Midwest Center for Reproductive Health

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Genetic counseling: OfferedAcupuncture is not offered: Not OfferedMental health counseling: OfferedNutrition counseling: OfferedAdministration of shots: OfferedCoordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not OfferedSelling medication: OfferedProviding backup medication: Offered
Maple Grove
12000 Elm Creek Blvd. N.
Maple Grove, MN 55369
(763) 494-7700
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Midwest Center for Reproductive Health to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 82%Don't recommend: 18%8.7
12 assessments
  • 82% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 18% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
Operated well
Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
Excellent nursing team
Attention to Detail
Low attention to detail
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2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
10%
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35-37
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41-42
43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
232
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
8.8
Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
12 assessments
9
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
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Nursing staff [at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health] was wonderful. Timely responses always. Very patient with me when I would call with all kinds of questions. Very knowledgeable nurses...recommends transferring 1-2 embryos depending on a number of variables...I really wish the clinic would have an email or messaging system. It is inconvenient to use only telephone communication especially with my full time job. I am rarely able to get to my cell phone at work and I feel messaging would work much better. They do set a personal voicemail system up for nurses to call with progress updates and medication instructions which is nice.
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Age
29 - 30
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
9
Describe your experience with Midwest Center for Reproductive Health.
I really wish the clinic would have an email or messaging system. It is inconvenient to use only telephone communication especially with my full time job. I am rarely able to get to my cell phone at work and I feel messaging would work much better. They do set a personal voicemail system up for nurses to call with progress updates and medication instructions which is nice.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Randle Corfman at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health?
Dr. Corfman has a great bedside manner. He is excellent at explaining the ins and outs of IVF.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Nursing staff was wonderful. Timely responses always. Very patient with me when I would call with all kinds of questions. Very knowledgeable nurses.
What specific things went wrong at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health?
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Randle Corfman at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health?
Dr. Corfman does a wonderful job at explaining everything and was amazing with the actual procedures which are generally very uncomfortable. There was absolutely no pain or discomfort during my embryo transfer and the egg retrieval was a bit uncomfortable, as to be expected, but tolerable by all means (This clinic uses conscious sedation so I was awake and do remember my retrieval). Although we did not get the outcome we were praying for, Dr. Corfman was very honest and upfront with the not so great odds we were up against and gave ya all our options. One thing I do wish is that there would be a more holistic approach to the treatments. I have done a lot of research on my own with using supplements and making lifestyle changes. It’s not that Dr. Corfman is against those approaches, they just aren’t encompassed in the treatment plan and don’t seem to hold much importance there.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Randle Corfman at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health?
As with any infertility doctor, go in to it open minded. You have to trust the process. I had to go through a failed cycle to find out my egg quality is the problem.. now we are on to deciding what’s next.
Describe the protocols Randle Corfman used in your cycles at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health and their degree of success.
I used the regular protocol there. I started by taking birth control for a month or so and then on to stim meds. It included ovarian stimulation meds such as Gonal F and trigger shot Pregnyl. I used ganrilex acetate to prevent ovulation before the retrieval. I did have Lupron at home on standby in case my estrogen levels spiked too high but I never had to use the Lupeon protocol. I used progesterone suppositories twice a day following the transfer, I believe those start before transfer if the lupron protocol is given. That’s all I can remember off hand without my list in front of me.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Randle Corfman at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health.
We haven’t gotten our total bill yet. It was around $20,000 for one cycle of IVF fresh transfer, no frozen embryos.
Describe Randle Corfman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health.
My clinic recommends transferring 1-2 embryos depending on a number of variables.
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Randle Corfman
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Trustworthiness
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Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Midwest Center for Reproductive Health
Maple Grove
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10
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
Strength is always answering and calling me back immediately. The front desk staff [Midwest Ctr for Repro Health] are friendly and warm. They open really early in the morning so you don’t have to take time away from your work day. Weakness is sometimes it takes months to get an initial appointment.... I appreciate they have a “live birth guarantee” with IVF. This means if you don’t have a life birth you can get a large amount of money back.
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
5th of 5 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
Describe your experience with Midwest Center for Reproductive Health.
Strength is always answering and calling me back immediately. The front desk staff are friendly and warm. They open really early in the morning so you don’t have to take time away from your work day. Weakness is sometimes it takes months to get an initial appointment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Randle Corfman at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health?
He thoroughly looked over my chart and finally diagnosed me with PCOS after 2 years of treatment with my OBGYN and a miscarriage. He knew everything about me and my history and came in with a thorough plan and the information to back it up. He made personal connections to me by really getting to know who I was as a person. I left feeling finally heard and understood after two very long, lonely and painful years of infertility.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Even when I would come in for a blood sample they knew everything about my cycle and my chart. They always called me back ASAP when I left a message.
How was your experience with Randle Corfman at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health?
He is knowledgeable and has backup for everything he does. He even will joke with you to make you more at ease. He makes me feel like I have a chance in this journey because he doesn’t sugarcoat anything. He is honest and candid and I want that and appreciate it.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Randle Corfman at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health?
Don’t hesitate at all to give your care to this doctor.
Describe the protocols Randle Corfman used in your cycles at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health and their degree of success.
He used medications that I needed based on blood work and history and not just guessing what might possibly help. I appreciated that cause I want to know these things too.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Randle Corfman at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health.
Basic costs of medication and cycles were in line with what other clinics charged per cycle. I appreciate they have a “live birth guarantee” with IVF. This means if you don’t have a life birth you can get a large amount of money back. That helps ease a lot of fears and worries with IVF.
Describe Randle Corfman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health.
None
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Doctor
Randle Corfman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Midwest Center for Reproductive Health
Maple Grove
Nursing
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10
Age
30 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
The clinic [Midwest Ctr for Reproductive Health] runs like a well oiled machine. They keep you updated on new appointments and what is the next step in the process.... The nurses are easy to get a hold of and return calls quickly. Everyone was friendly and approachable. We had one lab charged which was not performed and I kept receiving bills for it.... They also only do retrievals and tranfers a few times a year so you may have to wait to start treatment depending on the date.
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Age
30 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
Describe your experience with Midwest Center for Reproductive Health.
The clinic runs like a well oiled machine. They keep you updated on new appointments and what is the next step in the process. They worked with my schedule for ultrasounds which included coming before the clinic was officially open. The nurses are easy to get a hold of and return calls quickly. Everyone was friendly and approachable. We had one lab charged which was not performed and I kept receiving bills for it. It took a few calls before it was resolved completely. They also only do retrievals and tranfers a few times a year so you may have to wait to start treatment depending on the date.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Randle Corfman at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health?
I spent 3 years trying to become pregnant with treatments from Dr. Corfman. We had 3 failed attempts and Dr. Corfman and staff were very supportive. When we finally had a positive result, Dr. Corfman shared tears of joy with us.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health.
The staff were all very compassionate. The skill level varied from nurse to nurse but overall they were all very knowledgeable in what they were doing.
How was your experience with Randle Corfman at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health?
Dr. Corfman is very intelligent and to the point. He explains things in detail when asked which was very helpful. I feel that he was invested in our treatments and with each failed attempt he grieved with us. He was honest in saying he didn’t know why we weren’t successful and referred us to colleagues for a second opinion. In the end we stayed with him and his clinic because we trusted them and didn’t believe we would have different outcomes somewhere else.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Randle Corfman at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health?
Don’t give up and try to second guess every decision.
Describe the protocols Randle Corfman used in your cycles at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health and their degree of success.
I used follistem and menoper for stimulation along with ganerelex. I did not have a successful fresh transfer. With our frozen transfer - we used lupron along with progesterone injections and suppositories and estrogen injections.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Randle Corfman at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health.
Each fresh cycle had a base rate of around 10,000 which did not include meds or monitoring. Each frozen had a base of around 6,000.
Describe Randle Corfman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health.
Our embryos were rated and we transferred the top 2 each time.
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Randle Corfman
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Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Midwest Center for Reproductive Health
Maple Grove
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10
Age
29
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
Everyone was kind and professional [at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health]... we did all our monitoring at a satellite clinic, but when we went to see Dr. Corfman for the egg retrieval and then the transfer, we were called back quickly, there were no other people in the waiting room, or in the clinic from what I could see, so it didn't feel like I was in an assembly line and we had some amount of privacy in the waiting room.
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Age
29
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
Describe your experience with Midwest Center for Reproductive Health.
Like I said previously, we did all our monitoring at a satellite clinic, but when we went to see Dr. Corfman for the egg retrieval and then the transfer, we were called back quickly, there were no other people in the waiting room, or in the clinic from what I could see, so it didn't feel like I was in an assembly line and we had some amount of privacy in the waiting room. Everyone was kind and professional.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Randle Corfman at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health?
Dr. Corfman's office definitely had a set protocol that they followed, but they always reviewed my lab results and my ultrasounds and tailored my protocol to me.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Always returned my calls the same day (or the next day if I called late in the afternoon). We did all my monitoring via a satellite clinic, so the nurse had to give me all my instructions over the phone, and she was very detailed and precise and answered all my questions. It was a lot of information and she explained it very well.
How was your experience with Randle Corfman at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health?
Dr. Corfman was very to the point but was never unkind or rude. He was very knowledgeable about our case in particular from the first visit and is actually the one who diagnosed me with PCOS. I had 6 IUIs with my OB doctor and he never diagnosed me with PCOS, when I asked he would say I don't fit the profile. Dr. Corfman was able to tell from my ultrasounds alone that I had PCOS. He drew many diagrams to help explain the process for what they would do in my situation. When I told him we were in a time crunch and wanted to proceed with IVF instead of trying some other things first, as we were getting ready to move in a few months and the insurance I had at the time covered part of IVF, he said they would get me in before we moved, and they did. My husband even liked Dr. Corfman, and he doesn't like any doctors.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Randle Corfman at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health?
I read some of the other reviews who said that he was somewhat blunt, but keep in mind the reason you are seeing him is that you want a baby. Dr. Corfman is very good at what he does. His success rates are well over the national average.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Randle Corfman at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health.
We had a down payment of around $11,000. Meds did not cost us anything since my insurance at the time paid for all of the meds. My insurance covered some of the IVF, so we got some money refunded to us and ended up paying about $9,000 out of pocket. Probably would have been close to $20,000 if we didn't have insurance.
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Randle Corfman
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Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Midwest Center for Reproductive Health
Maple Grove
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Age
30
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS
0
Their office hours [at MW Center for Repro Health] are shorter than most, closing at 3:30 and it can be hard to connect with a nurse after 2:00 for same day questions. Strengths would be that the rooms for males is set apart from the clinic activity and offers privacy upon leaving...The ones [nurses] that have been there a while were great and super compassionate. They were hopeful for us and kind...
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Age
30
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Consultant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS
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Describe your experience with Midwest Center for Reproductive Health.
In terms of technology compared to other Twin City clinics, this is outdated and minimal. There aren't many bells and whistles - everything from your blood draws to your ultrasounds to your IUI's to your endometrial scratches are conducted in the same room. Their office hours are shorter than most, closing at 3:30 and it can be hard to connect with a nurse after 2:00 for same day questions. Strengths would be that the rooms for males is set apart from the clinic activity and offers privacy upon leaving.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Randle Corfman at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health?
Dr. Corfman constantly had to review to our chart when addressing us by name in consults. He constantly brought up the fact that there were people waiting after us. Outside of 2 consults - an initial and one after a miscarriage - we never saw him, heard from him, or spoke to him. I cried during a consult, which was very unlike me, and instead of showing compassion, he seemed exasperated.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
It was clear they have turnover and it seemed like many of the nurses were new to the lingo or didn't always understand the questions I was asking. The ones that have been there a while were great and super compassionate. They were hopeful for us and kind.
What specific things went wrong at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Randle Corfman at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health?
After my consult, we never heard from Dr. Corfman again outside of him stepping in briefly to conduct an endometrial scratch. Even then, the nurses had everything ready so he was in the room for less than a few minutes without much dialogue. He seems to have a reputation for a quick diagnosis of PCOS and suggested donor eggs instead of listening to the patient. (Other clinics have confirmed this.) He is quick to remind everyone of his "busy schedule" at other clinics. He is not available during the summer and very dismissive of much, if any, support on weekends. I found his attitude to be cocky. My husband did find his graphs and charts helpful as he tried to explain our options, but it was obvious he didn't know our case well given the options he gave.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Randle Corfman at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health?
Look into other clinics in the Twin Cities. If you do see him, bring questions. He won't like to answer them but stay on track and be persistent. Remember YOU are paying HIM for service, not the other way around.
Describe the protocols Randle Corfman used in your cycles at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health and their degree of success.
A basic femara protocol with ovulation trigger shot. When cycles produced too many or too little eggs, it was me that suggested to the nurses they talk to him about adjusting my medication (which they did). I don't think without my advocacy for myself, my cycles would have been remotely promising.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Randle Corfman at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health.
Relatively average. Charged per ultrasound and vial of blood drawn. He would bill his time very specifically to the minute, and tended to get off tangent (and was hard to redirect).
