Rated 8
Strongly recommend: 33%Neutral: 50%Don't recommend: 17%8
33% strongly recommend
4 reviews
Humanity
9.3
9.3
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
8.7
8.7
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
7.3
7.3
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
5.5
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
Univ of FL
Residency
Univ of VA
Fellowship
Creighton Model Fertility/NaProTechnology

How Doctor Communicates

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doctor, nurse available by directline
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Christopher Stroud works at

Fertility & Midwifery Care Center
Rated 8.1
Strongly recommend: 43%Neutral: 43%Don't recommend: 14%8.1

At 1 office

Dupont
10228 Dupont Cir Dr E
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
2602227401
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4 patient reviews

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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2019, Successful
10
10
Age 26 - 28
8 Fertility Medications
Endometriosis
Tubal Blockage
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Prefer not to answer
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Stroud] asked me to explain in great detail my past issues from pain to my diagnosis and what I would liek to achieve. Right away we had a game plan and I left my very first appointment very hopeful. ... He prayed with me before that surgery, one of the many reasons why I knew we were in good hands. He found the source of my pain and infertility issues. My previous doctor had missed them. ..When I had my very early miscarriage he called me personally and after only one miscarriage suggested the frequent loss testing and found my MTHFR, when many providers let you have 2-3 losses first.
Everyone here [Fertility and Midwifery Care Center] is supportive and amazing. Communtication and support are the biggest strengths. Every decision that is made is based around you as a patient not you as a number. I was always treated with respect and understanding. ... [Nurses] Each call and handled professionally, fast, and my questions were always answered. When I was in the office I felt like a family member and not a patient
How was your experience with Christopher Stroud at Fertility & Midwifery Care Center?
My very first visit was a not an exam but a sit down “meeting” in his office. He asked me to explain in great detail my past issues from pain to my diagnosis and what I would liek to achieve. Right away we had a game plan and I left my very first appointment very hopeful. We had to jump right into a diagnostic surgery. He prayed with me before that surgery, one of the many reasons why I knew we were in good hands. He found the source of my pain and infertility issues. My previous doctor had missed them. U was told to get a hysterectomy when I was 19-20 years old and had I listened Dr. Stroud would not have been able to remove my endometriosis not once but twice and unblock my tub. Dr. Stroud is the reason we have our rainbow baby. When I had my very early miscarriage he called me personally and after only one miscarriage suggested the frequent loss testing and found my MTHFR, when many providers let you have 2-3 losses first.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Stroud at Fertility & Midwifery Care Center?
This is a catholic office and birth control, IVF, and IUI will not be offered.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christopher Stroud at Fertility & Midwifery Care Center?
So many reasons but I felt like a human due to the fact that I had his cell phone number, office number, and email. I coudl reach out to him at any time and talk directly to him.
Describe the protocols Christopher Stroud used in your cycles at Fertility & Midwifery Care Center and their degree of success.
We used Femara, trigger shots, follicle scans, and progesterone along with endometriosis removal surgery.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Fertility & Midwifery Care Center.
Amazing! Each call and handled professionally, fast, and my questions were always answered. When I was in the office I felt like a family member and not a patient
Describe your experience with Fertility & Midwifery Care Center.
I cant list a single weakness. Everyone here is supportive and amazing. Communtication and support are the biggest strengths. Every decision that is made is based around you as a patient not you as a number. I was always treated with respect and understanding.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Stroud at Fertility & Midwifery Care Center.
My varied due to the surgeries I had. Obviously those are very expensive but mostly covered by insurance. My office visits I just paid my insurance copay.
10
Doctor
Christopher Stroud
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Fertility & Midwifery Care Center
Dupont
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2015 - 2016, Unsuccessful
4
3
Age 28 - 29
3 IVF
Endometriosis
Tubal Blockage
Unexplained
Native American
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 3 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
There was never any change in protocol. He always wanted to do the same exact thing over and over again. ... He is a very compassionate doctor, and seemed to be a great surgeon. However, he is completely catholic based. He no longer believes in IUI or IVF. He will only do medicated cycles, and natural family planning. When your cycle failed, he just had you do the exact same thing again and again. One day he even told me "God just doesn't will some women to have children."
Friendly. Compassionate. Seemed to lose track of things. Messages weren't returned or passed along. While one nurse was out on maternity leave, another was taking over and she was really lost on when and who to contact for things. ... When dosages were to be changed, I wasn't informed until a day or two later. Numerous times I was not contacted with results when I was supposed to be. When I was to have ultrasounds done on specific cycle days, I wasn't told until the last minute. It always went back to "you need to monitor your mucus better".
How was your experience with Christopher Stroud at Fertility & Midwifery Care Center?
He is a very compassionate doctor, and seemed to be a great surgeon. However, he is completely catholic based. He no longer believes in IUI or IVF. He will only do medicated cycles, and natural family planning. When your cycle failed, he just had you do the exact same thing again and again. One day he even told me "God just doesn't will some women to have children." He also put me on clomid for numerous cycles, which I later found out from a different OB/GYN and RE that it makes Ednometriosis worse, which is why I had to end up having 2 back to back surgeries by Dr. Stroud within a year of each other.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Stroud at Fertility & Midwifery Care Center?
Don't go there if you know you might need more intervention than regular medicated cycles and/or natural family planning.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christopher Stroud at Fertility & Midwifery Care Center?
There was never any change in protocol. He always wanted to do the same exact thing over and over again.
Describe the protocols Christopher Stroud used in your cycles at Fertility & Midwifery Care Center and their degree of success.
Natural family planning. Cervical mucus tracking. Clomid. Femara.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility & Midwifery Care Center. (Assigned nurse: Lea)
Lea had a tendency to not return calls or messages in a prompt way, especially when you were in the middle of a cycle and needed something addressed by a certain amount of time.
Describe your experience with Fertility & Midwifery Care Center.
Friendly. Compassionate. Seemed to lose track of things. Messages weren't returned or passed along. While one nurse was out on maternity leave, another was taking over and she was really lost on when and who to contact for things.
Describe Christopher Stroud's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility & Midwifery Care Center.
He doesn't 'believe' in IVF anymore, because it's not the catholic approach.
What specific things went wrong at Fertility & Midwifery Care Center?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Fertility & Midwifery Care Center.
When dosages were to be changed, I wasn't informed until a day or two later. Numerous times I was not contacted with results when I was supposed to be. When I was to have ultrasounds done on specific cycle days, I wasn't told until the last minute. It always went back to "you need to monitor your mucus better".
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Doctor
Christopher Stroud
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
3
Clinic
Fertility & Midwifery Care Center
Dupont
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2018, Unsuccessful
8
8
Age 26 - 29
1 IUI
Anovulation
PCOS
Unexplained
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 3 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Very empathetic doctor [Christopher Stroud] and knowledgeable...Prayed with me before my laparoscopic surgery...devoted catholic and will not perform IUI or IVF in his practice which I admired art first but then made me feel hopeless when letrozole and timed intercourse wasn’t working...I don’t ovulate even with assistance. We tried this several times with the same results...
Great staff [at Fertility & Midwifery Care Center] and amazing care provided by dr. Stroud... devoted catholic and will not perform IUI or IVF in his practice...Never waited long for my appointments or lab draws. Continuity in care...[nurses] loose sight of what it meant to have a failed treatment. Wouldn’t acknowledge it with me, just ready to give instructions for the next treatment...
How was your experience with Christopher Stroud at Fertility & Midwifery Care Center?
Very empathetic doctor and knowledgeable. He is a devoted catholic and will not perform IUI or IVF in his practice which I admired art first but then made me feel hopeless when letrozole and timed intercourse wasn’t working.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Stroud at Fertility & Midwifery Care Center?
You have to accept IUI or IVF are out of the question when becoming his patient.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christopher Stroud at Fertility & Midwifery Care Center?
Very empathetic, great bedside manner. Prayed with me before my laparoscopic surgery
Describe the protocols Christopher Stroud used in your cycles at Fertility & Midwifery Care Center and their degree of success.
Started off charting my cycles and timed intercourse. After a few cycles started letrozole on cycles day 5 and would get vaginal ultrasounds to monitor follicle growth. I would see a mature follicles in cycles day 11-14. I’d administer trigger shot and proceed with timed intercourses and started progesterone but my period would ultimately come. The follicle would not release. I don’t ovulate even with assistance. We tried this several times with the same results.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Fertility & Midwifery Care Center.
Friendly and knowledgeable. At times works loose sight of what it meant to have a failed treatment. Wouldn’t acknowledge it with me, just ready to give instructions for the next treatment.
Describe your experience with Fertility & Midwifery Care Center.
I wish the world allow patients to try IUI or IVF. All other things are fantastic. Great staff and amazing care provided by dr. Stroud. Never waited long for my appointments or lab draws. Continuity in care. Always saw the same ultra sound technician and nurse.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Stroud at Fertility & Midwifery Care Center.
Very minimal. Trigger shot was $100 but letrozole was only $15.
Describe Christopher Stroud's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility & Midwifery Care Center.
NA
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Doctor
Christopher Stroud
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Fertility & Midwifery Care Center
Dupont
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2014 - 2018, Unknown Success
8
8
Age 34 - 38
34 Fertility Medications
Anovulation
Endometriosis
PCOS
Uterine Fibroids
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
Other
Income $0 - $49K
1st of 3 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Stroud is very passionate and dedicated. He isn't afraid to say yes but he isn't afraid to say no either. He works hard for his patients. Sometimes he seems a bit too busy but is still a phone call away.... Napro methods. Femara, Clomid. Lots of follicle scans.... Be persistent with your calls. They are great when you make the connection. Very wonderful Holy Spirit filled business. Compassion, Christ centered. Easy to work with your schedule. Love the US tech.
Be persistent with your calls. They [Fertility and Midwifery Care Center] are great when you make the connection. Very wonderful Holy Spirit filled business. Compassion, Christ centered. Easy to work with your schedule. Love the US tech.... Just normal run of the mill mistakes that happen sometimes.... Napro methods. Femara, Clomid. Lots of follicle scans.
How was your experience with Christopher Stroud at Fertility & Midwifery Care Center?
Dr. Stroud is very passionate and dedicated. He isn't afraid to say yes but he isn't afraid to say no either. He works hard for his patients. Sometimes he seems a bit too busy but is still a phone call away.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Stroud at Fertility & Midwifery Care Center?
Be strong. Speak up for yourself.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christopher Stroud at Fertility & Midwifery Care Center?
Individual attention and care.
Describe the protocols Christopher Stroud used in your cycles at Fertility & Midwifery Care Center and their degree of success.
Napro methods. Femara, Clomid. Lots of follicle scans.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Fertility & Midwifery Care Center.
It's definitely easier to speak with the doctor directly.
Describe your experience with Fertility & Midwifery Care Center.
Be persistent with your calls. They are great when you make the connection. Very wonderful Holy Spirit filled business. Compassion, Christ centered. Easy to work with your schedule. Love the US tech.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Stroud at Fertility & Midwifery Care Center.
We've spent over $100k before insurance payments.
Describe Christopher Stroud's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility & Midwifery Care Center.
Will not use this method.
What specific things went wrong at Fertility & Midwifery Care Center?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Fertility & Midwifery Care Center.
Just normal run of the mill mistakes that happen sometimes.
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Doctor
Christopher Stroud
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Fertility & Midwifery Care Center
Dupont
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources