Karen Altay

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Nurse available by direct line
Direct line to nurse
Not available by cell phone
Not available by personal cell phone
Medical SchoolUniversity of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
ResidencyMichael Reese Hospital and Medical Center
FellowshipMichael Reese Hospital and Medical Center
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Karen Altay to a friend?
Don't recommend: 100%1
1 assessment
  • 0% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 100% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
10
Humanity

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

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

Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
6
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
4
Frequency Seen

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

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

Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
Poor
Responsiveness

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

1 assessment
1
Age
38
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
1
She [Dr. Karen Altay] has very limited hours of seeing patients. MWF 8-2pm. This wasn't communicated until we did 2 months of tests...We thought she just saw patients during regular business hours, not the half days. As a result we'll have to look elsewhere for IUIs... Lots of testing but not a lot of results that were discussed...seems as though the dr has a plan towards retirement with reduced working hour
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Age
38
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
1
How was your experience with Karen Altay at Northwestern Medicine?
She has very limited hours of seeing patients. MWF 8-2pm. This wasn't communicated until we did 2 months of tests. I don't think anyone can get pregnant if they don't do IUIs outside of that area. We thought she just saw patients during regular business hours, not the half days. As a result we'll have to look elsewhere for IUIs.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Karen Altay at Northwestern Medicine?
Limited hours, limited chances of getting pregnant.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Karen Altay at Northwestern Medicine?
She was thorough on the medical side of things.
Describe the protocols Karen Altay used in your cycles at Northwestern Medicine and their degree of success.
Tests included: FemVue with transvaginal ultrasound, ABO/RH, Prolactin, STD, AmH, Comp Metabolic panel. Lots of testing but not a lot of results that were discussed.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Northwestern Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Marty)
They were good about keeping in touch and trying to be a good liaison between the dr and myself. Remembered my name and spouse's name.
Describe your experience with Northwestern Medicine.
Small clinic, nice small staff. Weaknesses: seems as though the dr has a plan towards retirement with reduced working hours.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Karen Altay at Northwestern Medicine.
We used insurance. $900 out of pocket each month before starting any service.
What specific things went wrong at Northwestern Medicine?
  • Failed to call with results
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Clinic
Northwestern Medicine
Chicago
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