Nashville Fertility Center

5 doctors work here

Rated 8.1
Strongly recommend: 63%Neutral: 17%Don't recommend: 20%8.1
63% strongly recommend
124 reviews
Operations
8.7
8.7
Operations

Ratings of 1 indicate that a clinic was poorly operated.

Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
8.7
8.7
Scheduling

Ratings of 1 mean it was difficult to schedule appointments with this clinic.

Ratings of 10 mean it was easy to schedule appointments.

Billing Department
7.9
7.9
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
8.6
8.6
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

LGBTQ Care
10
10
LGBTQ Care

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory LGBTQ care.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent LGBTQ care.

Attention to Detail
8
8
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.

For example, a severe error might be failing to inform a patient of critical information, while a small error might be failing to call a patient with results.

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.

For more information please see our FAQs.

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

Annual Cycles
1,094
National Avg
738
This Clinic
National Avg
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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 3 offices

Franklin Satellite Location
4601 Carothers Pkwy
Franklin, TN 37067
615.321.4740
Murfreesboro
1725 Medical Center Parkway
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
(615) 321-4740
Nashville
345 23rd Ave. N
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 321-4740
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124 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 30 - 31
3 IUI
Anovulation
PCOS
Prefer not to answer
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Eblen and her staff were extremely sweet, comforting, thorough, and supportive through our whole experience...They listened to everything we had to say and whatever concerns we had...she did explain to us the safe number of eggs to try to get during each cycle and explained to us the dangers of over stimulation...She asked what we had already tried before coming to see her. Dr. Eblen started me out on oral medications before going to injections then ultimately to IUI. She was very thorough with the ultrasounds as well
[nurses of Nashville Fertility Center] They were always so organized and didn't rush you at all...[staff] they work with you on everything as well such as scheduling appointments as long as it doesn't cause conflict with a medicated cycle...All together we spent about $8,000 while we were recieving treatments under her care... [clinic] treats you like family and not just a number, very informative, very clean
How was your experience with Abby Eblen at Nashville Fertility Center?
Dr. Eblen and her staff were extremely sweet, comforting, thorough, and supportive through our whole experience. I love the way my husband and I were treated as one patient and were thorough with him as well. We never once felt uncomfortable or like we were just being treated as a paycheck to their office. They treated us like family and it was the first time we've been treated so well at a doctor's office. They listened to everything we had to say and whatever concerns we had. They were always so positive even though we always had negative results. We will definitely refer Dr. Eblen and her staff to anyone we meet! Dr. Eblen never once rushed us out of the office, she genuinely listened to everything we had to say.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Abby Eblen at Nashville Fertility Center?
Make sure you tell her everything that you're concerned with and don't be afraid to express your emotions because she will answer every question you may have and will be sympathetic with you as well.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Abby Eblen at Nashville Fertility Center?
My husband and I were treated like humans and were very kind, supportive, and thorough with everything. They also treated us with respect and like family.
Describe the protocols Abby Eblen used in your cycles at Nashville Fertility Center and their degree of success.
From what I can remember, she treated myself and my husband together. She asked what we had already tried before coming to see her. Dr. Eblen started me out on oral medications before going to injections then ultimately to IUI. She was very thorough with the ultrasounds as well. She explained to us the correct foods to eat and medications to take. Her and her staff always told us to treat ourselves like we're already pregnant that way our bodies, especially mine, will be in the right condition for if we were to get pregnant. She never forced any kind of treatment on us if we weren't comfortable with it.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Nashville Fertility Center.
The nursing staff was incredible! There was one nurse in particular, Amber, that was extremely sweet and treated us like family! She was the nurse that normally saw us and we loved it because we felt so comfortable with her! Amber and the rest of the nursing staff was so sweet, caring, gentle, and ultimately the best that I've ever experienced! They were always so organized and didn't rush you at all!
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
The strengths would be strong organization, treats you like family and not just a number, very informative, very clean, so incredibly nice, comforting, caring, understanding, and they work with you on everything as well such as scheduling appointments as long as it doesn't cause conflict with a medicated cycle (IUI, IVF, etc.). There's really no weakness they have. I suppose the waiting room could be bigger, but other than that, there's no negatives we experienced.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Abby Eblen at Nashville Fertility Center.
All together we spent about $8,000 while we were recieving treatments under her care.
Describe Abby Eblen's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nashville Fertility Center.
We never made it to IVF unfortunately. However, she did explain to us the safe number of eggs to try to get during each cycle and explained to us the dangers of over stimulation.
10
Doctor
Abby Eblen
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Murfreesboro
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 30 - 32
9 IUI
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
European
Latinx
Native American
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
[Dr. Christine Whitworth] is very knowledgeable about the fertility world. She is thorough through test results...She can come across as cold because she wants to tell you the facts and not sugar coat anything...[she] allowed you to ask as many questions as possible...After the failed IVF cycle. She wanted i biopsy to check out inflammation in the uterus...she suspected Endometriosis...She performed the surgery. We found out I had Silent Endo
The nursing staff [at Nashville Fertility Center] is one of the best nursing staff I have ever met...They got to know me as a person...With IUI with injectibles it was $1,500. IVF runs between $15,000-20,000...There is two locations to go to for appointments...Saturdays can be a long wait to get to be seen. There is no online patient portal that is useful, like for emails and check past appointment things
How was your experience with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Strengths- She is award winning at Endometriosis surgery. She is very knowledgeable about the fertility world. She is thorough through test results. Weakness- She can come across as cold because she wants to tell you the facts and not sugar coat anything.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
She knows what she is doing and stick with her plan! Don't be afraid to ask as many questions as you want.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
She sat down with you and allowed you to ask as many questions as possible.
Describe the protocols Christine Whitworth used in your cycles at Nashville Fertility Center and their degree of success.
The first step she did was to get a complete bloodwork, HSG done, ultrasound and semen analysis. She will give you a list of supplements to take as well. The next step is treat any problems that may have come to light. Then we started IUI with a sperm wash because my test came back positive for antibodies. After trying numerous IUI's we moved on to IVF. She did a plan specific for me and how I responded to medications prior. After the failed IVF cycle. She wanted i biopsy to check out inflammation in the uterus. It came back inflamed so she suspected Endometriosis. She recommend surgery or medication. She respected my decision to not be put on a medication but to have the surgery. She performed the surgery. We found out I had Silent Endo. She allowed me to have time to heal and process all the news. She then did a injectible IUI cycle that was another failed cycle. We were going to do more injectible cycles but the COVID-19 came into the picture. We stopped all treatments.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Nashville Fertility Center.
The nursing staff is one of the best nursing staff I have ever met. They made sure that you felt welcomed. They got to know me as a person. They were there through all the nervousness, laughter and tears.
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
Strengths- There is two locations to go to for appointments. The nurses and doctors are amazing! Weaknesses- Saturdays can be a long wait to get to be seen. There is no online patient portal that is useful, like for emails and check past appointment things.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Nashville Fertility Center.
They only doing monitoring appointments for morning hours. The earliest you can be seen is 8am. I wish they had earlier times so that way I didn't have to go in late for work. I am a teacher so it's hard to get coverage multiple times a week when you are getting monitored.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center.
With each IUI with oral medication and wash it was $538 dollars. With IUI with injectibles it was $1,500. IVF runs between $15,000-20,000
10
Doctor
Christine Whitworth
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Murfreesboro
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Unknown Success
5
0
Age 29
Male Factor
Other
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Hill seemed kind in our consultation, but we were told we would not see him again until egg retrieval and/or transfer... After that, there was no way to get ahold of him- the communication from then on out was from various nurses and seemed unorganized...He recommended sperm freezing, IVF, and genetic testing of embryos...you will not being seeing him/speaking to him much throughout your treatment.
[Nashville Fertility Center] Strengths- several locations Weaknesses- I did not feel I was getting adequate care at this clinic due to mistakes being made, unorganized staff that gave different answers, no online portal making communication difficult (phone tag was the only option), genetic testing of embryos felt pushy...[nursing staff was] Unorganized and difficult to get ahold of due to no online/client portal.
How was your experience with George Hill at Nashville Fertility Center?
This is a large clinic, so I only saw him once for the initial consultation. After that, there was no way to get ahold of him- the communication from then on out was from various nurses and seemed unorganized (i.e. different nurses would tell my spouse and I different information). Dr. Hill seemed kind in our consultation, but we were told we would not see him again until egg retrieval and/or transfer.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Hill at Nashville Fertility Center?
Just know you will not being seeing him/speaking to him much throughout your treatment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with George Hill at Nashville Fertility Center?
This is a large clinic, things felt unorganized, and important things were being missed. We opted to switch clinics for better care.
Describe the protocols George Hill used in your cycles at Nashville Fertility Center and their degree of success.
He recommended sperm freezing, IVF, and genetic testing of embryos. We went in and paid for sperm freezing and later found out the specimen was accidentally discarded instead of frozen. We are now moving forward with IVF but with a different clinic. It is also interesting that our new clinic/doctor did not feel genetic testing of embryos was necessary for our specific case (which will save us thousands).
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Nashville Fertility Center.
Unorganized and difficult to get ahold of due to no online/client portal. They use paper patient files but have several office locations. They couldn’t even locate my paper chart at one of my visits because it was at the wrong office location.
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
Strengths- several locations Weaknesses- I did not feel I was getting adequate care at this clinic due to mistakes being made, unorganized staff that gave different answers, no online portal making communication difficult (phone tag was the only option), genetic testing of embryos felt pushy, and I didn’t like hearing “if we don’t contact you, make sure to follow up because things can get missed” after all of my lab appointments.
Describe the costs associated with your care under George Hill at Nashville Fertility Center.
$1,000+ for sperm freeze. We found out that freezing at another local clinic is half the cost. The clinic had a typical/average cost for IVF compared to other local clinics.
Describe George Hill's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nashville Fertility Center.
We are not moving forward with him, but he recommended IVF with ICSI plus genetic testing of embryos.
What specific things went wrong at Nashville Fertility Center?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Lost or damaged samples
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Nashville Fertility Center.
Samples/specimens were mistakenly discarded instead of frozen, my paper chart was misplaced and they couldn’t find it (they do not have patient files online- they use paper charts), and my husband and I were given conflicting information from staff members.
5
Doctor
George Hill
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
0
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Murfreesboro
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unsuccessful
5
3
Age 31 - 32
1 Fertility Medications
Male Factor
European
Income $50K - $99K
Business Executive
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr. Weitzman is a very straight forward doctor. He's a no BS person, which if you have thick skin, you'll be just fine. If you're looking for compassion, he's not your guy. He doesn't beat around the bush when it comes to changes you or your spouse need to make (losing weight, etc). With his candid nature, he gives you straight forward answers of the likelihood of success with different treatment options. He will not put you through a treatment option he doesn't feel will work.
Every time we've had testing done at the clinic [Nashville Fertility Center], we've had to wait days to get ahold of someone or to have someone call us back with results. When we're at the clinic for the tests, we've been told same day or next day we'll have results. We've always had to call ourselves to get them. The last time, we were very mislead with the positive outlook of our results - which ended up being high FSH levels in my husband resulting in the only treatment option being sperm freezing and IVF.
How was your experience with Glenn Weitzman at Nashville Fertility Center?
Dr. Weitzman is a very straight forward doctor. He's a no BS person, which if you have thick skin, you'll be just fine. If you're looking for compassion, he's not your guy. He doesn't beat around the bush when it comes to changes you or your spouse need to make (losing weight, etc). With his candid nature, he gives you straight forward answers of the likelihood of success with different treatment options. He will not put you through a treatment option he doesn't feel will work.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Glenn Weitzman at Nashville Fertility Center?
Be patient and have thick skin.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Glenn Weitzman at Nashville Fertility Center?
With every visit, my husband and I have spent no less than 1.5 hours at the office. Our initial consult, we were there for 4 hours (on Christmas Eve!). You definitely need to be prepared to block off half your day to go see him.
Describe the protocols Glenn Weitzman used in your cycles at Nashville Fertility Center and their degree of success.
When my husband and I went for our initial consult, I was told to try a 2nd round of clomid (my gyno had me on it the previous month). We had only tested my husband's sperm once (through his GP) and he had been put on an antibiotic to clear up what he thought was an infection. Dr. Weitzman requested my husband be off his antibiotics for 3-4 weeks and to be retested. Once we did that, we were told to come back for another consult. Based on my husband's 2 sperm counts, we were told we could see a urologist (if we wanted) or he would highly recommend going straight to sperm freezing and IVF do to a high FSH level in my husband.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nashville Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Andrea Sporck)
I have not personally dealt with Andrea just yet. However, I have had major issues getting test results back on time. Every test we've done through the center, we've been told we would know results same day or next day. My husband or I would have to call, and every time we would have to wait days to get those results. After we received the last sperm analysis results, one of the staff members made it seem very promising that we could easily treat my husband's high FSH level. However, once we were told we had a game plan, we were told our only option was sperm freezing and IVF. It was a huge shock to get that news after how the test results were presented on the phone.
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
Check in and appointment scheduling is seamless and painless. That's about the best I have to say about the clinic's strengths. The wait time for every appointment is excruciatingly long. Once you're finally taken to a room, you sit and wait even longer on a nurse or doctor to come in. If you've got time to waste, I would recommend them.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Glenn Weitzman at Nashville Fertility Center.
So far, we've only paid co-pays and sperm analysis test fees. The sperm analysis was approx $20 more than it was through my husband's GP.
Describe Glenn Weitzman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nashville Fertility Center.
My person preference would be multiple embryo transfer. Dr. Weitzman doesn't do multiple embryo transfer. This is a concern of mine, and my husband and I are weighing our options for what the next step is (moving forward with Dr. Weitzman or finding another doctor).
What specific things went wrong at Nashville Fertility Center?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Nashville Fertility Center.
Every time we've had testing done at the clinic, we've had to wait days to get ahold of someone or to have someone call us back with results. When we're at the clinic for the tests, we've been told same day or next day we'll have results. We've always had to call ourselves to get them. The last time, we were very mislead with the positive outlook of our results - which ended up being high FSH levels in my husband resulting in the only treatment option being sperm freezing and IVF.
5
Doctor
Glenn Weitzman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
3
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Murfreesboro
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 29 - 30
1 Fertility Medications
Endometriosis
Male Factor
PCOS
Other
Income $0 - $49K
Sales Representative
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. he’ll [Hill] used a lot of test to come up with a plan for me and we were supposed to start IVF however I wanted to wait and try a natural route. Since we went that way we ended up on Metformin And I ended up with a list of vitamins that I needed to take to help my body be as fertile as possible ... He was always so patient in our meetings ... I would recommend him because he truly values his patients and wants to help everyone achieve the overall goal of beating in fertility.
Some of the strengths of this clinic [Nashville Fertility Center] is they work with you with your schedule and trying to get you in in a timely manner they also are very punctual and patient. One of the downfalls is sometimes it takes a little bit for them to get back to you when you do have certain questions that you have called over the phone or if you leave a message for them to email you something sometimes they don’t get all the information emailed to you so you have to call again to get things done.
How was your experience with George Hill at Nashville Fertility Center?
George he’ll take his time to go over your game plan. If there is a lot of information he also takes the time to go into individual details about what things you need to do in each step of the process. As a patient of always hated male gynecologist even specialist but he has made me feel so at ease as a patient that it does not bother me that he is a male.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Hill at Nashville Fertility Center?
If you have a lot of issues and you want answers and someone to believe you that something is going on I would highly suggest George Hill because I told him all of my issues and the very first meeting he literally put me through every test to find out what was going on. I would recommend him because he truly values his patients and wants to help everyone achieve the overall goal of beating in fertility.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with George Hill at Nashville Fertility Center?
He was always so patient in our meetings even when I came with literally 46 questions after our very first meeting. He also was patient as I cried when I found out I had endometriosis.
Describe the protocols George Hill used in your cycles at Nashville Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Dr. he’ll used a lot of test to come up with a plan for me and we were supposed to start IVF however I wanted to wait and try a natural route. Since we went that way we ended up on Metformin And I ended up with a list of vitamins that I needed to take to help my body be as fertile as possible and that was the only medicines I really wanted to get into and I never really got to start the full IVF process because I decided that the money was too much. Now in my current new plan I will be starting medications to do the Iui Process but I have not got that information as of yet
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nashville Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Michelle )
She has been nothing but helpful in getting information to me in a timely manner as well as she is patient and understanding as well
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
Some of the strengths of this clinic is they work with you with your schedule and trying to get you in in a timely manner they also are very punctual and patient. One of the downfalls is sometimes it takes a little bit for them to get back to you when you do have certain questions that you have called over the phone or if you leave a message for them to email you something sometimes they don’t get all the information emailed to you so you have to call again to get things done. But overall the staff and clinic is very awesome
Describe the costs associated with your care under George Hill at Nashville Fertility Center.
Currently I am around $4000.00 for everything that has been done. Surgery, doctor visits, medications.
Describe George Hill's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nashville Fertility Center.
Dr. Hill said from the very beginning that he only transfers one embryo because a lot of study show that transferring multiple embryos Does not hold real value of it working any better than one embryo. So he he truly is a firm believer in one embryo but he did say that he may would do two under certain circumstances but in my case it was definitely be just one so that something you will have to talk with him about if you know that you want more than one embryo transferred then you might would want to look for another doctor
10
Doctor
George Hill
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Murfreesboro
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
9
10
Age 24 - 25
4 Fertility Medications
Endometriosis
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Whitworth is a very busy doctor but she still takes time to explain everything clearly. She has a good bedside manor, but is not an emotional doctor. She is straight business, to some that may make them feel like more of a number but that just is her personality...She is very smart and truly does care about the care she gives and the nurses in the office call her the "endometriosis queen"- and she is!
I have been nothing but impressed with the nursing staff at the Murfreesboro office [of Nashville Fertility Center]. They have all been amazing!...They [nurses] are very very busy but they manage the patient load well. The clinic is small, but I believe that they are getting a new office in the near future...Dr. Whitworth is a very busy doctor but she still takes time to explain everything clearly. She has a good bedside manor, but is not an emotional doctor.
How was your experience with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
She is very informative and explains all options based on your diagnoses and will let you decide what you feel best for you and your body. She is all business and is not an emotional doctor. It took me a while to get use to this, as I am an emotional person. I did have to have surgery as well with Dr. Whitworth for endometriosis and I feel just took the best care and did the absolute best surgery. They do have a lot of patients, so until you see her a few times and get really established, it takes her a bit to put all the pieces of your history back together- that has been the only frustrating part to my husband and I. But, we have now been treated by her for over 1 year and this is not an issue now. Overall, we have been very happy with her and would recommend her to others.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Patience, even though it is SO hard!!! Fertility is such a variable practice of medicine and has to be specifically tailored to each person and sometimes, the answers take a while to uncover and sometimes, there are no answers, which is the most frustrating part of infertility.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Dr. Whitworth is a very busy doctor but she still takes time to explain everything clearly. She has a good bedside manor, but is not an emotional doctor. She is straight business, to some that may make them feel like more of a number but that just is her personality. It did take me a bit to get use to this quality, as I am more of an emotional person. She is very smart and truly does care about the care she gives and the nurses in the office call her the "endometriosis queen"- and she is!
Describe the protocols Christine Whitworth used in your cycles at Nashville Fertility Center and their degree of success.
I had a miscarriage the first month of trying in October of 2016. I switched OBGYN early 2017 and he sent me to Dr. Whitworth - in June of 2017 I had HSG done and my tubes were clear. In Sep we started Clomid- I developed a large cysts and the cycle failed. I then did 3 rounds of Femara. 2 of those rounds, I was able to do a trigger shot to release my egg/eggs. The other round, the follicle was too large and we were not able to do trigger shot. In Feb 2018, I started even more of an increase in pain with periods and had an ultrasound that showed possible endometriomas on both of my ovaries. I did 2 rounds of Lupron and then had surgery in June 2018 for endometriosis. I was diagnosed with stage 4 endo. Dr.Whitworth now wants us to try on our own for 3-4 months and then will will try medicated if I do not get pregnant before then. Dr. Whitworth gave us about a 35% of conceiving on our own. If we are not able to do so, we will start IVF next year.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Nashville Fertility Center.
I have been nothing but impressed with the nursing staff at the Murfreesboro office. They have all been amazing!
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
They are very very busy but they manage the patient load well. The clinic is small, but I believe that they are getting a new office in the near future. I have been impressed with the Murfreesboro office.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center.
We have been lucky, our insurance has picked up most of the ultrasounds as well as the surgery. We have had to come out of pocket for all medication, consultations and testing for my husband.
9
Doctor
Christine Whitworth
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Murfreesboro
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
9
10
Age 25 - 26
4 Fertility Medications
Male Factor
PCOS
European
Native American
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Whitworth is very easy to talk to. We would often have tons of questions and she would answer everyone, without making us feel like we were taking up too much time. We had one visit with her that lasted 3 hours, but that was by our choice because of all of the questions we had.... My husband had low sperm count and no motility. She suggested HCG shots, but due to the cost we first tried clomid. He did well with this and 3 months later had above normal numbers!
The nursing staff at the Murfreesboro office [Nashville Fertility Center] is amazing. Both my husband and I love them. We are those patients that constantly have questions since all our meds are new to us. Every time we call we get a call back from the nurse within a day.... Usually when consulting with the doctor about next steps, it’s done in their office, not the patient room, which is nice. They can do most testing in office. I’ve had transvaginal ultrasounds there, and they do sperm analyses there also.
How was your experience with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Dr. Whitworth is very easy to talk to. We would often have tons of questions and she would answer everyone, without making us feel like we were taking up too much time. We had one visit with her that lasted 3 hours, but that was by our choice because of all of the questions we had. She answered everyone. She explained everything g very well also to where we could understand. She was able to explain details about my husbands sperm and testosterone issues in a way we could understand.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
We were listened to and made to feel like we were important and that our problems mattered to them. Dr. Whitworth would address every concern we had and seemed to really care.
Describe the protocols Christine Whitworth used in your cycles at Nashville Fertility Center and their degree of success.
My husband had low sperm count and no motility. She suggested HCG shots, but due to the cost we first tried clomid. He did well with this and 3 months later had above normal numbers! He still had some white blood cells so Dr. Whitworth prescribes antibiotics for that. I was diagnosed with PCOS and put on Metformin. I was put on one cycle of clomid, but this thinned my lining. I came in for an US to confirm that, and was then switched to Letrozole for 3 months. I ovulated each cycle. Before starting the Letrozole I had an HSG test also.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nashville Fertility Center.
The nursing staff at the Murfreesboro office is amazing. Both my husband and I love them. We are those patients that constantly have questions since all our meds are new to us. Every time we call we get a call back from the nurse within a day. She is always pleasant to talk to and remembers our specific information.
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
We have only been to the Murfreesboro office, not their main Nashville office. It is clean and inviting. The rooms are nice. Usually when consulting with the doctor about next steps, it’s done in their office, not the patient room, which is nice. They can do most testing in office. I’ve had transvaginal ultrasounds there, and they do sperm analyses there also. That part is great for male factor infertility because of the convenience. It only takes an hour for them to get the results back, so it’s discussed same day. Blood work is also done there. There’s a small waiting room so if you’re not comfortable sitting with a bunch of people that’s something to think about.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center.
With our BCBS insurance we had to pay our specialty copay of $45 for our visit. If both my husband and I were being seen that would be the fee for each of us. Our insurance is not in network with their lab, so sperm analysis cost us $130. My first transvaginal ultrasound cost us $60. But the next 2 I had were covered by our insurance and we paid nothing.
9
Doctor
Christine Whitworth
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Murfreesboro
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2018, Unknown Success
9
9
Age 32
2 IUI
Endometriosis
Unexplained
Native American
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Hill was so kind when he walked into the exam room to talk with me and my husband. He asked us our background, what we like to do and really got to know us before going into why we were there. Once we got to the “why we were there”, he went through hundreds of pages of previous records to figure out what was going on before to see where he needed to pick up. Since our first consult, he has ordered labs and ultrasounds. Dr. Hill was very calm and patient with us as he knew how stressed we were about trying to have a baby for the last 7 years.
Nashville fertility clink is very clean, cozy and very welcoming. They are quick to check you in and get you to a room. Every time I have gone in, I have been greeted with a smile and called by my name.... Our total is going to be around $17,470. Egg retrieval with PHT-A is $13,590 Frozen Embryo transfer is $3880... They are quick to call back every time I have left a message and are very quick to get me in the office. Always friendly and very compassionate.
How was your experience with George Hill at Nashville Fertility Center?
Dr. Hill was so kind when he walked into the exam room to talk with me and my husband. He asked us our background, what we like to do and really got to know us before going into why we were there. Once we got to the “why we were there”, he went through hundreds of pages of previous records to figure out what was going on before to see where he needed to pick up. Since our first consult, he has ordered labs and ultrasounds. Dr. Hill was very calm and patient with us as he knew how stressed we were about trying to have a baby for the last 7 years. He made sure we knew all the risks of the medications and how much everything was going to cost and went through every step before we get to IVF. He made us feel hopeful and comfortable. Like we are real people and not just his patients.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Hill at Nashville Fertility Center?
Write down all of the questions you have. Dr. Hill is very through in his answers and so, so very helpful.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with George Hill at Nashville Fertility Center?
Dr. Hill explained everything so well and answered all of the questions we had. He took the time to go through all of my previous records from my other doctors and gave us what our best options would be.
Describe the protocols George Hill used in your cycles at Nashville Fertility Center and their degree of success.
I am currently starting my first treatment with Dr. Hill. We are hoping to start in January of 2019. So far, he has had me have a couple of ultrasounds to check my tubes, ovaries, and uterus. I have also had a couple labs done to see if I am lacking any hormones.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Nashville Fertility Center.
They are quick to call back every time I have left a message and are very quick to get me in the office. Always friendly and very compassionate.
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
Nashville fertility clink is very clean, cozy and very welcoming. They are quick to check you in and get you to a room. Every time I have gone in, I have been greeted with a smile and called by my name.
Describe the costs associated with your care under George Hill at Nashville Fertility Center.
Our total is going to be around $17,470. Egg retrieval with PHT-A is $13,590 Frozen Embryo transfer is $3880
Describe George Hill's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nashville Fertility Center.
He went over what would happen if we had elective or multiple. He told us our chances are higher of conceiving if we chose to have multiple embryo transfer. With how long we have been TTC, we would choose multiple.
9
Doctor
George Hill
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Murfreesboro
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
6
9
Age 22 - 23
3 IUI
Anovulation
Male Factor
Other
European
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Through our 3 IUI cycles and our IVF consult he [Dr. George Hill] seemed to be more than supportive of our ideal course of treatment. He was good answering any questions we had and being thorough. However during the cycles we never saw him, it was always other doctors doing our monitoring...was personable and on our side for any treatment we chose to do, but while going through treatment cycles we rarely saw him during the monitoring process, mostly nurses and his other partners in the practice.
Always easy to call and book appointments [at Nashville Fertility Center], nice staff and very compassionate about not overcharging if they don't have to, since it can be expensive. I went to the M'boro office instead of the Nashville office, I preferred the smaller office and close knit staff. I do understand that other patients may not like that the office is much smaller though...She [nurse] was always personable, hopeful and just the right amount of perky. Very informative and helpful in anyway she could. No weaknesses whatsoever!
How was your experience with George Hill at Nashville Fertility Center?
Through our 3 IUI cycles and our IVF consult he seemed to be more than supportive of our ideal course of treatment. He was good answering any questions we had and being thorough. However during the cycles we never saw him, it was always other doctors doing our monitoring.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Hill at Nashville Fertility Center?
Be more involved with each cycle as opposed to letting other Doctors and NP's be there in your place.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with George Hill at Nashville Fertility Center?
I felt like Dr. Hill was personable and on our side for any treatment we chose to do, but while going through treatment cycles we rarely saw him during the monitoring process, mostly nurses and his other partners in the practice.
Describe the protocols George Hill used in your cycles at Nashville Fertility Center and their degree of success.
2 IUI cycles were done with Letrozole days 3-5, trigger shots, and insemination to follow, labs to check beta levels. 1 IUI cycle with Gonal F 75 iu for about a week, trigger shots and insemination, labs to check estrogen & beta levels.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nashville Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Amber)
She was always personable, hopeful and just the right amount of perky. Very informative and helpful in anyway she could. No weaknesses whatsoever!
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
Always easy to call and book appointments, nice staff and very compassionate about not overcharging if they don't have to, since it can be expensive. I went to the M'boro office instead of the Nashville office, I preferred the smaller office and close knit staff. I do understand that other patients may not like that the office is much smaller though.
Describe the costs associated with your care under George Hill at Nashville Fertility Center.
Most of my costs were through the pharmacies, which they provided a discount program for. All diagnostic testing was covered by our insurance and the only things out of pocket charged at the clinic were sperm washing and insemination, those costs were relatively low compared to stories I've heard of other clinics charging. Without medications, IUI cycles were under $500 with insurance, and with medications total costs $590-900.
Describe George Hill's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nashville Fertility Center.
He didn't seem deadset on the amount of embryos to transfer in the consultation, he did go over both sides of the spectrum for the two possible outcomes. He did suggest with our situation that a singleton would be ideal, but 2 wouldn't be out of the question either.
What specific things went wrong at Nashville Fertility Center?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Nashville Fertility Center.
One of the IUI's we did was at the Nashville office, and the day of the IUI my chart wasn't sent over so the nurse preforming the insemination was unaware of my prior experience. It wasn't really a major issue to myself personally, maybe more of a headache to the nursing staff.
6
Doctor
George Hill
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Murfreesboro
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2016 - 2017, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 33 - 34
2 IUI
Endometriosis
Unexplained
Other
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
[Dr. George Hill] was very informative and very helpful. He explained things in a way that I understood, and he never made me feel bad for asking questions. He acted like I was the only patient in the office and had all the time in the world for me...we decided IUI was the right step for us. Dr. Hill explained the process and everything that would happen leading up to the procedure. After two failed IUIs, we went in for one last time and discovered that I most likely had endometriosis.
I believe my nurse [at Nashville Fertility Center] was Meghan. She was amazing! She made me feel extremely comfortable. She was very sweet and had a great personality. She always knew exactly who I was and remembered conversations that we had previously had...Dr. Hill definitely treated me like a human. He always took the time to answer any questions that I had and listened to my concerns. He advised me on my options and explained everything in detail. I never felt like I was “just another patient.”
How was your experience with George Hill at Nashville Fertility Center?
When I first went to Dr. Hill I was very nervous. My husband and I had tried for several years to get pregnant and never did. Dr. Hill explained the tests he wanted to run on both my husband and myself. I waited a while before deciding on whether or not to move further. About a year later we decided IUI was the right step for us. Dr. Hill explained the process and everything that would happen leading up to the procedure. After two failed IUIs, we went in for one last time and discovered that I most likely had endometriosis. I couldn’t afford surgery at the time, so we stopped treatments until we decided what to do next.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Hill at Nashville Fertility Center?
Ask questions! Dr. Hill was very informative and very helpful. He explained things in a way that I understood, and he never made me feel bad for asking questions. He acted like I was the only patient in the office and had all the time in the world for me.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with George Hill at Nashville Fertility Center?
Dr. Hill definitely treated me like a human. He always took the time to answer any questions that I had and listened to my concerns. He advised me on my options and explained everything in detail. I never felt like I was “just another patient.”
Describe the protocols George Hill used in your cycles at Nashville Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Dr. Hill gave us our options, and we decided that IUI was a good start. I was given my fertility pills and ordered my injection. He ordered an ultrasound at the right time and advised me on when to take the shot and when to come back for the IUI procedure. We did this for two cycles with no positive results. Before starting my third IUI, Dr. Hill recommended that I look into having surgery for endometriosis. He told me that if I wished to do to one more IUI then he would, but he was honest and up front and told me it most likely wouldn’t work.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nashville Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Meghan I believe )
I believe my nurse was Meghan. She was amazing! She made me feel extremely comfortable. She was very sweet and had a great personality. She always knew exactly who I was and remembered conversations that we had previously had.
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
Nashville Fertility Clinic is a wonderful place with an exceptional staff. From the receptionist, to the nurses, to the doctors- I can’t sing their praises enough. Everyone treated us like we were MVPs (Most Valuable Patients)! Going through infertility is hard enough, but the staff at the clinic definitely helped to ease the pain!
Describe the costs associated with your care under George Hill at Nashville Fertility Center.
For the IUI procedures that I had done, I paid less than $500. It was very affordable, which is why we could afford more than I round. The medications were not very expensive either. It was more affordable than I thought it would be.
10
Doctor
George Hill
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Murfreesboro
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
9
9
Age 34 - 35
2 IUI
Other
Other
Business Executive
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Whitworth went into great detail with possible causes for our infertility. She thoroughly explained every detail and assisted us throughout the treatment process. She was able to recommend certain blood tests which revealed an underlying issue with myself...Be prepared to look more in-depth at what could be the cause of infertility. She leaves no stone unturned and explores every option throughly and respectfully.
The nursing staff at Nashville Fertility - Murfreesboro are amazing. They are very understanding and compassionate throughout the process. They do not give you any sort of false hope but rather give all possible outcomes after every procedure...The clinic is very well ran and organized. Every employee is very friendly and helpful from checking in to IUI procedures. They are willing to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
How was your experience with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Dr. Whitworth went into great detail with possible causes for our infertility. She thoroughly explained every detail and assisted us throughout the treatment process. She was able to recommend certain blood tests which revealed an underlying issue with myself.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Be prepared to look more in-depth at what could be the cause of infertility. She leaves no stone unturned and explores every option throughly and respectfully.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Dr. Whitworth went into great detail with what could be the root cause of our infertility. She suggested various tests and different treatment plans to assist during the process.
Describe the protocols Christine Whitworth used in your cycles at Nashville Fertility Center and their degree of success.
I was placed on ovulation stimulators along with trigger shots prior to IUI treatments.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nashville Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Amber)
The nursing staff at Nashville Fertility - Murfreesboro are amazing. They are very understanding and compassionate throughout the process. They do not give you any sort of false hope but rather give all possible outcomes after every procedure. They allow for a clear line of communication and throughout explain all steps of treatments and procedures.
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
The clinic is very well ran and organized. Every employee is very friendly and helpful from checking in to IUI procedures. They are willing to answer any questions or concerns you may have. I would recommend this location for fertility services.
9
Doctor
Christine Whitworth
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Murfreesboro
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 29 - 30
7 Fertility Medications
Male Factor
PCOS
European
Native American
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
I was on testosterone shots when I started seeing her [Dr. Whitworth]. Her first immediate plan was for me to stop those as they caused a very low sperm count and zero motility. She recommended HCG shots, but due to cost we tried clomid instead. She had me come in 3 months later to test again and the results were great. Dr. Whitworth gave me the results right away...went into a lot of detail through all my visits and it didn’t feel like she was rushing me out the door.
The nurse [at Nashville Fertility Center] we always had was always smiling and always in a good mood...A strength of the office was that everyone was on the same page, from the front desk to the doctor. They communicated well. The office was nice and clean. The room they have in there used for samples was nice.....About $80 for blood work and $140 for SA...Dr. Whitworth was very knowledgeable. She was great at breaking stuff down for me and explaining the technical things in a way I could understand. Specifically how testosterone works in the body. One weakness would be that sometimes I wasn’t clear on future plans or future visits.
How was your experience with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Dr. Whitworth was very knowledgeable. She was great at breaking stuff down for me and explaining the technical things in a way I could understand. Specifically how testosterone works in the body. One weakness would be that sometimes I wasn’t clear on future plans or future visits.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Write all your questions down so you remember everything.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Dr. Whitworth went into a lot of detail through all my visits and it didn’t feel like she was rushing me out the door.
Describe the protocols Christine Whitworth used in your cycles at Nashville Fertility Center and their degree of success.
I was on testosterone shots when I started seeing her. Her first immediate plan was for me to stop those as they caused a very low sperm count and zero motility. She recommended HCG shots, but due to cost we tried clomid instead. She had me come in 3 months later to test again and the results were great. Dr. Whitworth gave me the results right away.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nashville Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Amber )
