Strongly recommend: 60%Neutral: 38%Don't recommend: 1%8.9
60% strongly recommend
51 reviews
Humanity
9.4
9.4
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
9.1
9.1
Communication

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Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
5.7
5.7
Frequency Seen

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Ratings of 10 mean patients saw this doctor at every appointment.

Responsiveness
1
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Education

Medical School
U. of Toledo
Residency
U. of Toleda
Fellowship
Ohio St

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doctor, nurse available by email
nurse available by directline
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James Young (retired) works at

The Fertility Center of Michigan
Strongly recommend: 68%Neutral: 25%Don't recommend: 7%8.8

At 4 offices

Kalamazoo
317 South Drake Rd
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
(269) 324-5100
Mason
1100 S. Cedar Street
Mason, MI 48854
(616) 988-2229
Traverse City
1200 6th Street
Traverse City, MI 49684
(877) 904-4483
Grand Rapids
3230 Eagle Park Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
(616) 988-2229
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51 patient reviews

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10
Age 24 - 27
Treated 2015 - 2018
Success w/ Doc Yes
3 IUI
Prefer not to answer
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
He [Dr. Young] asks personal real life questions. Not all “doctor” stuff. He sat with both my husband and I, and I didn’t feel “rushed”. It is genuine. He’s funny and kind. He talks about his life to so it’s a mutual connection. Humans need connection in life and he provides this. ... He gives guidance on what to change and his knowledge on how to move on to the next step when the last IUI’s failed. ...
When you walk in the front desk [Fertility Center of Michigan] is fast and to the point to get you signed in. ... My IUI that I had performed NOT by dr young was different then how he did it. ... So consistency was off. ... The nurses are thorough and let you know what the need you to do. They help you to relax and answer any questions you have. ... $500 for IUI ...
How was your experience with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
James is a good doctor. He explains the good and the bad. He gives guidance on what to change and his knowledge on how to move on to the next step when the last IUI’s failed. He has improved being relational sense 2014 vists.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
Confident.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
He asks personal real life questions. Not all “doctor” stuff. He sat with both my husband and I, and I didn’t feel “rushed”. It is genuine. He’s funny and kind. He talks about his life to so it’s a mutual connection. Humans need connection in life and he provides this.
Describe the protocols James Young (retired) used in your cycles at The Fertility Center of Michigan and their degree of success.
First cycle- femara 2.5mg pills cycle day 3-7. Had four mature eggs. I have one daughter from this cycle. Sencond cycle I was put on femara 2.5mg cycle day 3-7 only produce ONE egg. We backed out of the IUI. Third cycle dr young bumped my femara as I only produced one egg last time using 5mg cycle day 3-7 and had four mature eggs. IUI failed Fourth cycle femara 7.5 cycle day 3-7 had four mature eggs. IUI failed.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
Fun enjoyable nice kind knowledgeable
Describe your experience with The Fertility Center of Michigan.
When you walk in the front desk is fast and to the point to get you signed in. The nurses are thorough and let you know what the need you to do. They help you to relax and answer any questions you have. One weakness is that one lady in my follow up ultrasound assumes that we had fresh sperm when we ONLY have frozen viles which made me question if she knew what she was doing and made me feel uneasey about having my IUI done. My IUI that I had performed NOT by dr young was different then how he did it. So that was odd. He put a sponge thing to hold in sperm and the other IUI did not have that. So consistency was off.
Describe the costs associated with your care under James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
$500 for IUI
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James Young (retired)
Humanity
Communication
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Trustworthiness
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Explained risks
Adaptability
10
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The Fertility Center of Michigan
Grand Rapids
Operations
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10
Age 32 - 39
Treated 2011 - 2018
Success w/ Doc Yes
4 IUI
1 IVF
Anovulation
Male Factor
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
We have been seeing Dr Young since 2011. He has always taken his time with us, explaining every little detail. He remembers what my husband and I do for a living and what we do for fun. When we lost our daughter at 19 weeks, he called us and shared his condolences. When our last FET failed, he was just as confused and sad that it didn’t work and ordered tests to make sure he wasn’t missing anything before we attempt our last transfer. I may cry in our talks, but I always end up smiling by the time I leave his office.
[Fertility Center of MI's] Weakness: The cost. We have some insurance coverage for treatment (meds, labs, ultrasounds, etc) but the IUIs, Retrieval and FETs all come out of pocket for us. They have a Family Building Fund, but you only if you make less than a certain amount of income, so we don’t qualify for help. Strengths: Everything else. This long, almost 8 year journey that we are still on has been more bearable because of the kind and compassionate care that we have received from everyone in the office
How was your experience with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
There is seriously nothing that My husband and I don’t like about Dr Young. He seems truly vested in us creating our family. When he is doing procedures he walks us through each step and often uses humor, which I appreciate. If there was one thing that I think needs to be improved upon is his handshake. It is very firm/confident and my husband always brings it up after our appts.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
Tell him what your goals are and what your timeline is. He won’t make you rush into anything, but he will make sure that he looks into everything before suggesting major procedures
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
We have been seeing Dr Young since 2011. He has always taken his time with us, explaining every little detail. He remembers what my husband and I do for a living and what we do for fun. When we lost our daughter at 19 weeks, he called us and shared his condolences. When our last FET failed, he was just as confused and sad that it didn’t work and ordered tests to make sure he wasn’t missing anything before we attempt our last transfer. I may cry in our talks, but I always end up smiling by the time I leave his office.
Describe the protocols James Young (retired) used in your cycles at The Fertility Center of Michigan and their degree of success.
He was very patient with us. He put both my husband and I through testing, then we did some cycles on clomid. When those didnt work he ordered a hystosalpinogram to make sure my clear. When those weren’t successful, he suggested IUIs and we did 2-3 and when those weren’t successful he did laparoscopic surgery to see if there was anything getting in the way. We tried one more IUI before he suggested IVF with ICSI because of my husbands sperm issues
Describe your experience with your nurse at The Fertility Center of Michigan. (Assigned nurse: Julie S, Julie M, and Ashley)
All of the nurses that I have interacted with have been amazing. Kind, caring, answering all of my questions and returning calls in an incredibly timely manner. They have made this whole journey incredibly more tolerable
Describe your experience with The Fertility Center of Michigan.
Weakness: The cost. We have some insurance coverage for treatment (meds, labs, ultrasounds, etc) but the IUIs, Retrieval and FETs all come out of pocket for us. They have a Family Building Fund, but you only if you make less than a certain amount of income, so we don’t qualify for help. Strengths: Everything else. This long, almost 8 year journey that we are still on has been more bearable because of the kind and compassionate care that we have received from everyone in the office
Describe the costs associated with your care under James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
Over the course of our 8 year journey, we have probably spent close to $30,000 to $40,000 out of pocket
Describe James Young (retired)'s approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
Dr Young had us transfer 2 each time and we were good with that. He always explained multiples were possible and the dangers of that, but the rewards out-weighed the risks for us
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The Fertility Center of Michigan
Kalamazoo
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8
Age 35
Treated 2018
Success w/ Doc ?
3 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Prefer not to answer
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
The way the clinic [Fertility Center of Michigan] runs, I don’t see my actual Primary RE often except for consultations and if he happens to be doing the retrieval I will see him. ...Dr. Young is very intelligent and explained everything slowly and in depth, answering all questions. He used evidence based information and cited/provided studies. He’s not the warm and fuzzy type but I don’t need that in a provider. My main critique would be for more follow through from Dr. Young himself but I also understand that’s not possible with how the office is run.
The way the clinic runs [Fertility Center of Michigan], I don’t see my actual Primary RE often except for consultations and if he happens to be doing the retrieval I will see him. ... I was able to start treatment the day of my consultation. The staff is caring and kind and mostly runs on time. They do not batch patients and office runs 7 days a week. It would be nice if there were more morning appointment times for ultrasounds, they also need a program for those paying out of pocket. Only have assured program which many don’t qualify for.
How was your experience with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
Dr. Young is very intelligent and explained everything slowly and in depth, answering all questions. He used evidence based information and cited/provided studies. He’s not the warm and fuzzy type but I don’t need that in a provider. My main critique would be for more follow through from Dr. Young himself but I also understand that’s not possible with how the office is run. I always hear from the nurses who are wonderful but don’t always receive the details I want.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
He will do everything he can to customize the protocols to your needs and to meet your requests. While he isn’t the warm and fuzzy type, he’s professional, intelligent, and experienced. I would suggest to anyone to bring a list of questions to a consult and i my experience he was happy to explain discuss all my questions and concerns.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
The way the clinic runs, I don’t see my actual Primary RE often except for consultations and if he happens to be doing the retrieval I will see him. The IVF nurses are my main contact. I would feel more supported If I had more contact with Dr. Young and received more follow up.
Describe the protocols James Young (retired) used in your cycles at The Fertility Center of Michigan and their degree of success.
I did 2 rounds of clomid and 4 with femara doing timed intercourse, followed by 3 IUI’s with femara (none with injectables d/t lack of insurance coverage. Currently undergoing micro flare IVF. Microdose lupron with gonal -f. I have DOR.
Describe your experience with your nurse at The Fertility Center of Michigan. (Assigned nurse: Amy)
The staff is wonderful, usually runs on time, good communicators and are very caring. They do their best to have my primary nurse see me and call.
Describe your experience with The Fertility Center of Michigan.
I was able to start treatment the day of my consultation. The staff is caring and kind and mostly runs on time. They do not batch patients and office runs 7 days a week. It would be nice if there were more morning appointment times for ultrasounds, they also need a program for those paying out of pocket. Only have assured program which many don’t qualify for.
Describe the costs associated with your care under James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
IUI -$500 without meds IVF >$10,000 not including ultrasound, blood draws, HSG, Mock embryo transfer, and meds meds are usually $3,000-$6,000 each US about $250 each E2 $115 each progesterone draw $115.
Describe James Young (retired)'s approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
I haven’t transferred yet, but the office provides information with studies on the topic and Dr. Young discussed it at length in the consultation as well as the IVF nurse in the prep prior to starting IVF.
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James Young (retired)
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8
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The Fertility Center of Michigan
Grand Rapids
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10
Age 40
Treated 2018
Success w/ Doc Yes
1 IUI
Endometriosis
Male Factor
Other
Income $0 - $49K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
He [Dr. Young] was very informative, but yet described things in ways we understood easily. We felt he genuinely cared about our situation. We never felt rushed, and he calmly took all the time we needed during our appointments. After the loss of one of our babies, Dr. Young gave us hugs and was professional and also emotional right along with us...
I have never been anywhere where everyone was so friendly and happy. We love that they were always willing to work with our schedules and greeted us by name upon arrival. They offered us beverages as well as a shoulder to cry on. They prayed with us and celebrated with us. We love our TFC family!...everything was always broke down for us and we were able to make payments that worked for us
How was your experience with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
He is a caring and friendly person. He gave us hope, when our success rate was so low. He took all the time we needed, and never made us feel rushed. We didn't feel like we were at a typical medical facility, we felt like we were being treated by friends or family.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
Never ever give up hope, miracles do happen and Dr. Young can help you get closer to your dream.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
From the moment we met him, he was warm and kind. He was very informative, but yet described things in ways we understood easily. We felt he genuinely cared about our situation. We never felt rushed, and he calmly took all the time we needed during our appointments. After the loss of one of our babies, Dr. Young gave us hugs and was professional and also emotional right along with us. He talked to us about the power of prayer, which meant the world to us. We felt like family and not just another patient.
Describe the protocols James Young (retired) used in your cycles at The Fertility Center of Michigan and their degree of success.
Our infertility journey started 12 years ago. We dealt with several different doctors before hearing about Dr. Young. We have gone through countless rounds of clomid, pills, shots, tests, procedures surgeries...you name it. Nothing worked. We had given up all hope until we met Dr. Young. He convinced us to try one more time, and that one more time led us to our son!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
They were so sweet. Greeted us at the door with a smile, and showed great compassion in our sorrow. They celebrated us when we achieved pregnancy. They were wonderful!
Describe your experience with The Fertility Center of Michigan.
I have never been anywhere where everyone was so friendly and happy. We love that they were always willing to work with our schedules and greeted us by name upon arrival. They offered us beverages as well as a shoulder to cry on. They prayed with us and celebrated with us. We love our TFC family!
Describe the costs associated with your care under James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
It was pretty expensive, but the costs were less than we had assumed. Although I cannot remember the exact costs, everything was always broke down for us and we were able to make payments that worked for us.
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James Young (retired)
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The Fertility Center of Michigan
Kalamazoo
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Age 37
Treated 2018
Success w/ Doc Yes
5 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Operations
1st of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Respectful, honest, and open. [Dr. Young] Answered all my questions. ... Wrote notes out for me, assisted me in coming up with the best plan. Gave me assurance when I had crazy questions and explained things to me in a way I could understand. Was real about my situation, allowed me to do things in my own timeline. Was available by phone. ... Glad I transferred 2 embryos. With the cost and my age. ...
More access to clinic [The Fertility Center of Michigan] by phone or email. Some of the treatment is time sensitive. Once I ran out of progesterone shots and some things were not early explained in advance by nurse staff. Just making sure Ivf prtocal is very well explained including pharmacy and injection information ... Nursing staff did not call in prescriptions timely on multiple occasions ...All the docs at the clinic I saw treated me kindly and with respect.
How was your experience with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
Respectful, honest, and open. Answered all my questions. Wouldn’t have a growing family without him. Wrote notes out for me, assisted me in coming up with the best plan. Gave me assurance when I had crazy questions and explained things to me in a way I could understand. Was real about my situation, allowed me to do things in my own timeline. Was available by phone.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
Stay positive. Trust the process!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
All the docs at the clinic I saw treated me kindly and with respect. This process was confusing and heartbreaking and I wouldn’t be pregnant with twins right now without these physicians. I support and respect all 4 of them.
Describe the protocols James Young (retired) used in your cycles at The Fertility Center of Michigan and their degree of success.
Started with blood testing, hormones, etc, semen analysis. Moved in to fertility drugs, moved in to iuis, moved in to hsg and sono, removes uterine polyps and proceeded with one last iui before moving in to Ivf. Ivf was very successful for me. Currently 8 months pregnant with boy/girl
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
Most were compassionate and sometimes they wouldn’t answer or call back right away. Ivf nurses were better
Describe your experience with The Fertility Center of Michigan.
More access to clinic by phone or email. Some of the treatment is time sensitive. Once I ran out of progesterone shots and some things were not early explained in advance by nurse staff. Just making sure Ivf prtocal is very well explained including pharmacy and injection information
Describe the costs associated with your care under James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
20,000
Describe James Young (retired)'s approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
Glad I transferred 2 embryos. With the cost and my age.
What specific things went wrong at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
Nursing staff did not call in prescriptions timely on multiple occasions
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James Young (retired)
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Adaptability
10
Clinic
The Fertility Center of Michigan
Grand Rapids
Operations
Scheduling
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10
Age 29 - 30
Treated 2017 - 2018
Success w/ Doc ?
2 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Uterine Fibroids
Other
Prefer not to answer
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
He [Dr. James Young] has been great. I have had multiple changes in my plan due to firbroids and cysts but he always has a great plan in place. I am currently doing multi-cycle IVF to try to collect as many eggs as possible due to my low AMH. I was worried about it at first but Dr. Young has explained everything.... One round of timed intercourse with menopur. Now multi-cycle IVF. First round we did 300 of Gonal F and Lupron. Second round will be 450 Gonal F and Lupron.
The strengths [of The Fertility Center of MI-Grand Rapids] would be how much all of the staff care from the front desk staff, billing, nurses, and the doctors. There is also an IVF line where you can call if you are an IVF patient and there is someone there to answer your questions.... I have had multiple changes in my plan due to firbroids and cysts but he always has a great plan in place. I am currently doing multi-cycle IVF to try to collect as many eggs as possible due to my low AMH.
How was your experience with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
He has been great. I have had multiple changes in my plan due to firbroids and cysts but he always has a great plan in place. I am currently doing multi-cycle IVF to try to collect as many eggs as possible due to my low AMH. I was worried about it at first but Dr. Young has explained everything.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
Just to trust the process and ask a lot of questions!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
This was our first experience with the IVF process. He explained the entire process and has been very caring and understanding.
Describe the protocols James Young (retired) used in your cycles at The Fertility Center of Michigan and their degree of success.
One round of timed intercourse with menopur. Now multi-cycle IVF. First round we did 300 of Gonal F and Lupron. Second round will be 450 Gonal F and Lupron.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
We had some issues in the beginning but it’s because my protocol changes a couple times.
Describe your experience with The Fertility Center of Michigan.
The strengths would be how much all of the staff care from the front desk staff, billing, nurses, and the doctors. There is also an IVF line where you can call if you are an IVF patient and there is someone there to answer your questions.
Describe the costs associated with your care under James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
We are in the process currently.
What specific things went wrong at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
  • Lost paperwork
Describe the specific things that went wrong at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
Just some paperwork misplaced but we were able to get the issue resolved.
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James Young (retired)
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Grand Rapids
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Age 41
Treated 2018
Success w/ Doc No
1 IUI
Male Factor
European
Income $0 - $49K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
He was very thorough in explaining everything and telling us what the next course of treatment should be was very caring and compassionate as well I would recommend him...He treated me like a person explained everything thoroughly and didn't rush us through...He is very nice n will answer all type questions...He had my on clomid for an iui procedure to help produce multiple eggs wich ended in not getting pregnant due to my husbands low sperm count n low motility he then told us after the failed iui ivf was are next step
For the iui [at The Fertility Center of Michigan] it was roughly 800 after all the appointments and medications have not done ivf yet due to the high cost...They are all great caring and compassionate and explain everything thoroughly the office n staff are all great and very welcoming never had to wait long at my appointments and even brought me in on a Saturday for a test I needed done...They [nurses] were all great explaining everything caring and compassionate and if they did not know something they would go ask the Dr to get tyne answer
How was your experience with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
He was very thorough in explaining everything and telling us what the next course of treatment should be was very caring and compassionate as well I would recommend him and all lol the other Dr's at the fertillity center
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
He is very nice n will answer all type questions
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
He treated me like a person explained everything thoroughly and didn't rush us through
Describe the protocols James Young (retired) used in your cycles at The Fertility Center of Michigan and their degree of success.
He had my on clomid for an iui procedure to help produce multiple eggs wich ended in not getting pregnant due to my husbands low sperm count n low motility he then told us after the failed iui ivf was are next step
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
They were all great explaining everything caring and compassionate and if they did not know something they would go ask the Dr to get tyne answer
Describe your experience with The Fertility Center of Michigan.
They are all great caring and compassionate and explain everything thoroughly the office n staff are all great and very welcoming never had to wait long at my appointments and even brought me in on a Saturday for a test I needed done
Describe the costs associated with your care under James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
For the iui it was roughly 800 after all the appointments and medications have not done ivf yet due to the high cost
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James Young (retired)
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The Fertility Center of Michigan
Grand Rapids
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Age 29 - 35
Treated 2012 - 2018
Success w/ Doc Yes
4 IUI
1 IVF
Male Factor
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Dr Young always took time to explain everything and keep us informed of all options and advise us. ... He was compassionate and supportive of us and the decisions we made. Very thankful he was our physician. ... Our infertility was due to male factor. After multiple failed IUIs we tried IVF. After a fresh transfer resulted in a pregnancy loss we did a frozen transfer using the long protocol
It is clean, comfortable, and feels private. All of the staff [The Fertility Center of Michigan] are friendly and helpful and really seem to go above and beyond. You always know what to expect and feel safe in their hands. All of the physicians I encountered were amazing. Although we did not utilize them, support groups and counselors are offered to help you with this difficult journey. The nursing staff are all awesome as well. They almost feel like and family and are some of your biggest supporters and cheerleaders throughout the IVF process
How was your experience with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
Awesome doctor! He always explained everything clearly and answered our questions thoroughly. We always felt like he genuinely cared and was rooting for us. He was compassionate and supportive of us and the decisions we made. Very thankful he was our physician.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
This is not an easy journey to be on. Be open and honest. Ask any questions you may have
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
Dr Young always took time to explain everything and keep us informed of all options and advise us. He seemed to genuinely care about us and helping us have a family
Describe the protocols James Young (retired) used in your cycles at The Fertility Center of Michigan and their degree of success.
Our infertility was due to male factor. After multiple failed IUIs we tried IVF. After a fresh transfer resulted in a pregnancy loss we did a frozen transfer using the long protocol
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
Wonderful! All were very supportive and helpful throughout the entire process. They cheered with you and were empathetic when things did not go as hoped. They made sure you understood everything from meds to procedures and were always available to answer questions
Describe your experience with The Fertility Center of Michigan.
It is clean, comfortable, and feels private. All of the staff are friendly and helpful and really seem to go above and beyond. You always know what to expect and feel safe in their hands. All of the physicians I encountered were amazing. Although we did not utilize them, support groups and counselors are offered to help you with this difficult journey. The nursing staff are all awesome as well. They almost feel like and family and are some of your biggest supporters and cheerleaders throughout the IVF process
Describe the costs associated with your care under James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
My health insurance did not cover anything. Overall with medications and treatment we spent around $20,000
Describe James Young (retired)'s approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
I’m glad we transferred two. I had a singleton pregnancy but would have been okay with two babies as I always hoped to have a large family
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Grand Rapids
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Age 32 - 34
Treated 2016 - 2018
Success w/ Doc Yes
4 IUI
1 IVF
Male Factor
Tubal Blockage
Unexplained
European
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Dr. Young is very dry, but you can tell he cares deeply about his patients and what he does. He doesn’t sugar coat anything, which is exactly the type of doctor I love. He always provided different options but was respectful of your decision. ... We started with Clomid and moved our way up through treatment options. ... I appreciated how upfront Dr. Young was and I never felt like he was trying to rush me out.
This place [The Fertility Center of Michigan] is wonderful! We are now going back for round two now that our IVF daughter is 16 months! Everyone is so helpful and caring. They go above and beyond to make you feel validated, cared for, and comforted when needed. ... I love the nursing staff at the fertility center! They are fantastic people who truly care about the physical and emotional well-being of their patients.
How was your experience with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
Dr. Young is very dry, but you can tell he cares deeply about his patients and what he does. He doesn’t sugar coat anything, which is exactly the type of doctor I love. He always provided different options but was respectful of your decision.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
He is very blunt and dry but a great Doctor!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
I appreciated how upfront Dr. Young was and I never felt like he was trying to rush me out.
Describe the protocols James Young (retired) used in your cycles at The Fertility Center of Michigan and their degree of success.
We started with Clomid and moved our way up through treatment options.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
I love the nursing staff at the fertility center! They are fantastic people who truly care about the physical and emotional well-being of their patients.
Describe your experience with The Fertility Center of Michigan.
This place is wonderful! We are now going back for round two now that our IVF daughter is 16 months! Everyone is so helpful and caring. They go above and beyond to make you feel validated, cared for, and comforted when needed.
Describe the costs associated with your care under James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
Everything was expensive! I remember joking with the billing department if they wanted a kidney or a liver four different appointments. However, they were willing to work with you and let you know how much everything was upfront. Dori in billing is extremely helpful! Unfortunately, this go around our insurance no longer covers 50%. That 50% coverage was essential when going through the first round of IVF.
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Grand Rapids
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Age 35 - 36
Treated 2016 - 2017
Success w/ Doc No
2 IUI
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
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I really liked him [Dr. James Young] in the beginning. He spent a lot of time with me and my husband. Then as I mentioned, I didn't see him once we started our 3 month treatment plan. And after 3 failed months of Femara, trigger shot and IUI's I haven't been back. Decided to take a small break then try again. They said we would meet with the doctor again for a new plan of action. But after my 3rd failed month and now 4 months since then, not one person or nurse has ever called to check on us and see if we wanted to make our next appointment and get a new treatment plan going. That's when I went from feeling human to feeling like a number. No one cares I guess, that's what it feels like. Just pay your bill and if you come back you come back. Ugh!
They have a good track record and doctors. That's why I went and will go again. They are close to me and well known. I trust them even though I have sometimes felt like a number. They know what they're doing so I can remove myself emotionally. It's expensive and you may leave feeling worse then when you started! I was so confused when one month I couldn't even have an IUI. I didn't even know that was an option. So make sure to ask lots of questions because some information was left out of our discussions because I'm assuming they thought I just knew.