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Randle Corfman
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Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
Midwest Center for Reproductive Health
Maple Grove
Nursing
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9
Age
31 - 33
Treated
2012 - 2014
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
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Our monitoring appointments were done at a satellite clinic near our home. The results were then sent to Dr. Corfman. We did not do anything at the clinic until our egg retrieval and transfer. This was convenient for us...The nursing staff at the clinic was amazing. We had a phone messaging system that was used...They did a good job of scheduling and making sure we did not see anyone else in the office at the same time. This made us feel like the attention was on us and we did not feel rushed.
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Age
31 - 33
Treated
2012 - 2014
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with Midwest Center for Reproductive Health.
The number one thing we liked about the clinic is that it is small. There was only one time that we saw another couple. We also liked that we were able to stay in our community and go to a satellite clinic for a lot of the care. When we did get to Maple Grove the staff knew who we were and had never met us before, this made us a little more relaxed.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Randle Corfman at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health?
We were always treated like human beings and not numbers. They did a good job of scheduling and making sure we did not see anyone else in the office at the same time. This made us feel like the attention was on us and we did not feel rushed.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff at the clinic was amazing. We had a phone messaging system that was used. We saw a nurse practitioner at a satellite clinic for the majority of our treatment. She was amazing and we continue to see her.
How was your experience with Randle Corfman at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health?
From our first phone consult to the time we met Dr. Corfman we felt he was very knowledgeable. He was blunt, but presented the information in a compassionate way. We had to travel to see him, so we did not even meet Dr. Corfman until we did our egg retrieval. We still felt that he took an interest in our case and did not bow off our concerns.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Randle Corfman at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health?
He is blunt and does not sugar coat things. We prefer this approach so it worked for us. The clinic is a small one and we liked that.
Describe the protocols Randle Corfman used in your cycles at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health and their degree of success.
After multiple failed IUIs we moved on to IVF with Dr. Corfman. We did IVF in 2012 and I think it was a pretty standard protocol. The side effects were not terrible for me. I did get pretty uncomfortable just before the egg retrieval. I did like that I was awake for the retrieval so I was able to see what was going on. Unfortunately we only got 5 eggs from all the follicles I produced. Dr. Corfman was not concerned about this and all 5 embryos made it to day 3.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health.
Our monitoring appointments were done at a satellite clinic near our home. The results were then sent to Dr. Corfman. We did not do anything at the clinic until our egg retrieval and transfer. This was convenient for us.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Randle Corfman at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health.
I do not remember what we ended up paying. We were lucky that our insurance covered a part of the IVF.
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Doctor
Randle Corfman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Midwest Center for Reproductive Health
Maple Grove
Nursing
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10
Age
29 - 33
Treated
2009 - 2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
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The clinic [Midwest Center for Reproductive Health] did not allow children out of consideration for others. It also allowed for a quieter, more calm environment. It was about an hour away so we liked doing testing and monitoring at our local clinic and only actual retrieval and transfer at the fertility clinic.... It was about $17,000 for the fresh cycle but that excluded all monitoring because it was done locally and insurance covered it. The frozen transfers were about $3000 each.
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Age
29 - 33
Treated
2009 - 2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
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Describe your experience with Midwest Center for Reproductive Health.
The clinic did not allow children out of consideration for others. It also allowed for a quieter, more calm environment. It was about an hour away so we liked doing testing and monitoring at our local clinic and only actual retrieval and transfer at the fertility clinic.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Randle Corfman at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health?
He would provide follow-up calls, if necessary, himself. He also took the time to answer any questions you had.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health.
They were also good at explaining everything that was going on. You felt that they genuinely wanted you to succeed in achieving a pregnancy. With my first pregnancy they called back with the HCG results and you could hear her excitement in the levels. They made sure I was comfortable during all procedures. They also did a great job coordinating with my local clinic for basic testing and training monitoring of cycles.
How was your experience with Randle Corfman at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health?
He was thorough and explained everything he was doing/planned to do. He was up front about our chances to conceive. He also gave tips on how to improve fertility while preparing for cycle (i.e. weight loss, vitamins to take to prepare for pregnancy, tips for male fertility, etc.)
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Randle Corfman at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health?
Dr. Corfman is very upfront and straightforward. Sometimes that can be hard news but you can feel confident in the answers he provides you and your chances of conceiving.
Describe the protocols Randle Corfman used in your cycles at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health and their degree of success.
It has been too long to remember specific drugs used, but I know I had quite a few of them. There were drugs to prevent ovulation prior to the egg retrieval, drugs to increase the number of eggs produced, drugs to improve the lining, and an antibiotic for day of retrieval to prevent infection. I also had to take progesterone to support the (potential) pregnancies. Suppositories the first time and both suppositories and injectable progesterone on subsequent transfers. I tried metformin to help with the PCOS but I had a side effect of swollen corneas and could not continue.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health.
They were at my local clinic rather than the fertility clinic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Randle Corfman at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health.
It was about $17,000 for the fresh cycle but that excluded all monitoring because it was done locally and insurance covered it. The frozen transfers were about $3000 each.
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Randle Corfman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Midwest Center for Reproductive Health
Maple Grove
Nursing
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Age
45
Treated
2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
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We really liked... the staff [MW Center for Repro Health], but were disappointed in the attitude around and after transfer. The attitude really seemed paternalistic and dismissive..Initially we were really impressed with the care and the clinic... Around the time and after transfer, though, when we had questions and concerns, they were more condescending and paternalistic. They were less willing to provide requested information...Julie Johnson was really fabulous. So were the rest of the nursing and support staff. But when a couple issues arose, I got the impression they were being directed to be less than forthcoming.
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Age
45
Treated
2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
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Describe your experience with Midwest Center for Reproductive Health.
Their results are really good. Which ultimately is what we wanted :) We really liked Dr Corfman and the staff, but were disappointed in the attitude around and after transfer. The attitude really seemed paternalistic and dismissive. Prior to that time we had not experienced that, except around some financial issues that had not been clear to us (we may have misunderstood). Ultimately the cycle ended up being less costly than we were quoted though.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Randle Corfman at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health?
Initially we were really impressed with the care and the clinic. We had the feeling Dr Corfman and his staff really cared about our well-being. Around the time and after transfer, though, when we had questions and concerns, they were more condescending and paternalistic. They were less willing to provide requested information.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health. (Assigned nurse: Julie Johnson)
Julie Johnson was really fabulous. So were the rest of the nursing and support staff. But when a couple issues arose, I got the impression they were being directed to be less than forthcoming.
What specific things went wrong at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health?
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Randle Corfman at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health?
Initially we were really impressed with the care and the clinic. They spent a lot of time with us answering questions and concerns. Around the time and after transfer, though, they were more condescending and paternalistic. Our results were great though; we brought home our baby :)
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Randle Corfman at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health?
Don't expect a lot of information around and after the time of transfer
Describe the protocols Randle Corfman used in your cycles at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health and their degree of success.
We did donor egg here. We did bring home our baby after one cycle.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Randle Corfman at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health.
I don't remember the details, but it was less than we were quoted. We were told, however, that we could pay by credit card, but not warned that they would charge an extra fee (something like 5%)
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Randle Corfman
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10
Clinic
Midwest Center for Reproductive Health
Maple Grove
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Age
33
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
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Professional and clean building and office space [at Midwest Center for Reproductive Medicine]. Easy to find location. Staff seems to be organized and they stay fairly on time with their appointments. Timely returning of calls and emails. Make sure you contact your insurance and get price quotes ahead of time...They [nurses] all seemed very nice. Some were definitely more knowledgeable than others.
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Age
33
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 4 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
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Describe your experience with Midwest Center for Reproductive Health.
Professional and clean building and office space. Easy to find location. Staff seems to be organized and they stay fairly on time with their appointments. Timely returning of calls and emails. Make sure you contact your insurance and get price quotes ahead of time.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Randle Corfman at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health?
I feel neutral on this. He read our charts and our lab reports but still asked a lot of questions like he didn't know the answers to them. It was our first time going through this and getting diagnosed so a little more information would have been nice.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They all seemed very nice. Some were definitely more knowledgeable than others.
How was your experience with Randle Corfman at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health?
Dr. Randle Corfman was very nice and professional. He knows his stuff and explains it all pretty well so regular people can understand all of it. He does seem kind of rushed though but maybe he was just running behind when we saw him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Randle Corfman at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health?
Write down all of your questions ahead of time so you have a plan and know what you need to ask. Make sure you take notes on everything he is saying and get direct contact information for him or a nurse so that you can reach out again if needed.
