Dan Gehlbach

Midwest Reproductive Center

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Medical SchoolU. of Kansas
ResidencyWilliam Beaumont
FellowshipJohns Hopkins
North Kansas City
2750 Clay Edwards Dr
North Kansas City, KS 64116
(913) 780-4300
Olathe
20375 West 151st Street
Olathe, KS 66061
(913) 780-4300
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Dan Gehlbach to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 47%Neutral: 30%Don't recommend: 23%7.7
51 assessments
  • 47% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 30% Neutral (7-8)
  • 23% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
8.3
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
Poor communication
Excellent communication
8.2
Communication

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Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
4.6
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.

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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Midwest Reproductive Center to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 54%Neutral: 23%Don't recommend: 23%7.9
51 assessments
  • 54% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 23% Neutral (7-8)
  • 23% Don't recommend (0-6)
51 assessments
10
10
Age
32 - 34
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids
10
10
He [Dr. Gehlbach] has seen me through our initial consultation in which we were there due to Male factor. On my first IUI ultrasound he found a large uterine fibroid in which he operated on. I was on to begin IUI again and we were successful on our 4th time. He unfortunately had to be the one to break the news to us that we had an ectopic pregnancy and gently guided us through the next weeks up until it was determined that I undergo surgery and I had lost my left tube.
When calling for appointments [Midwest Reproductive Center] or to start a cycle the set up is very user friendly. Even for weekend calls. The office is very clean and comfortable. The check in and out is simple and they do a great job working with your insurance company.... Typical IUI is 680. Cancelled cycles are usually 280 for just the ultrasound. I have had 2 surgeries the first of which was fibroid removal with the davinci system. Out of pocket was around 6,000 and for my ectopic pregnancy out of pocket was 300.
Age
32 - 34
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids
10
10
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
He has seen me through our initial consultation in which we were there due to Male factor. On my first IUI ultrasound he found a large uterine fibroid in which he operated on. I was on to begin IUI again and we were successful on our 4th time. He unfortunately had to be the one to break the news to us that we had an ectopic pregnancy and gently guided us through the next weeks up until it was determined that I undergo surgery and I had lost my left tube. He is very compassionate and takes your goals along with the recommended treatments in mind when setting up a plan. We are continuing with IUIs but have not been as lucky to have completed one yet as we have one tube.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Make a list of questions before this type of appt as they can be very emotional and sometimes you have a hard time thinking about what you needed to ask.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
When experiencing my miscarriage/ectopic pregnancy he spoke with me multiple times after hours and on weekends to answer my concerns and set me at ease
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
We were to do 4-5 IUIs before it was recommended to be over onto IVF. We were sucess on number 4 so this told us that it can work. After each surgery it was advised to wait one full cycle before beginning another round of meds.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Midwest Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Johni Kilton)
They have all been positive and encouraging throughout this process. Taking their time to make sure we fully understood.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
When calling for appointments or to start a cycle the set up is very user friendly. Even for weekend calls. The office is very clean and comfortable. The check in and out is simple and they do a great job working with your insurance company.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
Typical IUI is 680. Cancelled cycles are usually 280 for just the ultrasound. I have had 2 surgeries the first of which was fibroid removal with the davinci system. Out of pocket was around 6,000 and for my ectopic pregnancy out of pocket was 300.
Describe Dan Gehlbach's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Midwest Reproductive Center.
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10
Doctor
Dan Gehlbach
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Trustworthiness
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Explained risks
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Midwest Reproductive Center
Olathe
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8
8
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Anovulation
8
8
Dr. Gehlbach listened to all of our questions and is open to any feedback. ... He is a busy guy and does not see his patients for every appointment. I get the impression his thoughts are behind most decisions regarding my care. ... Throughout my ectopic pregnancy, Dr. Gehlbach has been very empathetic and compassionate. He has been thorough in his treatment of the ecoptic, while being realistic in the risks.
A weakness I have experienced [Midwest Reproductive Center] has been with billing and understanding what I will be paying at each appointment. ... The clinic overall is very good with communication. I have utilized the patient portal numerous times. There I am able to ask questions as they come up anytime of day. I have always received a response within a matter of hours.
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Anovulation
8
8
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Dr. Gehlbach has a warm personality. He is a busy guy and does not see his patients for every appointment. I get the impression his thoughts are behind most decisions regarding my care. He also puts trust into the nurse practitioners in his clinic.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Ask questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Dr. Gehlbach listened to all of our questions and is open to any feedback. He has also been open to my ideas and thoughts regarding my treatment rather than just telling me how it's going to be. He listens.
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
We started out with a low dose of clomid along with estrogen. When this did not result in any mature follicles, we changed the treatment immediately to a stronger dose of clomid. This resulted in 3 mature follicles. I was then given an HCG trigger shot and returned the next day for IUI. The first IUI did not work. However, because the medications did result in mature follicles, we did the same treatment on our next try. This time, there was one mature follicle. I, again, received an HCG trigger shot followed by IUI the next day. There was conversation that if this did not work, we would increase the length of time I was taking the clomid. The second IUI resulted in an ectopic pregnancy. Throughout my ectopic pregnancy, Dr. Gehlbach has been very empathetic and compassionate. He has been thorough in his treatment of the ecoptic, while being realistic in the risks. We were able to resolve the pregnancy without surgery and leaving my tube intact. Since then, Dr. Gehlbach has been very open minded about the path we should take moving forward. He did not come back to me with a set plan. He listened to my questions, concerns, and thoughts. I feel like I am as much a part of my treatment plan as he is.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I have had the opportunity to meet with three nurse practitioners during my treatment. Most often, I have met with Kim Cornwell. She did my initial consultation and has been present for most of my monitoring. She is warm and friendly, as well as compassionate. She is also very real and speaks candidly with me about my care. She considers my questions and takes the time to answer them thoroughly.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
The clinic overall is very good with communication. I have utilized the patient portal numerous times. There I am able to ask questions as they come up anytime of day. I have always received a response within a matter of hours. A weakness I have experienced has been with billing and understanding what I will be paying at each appointment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
Costs for IUI have been reasonable. My medications have cost roughly $50 each time. The monitoring and IUI combined has cost around $700.
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Dan Gehlbach
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Frequency seen during appointments
8
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Midwest Reproductive Center
Olathe
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10
10
Age
32
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
I have only seen Dr. Gehlbach for my HSG. He was very respectful. It was totally painless too, so he new what he was doing. He was very open to my choices in my care when I told him I wanted to wait a little longer before starting treatment (I’m young and have unexplained infertility). Otherwise I have seen his nurse practitioners [Midwest Repro Center]. I think if we did more intense therapy or IVF we might see him more.
I like that it’s [Midwest Reproductive Center] small. I didn’t have a bunch of people coming In and out of my room. On the initial consult the NP sat down with me and my husband and went over options and wrote it all down for me. I literally still reference that paper today. I’m really just getting started, so it’s hard to say too much.. but so far so good! ...
Age
32
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
I have only seen Dr. Gehlbach for my HSG. He was very respectful. It was totally painless too, so he new what he was doing. He was very open to my choices in my care when I told him I wanted to wait a little longer before starting treatment (I’m young and have unexplained infertility). Otherwise I have seen his nurse practitioners. I think if we did more intense therapy or IVF we might see him more.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Be prepared to see the nurse practitioner a lot. They will be your point of contact- at least in the beginning it has been that way for me. But honestly they are very knowledgeable and helpful. Dr. Gehlbach and his staff are nice and reasonable. I appreciated not feeling overwhelmed or scared during such a vulnerable appointment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Dr. Gehlbach is really nice. His nurse practitioners are very available on the patient portal for any questions. They don’t pressure or scare and have been great so far... I am just getting started though.
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
Right now I am on my first IUI so it’s clomod 100mg x 5 days. Then, estrogen suppositories. Then, ultrasound. Then, trigger shot. Then, IUI.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Midwest Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Justine Flory)
She’s been really supportive and responsive to my questions and needs.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
I like that it’s small. I didn’t have a bunch of people coming In and out of my room. On the initial consult the NP sat down with me and my husband and went over options and wrote it all down for me. I literally still reference that paper today. I’m really just getting started, so it’s hard to say too much.. but so far so good!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
I’m paying with insurance so far. I’ve spent a few hundred dollars out of pocket.
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Dan Gehlbach
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10
Clinic
Midwest Reproductive Center
Olathe
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8
8
Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
8
8
Dr. Gelbach was thorough, kind, and put me at ease throughout the initial consultation. I only saw him one time during my time with the clinic, as APRNs seem to do the bulk of the patient face-to-face work.... I took one round of femara, had an intravaginal ultra sound at day 13 which revealed two very small follicles that weren’t ready for fertilization. I returned 4 days later to discover that one follicle had grown, but still not quite enough, while the other was stagnant. We waited another two days, did a trigger shot, followed by IUI the next day. According to bloodwork, I did indeed ovulate, but it did not result in a pregnancy.
The entire office [at Midwest Reproductive Center] is very friendly and well organized. The only major complaint I had is that after IUI, i was told to test at the two week mark. Being eager, I took a test a nine days post IUI (nine days is the day I’ve found out I was pregnant with both precious babies via natural conception). At day nine, I got a positive pregnancy test and was very excited thinking the cycle had worked. I called the clinic to see if I could schedule a blood test to confirm at which point they told me that it could potentially be a false positive give that the trigger shot contains HCG. Sadly, I wasn’t told this prior to this time. It would have been helpful for me to have been explicitly told DO NOT take a pregnancy test prior to the two week mark as this can yield a false positive result. This was quite disappointing.
Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
8
8
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Dr. Gelbach was thorough, kind, and put me at ease throughout the initial consultation. I only saw him one time during my time with the clinic, as APRNs seem to do the bulk of the patient face-to-face work.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Make sure to ask any and all questions you may have and advocate for yourself.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
The staff took time to explain everything and answer questions, though some of the nurse practitioners were a bit rushed.
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
I took one round of femara, had an intravaginal ultra sound at day 13 which revealed two very small follicles that weren’t ready for fertilization. I returned 4 days later to discover that one follicle had grown, but still not quite enough, while the other was stagnant. We waited another two days, did a trigger shot, followed by IUI the next day. According to bloodwork, I did indeed ovulate, but it did not result in a pregnancy.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were all very compassionate. Nurse jonnie was a bit rushed in her delivery of information which was somewhat frustrating, but overall I was satisfied with the nursing staff.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
The entire office is very friendly and well organized. The only major complaint I had is that after IUI, i was told to test at the two week mark. Being eager, I took a test a nine days post IUI (nine days is the day I’ve found out I was pregnant with both precious babies via natural conception). At day nine, I got a positive pregnancy test and was very excited thinking the cycle had worked. I called the clinic to see if I could schedule a blood test to confirm at which point they told me that it could potentially be a false positive give that the trigger shot contains HCG. Sadly, I wasn’t told this prior to this time. It would have been helpful for me to have been explicitly told DO NOT take a pregnancy test prior to the two week mark as this can yield a false positive result. This was quite disappointing.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
For an initial consultation and one round of IUI, we spend approximately 3k.
What specific things went wrong at Midwest Reproductive Center?
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Midwest Reproductive Center.
I explained this in a previous answer.
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Midwest Reproductive Center
Olathe
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3
3
Age
25 - 28
Treated
2015 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
7 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality
3
3
I’m very disappointed in the level of attention given to my care. I had two embryos result and he [Dr. Gelhbach] constantly treated the first step as a “standard” treatment instead of a retrieval for a patient with advanced endometriosis and diminished ovarian reserve ... They [Midwest Reproductive Care] never mentioned my low AMH before doing any treatment.
We ended up no doing our genetic testing and asked after a few weeks that our credit go to repay part of our loan we had taken out for IVF ( we pay 14% interest on this). The last time I was there they said it was still on my account ... They [nursing staff] have always been kind, but I feel like one is constantly trying to sell me on the decided treatment plan or talk me out of my concerns with my endometriosis and dimished ovarian reserve.
Age
25 - 28
Treated
2015 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
7 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality
3
3
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
I don’t feel like he has a solid understanding of female factors and infertility. If he did, he would know that you can’t treat endometriosis patients with lots of estrogen and get good results. He’d also monitor progesterone levels in a medicated cycle to help increas chances of pregnancy if patients tested low previously. I’m very disappointed in the level of attention given to my care. I had two embryos result and he constantly treated the first step as a “standard” treatment instead of a retrieval for a patient with advanced endometriosis and diminished ovarian reserve. He may have had success with other endo and DOR patients, but I am not one of them that has been able to hold my baby in my arms.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Stop treating each patient with the standard approach for the first round, you need to treat each patient with heir diagnosis in mind and the whole patient for their optimal results. The conservative approach does not work when you only have 1-2 tries for each treatment. And do not negate injectable IUIs bc they cost more than medicated IUIs. Do those extra tests and get a whole picture before going forward. You’re the expert and yet I feel like I have a better understanding of my endometriosis and diminished ovarian reserve than you do. Don’t be skeptical of stepping outside the box when the first approach does not work.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
They never mentioned my low AMH before doing any treatment. We knew before seeing them I had endometriosis, but nothing else. They constantly negated the causes and symptoms of endometriosis during treatments while only doing “standard” options. I also asked what more we could do and they didn’t give any outside resources to improve egg quality or health, just a more aggressive stim medication protocol in the hopes of getting more eggs to and therefore more embryos. They don’t fully understand female infertility and when addressing my concerns, I felt like they were talking me down from them instead of honestly understanding why I had concerns.
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
We used letrozole for all of our 7 IUIs. I had 3 mature follicles each time and my husband had very good numbers. Because we always had a good response, they did not want to change to dosage or protocol. I took it beginning on day 3 for 5 days and then went in around day 11/12 for an ultrasound to check follicle response and do a trigger 24-36 hours before the IUI. For the first retrieval we did 10 days of 225 menopur, 225 follistim, added in ganirelix injections after day 5/6, and a lupron trigger. I only had 7 mature follicles, but all 6 eggs they retrieved were mature, all fertilized with ICSI, and then none of them made it to blastocyst by day 6. For our second retrieval we did a “poor responders protocol” for 300 menopur, 300 follistim, microdose lupron twice daily, and a growth hormone. We did a double trigger after 11 days of stims after they added an additional day. We had 9 eggs retrieved, 7 were mature, and while 5 fertilized with ICSI, just 2 made it to blastocyst by day 6. We decided to not do genetic testing. For the first FET, I took estradiol 3 times daily and then after 2.5 weeks, they did an ultrasound to check my lining and added in 10ml PIO injections once a day and 100 mg endometrin twice daily the following day. After 5 days of PIO, we did our transfer of a 5AA embryo. We had a negative beta blood test. The next cycle we did a mock one for an ERA test and endometrial biopsy for inflammation. The ERA showed I needed another day of PIO, but no inflammation was present. We attempted another FET, but because I was in estradiol for over 4 weeks, my body decided I needed to have a period and we had to cancel our transfer. I had big concerns about the long time on estradiol, but was talked through the steps they would take to make sure my lining was healthy for transfer. After a 16 day, very heavy period and 7 days of oral progesterone, we prepped for another transfer. I did the same doses of meds as the first, but added the extra day of progesterone after my second lining check. We had a positive beta at 85, but after 72 hours my hcg level was only at 135 and by the next beta 48 hours later my level had dropped to 100. The following beta confirmed a loss at 26 and I went back one more time to follow my levels down to under 5. We have our follow up on Friday and I consider myself still under his care.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They have always been kind, but I feel like one is constantly trying to sell me on the decided treatment plan or talk me out of my concerns with my endometriosis and dimished ovarian reserve. But they are always nice and cordial to talk with over the phone or in person.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
The standard approach is not ideal. Does it work? Somewhat and sometimes. Do they need to investigate more about each patient before deciding on a course of treatment, yes. We ended up no doing our genetic testing and asked after a few weeks that our credit go to repay part of our loan we had taken out for IVF ( we pay 14% interest on this). The last time I was there they said it was still on my account, not following through makes me feel as though they didn’t fully understand my request.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
Each IUI we had to pay $380 for the IUI treatment and then $100 for the trigger shot. The oral letrozole was $10-$15 each cycle and our labs and ultrasound were covered by our insurance with a co pay after deductible. Our IVF cycles we took our a cycle package for 2 retrievals and up to 4 transfers for $20,000 and financed it through another company, ARC and NBT Bank. We paid $5,600 for our first cycle stim meds, $8,200 for our stims meds and medications for the second retrieval. Our estradiol and birth control were all covered by my insurance and only cost us $5 each cycle. Our PIO cost $90 for a 20 day supply, the endometrin cost $95 for a 28 day supply. None of our diagnostic testing was covered and we paid $96-$900 for each over the course of 3 years.
Describe Dan Gehlbach's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Midwest Reproductive Center.
I appreciate the single transfer because the ultimate goal is one healthy baby and if you transfer a healthy embryo, it may split into twins already. Double that and it’s quads.
What specific things went wrong at Midwest Reproductive Center?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Midwest Reproductive Center.
They didn’t look at the blood test the time before and I had to be poked twice, though this was after I asked about the tests the nurse mentioned. As well, they don’t post lab results and instead say, “No news is good news”, what if I want to know what my levels are? Post them to the portal with an easy click if a phone call takes too much time. I previously mentioned a credit issue to repay a portion of our loan by the clinic coordinator. They also did not tell me what happened with my failed FET prep cycle that I got my period instead and had to cancel my transfer. When they say they don’t have to change a thing and it may be successful, that’s not comforting after a failed treatment and limited retrievals or embryos.
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Midwest Reproductive Center
North Kansas City
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8
9
Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
8
9
Don't expect to see him [Dr. Gehlbach] all the time...The initial appointment really spelled out how all the different pieces work together and why some treatments work better for someone with PCOS than others. I did a 5 day round of letrozole first and did not have any follicles grow large enough to trigger. They then did a 10 day letrozole cycle with trigger and IUI. That resulted in a negative test. I just completed another 10 day letrozole cycle and at ultrasound have a large cyst on one ovary so I am doing one month of birth control to suppress the cyst.
Had a bit of wrangling with the accounting people [at Midwest Reproductive Center] over insurance discounts. Basically, your insurance company negotiates a discounted rate with the provider, BUT if your insurance does not cover treatment for infertility the clinic can choose not to honor those discounts-and they don't...Continuity of care- working with the same people who remember me and are empathetic when I speak with them.
Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
8
9
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Most treatment is done by nurse practitioners who are great. Dr. Gehlbach did my HSG and was friendly and professional. He explained everything and showed me the results then and there. Eve when I don't see him I know he consults on my treatment plan and helps direct the course of my treatment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Don't expect to see him all the time.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Continuity of care- working with the same people who remember me and are empathetic when I speak with them.
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
Dr. Gehlbach began by testing lots of things like thyroid and blood insulin. The initial appointment really spelled out how all the different pieces work together and why some treatments work better for someone with PCOS than others. I did a 5 day round of letrozole first and did not have any follicles grow large enough to trigger. They then did a 10 day letrozole cycle with trigger and IUI. That resulted in a negative test. I just completed another 10 day letrozole cycle and at ultrasound have a large cyst on one ovary so I am doing one month of birth control to suppress the cyst.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Midwest Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Justine Flory)
Justine is very knowledgeable. She walked us through the entire process in the initial appointment and took her own notes to give to us. She is very calm and soothing about setbacks. She responds quickly to questions. Sometimes the degree of calm feels a little unsympathetic- she just says, "This happens sometimes, here is how we will move forward. This isn't unusual. This is a potential outcome of the treatment."
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
Had a bit of wrangling with the accounting people over insurance discounts. Basically, your insurance company negotiates a discounted rate with the provider, BUT if your insurance does not cover treatment for infertility the clinic can choose not to honor those discounts-and they don't.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
Clinic gave a full breakdown of costs for all treatment at first appointment. Small discount given for payment by check vs. Credit card. HSG- $690 plus additional $300+ facility fee for medical center where procedure was performed. Semen analysis- $132. Oral medication cycle with IUI including ultrasound, trigger shot and semen processing - $672. Ovulation induction with IUI including up ton4 ultrasounds and semen processing- $1870.
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Dan Gehlbach
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9
9
Age
25 - 26
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
7 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
9
9
i have only personally met with [Dr. Dan Gehlbach] one time, and that was at my egg retrieval. just to come in and introduce himself and brief us on what was going to happen. He was very nice and a pleasure to be around. But again i only seen him for a short time and then never seen him afterwards...Don't expect to meet him until later on in your process, most likely IVF only...He is very strong willed on only having one embryo transferred. Even due to age it seemed he only would do one.
all of the nurses [at Midwest Reproductive Center] that I have dealt with are very personable and open to answer any questions. I used our message portal often to ask any small question i thought of and they all got back to me within a timely manner...One instance when they failed to call was a Sunday bloodwork appointment that she stated they would call with results of my levels the day before my egg retrieval. Others that i ran into a couple of times were they failed to call in labwork to my local hospital so i didn't have to make the long commute to the clinic.
Age
25 - 26
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
7 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
9
9
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
i have only personally met with Dan one time, and that was at my egg retrieval. just to come in and introduce himself and brief us on what was going to happen. He was very nice and a pleasure to be around. But again i only seen him for a short time and then never seen him afterwards.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Don't expect to meet him until later on in your process, most likely IVF only.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
all of the nurses that I have dealt with are very personable and open to answer any questions. I used our message portal often to ask any small question i thought of and they all got back to me within a timely manner
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
there are only a few and each know me by name, as do i them. They are all VERY knowledgeable and ready to answer any crazy questions. I also am one to double/triple check and they just deal and answer in the most friendly manner.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
the nursing team is amazing! the only troubles that i have are sometimes with the billing, they don't always see and apply any credits that may be on my account so i have to request to seeing full billing details. But other than that everyone in the clinic is super personable and a joy to see.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Midwest Reproductive Center.
they were all scheduled times. I was always in and out of my appointments within 15 minutes of my scheduled time. I never ran into them running late or behind.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
most of my costs were ran thru insurance. and depending before/after deductible was met each IUI insemination date cost around $250, monitoring around $100 each visit (depending on bloodwork), IVF process was around $8000 not including meds, IVF Meds thru Avella Pharmacy was around $300 for retrieval and $200 for transfer.
Describe Dan Gehlbach's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Midwest Reproductive Center.
He is very strong willed on only having one embryo transferred. Even due to age it seemed he only would do one.
What specific things went wrong at Midwest Reproductive Center?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Midwest Reproductive Center.
One instance when they failed to call was a Sunday bloodwork appointment that she stated they would call with results of my levels the day before my egg retrieval. Others that i ran into a couple of times were they failed to call in labwork to my local hospital so i didn't have to make the long commute to the clinic.
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Dan Gehlbach
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8
8
Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
8
8
He [Dr. Dan Gehlbach] sat with me and listened to my history, went over treatment and was acommodating. For a doctor to provide you with his cellphone number for you to call him, when anyone that has gone thru IVF knows that we are always spot checking symptoms, overly stress and suffering that was such a relief. After a test he himself called me to discuss the procedure and that he thought it was not necessary to operate and I trust his advice.
I have 3 [nurses at Midwest Reproductive Center]. I have met all three and I can’t decide which one is the best! All three and compassionate, caring and they go over every treatment that will be perform. They answer my never ending questions and they are fast, knowing I have a life outside of the clinic that doesn’t wait...Not the cheapest clinic but def not the most expensive. Good thing they provided with detail list of prices that they will run thru my insurance. I have a clear view of cost.
Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Engineer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
8
8
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Dr Gelbach is a kind, knowledgeable doctor. He truly sits with you and listens. He also explains in details procedures and he really cares. Truly happy to work with him to achieve pregnancy. He sat with me and listened to my history, went over treatment and was acommodating. For a doctor to provide you with his cellphone number for you to call him, when anyone that has gone thru IVF knows that we are always spot checking symptoms, overly stress and suffering that was such a relief. After a test he himself called me to discuss the procedure and that he thought it was not necessary to operate and I trust his advice.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Come prepare. Make a list of questions, doubts, concerns. Bring realistic expectations. Be prepare to change plans if need me. Don’t be afraid to ask because you will go home unsatisfied and your experience may not be what you want or need. Speak up. Ask, ask ask. They are there to help you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
At the doctor office I walked in and asked to talk to someone about possibly doing treatment. I waited a few minutes and Mimi saw me we got an appt right away. The day of the appt I spoke with the doctor and at the end he actually gave me his cell number to call him about anything I needed while on treatment. The nurses are fantastic as well. Relatable and kind.
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
IVF/ICSI is our way to conceive. We have come to understand it and have found a good clinic. When we sat with the doctor we went over every little detail and timeline. Medications and possible bumps on the road. Doctor G believes that we need to do a freeze all and a FET later. I couldn’t agree more. I need to allow my body to heal after my so much hormones and stress. We are also doing PGS. We are so happy and bless that our insurance covers some. Sad thing is we are so short on meds.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Midwest Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Justine )
I have 3. I have met all three and I can’t decide which one is the best! All three and compassionate, caring and they go over every treatment that will be perform. They answer my never ending questions and they are fast, knowing I have a life outside of the clinic that doesn’t wait. And can’t spend my whole day there.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
I can’t fault this clinic for anything yet! If something the clinic is a little outdated. A bit modernization wouldn’t hurt. And when you call, you rarely talk to anyone BUT they call you the same day if you call before 4pm. So that’s ok. If it’s an emergency I call the doctors cellphone. Also, they don’t communicate by email! Shocking! It will be lovely if email was preferred communication method! The rest of the staff including the phlebotomist Scott! He is so sweet and every time he draws blood I don’t feel a thing! So happy I found them! They are so close to my home too. Win, win. All we hope now is for a baby.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
Not the cheapest clinic but def not the most expensive. Good thing they provided with detail list of prices that they will run thru my insurance. I have a clear view of cost.
Describe Dan Gehlbach's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Midwest Reproductive Center.
Doctor G and I spoke about eSET and we agree that we do not want the possibility of twins or more. Hence why we are doing a freeze all and PGS in hopes we transfer a good quality embryo and implants. We understand the risks and we honestly don’t want a high risk pregnancy.
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Dan Gehlbach
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5
7
Age
27
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor
5
7
I actually only met him [Dr. Dan Gehlbach] during my very first visit for the consultation. He did not even do the consultation with me; a nurse did. He popped in the room during my vaginal ultrasound and said hello and introduced himself but then left right away. I have not seen him again since then and I have been going to the clinic for five months now... I would say not to expect to see Dan Gehlbach more than once until you go into IVF. I personally have only done IUI inseminations and each time, I have only seen his nurses.
I would say their [Midwest Reproductive Center] strengths lie with the office staff and nursing staff. They are always extremely helpful and informative when asked. I would say their weaknesses are that they seem to try and push IVF when there is still time to continue less invasive treatments.... Johni Kilton has an excellent manner when dealing with me and my questions. She has always been honest with me and reassuring when I freak out about things. She also seems to stay positive even when our treatments fail. She has always informed me there is always more options and that there is still time.
Age
27
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor
5
7
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
I actually only met him during my very first visit for the consultation. He did not even do the consultation with me; a nurse did. He popped in the room during my vaginal ultrasound and said hello and introduced himself but then left right away. I have not seen him again since then and I have been going to the clinic for five months now.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
I would say not to expect to see Dan Gehlbach more than once until you go into IVF. I personally have only done IUI inseminations and each time, I have only seen his nurses.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
I felt like I was a human rather than a number because they actually listened to my concerns about my own body. I felt like I could share my ideas or opinions with them and they would provide me with the information I needed to move forward with them or try something else. When I was concerned about something happening to my body, I was able to ask them questions and receive answers without feeling like I was being judged for worrying so much.
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
I had done most of the infertility testing with my OBGYN and once we got the SA and learned that we had a slight male factor infertility, we were referred to Dan Gehlbach. Since coming to his clinic, we were immediately started on Clomid and did one cycle of just that with natural trying. We then were told that it wasn't going to help us just doing that due to the male factor infertility and we needed to jump to IUI inseminations with Clomid. We are still in the middle of doing IUI inseminations. We have done three and are working on our fourth with zero success thus far. We were told then that we needed to sit down and discuss our options before the fourth IUI results come back. They originally told us that IUI's may take three or four times for them to work. They said they were hopeful that this procedure would work for us and that our infertility issues are mild.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Midwest Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Johni Kilton)
Johni Kilton has an excellent manner when dealing with me and my questions. She has always been honest with me and reassuring when I freak out about things. She also seems to stay positive even when our treatments fail. She has always informed me there is always more options and that there is still time.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
I would say their strengths lie with the office staff and nursing staff. They are always extremely helpful and informative when asked. I would say their weaknesses are that they seem to try and push IVF when there is still time to continue less invasive treatments.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
Each of our procedures was around $670.00 per cycle. We ended up using ARC Fertility funding to pay for them. We have done four now so we have a bill of about $2700.00 for the procedures.
Describe Dan Gehlbach's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Midwest Reproductive Center.
I don't have any experience with this procedure or his approach to it.
What specific things went wrong at Midwest Reproductive Center?
  • Lost paperwork
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Midwest Reproductive Center.
When we showed up for our third IUI procedure, they told us we had to fill out the new patient packet as they didn't have one on file for us. When I informed them we had been coming to the clinic for four months and had filled out the paperwork, they insisted we do it again as they didn't have it on file. It was a giant inconvenience.
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Dan Gehlbach
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6
6
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Unexplained
6
6
I believe he [Dr. Dan Gehlbach] tried to the most of his ability. We had 3 chemical pregnancies and a negative blood test with him. I’m now seeing new doc in my new home state. Dr G might not have been as aggressive as he should have been with being flabbergasted with my repeated chemicals...you only really see him at procedures and transfers...I’ve done 4 transfers with him...I’ve had 4 chemicals.. but no one can pin point the primary reason
[The cost at Midwest Reproductive Center was] 18k for retrieval and first FET...2500$ for each tranfer after. Meds through prescription company...I like That they don’t allow children there. No baby pics nothing to make me feel more down while waiting on appt...he clinic was small which i liked...That the transfers didn’t feel too clinical and cold. It was in the actual clinic...I woild Have appreciated more compassion [from the nurses] after each and every chemical. A follow up call or email would have meant a lot. Once it was over didn’t hear from them until next cycle started
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Unexplained
6
6
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
I believe he tried to the most of his ability. We had 3 chemical pregnancies and a negative blood test with him. I’m now seeing new doc in my new home state. Dr G might not have been as aggressive as he should have been with being flabbergasted with my repeated chemicals.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
As with any RE, YOU ALWAYS have to be your own advocate. Talk to the infertility community, google etc. he’s the doc, but you’ve got to pretend you’re also. Also you only really see him at procedures and transfers
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
He knew our names, and recognized all we had been though as each and every cycle came And went with the same devastating dreaded results ie chemicals 4x
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
I’ve done 4 transfers with him. To be honest it’s to much to type. One thing that stands out is other docs I’ve consulted with feel i was Overstimulated and it MAY have effected our previous embabies. I’ve had 4 chemicals.. but no one can pin point the primary reason
Describe your experience with your nurse at Midwest Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Jonnie )
I woild Have appreciated more compassion after each and every chemical. A follow up call or email would have meant a lot. Once it was over didn’t hear from them until next cycle started
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
I like That they don’t allow children there. No baby pics nothing to make me feel more down while waiting on appt. my new clinic has baby pics all over walls, and allows children. It’s kinda a downer. The clinic was small which i liked. I lije That the transfers didn’t feel too clinical and cold. It was in the actual clinic
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
18k for retrieval and first FET 2500$ for each tranfer after. Meds through prescription company
Describe Dan Gehlbach's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Midwest Reproductive Center.
He was highly set one single our 1st tranfer. Since it was a chemical he allowed us to do 2 the next two tries.
What specific things went wrong at Midwest Reproductive Center?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Midwest Reproductive Center.
No. One time a med wasn’t called in but it was sorted promptly
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Dan Gehlbach
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7
5
Age
35
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Tubal Blockage
7
5
Dr. Gehlbach was very personable and nice. He was very straight forward with my fertility diagnosis. After our first treatment didn’t work he suggested we stick with the same plan. That’s when I really felt like the treatment wasn’t being tailored to our specific outcome from the first cycle. I was sent to him due to a tubal problem. Post surgery we were preparing for IVF and found out during the pre testing that I had low ovarian reserve. After the fact I feel like this is something that should have been checked when I walked thru the door the first time.
I don’t feel like the nurse/IVF coordinator [at Midwest Reproductive Center] cared about us as individuals. I felt like she gave us her speil and was ready to move on to the next pt. She was always very abrupt. The paperwork was always very sloppy and unprofessional looking...Having 2 clinics on opposite ends of town was a nice convenience. I feel like their handouts with IVF/calendar was very sloppy.
Age
35
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Tubal Blockage
7
5
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Dr. Gehlbach was very personable and nice. He was very straight forward with my fertility diagnosis. After our first treatment didn’t work he suggested we stick with the same plan. That’s when I really felt like the treatment wasn’t being tailored to our specific outcome from the first cycle. I was sent to him due to a tubal problem. Post surgery we were preparing for IVF and found out during the pre testing that I had low ovarian reserve. After the fact I feel like this is something that should have been checked when I walked thru the door the first time.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
This was my first experience with a fertility clinic and I didn’t really know what to expect. After it was all said and done I don’t really feel like I got to know the nurses at this clinic or that they got to know me.
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
High dose menopur along with follistim and ganirelix. Used due to my low ovarian reserve. I had seven eggs retrieved, 5 were mature and could be fertalized. Only 3 actually fertilized and only one made it to a five day blast.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Midwest Reproductive Center.
I don’t feel like the nurse/IVF coordinator cared about us as individuals. I felt like she gave us her speil and was ready to move on to the next pt. She was always very abrupt. The paperwork was always very sloppy and unprofessional looking.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
Having 2 clinics on opposite ends of town was a nice convenience. I feel like their handouts with IVF/calendar was very sloppy. I felt like we were supposed to fit into their ,old instead of the care fitting into ours.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
Ivf 8,000-9,000 + medication cost 4,000-5,000
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5
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Olathe
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3
3
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
3
3
At this point in time, I have done 4 IUIs over 6 cycles with Dr. Gelbach's office. I never even met Dr. Gelbach until after the third failed IUI, at which point it's his protocol to bring you in for a discussion of next steps. I did find him knowledgeable and informative at our meeting, but I thought it was crazy that that was the first time meeting him at all. And he never did any part of my procedures or even popped in to say hello and acknowledge that I was a patient.
They [Midwest Reproductive Center] were very cold and distant on the whole. No one ever showed compassion or empathy for what I was going through. It was like a check-up trip to the dentist. I seemed to always get a different one when I went too, and would have to re-explain things to them, which was frustrating. For example, in my second cycle with them, we missed the window for ovulation because they'd scheduled the ultrasound too late. The Clomid was significantly shortening my cycles, and I was ovulating around day 7. This became a recurrent theme- with every new cycle, they would try to schedule my ultrasound around day 13, and I'd have to re-explain that this would be too late for me. During my fifth cycle with them, we missed the window for ovulation again for the same reason, which was incredibly frustrating, especially since I'd told the nurse that I thought it would be too late. One nurse was also particularly inept seeming, taking several tries to get a simple blood pressure reading, and man-handling me in the process. When she went to give me a trigger shot, she was physically pushing me against the patient bed and tugging at my pants to get them down.
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
3
3
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
At this point in time, I have done 4 IUIs over 6 cycles with Dr. Gelbach's office. I never even met Dr. Gelbach until after the third failed IUI, at which point it's his protocol to bring you in for a discussion of next steps. I did find him knowledgeable and informative at our meeting, but I thought it was crazy that that was the first time meeting him at all. And he never did any part of my procedures or even popped in to say hello and acknowledge that I was a patient.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Ask to have one nurse consistently, or for the doctor to be present. I wasn't proactive enough about it because I'd just assumed there would be some consistency of care.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
No one ever acknowledged the emotional component to dealing with infertility and multiple failed procedures. Once I got a startled, "Why are you crying?" from a nurse when I was tearing up during an appointment from the general stress of it all. The nurse that dealt with me was different almost every time, so I never developed any kind of personal relationship with anyone. Every time I tried to call and ask a question, I always left a message with the machine, which resulted in a long game of playing phone tag.
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
The nurse that I met at the initial consultation walked me through various tests we could do, but ultimately only recommended a blood work-up and AMH level check for me, all of which came back normal. Without doing any further testing, they recommended Clomid to be followed by IUI. We did 3 rounds of IUI with Clomid, plus 2 cycles of just Clomid because the ovulation was missed. After the third failed IUI, they wanted to schedule a general follow-up with Dr. Gelbach, which as I said, was the first time I'd met him at all. The whole meeting was basically about IVF, which he seemed (seems) to think is the next step. I wanted to try one more round of IUI, which we did, but he switched me to Letrizole for that round.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were very cold and distant on the whole. No one ever showed compassion or empathy for what I was going through. It was like a check-up trip to the dentist. I seemed to always get a different one when I went too, and would have to re-explain things to them, which was frustrating. For example, in my second cycle with them, we missed the window for ovulation because they'd scheduled the ultrasound too late. The Clomid was significantly shortening my cycles, and I was ovulating around day 7. This became a recurrent theme- with every new cycle, they would try to schedule my ultrasound around day 13, and I'd have to re-explain that this would be too late for me. During my fifth cycle with them, we missed the window for ovulation again for the same reason, which was incredibly frustrating, especially since I'd told the nurse that I thought it would be too late. One nurse was also particularly inept seeming, taking several tries to get a simple blood pressure reading, and man-handling me in the process. When she went to give me a trigger shot, she was physically pushing me against the patient bed and tugging at my pants to get them down.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
According to my regular OB, this office has the highest rate of success in the area. But I definitely feel like just a number there, and like there's not really anybody who's in my corner or even particularly cares about me.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
Each complete round of IUI was approximately $650, with no infertility insurance coverage.
Describe Dan Gehlbach's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Midwest Reproductive Center.
He recommended only ever transferring a single embryo, but I can't recall now what his reasoning was. I do remember it convinced me at the time.
What specific things went wrong at Midwest Reproductive Center?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Midwest Reproductive Center.
I went to a different doctor for a second opinion, and they are taking a long time to send him my records.
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Dan Gehlbach
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Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
3
Clinic
Midwest Reproductive Center
Olathe
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9
8
Age
27 - 28
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
8
I have found Dr. Gehlbach to have a great beside manner. He was able to explain things thoroughly but also showed compassion. He seems very strategic in what he does and how he treats each patient. I started to miscarry in the night and I paged him and he immediately called me back. He calmed me down and offered to get me in first thing in the morning. I feel like this is what sets him apart
Everyone I have dealt with has been so kind [at Midwest Reproductive Center]. I feel like they are very organized. I was given a folder immediately with all the information about cycles and treatment programs. It can be hard to talk to a nurse on the phone but it really varies. Sometimes I would call first thing in the morning and hear back in a couple of hours but sometimes it would take until the end of the day. They are really busy so it is understandable. I did realize they have an online portal where you can email the nurses at anytime. This became my preference for communication. I would usually get an email back within an hour or two.
Age
27 - 28
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
8
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
I have found Dr. Gehlbach to have a great beside manner. He was able to explain things thoroughly but also showed compassion. He seems very strategic in what he does and how he treats each patient. I started to miscarry in the night and I paged him and he immediately called me back. He calmed me down and offered to get me in first thing in the morning. I feel like this is what sets him apart.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
To be open to all forms of treatment. If you have questions ask them. The staff at Midwest Reproductive is really there for you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Our doctor and nurses took time out of their schedule to be with us. They always came in with the most positive attitude. There were times when I would sit in the waiting room ready to give up but when my doctor or nurse came to get me I was immediately put at ease. They cared about us as patients but as people too. They would ask how my school year was going and about my husbands job. They took time to get to know us and we could not be more grateful.
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
I started at the office and they ran a few more blood tests and completed the HSG test. After this I did my 4th round of Letrozole with 5mg and was pregnant. Unfortunately, I had a miscarriage. We tried one more round of this dose and intercourse and it did not take. We decided to go ahead and move forward with IUI. Dr. Gehlbach said we might as well up our chances the best we can. We also raised my dosage to 5mg of Letrozole for 10 days. Since this we have completed 5 IUI's all to which have been successful. We are considering at 6th and then we plan to move onto IVF. Most people move on to IVF after 3-4 round but since we have gotten pregnant we figured there is no harm in waiting it out a couple more months.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I cannot say enough great things about the nursing staff. At first I was worried I would be treated like just a number. I was completely wrong. The staff showed the most compassion when I had a miscarriage. They encourage us when we feel defeated. I feel like I leave most appointments laughing or joking with the staff. I do feel like we are treated as individuals and they have really gotten to know us outside of the fertility treatments.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
Everyone I have dealt with has been so kind. I feel like they are very organized. I was given a folder immediately with all the information about cycles and treatment programs. It can be hard to talk to a nurse on the phone but it really varies. Sometimes I would call first thing in the morning and hear back in a couple of hours but sometimes it would take until the end of the day. They are really busy so it is understandable. I did realize they have an online portal where you can email the nurses at anytime. This became my preference for communication. I would usually get an email back within an hour or two.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
My only experience has been with IUI. Ultrasounds are around $300 IUI with ultrasound and inesminations are around $650 The IVF procedure with medication is around $15,500
Describe Dan Gehlbach's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Midwest Reproductive Center.
I am not an IVF patient yet, but I do know that Dr. Gehlbach prefers to do a single embryo transfer. He says it is often just as successful over time as transferring two. He also believes he wants a healthy baby and a healthy pregnancy for mom. He wants patients to be successful but also safe. Multiple pregnancies often have higher risks.
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Dan Gehlbach
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3
5
Age
35 - 40
Treated
2012 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
8 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, PCOS
3
5
I didn't feel that any of my care was customized for me [with Dr. Gehlbach]...I did eight IUIs with donor sperm. Every cycle was clomid + metformin and trigger, with an insemination at around 36 hours past trigger. The only other treatment option offered was IVF...I only saw Dr. Gehlbach three times during my treatment. Once during my initial consult, once during an IUI, and then once during an HSG. He was nice when I saw him, but I hardly ever saw him, and I definitely felt like he wasn't really involved in my care. All other care was administered by the nurse practitioners.
The clinic [Midwest Reproductive Center] isn't that transparent about somethings. For example, I was told that they would do outside monitoring, and then I was told that they wouldn't. When I raised concerns about an elevated FSH level when I first went to the clinic I was dismissed...IVF was quoted as 13k plus meds. Donor eggs were quoted as 20k not including meds or transfer. Each IUI ran about $700 plus meds...The nursing staff is lovely. However, the nurse practitioners provide the vast majority of care, and they generally seem overworked. Additionally, I think they are a bit boxed into pre-designed treatment plans.
Age
35 - 40
Treated
2012 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
8 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, PCOS
3
5
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
I only saw Dr. Gehlbach three times during my treatment. Once during my initial consult, once during an IUI, and then once during an HSG. He was nice when I saw him, but I hardly ever saw him, and I definitely felt like he wasn't really involved in my care. All other care was administered by the nurse practitioners.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
That you likely won't work with him directly. He's just the person who does the more complex procedures and writes the scripts.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
I didn't feel that any of my care was customized for me. However, the staff were very nice.
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
I did eight IUIs with donor sperm. Every cycle was clomid + metformin and trigger, with an insemination at around 36 hours past trigger. The only other treatment option offered was IVF.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff is lovely. However, the nurse practitioners provide the vast majority of care, and they generally seem overworked. Additionally, I think they are a bit boxed into pre-designed treatment plans.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
The nursing staff are nice. Dr. Gehlbach is nice. If your fertility related issues can be resolved with their standard protocols then I think they are a fine place to go. However, they seem to have limited treatment options, and they don't really seem to tailor your treatment to the individual. In the end, I ended up five years after my original consult (and multiple years of treatment) with a diagnosis of diminished ovarian reserve and being told that unless I did their donor egg program that they could not help me.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
IVF was quoted as 13k plus meds. Donor eggs were quoted as 20k not including meds or transfer. Each IUI ran about $700 plus meds.
What specific things went wrong at Midwest Reproductive Center?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Midwest Reproductive Center.
The clinic isn't that transparent about somethings. For example, I was told that they would do outside monitoring, and then I was told that they wouldn't. When I raised concerns about an elevated FSH level when I first went to the clinic I was dismissed.
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Dan Gehlbach
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5
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Midwest Reproductive Center
Olathe
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10
10
Age
23 - 25
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS, Other
10
10
Dr. Gehlbach and his staff always made us feel like they cared. They always addressed us by name and seemed to always know who we were. Dr. Gehlbach remembered every detail of our last treatment, plan, etc every time I saw him, instead of having to look at a computer in front of me to look up that information....For IVF, his office chooses a freeze-all cycle to minimize risks of complications of OHSS after retrieval to help your body recover to make it a healthy environment to accept embryos.
The clinic [Midwest Reproductive Center] has two locations (Olathe KS, and north KC office). Major procedures such as egg retrieval, embryo transfer are done at Olathe office....Dr. Gehlbach has a staff of wonderful nurse practitioners that perform the monitoring appointments for IVF/IUI as well as perform the IUI procedures. They are all friendly and caring!...I believe each IUI was ballpark $600. IVF was around $1500 down payment if I remember correctly...
Age
23 - 25
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS, Other
10
10
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
He was very open with us right from the beginning that IUI probably wouldn't work for us, and recommended we do IVF right away. When I stated I didn't feel comfortable diving right into IVF and wanted to try IUI first, he didn't shame me or make me feel like I was making the wrong decision after he had told me it probably wouldn't work for us (it didn't.) after our first IVF unexpectedly ended in a chemical pregnancy, we sat down and had a meeting as to possible reasons why the cycle had resulted that way. Instead of giving me the "well, sometimes it just doesn't work" speech, he already had a plan of additional testing he suggested to get to the root of the problem. When I also opened up discussion about further testing I was interested in, he was very agreeable to my suggestions. The additional testing we discussed showed diagnoses that were preventing our IVF from being successful. After fixing those problems, our second FET was successful! I had to have a surgical endometrial biopsy and hysteroscopy done as part of the additional testing, and he even gave my husband his personal cell number to call in case I had any complications once we got home after surgery. He is very personable and I really, truly felt like he cared about helping us realize our dream of becoming parents.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Choose him! His office and staff are amazing, from the secretary all the way up to Dr. Gehlbach himself.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Dr. Gehlbach and his staff always made us feel like they cared. They always addressed us by name and seemed to always know who we were. Dr. Gehlbach remembered every detail of our last treatment, plan, etc every time I saw him, instead of having to look at a computer in front of me to look up that information.
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
Both of our IUIs were with letrozole, with HCG trigger 36 hours beforehand, with 21D progesterone check to ensure I had ovulated. For IVF, his office chooses a freeze-all cycle to minimize risks of complications of OHSS after retrieval to help your body recover to make it a healthy environment to accept embryos. The drugs used for stims were folistim, ganirelex, menopur. (It's been a while since our retrieval, so hard to remember the specifics) I also believe there was one dose of an antibiotic involved before retrieval. Monitoring was every 2-3 days to monitor follicle growth and check e2 levels. Medications were adjusted according to how rapidly e2 levels were rising. For FET, the drugs were baby aspirin daily (taken until first ultrasound confirms heartbeat), estradiol tablets 3x/day (continued through 10 weeks of pregnancy), and closer to/after FET, Progesterone IM shots and crinone vaginal gel (progesterone) daily through 10 weeks of pregnancy.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Dr. Gehlbach has a staff of wonderful nurse practitioners that perform the monitoring appointments for IVF/IUI as well as perform the IUI procedures. They are all friendly and caring!
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
The clinic has two locations (Olathe KS, and north KC office). Major procedures such as egg retrieval, embryo transfer are done at Olathe office. I didn't mind seeing nurse practitioners for IUI appointments or IVF monitoring appointments, but I figure that could be a potential draw back for some people who would prefer to see the physician at each appointment. Everyone in his offices are very friendly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
My insurance does not cover any part of fertility treatments, so most costs were OOP (my insurance would cover lab draws and monitoring appointments, but not the actual procedures). I believe each IUI was ballpark $600. IVF was around $1500 down payment if I remember correctly, $4500 for medications, around $3000 for genetic testing (optional) and we financed around $8000 through ARC that ended up covering both FETs and some additional unforeseen testing
Describe Dan Gehlbach's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Midwest Reproductive Center.
Dr. Gehlbach very strongly preferred single embryo transfer. Our first FET, we chose single embryo transfer (resulted in chemical pregnancy). For our second FET, Dr. Gehlbach very strongly recommended we transfer one embryo again, but said he would be open to transferring two given our history, so we chose two embryos for our second FET.
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Dan Gehlbach
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10
Clinic
Midwest Reproductive Center
North Kansas City
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7
8
Age
34 - 39
Treated
2011 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
7
8
[Dr. Gehlbach] was very honest about the odds and our options. We were not shielded with false hope...was not available at every appointment, and one time he actually set a timer to tell him when time was up. Most of the appointments were with the nurse practitioners, who I got to know very well. There were so many appointments that I knew most of them by name by the time we had the egg transfer. It was frustrating to have only 1 viable embryo after so many injections and months of trying to conceive with IUI's, but we had been warned to try IVF earlier and we declined to save money. I wish we had listened to them sooner and not been in such denial about our chances of conceiving.
The process [at Midwest Reproductive] was simple, and the steps to IVF were well explained. Getting questions answered about cost was more complicated and involved. The costs were handled by a separate company and it was hard to get clarity on the medications required and how to get the right things shipped when. The videos provided by the company to explain how to use the injectible medications were very helpful...We transferred from a different clinic and immediately I was put on twice the dose of Clomid as the previous doctor had given. It resulted in 3 viable eggs on the first try.
Age
34 - 39
Treated
2011 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Architect
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
7
8
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Dr. G was not available at every appointment, and one time he actually set a timer to tell him when time was up. Most of the appointments were with the nurse practitioners, who I got to know very well. There were so many appointments that I knew most of them by name by the time we had the egg transfer. It was frustrating to have only 1 viable embryo after so many injections and months of trying to conceive with IUI's, but we had been warned to try IVF earlier and we declined to save money. I wish we had listened to them sooner and not been in such denial about our chances of conceiving.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Ask him to give you the best chances, not the least amount of intervention. He is good at setting your expectations.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Dr. G was very honest about the odds and our options. We were not shielded with false hope.
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
We transferred from a different clinic and immediately I was put on twice the dose of Clomid as the previous doctor had given. It resulted in 3 viable eggs on the first try.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
very patient, explained the issues, did not coddle me. They adjusted to my blood draw needs (lie down during blood draws) and were very concerned with my comfort and that I understood what was happening next, etc.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
The process was simple, and the steps to IVF were well explained. Getting questions answered about cost was more complicated and involved. The costs were handled by a separate company and it was hard to get clarity on the medications required and how to get the right things shipped when. The videos provided by the company to explain how to use the injectible medications were very helpful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
We had excellent insurance, so the costs were less than some. Our IUI's and Clomid cost us about $5,000. When we switched to IVF it was closer to $20,000 all in.
Describe Dan Gehlbach's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Midwest Reproductive Center.
Dr. G discouraged us strongly, from transferring more than 1 embryo, despite our desire to try for twins. He was very clear about the risks to child and mother with multiples. In the end, we only had 1 viable embryo, so it did not matter anyway.
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Dan Gehlbach
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Midwest Reproductive Center
Olathe
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7
7
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids
7
7
Dr Gehlbach was nice and straight to the point. What bothered me the most about him was I was scheduled to have fibroids removed and during my surgery he removed my Fallopian tubes without my knowledge or family’s knowledge. This made things a bit rocky but I still trusted his opinion. Also, with the Bravelle recall I felt that he would not have brought up the fact that this potentially added to my failed IVF cycle. I had to mention this issue in order for it to be discussed.
[MW Repro Ctr] Strengths - Nursing staff was excellent. Compassionate, seemed to understand when I felt down and out and encouraged me accordingly. Weakness - open, clear and honest communication...it would have been nice to offer discounts/grants to returning patients....[Nursing Staff] Excellent. This is where I saw the most sympathy and empathy...$15,850 (approx) for IVF cycle not including drugs $420 embryo storage
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids
7
7
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Dr Gehlbach was nice and straight to the point. What bothered me the most about him was I was scheduled to have fibroids removed and during my surgery he removed my Fallopian tubes without my knowledge or family’s knowledge. This made things a bit rocky but I still trusted his opinion. Also, with the Bravelle recall I felt that he would not have brought up the fact that this potentially added to my failed IVF cycle. I had to mention this issue in order for it to be discussed.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
He’s good, but I just wish our conversations weren’t so doctor/patient but friend/confidant.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
This was first doctor’s office that could give me answers regarding my failure to conceive. The LPN’s were all fantastic and Dr Gelhbach as well, but when it came to finances, it definitely felt like a numbers game. For something that was so expensive I expected a bit more finesse when it came to that topic.
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
My first cycle called for Bravelle (pre recall), along with other injectible drugs. When I came in for my retrieval I was told that my hormone levels were too high and that I couldn’t do a fresh transfer. My 10+ eggs resulted in 2 viable embryos. Both embryos were transferred resulting in a negative pregnancy test. With no embryos left to transfer I had to start from scratch. By my 2nd cycle, Bravelle was recalled and Dr Gehlbach replaced that with a different combo of drugs. I don’t recall the names. At retrieval, Dr Gehlbach suggested that I freeze my 5 embryos and transfer at a later date. I transferred 1 embryo which again resulted in a negative pregnancy test. I transferred 2 of my frozen embryos in Sept 2016 which resulted in a singleton pregnancy with live birth in May 2017. I have 2 frozen embryos remaining.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Excellent. This is where I saw the most sympathy and empathy.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
Strengths - Nursing staff was excellent. Compassionate, seemed to understand when I felt down and out and encouraged me accordingly. Weakness - open, clear and honest communication. I want to be provided information just as Dr Gehlbach would if he was treating one of his family members. I also imagine that Dr Gehlbach is doing well as a practice and it would have been nice to offer discounts/grants to returning patients.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
$15,850 (approx) for IVF cycle not including drugs $420 embryo storage
Describe Dan Gehlbach's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Midwest Reproductive Center.
He always suggested 2 embryos for all of my transfers. I agreed.
What specific things went wrong at Midwest Reproductive Center?
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Midwest Reproductive Center.
My fibroid removal surgery that resulted in my Fallopian tubes was not communicated. I wish I would have known pre surgery about worse case scenario and what could occur. I just wish I would have been prepared accordingly.
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Dan Gehlbach
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0
0
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
0
0
He [Dr. Gehlbach] blanket treatments his patients. He only looked at my AMH to discover I had DOR. He didn't look at my FSH, which was high. I should have NEVER been pushed to do 6 rounds of clomid / 3 with IUIs. I think because of the high clomid use, my AMH dropped from a 0.91 to a 0.31 in a YEAR. This was my precious time that IVF with my own egg could have worked. I should have started with IVF - and he should have tested my FSH to see my egg quality was low.
MRC coordinators were super rude and told me to not take any supplements...When I went to the radiology department at the hospital for my HSG, I was one of about 15 women who had the exact same appointment time....The nursing staff was always nice enough. It's the practitioners and doctor I disagreed with....I wasted so much money doing IUIs that would have never worked with my bad eggs. Also, since my eggs were bad and I should have gone straight to IVF, there was no point in spending the almost $1000 on an HSG.
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
0
0
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
I only saw him for my HSG. I was told he reviewed the calls and appointments with the practitioners. I changed REs to another doctor - I saw him at both of my initial consults appointments and would have seen him with every visit.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
See another RE. He blanket treatments his patients. He only looked at my AMH to discover I had DOR. He didn't look at my FSH, which was high. I should have NEVER been pushed to do 6 rounds of clomid / 3 with IUIs. I think because of the high clomid use, my AMH dropped from a 0.91 to a 0.31 in a YEAR. This was my precious time that IVF with my own egg could have worked. I should have started with IVF - and he should have tested my FSH to see my egg quality was low.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
When I went to the radiology department at the hospital for my HSG, I was one of about 15 women who had the exact same appointment time. Everyone was talking to each other in the waiting room. We were called back one by one -- and the people at the end of the list were getting very annoyed for the long wait.
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
He treats everyone the same. Makes everyone do several IUIs, if those don't work you have to get an HSG. Then you move on to IVF. I asked them if they had to put me on BCPs for an IVF cycle, because I had read it causes some women with DOR to have worse results. The nurse refused to answer me and told me to make an appointment with a practitioner.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was always nice enough. It's the practitioners and doctor I disagreed with.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
Do you own research. You are your own advocate. Do not depend on your "specialist" to make the best decisions for you, especially when they don't do adequate blood tests and blanket treatment their patients. MRC coordinators were super rude and told me to not take any supplements, then my next RE told me to take them for at least 3 months before we could start IVF. Just do you own research and trust your gut.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
I wasted so much money doing IUIs that would have never worked with my bad eggs. Also, since my eggs were bad and I should have gone straight to IVF, there was no point in spending the almost $1000 on an HSG.
What specific things went wrong at Midwest Reproductive Center?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Midwest Reproductive Center.
When I tried to get my records transferred to a new clinic, the staff called to demand to know why before they would transfer my records. I should not have to answer anything, just transfer my records and charge me whatever fee you deem appropriate.
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2
4
Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
5 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Other
2
4
I was able to do a trigger shot once, but the other two cycles [of IUI with Dr. Gehlbach] I didn't respond. There were no other suggestions, treatment alterations, medications, vitamins or anything given to me. Except to move on to IVF...I never met the doctor. Not once. Only the nurse practioners. I was never really give a diagnosis and it felt as if they followed a protocol and didn't tailor treatment to my needs...Even the initial consult was with an NP. For me, meeting the doctor behind the practice seems necessary.
The nurses [at Midwest Reproductive Center] were nice. Some more than others. They were patient in trying to answer questions...I never met the doctor. Not once. Only the nurse practioners. I was never really give a diagnosis and it felt as if they followed a protocol and didn't tailor treatment to my needs... I spent about $330 per ultrasound, even if a second was needed two days later, which I did twice. $95 for the trigger shot...
Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
5 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Other
2
4
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
As stated before, I never met the doctor, only the nurse practioners. Even the initial consult was with an NP. For me, meeting the doctor behind the practice seems necessary. I don't feel as if things were adjusted to meet my needs as a patient. It was as if the nurses had to follow a protocol. I was attempting to get to the point of an iui but wasn't able to. They suggested I jump straight to IVF like it wasn't a big deal. My insurance doesn't cover anything so I'm hesitant to go back without a second opinion.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Ask questions! And request to meet the doctor.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
I never met the doctor. Not once. Only the nurse practioners. I was never really give a diagnosis and it felt as if they followed a protocol and didn't tailor treatment to my needs.
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
I was put on letrozole 2.5mg initially for five days, I believe. Not a good response twice with this treatment. I was put on 5mg after, I think and then the time of taking the medication was extended to 10 days. I was able to do a trigger shot once, but the other two cycles I didn't respond. There were no other suggestions, treatment alterations, medications, vitamins or anything given to me. Except to move on to IVF.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses were nice. Some more than others. They were patient in trying to answer questions.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
I usually was able to get quickly. They weren't awesome at returning phone calls quickly, but I imagine they're busy.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
There was an initial consult fee...not sure what the amount was. I spent about $330 per ultrasound, even if a second was needed two days later, which I did twice. $95 for the trigger shot. I had an hsg also, which i believe I paid quite a bit for. I had treatment June-October.
What specific things went wrong at Midwest Reproductive Center?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
2
Doctor
Dan Gehlbach
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
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4
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Midwest Reproductive Center
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10
9
Age
27
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
9
He [Dr. Dan Gehlbach] is very intelligent and kind. The entire process and all of the risks were thoroughly explained to both my husband and myself. We felt confident going into our procedures and after our first miscarriage he course corrected and we tried something different which resulted in the live birth of my daughter. He is a problem solver and will not to do the same things over and over expecting a different result. He will tweak things until they are just right for you and your unique situation. If ever I did not want to deal with a nurse or another staff person I could request to talk to him directly and he would always call me back in a reasonable amount of time. It was clear that he is passionate about his work.
It's [Midwest Reproductive Center] clean, efficient, and located right off the highway, which was helpful to me as I traveled a small distance to get there. There is a front desk staffer who was very rigid in her communication and I always dreaded dealing with her, even though I was only checking in with her. Infertility and IVF is just emotionally draining and I felt hyper-sensitive anyway, combined with a rigid and unfriendly front desk person just made for more emotions that I didn't need in that time. The other front desk staffers were wonderful though! It's amazing what a difference one bad egg can make.
Age
27
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
9
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
He is very intelligent and kind. The entire process and all of the risks were thoroughly explained to both my husband and myself. We felt confident going into our procedures and after our first miscarriage he course corrected and we tried something different which resulted in the live birth of my daughter. He is a problem solver and will not to do the same things over and over expecting a different result. He will tweak things until they are just right for you and your unique situation. If ever I did not want to deal with a nurse or another staff person I could request to talk to him directly and he would always call me back in a reasonable amount of time. It was clear that he is passionate about his work.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Just ask for what you need. He was accommodating to all of our requests but unless you ask or request otherwise he will move forward in the direction he is already planning on.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
He always came prepared knowing exactly who I was and what our process was, but it was a busy clinic and my appointments did feel rushed at times.
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
He recommended freezing all embryos prior to transfer. I do not remember his reasoning behind this. I was on progesterone, baby aspirin, and a vaginal suppository before, during, and after the transfers. We miscarried twins at 8 weeks after my first cycle so he decided to increase and lengthen the medications during and after my second transfer and this resulted in the live birth of my daughter.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I had a very good experience with all but one nurse who messed up my sonohysterogram. She was new to the location at the time. When she realized she was having trouble and I was in significant pain that I couldn't take much longer she called another nurse in who had to start over but completed it quickly and efficiently. The staff was very apologetic. Even though the first nurse had trouble, I appreciate her problem solving in a timely manner and asking for help rather than trying to do it on her own and making me hurt even more just to avoid admitting that she made a mistake. The nursing staff seems to a good team and helpful to one another.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
It's clean, efficient, and located right off the highway, which was helpful to me as I traveled a small distance to get there. There is a front desk staffer who was very rigid in her communication and I always dreaded dealing with her, even though I was only checking in with her. Infertility and IVF is just emotionally draining and I felt hyper-sensitive anyway, combined with a rigid and unfriendly front desk person just made for more emotions that I didn't need in that time. The other front desk staffers were wonderful though! It's amazing what a difference one bad egg can make.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
Roughly 16k for one egg retrieval and two embryo transfers. There were other costs associated with additional meds and appointments to deal with our miscarriage.
Describe Dan Gehlbach's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Midwest Reproductive Center.
I've only ever done a multiple embryo transfer. I requested transferring three but he recommended only two at the most due to the risks of possible complications with three and stated that based on research transferring three does not improve your chances anymore than transferring two. We trusted his knowledge and judgment and moved forward transferring two.
10
Doctor
Dan Gehlbach
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
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Midwest Reproductive Center
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10
10
Age
25 - 32
Treated
2008 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Unexplained
10
10
We had an IUI cycle where there were too many eggs near maturity and he [Dr Gehlbach] made the decision to cancel the cycle - this reinforced that he is a conservative doctor that had my/our best interest and safety in mind. We always felt that Dr. Gehlbach's number one goal was to help us build a family and that he'd do so in a logical, proven manner. He's smart and kind. He's the doctor that I hold up as a gold standard for other doctors.
The nurses at MRC [Midwest Reproductive Center] were all competent and compassionate. They were clear with instructions and protocols and we really appreciated that they consulted Dr. Gehlbach with anything out of the ordinary. Jane was a nurse who became the IVF coordinator during our treatment period and I recall how positive and efficient she always was.
Age
25 - 32
Treated
2008 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Dr. Gehlbach was always compassionate, clear and honest with us. We had a diagnosis of unexplained infertility, essentially, so treatments recommended were completely based on what the doctor thought was best. We had an IUI cycle where there were too many eggs near maturity and he made the decision to cancel the cycle - this reinforced that he is a conservative doctor that had my/our best interest and safety in mind. We always felt that Dr. Gehlbach's number one goal was to help us build a family and that he'd do so in a logical, proven manner. He's smart and kind. He's the doctor that I hold up as a gold standard for other doctors.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Listen to his advice. He knows what he's doing. If you have any qualms, ask for patient recommendations.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Dr. Gehlbach really took time with us at all the appointments we had with him. He was patient and would explain details over again if we needed him to. He must have made notes about us because he always asked about my husband by name and inquired after our hobbies. His bedside manner was both caring and matter of fact. I could also tell that he was careful in who he hired. The sensitivity of everyone, from his receptionist to his bookkeeper and lab techs was evident at all visits. The whole clinic seemed to both celebrate and be sad when treatments did and did not go in our favor.
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
When we sat down with Dr. Gehlbach, I'd already had a few Clomid cycles with a terrible OBGYN. Dr. Gehlbach ran the appropriate tests to check both me and my husband out and we came up with unexplained infertility. The doctor developed a four step plan that we stuck to over the next four years - I think I still have the handwritten plan somewhere. After the testing, with the knowledge that Clomid alone hadn't worked, we did a number of IUIs. Those were highly monitored, we used Clomid and femara, and we were keeping a close eye on sperm counts. Those were picture perfect, but didn't work. We did a laparoscopic surgery to rule out endometriosis or any other impediment to pregnancy. It went well, but not much was found (a tiny bit of endo). Lastly, the doctor suggested IVF and we waited a bit, but IVF is not only a means to a pregnancy, but it's also a great diagnostic tool since the conception process occurs outside of the body. We were incredibly lucky to achieve a pregnancy with our first IVF cycle and transfer. We also had embryos to freeze and did so. When we were ready to add to our family, we attempted a FET cycle that ended with a negative pregnancy test. With that result, Dr. Gehlbach altered the protocol to include an endometrial biopsy that gave us another pregnancy with our second FET. We are now the parents of two beautiful sons thanks to Dr. Gehlbach and his staff at Midwest Reproductive Center.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Midwest Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Jane is the IVF nurse. )
The nurses at MRC were all competent and compassionate. They were clear with instructions and protocols and we really appreciated that they consulted Dr. Gehlbach with anything out of the ordinary. Jane was a nurse who became the IVF coordinator during our treatment period and I recall how positive and efficient she always was.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
Midwest Reproductive Center is clean, calm and efficient. The staff greets you by name and makes something like dropping off semen seem normal. Everyone was always kind to me - the receptionist, the billing person, the lab tech. I hold this clinic up as the gold standard of doctors' offices. I don't think I ever waited more than five minutes to be called back from the waiting room or ten minutes to be seen in an exam room (five and ten minutes were also rare - the office is run super efficiently). Everyone was always professional even with the highly emotional patients - I know I cried in front of a few and they were so nice about it (and there were always tissues).
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
I've been with two different insurances and one covered 50% of diagnostic testing and the other covers nothing related to infertility. I think that IUIs cost us about $250/each, including ultrasound monitoring, not including medications. Semen analysis was $150. I can't remember what the testing, HSG or laparoscopic surgery cost, but my insurance covered all at 50%. Our first IVF cycle cost about $12k - we declined genetic testing. Both FETs cost between $4500-5k. There were a lot of other incidentals and I was able to use funds from both a flexible spending account and then a health savings account (pretax dollars, some employer contributed).
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Dan Gehlbach
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Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
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Midwest Reproductive Center
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10
10
Age
34 - 40
Treated
2008 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
10
Dr. Gehlbach was very attentive and personable. I really liked him! When I was under his care, he gave me a phone number at which he could be reached at any time of the day. Once we called him very late at night and he answered the phone and answered our questions. When I had to go to the ER late at night due to ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, Dr. Gehlbach met me at the hospital and was there again in the morning. He was very kind and reassuring and took excellent care of me. When he was away on vacation with his family, he called me every day to see how I was doing. I couldn't be happier with the way I was treated.
I thought it [Midwest Reproductive Center] was great. You are not allowed to bring children or babies of any age to the appointments out of consideration for those who are struggling with fertility issues. When I had an early miscarriage, the nursing staff must have been told by Dr. Gehlbach not to approach me as I left the office, which I greatly appreciated. I did not have to check out or talk to anyone that day as I left the office.
Age
34 - 40
Treated
2008 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Native American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
10
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
As I said, I was highly satisfied with my experience as a patient of Dr. Gehlbach. He was clear and thorough in explaining everything to us. He treated us with compassion and respect. He was warm and kind and caring. He was always there for us when we needed him. He was excellent!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Make sure you are very clear in the acceptable number of eggs retrieved and fertilized. I am not sure if this is negotiable or not because doctors always want to go for the highest success rate. I happened to be very fertile and ended up with 25 eggs that translated into 9 embryos available for transfer and this was a source of worry for me as I did not want any of my embryos destroyed or adopted out. In the end, we ended up with one set of twins and one singleton using all 9 of our embryos, so that was a perfect result for us. However, if you are only trying for one or two children, that might be too many eggs/embryos for you. Just be sure to have this discussion beforehand, particularly if you do not feel comfortable discarding or donating your embryos.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Dr. Gehlbach was very attentive and personable. I really liked him! When I was under his care, he gave me a phone number at which he could be reached at any time of the day. Once we called him very late at night and he answered the phone and answered our questions. When I had to go to the ER late at night due to ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, Dr. Gehlbach met me at the hospital and was there again in the morning. He was very kind and reassuring and took excellent care of me. When he was away on vacation with his family, he called me every day to see how I was doing. I couldn't be happier with the way I was treated. He was warm, personable, kind, thorough, and clear. I highly recommend him!
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
3/08 – Initial consultation with Dr. Gehlbach 4/08 – First semen analysis (to determine if low sperm count was the problem) 5/08 – Husband’s initial blood work (test for HIV, Hepatitis, etc.) 5/08 – Second semen analysis 5/08 – Second meeting with Dr. Gehlbach 6/08 – Third semen analysis 7/08 – Wife’s initial blood work 8/08 – Bought first medication (Baby aspirin, which I had to take once a day until after conception, and a birth control pill, which they used to regulate my cycle in preparation for IVF) 9/08 – Husband met with doctor for semen analysis consultation; purchased IVF package from company called ARC (package included some IVF procedures and some meds); 9/08 – Appointment with Dr. Gehlbach 10/08 – Saline sonogram; this was also the day the nurse showed us how to do all the different kinds of shots, so we both had to go to this appointment 10/08 – More blood work (they repeat it when you’re about to start IVF) 10/08 – Started first shots (subcutaneous Lupron) 10/08 – Stopped birth control pills 11/08 – Started second shots (subcutaneous Bravelle) and adjusted first shots (Lupron) 11/08 – First pre-conception ultrasound 11/08 – Second pre-conception ultrasound 11/08 – Third pre-conception ultrasound; did subcutaneous “trigger shot” (Ovidrel) 11/08 – Embryo transfer (2 embryos transferred); started the inter-muscular shots (Progesterone) 11/08 – Embryo transfer follow-up 11/08 – Wife admitted to ER for ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome (OHSS), put on complete bed rest 11/08 – Blood test shows possible pregnancy 11/08 – Pregnancy confirmed 11/08 – Released from hospital; started subcutaneous Lovenox shots (to prevent blood clots caused by inactivity) 11/08 – Wife admitted to ER again for OHSS 11/08 – Released from hospital 12/08 – Met with Dr. Gehlbach for first post-conception ultrasound (twins confirmed); taken off of complete bed rest (still not allowed to drive or work) 12/08 – Second post-conception ultrasound (fraternal twins confirmed) 12/08 – Allowed to start driving again and return to work 12/08 – Third post-conception ultrasound; stopped the Lovenox shots 1/09 – Last day of Progesterone shots 1/09 – Fourth post-conception ultraound 1/09 – Last day of Prometrium pills 2/09 – Fifth post-conception ultrasound 3/09 – Sixth post-conception ultrasound (two boys confirmed) 3/09 – Admitted to hospital for abdominal pain (dehydration); seventh post-conception ultrasound confirmed twins were doing fine 3/09 – Eighth post-conception ultrasound 7/09 - Healthy full-term twins delivered
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff seemed professional and competent. The nurse who showed us how to do the shots was great. The nurses I dealt with were all kind and nice to work with.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
I thought it was great. You are not allowed to bring children or babies of any age to the appointments out of consideration for those who are struggling with fertility issues. When I had an early miscarriage, the nursing staff must have been told by Dr. Gehlbach not to approach me as I left the office, which I greatly appreciated. I did not have to check out or talk to anyone that day as I left the office.
Describe Dan Gehlbach's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Midwest Reproductive Center.
Dr. Gehlbach was a godsend in this area. We initially wanted 3 embryos transferred but he talked us into 2. We ended up having twins and were very glad we had listened to the doctor and avoided a higher potential for triplets. We discussed the number of embryos to transfer at every stage and we agreed with the doctor each time.
What specific things went wrong at Midwest Reproductive Center?
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Midwest Reproductive Center.
To be honest, I don't remember the specifics, but there was a female doctor or doctor's aide who joined the practice during my treatment and I did not like her nearly as much as Dr. Gehlbach. Perhaps she is not still there. She told me some information that conflicted with what he had told me and she scared me by saying some offhanded things that turned out to be inaccurate. I did discuss this with Dr. Gehlbach at the time.
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Dan Gehlbach
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
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Midwest Reproductive Center
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10
10
Age
28 - 31
Treated
2011 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
6 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Endometriosis, PCOS, Unexplained
10
10
Dr. Gelbach is incredibly smart. Even though I had several failed IUI treatments with successful ovulation, he fixed my fertility issue with a diagnostic surgery and it resulted in a natural pregnancy for me. He was caring and a good listener, but primarily filled us with confidence without fluffing up expectations too high...Occasionally he would push IVF, but never in a way that made me feel uncomfortable.... He remembered details about me and my husband and never made me feel rushed with my many questions.
[Midwest Reproductive Center] Strength: they don't allow kids in there and wait times are minimal. Blood work team is pretty skilled at finding veins too. Some issues with front desk lady knowing my copay or handling my billing, but it was eventually sorted out...The nurses are incredibly amazing. The best in their field....They sent my office visits to my insurance as just doc visits and then only charged $250 for semen analysis and similar things that other places charged $500 or more
Age
28 - 31
Treated
2011 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
6 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Endometriosis, PCOS, Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Dr. Gelbach is incredibly smart. Even though I had several failed IUI treatments with successful ovulation, he fixed my fertility issue with a diagnostic surgery and it resulted in a natural pregnancy for me. He was caring and a good listener, but primarily filled us with confidence without fluffing up expectations too high
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Go in with questions and be ready for straight answers. He will take care of you, but it will be a process
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
I definitely felt like a human most of the time. He remembered details about me and my husband and never made me feel rushed with my many questions. Occasionally he would push IVF, but never in a way that made me feel uncomfortable.
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
Started with Clomid for 3 months because I wasn't ovulating regularly. My body didn't respond at all, so got on Follistim and started responding well. Did 5 IUI's and they all failed, even after clear HSG. Finally, upgraded my diagnosis to unexplained infertility, which was hard, but did a diagnostic laproscopic surgery where he found and removed adhesions on my ovaries and mild endometriosis. I was pregnant on my own within a year. He also put me on Metformin for PCOS and I began ovulating on my own...
Describe your experience with your nurse at Midwest Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: JOHNNI KILTON )
The nurses are incredibly amazing. The best in their field.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
Strength: they don't allow kids in there and wait times are minimal. Blood work team is pretty skilled at finding veins too. Some issues with front desk lady knowing my copay or handling my billing, but it was eventually sorted out
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
Costs were relatively low compared to other places. They sent my office visits to my insurance as just doc visits and then only charged $250 for semen analysis and similar things that other places charged $500 or more
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Dan Gehlbach
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Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
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Midwest Reproductive Center
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10
10
Age
31
Treated
2012
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
I felt like Dr. Gehlbach did his best to visit with us and explain procedures. Obviously, with the nature of his business, he was not always able to visit with us as frequently as we would have like as he was busy.... We met with Dr. Gehlbach and proceeded with an IUI under his care to see if it would take. When it was unsuccessful, we proceeded with the injections and treatments necessary for an IVF. He explained that due to our lack of success with the 4 IUI
The biggest thing for others to know is that access to Dr. Gehlbach, himself, for consultation is limited due to how busy the clinic [Midwest Reproductive Center] is. More often than not, you are visiting with the nursing staff, or you will have to wait longer in order to visit directly with the doctor as he is the only specialist in the clinic.... I felt like the nursing staff did the bulk of explaining procedures. They were knowledgable and tried to assist as much as possible.
Age
31
Treated
2012
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
I felt like Dr. Gehlbach did his best to visit with us and explain procedures. Obviously, with the nature of his business, he was not always able to visit with us as frequently as we would have like as he was busy.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
He is a quality doctor, but his clinic is busy so access to him personally is limited.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
He explained all the procedures in detail and was upfront and honest with all conversations.
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
We met with Dr. Gehlbach and proceeded with an IUI under his care to see if it would take. When it was unsuccessful, we proceeded with the injections and treatments necessary for an IVF. He explained that due to our lack of success with the 4 IUI leading up to IVF that it was likely our only chance to get pregnant as no other methods had worked.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Midwest Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Tommi)
I felt like the nursing staff did the bulk of explaining procedures. They were knowledgable and tried to assist as much as possible. However, the only frustration was knowing what we were paying, we would've preferred to visit with the doctor.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
The biggest thing for others to know is that access to Dr. Gehlbach, himself, for consultation is limited due to how busy the clinic is. More often than not, you are visiting with the nursing staff, or you will have to wait longer in order to visit directly with the doctor as he is the only specialist in the clinic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
All visits were paid out as seeing a specialists. Everything else, because we live in Kansas, costs came out of pocket as insurance providers do not cover the costs for infertility treatments.
Describe Dan Gehlbach's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Midwest Reproductive Center.
This was likely one of the things I was most frustrated with as we only had one embryo transferred and another for a "second shot." However, that embryo did not survive so we did not get a second shot. In hindsight, I wish we would have just transferred both.
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Dan Gehlbach
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Midwest Reproductive Center
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Age
27 - 31
Treated
2008 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
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He was very kind and thorough with my diagnosis, explained in detail the procedures, risks and plan for treatment and was understanding when I experienced disappointment or frustration. He also performed the sonogram that revealed my husband and I were pregnant with twins! One of the happiest days of my life!... Dr. Gehlbach started with a procedure to check that my Fallopian tubes were clear of any blockages. He prescribed metformin and clomid to start.
Everyone [Midwest Reproductive Center] in the office was very kind and sensitive to my feelings surrounding this stressful and emotional time in my life.... I think each cycle was around $400-$500. Insurance did not cover most costs. Payment was due at the time of treatments.... He [Dr. Gehlbach] was very kind and thorough with my diagnosis, explained in detail the procedures, risks and plan for treatment and was understanding when I experienced disappointment or frustration.
Age
27 - 31
Treated
2008 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
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How was your experience with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
He was very kind and thorough with my diagnosis, explained in detail the procedures, risks and plan for treatment and was understanding when I experienced disappointment or frustration. He also performed the sonogram that revealed my husband and I were pregnant with twins! One of the happiest days of my life!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
This may be one of the hardest journeys of your life but don’t give up believing that a miracle will happen.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center?
Everyone in the office was very kind and sensitive to my feelings surrounding this stressful and emotional time in my life.
Describe the protocols Dan Gehlbach used in your cycles at Midwest Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
Dr. Gehlbach started with a procedure to check that my Fallopian tubes were clear of any blockages. He prescribed metformin and clomid to start. These were the drugs used for 3 cycles with IUI. When these drugs resulted in varying results, some with follicles and some with out, Dr. Gehlbach prescribed Letrizol instead of clomid. After 2 cycles with Letrizol and IUI I became pregnant with twins.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I don’t remember much about the nursing staff. I do remember them being friendly and kind.
Describe your experience with Midwest Reproductive Center.
Be prepared for the high cost of procedures. This is not a situation to enter into lightly. It is costly and stressful. When I was a patient the staff was friendly and understanding of the emotional experience.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dan Gehlbach at Midwest Reproductive Center.
I think each cycle was around $400-$500. Insurance did not cover most costs. Payment was due at the time of treatments.
Describe Dan Gehlbach's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Midwest Reproductive Center.
We did not transfer embryos, but Dr Gehlbach did warn me that if there were more than 3 follicles present before IUI procedure, he would not perform the IUI. We were free to try on our own, but risk of multiples (triplets or more) was not something he would risk.
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Midwest Reproductive Center
Olathe
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