Rated 7.2
Strongly recommend: 42%Neutral: 29%Don't recommend: 29%7.2
42% strongly recommend
18 reviews
Humanity
7.5
7.5
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
7.9
7.9
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
6.4
6.4
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
10
10
LGBTQ Care

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory LGBTQ care.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent LGBTQ care.

Responsiveness
7.6
Good
Responsiveness

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Education

Medical School
Case Western
Residency
MetroHealth Med Ctr
Fellowship
Ohio St

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Elizabeth Kennard works at

Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Rated 7.9
Strongly recommend: 60%Neutral: 18%Don't recommend: 21%7.9

At 1 office

Columbus
535 Reach Blvd
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 451-2280
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18 patient reviews

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2018, Unsuccessful
0
0
Age 34
4 IUI
Other
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 4 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
At the initial consult she [Dr. Elizabeth Kennard] told me I was healthy, looked great, my husbands sperm count looked great and there should be no issues. Our first IUI with her she didn’t say anything to me, was very ruff with the procedure. I had questions after and she told me to talk to the nurse. VERY VERY cold!!!! She did not discuss my husbands numbers at the IUI or give me any information al at.
This clinic [Ohio Reproductive Med] did not run ANY tests on me. No blood work done at all!! The clinic I went to after this one did annintial ultrasound and they did blood work and it turned out I have a low ovarian reserve and my husband has motility and morphology issues! This would have been important to know going into the 3 IUIs. I could have saved myself $2000 by skipping IUI and going straight into IVf
How was your experience with Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Again, she was very very very cold. She never had time for me or time to answer any questions. I saw her with my first IUI but the two after that I saw different doctor each time, who didn’t know my case or my treatment plan. I was sad leaving there everytime because I felt like I didn’t know what was happening and each time I had a failed IUI I was even more depressed because I didn’t think anything was wrong with me
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Do not go there and do not see her.Very cold and doesn’t care about getting you pregnant
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
At the initial consult she told me I was healthy, looked great, my husbands sperm count looked great and there should be no issues. Our first IUI with her she didn’t say anything to me, was very ruff with the procedure. I had questions after and she told me to talk to the nurse. VERY VERY cold!!!! She did not discuss my husbands numbers at the IUI or give me any information al at.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Kennard used in your cycles at Ohio Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
She told me IUI would work, after 3 failed ones, I had another consult Because I couldn’t get her to answer questions in the office. She told me about IUI with IVF meds and then IVF. She never discussed anything else. Gave me a packet and told me to look into it.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Nurse gave me information on how to get a discount on medicine for IVF which I really liked but when I called her to tell her I started my period after the failed IUIs and asked why or asked about taking naproxen she was very very cold to me. And told me I might never know why I can’t get pregnant in a sassy voice. When in this profession, I expect a lot of compassion
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Clinic is set up weird and can get lost easily. They are cheaper than the other clinic in Ohio which is a strength, however, they are less organized, their lab is terrible and I have several friends who have lost all their embryos there. They have lower success rates than the other clinic in Columbus too.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
My insurance covered some of the office visits, co-pay $30, the ultrasounds were $149 each time after insurance, the IUIs were $381 each, the MSG proceedure was $200 after insurance. I did not do IVF here but the packet stated meds ranged from 3k-6k and the screenings were $1000 and labs were $1000, $7186 IVF other
Describe Elizabeth Kennard's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Told me they would only allow 1 embryo transfer at a time but didn’t tell me why this was the case. I knew friends who went here who hd multiple but they told me I would only be allowed to have 1 at a time transferred
What specific things went wrong at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
This clinic did not run ANY tests on me. No blood work done at all!! The clinic I went to after this one did annintial ultrasound and they did blood work and it turned out I have a low ovarian reserve and my husband has motility and morphology issues! This would have been important to know going into the 3 IUIs. I could have saved myself $2000 by skipping IUI and going straight into IVf
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Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
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2017 - 2019, Unsuccessful
3
5
Age 33 - 35
3 IUI
Unexplained
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
I do feel Dr Kennard is smart and professional but I don’t feel a lot of personal attention will be done on your case unless you push for it. She is a straight to the point type...I saw her for my consult and maybe one IUI but never any follow up from her...Dr Kennard does not usually prescribe progesterone but the IUI performing doctor was going to prescribe it for me.
I think the clinic [at Ohio Reproductive Medicine] was average and appropriate. I don’t feel that there was anything spectacular nor was there anything terribly wrong. It was fine for what I needed it for. I feel that it probably operates similar to other clinics and I never really had to wait long...The nursing staff was amazing. Very prompt in their returned phone calls. Knowledgeable.
How was your experience with Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
I was very excited for my first appointment with Dr Kennard as her credentials and experience are amazing. During our first consult she was professional. She did set up a plan for me to start femara and an HSG. Although she highly pushed for me to start IVF instead because of my uterine anomaly. I was told my labs looked good. I was never told any labs were abnormal when in actuality my AMH level was elevated indicating PCOS. Knowing that we could have discussed starting metformin. So I was disappointed knowing that was missed. I do feel Dr Kennard is smart and professional but I don’t feel a lot of personal attention will be done on your case unless you push for it. She is a straight to the point type of Doctor when you speak to her. She does not seem to be the type to hold your hand and coddle you. I saw her for my consult and maybe one IUI but never any follow up from her. Every time I called to ask a question through one of the nurses I was told Dr Kennard was on vacation. I heard that on 3 different occasions. Maybe if I was doing IVF I would have gotten more attention as that requires more but I was in the beginning of my infertility adventure and needing/wanting more answers. I did not feel I received the attention I wanted.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Make sure you ask questions and advocate for yourself. If you want the attention make sure you reach out for it.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
I did not feel that I received personalized care. I was diagnosed with unexplained infertility when in actuality I had a uterine anomaly that may have played a role and later come to find out by my GYN that I had a large uterine fibroid and another RE diagnosed me with PCOS due to my AMH lab result from a lab that Dr Kennard ordered and received 9 months earlier. That made me feel that she was not really following my case.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Kennard used in your cycles at Ohio Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
5mg Femara was used CD 3-7. Never told why those days. Trigger shot HCG 5000 units was done 36hours before IUI. 1 Ultrasound for IUI was done CD 11. No beta no extra ultrasounds. Another doctor that did my IUI prescribed progesterone suppositories the last IUI I had and she told me Dr Kennard does not usually prescribe progesterone but the IUI performing doctor was going to prescribe it for me. Most of the protocols we used were due to my uterine anomaly. We did not want me to produce a lot of follicles because I would not be able to hold a pregnancy with multiples.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
The nursing staff was amazing. Very prompt in their returned phone calls. Knowledgeable. I felt confident that they could guide me and answer my questions Independently. I knew they would get answers for me and I felt at ease that they would have everything handled. I worked many times with Megan and she was awesome.
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
I think the clinic was average and appropriate. I don’t feel that there was anything spectacular nor was there anything terribly wrong. It was fine for what I needed it for. I feel that it probably operates similar to other clinics and I never really had to wait long.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
I was told IVF retrieval would be $12,400 and frozen embryo transfer would be approximately $2000. IUIs total cost was approximately $600 or a little less. Plus medications. Trigger shot for 10000units was $100. I could use that for two cycles.
Describe Elizabeth Kennard's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
We discussed if I was to do ivf Single embryo transfer was all we would ever do, again due to my uterine anomaly
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Elizabeth Kennard
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5
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Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
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2017 - 2019, Unknown Success
8
10
Age 22 - 24
6 IUI
PCOS
Tubal Blockage
Latinx
Income $0 - $49K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Sometimes she [Dr. Kennard] wouldn’t be there and one of her colleagues would take care of me . Ultrasounds were in and out and I felt limited to asking questions . And if I did ask they were quickly answered and out the door she went...we went in for a IVF consult and she did explain things much more in depth that made us feel reassured this would work ! Over all she is a great doctor and communication can lack at times but we appreciate everything she’s done for us .
She [nurse at Ohio Reproductive Medicine] tells me the things as they should be and always shows great work ethics . She gives me advice and treats me more as a friend than a patient . Shows compassion and empathy for the situations we have gone Through...I paid a total of 7,200 for my 6 failed iui treatments . That’s including meds , ultrasounds , injectibles . Plus 900 for blood work to check my egg reserve and FSH levels...
How was your experience with Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
I loved the doctor . She first started off with iui’s since it would be a way to help us save money . As our iui’s were failing we were increasing jnjectibles . Everytime she would mention our iui would work but it always would fail . Not that it was her fault , my egg reserve was great . We just didn’t know what could cause it . In February we went in for a IVF consult and she did explain things much more in depth that made us feel reassured this would work ! Over all she is a great doctor and communication can lack at times but we appreciate everything she’s done for us . She also speaks in Spanish which helped us out , when my mother would come along .
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Be very patient . try to ask as many questions to her or the nurses so you will be well informed before going home . Use the patient portal for new messages , they are really quick to respond or give a call back
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Sometimes she wouldn’t be there and one of her colleagues would take care of me . Ultrasounds were in and out and I felt limited to asking questions . And if I did ask they were quickly answered and out the door she went .
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Kennard used in your cycles at Ohio Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I seemed to react better with femara. I started off taking 10mg a day between days 3-7. I was also taking 500mg of metformin in the morning . And prometeium. Along with the pregnyl . I did that for 3 months . The on the last 3 iuis I did injectibles and started on 450 of gonal-F. And using the ovidrel shot . I had no reaction and on the last iui she noticed a small cyst the size of a penny and thought it would be better not to mess with . So in February we went for an IVF consult and she did say we would still be using gonal-F and menopur as well ovidrel .
Describe your experience with your nurse at Ohio Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Terry )
She has two nurses but my favorite is terry . She tells me the things as they should be and always shows great work ethics . She gives me advice and treats me more as a friend than a patient . Shows compassion and empathy for the situations we have gone Through
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
They’re great . Always friendly and courteous staff. Everyone greets you with a wave and huge smile . You feel welcomed and not alone in the journey ahead. It’s a clean atmosphere, if there are any questions you have the secretary up front gladly answers your questions or can transfer your call the correct department
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
I paid a total of 7,200 for my 6 failed iui treatments . That’s including meds , ultrasounds , injectibles . Plus 900 for blood work to check my egg reserve and FSH levels . this is the major reason why we decided to go the IVF route and invest our money wisely
Describe Elizabeth Kennard's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
We definitely wanted 2 embryos to be transferred but she suggested just one since there is a risk of multiples and also a health risk for me and the babies : we agreed . And we will see what happens . We have planned to do a fresh transfer on day 5 .
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Elizabeth Kennard
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Trustworthiness
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10
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Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
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2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 29 - 30
11 Fertility Medications
Anovulation
PCOS
European
Income $100K - $199K
Marketer or PR
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Recently I finished a set number of medicated cycles and my husband and I met with Dr. Kennard to discuss next steps. She was extremely candid when talking about our options down to the risk of multiples, risk of OHSS, and success rates. She never gave us false hope but gave facts. She did not use price to dissuade or persuade us to choose an option. I like that she gave us the information we needed and that we felt supported to make any decision on our own.
I like Ohio Reproductive Medicine because they didn't question it when I decided to switch to Dr. Kennard. I switched because I didn't like that my previous doctor sometimes gave me false hope instead of just facts....they are quick to make appointments and manage to work around my schedule more often than not. I always receive cost information up front which is important to me.
