Rated 5.5
Strongly recommend: 33%Neutral: 19%Don't recommend: 48%5.5
33% strongly recommend
33 reviews
Humanity
6.3
6.3
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
7.1
7.1
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
4.8
4.8
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
7.2
OK
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
U. of Rochester
Residency
U. of Connecticut
Fellowship
SUNY Downstate

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
doctor, nurse available by directline
doctor, nurse available by directline
not available by personal cell phone
not available by personal cell phone
Althea O'Shaughnessy works in 4 offices at

Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Rated 8
Strongly recommend: 61%Neutral: 18%Don't recommend: 21%8

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Denver
4500 E. 9th Ave #630
Denver, CO 80220
Lafayette
300 Exempla Circle #370
Lafayette, CO 80026
Littleton
271 W County Line Rd
Littleton, CO 80129
Lone Tree
10107 RidgeGate Parkway #300
Lone Tree, CO 80124
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33 patient reviews

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Consult
NPS
0
NPS
0
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Success w/ Doc Not sure
There were no pleasantries with Dr. O'Shaughnessy. We went directly into her office where she rapid fired questions at us and then prescribed a number of labs, even though I brought in recent lab work that contained the same information. In an already stressful process her bedside manner was seriously lacking. She asked no questions about our goals, what we had tried previously or what information would be most helpful to us. We waited a long period after our initial appointment time to be seen - instead of being apologetic, she complained about how busy she is.
The nursing staff [at Conceptions Reproductive Associates] seemed kind, friendly and willing to answer our questions...Overall communication was fine. Front desk staff were pleasant. We had some difficulty hearing back from our scheduling coordinator and our appointment started past the scheduled time. A lot of information was presented to us, which felt confusing to parse out and make sense of.
How was your experience with Althea O'Shaughnessy at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
It felt very methodical and not warm or welcoming at all. I left the visit feeling deeply uncomfortable and frustrated. We were not greeted with any questions or warmth when we came in. It seemed that the desire was to just run a battery of tests on us and keep it moving.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Althea O'Shaughnessy at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
This journey is emotional enough as it is - seek another doctor who is more compassionate.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Althea O'Shaughnessy at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
There were no pleasantries with Dr. O'Shaughnessy. We went directly into her office where she rapid fired questions at us and then prescribed a number of labs, even though I brought in recent lab work that contained the same information. In an already stressful process her bedside manner was seriously lacking. She asked no questions about our goals, what we had tried previously or what information would be most helpful to us. We waited a long period after our initial appointment time to be seen - instead of being apologetic, she complained about how busy she is.
Describe the protocols Althea O'Shaughnessy used in your cycles at Conceptions Reproductive Associates and their degree of success.
N/A
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
The nursing staff seemed kind, friendly and willing to answer our questions.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Overall communication was fine. Front desk staff were pleasant. We had some difficulty hearing back from our scheduling coordinator and our appointment started past the scheduled time. A lot of information was presented to us, which felt confusing to parse out and make sense of.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Althea O'Shaughnessy at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
$175 for an initial consultation without insurance
0
Doctor
Althea O'Shaughnessy
NPS
Humanity
1 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
2 of 5
Compassion
1 of 5
Explained risks
1 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
0
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Denver
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
2 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
4 of 5
LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2022, Successful
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 32 - 36
Donor Eggs
Surrogacy
European
Income $200K - $499K
Sales Representative
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. O [Dr. O'Shaughnessy] was always very direct with the treatment plan and our options in every step of the way. We always felt that Dr. O had our best interests in mind and would come to us with new options when the attempts didn't work as planned and the best path forward to achieve our ultimate goal...Initially, the entire process felt very intimidating, but after several meetings with the doctors and nurses, we knew that we were at the best place to help us bring a child into the world...
Initially, the entire process [at Conceptions Reproductive Associates] felt very intimidating, but after several meetings with the doctors and nurses, we knew that we were at the best place to help us bring a child into the world. Conceptions is very transparent on the process, however one area of improvement would be on the pricing module. It was often challenge to predict the actual costs of our journey and there were often 'unexpected' costs that we found along the way...
How was your experience with Althea O'Shaughnessy at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr. O was a tremendous doctor to work with during our journey. We had several attempts with donor eggs and a surrogate to bring our now son into the world and Dr. O was always very direct with the treatment plan and our options in every step of the way. We always felt that Dr. O had our best interests in mind and would come to us with new options when the attempts didn't work as planned and the best path forward to achieve our ultimate goal.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Althea O'Shaughnessy at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Ask lots of questions!
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
We had a positive experience with Conceptions. Initially, the entire process felt very intimidating, but after several meetings with the doctors and nurses, we knew that we were at the best place to help us bring a child into the world. Conceptions is very transparent on the process, however one area of improvement would be on the pricing module. It was often challenge to predict the actual costs of our journey and there were often 'unexpected' costs that we found along the way.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Althea O'Shaughnessy at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Very confusing ...
9
Doctor
Althea O'Shaughnessy
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
LGBTQ Care
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Denver
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
LGBTQ Care
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2016, Successful
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 33 - 34
2 IUI
1 IVF
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Althea O'Shaughnessy] scheduled an appointment just to speak with us and explain what may have happened when we received a negative pregnancy test after our first transfer. She was also very personable...She was very knowledgable and thorough. Also seemed to enjoy her job. My husband and I actually discussed it and felt like she was somewhat like an aunt in nature- providing compassion, yet with direct facts...Genetic testing- because it seemed a standard practice there.
Appointments [at Sher] were somewhat inflexible. The doctor could only provide treatment in morning hours. Afternoons seemed to be reserved for new patients...Genetic testing- because it seemed a standard practice there...Everyone was wonderful at the office. Responsive, caring and attentive...Mostly covered by my insurance. But we had to pay 20% out of pocket. Came to around $3000 per cycle...She [Dr. Althea O'Shaughnessy] was very knowledgable and thorough. Also seemed to enjoy her job.
How was your experience with Althea O'Shaughnessy at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
She was very knowledgable and thorough. Also seemed to enjoy her job. My husband and I actually discussed it and felt like she was somewhat like an aunt in nature- providing compassion, yet with direct facts.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Althea O'Shaughnessy at Sher Fertility Solutions New York?
She scheduled an appointment just to speak with us and explain what may have happened when we received a negative pregnancy test after our first transfer. She was also very personable.
Describe the protocols Althea O'Shaughnessy used in your cycles at Sher Fertility Solutions New York and their degree of success.
Genetic testing- because it seemed a standard practice there. Egg retrieval and embryo transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Sher Fertility Solutions New York. (Assigned nurse: Yes- cannot recall her name)
Everyone was wonderful at the office. Responsive, caring and attentive
Describe your experience with Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
Appointments were somewhat inflexible. The doctor could only provide treatment in morning hours. Afternoons seemed to be reserved for new patients.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Althea O'Shaughnessy at Sher Fertility Solutions New York.
Mostly covered by my insurance. But we had to pay 20% out of pocket. Came to around $3000 per cycle.
9
Doctor
Althea O'Shaughnessy
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
9
Clinic
Sher Fertility Solutions New York
New York
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
2 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
LGBTQ
Verified

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2019, Unsuccessful
NPS
1
NPS
4
Age 37
3 IUI
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
Professor
1st of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Donor Sperm
LGBTQ
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
[Protocols with Dr. Althea O'Shaughnessy included] IUIs with letrozole...met with Dr. O'Shaughnessy once, and had pretty much zero interaction with her about my actual case...There was an unexpected obstacle to an impending IUI. This was our first effort at treatment, so we were understandably worried about the problem. Given the remainder of our fertility efforts so far, I would no longer be super concerned about that outcome; however, Dr. O'Shaughnessy didn't help us understand the lack of need for concern. The most unpleasant part of the interaction was that we kept asking about a potential solution, and she was extremely dismissive while also misunderstanding what we were suggesting. Combined with the lack of consistent care, it gave the impression that no one in the clinic was actually following our case carefully.
Generally speaking I had mediocre communication experiences with Conceptions. It was often difficult to reach someone, and I had to be pretty on top of it to make sure initial ultrasounds for IUIs were scheduled early enough. Part of the issue is that it's a big practice (another part is the horrendous customer service standard in fertility as a whole but I digress). I worked with a lot of different nurses, and that lack of consistency was often frustrating because I would need to explain things repeatedly.
How was your experience with Althea O'Shaughnessy at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
I met with Dr. O'Shaughnessy once. There was an unexpected obstacle to an impending IUI. This was our first effort at treatment, so we were understandably worried about the problem. Given the remainder of our fertility efforts so far, I would no longer be super concerned about that outcome; however, Dr. O'Shaughnessy didn't help us understand the lack of need for concern. The most unpleasant part of the interaction was that we kept asking about a potential solution, and she was extremely dismissive while also misunderstanding what we were suggesting. Combined with the lack of consistent care, it gave the impression that no one in the clinic was actually following our case carefully.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Althea O'Shaughnessy at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
I saw different practitioners for pretty much every meeting: the first NP who did my intake left the practice before I could begin treatment, I saw another NP for a regroup, met with Dr. O'Shaughnessy once, and had pretty much zero interaction with her about my actual case.
Describe the protocols Althea O'Shaughnessy used in your cycles at Conceptions Reproductive Associates and their degree of success.
IUIs with letrozole.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Changed over time)
Generally speaking I had mediocre communication experiences with Conceptions. It was often difficult to reach someone, and I had to be pretty on top of it to make sure initial ultrasounds for IUIs were scheduled early enough. Part of the issue is that it's a big practice (another part is the horrendous customer service standard in fertility as a whole but I digress). I worked with a lot of different nurses, and that lack of consistency was often frustrating because I would need to explain things repeatedly.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
It's a big clinic with a lot of doctors and locations. That can be good and bad. The Rose location was honestly a nightmare in terms of customer service: the front desk folks were overtly hostile and rude, lost STI test results and made us redo them (they were like, yeah, we lose faxes all the time), made obvious billing errors. The Littleton main office was much better: friendly staff, no lost test results, correct billing. Overall Conceptions is pretty heteronormative and I often found that exhausting. However, andrology is mostly great. Dealing with the lab there was the best aspect of Conceptions.
What specific things went wrong at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost results
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Doctor
Althea O'Shaughnessy
NPS
Humanity
1 of 5
Communication
1 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
2 of 5
Compassion
1 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
1 of 5
4
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Lone Tree
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
2 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

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2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
NPS
3
NPS
6
Age 39 - 40
2 Fertility Medications
PCOS
European
Income $50K - $99K
Consultant
Only Doc Seen
IUI With Other Docs
Donor Sperm
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
She [Dr. O'Shaughnessy] was fine. Not particularly warm, but I didn’t need that at the beginning. I only saw her at the beginning of the process—once I was in a cycle, I didn’t see her at all. Because of that I don’t have anything else to write... I was prescribed Letrazole to build my lining and estrace and progesterone as well as a trigger shot. The first time, the trigger shot made me horribly ill
The reception staff [Conceptions Reproductive Associates] is not very professional and I overheard questions for other patients about health and billing from the staff on multiple occasions.... Although my main nurse was great, I got the sense that they didn’t communicate very well. My nurse had no idea that I called the after-hours nurse when I got really sick from the trigger shot.
How was your experience with Althea O'Shaughnessy at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
She was fine. Not particularly warm, but I didn’t need that at the beginning. I only saw her at the beginning of the process—once I was in a cycle, I didn’t see her at all. Because of that I don’t have anything else to write so now I’m filling up this space with characters: swrtuioppjdsacvnmiytdsc luresshhjoutrdcnkitenkouv jjdyikkbcefhjklmnbcrylmbverjklmn frdxsllyrscbb. Hhhhfffvkkvfdcbn hbjnfffg bgcckkbgyvxzchjm ggcxxkkggydxv vfgjnvfxxxhj gfcxxxxjjktsscv fdzbjig b jfsxbbutfcb vfxcbb
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Althea O'Shaughnessy at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Be prepared to be your own advocate
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Althea O'Shaughnessy at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Doctor visits were extremely brief, and although nurses were more available, there wasn’t a whole lot of understanding of how confusing the process is, especially for a single person.
Describe the protocols Althea O'Shaughnessy used in your cycles at Conceptions Reproductive Associates and their degree of success.
I was prescribed Letrazole to build my lining and estrace and progesterone as well as a trigger shot. The first time, the trigger shot made me horribly ill
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Channing )
Although my main nurse was great, I got the sense that they didn’t communicate very well. My nurse had no idea that I called the after-hours nurse when I got really sick from the trigger shot. There were varying levels of professionalism- one technician loudly said “I’ve never seen that before!” During an X-ray in which I was in stirrups and my uterus was pumped full of liquid.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
The reception staff is not very professional and I overheard questions for other patients about health and billing from the staff on multiple occasions. They also ask for payment on the same day as an IUI, which is understandable (I’m not asking them not to bill me for services rendered), but it’s already a really stressful day, and especially for single patients, there has to be a more delicate way to handle this
Describe the costs associated with your care under Althea O'Shaughnessy at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
I believe my first round ofIUI was $1200, not including sperm. My insurance covered a portion of this moving forward
What specific things went wrong at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Although I know how babies are made, the details of this process are overwhelming. I didn’t always get consistent messaging about what was going on with my body or the best way to move forward.
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Doctor
Althea O'Shaughnessy
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
2 of 5
6
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Denver
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
4 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Unknown Success
NPS
6
NPS
10
Age 35
1 IVF
Male Factor
European
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
4 IUI With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Althea O'Shaughnessy] is very blunt and to the point. She talks to you more than just a number but is not overly empathetic in the way she discusses treatment...She did always take the time to describe anything we asked and did not appear to rush us. I never felt like she had much empathy though or had much emotional investment in what happened which I think there could be more of...she seems very thorough
All the staff [at Conceptions Reproductive Associates of Colorado] are helpful and friendly. If they are not able to help they point you in the right direction and give you more information. They appear upfront with costs. Overall our experience at this clinic has been great...[the nursing staff] were very thorough, listened well and responded fairly quickly with questions or results...The clinic as a whole only recommends single embryo transfer but will do multiple embryo transfer if you push for it.
How was your experience with Althea O'Shaughnessy at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
From other people I have heard she has achieved much success. We are still waiting to know if our one embryo has been a success. She is recommending additional testing, etc. since we only have one embryo so she seems very thorough. She did always take the time to describe anything we asked and did not appear to rush us. I never felt like she had much empathy though or had much emotional investment in what happened which I think there could be more of.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Althea O'Shaughnessy at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Ask many questions and expect concise and to the point.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Althea O'Shaughnessy at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
She is very blunt and to the point. She talks to you more than just a number but is not overly empathetic in the way she discusses treatment, etc.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Erika)
They were very thorough, listened well and responded fairly quickly with questions or results.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
All the staff are helpful and friendly. If they are not able to help they point you in the right direction and give you more information. They appear upfront with costs. Overall our experience at this clinic has been great.
Describe Althea O'Shaughnessy's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
The clinic as a whole only recommends single embryo transfer but will do multiple embryo transfer if you push for it.
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Doctor
Althea O'Shaughnessy
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
10
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Denver
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33 - 35
3 Fertility Medications
Endometriosis
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
She [Dr. O'Shaughnessy] was always kind and compassionate. Answered all our questions with honesty. Treated us like people and made us feel like she wanted this for us as badly as we wanted it for ourselves. Easy to talk to and get in contact with....Medicated Cycles of timed intercourse with Clomid and trigger. IUI was not done due to me only having one tube. Given the unpredictable nature of my cycle, Dr. O thought it best to not waste time, resources or money on that treatment option.
Multiple locations with varied hours, including weekends. Might have to drive a little bit but they [Conceptions Reproductive Associates] try to be very accommodating and accessible. Staff moves around so your team will always be where you need them... Amazingly kind. Easy to get a hold of and always answered questions in a timely manner. Always communicated when they would be out and who their replacement was.
How was your experience with Althea O'Shaughnessy at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
She was always kind and compassionate. Answered all our questions with honesty. Treated us like people and made us feel like she wanted this for us as badly as we wanted it for ourselves. Easy to talk to and get in contact with.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Althea O'Shaughnessy at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Be open and prepared for her to be candidly honest
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Althea O'Shaughnessy at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
She was always kind and compassionate. Answered all our questions with honesty. Treated us like people and made us feel like she wanted this for us as badly as we wanted it for ourselves.
Describe the protocols Althea O'Shaughnessy used in your cycles at Conceptions Reproductive Associates and their degree of success.
Medicated Cycles of timed intercourse with Clomid and trigger. IUI was not done due to me only having one tube. Given the unpredictable nature of my cycle, Dr. O thought it best to not waste time, resources or money on that treatment option.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Erin Mattison)
Amazingly kind. Easy to get a hold of and always answered questions in a timely manner. Always communicated when they would be out and who their replacement was.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Multiple locations with varied hours, including weekends. Might have to drive a little bit but they try to be very accommodating and accessible. Staff moves around so your team will always be where you need them
Describe the costs associated with your care under Althea O'Shaughnessy at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
All was covered. If we do IVF, it will be around $13000
Describe Althea O'Shaughnessy's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Not Applicable
10
Doctor
Althea O'Shaughnessy
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
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Denver
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2022, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
8
Age 34
3 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Successful
Dr. O'Shaughnessy is very direct and to the point, but she backs up everything she says with current studies / scientific literature. I appreciated how straight forward she was from the start. While I've heard others say she can be cold, I found her extremely comforting during our miscarriage and D&C. During our second transfer, she helped pump us back up and get excited. We're now 11 weeks pregnant...Lupron. Estrogen Patches / Pills. Progesterone in Oil - starting before transfer. HCG boosters after transfer. Intralipids for our second transfer...
My experience with both the doctors and nursing teams [at Conceptions Reproductive Associates] was excellent. The only complaint I have is that I wish there was more information up front on the process end to end. At times, it felt as if we were purposefully kept in the dark - which may have been a strategy to reduce anxiety, but for me, it made me more nervous for what comes next. While I understand that every woman / transfer is different, and that problems do arise, I wish I had a start to end timeline early on to reference...
How was your experience with Althea O'Shaughnessy at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr. O'Shaughnessy is very direct and to the point, but she backs up everything she says with current studies / scientific literature. I appreciated how straight forward she was from the start. While I've heard others say she can be cold, I found her extremely comforting during our miscarriage and D&C. During our second transfer, she helped pump us back up and get excited. We're now 11 weeks pregnant.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Althea O'Shaughnessy at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Her job is to get you pregnant, not to be your therapist.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Althea O'Shaughnessy at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
After our first miscarriage / D&C, Dr. O was extremely comforting.
Describe the protocols Althea O'Shaughnessy used in your cycles at Conceptions Reproductive Associates and their degree of success.
Lupron. Estrogen Patches / Pills. Progesterone in Oil - starting before transfer. HCG boosters after transfer. Intralipids for our second transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Amanda Cruz)
Amanda was incredible. She always returned emails and phone calls quickly, and she actually listened and made recommendations based on my personal situation.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
My experience with both the doctors and nursing teams was excellent. The only complaint I have is that I wish there was more information up front on the process end to end. At times, it felt as if we were purposefully kept in the dark - which may have been a strategy to reduce anxiety, but for me, it made me more nervous for what comes next. While I understand that every woman / transfer is different, and that problems do arise, I wish I had a start to end timeline early on to reference.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Althea O'Shaughnessy at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Insurance picked up the majority of the cost. However, each IUI out of pocket was ~ $350. The IVF process was more expensive, but even still less than expected because of insurance. We paid our deductible, plus items that insurance did not cover (PGTA testing for embryos, etc.). All in, less than $10K.
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Doctor
Althea O'Shaughnessy
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
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Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Littleton
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5