Midwest Reproductive Center

1 doctors work here

Rated 8
Strongly recommend: 54%Neutral: 26%Don't recommend: 19%8
54% strongly recommend
58 reviews
Operations
8.7
8.7
Operations

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Scheduling
8.7
8.7
Scheduling

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Ratings of 10 mean it was easy to schedule appointments.

Billing Department
7.8
7.8
Billing Department

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Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
8.8
8.8
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
7.9
7.9
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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Annual Cycles
455
National Avg
738
This Clinic
National Avg
00%
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40%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
>40

Available Resources

Genetic counseling
Genetic counseling
Acupuncture
Acupuncture
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 2 offices

North Kansas City
2750 Clay Edwards Dr
North Kansas City, KS 64116
Olathe
20375 West 151st Street
Olathe, KS 66061

58 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
3
NPS
3
Age 25 - 28
7 IUI
2 IVF
Endometriosis
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
I’m very disappointed in the level of attention given to my care. I had two embryos result and he [Dr. Gelhbach] constantly treated the first step as a “standard” treatment instead of a retrieval for a patient with advanced endometriosis and diminished ovarian reserve ... They [Midwest Reproductive Care] never mentioned my low AMH before doing any treatment.
We ended up no doing our genetic testing and asked after a few weeks that our credit go to repay part of our loan we had taken out for IVF ( we pay 14% interest on this). The last time I was there they said it was still on my account ... They [nursing staff] have always been kind, but I feel like one is constantly trying to sell me on the decided treatment plan or talk me out of my concerns with my endometriosis and dimished ovarian reserve.
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
I don’t feel like he has a solid understanding of female factors and infertility. If he did, he would know that you can’t treat endometriosis patients with lots of estrogen and get good results. He’d also monitor progesterone levels in a medicated cycle to help increas chances of pregnancy if patients tested low previously. I’m very disappointed in the level of attention given to my care. I had two embryos result and he constantly treated the first step as a “standard” treatment instead of a retrieval for a patient with advanced endometriosis and diminished ovarian reserve. He may have had success with other endo and DOR patients, but I am not one of them that has been able to hold my baby in my arms.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Stop treating each patient with the standard approach for the first round, you need to treat each patient with heir diagnosis in mind and the whole patient for their optimal results. The conservative approach does not work when you only have 1-2 tries for each treatment. And do not negate injectable IUIs bc they cost more than medicated IUIs. Do those extra tests and get a whole picture before going forward. You’re the expert and yet I feel like I have a better understanding of my endometriosis and diminished ovarian reserve than you do. Don’t be skeptical of stepping outside the box when the first approach does not work.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
They never mentioned my low AMH before doing any treatment. We knew before seeing them I had endometriosis, but nothing else. They constantly negated the causes and symptoms of endometriosis during treatments while only doing “standard” options. I also asked what more we could do and they didn’t give any outside resources to improve egg quality or health, just a more aggressive stim medication protocol in the hopes of getting more eggs to and therefore more embryos. They don’t fully understand female infertility and when addressing my concerns, I felt like they were talking me down from them instead of honestly understanding why I had concerns.
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
We used letrozole for all of our 7 IUIs. I had 3 mature follicles each time and my husband had very good numbers. Because we always had a good response, they did not want to change to dosage or protocol. I took it beginning on day 3 for 5 days and then went in around day 11/12 for an ultrasound to check follicle response and do a trigger 24-36 hours before the IUI. For the first retrieval we did 10 days of 225 menopur, 225 follistim, added in ganirelix injections after day 5/6, and a lupron trigger. I only had 7 mature follicles, but all 6 eggs they retrieved were mature, all fertilized with ICSI, and then none of them made it to blastocyst by day 6. For our second retrieval we did a “poor responders protocol” for 300 menopur, 300 follistim, microdose lupron twice daily, and a growth hormone. We did a double trigger after 11 days of stims after they added an additional day. We had 9 eggs retrieved, 7 were mature, and while 5 fertilized with ICSI, just 2 made it to blastocyst by day 6. We decided to not do genetic testing. For the first FET, I took estradiol 3 times daily and then after 2.5 weeks, they did an ultrasound to check my lining and added in 10ml PIO injections once a day and 100 mg endometrin twice daily the following day. After 5 days of PIO, we did our transfer of a 5AA embryo. We had a negative beta blood test. The next cycle we did a mock one for an ERA test and endometrial biopsy for inflammation. The ERA showed I needed another day of PIO, but no inflammation was present. We attempted another FET, but because I was in estradiol for over 4 weeks, my body decided I needed to have a period and we had to cancel our transfer. I had big concerns about the long time on estradiol, but was talked through the steps they would take to make sure my lining was healthy for transfer. After a 16 day, very heavy period and 7 days of oral progesterone, we prepped for another transfer. I did the same doses of meds as the first, but added the extra day of progesterone after my second lining check. We had a positive beta at 85, but after 72 hours my hcg level was only at 135 and by the next beta 48 hours later my level had dropped to 100. The following beta confirmed a loss at 26 and I went back one more time to follow my levels down to under 5. We have our follow up on Friday and I consider myself still under his care.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Midwest Reproductive Center.
They have always been kind, but I feel like one is constantly trying to sell me on the decided treatment plan or talk me out of my concerns with my endometriosis and dimished ovarian reserve. But they are always nice and cordial to talk with over the phone or in person.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
The standard approach is not ideal. Does it work? Somewhat and sometimes. Do they need to investigate more about each patient before deciding on a course of treatment, yes. We ended up no doing our genetic testing and asked after a few weeks that our credit go to repay part of our loan we had taken out for IVF ( we pay 14% interest on this). The last time I was there they said it was still on my account, not following through makes me feel as though they didn’t fully understand my request.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
Each IUI we had to pay $380 for the IUI treatment and then $100 for the trigger shot. The oral letrozole was $10-$15 each cycle and our labs and ultrasound were covered by our insurance with a co pay after deductible. Our IVF cycles we took our a cycle package for 2 retrievals and up to 4 transfers for $20,000 and financed it through another company, ARC and NBT Bank. We paid $5,600 for our first cycle stim meds, $8,200 for our stims meds and medications for the second retrieval. Our estradiol and birth control were all covered by my insurance and only cost us $5 each cycle. Our PIO cost $90 for a 20 day supply, the endometrin cost $95 for a 28 day supply. None of our diagnostic testing was covered and we paid $96-$900 for each over the course of 3 years.
Describe Dan Gehlbach's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Midwest Reproductive Center.
I appreciate the single transfer because the ultimate goal is one healthy baby and if you transfer a healthy embryo, it may split into twins already. Double that and it’s quads.
What specific things went wrong at Midwest Reproductive Center?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Midwest Reproductive Center.
They didn’t look at the blood test the time before and I had to be poked twice, though this was after I asked about the tests the nurse mentioned. As well, they don’t post lab results and instead say, “No news is good news”, what if I want to know what my levels are? Post them to the portal with an easy click if a phone call takes too much time. I previously mentioned a credit issue to repay a portion of our loan by the clinic coordinator. They also did not tell me what happened with my failed FET prep cycle that I got my period instead and had to cancel my transfer. When they say they don’t have to change a thing and it may be successful, that’s not comforting after a failed treatment and limited retrievals or embryos.
3
Doctor
Dan Gehlbach
NPS
Humanity
2 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
2 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
2 of 5
3
Clinic
Midwest Reproductive Center
North Kansas City
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
3 of 5
Educational Resources
1 of 5
2015 - 2017, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 23 - 25
2 IUI
1 IVF
Male Factor
PCOS
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Gehlbach and his staff always made us feel like they cared. They always addressed us by name and seemed to always know who we were. Dr. Gehlbach remembered every detail of our last treatment, plan, etc every time I saw him, instead of having to look at a computer in front of me to look up that information....For IVF, his office chooses a freeze-all cycle to minimize risks of complications of OHSS after retrieval to help your body recover to make it a healthy environment to accept embryos.
The clinic [Midwest Reproductive Center] has two locations (Olathe KS, and north KC office). Major procedures such as egg retrieval, embryo transfer are done at Olathe office....Dr. Gehlbach has a staff of wonderful nurse practitioners that perform the monitoring appointments for IVF/IUI as well as perform the IUI procedures. They are all friendly and caring!...I believe each IUI was ballpark $600. IVF was around $1500 down payment if I remember correctly...
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
He was very open with us right from the beginning that IUI probably wouldn't work for us, and recommended we do IVF right away. When I stated I didn't feel comfortable diving right into IVF and wanted to try IUI first, he didn't shame me or make me feel like I was making the wrong decision after he had told me it probably wouldn't work for us (it didn't.) after our first IVF unexpectedly ended in a chemical pregnancy, we sat down and had a meeting as to possible reasons why the cycle had resulted that way. Instead of giving me the "well, sometimes it just doesn't work" speech, he already had a plan of additional testing he suggested to get to the root of the problem. When I also opened up discussion about further testing I was interested in, he was very agreeable to my suggestions. The additional testing we discussed showed diagnoses that were preventing our IVF from being successful. After fixing those problems, our second FET was successful! I had to have a surgical endometrial biopsy and hysteroscopy done as part of the additional testing, and he even gave my husband his personal cell number to call in case I had any complications once we got home after surgery. He is very personable and I really, truly felt like he cared about helping us realize our dream of becoming parents.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Choose him! His office and staff are amazing, from the secretary all the way up to Dr. Gehlbach himself.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Dr. Gehlbach and his staff always made us feel like they cared. They always addressed us by name and seemed to always know who we were. Dr. Gehlbach remembered every detail of our last treatment, plan, etc every time I saw him, instead of having to look at a computer in front of me to look up that information.
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
Both of our IUIs were with letrozole, with HCG trigger 36 hours beforehand, with 21D progesterone check to ensure I had ovulated. For IVF, his office chooses a freeze-all cycle to minimize risks of complications of OHSS after retrieval to help your body recover to make it a healthy environment to accept embryos. The drugs used for stims were folistim, ganirelex, menopur. (It's been a while since our retrieval, so hard to remember the specifics) I also believe there was one dose of an antibiotic involved before retrieval. Monitoring was every 2-3 days to monitor follicle growth and check e2 levels. Medications were adjusted according to how rapidly e2 levels were rising. For FET, the drugs were baby aspirin daily (taken until first ultrasound confirms heartbeat), estradiol tablets 3x/day (continued through 10 weeks of pregnancy), and closer to/after FET, Progesterone IM shots and crinone vaginal gel (progesterone) daily through 10 weeks of pregnancy.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Midwest Reproductive Center.
Dr. Gehlbach has a staff of wonderful nurse practitioners that perform the monitoring appointments for IVF/IUI as well as perform the IUI procedures. They are all friendly and caring!
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
The clinic has two locations (Olathe KS, and north KC office). Major procedures such as egg retrieval, embryo transfer are done at Olathe office. I didn't mind seeing nurse practitioners for IUI appointments or IVF monitoring appointments, but I figure that could be a potential draw back for some people who would prefer to see the physician at each appointment. Everyone in his offices are very friendly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
My insurance does not cover any part of fertility treatments, so most costs were OOP (my insurance would cover lab draws and monitoring appointments, but not the actual procedures). I believe each IUI was ballpark $600. IVF was around $1500 down payment if I remember correctly, $4500 for medications, around $3000 for genetic testing (optional) and we financed around $8000 through ARC that ended up covering both FETs and some additional unforeseen testing
Describe Dan Gehlbach's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Midwest Reproductive Center.
Dr. Gehlbach very strongly preferred single embryo transfer. Our first FET, we chose single embryo transfer (resulted in chemical pregnancy). For our second FET, Dr. Gehlbach very strongly recommended we transfer one embryo again, but said he would be open to transferring two given our history, so we chose two embryos for our second FET.
10
Doctor
Dan Gehlbach
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Midwest Reproductive Center
North Kansas City
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2016 - 2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
5
NPS
6
Age 34 - 35
Male Factor
PCOS
European
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
6 IUI With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Gehlbach seems like a good doctor. He is willing to try different things but it's almost like you have to suggest it...Treatment seemed like it was up to me what was done rather than how do we maximize our chances....The whole infertility process is frustrating since they don't do much investigating unless you are going in for IVF which we weren't ready for at the time.... The strategy was basically to use oral meds with IUI.
The clinics staff [Midwest Reproductive Clinic] were very friendly and compassionate. I can't complain about how the clinic is set up or the staff....They [Nurses] were who I dealt with any time I came in. They showed a lot of compassion and were very friendly....Gehlbach seems like a good doctor. He is willing to try different things but it's almost like you have to suggest it...The whole infertility process is frustrating since they don't do much investigating unless you are going in for IVF which we weren't ready for at the time.
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Gehlbach seems like a good doctor. He is willing to try different things but it's almost like you have to suggest it rather than the Clinic. The whole infertility process is frustrating since they don't do much investigating unless you are going in for IVF which we weren't ready for at the time. It would be helpful if they did look into the causes so you know whether or not IVF has a decent shot of working. I had to suggest blood tests and surgery when I started having pains.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Only go here for IUI
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Treatment seemed like it was up to me what was done rather than how do we maximize our chances. As I'm not a medical doctor, it shouldn't be on my shoulders.
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
The strategy was basically to use oral meds with IUI. I felt like the IUIs were done too early at times and not timed properly. I pretty much decided whether we'd use Clomid or Letrozole. After three cycles of using meds, they brought me in to tell me I'd need IVF.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Midwest Reproductive Center.
They were who I dealt with any time I came in. They showed a lot of compassion and were very friendly.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
The clinics staff were very friendly and compassionate. I can't complain about how the clinic is set up or the staff.
5
Doctor
Dan Gehlbach
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
1 of 5
6
Clinic
Midwest Reproductive Center
North Kansas City
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2019, Successful
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 27 - 30
5 IUI
1 IVF
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
Dr. Gehlbach has great bedside manner. Very calm and collected. Gives you all the info you need up front. You will see a lot of nurse practitioners though. I only saw Dr. Gehlbach a few times while doing IUI's. When I moved to IVF I saw him more...With embryo transfers we used estradiol pills, endometrin, and progesterone in oil. 9 days after a transfer you receive a blood pregnancy test.
This clinics [Midwest Reproductive Center] strength is the staff. So kind and compassionate. I've always felt cared for whether it was the nurses or doctors...You will see a lot of nurse practitioners...A weakness is communication. It is really hard to get a nurse on the phone. Not the front desk. I had the best luck with the online portal...Embryo transfers are $3,500 not including meds. Egg retrieval was around $15,000.
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Dr. Gehlbach has great bedside manner. Very calm and collected. Gives you all the info you need up front. You will see a lot of nurse practitioners though. I only saw Dr. Gehlbach a few times while doing IUI's. When I moved to IVF I saw him more.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Be patient with the communication. The portal online is the best way to communicate.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
When I had graduated from my fertility clinic, I had a scare at 10.5 weeks. My OB couldn't get me in so I called Dr. Gehlbach. He saw me immediately!
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
I do not remember enough detail to share. With embryo transfers we used estradiol pills, endometrin, and progesterone in oil. 9 days after a transfer you receive a blood pregnancy test.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Midwest Reproductive Center.
The nurse practitioners were amazing! Showing me kindness and compassion during each appointment.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
This clinics strength is the staff. So kind and compassionate. I've always felt cared for whether it was the nurses or doctors. A weakness is communication. It is really hard to get a nurse on the phone. Not the front desk. I had the best luck with the online portal.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
Embryo transfers are $3,500 not including meds. Egg retrieval was around $15,000.
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Doctor
Dan Gehlbach
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
8
Clinic
Midwest Reproductive Center
North Kansas City
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Successful
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 31 - 32
1 IVF
Tubal Blockage
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Gelbach was good about making sure my wife and I felt knowledgeable in the subject area of infertility. He was good about communicating potential risks and potential outcomes of each procedure. He also made us feel cared about whenever we would visit and he would make it a point to come visit with us. ... The more questions we asked, the more he would dig into the information.
The clinic [Midwest Reproductive Center] does a good job of communicating. They also do a good job of making you feel like everything you are going through is "normal." The only weakness for us was having to go to two different sites for appointments. ... The whole staff was very personable and professional. They made us feel welcome and cared for. ...
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Dr. Gelbach was good about making sure my wife and I felt knowledgeable in the subject area of infertility. He was good about communicating potential risks and potential outcomes of each procedure. He also made us feel cared about whenever we would visit and he would make it a point to come visit with us.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Ask questions. The more questions we asked, the more he would dig into the information.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
The whole staff was very personable and professional. They made us feel welcome and cared for.
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
I do not remember very well.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
The clinic does a good job of communicating. They also do a good job of making you feel like everything you are going through is "normal." The only weakness for us was having to go to two different sites for appointments. The North Kansas City office is much closer to our home than the one in Kansas, where the actual transfers took place.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
All I can specifically remember is the whole process is quite expensive.
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Doctor
Dan Gehlbach
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
9
Clinic
Midwest Reproductive Center
North Kansas City
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021 - 2022, Unknown Success
NPS
5
NPS
8
Age 25 - 26
3 IUI
Anovulation
PCOS
European
Black or African-American
Native American
Income $100K - $199K
Engineer
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I honestly don't remember meeting Dr. Gehlbach at all, but my husband thinks we talked to him a bit at our initial consultation. Nearly all of my care has been done by two of the nurses at the clinic (I like them though)...have had 5 medicated cycles: the first one we did not induce ovulation because no follicles were ready, and instead induced a period which I was told was to get a fresh endometrial lining. The subsequent 4 cycles have had follicles ready and we used timed intercourse once and an IUI the next 3 times....
The clinic [Midwest Reproductive Center] overall is really great with the exception of some clerical errors. I had an ultrasound scheduled for the wrong day which I had to call and reschedule. One of my prescriptions was sent to the pharmacy with twice as much as I needed, meaning I paid double for it. I had to have my blood drawn two days apart because no one let me know I needed it done within 48 hours of my HSG so I got it done 72 hours prior the first time. Other than these small annoyances, the clinic is affordable, it's easy to get an appointment, and the staff is nice and informative...
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
I honestly don't remember meeting Dr. Gehlbach at all, but my husband thinks we talked to him a bit at our initial consultation. Nearly all of my care has been done by two of the nurses at the clinic (I like them though).
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Be prepared to bring your own questions. The initial consultation was a very informative overview but it feels like throughout the process I've always had to ask what the next step will be and why.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
The nurses and secretaries are always very kind and willing to answer any questions I have. There have been several clerical errors (ultrasound scheduled for the wrong day, wrong amount of medication sent to pharmacy, etc) that do make me feel like they try to rush through the work behind the scenes, but when I'm in the office I'm treated great.
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
Since I have PCOS the first step was to get me to ovulate. They started me on Clomid (1 cycle) which I did not respond to. I then went to Clomid AND Letrozole (2 cycles) before having some side effects and ultimately using only Letrozole (2 cycles). It is unclear to me why we doubled up in the first place rather than switching. I start Letrozole on CD 2 or 3 and have a monitoring ultrasound on CD 12 to confirm I'm ready for my HCG trigger shot. 24 hours after my trigger we complete an IUI, which takes about an hour and a half from my husband giving semen, to the sperm wash, to the completing the actual IUI. My understanding is that while we have done it 24hrs post-trigger shot every time, any time prior to 36hrs is fine. I have had 5 medicated cycles: the first one we did not induce ovulation because no follicles were ready, and instead induced a period which I was told was to get a fresh endometrial lining. The subsequent 4 cycles have had follicles ready and we used timed intercourse once and an IUI the next 3 times. I am currently waiting for the results of my 3rd IUI.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Midwest Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Brittany Simpson)
I have been seen by Brittany Simpson and Johni Kilton, it seems like it's just whichever is available at the time. They're both very nice and always happy to answer any questions I have.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
The clinic overall is really great with the exception of some clerical errors. I had an ultrasound scheduled for the wrong day which I had to call and reschedule. One of my prescriptions was sent to the pharmacy with twice as much as I needed, meaning I paid double for it. I had to have my blood drawn two days apart because no one let me know I needed it done within 48 hours of my HSG so I got it done 72 hours prior the first time. Other than these small annoyances, the clinic is affordable, it's easy to get an appointment, and the staff is nice and informative!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
5 cycles have cost $3957.76, which includes medications (oral and trigger shots), 8 ultrasounds, bloodwork including 5 blood pregnancy tests, sperm analysis, and 3 IUIs. This also includes an HSG but I believe there is $400-500 left to be billed to me for that.
Describe Dan Gehlbach's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Midwest Reproductive Center.
We have not reached IVF yet and have not discussed this policy
What specific things went wrong at Midwest Reproductive Center?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Midwest Reproductive Center.
I had an ultrasound scheduled for the wrong day which I had to call and reschedule. One of my prescriptions was sent to the pharmacy with twice as much as I needed, meaning I paid double for it. I had to have my blood drawn two days apart because no one let me know I needed it done within 48 hours of my HSG so I got it done 72 hours prior the first time.
5
Doctor
Dan Gehlbach
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
8
Clinic
Midwest Reproductive Center
Olathe
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020 - 2022, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33 - 35
6 IUI
1 IVF
Anovulation
PCOS
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr Gelhbach is very straightforward and truly cares about his patients. He was willing to let me try different things such as steroids during my frozen embryo transfer cycle. He took plenty of time to talk me thru my chemical pregnancy after that and allowed me to do am ERA after 1 failed embryo transfer...Since beginning IVF, he has been nothing short of wonderful! I am very happy with him and recommend him to those trying to conceive.
[the Midwest Reproductive Center nurses] are thorough and keep me well informed of my lab work results and plan of care...IVF was $12000. PGT testing was $1200. IUI was approximately $500 per cycle...As a new patient, I wish I would have had a list of support group type resources outside of the clinic. I also would tell any new patient that IUI/TI cycles are based on your body. There is no schedule. The clinic overall is wonderful, from the financial coordinator to the lab to the receptionists.
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Dr Gelhbach is very straightforward and truly cares about his patients. He was willing to let me try different things such as steroids during my frozen embryo transfer cycle. He took plenty of time to talk me thru my chemical pregnancy after that and allowed me to do am ERA after 1 failed embryo transfer.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Just make the appointment. That is the first and hardest step. I would encourage a prospective patient to be as aggressive as they financially can. Dr Gelhbach and his nurse practitioners are fantastic and won't lead you astray.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
The first encounter ii had with Dr Gelhbach wasn't the best for me. He seemed rushed during an IUI ultrasound but I was very emotional also. Since beginning IVF, he has been nothing short of wonderful! I am very happy with him and recommend him to those trying to conceive.
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
Clomid produced eggs for 4 TI cycles. Then it failed. Switched to letrozole. And did 6 IUI cycles with 4 inseminations. None resulted in pregnancy. Trigger shots were used with all medicated cycles. We moved to IVF using frozen day 6 embryos. 1 failed and 1 resulted in a chemical. Dr Gelhbach bases FET off of my natural cycle.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Midwest Reproductive Center.
I think Dr Gelhbach's nursing staff is fantastic! Especially his nurse practitioners, Brittany and Johnni. They are thorough and keep me well informed of my lab work results and plan of care.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
As a new patient, I wish I would have had a list of support group type resources outside of the clinic. I also would tell any new patient that IUI/TI cycles are based on your body. There is no schedule. The clinic overall is wonderful, from the financial coordinator to the lab to the receptionists.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
IVF was $12000. PGT testing was $1200. IUI was approximately $500 per cycle
10
Doctor
Dan Gehlbach
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Midwest Reproductive Center
Olathe
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 28 - 32
6 IUI
1 Embryo Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Gehlbach took extra care to remember what my husband and I did for a living and had personal conversations about our interests and careers. After my ectopic pregnancy in 2018, Dr. Gehlbach called us personally (on Christmas Eve) to check how we were doing both physically and emotionally... ready to explain his ideas on different treatments and what research showed.
Everyone in the office [Midwest Reproductive Center] knew my face and my name and cared about my results...Smaller practice so more personalized care...Lower costs compared to other clinics...Two offices in the area to make for easier commutes if needed...Clean and quiet offices...Weaknesses: All IVF procedures must take place at the Olathe office
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Dr. Gehlbach carefully explained his plan for our treatment each time we saw him. If we had any questions or wanted to know about alternative treatments, he was always ready to explain his ideas on different treatments and what research showed. He was thorough and caring and personalized our treatment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Do not be afraid to ask questions or request alternative treatments.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Everyone in the office knew my face and my name and cared about my results. Dr. Gehlbach took extra care to remember what my husband and I did for a living and had personal conversations about our interests and careers. After my ectopic pregnancy in 2018, Dr. Gehlbach called us personally (on Christmas Eve) to check how we were doing both physically and emotionally.
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
Since my ovarian reserve was low, we added extra steroids and hormones to my IVF process. We were hopeful that this would result in at least 4-6 eggs for retrieval and at least 1 embryo. Instead, we retrieved 8 mature eggs which led to 2 viable embryos!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Midwest Reproductive Center.
The nurses treats me like family! They explained everything very clearly to me and checked in regularly to make sure everything was going smoothly.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
Strengths: Smaller practice so more personalized care Lower costs compared to other clinics Two offices in the area to make for easier commutes if needed Clean and quiet offices Weaknesses: All IVF procedures must take place at the Olathe office
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
IUI cycle with clomid was about $650 IVF cycle was between $15,009-25,000 depending on specific treatment and medications
10
Doctor
Dan Gehlbach
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Midwest Reproductive Center
Olathe
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2014 - 2019, Unsuccessful
NPS
4
NPS
7
Age 31 - 36
9 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Unsuccessful
When I was pregnant with my son, after the first IUI, I had spotting and I was worried about miscarriage. [Dr. Dan Gehlbach] called me after hours from home & checked on me several times. He was very understanding and helpful...I’ve done 7 IUIs with clomid & HSG. 1 IUI cycle with letrozole & HSG. 1 cycle with injectables & HSG. I’ve had 2 HSGS & 1 endometrial biopsy. First IUI on clomid produced a full term live birth son.
[staff of Midwest Reproductive Center] They always responded quickly and timely. They knew me personally and made conversation...Autoimmune patient will not get full treatment here. They don’t believe diet or natural herbs help with reproductive medicine...[cost]IUI with clomid & HCG $600. IUI with injections is $1200 & HCG.
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Dr Gehlbach is a good dr. I would recommend his services to anyone of my friends or family, unless they have hashimoto disease. When I was pregnant with my son, after the first IUI, I had spotting and I was worried about miscarriage. Dr G called me after hours from home & checked on me several times. He was very understanding and helpful. However, I don’t believe this facility has done everything they can to assist with my autoimmune condition. They do not recommend any pregnancy loss or NK cell testing to possibly identify if that could be the failed pregnancy issues. I’ve had treatment with Dr G on and off for the past 8 years & am currently seeing a new dr in NY for IVF, during first visit they immediately asked about pregnancy loss labs & NK cell labs. I’m going today to do these labs, which Dr G has never done, nor suggested it. They’ve always said it’s not necessary. Overall, Dr G is a good dr. However if you have an autoimmune condition, you will not be able to get testing done to explain your fertility issues at his practice. Also, he has a billing front desk lady named Kim, who is extremely rude. We try hard to stay on her good side! Natalia, main front desk assistant is 100% the best! She’s so kind!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
They will go as fast or slow as you want. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and take charge of your health.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
They always responded quickly and timely. They knew me personally and made conversation.
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
I’ve done 7 IUIs with clomid & HSG. 1 IUI cycle with letrozole & HSG. 1 cycle with injectables & HSG. I’ve had 2 HSGS & 1 endometrial biopsy. First IUI on clomid produced a full term live birth son. All others failed.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Midwest Reproductive Center.
Nurses are great! BP machine sucks. Velcro is bad and takes 3 tries to get a reading.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
Autoimmune patient will not get full treatment here. They don’t believe diet or natural herbs help with reproductive medicine. Very affordable treatment for IUI. Follow up is great. IVF prices are about $13-17k for those who’s insurance doesn’t cover IVF.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
IUI with clomid & HCG $600. IUI with injections is $1200 & HCG.
Describe Dan Gehlbach's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Midwest Reproductive Center.
N/a
4
Doctor
Dan Gehlbach
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
7
Clinic
Midwest Reproductive Center
Olathe
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32 - 34
5 IUI
Male Factor
Tubal Blockage
Uterine Fibroids
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Gehlbach] has seen me through our initial consultation in which we were there due to Male factor. On my first IUI ultrasound he found a large uterine fibroid in which he operated on. I was on to begin IUI again and we were successful on our 4th time. He unfortunately had to be the one to break the news to us that we had an ectopic pregnancy and gently guided us through the next weeks up until it was determined that I undergo surgery and I had lost my left tube.
When calling for appointments [Midwest Reproductive Center] or to start a cycle the set up is very user friendly. Even for weekend calls. The office is very clean and comfortable. The check in and out is simple and they do a great job working with your insurance company.... Typical IUI is 680. Cancelled cycles are usually 280 for just the ultrasound. I have had 2 surgeries the first of which was fibroid removal with the davinci system. Out of pocket was around 6,000 and for my ectopic pregnancy out of pocket was 300.
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
He has seen me through our initial consultation in which we were there due to Male factor. On my first IUI ultrasound he found a large uterine fibroid in which he operated on. I was on to begin IUI again and we were successful on our 4th time. He unfortunately had to be the one to break the news to us that we had an ectopic pregnancy and gently guided us through the next weeks up until it was determined that I undergo surgery and I had lost my left tube. He is very compassionate and takes your goals along with the recommended treatments in mind when setting up a plan. We are continuing with IUIs but have not been as lucky to have completed one yet as we have one tube.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Make a list of questions before this type of appt as they can be very emotional and sometimes you have a hard time thinking about what you needed to ask.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
When experiencing my miscarriage/ectopic pregnancy he spoke with me multiple times after hours and on weekends to answer my concerns and set me at ease
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
We were to do 4-5 IUIs before it was recommended to be over onto IVF. We were sucess on number 4 so this told us that it can work. After each surgery it was advised to wait one full cycle before beginning another round of meds.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Midwest Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Johni Kilton)
They have all been positive and encouraging throughout this process. Taking their time to make sure we fully understood.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
When calling for appointments or to start a cycle the set up is very user friendly. Even for weekend calls. The office is very clean and comfortable. The check in and out is simple and they do a great job working with your insurance company.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
Typical IUI is 680. Cancelled cycles are usually 280 for just the ultrasound. I have had 2 surgeries the first of which was fibroid removal with the davinci system. Out of pocket was around 6,000 and for my ectopic pregnancy out of pocket was 300.
Describe Dan Gehlbach's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Midwest Reproductive Center.
NA
10
Doctor
Dan Gehlbach
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Midwest Reproductive Center
Olathe
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 33 - 34
2 IUI
Anovulation
European
Income $0 - $49K
Only Doc Seen
Donor Sperm
LGBTQ
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Gehlbach listened to all of our questions and is open to any feedback. ... He is a busy guy and does not see his patients for every appointment. I get the impression his thoughts are behind most decisions regarding my care. ... Throughout my ectopic pregnancy, Dr. Gehlbach has been very empathetic and compassionate. He has been thorough in his treatment of the ecoptic, while being realistic in the risks.
A weakness I have experienced [Midwest Reproductive Center] has been with billing and understanding what I will be paying at each appointment. ... The clinic overall is very good with communication. I have utilized the patient portal numerous times. There I am able to ask questions as they come up anytime of day. I have always received a response within a matter of hours.
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Dr. Gehlbach has a warm personality. He is a busy guy and does not see his patients for every appointment. I get the impression his thoughts are behind most decisions regarding my care. He also puts trust into the nurse practitioners in his clinic.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Ask questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Dr. Gehlbach listened to all of our questions and is open to any feedback. He has also been open to my ideas and thoughts regarding my treatment rather than just telling me how it's going to be. He listens.
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
We started out with a low dose of clomid along with estrogen. When this did not result in any mature follicles, we changed the treatment immediately to a stronger dose of clomid. This resulted in 3 mature follicles. I was then given an HCG trigger shot and returned the next day for IUI. The first IUI did not work. However, because the medications did result in mature follicles, we did the same treatment on our next try. This time, there was one mature follicle. I, again, received an HCG trigger shot followed by IUI the next day. There was conversation that if this did not work, we would increase the length of time I was taking the clomid. The second IUI resulted in an ectopic pregnancy. Throughout my ectopic pregnancy, Dr. Gehlbach has been very empathetic and compassionate. He has been thorough in his treatment of the ecoptic, while being realistic in the risks. We were able to resolve the pregnancy without surgery and leaving my tube intact. Since then, Dr. Gehlbach has been very open minded about the path we should take moving forward. He did not come back to me with a set plan. He listened to my questions, concerns, and thoughts. I feel like I am as much a part of my treatment plan as he is.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Midwest Reproductive Center.
I have had the opportunity to meet with three nurse practitioners during my treatment. Most often, I have met with Kim Cornwell. She did my initial consultation and has been present for most of my monitoring. She is warm and friendly, as well as compassionate. She is also very real and speaks candidly with me about my care. She considers my questions and takes the time to answer them thoroughly.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
The clinic overall is very good with communication. I have utilized the patient portal numerous times. There I am able to ask questions as they come up anytime of day. I have always received a response within a matter of hours. A weakness I have experienced has been with billing and understanding what I will be paying at each appointment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
Costs for IUI have been reasonable. My medications have cost roughly $50 each time. The monitoring and IUI combined has cost around $700.
8
Doctor
Dan Gehlbach
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
8
Clinic
Midwest Reproductive Center
Olathe
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32
1 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I have only seen Dr. Gehlbach for my HSG. He was very respectful. It was totally painless too, so he new what he was doing. He was very open to my choices in my care when I told him I wanted to wait a little longer before starting treatment (I’m young and have unexplained infertility). Otherwise I have seen his nurse practitioners [Midwest Repro Center]. I think if we did more intense therapy or IVF we might see him more.
I like that it’s [Midwest Reproductive Center] small. I didn’t have a bunch of people coming In and out of my room. On the initial consult the NP sat down with me and my husband and went over options and wrote it all down for me. I literally still reference that paper today. I’m really just getting started, so it’s hard to say too much.. but so far so good! ...
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
I have only seen Dr. Gehlbach for my HSG. He was very respectful. It was totally painless too, so he new what he was doing. He was very open to my choices in my care when I told him I wanted to wait a little longer before starting treatment (I’m young and have unexplained infertility). Otherwise I have seen his nurse practitioners. I think if we did more intense therapy or IVF we might see him more.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Be prepared to see the nurse practitioner a lot. They will be your point of contact- at least in the beginning it has been that way for me. But honestly they are very knowledgeable and helpful. Dr. Gehlbach and his staff are nice and reasonable. I appreciated not feeling overwhelmed or scared during such a vulnerable appointment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Dr. Gehlbach is really nice. His nurse practitioners are very available on the patient portal for any questions. They don’t pressure or scare and have been great so far... I am just getting started though.
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
Right now I am on my first IUI so it’s clomod 100mg x 5 days. Then, estrogen suppositories. Then, ultrasound. Then, trigger shot. Then, IUI.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Midwest Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Justine Flory)
She’s been really supportive and responsive to my questions and needs.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
I like that it’s small. I didn’t have a bunch of people coming In and out of my room. On the initial consult the NP sat down with me and my husband and went over options and wrote it all down for me. I literally still reference that paper today. I’m really just getting started, so it’s hard to say too much.. but so far so good!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
I’m paying with insurance so far. I’ve spent a few hundred dollars out of pocket.
10
Doctor
Dan Gehlbach
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Midwest Reproductive Center
Olathe
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 32
1 IUI
Anovulation
PCOS
European
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Gelbach was thorough, kind, and put me at ease throughout the initial consultation. I only saw him one time during my time with the clinic, as APRNs seem to do the bulk of the patient face-to-face work.... I took one round of femara, had an intravaginal ultra sound at day 13 which revealed two very small follicles that weren’t ready for fertilization. I returned 4 days later to discover that one follicle had grown, but still not quite enough, while the other was stagnant. We waited another two days, did a trigger shot, followed by IUI the next day. According to bloodwork, I did indeed ovulate, but it did not result in a pregnancy.
The entire office [at Midwest Reproductive Center] is very friendly and well organized. The only major complaint I had is that after IUI, i was told to test at the two week mark. Being eager, I took a test a nine days post IUI (nine days is the day I’ve found out I was pregnant with both precious babies via natural conception). At day nine, I got a positive pregnancy test and was very excited thinking the cycle had worked. I called the clinic to see if I could schedule a blood test to confirm at which point they told me that it could potentially be a false positive give that the trigger shot contains HCG. Sadly, I wasn’t told this prior to this time. It would have been helpful for me to have been explicitly told DO NOT take a pregnancy test prior to the two week mark as this can yield a false positive result. This was quite disappointing.
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Dr. Gelbach was thorough, kind, and put me at ease throughout the initial consultation. I only saw him one time during my time with the clinic, as APRNs seem to do the bulk of the patient face-to-face work.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Make sure to ask any and all questions you may have and advocate for yourself.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
The staff took time to explain everything and answer questions, though some of the nurse practitioners were a bit rushed.
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
I took one round of femara, had an intravaginal ultra sound at day 13 which revealed two very small follicles that weren’t ready for fertilization. I returned 4 days later to discover that one follicle had grown, but still not quite enough, while the other was stagnant. We waited another two days, did a trigger shot, followed by IUI the next day. According to bloodwork, I did indeed ovulate, but it did not result in a pregnancy.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Midwest Reproductive Center.
They were all very compassionate. Nurse jonnie was a bit rushed in her delivery of information which was somewhat frustrating, but overall I was satisfied with the nursing staff.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
The entire office is very friendly and well organized. The only major complaint I had is that after IUI, i was told to test at the two week mark. Being eager, I took a test a nine days post IUI (nine days is the day I’ve found out I was pregnant with both precious babies via natural conception). At day nine, I got a positive pregnancy test and was very excited thinking the cycle had worked. I called the clinic to see if I could schedule a blood test to confirm at which point they told me that it could potentially be a false positive give that the trigger shot contains HCG. Sadly, I wasn’t told this prior to this time. It would have been helpful for me to have been explicitly told DO NOT take a pregnancy test prior to the two week mark as this can yield a false positive result. This was quite disappointing.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
For an initial consultation and one round of IUI, we spend approximately 3k.
What specific things went wrong at Midwest Reproductive Center?
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Midwest Reproductive Center.
I explained this in a previous answer.
8
Doctor
Dan Gehlbach
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
8
Clinic
Midwest Reproductive Center
Olathe
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
9
Age 32
1 IUI
Anovulation
PCOS
European
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Don't expect to see him [Dr. Gehlbach] all the time...The initial appointment really spelled out how all the different pieces work together and why some treatments work better for someone with PCOS than others. I did a 5 day round of letrozole first and did not have any follicles grow large enough to trigger. They then did a 10 day letrozole cycle with trigger and IUI. That resulted in a negative test. I just completed another 10 day letrozole cycle and at ultrasound have a large cyst on one ovary so I am doing one month of birth control to suppress the cyst.
Had a bit of wrangling with the accounting people [at Midwest Reproductive Center] over insurance discounts. Basically, your insurance company negotiates a discounted rate with the provider, BUT if your insurance does not cover treatment for infertility the clinic can choose not to honor those discounts-and they don't...Continuity of care- working with the same people who remember me and are empathetic when I speak with them.
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Most treatment is done by nurse practitioners who are great. Dr. Gehlbach did my HSG and was friendly and professional. He explained everything and showed me the results then and there. Eve when I don't see him I know he consults on my treatment plan and helps direct the course of my treatment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Don't expect to see him all the time.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Continuity of care- working with the same people who remember me and are empathetic when I speak with them.
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
Dr. Gehlbach began by testing lots of things like thyroid and blood insulin. The initial appointment really spelled out how all the different pieces work together and why some treatments work better for someone with PCOS than others. I did a 5 day round of letrozole first and did not have any follicles grow large enough to trigger. They then did a 10 day letrozole cycle with trigger and IUI. That resulted in a negative test. I just completed another 10 day letrozole cycle and at ultrasound have a large cyst on one ovary so I am doing one month of birth control to suppress the cyst.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Midwest Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Justine Flory)
Justine is very knowledgeable. She walked us through the entire process in the initial appointment and took her own notes to give to us. She is very calm and soothing about setbacks. She responds quickly to questions. Sometimes the degree of calm feels a little unsympathetic- she just says, "This happens sometimes, here is how we will move forward. This isn't unusual. This is a potential outcome of the treatment."
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
Had a bit of wrangling with the accounting people over insurance discounts. Basically, your insurance company negotiates a discounted rate with the provider, BUT if your insurance does not cover treatment for infertility the clinic can choose not to honor those discounts-and they don't.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
Clinic gave a full breakdown of costs for all treatment at first appointment. Small discount given for payment by check vs. Credit card. HSG- $690 plus additional $300+ facility fee for medical center where procedure was performed. Semen analysis- $132. Oral medication cycle with IUI including ultrasound, trigger shot and semen processing - $672. Ovulation induction with IUI including up ton4 ultrasounds and semen processing- $1870.
8
Doctor
Dan Gehlbach
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
9
Clinic
Midwest Reproductive Center
Olathe
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

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2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 25 - 26
7 IUI
1 IVF
PCOS
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
i have only personally met with [Dr. Dan Gehlbach] one time, and that was at my egg retrieval. just to come in and introduce himself and brief us on what was going to happen. He was very nice and a pleasure to be around. But again i only seen him for a short time and then never seen him afterwards...Don't expect to meet him until later on in your process, most likely IVF only...He is very strong willed on only having one embryo transferred. Even due to age it seemed he only would do one.
all of the nurses [at Midwest Reproductive Center] that I have dealt with are very personable and open to answer any questions. I used our message portal often to ask any small question i thought of and they all got back to me within a timely manner...One instance when they failed to call was a Sunday bloodwork appointment that she stated they would call with results of my levels the day before my egg retrieval. Others that i ran into a couple of times were they failed to call in labwork to my local hospital so i didn't have to make the long commute to the clinic.
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
i have only personally met with Dan one time, and that was at my egg retrieval. just to come in and introduce himself and brief us on what was going to happen. He was very nice and a pleasure to be around. But again i only seen him for a short time and then never seen him afterwards.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Don't expect to meet him until later on in your process, most likely IVF only.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
all of the nurses that I have dealt with are very personable and open to answer any questions. I used our message portal often to ask any small question i thought of and they all got back to me within a timely manner
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Midwest Reproductive Center.
there are only a few and each know me by name, as do i them. They are all VERY knowledgeable and ready to answer any crazy questions. I also am one to double/triple check and they just deal and answer in the most friendly manner.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
the nursing team is amazing! the only troubles that i have are sometimes with the billing, they don't always see and apply any credits that may be on my account so i have to request to seeing full billing details. But other than that everyone in the clinic is super personable and a joy to see.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Midwest Reproductive Center.
they were all scheduled times. I was always in and out of my appointments within 15 minutes of my scheduled time. I never ran into them running late or behind.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
most of my costs were ran thru insurance. and depending before/after deductible was met each IUI insemination date cost around $250, monitoring around $100 each visit (depending on bloodwork), IVF process was around $8000 not including meds, IVF Meds thru Avella Pharmacy was around $300 for retrieval and $200 for transfer.
Describe Dan Gehlbach's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Midwest Reproductive Center.
He is very strong willed on only having one embryo transferred. Even due to age it seemed he only would do one.
What specific things went wrong at Midwest Reproductive Center?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Midwest Reproductive Center.
One instance when they failed to call was a Sunday bloodwork appointment that she stated they would call with results of my levels the day before my egg retrieval. Others that i ran into a couple of times were they failed to call in labwork to my local hospital so i didn't have to make the long commute to the clinic.
9
Doctor
Dan Gehlbach
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
9
Clinic
Midwest Reproductive Center
Olathe
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

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2018, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 32
1 Fertility Medications
Anovulation
Male Factor
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Income $50K - $99K
Engineer
3rd of 3 Docs
IVF With Other Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He [Dr. Dan Gehlbach] sat with me and listened to my history, went over treatment and was acommodating. For a doctor to provide you with his cellphone number for you to call him, when anyone that has gone thru IVF knows that we are always spot checking symptoms, overly stress and suffering that was such a relief. After a test he himself called me to discuss the procedure and that he thought it was not necessary to operate and I trust his advice.
I have 3 [nurses at Midwest Reproductive Center]. I have met all three and I can’t decide which one is the best! All three and compassionate, caring and they go over every treatment that will be perform. They answer my never ending questions and they are fast, knowing I have a life outside of the clinic that doesn’t wait...Not the cheapest clinic but def not the most expensive. Good thing they provided with detail list of prices that they will run thru my insurance. I have a clear view of cost.
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Dr Gelbach is a kind, knowledgeable doctor. He truly sits with you and listens. He also explains in details procedures and he really cares. Truly happy to work with him to achieve pregnancy. He sat with me and listened to my history, went over treatment and was acommodating. For a doctor to provide you with his cellphone number for you to call him, when anyone that has gone thru IVF knows that we are always spot checking symptoms, overly stress and suffering that was such a relief. After a test he himself called me to discuss the procedure and that he thought it was not necessary to operate and I trust his advice.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Come prepare. Make a list of questions, doubts, concerns. Bring realistic expectations. Be prepare to change plans if need me. Don’t be afraid to ask because you will go home unsatisfied and your experience may not be what you want or need. Speak up. Ask, ask ask. They are there to help you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
At the doctor office I walked in and asked to talk to someone about possibly doing treatment. I waited a few minutes and Mimi saw me we got an appt right away. The day of the appt I spoke with the doctor and at the end he actually gave me his cell number to call him about anything I needed while on treatment. The nurses are fantastic as well. Relatable and kind.
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
IVF/ICSI is our way to conceive. We have come to understand it and have found a good clinic. When we sat with the doctor we went over every little detail and timeline. Medications and possible bumps on the road. Doctor G believes that we need to do a freeze all and a FET later. I couldn’t agree more. I need to allow my body to heal after my so much hormones and stress. We are also doing PGS. We are so happy and bless that our insurance covers some. Sad thing is we are so short on meds.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Midwest Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Justine )
I have 3. I have met all three and I can’t decide which one is the best! All three and compassionate, caring and they go over every treatment that will be perform. They answer my never ending questions and they are fast, knowing I have a life outside of the clinic that doesn’t wait. And can’t spend my whole day there.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
I can’t fault this clinic for anything yet! If something the clinic is a little outdated. A bit modernization wouldn’t hurt. And when you call, you rarely talk to anyone BUT they call you the same day if you call before 4pm. So that’s ok. If it’s an emergency I call the doctors cellphone. Also, they don’t communicate by email! Shocking! It will be lovely if email was preferred communication method! The rest of the staff including the phlebotomist Scott! He is so sweet and every time he draws blood I don’t feel a thing! So happy I found them! They are so close to my home too. Win, win. All we hope now is for a baby.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
Not the cheapest clinic but def not the most expensive. Good thing they provided with detail list of prices that they will run thru my insurance. I have a clear view of cost.
Describe Dan Gehlbach's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Midwest Reproductive Center.
Doctor G and I spoke about eSET and we agree that we do not want the possibility of twins or more. Hence why we are doing a freeze all and PGS in hopes we transfer a good quality embryo and implants. We understand the risks and we honestly don’t want a high risk pregnancy.
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Doctor
Dan Gehlbach
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
8
Clinic
Midwest Reproductive Center
Olathe
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
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2018, Unknown Success
NPS
5
NPS
7
Age 27
3 IUI
Male Factor
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I actually only met him [Dr. Dan Gehlbach] during my very first visit for the consultation. He did not even do the consultation with me; a nurse did. He popped in the room during my vaginal ultrasound and said hello and introduced himself but then left right away. I have not seen him again since then and I have been going to the clinic for five months now... I would say not to expect to see Dan Gehlbach more than once until you go into IVF. I personally have only done IUI inseminations and each time, I have only seen his nurses.
I would say their [Midwest Reproductive Center] strengths lie with the office staff and nursing staff. They are always extremely helpful and informative when asked. I would say their weaknesses are that they seem to try and push IVF when there is still time to continue less invasive treatments.... Johni Kilton has an excellent manner when dealing with me and my questions. She has always been honest with me and reassuring when I freak out about things. She also seems to stay positive even when our treatments fail. She has always informed me there is always more options and that there is still time.
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
I actually only met him during my very first visit for the consultation. He did not even do the consultation with me; a nurse did. He popped in the room during my vaginal ultrasound and said hello and introduced himself but then left right away. I have not seen him again since then and I have been going to the clinic for five months now.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
I would say not to expect to see Dan Gehlbach more than once until you go into IVF. I personally have only done IUI inseminations and each time, I have only seen his nurses.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
I felt like I was a human rather than a number because they actually listened to my concerns about my own body. I felt like I could share my ideas or opinions with them and they would provide me with the information I needed to move forward with them or try something else. When I was concerned about something happening to my body, I was able to ask them questions and receive answers without feeling like I was being judged for worrying so much.
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
I had done most of the infertility testing with my OBGYN and once we got the SA and learned that we had a slight male factor infertility, we were referred to Dan Gehlbach. Since coming to his clinic, we were immediately started on Clomid and did one cycle of just that with natural trying. We then were told that it wasn't going to help us just doing that due to the male factor infertility and we needed to jump to IUI inseminations with Clomid. We are still in the middle of doing IUI inseminations. We have done three and are working on our fourth with zero success thus far. We were told then that we needed to sit down and discuss our options before the fourth IUI results come back. They originally told us that IUI's may take three or four times for them to work. They said they were hopeful that this procedure would work for us and that our infertility issues are mild.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Midwest Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Johni Kilton)
Johni Kilton has an excellent manner when dealing with me and my questions. She has always been honest with me and reassuring when I freak out about things. She also seems to stay positive even when our treatments fail. She has always informed me there is always more options and that there is still time.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
I would say their strengths lie with the office staff and nursing staff. They are always extremely helpful and informative when asked. I would say their weaknesses are that they seem to try and push IVF when there is still time to continue less invasive treatments.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
Each of our procedures was around $670.00 per cycle. We ended up using ARC Fertility funding to pay for them. We have done four now so we have a bill of about $2700.00 for the procedures.
Describe Dan Gehlbach's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Midwest Reproductive Center.
I don't have any experience with this procedure or his approach to it.
What specific things went wrong at Midwest Reproductive Center?
  • Lost paperwork
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Midwest Reproductive Center.
When we showed up for our third IUI procedure, they told us we had to fill out the new patient packet as they didn't have one on file for us. When I informed them we had been coming to the clinic for four months and had filled out the paperwork, they insisted we do it again as they didn't have it on file. It was a giant inconvenience.
5
Doctor
Dan Gehlbach
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
7
Clinic
Midwest Reproductive Center
Olathe
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
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2016 - 2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
6
NPS
6
Age 30 - 31
1 IVF
Male Factor
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
I believe he [Dr. Dan Gehlbach] tried to the most of his ability. We had 3 chemical pregnancies and a negative blood test with him. I’m now seeing new doc in my new home state. Dr G might not have been as aggressive as he should have been with being flabbergasted with my repeated chemicals...you only really see him at procedures and transfers...I’ve done 4 transfers with him...I’ve had 4 chemicals.. but no one can pin point the primary reason
[The cost at Midwest Reproductive Center was] 18k for retrieval and first FET...2500$ for each tranfer after. Meds through prescription company...I like That they don’t allow children there. No baby pics nothing to make me feel more down while waiting on appt...he clinic was small which i liked...That the transfers didn’t feel too clinical and cold. It was in the actual clinic...I woild Have appreciated more compassion [from the nurses] after each and every chemical. A follow up call or email would have meant a lot. Once it was over didn’t hear from them until next cycle started
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
I believe he tried to the most of his ability. We had 3 chemical pregnancies and a negative blood test with him. I’m now seeing new doc in my new home state. Dr G might not have been as aggressive as he should have been with being flabbergasted with my repeated chemicals.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
As with any RE, YOU ALWAYS have to be your own advocate. Talk to the infertility community, google etc. he’s the doc, but you’ve got to pretend you’re also. Also you only really see him at procedures and transfers
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
He knew our names, and recognized all we had been though as each and every cycle came And went with the same devastating dreaded results ie chemicals 4x
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
I’ve done 4 transfers with him. To be honest it’s to much to type. One thing that stands out is other docs I’ve consulted with feel i was Overstimulated and it MAY have effected our previous embabies. I’ve had 4 chemicals.. but no one can pin point the primary reason
Describe your experience with your nurse at Midwest Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Jonnie )
I woild Have appreciated more compassion after each and every chemical. A follow up call or email would have meant a lot. Once it was over didn’t hear from them until next cycle started
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
I like That they don’t allow children there. No baby pics nothing to make me feel more down while waiting on appt. my new clinic has baby pics all over walls, and allows children. It’s kinda a downer. The clinic was small which i liked. I lije That the transfers didn’t feel too clinical and cold. It was in the actual clinic
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
18k for retrieval and first FET 2500$ for each tranfer after. Meds through prescription company
Describe Dan Gehlbach's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Midwest Reproductive Center.
He was highly set one single our 1st tranfer. Since it was a chemical he allowed us to do 2 the next two tries.
What specific things went wrong at Midwest Reproductive Center?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Midwest Reproductive Center.
No. One time a med wasn’t called in but it was sorted promptly
6
Doctor
Dan Gehlbach
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
6
Clinic
Midwest Reproductive Center
Olathe
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
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2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
7
NPS
5
Age 35
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Tubal Blockage
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 2 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Neutral
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr. Gehlbach was very personable and nice. He was very straight forward with my fertility diagnosis. After our first treatment didn’t work he suggested we stick with the same plan. That’s when I really felt like the treatment wasn’t being tailored to our specific outcome from the first cycle. I was sent to him due to a tubal problem. Post surgery we were preparing for IVF and found out during the pre testing that I had low ovarian reserve. After the fact I feel like this is something that should have been checked when I walked thru the door the first time.
I don’t feel like the nurse/IVF coordinator [at Midwest Reproductive Center] cared about us as individuals. I felt like she gave us her speil and was ready to move on to the next pt. She was always very abrupt. The paperwork was always very sloppy and unprofessional looking...Having 2 clinics on opposite ends of town was a nice convenience. I feel like their handouts with IVF/calendar was very sloppy.
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Dr. Gehlbach was very personable and nice. He was very straight forward with my fertility diagnosis. After our first treatment didn’t work he suggested we stick with the same plan. That’s when I really felt like the treatment wasn’t being tailored to our specific outcome from the first cycle. I was sent to him due to a tubal problem. Post surgery we were preparing for IVF and found out during the pre testing that I had low ovarian reserve. After the fact I feel like this is something that should have been checked when I walked thru the door the first time.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
This was my first experience with a fertility clinic and I didn’t really know what to expect. After it was all said and done I don’t really feel like I got to know the nurses at this clinic or that they got to know me.
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
High dose menopur along with follistim and ganirelix. Used due to my low ovarian reserve. I had seven eggs retrieved, 5 were mature and could be fertalized. Only 3 actually fertilized and only one made it to a five day blast.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Midwest Reproductive Center.
I don’t feel like the nurse/IVF coordinator cared about us as individuals. I felt like she gave us her speil and was ready to move on to the next pt. She was always very abrupt. The paperwork was always very sloppy and unprofessional looking.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
Having 2 clinics on opposite ends of town was a nice convenience. I feel like their handouts with IVF/calendar was very sloppy. I felt like we were supposed to fit into their ,old instead of the care fitting into ours.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
Ivf 8,000-9,000 + medication cost 4,000-5,000
7
Doctor
Dan Gehlbach
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
2 of 5
5
Clinic
Midwest Reproductive Center
Olathe
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
3 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified

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2016 - 2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
3
NPS
3
Age 34 - 35
4 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
At this point in time, I have done 4 IUIs over 6 cycles with Dr. Gelbach's office. I never even met Dr. Gelbach until after the third failed IUI, at which point it's his protocol to bring you in for a discussion of next steps. I did find him knowledgeable and informative at our meeting, but I thought it was crazy that that was the first time meeting him at all. And he never did any part of my procedures or even popped in to say hello and acknowledge that I was a patient.
