Kathryn Calhoun

ACRM

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Medical SchoolU. of North Carolina
ResidencyU. of Pennsylvania
FellowshipU. of North Carolina
Atlanta Perimeter
5909 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta, GA 30328
770.928.2276
Marietta
711 Canton Rd
Marietta, GA 30060
770.928.2276
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Kathryn Calhoun to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 72%Neutral: 16%Don't recommend: 12%8.7
26 assessments
  • 72% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 16% Neutral (7-8)
  • 12% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
9.3
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
9.4
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
6.1
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.

On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend ACRM to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 67%Neutral: 18%Don't recommend: 15%8.4
114 assessments
  • 67% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 18% Neutral (7-8)
  • 15% Don't recommend (0-6)
26 assessments
10
10
Age
27
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
7 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Unexplained
10
10
Dr.Calhoun was absolutely amazing! She always made me feel comfortable , hopeful , and that she was as invested as we were. She always does an awesome job explaining our treatment and next steps. She is quick to adjust plans as needed. She has truly impacted our lives greatly and motivated me want to go into this field and help others the way she is helping us!!...always makes me feel like I matter and that my treatment is number one even though I know she has other clients. I truly believe she wants me to become pregnant as badly as we would like to be.
She [nurse at ACRM] was super responsive and caring!!...My appointments are anywhere from $110-200 Ultra sounds are anywhere from $150-300 In house blood work was $100 a test...Everyone always makes you feel welcomed and cared for! I don’t have any complaints of weaknesses that I have at with this clinic. I love our doctor and care team. Everyone is super responsive and helpful...We started with trying leterolze. I was not producing any mature eggs so she bumped up the dosage. Still no production or mature eggs so went to highest dosage. After that wasn’t successful she tried combined cycle of leterzole and clomid for five days. Again nothing so she Bumped up the dosages to the highest of both medications for ten days. Went in and finally had some mature eggs. We did a trigger shot and I ovulate for the first time ever but the cycle was not successful in a pregnancy. We went back to 10 days of clomid & leterzole. Nothing was growing so starting at a low dosage of gonal - f for seven days. Two eggs were maturing so we did a trigger shot. Currently in Two week wait.
Age
27
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
7 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
Dr.Calhoun was absolutely amazing! She always made me feel comfortable , hopeful , and that she was as invested as we were. She always does an awesome job explaining our treatment and next steps. She is quick to adjust plans as needed. She has truly impacted our lives greatly and motivated me want to go into this field and help others the way she is helping us!!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
Dr.Calhoun always makes me feel like I matter and that my treatment is number one even though I know she has other clients. I truly believe she wants me to become pregnant as badly as we would like to be.
Describe the protocols Kathryn Calhoun used in your cycles at ACRM and their degree of success.
We started with trying leterolze. I was not producing any mature eggs so she bumped up the dosage. Still no production or mature eggs so went to highest dosage. After that wasn’t successful she tried combined cycle of leterzole and clomid for five days. Again nothing so she Bumped up the dosages to the highest of both medications for ten days. Went in and finally had some mature eggs. We did a trigger shot and I ovulate for the first time ever but the cycle was not successful in a pregnancy. We went back to 10 days of clomid & leterzole. Nothing was growing so starting at a low dosage of gonal - f for seven days. Two eggs were maturing so we did a trigger shot. Currently in Two week wait.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ACRM. (Assigned nurse: Maria )
She was super responsive and caring!!
Describe your experience with ACRM.
Everyone always makes you feel welcomed and cared for! I don’t have any complaints of weaknesses that I have at with this clinic. I love our doctor and care team. Everyone is super responsive and helpful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM.
My insurance didn’t cover any fertility treatments. My appointments are anywhere from $110-200 Ultra sounds are anywhere from $150-300 In house blood work was $100 a test
10
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Kathryn Calhoun
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Compassion
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
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10
9
Age
25 - 26
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
7 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
9
Dr. Calhoun is always so kind and remembers personal things about your journey. You're never just a number...She makes you feel a lot better about a process that it's already extremely difficult to deal with. She is always so optomistic, which puts you in a better mindset. She has went above and beyond for me with everything...She is extremely knowledgeable and will make sure you have all of the answers you need...I was on Letrozole, Clomid, and Dexamethasone. The first 3 cycles were clomid and dexamethasone, the next 4 were all 3, and the current one is Letrozole and dexamethasone. I've always responded well with the Clomid, but it always thinned out my lining. I would trigger for ovulation after my mid cycle results came back and the IUI would be around 24 hours after. I have had failed cycles each time.
for IUI alone [at ACRM] I paid around $500 each time. I received bills all throughout the month for things like ultrasounds and bloodwork...One of the biggest strengths is how compassionate they are. This is a very scary and overwhleming process and they're with you every step of the way. Our next step is IVF. It is very expensive so we keep doing IUIs while saving up, but I dont feel as if we've exhausted all of our options to get there yet. I'm not sure if we've tried all the medications we can, for my husband and myself.
Age
25 - 26
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
7 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
9
How was your experience with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
Dr Calhoun is very kind and compassionate. She makes you feel a lot better about a process that it's already extremely difficult to deal with. She is always so optomistic, which puts you in a better mindset. She has went above and beyond for me with everything.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
Express any concerns and ask any questions you may have. She is extremely knowledgeable and will make sure you have all of the answers you need.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
Dr. Calhoun is always so kind and remembers personal things about your journey. You're never just a number.
Describe the protocols Kathryn Calhoun used in your cycles at ACRM and their degree of success.
I was on Letrozole, Clomid, and Dexamethasone. The first 3 cycles were clomid and dexamethasone, the next 4 were all 3, and the current one is Letrozole and dexamethasone. I've always responded well with the Clomid, but it always thinned out my lining. I would trigger for ovulation after my mid cycle results came back and the IUI would be around 24 hours after. I have had failed cycles each time.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ACRM. (Assigned nurse: Cailin)
Everyone was so kind and were always very informative. While it's easy to feel alone in this scary process, they always make you feel like they're always by your side every step of the way. They are all so understanding.
Describe your experience with ACRM.
One of the biggest strengths is how compassionate they are. This is a very scary and overwhleming process and they're with you every step of the way. Our next step is IVF. It is very expensive so we keep doing IUIs while saving up, but I dont feel as if we've exhausted all of our options to get there yet. I'm not sure if we've tried all the medications we can, for my husband and myself.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM.
for IUI alone I paid around $500 each time. I received bills all throughout the month for things like ultrasounds and bloodwork.
10
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Kathryn Calhoun
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Frequency seen during appointments
9
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ACRM
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7
6
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
7
6
I came to Dr. Calhoun after 3 unmonitored clomid cycles with my OBGYN. She recommend further testing HSG (came back good), SIS (came back good), SA was good. She suggested IUI with Letrozole. Our first IUI had 3 follicles, but a surprising low SA. It was a fail. She did further testing on my husband, found low testosterone and prescribed him Clomid. Second IUI had 2 follicles and good sperm counts, but was a fail..has a good bedside manner. You genuinely feels like she cares. I did an entire cycle (checks, SIS and IUI) where I saw a different provider at ACRM and she personally called me and my husband to check in and give feedback
Strength is it’s [ACRM] large and has multiple providers and locations, so getting an appointment has never been an issue. Weakness is sometimes, you feel lost in the shuffle of different offices, providers etc. there isn’t much consistency. Another weakness is their billing/patient accounts dept...My nurse had changed in my time at ACRM. The new nurse, Cailin is nice, but doesn’t seem very organized. I usually have to reach out to her for results, etc, and sometimes feel unclear about the information I get from her. Often another nurse will contact me with results or specific treatment information. My care coordinator, Bernice, is nice, but really only schedules appointments.
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, Latino
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
7
6
How was your experience with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
She seems involved and caring even when others are providing treatment. I’ve only met her twice. Once at the consult and again when she did my second IUI. However, she still seems very knowledgeable and invested in my case and treatment
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
She might be a bit of a ghost doctor, but she’s sweet and wants to get you pregnant
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
Dr. Calhoun has a good bedside manner. You genuinely feels like she cares. I did an entire cycle (checks, SIS and IUI) where I saw a different provider at ACRM and she personally called me and my husband to check in and give feedback
Describe the protocols Kathryn Calhoun used in your cycles at ACRM and their degree of success.
I came to Dr. Calhoun after 3 unmonitored clomid cycles with my OBGYN. She recommend further testing HSG (came back good), SIS (came back good), SA was good. She suggested IUI with Letrozole. Our first IUI had 3 follicles, but a surprising low SA. It was a fail. She did further testing on my husband, found low testosterone and prescribed him Clomid. Second IUI had 2 follicles and good sperm counts, but was a fail.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ACRM. (Assigned nurse: Cailin Wilder, Nurse and Bernice Care Coordinator)
My nurse had changed in my time at ACRM. The new nurse, Cailin is nice, but doesn’t seem very organized. I usually have to reach out to her for results, etc, and sometimes feel unclear about the information I get from her. Often another nurse will contact me with results or specific treatment information. My care coordinator, Bernice, is nice, but really only schedules appointments.
Describe your experience with ACRM.
Strength is it’s large and has multiple providers and locations, so getting an appointment has never been an issue. Weakness is sometimes, you feel lost in the shuffle of different offices, providers etc. there isn’t much consistency. Another weakness is their billing/patient accounts dept.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM.
The costs for IUI quoted without insurance was roughly $1,000-$2,000. Whatever lab ACRM has onsite is out of network for both BCBS and Humana. So labs must be sent out or are an added fee
Describe Kathryn Calhoun's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ACRM.
This has not been brought up in my treatment
What specific things went wrong at ACRM?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Lost results
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Lost or damaged samples
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Doctor
Kathryn Calhoun
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
ACRM
Marietta
Nursing
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9
9
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Other
9
9
Dr. Calhoun has been such a kind, warm and skillful RE so far. During our very first consultation, she had to break the news to me that residual cysts from a previous clomid cycle would mean I had to wait a month before starting an IUI cycle, and she was straightforward and kind in her delivery. She personally called me when we realized halfway through my third IUI cycle that I was inexplicably pregnant (bloodwork 10 days before showed progesterone of 1
Overall, ACRM is a well-oiled machine. Before going myself, I had read some bad reviews about the clinic along the lines of "it's a fertility factory, and you'll just be a number", so I was a bit apprehensive, but I have been very pleasantly surprised. It's a factory only in the sense that they have everything down to a science. I have never waited more than 15 minutes before being called back for an appointment, and the only time I had to wait 30 minutes on the table for an IUI procedure to be done,
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Other
9
9
How was your experience with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
Dr. Calhoun has been such a kind, warm and skillful RE so far. During our very first consultation, she had to break the news to me that residual cysts from a previous clomid cycle would mean I had to wait a month before starting an IUI cycle, and she was straightforward and kind in her delivery. She personally called me when we realized halfway through my third IUI cycle that I was inexplicably pregnant (bloodwork 10 days before showed progesterone of 1, so they had started me on another round of letrozole), and even though she herself was confused about what exactly was going on, she was very kind as she shared that I was most likely experiencing an early miscarriage. She personally conduced an ultrasound the next day so we could learn more and I could ask her questions. She seems genuinely interested in my success and well being. My only con about her is that I've only seen her in person three times. She splits her time between offices, so she has never performed an IUI for me, and it's a little unnerving to not know who I'm going to see. But when sh!t got real (confusing pregnancy/early miscarriage) she was all over it with multiple personal phone calls and a prompt in-person consultation. I'm hopeful about our next steps and feel confident with Dr. Calhoun handling my treatment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
If it's important for you to see her in person at most visits, be willing to go to multiple office locations depending on her schedule.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
Dr. Calhoun has been fantastic so far. She personally called me with the very surprising news that I was pregnant after my second IUI (I had already started Letrozole for another IUI because earlier bloodwork had indicated I wasn't pregnant), and scheduled a meeting with me the very next day to personally conduct an ultrasound and talk me through what was clearly going to be an early miscarriage. She called me a few days later, and I assumed she had some sort of test result she wanted to share that maybe I didn't know about, and so I asked why she was calling. "Because I'm worried about you!" was her answer. I was totally shocked to have a doctor call just because she cared and wanted to check in with me during a confusing and disappointing situation. She's very kind and warm, but also honest and straightforward. The perfect personality mix for me.
Describe the protocols Kathryn Calhoun used in your cycles at ACRM and their degree of success.
So far I've done 2.5 IUI cycles with Dr. Calhoun (third got cancelled halfway through.) She's had me do a baseline scan and bloodwork day 2 or 3, then prescribed 5.0mg of letrozole each time, had me do a mid-cycle scan around day 12, and then I've always ovulated on my own, but if I hadn't, I was prepared to do a trigger shot. First one failed outright, second appeared to have failed, but actually resulted in a very early miscarriage, and third got cancelled. I will do one more IUI and then more onto IVF. She is ready for me to go to IVF now, but I want to try one more IUI since #2 technically worked, and she was fine with me trying one more.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ACRM. (Assigned nurse: Cailin Wilder)
I really haven't had much interaction with Cailin yet. So far it's been fine, but she really hasn't had much of a chance to be good or bad – she has been responsive and friendly via email, which is huge. I LOVE one of the nurse practitioners Marin (don't think I'm spelling her name right) who has done several ultrasounds for me. It's a big clinic, and I often have random doctors and nurses performing ultrasounds and doing procedures for me (which I don't like), but I'm always happy when I see Marin. I'm THRILLED by how easy scheduling is. It's an absolute delight that I can just send someone an email to get an appointment scheduled, and an hour later, its on the books. It's a far cry from the pain of scheduling appointments with my obgyn before we moved to the big leagues.
Describe your experience with ACRM.
Overall, ACRM is a well-oiled machine. Before going myself, I had read some bad reviews about the clinic along the lines of "it's a fertility factory, and you'll just be a number", so I was a bit apprehensive, but I have been very pleasantly surprised. It's a factory only in the sense that they have everything down to a science. I have never waited more than 15 minutes before being called back for an appointment, and the only time I had to wait 30 minutes on the table for an IUI procedure to be done, a nurse came to check on me and told me that a retrieval was going long and I would be seen shortly, and the doctor apologized profusely as well once he came in. The office is beautiful and clean, and scheduling is a dream. It's so seamless. I've always gotten test results the same day. I get return emails over the weekend. Well oiled machine. The only downside is that it is a big clinic. My doctor works out of two different offices, and I have only seen her in person three times. Both of my IUIs have been performed by random doctors (including a male doctor who I find to be too gruff). I hate not seeing the same doctor and nurses every time, but I'm willing to make the sacrifice for the smooth experience and excellent care otherwise.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM.
So far each IUI is around 2,000 and we anticipate one round of IVF will be 25,000. Likely an extra 5,000 for genetic testing and 5,000 for additional transfers.
Describe Kathryn Calhoun's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ACRM.
N/A as I haven't moved onto IVF yet
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Doctor
Kathryn Calhoun
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
ACRM
Atlanta Perimeter
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10
10
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS, Tubal Blockage, Unexplained
10
10
Dr. Calhoun has always been open, honest and compassionate. I feel that we WILL be successful in her care. She has answered all 1000 questions in a timely manner. I have requested certain tests for my own peace of mind that she gladly performed (even if it wasn't necessary). She listens to my requests and concerns. When I had to end an ectopic pregnancy for my own health, she cried with me.
The ladies at ACRM (especially Cailin) ate amazing. They answer all my questions in a timely manner. They provide quality information and try to work my appointments around my work schedule.... ACRM wants you to be successful. I feel their strengths are that they aren't pushing into their own agenda, they want you to be comfortable with the treatments they suggest. My insurance covered most of the tests, and none of the treatment costs. They helped provide me with support group information. I don't have any weakness es As have had a great experience.
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS, Tubal Blockage, Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
Dr. Calhoun has always been open, honest and compassionate. I feel that we WILL be successful in her care. She has answered all 1000 questions in a timely manner. I have requested certain tests for my own peace of mind that she gladly performed (even if it wasn't necessary). She listens to my requests and concerns. When I had to end an ectopic pregnancy for my own health, she cried with me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
Be open to suggestions and listen to all the information before you start asking questions. (Most of the time, she will address it before you do.)
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
She cried with me when I had an ectopic and celebrated when we got positive results!
Describe the protocols Kathryn Calhoun used in your cycles at ACRM and their degree of success.
Our strategy is to get pregnant and stay pregnant. We tried Clomid (twice) which both times ended up as a chemical pregnancy. We then tried a trigger shot, which produced an ectopic. The ectpoic (along with PCOS) clogged my tubes so we will move on to IVF in March 2019.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ACRM. (Assigned nurse: Cailyn )
The ladies at ACRM (especially Cailin) ate amazing. They answer all my questions in a timely manner. They provide quality information and try to work my appointments around my work schedule.
Describe your experience with ACRM.
ACRM wants you to be successful. I feel their strengths are that they aren't pushing into their own agenda, they want you to be comfortable with the treatments they suggest. My insurance covered most of the tests, and none of the treatment costs. They helped provide me with support group information. I don't have any weakness es As have had a great experience.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM.
For the past year we have spend $4000 in treatments and testing.
Describe Kathryn Calhoun's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ACRM.
She has given us the choice, but has suggested eSET.
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Kathryn Calhoun
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ACRM
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10
10
Age
30 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
10
She [Dr. Calhoun] remembered details about our lives and asked/expressed interest in really getting to know us. When we completed our initial extensive testing she explained everything in great detail on a level that was extremely easy to understand and we had a plan outlined for us based on those results. We saw her at every appointment throughout our IVF cycle and she was available if needed by phone to answer any questions or discuss anything that our nurse couldn’t. She was, in my opinion, the type of person you’d want leading you through this difficult and typically lengthy process.
[ACRM was] Excellent overall. Though I only had experience with one doctor and clinical team, I did have intermittent interaction with some of the other doctors and nurses who were all helpful and caring. Even coordinating billing/financial aspects of it was very smooth and he billing department was easy to get in touch with and work with you to figure out any issues...Our IVF cycle was uncomplicated- I don’t remember the exactly medications but everything seemed to work just as planned.
Age
30 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
10
How was your experience with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
Dr Calhoun is amazing. She made the experience so person and did not make us feel like just another couple trying to conceive. She remembered details about our lives and asked/expressed interest in really getting to know us. When we completed our initial extensive testing she explained everything in great detail on a level that was extremely easy to understand and we had a plan outlined for us based on those results. We saw her at every appointment throughout our IVF cycle and she was available if needed by phone to answer any questions or discuss anything that our nurse couldn’t. She was, in my opinion, the type of person you’d want leading you through this difficult and typically lengthy process.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
Be patient. It is a difficult and lengthy journey most of the time but Dr Calhoun will be with you every step of the way and truly cares to see you end up with a positive outcome.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
The experience was very personal. She remembered details about my husband and my lives outside of the fertility world and asked questions/showed interest in really getting to know us. She always seemed genuinely invested in our process.
Describe the protocols Kathryn Calhoun used in your cycles at ACRM and their degree of success.
I don’t remember exactly. I initially took clomid but prior to my IUI that cycle she noticed the endometrial lining of my uterus was too thin so the IUI was cancelled and I was switched to another medication with worked well. We did 2 unsuccessful IUIs and Dr Calhoun was very honest to tell us she didn’t see any benefit in continuing with IUIs because given our fertility issue the chance of it working was slim to none and she felt as though we would be wasting our money to continue. Our IVF cycle was uncomplicated- I don’t remember the exactly medications but everything seemed to work just as planned.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ACRM.
90% of the time the communication was excellent. There were times she would not respond for several days to my emails which was frustrating st times but overall was a good experience
Describe your experience with ACRM.
Excellent overall. Though I only had experience with one doctor and clinical team, I did have intermittent interaction with some of the other doctors and nurses who were all helpful and caring. Even coordinating billing/financial aspects of it was very smooth and he billing department was easy to get in touch with and work with you to figure out any issues.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM.
I don’t remember specifics- but our total IVF cycle with meds was around $20,000. IUIs were around $500 each time I believe. They also charged between $100-300 for ultrasound monitoring and several hundred for blood work monitoring each time.
Describe Kathryn Calhoun's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ACRM.
She strongly recommended a single embryo transfer given my younger age and higher chance of success at the time.
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Kathryn Calhoun
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Trustworthiness
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10
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ACRM
Atlanta Perimeter
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10
10
Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
I’ve done two IUI’s [with Dr. Kathryn Calhoun]...She thoroughly explains everything and has met with me multiple times throughout the process to make sure we are on the same page. She speaks to you with empathy and a problem solving attitude. She makes you feel like you don’t have to worry because she has everything under control...I like that she checks in with her patients regularly throughout the process...She has me get a baseline ultrasound and tests my estrogen. I then go on clomid (2 pills a day, for 5 days). I go back for another ultrasound that determines the day of the trigger shot. I have my IUI the day after the trigger shot. I haven’t needed additional progesterone so far. No pregnancies yet but the success rates typically go up the more you do IUI.
[ACRM-Atlanta Perimeter is] a very well oiled machine. They always get me in and out very quickly, I’m rarely there start to finish longer than 30 minutes. The staff is all kind and very friendly. The blood draw nurses make me feel at ease and all the doctors are kind and very knowledgeable. They answer all my questions and make me feel confident...She [nurse] is very communicative and prompt at responding to voicemails and email...It’s around $1700 per cycle of IUI before insurance.
Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
I like that she checks in with her patients regularly throughout the process. There was an error with some bloodwork testing in the lab which delayed our first IUI cycle by a full month. She took full ownership even though it wasn’t her mistake. She even made our first IUI cycle free and covered the cost of the testing that had the error. I feel this speaks to her character and desire to make her patients happy. We didn’t ask for her to cover the cost so we very much appreciated that she did.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
This process is not easy. You have to go into it 100% commited to the process. Be ready for many many visits to the clinic! But also be prepared to have a knowledgeable, empathic doctor who will advocate for you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
She thoroughly explains everything and has met with me multiple times throughout the process to make sure we are on the same page. She speaks to you with empathy and a problem solving attitude. She makes you feel like you don’t have to worry because she has everything under control.
Describe the protocols Kathryn Calhoun used in your cycles at ACRM and their degree of success.
I’ve done two IUI’s. She has me get a baseline ultrasound and tests my estrogen. I then go on clomid (2 pills a day, for 5 days). I go back for another ultrasound that determines the day of the trigger shot. I have my IUI the day after the trigger shot. I haven’t needed additional progesterone so far. No pregnancies yet but the success rates typically go up the more you do IUI.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ACRM. (Assigned nurse: Bernice Allen)
She is very communicative and prompt at responding to voicemails and email.
Describe your experience with ACRM.
It’s a very well oiled machine. They always get me in and out very quickly, I’m rarely there start to finish longer than 30 minutes. The staff is all kind and very friendly. The blood draw nurses make me feel at ease and all the doctors are kind and very knowledgeable. They answer all my questions and make me feel confident.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM.
It’s around $1700 per cycle of IUI before insurance. Testing costs vary and I can’t remember at this point.
What specific things went wrong at ACRM?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost or damaged samples
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Kathryn Calhoun
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
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ACRM
Atlanta Perimeter
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10
10
Age
31 - 33
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Unexplained
10
10
Dr. Calhoun is amazing. She’s thoughtful yet tactfully direct.... Diet adjustment for PCOS; letrozole with dexamethazone; we added to the dosage with each cycle to get me ovulating properly; added trigger shot; added IUI step; then added IVF consult pending this last try for IUI doesn’t work.... Calhoun is honest but so compassionate. She makes me feel very comfortable and informed. Love her!! She takes time to explain all the details and her team is consistently on top of my schedule.
This clinic [ACRM- Atlanta Perimeter] is amazing. Everyone on the team and partner doctors make a great effort to stay informed of each patient. Information is shared very well with partner doctors if your main is unavailable... Very organized. Considerate of each patient. Beautiful facility. Consistent across all other locations. I always know what to expect. Staff is amazing!! Consistent. Thorough. The nurses and partner doctors take excellent notes so no matter if I see my normal doctor or not, the treatment continues well and with ease.
Age
31 - 33
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
Dr. Calhoun is amazing. She’s thoughtful yet tactfully direct. She fully explains treatment options and what’s best for you specifically. She doesn’t just loop you in with the stats but really takes a full, wholistic approach to individual treatment needs.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
Ask questions. Trust the process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
This clinic is amazing. Everyone on the team and partner doctors make a great effort to stay informed of each patient. Information is shared very well with partner doctors if your main is unavailable. Calhoun is honest but so compassionate. She makes me feel very comfortable and informed. Love her!! She takes time to explain all the details and her team is consistently on top of my schedule.
Describe the protocols Kathryn Calhoun used in your cycles at ACRM and their degree of success.
Diet adjustment for PCOS; letrozole with dexamethazone; we added to the dosage with each cycle to get me ovulating properly; added trigger shot; added IUI step; then added IVF consult pending this last try for IUI doesn’t work.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ACRM. (Assigned nurse: Bernice Allen)
They consistently follow up with me on my progress, test results, appointments, lab results, everything. They communicate with me directly and efficiently. Always with compassion and professionalism.
Describe your experience with ACRM.
Very organized. Considerate of each patient. Beautiful facility. Consistent across all other locations. I always know what to expect. Staff is amazing!! Consistent. Thorough. The nurses and partner doctors take excellent notes so no matter if I see my normal doctor or not, the treatment continues well and with ease.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM.
1300 for an IUI cycle; 600-1000 for medicated natural cycles; 10-20k IVF
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Kathryn Calhoun
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
ACRM
Atlanta Perimeter
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3
1
Age
36 - 38
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
3
1
She [Dr. Kathryn Calhoun] is very knowledgeable and able to explain the science in an understandable way. However, she has some weaknesses. First, a lot of expensive tests are performed. I have been to 3 different fertility doctors and I know that all the tests are not necessary every time. I live almost 2 hours from the clinic and being required to come in so frequently really disrupts my work schedule and it costs a lot of money. They like to perform the tests so they have data.
They [ACRM- Atlanta Perimeter] are very sterile and clinical. Even the room where the male is supposed to provide his specimen was very uninviting. I have seen others that are large, have a couch, and look like a normal room in a house and even have a sound machine so you feel like you have privacy. This one was tiny with a small chair and a sink, bright lights, and you could hear the staff outside the door.
Age
36 - 38
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Professor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
3
1
How was your experience with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
She is very knowledgeable and able to explain the science in an understandable way. However, she has some weaknesses. First, a lot of expensive tests are performed. I have been to 3 different fertility doctors and I know that all the tests are not necessary every time. I live almost 2 hours from the clinic and being required to come in so frequently really disrupts my work schedule and it costs a lot of money. They like to perform the tests so they have data. Second, she is quick to move to more invasive procedures like IVF, ignoring when I tell her I can't afford it right now. Finally, she was extremely insensitive regarding a potentially blocked tube. Instead of listening to my concerns and working with me to come up with a solution, she became scientific and spoke about removing both tubes which would make pregnancy without IVF impossible for the rest of my life. This is very distressing to a person navigating infertility. I went to another doctor who performed a test finding both tubes were open and healthy which indicates that there was no need for her to resort to such scare tactics.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
Do your research and don't be afraid to get a second opinion.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
Dr. Calhoun is very smart. However, at ACRM they are very clinical. The whole process feels like a laboratory experiment. They have a protocol for everything and there isn't much deviation from the protocol, regardless of individual situation.
Describe the protocols Kathryn Calhoun used in your cycles at ACRM and their degree of success.
We did 50 mg of Clomid for 5 days and then an IUI, but she wasn't hopeful (I am a great candidate for IUI) and spoke of moving to IVF before the IUI even occurred.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ACRM.
They didn't seem to communicate with each other. I called the care coordinator with my negative pregnancy test results and the next day the nurse called to ask if I had any results. They are also VERY hard to get a hold of. Reaching someone is an all day process.
Describe your experience with ACRM.
They are very sterile and clinical. Even the room where the male is supposed to provide his specimen was very uninviting. I have seen others that are large, have a couch, and look like a normal room in a house and even have a sound machine so you feel like you have privacy. This one was tiny with a small chair and a sink, bright lights, and you could hear the staff outside the door.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM.
$1750 each IUI cycle not including the medication and multiple different blood test.
What specific things went wrong at ACRM?
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Kathryn Calhoun
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
1
Clinic
ACRM
Atlanta Perimeter
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10
9
Age
40 - 42
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
9
She [Dr. Calhoun] was/is always attentive, let’s you speak, and she always takes notes.... Another thing I really like is she’s always prepared, she knows your history and remembers it. She’s looking at you when speaking, not at her computer. She also takes the time to draw things out so you can visually see the treatment, not just words on paper.... All four of my IUIs had a Letrozole leadin, my body responded well to the drug with little to no side effects.
All of the locations [ACRM] are nicely decorated and have peaceful quiet waiting rooms. They do not allow children to be brought inside and I very much appreciate this rule.... They have a very easy check in and out process with very kind people working there (all 3 locations that I know of).... They are also able do all lab work in-house which eases stress of having to go yet another place to get poked.... My nurse was Megan Kent and she was fantastic.
Age
40 - 42
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
9
How was your experience with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
The day I met her I immediately felt connected. She’s very kind, funny and yet a straight shooter. Those are qualities I must have in a Dr of this nature. Another thing I really like is she’s always prepared, she knows your history and remembers it. She’s looking at you when speaking, not at her computer. She also takes the time to draw things out so you can visually see the treatment, not just words on paper. She’s very positive and empathetic and you feel like you have a friend in what can be a very dark scary journey. I haven’t had success yet, but I will stick with her because of who she is and how she treats you. She sees you as a human being going through a tough time and she’s willing to help any way she can. I also need to mention she isn’t in any way pushy, she lets you go at your own pace and make your own choices.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
To trust her. Infertility is scary and hard. It’s difficult to understand but with. Dr like her, you can trust her advice and methods.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
I felt like a human with her because I never felt gushed when speaking to her. She was/is always attentive, let’s you speak, and she always takes notes. I feel like with her my thoughts, concerns etc are important and in turn she takes the time to clearly explain and respond to all of them. She makes the effort to ensure you understand what’s happening and next steps so that you aren’t scared.
Describe the protocols Kathryn Calhoun used in your cycles at ACRM and their degree of success.
All four of my IUIs had a Letrozole leadin, my body responded well to the drug with little to no side effects. Also two trigger shots only be my follicles we’re ready yet I hadn’t gotten a positive surge on my OPK. Then post IUI we did progesterone suppositories b/c my bloodwork showed lower progesterone. I have also had two uterine reservations due to a septum. First being before my first IUI then again before the 4th IUI.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ACRM. (Assigned nurse: Megan Kent)
My nurse was Megan Kent and she was fantastic. Very much like Dr. Calhoun, you could ask her anything and she never made you feel like it was a dumb question or if it was repetative, she did not seem bothered. For me this was a big deal b/c as you go through all the tests, instructions, etc it can get very confusing and you are so full of hope, you want to ensure your are doing everything right to ensure your biggest dreams will come true. Megan was always direct and explained things very well and was also good with giving tips too. With my clinic sending questions, etc via email was the way to go b/c I liked to have things documented to refer back to and also b/c if you called the nurse, it would always go to voicemail and they would call you back later in the day. I did not care for the voicemail but I did understand the reason behind it.
Describe your experience with ACRM.
ACRM has 4 locations within the Atlanta area and I have been to three of them due to my cycle sometimes causing the IUI to take place on a weekend or holiday. To me this is a HUGE plus to have many locations all easily accessible. Reduces the stress big time! All of the locations are nicely decorated and have peaceful quiet waiting rooms. They do not allow children to be brought inside and I very much appreciate this rule. They have a very easy check in and out process with very kind people working there (all 3 locations that I know of). They offer water and have bowls of candy out. It is a very different enviroment than any other Dr office. You feel more at home and relaxed b/c it is not sterile and the decor isn't from 1975. They are also able do all lab work in-house which eases stress of having to go yet another place to get poked. They provide ample handouts on your treatment so you know what is happening when and how. They take the time to ensure you know exactly what is happening and why as well. I can honestly say I don't know of any weaknesses.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM.
In total for 4 IUIs, we've spent close to 9K. Breakdown estimates below after insurance which covered diagnostics only: Baseline - $200 Midcycle - $350 Insemination - $500 Sperm Analysis - $140 Blood work (various) - $100 each, has several per IUI Trigger Shots - $100 Hysteroscopy surgery (2) - $1500 each
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Kathryn Calhoun
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9
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ACRM
Marietta
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8
N/A
Age
33
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
8
N/A
Dr. Calhoun is easy to talk to, upbeat, positive, and understanding. She makes you feel as if she really cares about you not just the outcome. We trust her. My only complaint was I rarely saw her during my first cycle. It could’ve just been the schedule for those 12 days but after our initial consult apt where everything was set up, I didn’t see/hear from her again until she called about a week after the egg retrieval. Understand that this clinic is extremely busy and it didn’t affect my treatment but just being honest about how often you may see your actual doctor.
[at ACRM- Atl Perimeter] I was prescribed gonal f,menopur, cetrotide, and a dual trigger shot of Lupron and novarel. The first 5 days were just the gonal and menopur (2 vials). After that I started taking cetrotide on day 6 to prevent ovulation. My follicles grew very fast and I didn’t have much discomfort at all. Egg retrieval they got 26 eggs, 16 were mature and 8 more matured overnight in the lab, of that only 6 fertilized. Of that only 1 became a day 6 blastocyst. So disappointing results but for me apparently everything was good, it is a male factor issue. We are starting round 2 this week and she is changing my dose of menopur from 2 vials to 1. We are going to biopsy my husband for Sperm direct this time and see if that changes the outcome.
Age
33
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
8
N/A
How was your experience with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
Dr. Calhoun is easy to talk to, upbeat, positive, and understanding. She makes you feel as if she really cares about you not just the outcome. We trust her. My only complaint was I rarely saw her during my first cycle. It could’ve just been the schedule for those 12 days but after our initial consult apt where everything was set up, I didn’t see/hear from her again until she called about a week after the egg retrieval. Understand that this clinic is extremely busy and it didn’t affect my treatment but just being honest about how often you may see your actual doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
Just know what you are getting, a busy group of doctors that rotate so you may not see her much depending on the time.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
Dr. Calhoun is wonderful face to face. She had amazing bedside manner and treated us like people.
Describe the protocols Kathryn Calhoun used in your cycles at ACRM and their degree of success.
I was prescribed gonal f,menopur, cetrotide, and a dual trigger shot of Lupron and novarel. The first 5 days were just the gonal and menopur (2 vials). After that I started taking cetrotide on day 6 to prevent ovulation. My follicles grew very fast and I didn’t have much discomfort at all. Egg retrieval they got 26 eggs, 16 were mature and 8 more matured overnight in the lab, of that only 6 fertilized. Of that only 1 became a day 6 blastocyst. So disappointing results but for me apparently everything was good, it is a male factor issue. We are starting round 2 this week and she is changing my dose of menopur from 2 vials to 1. We are going to biopsy my husband for Sperm direct this time and see if that changes the outcome.
Describe Kathryn Calhoun's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ACRM.
She had a strong preference for 1 embryo transfer, especially the first time.
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Kathryn Calhoun
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Trustworthiness
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8
Age
35
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
10
8
She [Dr. Kathryn Calhoun] is great, you can have a conversation with her and get all your concerns addressed. I felt relaxed visiting her and never felt talked down to or anything. It was one of my best experiences with a doctor.... She listened to us and also went into detail about what we were going to do. She answered all our questions and talked to us like humans and equals never talked down to us.
I love that the clinic [ACRM-Marietta] has a no children policy. It made it so much easier knowing I wasn't going to be forced to have someone flaunt their child in front of us when we were trying our hardest for our first child. Overall everyone is nice... Kim [a nurse] was probably the weak link. Like when we were waiting on results for blood work for a positive or negative I was told she would call us. Instead, she emailed and we waited for hours waiting for a call. She was a bit short in her replies and wasn't always clear about when we would get our results which increased our anxiety about the process. I only actually saw her twice during the months we went to the clinic.
Age
35
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, Latino, Native American
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Graphic Designer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
10
8
How was your experience with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
I absolutely loved having her as our doctor. She gave me recommendations for local OBGYNs and she was wonderful. She was friendly and extremely knowledgeable. I wish we could have afforded to try IVF with her
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
She is great, you can have a conversation with her and get all your concerns addressed. I felt relaxed visiting her and never felt talked down to or anything. It was one of my best experiences with a doctor.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
She listened to us and also went into detail about what we were going to do. She answered all our questions and talked to us like humans and equals never talked down to us.
Describe the protocols Kathryn Calhoun used in your cycles at ACRM and their degree of success.
For the IUI we did Clomid and insemination. They did blood tests to test what would be my ideal time to inseminate and the nurses gave my trigger shots when needed.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ACRM. (Assigned nurse: Kim Curry)
Kim was probably the weak link. Like when we were waiting on results for blood work for a positive or negative I was told she would call us. Instead, she emailed and we waited for hours waiting for a call. She was a bit short in her replies and wasn't always clear about when we would get our results which increased our anxiety about the process. I only actually saw her twice during the months we went to the clinic.
Describe your experience with ACRM.
I love that the clinic has a no children policy. It made it so much easier knowing I wasn't going to be forced to have someone flaunt their child in front of us when we were trying our hardest for our first child. Overall everyone is nice
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM.
2017 IUI First Visit $545 (Blood Test/Ultrasound) Medication $32.29 (Clomid) Mid Cycle visit $358.20 Trigger shot $135.85 Needles for shot .80 Giving shot $34 Insemination $470.00 Ultrasound $208.80 Bloodwork $3
What specific things went wrong at ACRM?
  • Failed to call with results
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Kathryn Calhoun
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Frequency seen during appointments
8
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ACRM
Marietta
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10
10
Age
35 - 39
Treated
2013 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
Dr. Calhoun is just outstanding, there's no other way to describe her! She was with us from the very beginning of our journey to become parents. We had 2 rounds of IUI. One resulted in a Ectopic Pregnancy that ruptured. She performed the emergency surgery.... She never rushed us through phone calls, appointments, etc. She genuinely cared about us as a couple trying to start a family.
Carla (our primary nurse) and Tammy (our care coordinator) [at ACRM] were awesome! Carla always made sure I knew exactly what meds I needed to take, what the procedures would entail, etc. Tammy was always quick to schedule my appointments and always made sure my procedures worked with our schedules.... The entire staff is caring, helpful and obviously extremely professional.
Age
35 - 39
Treated
2013 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$500K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
Dr. Calhoun is just outstanding, there's no other way to describe her! She was with us from the very beginning of our journey to become parents. We had 2 rounds of IUI. One resulted in a Ectopic Pregnancy that ruptured. She performed the emergency surgery. We went on to go 3 for 3 in the IVF process and have 3 beautiful children. We truly believe we were successful because she took so much of the stress out of our journey. We felt comfortable at each stage, even during the difficult times. The only "negative" about Dr. Calhoun is that she couldn't deliver the 3 babies she helped us bring into this world!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
No one WANTS a membership to the IVF club but sometimes there aren't any other options. The journey is stressful but at some point you have to just let go and place it in the hands of experts. This means you need to have a tremendous amount of trust in whoever is providing your care. In our opinion Dr. Calhoun is the right expert to help you during this process. Trust in her experience and know that she truly wants to see you accomplish your fertility goals.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
Dr. Kathryn Calhoun always made us feel like we were her only patients (even though we knew that obviously wasn't true). She never rushed us through phone calls, appointments, etc. She genuinely cared about us as a couple trying to start a family.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ACRM. (Assigned nurse: Carla Fennigan)
Carla (our primary nurse) and Tammy (our care coordinator) were awesome! Carla always made sure I knew exactly what meds I needed to take, what the procedures would entail, etc. Tammy was always quick to schedule my appointments and always made sure my procedures worked with our schedules.
Describe your experience with ACRM.
I can't think of any weaknesses that ACRM needs to improve upon. The entire staff is caring, helpful and obviously extremely professional. Wait times were little to none (they run a very smooth operation but you never feel rushed) We always felt that outside of family and close friends they were our biggest cheerleaders. Whether it was the receptionist at the front desk, the nurses, the lab, the financial counselors, Doctors, etc they ALL care for the patient as a whole, you most certainly will not feel like a number!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM.
I think in total we spent probably around $50k-$60k from the very start to the very end.
Describe Kathryn Calhoun's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ACRM.
Dr. Calhoun preferred to do one embryo transfer at a time for health reasons. This made sense to us and felt like the most safe/comfortable option.
10
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Kathryn Calhoun
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10
10
Age
40 - 43
Treated
2015 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
Dr. Calhoun was very companionate and understanding. She took time to explain our options, potential risks and answered our questions. She was willing to work with us to come up with the best plan for us based on our situation.... Dr. Calhoun never pressured us and always made us feel comfortable asking questions. She was very thorough when explaining testing and treatment options.... The 3 IUIs were done simultaniously with Clomid and trigger shot.
They [ACRM- Atlanta Perimeter] were very helpful regarding insurance and out of pocket costs. There were some times when paperwork was misplaced or not sent when requested, but I think there were some changes when ACRM merger with CCRM which complicated things financially.... Lost paperwork and failed to get preapproval from insurance for some diagnostic testing.... Mirrin kept us informed and answered questions and concerns promptly.
Age
40 - 43
Treated
2015 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
Dr. Calhoun was very companionate and understanding. She took time to explain our options, potential risks and answered our questions. She was willing to work with us to come up with the best plan for us based on our situation.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
It doesn’t hurt to go in for a consultation even if you are not sure that you are ready to proceed with treatment. Dr. Calhoun never pressured us and always made us feel comfortable asking questions. She was very thorough when explaining testing and treatment options.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
Dr. Calhoun was very personable. She explained options clearly and answered all of our many questions.
Describe the protocols Kathryn Calhoun used in your cycles at ACRM and their degree of success.
The 3 IUIs were done simultaniously with Clomid and trigger shot. For our prep for egg retrieval we used menopur, gonal f, microdose lupron, estrogen (vaginally), and progesterone. For our 3 donor egg FETs we have used lupron, progesterone, steroid, estrogen (vaginally), and progesterone
Describe your experience with your nurse at ACRM. (Assigned nurse: Mirrin Reagan)
Mirrin kept us informed and answered questions and concerns promptly.
Describe your experience with ACRM.
They were very helpful regarding insurance and out of pocket costs. There were some times when paperwork was misplaced or not sent when requested, but I think there were some changes when ACRM merger with CCRM which complicated things financially.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM.
3 IUIs=$7500 each Failed Egg Retrieval Cycle w/o transfer=$25,000 Donor eggs=$10,000 3 FETs w/donor eggs =$5000 each There were other costs for testing that I do not recall.
Describe Kathryn Calhoun's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ACRM.
We have only done single embryo transfers by our own choice.
What specific things went wrong at ACRM?
  • Lost paperwork
10
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Kathryn Calhoun
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
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10
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ACRM
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4
4
Age
36 - 37
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Other, Unexplained
4
4
She [Dr. Calhoun] is good, but is more like a business - was my experience. I also asked about Chinese medicine - and was response was she seemed opposed.... felt like i was rushed through as a number and not a patient....I was told I had too many follicles after 1st appointment and ultrasound - and told I could not do IUI because I would be like "octomom". After meeting with another RE - learned that was not necessarily the case.
Beautiful facility- bit did feel like a number and not a person while working with ACRM. I personally like more of a gentle understanding bedside manner, while battling infertility. I was warned of this before my appointment, but tried them anyway. They have great offices, and docs with great track records, but I did not receive the type of care I was hoping for.... Very nice facility but was given general info that seemed inaccurate after seeing another fertility doc.
Age
36 - 37
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish, Middle Eastern, Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Other, Unexplained
4
4
How was your experience with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
I was told I had too many follicles after 1st appointment and ultrasound - and told I could not do IUI because I would be like "octomom". After meeting with another RE - learned that was not necessarily the case.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
She is good, but is more like a business - was my experience. I also asked about Chinese medicine - and was response was she seemed opposed.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
felt like i was rushed through as a number and not a patient. had issues with fertility drugs with ob/gyn and was referred to ACRM - Dr Calhoun. Very nice facility but was given general info that seemed inaccurate after seeing another fertility doc.
Describe the protocols Kathryn Calhoun used in your cycles at ACRM and their degree of success.
Decided to go with Chinese medicine after she wanted to put me on Tamoxifan as a treatment (breast cancer treatment medicine), after I already had allergic reaction to Letrozole.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
did not have much experience with them
Describe your experience with ACRM.
Beautiful facility- bit did feel like a number and not a person while working with ACRM. I personally like more of a gentle understanding bedside manner, while battling infertility. I was warned of this before my appointment, but tried them anyway. They have great offices, and docs with great track records, but I did not receive the type of care I was hoping for.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM.
Do not recall. i decided to try chinese medicine after my appointment
4
Doctor
Kathryn Calhoun
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Frequency seen during appointments
4
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10
10
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
10
Our experience was amazing given the situation we were going through. Dr. Calhoun never rushed us and made sure we were 100% on board with every treatment. She took ample time to review each treatment and never left us feeling pressured or confused. She truly is one of a kind.... We tried three rounds of Letrozole before having my husband tested (our decision, not hers). We then moved onto IVF where we now have 14 embryos frozen and I'm pregnant with our first son.
I thought everything about ACRM was wonderful. From the front desk staff to the nurses and doctors, they make you feel comfortable and welcomed. They work around your schedule to make sure you see the doctor you request and I never waited more than 10 minutes for an appointment. They made the retrieval and transfer process enjoyable.... Kim was amazing just like Dr. Calhoun. They are two of the most caring health care providers I think anyone will ever find.
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
10
How was your experience with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
Our experience was amazing given the situation we were going through. Dr. Calhoun never rushed us and made sure we were 100% on board with every treatment. She took ample time to review each treatment and never left us feeling pressured or confused. She truly is one of a kind.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
Trust everything she says. She 100% has the patient's best interest in mind.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
She went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable and understood the process. She is one of the best doctors I've ever been around and I am forever grateful for her.
Describe the protocols Kathryn Calhoun used in your cycles at ACRM and their degree of success.
We tried three rounds of Letrozole before having my husband tested (our decision, not hers). We then moved onto IVF where we now have 14 embryos frozen and I'm pregnant with our first son.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ACRM. (Assigned nurse: Kim Curry)
Kim was amazing just like Dr. Calhoun. They are two of the most caring health care providers I think anyone will ever find.
Describe your experience with ACRM.
I thought everything about ACRM was wonderful. From the front desk staff to the nurses and doctors, they make you feel comfortable and welcomed. They work around your schedule to make sure you see the doctor you request and I never waited more than 10 minutes for an appointment. They made the retrieval and transfer process enjoyable.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM.
Our insurance covered most of the treatment. I think I paid about $7,500 out of pocket at the end of the process.
Describe Kathryn Calhoun's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ACRM.
Dr. Calhoun strongly advised to only transfer one embryo based on the health of the embryo and my age. I couldn't agree with her decision more.
10
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Kathryn Calhoun
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Compassion
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
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10
10
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
Dr Calhoun was fantastic!! She was great at explaining everything. During my IVF treatment, I was not responding well to the drugs and luckily Dr. Calhoun made the change midway through so I could finish the protocol.
The protocol was fantastically detailed. I have seen IVF protocols from other clinics and they don't compare to the level of detail ACRM provides.
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
Dr Calhoun was fantastic!! She was great at explaining everything. We originally planned to do three IUIs but after monitoring me she decided to recommend we just move on to IVF. I am so glad she did because one last test revealed I had a septum in my uterus that would have prevented me from getting pregnant. During my IVF treatment, I was not responding well to the drugs and luckily she made the change midway through so I could finish the protocol. On transfer day, the embryologist revealed my embryos were grade 3, but, somehow, both implanted! I believe it was Dr. Calhoun's skilled placement in my uterus. One split and the other thankfully never developed. Today, I have two beautiful twin girls and it is all because of Dr Calhoun.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
The Johns Creek office is really efficient, I always valued how quickly k was seen.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
I loved working with her, she gave me her personal email and telephone number. She also called me personally with my beta test results and was genuinely excited that we succeeded!
Describe your experience with your nurse at ACRM. (Assigned nurse: Sheri Biscotti)
They were always available to answer questions. They were great, I am so thankful they were on my case! The protocol was fantastically detailed. I have seen IVF protocols from other clinics and they don't compare to the level of detail ACRM provides.
10
Doctor
Kathryn Calhoun
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
ACRM
Atlanta Perimeter
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9
9
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
9
She [Dr. Calhoun] was wonderfully supportive during our miscarriage. She wanted to reach out to us even though it was while she was on vacation. We will pursue future treatments with her because we know she cares and truly wants to help us have a family. ... She is kind and caring, and takes the time to explain things to us. ... She will make the best decisions for you on this journey.
We had appointment times [monitoring], but it was first come at 8am. ... Call backs from your nurse come late in the day, between 2-4p. This is because they [ACRM] see patients throughout the am/mid-day. ... The clinic does one embryo transfer, and after a failed transfer or loss there is the option to transfer two. ... Cailin is my new nurse and I love her! She is attentive and compassionate.
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
9
How was your experience with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
She was wonderfully supportive during our miscarriage. She wanted to reach out to us even though it was while she was on vacation. We will pursue future treatments with her because we know she cares and truly wants to help us have a family.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
It is easy for us to let emotion make decisions but trust your doctor. She will make the best decisions for you on this journey.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
She is kind and caring, and takes the time to explain things to us.
Describe the protocols Kathryn Calhoun used in your cycles at ACRM and their degree of success.
I’m not sure! I don’t have notes on this, but we will be changing up our protocol for the next time to include growth hormones so my eggs are all around the same maturity age during retrieval.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ACRM. (Assigned nurse: My new bruise is Cailin and PCC is Bernice )
Cailin is my new nurse and I love her! She is attentive and compassionate.
Describe your experience with ACRM.
Call backs from your nurse come late in the day, between 2-4p. This is because they see patients throughout the am/mid-day. But it is hard when you are waiting on answers to your questions. If it is an emergent question, you can call for the on-call nurse.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at ACRM.
We had appointment times, but it was first come at 8am.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM.
We spent around 24k on several IUIs, a retrieval and transfer.
Describe Kathryn Calhoun's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ACRM.
The clinic does one embryo transfer, and after a failed transfer or loss there is the option to transfer two. We understand these policies, and plus we only had one PGS normal embryo to transfer.
What specific things went wrong at ACRM?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
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Kathryn Calhoun
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Frequency seen during appointments
9
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8
9
Age
35
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
9
We felt very comfortable with [Dr. Calhoun] as our doctor. It’s an emotional process and she always acknowledges when I cry and has Kleenex ready. She draws out diagrams to demonstrate each process and the steps they are going to take. She’s always been willing to work with our work schedules for treatments. Just a very pleasant and understanding person whom I feel I can ask lots of questions.
Tulsi [nurse at ACRM] has been really great in the process prior to starting treatment. I’ve called and emailed multiple times to have her review procedures and timing of appointments, how to talk to my boss about the process, etc...iUi cycle is around $1,700 with blood work and unltrasounds...Very welcoming, friendly staff. They try to make you comfortable every step of the way-they don’t allow children in the office to ensure sensitivity to patients. They always offer bottled water or a beverage, privacy
Age
35
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
9
How was your experience with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
We felt very comfortable with Kathryn as our doctor. It’s an emotional process and she always acknowledges when I cry and has Kleenex ready. She draws out diagrams to demonstrate each process and the steps they are going to take. She’s always been willing to work with our work schedules for treatments. Just a very pleasant and understanding person whom I feel I can ask lots of questions.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
Just trust their process-it’s scary and emotional but you’re in great hands.
Describe the protocols Kathryn Calhoun used in your cycles at ACRM and their degree of success.
I’m currently taking Clomid 100mg due to the fact that my previous doctor had me on 50mg for 3 cycles without success. We’re in the middle of our first IUI cycle so don’t have many other details yet.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ACRM. (Assigned nurse: Tulsi )
Tulsi has been really great in the process prior to starting treatment. I’ve called and emailed multiple times to have her review procedures and timing of appointments, how to talk to my boss about the process, etc.
Describe your experience with ACRM.
Very welcoming, friendly staff. They try to make you comfortable every step of the way-they don’t allow children in the office to ensure sensitivity to patients. They always offer bottled water or a beverage, privacy
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM.
iUi cycle is around $1,700 with blood work and unltrasounds
8
Doctor
Kathryn Calhoun
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
ACRM
Marietta
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8
7
Age
38 - 39
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 3 IVF, 3 Egg Freezing, 3 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
8
7
Dr calhoun was like a trusted friend. She never rushed me through meetings....We were very happy with the care that I received. The only thing I would change is after several rounds of IVF we did get the impression that they had given up on us and it didn’t seem like there was a clear plan going forward....you will have to be very mindful of your own care and definitely review the protocol for errors and double check all of your prescription orders
[ACRM] A lot of upkeep falls on the patient in regards to deadlines, keeping up with prescriptions, noticing if a pre-approval is going to fall off. I would say that a new patient would have to understand that they’re going to have to be very proactive in their own health...I had a few different nurses during care. Overall my primary nurses were responsive and caring. The trouble came if they were out. Then it was a mess.
Age
38 - 39
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Investment Banker
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, 3 IVF, 3 Egg Freezing, 3 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
8
7
How was your experience with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
We were very happy with the care that I received. The only thing I would change is after several rounds of IVF we did get the impression that they had given up on us and it didn’t seem like there was a clear plan going forward.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
You will enjoy working with Dr. Calhoun. However you will have to be very mindful of your own care and definitely review the protocol for errors and double check all of your prescription orders
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
Dr calhoun was like a trusted friend. She never rushed me through meetings.
Describe the protocols Kathryn Calhoun used in your cycles at ACRM and their degree of success.
I did many different protocols. They weren’t very good about telling me the name of the protocol. It would have been great if the protocol name would have been on the instruction sheets.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I had a few different nurses during care. Overall my primary nurses were responsive and caring. The trouble came if they were out. Then it was a mess.
Describe your experience with ACRM.
A lot of upkeep falls on the patient in regards to deadlines, keeping up with prescriptions, noticing if a pre-approval is going to fall off. I would say that a new patient would have to understand that they’re going to have to be very proactive in their own health
Describe Kathryn Calhoun's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ACRM.
The clinic seem to be open to either.
What specific things went wrong at ACRM?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost appointments
8
Doctor
Kathryn Calhoun
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
ACRM
Atlanta Buckhead
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10
10
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
10
10
Dr Calhoun was kind, sincere and caring through the whole process. I would recommend her to anyone. We struggled with the process but she remained optimistic yet truthful. We will be forever grateful for her intelligence and compassion.... She cared about our ongoing situation.... We started with IUI, but after 2 miscarriages she suggested we shift to PGS with IVF. Although it was very expensive she explained it would increase our chances. Which it did!!
The nurses [ACRM] were helpful yet at times seemed very busy and were hard to get a hold of. Overall they were good at their jobs.... Be sure to know the contact names and numbers. It can be hard to get a hold of someone.... Their services are expensive but you get what you pay for.... Very expensive and paid out of pocket. Around $15k for IVF and $1200 for IUI.... be aware you won't always see your primary doctor and will have to travel to Atlanta for weekend appointments.
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
10
10
How was your experience with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
Dr Calhoun was kind, sincere and caring through the whole process. I would recommend her to anyone. We struggled with the process but she remained optimistic yet truthful. We will be forever grateful for her intelligence and compassion.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
Ask questions and be prepared for a difficult road.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
She cared about our ongoing situation.
Describe the protocols Kathryn Calhoun used in your cycles at ACRM and their degree of success.
We started with IUI, but after 2 miscarriages she suggested we shift to PGS with IVF. Although it was very expensive she explained it would increase our chances. Which it did!!
Describe your experience with your nurse at ACRM. (Assigned nurse: Kim )
The nurses were helpful yet at times seemed very busy and were hard to get a hold of. Overall they were good at their jobs.
Describe your experience with ACRM.
Be sure to know the contact names and numbers. It can be hard to get a hold of someone. Their services are expensive but you get what you pay for. The doctors are the best in the business. And be aware you won't always see your primary doctor and will have to travel to Atlanta for weekend appointments.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM.
Very expensive and paid out of pocket. Around $15k for IVF and $1200 for IUI.
Describe Kathryn Calhoun's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ACRM.
Dr Calhoun was adamant we transfer one embryo. After hearing her opinions we agreed.
10
Doctor
Kathryn Calhoun
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
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ACRM
Marietta
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10
10
Age
32
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
PCOS, Unexplained
10
10
Dr. Calhoun was always picky when doing procedures to increase our chances of getting the best possible results. She was happy to explain things as many times as we needed.Dr. Calhoun is a perfect combination of warm support and blunt facts. She is honest and supportive, and knew when we needed hard facts and when we needed a hug. She made us feel like we were her only patient, and was always picky when doing procedures to increase our chances of getting the best possible results.
I felt that my nurse [at ACRM] knew me as a person and she was always willing to stay on the phone with me as long as possible to ensure my questions were answered and I felt comfortable....My primary nurse was changed mid cycle, and no one called to tell me....Dr. Calhoun ensured my new nurse was someone I felt 100% comfortable with.
Age
32
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
PCOS, Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
Dr. Calhoun is a perfect combination of warm support and blunt facts. She is honest and supportive, and knew when we needed hard facts and when we needed a hug. She made us feel like we were her only patient, and was always picky when doing procedures to increase our chances of getting the best possible results. She was happy to explain things as many times as we needed. Once we were pregnant and far enough along to not need to be followed by Dr. Calhoun anymore, I was a bit sad because working with her was wonderful. Of course we wish we never had needed a fertility specialist, but we feel so lucky that we found Dr. Calhoun when we realized we needed assistance.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
Trust her.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
I felt that my nurse knew me as a person and she was always willing to stay on the phone with me as long as possible to ensure my questions were answered and I felt comfortable. My nurse was switched due to office changes mid treatment, and Dr. Calhoun ensured my new nurse was someone I felt 100% comfortable with.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ACRM. (Assigned nurse: Natalie Perkins and Mikesha Middlebrook)
They always knew who I was when I called, and stayed on the phone with me as long as I needed.
What specific things went wrong at ACRM?
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
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Kathryn Calhoun
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
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ACRM
Atlanta Perimeter
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10
10
Age
42
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
She is extremely warm and kind. I feel like the truly cares. She’s very reassuring and put me at ease.... I am a very new patient in the very beginning of treatment. However, I feel very good about Dr. Calhoun. She is so kind, but very professional. I know her practice is very successful because of the way they treat their patients.... We started with a full blood/hormone panel, day 3 ultra-sound, an HSG and semenalyis. Next we meet for a second consult to discuss the next phase.
They [ACRM] are organized and thorough, kind and welcoming, professional and the office is beautiful. Please be prepared to go through every step in the process. It seems like a lot, but it really helps pin down the possible areas of concern.... [Nurse] They are always quick to return calls and emails. Every time I’ve been to the office they are all so kind and helpful.... I am a very new patient in the very beginning of treatment. However, I feel very good about Dr. Calhoun.
Age
42
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Writer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
I am a very new patient in the very beginning of treatment. However, I feel very good about Dr. Calhoun. She is so kind, but very professional. I know her practice is very successful because of the way they treat their patients.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
She is extremely warm and kind. I feel like the truly cares. She’s very reassuring and put me at ease.
Describe the protocols Kathryn Calhoun used in your cycles at ACRM and their degree of success.
We haven’t reached all of these steps yet. We started with a full blood/hormone panel, day 3 ultra-sound, an HSG and semenalyis. Next we meet for a second consult to discuss the next phase.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ACRM. (Assigned nurse: Tami)
They are always quick to return calls and emails. Every time I’ve been to the office they are all so kind and helpful.
Describe your experience with ACRM.
They are organized and thorough, kind and welcoming, professional and the office is beautiful. Please be prepared to go through every step in the process. It seems like a lot, but it really helps pin down the possible areas of concern.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM.
It was very reasonable.
10
Doctor
Kathryn Calhoun
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
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ACRM
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10
9
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
9
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
9
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM.
15k for IVF and 4 k for meds
10
Doctor
Kathryn Calhoun
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
ACRM
Marietta
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3
3
Age
40 - 41
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
3
3
We felt like our success rate for IVF was inflated or sugar coated [by Dr. Kathryn Calhoun]. We were told at the first consult (which was extremely quick) that our chances were really good...opinion certainly changed between failed round 1 and failed round 2. After leaving...we found out I had DOH which was never discussed...2nd round Gonal F increased slightly. Not sure of the rationale. 2nd round = more blasts than first round but they did put the low number of blasts round one to "bad luck"
I don't have a particularly good opinion of ACRM after my experience...I loved Cailin [nurse]! She was always accessible and quick to respond to my many emails. I didn't really interact that much with the rest of the team on a consistent basis...An important prescription for me was called into the wrong pharmacy which caused my insurance to decline it. Then there was a signature left off some paperwork which meant a delay with processing insurance
Age
40 - 41
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
3
3
How was your experience with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
We felt like our success rate for IVF was inflated or sugar coated. We were told at the first consult (which was extremely quick) that our chances were really good. ACRM's opinion certainly changed between failed round 1 and failed round 2. After leaving ACRM we found out I had DOH which was never discussed at ACRM at all.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
I don't have a particularly good opinion of ACRM after my experience. I would advise patients to consult at all clinics and choose the one you feel best fits your needs.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
The care/attention of the nurses and team at ACRM felt personal and over multiple cycles we got to know the team.
Describe the protocols Kathryn Calhoun used in your cycles at ACRM and their degree of success.
Menopur, Gonal F, Centrotide and Omnitrope, all 1 x injection per day. 2nd round Gonal F increased slightly. Not sure of the rationale. 2nd round = more blasts than first round but they did put the low number of blasts round one to "bad luck"
Describe your experience with your nurse at ACRM. (Assigned nurse: Cailin)
I loved Cailin! She was always accessible and quick to respond to my many emails. I didn't really interact that much with the rest of the team on a consistent basis
Describe your experience with ACRM.
The clinic is part of CCRM which is a very successful IVF clinic. The wait time to see a RE for the initial consult is not long at all vs the other clinics in Atlanta. I believe they do false advertise though. They claim to be the only clinic in Atlanta with "CCS" (PGS) testing, however the other clinics that are just a few miles away also offer it. Maybe it's semantics or the fact those clinics are outside of Atlanta City limits..? We felt like we had to learn a lot on our own about the process.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM.
I had insurance coverage so cannot comment on the costs
Describe Kathryn Calhoun's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ACRM.
I did not make it that far. No embryos to transfer
What specific things went wrong at ACRM?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to order appropriate test
3
Doctor
Kathryn Calhoun
Communication
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
3
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ACRM
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10
7
Age
25 - 27
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
6 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
10
7
Dr. Calhoun has been the calming presence in the middle of a storm. When I have struggled to understand a diagnosis, she went out of her way to ensure that I had the information I need and that I felt comfortable, even when it was beyond her job description to do so. She is one of the most compassionate doctors we have worked with.
We have experienced many of both with ACRM. One of my biggest complaints is that it can be very challenging to get someone on the phone to schedule a time-sensitive procedure. This has made us almost mess up an entire month of treatment. Also, we often feel like a number. The staff does not seem the most compassionate- oftentimes, I would feel like a burden to the nurses or care coordinators. Pros-Dr. Calhoun goes above and beyond for her patients.
Age
25 - 27
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
6 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
10
7
How was your experience with Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
Dr. Calhoun has been the calming presence in the middle of a storm. When I have struggled to understand a diagnosis, she went out of her way to ensure that I had the information I need and that I felt comfortable, even when it was beyond her job description to do so. She is one of the most compassionate doctors we have worked with.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Calhoun at ACRM?
Ask many questions! They do not bother Dr. Calhoun. She is happy to help!
Describe your experience with ACRM.
We have experienced many of both with ACRM. One of my biggest complaints is that it can be very challenging to get someone on the phone to schedule a time-sensitive procedure. This has made us almost mess up an entire month of treatment. Also, we often feel like a number. The staff does not seem the most compassionate- oftentimes, I would feel like a burden to the nurses or care coordinators. Pros-Dr. Calhoun goes above and beyond for her patients.
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Doctor
Kathryn Calhoun
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
ACRM
Atlanta Perimeter
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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