Curt Klooster

Kaiser Permanente Sacramento

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Doctor, Nurse available by emailDoctor, Nurse available by direct lineNot available by cell phone
Medical SchoolOral Roberts
ResidencyUC Davis
Sacramento
1650 Response Road
Sacramento, CA 95815
(888) 381-0627
Roseville
1600 Eureka Road
Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 614-5005
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Curt Klooster to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 40%Neutral: 60%8.4
5 assessments
  • 40% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 60% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Kaiser Permanente Sacramento to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 59%Neutral: 25%Don't recommend: 16%8.5
33 assessments
  • 59% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 25% Neutral (7-8)
  • 16% Don't recommend (0-6)
5 assessments
10
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, Other, Unexplained
10
Dr. Klooster was the first doctor to really listen to my problems when I was much younger before I even had a serious boyfriend or even considered having children of my own. He discovered I had two uteruses which had also been a factor in my endometriosis diagnosis at well. He then became our infertility doctor many years later and helped with two IUI's.... Dr. Klooster treated me as if I was his own daughter. He gave all options and was as open and straightforward as possible. He gave examples from his experience from what he's seen and learned. He gave his personal opinions when asked.
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Age
32 - 33
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, Other, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Curt Klooster at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento?
Dr. Klooster treated me as if I was his own daughter. He gave all options and was as open and straightforward as possible. He gave examples from his experience from what he's seen and learned. He gave his personal opinions when asked. I truly felt he cares about us as family.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Curt Klooster at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento?
Always ask clarifying questions because sometimes he knows so much he thinks you know it all too and throws out lingo that might be doctor-speak instead of what a patient might better understand.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Curt Klooster at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento?
Dr. Klooster was the first doctor to really listen to my problems when I was much younger before I even had a serious boyfriend or even considered having children of my own. He discovered I had two uteruses which had also been a factor in my endometriosis diagnosis at well. He then became our infertility doctor many years later and helped with two IUI's.
Describe the protocols Curt Klooster used in your cycles at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento and their degree of success.
I did two IUI. The first time I did clomid and the second time I took Letrozole. I took each for the prescribed amount of time and then started the IUI's on the 17th day and the 13th day.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento.
Very kind and understanding. Very positive and nuturing.
Describe your experience with Kaiser Permanente Sacramento.
Kaiser handles a lot electronically which is a good thing and a bad thing depending on what you need. Unless you can reach the exact department it's hard to get immediate attention/response. They do a good job of trying to work with your schedule however some things only happen at certain times of the day which may require you to work around their schedule more often than not.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Curt Klooster at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento.
$20- $35 office visits $0 lab tests $3 - $7 medications $72.50 ultrasounds $100 IUI $17.50 sperm washing
Describe Curt Klooster's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento.
For my specific case, Dr. Klooster was very pro single embryo transfer to avoid having multiples given my surgery removing one uterus. I got the impression that he thinks it's better overall for everyone though.
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Doctor
Curt Klooster
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Kaiser Permanente Sacramento
Roseville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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8
Age
21 - 25
Treated
2013 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
6 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
PCOS
8
He [Dr. Klooster] paid attention to detail, was straight to the point and didn't sugar coat, but took the time to present everything in an understanding manner. He made us feel like we were just another patient, that he sincerely wants us to be able to have a child....He was calm mannered and understanding. Took the time to asses out needs. Very thorough, and calm....he'll make sure things are done right but it won't be easy.
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Age
21 - 25
Treated
2013 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 4 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
PCOS
8
How was your experience with Curt Klooster at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento?
He was calm mannered and understanding. Took the time to asses out needs. Very thorough, and calm. Out of every other fertility doctor at the clinic, was the only one willing to do what I needed to help us try to start a family.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Curt Klooster at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento?
Be prepared to jump into this head first, he'll make sure things are done right but it won't be easy.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Curt Klooster at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento?
He paid attention to detail, was straight to the point and didn't sugar coat, but took the time to present everything in an understanding manner. He made us feel like we were just another patient, that he sincerely wants us to be able to have a child.
Describe the protocols Curt Klooster used in your cycles at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento and their degree of success.
We used clomid up to the higher dose, no response for the first 2 cycles. The highest clomid with injectables for the 3th cycle. 4th cycle used Menipur, IUI, miscarried. 5th cycle did 2 vials, 3 vials, and 4 vials consecutively for the 5th cycle. Failed IUI. 6th cycle we did the same as above. 7th cycle, started 4 consecutive vials of Menipur, highest amount of injectables available. Failed IUI. 8th cycle they put my wife on Prednisone for 3 cycles to suppress adrenal hormones while continuing on a high dose of menipure. This is when we started seeing progress. 3 failed IUIs.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were all extremely attentive to all of our needs in office, and answered all of our question during the process via telephone.
Describe your experience with Kaiser Permanente Sacramento.
Communicative and willing to make adjustments. I will say Dr. Vu was the absolute worst fertility doctor we have ever seen. After just a couple attempts he looked me and my wife in the eyes and told us to give up. The biggest jerk. He didn't understand why we're upset and had no compassion. Everyone else, inclusive of doctors, nurses, reception, all of the staff, was fantastic, EXCEPT Dr. Vu.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Curt Klooster at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento.
I have full coverage insurance, paying not too much. Maybe 2,000 after insurance kicked in and the largest costs we have are purchasing sperm for 1,200 for 6 cycles. Totaling around 10,000.
Describe Curt Klooster's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento.
Never did any embryo transfers.
What specific things went wrong at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to order appropriate test
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Doctor
Curt Klooster
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Kaiser Permanente Sacramento
Roseville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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8
Age
25
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Other
8
She [the nurse] actually performs the IUIs and does her best to help you through each step of preparation...Phone consultation [with Dr. Klooster] based off low beta numbers was quick and too the point...He was able to reach me when everyone else was out of the clinic. He gave me the information I needed and explained the potential for an ectopic pregnancy and the risks involved. I was much better informed after the talk.
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Age
25
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Other
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How was your experience with Curt Klooster at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento?
He was able to reach me when everyone else was out of the clinic. He gave me the information I needed and explained the potential for an ectopic pregnancy and the risks involved. I was much better informed after the talk.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Curt Klooster at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento?
Ask any questions you have.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Curt Klooster at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento?
Phone consultation based off low beta numbers was quick and too the point.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento. (Assigned nurse: Theresa Vandora Winters)
I absolutely loved my nurse! She is always kind and compassionate and takes the time out to discuss every single step and risks. She actually performs the IUIs and does her best to help you through each step of preparation.
Describe your experience with Kaiser Permanente Sacramento.
They aren’t very thorough with IUIs, they don’t do an official count and there isn’t much monitoring through the IUI cycles. You can request to have more monitoring otherwise they will do one at the beginning only if you are taking a follicle stimulating drug.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Curt Klooster at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento.
It was about 1k for a IUI cycle with letrozole.
What specific things went wrong at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento?
  • Failed to call with results
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Doctor
Curt Klooster
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Kaiser Permanente Sacramento
Roseville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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9
Age
39 - 41
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
7 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
9
Dr. Klooster is very informative in explaining for pros and the cons of each procedure and treatment. He is very encouraging. He understand the cost and emotional struggle treatment can have and provides you with all the information to make your decisions...Because I'm using donor sperm and had never tried getting pregnant we did one round without any medications, then tried three rounds of clomid, one round with a mix of clomid and menopur and then the last round was all menopur.
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Age
39 - 41
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
7 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
9
How was your experience with Curt Klooster at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento?
Dr. Klooster is very informative in explaining for pros and the cons of each procedure and treatment. He is very encouraging. He understand the cost and emotional struggle treatment can have and provides you with all the information to make your decisions
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Curt Klooster at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento?
He is very straight forward.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Curt Klooster at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento?
Dr. Klooster is very caring and informative.
Describe the protocols Curt Klooster used in your cycles at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento and their degree of success.
Because I'm using donor sperm and had never tried getting pregnant we did one round without any medications, then tried three rounds of clomid, one round with a mix of clomid and menopur and then the last round was all menopur. Each round was unsuccessful.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The team in the fertility office was very kind
Describe your experience with Kaiser Permanente Sacramento.
I feel Kaiser is a little more restricted in their guidelines on treatment and steps
Describe the costs associated with your care under Curt Klooster at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento.
cost varied, it was not covered by my health plan.
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Doctor
Curt Klooster
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Kaiser Permanente Sacramento
Sacramento
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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Age
39 - 40
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids, Other
7
Dr. klooster is a good doctor and shares good information.... Iui 1 with him was femara. Iui 2 was a mix cycle of femara and menopur followed by a trigger shot. Ultrasound showed I had one mature follie. Iui 3 was Clomid and menopur followed by a trigger shot. The hope was I would have a better responses to clomid and I did.i did have a better response with four follies but still no pregnancy.
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Age
39 - 40
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids, Other
7
How was your experience with Curt Klooster at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento?
Dr. klooster is a good doctor and shares good information. He has done my myomectomy and hysteroscopy as well. I wish I saw him more for my iuis but he doesn't handle that and leaves it to his nurse practitioner.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Curt Klooster at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento?
Don't be afraid to ask questions. He will answer all your questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Curt Klooster at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento?
He is very sensitive and willing to take time with me.
Describe the protocols Curt Klooster used in your cycles at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento and their degree of success.
Iui 1 with him was femara. Iui 2 was a mix cycle of femara and menopur followed by a trigger shot. Ultrasound showed I had one mature follie. Iui 3 was Clomid and menopur followed by a trigger shot. The hope was I would have a better responses to clomid and I did.i did have a better response with four follies but still no pregnancy. Quality could be an issue. We are now moving to Ivf.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They are wonderful, compassionate, and communicate especially Sharma!
Describe your experience with Kaiser Permanente Sacramento.
They are organized but since Kaiser is limited on the number of clinics they are busy. I had to float between Sacramento and Roseville to receive all my treatments at necessary cycle times.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Curt Klooster at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento.
1500
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Doctor
Curt Klooster
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Kaiser Permanente Sacramento
Sacramento
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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