How was your experience with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
I really liked him in the beginning. He spent a lot of time with me and my husband. Then as I mentioned, I didn't see him once we started our 3 month treatment plan. And after 3 failed months of Femara, trigger shot and IUI's I haven't been back. Decided to take a small break then try again. They said we would meet with the doctor again for a new plan of action. But after my 3rd failed month and now 4 months since then, not one person or nurse has ever called to check on us and see if we wanted to make our next appointment and get a new treatment plan going. That's when I went from feeling human to feeling like a number. No one cares I guess, that's what it feels like. Just pay your bill and if you come back you come back. Ugh!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
Dot set deadlines when you'll be pregame. You'll just disappointed when it comes and go's. Be expectant but informed. Really ask all your questions and understand to your best during your first appointments. As I guess you're not guaranteed to see your doctor for awhile.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
I didn't feel like a number initially. I saw Dr. Young in the beginning then for all my ultrasounds and IUI's I did now see him! Kind of crazy to me. After 3 failed months on Femara, 2 months I had failed IUI's and 1 month I couldn't do IUI because they think I ovulated early or late. But I never saw or spoke with Dr. Young once the treatment plan started. I don't like that.
Describe the protocols James Young (retired) used in your cycles at The Fertility Center of Michigan and their degree of success.
I guess I'm not certain. Just that he said Femara and IUI was his opinion what was best for me during our first 3 month treatment plan. He said we would do 3 month treatment plans and if they didn't work we would re-visit and come up with the next plan. I did my research as well, but mostly trust his expert opinions.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
They didn't do a bad job. Just did their job. Just went through the motions and wished me licked every time. Like ok see you next time. No big deal that I had 3 months of expensive failed treatments. They did well, nothing exceptional
Describe your experience with The Fertility Center of Michigan.
They have a good track record and doctors. That's why I went and will go again. They are close to me and well known. I trust them even though I have sometimes felt like a number. They know what they're doing so I can remove myself emotionally. It's expensive and you may leave feeling worse then when you started! I was so confused when one month I couldn't even have an IUI. I didn't even know that was an option. So make sure to ask lots of questions because some information was left out of our discussions because I'm assuming they thought I just knew.
Describe the costs associated with your care under James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
I think it was around $200-250 just every time I stepped in the office. Which some appointments were not even necessary and could have take place with a phone call or email! We paid for mid-cycle ultrasounds and IUI's (separate cost for both my husband & I). Some appointments I paid for we're frustrating because like I mentioned, they weren't necessary and I left with no new information or the appointment was like 10 mins. Every single thing was a different cost. And I felt like some things my doctor could have provided under insurance. Like certain testing that was done in the very beginning. Like bliss work and ultrasounds. Being I had 3 miscarriages already, shouldn't my normal doctors have already done all the testing, blood work and ultrasounds? Why did it take 3 miscarriage and the fertility center and 5 years for me to be diagnosed with recurrent miscarriage and factor 5?! That's crazy to me
Describe James Young (retired)'s approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
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The Fertility Center of Michigan
Kalamazoo
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Age 27 - 28
Treated 2016 - 2017
Success w/ Doc ?
3 IUI
1 IVF
Tubal Blockage
Unexplained
European
Income $0 - $49K
Entrepreneur
Only Doc Seen
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Strongly Recommends
Dr. Young has always seemed to be very knowledgeable. He could be considered slightly awkward; he is pretty soft spoken. But he is honest, notices and acknowledges when things are or could be tough for my husband and I. He is very encouraging and positive and does take his time with each of us when we meet.... We started with cheaper and less invasive and then worked our way up. But he listened when we wanted to either slow the process or amp it up. He wanted us to be comfortable and confident and as relaxed as we can be on this journey.
All of the nurses [at The Fertility Center of MI] are great. Each doctor has a couple nurses for treatments that aren't ivf, and a nurse specifically for ivf. Everyone seems to work super well together and I have always felt like I have gotten very personal care and that they genuinely want what is best for us.
How was your experience with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
Dr. Young has always seemed to be very knowledgeable. He could be considered slightly awkward; he is pretty soft spoken. But he is honest, notices and acknowledges when things are or could be tough for my husband and I. He is very encouraging and positive and does take his time with each of us when we meet.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
Look past his slight awkward quietness. He is kind and knowledgeable. Plus at this clinic, all the doctors seem to work together on things. I have been confident in all of his directions and direction changes that he has made for us. They made sense and we saw results.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
He is patient and thorough. He also seems to be pretty perceptive and tries to have good, as normal as possible conversations along with the "work" discussions.
Describe the protocols James Young (retired) used in your cycles at The Fertility Center of Michigan and their degree of success.
He explained all our options, gave his opinion on direction, and we took his advice. He adjusted accordingly when needed. We started with cheaper and less invasive and then worked our way up. But he listened when we wanted to either slow the process or amp it up. He wanted us to be comfortable and confident and as relaxed as we can be on this journey.
Describe your experience with your nurse at The Fertility Center of Michigan. (Assigned nurse: Julie S)
All of the nurses are great. Each doctor has a couple nurses for treatments that aren't ivf, and a nurse specifically for ivf. Everyone seems to work super well together and I have always felt like I have gotten very personal care and that they genuinely want what is best for us.
Describe your experience with The Fertility Center of Michigan.
It is rough sometimes with scheduleing for multiple reasons that unfortunately are managed as best they can be. We have almost no otger options for fertility treatment centers; these doctors work together at multiple locations hours apart. They do the best they can. And by the time you are coming to see them, you are willing to make your schedule wprk with thiers.
Describe the costs associated with your care under James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
Over the last 2 years and multiple cycles of differing attempts, we've spent about $13,000
Describe James Young (retired)'s approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
Based on what he already knew of our religious beliefs, this was only briefly discussed.
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The Fertility Center of Michigan
Kalamazoo
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Age 33 - 34
Treated 2016 - 2017
Success w/ Doc Yes
2 IUI
1 IVF
2 Egg Freezing
Other
European
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
I felt like he actually knew about my history when he came in to see me for appointments, for the retrievals, and for the transfer. He took into account my diminished ovarian reserve and poor response to my first IVF (with another doctor) when recommending a protocol. He recommended doing a multi-cycle IVF to freeze as many embryos as possible before doing a transfer. I received a phone call from him after my positive HCG test, prior to my appointment. I received a phone call one evening from the nurse practitioner because she was "thinking about me" and wanted to suggest opening a different vial of medication because I might not need as much.
The clinic [The Fertility Center] had short waits. The longest I waited was 20 minutes. The office staff was helpful. The retrievals and transfer were performed at the clinic in Grand Rapids. It was nice to be taken care of by the actual clinic staff, rather than at a Surgi-Center. The clinic allows acupuncturists come in to perform an acupuncture treatment before and after the transfer.
How was your experience with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
Dr. Young is very to the point and honest. He (indirectly) validated my concerns with my first doctor. Dr. Young answered all of my questions. He has a relaxed and calm demeanor, which was beneficial during the stress of fertility treatments! My husband felt very comfortable with Dr. Young and his course of treatment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
Ask questions, like you would with any doctor.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
I felt like he actually knew about my history when he came in to see me for appointments, for the retrievals, and for the transfer. He took into account my diminished ovarian reserve and poor response to my first IVF (with another doctor) when recommending a protocol. He recommended doing a multi-cycle IVF to freeze as many embryos as possible before doing a transfer. I received a phone call from him after my positive HCG test, prior to my appointment. I received a phone call one evening from the nurse practitioner because she was "thinking about me" and wanted to suggest opening a different vial of medication because I might not need as much.
Describe the protocols James Young (retired) used in your cycles at The Fertility Center of Michigan and their degree of success.
A multi-cycle IVF was recommended based on my AMH (1.16) and poor response to my first IVF (with a different clinic). I was NOT placed on birth control prior to beginning the cycle, which allowed my body to dictate the timeline. He recommended less medication. We paid a flat rate for 3 retrievals and 1 transfer. I was on Clomid for 5 days, and then I began Gonal-F (dosage dependent on follicles). My first retrieval resulted in 6 embryos. My second retrieval resulted in 8 embryos. We did not do a 3rd retrieval, as I had a good amount of embryos already. We did a Day 3 frozen transfer of 2 embryos. I am currently pregnant with a singleton. I had a second sac; however, it did not develop past 5 weeks.
Describe your experience with your nurse at The Fertility Center of Michigan. (Assigned nurse: Julie )
Everyone was friendly and helpful. I got to know many of the staff throughout my visits. I felt like they cared about their patients. After each follicle monitoring, I met with a nurse practitioner or other care coordinator to discuss my plan. I received a phone call later that day, if anything changed. It was nice to meet with a person face-to-face rather than only speak to someone on the phone.
Describe your experience with The Fertility Center of Michigan.
The clinic had short waits. The longest I waited was 20 minutes. The office staff was helpful. The retrievals and transfer were performed at the clinic in Grand Rapids. It was nice to be taken care of by the actual clinic staff, rather than at a Surgi-Center. The clinic allows acupuncturists come in to perform an acupuncture treatment before and after the transfer.
Describe the costs associated with your care under James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
IVF reserve spot: $1500 Multi-cycle IVF rate: $11,000 (3 retrievals, if needed, 1transfer) Anesthesia: $400 (x2) Ultrasounds: $283 per Bloodwork (some was covered by insurance- bloodwork done off-site at Kalamazoo office): $8 per Total without medication: $16,089
Describe James Young (retired)'s approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
We were given information to help us make a decision. 1-2 were recommended, and we decided to do 2.
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Kalamazoo
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Age 30 - 31
Treated 2016 - 2017
Success w/ Doc No
1 IUI
Unexplained
Native American
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 2 Docs
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He [Dr. Young] poorly described the steps of our treatment. I...After our miscarriage - I wasn't contacted to talk about next steps...We sat down with Dr. Young and he quickly went through what we would do for treatment by scribbling upside down on a sheet of paper. He didn't talk about success rates or what might be causing us to not conceive naturally... I was actually more confused leaving the office... They don't always listen to you...
Weaknesses. 1. They [The Fertility Center] don't read your charts before calling you, and mistakenly told me everything was good when I was in fact having a miscarriage, I had to explain to the nurse why I was having a blood draw after coming in for my 6 week appointment and them not being able to find a heartbeat and tell her my HCG levels were dropping not increasing meaning I was going to miscarry. 2. They don't always listen to you....
How was your experience with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
He poorly described the steps of our treatment. I knew more from friends who had been in our shoes than I did from our one visit with him. After our miscarriage - I wasn't contacted to talk about next steps.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
Treat me like a person dealing with infertility, not someone who is paying you and try to get me out of the office as fast as possible.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
We sat down with Dr. Young and he quickly went through what we would do for treatment by scribbling upside down on a sheet of paper. He didn't talk about success rates or what might be causing us to not conceive naturally. I had a couple friends who had been through what we were about to embark on. I knew more about the process from them than I learned from Dr. Young. I was actually more confused leaving the office. Luckily the nurses and schedulers were very helpful when scheduling appointments and telling me what I needed to do next. Additionally, we did an IUI which was successful, but then miscarried. We had to see a different doctor the day we found out we were having a miscarriage. Since then I haven't heard anything from Dr. Young (or the doctor we saw when we learned we were having a miscarriage) about our next steps. I feel like they only care about the money we pay for services, aside from that, they have no vested interest in their patients.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
Some of the staff have been ok to work with. They answer questions and can read lab results. However, the day I called to get the results of my bloodwork - after coming in and finding out we may be having a miscarriage the nurse read me my HCG levels and told me everything looked great. Luckily, I knew where my levels should be if I were pregnant. I had to tell the nurse that my levels should be about 100x what they were. I told her this was a new round of HCG testing and that I originally had my levels done two weeks prior. She told me she thought this was my second reading, which I had to tell her it wasn't. She then asked me why I was having my hcg tested again - in which i had to TELL HER, while trying to hold it together, that I had come in for my 6 week appointment that morning and they couldn't find a heartbeat. She was frazzled and told me she understood and in that case I was indeed having a miscarriage.
Describe your experience with The Fertility Center of Michigan.
The strength is that they will try to get you in as soon as possible and have early morning appointments for those who work full-time. Weaknesses. 1. They don't read your charts before calling you, and mistakenly told me everything was good when I was in fact having a miscarriage. 2. They don't always listen to you. I was certain I would ovulate on a Friday or Saturday and thought doing an IUI the following Monday would be too late, the nurse acted like I was crazy to think I would ovulate that soon and told me to take my injection Saturday PM. I again told her I was sure I would ovulate sooner, again she told me it was highly unlikely and acted like I didn't know what I was talking about, but told me to do OPK's so I would know. Sure enough I got a positive OPK the following day of my appoitment, a Friday morning. And got scheduled for an IUI that Saturday. If I hadn't known my body and been adament I may have wasted a ton of money on an IUI 2 days later than I needed it. My IUI I was able to get that Saturday morning was Successful! You don't really have any other options in the Grand Rapids area, unless you want to drive to Lansing, but the amount of appointments required makes that hard to do if you live in Greater GR.
What specific things went wrong at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
Weaknesses. 1. They don't read your charts before calling you, and mistakenly told me everything was good when I was in fact having a miscarriage, I had to explain to the nurse why I was having a blood draw after coming in for my 6 week appointment and them not being able to find a heartbeat and tell her my HCG levels were dropping not increasing meaning I was going to miscarry. 2. They don't always listen to you. I was certain I would ovulate on a Friday or Saturday and thought doing an IUI the following Monday would be too late, the nurse acted like I was crazy to think I would ovulate that soon and told me to take my injection Saturday PM. I again told her I was sure I would ovulate sooner, again she told me it was highly unlikely and acted like I didn't know what I was talking about, but told me to do OPK's so I would know. Sure enough I got a positive OPK the following day of my appoitment, a Friday morning. And got scheduled for an IUI that Saturday. If I hadn't known my body and been adament I may have wasted a ton of money on an IUI 2 days later than I needed it. My IUI I was able to get that Saturday morning was Successful!
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The Fertility Center of Michigan
Grand Rapids
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Age 40 - 41
Treated 2016 - 2017
Success w/ Doc Yes
3 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Uterine Fibroids
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
Latinx
Income $0 - $49K
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Dr Young was very adamant in finding the cause of infertility with a variety of blood work, ultrasounds, and other exams. He was very conscious of our financial situation and worked with us. I think we need to strongly consider IVF. It was never pushed on us as we could only afford iui, but he was realistic and very forth coming as to what needs to happen next.... We did multiple iui's all medicated and with ultrasounds. He closely monitored ovulation with ultrasound.
They [Fertility Ctr of Michigan] treated us like family. They were very knowledgeable and easily accessible for any questions or concerns.... Strengths; their communication was great, cleanliness in their office and surrounding area, very informative and knowledgeable staff... seems like everyone works well with each other. Weaknesses; making appointments for new patients should be sooner.
How was your experience with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
Dr Young was very adamant in finding the cause of infertility with a variety of blood work, ultrasounds, and other exams. He was very conscious of our financial situation and worked with us. I think we need to strongly consider IVF. It was never pushed on us as we could only afford iui, but he was realistic and very forth coming as to what needs to happen next.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
Please document all treatments and test results so that your dr can better help you achieve your goals in a timely matter.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
The staff was great and walked my husband and myself through every step.
Describe the protocols James Young (retired) used in your cycles at The Fertility Center of Michigan and their degree of success.
We did multiple iui's all medicated and with ultrasounds. He closely monitored ovulation with ultrasound.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
They treated us like family. They were very knowledgeable and easily accessible for any questions or concerns.
Describe your experience with The Fertility Center of Michigan.
Strengths; their communication was great, cleanliness in their office and surrounding area, very informative and knowledgeable staff... seems like everyone works well with each other. Weaknesses; making appointments for new patients should be sooner.
Describe the costs associated with your care under James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
Under $10,000
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Grand Rapids
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Age 31
Treated 2017
Success w/ Doc No
3 Fertility Medications
Endometriosis
Other
Income $0 - $49K
Teacher
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Dr. Young was very patient with my many questions and made sure I knew exactly what to expect before moving on. He set up a road map of the steps we would take throughout our journey on our first meeting...We are now planning on laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis...Since I had already taken Clomid for 5 cycles we moved on to taking Femara on days 3-7 and taking Ovidrel on day 13 for 3 cycles. I also had an ultrasound on day 13 of each cycle to check on folicle production. The first cycle I had produced 3 large follicles, the 2nd only 2 good sized follicles and the 3rd, one good size and one small follicle.
The nursing staff [at The Fertility Center of Michigan] was very informative and always returned my phone calls in a timely manner...Ultrasound visits cost around $170. Visits with the Doctor were $190...The doctors and nurses at this clinic are very knowledgable and helpful...Since I had already taken Clomid for 5 cycles we moved on to taking Femara on days 3-7 and taking Ovidrel on day 13 for 3 cycles. I also had an ultrasound on day 13 of each cycle to check on folicle production. The first cycle I had produced 3 large follicles, the 2nd only 2 good sized follicles and the 3rd, one good size and one small follicle. None of these cycles resulted in pregnancy. We are now planning on laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis.
How was your experience with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
Dr. Young was very patient with my many questions and made sure I knew exactly what to expect before moving on. He set up a road map of the steps we would take throughout our journey on our first meeting.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
Be open and completely honest with your goals.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
They treated me as an individual and was knowledgable of my case.
Describe the protocols James Young (retired) used in your cycles at The Fertility Center of Michigan and their degree of success.
Since I had already taken Clomid for 5 cycles we moved on to taking Femara on days 3-7 and taking Ovidrel on day 13 for 3 cycles. I also had an ultrasound on day 13 of each cycle to check on folicle production. The first cycle I had produced 3 large follicles, the 2nd only 2 good sized follicles and the 3rd, one good size and one small follicle. None of these cycles resulted in pregnancy. We are now planning on laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
The nursing staff was very informative and always returned my phone calls in a timely manner.
Describe your experience with The Fertility Center of Michigan.
The doctors and nurses at this clinic are very knowledgable and helpful. Unfortunately, this clinic did not accept my insurance so many procedures were expensive.
Describe the costs associated with your care under James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
Ultrasound visits cost around $170. Visits with the Doctor were $190.
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James Young (retired)
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The Fertility Center of Michigan
Kalamazoo
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Age 27 - 28
Treated 2016 - 2017
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4 IUI
1 IVF
Male Factor
European
Income $50K - $99K
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He [Dr. James Young] has a very laid back personality. Did not meet with him every time, but I did not mind because the other doctors and nurses were very friendly and willing to help. I appreciate that the wait time to see him was not super long.... He is always friendly and on time.... I love how they have such a large staff that they are able to go along with my cycle instead of messing with it to fit their time line. I just wished that the 4 IUI's and the IVF round would have worked.
I love how they have such a large staff [at The Fertility Center of Michigan] that they are able to go along with my cycle instead of messing with it to fit their time line. I just wished that the 4 IUI's and the IVF round would have worked.... He has a very laid back personality. Did not meet with him every time, but I did not mind because the other doctors and nurses were very friendly and willing to help. I appreciate that the wait time to see him was not super long.... He is always friendly and on time.
How was your experience with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
He has a very laid back personality. Did not meet with him every time, but I did not mind because the other doctors and nurses were very friendly and willing to help. I appreciate that the wait time to see him was not super long.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
Be patient & try not to get overwhelmed by the process, and the needles. All the many needles.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
He is always friendly and on time.
Describe the protocols James Young (retired) used in your cycles at The Fertility Center of Michigan and their degree of success.
I was on so many, I do not remember. I know I took Clomid, Femara, Gonal F, Progesterone shots in oil, ovidril, and a few others I cannot remember the names of.
Describe your experience with The Fertility Center of Michigan.
I love how they have such a large staff that they are able to go along with my cycle instead of messing with it to fit their time line. I just wished that the 4 IUI's and the IVF round would have worked.
Describe the costs associated with your care under James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
Due to my insurance not covering anything, I have paid over $20,000 so far, out of pocket, for our treatments,
Describe James Young (retired)'s approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
He wanted to transfer multiple embryos, and so did we.
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Grand Rapids
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Age 29
Treated 2017
Success w/ Doc Yes
1 Fertility Medications
Tubal Blockage
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Other
Income $50K - $99K
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I was very nervous going into TFC as my husband and I had been trying for 7+ years ...Dr. Young had me do a medication to induce a period (i can’t remember the name) and then chlomid after that. I was told when to take the ovidrel injection shot to make me ovulate. ... Dr. Young was extremely kind. ... Dr. Young tells you like it is. He is going to come up with the best plan to get you to your end goal.
I was very nervous going into TFC as my husband and I had been trying for 7+ years. All the staff were extremely friendly and helped make the process less nerve racking. ... Everyone is so friendly and compassionate to your situation. I wouldn’t change a thing. All of the staff from the check-in to check-out were marvelous. Everyone always had a smile on their face.
How was your experience with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
I was very nervous going into TFC as my husband and I had been trying for 7+ years. All the staff were extremely friendly and helped make the process less nerve racking. Dr. Young has explained that i should do a second hysterosalpingogram and when he could tell that i was visibly upset, he was able to ease my mind about it. I am so happy i listens because after that HSG, Dr. Young was able to help us come up with a good treatment plan and on our very first round of meds and injections we we blessed with our miracle baby! Avery is now 8 months old and as healthy as ever. This would have never happened without Dr. Young and the fertility center. We are forever thankful!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
Dr. Young tells you like it is. He is going to come up with the best plan to get you to your end goal.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
Dr. Young was extremely kind. He explained to me that i should get a second hysterosalpingogram and he could tell that i was visibly upset about having to go through that again and he talked me through it to put my mind at ease.
Describe the protocols James Young (retired) used in your cycles at The Fertility Center of Michigan and their degree of success.
Dr. Young had me do a medication to induce a period (i can’t remember the name) and then chlomid after that. I was told when to take the ovidrel injection shot to make me ovulate. Then i went in for multiple ultrasounds of my ovaries so they could tell us when to do the timed intercourse. After our last ultrasound they told us when to do the times intercourse and then we were pregnant! On our first try!!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
All the nurses were very friendly and helpful!
Describe your experience with The Fertility Center of Michigan.
Everyone is so friendly and compassionate to your situation. I wouldn’t change a thing. All of the staff from the check-in to check-out were marvelous. Everyone always had a smile on their face. Dr. Young was so kind and helpful. My husband and so are forever greatful to Dr. Young and all of the staff at TFC for our miracle baby!
Describe the costs associated with your care under James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
I was extremely surprised. My doctors bills leading up to TFC were way more than any i got from TFC
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The Fertility Center of Michigan
Grand Rapids
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Age 26 - 27
Treated 2015 - 2016
Success w/ Doc Yes
2 IUI
1 IVF
Male Factor
European
Income $0 - $49K
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If you want a doctor who is knowledgeable and confident he is the doctor for you. If you want someone to make you feel warm and fuzzy, not so much.... He was patient and reassuring and did not brush us off like it wasn't a big deal. ...It was males based infertility so Dr. Young wanted to start off with a less aggressive treatment...At first I found him to be kind of cold but very informative. He told my husband and I the facts and didn't sugar coat. I like warm people, but when spending the kind of money we were about to and the emotional ride we about to get on I preferred having confidence in my chosen doctors ability and he gave me that 10 fold.
[Nursing Staff at The Fertility Center] They were very helpful and always available to answer any questions we had. They were not always warm which sometimes was hard because with all of the hormones I had surging through me I could have used a little more warmth from them... $14,000 ICSI and time lapse photography were all part of the cost....I had a bad fall shortly after becoming pregnant thought IVF. I called the clinic to ask what I should do and they patched us through to Dr. Young on a Sunday night. He was patient and reassuring and did not brush us off like it wasn't a big deal.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
If you want a doctor who is knowledgeable and confident he is the doctor for you. If you want someone to make you feel warm and fuzzy, not so much. I had a bad fall shortly after becoming pregnant thought IVF. I called the clinic to ask what I should do and they patched us through to Dr. Young on a Sunday night. He was patient and reassuring and did not brush us off like it wasn't a big deal. He understands that this is hard and scary and he doesn't down play that. I felt like it was very important for my husband to feel comfortable with the Doctor we chose as much as I did, and he thought Dr. Young was fantastic. Gave him a lot of peace of mind.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
At first I found him to be kind of cold but very informative. He told my husband and I the facts and didn't sugar coat. I like warm people, but when spending the kind of money we were about to and the emotional ride we about to get on I preferred having confidence in my chosen doctors ability and he gave me that 10 fold. As time went on and we moved from IUI to IVF he became more involved and was available for questions and concerns and made me feel very important.
Describe the protocols James Young (retired) used in your cycles at The Fertility Center of Michigan and their degree of success.
It was males based infertility so Dr. Young wanted to start off with a less aggressive treatment. My husband and I started with a round of IUI and were unsuccessful but Dr. Young encouraged us to try at least 3 before moving on to IVF. We did two rounds of IUI and then decided to do IVF. We did a 2 month protocol (the long protocol) and had success.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
They were very helpful and always available to answer any questions we had. They were not always warm which sometimes was hard because with all of the hormones I had surging through me I could have used a little more warmth from them.
Describe the costs associated with your care under James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
$14,000 ICSI and time lapse photography were all part of the cost.
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Grand Rapids
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9
Age 31 - 35
Treated 2012 - 2016
Success w/ Doc No
8 IUI
Anovulation
Male Factor
PCOS
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
Operations
2nd of 3 Docs
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Strongly Recommends
Dr. Young was great, he didn’t sugar coat anything, and gave us options without making us “spend money”. He was very personable, and easy to follow. Great doctor!... He described our scenario to us, using drawings to better describe and understand. While using others as examples, and what we could or should do with all of our options.... The whole team at the Fertility Center were fantastic. We always felt welcomed, and not just another number. Clean, and organized, as with well put together rooms. From the waiting room, to the clinician rooms, everything was well put together.
The whole team at the Fertility Center were fantastic. We always felt welcomed, and not just another number. Clean, and organized, as with well put together rooms. From the waiting room, to the clinician rooms, everything was well put together.... I wish there would have been more options for financial help/care. You paid before you left, and could not be billed. Cost were a average with other clinics.... Most of the nurses were warm, knowledgeable and helpful.
How was your experience with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
The whole team at the Fertility Center were fantastic. We always felt welcomed, and not just another number. Clean, and organized, as with well put together rooms. From the waiting room, to the clinician rooms, everything was well put together.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
Go for it! Don’t wait, or hesitate. We waited, in fear of answers, but didn’t need to. Wish we would have went in sooner!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
Dr. Young was great, he didn’t sugar coat anything, and gave us options without making us “spend money”. He was very personable, and easy to follow. Great doctor!
Describe the protocols James Young (retired) used in your cycles at The Fertility Center of Michigan and their degree of success.
He described our scenario to us, using drawings to better describe and understand. While using others as examples, and what we could or should do with all of our options.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
They were thorough, but busy as most nurses are.
Describe your experience with The Fertility Center of Michigan.
Doctors, and atmosphere were great strengths. Most of the nurses were warm, knowledgeable and helpful. There was a nurse or 2 that were a little Flustered and overwhelmed. They seems rushed, and not very helpful with questions. The nurse phone line is always hard to get to. You have to wait for a call back.
Describe the costs associated with your care under James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
I wish there would have been more options for financial help/care. You paid before you left, and could not be billed. Cost were a average with other clinics.
Describe James Young (retired)'s approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
We were told that with our age, and fertility issues on both sides, we should do a multiple embryo transfer.
What specific things went wrong at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
Describe the specific things that went wrong at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
There was 1 time we didn’t get an appointment schedule correctly, and had to come at a different time.
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Grand Rapids
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Age 34 - 37
Treated 2013 - 2016
Success w/ Doc Yes
1 Fertility Medications
PCOS
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Prefer not to answer
Income $0 - $49K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
I was in denial that I even needed to see a specialist. But once I met with him [Dr. Young], he didn't make me feel like it was a bad thing that I needed him. I so much hope when I left our very first meeting. I truly felt that after 5 miscarriages at that time, that we were going to be parents with his help!...I took femara 5mg on cycle days 3-7. On CD 13 I had a follicle scan where they found a large follicle that they were very pleased with. I was then given a shot of ovidrel in the office. Was told to have intercourse two days later. We got pregnant on the first cycle
I have nothing bad to say about this office [The Fertility Center]!...I felt very comfortable with the nurses. They knew that we had already been through so much heartache and made us feel at peace with the whole process....I thought they were much higher than they should have been. For a follicle scan...using the same exact machine as my ob does for an ultrasound, it was $184 not covered by insurance. And then, if you had to meet in the consult room for more than 5 min, it was another $68 I believe. For what we have already been through emotionally, I feel it was way over done.
How was your experience with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
I was in denial that I even needed to see a specialist. But once I met with him, he didn't make me feel like it was a bad thing that I needed him. I so much hope when I left our very first meeting. I truly felt that after 5 miscarriages at that time, that we were going to be parents with his help!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
Trust him!!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
I felt like he cared specifically for me and not for money.
Describe the protocols James Young (retired) used in your cycles at The Fertility Center of Michigan and their degree of success.
I took femara 5mg on cycle days 3-7. On CD 13 I had a follicle scan where they found a large follicle that they were very pleased with. I was then given a shot of ovidrel in the office. Was told to have intercourse two days later. We got pregnant on the first cycle and now have a healthy 2 yr old!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
I felt very comfortable with the nurses. They knew that we had already been through so much heartache and made us feel at peace with the whole process.
Describe your experience with The Fertility Center of Michigan.
I have nothing bad to say about this office!
Describe the costs associated with your care under James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
I thought they were much higher than they should have been. For a follicle scan...using the same exact machine as my ob does for an ultrasound, it was $184 not covered by insurance. And then, if you had to meet in the consult room for more than 5 min, it was another $68 I believe. For what we have already been through emotionally, I feel it was way over done.
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James Young (retired)
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The Fertility Center of Michigan
Grand Rapids
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Age 26 - 27
Treated 2015 - 2016
Success w/ Doc Yes
3 IUI
1 IVF
Male Factor
PCOS
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Dr Young has a flat affect, but we loved his dry humor, and he still had a decent bedside manner. He was always kind, just not extremely bubbly personality, more dry than Dr Dodds. He got us pregnant though! He was always professional, and honest with us about success chances. He was super aggressive with advancement of options to get pregnant, which we appreciated.
[The Fertility Center of MI- Grand Rapids] always made sure there was availability for appointments as you needed. must pay for everything up front. they definitely made sure you paid for everything before you started scheduling. some times you wouldn’t get phone calls back in the amount of time you had hoped or were promised. other than that, the staff was very caring, supportive, sensitive to your needs, and collaborated well with physicians
How was your experience with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
Dr Young has a flat affect, but we loved his dry humor, and he still had a decent bedside manner. He was always kind, just not extremely bubbly personality, more dry than Dr Dodds. He got us pregnant though! He was always professional, and honest with us about success chances. He was super aggressive with advancement of options to get pregnant, which we appreciated.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
See past the dry humor, he really cares.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
he was straight with us, but knew our goals and was set out to achieve them
Describe the protocols James Young (retired) used in your cycles at The Fertility Center of Michigan and their degree of success.
I don’t recall specifics
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
Very sweet.
Describe your experience with The Fertility Center of Michigan.
always made sure there was availability for appointments as you needed. must pay for everything up front. they definitely made sure you paid for everything before you started scheduling. some times you wouldn’t get phone calls back in the amount of time you had hoped or were promised. other than that, the staff was very caring, supportive, sensitive to your needs, and collaborated well with physicians.
Describe James Young (retired)'s approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
multiple got us pregnant with multiples!
What specific things went wrong at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
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Age 41 - 42
Treated 2014 - 2015
Success w/ Doc Yes
6 IUI
Donor Sperm
Uterine Fibroids
Other
Income $0 - $49K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
He [Dr. Young] is the best. Everyone at the clinic is. They actually care and love what they do. His demeanor and nature are both funny, honest, informative and direct...Dr. Young was always honest and realistic from day 1. After 4 failed attempts, he suggested I have a fibroid and a polyp removed. He did the procedure and in less than 2 months, I was pregnant. I consider him to be very intelligent as well as kind, hopeful, really funny and caring. Considering how invasive all the tests & procedures are, his demeanor is top notch. I always felt at ease.
I can't think of anything to improve on at the [The Fertility Center of Michigan] clinic. All of the staff are wonderful. They seem to care and enjoy what they do. I used a donor and I never once felt judged for that. All of the nurses were compassionate and helpful. My questions were always answered and my scrips filled on time. Scheduling was easy & usually very convenient with my work schedule.they are all very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. They all know that time is of the essence
How was your experience with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
He is honest, caring, determined, open and very funny. He is not afraid to be emotional either, as I personally experienced. Dr. Young was always honest and realistic from day 1. After 4 failed attempts, he suggested I have a fibroid and a polyp removed. He did the procedure and in less than 2 months, I was pregnant. I consider him to be very intelligent as well as kind, hopeful, really funny and caring. Considering how invasive all the tests & procedures are, his demeanor is top notch. I always felt at ease. When it was time to transition to my OB, we had an exit interview. We both got emotional. You don't expect that from your Dr. I went back after the birth of my son, so he could meet our miracle :)
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
be prepared to listen, trust and do everything that he tells you
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
He is the best. Everyone at the clinic is. They actually care and love what they do. His demeanor and nature are both funny, honest, informative and direct.
Describe the protocols James Young (retired) used in your cycles at The Fertility Center of Michigan and their degree of success.
IUI 2 and 3 were a combo of Femara and Ovidrel - didn't work IUI 4, 5 and 6 we switched to injections of Gonal F and Ovidrel. #6 worked. The rationale for being aggressive was because I started the process at age 39. I eventually conceived at 41.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
I can't think of anything to improve on at the clinic. All of the staff are wonderful. They seem to care and enjoy what they do. I used a donor and I never once felt judged for that. All of the nurses were compassionate and helpful. My questions were always answered and my scrips filled on time. Scheduling was easy & usually very convenient with my work schedule.they are all very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. They all know that time is of the essence
Describe your experience with The Fertility Center of Michigan.
there is a wait every time you go but that is to be expected...They are pretty much the only game in town.
Describe the costs associated with your care under James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
every treatment was around $1500 including visits, tests, drugs, etc.
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The Fertility Center of Michigan
Grand Rapids
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Age 34 - 37
Treated 2012 - 2015
Success w/ Doc Yes
2 IVF
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Unexplained
Other
Income $50K - $99K
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Dr. Young was very thorough with telling us our options and the risks and chances we had with conception. He always seemed up-to-date with the technology and techniques. He was warm and helpful to both me and my husband ... He was very personable and we felt like we were the most important patient when were sitting in front of him. ... At first he seems to be very serious and to the point, but he warms up the more you see him.
They [The Fertility Center of Michigan] don't make you wait in the waiting room for too long. .... They were all compassionate and knew that it was a tough time for us. They explained everything in detail. They were very professional. ... The only problem I had was a patient and her husband had their 2 year old with them and they stood in the waiting room looking at new ultrasound pictures showing a pregnancy. ... While it wasn't the fault of the clinic totally, I wish they did something to either keep it away from patients who are sensitive or remind the patients that there are still sensitive patients.
How was your experience with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
Dr. Young was very thorough with telling us our options and the risks and chances we had with conception. He always seemed up-to-date with the technology and techniques. He was warm and helpful to both me and my husband.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
That he is a good doctor. At first he seems to be very serious and to the point, but he warms up the more you see him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
He was very personable and we felt like we were the most important patient when were sitting in front of him.
Describe the protocols James Young (retired) used in your cycles at The Fertility Center of Michigan and their degree of success.
I don't remember. I do remember that there were a few things changes from the first retrieval cycle and the second.
Describe your experience with your nurse at The Fertility Center of Michigan. (Assigned nurse: Julie)
They were all compassionate and knew that it was a tough time for us. They explained everything in detail. They were very professional.
Describe your experience with The Fertility Center of Michigan.
They don't make you wait in the waiting room for too long. The only problem I had was a patient and her husband had their 2 year old with them and they stood in the waiting room looking at new ultrasound pictures showing a pregnancy. It was great for them but I was waiting in the waiting area for the nurse to take me back for my 4th embryo transfer. While it wasn't the fault of the clinic totally, I wish they did something to either keep it away from patients who are sensitive or remind the patients that there are still sensitive patients.
Describe the costs associated with your care under James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
Drugs, ultrasounds, transfer, retrieval.
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Grand Rapids
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Age 28 - 32
Treated 2011 - 2015
Success w/ Doc No
7 IUI
Anovulation
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PCOS
Other
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Marketer or PR
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Dr. Young was so easy to talk to. He was understanding, and right to the point. Just what we needed.... Although we didn’t see him on every visit, he was very good at consulting us when needed, and setting a good plan. He explained all options and left us with our choice, and opinion on how to proceed.... After 5 IUI attempts, with clomid we then tried injections. After 2 rounds we decided (Dr. Young) that IVF would be our next option.
Very clean, organized and friendly. They [Fertility Ctr of Michigan] seemed to be a little overwhelmed with how busy the office was. We didn’t feel like just a number, but here were a lot of people in and out, and they didn’t remember our names, or anything . But understandable with their amount of people and clients.... Like most facilities, fertility treatments are expensive. They were open to the cost, and posted this prior to visits.
How was your experience with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
Although we didn’t see him on every visit, he was very good at consulting us when needed, and setting a good plan. He explained all options and left us with our choice, and opinion on how to proceed. Our visits didn’t lead to success, but we are hopeful that IVF will be the one that works, and we will definey go back to Dr. Young!!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
Go into you appointment with an open mind. Set plans doesn’t always work, and it is easy to get discouraged. Let the expert guide you on your journey.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
Dr. Young was so easy to talk to. He was understanding, and right to the point. Just what we needed.
Describe the protocols James Young (retired) used in your cycles at The Fertility Center of Michigan and their degree of success.
He suggested using clinics for a few treatments, although we had already done that for a few years. When several rounds didn’t work, we went on to Clomid and IUI. After 5 IUI attempts, with clomid we then tried injections. After 2 rounds we decided (Dr. Young) that IVF would be our next option.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
They were very busy, but organized.
Describe your experience with The Fertility Center of Michigan.
Very clean, organized and friendly. They seemed to be a little overwhelmed with how busy the office was. We didn’t feel like just a number, but here were a lot of people in and out, and they didn’t remember our names, or anything . But understandable with their amount of people and clients.
Describe the costs associated with your care under James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
Like most facilities, fertility treatments are expensive. They were open to the cost, and posted this prior to visits.
Describe James Young (retired)'s approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
He just mentioned that we should just choose multiple embryo transfer due to our age. He didn’t like to transfer less than 2.
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Grand Rapids
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

Age 30 - 32
Treated 2012 - 2014
Success w/ Doc Yes
1 IUI
IVF
Donor Sperm
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Male Factor
European
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
[Dr Young possess an] absolutely great bedside manner and a wonderful doctor. He made me feel optimistic and well cared for. I would fly across the country to see him. I had a cyst aspirated twice, removed once, went through one failed IUI and one successful IVF. Dr Young was our primary Doctor but we also interacted with Dr Dodds. I even got lab results from the doctor at 9 pm one weeknight. I felt valued as a patient and made to feel like a priority....
The Fertility Center [of Michigan] as a whole was amazing. Every person we encountered was polite, respectful and helpful. Receptionists, nurses, doctors and lab staff greeted us by name, never made us feel rushed and wanted to make sure we understood exactly what was happening and (if possible) why....Whenever I called with a question (billing or medical) my called was returned that same day, usually within an hour or two. The doctors and nurses also made sure to tell us about the free counseling they provide for their patients and the support groups they host. My husband and I felt well taken care of there and they made this whole experience a little better.
How was your experience with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
Absolutely great bedside manner and a wonderful doctor. He made me feel optimistic and well cared for. I would fly across the country to see him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
Take advantage of the counseling the clinic offers at no fee. This is such an emotional experience and the extra support is amazing. The entire staff at TFC is just great.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with James Young (retired) at The Fertility Center of Michigan?
The Fertility Center as a whole was amazing. Every person we encountered was polite, respectful and helpful. Receptionists, nurses, doctors and lab staff greeted us by name, never made us feel rushed and wanted to make sure we understood exactly what was happening and (if possible) why. I had a cyst aspirated twice, removed once, went through one failed IUI and one successful IVF. Dr Young was our primary Doctor but we also interacted with Dr Dodds. I even got lab results from the doctor at 9 pm one weeknight. I felt valued as a patient and made to feel like a priority. Whenever I called with a question (billing or medical) my called was returned that same day, usually within an hour or two. The doctors and nurses also made sure to tell us about the free counseling they provide for their patients and the support groups they host. My husband and I felt well taken care of there and they made this whole experience a little better.
Describe your experience with your nurse at The Fertility Center of Michigan.
Amazing nursing staff
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Doctor
James Young (retired)
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Frequency Seen
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Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
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Clinic
The Fertility Center of Michigan
Grand Rapids
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