How was your experience with Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Recently I finished a set number of medicated cycles and my husband and I met with Dr. Kennard to discuss next steps. She was extremely candid when talking about our options down to the risk of multiples, risk of OHSS, and success rates. She never gave us false hope but gave facts. She did not use price to dissuade or persuade us to choose an option. I like that she gave us the information we needed and that we felt supported to make any decision on our own. She stopped to ask if we had questions and even if we were okay during a tough conversation. I appreciate the way she handles herself around very sensitive topics.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
I would recommend you educate yourself before meeting with Dr. Kennard or any doctor. Come prepared with questions and more questions. When you meet with a fertility doctor you are often paying out of pocket so you are literally paying for your doctor's time. Use it.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
I felt like a human because Dr. Kennard always talked about treatment specific to my situation. She never gave false hope or expectations but also checked in with me often to make sure I was ok during appointments, ultrasounds, procedures, etc. Her bedside manner is great. I like that she explains every thing she is doing during procedures.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Kennard used in your cycles at Ohio Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I had high male hormones and take a nightly dexamethosone tablet to suppress my adrenal glands from overproducing these hormones. During medicated cycles I take a 5 day course of letrozole starting and cycle day 3. I then visit the office for a follicular ultrasound on day 12-13. Based on my follicle development I would give myself an HCG trigger shot, usually Pregnyl to encourage the final maturation and release of an egg. During this time I had one chemical pregnancy lost at 5w6d and no other pregnancies. Next I am moving on to IVF and am currently awaiting my protocol review!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Ohio Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Lisa Evans, Teri Rochon)
I have two nurses, Lisa Evans and Teri Rochon. They both have great bedside manner and are organized. I appreciate that they return phone calls and messages in a timely manner. They answer any and every question that I have.
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Don't be afraid to request a new doctor at this or any clinic. Find a doctor that delivers what you need. I like Ohio Reproductive Medicine because they didn't question it when I decided to switch to Dr. Kennard. I switched because I didn't like that my previous doctor sometimes gave me false hope instead of just facts. I also switched to a female doctor from a male doctor because it made me more comfortable. I also like Ohio Reproductive Medicine because they are quick to make appointments and manage to work around my schedule more often than not. I always receive cost information up front which is important to me.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Medicated cycles using letrozle and a trigger shot usually cost $89 for medications and $389 for a follicular ultrasound each cycle. Moving onto IVF my expected cost to the clinic for one round is $7,000 which includes multiple ultrasounds, egg retrieval and embryo transfer. I'm also estimating about $5,000 in medication costs.
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Elizabeth Kennard
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10
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Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
7
8
Age 35 - 36
3 IUI
Unexplained
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Kennard has a very direct approach. She is not warm or sunshine-y. She is blunt and honest...she focuses on facts. I appreciated her candidness yet can see that her demeanor may not be for everyone...had three medicated (Clomid) IUIs. None were successful. I'm now in the middle of an IVF cycle...As I was about to turn 35, Dr. Kennard had me do the standard bloodwork and an HSG...While this protocol is specific to me, it also seems to be fairly standard. We don't have male infertility issues.
When updating my medications, I noticed that a nurse [at Ohio Reproductive Medicine] seemed to miss a dose. I called and left a voicemail. Almost immediately she sent me a message through the portal (their preferred way of communicating; they don't answer the phones generally) apologize for the error. There are procedures in place that someone may have caught the error; however, I'm glad I did. Again, the nurse was very apologetic.
How was your experience with Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
If you are looking for a direct, non-nonsense approach, Dr. Kennard is for you. Naturally, she is not very warm; she focuses on facts. I appreciated her candidness yet can see that her demeanor may not be for everyone.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Know that she will be honest and very direct with you; there is no sugar-coating.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Kennard has a very direct approach. She is not warm or sunshine-y. She is blunt and honest.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Kennard used in your cycles at Ohio Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
As I was about to turn 35, Dr. Kennard had me do the standard bloodwork and an HSG. I then had three medicated (Clomid) IUIs. None were successful. I'm now in the middle of an IVF cycle. For five days I had a 150 unit shot of Gonal F and a 75 unit shot of Menopur in the morning and an additional 225 Gonal F shot in the evening. I now have increased my AM Gonal F shot to 225. I go back in tomorrow and hope to have my egg retrieval next week and embryo transfer the following week. While this protocol is specific to me, it also seems to be fairly standard. We don't have male infertility issues.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
The nursing staff are incredible. They communicate well and respond quickly. They are patient with answering my questions and do seem to really care about us.
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
This clinic is run like a factory. For me, this is a strength. I've seen all of the doctors (not just my own) for appointments. I'm not sure how this compares to other clinics; however, it seems to work for them. Each doctor has a different personality; you get to know all of them. Others may see this approach as a weaknesses, as you do feel like a number at times. Again, though, to maximize efficiency, this seems to work. The waiting room is often very crowded (with 15-20 people/partners waiting). However, you're rarely waiting for too long.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
IUIs were ~$1000 each (I did 3, so ~$3000) IVF medication is ~$7500 Other costs so far (sperm freezing for IVF, blood draws, etc) are around $2500
Describe Elizabeth Kennard's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
We've not yet had this conversation; I would have liked to have this conversation already. I imagine we'll discuss it around the time of my egg retrieval.
What specific things went wrong at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
When updating my medications, I noticed that a nurse seemed to miss a dose. I called and left a voicemail. Almost immediately she sent me a message through the portal (their preferred way of communicating; they don't answer the phones generally) apologize for the error. There are procedures in place that someone may have caught the error; however, I'm glad I did. Again, the nurse was very apologetic.
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Elizabeth Kennard
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Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
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2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 28 - 29
6 IUI
Anovulation
Uterine Fibroids
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Kennard is] great at answering questions so ask all the questions you can think of. Although during our IVF consult she answered 90% of my questions before I could even ask them...She prefers single embryo transfer to reduce the risk of complications that can arise for mother and babies of multiple gestation pregnancy her goal is to give you a healthy, full term baby...took the time to listen to what treatment options I wanted to pursue. I never felt pushed to do IVF and she let me continue to do IUI with different medications until my husband and I decided to move on to IVF.
I love this clinic [Ohio Reproductive Medicine]. The only negative is that I occasionally had to wait a while for blood work in the mornings because they are so busy, but recently they hired another staff member to help with lab work in the mornings and it has seemed to solve the issue...Lisa and Teri are Dr kennard’s nurses and they are absolutely fantastic. They respond quickly to questions via phone calls and patient portal message...IUI (including sperm washing) $381, traditional IVF with fresh transfer $7100 (not including meds).
How was your experience with Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
She is very straight forward and will absolutely tell you the truth about your chance at treatment success, even if it’s not the news you want to hear. Since infertility treatment isn’t cheap, I’m glad that she is so transparent about success rates. She’s also a very good listener. She does frequent reassessment of treatment plans when things aren’t working and makes sure you’re comfortable with the next steps.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
She’s great at answering questions so ask all the questions you can think of. Although during our IVF consult she answered 90% of my questions before I could even ask them.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Kennard took the time to listen to what treatment options I wanted to pursue. I never felt pushed to do IVF and she let me continue to do IUI with different medications until my husband and I decided to move on to IVF.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Kennard used in your cycles at Ohio Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Clomid with trigger shot and IUI, Femara with trigger shot and IUI, GonalF with trigger shot and IUI
Describe your experience with your nurse at Ohio Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Lisa and Teri)
Lisa and Teri are Dr kennard’s nurses and they are absolutely fantastic. They respond quickly to questions via phone calls and patient portal message.
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
I love this clinic. The only negative is that I occasionally had to wait a while for blood work in the mornings because they are so busy, but recently they hired another staff member to help with lab work in the mornings and it has seemed to solve the issue.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
IUI (including sperm washing) $381, traditional IVF with fresh transfer $7100 (not including meds).
Describe Elizabeth Kennard's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
She prefers single embryo transfer to reduce the risk of complications that can arise for mother and babies of multiple gestation pregnancy her goal is to give you a healthy, full term baby.
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Elizabeth Kennard
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Clinic
Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
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2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
8
8
Age 41 - 42
3 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Business Executive
2nd of 2 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
She [Dr. Kennard] communicates factual and with a dry intellectual humor. During a miscarriage, it was less than a warm bedside manner but during treatments, we appreciated the facts and candor. She would also call to answer questions and was very sensitive to cost concerns.... We selected Femara instead of clomid due to hormonal concerns of moodiness. We used a standard ivf protocol with icsi and pgs. We opted for natural cycles with no birth control.
The clinic [Ohio Repro Med] is conscious of costs. The nurses were kind but we saw many and were often confused on what we were to do. The shot training was very helpful.... Ivf with icsi was just under $12k not including meds. We paid extra for pgs testing.... We had on blood test for my husband that was ordered incorrectly but the staff corrected the mistake with no issue and at no cost to us. They made it right.
How was your experience with Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
She communicates factual and with a dry intellectual humor. During a miscarriage, it was less than a warm bedside manner but during treatments, we appreciated the facts and candor. She would also call to answer questions and was very sensitive to cost concerns.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Be prepared and do your research so you can use you time effectively with the dr.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
I felt my Dr listened to my concerns about hormone treatments and customized treatment protocols for me.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Kennard used in your cycles at Ohio Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We selected Femara instead of clomid due to hormonal concerns of moodiness. We used a standard ivf protocol with icsi and pgs. We opted for natural cycles with no birth control.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
They were helpful and compassionate but we were often confused about protocol and activities during office visits. It seems like they expected patients to be experts in their appointments.
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Dr Kennard is wonderfully competent and communicates effectively with no frills. She adjusted protocols to meet our needs and dug into our data to find answers for us when we had all abnormal embryos. The clinic is conscious of costs. The nurses were kind but we saw many and were often confused on what we were to do. The shot training was very helpful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Ivf with icsi was just under $12k not including meds. We paid extra for pgs testing.
Describe Elizabeth Kennard's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
This practice focuses on infant health and promotes one embryo transfer at a time. They provided objective evidence for this practice which made sense to us.
What specific things went wrong at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
We had on blood test for my husband that was ordered incorrectly but the staff corrected the mistake with no issue and at no cost to us. They made it right.
8
Doctor
Elizabeth Kennard
Humanity
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2016, Successful
5
8
Age 33 - 34
2 IVF
European
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Successful
I feel as though she [Dr. Kennard] didn't adjust my treatment to accommodate the poor odds we were facing. For couples who are testing for a genetic disease, it makes sense to stimulate a little more aggressively, since they likely need at least 8 embryos biopsied and tested to have a good shot at having a healthy baby...Dr. Kennard is extremely short and a little odd. She will answer questions that you have, but will have a hand on the doorknob as she responds, as though she's got somewhere else to be...
[Ohio Repro Med] Pros - Good success rates. This clinic is associated with a great lab and embryologist. It's clean and private. I liked most of the doctors I met there during scans and procedures. Cons - Gets super busy with women lining up for ultrasounds, which makes you feel like a number...Extremely busy during monitoring appointments. Occasionally there would be nowhere to sit, or my husband and I would have to sit separately...
How was your experience with Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Kennard was okay. She was recommended to me by my genetic counselor as having the best bedside manner. When I had my first appointment, she seemed extremely confident that IVF was the best choice for us. However, I feel as though she didn't adjust my treatment to accommodate the poor odds we were facing. For couples who are testing for a genetic disease, it makes sense to stimulate a little more aggressively, since they likely need at least 8 embryos biopsied and tested to have a good shot at having a healthy baby. Other women doing genetic testing that I have met have told me their doctors attempted an aggressive stim protocol to optimize their chances of success. I will add that Dr. Kennard is extremely short and a little odd. She will answer questions that you have, but will have a hand on the doorknob as she responds, as though she's got somewhere else to be.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Don't be put off by her brusque manner. Make sure you write your questions down and ask them.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
We chose to undergo IVF to screen for a genetic condition. We were told by the genetic counselor at the screening lab to expect that only about 20% of our embryos would be suitable for transfer, or 1 out of 5. Obviously I felt pressured to have a large number of eggs retrieved in order to give us the best possible chance to have a healthy baby. No one at this clinic seemed to remember that we had special circumstances. During both retrievals, I cried because of the smaller-than-expected number of eggs retrieved, and clinic staff, trying to be helpful, told me that it was a perfectly decent number retrieved and that really, they just wanted 1 embryo to transfer. My husband or I always had to remind them that we were testing for a genetic condition and that what was a good number for others was NOT a good number for us. We routinely had to remind them that we were doing a freeze-all cycle due to genetic testing, as staff had tried to order progesterone testing for a fresh transfer. Even after 2 retrievals, they still didn't seem to know who I was.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Kennard used in your cycles at Ohio Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Agonist protocol with leuprolide, gonal-F, hCG trigger. FET protocol with leuprolide, delestrogen, progesterone-in-oil, prometrium, medrol.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
As I mentioned, even though we did two retrievals pretty much back-to-back, it seemed like the nurses didn't remember the specifics of our case. I always had to remind them that we were NOT doing a fresh transfer, etc. That said, I LOVED Penny. She was awesome.
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Pros - Good success rates. This clinic is associated with a great lab and embryologist. It's clean and private. I liked most of the doctors I met there during scans and procedures. Cons - Gets super busy with women lining up for ultrasounds, which makes you feel like a number.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Extremely busy during monitoring appointments. Occasionally there would be nowhere to sit, or my husband and I would have to sit separately.
What specific things went wrong at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
While waiting for results of my FET, a newer nurse working for Dr. Kennard failed to portal me or call me with results from my beta hCG pregnancy test. I had to call the testing lab's central office to have them fax the results to my local lab so that I could pick them up there. I was frustrated, but it was fine in the end.
5
Doctor
Elizabeth Kennard
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2016, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 23
4 IUI
Male Factor
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
She [Dr. Elizabeth Kennard] made us feel comfortable in our choices and let us know she would do whatever we wanted. She told us her recommendations, which was to try a couple more IUIs before jumping straight to IVF. She wanted her lab to have the chance to evaluate my husband’s sperm and see what they could do with it and have him on a medicine to try and improve it. He medicine seemed to work at first, however the subsequent results varied. No pregnancies ever came from the IUI and we moved on to IVF options.
I loved everything about this clinic [Ohio Reproductive Medicine] except that your doctor may not be the one doing your procedures. The clinic atmosphere was very relaxing and open but made you feel like you had your privacy. They had multiple waiting rooms for each step of the process. And a convient lab right next door.... The nurses were probably the best part of this practice. They let me cry on the phone to them and we’re very patient with me and kept Me very informed.
How was your experience with Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
She was Very relatable and compassionate while being to the point. She answers all of your questions and always seemed knowledgeable. She always made sure to provide us resources and kept us informed of the expenses.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Know you are in safe hands and she will let you rest easier in her care.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Very comfortablt office, she was very attentative and seemed genuinely interested in your life and what brought you to her.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Kennard used in your cycles at Ohio Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
She made us feel comfortable in our choices and let us know she would do whatever we wanted. She told us her recommendations, which was to try a couple more IUIs before jumping straight to IVF. She wanted her lab to have the chance to evaluate my husband’s sperm and see what they could do with it and have him on a medicine to try and improve it. He medicine seemed to work at first, however the subsequent results varied. No pregnancies ever came from the IUI and we moved on to IVF options.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
The nurses were probably the best part of this practice. They let me cry on the phone to them and we’re very patient with me and kept Me very informed.
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
I loved everything about this clinic except that your doctor may not be the one doing your procedures. The clinic atmosphere was very relaxing and open but made you feel like you had your privacy. They had multiple waiting rooms for each step of the process. And a convient lab right next door.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
The costs were very upfront and they would try their best to code things so they would be covered.
What specific things went wrong at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
They recommended we see a male fertility doctor to see if IVF was our last option and we waited months to get in only to be turned away after a 2 hour drive because they didn’t send our chart over. And the clinic she referred us to was horrible to us. We paid a 200$ copay and they never followed up with us. So the whole ordeal was a waste of time and money. Also we overpaid for an IUI and we were told we could use that money for the next one but when we had the next one the lady working the desk had no idea and it was in front of a room full of people and was emabarassing to say the least. It made it look like we couldn’t afford it and we’re gonna be turned away. I wanted to cry.
10
Doctor
Elizabeth Kennard
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2015, Unsuccessful
3
3
Age 35
3 IVF
Male Factor
European
Income $500K
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Overall, I made the decision to leave the Ohio Red Med practice because I wanted a different protocol and Dr. Kennard's recommendation was to increase the meds on the same protocol I had been on previously. It has less to do with her manner and more to do with my treatment. During my follow up appointment after my failed IVF cycle, she was typing on her computer most of the time and the conversation was relatively quick, so that didn't feel great. But overall the decision was one regarding the treatment I felt made the most sense.
The best part of ORM, for me, was the nurse. She always called me back promptly, showed compassion, answered every question I had, never made me feel rushed. She seemed to remember me and my situation from visit to visit...Overall, I made the decision to leave the Ohio Red Med practice because I wanted a different protocol and Dr. Kennard's recommendation was to increase the meds on the same protocol I had been on previously. It has less to do with her manner and more to do with my treatment. During my follow up appointment after my failed IVF cycle, she was typing on her computer most of the time and the conversation was relatively quick, so that didn't feel great. But overall the decision was one regarding the treatment I felt made the most sense.
How was your experience with Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Overall, I made the decision to leave the Ohio Red Med practice because I wanted a different protocol and Dr. Kennard's recommendation was to increase the meds on the same protocol I had been on previously. It has less to do with her manner and more to do with my treatment. During my follow up appointment after my failed IVF cycle, she was typing on her computer most of the time and the conversation was relatively quick, so that didn't feel great. But overall the decision was one regarding the treatment I felt made the most sense.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
I'd give this advice to any infertility patient...Demand the drs time. Most doctors I have met with have made me feel rushed. Be prepared with your questions, and don't leave until you have your answers. Dr Kennard's style can be brisk, so don't let that shut down your questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
I only actually talked with Dr. Kennard a few times. First time was at the initial consultation. Her style was blunt but she listened and asked a lot of questions. She didn't actually do any of my monitoring appointments and she didn't do my egg retrieval. She did call me to tell me none of my eggs fertilized and allowed me to call her back when I was too upset to continue the conversation. The last time I talked with her was at my follow up appointment.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Kennard used in your cycles at Ohio Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We were on the long Lupron protocol. Suppression with birth control pills, then Lupron, then Gonal F... Triggered with HcG. Ended up responding poorly. I produced 5 eggs (after seeing far more follicles during the ultrasounds) and only 1 was mature. That mature egg didn't fertilize.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Ohio Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Sal)
The best part of ORM, for me, was the nurse. She always called me back promptly, showed compassion, answered every question I had, never made me feel rushed. She seemed to remember me and my situation from visit to visit.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
I don't recall what was covered by insurance and what was OOP
3
Doctor
Elizabeth Kennard
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
3
Clinic
Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2009 - 2012, Unknown Success
9
9
Age 39 - 42
3 IUI
5 IVF
Donor Eggs
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $200K - $499K
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
...But my husband and I cover the spectrum of needing compassion and needing hard data and numbers. She [Dr. Elizabeth Kennard] does both. She accommodated some of our requests to try differently as long as she felt it did not compromise what she felt was good medicine. We actually moved on to another doctor, but had supervision by her and she was very gracious about it. She was open about saying her goal was for us to have a baby and whatever we felt was best she was okay with it.
...I hope they [Ohio Reproductive Medicine] upgraded a little bit of their paper work to something more computer based. The doctor's personalities vary quite a bit, as did some of their technique. It would be interested to look at success rates by doctor. They had limited donor experience (don't know if that has grown). Their billing and release forms were more simple vs other clinics that had nitty gritty every dime outlined and pages of legal forms to sign. They kept it simple (for better and for worse).
How was your experience with Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
She is very professional and some may not see her as a warm fuzzy. As patients who were comfortable in a medical environment and advocating for ourselves, we appreciated her candor. I can imagine others who are looking for someone who focuses more on the personal, she may seem a little scientific. She is. But my husband and I cover the spectrum of needing compassion and needing hard data and numbers. She does both. She accommodated some of our requests to try differently as long as she felt it did not compromise what she felt was good medicine. We actually moved on to another doctor, but had supervision by her and she was very gracious about it. She was open about saying her goal was for us to have a baby and whatever we felt was best she was okay with it.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Know that she cares deeply AND is a medical professional with a goal to get patients a baby. Patients may be focused on keeping themselves sane and she gets it, but her way to help is to focus on what is the next step in trying to increase chances of success. She will let patients keep trying even with small odds - which some appreciate and some will not. People who appreciate dry humor and steady will like her best.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Kennard was very straight forward and answered the gazillion questions we asked. She gave us warnings about how things get technical so prepared us for some of the impersonal nature that we may experience while trying to stay human. She responded to our needs to be serious and to be funny. She got to know us (it was years) and seemed to follow our logic as we progressed. She cried when we had losses and when we got pregnant.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Kennard used in your cycles at Ohio Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Since I got pregnant twice, there was not too much tweaking to the protocol once we got to IVF. We moved quickly from meds to IUI to IVF based on research that said in the long run, the costs of many IUIs didn't indicate continuing without success. At one point, We decided to do another IVF before transferring frozen, which was the first time someone had done that, but we were looking at long term outcomes with siblings and impending loss of insurance. She tried a protocol (different drugs) that another clinic had used on us that produced extremely large numbers of eggs, but it did not work when she tried it. She noted that her lab didn't like it, but she was willing to try since I had responded. She ultimately was frustrated along with us that I could get pregnant but not sustain a pregnancy. Moving to genetic testing was our reason to seek another lab/doctor.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
It was still done on paper, but everyone was organized and straight forward. They answered questions, took my calls and responded quickly, and were always compassionate. We asked everything from technical (how to do something, what is this) to personal experiences (what do others do, how to people respond) and they answered everything kindly.
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
It's a little cozy and not the high tech new clinic. It has a lab attached as well as a lab corp in the suite so everything is right there, but it is not enclosed in a building. I hope they upgraded a little bit of their paper work to something more computer based. The doctor's personalities vary quite a bit, as did some of their technique. It would be interested to look at success rates by doctor. They had limited donor experience (don't know if that has grown). Their billing and release forms were more simple vs other clinics that had nitty gritty every dime outlined and pages of legal forms to sign. They kept it simple (for better and for worse).
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
I have the cost sheet still. They made it simple (but this was 6 years ago). They knew they were lower cost and they seemed to prefer it that way. They gave us the whole cost sheet and it was updated once a year. Simple. IVF-ICSI - $8483, FET 1861 IVF-DE $15,278 (we didnt' use that, but I'm pulling it from the sheet I have). They gave a breakdown of those costs as well as an additional sheet with the lab costs (storage, PGD, hatching, sperm processing).
Describe Elizabeth Kennard's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Since I was in my late 30s early 40s and the embryo's didn't have good grades, she tranferred several. Her logic was correct in that we only ever had single pregnancies. I know she felt strongly about eSET for younger and donor cycles, which we appreciated.
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Doctor
Elizabeth Kennard
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2011 - 2012, Successful
10
10
Age 42 - 43
4 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Business Executive
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She was very knowledgeable but sensitive to the emotions involved in trying to conceive. I honestly believe without her compassion and evidence based encouragement I would have given up and would not have become a mother in my forties.
Her [Dr. Kennard's] nurses are also an amazing asset. I have never had that sort of responsiveness from a doctor's office. Very willing to explain and answer questions to ensure the best outcome. And very compassionate as well when I miscarried.
How was your experience with Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
She was very knowledgeable but sensitive to the emotions involved in trying to conceive. I honestly believe without her compassion and evidence based encouragement I would have given up and would not have become a mother in my forties.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Ask questions to understand your treatment. This is a practice that won't insult your intelligence. Know that this is usually a hard journey. Keep in mind that miscarriage is often part of trying to conceive journeys so there could be some heartbreak along the way. You aren't alone.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
She was incredibly compassionate and flexible. I thought she would give me doses of reality but she gave me meaningful information and genuine (not false or overblown) hope.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Kennard used in your cycles at Ohio Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
While I was much older, my doctor felt we shouldn't assume we knew too much about my fertility status so we started with a protocol that is often skipped for women my age. We used lowest dose Clomid (50 mg), a trigger shot and ovulation monitoring as well as IUI. I was told the chances of pregnancy were typically 10 to 20 percent in a woman in her twenties but less than 5 at my age. But I got pregnant at each treatment cycle. My doctor's instincts were right. A more aggressive medical protocol might have resulted in cancelled cycles or multiples.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Ohio Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Sally and one other but I forget)
Her nurses are also an amazing asset. I have never had that sort of responsiveness from a doctor's office. Very willing to explain and answer questions to ensure the best outcome. And very compassionate as well when I miscarried.
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Two of my IUIs were performed by other doctors at the clinic. They were similarly knowledgeable, compassionate and thorough. I had no issues with scheduling or accounting/billing departments. They went out of their way to explain charges to us in advance as well as the pieces that might be covered by insurance. They filed everything for us.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
I don't recall them all. There were a number of diagnostic tests and pregnancy monitoring. Treatment wise there were medicines for me (thyroid and Clomid and progesterone). The costs for semen collection, analysis and storage were not covered in any way. We were informed about those costs I detail.
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Doctor
Elizabeth Kennard
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017, Unsuccessful
6
7
Age 25
12 Fertility Medications
Endometriosis
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Unsuccessful
She’s very thorough, her bedside manner isn’t the best and she has a dry sense of humor. She [Dr. Kennard] did make us understand everything, my husband has a medical background and he felt she talked to us like we were a little bit dumb.... She wanted to do a semen analysis for my husband, several blood tests, laparoscopy and HCG. From there she wanted to do timed inter-course with clomid and a trigger....
They were great, very organized. I think HIPAA is an issue though.... Communication is a strength, timeliness in the waiting room, getting back to you and they [Ohio Reproductive Medicine] book pretty far out are all weaknesses. I did like that we were able to call with any questions we had without asking to come into the office every time. They were very good about communicating over the phone.... Very excessive, a semen analysis was well over $1,000 whereas it was covered 100% through our gynecologist.
How was your experience with Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
She’s very thorough, her bedside manner isn’t the best and she has a dry sense of humor. She did make us understand everything, my husband has a medical background and he felt she talked to us like we were a little bit dumb.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
She takes a while to get an appointment with, the clinic is incredibly expensive and they do not help with payment whatsoever. We chose to have as much testing done with our gynecologist as we could because it was covered under insurance.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
She was very thorough and explained everything every step of the way.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Kennard used in your cycles at Ohio Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
She wanted to do a semen analysis for my husband, several blood tests, laparoscopy and HCG. From there she wanted to do timed inter-course with clomid and a trigger.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
They were great, very organized. I think HIPAA is an issue though.
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Communication is a strength, timeliness in the waiting room, getting back to you and they book pretty far out are all weaknesses. I did like that we were able to call with any questions we had without asking to come into the office every time. They were very good about communicating over the phone.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Very excessive, a semen analysis was well over $1,000 whereas it was covered 100% through our gynecologist. The procedures they wanted to do there were thousands of dollars and we were able to get a lot of them covered through my gynecologist and the results sent to Dr. Kennard.
Describe Elizabeth Kennard's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
No comments
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Doctor
Elizabeth Kennard
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2014 - 2016, Unsuccessful
7
9
Age 36 - 38
5 IUI
2 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
Endometriosis
Unexplained
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Doctor
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr Kennard is direct and no nonsense, which I appreciate as I don't want false platitudes. However, along with the directness comes minimal warmth, which would be nice to have as I go through this difficult process...Come prepared with questions and be an informed consumer...
Be aware that although you pick a doctor [at Ohio Repro Med] you see all of them and may not see your doctor throughout the whole process...I was lucky to have insurance that covered infertility. Out of pocket cost for IVF was about $7k, which included medication...
How was your experience with Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Kennard is direct and no nonsense, which I appreciate as I don't want false platitudes. However, along with the directness comes minimal warmth, which would be nice to have as I go through this difficult process.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Come prepared with questions and be an informed consumer. However, this advice is not isolated to her, but should be followed for all doctors.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Minimal warmth
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Kennard used in your cycles at Ohio Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
1 IVF, 1 FET, 1 IVF suspended after egg retrieval as my progesterone was too high so I'm in the middle of my 2nd FET cycle. I used follistem rather then Gonal for insurance purposes. I had to use Gonal for my last cycle. I liked follistem better as the Gonal took longer and was way more expensive.
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Be aware that although you pick a doctor you see all of them and may not see your doctor throughout the whole process.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
I was lucky to have insurance that covered infertility. Out of pocket cost for IVF was about $7k, which included medication.
7
Doctor
Elizabeth Kennard
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2018 - 2022, Successful
10
10
Age 32 - 36
3 IUI
1 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
Anovulation
PCOS
Prefer not to answer
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
While Dr.Kennard is very straight forward she really cares about you and your feelings. I felt like she listened to me when I had concerns and addressed them properly...She is not bubbly and giggly so if that is what your looking for then she may not be for you! However, if your looking for top notch care she is the doctor for you...very caring and knowledgeable...I felt like she always had my best interest at heart...
Nursing staff [at Ohio Reproductive Medicine] is very quick to respond to voicemail messages but there is no option to speak to them other than leaving a voicemail and them calling you back...The brand new facility is absolutely beautiful! Plenty of parking to chose from! New and updated equipment. Separate wing for egg retrieval’s and transfers...While Dr.Kennard is very straight forward she really cares about you and your feelings. I felt like she listened to me when I had concerns and addressed them properly...
How was your experience with Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Kennard is very caring and knowledgeable when it comes to fertility treatments. I felt like she always had my best interest at heart ❤️ She is not bubbly and giggly so if that is what your looking for then she may not be for you! However, if your looking for top notch care she is the doctor for you!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Take it one day at a time!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
While Dr.Kennard is very straight forward she really cares about you and your feelings. I felt like she listened to me when I had concerns and addressed them properly.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Nursing staff is very quick to respond to voicemail messages but there is no option to speak to them other than leaving a voicemail and them calling you back.
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
The brand new facility is absolutely beautiful! Plenty of parking to chose from! New and updated equipment. Separate wing for egg retrieval’s and transfers! I couldn’t be happier with the new facility
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Doctor
Elizabeth Kennard
Humanity
Communication
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Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
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2019, Unknown Success
7
7
Age 37
3 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Graphic Designer
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I can tell Dr. Kennard is very experienced in her field and she is always on time for our appointments. I don’t feel like she asked me a lot of questions about my health history and I am not sure she took some of my concerns seriously before just diagnosing me with unexplained infertility. While Dr. Kennard is kind, she is very straight forward in her demeanor, which I think some people could take offense to.
They [Ohio Repro Med] are always very timely for appointments and even though various Dr’s have done the IUI procedures, all have been very professional and made me feel comfortable. While I appreciate the timeliness, I have sometimes felt rushed in my appointments and don’t have a chance to ask all my questions or get detailed explanations, so my advice would be to make sure you feel comfortable to not just settle bc you feel rushed.
How was your experience with Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
I can tell Dr. Kennard is very experienced in her field and she is always on time for our appointments. I don’t feel like she asked me a lot of questions about my health history and I am not sure she took some of my concerns seriously before just diagnosing me with unexplained infertility. While Dr. Kennard is kind, she is very straight forward in her demeanor, which I think some people could take offense to.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Ask questions and don’t feel rushed.
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
They are always very timely for appointments and even though various Dr’s have done the IUI procedures, all have been very professional and made me feel comfortable. While I appreciate the timeliness, I have sometimes felt rushed in my appointments and don’t have a chance to ask all my questions or get detailed explanations, so my advice would be to make sure you feel comfortable to not just settle bc you feel rushed.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
$800 for each round IUI, plus med costs which totaled around $100 per refill.
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Elizabeth Kennard
Humanity
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7
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Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
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LGBTQ
2021, Successful
10
10
Age 28
5 IUI
Donor Sperm
European
1st of 2 Docs
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Kennard] is a very direct woman. She is very kind, compassionate and informative. As someone that is a part of the LGBTQ+ community I always felt as though I was treated with the same respect that any other person would receive...Doctor Kennard always included my wife and answered any and all questions we had...
[Ohio Reproductive Medicine] got me in to see the doctor for a consult pretty fast. They are open everyday except for Christmas which is nice because you will never have to miss a cycle...check out the website they have a whole page dedicated to your first visit...Megan [nurse] was so sweet and handled everything very quickly....
How was your experience with Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
She is a very direct woman. She is very kind, compassionate and informative. As someone that is a part of the LGBTQ+ community I always felt as though I was treated with the same respect that any other person would receive. Another thing that really meant something for me was that she was going to work with me if i needed extensive treatment but if I felt overwhelmed or just needed a break that was always an option as well. My experience with Dr. Kennard was 10/10.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
She is very direct. Don't take that as a sign of rudeness. She is a very kind person and she has your best interest in mind always.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
She was always very direct and I could tell that she sympathized with me and my situation. Before I came to her I had done 5 IUI's with Clomid. She right away changed my treatment because she knew it wasn't going to work for me. I also was given a direct phone number to communicate with her nurse Megan (such a sweetheart) in case I needed anything or had any questions. Doctor Kennard always included my wife and answered any and all questions we had. Overall great!
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Kennard used in your cycles at Ohio Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
The treatment that she provided for me was prescribing Letrozole and Metformin. Then I was prescribed a trigger shot and after she did the IUI. Later I took an at home pregnancy test and it was positive. I then had blood work and an ultrasound. I am only 8 weeks but am feeling hopeful as I didn't think I was even going to be able to get pregnant! So grateful!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Ohio Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Megan)
Megan was so sweet and handled everything very quickly. One of the other nurses in particular was NOT very kind/helpful. She wasn't even Dr. Kennard's second nurse. I wish I had a name to give you so that you could avoid her but sadly I do not.
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic's strengths I would say is that they got me in to see the doctor for a consult pretty fast. They are open everyday except for Christmas which is nice because you will never have to miss a cycle! I never had any problems with the clinic myself but it seemed like every time I was in there, someone was having problems with billing. Advice as a new patient would be don't be nervous and check out the website they have a whole page dedicated to your first visit.
Describe Elizabeth Kennard's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Didn't do any of this.
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Doctor
Elizabeth Kennard
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
LGBTQ Care
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10
Clinic
Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
Operations
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Nursing Staff
LGBTQ Care
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2020, Successful
10
10
Age 33
1 IUI
Unexplained
Other
Income $200K - $499K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Kennard took the time to understand my needs and answer all of my questions. She was thorough, personable and knowledgeable...was straight forward and wasted no time. I appreciated how she respected my time and answered my questions immediately and completely. I never had to wait to see her. She kept to her schedule but never seemed rushed with me. She made sure I felt comfortable with everything.
The clinic [Ohio Reproductive Medicine] did a wonderful job of assessing my needs, understanding my issues and taking action. I was very lucky to get pregnant on the first try with their help; after a year of trying on our own. The office was clean, centrally located and the staff was very friendly...[nurses were] Organized, personable and knowledgeable...My insurance has covered the majority of the cost.
How was your experience with Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Kennard was straight forward and wasted no time. I appreciated how she respected my time and answered my questions immediately and completely. I never had to wait to see her. She kept to her schedule but never seemed rushed with me. She made sure I felt comfortable with everything.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Be happy you have her because she’s wonderful at what she does.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Kennard took the time to understand my needs and answer all of my questions. She was thorough, personable and knowledgeable.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
Organized, personable and knowledgeable
Describe your experience with Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic did a wonderful job of assessing my needs, understanding my issues and taking action. I was very lucky to get pregnant on the first try with their help; after a year of trying on our own. The office was clean, centrally located and the staff was very friendly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Kennard at Ohio Reproductive Medicine.
My insurance has covered the majority of the cost.
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Elizabeth Kennard
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Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Columbus
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