Oregon Health Sciences University

6 doctors work here

Rated 8.7
Strongly recommend: 69%Neutral: 21%Don't recommend: 11%8.7
69% strongly recommend
61 reviews
Operations
9.1
9.1
Operations

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Scheduling
8.4
8.4
Scheduling

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Billing Department
7.8
7.8
Billing Department

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Nursing Team
8.7
8.7
Nursing Team

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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.

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CDC Success Rates

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Annual Cycles
800
National Avg
738
This Clinic
National Avg
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35-37
38-40
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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 1 office

Portland
3303 S.W. Bond Avenue
Portland, OR 97239
503 418-4500

61 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unsuccessful
9
10
Age 41 - 42
2 IUI
Male Factor
Poor Egg Quality
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Krieg has a very warm and welcoming personality...She took the time to get to know me and what I did for a living and asked me what my goals were and did her best to explore conservative options first...She made sure to address any hormonal problems, nutrient deficiencies and hormonal problems I had. We also reviewed all my medications and supplements and added anything that could help my egg quality.
[nurse of Oregon Health Sciences University] has always been very communicative over the phone and clear about her instructions...They also have a reproductive counselor that I've met with to help me during this challenging journey. She was incredibly helpful in providing support by listening and giving me strength to keep going. OHSU is very busy and I don't always get the appointments I need with my busy work schedule. I would also prefer I saw my own doctor for the treatments such as IUI.
How was your experience with Sacha Krieg at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Dr. Krieg has a very warm and welcoming personality. She made me feel confident I had something I could work on and move forward with. She did make me feel alone sharing many women like myself are going through the same thing and she was there to help.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sacha Krieg at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Always advocate for yourself, and ask for what you want.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sacha Krieg at Oregon Health Sciences University?
She took the time to get to know me and what I did for a living and asked me what my goals were and did her best to explore conservative options first.
Describe the protocols Sacha Krieg used in your cycles at Oregon Health Sciences University and their degree of success.
She made sure to address any hormonal problems, nutrient deficiencies and hormonal problems I had. We also reviewed all my medications and supplements and added anything that could help my egg quality. We also performed additional diagnostics such as hysterosalpingogram to make sure I didn't have any uterine abnormalities, especially since I had a recent miscarriage. We started out with ovulation inducers and HCG shots with IUI to improve my chances. When my partner had to have surgery for varicocele, we discontinued IUI until he had better counts. However, she allowed us to continue to try at home with ovulation inducers to take advantage of the months while my partner was healing. She didn't want to wast my time or money with IUI when our chances were low with the varicocele. I appreciated this greatly.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Oregon Health Sciences University. (Assigned nurse: Val)
Val has always been very communicative over the phone and clear about her instructions, yet encouraging during our difficulty journey.
Describe your experience with Oregon Health Sciences University.
I feel assured that OHSU is up to date on the latest research and medical techniques for fertility. I know that I am getting the best possible care with this hospital. They also have a reproductive counselor that I've met with to help me during this challenging journey. She was incredibly helpful in providing support by listening and giving me strength to keep going. OHSU is very busy and I don't always get the appointments I need with my busy work schedule. I would also prefer I saw my own doctor for the treatments such as IUI.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sacha Krieg at Oregon Health Sciences University.
So far, I've done on all the labwork and diagnostic testing, medications including injections and two IUI's. I've spent about $4500.
Describe Sacha Krieg's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Oregon Health Sciences University.
I don't have any concerns at the moment. My cycles are put on hold due to the coronavirus. We are devastated as we were only weeks away from starting IVF. Dr. Krieg and her team made the difficult to decision to discontinue treatments for the better good. Although my partner and I are anxiously awaiting for opportunity to have a baby, we understand.
9
Doctor
Sacha Krieg
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland
Operations
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Billing Department
Nursing Staff
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
9
9
Age 40 - 41
1 Fertility Medications
Anovulation
PCOS
Other
European
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Wu is very knowlegable. She noticed an abnormaility on a previous test from another doctor that we didn't know about. She was quick to take action. ... I love that she works with my Naturopathic Primary Care Doctors so that we can reach our mutual goal. ... During the proceedure she found 6 to 7 Uterine Polyps and a thickened lining. She removed the polyups and shaved down my lining. Upon receiving the biospy resluts back we found I had complex hyerplasia without atypia.
I loved that on our first visit they [OHSU] scheduled us to see the Financial Coordinator and we discussed our treatment plan and pricing. They had a whole packet for us ready to go. Ever visit since has had the same feel. I don't think that this is a weekness, but sometimes appointments get pushed back due to proceedures or other things running long. I can appreicate that when you check in they have a sign showing how behind the doctor is.
How was your experience with Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Dr. Wu is very knowlegable. She noticed an abnormaility on a previous test from another doctor that we didn't know about. She was quick to take action. We hit a few bumps along the way, but she was great at adapting and adjusting the course of treatment for the next step. I ask a lot of questions and she gives me detailed answers. I love that she works with my Naturopathic Primary Care Doctors so that we can reach our mutual goal.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University?
As as many questions as you feel you need to when taking the next step in your treatment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Dr Wu is very honest and encouraging.
Describe the protocols Diana Wu used in your cycles at Oregon Health Sciences University and their degree of success.
She located an abnormaility on a HSG test from a previous doctor that we didn't know about. She scheduled me for a Saline Infusion Sonogram which was unsuccesful due to the shape of my Cervix. She suggested a Hysteroscopy as I was uncomfrotable with jumping right in to surgery. She worked with my Naturopathic Primary Care Doctor for some treatments to soften my Cervix and dialate. After the second attempt was unsucessful, I was ready to proceed with the Hysteroscopy. During the proceedure she found 6 to 7 Uterine Polyps and a thickened lining. She removed the polyups and shaved down my lining. Upon receiving the biospy resluts back we found I had complex hyerplasia without atypia. She gave me progesterone for the next 2 months to regress the hyperplasia.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Oregon Health Sciences University. (Assigned nurse: Dani (Dr Wu's Nurse))
Dani has been great!! She has answered all of my questions and put me at ease and was encouraging when discussing my Hysertocopy. Not just Dani is great, everyone that has helped us from checking in to fincial coordinators and nurses are amaizing. They are understanding and compasionate about the things that we are putting our bodies thru. I love that they are encouraging during proceedures.
Describe your experience with Oregon Health Sciences University.
They are very organized!!! I loved that on our first visit they scheduled us to see the Financial Coordinator and we discussed our treatment plan and pricing. They had a whole packet for us ready to go. Ever visit since has had the same feel. I don't think that this is a weekness, but sometimes appointments get pushed back due to proceedures or other things running long. I can appreicate that when you check in they have a sign showing how behind the doctor is. I know if it was me in that room, I would want the Doctor to focus on me and my case and not be in a hurry to see the next patient. When you come for a visit, plan for some additional time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University.
So far my insurance has covered my visits with 20% my responsibility. We plan to start IVF in 1 month that is not covered by my insurance.
9
Doctor
Diana Wu
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland
Operations
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2009 - 2019, Unsuccessful
8
7
Age 28 - 38
1 IUI
1 IVF
Anovulation
Male Factor
PCOS
European
Native American
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 3 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Dr David Lee is a very compassionate and kind doctor. He is trustworthy. He explains things in details and tries to see the big picture and see it from your perspective. He listened and included you in the treatment plan. He was a busy doctor so a few times he was not available (including transfer day). ... He includes you in the treatment plan and fills you in on the good and the bad of a treatment plan. He doesn't treat you like your another number or paycheck.
We had several errors made by nursing staff [OHSU] with ordering medications (missed meds, filling out PA's, etc.) which resulted in cancelled treatments. We had a lot of questions for the Financial Counselors and felt as though our questions weren't answered at all or in a timely manner. Also, they didn't communicate with us on what deposit was due before the appointment so we came in and were shocked to find out we had a deposit due.
How was your experience with David Lee at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Dr David Lee is a very compassionate and kind doctor. He is trustworthy. He explains things in details and tries to see the big picture and see it from your perspective. He listened and included you in the treatment plan. He was a busy doctor so a few times he was not available (including transfer day).
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Lee at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Research questions beforehand and go into the appointment with them. Be ready to figure out your treatment plan along side Dr David Lee.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Lee at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Dr David Lee is a very compassionate and kind doctor. He includes you in the treatment plan and fills you in on the good and the bad of a treatment plan. He doesn't treat you like your another number or paycheck.
Describe the protocols David Lee used in your cycles at Oregon Health Sciences University and their degree of success.
We started our treatment using Clomid and timed intercourse. We did this for 6 rounds before moving onto IUI. For our IUI and eventually our IVF we used Menopur and Follistem. IUI was cancelled due to poor sperm penetration. We did a SPA test and eventually moved onto IVF. 17 eggs retrieved and out of those 6 fertilized. Two 3 Day embryos transferred. Negative pregnancy test.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Oregon Health Sciences University.
Our nursing staff was friendly and kind when we came in for our initial consultation and for the first few appointments. When it came down to doing IUI and IVF and handling the medication aspect of it we found our nursing staff showed frustration with us and lacked communication. We made several calls daily to try to resolve issues that arrived. They ended up missing a critical medication which made us have to cancel our second IVF treatment. Which resulted in loss of time and money.
Describe your experience with Oregon Health Sciences University.
Our clinic was easy to find, accessible and clean. Staff was helpful on the phone when making an appointment and friendly in person when checking in. During the initial consultation the nurse was helpful in explaining the protocol and explaining how the injections worked. We had several errors made by nursing staff with ordering medications (missed meds, filling out PA's, etc.) which resulted in cancelled treatments. We had a lot of questions for the Financial Counselors and felt as though our questions weren't answered at all or in a timely manner. Also, they didn't communicate with us on what deposit was due before the appointment so we came in and were shocked to find out we had a deposit due.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Lee at Oregon Health Sciences University.
As our treatment started in 2009, the cost is hard to remember that far back. I do know our medications were just over $1,000 and we had to give a deposit of about $500 for the first initial appointment with Dr David Lee. Lab tests were out of network so I believe they were only covered at 30%.
Describe David Lee's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Oregon Health Sciences University.
Dr David Lee suggested eSET but my spouse and I chose to transfer 2 embryos. Dr David Lee did explain the pros and cons of each and encouraged us to talk it over as a couple.
What specific things went wrong at Oregon Health Sciences University?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Oregon Health Sciences University.
Several of the medications on my protocol required prior authorization which I instructed the clinic ahead of time to allow them adequate time to do the paperwork and submit it to my insurance/pharmacy. Paperwork was never completed and submitted and my protocol start date came and went so my treatment had to be cancelled. I called several times that week checking on the paperwork and had to leave multiple voicemails and the nurse I spoke to was rude on the phone and made it seems like I was the one who messed up.
8
Doctor
David Lee
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland
Operations
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2014, Successful
10
10
Age 27
1 IVF
Male Factor
European
Income $100K - $199K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Wu was very open to hearing how many embryos we wanted to transfer at a time, and that was discussed before we even started the process so she knew what we wanted. She did tell me that she would only transfer a maximum of two embryos as she followed the guidelines for my age. However, after that we could decide what was best for us regarding a single or multiple embryos transfer...i remember the day the nurse called me to give my husband and I a positive pregnancy result. She said over the line that Dr. Wu literally “jumped with joy” when she found out I was pregnant that morning. It so warmed our hearts to know we weren’t just numbers on a page of clients but that we were cared for in our most vulnerable times.
The care coordinator [at Oregon Health Sciences University} answered every question I remember having and was so organized. I appreciated that because it showed we were in good hands. The nursing staff always treated me with respect and care. I didn’t have any bad experiences with them...I would say the only weakness of my clinic would be how the egg retrieval sedation worked. As opposed to putting me under general anesthesia, I was consciously sedated to the point I wasn’t supposed to remember anything but was supposed to be able to be functioning to listen to instructions during the procedure if needed.
How was your experience with Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Diana Wu was very honest and upfront. I so appreciated this because I didn’t want anything to be sugar-coated. I wanted someone who was compassionate yet business-like so that I knew what to expect and could see she had a definite course of action to get us pregnant. She was a great communicator and explained everything and their reasoning for it at length. She also took our wants and desires into consideration regarding religious beliefs and holding to those. Overall, I honestly cannot day anything negative about her and my experience. I would go back to her again in a heartbeat.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University?
I would give anyone undergoing fertility treatment the same advice - take each day as it comes and to trust the doctors. Dr. Wu gave me every reason to trust her and it helped me not to worry and stress, which is so easy to succumb to. Take each moment in the process as it comes only think about that day at a time.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University?
At every appointment it was evident Dr. Wu cared for her patients. One appointment sticks out in my mind the most. It was at our last appointment - an 8wk ultrasound for our twins. We were the last appointment of the day, and, without giving details, she had said that her prior appointment required her to give some bad news to her patients. It was obvious it affected her a lot. She said it was nice to end her day on a positive note by seeing two healthy babies and releasing me out of her care and onto a normal OB/GYN. it really struck me how much she cared for her patients by how candid she was about her prior patients’ struggles affecting her. Also, i remember the day the nurse called me to give my husband and I a positive pregnancy result. She said over the line that Dr. Wu literally “jumped with joy” when she found out I was pregnant that morning. It so warmed our hearts to know we weren’t just numbers on a page of clients but that we were cared for in our most vulnerable times.
Describe the protocols Diana Wu used in your cycles at Oregon Health Sciences University and their degree of success.
Diana learned very early on through the testing they did that I was going to be very easy to stimulate with the hormone injections. She wanted to take my treatment very easy to make sure I wasn’t overstimulated, which could create underdeveloped eggs. I was on a Lupron protocol that stimulated me very easy. She wanted a balance of a good amount of eggs but also the maximum amount of eggs that were viable to be inseminated. Ultimately her drug protocol yielded 17 eggs - all of which were fully developed and able to be inseminated. She was so knowledgeable, and it was amazing to see how after each appointment she would anazlyze my numbers and adjust any amount of mediciation if needed. Ultimately, she herself did a fresh embryo transfer for me with two healthy embryos. She places the embryos perfectly in the spot she desired in my uterus. Both embryos implanted and yielded a live birth of twins!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Oregon Health Sciences University. (Assigned nurse: I am unsure at this time)
The care coordinator answered every question I remember having and was so organized. I appreciated that because it showed we were in good hands. The nursing staff always treated me with respect and care. I didn’t have any bad experiences with them.
Describe your experience with Oregon Health Sciences University.
I would say the only weakness of my clinic would be how the egg retrieval sedation worked. As opposed to putting me under general anesthesia, I was consciously sedated to the point I wasn’t supposed to remember anything but was supposed to be able to be functioning to listen to instructions during the procedure if needed. The anesthesiologist didn’t give me enough, and I remember being in pain during the procedure. However, I remember just feeling so ready to be pregnant that I would have done anything. To this day, I would do that procedure again and be in pain to have a healthy baby again. Everything else was so well-oiled and professional. The clinic is a teaching hospital so there were residents that often were part of the appointments. Looking back it was neat to be part of training new doctors to help couples in this kind of heartbreaking need.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University.
We paid roughly $22,000 when all was said and done. That included all the testing appointments, sperm collection/freezing, medications, and paying for the actual cycles themselves.
Describe Diana Wu's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Oregon Health Sciences University.
Dr. Wu was very open to hearing how many embryos we wanted to transfer at a time, and that was discussed before we even started the process so she knew what we wanted. She did tell me that she would only transfer a maximum of two embryos as she followed the guidelines for my age. However, after that we could decide what was best for us regarding a single or multiple embryos transfer.
10
Doctor
Diana Wu
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2021 - 2022, Successful
10
10
Age 33 - 34
IUI
1 IVF
Endometriosis
PCOS
Tubal Blockage
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
Other
South Asian
Income $100K - $199K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
As I had little complexity, [Dr. Wu] spent around 75 minutes during our first call. She was caring and asked all the important details and noted down those. During the call itself she identified the root cause for my unexplained infertility...She suggested to take the supplements like COQ10, Vitamin D3 & C, Fish Oil, Tru Niagen, Ovasitol etc., for at least 3 months and then only she started our cycle...Doctor suggested to go with single embryo due to my age factor
Clinic [at Oregon Health Sciences University] is good, clean and they know what they are doing. Parking is free. All the staffs are very supportive. The front desk person Sunil also very nice and provided all the necessary information. One suggestion if you are new to the OHSU building, as they have 2 buildings CHH1 and CHH2, sometimes it might confuse you as you need to go to other buildings for blood draw.. so you should be little careful on building #.
How was your experience with Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Dr Wu knows what she is doing and trust her blindly. If you have any questions ask and she will answer. As my case was little complex, she didn't start my treatments immediately. She suggested to take the supplements like COQ10, Vitamin D3 & C, Fish Oil, Tru Niagen, Ovasitol etc., for at least 3 months and then only she started our cycle.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Note down your doubts and ask questions if you have any. If you are receiving any follow-up call or my-chart message please follow up in the next working day.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University?
We had our first appointment via zoom due to Covid-19 pandemic. As I had little complexity, the doctor spent around 75 minutes during our first call. She was caring and asked all the important details and noted down those. During the call itself she identified the root cause for my unexplained infertility. As I had past miscarriage and ectopic in the past, we asked so many questions and doctor clarified all our questions. Thanks to my spouse's colleague as she referred Dr. Wu.
Describe the protocols Diana Wu used in your cycles at Oregon Health Sciences University and their degree of success.
I was in Birth control pill, once stopped I got periods.. I began taking HMG (Menopur) 1 powder vial(s) in the morning and FSH (Follistim/GONAL F) 125 IU's in the evening. Continued this for approximately 10+ days. During this time they monitored my egg growth. Instructed to begin another injection of the antagonist medication, GANIRELIX/CETROTIDE.. When the eggs are at appropriate maturity, asked to stop all medications, and administer the HCG trigger Co-Lupron. 13 eggs retrieved, 11 mature, 5 eggs after day 6, we went with PGS and 3 were good out of 5. Before egg transfer, asked to take Letrozole once period started. Ovidrel and Prometrium capsules also prescribed. HCG was done twice to confirm the pregnancy. Suggested to continue Thyroid and Prometrium capsules. Also did early ultrasound scan twice.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Oregon Health Sciences University. (Assigned nurse: Lauren, Onah, and Rachel)
Frequently contacted Lauren Garbutt. She is very good and we are happy to get a nice staff. We also sometimes contacted Onah, Lauren Saunders, Dani Greene and Rachel. They are also very good.
Describe your experience with Oregon Health Sciences University.
Clinic is good, clean and they know what they are doing. Parking is free. All the staffs are very supportive. The front desk person Sunil also very nice and provided all the necessary information. One suggestion if you are new to the OHSU building, as they have 2 buildings CHH1 and CHH2, sometimes it might confuse you as you need to go to other buildings for blood draw.. so you should be little careful on building #.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University.
As my spouse changed his job last year and his insurance covered fertility treatments via Progyny. We love Progyny and highly recommend. Total costs are upto our out of pocket maximum limit. My spouse's limit is $2.5K per year as we are using top PPO plan via UHC. Over all we spent around $3.5K for the IVF alone.
Describe Diana Wu's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Oregon Health Sciences University.
Doctor suggested to go with single embryo due to my age factor
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Diana Wu
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10
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Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2021, Successful
10
10
Age 35 - 37
3 IUI
1 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
1 Embryo Freezing
Endometriosis
PCOS
Prefer not to answer
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I have zero complaints about Dr. Kieg. She was helpful and knowledgeable. We have one boy and another on the way thanks to her and her team. I didn’t always get to see her because of the timing of things but when I did it was always a pleasant experience. She is an upbeat, positive person...She always spoke to me with care and compassion and seemed to be truly interested in my struggle.
Currently the staffing is low and the billing department is suffering [at Oregon Health Science Univserity]. I’ve had some issues with bills coming in after I’ve already paid (you have to pre-pay before each procedure). That being said, the admin staff has been exceptional at attempting to get me answers...We have one boy and another on the way thanks to her and her team. I didn’t always get to see her because of the timing of things but when I did it was always a pleasant experience. She is an upbeat, positive person.
How was your experience with Sacha Krieg at Oregon Health Sciences University?
I have zero complaints about Dr. Kieg. She was helpful and knowledgeable. We have one boy and another on the way thanks to her and her team. I didn’t always get to see her because of the timing of things but when I did it was always a pleasant experience. She is an upbeat, positive person.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sacha Krieg at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Be completely honest in your situation and ask lots of questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sacha Krieg at Oregon Health Sciences University?
She always spoke to me with care and compassion and seemed to be truly interested in my struggle.
Describe the protocols Sacha Krieg used in your cycles at Oregon Health Sciences University and their degree of success.
I took Lupron, progesterone injections for the transfers both times. I can’t remember what was taken for my egg retrieval.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Oregon Health Sciences University.
She was very helpful and wrote me back usually right away with any concern I had. The only concern I had was when trying to decide how many eggs to fertilize, I was told the likely hood of getting more than 10 healthy eggs is slim to none so I didn’t place a number down. This resulted in 14 healthy embryos. Now I have 12 that I need to adopt out. That’s a lot of responsibility.
Describe your experience with Oregon Health Sciences University.
Currently the staffing is low and the billing department is suffering. I’ve had some issues with bills coming in after I’ve already paid (you have to pre-pay before each procedure). That being said, the admin staff has been exceptional at attempting to get me answers.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Oregon Health Sciences University.
The appointments were scheduled based on the timing of my cycle. That means if I needed to come in on a weekend I did. I live 3 hours away so sometimes I had to leave super early to get to my appointment but they would try to work with me on that as well.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sacha Krieg at Oregon Health Sciences University.
For egg retrieval, and then transfer we spent roughly $25,000.00. That includes some medicines.
Describe Sacha Krieg's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Oregon Health Sciences University.
Dr. Krieg will only place one embryo at a time in for the transfer. She feels that this allows your body to completely focus on this one fully. It worked for us two times!
10
Doctor
Sacha Krieg
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 35 - 36
IUI
1 IVF
PCOS
Other
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
She[Dr. Diana Wu] explains things where we can understand and goes step by step with us...This is all out of pocket so she takes the time to consider that when suggesting courses of action...I have PCOS so all of this was because i do not ovulate or have a regular period...After a suppression scan we went onto the injection meds. We started with Menopur 75 units in the morning, and follistim 900 and then 600 units for about a week...she won’t do more than one embryo transfer because of my age (36) and my blood pressure which tends to be higher.
[nurse of Oregon Health Sciences University] very compassionate and understanding my needs...I think we have spent about about 15,000 for the first part of IvF...did a SIS before and that costs about $850. I will be spending about maybe $5000 more for meds and the embryo transfer...described protocols in detail in ways we could understand.
How was your experience with Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University?
She has been very understanding and compassionate. This is all out of pocket so she takes the time to consider that when suggesting courses of action. She explains things where we can understand and goes step by step with us.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Ask any questions you have. She will answer everything.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Dr. Wu has been great! She is very open to any questions I have and throughly explaining everything. She doesn’t seem rushed during appointments and takes her time every time we see her.
Describe the protocols Diana Wu used in your cycles at Oregon Health Sciences University and their degree of success.
I have PCOS so all of this was because i do not ovulate or have a regular period. We have done the egg retrieval so far. We started with going on birth control for 2 weeks. After a suppression scan we went onto the injection meds. We started with Menopur 75 units in the morning, and follistim 900 and then 600 units for about a week. I started Ganirilex 250 mcg once my follicles were a certain size. All of these meds were for my egg retrieval. I had 23 eggs retrieved.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Oregon Health Sciences University. (Assigned nurse: Dani Greene)
She was very compassionate and understanding my needs. I ask a ton of questions and she always responds quickly with an answer and didn’t seem bothered by my many emails. She described protocols in detail in ways we could understand.
Describe your experience with Oregon Health Sciences University.
They were very friendly every time I went in. They were well organized and efficient and also on time for each appointment. This was important because I usually had to go to work from the clinic. They always validated and Never forgot to ask about it too.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University.
So far I think we have spent about about 15,000 for the first part of IvF. That is the appointments and bloodwork leading up to the retrieval, and the meds. We did a SIS before and that costs about $850. I will be spending about maybe $5000 more for meds and the embryo transfer.
Describe Diana Wu's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Oregon Health Sciences University.
My dr won’t do more than one embryo transfer because of my age (36) and my blood pressure which tends to be higher. I would be open to multiple embryo transfers because I feel like it increases my odds of getting pregnant. I’m also open to multiples.
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Doctor
Diana Wu
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland
Operations
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2016 - 2020, Unsuccessful
7
8
Age 30 - 34
3 IUI
IVF
Donor Eggs
Donor Sperm
Male Factor
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
We did two medicated and one natural cycle of IVF using adopted embryos [with Dr. Diana Wu]. the medicated cycles did not work well for me so doctor adjusted the protocol to use the natural cycle which is when we were finally able to transfer the embryo. However the embryo was fairly low quality and did not stick...The doctor was pretty solid but I think she was overstretched because there was a lot of miscommunication through her nurse. And I got a lot of wrong information from her nurse as well. One example of this is missing starting a medication on time because nobody communicated the timeline with me until a few days after it was supposed to begin
I'm a little confused about who my primary nurse was [at Oregon Health Sciences University] because there was a couple transitions in terms of somebody on a vacation, but I did struggle with some of the communication like being a shirred that I was not going to miss deadlines and then calculating myself and recognizing that I had missed a deadline to start a meditation...I believe the whole process of IVF aside from medication was about $4,500. medications were maybe $200 per cycle.
How was your experience with Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University?
The doctor was pretty solid but I think she was overstretched because there was a lot of miscommunication through her nurse. And I got a lot of wrong information from her nurse as well. One example of this is missing starting a medication on time because nobody communicated the timeline with me until a few days after it was supposed to begin
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Stay on top of dates and make sure that you know ahead of time what to expect in terms of protocol
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University?
I went to Oregon reproductive medicine before OHSU, and then cold and clinical, OHSU was friendly and considerate even with bad news
Describe the protocols Diana Wu used in your cycles at Oregon Health Sciences University and their degree of success.
We did two medicated and one natural cycle of IVF using adopted embryos. the medicated cycles did not work well for me so doctor adjusted the protocol to use the natural cycle which is when we were finally able to transfer the embryo. However the embryo was fairly low quality and did not stick.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Oregon Health Sciences University.
I'm a little confused about who my primary nurse was because there was a couple transitions in terms of somebody on a vacation, but I did struggle with some of the communication like being a shirred that I was not going to miss deadlines and then calculating myself and recognizing that I had missed a deadline to start a meditation
Describe your experience with Oregon Health Sciences University.
I love the flexibility of OHSU and how kind they were to me, people are always there and friendly. even on Christmas Eve when I had to come in for treatment people were friendly and kind. our weaknesses maybe that there are a lot of people in charge of your care so sometimes there's miscommunication.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University.
I believe the whole process of IVF aside from medication was about $4,500. medications were maybe $200 per cycle.
Describe Diana Wu's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Oregon Health Sciences University.
She urged us to go with single embryo transfer because of the risks associated with multiples
What specific things went wrong at Oregon Health Sciences University?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Oregon Health Sciences University.
As previously described there was some miscommunication in terms of medication and timing. I also ordered a very expensive series of medications only to be told that the protocol was changing, and then the nurse told me that I could return the medication when I talked about the expense and then when I got there that was incorrect.
7
Doctor
Diana Wu
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland
Operations
Scheduling
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2019, Successful
10
10
Age 38
3 IVF
PCOS
Unexplained
Other
Income $200K - $499K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Wu really listened to us and our past experiences with cycles. She modified our protocol and tried a natural transfer instead of a medicated transfer (we had 2 failed medicated transfers). She even came in on her day off to do our transfer...[she has a] Strong preference to eSET with PGS tested embryos...[she] spent a lot of time with us going over every detail of our history and previous cycles. She always welcomed us with a smile and genuine concern. We felt like she listened to our concerns and needs
[my assigned nurse] always emailed and called when she said she would, and if I sent communication, I would always get a response by end of day. Even when she was out on vacation, other nurses would get back to me by end of day...This clinic is affiliated with OHSU and so the doctors are on teaching and rotations, so you may not get your assigned doctor for every visits. They do try and schedule you so that your doctor does the important parts like retrieval and transfer. But this wasn't an issue--all the doctors I saw for ultrasound check ups were wonderful and didn't shy away from questions
How was your experience with Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Dr. Wu really listened to us and our past experiences with cycles. She modified our protocol and tried a natural transfer instead of a medicated transfer (we had 2 failed medicated transfers). She even came in on her day off to do our transfer.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Dr. Wu is very knowledgable and up to date on current studies in the IVF field. This is part of the reason we chose OHSU--a research hospital. Sure, there is money to be made in reproductive technology, but I really felt that all the doctors were there to do what was best for their patients. Dr. Wu was straightforward and kind, and I could tell she really had her patient's best interests, emotionally and financially at heart
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Dr. Wu spent a lot of time with us going over every detail of our history and previous cycles. She always welcomed us with a smile and genuine concern. We felt like she listened to our concerns and needs
Describe your experience with your nurse at Oregon Health Sciences University. (Assigned nurse: Dani)
Dani always emailed and called when she said she would, and if I sent communication, I would always get a response by end of day. Even when she was out on vacation, other nurses would get back to me by end of day
Describe your experience with Oregon Health Sciences University.
This clinic is affiliated with OHSU and so the doctors are on teaching and rotations, so you may not get your assigned doctor for every visits. They do try and schedule you so that your doctor does the important parts like retrieval and transfer. But this wasn't an issue--all the doctors I saw for ultrasound check ups were wonderful and didn't shy away from questions. I would trust any of them with another cycle
Describe the costs associated with your care under Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University.
Insurance covered most of it but I think a cycle was 20-25,000
Describe Diana Wu's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Oregon Health Sciences University.
Strong preference to eSET with PGS tested embryos
10
Doctor
Diana Wu
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
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Educational Resources
LGBTQ
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2019, Unsuccessful
9
8
Age 42
1 IVF
Donor Sperm
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $0 - $49K
Entrepreneur
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Dr. Wu was incredibly thorough, thoughtful, clear, and kind. She understood our unique situation and gave us clear, evidence-based options. She didn’t sugar-coat, but was sympathetic...She gives all the information, based on the latest research -- offering the projected outcomes based on different routes. She is realistic and yet empathetic. As an older patient, I appreciated that she was realistic about our chances but respected our decisions.
you'll mostly be communicating through the nurse [at Oregon Health Sciences University]...we got 9 mature eggs, which was very good considering my low AMH. All 9 fertilized. Only 2 made it to blast on day 5, so we proceeded to a fresh transfer. Sadly, none of the others made it to freeze and the two transferred resulted in a chemical pregnancy...For the most part, the nursing staff was very organized and great at communicating.
How was your experience with Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University?
She gives all the information, based on the latest research -- offering the projected outcomes based on different routes. She is realistic and yet empathetic. As an older patient, I appreciated that she was realistic about our chances but respected our decisions.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Prepare all the questions that you might have when you have your first appointment. That is when you'll get the most in-depth time with her. After that, you'll mostly be communicating through the nurse unless she is the one scheduled for one of your procedures/monitoring appointments.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Dr. Wu was incredibly thorough, thoughtful, clear, and kind. She understood our unique situation and gave us clear, evidence-based options. She didn’t sugar-coat, but was sympathetic.
Describe the protocols Diana Wu used in your cycles at Oregon Health Sciences University and their degree of success.
Dr. Wu adjusted the protocol when my follow-up FSH came back lower than it had been previously. We did an estrogen-priming (with Ganirelex at the end) start followed by max dose stims with Follistim and Menopur with Ganrirelex at the end. We planned to proceed to PGS testing and freeze-all if the cycle resulted in at least 3-4 blasts. If fewer, we planned a fresh transfer. I appreciated the flexibility. In the end, we got 9 mature eggs, which was very good considering my low AMH. All 9 fertilized. Only 2 made it to blast on day 5, so we proceeded to a fresh transfer. Sadly, none of the others made it to freeze and the two transferred resulted in a chemical pregnancy.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Oregon Health Sciences University. (Assigned nurse: Dani)
For the most part, the nursing staff was very organized and great at communicating.
Describe your experience with Oregon Health Sciences University.
While it is sometimes frustrating that you end up seeing whichever doctor is on that week for your monitoring or procedures, honestly, I really appreciated knowing that all the doctors were meeting to discuss each case every day. It makes me feel like there are multiple viewpoints, points of expertise, and years of experience coming to bear on each decision. I also actually liked all the doctors that I saw (Dr. Amato, Dr. Krieg, and Dr. Wu). As an LGBT family, we felt very safe and recognized. The one point that I would love to see OHSU change is their approach to known/directed donors. This is a common challenge across the country, but we end up jumping through many hoops that add a LOT to our cost. Brian in andrology agreed that it was unfair and needed to be changed, but we have not seen any results yet. However, I would absolutely go back if we had the finances to pay for another cycle.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University.
We spent 2,760.00 on the directed donor 5,429.43 on medications 1,200.00 pre-cycle procedures and consult 13,220.00 on the one IVF cycle
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Doctor
Diana Wu
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland
Operations
Scheduling
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2016 - 2019, Successful
10
10
Age 30 - 33
3 IUI
1 IVF
Endometriosis
Uterine Fibroids
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 4 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Krieg] informed us of everything possible and gave us realistic expectations. She was also so compassionate and understanding of our losses. We were with her for almost 4 years and she made the whole process so much easier. I couldn’t imagine going through all we did without a doctor like her and her colleagues (OHSU) ... she suggested doing 3 IUI’s before moving forward with IVF. We had no luck with those and had to go through 3 rounds of IVF before having a live birth. We used clomid, lupron, Estradiol and progesterone throughput the process.
We went to OHSU fertility after trying to conceive for 2 years. ... Great with scheduling but not always on time. Usually a 20-30 min wait. Clinic was easy to find and very clean. Everyone that we worked with at the front office was very helpful With check in and billing. ... All the nurses were fantastic except for our primary nurse. That would be my only complaint. ...
How was your experience with Sacha Krieg at Oregon Health Sciences University?
I have nothing bad to say about her. She informed us of everything possible and gave us realistic expectations. She was also so compassionate and understanding of our losses. We were with her for almost 4 years and she made the whole process so much easier. I couldn’t imagine going through all we did without a doctor like her and her colleagues.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sacha Krieg at Oregon Health Sciences University?
That you are with the best and if you aren’t getting answers through her nurse or other administration, email her directly and she will always call you. She always has time for you and your questions/concerns.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sacha Krieg at Oregon Health Sciences University?
From day one she was amazing. This is such a hard process and she made both me and my husband feel like she would be there with us the whole way. I can’t say enough about her support throughout this process.
Describe the protocols Sacha Krieg used in your cycles at Oregon Health Sciences University and their degree of success.
We went to OHSU fertility after trying to conceive for 2 years. After bloodwork and testing, she suggested doing 3 IUI’s before moving forward with IVF. We had no luck with those and had to go through 3 rounds of IVF before having a live birth. We used clomid, lupron, Estradiol and progesterone throughput the process.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Oregon Health Sciences University. (Assigned nurse: Valerie)
All the nurses were fantastic except for our primary nurse. That would be my only complaint.
Describe your experience with Oregon Health Sciences University.
Great with scheduling but not always on time. Usually a 20-30 min wait. Clinic was easy to find and very clean. Everyone that we worked with at the front office was very helpful With check in and billing.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sacha Krieg at Oregon Health Sciences University.
We did a package from an outside source and that was approximately $28000. Not including medications for retrieval or each cycle. Total, we probably spent close to $40000.
Describe Sacha Krieg's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Oregon Health Sciences University.
We didn’t want to run the risk of multiples, so we did 1 at a time.
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Doctor
Sacha Krieg
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland
Operations
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LGBTQ
Verified

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2018 - 2019, Successful
8
8
Age 39 - 40
IVF
Donor Eggs
Surrogacy
European
Income $200K - $499K
Writer
LGBTQ
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
Dr. Amato was lovely and very easy to work with. She wasn't the most talkative person, but she was always there to answer questions we had, which was great ... She wasn't the one to usually initiate conversations, so we learned to have a list of everything we wanted to know for visits. We saw her very rarely, and mostly dealt with nurses or other doctors, though she was our main doctor.
As previously stated, my only critisicm of the clinic [OHSU] is the lack of communication between us (the IP's) and the clinic and our GC. Lots of frustating calls and random bills in the mail that could have been avoided if there was a central person we could discuss on all matters, instead of speaking to the doctor, then the nurse, then finance, then billing, etc.
How was your experience with Paula Amato at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Dr. Amato was lovely and very easy to work with. She wasn't the most talkative person, but she was always there to answer questions we had, which was great..............................................................
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Paula Amato at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Prepare every question you could ever have about the process, and have it with you for the appointments.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Paula Amato at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Dr. Amato was very nice, and answered all questions we asked of her. She wasn't the one to usually initiate conversations, so we learned to have a list of everything we wanted to know for visits. We saw her very rarely, and mostly dealt with nurses or other doctors, though she was our main doctor.
Describe the protocols Paula Amato used in your cycles at Oregon Health Sciences University and their degree of success.
During our donor egg retreival, they discovered not as many follicles growing as they wanted. So they decided to stop the cycle, reset, and do it again. She predicted it would yeild a better result, and it did! We got 23 mature eggs, and ended up with 13 healthy embryos.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Oregon Health Sciences University. (Assigned nurse: Katie)
My only real beef with OHSU is that it's VERY difficult to communicate with everyone and be on the same page. We would get info on one thing, and a cost, and a month later find out something else happened and it cost twice the price, and nobody had let us know. Either having one nurse be in charge of everything for each couple, or something else would help this alot. We had a lot of phone calls with the billing and finance departmetns that were frustrating because nobody was talking to each other. And it's a shame, because it's a lovely place and everybody was very nice and seemed to truly care about us.
Describe your experience with Oregon Health Sciences University.
As previously stated, my only critisicm of the clinic is the lack of communication between us (the IP's) and the clinic and our GC. Lots of frustating calls and random bills in the mail that could have been avoided if there was a central person we could discuss on all matters, instead of speaking to the doctor, then the nurse, then finance, then billing, etc.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Paula Amato at Oregon Health Sciences University.
We spent approximately $38,000 for donor eggs ($7,000), embryo creation, and 1 transfer, as well as the corresponding doctors appointments.
Describe Paula Amato's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Oregon Health Sciences University.
Dr. Amato strongly preferred a SET, which after exhaustive research and many discussions, we agreed with. For both the health of the baby, and the GC
What specific things went wrong at Oregon Health Sciences University?
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
8
Doctor
Paula Amato
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
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2019, Unknown Success
9
9
Age 32
4 IUI
1 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
European
East Asian
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
she [Dr. Amato] has mentioned before IVF was started that she would recommend a single egg transfer due to the risk of multiples and having a bicornuate uterus...I received an MRI to verify that my previously diagnosed bicornuate uterus was not a uterine septum, which would require surgery prior to IVF treatment. I was also prescribed an extra medication called Saizen during the egg retrieval process to improve my egg quality.
they [Oregon Health Sciences Univeristy] offer different “packages” from 2 different financing companies. Our specific package included: 2 egg retrievals, up to 2 fresh embryo transfers, and unlimited frozen transfers from fresh cycles. This package was one of the more expensive options at $23,705.78...You do have a primary doctor and nurse but I personally have only been scheduled with my primary people a few times. I’ve seen other doctors and nurses at the clinic many times.
How was your experience with Paula Amato at Oregon Health Sciences University?
To be completely honest, out of the many times I’ve been to the clinic, I’ve only seen Amato twice. (All the doctor’s work togetherat theclinic and even have daily meetings to discuss patients) But each time she was great. Very knowledgeable and answered our questions. We had been going through fertility care for awhile so we thought we knew a lot but she explained a lot more.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Paula Amato at Oregon Health Sciences University?
We read reviews online of Amato beforehand and a few said to make sure to ask questions. I feel she explained everything well before us asking any questions we had about our own personal care.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Paula Amato at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Interested in our journey, listened to our concerns, available for questions
Describe the protocols Paula Amato used in your cycles at Oregon Health Sciences University and their degree of success.
I received an MRI to verify that my previously diagnosed bicornuate uterus was not a uterine septum, which would require surgery prior to IVF treatment. I was also prescribed an extra medication called Saizen during the egg retrieval process to improve my egg quality.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Oregon Health Sciences University. (Assigned nurse: Rachel)
I saw several nurses since I started treatment there and every one has been great. This may seem like an odd thing to be happy about but they are all great at drawing blood. I bruise very easily and having to have blood draw every 1-2 days is tough on my veins. Luckily I only bruised once from my blood draw, which makes me very happy since I use my arms a lot at work. They have all been very helpful too. My personal nurse Rachel is always willing to communicate with me, especially through email since my work schedule doesn’t work very well with her work schedule.
Describe your experience with Oregon Health Sciences University.
One thing you’ll have to be is willing to see any doctor or nurse available. They tell you that they all work together at the consult. I personally think it’s great but I could see it confusing or annoying some people who like to stick with the same people. You do have a primary doctor and nurse but I personally have only been scheduled with my primary people a few times. I’ve seen other doctors and nurses at the clinic many times.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Paula Amato at Oregon Health Sciences University.
I don’t remember specifics but they offer different “packages” from 2 different financing companies. Our specific package included: 2 egg retrievals, up to 2 fresh embryo transfers, and unlimited frozen transfers from fresh cycles. This package was one of the more expensive options at $23,705.78
Describe Paula Amato's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Oregon Health Sciences University.
We’re not quite at that stage yet but she has mentioned before IVF was started that she would recommend a single egg transfer due to the risk of multiples and having a bicornuate uterus.
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Doctor
Paula Amato
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
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2019, Unknown Success
10
8
Age 33
IVF
Male Factor
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
While we are still seeing Dr. Hedges as my husband's urologist, our experience so far has been excellent. He cares not just about his patients, but also about finding the "why" behind what is happening.... After our consultation, Dr. Hedges wanted to run blood work for hormone levels and run another semen analysis. My husband hadn't had blood work done yet, and his first SA done at a different clinic showed numbers less than two million, so he wanted to do another test.
The OHSU Fertility Consultants clinic has a lot of resources available. All of the fertility doctors work together and communicate well. One thing I love about them is that because they are a research and teaching hospital, I feel like we have a medical staff that is willing to try many different avenues to help us reach our goal... Between using the online health portal for communication and testing results, and finding a hospital closer to us within their network for testing, it has really been a major stress reliever to not have to make that trip every time.
How was your experience with Jason Hedges at Oregon Health Sciences University?
While we are still seeing Dr. Hedges as my husband's urologist, our experience so far has been excellent. He cares not just about his patients, but also about finding the "why" behind what is happening. He is an excellent communicator and makes us feel important. So many times, you feel as if doctors don't have much spare time to give you either in an appointment, or responding to an email. While I do believe he is very busy, I have never felt that way with him. He takes his time, explains things thoroughly, and responds quickly. Talking about male factor infertility is a delicate subject, but Dr. Hedges made us feel very comfortable. While he is optimistic, he also does not put unrealistic expectations in front of us. He has always been able to perfectly balance reality with optimism; a great feat in the infertility world.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jason Hedges at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Come with a lot of questions because he will take the time to answer them. Also, it is absolutely worth it to sign up for the online health management since he will actually effectively utilize it with you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jason Hedges at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Dr. Hedges sat and had an actual conversation with us. He was calm, caring, and didn't seem rushed at all. While I'm sure he had many patients to see, we didn't feel pushed along. It felt like he really cared and deeply wanted to help us understand the root cause of our infertility. He answered all questions we had thoroughly, and both he and his staff have continued to do so via email ever since.
Describe the protocols Jason Hedges used in your cycles at Oregon Health Sciences University and their degree of success.
After our consultation, Dr. Hedges wanted to run blood work for hormone levels and run another semen analysis. My husband hadn't had blood work done yet, and his first SA done at a different clinic showed numbers less than two million, so he wanted to do another test. Both of these choices made sense to us and were what we expected. My husband's testosterone levels were normal, but his FSH levels were somewhat elevated. The SA showed zero sperm, which is when he was diagnosed with azoospermia. After this first round of tests, Dr. Hedges recommended the next step of micro-TESE surgery along with blood work to check for any chromosomal abnormalities. The surgery is the logical next step to see if there is even any sperm available to be used for IVF/ICSI, and the extra blood work is to check for any other underlying issues. We haven't received the blood work results yet, but I'm assuming no news is good news. My husband's surgery date is scheduled for about 5 weeks out, so we won't know the results until that time.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Oregon Health Sciences University.
We haven't had too much interaction with nurses yet, but they have been professional and kind. The nurse who communicates with us via the online health portal has been very responsive and helpful.
Describe your experience with Oregon Health Sciences University.
The OHSU Fertility Consultants clinic has a lot of resources available. All of the fertility doctors work together and communicate well. One thing I love about them is that because they are a research and teaching hospital, I feel like we have a medical staff that is willing to try many different avenues to help us reach our goal that other clinics might not in order to protect their results ratio/data. All of the staff members that we have come in contact with (doctors, nurses, lab techs, billing, etc) have been kind, patient, and understanding. The poor woman we were in touch with to schedule my husband's surgery had to deal with us calling back about five times in a row with various questions. Never once did she seem annoyed or inconvenienced. The communication has been excellent and we have always felt cared for. I would say that the main drawback of this clinic is their size. While the bigger size does provide more resources, it can take a longer time to get in for an appointment, and scheduling things like surgery can take longer. To be fair, though, I think we who battle infertility are always in a rush to get started on treatment, so the timeline might be perfectly normal. Getting set up as a new patient was quite easy. The referral process takes awhile no matter where you are, but once we were in touch, they were responsive. The one time it felt like it took awhile was after my husband's SA to schedule his surgery. They said we'd hear from their surgery scheduler within two weeks, and I think we waited a little over that amount of time. The clinic has been very flexible and accommodating with us. We live about an hour and a half away, so they have been great about finding ways to not make us come all the way there. Between using the online health portal for communication and testing results, and finding a hospital closer to us within their network for testing, it has really been a major stress reliever to not have to make that trip every time. Overall, we feel like we're in very good hands with this clinic, and would definitely recommend it to others.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jason Hedges at Oregon Health Sciences University.
Initial Consult - $332.00 Semen Analysis - $110.00 Chromosome Blood Work - $1044.40 Micro-TESE surgery - About $9,000. Final total not know yet, but this was the quote they gave us.
10
Doctor
Jason Hedges
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 40
1 IUI
IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Tubal Blockage
European
Income $100K - $199K
Entrepreneur
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
What I love about Dr. Krieg is that she is optimistic and compassionate (while still being realistic about outcomes). I’m 39 with an FSH of 15 and an AMH of 0.29 and I loved that she viewed these numbers as a challenge to overcome instead of a death sentence. In fact her words were, “Don’t worry, I’ve had patients have full term healthy pregnancies with these numbers”. I loved hearing that.
OHSU offers discounted financing options for fertility treatments through Attain and ARC. I’m 39 and was able to buy a package of three retrievals with unlimited transfers through attain for around $30K (with an option to get some $$ back if this protocol didn’t result in a pregnancy. The package didn’t include medications or genetic testing (maybe $15K more for 3 rounds of retrievals).
How was your experience with Sacha Krieg at Oregon Health Sciences University?
I was referred to Dr. Krieg by another practioner. What I love about Dr. Krieg is that she is optimistic and compassionate (while still being realistic about outcomes). I’m 39 with an FSH of 15 and an AMH of 0.29 and I loved that she viewed these numbers as a challenge to overcome instead of a death sentence. In fact her words were, “Don’t worry, I’ve had patients have full term healthy pregnancies with these numbers”. I loved hearing that.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sacha Krieg at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Do your research on Fertility IQ first, so you can come prepared with questions to ask.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sacha Krieg at Oregon Health Sciences University?
My husband and I had two pregnancy losses, two surgeries for endometriosis and a failed IUI by the time we started IVF with Dr. Krieg. She has been nothing short of amazing and we appreciate how much compassion she has for our situation. The staff at OHSU, including Dr. Krieg, has been warm and all have been completely available to me through their patient portal or via phone call. I’ve always received a timely call back from the office. We never feel like a number.
Describe the protocols Sacha Krieg used in your cycles at Oregon Health Sciences University and their degree of success.
I’m midway through the first round of egg retrieval via IVF. Here is the protocol protocol I am on: Climara transdermal Patch (due to my high FSH) Ganirelix x 3 days Menopur 2 powder vials - AM Daily Follistim 300 Units - PM Daily Saizen - PM every other day Ganirelix again until follicles are 12-14mm Retrieval will likely occur sometime between 10-16 days of stimulation medications.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Oregon Health Sciences University. (Assigned nurse: Val)
So far, the handful of nurses I have interacted with have been nothing short of impressive. All have been kind, good listeners, concerned for our well being and of course, hopeful for a good outcome.
Describe your experience with Oregon Health Sciences University.
For starters, the office has a very soothing vibe to it. The amount of natural light helps (I’ve been to other offices where it seems you’re stuck in a fluorescent cave). The front desk is friendly, no one has been rude or short with us. I was referred here by a very close friend (who is picky!!) and would definitely refer others here.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sacha Krieg at Oregon Health Sciences University.
OHSU offers discounted financing options for fertility treatments through Attain and ARC. I’m 39 and was able to buy a package of three retrievals with unlimited transfers through attain for around $30K (with an option to get some $$ back if this protocol didn’t result in a pregnancy. The package didn’t include medications or genetic testing (maybe $15K more for 3 rounds of retrievals).
Describe Sacha Krieg's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Oregon Health Sciences University.
Dr. Kreig did not recommend multiple embryo transfer. We will be genetic testing all embryos (due to previous pregnancy losses) and she suggested multiple rounds would get us the most eggs to work with. With my FSH/AMH numbers, history of ovarian damage (due to recurring endometrioma on my ovaries) Dr. Krieg estimated we might get 1, maybe 2 embryos per retrieval that could be genetic tested. So we weren’t really good candidates for multiple embryo transfer anyway.
10
Doctor
Sacha Krieg
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 36
5 IUI
1 IVF
East Asian
Income $200K - $499K
Marketer or PR
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr Wu is extremely patient and takes the time to explain how each step of the process works and then goes over results and any questions thouroughly. She is amazing to work with! ... On top of that she’s patient and explains procedures, expectations and options in a way that’s easy to understand. ... Our first retrieval cycle we did a fairly normal protocol and it all went according to plan. ... I never feel like I’m asking a silly question or that I’m wasting her time. ...
Patient portal is amazing. Super responsive. Nursing staff [OHSU] is great, drs are amazing. ... We opted for a package. Two retrival cycles (no meds included) and unlimited transfers until live birth. Cost for that was approx $26k. ... Parking could be better but am appts make it easier. They do have free validation and covered parking so not horrible but sometimes it can get busy. ...
How was your experience with Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Dr Wu is thourough and very knowledgeable. On top of that she’s patient and explains procedures, expectations and options in a way that’s easy to understand. I never feel like I’m asking a silly question or that I’m wasting her time.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University?
She is my favorite of three clinics that we interviewed. Do your research though, but imho we love her!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Dr Wu is extremely patient and takes the time to explain how each step of the process works and then goes over results and any questions thouroughly. She is amazing to work with!
Describe the protocols Diana Wu used in your cycles at Oregon Health Sciences University and their degree of success.
Our first retrieval cycle we did a fairly normal protocol and it all went according to plan. We started with a consultation and baseline scan. We then got started on all of our testing for both my partner and I. Lots of bloodwork. All levels and results looked normal. We were put on birth control, menopur (2 vials), follistim (150), Ganirelix and pregnyl. Our retrival went smoothly and I had very minor pain afterward. They did notice a polyp that I will need to have removed before my FET.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Oregon Health Sciences University. (Assigned nurse: Dani Greene)
Dani is amazing! oHSU has an app and they are always quick to respond! She answers all of my questions and concerns and lays out schedules and plans before I even think I need them! Amazing!
Describe your experience with Oregon Health Sciences University.
Patient portal is amazing. Super responsive. Nursing staff is great, drs are amazing. Parking could be better but am appts make it easier. They do have free validation and covered parking so not horrible but sometimes it can get busy. Waiting area has great views but not much else. Front desk at some of the private clinics feels better (more spa like and attentive) but not huge on my priority list.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University.
We opted for a package. Two retrival cycles (no meds included) and unlimited transfers until live birth. Cost for that was approx $26k. Drugs for retrival cycle was around $3700. Pgs testing was $1800 for biopsy and $1875 to igenomix (1500 pgs and 375 shopping)
Describe Diana Wu's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Oregon Health Sciences University.
Dr Wu only will place 1 in at a time unless special cases arise. I appreciate that.
10
Doctor
Diana Wu
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
LGBTQ
2019, Successful
10
10
Age 38
6 IUI
1 IVF
Donor Sperm
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Consultant
3rd of 3 Docs
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Diana Wu] helped me track a full cycle, coordinated medication and planned the egg retrieval. Unfortunately my eggs began to mature in two different ‘cohorts’ so she had to make a decision to take those ready early or late, we could not get all...She allowed us to opt for a semi natural transfer cycle with the healthier of the two frozen embryos. It was based on my ovulation so I didn’t have to take meds outside of the progesterone suppository. She placed the embryo precisely and it implanted exactly where she planned...She was honest and respected our intelligence. But she was also compassionate and kind.
OHSU was the third clinic we went to and the experience was the best by far! They were not only skilled, but nice and treated us like real people and not just patients. They seemed to all be interested in the work of helping build families and not concerned about money...Dani [nurse] was great, other nurses were always professional, skilled and compassionate...They worked hard to get our insurance to cover as much as possible. I think we ended up paying about 11,000 out of pocket, with over half being medication copays. This is compared to 26,000+ we were quoted at other clinics.
How was your experience with Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Dr. Wu gave us world class care. She was clear about risks and expectations. She respected our unique situation(s). She is highly skilled and a talented physician. We will only use Dr. Wu going forward.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Go to her first!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University?
She was honest and respected our intelligence. But she was also compassionate and kind.
Describe the protocols Diana Wu used in your cycles at Oregon Health Sciences University and their degree of success.
Dr. Wu used all my previous tests and treatment history to avoid making us repeat testing. She helped me track a full cycle, coordinated medication and planned the egg retrieval. Unfortunately my eggs began to mature in two different ‘cohorts’ so she had to make a decision to take those ready early or late, we could not get all. She did the final ovary scan to ensure accuracy. After another doctor did the retrieval, the office sent the 2 final embryos for genetic testing. She allowed us to opt for a semi natural transfer cycle with the healthier of the two frozen embryos. It was based on my ovulation so I didn’t have to take meds outside of the progesterone suppository. She placed the embryo precisely and it implanted exactly where she planned.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Oregon Health Sciences University. (Assigned nurse: Dani)
Dani was great, other nurses were always professional, skilled and compassionate.
Describe your experience with Oregon Health Sciences University.
OHSU was the third clinic we went to and the experience was the best by far! They were not only skilled, but nice and treated us like real people and not just patients. They seemed to all be interested in the work of helping build families and not concerned about money like some other places.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University.
All in all I think it was about 19,000-21,000 (not counting a polyp removal caused by the fertility medication). They worked hard to get our insurance to cover as much as possible. I think we ended up paying about 11,000 out of pocket, with over half being medication copays. This is compared to 26,000+ we were quoted at other clinics.
Describe Diana Wu's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Oregon Health Sciences University.
Originally we wanted to try for twins. But in our first appointment Dr. Wu explained the dangers of ‘putting all your eggs on one basket’ and mentioned a flu or even a fall could cause us to loose both. After the advice we decided it was best to only transfer one.
10
Doctor
Diana Wu
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2019, Consult
8
8
Age 28
PCOS
European
Black or African-American
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 2 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Amato is nice, she seems to be fairly to the point and blunt (in a good way) about her expectations...treating our infertility based on my health issues and formulating our plan to fit my body/needs...Make sure that you understand your protocol as it pertains to your specific situation. She is thorough in answering your questions but you need ask them...
[Oregon Health Sciences Univ] is clean, visually appealing, and in a great location...they have a team-based approach, so you won’t always see your specific doctor, but I do wish that we saw the same provider each time. My biggest advice would be to ask questions...purchased a multi-cycle package (2 full cycles included) with IVF, ICSI and embryo genetic testing (unlimited embryos) for $27,000. The package offers money back if you conceive after the first cycle. Which is approximately $8,400.
How was your experience with Paula Amato at Oregon Health Sciences University?
We are at the very early stages of our first IVF cycle, so it’s hard to tell exactly how it’s going. Dr. Amato is nice, she seems to be fairly to the point and blunt (in a good way) about her expectations. She reminds me of my regular Gynecologist, which I feel is a bit comforting.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Paula Amato at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Ask questions! Make sure that you understand your protocol as it pertains to your specific situation. She is thorough in answering your questions but you need ask them!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Paula Amato at Oregon Health Sciences University?
We are in the very early stages of our first IVF cycle with Dr. Amato and her team. So far, Dr. Amato seems to be treating our infertility based on my health issues and formulating our plan to fit my body/needs.
Describe the protocols Paula Amato used in your cycles at Oregon Health Sciences University and their degree of success.
Still in the early stages. But we are going the Antagonist protocol. I’ll be starting injections on the 12th of October. Follistim and Menopur. Our first suppression check is on the 9th, where we’ll be able to ask a lot more questions about our protocol.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Oregon Health Sciences University. (Assigned nurse: Rachel)
So far, we have only talked to our nurse over the phone but she is extremely thorough and compassionate. The office staff is also so nice and welcoming.
Describe your experience with Oregon Health Sciences University.
The clinic is clean, visually appealing, and in a great location. It’s easy for me to leave work for a short mid-day appointment. I understand that they have a team-based approach, so you won’t always see your specific doctor, but I do wish that we saw the same provider each time. My biggest advice would be to ask questions. Tell them what your timeline is and also make sure to really look into all of the available cycle packages.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Paula Amato at Oregon Health Sciences University.
So far, we’ve purchased a multi-cycle package (2 full cycles included) with IVF, ICSI and embryo genetic testing (unlimited embryos) for $27,000. The package offers money back if you conceive after the first cycle. Which is approximately $8,400. Medications so far have been amount $2,500. But I anticipate the total for medication to be around $3,500.
8
Doctor
Paula Amato
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
8
Clinic
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2018, Unsuccessful
6
7
Age 26 - 28
Anovulation
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Tubal Blockage
European
Income $100K - $199K
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Unsuccessful
She [Dr. Krieg] ran basic fertility levels and HSG as well as genetic testing on me and a semen analysis which showed no male infertility. My only treatment with her was one cycle with a dosage of 50mg Clomid on days 3-7 of my cycle, which yielded no response, so they had me immediately do another few days of 100mg Clomid which again yielded zero response. The only other option they offered me was to do high dose injections and IUI. Which was too expensive for us to even try since I have a low chance of it working due to low AMH and a blocked tube.
Appropriate tests were not ordered prior to starting treatments [at Oregon Health Sciences University]. -Information was hard to get and confusing. -Felt more like a number than a person. -Left confused, and heartbroken...They said that my injections should only have cost around $1,000 but that was no where near what it actually was going to be (closer to $6,000+). Everything else was luckily covered for the most part, however my insurance will not cover infertility treatments.
How was your experience with Sacha Krieg at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Sacha was sweet and listened to me at our consultation appointment, and had a very personable personality. Appointments were brief, but appeared caring, and non judgmental, and tried to relate to me as best she could.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sacha Krieg at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Be your own advocate, and don't be afraid to push for more answers.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sacha Krieg at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Sacha Krieg was a great doctor and enjoyed the very little face time I got with her, however it was difficult to get in touch with her and her staff as they are very busy and I am a needy client due to my health issues. While under her care I was diagnosed with extremely low AMH levels, elevated FSH, and a blocked tube at age 26; all of this stems from my cancer treatments as a child. I found it upsetting that they didn't rerun my labs prior to treatment(there was a year or more in between testing and treatment). I also found it upsetting that I was only given 2 rounds(in 1 cycle) of Clomid before they said it wouldn't work and pushed me on to high dose injections, which was going to cost thousands of dollars, they didn't seem to have any different plans available to me especially due to they contending that I am not an IVF candidate. It was then we decided to "give up" on our journey. After doing much research and speaking with people like me I have found some hope, even after my spontaneous natural pregnancy ended in a second trimester loss due to what they believe was Cervical Incompetence in December 2019. My husband however had a much better experience and has no complaints but he also does not have any male fertility issues.
Describe the protocols Sacha Krieg used in your cycles at Oregon Health Sciences University and their degree of success.
She ran basic fertility levels and HSG as well as genetic testing on me and a semen analysis which showed no male infertility. My only treatment with her was one cycle with a dosage of 50mg Clomid on days 3-7 of my cycle, which yielded no response, so they had me immediately do another few days of 100mg Clomid which again yielded zero response. The only other option they offered me was to do high dose injections and IUI. Which was too expensive for us to even try since I have a low chance of it working due to low AMH and a blocked tube.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Oregon Health Sciences University.
It was difficult to get through to the nursing staff and they didn't seem very knowledgeable to me. My husband had no complaints except that they didn't do semen analysis on weekends or late in the day.
Describe your experience with Oregon Health Sciences University.
