Emmett Branigan

Bellingham IVF

Rated 7.3
Strongly recommend: 59%Neutral: 20%Don't recommend: 20%7.3
59% strongly recommend
4 reviews
Humanity
7.7
7.7
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
8.2
8.2
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
8.5
8.5
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
9.5
Excellent
Responsiveness

Scale is "poor, ok, good, excellent" and measures how responsive a care team was when patients needed to speak to them.

Education

Medical School
Marshall

How Doctor Communicates

nurse available by email
nurse available by directline
nurse available by directline
not available by personal cell phone
not available by personal cell phone
Emmett Branigan works at

Bellingham IVF
Rated 7.3
Strongly recommend: 59%Neutral: 20%Don't recommend: 20%7.3

Explore Clinic
Bellingham
2980 Squalicum Parkway
Bellingham, WA 98225

4 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32 - 33
1 IVF
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Branigan was very nice made myself and my husband feel safe. He made sure we knew everything that was going on. I was very comfortable in his care and with his treatments. He was very clear about everything and made sure we understood everything....Both the doctor and the nurse treated me very well. Talked to me about my opinions and medication....Dr. Branigan is very good and well take good care of you.
They [Bellingham IVF] are a small clinic and make you feel comfortable right away. They only have 4 staff members including the doctor, so you will always get to see the doctor at each visit. They are very helpful when it comes to any questions, can help you pick a good place to get your medications.... Our egg retrieval and first fresh transfer was $16,000. Each FET was $5000.... Everyone was very nice, they welcomed us each time. Made me feel very comfortable while we were there.
How was your experience with Emmett Branigan at Bellingham IVF?
Dr. Branigan was very nice made myself and my husband feel safe. He made sure we knew everything that was going on. I was very comfortable in his care and with his treatments. He was very clear about everything and made sure we understood everything.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Emmett Branigan at Bellingham IVF?
Rest your mind and be at ease because Dr. Branigan is very good and well take good care of you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Emmett Branigan at Bellingham IVF?
Both the doctor and the nurse treated me very well. Talked to me about my opinions and medication.
Describe the protocols Emmett Branigan used in your cycles at Bellingham IVF and their degree of success.
For our egg retrieval I was on clomid, lupron, baby aspirin, and I believe some other medications.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Bellingham IVF.
Everyone was very nice, they welcomed us each time. Made me feel very comfortable while we were there.
Describe your experience with Bellingham IVF.
They are a small clinic and make you feel comfortable right away. They only have 4 staff members including the doctor, so you will always get to see the doctor at each visit. They are very helpful when it comes to any questions, can help you pick a good place to get your medications.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Emmett Branigan at Bellingham IVF.
Our egg retrieval and first fresh transfer was $16,000. Each FET was $5000. We had medications that were $5000 and $800 for freezing our eggs.
10
Doctor
Emmett Branigan
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Bellingham IVF
Bellingham
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2014, Unsuccessful
NPS
0
NPS
0
Age 27
1 IVF
Male Factor
Ashkenazi Jewish
Operations
1st of 2 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
We came to Bellingham IVF because of male factor issues. An assessment of my own fertility showed no issues and in fact showed a very high ovarian reserve. Despite this, I was put on an excessive hormone protocol that caused me to hyperstimulate severely and I spent 8 days in a hospital(plus weeks at home unable to work) as a result. It felt like I was just given the "standard treatment" and not one meant to fit my body.
The staff at the clinic are nice enough but I do question their skill level. Despite having 40 eggs retrieved we only wound up with a few embryos -- at the next fertility clinic we visited we wound up with 19. This clinic is dated and it shows.
How was your experience with Emmett Branigan at Bellingham IVF?
We had a terrible experience with Dr. Branigan. I experienced severe OHSS and when we called the clinic to report my initial, troubling symptoms we were told that everything was fine and not to worry. Dr. Branigan never even mentioned the possibility of OHSS and it was not until I was admitted to the ICU with a near fatal blood potassium level that we found out what was going on.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Emmett Branigan at Bellingham IVF?
Drive to Seattle and find a better doctor.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Emmett Branigan at Bellingham IVF?
We came to Bellingham IVF because of male factor issues. An assessment of my own fertility showed no issues and in fact showed a very high ovarian reserve. Despite this, I was put on an excessive hormone protocol that caused me to hyperstimulate severely and I spent 8 days in a hospital(plus weeks at home unable to work) as a result. It felt like I was just given the "standard treatment" and not one meant to fit my body.
Describe your experience with Bellingham IVF.
The staff at the clinic are nice enough but I do question their skill level. Despite having 40 eggs retrieved we only wound up with a few embryos -- at the next fertility clinic we visited we wound up with 19. This clinic is dated and it shows.
What specific things went wrong at Bellingham IVF?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Bellingham IVF.
I ran out of a needed medication because of their error. They have sent me multiple bills in error.
0
Doctor
Emmett Branigan
NPS
Humanity
1 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
1 of 5
Compassion
1 of 5
Explained risks
1 of 5
Adaptability
1 of 5
0
Clinic
Bellingham IVF
Bellingham
NPS
Operations
1 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
2 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
1 of 5
Educational Resources
1 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
7
NPS
7
Age 26 - 27
1 IVF
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
I felt like They treated my wife and I very well. They talked to us about everything and made sure we understood everything.... Dr. Branigan was a nice man and a very nice doctor. He was well mannered and explained everything very clearly to make sure we understood everything that was going on. We felt the doctor and staff were very open and up front about everything.... If you need tests done get them before going to this clinic
They [Bellingham IVF] don't do any extra testing. They are open and up front with information. It's a small clinic with a small staff you will most likely see each face every time you have appointments. They have helped a lot of people including the doctors own wife get their families started.... Our egg retrieval was 16,000 each FET cycle was 5,000, freezing our eggs was $800 and medications were from 400-2000 each cycle.
How was your experience with Emmett Branigan at Bellingham IVF?
Dr. Branigan was a nice man and a very nice doctor. He was well mannered and explained everything very clearly to make sure we understood everything that was going on. We felt the doctor and staff were very open and up front about everything.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Emmett Branigan at Bellingham IVF?
If you need tests done get them before going to this clinic because they don't do a list of tests to see if there are any other problems going on.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Emmett Branigan at Bellingham IVF?
I felt like They treated my wife and I very well. They talked to us about everything and made sure we understood everything.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Bellingham IVF.
They were all very nice and made sure we had all the information we needed.
Describe your experience with Bellingham IVF.
They don't do any extra testing. They are open and up front with information. It's a small clinic with a small staff you will most likely see each face every time you have appointments. They have helped a lot of people including the doctors own wife get their families started.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Emmett Branigan at Bellingham IVF.
Our egg retrieval was 16,000 each FET cycle was 5,000, freezing our eggs was $800 and medications were from 400-2000 each cycle.
7
Doctor
Emmett Branigan
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
7
Clinic
Bellingham IVF
Bellingham
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 24 - 25
PCOS
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Income $50K - $99K
Sales Representative
3rd of 3 Docs
3 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Branigan] started a treatment on my first visit and gave me the hope I needed...Very optimistic and eager to answer all your questions...They gave me options that I never knew existed...Everything was explained even with pictures to help me better understand...I was put on clomid. The second round of clomid I took resulted in a pregnancy. It also regulates my cycle. Unfortunately I lost the pregnancy but now have more hope
Strengths [of Bellingham IVF]: communication Friendly...optimistic... kind....clean facility...very welcoming setup...Weakness: none Overall this has been the best doctor I have seen...They [nursing staff] were very very welcoming. It made me feel comfortable and accepted...after my first visit and leaving with a treatment plan they gave me the hope I needed to continue on this journey
How was your experience with Emmett Branigan at Bellingham IVF?
Explain everything in a new light. I was always left in the dark with other doctors. Very optimistic and eager to answer all your questions. He started a treatment on my first visit and gave me the hope I needed.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Emmett Branigan at Bellingham IVF?
Ask questions when you have them. You wont be left in the dark. Everything was explained even with pictures to help me better understand.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Emmett Branigan at Bellingham IVF?
Other doctors I have been to seemed to sweep me under the rug. They never explain what..how...or why I was in the position I was in and never bothered to venture further to put me on any treatment. I scheduled an appt with bellingham ivf. The day I was seen I was explain with pictures of what exactly was causing my infertility. They gave me options that I never knew existed and started a treatment the same day!
Describe the protocols Emmett Branigan used in your cycles at Bellingham IVF and their degree of success.
I was put on clomid. The second round of clomid I took resulted in a pregnancy. It also regulates my cycle. Unfortunately I lost the pregnancy but now have more hope with the options that were given to me
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Bellingham IVF.
They were very very welcoming. It made me feel comfortable and accepted
Describe your experience with Bellingham IVF.
Strengths: communication Friendly...optimistic... kind....clean facility...very welcoming setup. Before them I had doctors who would belittle me or tell me i didnt have options. When i came here i had little hope but after my first visit and leaving with a treatment plan they gave me the hope I needed to continue on this journey Weakness: none Overall this has been the best doctor I have seen
Describe the costs associated with your care under Emmett Branigan at Bellingham IVF.
My first visit I paid for a consultation with my doctor...and ultrasound of my ovaries to check my eggs and also prescriptions total I paid around $270 for everything that day and it was the best money I've ever spent
10
Doctor
Emmett Branigan
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Bellingham IVF
Bellingham
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5