The nurse we always had was always smiling and always in a good mood.
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
A strength of the office was that everyone was on the same page, from the front desk to the doctor. They communicated well. The office was nice and clean. The room they have in there used for samples was nice.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center.
I had to pay my specialist $45 copay. Blood work and SA were expensive because our insurance didn’t cover their lab. About $80 for blood work and $140 for SA.
10
Doctor
Christine Whitworth
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Murfreesboro
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 26 - 27
2 IUI
Male Factor
Other
Income $0 - $49K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr Hill was always very descriptive, professional, and informative. He always listened to our concerns and what we had to say as patients. The only downfall was that we never seen him unless we had a consultation... We used 50mg of clomid for 3 months with timed intercourse. We then moved onto 50mg of clomid and a trigger shot of ovidrel with an IUI
Dr Hill and his staff [at Nashville Fertility Center-Murfreesboro] always were so positive and encouraging even when our numbers were at the lowest. We had such an amazing experience with his office... The front desk lady doesn’t seem nice at first and is very straight forward, but after the first couple of visits she is extremely sweet.the clinics strength would be that they were all up to date with what was going on with us every time we came in.
How was your experience with George Hill at Nashville Fertility Center?
Dr Hill was always very descriptive, professional, and informative. He always listened to our concerns and what we had to say as patients. The only downfall was that we never seen him unless we had a consultation
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Hill at Nashville Fertility Center?
Be open and honest with everything. Voice all of your concerns and ask questions
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with George Hill at Nashville Fertility Center?
Dr Hill and his staff always were so positive and encouraging even when our numbers were at the lowest. We had such an amazing experience with his office
Describe the protocols George Hill used in your cycles at Nashville Fertility Center and their degree of success.
We used 50mg of clomid for 3 months with timed intercourse. We then moved onto 50mg of clomid and a trigger shot of ovidrel with an IUI
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Nashville Fertility Center.
I don’t have any weaknesses for them. Both nurses I encountered were very accommodating. They were always up to date with my chart and what was going on. They both made personal calls to myself to check on me
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
The front desk lady doesn’t seem nice at first and is very straight forward, but after the first couple of visits she is extremely sweet.the clinics strength would be that they were all up to date with what was going on with us every time we came in.
Describe the costs associated with your care under George Hill at Nashville Fertility Center.
My ultrasounds were around $200, meds were $150, sperm wash was $220 and the insemination was $200. Each of our consultations were $250
Describe George Hill's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nashville Fertility Center.
I don’t have any comments.
10
Doctor
George Hill
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Murfreesboro
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
9
9
Age 25 - 26
4 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $0 - $49K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
She [Dr. Elben] was available to answer all of my questions and create a game plan that didnt involve dragging everything out. She let me move onto IVF as I wanted....After being diagnosed with a low egg number, she decided we would do 2-3 IUI and then move onto IVF. She didn't want to waste time.... I felt like she genuinely cared and helped calm my worries. After the first treatments were unsuccessful, she changed me right to IVF instead of making me continue with the other.
It can be difficult to get a straight answer from the billing department [Nashville Fertility Center]. I had to call several times before I would get a phone call back. They did not tend to discuss my insurance coverage very well....Everyone [nursing staff] was always easy to get ahold of and answer any questions I might have had.... After being diagnosed with a low egg number, she decided we would do 2-3 IUI
How was your experience with Abby Eblen at Nashville Fertility Center?
I felt like she genuinely cared and helped calm my worries. After the first treatments were unsuccessful, she changed me right to IVF instead of making me continue with the other. It was not too hard to get a consultation appointment when I felt a different approach was needed.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Abby Eblen at Nashville Fertility Center?
Be sure to bring a pen and paper to each appointment. she covers a lot of information pretty fast and it's hard to remember everything.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Abby Eblen at Nashville Fertility Center?
She was available to answer all of my questions and create a game plan that didnt involve dragging everything out. She let me move onto IVF as I wanted.
Describe the protocols Abby Eblen used in your cycles at Nashville Fertility Center and their degree of success.
After being diagnosed with a low egg number, she decided we would do 2-3 IUI and then move onto IVF. She didn't want to waste time.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nashville Fertility Center.
Everyone was always easy to get ahold of and answer any questions I might have had.
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
It can be difficult to get a straight answer from the billing department. I had to call several times before I would get a phone call back. They did not tend to discuss my insurance coverage very well.
9
Doctor
Abby Eblen
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Murfreesboro
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
6
7
Age 40 - 41
2 Fertility Medications
Uterine Fibroids
Black or African-American
Income $100K - $199K
Business Executive
3rd of 3 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Unsuccessful
She [Dr. Whitworth] wanted to go through a series of tests, to assess my current situation. This included various tests for my husband. Discovered issues with fibroids.... Not a lot of interaction Expected more involvement. Talked more to her staff and other doctors whom she referred me to for fibroid removal. A lot of times I felt unsure of the next steps and plan towards conception. Just felt that more communication was needed.
I like the convenience of the 2 locations [Nashville Fertility Center]. Phone staff can be negative at times, but overall pretty decent clinic but I just think that they lack in communication. Also more flexibility in schedule is needec.... [Nursing Staff] Very professional but not as much communication as I expected... Talked more to her staff and other doctors whom she [Dr. Whitworth] referred me to for fibroid removal.
How was your experience with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Not a lot of interaction Expected more involvement. Talked more to her staff and other doctors whom she referred me to for fibroid removal. A lot of times I felt unsure of the next steps and plan towards conception. Just felt that more communication was needed.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Get an established plan of action right from beginning
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Not of interaction
Describe the protocols Christine Whitworth used in your cycles at Nashville Fertility Center and their degree of success.
She wanted to go through a series of tests, to assess my current situation. This included various tests for my husband. Discovered issues with fibroids.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Nashville Fertility Center.
Very professional but not as much communication as I expected
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
Nothing in particular stands out. I like the convenience of the 2 locations. Phone staff can be negative at times, but overall pretty decent clinic but I just think that they lack in communication. Also more flexibility in schedule is needec.
What specific things went wrong at Nashville Fertility Center?
  • Failed to call with results
6
Doctor
Christine Whitworth
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Murfreesboro
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2020, Successful
10
10
Age 35 - 37
1 IVF
Male Factor
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
We were very lucky to receive Dr. Hill as our physician since we took the earliest available appointment. He started our treatment after the first meeting. When those treatments didn't work after 3 months, we went through further testing. At every roadblock, Dr. Hill prescribed a different medication and also sent us to a male infertility specialist (also the best of the best). He gave us real expectations and cautious optimism. He was never rushed and never seemed bothered by our numerous questions. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone.
[Nashville Fertility Center] Nashville office is old and dated, but also easy to get in and out. They have valet parking as well. The ladies at the front desk are not warm and friendly, but they are very efficient and nice if you get to know them. There's not normally a long wait and you are seen in a timely manner. They are busy, but everyone there is kind and knows their job front and back.
How was your experience with George Hill at Nashville Fertility Center?
We were very lucky to receive Dr. Hill as our physician since we took the earliest available appointment. He started our treatment after the first meeting. When those treatments didn't work after 3 months, we went through further testing. At every roadblock, Dr. Hill prescribed a different medication and also sent us to a male infertility specialist (also the best of the best). He gave us real expectations and cautious optimism. He was never rushed and never seemed bothered by our numerous questions. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Hill at Nashville Fertility Center?
He is kind but also to the point. He won't sugarcoat things, so be prepared for what he has to say. He is the expert.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with George Hill at Nashville Fertility Center?
Dr. Hill was never rushed. He explained everything in both scientific and layman terms. He was soft spoken and sympathetic, but also wanted to be aggressive with our treatment.
Describe the protocols George Hill used in your cycles at Nashville Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Since I was 36, he started me on Clomid and trigger shots immediately. While waiting testing results for my husband, we tried these methods for 3 months with no success. Once we found it was 100% male factor, he referred us to a specialty urologist, who provided the next step with sperm retrieval, making IVF our next step and only option for genetic children. Once we had frozen sperm, we moved forward with IVF. I had one round of meds, one egg retrieval, and had 4 embryos created and tested. Dr. Hill suggested ICSI for fertilization since we had such low sperm count. He also suggested PGT testing since we were trying to only do one round, and the fact that I was in my late 30's and husband in his 50's. Once we had normal results, Dr. Hill insisted (backed by research and stats) that we do a single egg transfer. I was under 40 and had PGT healthy embryo, so his goal is one healthy baby and one healthy mom. And it worked! We have a healthy baby girl. We also have one other normal embryo and 2 mosaic embryos in storage if we chose to use them.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nashville Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Tina DeBoer)
Tina and the remainder of the nursing staff was very efficient. They see many patients for monitoring appointments everyday, and they minimize your wait and time in the office. Tina was our lead nurse and coordinator. She treats you with such kindness, you think she is your mom. She has worked for Dr. Hill for over 23 years and it shows. She is knowledgeable, realistic, and just an all around wonderful human.
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
The Nashville office is old and dated, but also easy to get in and out. They have valet parking as well. The ladies at the front desk are not warm and friendly, but they are very efficient and nice if you get to know them. There's not normally a long wait and you are seen in a timely manner. They are busy, but everyone there is kind and knows their job front and back.
Describe the costs associated with your care under George Hill at Nashville Fertility Center.
I feel the cost was very "market price." They provided a flat fee that you paid for the entire process in one lump sum and it was at a discounted rate. This was nice so you didn't have to worry about paying each time you went. Once you embarked on IVF, the cost was paid on the first monitoring visit and then you were finished. They give you a very detailed breakdown of all the costs and educate you. We paid approximately $13,900 for the IVF cycle, which included the retrieval, ICSI fertilization, and PGT testing. The transfer was then a separate $3,980. There are less expensive options, but we wanted to do everything we could with the ICSI and testing to ensure success.
Describe George Hill's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nashville Fertility Center.
If you meet a certain criteria (under 40, have PGT tested normal embryos), Dr. Hill wants a single embryo transfer to occur. I never considered questioning this method, since I also wanted to carry a singleton.
10
Doctor
George Hill
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 48 - 49
3 IUI
1 IVF
European
Income $50K - $99K
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Eblen has always treated us both with the utmost in care and compassion. She is straight-forward and honest, but also extremely personable and gentle...One hurdle for my wife and me, being Christians, was respect for and protection of the lives embodied in the embryos. Giving us the option to implant a single embryo instead of "going with the numbers" and attempting multiple allowed us to proceed with this form of treatment.
We actually did all of the monitoring with our local endocrinologist, Dr. Michael Doody. The results were conveyed to [Nashville Fertility Center]. We had to do some blood work at Nashville, but it was not the usual monitoring...[cost] everything was made very clear to us BEFORE we started working with Dr. Eblen and the Nashville Fertility Clinic. There were no surprises.
How was your experience with Abby Eblen at Nashville Fertility Center?
Dr. Eblen is a seasoned professional, and we could tell that immediately. She gave us ample information, but also translated information into both knowledge and action. She is not only an excellent doctor, she is a considerate and compassionate human being.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Abby Eblen at Nashville Fertility Center?
Come with your own questions, listen intently, don't be afraid to ask a question, repeat a question, or ask her to repeat an answer. She wants to make absolutely sure you know everything you need to know.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Abby Eblen at Nashville Fertility Center?
Dr. Eblen has always treated us both with the utmost in care and compassion. She is straight-forward and honest, but also extremely personable and gentle. A rare combination among many doctors.
Describe the protocols Abby Eblen used in your cycles at Nashville Fertility Center and their degree of success.
We were interested in embryo adoption, so it's a little different than the usual IVF process, but she went over medical/hormonal treatments, the implantation plan and schedule, honest odds of a successful pregnancy, and when our first attempt failed, a plan of action moving forward. (Unfortunately, our second attempt has been interrupted by the Covid-19 epidemic, but we are going back to continue when we can.)
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nashville Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Can't remember - mostly worked with my wife.)
Everyone at the Nashville Fertility Center with whom we interacted was very, very kind, compassionate, and professional. (Sometimes felt more like talking with a friend than someone at a "doctor's office"!)
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
To be honest, the toughest thing with working with them was just navigating the city of Nashville! We're from Knoxville, so the traffic was a bit thicker than we're used to. Once we parked and entered the hospital, everything was a pleasure.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Nashville Fertility Center.
We actually did all of the monitoring with our local endocrinologist, Dr. Michael Doody. The results were conveyed to Nashville. We had to do some blood work at Nashville, but it was not the usual monitoring.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Abby Eblen at Nashville Fertility Center.
I don't remember the exact amounts, but everything was made very clear to us BEFORE we started working with Dr. Eblen and the Nashville Fertility Clinic. There were no surprises.
Describe Abby Eblen's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nashville Fertility Center.
One hurdle for my wife and me, being Christians, was respect for and protection of the lives embodied in the embryos. Giving us the option to implant a single embryo instead of "going with the numbers" and attempting multiple allowed us to proceed with this form of treatment.
10
Doctor
Abby Eblen
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2018, Unsuccessful
7
8
Age 35
1 IVF
East Asian
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Dr. Whitworth did take the time to discuss results of our failed cycle with me which I did appreciate. Questions I had that she was not able to answer she contacted the lab directly and sent me the answers. She was courteous and professional but I only met with her once throughout my 2-3 months receiving care from NFC.... I wish more thought would have gone into my particular cycle rather than getting the "cookie cutter first timer" regimen.
The nursing staff [Nashville Fertility Center] was fine. They kept open communication and for the most part were responsive. Following my retrieval I had a severe migraine and they made sure to follow up with me until complete resolution which I was appreciative of. Ellen, the US tech, was wonderful. There were other techs who were less friendly--downright cold as ice.... The clinic as a whole prefers single embryo transfer in patients 38 and younger I believe?
How was your experience with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Dr. Whitworth did take the time to discuss results of our failed cycle with me which I did appreciate. Questions I had that she was not able to answer she contacted the lab directly and sent me the answers. She was courteous and professional but I only met with her once throughout my 2-3 months receiving care from NFC.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
If you expect that one provider will take care of you and see you through your entire treatment, that will not occur. You will potentially be seen by all 4 providers and Dr. Eblen and Weitzman are great! There were a few hiccups with my voicemail not working but they seemed to correct most errors quickly. Do your research and have a list of questions early and don't be afraid to go through every single question!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
When trying to confirm insurance coverage of PGD testing she was clear that she did not want to rush the cycle without having an answer. She remained transparent throughout the process which as helpful. When my cycle completely failed, which we were not anticipating, she scheduled a phone conference and talked to me about some things she may do differently during a second round.
Describe the protocols Christine Whitworth used in your cycles at Nashville Fertility Center and their degree of success.
This is one issue I have, I wish more thought would have gone into my particular cycle rather than getting the "cookie cutter first timer" regimen. I received 225 of Gonal-F and this was increased to 300 when I was found to only have four follicles on day 3 of stims. I eventually caught up and went down to 225 + menopur + cetrotide. I triggered with lupron even though I was not planning a fresh transfer and there was minimal chance for OHSS. I would advocate triggering with HCG if you are not planning a fresh transfer.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Nashville Fertility Center.
The nursing staff was fine. They kept open communication and for the most part were responsive. Following my retrieval I had a severe migraine and they made sure to follow up with me until complete resolution which I was appreciative of. Ellen, the US tech, was wonderful. There were other techs who were less friendly--downright cold as ice.
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
strength: Convenient last minute scheduling, Saturday clinics if necessary, pretty quick appointments weakness: issues with communication prior to being assigned an IVF nurse, cold support staff, lack of continuity of care (seeing different providers throughout)
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center.
I had partial coverage with insurance and my out of pocket cost was ~8K for IVF and ~3K for medications.
Describe Christine Whitworth's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nashville Fertility Center.
The clinic as a whole prefers single embryo transfer in patients 38 and younger I believe? Approaching 40 the number of embryos recommended for transfer increases. They prefer frozen to fresh transfer.
What specific things went wrong at Nashville Fertility Center?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Nashville Fertility Center.
We did have an incident where a prescription was called in late to a pharmacy. This was resolved in 24-36 hrs.
7
Doctor
Christine Whitworth
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2020 - 2021, Unsuccessful
8
8
Age 39 - 40
4 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Income $50K - $99K
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
She [Dr. Christine Whitworth] was honest with me that IUI probably wouldn’t work but we could try 4 times before moving on to something else...My plan was geared toward myself and my issues (DOR and age)...She let me know if it didn’t work I would have to use donor eggs or get an embryo if I wanted to conceive. I appreciated the honesty and took her advice
[Nashville Fertility Center] Strengths-friendly staff for the most part, honesty about success rate based on my individual situation and suggestions of something that might have a high success rate Weakness-communication (calls weren’t returned by end of day as stated on voicemail), blood left in fridge over the weekend and not sent out/proceeded I had to call and ask why I hadn’t received results back yet
How was your experience with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
We did 4 IUI’s none worked, I was disappointed but knew it was a less than 5% chance. She let me know if it didn’t work I would have to use donor eggs or get an embryo if I wanted to conceive. I appreciated the honesty and took her advice. I had my FET at another clinic (embryos stored at this clinic) but NFC and Dr. Whitworth did all my monitoring locally
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Ask a lot of questions and learn as much as you can. It’s a lot of information and sometimes hard to understand
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
My plan was geared toward myself and my issues (DOR and age). She was honest with me that IUI probably wouldn’t work but we could try 4 times before moving on to something else.
Describe the protocols Christine Whitworth used in your cycles at Nashville Fertility Center and their degree of success.
I took Ovidrel, Cetrotide, Novarel and Follistim before my 4 IUI’s. The other clinic prescribed Estrace and Crinone before my FET
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Nashville Fertility Center.
There was an issue where prior authorization was not received before IUI’s were done and another issue where my blood sat in a fridge due and not processed to miscommunication, which put me back another month
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
Strengths-friendly staff for the most part, honesty about success rate based on my individual situation and suggestions of something that might have a high success rate Weakness-communication (calls weren’t returned by end of day as stated on voicemail), blood left in fridge over the weekend and not sent out/proceeded I had to call and ask why I hadn’t received results back yet
Describe Christine Whitworth's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nashville Fertility Center.
Since my embryos were tested and highly graded I was only allowed to transfer one due to higher chance of multiples
What specific things went wrong at Nashville Fertility Center?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Lost or damaged samples
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Nashville Fertility Center.
Stated in previous answer
8
Doctor
Christine Whitworth
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
LGBTQ
Verified

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2020, Successful
9
6
Age 31
2 IUI
Donor Sperm
European
Income $50K - $99K
Writer
Only Doc Seen
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Doesn't Recommend
Successful
There were nurses scheduled to perform the actual IUI, but the first IUI was trickier than expected to Dr Van Heertum came in to do it herself. That one didn't pan out, but I came back a month later and we got our successful IUI...[she] was consistently warm and kind, both to me and my wife, and seemed appropriately invested in our care...She was involved, gentle, and effective. At times I had to follow up with more questions or self-advocate, as she didn't always remember all the details we'd agreed on for my treatment, but she was responsive to my feedback and considered me thoughtfully when we were making decisions about our IUI. We conceived on our second unmedicated IUI, and transferred to my OB after our first 6wk visit with Dr Van Heertum, who offered (due to COVID-19) to see us for a couple more appointments if necessary (depending on our OB's practices - we weren't sure at the time) to ensure the continued heal
[Nashville Fertility Center is] Very LGBTQ inclusive, with a supportive and nonjudgmental staff. They were effective and helped us get pregnant quickly. Most people were exceptionally kind, but I had to be sure to self-advocate (ESPECIALLY once coronavirus started shifting their staff schedules) to make sure I was treated according to my specific needs rather than to the default. Disappointing communication breakdowns during beginning of coronavirus changes, but I'm under the impression that has since improved. There have been some billing errors and other communication-related blunders, but there has also been an exceptionally helpful and involved staff to help me troubleshoot and make sure those problems are solved.
How was your experience with Kristin Van Heertum at Nashville Fertility Center?
She was involved, gentle, and effective. At times I had to follow up with more questions or self-advocate, as she didn't always remember all the details we'd agreed on for my treatment, but she was responsive to my feedback and considered me thoughtfully when we were making decisions about our IUI. We conceived on our second unmedicated IUI, and transferred to my OB after our first 6wk visit with Dr Van Heertum, who offered (due to COVID-19) to see us for a couple more appointments if necessary (depending on our OB's practices - we weren't sure at the time) to ensure the continued health of our baby. She was compassionate and nonjudgmental.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kristin Van Heertum at Nashville Fertility Center?
Ask for clarity when you aren't sure about next steps.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kristin Van Heertum at Nashville Fertility Center?
Dr Van Heertum was consistently warm and kind, both to me and my wife, and seemed appropriately invested in our care.
Describe the protocols Kristin Van Heertum used in your cycles at Nashville Fertility Center and their degree of success.
We went in for my initial consultation in January, where I opted for genetic testing and general bloodwork. She also gave us sperm bank recommendations. Due to our use of donor sperm, we were then required to see a reproductive counselor for one session before continuing treatment. We also had a saline sonogram done, and found no cause to suspect any potential fertility issues, so Dr Van Heertum recommended we try a few cycles with an unmedicated IUI. There were nurses scheduled to perform the actual IUI, but the first IUI was trickier than expected to Dr Van Heertum came in to do it herself. That one didn't pan out, but I came back a month later and we got our successful IUI. We did all our bloodwork at the clinic and then had a 6wk ultrasound and appointment with Dr Van Heertum.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Nashville Fertility Center.
It's hard to fault the nursing staff for the breakdowns in communication, because I was beginning my second cycle right at the start of coronavirus. The staff was put on an alternating schedule and it made getting and giving clear and streamlined information quite challenging. I think they were all doing their best in relatively impossible circumstances, and I don't imagine things haven't improved since getting into a new rhythm, but communication was frustrating and disorienting by the time I started getting my IUIs.
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
Very LGBTQ inclusive, with a supportive and nonjudgmental staff. They were effective and helped us get pregnant quickly. Most people were exceptionally kind, but I had to be sure to self-advocate (ESPECIALLY once coronavirus started shifting their staff schedules) to make sure I was treated according to my specific needs rather than to the default. Disappointing communication breakdowns during beginning of coronavirus changes, but I'm under the impression that has since improved. There have been some billing errors and other communication-related blunders, but there has also been an exceptionally helpful and involved staff to help me troubleshoot and make sure those problems are solved.
What specific things went wrong at Nashville Fertility Center?
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Nashville Fertility Center.
At the beginning of the coronavirus (I had both my IUIs in March 2020) I was aware that things may change and reached out on several occasions to make sure I was up to date with the current protocol. I was told that I'd be informed in advance of any changes, and I also received emails and checked their website regularly, where it said clearly that they were continuing to operate as usual, just with some added safety measures. I spoke to the on-call doctor the Saturday night that I got my positive OPK, and he said to call Monday morning and get in for the earliest possible appointment. But when I called Monday morning, they told me they weren't doing IUIs anymore. Obviously I was shocked and frustrated, since I'd been diligently checking to ensure my expectations were fairly set, and I didn't find out this change in policy until the day I was meant to receive my treatment. After a few tearful conversations, and because I had spoken to the on-call doctor, they wound up allowing me to come in for my IUI after all (and that was the one that yielded our pregnancy!), but it was an immensely stressful and emotional morning and the weeks that followed were similarly chaotic re: communication (ie getting a different nurse every time I called). These were not normal circumstances, and I know that - I really think the situation merits a great deal of grace and understanding, and they were working incredibly hard on impossible times. That said, my regular OB's office (Not my RE) was clear, communicative, and transparent in a way that really set the bar and I do think the situation at NFC could've been handled better.
9
Doctor
Kristin Van Heertum
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
LGBTQ Care
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
6
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
LGBTQ Care
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2018 - 2020, Unsuccessful
6
6
Age 33 - 35
2 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Income $100K - $199K
Operations
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr. Hill was always very forthright with us, which we appreciated. However, we didn't feel like took the time to understand our full history...it sometimes felt like he didn't see me or my partner as people with a nuanced history. It felt like he diagnosed our problem and laid out an action plan before even meeting us...Dr. Hill may not be warm, he will be clear and upfront
The strengths are that NFC is a larger clinic with multiple doctors, so they are able to see patients fairly quickly and move them through protocols quickly. Most of the doctors at NFC have been practicing fertility medicine for a long time and have lots of experience. The weaknesses of NFC include: because they see so many patients, it can at times feel very impersonal. The Nashville office itself is very outdated and the waiting room is a bit threadbare, but I think they are working on renovations.
How was your experience with George Hill at Nashville Fertility Center?
Dr. Hill was very clear in his descriptions of our situation and the potential treatments. He is also obviously very knowledgeable and has had a lot of experience with fertility treatments. I would consider going back to Dr. Hill for future treatments for these reasons; however, it sometimes felt like he didn't see me or my partner as people with a nuanced history. It felt like he diagnosed our problem and laid out an action plan before even meeting us.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Hill at Nashville Fertility Center?
I tell a prospective patient that although Dr. Hill may not be warm, he will be clear and upfront. Additionally, I would recommend a prospective patient write out her/his questions ahead of time and ask Dr. Hill to answer all of them before leaving the consultation or appointment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with George Hill at Nashville Fertility Center?
Dr. Hill was always very forthright with us, which we appreciated. However, we didn't feel like took the time to understand our full history. It felt like he already had a plan in place before we met him for the first consultation - several IUI cycles followed by IVF.
Describe the protocols George Hill used in your cycles at Nashville Fertility Center and their degree of success.
We did two IUIs with Femara and a trigger shot. Both were unsuccessful. We started a third round of IUI using Clomid and planned to use the trigger shot, but we were unable to complete that cycle because my follicles weren't cooperating with the protocol used.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Nashville Fertility Center.
In general, I found them to be kind and compassionate. However, I would often see a different nurse with each visit, so I wasn't able to build a relationship or communicate with anyone in particular.
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
The strengths are that NFC is a larger clinic with multiple doctors, so they are able to see patients fairly quickly and move them through protocols quickly. Most of the doctors at NFC have been practicing fertility medicine for a long time and have lots of experience. The weaknesses of NFC include: because they see so many patients, it can at times feel very impersonal. The Nashville office itself is very outdated and the waiting room is a bit threadbare, but I think they are working on renovations.
Describe the costs associated with your care under George Hill at Nashville Fertility Center.
Approximately $2,000
Describe George Hill's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nashville Fertility Center.
n/a
What specific things went wrong at Nashville Fertility Center?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Nashville Fertility Center.
One time, I had to follow up about the results from a diagnostic test, because I was not contacted with the results. On another occasion, the office coordinator scheduled me for a procedure with the wrong nurse practitioner, and we had to reschedule the day before.
6
Doctor
George Hill
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
6
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2018 - 2020, Unsuccessful
7
7
Age 35 - 37
6 IUI
Unexplained
European
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 2 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
I liked her [Dr. Whitworth] as a provider. I didn't see her very often, just for consults, so 2 visits I think. But she seemed to explained things well and answered all my questions. Maybe not as warm of other doctors I've seen but I liked her. I didn't feel like she rushed me...I tried medication with TI first for a couple cycles, then moved to IUI. IUI with clomid then letrazole. I tried 3 of those cycles, then moved to IUI with letrazole and FSH injections. The last cycle of IUI was just FSH injections.
They [Nashville Fertility Center] are big so I think it does make you feel more like a number. However, they are big and they have a good lab. I think you can start IVF at any time which is a strength...my chart didn't make it to the doctor to review for protocol change. Another time they almost didn't tell me about a protocol change. I had to ask and then the nurse reviewed my chart. I am reminded that I had a prescription not called into a pharmacy and had to buy it last minute from the clinic. Price about the same but was still stressful.
How was your experience with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
I liked her as a provider. I didn't see her very often, just for consults, so 2 visits I think. But she seemed to explained things well and answered all my questions. Maybe not as warm of other doctors I've seen but I liked her. I didn't feel like she rushed me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
This is more about the clinic - if you think the doctor needs to review your chart again or they say they will give it to your doctor to review- call and remind them! They forgot once to have her look at it and another she changed my plan but they almost forgot to tell me.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
I do feel like I felt more like a number than I wish. They seem quite busy and I never really felt rushed but I feel like the clinic had a hard time keeping up with patients. A couple of times they failed to review my chart or give to the doctor to review after failed attempts.
Describe the protocols Christine Whitworth used in your cycles at Nashville Fertility Center and their degree of success.
I tried medication with TI first for a couple cycles, then moved to IUI. IUI with clomid then letrazole. I tried 3 of those cycles, then moved to IUI with letrazole and FSH injections. The last cycle of IUI was just FSH injections.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Nashville Fertility Center.
The nurses were all very nice. Although as previously mentioned, twice I had miscommunication experiences. I am not sure if it was solely the nursing staff but they were involved.
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
It is a large clinic which is good and bad. They are big so I think it does make you feel more like a number. However, they are big and they have a good lab. I think you can start IVF at any time which is a strength.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center.
It depends on insurance. So my insurance didn't really cover much, but the clinic would submit certain procedures to them.
Describe Christine Whitworth's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nashville Fertility Center.
I don't think we really talked about that.
What specific things went wrong at Nashville Fertility Center?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Nashville Fertility Center.
Well I already mentioned 2 things- my chart didn't make it to the doctor to review for protocol change. Another time they almost didn't tell me about a protocol change. I had to ask and then the nurse reviewed my chart. I am reminded that I had a prescription not called into a pharmacy and had to buy it last minute from the clinic. Price about the same but was still stressful.
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Doctor
Christine Whitworth
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
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Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, 1 Egg Frozen
10
10
Age 41 - 42
2 Egg Freezing
Other
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Sales Representative
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
I had just turned 41 and was learning as I went that my odds were very low for viable embryos...I was very slow to stimulate with a lot of ovarian cyst complications to work around. If it wasn’t for Doctor Whitworth I would not have a viable egg now that we are so ready to transfer using a gestational carrier. Dr. Whitworth fought for me and gave my body time to do what it needed. She was a true Angel and God send to me and so was Martha! Martha, my IVF nurse walked hand and hand with me through the entire process. I didn’t always get the news I wanted but I did always get the news presented in a loving and kind way. The entire staff and all the doctors and IVF nurses at Nashville fertility are amazing! They are compassionate, caring and they are cheering for you and your future baby! I am so thankful to have had them all in my corner and I know my embryo is a miracle from God but they were the angles who helped get me one. I wish so bad I could carry my baby but I am so thankful to have found a beautiful gestational carrie
I felt very loved and welcomed and the entire staff, doctors and my amazing IVF nurse Martha became like family to me [at Nashville Fertility Center]...They are compassionate, caring and they are cheering for you and your future baby! I am so thankful to have had them all in my corner...I loved my IVF nurse Martha!!! She is was amazing and helped me so much! She was patient, compassionate, very educated and helped me so much with options and treatment and how to handle obstacles as they occurred.
How was your experience with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
I am so thankful for the opportunity to have been a patient of Doctor Whitworth! I felt very loved and welcomed and the entire staff, doctors and my amazing IVF nurse Martha became like family to me. fertility issues and treatments can be very emotional and I was older when I got to Nashville fertility. I had just turned 41 and was learning as I went that my odds were very low for viable embryos. But we all nicknamed my eggs the little eggs they could and I was very slow to stimulate with a lot of ovarian cyst complications to work around. If it wasn’t for Doctor Whitworth I would not have a viable egg now that we are so ready to transfer using a gestational carrier. Dr. Whitworth fought for me and gave my body time to do what it needed. She was a true Angel and God send to me and so was Martha! Martha, my IVF nurse walked hand and hand with me through the entire process. I didn’t always get the news I wanted but I did always get the news presented in a loving and kind way. The entire staff and all the doctors and IVF nurses at Nashville fertility are amazing! They are compassionate, caring and they are cheering for you and your future baby! I am so thankful to have had them all in my corner and I know my embryo is a miracle from God but they were the angles who helped get me one. I wish so bad I could carry my baby but I am so thankful to have found a beautiful gestational carrier and we pray for our little miracle embryo every day! Praying she is tough and can make it through all she has to make it through to be in our arms. I will forever be grateful to Dr. Whitworth and her expertise and guidance. She, personally stepped in several times when I had complications to help me get through the obstacles. As they say great leaders are able to address obstacles and adjust through to the victory and Dr. Whitworth did just that. She was able to get me to egg retrieval twice and that was after several stopped cycles. She is a truly a brilliant leader and rock star doctor!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
To be patient and to express her desires and communicate your needs and fears. To rely on them to do everything they can to get you a healthy baby. To know it is going to be a very emotional journey with a lot of highs and lows but also one where you just have to keep your eye on the prize!!!!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
I love Dr. Witworth and my IVF nurse Martha. I was an older patient trying to do a free-all because I have complications that make it better for me to use a gestational carrier
Describe the protocols Christine Whitworth used in your cycles at Nashville Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Dr, Whitworth was amazing because due to my auto-immune and pre -existing medical issues she had to work around a lot of my medications! She explained to me that we had 3 protocols we could try. The first one didn’t work as I didn’t stimulate at all like I needed too so we moved to the second option. This included daily injections of gonal -f and every other day HCG injection and certrotide and then double trigger shots
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nashville Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Martha Goodyear was my IVF nurse )
I loved my IVF nurse Martha!!! She is was amazing and helped me so much! She was patient, compassionate, very educated and helped me so much with options and treatment and how to handle obstacles as they occurred.
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
I love the entire staff at Nashville fertility! They are warm and friendly and so helpful! We did encounter a fee payment issues with being a progeny insurance patient and that was the only negative thing we dealt with. They were always on time and very thorough and made me feel so welcome and they really did cheer me on the entire time.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Nashville Fertility Center.
The ultrasound techs were amazing and honestly you never had to wait long! They were kind and loving as I was having a hard time stimulating so these appointments were very important and I always felt like I was a top concern
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center.
I thankfully was able to have progeny insurance through my employer. Unfortunately none of my husbands labs or test or procedures were covered but we thankfully only had to spend 6-10k for this process which is the only way we could have done this. Unfortunately, there is nothing that covers gestational carrier and legal work so that will all be out of pocket expenses.
Describe Christine Whitworth's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nashville Fertility Center.
I unfortunately was only able to get one embryo after 2 rounds of egg retrieval. First round, they got 5 mature eggs from me and 5 fertilized and 3 grew to embryos and after genetic testing only one female was viable. We lost two other male ones. Then the second egg retrieval, they got 8 eggs , 6 fertilized and only 2 grew to embryos that we genetically tested and none came back viable so we lost two more male embryos that time. But I often thought if I got three viable embryos I would have really liked to have been able to try 2 embryos at a time. Because I am older and having to use a gestational carrier and it’s so expensive! We are not trying to figure out every way we can to pay and get our embryo here and transferred. Even exploring go fund me. So after all you have to pay to go through everything I think multiple egg transfer should be an option. I do understand that if you only have two embryo that the chances of survival are better for single embryo transfer at a time and I do understand why Dr. Whitworth only likes to do one at a time. However, I think in certain circumstances, multiple embryo transfer could be best
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Doctor
Christine Whitworth
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Unsuccessful
8
10
Age 30
3 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Whitworth has been very kind and helpful throughout our whole process, but I have only spoken to her twice during our three months at NFC...She has always been very informative and had no problem answering any questions that we have had. If you're looking for a doctor who is super bubbly then Dr. Whitworth is probably not your gal. She has the most calming presence but she is also very straightforward....
the nurses [at Nashville Fertility Center] as well as the ultrasonographers have been exceptional at keeping us in the loop and discussing every little detail of our treatment plans with us. They have truly held our hands and guided us through this journey. It has definitely been a team effort...Dr. Whitworth has been very kind and helpful. She has always been very informative and had no problem answering any questions that we have had.
How was your experience with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Dr. Whitworth has been very kind and helpful. She has always been very informative and had no problem answering any questions that we have had. If you're looking for a doctor who is super bubbly then Dr. Whitworth is probably not your gal. She has the most calming presence but she is also very straightforward.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Don't expect to see or hear from Dr. Whitworth too often. After three cycles and several appointments at NFC, we have only seen her once at our first appointment. Also, do your research and don't be afraid to self advocate. If you don't understand something or if things seem a bit off then don't be afraid to speak up. That's advice for any fertility patient though.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center?
Dr. Whitworth has been very kind and helpful throughout our whole process, but I have only spoken to her twice during our three months at NFC. Even though I haven't had a ton of interactions with Dr. Whitworth personally, the nurses as well as the ultrasonographers have been exceptional at keeping us in the loop and discussing every little detail of our treatment plans with us. They have truly held our hands and guided us through this journey. It has definitely been a team effort.
Describe the protocols Christine Whitworth used in your cycles at Nashville Fertility Center and their degree of success.
For our first IUI, Dr. Whitworth put me on Clomid. I had previously had three cycles where I had taken Femara and they were all unsuccessful so we decided to try a different medication. I only produced one follicle and by the time the IUI came around it was massive. She decided that we should proceed with the IUI. It proved to be unsuccessful. Then we switched to IUI with femara. Dr. Whitworth also decided to have a couple extra monitoring visits to make sure that my follicles didn't grow too quickly again. I had four follicles that round but it was still unsuccessful. This past round we did a hybrid cycle. I used follistim, menopur, and cetrotide. I responded well to the medication. Unfortunately that cycle ended with the same result.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Nashville Fertility Center.
I really can't say enough good things about the nursing staff at NFC. Ellen has been so compassionate and has gone above and beyond to make sure that we felt comfortable and informed throughout our journey. She is extremely personable and easy to talk to. I've also spoken to Shannon who is also very kind and quick to respond. I don't think I've ever run into a nurse who hasn't smiled and said hello to me. Their friendly faces have been extremely comforting.
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
I have been really impressed by the nursing staff as well as the ultrasonograpghers. I appreciate how prompt everyone has been with their responses. With any clinic, don't be afraid to stand up for yourself and ask questions. The information that comes with fertility treatments can be super overwhelming. I have probably called with the same questions more than once, but until I fully understand something I don't stop asking. Everyone at NFC has no problem discussing things through. All you have to do is ask.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christine Whitworth at Nashville Fertility Center.
Our insurance doesn't cover any sort of fertility treatments. We've probably spent around $6000 on three IUIs.
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Doctor
Christine Whitworth
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
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Clinic
Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
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2018 - 2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 39 - 41
4 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Monteville was very patient, never patronizing or overwhelming in his approach as an educator. He stays and explains until he knows you are comfortable and well-informed. I am a realist who relies on facts, and my husband is a dreamer who needs an optimistic outlook...Dr. Monteville has been the physician we both needed...was careful to alter the medication protocol for this next cycle
[Nashville Fertility Center] has a senior embryologist on staff to handle every IVF case within their onsite laboratory. This is not uncommon in the industry, but it was in our market, and I assume in smaller markets as well. I cannot stress enough the value add...I was pleasantly surprised to learn that a few of the nurses on my team had gone through their own journey with infertility. It was so comforting to know that their bedside manner was authentic as they had their own experience to pull from.
How was your experience with Christopher Montville at Nashville Fertility Center?
We were very green at our initial consultation. We had been trying on our own for a few years-- we even tried another clinic before finding Dr. Monteville-- but we still had so much to learn. Dr. Monteville was very patient, never patronizing or overwhelming in his approach as an educator. He stays and explains until he knows you are comfortable and well-informed. I am a realist who relies on facts, and my husband is a dreamer who needs an optimistic outlook. As opposites attract, I imagine most couples need a balance of compassion and truth, and Dr. Monteville has been the physician we both needed.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Montville at Nashville Fertility Center?
Take very good notes, and don't be afraid to ask the same question more than once. It's a lot of information to digest, and they are more than willing to repeat it.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christopher Montville at Nashville Fertility Center?
Dr. Monteville has been with us from consultation, through every monitoring visit and every procedure. We went to other clinics previously, and we saw a different face every time. That is when you feel like a number.
Describe the protocols Christopher Montville used in your cycles at Nashville Fertility Center and their degree of success.
I have been fortunate in that I have had a really good response to most treatments. During our first IUI, I experienced a lot of side effects to Clomid, so Dr.Monteville switched to Letrozole and I had a much more pleasant response. We just finished our first retrieval for IVF and did not get as many eggs as we would have liked, but the quality was good. It is important to work with a physician that believes in quality over quantity. Dr. Monteville was careful to alter the medication protocol for this next cycle to maintain quality but hopefully capture a few more eggs.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nashville Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Kendall Boiling)
I was pleasantly surprised to learn that a few of the nurses on my team had gone through their own journey with infertility. It was so comforting to know that their bedside manner was authentic as they had their own experience to pull from. They were always dedicated to our journey, providing the information needed to make our own decisions, but I appreciated having their perspective as well.
Describe your experience with Nashville Fertility Center.
I highly recommend understanding the structure of a clinic before deciding on where you receive care. Do they have dedicated IVF nurses, do they have a financial specialist on staff, and especially, what is the relationship with their lab? Tennessee Fertility Institute has a senior embryologist on staff to handle every IVF case within their onsite laboratory. This is not uncommon in the industry, but it was in our market, and I assume in smaller markets as well. I cannot stress enough the value add.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Montville at Nashville Fertility Center.
We paid out of pocket for the IUIs as our insurance at the time did not cover. Approx. cost of each IUI was $1k. My husband took a job so that we could have the fertility insurance coverage that the company offered as we go through IVF. The clinic is in-network, but unfortunately, there are no in-network labs in our area. That alone was over $7k out of pocket. Our insurance offered a lifetime prescription coverage of $5k, which was exhausted with one cycle of injectables-plus some. One cycle of medication is about $7.5k, so we are nervous about being able to keep up. Since the clinic was in-network, our cost for retrieval after insurance is about $400, $81 for transfer. We chose to do PGS testing which was another $6k out of pocket. It was a hard choice as insurance also does not cover unless you have had at least three failed IVFs. I am glad we chose to do this, as we had two quality blastocysts from our first retrieval, but neither were genetically viable. We were quoted about $19k for IVF at our initial consult, which we are on target to hit. A $10k grant would be an unimaginable blessing. Thank you for providing this gift to whoever should receive it.
Describe Christopher Montville's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nashville Fertility Center.
We have not been fortunate enough to experience a transfer yet.
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Christopher Montville
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Nashville Fertility Center
Nashville
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