Allison Bloom

Main Line Fertility

Rated 10
Strongly recommend: 100%10
100% strongly recommend
3 reviews
Humanity
10
10
Humanity

Ratings of 1 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a number."

Ratings of 10 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a human."

Communication
10
10
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
7.4
7.4
Frequency Seen

Ratings of 1 mean patients only saw this doctor once or twice during treatment.

Ratings of 10 mean patients saw this doctor at every appointment.

LGBTQ Care
10
10
LGBTQ Care

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory LGBTQ care.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent LGBTQ care.

Responsiveness
8
Good
Responsiveness

Scale is "poor, ok, good, excellent" and measures how responsive a care team was when patients needed to speak to them.

Education

Medical School
Nova Southeastern U
Residency
Drexel U
Fellowship
Drexel U

How Doctor Communicates

nurse available by email
nurse available by directline
nurse available by directline
not available by personal cell phone
not available by personal cell phone
Allison Bloom works at

Main Line Fertility
Rated 9.2
Strongly recommend: 81%Neutral: 12%Don't recommend: 7%9.2

At 3 offices

Philadelphia
932 Pine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-398-1733
Havertown
2010 West Chester Pike
Havertown, PA 19083
610.853.1112
Bryn Mawr
825 Old Lancaster Rd.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
610-527-0800
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3 patient reviews

LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021 - 2022, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30 - 31
3 IUI
Donor Sperm
Anovulation
PCOS
European
Income $100K - $199K
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I am still in treatment, but I am very happy with all my interactions with Dr. Bloom. She has a great balance of compassion, and being honest about next steps. She makes me very comfortable as a queer person and has constantly validated my relationship and never been phased by my partner and his pronouns...In the feminine and cis-het focused world that fertility care is, Dr. Bloom creates a very inclusive and welcoming environment. It is also helpful that she and her wife have been through fertility treatments as well.
I wish there was an online portal [at Main Line Fertility], but I hear it is in the works. I expect hiccups that may cause frustration with that. There were issues with paperwork and bloodwork being provided for initial labs. I’ve had to advocate for myself a lot more than other doctors I’ve been to...The office staff is mostly knowledgeable...In the feminine and cis-het focused world that fertility care is, Dr. Bloom creates a very inclusive and welcoming environment.
How was your experience with Allison Bloom at Main Line Fertility?
I am still in treatment, but I am very happy with all my interactions with Dr. Bloom. She has a great balance of compassion, and being honest about next steps. She makes me very comfortable as a queer person and has constantly validated my relationship and never been phased by my partner and his pronouns.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Allison Bloom at Main Line Fertility?
Ask questions!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Allison Bloom at Main Line Fertility?
It is clear from the first meeting with Dr. Bloom that she is energetic, knowledgeable, and passionate about her work. She seeks out my thoughts and questions about proposed treatments and never hesitates to elaborate or take extra time explain the next steps.
How competent was Allison Bloom at LGBTQ care?
In the feminine and cis-het focused world that fertility care is, Dr. Bloom creates a very inclusive and welcoming environment. It is also helpful that she and her wife have been through fertility treatments as well.
Describe your experience with Main Line Fertility.
I wish there was an online portal, but I hear it is in the works. I expect hiccups that may cause frustration with that. There were issues with paperwork and bloodwork being provided for initial labs. I’ve had to advocate for myself a lot more than other doctors I’ve been to.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Allison Bloom at Main Line Fertility.
I had some insurance coverage. Out of pocket I have spent over $3,000 in 4 months.
How competent was Main Line Fertility at LGBTQ care?
The office staff is mostly knowledgeable, there have been a few times I’ve been offered a cup for a donation to bring in for an IUI when I would think it’s clearly marked that we’re using donor gametes.
Describe your experience using 3rd party reproduction (donor eggs, donor sperm, or gestational carrier) at Main Line Fertility.
They have a donor sperm coordinator who is fantastic and a great asset to their team.
What specific things went wrong at Main Line Fertility?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Main Line Fertility.
I had one last minute appointment scheduled that I was completely forgotten about. It was a busy day in the office. I did not end up going back to that location. I have had the wrong lab work sent for blood tests. And I had one instance of an rx not being called in on a weekend that I had to resolve with the on call doctor.
10
Doctor
Allison Bloom
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
LGBTQ Care
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Main Line Fertility
Havertown
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
LGBTQ Care
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
2021 - 2022, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33 - 34
1 IUI
3 IVF
Unexplained
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $200K - $499K
Operations
2nd of 2 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Allison Bloom] has the perfect mix of compassion, empathy, humor, realism, and optimism, and she always met me where I was. My retrievals did not go as expected, and she was tireless in trying new protocols and encouraging me that we would figure something out, while also checking in on my mental health and reminding me that it was okay to take a break...Any time that I had a question or needed to talk to her, I got a call back the same day.
Everyone I met [at Main Line Fertility], from the front desk to the OR to billing was welcoming, caring, and compassionate. I never had to wait long for appointments, they almost always had early morning monitoring appointments available...They use paper charts which was surprising at first, but it didn't negative impact their efficiency at all (I have heard they're transitioning to an electronic medical record)
How was your experience with Allison Bloom at Main Line Fertility?
I truly can't say enough good things about Dr. Bloom. My husband and I traveled ~5 hours to see her and would do it again in a heartbeat (and will eventually, since we want more than one child). We transferred to Main Line Fertility after a disappointing first clinic experience, and she instantly put our minds at ease. She has the perfect mix of compassion, empathy, humor, realism, and optimism, and she always met me where I was. My retrievals did not go as expected, and she was tireless in trying new protocols and encouraging me that we would figure something out, while also checking in on my mental health and reminding me that it was okay to take a break. She was open to my questions and ideas about different protocols, and thoroughly explained what we were doing (and why) every step of the way. When I got disappointing retrieval results, she called to follow up with me the same day and shared my disappointment. And when I finally got good news from a retrieval, she called me with the news herself. Any time that I had a question or needed to talk to her, I got a call back the same day. I always felt calmer and reassured after talking to her, and have taken a lot of comfort in this bumpy ride knowing that I was in such good hands with her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Allison Bloom at Main Line Fertility?
Make an appointment with her! You won't regret it.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Allison Bloom at Main Line Fertility?
Dr. Bloom really took the time to get to know me and my husband from our very first appointment. She talked to us about our family size goals and made her recommendations based on what we told her, which is not something our first RE did. Dr. Bloom always took the time to answer my questions and provide thorough explanations. She is extremely empathetic and optimistic, and I always felt that she was personally invested in our success.
Describe the protocols Allison Bloom used in your cycles at Main Line Fertility and their degree of success.
First retrieval: 2 weeks of birth control suppression, antagonist protocol. 18 eggs retrieved, 11 mature. 9 conventional, 4 ICSI. 2 fertilized (both from conventional group). 1 day 5 blast, 0 PGT. Second retrieval - microdose lupron + growth hormone. 10 days estrace priming, growth hormone priming (every day for 5 days), then growth hormone every other day during stims. 15 eggs retrieved, 15 mature. All conventional IVF. 3 fertilized, 2 day 6 blasts, 1 PGT normal. Third retrieval - microdose lupron. 10 days estrace priming. 21 eggs retrieved, all ICSI. 9 mature, 2 fertilized, 2 day 6 blasts, 2 PGT normal.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Main Line Fertility.
Every nurse that I encountered at Main Line Fertility was kind, caring, and seemed invested in my journey. They answered questions whenever I had them, returned calls quickly, and were endlessly encouraging. During one of my retrieval cycles, I had a family wedding out of town that I really wanted to attend. The nurse I had been seeing during monitoring went out of her way to make sure that my schedule could be adjusted to make it to the wedding and keep my retrieval on track. I appreciate how much they recognize that we have lives outside of the intense treatment schedule, and try to accommodate that as much as possible. I felt like they celebrated my successes with me and were there for me with empathy and compassion when things didn't go as planned.
Describe your experience with Main Line Fertility.
Main Line Fertility is a wonderful clinic. Everyone I met, from the front desk to the OR to billing was welcoming, caring, and compassionate. I never had to wait long for appointments, they almost always had early morning monitoring appointments available, and they had great Covid protocols that made me feel very safe. The clinic is bright and welcoming, with lots of messages of encouragement. They use paper charts which was surprising at first, but it didn't negative impact their efficiency at all (I have heard they're transitioning to an electronic medical record). If anything, it was nice to have the clinicians focused on me rather than their computers.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Allison Bloom at Main Line Fertility.
I was very lucky to have excellent insurance that covered the majority of the cost of treatment after I met a $7,500 OOP max. I paid $2,500 for each batch of embryos that we sent for genetic testing, and a $500 anesthesia fee for each retrieval. I also paid about $2,500 for growth hormone during the retrieval cycle that we used it, as it was not covered by insurance.
Describe Allison Bloom's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Main Line Fertility.
We did not discuss the transfer of multiple embryos.
10
Doctor
Allison Bloom
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Main Line Fertility
Bryn Mawr
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31
PCOS
Immunological
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Income $100K - $199K
Lawyer
2nd of 2 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Bloom is straightforward without being blunt. She's compassionate without being too delicate- basically the perfect mix. When it became clear that I would have lining problems, she got creative and adjusted my protocol...She called me frequently with test results. The day she called with my beta, I could hear the happiness in her voice...
All of them are wonderful. I didn't have a negative experience with anyone. They all seem happy and caring...I honestly can't think of any weaknesses and I would recommend them to anyone. I have recommended them to several friends already. Having gone to two different clinics, I can easily see the differences between the two and my only regret is not going with Main Line right from the start.
How was your experience with Allison Bloom at Main Line Fertility?
Dr. Bloom is straightforward without being blunt. She's compassionate without being too delicate- basically the perfect mix. When it became clear that I would have lining problems, she got creative and adjusted my protocol and I am now 11 weeks pregnant. I would not have been able to conceive without her creative thinking and willingness to think outside the box a bit. It was not a one-size-fits-all approach.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Allison Bloom at Main Line Fertility?
Just make the appointment today!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Allison Bloom at Main Line Fertility?
Dr. Bloom genuinely cared about me. It was such a nice change from my previous clinic! She took the time to ask about my concerns and answer my many questions. She called me frequently with test results. The day she called with my beta, I could hear the happiness in her voice. One time at the office she called a different patient into her office and it was almost jarring- I had felt like I was her only patient and was almost surprised when it turns out she has lots of others!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Main Line Fertility.
All of them are wonderful. I didn't have a negative experience with anyone. They all seem happy and caring.
Describe your experience with Main Line Fertility.
I honestly can't think of any weaknesses and I would recommend them to anyone. I have recommended them to several friends already. Having gone to two different clinics, I can easily see the differences between the two and my only regret is not going with Main Line right from the start.
10
Doctor
Allison Bloom
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Main Line Fertility
Bryn Mawr
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5