Amy (Amanda) Kohlmeier

CCRM Minneapolis

Rated 9.3
Strongly recommend: 100%9.3
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
4.7
4.7
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
6
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
Saba U
Residency
St Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital
Fellowship
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

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
Amy (Amanda) Kohlmeier works in 1 office at

CCRM Minneapolis
Rated 8.4
Strongly recommend: 62%Neutral: 24%Don't recommend: 14%8.4

Explore Clinic
Edina
6565 France Avenue South
Edina, MN 55435

3 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2022, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
8
Age 36
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Doctor
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr Kohlmeier is fantastic, I wish I could talk to her more but you can always send a portal message and the nurses will help you get a response. She is a genuinely kind person and has adjusted my medications for my second retrieval. We have focused on what we can do differently to get our desired result. IVF is a complicated process but she explains everything and is patient and gives reasonable expectations.
[CCRM Minneapolis] Strengths- high success rates and great nurses and doctors Weaknesses- billing team needs a bit more compassion and need to work better with insurance. The anesthesia group doesn’t take insurance so I have to send it in on the back end to get that paid. Not ideal but in the end I got my money. Just a lot of stress here that adds to the process of going through IVF.
How was your experience with Amy (Amanda) Kohlmeier at CCRM Minneapolis?
Dr Kohlmeier is fantastic, I wish I could talk to her more but you can always send a portal message and the nurses will help you get a response. She is a genuinely kind person and has adjusted my medications for my second retrieval. We have focused on what we can do differently to get our desired result. IVF is a complicated process but she explains everything and is patient and gives reasonable expectations.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Amy (Amanda) Kohlmeier at CCRM Minneapolis?
Ask your questions, she can’t read your mind or know what you don’t know. It’s important to ask timelines too. IVF takes awhile and it’s not something I realized at first.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Amy (Amanda) Kohlmeier at CCRM Minneapolis?
Dr. Kohlmeier fit me into her schedule to do a procedure that would normally wait until after retrieval. She listened to what I needed and wanted and was able to provide the right care for me.
Describe the protocols Amy (Amanda) Kohlmeier used in your cycles at CCRM Minneapolis and their degree of success.
We are currently in process for starting our second egg retrieval in which we have added growth hormone to hopefully produce higher quality embryos. The first round went well and we ended with 3 genetically tested normal embryos. Unfortunately the first we transferred ended in miscarriage (this happens). We have 2 left but want 2 kids so are doing another egg retrieval to hopefully “bank” embryos. We will then be doing a transfer of one of our test embryos 5 days post egg retrieval if my uterus looks optimal.
Describe your experience with your nurse at CCRM Minneapolis. (Assigned nurse: Ashley)
All of the nurses are great and super friendly!
Describe your experience with CCRM Minneapolis.
Strengths- high success rates and great nurses and doctors Weaknesses- billing team needs a bit more compassion and need to work better with insurance. The anesthesia group doesn’t take insurance so I have to send it in on the back end to get that paid. Not ideal but in the end I got my money. Just a lot of stress here that adds to the process of going through IVF.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Amy (Amanda) Kohlmeier at CCRM Minneapolis.
I have very good insurance so I’ve only paid my out of pocket max of $5500
Describe Amy (Amanda) Kohlmeier's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CCRM Minneapolis.
eSET. I’m high risk so can’t risk more than one embryo anyway but she stated she prefers only one tested embryo in general.
What specific things went wrong at CCRM Minneapolis?
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at CCRM Minneapolis.
There was a miscommunication around not getting a call back with my second beta. The dr on call said they were going to get to the bottom of it but I did get my answer from the provider that day, I just had to call after hours. Billing is a bit of a nightmare but I have figured out my personal issues with them and it has been streamlined. I know others this is their main complaint about CCRM.
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Doctor
Amy (Amanda) Kohlmeier
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
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Clinic
CCRM Minneapolis
Edina
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34
European
Income $100K - $199K
Operations
3rd of 3 Docs
7 IUI With Other Docs
IVF With Other Docs
Donor Eggs With Other Docs
Surrogacy With Other Docs
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Amanda listened to our history of trying to become parents and made us feel heard. She's also very willing to work with us on any particular requests we have. Her team is also incredible...very good at describing her part in everything and what they would do during the whole process. The only weakness I saw was that there was an implication of the semen collected for analysis was also going to be used for fertilization. This is not the case. No big deal, but worth mentioning.
So far, we couldn't be happier with everything so far [at CCRM Minneapolis]. They are very organized and make sure we are fully informed. Their egg donor database is pretty extensive, so anyone should be able to find a donor through them. Also, for gay male couples trying to become parents, they work with fresh egg donors instead of frozen eggs in overly expensive lots of 8. They also do massive amounts of testing on embryos to increase the chances of live births.
How was your experience with Amy (Amanda) Kohlmeier at CCRM Minneapolis?
Amanda was very good at describing her part in everything and what they would do during the whole process. The only weakness I saw was that there was an implication of the semen collected for analysis was also going to be used for fertilization. This is not the case. No big deal, but worth mentioning.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Amy (Amanda) Kohlmeier at CCRM Minneapolis?
Make sure intended parents fulling understand what their next steps are so there isn't any confusion.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Amy (Amanda) Kohlmeier at CCRM Minneapolis?
Amanda listened to our history of trying to become parents and made us feel heard. She's also very willing to work with us on any particular requests we have. Her team is also incredible. I think our experience has been so good because of Amanda's team.
Describe the protocols Amy (Amanda) Kohlmeier used in your cycles at CCRM Minneapolis and their degree of success.
We're going with an egg donor since we are a same sex male couple, so we don't need to do any treatments.
Describe your experience with your nurse at CCRM Minneapolis. (Assigned nurse: Melissa)
The whole team is fantastic!
Describe your experience with CCRM Minneapolis.
So far, we couldn't be happier with everything so far. They are very organized and make sure we are fully informed. Their egg donor database is pretty extensive, so anyone should be able to find a donor through them. Also, for gay male couples trying to become parents, they work with fresh egg donors instead of frozen eggs in overly expensive lots of 8. They also do massive amounts of testing on embryos to increase the chances of live births.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Amy (Amanda) Kohlmeier at CCRM Minneapolis.
Yes, this is the shocking and sad part. Our total package for everything is over $46,000.
Describe Amy (Amanda) Kohlmeier's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CCRM Minneapolis.
Amanda has a very strong preference of eSET because they do extensive testing of the embryos. If the quality of embryos is good, she'd only do eSET. If they were lower quality embryos, she mentioned she'd be open to potentially doing DET (if surrogate was willing).
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Doctor
Amy (Amanda) Kohlmeier
NPS
Humanity
5 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
4 of 5
10
Clinic
CCRM Minneapolis
Edina
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
LGBTQ Care
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2022, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
10
Age 31
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Architect
Only Doc Seen
IUI With Other Docs
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
She [Dr. Amy Kohlmeier] is has been great so far. We’ve only met with her twice, I’d maybe want to hear from her a bit more...has a very patient demeanor and never showed any annoyance at our questions that I’m sure bounced all over the place...She gave us the option to do one more IUI or switch to IVF and layed out the options for both. We felt good about our decision to move forward with IVF.
We like ccrm. I’ve connected with a few ladies via instagram that CCRm has shared their story to their page. The staff there is always nice, the place is clean and everyone is professional. We’ve definitely felt better at ccrm than at my OBs clinic for our fertility needs...[nurse] Ashley is fantastic. She’s always answering our questions and making us feel at ease. The medications are intimidating and she’d walk us through what we were going to be doing each next step.
How was your experience with Amy (Amanda) Kohlmeier at CCRM Minneapolis?
She is has been great so far. We’ve only met with her twice, I’d maybe want to hear from her a bit more. But the nurse is great and is able to answer all our questions. Amy has a very patient demeanor and never showed any annoyance at our questions that I’m sure bounced all over the place
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Amy (Amanda) Kohlmeier at CCRM Minneapolis?
Organize your thoughts/questions. Don’t ever feel like it’s “too early” to ask questions in the process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Amy (Amanda) Kohlmeier at CCRM Minneapolis?
She was very patient in answering our questions. It’s overwhelming to start at a new clinic with a different path. We did virtual, would have preferred in person. But at the end of the day we’re just so happy to be able to meet with her quickly.
Describe the protocols Amy (Amanda) Kohlmeier used in your cycles at CCRM Minneapolis and their degree of success.
We did two IUIs previous to meeting with her just at my OB clinic. We were feeling defeated when we started. She gave us the option to do one more IUI or switch to IVF and layed out the options for both. We felt good about our decision to move forward with IVF.
Describe your experience with your nurse at CCRM Minneapolis. (Assigned nurse: Ashley )
Ashley is fantastic. She’s always answering our questions and making us feel at ease. The medications are intimidating and she’d walk us through what we were going to be doing each next step.
Describe your experience with CCRM Minneapolis.
We like ccrm. I’ve connected with a few ladies via instagram that CCRm has shared their story to their page. The staff there is always nice, the place is clean and everyone is professional. We’ve definitely felt better at ccrm than at my OBs clinic for our fertility needs
Describe the costs associated with your care under Amy (Amanda) Kohlmeier at CCRM Minneapolis.
About $30-$35k
Describe Amy (Amanda) Kohlmeier's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CCRM Minneapolis.
We are doing PGT-A. So just one embryo
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Doctor
Amy (Amanda) Kohlmeier
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
CCRM Minneapolis
Edina
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5