Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)

2 doctors work here

Rated 7.9
Strongly recommend: 54%Neutral: 31%Don't recommend: 15%7.9
54% strongly recommend
23 reviews
Operations
8.6
8.6
Operations

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Scheduling
9.1
9.1
Scheduling

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Ratings of 10 mean it was easy to schedule appointments.

Billing Department
7.9
7.9
Billing Department

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Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
7.7
7.7
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
6.8
6.8
Attention to Detail

Attention to detail is on a 1 - 10 scale, and is scored based on the rate, and severity, of errors committed by the clinic according to the patients.

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

CDC Success Rates

This is the most recent data from the CDC. The CDC cautions that it should not be used to compare doctors and clinics. This data represents the outcomes of IVF cycles when using a person's own eggs.

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

Annual Cycles
50
National Avg
738
This Clinic
National Avg
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20%
40%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
>40

Available Resources

Genetic counseling
Genetic counseling
Acupuncture is not offered
Acupuncture is not offered
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 is not offered
Selling medication is not offered
Providing backup medication
Providing backup medication

This clinic has 1 office

Johnson City
1319 Sunset Drive
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 439-7246

23 patient reviews

LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
7
7
Age 31 - 32
3 IUI
Donor Sperm
Unexplained
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
LGBTQ
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
My wife and I had a known donor who was willing to be tested and go through the works at the clinic, to help us save on costs and [Dr. Mark Ransom] highly discouraged that. So much so he talked us into using frozen donor sperm from a sperm bank which added $1300 to each cycle...is very kind and understanding. He seemed to genuinely care about me as a patient. He listened to my concerns and worries and answered all my questions without judgement.
The nursing staff [at ETSU] has been the biggest negative with this office. There are two nurses who work with Dr. Ransom. One of them has been very kind, compassionate and open minded. The other has zero personality and has not been kind...This nurse does not approve of LGBTQ and so we have felt the brunt of that...The clinics strengths are quick appointments. You will never sit in the waiting room longer than 10 minutes.
How was your experience with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Dr. Ransom is very smart and compassionate. He takes the time to listen to your concerns and answers all questions. The only issue I saw with him was the initial consultation. My wife and I had a known donor who was willing to be tested and go through the works at the clinic, to help us save on costs and Dr. Ransom highly discouraged that. So much so he talked us into using frozen donor sperm from a sperm bank which added $1300 to each cycle. We were wanting to pay for all the known donor sperm testing out of pocket and the donor was 100% willing to comply and instead of trying to work with us he pushed against it. Otherwise, he is very knowledgeable and has been very nice.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Educate yourself prior to going.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Dr. Ransom is very kind and understanding. He seemed to genuinely care about me as a patient. He listened to my concerns and worries and answered all my questions without judgement.
Describe the protocols Mark Ransom used in your cycles at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU) and their degree of success.
Dr Ransom did the initial testing; labs, ultrasounds, fem vue. And determined all my labs were normal and my Fallopian tubes were not blocked. He then proceeded to offer iui since we are a LGBT couple. This resulted in 3 cycles of using 100mg of clomid and one trigger shot. Each cycle he said I responded beautifully. Making 3,3 and 4 eggs each cycle. He didn’t really have an explanation. Prior to this pandemic during the last cycle the ultrasound revealed I had a small ovarian cyst that was less than 2mm. He said it was not surgical and would likely be reabsorbed within the next month. He offered birth control to speed up the process, so we did that. I finished the month gave them a call and they are no longer doing treatments due to the Covid 19. His plan was to try letrozole and add fsh shots. We are now just waiting until we can see him again.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
The nursing staff has been the biggest negative with this office. There are two nurses who work with Dr. Ransom. One of them has been very kind, compassionate and open minded. The other has zero personality and has not been kind. She has been very dry and judge mental to us. I have had friends who have gone through fertility treatments at this office and they loved this particular nurse. So much so they became friends outside work. This nurse does not approve of LGBTQ and so we have felt the brunt of that. She isn’t kind, doesn’t explain things, has an attitude and it’s just not how I like to be treated. Every time we go we pray we have the other nurse.
Describe your experience with Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
The clinics strengths are quick appointments. You will never sit in the waiting room longer than 10 minutes. Once you’re back in a room Dr. Ransom comes within 5 minutes. The weakness I have seen is communication. I work as a full time nurse and can’t control my schedule so sometimes the date of lab draws has fallen on a day I can’t get off. They agreed to send the lab order to my Hospital so I could just get it drawn there. It went smoothly until I never heard back from Dr. Ransom about my levels. I called the office and they said they never received the fax and had me call the hospital and have them fax it. As a nurse, they should have been looking for this lab. Had I not called to ask about it they would have never noticed it didn’t arrive. It is not the patients responsibility to call the hospital and request my labs be faxed, that Is the nurses. Also, during this pandemic we never heard or got a memo, email or phone call notifying us that cycles were being cancelled. I had to call and ask for my next appointment for them to tell me it had stopped. Definite lack of communication.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
The initial consult just to be seen was $250. My insurance only covered 50% of the diagnostic tests and zero for treatment. We ended up paying $600 for diagnostics. Each cycle for IUI was $1200. On top of that we had to order frozen sperm from an out of state facility which cost another $1300 each cycle. So in total per month we paid $2500 for the iui.
What specific things went wrong at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
Lab results were not called to me. When I called the nurse to ask if they had received them 2 days later she responded with, they never got a fax so unless they see it on their desk they don’t know. They did not take the time to call the hospital to have it faxed to the office. Had I not called and asked they would have never looked for it or realized it wasn’t there. The office failed to communicate cycle canceling during the pandemic. I called on my cycle day 3 as we had been every month and that was when I was notified that they had stopped all cycles. Major lack in communication to their patients who pay out of pocket to use their services.
7
Doctor
Mark Ransom
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)
Johnson City
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 31 - 32
2 Fertility Medications
Anovulation
PCOS
Unexplained
Other
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Operations
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
The second round resulted in low progesterone indicators on my blood draws and a negative pregnancy blood draw. I am currently having to take a month of Lo Loestrin FE birth control pills to assist with an ovarian cyst on my left ovary from the second round of fertility meds. Dr. Ransom plans to begin treatment for my low progesterone at the beginning of my third round...The doctor was out of the country on travel and his nursing team did not call me regarding my progesterone results. I called 3 days after and they quickly told me to double my progesterone medication. This cycle resulted in a negative pregnancy test.
entire nursing staff [at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services] is thoughtful, caring, and they always do their best to make you feel comfortable...The Fem-vue Test to check for tubal blockage was around $800. Vaginal Ultrasounds are approximately $210 if paying cash (they offer a cash discount)...The clinic is great with scheduling, but the explanation of pricing is not always clear. As a new patient, ASK questions about everything. It eases some of the stress. Also, be aware that their lab for blood work is off site (about 3 miles away). They forgot to tell me that upfront and I almost missed my appointment.
How was your experience with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Dr. Ransom does a great job with explaining the process and what to expect. He truly understands how emotional this roller coaster ride of infertility is. Dr. Ransom is very knowledgeable and thorough, which is always greatly appreciated.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Be patient with all of the testing in the beginning of your journey as Dr. Ransom wants a clear picture of what is going on. Ask questions, take notes, and breathe.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Dr. Ransom takes his time to explain the entire process, what to expect day by day, and welcomes you to call with any questions.
Describe the protocols Mark Ransom used in your cycles at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU) and their degree of success.
My treatment is currently still in progress. My first round was standard Clomid (150 per day on days 2-7). Confirmed negative. My second round, we tried Clomid (150 per day on days 2-7), Follistim 150 on days 8, 10, 11, & 12, and trigger (HCG shot) on day 14. The second round resulted in low progesterone indicators on my blood draws and a negative pregnancy blood draw. I am currently having to take a month of Lo Loestrin FE birth control pills to assist with an ovarian cyst on my left ovary from the second round of fertility meds. Dr. Ransom plans to begin treatment for my low progesterone at the beginning of my third round (which will hopefully begin next week).
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
Dr. Ransom’s entire nursing staff is thoughtful, caring, and they always do their best to make you feel comfortable.
Describe your experience with Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
The clinic is great with scheduling, but the explanation of pricing is not always clear. As a new patient, ASK questions about everything. It eases some of the stress. Also, be aware that their lab for blood work is off site (about 3 miles away). They forgot to tell me that upfront and I almost missed my appointment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
The Fem-vue Test to check for tubal blockage was around $800. Vaginal Ultrasounds are approximately $210 if paying cash (they offer a cash discount). Blood draws are $16 each plus the testing (Progesterone $48 & Pregnancy $44). I get my fertility medications filled at a local pharmacy. So far, I have spent close to $3,500 for testing and two rounds of medicated, timed intercourse cycles.
Describe Mark Ransom's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
N/A
What specific things went wrong at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
The doctor was out of the country on travel and his nursing team did not call me regarding my progesterone results. I called 3 days after and they quickly told me to double my progesterone medication. This cycle resulted in a negative pregnancy test.
10
Doctor
Mark Ransom
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)
Johnson City
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 33 - 34
3 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $0 - $49K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Even though we have not gotten pregnant yet I have alot of faith in Dr Random he is very knowledgeable and explains everything he is doing in great detail including the risks and what the chances are that it will take. With every blood draw or anything going on I have received a phone call directly from him explaining what the results were the same day....Dr Ransom recommended we transfer 1 but this first time we wanted to transfer 2 which be did but he explained the risk of multiples.
Everyone in the office [Quillen Fertility] including Dr Ransom has treated me very well....I really like the nursing staff there were only 2 nurses Lacy and Michelle are both great but at the moment they are down to just one so Lacy is having to do the work of two right now which makes things a little more complicated.... I believe the IUIs with medication were around $1500 to $2000 and the IVF with egg retrieval and transfer around $18000
How was your experience with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Even though we have not gotten pregnant yet I have alot of faith in Dr Random he is very knowledgeable and explains everything he is doing in great detail including the risks and what the chances are that it will take. With every blood draw or anything going on I have received a phone call directly from him explaining what the results were the same day. We are still working with Dr Ransom now trying to do our first FET.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Have any questions you might think of wrote down just incase there is something that hasnt been said because he will answer any questions you have honestly and will explain in as much detail as you want to know.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Everyone in the office including Dr Ransom has treated me very well. From the personal phone calls from Dr Ransom and explaining everything in great detail and answering any and all questions me or my husband has had.
Describe the protocols Mark Ransom used in your cycles at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU) and their degree of success.
During IUI we did clomid and progesterone suppositories all resulted in negative pregnancy tests. For egg retrieval we did follistim, lupron, steroids, antibiotics (to prevent infection) then progesterone injections when we did our fresh 3 day transfer.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
I really like the nursing staff there were only 2 nurses Lacy and Michelle are both great but at the moment they are down to just one so Lacy is having to do the work of two right now which makes things a little more complicated.
Describe your experience with Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
I am able to get an appointment quickly just have your questions wrote down so you dont forget anything. Weaknesses is where they are down a nurse at the moment and strengths they are kind friendly and dr Ransom makes you feel like a friend not just another number.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
I believe the IUIs with medication were around $1500 to $2000 and the IVF with egg retrieval and transfer around $18000
Describe Mark Ransom's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
Dr Ransom recommended we transfer 1 but this first time we wanted to transfer 2 which be did but he explained the risk of multiples.
10
Doctor
Mark Ransom
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)
Johnson City
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unsuccessful
8
9
Age 32
2 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Professor
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
I had to remind Dr. Ransom about what we did in previous cycles or what he recommended the last time we spoke occasionally. This didn't bother me at all since I know he sees lots of patients and says similar things over and over all day...I've been very satisfied as a patient, even though I've not yet had the results I'm looking for...So far, I've 3 done medicated timed intercourse cycles with Clomid, 1 IUI with Clomid, and one IUI with letrozole.
Monitoring Ultrasound -- $210 IUI -- $175 Processing semen for IUI -- $115 [at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU - Johnson CIty]...The clinic is small, which can be both good and bad. Most of the time it's really easy to get an appointment when you need it, but at times I've had to skip cycles because Dr. R[ansom] is out of town on my CD 3...folks at the front desk and the nurses all get to know you after a few cycles...Lacey and Michelle are both excellent. They answer all my questions including responding to phone calls and patient portal messages quickly. They're knowledgeable and friendly.
How was your experience with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Dr. Ransom is a man of few words, so appointments are always really fast. He's not big on lengthy explanations, but I'm a good googler, so it hasn't been a problem so far. He's never treated me like a hopeless case, even though I feel that way sometimes. He's funny and makes corny jokes that make appointments that could feel awkward seem less so. I've been very satisfied as a patient, even though I've not yet had the results I'm looking for.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
If you need more information, don't be afraid to ask.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
The clinic is small, so folks at the front desk and the nurses all get to know you after a few cycles. That said, I had to remind Dr. Ransom about what we did in previous cycles or what he recommended the last time we spoke occasionally. This didn't bother me at all since I know he sees lots of patients and says similar things over and over all day.
Describe the protocols Mark Ransom used in your cycles at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU) and their degree of success.
So far, I've 3 done medicated timed intercourse cycles with Clomid, 1 IUI with Clomid, and one IUI with letrozole.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
Lacey and Michelle are both excellent. They answer all my questions including responding to phone calls and patient portal messages quickly. They're knowledgeable and friendly.
Describe your experience with Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
The clinic is small, which can be both good and bad. Most of the time it's really easy to get an appointment when you need it, but at times I've had to skip cycles because Dr. R is out of town on my CD 3.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
Monitoring Ultrasound -- $210 IUI -- $175 Processing semen for IUI -- $115
What specific things went wrong at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
  • Lost results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
The only issue I've ever had with paperwork was at my initial consult. My ob/gyn had to fax my records several times before the office received them, but I'm not sure which office actually had the issue.
8
Doctor
Mark Ransom
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)
Johnson City
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2014 - 2018, Unknown Success
6
7
Age 29 - 33
IUI
Male Factor
Tubal Blockage
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Professor
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Ransom is very knowledgeable. He takes time to explain things. My one issue is that he sometimes makes a recommendation but does not thoroughly provide rationale to the patient. I try to be very educated during appointments, and sometimes I lost a little trust because he would not give me all the information or background. I also wish he would give me more details related to treatment plans.... He also left a lot of the "driving" of things to happen to me as the patient, so just be aware that it will be up to you to keep things moving forward, especially in the preliminary stages.
This clinic [Quillen Fertility and Women's Services] is centrally located near the hospital where testing and procedures are done. I've had no problems getting in to see my provider and scheduling appointments to be seen within a reasonable amount of time. One downside is having to go off-site for lab work and blood draws.... The staff I worked with was a little inconsistent in terms of the care they provided. I worked with Jeanine on coverage issues; she was not always very patient with my questions
How was your experience with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Dr. Ransom is very knowledgeable. He takes time to explain things. My one issue is that he sometimes makes a recommendation but does not thoroughly provide rationale to the patient. I try to be very educated during appointments, and sometimes I lost a little trust because he would not give me all the information or background. I also wish he would give me more details related to treatment plans.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
If you go to see Dr. Ransom, take lots of notes and come with questions because the office is not going to provide you with patient pamphlets or info sheets. He also left a lot of the "driving" of things to happen to me as the patient, so just be aware that it will be up to you to keep things moving forward, especially in the preliminary stages.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Dr. Ransom and his clinic is the primary infertility practice in the Tri-Cities area. At times, he was very compassionate and took time to explain things. During other visits, he was short and very to-the-point, without providing a lot of explanation. This was frustrating. I also struggled when dealing with his staff. Certain nurses handle his surgery scheduling only, but don't know about in-office practices. I always felt like I was being passed from one person to another and didn't always feel confident in the level of knowledge of the office staff or in their level of compassion.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU). (Assigned nurse: Michelle)
The staff I worked with was a little inconsistent in terms of the care they provided. I worked with Jeanine on coverage issues; she was not always very patient with my questions (despite this being the first time I had to seek care outside of my benefits coverage). I also worked with Michelle, the nurse who schedules all of Dr. Ransom's surgeries with the local hospital (FWCH). Michelle did not always appear to have a clear knowledge of what was going on, which sometimes gave me pause. When I call to speak with her, she consistently needs to check with other office staff members before being able to answer my questions and commonly seems to fully understand what's going on with my treatment.
Describe your experience with Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
This clinic is centrally located near the hospital where testing and procedures are done. I've had no problems getting in to see my provider and scheduling appointments to be seen within a reasonable amount of time. One downside is having to go off-site for lab work and blood draws. I'm not sure if this is true for all infertility clinics, but there has been some instances in confusion about cost and coverage - I commonly have to call multiple places to get quotes to figure out just how expensive a test or procedure will be. While I have not gone through IVF, there was a clear breakdown of costs that was provided to me for that service. This clinic also does not widely publish some of their variety of services or protocols, similar to what I've seen at other clinics.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
My office visits and most labs and diagnostic procedures were covered by insurance, so I was only responsible for paying my co-pay. IVF is not covered by my plan and I was told to plan on having at least $13,000 up front before proceeding with scheduling anything related to IVF. I did have some bad experiences with out-of-pocket costs at the hospital where Dr. Ransom does some of his outpatient testing. I was scheduled for a hysteroscopic septum resection and despite my insurance having pre-approved the procedure as medically necessary, I was told that the claim would likely be rejected. When I inquired to what my total costs would be for this outpatient procedure without insurance, I was quoted at over $25,000. As a result, I had to cancel the procedure. I'm not sure what was driving this cost up, but it did seem incredibly high.
Describe Mark Ransom's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
Dr. Ransom strictly adheres to the ASRM IVF Guidelines. I am 33 years old and planning for my first IVF cycle, and Dr. Ransom was clear that I would only be a candidate for a single embryo transfer.
What specific things went wrong at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Mark Ransom
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)
Johnson City
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
8
8
Age 26 - 27
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Uterine Fibroids
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Dr. Ransom is very intelligent and is a good physician, but he would come in the room, do what was needed, and leave. Did not really take extra time to get to know us personally.... His strengths are he is very intelligent and knows answers all our questions directly, he is blunt when needed and does not beat around the bush, and communicated directly to me with test results and med changes. His weaknesses are he was prompt at times and does not spend extra time getting to know you personally.
Strengths are they [Quillen Fertility and Women's Services] are nice at the front desk and seem happy to direct you to the person you need to talk to. The girls got to know me by name without me saying it. Weaknesses are if it is a consultation, it may take a few weeks to get in because they can get busy. All payments are due at the time of service which can be expensive up front.... One of the nurses did not call in medications in to the pharmacy on the day she was supposed to and I was later getting them than planned.
How was your experience with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
His strengths are he is very intelligent and knows answers all our questions directly, he is blunt when needed and does not beat around the bush, and communicated directly to me with test results and med changes. His weaknesses are he was prompt at times and does not spend extra time getting to know you personally.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Try to ask all your questions while in the office instead of trying to call and ask.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Dr. Ransom is very intelligent and is a good physician, but he would come in the room, do what was needed, and leave. Did not really take extra time to get to know us personally.
Describe the protocols Mark Ransom used in your cycles at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU) and their degree of success.
He put me on Lupron to keep me from ovulating for 3 weeks and then added follistim for follicle stimulation while continuing Lupron. I skimmed for 11 days and then used Pregnyl to trigger ovulation before egg retrieval.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
Lacy was nice and competent but could have been more compassionate. I felt like I was bothering her when I asked questions. She assisted with most of the ultrsounds. Michelle, the other nurse was wonderful and seemed always hapultrasounds. She assisted with medications and was there for egg retrieval and embryo transfer.
Describe your experience with Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
Strengths are they are nice at the front desk and seem happy to direct you to the person you need to talk to. The girls got to know me by name without me saying it. Weaknesses are if it is a consultation, it may take a few weeks to get in because they can get busy. All payments are due at the time of service which can be expensive up front.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
It was easy to schedule ultrasound appointments around my work schedule as long as they were in the monitoring window. They would be scheduled before I left the office so we knew for sure when to return.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
Our IVF cycle including medications costed approximately $10,000
Describe Mark Ransom's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
Dr. Ransome prefers to transfer 2 embryos over one. Unfortunately, we just had one make it to transfer.
What specific things went wrong at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
One of the nurses did not call in medications in to the pharmacy on the day she was supposed to and I was later getting them than planned.
8
Doctor
Mark Ransom
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)
Johnson City
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
8
9
Age 26 - 27
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
Poor Egg Quality
Uterine Fibroids
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Ransom] was very professional and was very knowledgeable about what was going on. He explained things very well from our first consult to the egg retrieval and embryo transfer. Even when our cycle failed, he had us come back to the office and talk about it when we were ready. He gave us recommendations on what to do to prepare for another cycle. I just would have liked for him to give more detail regarding ultrasounds, lab results, etc.
Everyone [Quillen Fertility] is mostly friendly, especially the girls at the desk. They knew me by name after a few visits and made it feel personable. They could improve on communication though. I felt like I didn't know what was going on or what I needed to do next. I always had to call as ask....Michelle was the main medical assistant. She was wonderful and was there for the transfer. The other nurse was good too. I just felt like I was bothering her if I called to ask questions though.
How was your experience with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
He was very professional and was very knowledgeable about what was going on. He explained things very well from our first consult to the egg retrieval and embryo transfer. Even when our cycle failed, he had us come back to the office and talk about it when we were ready. He gave us recommendations on what to do to prepare for another cycle. I just would have liked for him to give more detail regarding ultrasounds, lab results, etc.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
I would tell a prospective patient to ask questions if they want to know something.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
I felt like I was well respected like a human. He could have been more detailed about test results, etc.
Describe the protocols Mark Ransom used in your cycles at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU) and their degree of success.
I started Lupron 20 units daily twenty-one days after my period. This was to suppress ovulation. I was on that for 3 weeks. Then I started Follistim to stimulate the ovaries. Then the Lupron was decreased to 10 units. I was monitored about every other day with an ultrasound and labs (estradiol). Depending on those results, he would adjust the dose of Follistim. I stimmed for 13 days. I administered the trigger shot the 14th day. The Egg retrieval was two days later. Post egg retrieval, I started progesterone in oil shots. I also took an oral steroid and antibiotic for prophylaxis. Three days after egg retrieval, I had a 3 day fresh transfer. I continued the progesterone in oil shots until I had my beta test at day 9. Beta was negative, it did not work.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU). (Assigned nurse: Michelle)
Michelle was the main medical assistant. She was wonderful and was there for the transfer. The other nurse was good too. I just felt like I was bothering her if I called to ask questions though.
Describe your experience with Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
Everyone is mostly friendly, especially the girls at the desk. They knew me by name after a few visits and made it feel personable. They could improve on communication though. I felt like I didn't know what was going on or what I needed to do next. I always had to call as ask.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
Between $12000-$15000 is what a cycle of IVF costs including meds.
What specific things went wrong at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to order appropriate test
8
Doctor
Mark Ransom
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)
Johnson City
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 38
3 Fertility Medications
Tubal Blockage
European
Native American
Income $0 - $49K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
I love Dr. Ransom, his bedside manner is great. He sees a lot of patients and there were a couple of times I had to remind him of our particular situation and procedures I had already had done. That was frustrating for me.... Initially he did the femvue after checking my labs, which were good. The femvue showed both tubes appeared to be blocked. I went in for laparoscopic surgery to try to clear the blockages l, but only one (left) was cleared. After healing, he started me on Clomid and HCG trigger.
I think it’s a great clinic [Quillen Fertility]. I haven’t been to any others so I’m not sure if what I experienced was standard or not. The office staff are great and very knowledgeable. His MA is always very helpful and goes above and beyond to get questions answered. Overall they are great people and it was a pleasant experience.... All of the staff were nice. The one lady was a little gruff but I think that was just her personality. I did take it personally.
How was your experience with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
I love Dr. Ransom, his bedside manner is great. He sees a lot of patients and there were a couple of times I had to remind him of our particular situation and procedures I had already had done. That was frustrating for me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Ask questions, don’t be afraid to speak your mind.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Dr. Ransom is very nice and always made me feel comfortable no matter the situation. The office staff are always friendly and helpful.
Describe the protocols Mark Ransom used in your cycles at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU) and their degree of success.
Initially he did the femvue after checking my labs, which were good. The femvue showed both tubes appeared to be blocked. I went in for laparoscopic surgery to try to clear the blockages l, but only one (left) was cleared. After healing, he started me on Clomid and HCG trigger. I did 3 cycles of that but it’s over an hour to his office and between the cost of the medication and the time it got to be too much. Especially considering my chances were slim with the blockage and my age. He recommended IVF, but it simply isn’t financially feasible for us.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
All of the staff were nice. The one lady was a little gruff but I think that was just her personality. I did take it personally.
Describe your experience with Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
I think it’s a great clinic. I haven’t been to any others so I’m not sure if what I experienced was standard or not. The office staff are great and very knowledgeable. His MA is always very helpful and goes above and beyond to get questions answered. Overall they are great people and it was a pleasant experience.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
Fortunately my insurance covered visits and monitoring. Medications were out of pocket which costed around $150/ per cycle. I met my deductible ($3,000) for the year early with the surgery so other than that and meds there were no expenses other than travel to and from clinic.
Describe Mark Ransom's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
We never got that far so I have no knowledge of his approach.
What specific things went wrong at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
It was just a miscommunication somewhere it was corrected the same day.
10
Doctor
Mark Ransom
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)
Johnson City
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2017, Successful
10
10
Age 26 - 27
1 IUI
Anovulation
PCOS
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I have PCOS that causes me to not ovulate on my own. When I went to him [Dr. Mark Ransom] I had already given letrozole several tries and was not successful. I was ready to move on to injection medications but he wanted to give clomid a try. He said with his PCOS patients he likes to start pretty minimal because of the risk of over-stimulating. I understood and went with his recommendations. Three rounds of clomid + trigger shot and we still were not pregnant. Ovulating but not pregnant. I tried one IUI while on clomid + trigger. But my husband has no sperm issues so technically we should not need IUI. When that cycle failed, we moved on to a combo cycle of clomid + follistim + trigger shot.
The clinic [Quillen Fertility and Women's Services ETSU] is wonderful. I have not had any issues with scheduling appointments and they are always willing to work around my job schedule. I unfortunately do not have any infertility insurance coverage and they are understanding of that when it comes to payment. They also offer a self-pay discount that is very helpful... I have seen two different nurses. One of them is great. She is friendly and very informative.
How was your experience with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Dr. Ransom is obviously knowledgeable in his practice. He has good bedside manner and is very caring. He is eager to move on to more aggressive treatment if something is not working like he wishes. Sometimes I wish he would be a little more on the "proactive" side of things though.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Write down your questions and ask them all. He always gives the opportunity for whatever questions I have but doesn't always cover all of my concerns unless asked.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Dr. Ransom is always sure to ask me how I am feeling or doing aside from treatment. His office staff is wonderful and knows me by name. I am always made to feel very comfortable at my visits.
Describe the protocols Mark Ransom used in your cycles at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU) and their degree of success.
I have PCOS that causes me to not ovulate on my own. When I went to him I had already given letrozole several tries and was not successful. I was ready to move on to injection medications but he wanted to give clomid a try. He said with his PCOS patients he likes to start pretty minimal because of the risk of over-stimulating. I understood and went with his recommendations. Three rounds of clomid + trigger shot and we still were not pregnant. Ovulating but not pregnant. I tried one IUI while on clomid + trigger. But my husband has no sperm issues so technically we should not need IUI. When that cycle failed, we moved on to a combo cycle of clomid + follistim + trigger shot. We are awaiting the results of that cycle.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
I have seen two different nurses. One of them is great. She is friendly and very informative. I don't have to ask her many questions because she tells me what I want to know without my having to ask. The other nurse is less friendly and sometimes comes off as "in a hurry". I prefer to have the first nurse during my visits.
Describe your experience with Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
The clinic is wonderful. I have not had any issues with scheduling appointments and they are always willing to work around my job schedule. I unfortunately do not have any infertility insurance coverage and they are understanding of that when it comes to payment. They also offer a self-pay discount that is very helpful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
The initial consultation was roughly $250. IUI was roughly $500. Ultrasounds were roughly $200 each. Medications came from a separate pharmacy. Semen analysis was $150. The procedure to check my fallopian tubes was roughly $750.
What specific things went wrong at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
My pharmacy did not receive my prescription for clomid during one cycle. I needed to start it that same day. All it took was a phone call to the clinic though and they corrected the issue.
10
Doctor
Mark Ransom
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)
Johnson City
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2016 - 2017, Unsuccessful
7
5
Age 37 - 38
8 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 4 Docs
Neutral
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr. Ransom did my surgery he prayed with me he was always very positive may be a bit too positive he was quite sure that he could get me pregnant although that never happened there was one cycle where I did not ovulate and I really thought that he should’ve compensated me some because he allowed me to go on with the cycle but he said let’s move onto IVF and I changed doctors it was incredibly expensive... Medicated are you are cycles moving into injectable are you are cycles after those in a laparoscopy he suggested we move onto IVF
This clinic [Quillen Fertility] was ok. The receptionists the office staff had a huge turnover rate the girls seem to be in college and no one was staying there month after month it was a wreck and chaotic... The nursing staff was there for a number of years there was not much of a turnover rate which I thought was great one of the nurses was quite compassionate yet the nurse I seem to see the most Lacey was not compassionate was however if anything she was almost rude and religiously close minded
How was your experience with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Dr. Ransom did my surgery he prayed with me he was always very positive may be a bit too positive he was quite sure that he could get me pregnant although that never happened there was one cycle where I did not ovulate and I really thought that he should’ve compensated me some because he allowed me to go on with the cycle but he said let’s move onto IVF and I changed doctors it was incredibly expensive
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Be your own advocate and don’t let him talk you into thinking everything is OK
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
The staff was courteous Dr. Ransom was always in a good mood and funny the staff were always the same there was not a large turnover rate in nursing staff although there were in reception staff they knew me when they saw me
Describe the protocols Mark Ransom used in your cycles at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU) and their degree of success.
Medicated are you are cycles moving into injectable are you are cycles after those in a laparoscopy he suggested we move onto IVF
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
The nursing staff was there for a number of years there was not much of a turnover rate which I thought was great one of the nurses was quite compassionate yet the nurse I seem to see the most Lacey was not compassionate was however if anything she was almost rude and religiously close minded
Describe your experience with Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
I think Dr. Ransom was too confident on getting me pregnant and failed and his cycles are way too expensive for me to continue their although I really like the guy as far as a surgeon I think he’s the best and if I have to have another laparoscopy I would prefer that he do it than anyone
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
Incredibly expensive 12000-15000plus ivf cycle not including any extras or meds
What specific things went wrong at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Lost results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
This clinic was ok. The receptionists the office staff had a huge turnover rate the girls seem to be in college and no one was staying there month after month it was a wreck and chaotic
7
Doctor
Mark Ransom
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
5
Clinic
Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)
Johnson City
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2015 - 2017, Successful
10
10
Age 24 - 26
3 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I didn't feel like I was treated as an individual person, [ Dr. Mark Ransom's] bedside manner was not always the best...We went through several cycles with Letrozole (Femara). Then moved on to IUI, did three (two of which were injectable cycles). At this point I asked about IVF, which we did and it worked on the first try. We were "Unexplained"...He was very straight forward. Didn't get too personal. Good doctor and very knowledgeable. Sometimes I did feel like a number but the end result was what we wanted. Never had to wait long for appointments. Could always get in to be seen if needed without a problem. Wish he would take more time to discuss feelings and how the patient is coping emotionally.
Michelle [nurse at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services] is wonderful. She is informed, knowedgeable, compassionate, and takes time to answer all your questions. There is another nurse who I don't know her name, but she doesn't have much personality and wasn't very warm...[Monitoring appointments were] Very quick and efficient - in and out...Would love if they had extended hours. Also they need a lab in the clinic so you don't have to go somewhere else for blood work. Katie who works at the front desk is wonderful. She is efficient and goes above and beyond to answer questions. They get you in on Saturday if needed (while in a treatment cycle).
How was your experience with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
He was very straight forward. Didn't get too personal. Good doctor and very knowledgeable. Sometimes I did feel like a number but the end result was what we wanted. Never had to wait long for appointments. Could always get in to be seen if needed without a problem. Wish he would take more time to discuss feelings and how the patient is coping emotionally.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Be proactive in your treatment. If you don't understand something, ask and make sure you do before you leave. Write down all questions and make sure they get answered in a way that you understand. Take things day by day. Research and know your options.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
I didn't feel like I was treated as an individual person, bedside manner was not always the best.
Describe the protocols Mark Ransom used in your cycles at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU) and their degree of success.
We went through several cycles with Letrozole (Femara). Then moved on to IUI, did three (two of which were injectable cycles). At this point I asked about IVF, which we did and it worked on the first try. We were "Unexplained".
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
Michelle is wonderful. She is informed, knowedgeable, compassionate, and takes time to answer all your questions. There is another nurse who I don't know her name, but she doesn't have much personality and wasn't very warm.
Describe your experience with Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
Would love if they had extended hours. Also they need a lab in the clinic so you don't have to go somewhere else for blood work. Katie who works at the front desk is wonderful. She is efficient and goes above and beyond to answer questions. They get you in on Saturday if needed (while in a treatment cycle).
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
Very quick and efficient - in and out.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
Very expensive as insurance does not cover treatment. All money is to be paid up front. No payment plans.
Describe Mark Ransom's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
Dr. Ransom said he normally transfers two embryos, but we only had one to transfer in the end.
10
Doctor
Mark Ransom
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)
Johnson City
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2016, Successful
10
10
Age 25 - 26
3 IVF
Other
Income $0 - $49K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Ransom was incredibly passionate about our treatment and wanted success for us about as much as a doctor could! He was super informative and compassionate, he was very professional but also friendly at the same time. He always had a smile and was ready thank answer questions but seemed almost as happy as my husband and I to hear our baby’s heartbeat for the very first time!... For our fresh cycle, we used started out with birth control and Lupron 20 units a day for two weeks. At this point, we had our baseline and then began the Follistim at 300 units a day for about 4-5 days. At our monitoring appointment, it showed that I was creating way more follicles than we had hoped, so he had my coast for a few days to allow my body to absorb some of the follicles back.
Since Dr. Ransom took over the practice [Quillen Fertility and Women's Services], I honestly can’t think of anything to list as a weakness!... Michelle is beyond amazing! She is so compassionate and is very easy to talk to! She answered all of our questions happily and is definitely an asset to the team! She helped make such a difficult time just a little easier!... from what I have read, their billing seems to be pretty straightforward and easy to understand.
How was your experience with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Dr. Ransom was incredibly passionate about our treatment and wanted success for us about as much as a doctor could! He was super informative and compassionate, he was very professional but also friendly at the same time. He always had a smile and was ready thank answer questions but seemed almost as happy as my husband and I to hear our baby’s heartbeat for the very first time!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Do not be afraid to ask questions! That’s what he is there for!!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
As opposed to our previous doctor, Dr. Ransom was VERY friendly and incredibly honest and informative. He was ready to answer any and all questions we had and definitely wanted us to be successful!
Describe the protocols Mark Ransom used in your cycles at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU) and their degree of success.
For our fresh cycle, we used started out with birth control and Lupron 20 units a day for two weeks. At this point, we had our baseline and then began the Follistim at 300 units a day for about 4-5 days. At our monitoring appointment, it showed that I was creating way more follicles than we had hoped, so he had my coast for a few days to allow my body to absorb some of the follicles back. We had our egg retrieval on day 10 and a three day transfer of two embryos that resulted in a negative pregnancy test. About 3-4 months later, we did a frozen transfer beginning with Lupron 20 units again for two weeks, then Progesterone in oil intramuscular injections and estrogen taken orally to prepare the uterine lining for transfer. This process was about three weeks long when we transferred our last two embryos...this cycle resulted in our eight month old beautiful rainbow baby boy!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU). (Assigned nurse: Michelle)
Michelle is beyond amazing! She is so compassionate and is very easy to talk to! She answered all of our questions happily and is definitely an asset to the team! She helped make such a difficult time just a little easier!
Describe your experience with Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
Dr. Ransom is incredibly knowledgeable and absolutely wants to see you get the results you desire! He’s very professional but still friendly! And his staff is super helpful and very easy to talk to! Since Dr. Ransom took over the practice, I honestly can’t think of anything to list as a weakness!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
I am one of the lucky few that my health insurance covered my two rounds of IVF with Dr. Ransom so I just had my regular deductibles to pay. However, from what I have read, their billing seems to be pretty straightforward and easy to understand.
10
Doctor
Mark Ransom
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)
Johnson City
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2016 - 2017, Unsuccessful
4
4
Age 28 - 29
2 Fertility Medications
PCOS
Other
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Maybe I didn’t give him [Dr. Ransom] much of a chance But I felt like I was just another fat girl that was broken. He made me very uncomfortable at times and it was difficult getting him on the phone. ... Then a trans-vag ultrasound and he just made a rude comment during that that I ran out in tears. Last he said he would be comfortable using fertility treatments on me. But for some reason that is as far as it went
Maybe someone would get better help than I. I was nervous and ashamed anyway. I just felt like an inconvenience [to Quillen Fertility and Women's Services] and broken. Even after all of that. ... I may be insecure. But I felt they [nursing staff] looked down on me. ... $150 for a 15 minute consultation ... I didn’t really understand he [Dr. Ransom] needed the test not the results, so after a year of back and forth and no answers he finally calls me and tells me he needs the actual recording of the test.
How was your experience with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
I don’t know. Maybe I didn’t give him much of a chance But I felt like I was just another fat girl that was broken. He made me very uncomfortable at times and it was difficult getting him on the phone. It’s an hour drive to see him and I never got a follow up or what to do next.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Go with someone. Be prepared with questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
I was really nervous and he seemed rude and treated me more like a vaginia than a real person. I was very uncomfortable during the trans vag ultrasound.
Describe the protocols Mark Ransom used in your cycles at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU) and their degree of success.
We never got that far. I went in for a consult. He needed to see the die test, but left it up to me to get it to him. I didn’t really understand he needed the test not the results, so after a year of back and forth and no answers he finally calls me and tells me he needs the actual recording of the test. Afterward another consult. Then a trans-vag ultrasound and he just made a rude comment during that that I ran out in tears. Last he said he would be comfortable using fertility treatments on me. But for some reason that is as far as it went
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
I may be insecure. But I felt they looked down on me.
Describe your experience with Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
Maybe someone would get better help than I. I was nervous and ashamed anyway. I just felt like an inconvenience and broken. Even after all of that. I still never got treated for my PCOS. I do have several friends who have had success there. That alone makes it worth it no matter what behaviors or feeling occur during the wait and check ups and tests
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
$150 for a 15 minute consultation
Describe Mark Ransom's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
N/A
What specific things went wrong at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
4
Doctor
Mark Ransom
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
4
Clinic
Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)
Johnson City
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
8
10
Age 35 - 36
3 Fertility Medications
Anovulation
European
Income $0 - $49K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
On the consultation visit I felt like he [Dr. Mark Ransom] didn't really want to talk to me but just get my information. The first couple of visits I did feel like he was arrogant and didn't want to help me. However, after going to him for a while and getting to know him he is actually really nice and wants to help. He is very good about returning phone calls. When he calls you with different results it is him who talks to you and not a nurse. I appreciate that.
I used letrozole with the hgc shot [at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services]. Before using them I had to get my thyroid under control because it was off, I also had to have a hysteroscopy and a d&c to remove cysts. I was also on birth control for a couple of months in order to regulate my hormones...They have been good to work with and even know me by name when I come in. They are easy to contact and they get messages sent to the nurses and doctors quickly. They will also call you for a reminder for an upcoming appointment or if they need to change your appointment.
How was your experience with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
On the consultation visit I felt like he didn't really want to talk to me but just get my information. The first couple of visits I did feel like he was arrogant and didn't want to help me. However, after going to him for a while and getting to know him he is actually really nice and wants to help. He is very good about returning phone calls. When he calls you with different results it is him who talks to you and not a nurse. I appreciate that.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
The first couple of visits maybe weird because of his demeanor but give it some time and he will come around.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
They answered all my questions and would take time to talk to me.
Describe the protocols Mark Ransom used in your cycles at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU) and their degree of success.
I used letrozole with the hgc shot. Before using them I had to get my thyroid under control because it was off, I also had to have a hysteroscopy and a d&c to remove cysts. I was also on birth control for a couple of months in order to regulate my hormones.
Describe your experience with Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
They have been good to work with and even know me by name when I come in. They are easy to contact and they get messages sent to the nurses and doctors quickly. They will also call you for a reminder for an upcoming appointment or if they need to change your appointment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
My treatment was not covered by insurance so I had to pay out of pocket.
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Doctor
Mark Ransom
Humanity
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)
Johnson City
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unsuccessful
7
7
Age 34
1 Fertility Medications
European
Income $0 - $49K
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Mark Ransom] was very knowledgeable regarding my diagnoses of PCOS and hypothyroidism. He was proactive and flexible with my treatment when we needed to make changes due to my body’s response. He was patient and compassionate...He prescribed Clomid and Ovidrel due to my PCOS/anovulation. I did not respond to the first dosage of Clomid, so he upped the dosage and had me take it an additional 5 days within the same cycle.
It is great to have this clinic [Quillen Fertility & Women's Services] in the Tri-cities area and not have to travel farther out for specialized treatment. They are overall kind, organized, and well equipped. One weakness that I did not like is having to go to a different location for lab work...While I felt care and concern from the doctor [Dr. Ransom] and his staff regarding my treatment, I did not feel as if they personally knew me compared to any other patient.
How was your experience with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
He was very knowledgeable regarding my diagnoses of PCOS and hypothyroidism. He was proactive and flexible with my treatment when we needed to make changes due to my body’s response. He was patient and compassionate.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Take notes. You receive a lot of information and it’s hard to remember it all and sometimes they go very fast.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
While I felt care and concern from the doctor and his staff regarding my treatment, I did not feel as if they personally knew me compared to any other patient.
Describe the protocols Mark Ransom used in your cycles at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU) and their degree of success.
He prescribed Clomid and Ovidrel due to my PCOS/anovulation. I did not respond to the first dosage of Clomid, so he upped the dosage and had me take it an additional 5 days within the same cycle.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
They were overall kind and compassionate. Of two different nurses that I usually saw, one was much friendlier and made me feel more like a human compared to the second nurse.
Describe your experience with Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
It is great to have this clinic in the Tri-cities area and not have to travel farther out for specialized treatment. They are overall kind, organized, and well equipped. One weakness that I did not like is having to go to a different location for lab work.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
Each office visit with ultrasound was $230. Semen analysis was $150. Ovidrel shot was $160. Clomid was approximately $30.
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Doctor
Mark Ransom
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)
Johnson City
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2014, Unknown Success
9
9
Age 35
Fertility Medications
Tubal Blockage
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr Assad is a very kind & caring physician. He takes time with his patients & presents appropriate options in an understandable way. After an HSG, IVF was likely our only viable option & honestly we weren't sure we would be able to afford it.... Overall, pills were our first option. I had used Clomid several years prior which had been helpful in conception for us. So, when we sought to have another child, Clomid was the obvious option. But after 4-5 cycles nothing was happening. So we did 3-4 months of Femara, but still nothing. I had an HSG and much to our surprise, it appeared that both tubes were blocked - no reason known. We had actually just had a miscarriage several months prior. At that point IVF was presented & we decided to take a step back.
We found it somewhat difficult to get an appointment, but otherwise no issues [at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services ETSU]. Dr Assad is a great guy.... Overall, pills were our first option. I had used Clomid several years prior which had been helpful in conception for us. So, when we sought to have another child, Clomid was the obvious option. But after 4-5 cycles nothing was happening. So we did 3-4 months of Femara, but still nothing. I had an HSG and much to our surprise, it appeared that both tubes were blocked - no reason known. We had actually just had a miscarriage several months prior. At that point IVF was presented & we decided to take a step back.
How was your experience with Norman Assad at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Again, Dr Assad is a very kind & caring physician. He takes time with his patients & presents appropriate options in an understandable way. After an HSG, IVF was likely our only viable option & honestly we weren't sure we would be able to afford it.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Norman Assad at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Arrive early for your appointment & bring a list of questions you wish to have addressed.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Norman Assad at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Dr Assad is very kind & listens to his patients.
Describe the protocols Norman Assad used in your cycles at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU) and their degree of success.
Overall, pills were our first option. I had used Clomid several years prior which had been helpful in conception for us. So, when we sought to have another child, Clomid was the obvious option. But after 4-5 cycles nothing was happening. So we did 3-4 months of Femara, but still nothing. I had an HSG and much to our surprise, it appeared that both tubes were blocked - no reason known. We had actually just had a miscarriage several months prior. At that point IVF was presented & we decided to take a step back.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
Very kind & compassionate. Very friendly.
Describe your experience with Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
We found it somewhat difficult to get an appointment, but otherwise no issues. Dr Assad is a great guy.
What specific things went wrong at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
  • Lost appointments
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
Again, initially when a referral was made, it was difficult to get an appointment
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Doctor
Norman Assad
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)
Johnson City
Operations
Scheduling
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2019, Consult
10
9
Age 29
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Mark Ransom] He was ver good at answering all of our questions and explaining all of our options. He made us feel like he really had our best interest in mind and wanted to help us make an educated decision on what was best for us...[protocol]IVF with donor egg was discussed along with embryo adoption. We discussed each poet on at length to help make our decision
[staff of Quillen Fertility & Women's Services] Everyone was so nice and easy to talk to...I only had two visits but everything seemed very well organized and the staff was very efficient. The wait time was not very long to get called back and I feel like they actually listed to any concerns you had and answered any questions...Our total cost is going to be around $20,000. I was diagnosed with Turner Syndrome at 25 and have to use a donor egg.
How was your experience with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
He was ver good at answering all of our questions and explaining all of our options. He made us feel like he really had our best interest in mind and wanted to help us make an educated decision on what was best for us:
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Keep an open mind.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Office staff and Dr.Ransom were wonderful! Always eager to help and answer questions.
Describe the protocols Mark Ransom used in your cycles at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU) and their degree of success.
IVF with donor egg was discussed along with embryo adoption. We discussed each poet on at length to help make our decision.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
Everyone was so nice and easy to talk to.
Describe your experience with Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
I only had two visits but everything seemed very well organized and the staff was very efficient. The wait time was not very long to get called back and I feel like they actually listed to any concerns you had and answered any questions.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
Our total cost is going to be around $20,000. I was diagnosed with Turner Syndrome at 25 and have to use a donor egg.
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Doctor
Mark Ransom
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)
Johnson City
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2017, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 33 - 35
3 Fertility Medications
Poor Egg Quality
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Income $0 - $49K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He [Dr. Mark Ransom] is truly passionate about his work and it shows from the moment he walks in the room. If he says he will call you with test results later that day, he keeps his word. Even if that call is after the office closes.... He is quick and concise but, never in too much of a rush.... As with any doctor, come prepared with questions and concerns. Write them down as notes to make sure you don't forget to ask an important question during your appointment. An appointment with a fertility doctor can be overwhelming and emotional with the calmest of doctors. So, have a list that helps guide you through so you don't miss anything while talking with him.
Very compassionate office [Quillen Fertility and Women's Services ETSU] as a whole. One of the doctors retired from there and there has been a lot of changes in the past year.... [The nurses are] Very knowledgeable, compassionate and, quick to respond with return phone calls.... As with any doctor, come prepared with questions and concerns. Write them down as notes to make sure you don't forget to ask an important question during your appointment. An appointment with a fertility doctor can be overwhelming and emotional with the calmest of doctors. So, have a list that helps guide you through so you don't miss anything while talking with him.
How was your experience with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
He is truly passionate about his work and it shows from the moment he walks in the room. If he says he will call you with test results later that day, he keeps his word. Even if that call is after the office closes.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
As with any doctor, come prepared with questions and concerns. Write them down as notes to make sure you don't forget to ask an important question during your appointment. An appointment with a fertility doctor can be overwhelming and emotional with the calmest of doctors. So, have a list that helps guide you through so you don't miss anything while talking with him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
He is quick and concise but, never in too much of a rush.
Describe the protocols Mark Ransom used in your cycles at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU) and their degree of success.
I am still in treatment.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
Very knowledgeable, compassionate and, quick to respond with return phone calls.
Describe your experience with Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
Very compassionate office as a whole. One of the doctors retired from there and there has been a lot of changes in the past year.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
Testing was covered by insurance. IUI and IVF is out of pocket as with most insurance plans.
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Doctor
Mark Ransom
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)
Johnson City
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2013 - 2014, Unsuccessful
5
5
Age 25 - 26
IVF
Donor Eggs
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Other
Income $0 - $49K
Teacher
1st of 3 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
When seeking Dr. Assad it was to determine what was going on with my body. Yes, we wanted a child at the time but that was not at the top of our list. Dr. Assad knew this and I was passed along as quick as possible. My questions did not matter to him. He wrote me a prescription and was done. He didnt care that it wasnt helping.... Visits were very short (5-10minutes) considering I drove over an hour. He cared less about me or my questions. Terrible bedside. He only seemed in it for the money
The staff [at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services ETSU] did not always answer questions promptly. Charts were not forwarded as needed. Sometimes being on hold was an expectation... Great location. Friendly when entering and exiting... When seeking Dr. Assad it was to determine what was going on with my body. Yes, we wanted a child at the time but that was not at the top of our list. Dr. Assad knew this and I was passed along as quick as possible. My questions did not matter to him. He wrote me a prescription and was done. He didnt care that it wasnt helping.
How was your experience with Norman Assad at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Dr. Assad had terrible bedside. He was short with answers and my questions never seemed to matter to him. My visits were short for the distance I had to travel. I seemed like a number and all he wanted was my money.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Norman Assad at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Dont just go to a doctor for location. Go for someone you like and are comfortable with.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Norman Assad at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Visits were very short (5-10minutes) considering I drove over an hour. He cared less about me or my questions. Terrible bedside. He only seemed in it for the money
Describe the protocols Norman Assad used in your cycles at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU) and their degree of success.
When seeking Dr. Assad it was to determine what was going on with my body. Yes, we wanted a child at the time but that was not at the top of our list. Dr. Assad knew this and I was passed along as quick as possible. My questions did not matter to him. He wrote me a prescription and was done. He didnt care that it wasnt helping.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
Great
Describe your experience with Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
Great location. Friendly when entering and exiting
Describe the costs associated with your care under Norman Assad at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
Reasonable
What specific things went wrong at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
The staff did not always answer questions promptly. Charts were not forwarded as needed. Sometimes being on hold was an expectation
5
Doctor
Norman Assad
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
5
Clinic
Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)
Johnson City
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 40
2 IUI
Unexplained
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Accountant
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Wonderful, great experience, would do procedure again [with Dr. Ransom] . Very nice man, very smart & compassionate. Always felt very comfortable with him and his staff. Very thorough, goes over all the information every visit. Never feel left out...experienced and very caring...Letrozole with HCG injection, IUI procedures failed attempt once.
His new staff [at Quillen Fertility] is young but still nice...the IUI with HCG was around $850 without insurance...Very punctual with scheduling visits and calls, very well organized...Letrozole with HCG injection, IUI procedures failed attempt once...Always felt very comfortable with him and his staff.
How was your experience with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Wonderful, great experience, would do procedure again. Very nice man, very smart & compassionate. Always felt very comfortable with him and his staff. Very thorough, goes over all the information every visit. Never feel left out.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Very smart, experienced and very caring
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Wonderful Dr & bedside manner
Describe the protocols Mark Ransom used in your cycles at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU) and their degree of success.
Letrozole with HCG injection, IUI procedures failed attempt once. Trying for a 2nd round
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
His older nurse retired after our first few visits, she was amazing. His new staff is young but still nice.
Describe your experience with Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
Very punctual with scheduling visits and calls, very well organized
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
the IUI with HCG was around $850 without insurance
Describe Mark Ransom's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
no
10
Doctor
Mark Ransom
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)
Johnson City
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
0
0
Age 29 - 30
1 IVF
Endometriosis
Male Factor
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Success w/ Doc Not sure
I was told [by Dr. Mark Ransom] I had a 5% chance or less of ever being pregnant without IVF because I have stage 4 endometriosis and my husband has low motility. I questioned a procedure that would help my husbands motility (varicocele repair) and he told us it likely wouldn’t work from what he’s seen in the past with his many years of experience, so we decided to do IVF instead. $18k later for IVF with ICSI we yielded low embryo numbers, which is not his fault, but when we went for transfer of our 2/3 embryos, he couldn’t even positively identify the catheter in the fundus of my uterus before he concluded it was okay and transferred them anyway. I was swollen still from egg retrieval, borderline OH
The nurse [at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services] was never very friendly...She is very distant and seems like she has no compassion for people, especially going through infertility treatments. I always felt like I was wasting her time and getting on her nerves...I loved the front office staff and they were very attentive and sweet. I never had an issue with scheduling or billing. They made it very easy. They were more compassionate than the medical staff. I did have issues getting previous medical records and call back in regards to that but otherwise they were great.
How was your experience with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
He’s all about money made from IVF and doesn’t try to support natural pregnancy. He shot down a varicocele repair for my husband and that’s the very surgery that got me pregnant naturally after failed ivf. He advised against it.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Absolutely don’t go to him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
I was told I had a 5% chance or less of ever being pregnant without IVF because I have stage 4 endometriosis and my husband has low motility. I questioned a procedure that would help my husbands motility (varicocele repair) and he told us it likely wouldn’t work from what he’s seen in the past with his many years of experience, so we decided to do IVF instead. $18k later for IVF with ICSI we yielded low embryo numbers, which is not his fault, but when we went for transfer of our 2/3 embryos, he couldn’t even positively identify the catheter in the fundus of my uterus before he concluded it was okay and transferred them anyway. I was swollen still from egg retrieval, borderline OHSS. Our transfer didn’t work and from the moment it didn’t work his personality changed and he was not nearly as friendly with us in the office. I know the failed IVF was not his fault but I was very disappointed in how we were treated. The embrynologist Natalie and his medicine nurse, Michelle I think, are fantastic. The nurse was never very friendly that rounds with him, Lacie. She is very distant and seems like she has no compassion for people, especially going through infertility treatments. I always felt like I was wasting her time and getting on her nerves. We finally did get the procedure anyway to help my husbands motility after our failed IVF and we then conceived naturally 4 months later, imagine that. I will never see this man again. He is all about the money and could care less if you conceive. Do not waste you time or money. If you truly need help, go anywhere else.
Describe the protocols Mark Ransom used in your cycles at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU) and their degree of success.
I cannot remember. I know we used Lupron 2 weeks and then FSH for almost 2 weeks. Egg retrieval and then steroids and progesterone.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU). (Assigned nurse: Lacie)
Lacie acts like you get on her nerves and she’s in a bad mood all the time.
Describe your experience with Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
I loved the front office staff and they were very attentive and sweet. I never had an issue with scheduling or billing. They made it very easy. They were more compassionate than the medical staff. I did have issues getting previous medical records and call back in regards to that but otherwise they were great.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
Approximately $18,000
What specific things went wrong at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
I was told I had a 5% chance or less of ever being pregnant without IVF because I have stage 4 endometriosis and my husband has low motility. I questioned a procedure that would help my husbands motility (varicocele repair) and he told us it likely wouldn’t work from what he’s seen in the past with his many years of experience, so we decided to do IVF instead. $18k later for IVF with ICSI we yielded low embryo numbers, which is not his fault, but when we went for transfer of our 2/3 embryos, he couldn’t even positively identify the catheter in the fundus of my uterus before he concluded it was okay and transferred them anyway. I was swollen still from egg retrieval, borderline OHSS. Our transfer didn’t work and from the moment it didn’t work his personality changed and he was not nearly as friendly with us in the office. I know the failed IVF was not his fault but I was very disappointed in how we were treated. The embrynologist Natalie and his medicine nurse, Michelle I think, are fantastic. The nurse was never very friendly that rounds with him, Lacie. She is very distant and seems like she has no compassion for people, especially going through infertility treatments. I always felt like I was wasting her time and getting on her nerves. We finally did get the procedure anyway to help my husbands motility after our failed IVF and we then conceived naturally 4 months later, imagine that. I will never see this man again. He is all about the money and could care less if you conceive. Do not waste you time or money. If you truly need help, go anywhere else.
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Doctor
Mark Ransom
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
0
Clinic
Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)
Johnson City
Operations
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Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017 - 2019, Successful
8
8
Age 40 - 42
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Tubal Blockage
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
Dr. Ransom is informative and helpful. He is very professional.[he] doesn't "sugar-coat" anything, but is very kind and patient. He answered any questions we had, and pointed us toward viable options...We have gone to [him] for testing and consultation only so far. We will be going through with embryo adoption, using him as our doctor, as soon as we are matched with donors...
Strenths: This clinic seems very efficient. Scheduling is relatively easy. They are relatively prompt for your scheduled appointment. The [Quillen Fertility & Woman's Services] staff is friendly and competent. Weaknesses: The clinic does not keep donor embryos, so you do have to use a third party for that...I honestly haven't dealt much with the nursing staff. They basically just took some information from us. Most 9f testing was done through my obgyn
How was your experience with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Dr. Ransom is informative and helpful. He is very professional. Dr. Ransom doesn't "sugar-coat" anything, but is very kind and patient. He answered any questions we had, and pointed us toward viable options.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Ask questions and clarification on anything you don't understand.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Dr. Ransom is kind, patient, and attentive, while being professional and informative.
Describe the protocols Mark Ransom used in your cycles at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU) and their degree of success.
We have gone to Dr. Ransom for testing and consultation only so far. We will be going through with embryo adoption, using him as our doctor, as soon as we are matched with donors.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
I honestly haven't dealt much with the nursing staff. They basically just took some information from us. Most 9f testing was done through my obgyn. But they seem very pleasant.
Describe your experience with Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
Strenths: This clinic seems very efficient. Scheduling is relatively easy. They are relatively prompt for your scheduled appointment. The staff is friendly and competent. Weaknesses: The clinic does not keep donor embryos, so you do have to use a third party for that.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
I don't remember. Insurance covered most of our bills so far.
8
Doctor
Mark Ransom
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)
Johnson City
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2015, Successful
10
9
Age 30
3 Fertility Medications
Other
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
1st of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Assad was wonderful! I felt like he truly cared and was willing to give me the time I needed and explanations.... Dr. Assad was very caring, thorough, and knowledgeable throughout each visit. He was compassionate while he also told the facts. I felt very comfortable with Dr. Assad and would recommend him to anyone seeking treatment.... This clinic [Quillen Fertility and Women's Services] is very friendly and easy to schedule with. They are willing to work with you and your schedule. It is centrally located and clean. The office staff is friendly and easy to get a hold of. I would recommend this facility to others
This clinic [Quillen Fertility and Women's Services] is very friendly and easy to schedule with. They are willing to work with you and your schedule. It is centrally located and clean. The office staff is friendly and easy to get a hold of. I would recommend this facility to others.... Dr. Assad was wonderful! I felt like he truly cared and was willing to give me the time I needed and explanations.... Dr. Assad was very caring, thorough, and knowledgeable throughout each visit. He was compassionate while he also told the facts. I felt very comfortable with Dr. Assad and would recommend him to anyone seeking treatment.
How was your experience with Norman Assad at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Dr. Assad was very caring, thorough, and knowledgeable throughout each visit. He was compassionate while he also told the facts. I felt very comfortable with Dr. Assad and would recommend him to anyone seeking treatment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Norman Assad at Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)?
Dr. Assad was wonderful! I felt like he truly cared and was willing to give me the time I needed and explanations.
Describe your experience with Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU).
This clinic is very friendly and easy to schedule with. They are willing to work with you and your schedule. It is centrally located and clean. The office staff is friendly and easy to get a hold of. I would recommend this facility to others.
10
Doctor
Norman Assad
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Quillen Fertility & Women's Services (ETSU)
Johnson City
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources