Cecil Long

America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama

Available Lines of Communication

Nurse available by emailDoctor, Nurse available by direct lineAvailable by cell phone
Medical SchoolLouisiana St
ResidencyU. of Arkansas
FellowshipWash U. St. Louis
Birmingham
2006 BROOKWOOD MEDICAL CENTER SUITE 302,
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35209
205-315-6951
Homewood
1 INDEPENDENCE PLAZA SUITE 810,
HOMEWOOD, ALABAMA 35209
205-315-6922
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Cecil Long to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 100%10
8 assessments
  • 100% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 100%10
1 assessment
  • 100% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
8 assessments
10
Age
38 - 39
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
10
He [Dr. Long] first made it clear that we would go at the speed I wanted to go and whatever I didn't want to do we wouldn't. We started off with routine labwork and ultrasound. I was someone who didn't respond well to clomid so he put me on Letrazole 5 mg....Dr. Long was so compassionate when I suffered my miscarriage....Everyone in his office and himself included made me feel completely comfortable, easing my anxious mind and making me feel incredibly hopeful!
+ Read more
Age
38 - 39
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Cecil Long at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
I went into my first NP meeting not knowing what to expect and being scared to death! My sister used Dr. Long for in vitro and conceived and I've had other friends use him. Everyone in his office and himself included made me feel completely comfortable, easing my anxious mind and making me feel incredibly hopeful! His office makes you feel like you're a part of one big family and they along with you want you to succeed in becoming a parent and will do everything in their power to make it happen. Although, I haven't reached my goal of carrying a child and becoming a parent, I feel extremely confident that Dr. Long and his staff will make that happen for me one day! I'm not giving up and I know they aren't giving up either! Dr. Long was so compassionate when I suffered my miscarriage. It was gut wrenching but he made me believe that it was just the beginning and I would get my miracle child and I truly believe with his help I will.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Cecil Long at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
Don't give up! Trust in him and the work he does. Patience is key.
Describe the protocols Cecil Long used in your cycles at ART Fertility Program of Alabama and their degree of success.
He first made it clear that we would go at the speed I wanted to go and whatever I didn't want to do we wouldn't. We started off with routine labwork and ultrasound. I was someone who didn't respond well to clomid so he put me on Letrazole 5 mg. If I responded well we would continue with either our first IUI or he told us we were free to try naturally. The first time around we tried ourselves and we're unsuccessful. Next cycle, same thing Letrazole 5 mg and we did our first IUI and got pregnant. I feel like with me being older in age, he felt time was of the essence so let's do the IUI and proceed from there right off the bat. Unfortunately I miscarried at 8 weeks and my next 2 iui's were unsuccessful so I'm waiting for my next meeting with him in a couple days to come up with a new gameplan.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They made me feel so comfortable immediately! Very caring, compassionate staff that will pray with you and for you and they are such a comfort.
Describe your experience with ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
Everything there runs like a well oiled machine. From the front desk, to the lab, to the nurses and doctors. I've never had a long wait, they were prompt on calling you back which to me is important considering my patience isn't what it should be considering my circumstances. I'm always so anxious so them not keeping me waiting is nice
Describe the costs associated with your care under Cecil Long at ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
As I'm still going through the process, this is a hard question to answer. I consider myself to have really good insurance so all I've paid is my copay except for the iui's which are covered so I pay for those out of pocket.
Describe Cecil Long's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
I haven't yet experienced this yet. I know when my sister was going through in vitro he would not implant more than 2 embryos at a time. After speaking to other friends who use Dr. Long, I'm under the impression he only implants 2 which is what I would want.
10
Doctor
Cecil Long
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
ART Fertility Program of Alabama
Birmingham
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
– Read less
10
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS
10
Dr. Long is wonderful. Thorough, detailed, understanding, kind, compassionate... the list is lengthy...Dr. Long is the nicest doctor I've ever met. He gave me his cell phone number, has called me and text me multiple times to check on me, and has told me to call or text him anytime I have any questions or need anything. He personally did all of my ultrasounds, and has been so kind and personable and honestly just amazing!!
+ Read more
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 4 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS
10
How was your experience with Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
Dr. Long is wonderful. Thorough, detailed, understanding, kind, compassionate... the list is lengthy. He tried so many things, and was so innovative and worked so hard to help us have a baby. And is still! He is the best doctor I've ever met and I have no doubt that he is and will do everything in his power to help us have a healthy baby and pregnancy!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
Go to him! Honestly that is it. He is so wonderful!!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Cecil Long at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama?
Dr. Long is the nicest doctor I've ever met. He gave me his cell phone number, has called me and text me multiple times to check on me, and has told me to call or text him anytime I have any questions or need anything. He personally did all of my ultrasounds, and has been so kind and personable and honestly just amazing!! I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone!
Describe your experience with your nurse at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama. (Assigned nurse: Brittany )
From the office manager, to the receptionist and medical assistant Brittany and Brittany, the staff are all amazing!
Describe your experience with America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
The clinic is very small, and I think that's what I love the most about it! You feel like family. The staff all knows you by name when you walk in, and they know your family and all the details about your journey. Everyone is so kind and personable, every single one of the staff has at some point come and sat beside me and the waiting room and visited with me while waiting for the doctor. And asked me how things were going, and encourage me and prayed for me and laughed with me and cried with me. The whole Clinic as a whole is outstanding!
Describe Cecil Long's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama.
N/A
10
Doctor
Cecil Long
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
America Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Alabama
Homewood
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
– Read less
10
Age
24 - 26
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
The first prescription I was prescribed [by Dr. Long] was bravelle my body didn't react to that at all, after that I did a round of Clomid, I ovulated but it just wasn't good enough. I'm now trying letrazole so we're seeing how this goes... always treated me kind, he also makes me feel comfortable around him he's very understanding...very direct and humble at the same time. I would recommend him to anyone with fertility troubles. I wish I could just pack him up and bring him home with me, he gives me so much hope
+ Read more
Age
24 - 26
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
How was your experience with Cecil Long at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
My experience with Dr long is wonderful, he makes sure I understand everything fully before I leave his office. Dr. Long is very direct and humble at the same time. I would recommend him to anyone with fertility troubles. I wish I could just pack him up and bring him home with me, he gives me so much hope
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Cecil Long at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
Just be patient and everything else will fall in place
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Cecil Long at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
Dr. Long has always treated me kind, he also makes me feel comfortable around him he's very understanding and he knows exactly what he's doing
Describe the protocols Cecil Long used in your cycles at ART Fertility Program of Alabama and their degree of success.
The first prescription I was prescribed was bravelle my body didn't react to that at all, after that I did a round of Clomid, I ovulated but it just wasn't good enough. I'm now trying letrazole so we're seeing how this goes.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were understanding, compassionate and they made sure I understood everything that was happening and made sure I knew how to take my medicine right. They overall made me feel comfortable.
Describe your experience with ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
Art fertility was nice and homelike but sometimes too crowded and you have to wait all day but the staff always apologize for the wait. The nurses and doctors were very educated and you can tell they have lots of experience. Dr long has his own location now and he is well organized and his nurses are like a spark of light, I love it there and the thought that they won't stop til I get pregnant with my first child.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Cecil Long at ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
It would be expensive but my insurance is making it very affordable
Describe Cecil Long's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
N/A
10
Doctor
Cecil Long
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
ART Fertility Program of Alabama
Birmingham
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
– Read less
10
Age
26 - 27
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
Dr. Long didn't treat you like a number. Every time I met with him, he was very personal to our situation and gave us a very clear plan of where we would go next...Dr. Long did not string me along, which I appreciated very much. I did not respond to letrozole and he then changed the plan to final-f injections and iui which my body finally responded to and I got pregnant with twin girls!..Listen and trust him! He knows his stuff!
+ Read more
Age
26 - 27
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
How was your experience with Cecil Long at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
Dr. Long did not string me along, which I appreciated very much. I did not respond to letrozole and he then changed the plan to final-f injections and iui which my body finally responded to and I got pregnant with twin girls!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Cecil Long at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
Listen and trust him! He knows his stuff!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Cecil Long at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
Dr. Long didn't treat you like a number. Every time I met with him, he was very personal to our situation and gave us a very clear plan of where we would go next.
Describe the protocols Cecil Long used in your cycles at ART Fertility Program of Alabama and their degree of success.
With Dr. Long, I started with letrozole. I responded perfectly the first month taking it, but got a negative blood pregnancy test. I tried letrozole for a second month and did not respond/ovulate at all. Dr. Long amped the plan and prescribed gonal-f injections. I did the injections for 18 days, going to the doctor to check in every 3 days and upping the dose of Gonal-f after each appointment. Finally, I began responding to the injections and had several mature follicles. We decided to go ahead with trigger shot (pregnyl) at home and iui 2 days later. I found out 2 weeks later I was pregnant and a couple weeks after that we found out it was twins!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Fantastic!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Cecil Long at ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
Gonal-f injections were expensive. Insurance paid half, but still paid over $200 for each vial, and it took several in just one cycle for me. IUI was covered by my insurance completely!
10
Doctor
Cecil Long
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
ART Fertility Program of Alabama
Birmingham
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
– Read less
10
Age
28 - 32
Treated
2013 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Male Factor, Other
10
Dr. Long made sure to spend as much time with us as we needed. He was personable, we never felt rushed, and he answered every question we had...He makes us feel like we're the only patients he sees. He is compassionate, caring, and really spoke to us more like friends than patients. He has done everything possible to accommodate us and help us on this journey...IVF, TESA, Laser Assisted hatching, ICSI,
+ Read more
Age
28 - 32
Treated
2013 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Male Factor, Other
10
How was your experience with Cecil Long at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
Dr. Long has been incredible. He makes us feel like we're the only patients he sees. He is compassionate, caring, and really spoke to us more like friends than patients. He has done everything possible to accommodate us and help us on this journey.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Cecil Long at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
Be prepared. Ask questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Cecil Long at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
Dr. Long made sure to spend as much time with us as we needed. He was personable, we never felt rushed, and he answered every question we had.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ART Fertility Program of Alabama. (Assigned nurse: Janet Robinson )
Janet was absolutely amazing! I was sad that we didn't have her during our frozen cycle. She has been the BIGGEST support on this journey. She helped coach me through medications and shots, she put my anxious mind at ease, she became more like family to us.
Describe your experience with ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
I love the IVF coordinator, Janet. She's an asset to the clinic, and I'm unsure if I would be as willing to reccomend the clinic had I had another coordinator. She really made the experience bareable. Ava takes the blood and she is incredible! Typically nurses have a difficult time finding my veins, but she works some kind of magic and ALWAYS does it with ease.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Cecil Long at ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
For IVF, TESA, Laser Assisted hatching, ICSI, we payed close to $13,000 per cycle. So, right at $40,000 total.
10
Doctor
Cecil Long
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
ART Fertility Program of Alabama
Birmingham
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
– Read less
10
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, Unexplained
10
He [Dr. Long] took our individual situation into consideration for our treatment not just what the clinic does for every couple...He has been approachable and candid on our situation. Hopeful, but not making guarantees that he can't accomplish...After a failed cycle he would readjust medicines. After several failed he decided to do a laparoscopy and hysteroscopy to see about endometriosis. After readjusting meds and trying IUIs and injectables moving on to IVF.
+ Read more
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Cecil Long at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
As we are currently still in the process of Fertility treatment and about to start the IVF process we have been very pleased with Dr. Long. He has been approachable and candid on our situation. Hopeful, but not making guarantees that he can't accomplish.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Cecil Long at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
He took our individual situation into consideration for our treatment not just what the clinic does for every couple.
Describe the protocols Cecil Long used in your cycles at ART Fertility Program of Alabama and their degree of success.
After a failed cycle he would readjust medicines. After several failed he decided to do a laparoscopy and hysteroscopy to see about endometriosis. After readjusting meds and trying IUIs and injectables moving on to IVF.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
These reviews are for the Montgomery Satellite clinic. They are a wonderful, amazing group that really care for their patients.
Describe your experience with ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
Phone system/voicemail system for a nurse to call you back is a little confusing and frustrating at first, but then get the hang of it.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Cecil Long at ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
I would say reasonable for what they are. Unfortunately insurance does not cover much.
10
Doctor
Cecil Long
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
ART Fertility Program of Alabama
Montgomery
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
– Read less
10
Age
35
Treated
2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Dr. Long is one of few doctors with no arrogance to his demeanor....I am in the medical field and he entertained all of my questions and concerns....Dr Long is one of the most laid back physicians I've ever been around. You can talk to him about anything and it's like talking to an old friend. When going through something as stressful as Fertility [treatment], having a doctor that can put you at ease is everything!
+ Read more
Age
35
Treated
2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Cecil Long at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
Dr. Long is one of few doctors with no arrogance to his demeanor. He is pleasant, conversational, interested to get to know you, your spouse, and you situation. He has a calming spirit and he can talk to you in a way that puts you at ease. I am in the medical field and he entertained all of my questions and concerns. I couldn't have been happier to have been referred to him. Dr Long is one of the most laid back physicians I've ever been around. You can talk to him about anything and it's like talking to an old friend. When going through something as stressful as Fertility Trx, having a doctor that can put you at ease is everything! I've recommended him to many friends and acquaintances and Everyone has felt the same I way about their experience with Dr. Long as my husband and I did. He's a scientist and will explain as much as you need him to.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Cecil Long at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
Trust him and the staff. They do genuinely care about you!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Cecil Long at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
Caring staff
10
Doctor
Cecil Long
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
ART Fertility Program of Alabama
Birmingham
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Educational Resources
– Read less
10
Age
30
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, PCOS
10
He [Dr Cecil Long] was exactly what we were looking for. He never gave up on us. He took you back to his office to discuss what happened and what the next treatment was going to be. He is a very compassionate man....Everyone there [at ART Fertility Program of Alabama] is great. No complaints here....He tried a high dose of follistim first with my body only producing 1 follicle. Then he tried follistim with menopur and still I only produced 1 follicle. He increase the dosage everything but my body just hasn't responded well to the meds. Now we have to decide if using donor eggs is right for us.
+ Read more
Age
30
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, PCOS
10
How was your experience with Cecil Long at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
He was exactly what we were looking for. He never gave up on us. He took you back to his office to discuss what happened and what the next treatment was going to be. He is a very compassionate man.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Cecil Long at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
Trust him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Cecil Long at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
He is very compassionate about what he does and when I had my surgery to remove endometriosis, he made sure I was ok before going in and after coming out.
Describe the protocols Cecil Long used in your cycles at ART Fertility Program of Alabama and their degree of success.
He tried a high dose of follistim first with my body only producing 1 follicle. Then he tried follistim with menopur and still I only produced 1 follicle. He increase the dosage everything but my body just hasn't responded well to the meds. Now we have to decide if using donor eggs is right for us.
Describe your experience with ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
Everyone there is great. No complaints here.
10
Doctor
Cecil Long
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
ART Fertility Program of Alabama
Birmingham
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
– Read less
×