Rated 8
Strongly recommend: 62%Neutral: 15%Don't recommend: 23%8
62% strongly recommend
29 reviews
Humanity
8.9
8.9
Humanity

Ratings of 1 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a number."

Ratings of 10 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a human."

Communication
8.8
8.8
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
5.7
5.7
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.

LGBTQ Care
8
8
LGBTQ Care

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory LGBTQ care.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent LGBTQ care.

Responsiveness
7.3
OK
Responsiveness

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Education

Medical School
Lake Erie Col
Residency
Wayne State
Fellowship
Geisinger Hosp

How Doctor Communicates

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doctor available by personal cell phone
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Dana Ambler works at

Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)
Rated 8.7
Strongly recommend: 82%Neutral: 6%Don't recommend: 12%8.7

At 1 office

Englewood
9780 Pyramid Ct
Englewood, CO 80112
(720) 420-1570
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29 patient reviews

Verified

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2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
9
9
Age 28 - 29
5 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Other
European
Middle Eastern
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Ambler is the exact person who I would want with me along in this journey...She is a no bs kind of woman, but somehow is still incredible compassionate. At one point I ran into her in the hall after talking with the nurse about my lining finally being up to where we wanted it, and she gave me a huge smile and told me (something along the lines of), "I'm loving that lining, girl! Let's do this!"...Something about her just releases all my tension about it. I walk out of her office truly feeling a "We got this." sentiment.
Every time I walked in [to Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care], they greeted me with a smile, and if I was out in the waiting room, nurses who had an extra minute would come out and ask how I was doing, personally. They asked about my weekends (and remembered what I told them!). They gave me hugs when things didn't go well, they held my hand when I had to go through painful procedures, and I always felt like they were on my side.
How was your experience with Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
Dr. Ambler is the exact person who I would want with me along in this journey. First point being that my husband walked out of our first meeting with her and said, "She's got this, I can feel it. She cited papers!" My husband is not particularly trusting of doctors, and his immediate comfort with her and her abilities made me feel more at ease. She is a no bs kind of woman, but somehow is still incredible compassionate. At one point I ran into her in the hall after talking with the nurse about my lining finally being up to where we wanted it, and she gave me a huge smile and told me (something along the lines of), "I'm loving that lining, girl! Let's do this!" We're finishing our last IUI cycle now, and if it's a negative, I have no doubt in my mind that Dr. Ambler is who I want doing my IVF. Something about her just releases all my tension about it. I walk out of her office truly feeling a "We got this." sentiment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
Be completely honest about your concerns. I felt a bit intimidated by her presence at first, but after a few interactions, I was more comfortable in asking my "dumb questions", which of course were never actually dumb, and she never once made me feel like they were either. Whenever I was actually honest with how I was feeling and what my concerns were, she always alleviated them with her thorough answers and cautious and practical optimism.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
I truly felt like Dr. Ambler and the entire clinic, were rooting for me. Every time I walked in, they greeted me with a smile, and if I was out in the waiting room, nurses who had an extra minute would come out and ask how I was doing, personally. They asked about my weekends (and remembered what I told them!). They gave me hugs when things didn't go well, they held my hand when I had to go through painful procedures, and I always felt like they were on my side. The only reason I didn't give 100% is because there is always a little bit of disconnect within the office, and often times I have to correct a few things with the nurses or the back of house staff, like I would call in on CD 1-3 for a baseline and I always need to have a dilation and an ultrasound, but when I called in once for my dilation, they forgot to also schedule me for a baseline ultrasound. Or a nurse might forget what dose of medications I am on and I need to correct them (it's always on my charts, but they don't always read through before every appointment). From my understanding of other clinics though, no clinic has perfect communication, and I personally would honestly rather be slightly more vigilant with my numbers/dosages/etc and have a friendly face to chat with about this difficult time than the opposite.
Describe the protocols Dana Ambler used in your cycles at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care) and their degree of success.
So, I have diminished ovarian reserve, and when we started going to Dr. Ambler, I had an AFC of ~3-6, AMH level 0.6, FSH 19, super low testosterone, low TSH, cervical stenosis, and suspected endometriosis (never been confirmed, but now seems less likely). She had me immediately get on a DOR supplementation schedule - Vitamin D, Fish Oil, CoQ10, Prenatal, DHEA, Ovasitol, and PQQ. Since the studies have shown that egg development begins 3 months before ovulation, she had me stay on these for the 3 months before beginning my first IUI. That one was purely Clomid 100mg Day 3-7, and progesterone suppositories (I have low luteal phase progesterone) in the luteal phase. I had a ~7mm lining and an 18 mm follicle. That resulted in a negative test. My second IUI was Letrozole (with the hopes of improved lining, as Clomid is known to decrease lining), 10 mg CD 3-7, with luteal phase HCG (I had bad side effects from the progesterone, so we switched to the HCG to increase my luteal phase progesterone). Side note, in both of these, I ovulated on my own ~CD 16. I had 6-7mm lining with a 21mm follicle. Also resulted in a negative. My third IUI was same protocol, but added Estrace, 1 mg vaginally CD 5-surge (hoping to increase my estrogen, and therefore, lining). My follicles went weird, and turns out I had an anovulatory cycle, so that IUI was cancelled. We did a reset cycle - estrogen for 21 days, then progesterone to start up my period again. IUI #4 I did the Letrozole, and then added micro HCG (for lining), instead of Estrace (thinking maybe it did something weird - turns out it didn't), CD 6-surge. I had a positive OPK way too early, so the cycle was cancelled (we now know that I apparently sometime have false positives, as my LH was still low). I am currently on IUI #5 (and last). We did Letrozole, micro HCG, and Estrace. My lining has been dragging along, so we went ahead and added Ganirelix to delay my ovulation until we could build that up. Since it's my last IUI, we're putting everything into it. I do have a couple of follicles in the mature range, so we're hoping that everything lines up this time. I'll go back in for an ultrasound to check my lining and trigger tomorrow if it looks better, with hopefully an IUI the following day. (By the way - there is no male infertility to speak of in our case). Then I'll be on the luteal phase HCG 2.5 ml 3, 6, and 9 days after IUI. It has been really helpful that they have monitored me really well throughout all of the cycles - with ultrasounds 2-3x/week during stims.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
There are three nurses and one NP that I would interact with on a regular basis. Stacie was always nice and compassionate, though sometimes it seemed like she hadn't read through my current cycle before calling me back, sometimes referencing prior cycles, or sometimes getting me confused as a Dr. Albrecht patient instead of Dr. Ambler. Kathy (nurse) was always very nice, always double checked with Dr. Ambler before telling me anything, and always seemed on top of my chart. My only complaint about her is that she sometimes said fairly insensitive things, like, "What did you do?!" during my anovulatory cycle, further enhancing my fears that infertility is "my fault". Otherwise though, she would always come out and greet me, or give me a smile, even when she wasn't my attending nurse for the day. Heather is apparently a new nurse, and I just met with her for the first time yesterday. She was incredibly kind and familiar with my chart. Apparently she had just come over from Conceptions, so seemed really familiar with the infertility world, and answered my questions well. Kathi is the NP in the office and is also very nice. She, somehow though, seems the least familiar with my chart, and has made several mistakes with me, like telling me to get off of one med, when I wasn't supposed to (as I found out when I showed up for my next ultrasound). It cost us some money, because we have to stretch out the cycle longer, but otherwise I don't think will be the reason this cycle doesn't work.
Describe your experience with Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
The back of house staff is probably my least favorite part of the office. Specifically Anne C. She makes mistakes regularly in scheduling (will tell me one time only to find out she booked me for a half hour earlier/later), or will forget to book something when I am coming in for more than one procedure. The staff has always found a way to fit me in when that happens though. It's just frustrating. Missy and the other woman at the front desk, though, are wonderful. Always cheerful, always remember my name, always ask about my weekend. Brittany and the other lab techs are also wonderful. They are chatty and as sweet as can be. Also, I'm a pretty hard stick, but they never seem to have trouble getting blood out of me. It's excellent. I haven't had much interaction with billing though, and I've heard they can be a little frustrating, but I have nothing to speak of in that department.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
My IUIs were covered under insurance, so costs so far have been minimal. $25/ultrasound, $30 for a visit with a nurse, $50 for a visit with Dr. Ambler. Labs were done in house. Not sure about IVF costs.
Describe Dana Ambler's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
N/A
What specific things went wrong at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
I've mentioned this before, but I've been given wrong appointment times, not had certain procedures scheduled when I've come in for more than one thing, not been called with test results, etc. My trick to avoiding appointment issues is to try to always interact with Missy, or always schedule before I leave the office. I also just call in and leave a message on the day results are expected, just to avoid them forgetting to call me. And like I said earlier, they've always fit me in if the staff have messed up in scheduling. I also just make sure to have everything written down (particularly changes in protocol) when I go in for an ultrasound.
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Doctor
Dana Ambler
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)
Englewood
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2019, Unknown Success
8
9
Age 33
IVF
Tubal Blockage
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
She [Dr. Ambler] said I am a great candidate for IVF. For IVF cycles her office does frozen embryo transfers, prefers ICSI, and we will also do the optional genetic testing to reduce our chance of miscarriage...She is NOT a fan of implanting more than one embryo. She said she NEVER recommends implanting 2 embryos to patients ever. She was very clear about the risks, which I appreciated... was so patient and sat with us to answer all of our questions. She made every question we had an important one. She was so kind but also very frank with what we could expect moving forward with a cycle of IVF. I have experienced 2 miscarriages and also 2 tubal pregnancies. She was so sympathetic and sensitive about my losses.
The clinic [Denver IVF] offers a free IVF seminar once a month that answered so many of our questions. Also by going to the seminar, you get half off of your first consultation making it just $100. They also request your paperwork a week before your visit to go over your history. They are very upfront about the cost of treatment and I really feel like they are in our corner to work with us. The only weakness from our visit would be I wish they would have followed up with my OBGYN to get my tests and history from her. If they would have had that information we would have been able to make a plan faster for what tests I needed moving forward.
How was your experience with Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
She was so kind and I appreciated that she was honest about risks. I thought she was a good balance of a sweet bedside manner, sympathetic about my history, while also laying out the risks moving forward with IVF. I did not feel like a number at all and there was no pressure. I know she will be supportive of whatever we decide.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
Don't be afraid to ask questions and even come prepared with some. Dr. Ambler is more than happy to answer any of them and wants to ease any concerns you might have.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
Dr. Ambler was so patient and sat with us to answer all of our questions. She made every question we had an important one. She was so kind but also very frank with what we could expect moving forward with a cycle of IVF. I have experienced 2 miscarriages and also 2 tubal pregnancies. She was so sympathetic and sensitive about my losses.
Describe the protocols Dana Ambler used in your cycles at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care) and their degree of success.
Dr. Ambler suggested a cycle of IVF moving forward. She explained it would take about 4 months from start to finish. I need to have a FEMVUE first to see if I have a tubal blockage. If it's blocked I will need surgery to remove or block off the tube so it will not affect implantation of an embryo during IVF. She said I am a great candidate for IVF. For IVF cycles her office does frozen embryo transfers, prefers ICSI, and we will also do the optional genetic testing to reduce our chance of miscarriage.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care). (Assigned nurse: Melissa)
The IVF care coordinator was so helpful. She made all the dates for our IVF cycle very clear. The price of IVF was easy to understand and we could easily tell what was due for each point of our IVF cycle. She also told me the names of the other IVF staff and said we could reach out whenever we had questions. She was so wonderful and I can't say enough good things about her.
Describe your experience with Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
The clinic offers a free IVF seminar once a month that answered so many of our questions. Also by going to the seminar, you get half off of your first consultation making it just $100. They also request your paperwork a week before your visit to go over your history. They are very upfront about the cost of treatment and I really feel like they are in our corner to work with us. The only weakness from our visit would be I wish they would have followed up with my OBGYN to get my tests and history from her. If they would have had that information we would have been able to make a plan faster for what tests I needed moving forward.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
If you pay with cash or check instead of credit there is a 3% discount. For phase 1 of IVF it is $7905. The Embryo Transfer is $3007. Additional costs we are paying for are genetic testing which will be about $2500. Plus the cost of the medications (about $5000).
Describe Dana Ambler's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
She is NOT a fan of implanting more than one embryo. She said she NEVER recommends implanting 2 embryos to patients ever. She was very clear about the risks, which I appreciated. With my first pregnancy I had preeclampsia at the very end, but didn't have it at all with my second. She said the chances of me having preeclampsia with twins is 7 times higher since I have had it in the past. She also said embryos can fight for space, and also since she prefers ICSI the embryo has a 5% chance of splitting. So there is a concern for having 3-4 babies. Ultimately with us knowing the risks, she said she will support us whatever we decided to implant one embryo or two.
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Doctor
Dana Ambler
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
9
Clinic
Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)
Englewood
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020 - 2022, Unknown Success
9
9
Age 37 - 39
6 IUI
IVF
PCOS
Other
Prefer not to answer
Operations
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Ambler] was informational and gave me information that I didn't know because this was my first time in her care. She always made herself available despite a busy schedule and making sure I get all the information I need to make a decision for steps...I also started with Clomid for first round and then Femara the next two rounds. Last round I also took Gonal to help with ovulation but after the trigger the last IUI did not work. We did take a month break between the IUIs
The [Denver Fertility Care] nurses on the online portal are quick to respond with less than a day turnaround which I appreciate. The front desk is great too and making sure to help you as well. The only weakness is their accounting. I would be sure to keep tab on everything you pay as I've had to go back to them multiple times saying I paid something up-front and saying I owed them. Be extremely organized with your procedure and also what you are paying, especially out-of-pocket
How was your experience with Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
Dr. Ambler is informative and well-educated in her field of knowledge when it comes to infertility. She makes sure to give you all the information regarding your situation and then takes the time to liste to any questions you might have after you hear the results. I truly appreciate her being thorough when the last doctor was not and the fact that I got to see her more than just once with questions I have regarding my fertility situation.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
To make sure to ask all your questions and that no question is stupid. If you're ever unsure about something, don't hesitate to reach out to her. She's more than willing to listen to you if you're not getting the help you need.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
Dr. Ambler took the time to listen to me and my situation. She was sincere but also honest and blunt. She was informational and gave me information that I didn't know because this was my first time in her care. She always made herself available despite a busy schedule and making sure I get all the information I need to make a decision for steps.
Describe the protocols Dana Ambler used in your cycles at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care) and their degree of success.
Dr. Ambler is my 2nd fertility doctor after I made this switch to their clinic. We started form ground zero as if I've never been to a clinic, which I appreciated. Our first visit was over video call to do a consult and set expectations. I came in to do an ultrasound to check my uterus and ovaries again. Turns out my former doctor missed this and my polyps reappeared. We scheduled for a hysteroscopy before proceeding to do another set of IUIs (three). Surgery went well and no blockages in my tube. We begun the IUIs with medicated cycle as my period was not normal and I was also diagnosed with PCOS. My lining was not thickening enough so I was prescribed HSG (progesterone) shots and estradial (estrace). I also started with Clomid for first round and then Femara the next two rounds. Last round I also took Gonal to help with ovulation but after the trigger the last IUI did not work. We did take a month break between the IUIs for medicated timed intercourse. Despite the set of eggs and timed intercouse, none of the 3 IUIs worked. Late 2021, we discussed next steps for IVF. Currently, we've been saving the funds to plan for IVF. Late of 2020 and into 2021, I worked for a start up but they were not able to pay me. Not until I found a new job late in 2021 that I could start saving funds for our first round of IVF. Hope to start our session in May-July.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
There were two nurses but one was new as another was leaving. I'm unsure if the nurses are still there as turnover seems to happen after covid. They are very caring with the people I've worked with and will answer any questions I have when I'm there. I appreciate it when this is my first time.
Describe your experience with Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
The doctors and nurses are great. They take the time to listen and answers all your questions.. The nurses on the online portal are quick to respond with less than a day turnaround which I appreciate. The front desk is great too and making sure to help you as well. The only weakness is their accounting. I would be sure to keep tab on everything you pay as I've had to go back to them multiple times saying I paid something up-front and saying I owed them. Be extremely organized with your procedure and also what you are paying, especially out-of-pocket. I think the front desk and back office or their internal systems need to be on the same page when something is paid. That or higher more people to keep up with the paperwork.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
The cost has risened each year. Sadly, from 2021 to 2022 the cost for IVF went up an extra $2k. It seems as if their price goes up every year and sometimes twice a year. This could be to the cost-living or due to how many people want to go to this clinic. They are quite expensive than most other clinics.
Describe Dana Ambler's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
She said that the results for a single embryo vs multiple embryo transfer can result the same. Meaning nothing, one or both. It was not a guarantee that both embroyos would be a greater chance for pregnancy.
What specific things went wrong at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
I was waiting on a prescription and the fax didn't come through to our pharmacy. However, I called in to stay on top of it with the nurse and they were able to get it over within the same day. Also, there was a time when the procedure of our planned IUI was different than last spoken to the doctor. This can happen but they were quick to resolve and check with the doctor when I inform them that this wasn't what I was told. They don't make me feel like I'm wrong and are there to listen.
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Doctor
Dana Ambler
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)
Englewood
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Successful
10
10
Age 39 - 40
10 IUI
IVF
2 Egg Freezing
2 Embryo Freezing
Donor Sperm
Poor Egg Quality
Unexplained
Other
European
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
We had a missed diagnosis for several items from our prior fertility clinic that Dr. Ambler caught just in our initial discussions with us (stenotic cervix, hyperthyroidism)...adjusted the medications for our second egg retrieval to include additional hormonal therapies to increase the odds of viable embryos. As a result we got 6 healthy very high quality embryos and are now expecting our first child...advocates the single embryo transfer method
[Denver Fertility Albrecht Women's Care's] main strength is the clinic's overall atmosphere...their insurance/billing team is VERY good at communicating and making sure you have everything you need...Holly is absolutely amazing. She is so kind, and so very comforting to have around when coming in for ultrasounds, bloodwork, etc. Most all the nurses are, but Holly was our main nurse
How was your experience with Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
Dr. Ambler was truly the best possible doctor for us to have at the exact right time. As said before, we had just been through an absolutely horrifying experience with another clinic and doctor, so we were already on guard and traumatized when we met Ambler. She was kind, patient, communicative, and very compassionate. She has a way of giving you the information you need without you feeling like it is the end of the world. Even when it feels like it could be. She is warm and upbeat, and remains cognizant of where you are in the journey and adjusts accordingly. She also has a great sense of humor, and puts you at ease when working with you. All around excellent Doc!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
Be honest about your journey and your mental state, ask all the questions you want to ask, and know that you have an excellent doctor in Dr. Ambler.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
Dr. Ambler took over our care after an AWFUL experience at Rocky Mountain Fertility Clinic. We were already traumatized by the time we met her, and so we really put her and her staff through the paces, asking a million questions, recapping our horrible prior experience, and generally coming into the process already jaded. Dr. Ambler was amazing. She was kind, direct, knowledgeable, but above all, she really listened to what we had to say and used the information we provided to prescribe the right kind of plan for us, while keeping our emotional state in mind throughout the process.
Describe the protocols Dana Ambler used in your cycles at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care) and their degree of success.
We had a missed diagnosis for several items from our prior fertility clinic that Dr. Ambler caught just in our initial discussions with us (stenotic cervix, hyperthyroidism). Dr. Ambler kept the TSH levels tightly controlled and checked the levels monthly. She paid extremely close attention during the two egg retrievals we went through to carefully control Estrogen levels and produce healthy eggs. When the first retrieval identified a poor egg quality issue (even though blood work never indicated this), Dr. Ambler adjusted the medications for our second egg retrieval to include additional hormonal therapies to increase the odds of viable embryos. As a result we got 6 healthy very high quality embryos and are now expecting our first child.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
Holly is absolutely amazing. She is so kind, and so very comforting to have around when coming in for ultrasounds, bloodwork, etc. Most all the nurses are, but Holly was our main nurse, and she is who sticks out in our heads. We had a very big scare after our second transfer, but Holly was so reassuring and kind that we left feeling very reassured! The front desk staff is amazing as well. Danielle is always kind and willing to chat (I get chatty when nervous) and their insurance/billing team is VERY good at communicating and making sure you have everything you need.
Describe your experience with Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
Their main strength is the clinic's overall atmosphere. It's not sterile feeling, like a hospital. Think calming spa waiting room. Also, there's not a bunch of baby pictures everywhere, which is really nice when you've been going through fertility treatments for years. The last thing you want to see is happy people with their new babies and whoever setup this clinic understands that. The music is always calming and nice, the nurses and staff are always friendly. I actually liked going to the clinic because they just make you feel so welcome!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
If you pay with cash or check instead of credit there is a 3% discount. For phase 1 of IVF it is $7905. The Embryo Transfer is $3007. Additional costs we paid for are genetic testing which was about $2500. Plus the cost of the medications (about $5000). However, we were one of the lucky couples that had insurance, so we were able to have the nursing staff and doctor apply for a pre-approval and most of our costs were covered. Now that Colorado has a new law making Fertility Treatment Insurance mandatory, I expect others will have more luck getting it paid for as well. Dr. Ambler's clinic team in the billing department was excellent at handling all the insurance related items. Overall, our cost for two egg retrievals, and IUI, multiple cervical dilations and two embryo transfers was less than $12,000, including medications.
Describe Dana Ambler's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
Dr. Ambler advocates the single embryo transfer method, and will explain in detail why this method is recommended by her. They do give you the option to have two embryos transferred, but after hearing her reasons, we trusted her assessment and went with a single embryo.
What specific things went wrong at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Lost or damaged samples
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
The shipping company that was used to send our embryo genetic samples to the lab for analysis lost the shipment with our samples in it. It sat on a dock at our local airport for nearly two weeks before being located. Our samples were able to still be tested, but I know others were not so lucky. The clinic did everything they could to make it right, and with our second retrieval we had someone calling us daily to give us updates on the shipment, its location, when the samples were received, and when our results would be provided to us. So they changed protocols drastically as well as couriers and it made all the difference.
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Doctor
Dana Ambler
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
LGBTQ Care
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)
Englewood
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
LGBTQ Care
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Successful
10
10
Age 28 - 29
6 IUI
Anovulation
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
PCOS
European
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Ambler was very compassionate while at the same time blunt. She was able to provide me with clear answers to my questions or concerns, but do so in a caring way. I always felt like she genuinely cared and when she saw me in the office, even if it wasn't an appointment with her directly, she always made sure to say hello to me (using my name)...She clearly explained everything when we spoke and she made me regain the hope I had lost from our previous RE. She completed our 1st and 2nd IUI and she always was very open to any questions that we had.
All of the front desk staff was great to work with [at Denver Fertility Care]. They were always kind and welcoming. The ultrasound techs are SUPER friendly and they always made it very comfortable in what can be an uncomfortable situation. I had different people draw my blood almost every time, but they were all nice and professional...The nurses here were fine. They were nice but nothing exceptional... appreciated that Denver Fertility provided a complete price breakdown when we first became patients, so we knew what we would be responsible for.
How was your experience with Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
Dr. Ambler was great to work with. She clearly explained everything when we spoke and she made me regain the hope I had lost from our previous RE. She completed our 1st and 2nd IUI and she always was very open to any questions that we had. She always wanted to make sure that we were all on the same page at all times. During the entire year we worked with her, there was only one moment that we felt like we weren't in the loop and that was next steps after our IUIs were completed. We cleared that up though during a phone appointment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
Take her up on questions - she's so open to giving honest answers about everything. We felt VERY out of the loop at our previous clinic and here we felt like we knew what was going on.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
Dr. Ambler was very compassionate while at the same time blunt. She was able to provide me with clear answers to my questions or concerns, but do so in a caring way. I always felt like she genuinely cared and when she saw me in the office, even if it wasn't an appointment with her directly, she always made sure to say hello to me (using my name).
Describe the protocols Dana Ambler used in your cycles at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care) and their degree of success.
Dr. Ambler put me on 7.5 mg of letrozole for ovulation and then also gave me progesterone suppositories the last 2 IUIs we did. She also gave me a hormone trigger shot for the first IUI. My follicles were big each time and my body was reacting well to all the medications.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
The nurses here were fine. They were nice but nothing exceptional. I had to ask a lot of questions because it felt like they just gave me very basic info as if I knew what they were talking about at all times. They were always very kind though so it was easy to ask questions if I needed to.
Describe your experience with Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
All of the front desk staff was great to work with. They were always kind and welcoming. The ultrasound techs are SUPER friendly and they always made it very comfortable in what can be an uncomfortable situation. I had different people draw my blood almost every time, but they were all nice and professional.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
We paid for everything out of pocket because our insurance doesn't cover fertility treatments. IUIs were reasonable at around $400 or so. I appreciated that Denver Fertility provided a complete price breakdown when we first became patients, so we knew what we would be responsible for.
What specific things went wrong at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
They were in the process of switching to a new computer system and our last IUI wasn't logged completely. Also, when I got pregnant I had to call to see if my BETA results were in because it had been a few days and I got very anxious.
10
Doctor
Dana Ambler
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)
Englewood
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
7
10
Age 37 - 38
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
European
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Marketer or PR
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Ambler is very direct but kind. She thoroughly explains everything and confirms understanding. She is compassionate but not super warm...[she] feels strongly about transferring only 1 embryo, mainly for the health risks involved. When I asked about transferring multiples, she said she would but did not recommend it...I feel like I have access to the doctor whenever I need, and the staff knows me by name.
[Denver Fertility Albrecht Women's Care] Strengths: They are knowledgeable, professional, and I believe the best fertility doctors in Denver. Weakness: They seem a bit disjointed as an organization at times. Easy way to overcome weaknesses, ask questions and like anything else be your own advocate...$8800 for ER and care up to ER, $4000 for FET and care associated with FET. $6000 for drugs associated with IVF cycle (ER & FET). PGS testing $250/embryo.
How was your experience with Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
Dr Ambler is very direct but kind. She thoroughly explains everything and confirms understanding. She is compassionate but not super warm. I trust her 100% with my care. I feel like she always has my best interest in mind. I feel like she is progressive and keeps current with fertility advancements.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
Speak up if you are unsure of something or don't understand something.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
I feel like I have access to the doctor whenever I need, and the staff knows me by name.
Describe the protocols Dana Ambler used in your cycles at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care) and their degree of success.
Due to DOR, Dr. Ambler suggested 60 days prior to retrieval egg health supplements, including fish oil, ovasitrol, co q 10, and ovavite pre-conception vitamins, and vitamin d. I think these gave me the best shot I could have at a successful retrieval. I am pleased with my retrieval results.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
The nursing staff is responsive and knowledgeable and caring. However, I did feel that I had to be my own advocate and make sure all processes were moving forward (but I can sometimes be a control freak!). Sometimes it felt a little unorganized, but my ER occurred right be fore COVID hit and my FET will fall during COVID times as well. So, I have shown them a bit of grace as they deal with a unprecedented pandemic.
Describe your experience with Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
Strengths: They are knowledgeable, professional, and I believe the best fertility doctors in Denver. Weakness: They seem a bit disjointed as an organization at times. Easy way to overcome weaknesses, ask questions and like anything else be your own advocate.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
$8800 for ER and care up to ER, $4000 for FET and care associated with FET. $6000 for drugs associated with IVF cycle (ER & FET). PGS testing $250/embryo.
Describe Dana Ambler's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
Dr. Ambler feels strongly about transferring only 1 embryo, mainly for the health risks involved. When I asked about transferring multiples, she said she would but did not recommend it.
7
Doctor
Dana Ambler
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)
Englewood
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2019 - 2020, Successful
10
10
Age 33 - 34
3 IUI
1 IVF
Donor Eggs
Male Factor
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Ambler’s direct approach regarding communication was so helpful in understanding what we would face at every turn. That’s not to say the process was smooth (far from it) but I felt like I was cared for and that made the process bearable...We moved on to IVF and had great fert but most of our embryos did not grow well. We were diagnosed with poor egg quality but we did get a transfer that resulted in a chemical pregnancy. My husband and I decided we could only manage one more attempt so we decided to use donor eggs. With frozen donor eggs we had great results. With three normal embryos frozen, I got pregnant with our next transfer. We will be back fo #2 and #3 as soon as we can!
I understand that the nursing staff [at Denver Fertility Albrecht Women's Care] have many patients to care for but I always received a response to my questions in a reasonable amount of time. Great explanations of the complicated instructions. Once it came to the point of considering donor eggs, they provided resources and helped me through the decision making process...The billing department had a couple issues but they were resolved quickly.
How was your experience with Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
Dr. Ambler’s direct approach regarding communication was so helpful in understanding what we would face at every turn. That’s not to say the process was smooth (far from it) but I felt like I was cared for and that made the process bearable.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
Ask lots of questions, read their website, meet the embryologist. Really get to know the staff who will be helping you!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
Dr. Ambler and her wonderful staff guided me along every step of my journey. If I had questions, they covered my concerns completely. Helping me manage my medications was a huge help.
Describe the protocols Dana Ambler used in your cycles at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care) and their degree of success.
At first, we wanted to try IUI. Even though my husbands semen analysis was a little low, we gave it a few try’s without any success. We moved on to IVF and had great fert but most of our embryos did not grow well. We were diagnosed with poor egg quality but we did get a transfer that resulted in a chemical pregnancy. My husband and I decided we could only manage one more attempt so we decided to use donor eggs. With frozen donor eggs we had great results. With three normal embryos frozen, I got pregnant with our next transfer. We will be back fo #2 and #3 as soon as we can!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care). (Assigned nurse: Staci)
I understand that the nursing staff have many patients to care for but I always received a response to my questions in a reasonable amount of time. Great explanations of the complicated instructions. Once it came to the point of considering donor eggs, they provided resources and helped me through the decision making process.
Describe your experience with Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
The clinics COVID safety precautions made me feel safe in the midst of the pandemic. They were able to keep caring for me even during quarantine, even when I heard of clinics closing around the area. The billing department had a couple issues but they were resolved quickly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
For three IUIs, one retrieval, donor eggs and two transfers, I think we paid a bit over 25k. They do emphasize that they are the most affordable in Denver but I must say it doesn’t feel like anything was missing.
Describe Dana Ambler's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
Dr. Ambler strongly recommended the transfer of one embryo at a time. She explained all the risks of twins and we were quick to agree. Since we had genetic testing we felt confident with our decision.
10
Doctor
Dana Ambler
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)
Englewood
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2018 - 2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 27 - 29
2 IUI
1 IVF
Donor Sperm
PCOS
Tubal Blockage
Unexplained
European
Latinx
Income $0 - $49K
Nurse or HC Services
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Dana Ambler] is a big believer in doing trigger shots after the transfer to try and help the body accept the embryo...she would only transfer 1 embryo if I had them genetically tested as I was only increasing my chances of multiples by transferring more then 1 since I was young, healthy, and my donor was also young and healthy...She individualized my care, knew me by my first name after one meeting and everytime im in the office to see her or just to get blood work or see the nurse she would address me and ask how I was doing
[Denver Fertility Albrecht Women's Care] was about the 1/3 of the cost associated with other clinics. The embryo transfer (frozen) was $3007 if you paid cash or check...My nurse for this cycle is amazing as were my last 2. They are very caring, compassionate, and understanding...Very welcoming and relaxing waiting area...My nurse is so patient with me and makes sure to listen and answer all my questions even if it comes in the form of multiple small back to back emails. They are very detailed in my calendar and this go around I'm using my insurance to cover almost all my costs and she has worked with 4 different pharmacies trying to keep my strict insurance happy.
How was your experience with Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
Dr Ambler is amazing, she is very helpful, explains things in ways you would understand, coming from a medical background myself she made sure to talk to me in medical terms and put things into situations that I could relate. She never once made me feel less then I am, she treated me as a human and made sure she tried everything she could to work with my insurance when I first started there I had Kaiser and she would communicate with surgeons there so I could try and get my treatments covered. I switched insurance during my 2nd cycle and she made sure to work with me in identifying if she was in network! She gave me all my options upfront and didn't allow me to jump the gun on unneeded changes.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
LISTEN TO HER! She knows what she is talking about and isn't lumping you into other women. Everything in individualized. She doesn't mix up information and makes sure she knows what your goals are.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
She individualized my care, knew me by my first name after one meeting and everytime im in the office to see her or just to get blood work or see the nurse she would address me and ask how I was doing
Describe the protocols Dana Ambler used in your cycles at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care) and their degree of success.
I had borderline doppler results, basically meaning the blood flow to my uterus might be slowed), she recommended acupuncture, however with my income and work schedule I couldn't go to the acupuncture 2 times a week for 6+ weeks. She suggested I take Pentox, Viagra, and vitamin E before my transfer cycle to make sure we were addressing the blood flow part of my results. My insurance covered these medicines and one is over the counter so it was far easier for me to manage with my schedule and my financial situation. She also is a big believer in doing trigger shots after the transfer to try and help the body accept the embryo, makes it 100000% harder not to take a pregnancy test as you can get a false positive thanks to the Hcg in the shots.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care). (Assigned nurse: Stacie M)
I was assigned a new nurse for each cycle. Im currently in my 3rd and hopefully final cycle. I don't 100% know the reason behind having a new nurse each time, I think in part it is due to timing or staff changes. My nurse for this cycle is amazing as were my last 2. They are very caring, compassionate, and understanding. Im a HUGE planner and like to stay on top of things and tend to ask a ton of questions. My nurse is so patient with me and makes sure to listen and answer all my questions even if it comes in the form of multiple small back to back emails. They are very detailed in my calendar and this go around I'm using my insurance to cover almost all my costs and she has worked with 4 different pharmacies trying to keep my strict insurance happy.
Describe your experience with Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
Very friendly staff! They all know me by name even if I haven't been in, in a while. The phlebotomist during my last cycle was very encouraging and kept my spirits up during my 10 day waiting period, when I had to get every 2 day blood draws. She even comforted me when I found out it was again another negative. I was so sad to hear when she left but she respected her patients and let them know ahead of time that she was leaving. The front staff ladies are so kind and greet you by name when you walk in (not the new staff but they quickly learn who you are), the billing staff are just as nice and give detailed reasons for bills or insurance break downs if you need them. Very welcoming and relaxing waiting area.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
Denver Fertility was about the 1/3 of the cost associated with other clinics. The embryo transfer (frozen) was $3007 if you paid cash or check. There was also a required Trial embryo transfer $150, Sonohysterogram/Hysteroscopy $550, & Doppler Ultrasound $225 but those could be billed to insurance. The Trial and Dopplers only had to be done once as long as there was no gap in between transfers, I had a almost 6 month gap between my 2nd & my now 3rd and I had to redo the Trial to make sure nothing had changed. The meds are different depending on insurance and depending on which pharmacy you use mine were about $1900 for the first 2 transfers completely out of pocket, the 3rd transfer im spending about $350 thanks to insurance coverage
Describe Dana Ambler's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
My Dr told me upfront that she would only transfer 1 embryo if I had them genetically tested as I was only increasing my chances of multiples by transferring more then 1 since I was young, healthy, and my donor was also young and healthy. I didn't do genetic testing and she agreed to transfer 2 embryos since I had 5 failed iuis and 1 failed FET with 1 embryo transfer.
What specific things went wrong at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
Im pretty sure I didn't get my blood results as they were normal and no one in fact told me they would call with results, however anytime ive got blood work done there they had called. I got my infectious disease, thyroid, & vitamin D levels checked and it had already been about a week and no email or call about results. Im a little worried about my vitamin D levels and take about 10,000 a day to make sure they stay up. However the second I emailed asking for the results I got a reply within the hour. The only other problem I had was during their billing department transition, they dropped the ball on billing my insurance for a procedure and I received a large bill in the mail and it already had a collection warning on it, even though this was the first time I had even got a bill. I notified their billing department and they said they took care of it, 2 weeks had gone by and I checked my claims section and still no claim had been submitted, I had to again call their billing department who then explained the last time I called they were using temps as they had a mass rehire happen and they would take care of it immediately with me still on the phone and boom there it was in my claims summary.
10
Doctor
Dana Ambler
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)
Englewood
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Consult
2
2
Age 36
3 IUI
Latinx
Native American
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
I only met Dr. Ambler once, she seemed really nice. She was informative and I felt like she was going to lead us in the right direction. I wish I could of had more communication with her...I felt like a number because of lack of communication. I would call and leave messages asking for a returned phone call, if I got a returned phone call, the person on the phone didn't seem to know anything about my IVF cycle....
I felt like I got lost in the system [at Denver Fertility Albrecht Women's Care]. Everytime I had a question I would not receive an answer, either because they would not respond to my emails or no one seemed to know the answer... I would call and leave messages asking for a returned phone call, if I got a returned phone call, the person on the phone didn't seem to know anything about my IVF cycle. I also would send emails and wouldn't get a response....
How was your experience with Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
I only met Dr. Ambler once, she seemed really nice. She was informative and I felt like she was going to lead us in the right direction. I wish I could of had more communication with her. To bad the customer service did not match
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
They apologized for the loss of communication, and said they were going through staff changes. I would say to maybe wait until they get settled with their new staff.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
I felt like a number because of lack of communication. I would call and leave messages asking for a returned phone call, if I got a returned phone call, the person on the phone didn't seem to know anything about my IVF cycle. I also would send emails and wouldn't get a response. The best part is when I would be at an appointment at the facility I would get a phone call asking if I am going continue my IVF
Describe the protocols Dana Ambler used in your cycles at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care) and their degree of success.
So I was in the begging steps of starting IVF, getting all the bloodwork done, ordering meds and exams.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
The phlebotomist was really nice. I didnt get to meet many of the nurses.
Describe your experience with Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
Apparently they were going through a staff change, some of the staff quit. I felt like I got lost in the system. Everytime I had a question I would not receive an answer, either because they would not respond to my emails or no one seemed to know the answer.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
Total cost to do IVF was about 14,000. But the test leading up to that was 2,600
What specific things went wrong at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
I just did not have a good experience. I think I came in as a new client at a bad time. I did have one consult with Kathy, she told me she was called in to do damage control. She was nice and understood the situation I was put into. But after I left the clinic I received a phone call telling me I need to let them know if I was going to continue treatment with there facility, if I did not get in contact with them I would be charged a fee. I mean come on I just left the clinic. This left a bad taste in my mouth
2
Doctor
Dana Ambler
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
2
Clinic
Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)
Englewood
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 29
5 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
She [Dr. Dana Ambler] fully explains everything. She does talk very quickly, as there's a lot to cover, but she leaves time for questions and doesn't rush you out. Everytime you see her for procedures, she takes time to answer questions if you have them (and seems confused if you don't)...After testing, we discovered I had diminished ovarian reserve due to one ovary not really doing anything at all. She put me on a supplement protocol. After 8 months on the protocol, I'm pleased to report my sleepy ovary has woken up and started ovulating normally! We did several rounds of Clomid/progesterone with IUI, but my response to Clomid was not fantastic (it was "okay" but not spectacular). After no pregnancies, we decided to try letrozole/progesterone. I responded extremely well to letrozole, and produced 3 follicles for the first IUI (and ovulated before the 2nd cycle ultrasound). She will cancel if you exceed 3 follicles. We needed to take a break, but will try two more letrozole/progesterone IUIs, as I responded well to them, before moving on to IVF. She is unsure why I'm not pregnant yet, as my response to the meds should have resulted in pregnancy by now.
I've seen several nurses there [Denver IVF]. I have two that are my "favorites" as their style of empathy/compassion fits me as a person wonderfully! However, every nurse there has had fantastic empathy...IUI is $300 (self-pay). That includes semen wash/processing and insemination. It does NOT include medications...Small clinic, with only two doctors. The care is highly personalized and it feels very welcoming! All of the techs and nurses are extremely friendly and warm! Small waiting room, so sometimes it can feel uncomfortable during busy hours as you're in close proximity to other patients. However, they aren't busy very often, especially not mid-morning or mid-afternoon. There's only one restroom for patients, so sometimes you have to wait a while, but it's clean and well stocked.
How was your experience with Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
She fully explains everything. She does talk very quickly, as there's a lot to cover, but she leaves time for questions and doesn't rush you out. Everytime you see her for procedures, she takes time to answer questions if you have them (and seems confused if you don't). The quick talking can be slightly overwhelming if you haven't done any background research (my husband got a bit glazed over at one point), but she's perfectly okay with being interrupted for clarification.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
Do a little background research, to learn some of the terms. Even just a basic understanding will allow you to get more from your appointment. Take notes or ask if you can record the appointment - she always covers a LOT and trying to remember can be daunting.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
She knows her patients by name and will say hi to you in the hallway even if you don't have an appointment. When talking to her, you can tell she cares due to her word choice and genuine empathy. I've been complicated, and she genuinely apologizes for not being able to get me pregnant yet. When explaining options, she's very transparents and totally understands that money really does matter.
Describe the protocols Dana Ambler used in your cycles at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care) and their degree of success.
After testing, we discovered I had diminished ovarian reserve due to one ovary not really doing anything at all. She put me on a supplement protocol. After 8 months on the protocol, I'm pleased to report my sleepy ovary has woken up and started ovulating normally! We did several rounds of Clomid/progesterone with IUI, but my response to Clomid was not fantastic (it was "okay" but not spectacular). After no pregnancies, we decided to try letrozole/progesterone. I responded extremely well to letrozole, and produced 3 follicles for the first IUI (and ovulated before the 2nd cycle ultrasound). She will cancel if you exceed 3 follicles. We needed to take a break, but will try two more letrozole/progesterone IUIs, as I responded well to them, before moving on to IVF. She is unsure why I'm not pregnant yet, as my response to the meds should have resulted in pregnancy by now.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
I've seen several nurses there. I have two that are my "favorites" as their style of empathy/compassion fits me as a person wonderfully! However, every nurse there has had fantastic empathy. They always ask how you are, and if you say "fine" they ask if you're sure. They genuinely care about you as a person. Some of the nurses do a better job of explaining than others, but they're all patient and willing to answer any and all questions you may have. I have spent over 30 minutes on the phone with one because I had a lot of questions, and she never made me feel rushed.
Describe your experience with Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
Small clinic, with only two doctors. The care is highly personalized and it feels very welcoming! All of the techs and nurses are extremely friendly and warm! Small waiting room, so sometimes it can feel uncomfortable during busy hours as you're in close proximity to other patients. However, they aren't busy very often, especially not mid-morning or mid-afternoon. There's only one restroom for patients, so sometimes you have to wait a while, but it's clean and well stocked.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
IUI is $300 (self-pay). That includes semen wash/processing and insemination. It does NOT include medications. Ultrasounds, medications, labwork are all covered by my insurance, so I'm unsure what the self-pay is for those. The clinic has a great IVF self-pay package and provides a lot of resources for financing. The egg retrieval and fertilization (and 6 months of freezer storage) is just over $8000. The FET is just iver $3000. Those prices do NOT cover meds or any additional testing (PGS/PGD, trial transfer, etc) because those costs vary so widly based on what the patient needs.
10
Doctor
Dana Ambler
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)
Englewood
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Successful
10
10
Age 35
1 Fertility Medications
Male Factor
European
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Ambler] was very straight forward and spoke at our level of understanding. Was very clear...She gave a diagnosis that was different from every other Doctor seen and explained why. She was very honest on all possibilities...She ordered him [husband] some supplements that greatly improved his count (20 million to 93 million) and has prescribed him clomid for 3 months to increase his testosterone. Depending on his results will determine whether we pursue further interventions. If his motility does not improve, she is recommending IUI with both frozen and a fresh sample.
Treatment costs [at Denver IVF] are definitely less than other clinics in our area. We are paying out of pocket and Dr. Ambler works with our insurance for things that can be covered (blood tests, semen analysis, etc). Self-pay for the consultation is $225 and they provide you with a list of everything and the costs...The intake process is very thorough. Initial consultation was overwhelming but the office was very calm and accommodating. After meeting with the Doctor, we met with a Care Coordinator and it was a lot of information at once! I wish I would have taken more detailed notes as it would have saved a lot of phone calls. It also seemed very fast. Lots of waiting to get in and then bam! Due to my husband needing further testing and medications, I chose to delay some additional testing and the nurse and care team were confused until I explained.
How was your experience with Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
She was very clear on her diagnosis and recommendations for treatment. She gave a diagnosis that was different from every other Doctor seen and explained why. She was very honest on all possibilities.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
Send everything prior to your appointment
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
was very straight forward and spoke at our level of understanding. Was very clear.
Describe the protocols Dana Ambler used in your cycles at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care) and their degree of success.
All other Doctor's seen prior to Dr. Ambler reported that my husbands Sperm count and motility were low but not concerning and would just take longer but had no further recommendations for him. All recommendations were for me (lose weight, stop drinking caffeine, cut stress), but all of my test results were good. Dr. Ambler was clear that my husband's testosterone was too low and was impacting his motility. She ordered him some supplements that greatly improved his count (20 million to 93 million) and has prescribed him clomid for 3 months to increase his testosterone. Depending on his results will determine whether we pursue further interventions. If his motility does not improve, she is recommending IUI with both frozen and a fresh sample.
Describe your experience with Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
From the first call, the staff was very calm and knowledgeable. The intake process is very thorough. Initial consultation was overwhelming but the office was very calm and accommodating. After meeting with the Doctor, we met with a Care Coordinator and it was a lot of information at once! I wish I would have taken more detailed notes as it would have saved a lot of phone calls. It also seemed very fast. Lots of waiting to get in and then bam! Due to my husband needing further testing and medications, I chose to delay some additional testing and the nurse and care team were confused until I explained.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
Treatment costs are definitely less than other clinics in our area. We are paying out of pocket and Dr. Ambler works with our insurance for things that can be covered (blood tests, semen analysis, etc). Self-pay for the consultation is $225 and they provide you with a list of everything and the costs.
What specific things went wrong at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
10
Doctor
Dana Ambler
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
10
Clinic
Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)
Englewood
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2018, Successful
10
10
Age 28 - 30
1 IUI
Endometriosis
Unexplained
Other
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Ambler really cares for her patients. She was the first doctor after seeing multiple doctors that showed empathy when I mentioned I had a miscarriage. I have full confidence in her and her wonderful staff. I love that she asks after if I have any questions after she explains an in-deepth topic. I don't feel rushed when we talk, I feel positive and hopeful.... Dr. Ambler was testing for things and going the extra mile to help us succeed in obtaining a successful pregnancy.
Strengths: The staff [Albrecht Women's Care] are very friendly, haven't met staff member that wasn't friendly. I love the location of the office, easy to get to! Weakness: parking is so hard to find, I wish they had better parking. The office is a little small, could use a bigger waiting room.... [Nurse] She is very caring and understanding. I am totally confident in her knowledge and trust she can implement my care plan. Her communication skills are amazing.
How was your experience with Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
Infertility is a hard path to navigate and Dr. Ambler is/was very accommodating and compassionate during the process. I trust her judgement and knowledge. Nothing is more comforting than knowing that your doctor is doing 100%. Ive seen other doctors and I know they've let my treatment slip through the cracks. Dr. Ambler was testing for things and going the extra mile to help us succeed in obtaining a successful pregnancy.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
This is very cliche, but before your appointment list out questions you may have. She always asks if you have questions. She takes time to anwser them, so take the time to write down your questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
Dr. Ambler really cares for her patients. She was the first doctor after seeing multiple doctors that showed empathy when I mentioned I had a miscarriage. I have full confidence in her and her wonderful staff. I love that she asks after if I have any questions after she explains an in-deepth topic. I don't feel rushed when we talk, I feel positive and hopeful.
Describe the protocols Dana Ambler used in your cycles at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care) and their degree of success.
HSG- to make sure there wasn't a blocked flaloppian tube. Both tubes were clear. Blood Draws- check hormone levels Egg reserve with US- good egg numbers sperm analysis- my husbands sperm would preform
Describe your experience with your nurse at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care). (Assigned nurse: Kathy)
She is very caring and understanding. I am totally confident in her knowledge and trust she can implement my care plan. Her communication skills are amazing.
Describe your experience with Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
Strengths: The staff are very friendly, haven't met staff member that wasn't friendly. I love the location of the office, easy to get to! Weakness: parking is so hard to find, I wish they had better parking. The office is a little small, could use a bigger waiting room.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
This depends on your insurance and insurance codes they use. I know they have lower costs for IVF, we are not IVF patients.
10
Doctor
Dana Ambler
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)
Englewood
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017 - 2018, Successful
10
10
Age 33 - 34
1 IVF
Male Factor
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Ambler has been amazing through this whole experience. She has great bedside manner, she’s easy to talk to, and makes me feel like I really matter to her. She always address’s me by my first name, as well as my husband. Appointments with her are easy, comfortable, and pleasant. She has a great attitude and always seems very happy, which really helps when going through this tough journey. We couldn’t be anymore pleased with her care.
The clinic [Denver IVF Albrecht] has been wonderful, communication is great. The IVF coordinator, Melissa Aguirre is absolutely top notch! There has never been any issues that have had to be addressed. We have no complaints!... My nurse has been great, easy to talk to and very informative.... We paid completely out of pocket, phase one which included stimulation, monitoring, and egg retrieval was near $12,000. This did not include my $5500.00 in medications, anesthesia for egg retrieval, and blood work.
How was your experience with Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
Dr Ambler has been amazing through this whole experience. She has great bedside manner, she’s easy to talk to, and makes me feel like I really matter to her. She always address’s me by my first name, as well as my husband. Appointments with her are easy, comfortable, and pleasant. She has a great attitude and always seems very happy, which really helps when going through this tough journey. We couldn’t be anymore pleased with her care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
Don’t be afraid to ask anything! For most women going through IVF, it is scary and intimidating. Dr. Amber is reassuring and wants to be sure you understand everything!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
Dr. Ambler has been extremely personable through this entire experience. She uses my first name every time I see her and somehow makes me feel so incredibly comfortable that I can ask her anything, even if I feel like it’s a silly question. She is always happy and pleasant and I never feel rushed during our appointments.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care). (Assigned nurse: Ching Mei)
My nurse has been great, easy to talk to and very informative.
Describe your experience with Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
The clinic has been wonderful, communication is great. The IVF coordinator, Melissa Aguirre is absolutely top notch! There has never been any issues that have had to be addressed. We have no complaints!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
Unfortunately, Colorado does not have mandated coverage and our insurance plan has no IVF coverage. We paid completely out of pocket, phase one which included stimulation, monitoring, and egg retrieval was near $12,000. This did not include my $5500.00 in medications, anesthesia for egg retrieval, and blood work. We are awaiting phase two, or FET, which is $5000. This also did not include $2500 in meds and some blood work.
10
Doctor
Dana Ambler
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)
Englewood
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017, Unsuccessful
0
0
Age 32
3 IUI
2 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Lawyer
2nd of 3 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
when we got very, very bad results from our first and only IVF cycle with her [Dr. Ambler] (0 embryos from 14 eggs) we had to request a phone call with her to go over what happened when the nurse had no explanation...told us that it was my egg quality and gave us a devastatingly bad prognosis. She was willing to do another cycle but wouldn’t change anything....asked Dr. Ambler if it could have been her lab or the protocol that gave us such poor results but she refused to take any responsibility and was unwilling to try anything than her standard one-size fits all approach.
My results/file were mixed with another patients [at Denver IVF Albrecht] and the results and patient name were shown to me in an appointment and were relied upon for my IVF cycle...Even though she suspected DOR, Dr. Ambler had me on birth control to prime for my egg retrieval and help with timing (they only do egg retrievals one week per month)...very bad results from our first and only IVF cycle with her (0 embryos from 14 eggs)...
How was your experience with Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
I liked Dr. Ambler’s bedside manner and she did an okay job of explaining things the few times we saw her. However, when we got very, very bad results from our first and only IVF cycle with her (0 embryos from 14 eggs) we had to request a phone call with her to go over what happened when the nurse had no explanation. Dr. Ambler told us that it was my egg quality and gave us a devastatingly bad prognosis. She was willing to do another cycle but wouldn’t change anything. We decided that didn’t make much sense and switched to CCRM, who did additional testing and suggested a different approach. We got 12 beautiful embryos from 20 eggs with my first cycle with CCRM. I’m currently looking at my beautiful 3 month old twins from that cycle. Dr. Ambler said I had DOR and poor egg quality but CCRM found no evidence of that and said it was unexplained infertility. We asked Dr. Ambler if it could have been her lab or the protocol that gave us such poor results but she refused to take any responsibility and was unwilling to try anything than her standard one-size fits all approach. We thought we were saving money by going to her but we would have saved so much if we just went to CCRM first. We also would have saved the heartache of hearing our doctor, who we had trusted and been under the care of for nearly a year, tell us that we would probably never have our own biological children. The few months between hearing her prognosis and getting the positive pregnancy test were the hardest of my life. I know it’s impossible to have any certainty in this area, but if we had listened to her we would have likely given up on IVF. Instead CCRM gave us hope, 12 embryos, and 2 beautiful babies (so far!).
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
If you are able, go to CCRM. They have the best lab, doctors, and nurses. When we did IVF it was about $5,000 more per cycle, but the quality of care was noticeably better in every way and the results were worth every penny.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
Nurses for IUIs were great. When we moved onto IVF they were terrible. Communication was poor and my file (including test results) were mixed with another patients. I had to point this out when they were reviewing my test results in person and I could see the patients name on the paperwork. We very rarely got any face time with Dr. Ambler.
Describe the protocols Dana Ambler used in your cycles at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care) and their degree of success.
Even though she suspected DOR, Dr. Ambler had me on birth control to prime for my egg retrieval and help with timing (they only do egg retrievals one week per month). CCRM did estrogen priming instead and we got many more eggs and better quality eggs as well, and we followed my body for the perfect time instead of the clinics schedule. Dr. Ambler would only do frozen transfers, but we had nothing to transfer. CCRM said for us, if egg quality might be an issue, we should try fresh (which worked) for our 2 best embryos and the remaining 10 were frozen, even though they typically recommend frozen. Dr. Ambler had me on DHEA for several months prior to my retrieval. CCRM took me off of it immediately. They said my levels were so high it looked like I had a tumor and the test doesn’t run that high, not to mention I was having horrible side effects that I complained of to Dr. Ambler. Dr. Ambler ran this test but did not share the results with me, only cut my dose in half and did not retest.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
For IUIs, the nurses were fine. I expected the same or better for IVF but they were terrible and were a big reason why we switched clinics. I was not assigned one nurse or coordinator and they did not communicate well with each other. I had to repeat information multiple times. The biggest issue was that another patients test results were in my file and despite several emails about something seeming off - I wasn’t in the office the day they said I took certain tests and I didn’t remember them being performed - it wasn’t until our meeting a few days before my egg retrieval where I had to physically show them that someone else’s name was on the piece of paper that this issue was finally corrected, and I had to take the test before my retrieval. They were also not very compassionate and had no explanation or next steps when they called with sometimes very bad news. I didn’t feel that my IVF cycle was being competently managed which obviously added unnecessary and possibly harmful stress to an already stressful process.
Describe your experience with Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
The clinic is fine. Does not have the bells and whistles of CCRM. Dr. Ambler’s office was working on the new lab at the time of my retrieval so we had to go to HQA (High Quality Affordable) in Colorado Springs for retrieval. I didn’t know any better then but compared to CCRM, it was terrible. The nurses couldn’t get my IV started and when they called the anesthesiologist to try he wasn’t even wearing gloves. He couldn’t get it right away and blood was spurting everywhere. He had my husband, without gloves put pressure on it while they tried the other hand. Not very comforting! They had me walk way too soon after surgery and the whole place just didn’t seem clean or professional. I felt terrible for the next 48 hours, compared to feeling back to normal later that day at CCRM. Not sure if/when the new lab opened or if it’s any better. Dr. Ambler assured us that HQA was the best in the area which in retrospect is laughable.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
I can’t remember exactly but I think IUIs were around $1k each and IVF was around $25k without a transfer.
What specific things went wrong at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
My results/file were mixed with another patients and the results and patient name were shown to me in an appointment and were relied upon for my IVF cycle.
0
Doctor
Dana Ambler
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
0
Clinic
Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)
Englewood
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017, Unsuccessful
0
0
Age 32
Fertility Medications
Male Factor
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
I found dr ambler from her online reviews. I was disappointed from the lack of communication and explaination about our condition. I felt like I had to bother her for results. When we asked to see test results she did not have them.... We did many tests and really never heard about the results. Finally we found out that my husband had a very low sperm count, which they called to tell him on his birthday. We finally called to find out what was going on and she broke the news to us that my husband has y-chromosome microdeletion.
I did not have a great experience with this clinic. They [Albrecht Women's Care] were always very busy, which is nice… But I felt like I was in and out with very little to no answers.... We did many genetic screening, bloodwork, and ultrasounds with the office. About 50% of this was covered by insurance. We never moved forward with IVF with this clinic. There is never any follow-through to help us along the way. We still owe the clinic thousands of dollars.
How was your experience with Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
She was very nice at first. THrennwe srarted doing every test in the book. This became really expensive. We did many tests and really never heard about the results. Finally we found out that my husband had a very low sperm count, which they called to tell him on his birthday. We finally called to find out what was going on and she broke the news to us that my husband has y-chromosome microdeletion. Basically the ball was completely left in our court with the option being $30,000 to move forward. We hadn’t heard back from the clinic since. ZERO follow-thru.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
One would be to not call with Devastating bad news on your birthday! It was not life-threatening so it probably could’ve waited a day. Second I would say follow through with the patient! Finding out that it’s going to cost $30,000 to conceive it is a lot for someone to take in. Telling someone that and then never following through really just leave them there to be sad and feel helpless.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
I found dr ambler from her online reviews. I was disappointed from the lack of communication and explaination about our condition. I felt like I had to bother her for results. When we asked to see test results she did not have them. We also got a call on my husbands birthday that he was practically steril. It was awful :(
Describe the protocols Dana Ambler used in your cycles at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care) and their degree of success.
We never got to the IVF portion. We only made it through the consultation, and all of the expense of testing to find out that my husband had a genetic disorder causing in fertility. We never moved forward mainly from the lack of follow through and overwhelmingly worried about the financial cost.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
I had very little little interaction with the nurses
Describe your experience with Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
I did not have a great experience with this clinic. They were always very busy, which is nice… But I felt like I was in and out with very little to no answers. When we found out that my husband had Y chromosome micro deletion, we asked to see the test results. Dr. ambler did not have these test results to show us. We basically had to “take her word for it“ and just trust that my husband had this condition and we needed to spend $30,000 to get pregnant. We felt very vulnerable, allow
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
We did many genetic screening, bloodwork, and ultrasounds with the office. About 50% of this was covered by insurance. We never moved forward with IVF with this clinic. There is never any follow-through to help us along the way. We still owe the clinic thousands of dollars.
What specific things went wrong at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Lost results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
After we found out about my husbands Y chromosome micro deletion condition there was never any follow-through after that. We were told that it would cost $30,000 for us to conceive. Never a phone call, never a follow through, nothing! Just lots of medical bills to the clinic and no road to the future.
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Doctor
Dana Ambler
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
0
Clinic
Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)
Englewood
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2014 - 2017, Successful
10
7
Age 29 - 32
1 IVF
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Successful
Dr. Ambler was a clear communicator and was genuinely invested in my care and outcome. I felt confident in how she approached my case, we did significant testing and based on the results she presented options and recommendations for next steps.....My first cycle for egg retrieval didn't go as planned (the follicles/eggs weren't mature enough) so we needed to cancel. I was of course very disappointed, but I really appreciated that Dr. Ambler called me herself to explain what was going on and the rationale for canceling that cycle.
Clinic [Conceptions] seems to be adjusting to an increased volume of patients, so they are working through some protocol updates. Missy, at the front desk, is fantastic...Nursing staff had a good attitude and was very prompt/communicative. I liked working with them...Just one time a nurse (who is no longer at the clinic) failed to call in a prescription for my pre-natal vitamins. I called to ask about it and they corrected it immediately...
How was your experience with Dana Ambler at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr. Ambler was a clear communicator and was genuinely invested in my care and outcome. I felt confident in how she approached my case, we did significant testing and based on the results she presented options and recommendations for next steps. I felt confident in her care and the plan to to get to a positive pregnancy. I've gone to Dr. Ambler twice and absolutely recommend her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dana Ambler at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Be prepared with any questions you have and she will go through them with you at your appointments. If something comes up after hours, don't be afraid to call her on-call.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dana Ambler at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
I felt like she really cared about my treatment and outcome. When I needed to contact her after hours she was readily available, and always reassuring. She has a very friendly 'bedside' manner and it was easy to establish a good rapport with her.
Describe the protocols Dana Ambler used in your cycles at Conceptions Reproductive Associates and their degree of success.
We decided to move forward with IVF from the very beginning. My first cycle for egg retrieval didn't go as planned (the follicles/eggs weren't mature enough) so we needed to cancel. I was of course very disappointed, but I really appreciated that Dr. Ambler called me herself to explain what was going on and the rationale for canceling that cycle. For the next egg retrieval cycle, we were able to change my dosing so that my follicles/eggs looked great and we could move ahead confidently for the retrieval. I've gone to Dr. Ambler for 2 embryo transfers, and they were both successful. Per her recommendation, I utilized an acupuncturist for each and found that to be very relaxing.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Nursing staff had a good attitude and was very prompt/communicative. I liked working with them.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Clinic seems to be adjusting to an increased volume of patients, so they are working through some protocol updates. Missy, at the front desk, is fantastic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dana Ambler at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
I don't really remember but given what I know from other friends that have gone through the same thing, I think my costs were average.
Describe Dana Ambler's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
In my case, Dr. Ambler recommended a single embryo transfer and I felt comfortable with her reasoning.
What specific things went wrong at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Just one time a nurse (who is no longer at the clinic) failed to call in a prescription for my pre-natal vitamins. I called to ask about it and they corrected it immediately.
10
Doctor
Dana Ambler
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Denver
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017, Successful
10
9
Age 29
2 IUI
1 IVF
Male Factor
European
Income $50K - $99K
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Ambler doesn’t do fresh embryo transfers...took the time to answer my questions and offer treatment plans in line with our specific diagnosis. She didn’t jump straight to IVF... was always very positive and upbeat— smiling and making jokes to ease our minds even during the tough and painful parts of IVF. I can tell she really loves her job and wants to give patients every chance at success. Our first visit we had a small miscommunication about the cost and next steps for the IVF procedure but she made it right and communication was good from that point on.
The front office staff [at Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care] smiled and called me by name when I walked in. Dr Ambler took the time to answer my questions and offer treatment plans in line with our specific diagnosis. She didn’t jump straight to IVF...IVF Freeze-all cycle cost about $12k plus about $3k for medications Each Embryo transfer cost about $4,500 and about $1,500 for medications
How was your experience with Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
Dr Ambler was always very positive and upbeat— smiling and making jokes to ease our minds even during the tough and painful parts of IVF. I can tell she really loves her job and wants to give patients every chance at success. Our first visit we had a small miscommunication about the cost and next steps for the IVF procedure but she made it right and communication was good from that point on.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
The front office staff smiled and called me by name when I walked in. Dr Ambler took the time to answer my questions and offer treatment plans in line with our specific diagnosis. She didn’t jump straight to IVF.
Describe the protocols Dana Ambler used in your cycles at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care) and their degree of success.
Retrieval: Menopur 75iu Cetrotide FSH/Gonal F 100-150iu Dexamethasone 1mg produced 29eggs on retrieval day, 22 were mature, 10embryos made it to day 5 Transfer: estrogen patches & tablets progesterone oil injections lupron 10iu valium transferred 2 “A” graded embryos, both took, twins born 5/7/18
Describe your experience with Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
Dr Ambler and the staff are awesome. I never met Dr Albrecht, though I’ve heard good things about him too. One drawback to this clinic is that the retrievals and transfers are all done in Colorado Springs while they are building their new location. All blood work, ultrasounds, and other appointments were done at their Englewood location. It wasn’t a big deal for us because we live south of Denver already, but others considering this clinic should be aware. Also, Dr Ambler doesn’t do fresh embryo transfers.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
IVF Freeze-all cycle cost about $12k plus about $3k for medications Each Embryo transfer cost about $4,500 and about $1,500 for medications
Describe Dana Ambler's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
Dr Ambler gave us all the statistics on transferring 1 embryo vs 2 embryos but ultimately left the decision to us. We decided to transfer 2 embryos and she was fully supportive.
What specific things went wrong at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
There was a miscommunication about the cost of a freeze-all cycle with subsequent embryo transfers.
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Dana Ambler
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
9
Clinic
Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)
Englewood
Operations
Scheduling
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LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016, Successful
8
8
Age 34
3 IUI
1 IVF
Donor Sperm
Poor Egg Quality
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
LGBTQ
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
I loved Dr. Ambler from the very first visit! She was so great, friendly, educated, and straight forward. When I had concerns she was available to answer my questions. She was really good at making sure I felt comfortable with what the plan was and made sure to answer all questions I had...We went to Dr. Ambler as a LGBT couple hoping to have a baby. We started with the IUI process but after 3 failed medicated IUI cycles Dr. Ambler felt we needed to move to the next step and we agreed. We decided to do an egg retrieval with a freeze all cycle.
The front desk staff at the Denver office [Conceptions] is very friendly and great. The front desk staff at the Littleton office isn't as friendly, they whisper about other co-workers and patients. The billing department is probably the worst part of the clinic.... I felt more like a dollar sign. I would get bills and phone calls about treatment that had already been paid for....I really enjoyed most of the nurses that I interacted with at Conceptions. The one thing I didn't like is that you had a different nurse at each stage of your cycle. They were all very knowledgeable.
How was your experience with Dana Ambler at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
I loved Dr. Ambler from the very first visit! She was so great, friendly, educated, and straight forward. When I had concerns she was available to answer my questions. She was really good at making sure I felt comfortable with what the plan was and made sure to answer all questions I had.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dana Ambler at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
If you go to Conceptions make sure Dr. Ambler is your provider.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dana Ambler at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
I was treated like a human with all of my interactions with Dr. Ambler. The billing staff was a different story, I felt more like a dollar sign. I would get bills and phone calls about treatment that had already been paid for.
Describe the protocols Dana Ambler used in your cycles at Conceptions Reproductive Associates and their degree of success.
We went to Dr. Ambler as a LGBT couple hoping to have a baby. We started with the IUI process but after 3 failed medicated IUI cycles Dr. Ambler felt we needed to move to the next step and we agreed. We decided to do an egg retrieval with a freeze all cycle. After the retrieval, Dr. Ambler diagnosed me with poor egg quality. We had one embryo make it to freeze. Dr. Ambler wanted to move a head with the frozen transfer of our one embryo, and I am currently pregnant with our one little embryo.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
I really enjoyed most of the nurses that I interacted with at Conceptions. The one thing I didn't like is that you had a different nurse at each stage of your cycle. They were all very knowledgeable.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
The front desk staff at the Denver office is very friendly and great. The front desk staff at the Littleton office isn't as friendly, they whisper about other co-workers and patients. The billing department is probably the worst part of the clinic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dana Ambler at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Total cost for treatment including 3 IUI's, egg retrieval, frozen transfer, and medication was about 26,000
Describe Dana Ambler's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
We only had one embryo to transfer so this was never and issue. Dr. Ambler wasn't completely opposed of transferring 2 embryos but I think it is very situational.
What specific things went wrong at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
I paid upfront for my entire cycle, including frozen transfer. This information was never put into my chart so every time I went to the clinic I was being asked for money. I was told on more than one occasion that I hadn't yet paid for the frozen transfer.
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Doctor
Dana Ambler
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
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Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Denver
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2013, Unsuccessful
9
8
Age 38
1 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Dr. Ambler was receptive to allowing me to attempt pregnancy using my eggs instead of going straight to donor eggs for IVF. With low ovarian reserve, using my own eggs was unlikely to result in pregnancy even with IVF, but Dr. Ambler did not pressure me to use donor eggs simply to improve her statistics. ... Dr. Ambler is not overly compassionate and can present information in a blunt manner, but she delivers bad news gently.
Administrative staff [Conceptions Repro Assoc] did not understand how my fertility benefits worked and were going to charge me cash amount for diagnostic tests after a failed IUI. ... Weekend office hours are limited, so it can be challenging to have ultrasound or lab work performed if needed. ... Strengths: Multiple locations throughout the Denver area. You may have to drive to all of the locations at some point in your treatment depending on what treatments or tests are required during your cycle.
How was your experience with Dana Ambler at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr. Ambler is not overly compassionate and can present information in a blunt manner, but she delivers bad news gently. I prefer physicians who present information factually and avoid sugar-coating bad news, so I liked Dr. Ambler's approach. Infertility diagnoses and treatments can be confusing, so it is challenging as a patient to know what questions to ask during office visits when you hear your diagnosis for the first time. Dr. Ambler and her nurse were available to answer questions after appointments if I had any. Dr. Ambler changed her treatment plan for me as needed based on my results & response to medications. She kept me informed regarding why she was making the changes and what to expect with the new medications. In addition to the initial consultation visit, Dr. Ambler also met with my husband and me after completing 3 rounds of treatments to reassess our plan.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dana Ambler at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Research infertility treatment options before your consultation visit and come with prepared questions. I recommend reading Toni Weschler, MPH's book, "Taking Charge of Your Fertility" to better understand reproductive health, in general. Schedule time for acupuncture, massage, or relaxation to help you maintain sanity while addressing infertility.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dana Ambler at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr. Ambler was receptive to allowing me to attempt pregnancy using my eggs instead of going straight to donor eggs for IVF. With low ovarian reserve, using my own eggs was unlikely to result in pregnancy even with IVF, but Dr. Ambler did not pressure me to use donor eggs simply to improve her statistics. Dr. Ambler, nurses, and ultrasound technicians patiently answered our questions, and we never felt rushed during appointments.
Describe the protocols Dana Ambler used in your cycles at Conceptions Reproductive Associates and their degree of success.
First Cycle: Took Clomid 50 mg for 7 days. Dr. Ambler also prescribed DHEA 75 mg daily (lab work performed to find optimal dose) and 300 mg of CoQ10 daily. I developed an ovarian cyst with Clomid and did not release an egg. Clomid was given to encourage my body to produce more FSH and LH to stimulate egg production. CoQ10 and DHEA help make mature ovaries (maternal age above 35) more responsive and "youthful." Second Cycle: Took Clomid 50 mg for 5 days. Ultrasound showed an 8 mm immature follicle only on day 12 & LH surge detected in bloodwork on same day. No trigger medications given due to follicle immaturity. Natural intercourse with husband recommended but did not result in pregnancy. Third Cycle: Letrozole 2.5 mg pills taken once daily on cycle day 3 to 7. Daily Menopur 75 IU subcutaneous injections started on day 6 until day 9. One mature follicle and one immature follicle were noted with ultrasound on day 10. Lab work indicated I was going to ovulate early, and the egg was released before triggering and retrieval could be performed. Again, natural intercourse was recommended, but no pregnancy resulted. Letrozole (Femara) was given to stimulate follicle development and ovulation. Femara is often given if a woman does not respond to Clomid. Menopur is a gonadotropin that mimics FSH and stimulates the ovaries to produce follicles. Fourth Cycle: Letrozole 5 mg was taken from cycle day 3 until cycle day 7. Menopur 75 IU subcutaneous injection was given cycle day 6 until cycle day 10. Menopur 150 IU subcutaneous injections started on cycle day 10. Lab work and ultrasound performed on cycle day 12, and I again showed signs of early ovulation. Two mature follicles noted. No triggering medications given, and no egg retrieval possible. Fifth Cycle: Letrozole 5 mg taken cycle day 3 to 7, menopur 75 IU injections given days 6 to 9, menopur 150 IU given days 10-11. Ganirelix started on day 12 to prevent ovulation until follicle could mature. Intra-uterine insemination performed, but did not result in pregnancy because of poor sperm quality (low motility, low count, abnormal morphology). Continued intra-uterine insemination, despite low quality sperm, because my ovary had prepared a healthy mature follicle. Prometrium 200 mg (Progesterone) was taken after IUI. No pregnancy resulted. Ganirelix is a gonadotropin releasing hormone antagonist and was given to delay ovulation since I had a pattern of early ovulation.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Tricia)
Tricia was an angel. She was compassionate and patiently answered any questions I had about the treatment plan or medications. She was exceptionally kind and gentle when she had to report negative lab results. She eased my concerns and delivered care in a calm manner.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Strengths: Multiple locations throughout the Denver area. You may have to drive to all of the locations at some point in your treatment depending on what treatments or tests are required during your cycle. Scheduling appointments was easy. Nurses, ultrasound technicians, and administrative staff were kind. Beautiful offices. Weakness: Depending on the time of day, the office can be busy with multiple patients having lab work and ultrasounds performed. Administrative staff did not understand how my fertility benefits worked and were going to charge me cash amount for diagnostic tests after a failed IUI. My insurance only covered diagnostic treatments, but since I had IUI performed, staff thought all further office visits and treatments would not be covered. I had to explain that the IUI failed, so we were back to diagnosing the problem, and the office visit and testing should be billed to insurance. Weekend office hours are limited, so it can be challenging to have ultrasound or lab work performed if needed. Lesson learned: Don't make plans if you are receiving infertility treatments. You are a slave to your cycle.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dana Ambler at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
I don't remember the exact costs of the medications, but I paid between $200 to $500 for the medications each cycle. The IUI cost approximately $4000. My insurance covered lab work and ultrasounds at 80%, so I paid $50 to $150 for diagnostic testing.
Describe Dana Ambler's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Dr. Ambler did not express a strong preference for single vs multiple embryo transfer, but we did not reach a point in my treatment where we were discussing embryo transfer for IVF. At the consultation, she recommended single embryo transfer due to risks associated with twins, triplets, etcetera.
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Dana Ambler
Humanity
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Frequency Seen
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Adaptability
8
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Lafayette
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 37
1 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
My last cycle [with Dr. Ambler] I was on Clomid 100mg days 3-7. I ovulated on my own and had 2 eggs release and had an IUI...I unfortunately had a negative pregnancy test. I am starting my second cycle for IUI. She will continue with the same protocol this cycle...was very open and honest about all treatment options...she was very kind and compassionate...She let my husband and I know that we had options. I have never felt like a number or like they were just trying to get money out of us!
The nurses [at Denver IVF] all know me by name and they treat me like I'm their top priority...have all been very kind and compassionate. I have gotten multiple phone calls for the same lab results, so a little disorganized...I have yet to receive a bill and I have been seeking their care for 3 months. I am fortunate enough to have some coverage under insurance and I know it takes time. IUI cash pay is $300...Very clean and welcoming atmosphere! The billing department is a little slow. I have been coming to this clinic for 3 months and still have not received a single bill yet. Everyone from the front desk, techs, and Dr. Amber have been caring and compassionate.
How was your experience with Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
From the minute I met Dr. Ambler she was very kind and compassionate. She was open and honest about my diagnosis. She let my husband and I know that we had options. I have never felt like a number or like they were just trying to get money out of us!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
Be open minded. Dr. Ambler lays all the options out and helps guide to the most reasonable options.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
Dr Ambler was very open and honest about all treatment options. The nurses all know me by name and they treat me like I'm their top priority.
Describe the protocols Dana Ambler used in your cycles at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care) and their degree of success.
My last cycle I was on Clomid 100mg days 3-7. I ovulated on my own and had 2 eggs release and had an IUI. I began prometrium suppositories the night after ovulation. I unfortunately had a negative pregnancy test. I am starting my second cycle for IUI. She will continue with the same protocol this cycle.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
The nurses have all been very kind and compassionate. I have gotten multiple phone calls for the same lab results, so a little disorganized.
Describe your experience with Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
Very clean and welcoming atmosphere! The billing department is a little slow. I have been coming to this clinic for 3 months and still have not received a single bill yet. Everyone from the front desk, techs, and Dr. Amber have been caring and compassionate.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
I have yet to receive a bill and I have been seeking their care for 3 months. I am fortunate enough to have some coverage under insurance and I know it takes time. IUI cash pay is $300.
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Dana Ambler
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
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Explained risks
10
Clinic
Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)
Englewood
Operations
Scheduling
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016, Successful
10
9
Age 31
2 Fertility Medications
Anovulation
PCOS
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Dana Ambler] was warm and answered all of our questions thoroughly - and we had a lot! She also was up to date in the latest research, and engaged with me about my own research. She delivered some difficult news with compassion and worked with me to figure out next steps...Dr Ambler was very kind and honest, and she led me through the process. It seemed like there was a plan, but not like I was just one of a gazillion patients.
The clinic [Conceptions Reproductive Associates] was very nice and welcoming, and answered my million questions. I was never rushed or ignored...T...Very low costs - my insurance covered diagnostics. I paid for prescriptions...First Dr Ambler ordered a battery of tests for me and my husband. I was diagnosed with PCOS and type 2 diabetes. First, I had to get the diabetes under control - Dr Ambler prescribed metformin and referred me to an endocrinologist. After several months, I was able to resume treatment with Dr Ambler.
How was your experience with Dana Ambler at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
She was warm and answered all of our questions thoroughly - and we had a lot! She also was up to date in the latest research, and engaged with me about my own research. She delivered some difficult news with compassion and worked with me to figure out next steps.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dana Ambler at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr Ambler was very kind and honest, and she led me through the process. It seemed like there was a plan, but not like I was just one of a gazillion patients.
Describe the protocols Dana Ambler used in your cycles at Conceptions Reproductive Associates and their degree of success.
First Dr Ambler ordered a battery of tests for me and my husband. I was diagnosed with PCOS and type 2 diabetes. First, I had to get the diabetes under control - Dr Ambler prescribed metformin and referred me to an endocrinologist. After several months, I was able to resume treatment with Dr Ambler. She prescribed femara with a trigger shot, and I also had appointments for monitoring. The first cycle did not result in pregnancy, so we decided to try again. If that cycle had not resulted in pregnancy (it did!), Dr Ambler mentioned that we would begin to consider other alternatives. Since my problem was that I was not ovulating, we would skipped IUI and probably moved to IVF.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
I can't remember her name - but I didn't love the first nurse who was assigned to me. She was a little too blunt for me! I was moved to another nurse at my request, and she was great.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
The clinic was very nice and welcoming, and answered my million questions. I was never rushed or ignored.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dana Ambler at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Very low costs - my insurance covered diagnostics. I paid for prescriptions.
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Doctor
Dana Ambler
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
9
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Denver
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017, Unsuccessful
3
2
Age 37
1 Fertility Medications
Male Factor
European
Income $100K - $199K
Sales Representative
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
She gave us clear, blunt, descriptions of what we were dealing with and what to expect. When I asked to see the actual test results she told me they didn’t exist.... She acted irritated when I asked to look at test results that I paid for. Once they knew we didn’t have financing we felt like we were pushed to the back burner... We didn’t make it far enough for treatment strategies... We ended up spending 3-4K on tests just to find out we needed IVF
We believe they [Denver IVF Albrecht] they are in it for the money. It would’ve been nice to feel a little more empathy. I’m sure they do good work, but going through such a difficult situation was only amplified by going to this clinic... We spent 3-4K on tests to find out that we needed IVF... They didn’t send my charts to the urologist... Nurses were al nice and friendly... Once they knew we didn’t have financing we felt like we were pushed to the back burner
How was your experience with Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
She was blunt and straightforward. We felt like they were in business to make money and not to help people. She acted irritated when I asked to look at test results that I paid for. Once they knew we didn’t have financing we felt like we were pushed to the back burner
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
Be prepared to spend all of your money
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
She gave us clear, blunt, descriptions of what we were dealing with and what to expect. When I asked to see the actual test results she told me they didn’t exist. When she found out we needed financing we felt like we were not as important to her. We ended up spending 3-4K on tests just to find out we needed IVF
Describe the protocols Dana Ambler used in your cycles at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care) and their degree of success.
We didn’t make it far enough for treatment strategies
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
Nurses were al nice and friendly
Describe your experience with Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
We believe they they are in it for the money. It would’ve been nice to feel a little more empathy. I’m sure they do good work, but going through such a difficult situation was only amplified by going to this clinic
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
We spent 3-4K on tests to find out that we needed IVF
What specific things went wrong at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
They didn’t send my charts to the urologist
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Dana Ambler
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
2
Clinic
Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)
Englewood
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016, Successful
8
7
Age 35
Fertility Medications
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
I had a great experience and had a successful pregnancy after her prescribed treatment. I felt she [Dr. Dana Ambler] was very realistic in my diagnosis (she didn’t sugar coat anything) and talked about multiple plans if our first plan was unsuccessful... I had a full workup and had poor egg health and heterozygous MTHFR. She prescribed a supplement to help with egg health. I also took baby aspirin and progesterone after I ovulated. Once I became pregnant I took prednisone for the first 12 weeks.
They [Conceptions Reproductive Associates] are very busy! I wish I had known more about the costs of everything. They seemed to be very upfront about IVF and IUI costs but my treatment didn’t involve either so I didn’t always know what to expect.... I had a full workup and had poor egg health and heterozygous MTHFR. She prescribed a supplement to help with egg health. I also took baby aspirin and progesterone after I ovulated. Once I became pregnant I took prednisone for the first 12 weeks
How was your experience with Dana Ambler at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
I had a great experience and had a successful pregnancy after her prescribed treatment. I felt she was very realistic in my diagnosis (she didn’t sugar coat anything) and talked about multiple plans if our first plan was unsuccessful. I felt very hopeful after meeting with her from the first visit.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dana Ambler at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Don’t expect things to be sugar coated, she gives you the truth which is sometimes hard to hear but she does it with concern and compassion.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dana Ambler at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
She was very warm and kind and respectful.
Describe the protocols Dana Ambler used in your cycles at Conceptions Reproductive Associates and their degree of success.
I had a full workup and had poor egg health and heterozygous MTHFR. She prescribed a supplement to help with egg health. I also took baby aspirin and progesterone after I ovulated. Once I became pregnant I took prednisone for the first 12 weeks.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Sometimes I wasn’t sure when to expect to hear back from them.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
They are very busy! I wish I had known more about the costs of everything. They seemed to be very upfront about IVF and IUI costs but my treatment didn’t involve either so I didn’t always know what to expect.
Describe Dana Ambler's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
N/A
What specific things went wrong at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
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Dana Ambler
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Littleton
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016, Unsuccessful
4
7
Age 27
1 Fertility Medications
Male Factor
PCOS
Other
Income $0 - $49K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Great at helping us understand out treatment plan. Also answering all our question that we had. We had a lot of questions and she [Dr. Ambler] always answered them and gave some much information. She was kind understanding compassionate... They [Conceptions Reproductive Associates] seemed to have trouble communicating with my obgyn when it came to getting all my test results from my obgyn... The Dr. And nurses were helpful
Communication sometimes lacked. The Dr. And nurses were helpful.the billing department was hard to deal with at times. They [Conceptions Reproductive Associates] seemed to have trouble communicating with my obgyn when it came to getting all my test results from my obgyn...She [nurse] was wonderful never seemed bothered no matter how many times I had called with questions... We had a lot of questions and she [Dr. Ambler] always answered them and gave some much information. She was kind understanding compassionate
How was your experience with Dana Ambler at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Great at helping us understand out treatment plan. Also answering all our question that we had. We had a lot of questions and she always answered them and gave some much information. She was kind understanding compassionate
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dana Ambler at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
If you don't understand something then say so
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dana Ambler at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
It was great care we received
Describe the protocols Dana Ambler used in your cycles at Conceptions Reproductive Associates and their degree of success.
I don't remember all of it but we had just done all the testing that they asked to be done
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Channing)
She was wonderful never seemed bothered no matter how many times I had called with questions
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Communication sometimes lacked. The Dr. And nurses were helpful.the billing department was hard to deal with at times. They seemed to have trouble communicating with my obgyn when it came to getting all my test results from my obgyn
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dana Ambler at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
$20000
Describe Dana Ambler's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
No they suggested no more than 2
What specific things went wrong at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost results
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Just some miscommunication
4
Doctor
Dana Ambler
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Littleton
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unsuccessful
3
3
Age 30
7 IUI
Donor Sperm
European
Income $100K - $199K
Consultant
1st of 2 Docs
LGBTQ
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Originally [Dr. Dana Ambler] said she was ok with known donor sperm and no 6 month quarantine, but then when we tried to proceed as planned, said she would actually require the 6 month quarantine. We weren't willing to do that, so found a different provider...There was more of an emphasis on gatekeeping than helping me get what I needed...As a transmasculine person, I felt very out of place
No lgbtq affirming signage, posters, or forms [at Denver Fertility Albrecht Women's Care]. As a transmasculine person, I felt very out of place. However, they were good at billing my insurance, which saved me some money...Originally [Dr. Dana Ambler] said she was ok with known donor sperm and no 6 month quarantine, but then when we tried to proceed as planned, said she would actually require the 6 month quarantine. We weren't willing to do that, so found a different provider...There was more of an emphasis on gatekeeping than helping me get what I needed...As a transmasculine person, I felt very out of place
How was your experience with Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
Originally said she was ok with known donor sperm and no 6 month quarantine, but then when we tried to proceed as planned, said she would actually require the 6 month quarantine. We weren't willing to do that, so found a different provider.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
Ask pointed questions and demand clear answers!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dana Ambler at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
There was more of an emphasis on gatekeeping than helping me get what I needed.
Describe your experience with Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care).
No lgbtq affirming signage, posters, or forms. As a transmasculine person, I felt very out of place. However, they were good at billing my insurance, which saved me some money. nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
What specific things went wrong at Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)?
  • Failed to convey critical information
3
Doctor
Dana Ambler
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
LGBTQ Care
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
3
Clinic
Denver Fertility Care (formerly Denver IVF Albrecht Women's Care)
Englewood
Operations
Scheduling
Nursing Staff
LGBTQ Care
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources