Vermont Center for Reproductive Medicine

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Genetic counseling: OfferedAcupuncture is not offered: Not OfferedMental health counseling: OfferedNutrition counseling: OfferedAdministration of shots: OfferedCoordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not OfferedSelling medication: OfferedProviding backup medication: Offered
Burlington
111 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401
802-847-1400
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Vermont Center for Reproductive Medicine to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 210
2 assessments
  • 100% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
Operated well
Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
Excellent nursing team
Attention to Detail
Low attention to detail
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2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
10%
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This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
129
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
2 assessments
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Age
26 - 28
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
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The clinic [Vermont Center for Reproductive Medicine] is well organized, easy to reach and schedule appointments and is on-top of reminding patients when they have an upcoming appointment. I know that some clinics separate their pregnant patients from their infertility patients, and although it has never been a problem for me, this clinic does not separate them. The clinic has been very easy to work with financially and do their best to bill my insurance in a way that will cover the costs of the procedures, when they're able.
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Age
26 - 28
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
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Describe your experience with Vermont Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic is well organized, easy to reach and schedule appointments and is on-top of reminding patients when they have an upcoming appointment. I know that some clinics separate their pregnant patients from their infertility patients, and although it has never been a problem for me, this clinic does not separate them. The clinic has been very easy to work with financially and do their best to bill my insurance in a way that will cover the costs of the procedures, when they're able.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joseph Findley at Vermont Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Findley has always been compassionate, knowledgeable, willing to listen to my input and is genuine in the information he gives.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff has always been compassionate and kind, but they are sometimes difficult to get in touch with and have not returned messages on a few occasions. They are all very knowledgeable in what they do on a daily basis and it is easy to see that they wish the best for all of their patients.
What specific things went wrong at Vermont Center for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to call with results
How was your experience with Joseph Findley at Vermont Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Findley has been the most helpful person in our infertility journey. He is compassionate, caring, knowledgeable, prompt and courteous. He has so much information and never rushes us out of the office, answering each question my husband or I have without hesitation or frustration. I honestly cannot think of any "weaknesses" that he has, as he has been a godsend to us during this time.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joseph Findley at Vermont Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Please be sure to ask any questions that you have, and don't be afraid to ask about methods or medications that you're interested in. Dr. Findley is extremely open to these conversations and I have absolute trust in him.
Describe the protocols Joseph Findley used in your cycles at Vermont Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Dr. Findley used a multi-faceted approach with my infertility treatments. We utilized medication that is aimed towards weight loss as well as is known to interact in a positive manner with fertility medications. Additionally he made several referrals for both myself and my husband to be sure that we knew the "bigger picture". When one medication didn't work, he moved on to another and when that one didn't work, we utilized both medications together. He did not waste what I consider precious time trying to force a medication to work when my lab results indicated that they weren't working at all. Dr. Findley continues to meet with me regularly as I look at addressing other medical issues that may be interfering with my fertility, as a means to make sure he "knows where I'm at".
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joseph Findley at Vermont Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The costs were very affordable and the clinic did their best to bill all procedures in a way that was coded so my insurance (who didn't cover any infertility treatment) would pay for them.
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Doctor
Joseph Findley
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Vermont Center for Reproductive Medicine
Burlington
Nursing
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Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
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The clinic [Vermont Center for Reproductive Medicine] was clean, organized and efficient. There were always very nice women at the reception desk and every nurse and U/S tech was kind and professional. I could call and speak to someone at any time (business hours) and my nurse or doctor would receive the message and get back to me very quickly. The only weakness I could think of is that the clinic is housed within the big hospital, making it a pain to park, get up to the clinic, etc.
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Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
10
Describe your experience with Vermont Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic was clean, organized and efficient. There were always very nice women at the reception desk and every nurse and U/S tech was kind and professional. I could call and speak to someone at any time (business hours) and my nurse or doctor would receive the message and get back to me very quickly. The only weakness I could think of is that the clinic is housed within the big hospital, making it a pain to park, get up to the clinic, etc.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jennifer Dundee at Vermont Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Dundee personalized the whole process for me. She made sure everything, from the timeline of retrieval and implantation, to the dosage of medicines, was tailored to my specific needs/profile.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Vermont Center for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Kimberly Schafrick)
I cannot recommend Kimberly Schafrick enough. There was one week during my transfer plan when Kimberly was out of the office and I missed her desperately. She has the perfect balance of compassion and coherence in her communciation. What I mean by that is she will tell you exactly what you need to do (timeline, dose, injection site, adding meds) and why you need to do it in a very matter-of-fact and concise way (which is very important when you're talking in needles and units). But then she also takes the time to answer any and all questions you may have as well as remind you what the bigger picture is that you're working towards.
How was your experience with Jennifer Dundee at Vermont Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Dundee walked me through everything patiently and thoroughly, from day one. She sat with us in her office and walked through all the potential timelines and explained how our plan may deviate. She was incredibly quick to respond to emails and even gave me her cell to reach out. She was personally invested in our success and made us feel very supported.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jennifer Dundee at Vermont Center for Reproductive Medicine?
She is ready and willing to accommodate to your schedule so you just need to ask and advocate for yourself.
Describe the protocols Jennifer Dundee used in your cycles at Vermont Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I am undergoing IVF for genetic reasons and do not suffer from infertility. Dr. Dundee placed me on a standard egg retrieval plan with Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) because of our need for genetic testing. I was placed on birth control pills for 3 weeks. I then began 3 weeks of Lupron injections, starting with 20 Units and then decreasing to 10. After 10 days, I began various levels of Gonal F injections for an additional 10 days before my trigger shot and egg retrieval. During my Gonal F injections, Dr. Dundee started me out on a low dose given my lack of fertility issues. She wanted to make sure I didn't hyper-respond to the hormones, which would have put me at higher risk for OHSS. Other than the standard bloating side effects and some bruising/itching at the injection sites on my stomach, I had no issues with my medications. A few months later, we went through a standard process for implantation. I began Lupron with BCP about a month out, then began taking Estrace tablets and applying patches, and then adding in Progesterone almost a week before transfer. I kept up estrogen patches/pills and progesterone shots until 8 weeks of pregnancy.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jennifer Dundee at Vermont Center for Reproductive Medicine.
$7,000 for retrieval, $2855 for PGD/embryo freezing and storage, $3550 for all medications and subsequent embryo transfer.
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Doctor
Jennifer Dundee
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Vermont Center for Reproductive Medicine
Burlington
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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