%Neutral: 18%Don't recommend: 10%8.8
71% strongly recommend
103 reviews
Operations
9.3
9.3
Operations

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Scheduling
8.6
8.6
Scheduling

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Billing Department
8.5
8.5
Billing Department

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Nursing Team
8.9
8.9
Nursing Team

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Attention to Detail
9.2
9.2
Attention to Detail

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

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CDC Success Rates

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

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

Annual Cycles
976
National Avg
738
This Clinic
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Available Resources

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

This clinic has 1 office

Omaha
717 N. 190th Plaza
Omaha, NE 68022
(402) 815-1700

103 patient reviews

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2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
7
8
Age 27 - 28
4 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
Other
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
While under Dr.Doherty's care I feel that she truly wants to see me get pregnant, and have success. I always feel like she knows where we are at with my plan and it specifically tailored to me as a patient...She is not a boring doctor, but if you are wanting the warm/fuzzy of a doctor she may not be the best option for you...Maybe not always professional in her topics of conversation...has lots of years of experience
[Methodist for Women clinic] Weakness: I wish that they used a patient portal more vs. phone calls. While working full time it is not always easy to take phone calls...Strengths: Very welcoming, even at 630 in the morning. Always answer the phones timely, knowledgeable with insurance/billing...[the nursing staff] have always been very knowledgeable, passionate and kind during my visits
How was your experience with Carolyn Maud Doherty at Methodist for Women?
Strengths: Very knowledgeable, and has lots of years of experience. Dr.Doherty does take the time to explain things if asked, but definitely does not always go into detail unless you pry for further explanation or reasoning. (however, I have learned that sometimes knowing less is better during this journey). I have had 2 failed frozen embryo cycles, and each time she has tweaked the protocol after failed cycles. On the last failed cycle I called the clinic to set up a time to talk to the doctor. She called me back the next day and patiently answered all of my questions and explained the next procedure thoroughly. Ultimately, I will continue to see her because she is focused on the main goal of getting me pregnant! Weaknesses: Maybe not always professional in her topics of conversation, but I don't mind it because her quirky personality usually takes away some of the awkwardness of the many vaginal exams.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carolyn Maud Doherty at Methodist for Women?
She is not a boring doctor, but if you are wanting the warm/fuzzy of a doctor she may not be the best option for you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Carolyn Maud Doherty at Methodist for Women?
While under Dr.Doherty's care I feel that she truly wants to see me get pregnant, and have success. I always feel like she knows where we are at with my plan and it specifically tailored to me as a patient.
Describe the protocols Carolyn Maud Doherty used in your cycles at Methodist for Women and their degree of success.
1. Injectible Meds (follistim-75iui) w/IUI: Resulted in 5-6 mature eggs, no pregnancy 2. Injectible Meds (follistim-75iui) w/IUI: 6-7 mature egg, no pregnancy 3. IVF: Injectible Meds (follistim-100iui): stimmed for 10-12 days. Retrieved 25 eggs, 21 mature, 15 fertilized, 7 made it to blast. 4. Frozen Embryo Transfer #1: On oral estrogen until my lining was at 8-9, started progesterone 5 days before transfer. Transferred 1 good quality blast, no pregnancy 5. Frozen Embryo Transfer #2: Added aspirin, on oral estrogen until my lining was at 8-9, started progesterone 5 days before transfer. Transferred 2 good quality blasts, chemical pregnancy 6. Next protocol is to do Laminaria test because transfers have not been "easy". She hopes by dilating my cervix it will help straighten things out so it is a smoother transfer & easier on the embryos. Between my 1st and 2nd IUIs w/injectibles doctor Dr. didn't change anything because I was a good responder to the meds and the number of eggs they want to see. This was also the case in between my transfers. I was on the same dose of estrogen and progesterone because my lining was thick enough for transfer. However, she did add aspirin in between first and second transfer for blood flow.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Methodist for Women.
I have nothing negative to say with the nursing staff. They have always been very knowledgeable, passionate and kind during my visits. If they don't know the answer to something they will always consult with the doctor before providing an answer.
Describe your experience with Methodist for Women.
Weakness: I wish that they used a patient portal more vs. phone calls. While working full time it is not always easy to take phone calls. If it is something simple that doesn't need further explanation I think inputting it into a patient portal would be easier for both the patient and nurse. Strengths: Very welcoming, even at 630 in the morning. Always answer the phones timely, knowledgeable with insurance/billing.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Methodist for Women.
Monitoring appointments are first come first serve from 6:30-9am M-F, and by appointment on Saturday/Sundays. The office has the monitoring appointments down. I am usually out of my appointment within 30 minutes. There is an easy flow with signing in, being called up for payment, and then getting called back for bloodwork/ultrasound.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carolyn Maud Doherty at Methodist for Women.
Average IVF costs: $8000 for retrieval, $4000 for each transfer.
Describe Carolyn Maud Doherty's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Methodist for Women.
Dr.Doherty preferred to transfer 1 embryo at a time, but when I asked to transfer 2 she did allow it. The reason she did not want me to transfer more was because of my thin figure.
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Methodist for Women
Omaha
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2020, Unknown Success
8
10
Age 28 - 30
1 IVF
PCOS
Other
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
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.
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 at Methodist for Women.
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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Methodist for Women
Omaha
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
9
9
Age 34
2 IUI
1 IVF
Endometriosis
European
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
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.
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 at Methodist for Women.
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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Carolyn Maud Doherty
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Methodist for Women
Omaha
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2022, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 27
1 IUI
Endometriosis
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I felt comfortable with Dr. Delaney as soon as I met her the first time. She explained everything in detail and would always pause to ask if we had questions. She used models and pictures to show us what she meant. She was extremely compassionate and reassuring when discussing that our infertility diagnosis was not our fault and how she was going to help us overcome the obstacles we were given to start our family.
The [Methodist for Women] clinic is easy to access and comfortable. The lobby is full of Christmas cards from previous patients and their families which really shows the commitment of this clinic. The facility is updated and new. There is plenty of parking and hotels located nearby...All of the nursing staff was always very nice! They are encouraging and they stay late each night to make sure that all phone calls are made to communicate test results.
How was your experience with Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women?
I felt comfortable with Dr. Delaney as soon as I met her the first time. She explained everything in detail and would always pause to ask if we had questions. She used models and pictures to show us what she meant. She was extremely compassionate and reassuring when discussing that our infertility diagnosis was not our fault and how she was going to help us overcome the obstacles we were given to start our family.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women?
Make an appointment now! Don’t delay getting help from a specialist
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women?
Dr. Delaney took as much time as we needed during our initial consultation to explain her plan and answer our questions. She also spent time asking us questions to get to know us outside of our fertility journey.
Describe the protocols Abigail Delaney used in your cycles at Methodist for Women and their degree of success.
Dr. Delaney first had me complete a sonohysterogram before beginning my treatments. For my first IUI cycle I used Gonal-F injections and a trigger shot with regular monitoring. I had previously completed cycles with Clomid with my regular OBGYN and she wanted to take a more aggressive approach. We are still waiting on results of this IUI cycle! I responded very well to the prescribed medicine.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Methodist for Women.
All of the nursing staff was always very nice! They are encouraging and they stay late each night to make sure that all phone calls are made to communicate test results.
Describe your experience with Methodist for Women.
The clinic is easy to access and comfortable. The lobby is full of Christmas cards from previous patients and their families which really shows the commitment of this clinic. The facility is updated and new. There is plenty of parking and hotels located nearby to stay at when needed.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women.
One round of IUI ran $2,000-3,000. My meds were only $650 after I qualified for a discount program.
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Abigail Delaney
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Methodist for Women
Omaha
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021 - 2022, Unsuccessful
8
10
Age 31 - 32
1 IVF
Endometriosis
Male Factor
Unexplained
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
loved Dr. Oakes from the first time we met her. She gave us hope but also explained our treatment and our routes. However, there were times I still felt like I was in the dark on things. I still have hope but I feel like she is running out of options for my husband and I...However, there we’re a couple of appointments, and a transfer when I felt like I was just a number to her. I was left on the transfer table, feet in the stirrups while she was finishing up a phone call, for 5ish minutes.
I really liked that the [Methodist for Women] front desk was very kind and welcoming every single morning that I go in there. They had the layout of what was owed or due at the beginning of the appointment. Unfortunately our insurance did not cover any of the treatment or appointments so their billing department really worked with us and was able to explain everything step of the way. I felt that I never had to wait very long in the waiting room to be called back for my appointment with the nurses or Dr. Oakes. Everyone seemed very open, welcoming and happy which made it very easy to go in every single appointment with an open mind and not to get discouraged.
How was your experience with Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women?
Personally, I loved Dr. Oakes from the first time we met her. She gave us hope but also explained our treatment and our routes. However, there were times I still felt like I was in the dark on things. I still have hope but I feel like she is running out of options for my husband and I.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women?
Have questions to ask at each appointment, don’t be afraid to advocate for yourself and there is no such thing as a “bad” question.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women?
I feel like I was treated like a human 90% of the time when I saw Dr. Oakes. However, there we’re a couple of appointments, and a transfer when I felt like I was just a number to her. I was left on the transfer table, feet in the stirrups while she was finishing up a phone call, for 5ish minutes. If you have gone through the transfer stage you know that isn’t comfortable. As for a couple of appointments, I felt like we were “on the clock” and never got my question answered.
Describe the protocols Meghan Oakes used in your cycles at Methodist for Women and their degree of success.
After our initial screening we found out that our infertility was a male factor. Due to that we decided to jump into IVF right away with an egg retrieval. I started birth control and went in for labs and ultrasound and then I started my shot protocol which included Follistim and manipular. I went in for more labs to check my follicles and after that I got to pull the trigger with a trigger shot and had my egg retrieval. We had 22 eggs all mature and then after day five we had nine wonderful graded embryos. We were advised not to test her embryos at this time due to the fact our infertility was a male factor. The next month we went in and did a frozen transfer using one of our embryos. I was on estrogen and then progesterone, my progesterone was low at transfer so they decided to up my progesterone after transfer to 1.5. That was a negative transfer. The next month we decided to do a another FET, I was on the same amount of estrogen and the upped pedestrian. We transferred two frozen embryos at that time and that was an unsuccessful transfer as well. After that transfer Dr. Oakes and I and my husband decided to do more testing on me with a ERA test and a receptiva test. The ERA test came back inconclusive and the receptivity test came back positive. I was diagnosed with low grade endometriosis. After that diagnosis Dr. Oakes recommended that I did two months of depot lupron To calm down my ovaries and my endometriosis. We then did another FET and that resulted in a negative transfer as well. My husband and I decided to do another receptivity a test to make sure that I am transferring on the correct day of ovulation. We are currently waiting for those results before we decide to do another transfer. We were talking about changing my protocol but we won’t know until we get our test results back.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Methodist for Women.
Dr. Oakes’s nursing staff is nothing but amazing. I always felt heard and understood no matter what the Appointment was for. If they didn’t know the answer to my question they made a note for Dr. Oakes. Then they would go ahead and give me a call back with our next steps and or the answer to my question.
Describe your experience with Methodist for Women.
I really liked that the front desk was very kind and welcoming every single morning that I go in there. They had the layout of what was owed or due at the beginning of the appointment. Unfortunately our insurance did not cover any of the treatment or appointments so their billing department really worked with us and was able to explain everything step of the way. I felt that I never had to wait very long in the waiting room to be called back for my appointment with the nurses or Dr. Oakes. Everyone seemed very open, welcoming and happy which made it very easy to go in every single appointment with an open mind and not to get discouraged.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Methodist for Women.
I felt like all my monitoring appointments were a well oiled machine. There was always a line however there was never an appointment where I waited longer than 15 minutes to be seen by a nurse.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women.
Our total cost for the 2021 year was 31K. Our egg retrieval was $8700 and each transfer was $4398. Those costs Do not include medication and monitoring appointments. Each monitoring appointment was roughly $225 in those appointments included an ultrasound it would be more if they drew blood during that appointment.
Describe Meghan Oakes's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Methodist for Women.
Dr. Oakes recommended that we only transferred one embryo on our first FET after that she was in favor and recommended that we transferred two of our frozen embryos for our second and third transfer.
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Meghan Oakes
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Methodist for Women
Omaha
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020 - 2021, Successful
10
10
Age 34 - 35
1 IVF
1 Embryo Freezing
Endometriosis
Tubal Blockage
Prefer not to answer
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Delaney’s a wonderful doctor who is compassionate, caring, understanding and extremely smart and capable of helping a patient determine the best path and what options are available...She has a carefully crafted strategy and was extremely good at communicating so I was fully aware of what was happening and what our options were at all times...
The nursing staff [at Methodist for Women] was great!! They were always responsive in a timely manner...I thought the overall clinic was great to work with a good team. Karen in billing was also super helpful and also very nice and took a vested interest in my situation. I never felt like just a number. I always felt like everyone knew me and cared about what I was going through and all celebrated our success!....
How was your experience with Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women?
Dr Delaney’s a wonderful doctor who is compassionate, caring, understanding and extremely smart and capable of helping a patient determine the best path and what options are available. I have multiple friends that were only successful with Dr Delaney and everyone told me that they believe she just has the magic touch as each one was also successful having babies with her and now I am also expecting my first baby in 6 weeks! We had multiple setbacks during our journey, but I always felt like she had a plan for what our next step would be and she was there to hold my hand. She is a great listener, she cares deeply for her patients and truly wants the best for each and every one. Infertility is such a struggle and doesn’t always work out, but I truly believe she will exhaust all options available to help a patient be successful and think outside the box depending on each individual situation. She has a carefully crafted strategy and was extremely good at communicating so I was fully aware of what was happening and what our options were at all times. I truly believe I would not have been successful getting pregnant without Dr Delaney and will forever be grateful.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women?
Without question, engage with Dr Delaney to help you. You will love her!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women?
Dr. Delaney was very compassionate and caring through my whole process. After having multiple surgeries to try to conceive naturally, she helped guide me to what was needed to be successful with IVF. Through the ups and downs of the entire process, I felt like she was like a sister that was fighting for me. She genuinely felt my pain, disappointment and frustration with me and also the joy and happiness when we were able to get pregnant. This process is a rollercoaster of emotions and she was with me every step of the way guiding me through each of my options. She is the best!
Describe the protocols Abigail Delaney used in your cycles at Methodist for Women and their degree of success.
I initially went to meet her in 2019 and she recommended I remove my Fallopian tubes at the time due to severe endometriosis and a very bad appendectomy surgery 10 years ago. I was not ready to do this and wasted 18 months having other surgeries in hopes I could one day conceive naturally. Had I listened to her from day one I would have saved a lot of time and money. I went back to her to move forward with IVF. We did one egg retrieval and were successful with 6 embryos. We tried the first embryo transfer and it was not successful. She determined I need to get the inflammation under control and we tried a few months of lupron to settle the endometriosis. We also did a biopsy of the uterine lining to determine the precise moment in which an embryo would be most successful attaching to my lining. After the lupron and biopsy were complete, she engaged with a specialist to remove my Fallopian tubes which were stuck due to extreme scar tissue and required a robotic surgery. Upon recovery we went right into the next embryo transfer and were successful!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Methodist for Women.
The nursing staff was great!! They were always responsive in a timely manner and on the same page as Dr Delaney.
Describe your experience with Methodist for Women.
I thought the overall clinic was great to work with a good team. Karen in billing was also super helpful and also very nice and took a vested interest in my situation. I never felt like just a number. I always felt like everyone knew me and cared about what I was going through and all celebrated our success!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women.
I believe our total cost was approx 20k
Describe Abigail Delaney's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Methodist for Women.
Due to my age and number of embryos I have we decided to only do one transfer at a time as I also am nervous of having multiples.
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Doctor
Abigail Delaney
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Methodist for Women
Omaha
Operations
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020 - 2021, Unsuccessful
0
0
Age 38 - 39
3 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Prefer not to answer
Income $200K - $499K
Engineer
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
I felt like Dr Delaney just used the same protocol for us as she would for any 37/38 year old, and didn’t take into account our specific issues. She also wasn’t very transparent with why she was choosing a particular treatment so we felt like we were in the dark much of the time...We felt Dr Delaney wasn’t a good communicator and that was the main issue...She was very intimidating to talk to and it was very hard to ask questions...
Some of the nurses [at Methodist for Women] were great - compassionate and kind. None of them were on the same page as Dr Delaney. When I’d call with questions, they’d tell me to talk with a nurse. So I would and the nurse would answer my questions. Then when I’d ask Dr Delaney the same thing she’d give me a completely different answer...It is hard for me to rate the clinic on a whole because I only dealt with 1 doctor, Dr Delaney. My experience with her colors my experience of the whole place. I don’t think this is a good clinic for an over 35 patient to be seen at.
How was your experience with Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women?
We felt Dr Delaney wasn’t a good communicator and that was the main issue. She didn’t get to know me or my husband at all and so she didn’t fully understand what we were wanting to get out of treatment. She was very intimidating to talk to and it was very hard to ask questions. We found out later on in treatment that she neglected to give us some very basic tips that could have helped us (don’t exercise, for example). Finally, she was not compassionate to our losses at all. We had 3 while we were in treatment, and she didn’t say a word. At the end of several failed cycles, she said she would only continue treating us if we used donor eggs going forward. We decided to walk away at that point. The next time my husband and I tried, we became pregnant, and carried the pregnancy to term. This, above all else, makes me question all of the treatment we received under Dr Delaney’s care and with this clinic.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women?
In retrospect, I think she is severely biased against older patients. I would recommend strongly against seeing her or even going to this clinic if you are over 35. If you’re younger, would still recommend looking elsewhere unless you have a relatively easy to solve issue (that seems to be the type of patient she is looking for!)
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women?
I felt like Dr Delaney just used the same protocol for us as she would for any 37/38 year old, and didn’t take into account our specific issues. She also wasn’t very transparent with why she was choosing a particular treatment so we felt like we were in the dark much of the time.
Describe the protocols Abigail Delaney used in your cycles at Methodist for Women and their degree of success.
3 IUIs, 2 IVFs that failed and were converted to IUIs. Not sure why she did 3 IUIs - we had reduced ovarian reserve + low sperm count. Later on we found out the standard protocol for low ovarian reserve is to move to IVF after 1 IUI.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Methodist for Women.
Some of the nurses were great - compassionate and kind. None of them were on the same page as Dr Delaney. When I’d call with questions, they’d tell me to talk with a nurse. So I would and the nurse would answer my questions. Then when I’d ask Dr Delaney the same thing she’d give me a completely different answer. So what was the point of asking a nurse?
Describe your experience with Methodist for Women.
It is hard for me to rate the clinic on a whole because I only dealt with 1 doctor, Dr Delaney. My experience with her colors my experience of the whole place. I don’t think this is a good clinic for an over 35 patient to be seen at.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Abigail Delaney at Methodist for Women.
$50000
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Abigail Delaney
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0
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Methodist for Women
Omaha
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Successful
10
9
Age 29
Other
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
My husband and I felt very comfortable with Dr. Oakes. The problem seemed complicated to us, but she simplified it, and helped us find answers right away. She adjusted my medications and outlined a new treatment plan. We began to see improvement during the first cycle...[she] took time to talk with me and was always available when I needed her. She is compassionate, communicates well, and has a good sense of humor
We were able to be conservative in our approach [at Methodist for Woman], and this helped keep expense down. The clinic worked well with our insurance...The nurses and staff are excellent. Things are well organized. Nurses almost always called back within an hour. Communication was clear and consistent...COVID made things a little more difficult. I wasn't there during a "normal" time, so I can't give a good overview. But the clinic continued to provide excellent healthcare during the pandemic. . .
How was your experience with Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women?
Our initial consult went well. My husband and I felt very comfortable with Dr. Oakes. The problem seemed complicated to us, but she simplified it, and helped us find answers right away. She adjusted my medications and outlined a new treatment plan. We began to see improvement during the first cycle. After everything we'd been through, it was difficult to feel hopeful, but the support and kindness that we received was very encouraging.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women?
Fertility treatments really do work. The clinic gave us a pregnancy test during our first visit, and I remember feeling so cynical about that...as in 'sure, like we're actually going to get a positive pregnancy test'...but we did. :) It's okay to feel hopeful. This clinic is very good at what they do!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women?
Dr. Oakes took time to talk with me and was always available when I needed her. She is compassionate, communicates well, and has a good sense of humor. She understands how difficult infertility can be, and provides excellent care to her patients.
Describe the protocols Meghan Oakes used in your cycles at Methodist for Women and their degree of success.
Dr. Oakes adjusted my medications, completed diagnostic tests, and made a clear treatment plan for us. We began to see improvement right away. Her skill and experience were reassuring.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Methodist for Women.
The nurses and staff are excellent. Things are well organized. Nurses almost always called back within an hour. Communication was clear and consistent. The nurses were very compassionate and knowledgeable, and worked closely with the doctors to answer questions. Infertility is a very difficult thing to go through, but the skill and kindness of the staff members made it a little easier. During the difficult times, I really appreciated their patience and support.
Describe your experience with Methodist for Women.
COVID made things a little more difficult. I wasn't there during a "normal" time, so I can't give a good overview. But the clinic continued to provide excellent healthcare during the pandemic. . .
Describe the costs associated with your care under Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women.
We were concerned about costs. We were able to be conservative in our approach, and this helped keep expense down. The clinic worked well with our insurance.
Describe Meghan Oakes's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Methodist for Women.
Not Applicable
10
Doctor
Meghan Oakes
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Methodist for Women
Omaha
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2020, Successful
10
10
Age 34 - 36
2 IUI
1 IVF
Endometriosis
Other
Prefer not to answer
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
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
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 for Women.
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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Doctor
Abigail Delaney
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Methodist for Women
Omaha
Operations
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Clinic Atmosphere
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 28 - 30
5 IUI
1 IVF
Uterine Fibroids
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
From our first consult, she [Dr. Carolyn Maud Doherty] was very straightforward on what we should expect from out treatment plan. She has a great bedside manner, but also tells you like it is. She takes the time to make sure you understand what it is you are to do, and answers any questions we have...Dr. Doherty strongly suggested that we only transfer 1 embryo at a time. She was concerned about the complications that I might have with having multiples. She did educate us on what the compilations could be.
This [Methodist for Women] clinic does monitoring appointments between he hours of 6:30am and 9am. You check in whenever you get there and then are seen in the order you arrive. I think things run smoothly under this system...They are all very willing to help and are compassionate. The front office staff are all very friendly and remember you each time you come in. Call back turnaround times are very quick and scheduling is easy
How was your experience with Carolyn Maud Doherty at Methodist for Women?
From our first consult, she was very straightforward on what we should expect from out treatment plan. She has a great bedside manner, but also tells you like it is. She takes the time to make sure you understand what it is you are to do, and answers any questions we have.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carolyn Maud Doherty at Methodist for Women?
Be open to what she has to say and how she approaches your treatment plan.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Carolyn Maud Doherty at Methodist for Women?
She took time to talk about concerns and made sure we understood the options we were given.
Describe the protocols Carolyn Maud Doherty used in your cycles at Methodist for Women and their degree of success.
After hearing our experience with our previous doctor, she immediately wanted to do a few additional blood tests to supplement the ones I had done already. She discovered my thyroid levels were abnormal and referred me to a endocrinologist. Once my levels were normal, we were able to resume treatment with Dr. Doherty. During my first baseline ultrasound, she found I had endometrial polyps (which would be the second time I had them). Once I had surgery to remove them, we went on to a medicated IUI. We used injectable medications for both IUI’s performed by Dr. Doherty. I responded well to the medications both times, she just changed the dosage slightly between the first and second cycle. Once both of those failed, she gave us the option of doing either one more IUI or moving on to IVF. Our IVF cycle consisted of birth control for 3 weeks prior to my baseline ultrasound. Once I was cleared, I did injectable medications prior to egg retrieval. I had 24 eggs retrieved and ended up with 2 PGS normal embryos in the end. I was placed on estradiol and progesterone in oil prior to my frozen embryo transfer, and continued until the results of the blood test.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Methodist for Women.
All of the nursing staff here is very welcoming and friendly. They take time to explain anything you don’t understand and are very thorough in their directions.
Describe your experience with Methodist for Women.
They are all very willing to help and are compassionate. The front office staff are all very friendly and remember you each time you come in. Call back turnaround times are very quick and scheduling is easy.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Methodist for Women.
This clinic does monitoring appointments between he hours of 6:30am and 9am. You check in whenever you get there and then are seen in the order you arrive. I think things run smoothly under this system.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carolyn Maud Doherty at Methodist for Women.
Each IUI costs roughly $800. IVF was around $9,000 for the retrieval and $4,500 for the transfer. Ultrasounds were about $300 each time and lab work varied.
Describe Carolyn Maud Doherty's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Methodist for Women.
Dr. Doherty strongly suggested that we only transfer 1 embryo at a time. She was concerned about the complications that I might have with having multiples. She did educate us on what the compilations could be.
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Doctor
Carolyn Maud Doherty
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Methodist for Women
Omaha
Operations
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2020, Unknown Success
9
9
Age 31
1 IUI
Male Factor
European
Income $50K - $99K
Marketer or PR
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
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.
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 at Methodist for Women.
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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Doctor
Abigail Delaney
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Methodist for Women
Omaha
Operations
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2020, Successful
8
10
Age 26 - 29
1 IVF
PCOS
European
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Successful
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.
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.
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Meghan Oakes
Humanity
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Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Methodist for Women
Omaha
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017 - 2020, Successful
10
10
Age 32 - 35
4 IVF
Male Factor
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
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.
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 at Methodist for Women.
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
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Methodist for Women
Omaha
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
9
10
Age 34 - 35
Male Factor
European
Income $0 - $49K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
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...
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 at Methodist for Women.
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
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Methodist for Women
Omaha
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 32
1 IVF
Tubal Blockage
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Operations
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
I can tell that she [Dr. Meghan Oakes] is trying to be compassionate, however, she can come off as a bit harsh. She sees a lot of patients on a daily basis, therefore, I can see her need to get to the next patient. I like her straightforwardness...She was originally not scheduled to do my actual embryo transfer, but she pulled through and performed the procedure...lets the patient choose how many embryos they would like to transfer.
The clinic [Methodist for Women] is open everyday, in the morning hours...People are always waiting outside the door in the morning waiting for the doors to open. It is a first come - first serve basis...staff treats everyone well and with discretion...The nurses were always there to answer my questions without any annoyance, even when I thought my questions were stupid... I never felt rushed by them.
How was your experience with Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women?
Meghan was responsive and was at all appointments. She is very blunt, but that also means she is very honest. She is very knowledgeable and confident in her work. She was originally not scheduled to do my actual embryo transfer, but she pulled through and performed the procedure. I do believe Meghan cares for her patients. I would recommend her to anyone I personally know.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women?
Trust Meghan. Meghan is very knowledgeable about everything fertility. She has a hardened shell, but she is honest and realistic. It is important that you are realistic as well. IVF can be tough and you need someone who will not sugar coat anything that is going on with your process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women?
Meghan is very straightforward. I can tell that she is trying to be compassionate, however, she can come off as a bit harsh. She sees a lot of patients on a daily basis, therefore, I can see her need to get to the next patient. I like her straightforwardness. I would rather her tell me the 100% absolute truth about the expected results and what is going on with me - rather than try to protect my feelings. IVF is not full of happy times (unless you get a positive test!) and so I believe you have to have a real frame of mind going into it.
Describe the protocols Meghan Oakes used in your cycles at Methodist for Women and their degree of success.
Below is what I was prescribed: Gonal-F - Inject 225 in abdomen (store in fridge) and inject in the evening at the same time Progesterone - Inject 1ml intramuscular Cetrotide - Inject in abdomen (have to mix) Pregnyl - Trigger shot in the butt (doctor will draw where to inject) Estrogen pills It is important to note that everyone will have a different amount and type of drug prescribed to them. We are all not the same. I made the mistake of using other peoples protocol as a reference to myself (prior to IVF). This can create an unrealistic vision of what you will actually experience during your IVF.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Methodist for Women.
The nursing staff performed their job well and they were always friendly. I never felt rushed by them. They process a lot of patients in the morning time for blood draws and they handle it very well.
Describe your experience with Methodist for Women.
The clinic is open everyday, in the morning hours. They usually have people lined up at the door waiting to go in. The earlier you can arrive, the better. Make sure your phone battery is charged! I don't have anything negative to say about the clinic itself. The nurses were always there to answer my questions without any annoyance, even when I thought my questions were stupid.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Methodist for Women.
You go to the clinic as early as possible. People are always waiting outside the door in the morning waiting for the doors to open. It is a first come - first serve basis. The clinic staff treats everyone well and with discretion. You have been warned - if you need to get out of there fast, come early!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Meghan Oakes at Methodist for Women.
18,000.00
Describe Meghan Oakes's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Methodist for Women.
She lets the patient choose how many embryos they would like to transfer. I have no further information on this topic, in regards to Meghan Oakes.
10
Doctor
Meghan Oakes
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Methodist for Women
Omaha
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Consult
6
6
Age 26 - 27
Male Factor
PCOS
European
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
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
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
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
6
Clinic
Methodist for Women
Omaha
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Consult
10
10
Age 28
3 IUI
Unexplained
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Doherty] is often described as blunt — and that scared me. But I SO appreciated her realness. She is never blunt in a rude way. Absolutely not. She is just honest and to the point — and that’s what I needed...She is highly intelligent, funny, and wonderful...Our first two cycles with Dr. Doherty are consisting of a a lot of testing — genetic testing, bloodwork, SHG (and another HSG if necessary)...
the women who answer the phone [at Methodist for Women] are kind and compassionate. I always receive a quick call back from a nurse...Our initial consultation was $400. Our genetic testing was only about $100. I was given a sheet during my consultation that broke down the prices of different treatment options. For reference, IUI is $800 (not including medication, screening, labs, etc). Oocyte Retrival for IVF is $7,100. They are very honest about the costs upfront
How was your experience with Carolyn Maud Doherty at Methodist for Women?
Before I met with Dr. Doherty, I read just about every review. She is often described as blunt — and that scared me. But I SO appreciated her realness. She is never blunt in a rude way. Absolutely not. She is just honest and to the point — and that’s what I needed.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carolyn Maud Doherty at Methodist for Women?
Do not read online reviews and let yourself get scared. She is highly intelligent, funny, and wonderful.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Carolyn Maud Doherty at Methodist for Women?
My husband and I immediately clicked with Dr. Doherty. She was real, honest, and trustworthy. She made it clear we were all a team.
Describe the protocols Carolyn Maud Doherty used in your cycles at Methodist for Women and their degree of success.
We are still very early in our treatment with Dr. Doherty. I had three unsuccessful IUI cycles with clomid with my previous doctor. Our first two cycles with Dr. Doherty are consisting of a a lot of testing — genetic testing, bloodwork, SHG (and another HSG if necessary), etc. The plan is to move ahead with injectables on my third cycle with her (with IUI or IVF, TBD!)
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Methodist for Women.
Everyone in Dr. Doherty’s office is wonderful. I never dread calling them (as I’ve felt with previous offices). I know the women who answer the phone are kind and compassionate. I always receive a quick call back from a nurse — who is just as wonderful. They’re an awesome team.
Describe your experience with Methodist for Women.
I am so early in the process but my experience up until this point has been great. Do not hesitate to call. They are kind and patient and willing to work with you! This is an emotional journey and they understand that — and I feel as though they’re supporting me too.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carolyn Maud Doherty at Methodist for Women.
Our initial consultation was $400. Our genetic testing was only about $100. I was given a sheet during my consultation that broke down the prices of different treatment options. For reference, IUI is $800 (not including medication, screening, labs, etc). Oocyte Retrival for IVF is $7,100. They are very honest about the costs upfront because they know we’re paying out of pocket!
10
Doctor
Carolyn Maud Doherty
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
10
Clinic
Methodist for Women
Omaha
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unsuccessful
7
8
Age 26
1 IUI
Unexplained
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Entrepreneur
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
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.
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 at Methodist for Women.
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
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Methodist for Women
Omaha
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
8
10
Age 39
2 IUI
Unexplained
Prefer not to answer
2nd of 2 Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
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.
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 at Methodist for Women.
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
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Methodist for Women
Omaha
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
9
10
Age 40
2 IUI
3 IVF
Prefer not to answer
Income $100K - $199K
Consultant
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
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.
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 at Methodist for Women.
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.
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Doctor
Meghan Oakes
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Methodist for Women
Omaha
Operations
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2019, Unsuccessful
6
6
Age 40 - 42
1 IUI
1 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
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.
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 at Methodist for Women.
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.
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Doctor
Meghan Oakes
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Frequency Seen
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6
Clinic
Methodist for Women
Omaha
Operations
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2019, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 33 - 37
3 IUI
3 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[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.
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 at Methodist for Women.
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
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Doctor
Meghan Oakes
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Methodist for Women
Omaha
Operations
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 28 - 29
3 IUI
1 IVF
PCOS
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
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
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 at Methodist for Women.
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.
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Doctor
Abigail Delaney
Humanity
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Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
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Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Methodist for Women
Omaha
Operations
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LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
8
9
Age 37 - 38
1 IUI
Donor Sperm
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
LGBTQ
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
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. ...
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
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Doctor
Abigail Delaney
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Methodist for Women
Omaha
Operations
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unsuccessful
6
6
Age 27 - 28
2 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Operations
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
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.
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 at Methodist for Women.
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.
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Doctor
Carolyn Maud Doherty
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
6
Clinic
Methodist for Women
Omaha
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources