Rated 7.4
Strongly recommend: 65%Neutral: 2%Don't recommend: 33%7.4
65% strongly recommend
36 reviews
Humanity
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
8.2
8.2
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
5
5
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
6.8
OK
Responsiveness

Scale is "poor, ok, good, excellent" and measures how responsive a care team was when patients needed to speak to them.

Education

Medical School
U. of Michigan
Residency
Metrohealth Med / Clev Clinic
Fellowship
U. of Texas

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
doctor, nurse available by directline
doctor, nurse available by directline
not available by personal cell phone
not available by personal cell phone
Christopher Sipe works at

Fertility Centers of Illinois
Rated 8
Strongly recommend: 61%Neutral: 18%Don't recommend: 21%8

At 2 offices

Chicago/River North
900 N. Kingsbury
Chicago, IL 60610
312-222-8230
Hinsdale
907 N. Elm Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521
630-889-7900
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
8
9
Age 29 - 30
3 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Operations
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
I felt at ease in our appointments and liked Dr. Sipe’s optimism. He was very up front about our odds and treatment steps moving forward. I wish we had a bit more direct interaction/communication with him.... We have completed three IUI cycles under Dr. Sipe. I was prescribed 5 days of 50mg Clomid starting on day 3 of my cycle. After monitoring appts, I was I triggered with Novarelle HCG intramuscular injection. The IUI was performed the next morning. I came in one week after IUI for progesterone testing to confirm ovulation and two weeks later for pregnancy test. Same protocol each cycle, no successes.
Strengths [for FCI-Chicago]- Easy to make appointments, positive interactions with all staff members, timely appointments, genera feeling that they know what they are doing! Weakness- Billing has been complicated at times, had to call after appointments were not submitted to my insurance, didn’t always receive responses when I called or emailed with questions. They switched billing systems and patients were not informed, I only found out after asking why I stopped receiving bills in the mail. All issues were eventually resolved.
How was your experience with Christopher Sipe at Fertility Centers of Illinois?
I felt at ease in our appointments and liked Dr. Sipe’s optimism. He was very up front about our odds and treatment steps moving forward. I wish we had a bit more direct interaction/communication with him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Sipe at Fertility Centers of Illinois?
Expect most communication to come from his nurses, not from Dr. Sipe himself.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christopher Sipe at Fertility Centers of Illinois?
I have very limited direct interaction with the doctor outside of consultation appointments, but Dr. Sipe’s nurses have been helpful and responsive and in that case has made me feel more like a human than a number.
Describe the protocols Christopher Sipe used in your cycles at Fertility Centers of Illinois and their degree of success.
We have completed three IUI cycles under Dr. Sipe. I was prescribed 5 days of 50mg Clomid starting on day 3 of my cycle. After monitoring appts, I was I triggered with Novarelle HCG intramuscular injection. The IUI was performed the next morning. I came in one week after IUI for progesterone testing to confirm ovulation and two weeks later for pregnancy test. Same protocol each cycle, no successes.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Centers of Illinois. (Assigned nurse: Liala Malke)
Most of my interaction was with Liala and she was always willing to explain results and answer my questions. She promptly called after appointments. When other nurses contacted me, I also had very positive interactions with them as well.
Describe your experience with Fertility Centers of Illinois.
Strengths- Easy to make appointments, positive interactions with all staff members, timely appointments, genera feeling that they know what they are doing! Weakness- Billing has been complicated at times, had to call after appointments were not submitted to my insurance, didn’t always receive responses when I called or emailed with questions. They switched billing systems and patients were not informed, I only found out after asking why I stopped receiving bills in the mail. All issues were eventually resolved.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Sipe at Fertility Centers of Illinois.
In total we’ve spent around $2,400 for initial testing, consult, and 3 IUI cycles.
Describe Christopher Sipe's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Centers of Illinois.
I have not yet reached that stage of treatment.
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Doctor
Christopher Sipe
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Fertility Centers of Illinois
Chicago/River North
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
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