Estil Strawn

Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin

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Medical SchoolU. of Wisconsin
ResidencyU. of Wisconsin
FellowshipU. of Oregon
Appleton
3913 W. Prospect Ave.
Appleton, WI 54914
920-380-1161
Menomonee Falls
W129 N7055 Northfield Drive
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
262-253-5400
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Estil Strawn to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 43%Neutral: 37%Don't recommend: 20%8
10 assessments
  • 43% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 37% Neutral (7-8)
  • 20% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
8.5
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
Poor communication
Excellent communication
8.3
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
5.4
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.

Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
Poor
Responsiveness

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

On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 73%Neutral: 16%Don't recommend: 11%9
26 assessments
  • 73% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 16% Neutral (7-8)
  • 11% Don't recommend (0-6)
10 assessments
8
8
Age
30 - 33
Treated
2015 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
8
8
We saw Dr. Strawn over the course of four years. While we didn't achieve pregnancy, I would still recommend him as a physician...The only time I came away questioning treatment is when our 5th embryo transfer didn't work, we were told to move to donor eggs without any real discussion if there were other medications or procedures we could try first. Maybe there weren't any, but that conversation wasn't had. We wanted to fully understand what was happening and we got a blanket answer.
Wait times were short and the doctors were mostly on time [at Froedtert & Medical College]. I forgave any times they we're running behind because I appreciated that they were taking time to be with other patients just like me. The facility was clean and most if not all procedures could be done right in the office including retrievals and transfers...I could see any of the doctors on staff. They all had different personalities which was refreshing. The nursing staff was outstanding. If I ever had questions, the doctors and nurses would take the time to explain processes, medications, and test results to me in way I could understand.
Age
30 - 33
Treated
2015 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
8
8
How was your experience with Estil Strawn at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin?
Dr. Strawn is smart, very smart, and it shows. He is straight forward but has good bedside manner. We saw Dr. Strawn over the course of four years. While we didn't achieve pregnancy, I would still recommend him as a physician. My diagnosis and not being able to get pregnant was no fault of his. The only time I came away questioning treatment is when our 5th embryo transfer didn't work, we were told to move to donor eggs without any real discussion if there were other medications or procedures we could try first. Maybe there weren't any, but that conversation wasn't had. We wanted to fully understand what was happening and we got a blanket answer.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Estil Strawn at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin?
Have patience and realize that the road ahead may not go the way you think it will - good or bad.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Estil Strawn at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin?
At this clinic, I was Dr. Strawn's patient but I could see any of the doctors on staff. They all had different personalities which was refreshing. The nursing staff was outstanding. If I ever had questions, the doctors and nurses would take the time to explain processes, medications, and test results to me in way I could understand.
Describe the protocols Estil Strawn used in your cycles at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin and their degree of success.
After my initial blood panel, we were told this was unexplained infertility. All of our blood work, semen analysis, and diagnostic tests came back perfect. There was no reason two people at our age and in good health shouldn't be able to get pregnant. Our hopes were up! First step was IUI. I said no to clomid I was on letrozol. First round didn't work. We missed ovulation on the second, tried again the following month and a third time after that. All resulted in negative pregnancy tests. No adjustments to medications. From there we were urged to move to IVF. No other option. More blood tests, everything looked good with the exception of my vitamin D level which was a little low. I started taking over the counter supplements. We agreed to try IVF. This process proved to be very, very expensive for us. The medication doses continuously had to be increased. The first egg retrieval only got 4 eggs, 3 turned into embryos, 1 was discarded. We used one for a fresh transfer and one for a frozen transfer. The first tested negative, the second was positive but turned out to be a chemical pregnancy. I "miscarried" 2 days later. Dr. Strawn and his office said that was hopeful. I could in fact get pregnant. A year or so later we decided to do a second egg retrieval. This time my blood work showed a decrease in my AMH levels so they started me on high doses of injectables. This proved to be even more expensive but we we're hopeful! This time we got more eggs - 10! We got 7 embryos, 3 were discarded, 1 was transferred fresh, 3 were frozen. We followed up with another single frozen transfer and our last transfer was two embryos. All tested negative. All of our embryos were graded A or B. After this heartbreak we couldn't afford to do IVF any longer. Dr. Strawn said we could move on to donor eggs but we just couldn't afford it.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin. (Assigned nurse: Andrea S)
Andrea was amazing during both of my embryo transfers. If she saw me in the office after a negative cycle she would stop and say she was sorry. If I called with questions she knew who I was and what my treatment plan was.
Describe your experience with Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin.
The clinic is beautiful. The reception staff can be busy so have patience. When they help you, they're wonderful. Wait times were short and the doctors were mostly on time. I forgave any times they we're running behind because I appreciated that they were taking time to be with other patients just like me. The facility was clean and most if not all procedures could be done right in the office including retrievals and transfers.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Estil Strawn at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin.
Blood panel after insurance: $502.39 IUI was $1300 per cycle HSG: $1500 For IVF we we're part of the AttainIVF program which gave us a package of retrievals and transfers with guaranteed money back if we were not successful. That package was $27200. The cash price was $12000 without medications. Letrozole was $10 per prescription Crinone progesterone gel: $201.20 for 18 doses, $515.20 for 40.5 doses Gonal-F: $444 for 450units Menopur: $760 for 75 units Leuprolide: $145 qty 1 Chorionic Gonadotropin: $90 qty 1
Describe Estil Strawn's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin.
Dr. Strawn was adamant that we should only do one embryo at a time. It wasn't until we has several unsuccessful transfers that he agreed, semi-reluctantly, to allow us a transfer with 2 embryos.
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Estil Strawn
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin
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9
8
Age
29
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
9
8
Considering we have a dual factor problem, he [Dr Estil Strawn] was confident that our best route would be IVF. We immediately stopped Clomid and worked towards that. It was great he was so straightforward about the idea that other drugs just for me and IUI likely wouldn't work. Saved us time and money. He also did tons of diagnostic labs which made us feel confident we were choosing the right option for us.
The clinic [Aurora Fertility Services] is a brand new facility with great amenities. Location is very convenient and the hours are very flexible. Don't do the more invasive IVF procedures there which is a downfall..quite a hike to nearest location to do so. Hopefully in the future it will be more all inclusive. Dr Strawn also moves between this location and Green Bay, so there are weeks where he isn't available in person.
Age
29
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
9
8
How was your experience with Estil Strawn at Aurora Fertility Services?
He was very straightforward about our diagnosis, test results, and what he believed out next steps should be. At the same time, he was very open to avenues and options we wanted to investigate. He was very knowledgeable and able to answer nearly every question we had. Only complaint we have is that he doesn't do the more invasive IVF procedures where we consulted with him so we had to change reproductive endocrinologist for logistical reasons.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Estil Strawn at Aurora Fertility Services?
Do research beforehand and have questions ready! He wants to answer them.
Describe the protocols Estil Strawn used in your cycles at Aurora Fertility Services and their degree of success.
Considering we have a dual factor problem, he was confident that our best route would be IVF. We immediately stopped Clomid and worked towards that. It was great he was so straightforward about the idea that other drugs just for me and IUI likely wouldn't work. Saved us time and money. He also did tons of diagnostic labs which made us feel confident we were choosing the right option for us.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Very knowledgeable and willing to answer any and every question. You could tell some of them have gone through this experience personally which was comforting.
Describe your experience with Aurora Fertility Services.
The clinic is a brand new facility with great amenities. Location is very convenient and the hours are very flexible. Don't do the more invasive IVF procedures there which is a downfall..quite a hike to nearest location to do so. Hopefully in the future it will be more all inclusive. Dr Strawn also moves between this location and Green Bay, so there are weeks where he isn't available in person.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Estil Strawn at Aurora Fertility Services.
High dollar up front consultation, but it went towards my deductible. Whenever possible, they billed services as something other than "infertility so insurance would cover it.
Describe Estil Strawn's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Aurora Fertility Services.
Dr. Strawn did not seem like a big fan of double transfer, at least initially in our scenario. He said that since we were young and otherwise healthy (no hx of miscarriage), there were more potential risks. That being said, if we felt strongly about doing a double transfer, he would've been okay with it. The exception to that being of embryo testing was performed...no double transfers of known chromosonally normal embryos.
What specific things went wrong at Aurora Fertility Services?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
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Estil Strawn
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Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Aurora Fertility Services
Kenosha
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7
9
Age
32
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, Unexplained
7
9
While I didn’t feel a ton of warmth from him [Dr. Strawn], I also didn’t ever feel like a number...My IVF was successful with Dr. Strawn and I’m totally satisfied with that. However from my first appointment with him he really pushed IVF when I wanted to try other options first like IUI or surgeries. And while he was right in the end (IUIs and surgery failed for me) I still would have appreciated a little more understanding that jumping right into IVF is daunting and expensive and just not the first step many couples want to take.
They [Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin] recommended a single [embryo transfer] since I had a high number of embryos and I was still young...Everything felt updated and comfortable. Clean, modern, friendly, which wasn’t the case with another fertility clinic I was a patient at. It’s more expensive but worth it in my opinion. It truly felt like I was getting the best care from the best doctors.
Age
32
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, Unexplained
7
9
How was your experience with Estil Strawn at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin?
My IVF was successful with Dr. Strawn and I’m totally satisfied with that. However from my first appointment with him he really pushed IVF when I wanted to try other options first like IUI or surgeries. And while he was right in the end (IUIs and surgery failed for me) I still would have appreciated a little more understanding that jumping right into IVF is daunting and expensive and just not the first step many couples want to take.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Estil Strawn at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin?
Do not be offended by his bluntness.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Estil Strawn at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin?
Dr. Strawn and his team were all very straightforward and blunt, which was good and bad. While I didn’t feel a ton of warmth from him, I also didn’t ever feel like a number.
Describe the protocols Estil Strawn used in your cycles at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin and their degree of success.
I did 3 rounds of IUI with letrozole (because of a clomid allergy). The first was completed but didn’t result in a pregnancy, while the other two weren’t completed because the best follicles were on the side where I had a suspected blocked tube. IVF I was on stim injections for 14 days. Before my egg retrieval he told me it would be best if we froze all resulting embryos because i was at high risk of hyper stimulation syndrome. The egg retrieval was super successful - over 20 eggs and 12 embryos that made it to day 5. Dr. Strawn had me rest my body for a cycle, then started me on progesterone for a frozen transfer. The transfer was done, then I waited 10 days for a blood test. It was positive so I continued on progesterone for 6 weeks.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I don’t remember specific nurses. I mostly dealt with the doctors or techs.
Describe your experience with Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin.
Loved my experience at Froedtert. Everything felt updated and comfortable. Clean, modern, friendly, which wasn’t the case with another fertility clinic I was a patient at. It’s more expensive but worth it in my opinion. It truly felt like I was getting the best care from the best doctors.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Estil Strawn at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin.
I believe IUI was about $1200 per try. IVF was about $10,000 plus another $6000 or so in drugs.
Describe Estil Strawn's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin.
They recommended a single since I had a high number of embryos and I was still young.
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9
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Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin
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10
10
Age
35 - 38
Treated
2009 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
We started with a myomecromy [with Dr. Strawn] to remove a uterine polyp and when I was healed, began Clomid...Unfortunately I miscarried before 8 weeks, but Dr. Strawn felt very good that we could achieve a successful pregnancy with that combination, so once the miscarriage was done and I had two normal cycles, we started Femara again and the fourth IUI was a success...was very professional and matter-of-fact in discussing our situation (secondary infertility of unknown cause) at the outset.
I don’t recall having anything negative to say about my experience with the clinic [Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin]. I felt that their communication, availability and compassion were all excellent. I was very grateful to have that team so close to my home...I remember them [nurses] being very efficient and helpful...Dr. Strawn was very professional and matter-of-fact in discussing our situation (secondary infertility of unknown cause) at the outset.
Age
35 - 38
Treated
2009 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Estil Strawn at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin?
At times I felt a bit rushed at the routine appointments, but I still felt the quality of care was exceptional and I knew I could count on Dr. Strawn and the staff to answer my questions and be available when needed. I’ve recommended Dr. Strawn to several others and their results have also been positive.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Estil Strawn at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin?
If you don’t understand something, don’t be afraid to ask for more information or a more basic explanation.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Estil Strawn at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin?
Dr. Strawn was very professional and matter-of-fact in discussing our situation (secondary infertility of unknown cause) at the outset. When my third IUI resulted in a long-awaited pregnancy - and then a heartbreaking miscarriage before 8 weeks - he was incredibly compassionate. He consoled me for the loss, but said very frankly that I should not lose hope because we had finally discovered the right combination of things to get me pregnant (Femara & IUI) and he felt very good about being able to achieve a viable pregnancy. I conceived with the next IUI + Femara and it resulted in my little girl!
Describe the protocols Estil Strawn used in your cycles at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin and their degree of success.
After my regular OB-GYN had conducted the basic tests and couldn’t find a reason for us not conceiving a second child, i went to Dr. Strawn & Dr. Paul Robb to step things up. They repeated a few of the tests, checked other things and ultimately diagnosed secondary infertility of unknown cause. They felt we were good candidates for IUI, and given my age (36), decided to use Clomid. We started with a myomecromy to remove a uterine polyp and when I was healed, began Clomid. I had two cycles of IUI on Clomid that did not result in pregnancy. I had really bad headaches on Clomid and wasn’t fond of how I felt on it, but persevered. The third cycle on Clomid, I ended up developing a rare and disturbing visual side effect midway through and called Dr. Strawn’s office. They immediately had me stop taking Clomid and we opted not to move ahead with IUI that cycle so as to avoid wasting an IUI without the full course of Clomid. As I was then unable to continue on Clomid, we had to look at another option. He suggested Femara, a medication used to treat estrogen-related breast cancer, because it had a strong unintended fertility side effect but a much better side effect profile than Clomid. I took Femara for my third IUI - I felt great on it and it resulted in a pregnancy! Unfortunately I miscarried before 8 weeks, but Dr. Strawn felt very good that we could achieve a successful pregnancy with that combination, so once the miscarriage was done and I had two normal cycles, we started Femara again and the fourth IUI was a success. My daughter is now almost 7 years old!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I remember them being very efficient and helpful.
Describe your experience with Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin.
I don’t recall having anything negative to say about my experience with the clinic. I felt that their communication, availability and compassion were all excellent. I was very grateful to have that team so close to my home.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Estil Strawn at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin.
Our insurance covered up to six IUI procedures and covered both the Clomid and Femara. I don’t recall what the out of pocket costs were.
Describe Estil Strawn's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin.
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Estil Strawn
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin
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10
10
Age
34 - 39
Treated
2011 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
10
we were with Dr. Strawn for many years and many cycles, he was great. We liked his straight forward answers to our questions. He didn't treat us as a number, he remembered us every time we were in and when we did become pregnant he was just as excited as we were... I do remember being monitored closely and the doctors making decisions based on the ultrasound and blood work. I even had a cycle stopped once because of polyps and the doctor felt I had a better chance with IVF with them removed.
Look into the multi cycle packages [at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin]...The nursing staff was great. They were very helpful and always available...The clinic was moved a few years ago from the main hospital to a seperate building. The upgrades were great. The new location is easier to get to and was alot of more comfortable. The exam rooms were separated from the procedure rooms which was great...The nurses and doctors knew me every time I walked in. The nurses were always available and helpful when I had questions. Everyone was honest with us as well. Any question we asked got an upfront answer and no tip toeing around it.
Age
34 - 39
Treated
2011 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
10
How was your experience with Estil Strawn at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin?
There was a reason we were with Dr. Strawn for many years and many cycles, he was great. We liked his straight forward answers to our questions. He didn't treat us as a number, he remembered us every time we were in and when we did become pregnant he was just as excited as we were.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Estil Strawn at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin?
Look into the multi cycle packages
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Estil Strawn at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin?
The nurses and doctors knew me every time I walked in. The nurses were always available and helpful when I had questions. Everyone was honest with us as well. Any question we asked got an upfront answer and no tip toeing around it.
Describe the protocols Estil Strawn used in your cycles at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin and their degree of success.
I don't remember details but I do remember being monitored closely and the doctors making decisions based on the ultrasound and blood work. I even had a cycle stopped once because of polyps and the doctor felt I had a better chance with IVF with them removed.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was great. They were very helpful and always available.
Describe your experience with Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin.
The clinic was moved a few years ago from the main hospital to a seperate building. The upgrades were great. The new location is easier to get to and was alot of more comfortable. The exam rooms were separated from the procedure rooms which was great.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Estil Strawn at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin.
It was many years ago so I am sure they have changed or I could be wrong....1 fresh cycle was $18,000 + the cost of medication. 2 fresh and 2 frozen cycles were $30000 + the cost of medication + the cost of anesthesia.
Describe Estil Strawn's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin.
I think they wouldn't do more then 2 embryos but we never even though of doing more then 2. We did 1 and 2.
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Estil Strawn
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10
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Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin
Menomonee Falls
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5
5
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Unexplained
5
5
Dr. Strawn is an intelligent physician and is very attentive to answer any question you may have. His bedside manner is warm and he is never rushed....I felt like Dr. Shawn tried to fit me into a generic protocol instead of making a protocol to fit me and my history....Our first IVF we used the antagonist protocol which we were happy with. Our second IVF we tried the Long Lupron protocol and it yielded four times the embryos.
The clinic[Froedtert] is full of nurses and a great support staff. The downside of that is you rarely see or talk to the same nursing staff and each time you contact the clinic you have to explain your situation and/or they have to read your chart. I wish I had one nurse to contact, even if I had to wait to hear back from them. There is a nurse line you'll wait forever on to get through and return calls and emails can take up to two days.
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Unexplained
5
5
How was your experience with Estil Strawn at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin?
Dr. Strawn is an intelligent physician and is very attentive to answer any question you may have. His bedside manner is warm and he is never rushed.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Estil Strawn at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin?
Advocate for yourself. Ask as many questions as you can come up with.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Estil Strawn at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin?
I felt like Dr. Shawn tried to fit me into a generic protocol instead of making a protocol to fit me and my history.
Describe the protocols Estil Strawn used in your cycles at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin and their degree of success.
Our first IVF we used the antagonist protocol which we were happy with. Our second IVF we tried the Long Lupron protocol and it yielded four times the embryos.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The clinic is full of nurses and a great support staff. The downside of that is you rarely see or talk to the same nursing staff and each time you contact the clinic you have to explain your situation and/or they have to read your chart. I wish I had one nurse to contact, even if I had to wait to hear back from them. There is a nurse line you'll wait forever on to get through and return calls and emails can take up to two days.
Describe your experience with Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin.
The clinic is only a couple years old so it is beautiful and very spacious. They use leading technology for all their equipment. The procedure rooms connect directly to the embryology lab and the recovery rooms are comfortable. They have ample ultrasound and consult rooms. The staff keep the office very clean.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Estil Strawn at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin.
IVF with ICSI is $12,000. The clinic partners with Attain IVF that offers discounted IUI and IVF multi-packages. We purchased a 2 IVF cycle package with a 50% refund for $23,650, plus medications.
What specific things went wrong at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin?
  • Failed to call with results
5
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5
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Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin
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5
4
Age
41
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
5
4
[Dr. Strawn] Had a warm and straight manner. Did not follow up on failed cycle... Was realistic about chances and fast to diagnose and correct fertility problems. Skilled surgeon. Approach was not as customized as it could have been and PGS testing was not as well explained as it could have been. Main problem was lack of follow up because he changed clinics at the end of my failed FET... Make sure you are an advocate for yourself and ask questions. He is open to listening.
[Nursing Staff] Did not make me feel like I could ring and ask questions. Was inpatient and dismissive. Abrupt and curt manner.... [Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin] Attached to a medical school but does not use latest techniques or recommend any potential suppliments. Two remaining REs seem knowledgeable and helpful. So clinic may have changed a bit since medical director left... $12K IVF plus medicines
Age
41
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
5
4
How was your experience with Estil Strawn at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin?
Was realistic about chances and fast to diagnose and correct fertility problems. Skilled surgeon. Approach was not as customized as it could have been and PGS testing was not as well explained as it could have been. Main problem was lack of follow up because he changed clinics at the end of my failed FET
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Estil Strawn at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin?
Make sure you are an advocate for yourself and ask questions. He is open to listening.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Estil Strawn at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin?
Had a warm and straight manner. Did not follow up on failed cycle
Describe the protocols Estil Strawn used in your cycles at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin and their degree of success.
Antoginist protocol with Gonal-f 300 and Menopur 150. Second time around less Gonal-f at 200IU, not sure why but got more eggs.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Did not make me feel like I could ring and ask questions. Was inpatient and dismissive. Abrupt and curt manner.
Describe your experience with Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin.
Attached to a medical school but does not use latest techniques or recommend any potential suppliments. Two remaining REs seem knowledgeable and helpful. So clinic may have changed a bit since medical director left
Describe the costs associated with your care under Estil Strawn at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin.
$12K IVF plus medicines
Describe Estil Strawn's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin.
Dr. preferred 2 embryo transfer when I was more interested in a eSET and two attempts
What specific things went wrong at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin?
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
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Estil Strawn
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4
Clinic
Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin
Appleton
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10
N/A
Age
25 - 30
Treated
2011 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Tubal Blockage, Other
10
N/A
I have gotten to know Dr Strawn very well over the last 4.5 years and when we returned to him for IVF for a third child after our twins were older, he remembered me without a problem. He joked around with me when it was appropriate to lighten my anxiety and he was serious and sincere when t was appropriate. I am anxious and very informed and opinionated and he always responded to me appropriately in a way that helped "reign me in." He was a perfect match for me and my personality and the way I like things to be done...
I have gotten to know Dr Strawn very well over the last 4.5 years and when we returned to him for IVF for a third child after our twins were older, he remembered me without a problem. He joked around with me when it was appropriate to lighten my anxiety and he was serious and sincere when t was appropriate. I am anxious and very informed and opinionated and he always responded to me appropriately in a way that helped "reign me in." He was a perfect match for me and my personality and the way I like things to be done.
Age
25 - 30
Treated
2011 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Tubal Blockage, Other
10
N/A
How was your experience with Estil Strawn at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin?
I have had 4 embryo transfers, 2 fresh and 2 frozen. Different doctors did each of my fresh and the both failed. Strawn did both my frozen and it was successful both times, for a total of three children over 5 years. He has performed 2 egg retrievals with results that were better than expected, and one surgery that went well without complication. I trust him without question and I owe my family and the lives of my beautiful, perfect children to him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Estil Strawn at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin?
Trust him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Estil Strawn at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin?
I have gotten to know Dr Strawn very well over the last 4.5 years and when we returned to him for IVF for a third child after our twins were older, he remembered me without a problem. He joked around with me when it was appropriate to lighten my anxiety and he was serious and sincere when t was appropriate. I am anxious and very informed and opinionated and he always responded to me appropriately in a way that helped "reign me in." He was a perfect match for me and my personality and the way I like things to be done.
10
Doctor
Estil Strawn
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Nursing
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8
10
Age
36 - 38
Treated
2012 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
8
10
Dr. Strawn was honest with me from the start about what he saw as the pitfalls of the course of treatment I was seeking. With my second embryo transfer, after a miscarriage with my first, Dr. Strawn made sure to tell me that he knew how difficult my process had been and how important it was for me to be successful. I felt like he was genuinely excited for me when I reached the point of being able to be released to my OB's care....Throughout the ups and downs of my fertility treatments with Dr. Strawn and the other doctors at the Reproductive Medicine Clinic, they and the other staff members were compassionate and caring.
Throughout the ups and downs of my fertility treatments with Dr. Strawn and the other doctors at the Reproductive Medicine Clinic, they and the other staff members were compassionate and caring....There were times I felt like the nurses were abrupt, but I definitely felt cared for after my miscarriage....Dr. Strawn was honest with me from the start about what he saw as the pitfalls of the course of treatment I was seeking. With my second embryo transfer, after a miscarriage with my first, Dr. Strawn made sure to tell me that he knew how difficult my process had been and how important it was for me to be successful.
Age
36 - 38
Treated
2012 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
8
10
How was your experience with Estil Strawn at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin?
Dr. Strawn was honest with me from the start about what he saw as the pitfalls of the course of treatment I was seeking. With my second embryo transfer, after a miscarriage with my first, Dr. Strawn made sure to tell me that he knew how difficult my process had been and how important it was for me to be successful. I felt like he was genuinely excited for me when I reached the point of being able to be released to my OB's care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Estil Strawn at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin?
Ask questions and at the same time trust in the process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Estil Strawn at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin?
Throughout the ups and downs of my fertility treatments with Dr. Strawn and the other doctors at the Reproductive Medicine Clinic, they and the other staff members were compassionate and caring.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
There were times I felt like the nurses were abrupt, but I definitely felt cared for after my miscarriage.
Describe Estil Strawn's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin.
Given that my only reason for seeking fertility treatments is that I am a single mother by choice when it came time for me to try IVF (vs my 6 unsuccessful IUIs), my numbers all pointed to there being no reason to transfer more than one embryo.
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Estil Strawn
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10
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Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin
Menomonee Falls
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10
Age
30
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
9
10
He [Dr. Estil Strawn] will give you as much information as possible in an easy-to-understand way. He is kind, even when sharing news that is less than ideal...The consult appointment is long so that he can set aside the time needed to ensure you’re walking out of the office confident in your decision...He is detailed in explaining why he is doing what he is doing. He is an open book and answered any and all questions we had at our consult.
Everyone at the clinic [Aurora Fertility Services] is kind and compassionate. They know that it is not everyone’s favorite place to be, and do what they can to keep things positive and comfortable. The clinic location is incredibly convenient for labs...He [Dr. Estil Strawn] will give you as much information as possible in an easy-to-understand way. He is kind, even when sharing news that is less than ideal...The consult appointment is long so that he can set aside the time needed to ensure you’re walking out of the office confident in your decision...He is detailed in explaining why he is doing what he is doing. He is an open book and answered any and all questions we had at our consult.
Age
30
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
9
10
How was your experience with Estil Strawn at Aurora Fertility Services?
He will give you as much information as possible in an easy-to-understand way. He is kind, even when sharing news that is less than ideal. He has the same goal as you, but also needs to keep things realistic.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Estil Strawn at Aurora Fertility Services?
Go in with questions. The consult appointment is long so that he can set aside the time needed to ensure you’re walking out of the office confident in your decision.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Estil Strawn at Aurora Fertility Services?
He is detailed in explaining why he is doing what he is doing. He is an open book and answered any and all questions we had at our consult.
Describe your experience with Aurora Fertility Services.
Everyone at the clinic is kind and compassionate. They know that it is not everyone’s favorite place to be, and do what they can to keep things positive and comfortable. The clinic location is incredibly convenient for labs.
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Doctor
Estil Strawn
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Aurora Fertility Services
Green Bay
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