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Randle Corfman
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
Midwest Center for Reproductive Health
Maple Grove
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10
Age
25 - 26
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
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All of the nurses [at MW Center for Repro Health] are so personable and they really care. They genuinely hope for the best for you so it always feels good after you talk with them...Overall, the clinic is great! It's location is pretty far from our home, but we are willing to travel to get the best care possible...
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Age
25 - 26
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
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Describe your experience with Midwest Center for Reproductive Health.
Overall, the clinic is great! It's location is pretty far from our home, but we are willing to travel to get the best care possible.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Randle Corfman at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health?
Dr. Corfman and his staff are extremely personable and caring.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health. (Assigned nurse: Jennifer)
All of the nurses are so personable and they really care. They genuinely hope for the best for you so it always feels good after you talk with them.
How was your experience with Randle Corfman at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health?
Dr. Corfman is amazing. He is caring and really makes you feel comfortable. He explains everything in great detail including drawing diagrams at each appointment to help you to really understand your upcoming treatment.
Describe the protocols Randle Corfman used in your cycles at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health and their degree of success.
We did 5 cycles where I was taking letrozole. Each of these cycles was unsuccessful. I have done monitoring outside of his clinic at a clinic that is closer to my home. I felt that Dr. Corfman was sure to run necessary tests and mibitorbme closely throughout these cycles. Most recently we completed a cycle of invitro. There were 18 eggs retrieved and 10 of those were mature. Of those 10, 6 fertilized using ICSI and 2 embryos made it to a day 5 fresh transfer. Currently, we are waiting for the results of this cycle.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health.
We completed our monitoring appointments at a clinic closer to our home.
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Randle Corfman
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Trustworthiness
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Clinic
Midwest Center for Reproductive Health
Maple Grove
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10
Age
25 - 26
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, PCOS, Other, Unexplained
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I worked with the nurses [at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health] 90% of the time and they really are all incredible ladies...Wonderful, knowledgeable, incredibly caring, and made the process less terrifying...Their main clinic was nice. I did all but our IVF transfer at our local hospital/clinic.
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Age
25 - 26
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Investor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, PCOS, Other, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with Midwest Center for Reproductive Health.
Their main clinic was nice. I did all but our IVF transfer at our local hospital/clinic. Dr. Corfman provides services to multiple satalite clinics.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Randle Corfman at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health?
Dr. Corfman and his staff were wonderful and very helpful. They took the time to listen and answer our questions and concerns. I appreciated his very candid and honest explanations. I didn't want anything sugar coated as it wasn't going to help us meet our end goal.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Wonderful, knowledgeable, incredibly caring, and made the process less terrifying. I worked with the nurses 90% of the time and they really are all incredible ladies.
How was your experience with Randle Corfman at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health?
Dr. Corfman is very candid and honest. He told us what we needed to hear and didn't sugar coat anything. I personally felt like he had our best interests in mind and honestly did what he could for us in our situation.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Randle Corfman at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health?
Be prepared to be told the honest truth. If you're overweight (or a smoker), Dr. Corfman requires all patients to be at or under a BMI of 30.
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Randle Corfman
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Trustworthiness
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Clinic
Midwest Center for Reproductive Health
Maple Grove
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10
Age
26 - 27
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IUI, 1 IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
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The clinic was nice, procedures quick, staff warm and comforting. Dr Corfman was to the point...
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Age
26 - 27
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IUI, 1 IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
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Describe your experience with your nurse at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health. (Assigned nurse: Julie)
Asked me several times if I was warm enough... when we had a question 2d post retrieval, she was really quick to respond. Mostly she was kind and smiling and that's what I needed.
How was your experience with Randle Corfman at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health?
Blunt, which I appreciated. Our first visit was educational. He discussed our issues (PCOS/Anovulation/Male factor due to varocosele) and treatment options..emphasis on IVF. We had already tried 5 IUI cycles at this point, so the next time we met was just before retrieval. I live in Bismarck ND, so his nurse here handled the pre-IVF visit to go over drugs. All of my scans were sent to him for review and I used the phone system to check medication instructions daily. The clinic was nice, procedures quick, staff warm and comforting. Dr Corfman was to the point from what I remember before & after procedures, but still took time to joke with my hubby a bit :-) In the end, we were blessed with a beautiful son, Oliver.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Randle Corfman at Midwest Center for Reproductive Health?
Don't be put off by his demeanor. He's very kind and concerned.
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Randle Corfman
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Midwest Center for Reproductive Health
Maple Grove
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