Jonathan Ayers

IVF Michigan

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Medical SchoolU. of Michigan
ResidencyU. of Michigan
FellowshipU. of Michigan
Ypsilanti
3145 Clark Rd.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 434-4766
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Jonathan Ayers to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 77%Neutral: 12%Don't recommend: 11%9
6 assessments
  • 77% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 12% Neutral (7-8)
  • 11% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend IVF Michigan to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 51%Neutral: 36%Don't recommend: 13%8.4
40 assessments
  • 51% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 36% Neutral (7-8)
  • 13% Don't recommend (0-6)
6 assessments
9
Age
32
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
Dr. Ayers took the time to review our history/file and then discussed any gaps or wholes he wanted to explore. He validated our feelings/frustrations, but did not make any promises. He gave us options...I saw Dr. Ayers a couple times a week. He would also explain the purpose of the visit and what he hoped to see on my ultrasound.
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Age
32
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
How was your experience with Jonathan Ayers at IVF Michigan?
We had quite a few tests completed before consulting with a fertility specialist, Dr. Ayers. At our original consultative appointment, Dr. Ayers took the time to review our history/file and then discussed any gaps or wholes he wanted to explore. He validated our feelings/frustrations, but did not make any promises. He gave us options, which for someone who has difficulty with decision making, was somewhat stressful. For my current treatment program (injections), I saw Dr. Ayers a couple times a week. He would also explain the purpose of the visit and what he hoped to see on my ultrasound.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jonathan Ayers at IVF Michigan?
Ask questions and write down information he provides. He will give you a handout/notes, but it is helpful to have a notetaker as well.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jonathan Ayers at IVF Michigan?
Dr. Ayers took the time to listen to our story and validated our feelings. He was open and honest with our results. As frustrating as it was to be diagnosed with unexplained infertility, he was very thorough in explaining our test results and options.
Describe the protocols Jonathan Ayers used in your cycles at IVF Michigan and their degree of success.
My current treatment is controlled ovulation stimulation. I am currently on Gonal F injections and then a trigger shot to stimulate ovulation.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff is always available by phone. They are very professional and make you feel comfortable during a difficult time.
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan.
The clinic is organized and easy to schedule an appointment with. Working a full time job, they were always able to fit me into their schedule.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jonathan Ayers at IVF Michigan.
Fortunately, my insurance covers 80% of my costs. However, Dr. Ayers prices seem very reasonable compared to other clinics I researched.
Describe Jonathan Ayers's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Michigan.
NA
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Doctor
Jonathan Ayers
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
IVF Michigan
Ypsilanti
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Male Factor, Unexplained
10
Dr. Ayers does all of your ultrasounds and explains what he is seeing on the screen in depth. He meets with you after to discuss and answer questions. You see him every step of the way....Dr. Ayers has wonderful bedside manner and explains each step in depth. He will answer your questions and meet with you at every appointment besides the bloodwork. You know exactly what the next steps are before they are taken. He does speak very quickly so I recommend bringing paper and taking notes so you can go back over them.
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Consultant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Male Factor, Unexplained
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How was your experience with Jonathan Ayers at IVF Michigan?
Dr. Ayers has wonderful bedside manner and explains each step in depth. He will answer your questions and meet with you at every appointment besides the bloodwork. You know exactly what the next steps are before they are taken. He does speak very quickly so I recommend bringing paper and taking notes so you can go back over them. Don't be afraid to have him explain a few times if you don't understand. Also bring your spouse or someone with you so you have another set of ears. It's helped my spouse to feel part of the process and be able to ask his own questions too.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jonathan Ayers at IVF Michigan?
Take notes and ask him if you don't understand something.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jonathan Ayers at IVF Michigan?
Dr. Ayers does all of your ultrasounds and explains what he is seeing on the screen in depth. He meets with you after to discuss and answer questions. You see him every step of the way.
Describe the protocols Jonathan Ayers used in your cycles at IVF Michigan and their degree of success.
Our first IVF cycle consisted of birth control pills for the month prior, then initial bloodwork/US for a baseline. Then I did stims for 10-12 days with 2 ultrasounds during this to watch my follicle size. Once they were the size recommended (18-22mm) I gave myself a trigger shot 36 hours prior to retrieval. For retrieval I was placed under anesthesia and they removed 14 follicles, 9 were fertilized, 7 matured, 5 made it to day 5. We transferred 2 on day 5 and froze 3. I was put on bed rest for 2 days. I had started progesterone shots the day of retrieval and estrace pills for my lining. We got a Positive frer and blood test 9 days after transfer. Bloodwork was under 40 HCG and the next test it was down to 7. We ended that cycle with a chemical pregnancy.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
There are many nurses so I don't always see the same one. They are all super friendly, compassionate and know my information. They know why I am there and what the next step is, which is unlike other clinics I've been with.
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan.
The ladies at the front desk are helpful and compassionate. It's always the same two ladies working there. Only issues have been when trying to get a receipt for our Cycle payment I was told they couldn't give me a receipt until after our first round. (We paid for 3 IVF cycles). I had to keep asking for a receipt and wait for someone to process our first cycle through insurance (which doesn't cover anything) before getting a receipt. Also when booking an appointment in advance for the next month you have to wait until the calendar is open and there's no set date for them to open it. I had to keep calling back.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jonathan Ayers at IVF Michigan.
We paid $23,500 for 3 cycles of IVF. That's 3 fresh cycles and unlimited frozen cycles (depending on what my body produces). You have to use the frozen embryos up before you move to the next fresh cycle. Ultrasounds and bloodwork is covered by my insurance. The medications have also been covered by my insurance.
Describe Jonathan Ayers's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Michigan.
Dr Ayers doesn't have a preference on single vs multiple embryo transfer based on our specific situation. He advised we could transfer two so that's what we did.
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Doctor
Jonathan Ayers
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Michigan
Ypsilanti
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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5
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
5
Dr. Ayers never attempted to find the cause of our low sperm count, despite my requests to cure the problem, not just the symptom (that we couldn't get pregnant). He saw the sperm count test result and went immediately to IVF.... Dr. Ayers is well experienced and always seemed knowledgeable. No matter what happened throughout our cycle, he was always confident. I think he attempts to be compassionate; he said all the right words when our cycle failed,
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Age
34 - 35
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
East Asian
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
5
How was your experience with Jonathan Ayers at IVF Michigan?
Dr. Ayers is well experienced and always seemed knowledgeable. No matter what happened throughout our cycle, he was always confident. I think he attempts to be compassionate; he said all the right words when our cycle failed, but it always felt very insincere to us and lacked a true feeling of empathy. His lack of interest in correcting the cause of our infertility made us feel like it was all about the money. We continued to see Dr. Ayers in spite of all this because of his extensive experience and success rates. I can recommend him not because I enjoyed being his patient, but because he helped us achieve the dream against all odds.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jonathan Ayers at IVF Michigan?
If you need someone to make you feel better, or to feel like you're their only patient, or to feel like they do this job to actually help you achieve your goals instead of for success rates and money, this is not your doctor. But if you don't care about the process but more about the results, like we did, I never doubted Dr. Ayers knew exactly what he was doing every step of the way. I actually took some comfort in feeling a little like a number with Dr. Ayers; he clearly sees hundreds of patients so he has experience and I wouldn't want my cycle to be someone's first practice round.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jonathan Ayers at IVF Michigan?
Dr. Ayers never attempted to find the cause of our low sperm count, despite my requests to cure the problem, not just the symptom (that we couldn't get pregnant). He saw the sperm count test result and went immediately to IVF.
Describe the protocols Jonathan Ayers used in your cycles at IVF Michigan and their degree of success.
We did IVF with ICSI. ICSI was necessary due to the extremely low sperm count. Beyond that, no other strategies were discussed. Our fresh cycle produced 17 follicles, 14 mature eggs, 11 fertilized, 6 survived to day 5. We transferred 2 (although Dr. Ayers never offered to transfer any other number and we did not ask) with no pregnancy. We did a frozen transfer 5 months later. They had to thaw all 4 remaining embryos to transfer 2, one implanted and became our healthy daughter.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Michigan. (Assigned nurse: Cathy Bamrick)
Nurse Cathy is my favorite. She has the compassion Dr. Ayers seems to lack. I even asked her if she could be at the egg retrieval surgery, which was done at another location. She has a positive energy, without being unrealistic and feeding you false hope. She has such a calming presence and does a quick and clean blood draw. She was always patient with questions, injection training and even the after-hours calls.
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan.
The clinic's scheduling is difficult. They are open M-F from 8-4, closing for lunch 12-1. These hours make it difficult if you also work M-F and don't want to take time off work for appointments. They also schedule appointments in sequence - if you want/need an appointment on Thursday, you get the first time slot available on that day. If they have an opening at 10, that time will be your appointment, even though their afternoon schedule is still open. We could not book an appointment later in the day when they had an earlier opening. Their hours and appointment times were highly inconvenient.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jonathan Ayers at IVF Michigan.
Fresh cycle (not including meds) was $11650, including ICSI. The frozen cycle was about $3500.
Describe Jonathan Ayers's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Michigan.
Dr. Ayers never offered or discussed eSET. He recommended transferring 2 and having done research on our own, I agreed.
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Doctor
Jonathan Ayers
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
IVF Michigan
Ypsilanti
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
40 - 47
Treated
2005 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS, Uterine Fibroids
10
Dr Ayers is wonderful. He has a calm with clear-cut expectation bedside manner. I am a physician...but I felt 100% comfortable, putting the complete management of my hormone levels, etc in his hands...no micro-managing or looking over his shoulder. He would have been fine with either style, but I had complete trust in his medical management... As a doctor, I tend to look over my prescriber's shoulder a lot... not with Dr. Ayers. I never felt that it was necessary.
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Age
40 - 47
Treated
2005 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS, Uterine Fibroids
10
How was your experience with Jonathan Ayers at IVF Michigan?
As I have already stated...complete trust in his medical management! Calm demeanor, respectful and empathetic. As a doctor, I tend to look over my prescriber's shoulder a lot... not with Dr. Ayers. I never felt that it was necessary.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jonathan Ayers at IVF Michigan?
Build a rapport with him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jonathan Ayers at IVF Michigan?
Dr Ayers is wonderful. He has a calm with clear-cut expectation bedside manner. I am a physician...but I felt 100% comfortable, putting the complete management of my hormone levels, etc in his hands...no micro-managing or looking over his shoulder. He would have been fine with either style, but I had complete trust in his medical management.
Describe the protocols Jonathan Ayers used in your cycles at IVF Michigan and their degree of success.
He utilized our time & resources well. We did a timed intercourse cycle twice then an IUI which I believe allowed him to see my body's response to hormones for maximum egg production since I had PCOS.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Some were better than others with blood draws. They were very professional about procedures, like transvaginal ultrasounds, IUI, etc
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan.
Physically, nice, modern clean facility... Excellent billing personnel. GIVE yourself extra time to arrive high-traffic area location with St Joes nearby as well as many other businesses. No real complaints.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jonathan Ayers at IVF Michigan.
10K for IVF cycle @ 2005
Describe Jonathan Ayers's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Michigan.
I was 38/39 y.o so we were able to implant the maximum number of embryos...3. We had extensive and complete discussion about selective termination and storage of extra embryos.
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Doctor
Jonathan Ayers
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Michigan
Ypsilanti
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
25 - 26
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
8 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Male Factor
10
Dr. Ayers always gives me a warm welcome. He always explains things in terms I can understand and he is always wanting to make sure I am ok with treatment or if I want to do or try anything different!... My experiences as a patient of Dr. Ayers had been nothing but excellent. I never have to wait ungodly amounts of time to see him and once I do see him he takes his time communicates very well and always takes my feelings, thoughts, and wants into consideration.
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Age
25 - 26
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
8 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Male Factor
10
How was your experience with Jonathan Ayers at Gago Center for Fertility?
My experiences as a patient of Dr. Ayers had been nothing but excellent. I never have to wait ungodly amounts of time to see him and once I do see him he takes his time communicates very well and always takes my feelings, thoughts, and wants into consideration.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jonathan Ayers at Gago Center for Fertility?
I’d highly recommend going to see Dr. Ayers because he has practiced for many years and will treat you well he will personalize your treatment plan and work with you every step of the way!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jonathan Ayers at Gago Center for Fertility?
Dr. Ayers always gives me a warm welcome. He always explains things in terms I can understand and he is always wanting to make sure I am ok with treatment or if I want to do or try anything different!
Describe the protocols Jonathan Ayers used in your cycles at Gago Center for Fertility and their degree of success.
N/a
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were great! Very caring and compassionate!
Describe your experience with Gago Center for Fertility.
Strengths: great communication, timelessness, and multiple locations. Early morning and weekend hours Very clean and nice rooms at clinics. Weakness: Most things have to be done in the Brighton office and not the Ann Arbor.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jonathan Ayers at Gago Center for Fertility.
I only paid out of pocket for my medication co pays
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Doctor
Jonathan Ayers
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Gago Center for Fertility
Ann Arbor
Nursing
Operations
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8
Age
41 - 42
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
8
He [Dr Ayers] was informative and did not lead us on. He was honest....He was very friendly and compassionate. Great bed side manner.
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Age
41 - 42
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
8
How was your experience with Jonathan Ayers at IVF Michigan?
He was informative and did not lead us on. He was honest.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jonathan Ayers at IVF Michigan?
Listen and take notes.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jonathan Ayers at IVF Michigan?
He was very friendly and compassionate. Great bed side manner.
Describe the protocols Jonathan Ayers used in your cycles at IVF Michigan and their degree of success.
I was told what medications to use and how they worked.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Dr Ayers nurses are awesome and so helpful!
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan.
It is very nice and clean. A welcoming atmosphere.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jonathan Ayers at IVF Michigan.
I can't remember
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Doctor
Jonathan Ayers
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
IVF Michigan
Ypsilanti
Nursing
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