Dorothy Mitchell-Leef

RBA

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Medical SchoolU. of Louisville
ResidencyU. of Louisville
FellowshipU. of Louisville
Sandy Springs
1100 Johnson Ferry Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
404-257-1900
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Dorothy Mitchell-Leef to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 75%Neutral: 25%9.3
4 assessments
  • 75% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 25% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend RBA to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 76%Neutral: 15%Don't recommend: 9%8.8
82 assessments
  • 76% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 15% Neutral (7-8)
  • 9% Don't recommend (0-6)
4 assessments
10
Age
43 - 44
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage
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Care was specialized and custom to my past fertility issues. Testing and treatment was thorough, explained and I was made to feel comfortable with the fact that there were things beyond my control however my doctor assured me that I can achieve a pregnancy with help...Dr. Mitchell-Leef was direct, candid and honest. I appreciated her complete candor and the ability to tell me exactly what was going on without making me feel like a failure. She was able to show empathy and presented a well structured plan to help me achieve my goal. I felt very much like part of a team that was willing to work hard for the best outcome attainable.
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Age
43 - 44
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Latino
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage
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How was your experience with Dorothy Mitchell-Leef at RBA?
Dr. Mitchell-Leef was direct, candid and honest. I appreciated her complete candor and the ability to tell me exactly what was going on without making me feel like a failure. She was able to show empathy and presented a well structured plan to help me achieve my goal. I felt very much like part of a team that was willing to work hard for the best outcome attainable.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dorothy Mitchell-Leef at RBA?
Stay the course, ask questions if you are uncertain and rely on the experts. From the nurses to the doctors, believe in them and trust them and you will succeed.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dorothy Mitchell-Leef at RBA?
Care was specialized and custom to my past fertility issues. Testing and treatment was thorough, explained and I was made to feel comfortable with the fact that there were things beyond my control however my doctor assured me that I can achieve a pregnancy with help.
Describe the protocols Dorothy Mitchell-Leef used in your cycles at RBA and their degree of success.
I used donor eggs given my age and history so the preparation is standard with the hormone and steroid injections. My first implantation failed so my dr. and her team met to discuss the outcome and she changed the protocol to add a uterine scratch test. There was a marginal change in the injection protocol, but after the scratch test and the second implantation I had a positive HCG
Describe your experience with your nurse at RBA. (Assigned nurse: Nancy Ellsworth)
My nurse and care coordinator were incredibly compassionate, great listeners, very good communicators and always calm and caring.
Describe your experience with RBA.
The clinic is professional, has a warm environment yet definitely is very high quality. Exactly what I expected for the money.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dorothy Mitchell-Leef at RBA.
$25,000
Describe Dorothy Mitchell-Leef's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RBA.
Very strong approach to single implantation. We were happy with that decision.
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Doctor
Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RBA
Sandy Springs
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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7
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IVF, 2 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Dr. Mitchell-Leef is an excellent doctor. I trusted her opinions and judgment even though we did not have a positive outcome. I was mostly disappointed with the way our transfer went, which was done by a different, on-call doctor...Make sure there is a specific plan for your transfers/retrievals if she is not the one doing them.
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Age
35 - 36
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Investment Banker
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IVF, 2 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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How was your experience with Dorothy Mitchell-Leef at RBA?
Dr. Mitchell-Leef is an excellent doctor. I trusted her opinions and judgment even though we did not have a positive outcome. I was mostly disappointed with the way our transfer went, which was done by a different, on-call doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dorothy Mitchell-Leef at RBA?
Make sure there is a specific plan for your transfers/retrievals if she is not the one doing them. Also, if she runs out of options, as she did with me given my lining was so thin - seek a second opinion. I went to CCRM after she said she didn't know what else to do. I even went back to her and told her they recommended we try viagra to improve my lining. RBA was not open to that protocol so I continued with CCRM out of state. I got pregnant on my first attempt with them and now have a healthy, 9 month old daughter, and two genetically tested embryos frozen for future transfers.
Describe the protocols Dorothy Mitchell-Leef used in your cycles at RBA and their degree of success.
My protocol was pretty standard the first time. The second time, after my lining became very thin, they just tried progesterone to thicken it but we had little success.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses were great and responsive.
Describe your experience with RBA.
RBA is a well-run machine. I felt comfortable with the clinic as a whole. They were not on the cutting edge of protocols though, as you see with a clinic like CCRM. In Atlanta though, I feel like they are the best option.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dorothy Mitchell-Leef at RBA.
Not sure - we had insurance coverage so most costs were covered, luckily.
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Doctor
Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
RBA
Sandy Springs
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
30 - 33
Treated
2012 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF, 2 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
10
She is direct and a known entity. This is not her first rodeo so there is great comfort in that she knows what she is doing...Ask for as much clarity on the front end as possible!!
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Age
30 - 33
Treated
2012 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$500K
Occupation
Entrepreneur
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF, 2 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
10
How was your experience with Dorothy Mitchell-Leef at RBA?
She is direct and a known entity. This is not her first rodeo so there is great comfort in that she knows what she is doing.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dorothy Mitchell-Leef at RBA?
Ask for as much clarity on the front end as possible!!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dorothy Mitchell-Leef at RBA?
The practice is clearly busy but I felt like Dr. Mitchell's team really gets to know the in's and out's of your case and when you are in it, they are very responsive. However getting the roadmap of every place you are going and the steps along the way was hard from the beginning.
Describe the protocols Dorothy Mitchell-Leef used in your cycles at RBA and their degree of success.
Gonal F, Ganirelex- poor egg quality, 23 eggs, all froze, 17 thawed, 10 embryos, 3 made to blast Lupron, Menopur, Follistim- 19 eggs, 16 embryos with ICSI, 9 embryos made to blast.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RBA. (Assigned nurse: Krista )
Krista and Nancy are INCREDIBLE!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dorothy Mitchell-Leef at RBA.
Around $10K per retrieval
What specific things went wrong at RBA?
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Doctor
Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RBA
Sandy Springs
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
10
She is OK in bedside manner (she is not real touchy-feely) so that is OK with me. But she is EXTREMELY honest about your chances.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
10
How was your experience with Dorothy Mitchell-Leef at RBA?
I am a physician so I like directness. She is OK in bedside manner (she is not real touchy-feely) so that is OK with me. But she is EXTREMELY honest about your chances.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dorothy Mitchell-Leef at RBA?
She is not touchy feeling but you are getting the best clinic in Atlanta. I can say this since I am a physician and know that they have been doing this the longest. I got pregnant with my own eggs at 43 and almost 45 yo.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RBA.
Timely communication
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Doctor
Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RBA
Sandy Springs
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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