Shady Grove Fertility Colorado

5 doctors work here

Rated 9
Strongly recommend: 100%9
100% strongly recommend
1 review
Operations
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Operations

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Scheduling
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Scheduling

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Billing Department
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Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

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Nursing Team
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Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
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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
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National Avg
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This Clinic
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Available Resources

Genetic counseling is not offered
Genetic counseling is not offered
Acupuncture
Acupuncture
Mental health counseling is not offered
Mental health counseling is not offered
Nutrition counseling is not offered
Nutrition counseling is not offered
Administration of shots is not offered
Administration of shots is not offered
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 is not offered
Providing backup medication is not offered

This clinic has 2 offices

Colorado Springs
4125 Briargate Prkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
719-314-3333
Denver
8200 E. Belleview Ave
Denver, CO 80111
720-704-8221
2021 - 2022, Successful
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9
Age 40 - 41
2 IUI
2 IVF
European
Income $100K - $199K
3rd of 3 Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Polotsky is warm and friendly, and called me several times personally to check in....admits when his suggestions are based more on clinical experience than on science (as with having me stay on meds 2 extra weeks because I had a subchorionic hemorrhage). I enjoyed his jocular bedside manner, but it might not be to everyone's taste. Of course, the important thing is that we got results!...He prefers estrogen in patch form and a PIO-only regimen. Dr. Polotsky and SGF do not routinely use antibiotics or steroids for transfers
[at Shady Grove Fertility Colorado] really appreciated how easy it was to get an answer to portal messages! If your nurse was not in that day, a different nurse would respond, usually within an hour or two, and their answers would make sense and be helpful....A live person usually answers the phone (except for billing), appointments were pretty easy to make, and they were always nice about it when traffic made me late....
How was your experience with Alex Polotsky at Shady Grove Fertility Colorado?
Dr. Polotsky has a very specific personality- he's warm and funny and admits when his suggestions are based more on clinical experience than on science (as with having me stay on meds 2 extra weeks because I had a subchorionic hemorrhage). I enjoyed his jocular bedside manner, but it might not be to everyone's taste. Of course, the important thing is that we got results!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alex Polotsky at Shady Grove Fertility Colorado?
Be prepared for his slightly oddball manner!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alex Polotsky at Shady Grove Fertility Colorado?
Dr. Polotsky is warm and friendly, and called me several times personally to check in.
Describe the protocols Alex Polotsky used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility Colorado and their degree of success.
We did only donor embryo transfer cycles with Dr. Polotsky (no retrievals), as well as a hysteroscopy to remove a polyp that turned up. We used fully programmed cycles although he was open to trying a natural one. He prefers estrogen in patch form and a PIO-only regimen. Dr. Polotsky and SGF do not routinely use antibiotics or steroids for transfers, which I appreciate.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility Colorado. (Assigned nurse: Teale)
I really, really appreciated how easy it was to get an answer to portal messages! If your nurse was not in that day, a different nurse would respond, usually within an hour or two, and their answers would make sense and be helpful.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility Colorado.
I was really happy there! A live person usually answers the phone (except for billing), appointments were pretty easy to make, and they were always nice about it when traffic made me late. There was a phlebotomist with mask trouble but otherwise the staff was great. There was no "bad ultrasound tech" like at my previous clinic. I felt like I was getting great care but without feeling like a number the way you do at CCRM.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alex Polotsky at Shady Grove Fertility Colorado.
SGF has fairly reasonable costs for embryo donation, but my insurance covered it. I think there was a $1500 non-billable charge. Another wrinkle is that the Colorado system can't talk to the East Coast and I sometimes had to pay up front.
Describe Alex Polotsky's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility Colorado.
For the donor embryo program, I believe 1 is always the standard.
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Doctor
Alex Polotsky
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility Colorado
Denver
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