Karen Wheeler

RMA of Philadelphia

Rated 10
Strongly recommend: 100%10
100% strongly recommend
3 reviews
Humanity
10
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
10
10
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
7.6
7.6
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
8
Good
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 Pittsburgh
Residency
Abington Memorial Hosp
Fellowship
Wayne State U/Detroit Medical Center

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Karen Wheeler works in 3 offices at

RMA of Philadelphia
Rated 8.3
Strongly recommend: 68%Neutral: 12%Don't recommend: 20%8.3

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Abington
1151 Old York Rd
Abington, PA 19001
King of Prussia
625 Clark Ave
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Langhorne
930 Town Center Dr
Langhorne, PA 19047
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2020 - 2022, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30 - 32
3 IUI
1 IVF
Male Factor
PCOS
Immunological
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Income $100K - $199K
Operations
1st of 2 Docs
6 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Wheeler] was always kind and patient with my questions. She was also very understanding about my anxiety and fear of surgeries and made sure I was always comfortable and relaxed during procedures. During any cycle that did not go as planned or ended in a negative result, Dr. Wheeler always made sure to set up the follow up appointment herself and was compassionate and understanding.
Everyone at RMA is kind, friendly and communicative. Additionally, the blood draw staff is superb and truly unmatched. It is always quick and painless with them...I love that you show up and it is in order of who came first and that hours start very early. I am a working individual and find many clinics seem to cater to people who are not. If you work full time and don't want to take off every single appointment, RMA is the best option in the area.
How was your experience with Karen Wheeler at RMA of Michigan?
She was always kind and patient with my questions. She was also very understanding about my anxiety and fear of surgeries and made sure I was always comfortable and relaxed during procedures. During any cycle that did not go as planned or ended in a negative result, Dr. Wheeler always made sure to set up the follow up appointment herself and was compassionate and understanding.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Karen Wheeler at RMA of Michigan?
Great doctor and a great facility
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Karen Wheeler at RMA of Michigan?
Dr. Wheeler was always kind and patient with all if my questions and concerns.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of Michigan. (Assigned nurse: Kayla)
Everyone at RMA is kind, friendly and communicative. Additionally, the blood draw staff is superb and truly unmatched. It is always quick and painless with them.
Describe your experience with RMA of Michigan.
I love that you show up and it is in order of who came first and that hours start very early. I am a working individual and find many clinics seem to cater to people who are not. If you work full time and don't want to take off every single appointment, RMA is the best option in the area.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of Michigan.
Some may not like the morning monitoring ans consider it more like an assembly belt as you show up and are seen in order vs appointments. However,that was something I loved about the place. It allowed me to be seen without ever notifying my employer that I needed time off. It allowed me to work and keep my situation private.
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Doctor
Karen Wheeler
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
5 of 5
10
Clinic
RMA of Michigan
Troy
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2020 - 2021, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33 - 34
3 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Wheeler is extremely knowledgeable and really great at what she does. She always made sure to make sure we understood everything every step of the way...[she] only suggested a single embryo transfer. I understood the rationale and agreed...[she] felt we were great candidates for IVF, and really good candidates for IUI. IUI was a more affordable route so we decided to go with it. We did three IUI’s, all with letrozole and trigger shot
Morning monitoring [at RMA of Michigan] runs like a well oiled machine. All staff are always friendly and helpful. Whenever you need help scheduling an appointment, there’s always availability...My cost for IVF with ICSI was $12,000 and about $3,500 or so for my meds...[my nurse] has always been a great communicator and always showed compassion. [she] took care of me during my egg retrieval and had the absolute best bedside manner
How was your experience with Karen Wheeler at RMA of Michigan?
Dr. Wheeler is extremely knowledgeable and really great at what she does. She always made sure to make sure we understood everything every step of the way. We always felt we were in great care with Dr. Wheeler!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Karen Wheeler at RMA of Michigan?
Ask all the questions, because you’ll get the most honest and accurate answer!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Karen Wheeler at RMA of Michigan?
Dr. Wheeler was always warm and welcoming at every appointment, between monitoring up to transfer, she was great!
Describe the protocols Karen Wheeler used in your cycles at RMA of Michigan and their degree of success.
Dr. Wheeler felt we were great candidates for IVF, and really good candidates for IUI. IUI was a more affordable route so we decided to go with it. We did three IUI’s, all with letrozole and trigger shot. Our first IUI resulted in a pregnancy, but was unfortunately not inutero so we had to terminate. It was considered an ectopic pregnancy. Our second and third IUIs were unsuccessful. We then decided to move to IVF. Considering a clean family history and our age, Dr Wheeler felt IVF with ICSI was the most favorable option. We prepped for our first IVF cycle with stims. I responded well and we were able to get a favorable amount of eggs at retrieval. At day 5 we found out that had 7 total embryos that fertilized and made it. We would transfer a great graded embryo. Our transfer went great, and a week later we got our positive test! All was great, and baby was measuring well, heart beat was strong, and I graduated to my OB at 8weeks. At my first OB scan at 11weeks we found out baby stopped growing at just under 10weeks. I just had a hysteroscopy to remove some leftover tissue, and we’re meeting our doctor tomorrow for a consult on moving forward.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of Michigan. (Assigned nurse: Lauren Citto)
Lauren is the most excellent nurse! From inception, Lauren has always been a great communicator and always showed compassion. Lauren took care of me during my egg retrieval and had the absolute best bedside manner. When we found out we were pregnant, Lauren celebrated our success. When we found out I miscarried, Lauren was the most compassionate and caring nurse. I couldn’t have asked for a better nurse! She’s truly the best!
Describe your experience with RMA of Michigan.
Morning monitoring runs like a well oiled machine. All staff are always friendly and helpful. Whenever you need help scheduling an appointment, there’s always availability. I feel lucky to be a patient at RMA. They truly care about their patients and show it in many ways!
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of Michigan.
Morning monitoring is great! At first, as a new patient, it felt very “quick” but after having a true understanding of the process at RMA, I completely understood. After morning monitoring, Doctors perform surgeries, nurses are needed for them, nurses have phone calls to make, bloodwork results need to be conveyed.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Karen Wheeler at RMA of Michigan.
My cost for IVF with ICSI was $12,000 and about $3,500 or so for my meds. BCBS doesn’t cover much, but some of the meds.
Describe Karen Wheeler's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of Michigan.
Dr. Wheeler only suggested a single embryo transfer. I understood the rationale and agreed. I also appreciated the reminder that “if for some reason this doesn’t work, you still have 6 more!”.
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Doctor
Karen Wheeler
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
5 of 5
10
Clinic
RMA of Michigan
Troy
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 43 - 44
3 IUI
Unexplained
Income $50K - $99K
Marketer or PR
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Wheeler conducted infertility tests right away after our initial consultation and didn't waste time getting our treatments started...Dr. Wheeler had me take Clomid for 1 cycle...We were unsuccessful and immediately moved forward with another cycle of Clomid at a higher dosage...also unsuccessful so she changed the protocol to Femara for the next cycle. She has taken the time to explain every step along the way and answer all of our questions. My husband and I feel comfortable with her.
[RMA of Michigan] is completely organized and on top of everything! I have been impressed ever step of the way with how quickly they move and their level of organization and professionalism!...They make monitoring very convenient at 6:30am so that you can still get to work...The doctors, nurses, and office staff are very kind, responsive, and informative, and have made us feel like they truly care about us.
How was your experience with Karen Wheeler at RMA of Michigan?
Dr Wheeler conducted infertility tests right away after our initial consultation and didn't waste time getting our treatments started. She has taken the time to explain every step along the way and answer all of our questions. My husband and I feel comfortable with her.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Karen Wheeler at RMA of Michigan?
Since our initial consultation, my husband and I knew we made the right choice going to RMA. The doctors, nurses, and office staff are very kind, responsive, and informative, and have made us feel like they truly care about us.
Describe the protocols Karen Wheeler used in your cycles at RMA of Michigan and their degree of success.
Upon seeing Dr. Wheeler and initial testing, we were diagnosed with unexplained infertility. Dr. Wheeler had me take Clomid for 1 cycle, followed by 2 IUI's (one on cycle day 12 with an ovidrel trigger shot, and one on cycle day 13). We were unsuccessful and immediately moved forward with another cycle of Clomid at a higher dosage, followed by 2 IUI's (again on cycle day 12 with ovidrel trigger shot, and one on cycle day 13). This was also unsuccessful so she changed the protocol to Femara for the next cycle. Due to the timing falling on Christmas, we proceeded with 1 IUI on cycle day 11 with ovidrel trigger shot, and timed intercourse after. The 3rd IUI was also unsuccessful. We had a consultation and will be proceeding with IVF.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of Michigan. (Assigned nurse: Jessica)
Jessica is truly the absolute best!! I feel like we hit the nurse jackpot with her! She is so caring and sweet, is extremely thorough with all of her instructions, and is super responsive! My husband and I feel extremely comfortable with Jessica!!
Describe your experience with RMA of Michigan.
RMA is completely organized and on top of everything! I have been impressed ever step of the way with how quickly they move and their level of organization and professionalism! Every person we have worked with on their staff has been so kind and helpful. Everyone has taken the time with us to explain everything without making us feel rushed. They make monitoring very convenient at 6:30am so that you can still get to work. We know we made the right choice selecting this clinic!
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Doctor
Karen Wheeler
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
RMA of Michigan
Troy
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5