Rated 9
Strongly recommend: 100%9
100% strongly recommend
1 review
Humanity
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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
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10
Communication

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Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
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10
Frequency Seen

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

Responsiveness
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Excellent
Responsiveness

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Education

Medical School
U. of Utah
Residency
Mayo Clinic

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Carolyn Coulam works at

Reproductive Medicine Institute
Rated 7.7
Strongly recommend: 63%Neutral: 14%Don't recommend: 23%7.7

At 2 offices

Chicago
233 E Erie St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 664-0305
Evanston
2500 Ridge Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 869-7777
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2013 - 2014, Unsuccessful
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8
Age 36 - 37
4 IUI
4 IVF
Other
Income $200K - $499K
Marketer or PR
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Dr. Coulam was great - her bedside manner was incredible. She was always on time for appointments and I really enjoyed my experience with her. She was caring and honest....You need to be your own advocate - ask questions when you have them. I trust that she was looking out for my best interests, but there were times when I questioned meds I was on, or how many eggs they want to transfer, etc.
RMI [Reproductive Medicine Institute], in my opinion, was a great choice for me. A lot of other women I knew who were going through IVF were getting a lot of different numbers from their doctors throughout various stages of the cycle. I didn't get that. They tell you the basics, but nothing that is out of your control. It saved me a lot of endless googling and stress. I probably could have asked for more info, but I trusted that they were doing everything they could for me. They also offer counseling services, which I didn't take advantage of, but I would highly recommend others do.
How was your experience with Carolyn Coulam at Reproductive Medicine Institute?
Dr. Coulam was great - her bedside manner was incredible. She was always on time for appointments and I really enjoyed my experience with her. She was caring and honest. One general note, when choosing any doctor, remember that this is just like any other healthcare experience. You need to be your own advocate - ask questions when you have them. I trust that she was looking out for my best interests, but there were times when I questioned meds I was on, or how many eggs they want to transfer, etc. Don't assume that since these people create life that they are better doctors. They still usher patients in and out and are under a lot of pressure. This is nothing against Dr. C, I'm just sending a general warning to ensure you're looking out for yourself.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carolyn Coulam at Reproductive Medicine Institute?
They don't give you a lot of the scientific/background information from your bloodwork, etc. I actually really liked that. Knowing certain hormonal levels or other numbers just leads to bad google searches...
Describe your experience with Reproductive Medicine Institute.
RMI, in my opinion, was a great choice for me. A lot of other women I knew who were going through IVF were getting a lot of different numbers from their doctors throughout various stages of the cycle. I didn't get that. They tell you the basics, but nothing that is out of your control. It saved me a lot of endless googling and stress. I probably could have asked for more info, but I trusted that they were doing everything they could for me. They also offer counseling services, which I didn't take advantage of, but I would highly recommend others do.
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Doctor
Carolyn Coulam
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Reproductive Medicine Institute
Chicago
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