Describe your experience with Northwest Fertility Center.
Strenghts: Smaller clinic, one doctor (so you always seem him), offer credits for left over medication, small staff (so you get to know everyone and they get to know you), never a long wait because they schedule their time efficiently, and Dr. Stoelk personally calls me back with every test result or check up. He's always available when you need him.
Weaknesses: Office could look a little more modern, but I really prefer a warmer and thorough experience over having a flashy office.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eugene Stoelk at Northwest Fertility Center?
I specifically went to NWFC because Dr. Stoelk is the sole provider. He saw me for every ultrasound and every visit. He knew my history and very well and always knew what was going on because he saw me for every visit, not a tech.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Tina is awesome! We've had her help us out a few times: during a hospital stay, with blood draws, injection directions and instruction. Chloe is usually at the front desk and is kind, but doesn't smile too much or show her personality much. I don't think it's for a lack of caring though, i think she's just a quieter personality. Overall, everyone has been kind so far. I rarely see any more than those two in the office. I LOVE having familiar faces during this hard journey.
How was your experience with Eugene Stoelk at Northwest Fertility Center?
Dr. Stoelk can seem quiet and shy and first, but after our first visit we got to see just how kind, caring, gentle, compassionate, and invested he is as a doctor. He saw me for every visit so I was able to ask any and all questions I had during every step of the process. I appreciated that he sees you for every visit and that I didn't have a different tech/nurse every time. It makes the experience a lot less lonely and scary.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eugene Stoelk at Northwest Fertility Center?
Just make sure you do your research. The office is not as "fancy" as the larger clinics around, but the cost is also a lot less. He doesn't have you do a ton of extra, unnecessary, tests to get your money. He's very open and honest, and answers questions well, so you know what to expect. He also does a free 15 minute meeting before you go and pay for a consultation which I loved. The larger clinic i looked into wouldn't let me do that.
Describe the protocols Eugene Stoelk used in your cycles at Northwest Fertility Center and their degree of success.
I'm not really sure what to include here, but I can tell you what he prescribed and procedures he did. I did my IVF shots and was given very thorough instructions on the dosage and use. We held off on my first fresh transfer because he was concerned with bleeding after my egg retrieval and THANK GOD we did because we would've wasted 2 embryos. He advises based on your individual needs and not on trying to get more money/cycles out of you. I also received a credit for the medicine that i had leftover from my IVF cycle. I thought that was awesome.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eugene Stoelk at Northwest Fertility Center.
For all medications, ultrasounds, egg retriveal (with sedation), and embryo transfer the total was around $13,000. No hidden fees or unnecessary testing. That also includes storage of embryos for a year. Each additional transfer, after the first, is $1950. That includes the medication and the transfer.
Describe Eugene Stoelk's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Northwest Fertility Center.
He went over all the pros/cons to doing 1 vs 2 embryo transfers. He also gave us all the statistics. He doesn't like to do more than 2 at a time, but I think that's really good. It doesn't waste embryos, in case the transfer doesn't work, and it also leaves you with more attempts down the road.