Dorothy Mitchell-Leef

RBA

Rated 9.3
Strongly recommend: 75%Neutral: 25%9.3
75% strongly recommend
4 reviews
Humanity
8
8
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
8.5
8.5
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
7
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.

Responsiveness
8.5
Good
Responsiveness

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Education

Medical School
U. of Louisville
Residency
U. of Louisville
Fellowship
U. of Louisville

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Dorothy Mitchell-Leef works at

RBA
Rated 9.1
Strongly recommend: 77%Neutral: 17%Don't recommend: 6%9.1

At 1 office

Sandy Springs
1100 Johnson Ferry Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
404-257-1900
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4 patient reviews

2013 - 2014, Successful
10
10
Age 43 - 44
IVF
Donor Eggs
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Tubal Blockage
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Latinx
Income $200K - $499K
Marketer or PR
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
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.
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...My nurse and care coordinator were incredibly compassionate, great listeners, very good communicators and always calm and caring.
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
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
RBA
Sandy Springs
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2013 - 2014, Unsuccessful
7
8
Age 35 - 36
3 IVF
2 Embryo Freezing
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Investment Banker
1st of 2 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
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.
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...The nurses were great and responsive.
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 at RBA.
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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Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
RBA
Sandy Springs
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2012 - 2015, Successful
10
10
Age 30 - 33
2 IVF
2 Egg Freezing
Poor Egg Quality
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $500K
Entrepreneur
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
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!!
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...Krista and Nancy are INCREDIBLE!
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
Describe the specific things that went wrong at RBA.
They didn't indicate that coming off of Provera, I would not have a full flow period so I was waiting for "full flow" because it said that on the form but when I mentioned I spotted, they said we missed that month's window to start.
10
Doctor
Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
RBA
Sandy Springs
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Successful
10
10
3 IUI
4 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $200K - $499K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
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.
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.
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
10
Doctor
Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
RBA
Sandy Springs
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources