Kathleen Doody

CARE Fertility

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Medical SchoolU. of Texas
ResidencyBaylor
FellowshipU. of Texas Southwestern
Bedford
1701 Park Place Ave
Bedford, TX 76022
(817) 540-1157
Fort Worth
1250 8th Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 924-1572
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Kathleen Doody to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 69%Neutral: 13%Don't recommend: 18%8.3
13 assessments
  • 69% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 13% Neutral (7-8)
  • 18% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
7.5
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
9.1
Communication

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Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
4.9
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
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend CARE Fertility to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 67%Neutral: 17%Don't recommend: 16%8
58 assessments
  • 67% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 17% Neutral (7-8)
  • 16% Don't recommend (0-6)
13 assessments
9
10
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2019 - 2020
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage, Unexplained
9
10
On one-on-one meetings with Dr. Kathy she is very compassionate and answers all your questions. She is very knowledgeable and takes her time with patients. When you are going through patients, the clinic is very busy and you are shuffled around to different rooms and different nurses quite a bit.... Laparoscopic surgery to investigate a final blockage. Clomid IUI based on irregular cycles, but unexplained fertility. We did 3 rounds of Clomid/IUI.
The cutting edge treatments and being on the forefront of clinical research would be a strength of this clinic [CARE Fertility]. The large number of patients making you sometimes feel like a number would be a negative....The nurses are all exceptionally kind people. Even though you may see a different nurse during times of a cycle based on the day you’re at the clinic, they all get to know you over time and are quite friendly. This puts you at ease. Some of the nurses seem disorganized at times, but I think that is a result of the large patient load.
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2019 - 2020
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage, Unexplained
9
10
How was your experience with Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility?
When speaking with Dr. Kathy you can tell she is an incredibly intelligent and knowledgeable doctor. She is also someone that has the rare gift of being able to explain complicated medical procedures or terms in a manner that a layperson can understand. She is always up to date on the latest technologies and procedures. She always always had a hopeful message with her delivery and was accessible to me for appointments and consultations when I wanted to discuss a test result or a change in treatment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility?
Be organized and ask questions. The clinic is very busy and you have to be your own advocate. Also be patient and remain hopeful.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility?
On one-on-one meetings with Dr. Kathy she is very compassionate and answers all your questions. She is very knowledgeable and takes her time with patients. When you are going through patients, the clinic is very busy and you are shuffled around to different rooms and different nurses quite a bit.
Describe the protocols Kathleen Doody used in your cycles at CARE Fertility and their degree of success.
Laparoscopic surgery to investigate a final blockage. Clomid IUI based on irregular cycles, but unexplained fertility. We did 3 rounds of Clomid/IUI.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses are all exceptionally kind people. Even though you may see a different nurse during times of a cycle based on the day you’re at the clinic, they all get to know you over time and are quite friendly. This puts you at ease. Some of the nurses seem disorganized at times, but I think that is a result of the large patient load.
Describe your experience with CARE Fertility.
The cutting edge treatments and being on the forefront of clinical research would be a strength of this clinic. The large number of patients making you sometimes feel like a number would be a negative.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility.
Testing and laparoscopy were covered by my insurance. We paid out of pocket approximately $1000 including medication for each IUI cycle.
Describe Kathleen Doody's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CARE Fertility.
We have not started an IVF cycle, but we were told that due to our age, only one embryo would be transferred.
What specific things went wrong at CARE Fertility?
  • Lost paperwork
Describe the specific things that went wrong at CARE Fertility.
At one point some consent forms we had signed were misplaced or destroyed and we had to complete the forms again.
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Kathleen Doody
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
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9
9
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2019 - 2020
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
9
Dr. Doody is very friendly and knowledgeable. She is a leader in the field and is up to date on the latest trends and information regarding assisted reproduction. My criticism is she has so many patients and when we would see her it was apparent that she had only reviewed our file five minutes before we arrived....We have done three IUI treatments including taking Clomid. We were set to try IVF but the corona virus pandemic stopped our planned treatment.
The clinic [CARE] has a good location and nice facility. They have recently upgraded the interior and it looks very nice. The facility is also very clean and well-maintained. It is spacious in the waiting area and has excellent privacy in each consultation room....The nursing staff is very friendly and kind. They treat patients with a smile and helping hand every time we have gone to the facility. My criticism is they are very busy and on occasion not as well prepared or organized to see a particular patient.
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2019 - 2020
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Latino
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
9
How was your experience with Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility?
Dr. Doody is very friendly and knowledgeable. She is a leader in the field and is up to date on the latest trends and information regarding assisted reproduction. My criticism is she has so many patients and when we would see her it was apparent that she had only reviewed our file five minutes before we arrived.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility?
Be patient and stay positive.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility?
Very busy clinic. Sometimes when you are there it feels like you are just another number. When you meet with Dr. Doody she is very knowledgeable and nice.
Describe the protocols Kathleen Doody used in your cycles at CARE Fertility and their degree of success.
We have done three IUI treatments including taking Clomid. We were set to try IVF but the corona virus pandemic stopped our planned treatment.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff is very friendly and kind. They treat patients with a smile and helping hand every time we have gone to the facility. My criticism is they are very busy and on occasion not as well prepared or organized to see a particular patient. They are very professional and capable in all the medical procedures we have undergone.
Describe your experience with CARE Fertility.
The clinic has a good location and nice facility. They have recently upgraded the interior and it looks very nice. The facility is also very clean and well-maintained. It is spacious in the waiting area and has excellent privacy in each consultation room. The area for males to provide a sample was very nice.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility.
Each IUI was $1,000. My wife had a minor surgical procedure covered by insurance. We anticipate IVF will cost between $8,000-$12,000.
Describe Kathleen Doody's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CARE Fertility.
Not applicable.
What specific things went wrong at CARE Fertility?
  • Lost paperwork
Describe the specific things that went wrong at CARE Fertility.
We signed some consent forms as part of an IVF clinical study. They lost them and we had to sign them again.
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9
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CARE Fertility
Bedford
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6
5
Age
26
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
6
5
She [Dr. Kathleen Doody] wanted me to use Clomid and IUI. Her rationale is that I am not ovulating and that clomid makes you ovulate but makes it hard for sperm to make it to the egg. She said that she takes care of that by doing an IUI at the same time. She wanted to me to take clomid with a trigger shot and then use IUI in my first cycle. She also said that I needed to remain on birth control when I wasn’t in a treatment cycle...
I spent about $1,000 just on testing [at CARE Fertility]...They don’t communicate results in the most compassionate way. They just tell you matter of fact, and don’t really explain what results mean if you don’t ask the right questions. When I got my HSG and scoping done, they never actually told me what they found or saw, they just said that it was time to go to IUI...They [the nurses] were very informative and treated me like a person the whole time. They understood where I was emotionally and didn’t rush or pressure me in anyway
Age
26
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, Native American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
6
5
How was your experience with Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility?
She was very detailed about the information of my PCOS diagnosis and how she wanted to treat me. My main complaint is that she is unwilling to take small steps in order to help me get pregnant, she wanted to jump straight to expensive treatments because it’s how they operate there. From what I understood, her way is more successful more often, but financial is extremely expensive.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility?
Ask more questions and don’t leave before they are answered.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility?
She explained everything to me very clearly and took notes for me so I would understand. She listened and validated my concerns. I appreciated how she talked to me and made everything clear to me. She also didn’t rush me through the process.
Describe the protocols Kathleen Doody used in your cycles at CARE Fertility and their degree of success.
She wanted me to use Clomid and IUI. Her rationale is that I am not ovulating and that clomid makes you ovulate but makes it hard for sperm to make it to the egg. She said that she takes care of that by doing an IUI at the same time. She wanted to me to take clomid with a trigger shot and then use IUI in my first cycle. She also said that I needed to remain on birth control when I wasn’t in a treatment cycle.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were very informative and treated me like a person the whole time. They understood where I was emotionally and didn’t rush or pressure me in anyway.
Describe your experience with CARE Fertility.
They don’t communicate results in the most compassionate way. They just tell you matter of fact, and don’t really explain what results mean if you don’t ask the right questions. When I got my HSG and scoping done, they never actually told me what they found or saw, they just said that it was time to go to IUI.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility.
I spent about $1,000 just on testing for her. The treatment cycle that she wanted me to do would be an additional $1,000. This is probably because my insurance is awful and doesn’t cover it.
What specific things went wrong at CARE Fertility?
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at CARE Fertility.
They simply didn’t actually communicate results when I had tests done. They didn’t give me any info other than what treatment they wanted to pursue.
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5
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9
9
Age
32
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
7 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
9
9
when beginning the IVF process, my husband and I were under the understanding we were doing Effortless IVF because it’s all we had talked about with her [Dr. Kathleen Doody]. Side note: she’s a huge proponent of Effortless. It wasn’t until we saw the financial consultant at the end of our appointment that we learned we were not good candidates for it. It was frustrating that she did not inform us of this when we were in consult with her. My husband does not think she has a warm bedside manner, and this bothers him. I prefer my doctors to be direct, so I appreciate her candidness. She is very straightforward when she is communicating. She seems to really know what she’s doing, which is why I stayed with her.
It seems they [nurses at CARE Fertility] aren’t very good at updating charts so everyone knows what is happening...Communication is lacking sometimes...day of egg retrieval, I was told to start Estrace day 1 of my cycle. At my first appointment to begin FET cycle, the nurse did not know I had started taking it and was confused that I had. She then did not inform the doctor that I was taking it. The doctor thought my estradiol levels were too high and wanted to cancel my cycle. After I informed her I was taking the Estrace, we proceeded with cycle.
Age
32
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
7 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
9
9
How was your experience with Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility?
My biggest issue with Dr. Doody is that I don’t feel like communication is always clear. For example, when beginning the IVF process, my husband and I were under the understanding we were doing Effortless IVF because it’s all we had talked about with her. Side note: she’s a huge proponent of Effortless. It wasn’t until we saw the financial consultant at the end of our appointment that we learned we were not good candidates for it. It was frustrating that she did not inform us of this when we were in consult with her. My husband does not think she has a warm bedside manner, and this bothers him. I prefer my doctors to be direct, so I appreciate her candidness. She is very straightforward when she is communicating. She seems to really know what she’s doing, which is why I stayed with her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility?
Be proactive in your communication-don’t wait for her to tell you something
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility?
I always feel very rushed when I’m with the doctor.
Describe the protocols Kathleen Doody used in your cycles at CARE Fertility and their degree of success.
Before seeing Dr. Doody, I had 7 unsuccessful IUIs at another clinic. She decided we needed to live straight to IVF, which I appreciated because I was over IUIs. I have an endometrioma on each ovary, but there has been no intervention for these. The plan was for a fresh transfer. I started with 20 units of Lupron for 8 days. Then 10 units of Lupron, 2 vials of Menopur, and 75 units of Gonal-f for 9 days. I started my period in the middle of this so we decided to do a FET but planned to proceed with retrieval. Retrieval resulted in 3 eggs, one fertilized, and one frozen.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses have been great. They take their time and listen to my concerns. They were especially great on the day of egg retrieval. My only complaint is lack of communication. For example, post-op nurse told me to start Estrace on first day of my cycle. I went in for first appointment to prepare for FET and that nurse didn’t know I was on the medication and was confused about why I had already started. Doctor called later that day to cancel my FET cycle because my estradiol levels were too high. She didn’t know I had already started the medication either. It seems they aren’t very good at updating charts so everyone knows what is happening.
Describe your experience with CARE Fertility.
The clinic is clean and in a convenient location. They have an in house lab, so there’s no need for them to send your bloodwork somewhere for results. Egg retrieval is also done in the same office. The front staff is courteous. There isn’t a ton of privacy. The consult “rooms” are cubicles, so you can see and hear financial discussions and other conversations (exam rooms are very private). For pre-op, you’re separated by the other person by a thin curtain so you hear each other’s medical history.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility.
My insurance covered all of the testing we needed prior to IVF. IVF cycle was around $9,000, excluding medications. Effortless IVF is much more cost effective, but I did not meet criteria for that.
Describe Kathleen Doody's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CARE Fertility.
For me, she recommended single embryo transfer. She believes the risks to multiple outweigh any potential benefit.
What specific things went wrong at CARE Fertility?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at CARE Fertility.
Communication is lacking sometimes. I described this in a previous question, but day of egg retrieval, I was told to start Estrace day 1 of my cycle. At my first appointment to begin FET cycle, the nurse did not know I had started taking it and was confused that I had. She then did not inform the doctor that I was taking it. The doctor thought my estradiol levels were too high and wanted to cancel my cycle. After I informed her I was taking the Estrace, we proceeded with cycle.
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1
2
Age
26
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
1
2
Dr. Doody bedside manner was rather cold. I tried my best to have grace for her but my husband was not impressed...spoke very quickly with what seemed to be in compassion. She’s very blunt so if you don’t care about warm and fuzzy you might like her...My tubes were blocked so the plan was to open them up and try that and if that didn’t work pursue IVF. Once in surgery one tube was opened and another was removed. After the surgery I was hoping to get pregnant naturally but nothing happened. I didn’t feel like pursuing IVF with Care Fertility so my husband and I took a 3 year break.
I transferred to another clinic and I need my lab results to be sent over and they [staff at CARE Fertility] were REALLY rude over the phone about using different method besides fax because theirs wasn’t working...The nursing staff was easy-going and kind. I think the reason we feel like it wasn’t the best experience is because when [Dr. Doody] explained what would happen in the surgery and then when I came out it was two different things. It just threw us off and we hadn’t developed enough of a relationship to trust her. So it felt weird. I just wish we understood more and didn’t feel like it was all about the money.
Age
26
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
1
2
How was your experience with Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility?
Dr. Doody spoke very quickly with what seemed to be in compassion. She’s very blunt so if you don’t care about warm and fuzzy you might like her but for me I really wanted a doctor that would have empathy and not treat me like a number.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility?
Ask questions don’t just nod your head if you don’t understand.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility?
Dr. Doody bedside manner was rather cold. I tried my best to have grace for her but my husband was not impressed.
Describe the protocols Kathleen Doody used in your cycles at CARE Fertility and their degree of success.
My tubes were blocked so the plan was to open them up and try that and if that didn’t work pursue IVF. Once in surgery one tube was opened and another was removed. After the surgery I was hoping to get pregnant naturally but nothing happened. I didn’t feel like pursuing IVF with Care Fertility so my husband and I took a 3 year break.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were kind and accessible. When I had to have a few test done they made me feel comfortable.
Describe your experience with CARE Fertility.
Front desk person was okay. Dr.Doody was thorough but lacked visible compassion. The nursing staff was easy-going and kind. I think the reason we feel like it wasn’t the best experience is because when Dr. Kathy explained what would happen in the surgery and then when I came out it was two different things. It just threw us off and we hadn’t developed enough of a relationship to trust her. So it felt weird. I just wish we understood more and didn’t feel like it was all about the money.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility.
Luckily my insurance covered most of it.
What specific things went wrong at CARE Fertility?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
Describe the specific things that went wrong at CARE Fertility.
I transferred to another clinic and I need my lab results to be sent over and they were REALLY rude over the phone about using different method besides fax because theirs wasn’t working. Poor customer service is not my fav especially for something so sensitive. When families have to endure this journey the last thing they want to deal with is sassy people on the phone.
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10
10
Age
34 - 37
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, Uterine Fibroids
10
10
She [Dr Kathleen Doody] is a mom and she herself had to overcome some hurdles to conceive her son. I trusted her and she communicated clearly. When we lost our full term daughter at 38+5 weeks, she really shined as a care provider, and multiple times contacted me with out prompting to check on me and see how I was doing. She genuinely cared.
Dr. Doody [at CARE Fertility] always treated me like a person. She is intelligent, articulate, and has a good bed side manner...Nikki was very compassionate. She was there with me through so many of my failed cycles and then both of my successful cycles...Scheduling is easy and staff always contacts back promptly. The frequency of visits sucks, but so does infertility and it is just par for the course. They always do med training and are thorough with running tests.
Age
34 - 37
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
4 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, Uterine Fibroids
10
10
How was your experience with Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility?
Dr. Kathy is thorough and educated me about my diagnosis. She guided me through my treatment plan and explained why each step was necessary and gave me "if I were you" guidance as to my options and treatment plan. I always felt comfortable with her and found her to be compassionate. She is a mom and she herself had to overcome some hurdles to conceive her son. I trusted her and she communicated clearly. When we lost our full term daughter at 38+5 weeks, she really shined as a care provider, and multiple times contacted me with out prompting to check on me and see how I was doing. She genuinely cared.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility?
I wasted my time with two other fertility doctors before Dr. Kathy. I saw them because of commercials on the radio I heard, or because a peer informed they had success with them. I never really felt comfortable with either of them, but I stayed because I was hopeful and because i was so new to the journey, i was uneducated. My one piece of advice is see Dr. Kathy first! You will feel comfortable and be in good hands.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility?
Dr. Doody always treated me like a person. She is intelligent, articulate, and has a good bed side manner. We lost our daughter full-term due to a cord accident 3 days before her birth (btw, you need stillborn as an option on your outcome list, I was forced to pick "live-birth singleton.") after 4 ivf rounds (2 with Dr. Doody) and 3 fet's. She called me and supported me and went above and beyond to connect me with a support system. She is ethical and wonderful. She cares about the "whole person" not just your medical information.
Describe the protocols Kathleen Doody used in your cycles at CARE Fertility and their degree of success.
I went through so many cycles i dont remember the specifics. I have been trying to have a baby for 5 years. I took Menopur, Progesterone in Oil, trigger shots of Ovidrel, Prednisone, i think Fermera. And many more. Dr, Kathy's clinic gives you a very clear calendar indicating each thing you are supposed to take and when and it is fairly easy to follow. If you get tripped up on the calendar, I always call and nurse helps me to answer my question.
Describe your experience with your nurse at CARE Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Nikki)
Nikki was very compassionate. She was there with me through so many of my failed cycles and then both of my successful cycles. After my daughter was stillborn, I came to do my final FET and Nikki hugged me and comforted me as I cried about burying my baby. The staff genuinely care and are like family. They are always behind you rooting for your success.
Describe your experience with CARE Fertility.
Scheduling is easy and staff always contacts back promptly. The frequency of visits sucks, but so does infertility and it is just par for the course. They always do med training and are thorough with running tests.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at CARE Fertility.
Monitoring appts where just like scheduling any other appointment. It was very normal and you just scheduled it before you left each appointment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility.
I spent $20,000 on a MaxCare plan where I have multiple cycles of IVF in a 365 day period. Medications were extra, all appts. covered. i had a surgery to remove fibroids and endometriosis, it was covered by insurance.
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Kathleen Doody
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10
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CARE Fertility
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8
10
Age
32
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
8
10
She [Dr. Kathleen Doody] and her team provided me with the care that I needed...She was caring and very compassionate for my first consultation, the second consultation i did not know what to except with my results but she explained every details. The last visit was gut wrenching because i didn’t have any mature follicles and the tech after giving her the results, she had to come and check for herself that there was none. I believe she was hoping to have at least one follicles that i can use.
The location [of CARE Fertility] is in a secluded environment, it makes it feel like you have reach your home because it’s private. The staff are very friendly and helpful ready to answer all questions. The place is clean, well maintained and kept... felt like I wasn’t fighting infertility alone but with the whole team. Everyone was compassionate and caring. I felt everyone was rooting for me to get at least get one egg to go with.
Age
32
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
8
10
How was your experience with Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility?
She was caring and very compassionate for my first consultation, the second consultation i did not know what to except with my results but she explained every details. The last visit was gut wrenching because i didn’t have any mature follicles and the tech after giving her the results, she had to come and check for herself that there was none. I believe she was hoping to have at least one follicles that i can use.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility?
Just be easy on yourself , they will explain everything that you need to know even before asking your question.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility?
She and her team provided me with the care that I needed with. I felt like I was home everyone knew my name and knew how to even say it correctly which is not always the case because my name is hard to pronounce.
Describe the protocols Kathleen Doody used in your cycles at CARE Fertility and their degree of success.
12 days Gonal 225 Menopur 225 And the rest i don’t remember but i believe i was on maximum dosage
Describe your experience with your nurse at CARE Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Yes)
I felt like I wasn’t fighting infertility alone but with the whole team. Everyone was compassionate and caring. I felt everyone was rooting for me to get at least get one egg to go with.
Describe your experience with CARE Fertility.
The location is in a secluded environment, it makes it feel like you have reach your home because it’s private. The staff are very friendly and helpful ready to answer all questions. The place is clean, well maintained and kept.
8
Doctor
Kathleen Doody
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
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CARE Fertility
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10
10
Age
40
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Uterine Fibroids
10
10
Truthfully, Dr Doody is not necessarily the warm and fuzzy type initially, so if that is the experience you require during your fertility journey she may not be the best fit. She communicates in a very medical or scientific way, but she is sharp as a tack. I appreciate her candidness and while she does show compassion for the process - it's just not over the top. My wife and I have full faith in her abilities.
Strengths: Easy to schedule appts, billing group easy enough for the most part, clean premises, easy parking, great staff [CARE Fertility], close to Dallas. Weaknesses: One individual in billing is not as sharp as the rest of the group... ... eSet is typical protocol for the practice, however given my age they transferred 2 embryos on each attempt. Indicated they would never transfer more than two. I am happy with their protocol.
Age
40
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, Black or African-American
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Uterine Fibroids
10
10
How was your experience with Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility?
Truthfully, Dr Doody is not necessarily the warm and fuzzy type initially, so if that is the experience you require during your fertility journey she may not be the best fit. She communicates in a very medical or scientific way, but she is sharp as a tack. I appreciate her candidness and while she does show compassion for the process - it's just not over the top. My wife and I have full faith in her abilities.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility?
Be open and candid, ask lots of questions, and she'll do the same.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility?
She takes her time to thoroughly explain the process, and communicates realistic expectations based on data. She also shared a bit about her own fertility journey.
Describe the protocols Kathleen Doody used in your cycles at CARE Fertility and their degree of success.
Birth control, Lupron, Menopur, and Follistim I think? Can't remember dosage. Then progesterone inserts on first cycle and progesterone shots second cycle. Can't remember dosage. Rationale - tried and trusted methodology.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Lovely and qualified
Describe your experience with CARE Fertility.
Strengths: Easy to schedule appts, billing group easy enough for the most part, clean premises, easy parking, great staff, close to Dallas. Weaknesses: One individual in billing is not as sharp as the rest of the group...
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility.
Not available
Describe Kathleen Doody's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CARE Fertility.
eSet is typical protocol for the practice, however given my age they transferred 2 embryos on each attempt. Indicated they would never transfer more than two. I am happy with their protocol.
10
Doctor
Kathleen Doody
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CARE Fertility
Bedford
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10
10
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor
10
10
Dr. Kathy [Doody] will not do multiple embryo transfers unless you are over 35 and she deems it necessary. We didn’t get the choice...is great at what she does and is very professional. She bases her work on scientific evidence. She can be very direct at times but when it mattered she was very compassionate. She does care about your success...I was a part of an investigational drug so not everything was Dr. Kathy’s choice. I started out on birth control for ten days and then Lupron 10ml for the rest of the cycle. I was on 3 vials of menopur for 10 days before pulling the trigger. My dosage never changed because my blood work continued to show everything was progressing appropriately.
The clinical trial cost $2500 [at CARE Fertility]. The FET will be about the same...The clinic is great. You can tell they are very busy but they care. The front office ladies are sweet. The surgery team are also great. The only weakness would be the wait at times. It is understandable and they are apologetic about it...The office staff were warm and remembered who I was...My nurse coordinator was great! So were the other nurses I saw every visit to get blood drawn.
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor
10
10
How was your experience with Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility?
Dr. Kathy is great at what she does and is very professional. She bases her work on scientific evidence. She can be very direct at times but when it mattered she was very compassionate. She does care about your success.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility?
Buckle up and get ready. The whole process is a hurry up and wait at times.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility?
The office staff were warm and remembered who I was.
Describe the protocols Kathleen Doody used in your cycles at CARE Fertility and their degree of success.
I was a part of an investigational drug so not everything was Dr. Kathy’s choice. I started out on birth control for ten days and then Lupron 10ml for the rest of the cycle. I was on 3 vials of menopur for 10 days before pulling the trigger. My dosage never changed because my blood work continued to show everything was progressing appropriately.
Describe your experience with your nurse at CARE Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Lee Ann)
My nurse coordinator was great! So were the other nurses I saw every visit to get blood drawn.
Describe your experience with CARE Fertility.
The clinic is great. You can tell they are very busy but they care. The front office ladies are sweet. The surgery team are also great. The only weakness would be the wait at times. It is understandable and they are apologetic about it.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility.
The clinical trial cost $2500. The FET will be about the same.
Describe Kathleen Doody's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CARE Fertility.
Dr. Kathy will not do multiple embryo transfers unless you are over 35 and she deems it necessary. We didn’t get the choice...
10
Doctor
Kathleen Doody
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
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CARE Fertility
Bedford
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10
10
Age
27
Treated
2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
10
She was very frank like "ok your husband doesn't produce sperm so here is how we're going to make a baby with a donor." I am very emotional and it was nice to have a dr just be matter of fact about things... Dr. Doody will listen to you and then come up with a plan of action!
They [the nursing staff] were very on top of things! I hardly waited for blood drawings or even to get back to my room.
Age
27
Treated
2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
10
How was your experience with Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility?
Dr. Doody is a great infertility dr! Some don't like her bedside manner but she was great with me. She is very straight forward about the situation and I would say she doesn't invest herself emotionally BUT I would much rather have a dr tell me "this is how we're going to make a baby" instead of "I'm so sorry ya'll are going through this. Let's all cry for a few minutes."
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility?
The first consultation is the scariest! She isn't scary but sitting there talking about why you can't get pregnant is scary. It's ok to cry! I did. Dr. Doody will listen to you and then come up with a plan of action!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility?
Each nurse was great and Dr. Doody always took the time with me to go over what was happening next. She let me record every ultrasound I had so my husband could see the baby too. She was very frank like "ok your husband doesn't produce sperm so here is how we're going to make a baby with a donor." I am very emotional and it was nice to have a dr just be matter of fact about things.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were very on top of things! I hardly waited for blood drawings or even to get back to my room.
10
Doctor
Kathleen Doody
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CARE Fertility
Bedford
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10
10
Age
34
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor
10
10
I loved every about Dr. Doody. My favorite was her use of studies to educate and make valid points about our treatment and diagnosis. Everytime I saw her we left with a good understanding of what was to happen next ... She spoke to us with compassion and was direct and informative ... Dr. Doody only transfers one embryo. We did want to do two, but the risks were explained ... Be prepared with your questions before going to an appointment.
Scheduling was easy and efficient, the clinic [CARE Fertility] is flexible. Every person I encountered was friendly. I had no issues with the clinic. For almost all of the appoints I was taken back and seen on time or within a few minutes of my appt time ... Every single person was pleasant and informative. I had a lot of questions that the nurses always referred me to the Dr for answers that they didn’t know, which I respected.
Age
34
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor
10
10
How was your experience with Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility?
I loved every about Dr. Doody. My favorite was her use of studies to educate and make valid points about our treatment and diagnosis. Everytime I saw her we left with a good understanding of what was to happen next
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility?
Be prepared with your questions before going to an appointment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility?
She spoke to us with compassion and was direct and informative
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Every single person was pleasant and informative. I had a lot of questions that the nurses always referred me to the Dr for answers that they didn’t know, which I respected.
Describe your experience with CARE Fertility.
Scheduling was easy and efficient, the clinic is flexible. Every person I encountered was friendly. I had no issues with the clinic. For almost all of the appoints I was taken back and seen on time or within a few minutes of my appt time
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility.
Very reasonable
Describe Kathleen Doody's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CARE Fertility.
Dr. Doody only transfers one embryo. We did want to do two, but the risks were explained
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Doctor
Kathleen Doody
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
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CARE Fertility
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9
10
Age
26
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
10
We are currently in the IVf process with Dr. Doody. We have seen her, her husband and Dr. Nackey (I think that’s the spelling) in our visits. I have no complaints so far about the care we have received with them. All of their staff is great and are always willing to help you with any thing you need.... I took menopur injections for about 10 days along with ganirelix acetate the last few days leading up to our egg retrieval. They retrieved 22 mature eggs. We did effortless ivf. So all eggs and sperm sample was place inside an Invocell device and placed back in me for 5 days.
The clinic [CARE Fertility] is great. I love that they don’t allow children there in the waiting room. My last clinic allowed kids and it’s so hard to watch other people playing with kids not knowing if I will ever have one.... We are currently in the IVf process with Dr. Doody. We have seen her, her husband and Dr. Nackey (I think that’s the spelling) in our visits. I have no complaints so far about the care we have received with them. All of their staff is great and are always willing to help you with any thing you need.
Age
26
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
10
How was your experience with Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility?
We are currently in the IVf process with Dr. Doody. We have seen her, her husband and Dr. Nackey (I think that’s the spelling) in our visits. I have no complaints so far about the care we have received with them. All of their staff is great and are always willing to help you with any thing you need.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility?
Trust her judgment
Describe the protocols Kathleen Doody used in your cycles at CARE Fertility and their degree of success.
I took menopur injections for about 10 days along with ganirelix acetate the last few days leading up to our egg retrieval. They retrieved 22 mature eggs. We did effortless ivf. So all eggs and sperm sample was place inside an Invocell device and placed back in me for 5 days. They retrieved the device and froze 12 5 day embryos. We will do our transfer in less than a week
Describe your experience with CARE Fertility.
The clinic is great. I love that they don’t allow children there in the waiting room. My last clinic allowed kids and it’s so hard to watch other people playing with kids not knowing if I will ever have one.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility.
With medicine and everything our total was under $8000
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Doctor
Kathleen Doody
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10
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0
0
Age
34
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
0
0
[Dr. Doody] Did not show up for egg retrieval or embryo transfer while having assured us she would be there. Only seeing her a couple of times. Not explaining the process well at all. Discouraged genetic testing.... Only spent time with us during initial consultation.... Other doctor performed retrieval and transfer without notifying us... [Protocols] IVF/ICSI antagonist. Not low ovarian reserve. Yielded very low number of viable eggs.
[CARE Fertility is] a well known clinic in the area but it feel way below expectations given the very negative experience with the doctor and staff. It's run as simply a business with limited one on one interaction.... Thawed wrong embryo during transfer. Other doctor performed retrieval and transfer without notifying us.... [Dr. Doody] Did not show up for egg retrieval or embryo transfer while having assured us she would be there.
Age
34
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
East Asian
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
0
0
How was your experience with Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility?
Did not show up for egg retrieval or embryo transfer while having assured us she would be there. Only seeing her a couple of times. Not explaining the process well at all. Discouraged genetic testing.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility?
Do not expect any sympathy from her.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility?
Did not show up for egg retrieval or transfer. Only spent time with us during initial consultation.
Describe the protocols Kathleen Doody used in your cycles at CARE Fertility and their degree of success.
IVF/ICSI antagonist. Not low ovarian reserve. Yielded very low number of viable eggs.
Describe your experience with your nurse at CARE Fertility.
Were just doing their job.
Describe your experience with CARE Fertility.
It's a well known clinic in the area but it feel way below expectations given the very negative experience with the doctor and staff. It's run as simply a business with limited one on one interaction.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathleen Doody at CARE Fertility.
$17,000 total including drugs
Describe Kathleen Doody's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CARE Fertility.
Thawed wrong embryo and elected to transfer both.
What specific things went wrong at CARE Fertility?
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at CARE Fertility.
Thawed wrong embryo during transfer. Other doctor performed retrieval and transfer without notifying us.
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Kathleen Doody
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0
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