They [Midwest Reproductive Center] were very cold and distant on the whole. No one ever showed compassion or empathy for what I was going through. It was like a check-up trip to the dentist. I seemed to always get a different one when I went too, and would have to re-explain things to them, which was frustrating. For example, in my second cycle with them, we missed the window for ovulation because they'd scheduled the ultrasound too late. The Clomid was significantly shortening my cycles, and I was ovulating around day 7. This became a recurrent theme- with every new cycle, they would try to schedule my ultrasound around day 13, and I'd have to re-explain that this would be too late for me. During my fifth cycle with them, we missed the window for ovulation again for the same reason, which was incredibly frustrating, especially since I'd told the nurse that I thought it would be too late. One nurse was also particularly inept seeming, taking several tries to get a simple blood pressure reading, and man-handling me in the process. When she went to give me a trigger shot, she was physically pushing me against the patient bed and tugging at my pants to get them down.
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
At this point in time, I have done 4 IUIs over 6 cycles with Dr. Gelbach's office. I never even met Dr. Gelbach until after the third failed IUI, at which point it's his protocol to bring you in for a discussion of next steps. I did find him knowledgeable and informative at our meeting, but I thought it was crazy that that was the first time meeting him at all. And he never did any part of my procedures or even popped in to say hello and acknowledge that I was a patient.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Ask to have one nurse consistently, or for the doctor to be present. I wasn't proactive enough about it because I'd just assumed there would be some consistency of care.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
No one ever acknowledged the emotional component to dealing with infertility and multiple failed procedures. Once I got a startled, "Why are you crying?" from a nurse when I was tearing up during an appointment from the general stress of it all. The nurse that dealt with me was different almost every time, so I never developed any kind of personal relationship with anyone. Every time I tried to call and ask a question, I always left a message with the machine, which resulted in a long game of playing phone tag.
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
The nurse that I met at the initial consultation walked me through various tests we could do, but ultimately only recommended a blood work-up and AMH level check for me, all of which came back normal. Without doing any further testing, they recommended Clomid to be followed by IUI. We did 3 rounds of IUI with Clomid, plus 2 cycles of just Clomid because the ovulation was missed. After the third failed IUI, they wanted to schedule a general follow-up with Dr. Gelbach, which as I said, was the first time I'd met him at all. The whole meeting was basically about IVF, which he seemed (seems) to think is the next step. I wanted to try one more round of IUI, which we did, but he switched me to Letrizole for that round.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Midwest Reproductive Center.
They were very cold and distant on the whole. No one ever showed compassion or empathy for what I was going through. It was like a check-up trip to the dentist. I seemed to always get a different one when I went too, and would have to re-explain things to them, which was frustrating. For example, in my second cycle with them, we missed the window for ovulation because they'd scheduled the ultrasound too late. The Clomid was significantly shortening my cycles, and I was ovulating around day 7. This became a recurrent theme- with every new cycle, they would try to schedule my ultrasound around day 13, and I'd have to re-explain that this would be too late for me. During my fifth cycle with them, we missed the window for ovulation again for the same reason, which was incredibly frustrating, especially since I'd told the nurse that I thought it would be too late. One nurse was also particularly inept seeming, taking several tries to get a simple blood pressure reading, and man-handling me in the process. When she went to give me a trigger shot, she was physically pushing me against the patient bed and tugging at my pants to get them down.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
According to my regular OB, this office has the highest rate of success in the area. But I definitely feel like just a number there, and like there's not really anybody who's in my corner or even particularly cares about me.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
Each complete round of IUI was approximately $650, with no infertility insurance coverage.
Describe Dan Gehlbach's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Midwest Reproductive Center.
He recommended only ever transferring a single embryo, but I can't recall now what his reasoning was. I do remember it convinced me at the time.
What specific things went wrong at Midwest Reproductive Center?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Midwest Reproductive Center.
I went to a different doctor for a second opinion, and they are taking a long time to send him my records.
3
Doctor
Dan Gehlbach
NPS
Humanity
1 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
1 of 5
3
Clinic
Midwest Reproductive Center
Olathe
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
2 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
2012 - 2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
3
NPS
5
Age 35 - 40
8 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
PCOS
European
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Donor Sperm
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
I didn't feel that any of my care was customized for me [with Dr. Gehlbach]...I did eight IUIs with donor sperm. Every cycle was clomid + metformin and trigger, with an insemination at around 36 hours past trigger. The only other treatment option offered was IVF...I only saw Dr. Gehlbach three times during my treatment. Once during my initial consult, once during an IUI, and then once during an HSG. He was nice when I saw him, but I hardly ever saw him, and I definitely felt like he wasn't really involved in my care. All other care was administered by the nurse practitioners.
The clinic [Midwest Reproductive Center] isn't that transparent about somethings. For example, I was told that they would do outside monitoring, and then I was told that they wouldn't. When I raised concerns about an elevated FSH level when I first went to the clinic I was dismissed...IVF was quoted as 13k plus meds. Donor eggs were quoted as 20k not including meds or transfer. Each IUI ran about $700 plus meds...The nursing staff is lovely. However, the nurse practitioners provide the vast majority of care, and they generally seem overworked. Additionally, I think they are a bit boxed into pre-designed treatment plans.
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
I only saw Dr. Gehlbach three times during my treatment. Once during my initial consult, once during an IUI, and then once during an HSG. He was nice when I saw him, but I hardly ever saw him, and I definitely felt like he wasn't really involved in my care. All other care was administered by the nurse practitioners.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
That you likely won't work with him directly. He's just the person who does the more complex procedures and writes the scripts.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
I didn't feel that any of my care was customized for me. However, the staff were very nice.
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
I did eight IUIs with donor sperm. Every cycle was clomid + metformin and trigger, with an insemination at around 36 hours past trigger. The only other treatment option offered was IVF.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Midwest Reproductive Center.
The nursing staff is lovely. However, the nurse practitioners provide the vast majority of care, and they generally seem overworked. Additionally, I think they are a bit boxed into pre-designed treatment plans.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
The nursing staff are nice. Dr. Gehlbach is nice. If your fertility related issues can be resolved with their standard protocols then I think they are a fine place to go. However, they seem to have limited treatment options, and they don't really seem to tailor your treatment to the individual. In the end, I ended up five years after my original consult (and multiple years of treatment) with a diagnosis of diminished ovarian reserve and being told that unless I did their donor egg program that they could not help me.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
IVF was quoted as 13k plus meds. Donor eggs were quoted as 20k not including meds or transfer. Each IUI ran about $700 plus meds.
What specific things went wrong at Midwest Reproductive Center?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Midwest Reproductive Center.
The clinic isn't that transparent about somethings. For example, I was told that they would do outside monitoring, and then I was told that they wouldn't. When I raised concerns about an elevated FSH level when I first went to the clinic I was dismissed.
3
Doctor
Dan Gehlbach
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
2 of 5
Adaptability
1 of 5
5
Clinic
Midwest Reproductive Center
Olathe
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2011 - 2016, Unsuccessful
NPS
7
NPS
8
Age 34 - 39
1 IUI
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Architect
2nd of 2 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
[Dr. Gehlbach] was very honest about the odds and our options. We were not shielded with false hope...was not available at every appointment, and one time he actually set a timer to tell him when time was up. Most of the appointments were with the nurse practitioners, who I got to know very well. There were so many appointments that I knew most of them by name by the time we had the egg transfer. It was frustrating to have only 1 viable embryo after so many injections and months of trying to conceive with IUI's, but we had been warned to try IVF earlier and we declined to save money. I wish we had listened to them sooner and not been in such denial about our chances of conceiving.
The process [at Midwest Reproductive] was simple, and the steps to IVF were well explained. Getting questions answered about cost was more complicated and involved. The costs were handled by a separate company and it was hard to get clarity on the medications required and how to get the right things shipped when. The videos provided by the company to explain how to use the injectible medications were very helpful...We transferred from a different clinic and immediately I was put on twice the dose of Clomid as the previous doctor had given. It resulted in 3 viable eggs on the first try.
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Dr. G was not available at every appointment, and one time he actually set a timer to tell him when time was up. Most of the appointments were with the nurse practitioners, who I got to know very well. There were so many appointments that I knew most of them by name by the time we had the egg transfer. It was frustrating to have only 1 viable embryo after so many injections and months of trying to conceive with IUI's, but we had been warned to try IVF earlier and we declined to save money. I wish we had listened to them sooner and not been in such denial about our chances of conceiving.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Ask him to give you the best chances, not the least amount of intervention. He is good at setting your expectations.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Dr. G was very honest about the odds and our options. We were not shielded with false hope.
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
We transferred from a different clinic and immediately I was put on twice the dose of Clomid as the previous doctor had given. It resulted in 3 viable eggs on the first try.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Midwest Reproductive Center.
very patient, explained the issues, did not coddle me. They adjusted to my blood draw needs (lie down during blood draws) and were very concerned with my comfort and that I understood what was happening next, etc.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
The process was simple, and the steps to IVF were well explained. Getting questions answered about cost was more complicated and involved. The costs were handled by a separate company and it was hard to get clarity on the medications required and how to get the right things shipped when. The videos provided by the company to explain how to use the injectible medications were very helpful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
We had excellent insurance, so the costs were less than some. Our IUI's and Clomid cost us about $5,000. When we switched to IVF it was closer to $20,000 all in.
Describe Dan Gehlbach's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Midwest Reproductive Center.
Dr. G discouraged us strongly, from transferring more than 1 embryo, despite our desire to try for twins. He was very clear about the risks to child and mother with multiples. In the end, we only had 1 viable embryo, so it did not matter anyway.
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Doctor
Dan Gehlbach
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
8
Clinic
Midwest Reproductive Center
Olathe
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2016, Successful
NPS
7
NPS
7
Age 33 - 34
2 IVF
Tubal Blockage
Uterine Fibroids
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
Sales Representative
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
Dr Gehlbach was nice and straight to the point. What bothered me the most about him was I was scheduled to have fibroids removed and during my surgery he removed my Fallopian tubes without my knowledge or family’s knowledge. This made things a bit rocky but I still trusted his opinion. Also, with the Bravelle recall I felt that he would not have brought up the fact that this potentially added to my failed IVF cycle. I had to mention this issue in order for it to be discussed.
[MW Repro Ctr] Strengths - Nursing staff was excellent. Compassionate, seemed to understand when I felt down and out and encouraged me accordingly. Weakness - open, clear and honest communication...it would have been nice to offer discounts/grants to returning patients....[Nursing Staff] Excellent. This is where I saw the most sympathy and empathy...$15,850 (approx) for IVF cycle not including drugs $420 embryo storage
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Dr Gehlbach was nice and straight to the point. What bothered me the most about him was I was scheduled to have fibroids removed and during my surgery he removed my Fallopian tubes without my knowledge or family’s knowledge. This made things a bit rocky but I still trusted his opinion. Also, with the Bravelle recall I felt that he would not have brought up the fact that this potentially added to my failed IVF cycle. I had to mention this issue in order for it to be discussed.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
He’s good, but I just wish our conversations weren’t so doctor/patient but friend/confidant.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
This was first doctor’s office that could give me answers regarding my failure to conceive. The LPN’s were all fantastic and Dr Gelhbach as well, but when it came to finances, it definitely felt like a numbers game. For something that was so expensive I expected a bit more finesse when it came to that topic.
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
My first cycle called for Bravelle (pre recall), along with other injectible drugs. When I came in for my retrieval I was told that my hormone levels were too high and that I couldn’t do a fresh transfer. My 10+ eggs resulted in 2 viable embryos. Both embryos were transferred resulting in a negative pregnancy test. With no embryos left to transfer I had to start from scratch. By my 2nd cycle, Bravelle was recalled and Dr Gehlbach replaced that with a different combo of drugs. I don’t recall the names. At retrieval, Dr Gehlbach suggested that I freeze my 5 embryos and transfer at a later date. I transferred 1 embryo which again resulted in a negative pregnancy test. I transferred 2 of my frozen embryos in Sept 2016 which resulted in a singleton pregnancy with live birth in May 2017. I have 2 frozen embryos remaining.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Midwest Reproductive Center.
Excellent. This is where I saw the most sympathy and empathy.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
Strengths - Nursing staff was excellent. Compassionate, seemed to understand when I felt down and out and encouraged me accordingly. Weakness - open, clear and honest communication. I want to be provided information just as Dr Gehlbach would if he was treating one of his family members. I also imagine that Dr Gehlbach is doing well as a practice and it would have been nice to offer discounts/grants to returning patients.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
$15,850 (approx) for IVF cycle not including drugs $420 embryo storage
Describe Dan Gehlbach's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Midwest Reproductive Center.
He always suggested 2 embryos for all of my transfers. I agreed.
What specific things went wrong at Midwest Reproductive Center?
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Midwest Reproductive Center.
My fibroid removal surgery that resulted in my Fallopian tubes was not communicated. I wish I would have known pre surgery about worse case scenario and what could occur. I just wish I would have been prepared accordingly.
7
Doctor
Dan Gehlbach
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
7
Clinic
Midwest Reproductive Center
Olathe
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2016, Unsuccessful
NPS
0
NPS
0
Age 32 - 33
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $100K - $199K
Accountant
1st of 2 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Gehlbach] blanket treatments his patients. He only looked at my AMH to discover I had DOR. He didn't look at my FSH, which was high. I should have NEVER been pushed to do 6 rounds of clomid / 3 with IUIs. I think because of the high clomid use, my AMH dropped from a 0.91 to a 0.31 in a YEAR. This was my precious time that IVF with my own egg could have worked. I should have started with IVF - and he should have tested my FSH to see my egg quality was low.
MRC coordinators were super rude and told me to not take any supplements...When I went to the radiology department at the hospital for my HSG, I was one of about 15 women who had the exact same appointment time....The nursing staff was always nice enough. It's the practitioners and doctor I disagreed with....I wasted so much money doing IUIs that would have never worked with my bad eggs. Also, since my eggs were bad and I should have gone straight to IVF, there was no point in spending the almost $1000 on an HSG.
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
I only saw him for my HSG. I was told he reviewed the calls and appointments with the practitioners. I changed REs to another doctor - I saw him at both of my initial consults appointments and would have seen him with every visit.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
See another RE. He blanket treatments his patients. He only looked at my AMH to discover I had DOR. He didn't look at my FSH, which was high. I should have NEVER been pushed to do 6 rounds of clomid / 3 with IUIs. I think because of the high clomid use, my AMH dropped from a 0.91 to a 0.31 in a YEAR. This was my precious time that IVF with my own egg could have worked. I should have started with IVF - and he should have tested my FSH to see my egg quality was low.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
When I went to the radiology department at the hospital for my HSG, I was one of about 15 women who had the exact same appointment time. Everyone was talking to each other in the waiting room. We were called back one by one -- and the people at the end of the list were getting very annoyed for the long wait.
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
He treats everyone the same. Makes everyone do several IUIs, if those don't work you have to get an HSG. Then you move on to IVF. I asked them if they had to put me on BCPs for an IVF cycle, because I had read it causes some women with DOR to have worse results. The nurse refused to answer me and told me to make an appointment with a practitioner.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Midwest Reproductive Center.
The nursing staff was always nice enough. It's the practitioners and doctor I disagreed with.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
Do you own research. You are your own advocate. Do not depend on your "specialist" to make the best decisions for you, especially when they don't do adequate blood tests and blanket treatment their patients. MRC coordinators were super rude and told me to not take any supplements, then my next RE told me to take them for at least 3 months before we could start IVF. Just do you own research and trust your gut.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
I wasted so much money doing IUIs that would have never worked with my bad eggs. Also, since my eggs were bad and I should have gone straight to IVF, there was no point in spending the almost $1000 on an HSG.
What specific things went wrong at Midwest Reproductive Center?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Midwest Reproductive Center.
When I tried to get my records transferred to a new clinic, the staff called to demand to know why before they would transfer my records. I should not have to answer anything, just transfer my records and charge me whatever fee you deem appropriate.
0
Doctor
Dan Gehlbach
NPS
Humanity
1 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
2 of 5
Compassion
2 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
2 of 5
0
Clinic
Midwest Reproductive Center
Olathe
NPS
Operations
2 of 5
Scheduling
2 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
1 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
4 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016, Unsuccessful
NPS
2
NPS
4
Age 30
5 Fertility Medications
Anovulation
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
I was able to do a trigger shot once, but the other two cycles [of IUI with Dr. Gehlbach] I didn't respond. There were no other suggestions, treatment alterations, medications, vitamins or anything given to me. Except to move on to IVF...I never met the doctor. Not once. Only the nurse practioners. I was never really give a diagnosis and it felt as if they followed a protocol and didn't tailor treatment to my needs...Even the initial consult was with an NP. For me, meeting the doctor behind the practice seems necessary.
The nurses [at Midwest Reproductive Center] were nice. Some more than others. They were patient in trying to answer questions...I never met the doctor. Not once. Only the nurse practioners. I was never really give a diagnosis and it felt as if they followed a protocol and didn't tailor treatment to my needs... I spent about $330 per ultrasound, even if a second was needed two days later, which I did twice. $95 for the trigger shot...
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
As stated before, I never met the doctor, only the nurse practioners. Even the initial consult was with an NP. For me, meeting the doctor behind the practice seems necessary. I don't feel as if things were adjusted to meet my needs as a patient. It was as if the nurses had to follow a protocol. I was attempting to get to the point of an iui but wasn't able to. They suggested I jump straight to IVF like it wasn't a big deal. My insurance doesn't cover anything so I'm hesitant to go back without a second opinion.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Ask questions! And request to meet the doctor.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
I never met the doctor. Not once. Only the nurse practioners. I was never really give a diagnosis and it felt as if they followed a protocol and didn't tailor treatment to my needs.
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
I was put on letrozole 2.5mg initially for five days, I believe. Not a good response twice with this treatment. I was put on 5mg after, I think and then the time of taking the medication was extended to 10 days. I was able to do a trigger shot once, but the other two cycles I didn't respond. There were no other suggestions, treatment alterations, medications, vitamins or anything given to me. Except to move on to IVF.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Midwest Reproductive Center.
The nurses were nice. Some more than others. They were patient in trying to answer questions.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
I usually was able to get quickly. They weren't awesome at returning phone calls quickly, but I imagine they're busy.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
There was an initial consult fee...not sure what the amount was. I spent about $330 per ultrasound, even if a second was needed two days later, which I did twice. $95 for the trigger shot. I had an hsg also, which i believe I paid quite a bit for. I had treatment June-October.
What specific things went wrong at Midwest Reproductive Center?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
2
Doctor
Dan Gehlbach
NPS
Humanity
2 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
2 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Adaptability
1 of 5
4
Clinic
Midwest Reproductive Center
Olathe
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5