I know many other people who have had great success with them, and better experiences than I experienced. My husband liked the clinic a lot, the only down side was the time slots available for sperm analysis. OHSU is an incredible hospital system, but it is a busy one. Make sure to do your own research and ask as many questions as you need to. Be your own advocate!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sacha Krieg at Oregon Health Sciences University.
They said that my injections should only have cost around $1,000 but that was no where near what it actually was going to be (closer to $6,000+). Everything else was luckily covered for the most part, however my insurance will not cover infertility treatments.
Describe Sacha Krieg's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Oregon Health Sciences University.
N/A
What specific things went wrong at Oregon Health Sciences University?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Oregon Health Sciences University.
-Appropriate tests were not ordered prior to starting treatments. -Information was hard to get and confusing. -Felt more like a number than a person. -Left confused, and heartbroken.
6
Doctor
Sacha Krieg
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Successful
10
10
Age 36
2 IVF
Donor Eggs
Surrogacy
European
Income $100K - $199K
Marketer or PR
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
As a gay couple, we found Dr. Amato to be welcoming, helpful, knowledgeable and professional. We were very happy with her both in terms of outcome and patient experience. Given that we lived out of state, she was especially accommodating in setting time to consult before we chose OHSU, to meet during treatment, and to arrange for skype/phone communication whenever possible.
The facility [Oregon Health Sciences U] and all staff we worked with are great -- and they have all been very willing to work with us and accommodate us from a different state. Very gay friendly as well. The only negative I can think of comes from explanation of costs. We were given a rough estimate of cost...but it became hard to follow along w/ what each new charge was and how it tied back to the estimate.
How was your experience with Paula Amato at Oregon Health Sciences University?
As a gay couple, we found Dr. Amato to be welcoming, helpful, knowledgeable and professional. We were very happy with her both in terms of outcome and patient experience. Given that we lived out of state, she was especially accommodating in setting time to consult before we chose OHSU, to meet during treatment, and to arrange for skype/phone communication whenever possible. When our first attempt at egg retrieval didn't yield enough follicles, she adjusted course and the result the second time was great.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Paula Amato at Oregon Health Sciences University?
The advice I'd give about Dr. Amato is similar to the advice I'd give about any doctor -- namely, you'll likely be talking to the nurse more than the doctor on in-between appointments...so make sure to take advantage of her when you're face to face or on the phone. She's very willing to answer questions and return calls...i just had'nt realized going in that the IPs see the actual doctor for a relatively few number of appointments.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Paula Amato at Oregon Health Sciences University?
She was always willing to go the extra mile to accommodate our needs, answer our questions, and work w/ us remotely via skype, phone, etc.
Describe the protocols Paula Amato used in your cycles at Oregon Health Sciences University and their degree of success.
Not sure I can recount these very well. We had the donor on a cocktail of hormones/meds to help her prepare for retrieval, and those had to be adjusted after the first round didn't yield enough. GC was on progesterone and estrace before and after transfer. We only transferred one embryo.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Oregon Health Sciences University. (Assigned nurse: Katie)
Our primary nurse left the clinic very early in the process, so we had an interim nurse for a period, and then transitioned to a new full-time nurse. This for the most part didn't cause major issues, but it did mean that someone was always playing catch up. Not their fault, of course.
Describe your experience with Oregon Health Sciences University.
The facility and all staff we worked with are great -- and they have all been very willing to work with us and accommodate us from a different state. Very gay friendly as well. The only negative I can think of comes from explanation of costs. We were given a rough estimate of cost...but it became hard to follow along w/ what each new charge was and how it tied back to the estimate. A few times we had to bounce between the financial coordinator, nurse, and billing to reconcile why there was a difference between what we had expected to pay and what bills arrived. Overall the cost was not dramatically different from the estimate -- but it was at times frustrating along the way to try to keep track of what was what. Everyone was very friendly, but this was the one example where things could have been more smooth.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Paula Amato at Oregon Health Sciences University.
$33,000
Describe Paula Amato's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Oregon Health Sciences University.
My recollection is that we were told we could do either -- but through our research, and talking w/ the doctor and GC, we determined that a single embryo transfer was less risky and therefore the right approach.
10
Doctor
Paula Amato
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2018, Successful
7
5
Age 38 - 41
3 IUI
1 IVF
Male Factor
PCOS
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 2 Docs
Neutral
Doesn't Recommend
Successful
She [Dr. Wu] is very warm. Great bedside manner. But, they don't treat the male and he is 50% of the issue! They also don't use alternative medications and stick to protocols that may not be enough for people. I did recommend her to a friend so I like her enough but I'm not going back to her.... I had mild pcos. They don't educate you on the meds and what they're for. We used lupron, follistim, menopur, ovidrel and progesterone.
They [Oregon Health Sciences University] are by the books. Do not use alternative medications and treatment approaches. They are expensive but in line with most other clinics. The team of doctors may have some team issues but when I went through, it felt very cohesive. They will not prescribe any medications for the male... She [nurse] was very nice the one time I met her but I sensed irritation with my emails and when I emailed to tell them I'd had a natural pregnancy
How was your experience with Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University?
She is very warm. Great bedside manner. But, they don't treat the male and he is 50% of the issue! They also don't use alternative medications and stick to protocols that may not be enough for people. I did recommend her to a friend so I like her enough but I'm not going back to her. Instead I'm using a clinic in NY
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Do your own research and be your own advocate. Look up alternative or complimentary medications and procedures and ask about them.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University?
My emails were answered quickly. She spent a good amount of time on the phone after my failed transfers. Disappointed that they put you in a box and don't think outside of it for protocols, especially if you have failure. When I had a miscarriage, Dr. Wu was very empathetic but the nurse answering my email didn't offer condolences at all and I had been working with them for 6 or more months. That felt bad.
Describe the protocols Diana Wu used in your cycles at Oregon Health Sciences University and their degree of success.
I had mild pcos. They don't educate you on the meds and what they're for. We used lupron, follistim, menopur, ovidrel and progesterone. We got 17 eggs, 5 5 day blasts. 1 live birth. 1 20w miscarrige. For FET we did estrace and had to increase it for lining thickness. Unsuccessful.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Oregon Health Sciences University. (Assigned nurse: Dani Greene)
She was very nice the one time I met her but I sensed irritation with my emails and when I emailed to tell them I'd had a natural pregnancy, Dani didn't offer condolences at all. It was pretty hurtful
Describe your experience with Oregon Health Sciences University.
They are by the books. Do not use alternative medications and treatment approaches. They are expensive but in line with most other clinics. The team of doctors may have some team issues but when I went through, it felt very cohesive. They will not prescribe any medications for the male
Describe the costs associated with your care under Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University.
Around $16-18 not including meds. FET $2500
Describe Diana Wu's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Oregon Health Sciences University.
We did a fresh transfer of 2 because they were going to discard one. Both took but lost 1 at 20 weeks. She let me transfer what I wanted
What specific things went wrong at Oregon Health Sciences University?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Oregon Health Sciences University.
We had failed transfers. I did 2 FET with my 3 remaining embryos 3 years later and they failed. I'd developed hashimoto after my son and Dr. Wu only considered the failure was related to my age/bad embryos, and I disagree. They don't stick with upcoming research and wouldn't offer me any adjuvant medication or treatment
7
Doctor
Diana Wu
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
5
Clinic
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland
Operations
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Billing Department
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2018, Unsuccessful
5
5
Age 36
3 IUI
Donor Sperm
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Business Executive
2nd of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
My doctor [Dr. Wu] was aggressive and I liked that. Unfortunately I found out later that her aggressive treatment was actually not the correct approach. She miss that I had Poly cystic ovaries and therefore her treatment plan was ultimately unsafe. ... I really got the feeling that she was trying as hard as she could and that she genuinely cared about me and my desire to start a family.
The androlgy department [OHSU] was fantastic. They really took great care of my donor and made that process as smooth and easy as possible. The reception desk was also great. They clearly would post wait times for your doctor upon check in which was appreciated. ... My nurse was very good at getting back to me quickly with any questions that I had. If she was out she always had someone cover for her. She was simply a nice person to work with and it was greatly appreciated!
How was your experience with Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Diana is great at explains everything clearly and treating you like a human being. She is in your team the whole way through. She really makes you feel like she cares. Unfortunately in my case she misdiagnosed Atypical POCs and therefore I will not be returning to her for further treatment. I do feel like this was missed simply due to lack of knowledge.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Dr. Wu is very kind and great at explaining the treatment. I would encourage you to ask her why she is choosing the treatment that she is. Making sure that she is looking at the whole picture.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University?
I really felt like Dr. Wu was in this with me and wanted a pregnancy for me just as much as I did. I really got the feeling that she was trying as hard as she could and that she genuinely cared about me and my desire to start a family.
Describe the protocols Diana Wu used in your cycles at Oregon Health Sciences University and their degree of success.
IUI with Letrizole x2. Negative pregnancy on both. IUI with Letrizole and follicle stimulation. Positive pregnancy ending in misscarrage at 11w ultrasound. D&C. The fetus was tested and came back with Turner Syndrome.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Oregon Health Sciences University. (Assigned nurse: Oanh)
My nurse was very good at getting back to me quickly with any questions that I had. If she was out she always had someone cover for her. She was simply a nice person to work with and it was greatly appreciated!
Describe your experience with Oregon Health Sciences University.
The androlgy department was fantastic. They really took great care of my donor and made that process as smooth and easy as possible. The reception desk was also great. They clearly would post wait times for your doctor upon check in which was appreciated.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University.
Each IUI cost around $2,000. Not including medications.
Describe Diana Wu's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Oregon Health Sciences University.
My doctor was aggressive and I liked that. Unfortunately I found out later that her aggressive treatment was actually not the correct approach. She miss that I had Poly cystic ovaries and therefore her treatment plan was ultimately unsafe. She and all the doctors and nurses at OHSU were very nice to work with. They were kind and supportive but in the end they weren’t actually doing what was. Eat for me in my situation.
What specific things went wrong at Oregon Health Sciences University?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Oregon Health Sciences University.
Atbthe time I was unaware of the fact hat I had Poly Cystic ovaries. I have now been diagnosed and looking back upon my treatment at OHSU this was missed and therefore my treatment was not appropriate.
5
Doctor
Diana Wu
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
5
Clinic
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Successful
8
8
Age 33 - 34
4 IUI
2 IVF
Endometriosis
Male Factor
European
Income $100K - $199K
Accountant
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
Dr. Amato is a very practical doctor. She is clearly very smart and analytical, and that worked really well for me. She did a great job responding to questions. I also always felt like I knew that plan and that she was taking my concerns into account. She was realistic in her expectations, but also encouraging and hopefully with us for the end result....Dr. Amato will be attentive and will absolutely provide information when requested, but she will not be a hand holder.
OHSU does a really great job of coordinating care. The steps I needed to take throughout the process was crystal clear and the clinic was very organized. The facilities were wonderful and they have an amazing view of the Willamette river. OHSU is organized in such a way that you have one doctor as your primary point of contact, but most of your procedures will rotate between the four doctors. All four of the doctors were really wonderful and they have excellent coordination with each other.
How was your experience with Paula Amato at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Dr. Amato is a very practical doctor. She is clearly very smart and analytical, and that worked really well for me. She did a great job responding to questions. I also always felt like I knew that plan and that she was taking my concerns into account. She was realistic in her expectations, but also encouraging and hopefully with us for the end result. Her approach is friendly, but not as warm as other doctors. In addition, while she was great at responding to lots of questions, she didn't volunteer information as generously as other doctors might. This worked out ok for us since I always came in well-informed with lots of questions, but if you need your doctor to be more of a impetus for that, Dr. Amato might not be as good of a fit.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Paula Amato at Oregon Health Sciences University?
It's important to know that fertility doctors have a lot of patients and their main role is to develop a plan to get you pregnant. Dr. Amato will be attentive and will absolutely provide information when requested, but she will not be a hand holder. Luckily, her nurse Rachel does a great job doing some of the more logistical helping and answering the inevitable endless questions that come up during the process. Rachel works very closely with Dr. Amato.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Paula Amato at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Dr. Amato always made us feel comfortable and we never felt rushed getting our questions answered. She was very realistic and down to earth about everything. She isn't the most 'touchy feely' doctor, but that worked well for us. We wanted the information straight up with adequate time to address our concerns, and we got that with Dr. Amato.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Oregon Health Sciences University. (Assigned nurse: Rachel)
Rachel did an excellent job. She was always very patient with questions and fast in responding to emails. She offered up best practices and tactics to get through the process and was always incredibly organized with the paperwork that was necessary. Rachel showed a lot of compassion and understood how emotional the infertility process could be. We were very grateful to have her as our primary contact as we went through IVF.
Describe your experience with Oregon Health Sciences University.
OHSU does a really great job of coordinating care. The steps I needed to take throughout the process was crystal clear and the clinic was very organized. The facilities were wonderful and they have an amazing view of the Willamette river. OHSU is organized in such a way that you have one doctor as your primary point of contact, but most of your procedures will rotate between the four doctors. All four of the doctors were really wonderful and they have excellent coordination with each other. The only procedures I had that were not performed by a doctor were early cycle ultrasounds.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Paula Amato at Oregon Health Sciences University.
- Meeting with the doctor for a consult was $250. - Pre-Cycle diagnostic expenses cost about $2,000 in total. - IUI cost about $500, then another $325 if we did an ultrasound first. - My IVF stimulation medications were about $3,500 from the OHSU pharmacy. - OHSU has IVF package options. We chose a non-refund package for two IVF cycles at $21,000. - PGS testing was $3,800. Of this $1,800 was paid to OHSU for biopsy and the rest was paid to the testing lab for up to 8 embryos.
Describe Paula Amato's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Oregon Health Sciences University.
Dr. Amato had a strong preference for me to transfer only one embryo since we were doing PGS testing and I was 33 at the time. That was fine with me, so we didn't have any further discussions on the topic.
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Doctor
Paula Amato
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
10
9
Age 37 - 38
9 IUI
Male Factor
Other
European
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Hedges is compassionate, an active listener, and is willing to be pro-active in your treatment plan and care. We have chosen to seek care through a urologist who specializes in fertility due to our desire to find the underlying cause of the "male factor" diagnosis... Clomid and eventually HcG (for male factor use) to help boost Tesosterone and improve sperm count and other values Eventually he was able to diagnose a prostatic cyst through further testing & MRI
The urology unit and andrology lab at the Fertility Clinic at OHSU have all been very kind and compassionate... Our only area of poor experience has been with communication between the hospital billing and our insurance, for the things have been covered. We have had to continually stay on top of insurance billing to fix errors, which has been stressful and complicated....Our costs have varied - as some visits have been covered with a 50% co-insurance, but once diagnosed with prostatic mass/cyst,
How was your experience with Jason Hedges at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Dr. Hedges is compassionate, an active listener, and is willing to be pro-active in your treatment plan and care. We have chosen to seek care through a urologist who specializes in fertility due to our desire to find the underlying cause of the "male factor" diagnosis - we had found previously that other Dr's (urologists who were said to be specializing in fertility) really had no interest in helping us. We have always felt like Dr. Hedges is the exact opposite - very much willing to listen to us and try to help us in a way that is comfortable for us.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jason Hedges at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Ask many questions - I feel our care has been better because we have been active in researching and bringing thoughts and questions to the table, and he is the kind of Dr. that will talk through those things with you and give you honest feedback.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jason Hedges at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Dr. Hedges is an incredible doctor, who actively listens to his patients and has a warm demeanor. He is willing to try different approaches and re-evaluate along the way. We have had a complicated case, that has been difficult to diagnose beyond general "male factor," and where other Doctors were quick to dismiss us, Dr. Hedges was willing to listen, look at stacks of literature and tests that we brought in, and willing to dig deeper to find answers. Although we still have not yet resolution through a successful pregnancy, we feel that he is one of the best for addressing male factor issues.
Describe the protocols Jason Hedges used in your cycles at Oregon Health Sciences University and their degree of success.
Clomid and eventually HcG (for male factor use) to help boost Tesosterone and improve sperm count and other values Eventually he was able to diagnose a prostatic cyst through further testing & MRI, which resulted in surgery to remove prostate tissue from the Ejaculatory ducts.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Oregon Health Sciences University.
We have not had much interaction with nursing staff other than initial intake - as the process is different when you are approaching infertility from the male factor treatment side. The minimal time we have had with nurses at his office and at OHSU for surgery have been very positive experiences.
Describe your experience with Oregon Health Sciences University.
The urology unit and andrology lab at the Fertility Clinic at OHSU have all been very kind and compassionate. As mentioned, our experiences have been pretty limited to time with Dr. Hedges which have all been very positive experiences. Our only area of poor experience has been with communication between the hospital billing and our insurance, for the things have been covered. We have had to continually stay on top of insurance billing to fix errors, which has been stressful and complicated.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jason Hedges at Oregon Health Sciences University.
Our costs have varied - as some visits have been covered with a 50% co-insurance, but once diagnosed with prostatic mass/cyst, more was covered. Our previous IUI's (not administered by Dr. Hedges or at his office) were only covered at 50% as well.
Describe Jason Hedges's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Oregon Health Sciences University.
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10
Doctor
Jason Hedges
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland
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2015 - 2018, Successful
9
10
Age 29 - 32
1 Embryo Freezing
IVF
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
1st of 4 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Wu was very in tune to even the most subtle things that I said during consultations. She would pick up on things like when I expressed unrealistic expectations for myself and the upcoming cycle and transfer and take the time to coach me on having a healthier mindset going into each step.... I was allowed to transfer two embryos after much consulting due to the nature of our genetic disease. I was counseled about the likelihood of a high risk pregnancy but was ultimately allowed to decide.
They [Oregon Health Sciences U] are extremely organized and responsive. I wish that there was a bit more preliminary support and resources available. It would’ve been neat for them to recommend a Facebook support group, or even a sheet of pointers and tips from past patients on staying comfortable and maintaining our sanity. I also wish I would’ve had more training on administering medications.... The nursing staff was so compassionate and friendly. They hugged me while I sobbed over my loss,
How was your experience with Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University?
I felt like Dr. Wu was one of the most compassionate doctor she I’ve ever received care from. She was eager to do all of our procedures. She was also on the phone late into many evenings with us to talk about all of our concerns and to help us understand how to set reasonable expectations for how things would pan out. I never felt like she was in a rush to get off of the phone though. She was very thorough and could cite so much recent research regarding most of my questions. I had such a good experience there that I have actually missed the team. I’m looking forward to going back soon and showing them the beautiful boy I have thanks to her. She is a truly special person and I felt that way before I had my son. This success story does not bias my opinion of her in this case.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Prepare to spend a lot of (important) time talking about being in the right mindset throughout each procedure.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University?
Dr. Wu was very in tune to even the most subtle things that I said during consultations. She would pick up on things like when I expressed unrealistic expectations for myself and the upcoming cycle and transfer and take the time to coach me on having a healthier mindset going into each step. She spent so much time helping me have a reasonable amount of hope where I didn’t get crushed with disappointment but still feel optimistic.
Describe the protocols Diana Wu used in your cycles at Oregon Health Sciences University and their degree of success.
We did a frozen day 5 embryo transfer because of our need to perform PGD and PGD. A few months before the transfer I had a hysteroscopy done by Dr. Wu to remove polyps, and for a biopsy. This also offered the therapeutic effects of an endometrial scratch which was a big difference between my chemical pregnancy and the successful transfer. This was a medicated transfer that included a several week protocol including lupron, bcp’s, estrogen pills, and PIO. The egg retrieval included ganirelix, menopur, gonal f, and ovidrel.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Oregon Health Sciences University. (Assigned nurse: Laurie)
The nursing staff was so compassionate and friendly. They hugged me while I sobbed over my loss, they held my hand as I went through a painful procedure, and I felt so welcome that I even enjoyed a piece of cake with them to celebrate an employees transfer to another clinic. I received preferential phone calls when it was regarding something nerve wracking and when the news was bad they stayed on the phone with me as long as I needed. They will always have a special place in my heart.
Describe your experience with Oregon Health Sciences University.
They are extremely organized and responsive. I wish that there was a bit more preliminary support and resources available. It would’ve been neat for them to recommend a Facebook support group, or even a sheet of pointers and tips from past patients on staying comfortable and maintaining our sanity. I also wish I would’ve had more training on administering medications.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Diana Wu at Oregon Health Sciences University.
$18k
Describe Diana Wu's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Oregon Health Sciences University.
I was allowed to transfer two embryos after much consulting due to the nature of our genetic disease. I was counseled about the likelihood of a high risk pregnancy but was ultimately allowed to decide. She preferred that i transfer two embryos of the same grade. I did transfer two and it led to a devastating chemical pregnancy.
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Doctor
Diana Wu
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland
Operations
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