Rated 6.9
Strongly recommend: 1%Neutral: 57%Don't recommend: 41%6.9
1% strongly recommend
6 reviews
Humanity
7.1
7.1
Humanity

Ratings of 1 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a number."

Ratings of 10 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a human."

Communication
8.3
8.3
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
4.3
4.3
Frequency Seen

Ratings of 1 mean patients only saw this doctor once or twice during treatment.

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

Responsiveness
6.5
OK
Responsiveness

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

Education

Medical School
U. of Washington
Residency
U. of Washington
Fellowship
UCSF

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
doctor, nurse available by directline
doctor, nurse available by directline
doctor available by personal cell phone
doctor available by personal cell phone
Kaitlyn Wald works in 1 office at

Seattle Reproductive Medicine
Rated 8.7
Strongly recommend: 73%Neutral: 16%Don't recommend: 11%8.7

Explore Clinic
Everett
728 134th St SW
Everett, WA 98204

6 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020 - 2022, Successful
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 33 - 35
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
Tubal Blockage
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
4 IUI With Other Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
Dr. Wald has a more direct approach and after a conversation about my needs and concerns, she went out of her way to call or send messages or encouragement or consolation...appreciate that she is up to date on the latest research...She has been very informative during every discussion and has called me when I have follow up questions about different procedures. She has respected my opinion throughout the process and do feel like I can openly communicate my concerns without judgment...
I have had 2 nurses [at Seattle Reproductive Medicine] and they both have been wonderful. They respond quickly and have been very encouraging and supportive...Lovely atmosphere and they are able to get you in quickly for appointments. You generally have to wait 15 to 30 minutes on the phone to get a scheduler which isn't ideal...
How was your experience with Kaitlyn Wald at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
I trust Dr. Walds judgement and appreciate that she is up to date on the latest research. Her approach is more direct that may bother some people. I have found that since communicating my needs, she has adapted her approach. She has been very informative during every discussion and has called me when I have follow up questions about different procedures. She has respected my opinion throughout the process and do feel like I can openly communicate my concerns without judgment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kaitlyn Wald at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Make sure that you make your needs and wants known. If you don't like something, tell her.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kaitlyn Wald at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Wald has a more direct approach and after a conversation about my needs and concerns, she went out of her way to call or send messages or encouragement or consolation.
Describe the protocols Kaitlyn Wald used in your cycles at Seattle Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
IVF egg retrieval medicated cycle using Gonal F. certridide. and menopus, trigger shot, with fresh transfer, with Endometrin post.Got 3 good quality embryos that were all unsuccessful. Had surgery to remove what we thought was blocked tube. Frozen transfer nautral cycle with Endometrin and trigger shot. 2nd frozen transfer medicated cycle oral Estrace, progesterone in oil, and Endometrin
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
I have had 2 nurses and they both have been wonderful. They respond quickly and have been very encouraging and supportive.
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
Lovely atmosphere and they are able to get you in quickly for appointments. You generally have to wait 15 to 30 minutes on the phone to get a scheduler which isn't ideal. Better than whwn I started in 2020 but still not great.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kaitlyn Wald at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
The costs are high since we pay out of pocket. 20,000 for egg retrieval and fresh transfer. 5,000 each for 2 frozen transfer. Can't remember all of the testing and IUi cost. Near 40,000 out of pocket
Describe Kaitlyn Wald's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
We did 1 embryo transfer each time and was educated along the way
8
Doctor
Kaitlyn Wald
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
8
Clinic
Seattle Reproductive Medicine
Everett
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021 - 2022, Successful
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 34 - 35
2 IVF
Male Factor
Native American
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
I like how Kaitlyn [Dr. Wald] gave us all the information we would need to make as best mind and heart choices thus far. We only can afford two cycles, my only wish would to have been a possible change in treatment post first retrieval only having one viable embryo. Also have higher BP, and I spent 5 weeks going back and forth trying to get help from doctors and no additional advice or support form Kaitlyn as she requested I solve this issue. I’m this moment I felt like a number not a human. And I was highly disappointed...
SRM is big, lots of locations...Everett is personal, and I like the nurses and staff that I’ve seen on almost a weekly basis since Dec 2021. Seattle is hands down my least favorite. It’s cold, and feels like you are a number. The surgery side the nurses are amazing, and I’ve enjoyed Catherine and Taylor as my nurses so far...Email is best, I’ve called to follow up and never gotten a call back...
How was your experience with Kaitlyn Wald at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
I like how Kaitlyn gave us all the information we would need to make as best mind and heart choices thus far. We only can afford two cycles, my only wish would to have been a possible change in treatment post first retrieval only having one viable embryo. Also have higher BP, and I spent 5 weeks going back and forth trying to get help from doctors and no additional advice or support form Kaitlyn as she requested I solve this issue. I’m this moment I felt like a number not a human. And I was highly disappointed. Overall I would still suggest my doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kaitlyn Wald at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Nothing comes to mind
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kaitlyn Wald at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
I’d say it’s felt like I am a human being while working with my doctor. Sometimes when I’ve been at the clinic at least the Seattle location the personal you are a human feeling was less.
Describe the protocols Kaitlyn Wald used in your cycles at Seattle Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Both cycles I did 300 IU of Follistim, 150 IU of menopur, Ganirelix on day 6 (first cycle) and Ganirelix on day 5 (2nd cycle) my trigger shot on cycle one was Lueporode, cycle two was Pregnayl. My first cycle I did 12 days of injections had to order additional medication, second cycle I did 9 days and have medication left over.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Seattle Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Paige Goetz)
Email is best, I’ve called to follow up and never gotten a call back. We’ve talked on the phone three times since starting in January 2022. Never met in real life
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
SRM is big, lots of locations. My primary location is my favorite. Everett is personal, and I like the nurses and staff that I’ve seen on almost a weekly basis since Dec 2021. Seattle is hands down my least favorite. It’s cold, and feels like you are a number. The surgery side the nurses are amazing, and I’ve enjoyed Catherine and Taylor as my nurses so far!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kaitlyn Wald at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
We’ve paid $60,000 this far, we do not have any medical benefits coverage.
Describe Kaitlyn Wald's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
We only have one embryo
8
Doctor
Kaitlyn Wald
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
8
Clinic
Seattle Reproductive Medicine
Everett
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021, Successful
NPS
5
NPS
5
Age 29
Male Factor
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Successful
I felt that Dr. Wald was very knowledgeable and gave us the information we needed. I did not feel a huge amount of support through the process. She answered our questions and asked that we understood her explanations. Emotionally I felt very little support. It was especially hard because we didn’t have consistent contact with any specific provider and it was difficult to get in touch with our provider at times. I don’t feel that we were fully prepared for our round of IVF to be unsuccessful which made the process a lot more difficult when our expectations were not met.
This clinic [Seattle Reproductive Medicine] felt a lot of times like we were a number. It was more difficult to communicate with them than I would have expected. I felt that they brushed aside our concerns...nursing staff kind of did the bare minimum, but I think that was more a result of the clinic and patient load than of the actual nurses. It was difficult to get a hold of a nurse at times and we didn’t have a lot of consistency in who we were in communication with.
How was your experience with Kaitlyn Wald at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
I felt that Dr. Wald was very knowledgeable and gave us the information we needed. I did not feel a huge amount of support through the process. She answered our questions and asked that we understood her explanations. Emotionally I felt very little support. It was especially hard because we didn’t have consistent contact with any specific provider and it was difficult to get in touch with our provider at times. I don’t feel that we were fully prepared for our round of IVF to be unsuccessful which made the process a lot more difficult when our expectations were not met.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kaitlyn Wald at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Do your best to hope for the best, but be realistic about your expectations and the chances that it will not turn out how you would have hoped.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kaitlyn Wald at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
I felt like Dr. Wald answered all of our questions thoroughly and was patient with us. I did not feel very supported emotionally. Everything was very matter-of-fact.
Describe the protocols Kaitlyn Wald used in your cycles at Seattle Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We had a pretty straightforward protocol for IVF. I was on 10 days of menopur and gonal-f, along with 5 days of cetrotide. Our diagnosis was male factor infertility. We did an egg retrieval followed by ICSI. I started progesterone the next day and we did a fresh transfer with a day 5 embryo.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
I felt like the nursing staff kind of did the bare minimum, but I think that was more a result of the clinic and patient load than of the actual nurses. It was difficult to get a hold of a nurse at times and we didn’t have a lot of consistency in who we were in communication with.
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
This clinic felt a lot of times like we were a number. It was more difficult to communicate with them than I would have expected. I felt that they brushed aside our concerns when things didn’t go how we had expected and focused very heavily on the small chance we had of being successful rather than supporting us in how we felt about a loss.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kaitlyn Wald at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
The costs were fairly standard for an IVF cycle and fertility work up. We did have surprise bills that we received about 8 months after our cycle was completed.
Describe Kaitlyn Wald's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
We only produced a single embryo so there was not a decision to be made there.
5
Doctor
Kaitlyn Wald
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
5
Clinic
Seattle Reproductive Medicine
Everett
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
2021, Successful
NPS
6
NPS
10
Age 41
1 IUI
European
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Donor Sperm
Doesn't Recommend
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I only met with her [Dr. Wald] a couple of times. I mainly interacted with the nursing staff and other support staff...I never really felt as if she truly cared. I got more of that from the support staff. Like the RNs and those who did the ultrasounds...she will be setting in place the overall plan for treatment, but it’s the rest of the support staff you will get to know, work with and trust...
The nurses at the Everett clinic [Seattle Reproductive Medicine] were nothing short then amazing. They always communicating with me and were very patient. They always checked in with me, but also left me the space I needed before trying again....I know it makes sense to keep all the eggs/sperm donors in one place. But, it would be nice if the procedures could happen at more than one location...
How was your experience with Kaitlyn Wald at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
I only met with her a couple of times. I mainly interacted with the nursing staff and other support staff. The doctor I saw before her, the IUI technically worked but resulted in an ectopic pregnancy requiring emergency surgery. When I informed the Everett clinic, I immediately heard from the RN overseeing my care, but nothing from the Doctor. Not until I decided to try again, almost a year later. At that first appt, she shared her sympathy for what had happened, but it was not genuine. At least not to me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kaitlyn Wald at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Just know that she will be setting in place the overall plan for treatment, but it’s the rest of the support staff you will get to know, work with and trust.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kaitlyn Wald at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
I never really felt as if she truly cared. I got more of that from the support staff. Like the RNs and those who did the ultrasounds.
Describe the protocols Kaitlyn Wald used in your cycles at Seattle Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Due to my age and me wanting to go the most natural route possible. Dr. Wald suggested Clomid with a trigger shot right before the IUI procedure.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Seattle Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Can’t remember)
The nurses at the Everett clinic were nothing short then amazing. They always communicating with me and were very patient. They always checked in with me, but also left me the space I needed before trying again.
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
The only sad part was when it came time for the procedures, I had to go to the Seattle location. Sometimes there was parking and others not. I know it makes sense to keep all the eggs/sperm donors in one place. But, it would be nice if the procedures could happen at more than one location.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kaitlyn Wald at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
It wasn’t cheap, but I did choose the cheapest option. I just wish they did better with providing itemized statements because you didn’t pay for each appointment at the time of arrival.
Describe Kaitlyn Wald's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
I didn’t have this procedure
6
Doctor
Kaitlyn Wald
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Seattle Reproductive Medicine
Everett
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021 - 2022, Consult
NPS
7
NPS
7
Age 29 - 30
European
Income $200K - $499K
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Whenever I bring up concerns related to my specific health or situation, [Dr. Wald] refers back to what other patients in different situations have experienced...My main wish is that she would listen better and take a more personalized approach to hearing my concerns and explaining the trade-offs/considerations of the procedures we're considering.
The quote I received [at SRM] was for egg retrieval, embryo creation, embryo screening (not including the monthly freezing cost). It came to ~$22k without including the additional pre-work testing that would be required of me and my partner...my only interaction with them has been communication via their main phone line (which has been good, although there are often long wait times and sometimes you don't get a promised call back).
How was your experience with Kaitlyn Wald at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
We're not too far in the process yet, but so far I know I can trust Kaitlyn with our care (I haven't been given any reason to believe otherwise!). My main wish is that she would listen better and take a more personalized approach to hearing my concerns and explaining the trade-offs/considerations of the procedures we're considering.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kaitlyn Wald at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Do some of your own research before setting up your consultation appointment. Be very clear about what you already know and what you specifically want to know more about. Also, when you are asking questions, frame them less about your concerns and more about wanting information—she responds better to concrete information than feelings or anxieties.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kaitlyn Wald at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
It sometimes feels like she's reciting a script in her head versus having a conversation with me. Whenever I bring up concerns related to my specific health or situation, she refers back to what other patients in different situations have experienced.
Describe the protocols Kaitlyn Wald used in your cycles at Seattle Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We are a bit too early in the process for me to provide meaningful information here. Sorry!
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
Due to the pandemic, I've had very little interaction with the clinic itself. I have not started my treatment plan yet, so my only interaction with them has been communication via their main phone line (which has been good, although there are often long wait times and sometimes you don't get a promised call back).
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kaitlyn Wald at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
The quote I received was for egg retrieval, embryo creation, embryo screening (not including the monthly freezing cost). It came to ~$22k without including the additional pre-work testing that would be required of me and my partner.
7
Doctor
Kaitlyn Wald
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
7
Clinic
Seattle Reproductive Medicine
Everett
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 46
2 IUI
Donor Eggs
European
Income $100K - $199K
Operations
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
My expectations [with Dr. Kaitlyn Wald] were exceeded and I felt very comfortable during the entire treatment process. She was very informative and easy to work with. I felt confident in her abilities and experience for a positive outcome...I was given the option for single or double embryo transfer. It was recommended to do a single embryo due to potential complications
SRM seems to be a very busy practice, however they do a good job of coordinating your care and information. The clinics I attended (Everett & Seattle) were both very well organized, efficient, exceptionally clean, and very modern facilities. I never waited more than 5 minutes for any appointment...2 IVF cycles, total was approximately $27,000 including medications and 1 batch of donor eggs.
How was your experience with Kaitlyn Wald at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
My expectations were exceeded and I felt very comfortable during the entire treatment process. She was very informative and easy to work with. I felt confident in her abilities and experience for a positive outcome.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kaitlyn Wald at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
In general, not to be frustrated at setbacks. Success may not happen on the first try but is still achievable.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kaitlyn Wald at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Doctor (and all staff) very concerned with individual's level of care and being fully informed of treatment and procedures.
Describe the protocols Kaitlyn Wald used in your cycles at Seattle Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Medications prescribed were (1) oral estrace, (2) endometrin vaginal inserts, (3) progesterone in oil injections.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Seattle Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Molly)
I had appointments at 2 locations (Everett & Seattle) and both clinics were amazing. The doctors and staff were all very positive, welcoming and showed a great level of care.
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
SRM seems to be a very busy practice, however they do a good job of coordinating your care and information. The clinics I attended (Everett & Seattle) were both very well organized, efficient, exceptionally clean, and very modern facilities. I never waited more than 5 minutes for any appointment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kaitlyn Wald at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
I had 2 IVF cycles, total was approximately $27,000 including medications and 1 batch of donor eggs.
Describe Kaitlyn Wald's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
I was given the option for single or double embryo transfer. It was recommended to do a single embryo due to potential complications. I had 2 procedures for single embryo transfer.
10
Doctor
Kaitlyn Wald
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Seattle Reproductive Medicine
Everett
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5