Rated 7.8
Strongly recommend: 58%Neutral: 18%Don't recommend: 25%7.8
58% strongly recommend
21 reviews
Humanity
8.5
8.5
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
8.3
Good
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
Texas A&M
Residency
Scott & White Mem Hosp
Fellowship
St. Mary's

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
Christopher Allemand works at

Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Rated 9
Strongly recommend: 77%Neutral: 15%Don't recommend: 8%9

At 1 office

Birmingham
2700 Highway 280
Birmingham, AL 35223
205-874-0000
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21 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2022, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
10
Age 31 - 36
3 IUI
1 IVF
Endometriosis
PCOS
Tubal Blockage
Prefer not to answer
Income $50K - $99K
Entrepreneur
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I feel like Dr. Allemand makes time for his patients and listens to their concerns. I do feel he could be more present through the whole process and not just for the big things or to give bad news. He is very compassionate and takes time when he sees you just wish it was more routine...I've used letrozole, follistim, menopur, metformin, estradiol and progesterone
Calling the [Alabama Fertility Specialists] office was a nightmare. Thankfully their online messaging system was available and quickly answered. The lab was always slow and behind. I was always quick to be called back for my monitoring appointments and that always went quickly...My ivf coordinator was extremely thorough and to the point. She shared her concerns and told me what to expect. [the nurse] was always available for any questions I may have had and always took time with me.
How was your experience with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
I feel like Dr. Allemand makes time for his patients and listens to their concerns. I do feel he could be more present through the whole process and not just for the big things or to give bad news. He is very compassionate and takes time when he sees you just wish it was more routine
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
To make sure you ask questions. Sometimes, as in any profession, I think they get in the routine and forget not everyone has gone through fertility treatments before.
Describe the protocols Christopher Allemand used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama) and their degree of success.
I've used letrozole, follistim, menopur, metformin, estradiol and progesterone
Describe your experience with your nurse at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama). (Assigned nurse: Renee)
My ivf coordinator, Renee was extremely thorough and to the point. She shared her concerns and told me what to expect. Caitlin was always available for any questions I may have had and always took time with me.
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Calling the office was a nightmare. Thankfully their online messaging system was available and quickly answered. The lab was always slow and behind. I was always quick to be called back for my monitoring appointments and that always went quickly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
IUI procedure, Egg retrieval, embryo transfer, monitoring
9
Doctor
Christopher Allemand
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Birmingham
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
NPS
5
NPS
8
Age 28 - 29
4 Fertility Medications
Anovulation
PCOS
Prefer not to answer
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He [Dr. Christopher Allemand] was great and listened to me well. He was open to my feedback and adjusted the treatment plan according to what I wanted. I will say I only saw him for the initial consultation and for procedures, but otherwise saw nurse practitioners (who were also wonderful). No complaints...He spent time talking to me, recognized me outside of the clinic and said hello, and was generally friendly.
[ART Fertility Program of Alabama is] Really great and organized. They seem like they really care about their patients. They are friendly, they work with you, and they are very compassionate. You mostly see nurse practitioners instead of doctors during your visits, but they are so knowledgeable and caring and do a great job. Very pleased with the care I get at ART
How was your experience with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
He was great and listened to me well. He was open to my feedback and adjusted the treatment plan according to what I wanted. I will say I only saw him for the initial consultation and for procedures, but otherwise saw nurse practitioners (who were also wonderful). No complaints.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
You are in good hands
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
He spent time talking to me, recognized me outside of the clinic and said hello, and was generally friendly.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
So wonderful and caring
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Really great and organized. They seem like they really care about their patients. They are friendly, they work with you, and they are very compassionate. You mostly see nurse practitioners instead of doctors during your visits, but they are so knowledgeable and caring and do a great job. Very pleased with the care I get at ART
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
We have probably paid around 1,000 for medications, ultrasound, procedures, and office visits.
5
Doctor
Christopher Allemand
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
8
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Birmingham (closed)
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
5 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 25
PCOS
Latinx
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Since our first appointment Dr. Allemand had been very helpful and informative. He did somewhat get my hopes up by saying I'm young and thin and I'll have no problem getting pregnant. That was 5 months ago...But he's always had another plan and has always been open to my feelings and plans for the future.
The front desk [at ART Fertility Program of Alabama] lady is super nice. The blood work technicians are nice, I just wouldn't say they're the most compassionate people in the office. The nurse practitioner is nice and informative and the nurse is kind and caring. ... One time I was told my progesterone would be called into the pharmacy across the street. By the time I got over there they had no record of the prescription. It was not a huge deal it was just a little bit of an inconvenience to go back to the clinic to find out what was wrong.
How was your experience with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Since our first appointment Dr. Allemand had been very helpful and informative. He did somewhat get my hopes up by saying I'm young and thin and I'll have no problem getting pregnant. That was 5 months ago...But he's always had another plan and has always been open to my feelings and plans for the future.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Be patient.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
I almost always feel like a human when meeting with a nurse pr doctor. Only a couple times with blood work technicians and nurses have I felt like a number.
Describe the protocols Christopher Allemand used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama) and their degree of success.
At first he just wanted to up my meds, both letrozole and metformin. After several failed cycles though he gave me a list of 4 options. We have now tried two of them and am currently waiting to see how this IUI will go.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama). (Assigned nurse: Tracy and chasity )
Tracy is the nurse practitioner. She is kind and I have no complaints about her personality except that she tends to be very cut and dry and straight to the point. Chasity has always been compassionate and caring and is there to talk as long as I need to. She has offered hugs and prayers and always is willing to help me and answer any questions I might have.
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
The front desk lady is super nice. The blood work technicians are nice, I just wouldn't say they're the most compassionate people in the office. The nurse practitioner is nice and informative and the nurse is kind and caring.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
I think our first appointment was $250 plus lab work. I tend to pay $37 each time for blood work and ultrasound
Describe Christopher Allemand's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
I have no knowledge of this.
What specific things went wrong at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
One time I was told my progesterone would be called into the pharmacy across the street. By the time I got over there they had no record of the prescription. It was not a huge deal it was just a little bit of an inconvenience to go back to the clinic to find out what was wrong.
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Doctor
Christopher Allemand
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
9
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Montgomery
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
3 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
NPS
5
NPS
6
Age 31 - 32
2 IUI
Anovulation
Endometriosis
Male Factor
Unexplained
Black or African-American
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Allemand is very kind and listens to your concerns. While he is patient and seems like he cares, he doesn't tailor your care to your specific needs. He wanted me to pursue IVF after 2 IUI cycles (only on follistim and HCG) and one bad semen analysis after all the other SA's have been within normal limits. It concerned me that he was pushing IVF without doing ANY baseline bloodwork on my husband.
Very busy clinic [ART Fertility of Birmingham], but efficient. The longest I ever have waited was about 30 minutes. The front desk is amazing and very welcoming. The lab staff are top notch, they never miss a stick and they get it over with quickly:) It takes ALOT to get a nurse on the phone and normally takes a while for them to return your calls, but they answer all my questions when I do speak with them. Ultrasound techs and NPs perform ultrasounds and are very considerate and are sure to tell you exactly what they see. Communication is poor between the patient, NPs and my MD.
How was your experience with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Dr. Allemand is very kind and listens to your concerns. While he is patient and seems like he cares, he doesn't tailor your care to your specific needs. He wanted me to pursue IVF after 2 IUI cycles (only on follistim and HCG) and one bad semen analysis after all the other SA's have been within normal limits. It concerned me that he was pushing IVF without doing ANY baseline bloodwork on my husband.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Be an advocate for yourself! Do your research and prepare questions prior to your visit, and write them down as soon as you get your answers, that way you don't forget:)
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
During visits (baselines, follicle ultrasounds) you do not see your MD and see a NP, which is ok, but you do not see the same NP each time. I felt like my treatment plan was not personalized for my specific needs.
Describe the protocols Christopher Allemand used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama) and their degree of success.
Letrozole and HCG cycles (3x, 1 IUI all with negative beta HCG) Letrozole, Follistim 75u (Resulted in me ovulating early) (x1) Follistim 150u, HCG and IUI (x1 negative beta HCG) Follistim 150u, HCG, IUI canceled due to low sperm count
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
I have never seen the seem nurse more than twice. Most of the nurses I encounter are nice and friendly, others seem to be "over it".
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Very busy clinic, but efficient. The longest I ever have waited was about 30 minutes. The front desk is amazing and very welcoming. The lab staff are top notch, they never miss a stick and they get it over with quickly:) It takes ALOT to get a nurse on the phone and normally takes a while for them to return your calls, but they answer all my questions when I do speak with them. Ultrasound techs and NPs perform ultrasounds and are very considerate and are sure to tell you exactly what they see. Communication is poor between the patient, NPs and my MD.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
IUI with semen prep $395 NP visit $45 MD visit $25 Letrozole $20 Follistim $200 HCG $130
Describe Christopher Allemand's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
n/a
What specific things went wrong at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
I was told by a RN to not start progesterone after my last trigger shot and my MD assumed I was on it. When I told him I was told to not start it, he made it seem like it was no big deal, regardless of the fact that my progesterone tends to trend on the low end.
5
Doctor
Christopher Allemand
NPS
Humanity
2 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
6
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Birmingham (closed)
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
2 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
3 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 39 - 40
1 IUI
Unexplained
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Sales Representative
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
The 1st month [with Dr. Allemand] we used clomid with trigger shot, 2nd-5th months we added added follistim to the plan to help produce more mature eggs. Then next step is to add another shot (can’t remember the name) and then IVF...I loved that he didn’t make me feel like I was too old to be wanting to have a baby. He made my husband and I feel at home discussing such intimate things with him. He has a great bed side manner and really cares about you as a patient.
I absolutely ADORE all of them [staff at ART Fertility Program of Alabama]. As soon as I walk in the door I am greeted by the best scheduling coordinator Ashley!!! Then to see Mildred or Lynn for bloodwork!!! Off to ultrasound with Brandi that most women dread but she just chats with you and it’s over before you know it. Then to see the nurse practitioners Tracey or Chasity. They are always both great at explaining what the next step is and Chasity is alway there for a big hug when you need it. Especially since I’m a crier!!! I love the staff!!!
How was your experience with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
First of all I loved that he didn’t make me feel like I was too old to be wanting to have a baby. He made my husband and I feel at home discussing such intimate things with him. He has a great bed side manner and really cares about you as a patient.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Be patient!!! It might work the first month and then it might take a while!!! Keep your head up and stay positive.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
I absolutely love his staff. They made my husband and I feel like family. They always make sure when they called with result of test that it’s ok to talk and make you feel comfortable with any questions you might have.
Describe the protocols Christopher Allemand used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama) and their degree of success.
The 1st month we used clomid with trigger shot, 2nd-5th months we added added follistim to the plan to help produce more mature eggs. Then next step is to add another shot (can’t remember the name) and then IVF.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
OMG!!! There are no words!!! I absolutely ADORE all of them. As soon as I walk in the door I am greeted by the best scheduling coordinator Ashley!!! Then to see Mildred or Lynn for bloodwork!!! Off to ultrasound with Brandi that most women dread but she just chats with you and it’s over before you know it. Then to see the nurse practitioners Tracey or Chasity. They are always both great at explaining what the next step is and Chasity is alway there for a big hug when you need it. Especially since I’m a crier!!! I love the staff!!!
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Strengths-they excel in everything. I couldn’t ask for a better office to go to. They make me feel at home and everyone is so friendly. They treat you like family!!! Weaknesses-NONE!!! Just make sure you take a notebook and write everything down where you can understand it. Keep it with you to write questions down for your next appointment. And don’t be afraid to ask!!!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
IUI $395 IVF meds $5,000 then retrieval and all up to $15,000
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Doctor
Christopher Allemand
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
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Birmingham (closed)
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
2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 23
Endometriosis
PCOS
Other
Income $0 - $49K
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Any question he [Dr. Allemand] will answer honestly...I am 23 years old. He sat with my mom and I and explained everything that was going on. For once, someone actually understood and made me not feel crazy about the pain I was feeling. He went through options and was very caring through the entire process. I felt like he took me very seriously which I appreciated...He recommended IVF & surgery beforehand! I had my surgery April 12th. I meet with him again on the 25th to discuss beginning my IVF treatments! I’m only 23, And in my first 6 months of marriage IVF is a scary / expensive thought but he put me at ease that it was the best option for me to have a family even if we have to work more for it!
I just had an operation removing endometretomas / adhesions / etc [at ART Fertility Program of Alabama]...[nurses are] Very sweet. Very helpful. Answer any questions. Only complaint is you get a different nurse everytime and I feel like they never completely know you or your situation and having to re explain / Re ask same questions is frustrating...After blood work I had two nurses tell me two different things about blood work! Then I called another and she said everything was perfect. Not sure if it was a mix up or just misinterpretations or if I asked the questions wrong! Clinic Nps
How was your experience with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
I had a hard time filling this out. I have yet to start my treatments so sorry if my answers are wrong or confusing. I have had a major endometriosis surgery at age 20. I have stage 4 endo! I’m constantly in pain, no sex life, not much quality of life. I got married 2 years later and instantly met with him! The endo is back, I had present tumors on ultra sounds. He recommended IVF & surgery beforehand! I had my surgery April 12th. I meet with him again on the 25th to discuss beginning my IVF treatments! I’m only 23, And in my first 6 months of marriage IVF is a scary / expensive thought but he put me at ease that it was the best option for me to have a family even if we have to work more for it!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Ask questions! Any question he will answer honestly.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
I am 23 years old. He sat with my mom and I and explained everything that was going on. For once, someone actually understood and made me not feel crazy about the pain I was feeling. He went through options and was very caring through the entire process. I felt like he took me very seriously which I appreciated.
Describe the protocols Christopher Allemand used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama) and their degree of success.
We haven’t started yet. I am meeting to begin the IVF process Thursday April 25th! I just had an operation removing endometretomas / adhesions / etc.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Very sweet. Very helpful. Answer any questions. Only complaint is you get a different nurse everytime and I feel like they never completely know you or your situation and having to re explain / Re ask same questions is frustrating
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Ask questions! Write things down. Make sure to ask the doctor more important questions because there are so many nurses sometimes they will tell you different things! Sometimes you really have to pry informations / results out because they take a second getting back to you.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
The IVF could range anywhere between 15-20 thousand for one try. I’m not sure how many times it will take given my ovarian reserve.
What specific things went wrong at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
After blood work I had two nurses tell me two different things about blood work! Then I called another and she said everything was perfect. Not sure if it was a mix up or just misinterpretations or if I asked the questions wrong!
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Doctor
Christopher Allemand
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
2 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Birmingham (closed)
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.

2015 - 2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32 - 36
1 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 2 Docs
4 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Allemand is an incredible doctor. He’s personable, caring, extremely thorough and knowledgeable...He made time for every question we had. He comforted me when I was terrified of having procedures I knew were going to be painful. He was realistic with us when the decision was made to cancel our second IVF cycle. He gave us options, helped us make educated decisions and remained steadfast in his care even when we wanted to give up.
The Huntsville satellite office [of ART Fertility Program of Alabama] where I received most of my care by nurse practitioner, Nancy was phenomenal...Strengths: latest and greatest technologies, friendly staff, and compassionate nurses. Weaknesses: honestly can’t think of any. Having to drive 80 miles to see Dr. Allemand and have procedures was sometimes an inconvenience but most of my treatments were able to be done in the satellite office close to my home.
How was your experience with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Meeting Dr. Allemand was like a dream come true after years of being under the care of another fertility doctor. He was so personable, attentive, caring, kind, and knowledgeable. He made time for every question we had. He comforted me when I was terrified of having procedures I knew were going to be painful. He was realistic with us when the decision was made to cancel our second IVF cycle. He gave us options, helped us make educated decisions and remained steadfast in his care even when we wanted to give up.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Trust Dr. Allemand’s judgement.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Dr. Allemand is an incredible doctor. He’s personable, caring, extremely thorough and knowledgeable.
Describe the protocols Christopher Allemand used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama) and their degree of success.
IVF cycle #1: stimulation meds, egg retrieval, and transfer IVF cycle #2: stimulation meds, cancelled egg retrieval, IUI, negative pregnancy test
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
The Huntsville satellite office where I received most of my care by nurse practitioner, Nancy was phenomenal.
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Strengths: latest and greatest technologies, friendly staff, and compassionate nurses. Weaknesses: honestly can’t think of any. Having to drive 80 miles to see Dr. Allemand and have procedures was sometimes an inconvenience but most of my treatments were able to be done in the satellite office close to my home.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Approximately $26,000
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Doctor
Christopher Allemand
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
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Huntsville
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
2019, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 25
9 Fertility Medications
Male Factor
Other
Income $0 - $49K
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
[Dr. Christopher Allemand] is very knowledgeable and explains everything in people terms. He explains the pros and cons of every treatment in a way I understand...He is very to the point...understanding not everyone can afford all options...labs and ultrasound then decide when to start next injections. The results would determine when we would do iui as well
[The staff at ART Fertility Program of Alabama] are FANTASTIC. Every time I went in I was greeted by name, with a smile...only missed calling me or using the message system for a lab value once...It was not cheap but was cheaper than more aggressive options...The Montgomery office is very small. They move quickly and are very understanding.
How was your experience with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
He is very knowledgeable and explains everything in people terms. He explains the pros and cons of every treatment in a way I understand and is understanding not everyone can afford all options. His staff is fantastic in Montgomery
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
He is very to the point. I enjoy that. Go in with an open mind and its OK to cry it out. His staff will hug you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
I always felt seen and important every single time I went to their office.
Describe the protocols Christopher Allemand used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama) and their degree of success.
I did letrozol for all rounds. I did base line labs and an ultrasound on day 1 of my cycle and started meditation day 5 I believe. I would come back for more labs and ultrasound then decide when to start next injections. The results would determine when we would do iui as well. Its a lot of time in the office and the staff is wonderful and explains every step in a precise manor. For me my eggs like to stay in my ovaries. The stimulating medicine wasn't the answer for now but that's what we were shooting for.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
They are FANTASTIC. Every time I went in I was greeted by name, with a smile. They hugged me when I cried and always told me they were rooting for a good outcome
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
They are all so kind. The Montgomery office is very small. They move quickly and are very understanding. I never felt they were being fake with their compassion. They really want everyone to leave with a family
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
It was not cheap but was cheaper than more aggressive options
What specific things went wrong at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
They only missed calling me or using the message system for a lab value once.
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Doctor
Christopher Allemand
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Birmingham (closed)
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
2016 - 2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33 - 36
12 Fertility Medications
Endometriosis
Poor Egg Quality
Tubal Blockage
Uterine Fibroids
Other
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
24 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
My Doctor [Dr. Christopher Allemand] was wonderful and very upfront with us. Always honest and very patient...always made us feel very comfortable...Very understanding, compassionate person, trust his opinions and options...All questions are answered and all options/treatments are explained in vivid detail.
[ART Fertility Program of Alabama] is a wonderful place and the staff is amazing!! The staff treat you like family and makes your visit feel appreciated. They let you know their here for you and all your needs. All questions are answered and all options/treatments are explained in vivid detail...The nurses where always nice and friendly made you feel welcomed.
How was your experience with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Honest and always upfront with information, will answer all questions and always made us feel very comfortable. He went over treatment and options with us. Very understanding, compassionate person, trust his opinions and options.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Trust the process and be open minded. Stay strong!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
My Doctor was wonderful and very upfront with us. Always honest and very patient.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
The nurses where always nice and friendly made you feel welcomed.
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
The Art is a wonderful place and the staff is amazing!! The staff treat you like family and makes your visit feel appreciated. They let you know their here for you and all your needs. All questions are answered and all options/treatments are explained in vivid detail. Love the Art
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
4000
10
Doctor
Christopher Allemand
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
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Birmingham (closed)
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 32 - 33
5 Fertility Medications
PCOS
European
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
3 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Not sure
I've enjoyed working with Dr. Allemand thus far. He is a good communicator and thoroughly addresses my concerns and answers my questions. He is obviously very knowledgeable and passionate about his patients. I have not identified any concerns about his care.... He is logical and works in a stepwise fashion, wanting to avoid any unnecessary treatment. This philosophy aligns with my goals, but may not align with every patient's goals.
I have generally enjoyed working with Tracey and the ART team in Montgomery. They are caring and compassionate and provide patient-centered care.... I did have one situation in which an appointment I had scheduled was not recorded in their system. However, this was because they had recently hired a new front-desk clerk and the error occurred in training. I have had no other such issues.... Strengths: small and reasonably efficient; you're usually able to get in and out efficiently for normal monitoring appointments
How was your experience with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
I've enjoyed working with Dr. Allemand thus far. He is a good communicator and thoroughly addresses my concerns and answers my questions. He is obviously very knowledgeable and passionate about his patients. I have not identified any concerns about his care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
He is logical and works in a stepwise fashion, wanting to avoid any unnecessary treatment. This philosophy aligns with my goals, but may not align with every patient's goals.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Dr. Allemand had reviewed my information prior to my visit, was very responsive to my questions, and comes up with a personalized plan. He may not be as warm/outgoing as some other doctors, he was personable and related to me well.
Describe the protocols Christopher Allemand used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama) and their degree of success.
letrozole only letrozole + Follistim combo cycle for more flexibility with dosing and to assist with thickening of my endometrium Follistim only due to timing and to facilitate thickening of endometrium
Describe your experience with your nurse at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama). (Assigned nurse: Tracey Mendelsohn)
I have generally enjoyed working with Tracey and the ART team in Montgomery. They are caring and compassionate and provide patient-centered care. My only critique about Tracey is that sometimes there ends up being small detail-related issues about scheduling or follow-up.
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Strengths: small and reasonably efficient; you're usually able to get in and out efficiently for normal monitoring appointments, staff is generally nice and personable Weaknesses: none that come to mind
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
My copays for general visits are ~$60 for the clinic, which includes ultrasound and labs.
What specific things went wrong at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
  • Lost appointments
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
I did have one situation in which an appointment I had scheduled was not recorded in their system. However, this was because they had recently hired a new front-desk clerk and the error occurred in training. I have had no other such issues.
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Doctor
Christopher Allemand
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
8
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Montgomery
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
3 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2016 - 2018, Unknown Success
NPS
7
NPS
9
Age 25 - 27
2 IUI
Donor Sperm
Anovulation
Male Factor
PCOS
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Plan to be an active part of your fertility journey [with Dr. Christopher Allemand]...he started on letrozole to try to get me to ovulate. We had to increase the dose twice to get my body to ovulate. Once we got that problem solved and didn't get pregnant he decided to do a seen analysis on my husband. So that he covered all bases. Then we found out his sperm count was low, so we decided to do IUI woth donor sperm samples. We did that 2x with no explanation as to why it didn't work. According to my lab values and ultrasounds, it should have worked. So at this point my husband and i decided to take a break. When we start back we will do an IUI with donor sperm adding hormone shots to the routine.
Strengths [at ART Fertility of Alabama] : Usually got called back within a reasonable amount of time, very friendly staff, answered all questions, worked appointments into my schedule the best they could. Nurses knowledgeable. No weaknesses...[nurses were] Very friendly, answered all questions, made sure they didn't expect me to not have questions even though I am a nurse myself...Donor Semen sample $1000 IUI $350 Appts $35 Lab/us $80+
How was your experience with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Dr. Allemand had a great bedside manner. Talking to him was very easy. He individualized our plan according to our results. He also let us choose the path we wanted to take and did not pressure us to jump to IVF.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Plan to be an active part of your fertility journey
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
I felt like he individualized our plan of action and didn't just try the same plan on each person
Describe the protocols Christopher Allemand used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama) and their degree of success.
I had already tried Clomid with my primary OB/GYN. So he started on letrozole to try to get me to ovulate. We had to increase the dose twice to get my body to ovulate. Once we got that problem solved and didn't get pregnant he decided to do a seen analysis on my husband. So that he covered all bases. Then we found out his sperm count was low, so we decided to do IUI woth donor sperm samples. We did that 2x with no explanation as to why it didn't work. According to my lab values and ultrasounds, it should have worked. So at this point my husband and i decided to take a break. When we start back we will do an IUI with donor sperm adding hormone shots to the routine.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Very friendly, answered all questions, made sure they didn't expect me to not have questions even though I am a nurse myself
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Strengths: Usually got called back within a reasonable amount of time, very friendly staff, answered all questions, worked appointments into my schedule the best they could. Nurses knowledgeable. No weaknesses
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Donor Semen sample $1000 IUI $350 Appts $35 Lab/us $80+
Describe Christopher Allemand's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
We did not do this
What specific things went wrong at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Could have been a pharmacy issue, could have been forgotten to be called in. Only happened once
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Doctor
Christopher Allemand
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Birmingham (closed)
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36 - 37
2 IUI
Anovulation
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
Uterine Fibroids
Unexplained
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Doctor
2nd of 2 Docs
1 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Both of us have infertility issues. Dr. Allemand wanted to start with me first since I was not ovulating. After we removed fibroid rumors found during HSG and stimulating me with a moderate dose of Clomid, he was able to make me ovulate 2 to 3 mature eggs each cycle. He recommended IUI due to male factor infertility to increase our possibility of pregnancy. He also did multiple things to increase my husbands sperm count.
Friendly and Knowledgeable staff [ART Fertility Program of AL]. very Thorough. Easy to work with during scheduling conflicts. Helped to continue billin insurance when claims were not paid appropriately, rather than make it the patients problem. Extremely busy, be prepared to wait.... [nurses] Well educated. Thorough. Kind and compassionate.... IUiS were very affordable compared to previous fertility specialists.
How was your experience with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Very thorough in descriptions of treatments and diagnostics. Always willing to readjust plan based on diagnostics. Completely honest with us even when we may not have liked the answer. Willing to think outside the box when presented with many what if situations.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Be prepared to be blown away by his level of professionalism and knowledge base.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
As a fellow doctor, he was able to answer all questions that’s i had which have been more in depth than others would consider. He never minded when I asked to explain why.
Describe the protocols Christopher Allemand used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama) and their degree of success.
Both of us have infertility issues. Dr. Allemand wanted to start with me first since I was not ovulating. After we removed fibroid rumors found during HSG and stimulating me with a moderate dose of Clomid, he was able to make me ovulate 2 to 3 mature eggs each cycle. He recommended IUI due to male factor infertility to increase our possibility of pregnancy. He also did multiple things to increase my husbands sperm count.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Well educated. Thorough. Kind and compassionate.
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Friendly and Knowledgeable staff. very Thorough. Easy to work with during scheduling conflicts. Helped to continue billin insurance when claims were not paid appropriately, rather than make it the patients problem. Extremely busy, be prepared to wait.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Office visits were covered under our insurance except for co-pay. hSG and SIS were billed as outpatient services. Significant deductible were owed to the hospital for surgery. IUiS were very affordable compared to previous fertility specialists.
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Doctor
Christopher Allemand
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Birmingham (closed)
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
2016 - 2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 37 - 39
2 IUI
Uterine Fibroids
Unexplained
Native American
Income $200K - $499K
Business Executive
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr.Allemand is easy to talk too and never rushes you through your appointment or questions.... When I first started seeing him it was after I had a miscarriage at 12 weeks. So, after speaking to him we took a slow approach as my husband and myself were hoping to avoid the “big stuff”. He put me on a sister drug of clomid and we tried a natural cycle for the first two times, it all kind of runs together.
They are kind and put up with me asking a ton of questions. When I was in the office [ART Fertility Program of Alabama] today one knew I was there and she came and knocked on the door and gave me a hug because she hadn’t seen me in a while. I thought that was so sweet! They are all very nice and thorough.... Strength - they always return your call. Always nice and pleasant. Weaknesses - the office is very outdated and the girls in the lab aren’t the best I’ve had. They are super nice but when they draw blood it hurts more often than not.
How was your experience with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
He’s been great and it’s been a relief to me. I was nervous about having a male doctor as all of my other doctors are female. But, he’s been very nice and easy to talk to and takes his time with us which we appreciate.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
He’s does run a little behind but just be patient because he will give you the same care and opportunity as he’s given the other patients seeing him. We have Beverly felt rushed when speaking with him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Dr.Allemand is easy to talk too and never rushes you through your appointment or questions. I was hesitant to have a male fertility doctor as all of my other doctors are female, but he’s very nice and my husband and I both really like him.
Describe the protocols Christopher Allemand used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama) and their degree of success.
When I first started seeing him it was after I had a miscarriage at 12 weeks. So, after speaking to him we took a slow approach as my husband and myself were hoping to avoid the “big stuff”. He put me on a sister drug of clomid and we tried a natural cycle for the first two times, it all kind of runs together. I’m pretty sure we did this twice. Then when it didn’t work we started with Follistem and still nothing. So, that brought us to IUI. I was on follistem and a clomid type drug with zero results. My husband and I took a much needed break and we picked up again. We did IUI for the second time with only follistem and it did not work. We tried for our third IUI with a higher dose of Follistem but my body reacted too well to the drugs that cycle so he had to cancel it. Now, after taking a break we are back and proceeding with IVF.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
They are kind and put up with me asking a ton of questions. When I was in the office today one knew I was there and she came and knocked on the door and gave me a hug because she hadn’t seen me in a while. I thought that was so sweet! They are all very nice and thorough.
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Strength - they always return your call. Always nice and pleasant. Weaknesses - the office is very outdated and the girls in the lab aren’t the best I’ve had. They are super nice but when they draw blood it hurts more often than not.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
It’s a fertility clinic so it’s going to cost money and more than likely be expensive. Our insurance covers some stuff so our out of pocket isn’t high. But, with IVF it will be much higher.
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Doctor
Christopher Allemand
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
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Birmingham (closed)
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 27 - 28
2 IUI
Anovulation
Endometriosis
Male Factor
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
3 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
He [Dr. Allemand] was very caring and willing to spend time with me and my husband. He makes us feel as though we have options.... He is willing to answer any questions we might have. I love that he gives us more than one option. He always lets us know what to expect next. He only wanted us to try IUI twice before reevaluating and deciding on our next steps. He gave us the option on whether or not to move on to injectables. He sees us himself at least every other month.
They [ART Fertility Program of Alabama] are always helpful getting you in on the day you need to come. They understand if you don’t need to take off work, etc. Sometimes you have to wait a while- especially on an IUI day.... The nursing staff is very accommodating. If you want info- you have to ask! I think sometimes they assume if we’re there we know what to expect. That isn’t always the case. Overall, they’re great.
How was your experience with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
He is willing to answer any questions we might have. I love that he gives us more than one option. He always lets us know what to expect next. He only wanted us to try IUI twice before reevaluating and deciding on our next steps. He gave us the option on whether or not to move on to injectables. He sees us himself at least every other month.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
He was very caring and willing to spend time with me and my husband. He makes us feel as though we have options.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
The nursing staff is very accommodating. If you want info- you have to ask! I think sometimes they assume if we’re there we know what to expect. That isn’t always the case. Overall, they’re great.
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
They are always helpful getting you in on the day you need to come. They understand if you don’t need to take off work, etc. Sometimes you have to wait a while- especially on an IUI day. If I ever wait over 30-40 minutes, I usually go up to the counter and ask how much longer and they take me back within minutes. Try to go as early in the day as you can!
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Doctor
Christopher Allemand
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
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Birmingham (closed)
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.

2016 - 2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 28 - 30
1 IUI
Donor Sperm
Endometriosis
PCOS
Other
Income $50K - $99K
3rd of 3 Docs
5 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Allemand] was great. He really took his time listening to our concerns and answered every question that we had. We both came up with a game plan and he kept us informed on everything every step of the way. I really appreciate everything that he did for us and our little girl.... I came into the clinic [ART Fertility Program] with all the info that I researched but nothing compared to there information. All of the staff listened to me and went out of there way to make sure that I was comfortable.
I came into the clinic [ART Fertility Program] with all the info that I researched but nothing compared to there information. All of the staff listened to me and went out of there way to make sure that I was comfortable.... Everyone communicated and called back as soon as they could.... He was great. He really took his time listening to our concerns and answered every question that we had. We both came up with a game plan
How was your experience with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
He was great. He really took his time listening to our concerns and answered every question that we had. We both came up with a game plan and he kept us informed on everything every step of the way. I really appreciate everything that he did for us and our little girl.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Just listen. He knows what he is talking about.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
He was great. He cared about me as a patient.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Everyone communicated and called back as soon as they could.
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Just listen to them. I came into the clinic with all the info that I researched but nothing compared to there information. All of the staff listened to me and went out of there way to make sure that I was comfortable.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
The clinic cost was not bad at all.
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Doctor
Christopher Allemand
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
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Birmingham (closed)
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
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
0
NPS
0
Age 25
1 IVF
Tubal Blockage
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
[Dr. Christopher Allemand] was not compassionate about our failed ivf. I felt more like a number & they only wanted our money. No other options where giving about next steps etc when we received the call that none of our eggs made it...I was put on a basic ivf protocol...I did speak with him regarding transferring two embryos he did not like the idea We didn't get that far into our IVF since sadly none of our embryos made it to transfer...
The nursing staff [at ART Fertility Program of Alabama] was okay.If I had questions I had to call a number and leave a voicemail and wait for them to call back at the end of the day...I had blood work go missing and had to redo the same blood work more then twice...I had to go in for monitoring appointments when they scheduled them...Strengths- None, Unfortunately I do not have a comment for any strengths. Weaknesses- Show more compassion,Make your patients feel like a human not a number, Better communication, Be more organized.
How was your experience with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Dr.Allemand was not compassionate about our failed ivf. I felt more like a number & they only wanted our money. No other options where giving about next steps etc when we received the call that none of our eggs made it. There was no rhyme or reason Infertility is so sensitive and people that work in the field should show huge compassion twords the ppl they are "helping" I felt no compassion from Dr. Allemand When in passing threw the drs office he would just nod his head as if he was saying hello and wouldn't stop and speak to even ask how things where going.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Do your research on the clinic. Be your own advocate! Everyone is different and has different expectations for things This is not the clinic for me I wouldn't consider being a patient here again
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
When working with this Dr office they knew we where traveling 4 hours to the office and back home each time we came. We wouldn't be told that we needed to come back the following day until we got back home. It took forever for me to get a hold of anyone if I ever had any questions. I also wasn't taught how to give my shots.
Describe the protocols Christopher Allemand used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama) and their degree of success.
I was put on a basic ivf protocol When I received my meds I did not no how to administrate them After speaking to other infertile women that have went threw the ivf process they stated that their drs office did a class with them on home to prepare the shots etc None of that was done for us I felt like we where on our own threw everything.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
The nursing staff was okay.If I had questions I had to call a number and leave a voicemail and wait for them to call back at the end of the day. Not very convenient when you are spending thousands of dollars you should be able to get top of the line care and be able to speak to someone whenever they are needed.
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Strengths- None, Unfortunately I do not have a comment for any strengths. Weaknesses- Show more compassion,Make your patients feel like a human not a number, Better communication, Be more organized.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
I had to go in for monitoring appointments when they scheduled them.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
$10,000
Describe Christopher Allemand's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
I did speak with him regarding transferring two embryos he did not like the idea We didn't get that far into our IVF since sadly none of our embryos made it to transfer
What specific things went wrong at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Lost results
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
I had blood work go missing and had to redo the same blood work more then twice. I was not told multiple times that I would need to come back to the clinic the following day they where aware that we lived four hours away so all in all it was a 8hr round trip ( Huge inconvenience )
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Doctor
Christopher Allemand
NPS
Humanity
2 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
2 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
0
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Birmingham (closed)
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
3 of 5
Educational Resources
1 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2017, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 29 - 30
4 IUI
1 IVF
Anovulation
PCOS
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
We started with monitoring a natural cycle [with Dr. Allemand]. Then, we moved to Letrozole cycles and Letrozole/FSH cycles with IUIs. After a pregnancy was not achieved, we did IVF and transferred a single embryo with a live birth...takes so much time to explain exactly what is he is testing for and what the options are. He allows you to be as aggressive or reserved as you feel comfortable with. He is very empathetic and he and his staff go above and beyond for their patients.
ART is fantastic. They always get you in whenever you need to be seen. The NPs do a great job in clinic seeing patients and helping with coordinating care. The nurses are in constant communication with patients about their results and what the next steps in care are. The ladies in the office are always friendly and smiling...All communication went the the IVF team [of nurses]. They were very available if questions or concerns came up (even after hours). They were very knowledgeable and helpful. They also were very empathetic and explained what each step was and what needed to happen next with meds, ultrasounds etc.
How was your experience with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Dr. Allemand is an excellent communicator. He does a great job explaining the medical aspects of the treatments and medications. He is extremely compassionate and understands what his patients are going through on an emotional and physical level.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Make the appointment! This was one of the hardest parts. Also, verbalize what your reservations and expectations are to him and the staff
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Dr. Allemand takes so much time to explain exactly what is he is testing for and what the options are. He allows you to be as aggressive or reserved as you feel comfortable with. He is very empathetic and he and his staff go above and beyond for their patients.
Describe the protocols Christopher Allemand used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama) and their degree of success.
We started with monitoring a natural cycle. Then, we moved to Letrozole cycles and Letrozole/FSH cycles with IUIs. After a pregnancy was not achieved, we did IVF and transferred a single embryo with a live birth.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama). (Assigned nurse: Janet/Rene)
All communication went the the IVF team. They were very available if questions or concerns came up (even after hours). They were very knowledgeable and helpful. They also were very empathetic and explained what each step was and what needed to happen next with meds, ultrasounds etc.
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
ART is fantastic. They always get you in whenever you need to be seen. The NPs do a great job in clinic seeing patients and helping with coordinating care. The nurses are in constant communication with patients about their results and what the next steps in care are. The ladies in the office are always friendly and smiling.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
I cannot remember specifics
Describe Christopher Allemand's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
He follows the current guidelines and we were in agreement the eSET was best for us.
10
Doctor
Christopher Allemand
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Birmingham (closed)
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
2017, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30
2 Fertility Medications
Male Factor
Other
European
Income $50K - $99K
Marketer or PR
2nd of 2 Docs
5 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Allemond took a lot of time with my husband and I....He reviewed our records, discussed his opinions, and we all made a plan together. He understood our concerns for not wanting to move forward so abruptly with ivf. We will soon be working on our third IUI with Dr. Allemond but he has changed our meds each cycle to help assure he is doing all he can before fully discussing the possibility of ivf...Dr. Allemand is a great listener and answers all your questions.
[ART Fert of AL -H'ville] Strengths: quick and efficient appointments, always on time, on site labs, clean, friendly and caring staff (ALL three of them). Weaknesses: Huntsville office is a bit small and has a little dated decore...The nurse practitioner is great. She is always so positive. ...Dr. Allemond took a lot of time with my husband and I. He was our second opinion doctor and we fell in love with him. He took time to review our past records and discuss his thoughts about the future plans. He went over in detail what to expect and percentages.
How was your experience with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Dr. Allemand was second opinion for my husband and I. My husband is two years status post a vas reversal. We had another doctor before who never changed our meds or our plan. My husband and I became pregnant with our first doctor and IUI. However we miscarried at eight weeks. We went through two additional IUIs and the doctor stated we needed to move to ivf. We felt pressured and did not have a clear understanding as to why that should be our path if an IUI was successful once already. We then saw Dr. Allemand. He reviewed our records, discussed his opinions, and we all made a plan together. He understood our concerns for not wanting to move forward so abruptly with ivf. We will soon be working on our third IUI with Dr. Allemond but he has changed our meds each cycle to help assure he is doing all he can before fully discussing the possibility of ivf.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Go into your consult appointment with an open mind. Do some research and have your list of questions. Dr. Allemand is a great listener and answers all your questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Dr. Allemond took a lot of time with my husband and I. He was our second opinion doctor and we fell in love with him. He took time to review our past records and discuss his thoughts about the future plans. He went over in detail what to expect and percentages.
Describe the protocols Christopher Allemand used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama) and their degree of success.
Month number one: letrozole 2.5 my for five days, trigger injection, IUI. Month two: 5mg leteozole for five days, trigger, IUI. Month three (current cycle): 5 mg letrozole for five days, gonal f 75 iu for three days, trigger injection, and IUI.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
The nurse practitioner is great. She is always so positive. She not only remembers your name but also your family information and most all quirky details you may have shared with her. (Huntsville location)
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Strengths: quick and efficient appointments, always on time, on site labs, clean, friendly and caring staff (ALL three of them). Weaknesses: Huntsville office is a bit small and has a little dated decore
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Regular specialist co-pays anytime I see the MD or nurse practitioner, co-pays for injectables through prime therapeutics, and about $350 for each IUI
Describe Christopher Allemand's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Not applicable to me at this time
10
Doctor
Christopher Allemand
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
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Huntsville
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
7
NPS
7
Age 35
1 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $0 - $49K
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
I was on the antagonist protocol With my first cycle [with Dr Allemand], it wasn’t as hoped for. I’m going to do the Lupron flare with my second cycle... Felt like he rushed through the embryo transfer. Made me very nervous. My transfer was delayed an hour Due to another surgery. He always gives us plenty of information and options based on what we can afford. He seems to be knowledgeable about my problems and what we can do for them.
[ART Fertility Program of Alabama] Failed to do my husband sperm analysis the day we were there and he had to go back for a separate day And hour away and take off of work...IVF $12,000, other Monitoring and tests $10,000...Ask what your specific diagnosis is and why you cannot get pregnant and what else can you do such as supplements and extra medications. They told me after the first cycle that I could be on vitamins that could increase my egg quality. I would’ve known that I would’ve been taking the vitamins to begin with.
How was your experience with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Felt like he rushed through the embryo transfer. Made me very nervous. My transfer was delayed an hour Due to another surgery. He always gives us plenty of information and options based on what we can afford. He seems to be knowledgeable about my problems and what we can do for them.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Be sure to ask what your other options are before making decisions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
The doctor knew about our specific information. Always gave us options.
Describe the protocols Christopher Allemand used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama) and their degree of success.
I was on the antagonist protocol With my first cycle, it wasn’t as hoped for. I’m going to do the Lupron flare with my second cycle.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama). (Assigned nurse: Renee)
Always called To inform me of any changes or questions that we had an a reasonable amount time. Came and talked to me after the retrieval.
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Ask what your specific diagnosis is and why you cannot get pregnant and what else can you do such as supplements and extra medications. They told me after the first cycle that I could be on vitamins that could increase my egg quality. I would’ve known that I would’ve been taking the vitamins to begin with.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
IVF $12,000, other Monitoring and tests $10,000
What specific things went wrong at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Failed to do my husband sperm analysis the day we were there and he had to go back for a separate day And hour away and take off of work.
7
Doctor
Christopher Allemand
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
7
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Birmingham (closed)
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
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2012 - 2016, Unsuccessful
NPS
8
NPS
10
Age 26 - 30
7 IUI
Endometriosis
PCOS
Unexplained
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
1st of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Christopher Allemand] is very detailed in his speaking. Takes time to answer questions. He was open to listening about what we thought we wanted. He took our concerns seriously. During surgery to remove endo there was a complication (scraped ovary). He said it wasn’t a big deal and moved on but I wish more details would have been given.... Iui- a cycle of clomid, global f, leterozole, progesterone, trigger shot. No resulted pregnancies
Scheduled appointments are sometimes late but it’s just due to the nature of the office. Both offices we went to, Birmingham and Montgomery are very clean and well maintained. My husband said the male collectionrooms were always clean and well stocked... Iui- a cycle of clomid, global f, leterozole, progesterone, trigger shot. No resulted pregnancies
How was your experience with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
He is very detailed in his speaking. Takes time to answer questions. He was open to listening about what we thought we wanted. He took our concerns seriously. During surgery to remove endo there was a complication (scraped ovary). He said it wasn’t a big deal and moved on but I wish more details would have been given.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Don’t be hesitant to ask questions
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
He took time to get to know our history and spoke to us by name each visit
Describe the protocols Christopher Allemand used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama) and their degree of success.
Iui- a cycle of clomid, global f, leterozole, progesterone, trigger shot. No resulted pregnancies
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Very well mannered, patient, genuinely cared
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Scheduled appointments are sometimes late but it’s just due to the nature of the office. Both offices we went to, Birmingham and Montgomery are very clean and well maintained. My husband said the male collectionrooms were always clean and well stocked
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
All infertility is expensive. I would say they are right on board with all other clinics
Describe Christopher Allemand's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
N/a
8
Doctor
Christopher Allemand
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
10
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Birmingham (closed)
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

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2015, Unsuccessful
NPS
4
NPS
4
Age 30
1 IVF
Male Factor
European
Income $0 - $49K
1st of 2 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Christopher Allemand] was very compassionate and always responded to our questions/needs in a timely manner. Sometimes we felt that we did not fully understand what was expected of us or what we could be doing to improve our success. I also found out that my Vitamin D was very low during that time and maybe should not have continued with the cycle.... I took birth control for a month then was on stimulation medications (gonal-f and menopur) for about 2 weeks. We triggered with HCG. Following transfer I was put on crinone.
It was a very large clinic [ART Fertility Program of Alabama] and we often were seen by multiple nurses and at their satellite clinic as well. I felt like it was a well oil machine, and we were not any different than their other patients.... The clinic was very organized and operations seemed very smooth. However, this made me feel like another number and not like a unique patient with unique needs. This was our first cycle and it seemed we should have known more.
How was your experience with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
He was very compassionate and always responded to our questions/needs in a timely manner. Sometimes we felt that we did not fully understand what was expected of us or what we could be doing to improve our success. I also found out that my Vitamin D was very low during that time and maybe should not have continued with the cycle.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Ask questions and be your own advocate.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
It was a very large clinic and we often were seen by multiple nurses and at their satellite clinic as well. I felt like it was a well oil machine, and we were not any different than their other patients.
Describe the protocols Christopher Allemand used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama) and their degree of success.
I took birth control for a month then was on stimulation medications (gonal-f and menopur) for about 2 weeks. We triggered with HCG. Following transfer I was put on crinone.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
The nursing staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. However, we were seen at the main office and satellite office, so we saw various nurses.
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
The clinic was very organized and operations seemed very smooth. However, this made me feel like another number and not like a unique patient with unique needs. This was our first cycle and it seemed we should have known more.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
The procedure itself cost around $12,000- medications and monitoring appointments not included.
Describe Christopher Allemand's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
We were able to decide between 1 or 2. However, we only had 1 poor quality embryo to transfer.
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Doctor
Christopher Allemand
NPS
Humanity
2 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
4
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Birmingham (closed)
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
3 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5