Rated 8.6
Strongly recommend: 74%Neutral: 10%Don't recommend: 16%8.6
74% strongly recommend
15 reviews
Humanity
8.8
8.8
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
9.2
9.2
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
5.4
5.4
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.

Responsiveness
7.7
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Responsiveness

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Education

Medical School
U. of North Dakota
Residency
U. of Iowa
Fellowship
Fletcher Allen

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Christina Broadwell works at

Generations & University of Wisconsin Hospitals
Rated 9.1
Strongly recommend: 76%Neutral: 12%Don't recommend: 12%9.1

At 1 office

Middleton
2365 Deming Way
Middleton, WI 53562
(608) 824-6160
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2018 - 2019, Unsuccessful
4
5
Age 27 - 28
3 IUI
Unexplained
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 4 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
I mainly saw her [Dr. Broadwell] for my 1 consultation, 2 ultrasounds out of the 8 at the clinic, and 0 IUI's. During the consultation she was friendly and informative and knowedgable but I'm bothered that she had minimal part in my treatment other than setting the plan. I never got to talk with her when the plan wasn't working or when I had concerns. The nurses did everything in my eyes...There were too many doctors with different opinions at my ultrasound appointments and those doctors were different from the ones treating me with my IUI
[Generations & University of Wisconsin Hospitals] very nice newly renovated office with the newest technology. Friendly and informed staff. Weekend hours... never see the doctor I was assigned. Nurses complete almost all of my treatment. Never talk to doctors on the phone Financials are terrible! I would ask to pay up front for the days treatment and told I don't owe anything, and they would send to insurance, then get a bill months later. We often wondered if insurance was in fact paying only to get surprised later. Financials are not on weekends...
How was your experience with Christina Broadwell at Generations & University of Wisconsin Hospitals?
I can't give much info on Christina Broadwell as I mainly saw her for my 1 consultation, 2 ultrasounds out of the 8 at the clinic, and 0 IUI's. During the consultation she was friendly and informative and knowedgable but I'm bothered that she had minimal part in my treatment other than setting the plan. I never got to talk with her when the plan wasn't working or when I had concerns. The nurses did everything in my eyes.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christina Broadwell at Generations & University of Wisconsin Hospitals?
I don't know enough about her but what I can say is even though she is your doctor, most times she won't be actively involved in treating you
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christina Broadwell at Generations & University of Wisconsin Hospitals?
I felt partially like a number and partially like a human. During my consultation she really took her time with me and explained what was best plan of action for my husband and I but I felt like a number when I realized that she wasn't even the one giving me my treatments, but the nurses or other doctors. There were too many doctors with different opinions at my ultrasound appointments and those doctors were different from the ones treating me with my IUI.
Describe the protocols Christina Broadwell used in your cycles at Generations & University of Wisconsin Hospitals and their degree of success.
10/17/18. Consult 11/25/18. Clomid Ultrasound. Trigger shot 11/27/18 IUI 12/22/18 clomid ultrasound. Tx called off; too high risk. 1/13/19. Ultrasound. Lower dose clomid & Estradiol 1/20/19. Ultrasound. Tx called off; too high risk 2/10/19. Ultrasound. Letrazole lowest dose. 2/17/19. Ultrasound. OPKs and TI 3/31/19. Letrazole alt dose. Ultrasound. Trigger shot 4/3/19. IUI 4/29/19. Letrazole highest dose. 23.5 follicle 6 lining. 5 follicles 10-17 Ultrasound Trigger shot 5/1/19. IUI 7/2019. OPKs and TI at home. Missed ovulation day (anxiety) 8/13/19. Consult at Advanced Reproductive. Second opinion
Describe your experience with your nurse at Generations & University of Wisconsin Hospitals. (Assigned nurse: Vicki Slager-Neary)
Very attentive and spent time with me. Didn't speak very much but was in and out when needed. She completed two of my IUIs resulting in no pregnancy.
Describe your experience with Generations & University of Wisconsin Hospitals.
Strengths: very nice newly renovated office with the newest technology. Friendly and informed staff. Weekend hours. Weaknesses: never see the doctor I was assigned. Nurses complete almost all of my treatment. Never talk to doctors on the phone Financials are terrible! I would ask to pay up front for the days treatment and told I don't owe anything, and they would send to insurance, then get a bill months later. We often wondered if insurance was in fact paying only to get surprised later. Financials are not on weekends. Too far from my house (1 hr)
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christina Broadwell at Generations & University of Wisconsin Hospitals.
IUIs were about $700 Ultrasounds were about $250 Meds: Ovijrel injection about $110 Clomid about $25 Letrazole about $10 Consultation over $100 insurance covered Bloodwork insurance covered
Describe Christina Broadwell's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Generations & University of Wisconsin Hospitals.
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Middleton
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2016 - 2017, Unsuccessful
6
6
Age 30 - 31
5 IUI
Male Factor
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
We received conflicting information about the significance of my husband's DNA fragmentation results; the urologist at the same clinic ordered the test and after it came back high, told us our only chance was to do IVF with ICSI. Dr. Broadwell was not concerned about the DNA frag results and told us IUI was still an option for us. I asked about this conflicting information several times, but did not receive a satisfactory reason for the inconsistent information.
The nurses at Generation are awesome! I spent more time talking with them than Dr. Broadwell and they were all very compassionate. Unfortunately, they had to relay my questions back and forth with Dr. Broadwell, since I could never speak with her over the phone, and the nurses obviously couldn't answer questions regarding next steps in my treatment plan. Every nurse I met at Generations we very kind, compassionate, and great about following up with me.
How was your experience with Christina Broadwell at Generations & University of Wisconsin Hospitals?
She was the nicest doctor at Generations, but I didn't feel like I got personal attention from her, I always had to communicate with her via the nurses and often received conflicting information. We scheduled a one-on-one consult to discuss our failed IUI's and other possible testing we could have done but she didn't seem interested in getting us answers, only pushing us to do IVF. I felt like she ignored my husband's high DNA fragmentation test results, and didn't give us any recommendations as to how we could improve his sperm quality. We asked about alternatives to IVF, like low stimulation cycles (mini IVF), and only fertilizing 1 egg at a time but she said they don't do that. We ultimately decided to leave the clinic after I was put on a medication that ended up suppressing my ovulation and messing up my cycle, wasting us a lot of money, time and stress. I just didn't feel like I got a personalized treatment plan.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christina Broadwell at Generations & University of Wisconsin Hospitals?
Make sure you read up on all your options, and also the risk factors of various treatments they might recommend; you won't get any information from her if you don't ask and probe.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christina Broadwell at Generations & University of Wisconsin Hospitals?
I felt like they had a standard set of testing they do, regardless of history or situation. I felt like they were more focused on pushing me through the standard treatment (IUI then IVF) instead of trying to figure out why we weren't having success.
Describe the protocols Christina Broadwell used in your cycles at Generations & University of Wisconsin Hospitals and their degree of success.
I had 5 cycles of letrozole prior to IUI. The first 3 cycles I was it cycle days 3-7, and had 1 mature follicle. Dr. Broadwell increased the length of of the medication to cycle day 2-8, and the next 2 cycles I had 2 mature follicles. She had me trigger with ovidrel each cycle as well. Unfortunately none of those IUI's worked. Dr. Broadwell wanted us to move on to an injectable IUI cycle, with the goal of producing more follicles, but we were very uncomfortable with the idea of having more than 2 follicles, and the risk of high order multiples. Dr. Broadwell seemed less concerned about this, calling it a calculated risk. Since our main diagnosis is MFI, we finally convinced her to try back to back IUI's (2 IUI's 1 day apart in the same cycle). Unfortunately, it did not work. The 6th and last cycle we tried, Dr. Broadwell added estrace to my protocol, but didn't explain why. I finally determined that it was to thicken my uterine lining, but I was never told that my lining was thin during the previous cycles. Unfortunately, the estrace suppressed my follicle growth, and after 2 ultrasounds my cycle was cancelled, and we were told to try timed intercourse. I wasn't told whether I should stop the estrace, I had to call and ask about that. Shortly after stopping I had several days of spotting, and now my cycle has been irregular. No one told me this could be a possible risk of going on estrace, so I was very upset, as I have normally had very regular cycles.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Generations & University of Wisconsin Hospitals.
The nurses at Generation are awesome! I spent more time talking with them than Dr. Broadwell and they were all very compassionate. Unfortunately, they had to relay my questions back and forth with Dr. Broadwell, since I could never speak with her over the phone, and the nurses obviously couldn't answer questions regarding next steps in my treatment plan. Every nurse I met at Generations we very kind, compassionate, and great about following up with me.
Describe your experience with Generations & University of Wisconsin Hospitals.
It's a nice clinic overall, very clean, organized and designed to feel calming. I didn't like that there were often pregnant women or women with children in the waiting room with me; it felt like everyone was having success except us. The clinic was good about communicating cost and was familiar with my insurance (and what it didn't cover) but I discovered that they are a bit on the high side of IF pricing. I also felt like a number, and was just being pushed through the standard protocol. The clinic seems to focus mostly on IVF.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christina Broadwell at Generations & University of Wisconsin Hospitals.
IUI (1 ultrasound + sperm processing and IUI) $750ish per cycle (not including meds... meds were about $160 for letrozole and ovidrel from costco)
Describe Christina Broadwell's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Generations & University of Wisconsin Hospitals.
Dr. Broadwell prefers single embryo transfer (though we never did IVF)
What specific things went wrong at Generations & University of Wisconsin Hospitals?
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Generations & University of Wisconsin Hospitals.
We received conflicting information about the significance of my husband's DNA fragmentation results; the urologist at the same clinic ordered the test and after it came back high, told us our only chance was to do IVF with ICSI. Dr. Broadwell was not concerned about the DNA frag results and told us IUI was still an option for us. I asked about this conflicting information several times, but did not receive a satisfactory reason for the inconsistent information.
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Doctor
Christina Broadwell
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
6
Clinic
Generations & University of Wisconsin Hospitals
Middleton
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources