Kathryn Honea

ART Fertility Program of Alabama

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Medical SchoolU. of Alabama Birmingham
ResidencyU. of Alabama
FellowshipU. of Alabama
Birmingham
2006 Brookwood Med. Ctr. Dr.
Birmingham, AL 35209
800-476-9784
Huntsville
401 Lowell Drive Southeast
Huntsville, AL 35801
800-476-9787
Montgomery
7209 Copperfield Dr
Montgomery, AL 36117
800-476-9787
Northport
650 Energy Ctr Blvd
Northport, AL 35473
800-476-9790
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Kathryn Honea to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 80%Neutral: 16%Don't recommend: 4%9
18 assessments
  • 80% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 16% Neutral (7-8)
  • 4% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
9.6
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
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9.4
Communication

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Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
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4.8
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.

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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend ART Fertility Program of Alabama to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 81%Neutral: 12%Don't recommend: 7%9.1
60 assessments
  • 81% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 12% Neutral (7-8)
  • 7% Don't recommend (0-6)
18 assessments
7
Age
30
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS
7
She [Dr. Honea] would advise us to have intercourse following trigger shot. We would come a week later for a progesterone check and then a week later for a pregnancy check. She also said we would be a candidate for IUI when we decided we wanted to go forward with that treatment...I felt like she listened to what we were struggling with and then came up with a game plan for us...She explained that we may not have success right away but assured us that she would walk with us and change treatment action according to what the outcome was and what our preference was.
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Age
30
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS
7
How was your experience with Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
She sat with us after gathering all the data and came up with a game plan. She explained that we may not have success right away but assured us that she would walk with us and change treatment action according to what the outcome was and what our preference was.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
Relax. She has your best interest at heart.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
I felt like she listened to what we were struggling with and then came up with a game plan for us.
Describe the protocols Kathryn Honea used in your cycles at ART Fertility Program of Alabama and their degree of success.
We went on Femara from days 5 to 9 of each cycle. And then would receive a trigger shot around day 14 of the cycle. She would advise us to have intercourse following trigger shot. We would come a week later for a progesterone check and then a week later for a pregnancy check. She also said we would be a candidate for IUI when we decided we wanted to go forward with that treatment.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Mary is her primary nurse. And I love her. She has always made me feel at peace and is so compassionate. She asks about my husband any time he is not able to make appointments and also remembers little details about us.
Describe your experience with ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
They are in the middle of a construction zone right now in the Huntsville office, which is not their doing but a little hard to get to considering. They are very organized and work with my schedule. They walk with me as they are going through every step, every time we are there. Not only do they make sure I understand everything, they take the time with husband and makes sure he is understanding of all that we are doing this round. I have really had no complaints from them. They are very accommodating and very reliable.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
Between office visits, medications and procedures we have spent well over $1,000 in the last 2 months.
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Kathryn Honea
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8
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ART Fertility Program of Alabama
Huntsville
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10
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Unexplained
10
Dr. Honea was someone I was not afraid to open up to. She always explain the dos and don't to the T no short cuts. She even explain her life stories that related to me. She even convinced my partner to stop smoking and I thank her for that. She always explain why things would be hard to work because of my past illnesses such as previous STD. She performed a surgery on me to remove a polyp, and I can asure I was in good hands it was a sucess. Whenever I had a question she would always make time to call me back. If I cried she would smile and tell me my baby is coming.
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Age
35 - 36
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
Dr. Honea was someone I was not afraid to open up to. She always explain the dos and don't to the T no short cuts. She even explain her life stories that related to me. She even convinced my partner to stop smoking and I thank her for that. She always explain why things would be hard to work because of my past illnesses such as previous STD. She performed a surgery on me to remove a polyp, and I can asure I was in good hands it was a sucess. Whenever I had a question she would always make time to call me back. If I cried she would smile and tell me my baby is coming.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
No matter what it takes her goal is to get the job done.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
The staff was loving treated me like family no me by name me and my partner. I was always giving a wake up call for my morning appointments because I worked nights. Throughout bad news they would hug me and tell me everything is going to be alright and your baby will come! I love them
Describe the protocols Kathryn Honea used in your cycles at ART Fertility Program of Alabama and their degree of success.
Checking my lining every cycle before I take my clomid, charting body temperature for the first 3 cycles to see if I was ovulating, trigger shots, 3 cycles of IUIs. I stopped at 3 because I had used all of my saving in my account.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ART Fertility Program of Alabama. (Assigned nurse: Ms. Naccy)
Everyone was kind and sweet. Once you get there the nurse draws your bleed. It's not a in and out thing she ask me how was work last night and how was I feeling at all times. Nurse Nanccy is very loving I even call her mom sometimes. She is never I a hurry she will always say I'm ready when you are my dear lol especially shot time! If I'm 5 minutes late they would call to make sure I was up or on the way, they never cancelled on me they always waited on me, they would say we gotta get this baby in the oven! 😍
Describe your experience with ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
Strength: Friendly, open arms, listening ear, positive vibes, trustworthy, and very respectful. Weaknesses: Some treatments are prices. Could not be seen again until I paid off balance. That is the only reason I stop going is because I am still trying to pay off my balance. I used all my money on IUIs and could not pick up what the insurance didn't cover. Other than that everything is great at ARTs.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
My blue Cross blue shield insurance was not the best but it did ok cause some of my visit was no more than 20.00 or sometimes it would be free on my end because I would have a balance. The IUIs was a bit pricey it was 495 and my insurance did not cover those, so yes I went broke doing 4 rounds of IUI, but it's OK all I wanted was a baby😥
Describe Kathryn Honea's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
Not sure what that is.
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Kathryn Honea
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Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
ART Fertility Program of Alabama
Huntsville
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10
Age
30
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
10
We are doing IVF due to an inherited genetic disorder we do not want to pass to our children. Dr Honea listed to our story and supported us. She is very blunt and gives her honest opinion so if you can’t handle honesty she is not for you. For example, she is very honest about her opinion to not want to discard unused viable embryos.... Menopur/follistim, then monitored every other day until cetrotide was added. One embryos were 1.8cm HCG trigger shot 36hrs before retrieval. Her rationale was it was the same successful plan used my first cycle so why change.
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Age
30
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Engineer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
10
How was your experience with Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
We are doing IVF due to an inherited genetic disorder we do not want to pass to our children. Dr Honea listed to our story and supported us. She is very blunt and gives her honest opinion so if you can’t handle honesty she is not for you. For example, she is very honest about her opinion to not want to discard unused viable embryos.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
Give her all the details you expect out of your care. She has 30+ Years of experience so has seen it all and will know how to tailor your cycle.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
My first experience with another doctor I was 100% just a number and that was horrible. I wasn’t given an appointment and just had to wait in line. Dr Honea sat us in her office from day one and listened to our needs. I always have an appointment time and very little waiting to see someone. Follow up calls are always made frequently.
Describe the protocols Kathryn Honea used in your cycles at ART Fertility Program of Alabama and their degree of success.
Menopur/follistim, then monitored every other day until cetrotide was added. One embryos were 1.8cm HCG trigger shot 36hrs before retrieval. Her rationale was it was the same successful plan used my first cycle so why change.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ART Fertility Program of Alabama. (Assigned nurse: Janet )
Everyone on the staff has been so sweet and really makes you feel comfortable going through such an uncomfortable time. Even the lady who draws your blood is amazing. The ultrasound tech is such a sweetheart too! I love them all!
Describe your experience with ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
They are very efficient and all staff is wonderful. No one wastes your time which I appreciate. I’ve never waited longer than 15 minutes. Only negative is the clinic is older. It is however kept very clean.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
12,100 for IVF cycle. 2200 for FET
Describe Kathryn Honea's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
I respect her opinion for a single embryo transfer. A multiples pregnancy is higher risk so why try and achieve that first.
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Kathryn Honea
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
ART Fertility Program of Alabama
Birmingham
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8
Age
37 - 40
Treated
2015 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
8
She [Dr. Kathryn Honea] also had to remove a large fibroid on my uterus that was causing me pain and maybe the cause of me not getting my periods... She would then start me on cycles of estrace, progesterone, and a round of metaformin because my blood glucose was extremely high and they thought that I might have PCOS...After about 2 years Dr. Honea came to the conclusion that I was pre-menapausal, and that I may not get my period again,but she continued wit the estrace and progesterone in order to build my lining for the donor eggs; because she said that would be our best option for having children.
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Age
37 - 40
Treated
2015 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
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How was your experience with Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
My experience as a patient with Dr. Honea has been pretty good. I think that she is very knowledgeable and I respect that she is easy to talk to. I really respect her that she has gone through a similar process to conceive her children, and that she was very understanding when we had to re-start our the process because my dad passed unexpectedly prior to us being the donor egg transfer; which put a lot of stress on our family. She makes you feel like you are not crazy for your feelings, and that you are not broken but just have to find a different way to become a mom. She has been our doctor for more than three years, and we would recommend her to other people. She has a personality that makes you feel comfortable and at ease, and makes you feel like become parents. She makes me feel comfortable and at ease, and answers any questions that I might have. I really appreciate her honestly, and I really like the fact that she is spiritual as well. She has made my husband and I experience pretty good, and help answer our questions.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
A piece of advice that I would give a patient coming to Dr. Honea would be to come with any questions that you may have. Don't be afraid to ask your questions, and don't think that any question you ask are weird or not right to ask. You want to make sure that you questions and concerns are addressed, and don't be afraid to ask again if you don't understand. Don't be afraid that your questions are stupid or that you may have asked them more than once.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
I think I feel like a number sometime because I don't have a direct contact with her office. I have to call the nurses line, and then wait all day or even sometimes two days to hear from them. I think because her practice is so large that you feel like a number because there are some many patients. Also, with her main practice being in Birmingham; its hard a lot of the time to get in touch with her even though she has an office in Huntsville. Moreover, I am a patient at the Huntsville office. The staff at the Huntsville office are amazing, but I don't have direct contact with them if I have any questions, and everything is funneled through the Birmingham office, which makes it difficult. Sometimes, it feels like being a number because I don't have someone directly that I can call with questions. I think that if my care was designed specifically for me and they would stay in contact with me more, I wouldn't feel so much like a number.
Describe the protocols Kathryn Honea used in your cycles at ART Fertility Program of Alabama and their degree of success.
When I first started with Dr. Honea, I believe some of the first strategies that she used involved trying to get my period started. She used clomid, and birth control pills to try and get my period started, but I wasn't able to get my period started. She also had to remove a large fibroid on my uterus that was causing me pain and maybe the cause of me not getting my periods. After the surgery, she still continued to try and start my period, and I did get my period at least twice, but then it stopped. She would then start me on cycles of estrace, progesterone, and a round of metaformin because my blood glucose was extremely high and they thought that I might have PCOS. Moreover, when I would go for a uterine lining check, it was not thick enough, and my levels were not were they needed to be, so they would start the process over again. I continued on the cycles for about 2 years, switching my medicine out from estrace and progesterone to metaformin. After about 2 years Dr. Honea came to the conclusion that I was pre-menapausal, and that I may not get my period again,but she continued wit the estrace and progesterone in order to build my lining for the donor eggs; because she said that would be our best option for having children. However, I had to stop my cycles when my dad passed away unexpectedly in 2016, and I wasn't able to really start again until January of 2017. When I started treatment again, she also tried a round of Lupron shots for about 2 months in to get my lining and numbers up to par in order to get ready for the frozen egg transfer. She stopped the lupron shots because I still didn't get a period, but my lining was adequate and she ordered a SIS, and HSG back in October of 2017 which came back normal, as she wanted to make sure that my body would be ready to receive the donor eggs. I have continued to be on the metaformin, estrace, and progestrone for now until do select a donor from MyEggBank.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I think that the Nursing staff at her Huntsville office are great. I don't have that much direct contact with the nursing staff at Dr. Honea main office in Birmingham. I think that her nursing staff in her Huntsville office are so nice and compassionate, and I really enjoy her staff there. The nurses at the Birmingham office I have only spoken to over the phone, and they seem pretty nice. The Birmingham nurses are the main points of contact, and are in charge of the nursing line. I don't get to talk to the nurses in Huntsville unless I schedule an appointment. I think that her nursing staff are pretty nice, but I would like to be able to speak directly with the nursing staff at her Huntsville office since I deal with them more often than the Birmingham nursing staff. Both nursing staff are very helpful.
Describe your experience with ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
I would describe the ART of Program of Alabama strengths as follows:Knowledgeable and caring physicians and nurses; More than one location;Welcoming staff; Some weekend appointments offered;Lots of resources available regarding infertility; Answers your questions and helps you understand the processes involved with the ways you can become parents. Another strength would be the scheduling process. I would say that some of their weaknesses would be not being able to email the office with questions, not being able to speak with nurses at your designated clinic directly, and not having a specific nurse assigned to you.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
My insurance did not pay for any of my expenses with Dr. Honea; however, my husband's insurance did pick up some of the cost. Moreover, I was still responsible for payments that our insurace didnt cover such as medications such as Lupron that cost $179.00. Exams that would cost between $200 to $250. I have come out of pocket for medications, office visits/exams SIS, HSG, and the our psychological consult that we did prior to registering with MyEggBank. In total we have spent roughly $6,500 out of pocket.
Describe Kathryn Honea's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
Dr. Honea will be doing a single embryo transfer which I am okay with since this is our first time doing it, and we wanted to make sure that if it didn't work on the first try, that we had another embryo to try.
What specific things went wrong at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
  • Lost paperwork
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9
Age
28 - 29
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
9
We love Dr Honea. She has always treated me like a human being, not just another number. She is very experienced and compassionate. She has personally called us when problems have arose and when I found out I miscarried. She is straight forward and always tells us what our next step is... For IVF we decided to try the Shared Risk refund program where payment is due upfront and 3 IVF cycles are included. We paid $18,800 for 3 cycles, which doesn’t include the stim meds or monitoring office visits. The IVF cycles include egg retrieval and transfers and if ICSI is needed as well.
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Age
28 - 29
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Native American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
9
How was your experience with Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
We love Dr Honea. She has always treated me like a human being, not just another number. She is very experienced and compassionate. She has personally called us when problems have arose and when I found out I miscarried. She is straight forward and always tells us what our next step is.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I have been lucky to *mostly* speak with the same nurse, Lauren. However, at such a large practice I have had to speak to other nurses. I️ always feel way more comfortable just speaking with the same nurse because it feels more personal. I have come across some nurses that are not very compassionate and it feels like they’re just scooting me along or I have asked a stupid question. I’ve often told my husband that just because the nurses deal with so many patients everyday and have probably become custom to all of the weird questions, they should still try to show more compassion, sometimes the bluntness is a little harsh.
Describe your experience with ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
It is a large clinic with multiple doctors so sometimes I have felt like just a number when traveling to the main Birmingham office. I understand they are busy, but I have encountered mistakes and miscommunication between myself and some of the staff members. It was pretty discouraging even with how much we love our doctor.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
We started with an IUI and I️ think the cost was around $300. But we did a sperm freeze as well so I believe that was another $300. I don’t exactly remember how much the medicine cost. For IVF we decided to try the Shared Risk refund program where payment is due upfront and 3 IVF cycles are included. We paid $18,800 for 3 cycles, which doesn’t include the stim meds or monitoring office visits. The IVF cycles include egg retrieval and transfers and if ICSI is needed as well. We have had two egg retrievals so that means two rounds of shots each time costing around $1,400. Normally I pay $35-75 per office visit when an ultrasound is needed, which is every week after a positive pregnancy test is confirmed.
Describe Kathryn Honea's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
Dr Honea has strong opinions on multiple births. I have gathered because of my age that she prefers to transfer just one embryo at a time. After this miscarriage we may move onto two embryos next transfer. But she is very weary of multiples and the risks of carrying multiples.
What specific things went wrong at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
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10
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, Unexplained
10
She [Dr. Honea] always made sure we felt comfortable with the next steps and made sure we knew the risks that accompanied each treatment. She wanted me to gain weight so that I had a good chance of getting pregnant and was clear in her expectations of what we needed to do. She made sure my husband was on the best medication to help the Male factor issue and had him come back for more testing if she wasnt seeing results she wanted.
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Age
32 - 33
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, Unexplained
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How was your experience with Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
Her strengths are that she is compassionate, accomplished in this field and a great communicator. She always made sure we felt comfortable with the next steps and made sure we knew the risks that accompanied each treatment. She wanted me to gain weight so that I had a good chance of getting pregnant and was clear in her expectations of what we needed to do. She made sure my husband was on the best medication to help the Male factor issue and had him come back for more testing if she wasnt seeing results she wanted. She never made us feel silly for wanting c hi children of our own and works her hardest to help us grow our family. I never felt she was too quick with surgery or anything else that seemed risky. She is very cautious with her words and actions. I tell people all the time how lucky we are to have a doctor we trust.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
Be prepared to wait a little bit for an appointment. She is very busy.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
She took time to explain everything to us. She really cares about her patients and wants to do what Is best for each individual couple
Describe the protocols Kathryn Honea used in your cycles at ART Fertility Program of Alabama and their degree of success.
She had us do 3 subsequent Iuis with the assistance of letrozole and injectables. Our last iui will also use frozen semen in addition to fresh to give us the best chance this month. If this IUI fails, we move to IVF
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were very kind to us. They would let me lie down to give blood. They always call us back in a reasonable amount of time.
Describe your experience with ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
The clinic is really clean and organized. The front staff are very kind and helpful. They are really quick to get you an appt as soon as possible and work with your schedule when possible. The techs are really kind and really good at drawing blood. They make sure you feel ok afterward and give Sprite and crackers when they see you need it. The nurses are knowledgable and are very prompt in orderjng your medication. They are also really supportive and encouraging when doing an iui procedure. They want their patients to feel loved and cared for. They wish for us to have a healthy pregnancy and are disappointed along with us when a treatment doesn't result in pregnancy. They dont have any weaknesses that i have seen. Very professional and kind.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
My costs range from 500-1000 a month with medication. IVF is 10,000
Describe Kathryn Honea's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
She does eSET to eliminate a risky pregnancy. I found that impressive, she wants her patients to be healthy.
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Kathryn Honea
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ART Fertility Program of Alabama
Birmingham
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10
Age
38
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
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I personally havent noticed any weakness. She [Dr. Honea] was very attentive she listen to me. She made sure to elaborate and explain things to me. If i seemed confused she noticed it from my expressions. She knows of my financial difficulties so she sent me paperwork and information on a least expensive procedure when i received it in the mail it gave me more hope. She's very understanding. I wish i had of came to her first before my prior doctor
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Age
38
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
How was your experience with Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
I personally havent noticed any weakness. She was very attentive she listen to me. She made sure to elaborate and explain things to me. If i seemed confused she noticed it from my expressions. She knows of my financial difficulties so she sent me paperwork and information on a least expensive procedure when i received it in the mail it gave me more hope. She's very understanding. I wish i had of came to her first before my prior doctor
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
If you want an understanding time taking option giving fertility doctor she is the go to never seems to be in a rush never just pushing one procedure at you she sits and explains them to you in ways that you will understand so please consult with her first.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
She was very considerate she elobarated on things i didnt understand she gave me options and didnt just brush me off she didnt just treat me and never followed up
Describe the protocols Kathryn Honea used in your cycles at ART Fertility Program of Alabama and their degree of success.
We had a consult first. She requested for my prior records first. She viewed them then i came back she discuss what ahe possibly seen and gave me "options" on what i could do but she first wanted to look at the tubes herself. We schedule for the procedure to look. We checked for possible causes endometriosis cysts and other things. Then we look to see if i was still producing enough eggs. Everything was on the up and up until the procedure to look of course the tubes where still blocked after having them reversed...yet disappointed again. Once again she gave options on other procedures but i am still paying for the reversal so i can't afford another loan that extensive for IVF or to attempt another tubal reversal. So then i received the paper/ flyer in the mail about invocell little less expensive but the company i have medical loan with they dont accept which os care credit and i cant get another loan from else where but i still have hope and she does also. So i recieved an email about a grant and i had to give this chance a try because i refuse to give up
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They all was greetable very informative an on task they called or text me for appointment and what i would be looking forward to having done that visit
Describe your experience with ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
Only weakness in my eye site was im cold nature the clinuc is very cold but i had to understand there are some hormonal women there. Now the clinic was very clean they had water coffee and little snacks in waiting area The waits to be seen where never long did not take hours at a time i really loved that everything flowed smoothly
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
Some labs and procedures were covered under my insurance others i had to pay out of pocket
Describe Kathryn Honea's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
No she just informed me that they will take several eggs and i can emplant up to 2 or 3 i think she said and informed me of the cost to keep them or to donate them still leaving it as my choice
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Kathryn Honea
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ART Fertility Program of Alabama
Birmingham
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0
Age
32
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Male Factor
0
I only saw Dr. Honea twice throughout my entire IVF cycle.... When I asked a question about an upcoming appointment, trying to verify that I wasn’t messing anything up, she stopped me mid question and dorected me to ask the IVF coordinator.... When I first met Dr. Honea I fell in love with her personality.... By the end of the IVF cycle, I felt worthless and irrelevant.... With the lack of communication to the failure to discuss lab results which would have greatly effected the results of the IVF cycle.
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Age
32
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Male Factor
0
How was your experience with Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
When I first met Dr. Honea I fell in love with her personality. She was relaxed and funny. I left my consultation with assurance that she could provide the best treatment for my husband and me. We chose to use her over another doctor. By the end of the IVF cycle, I felt worthless and irrelevant. Reflecting on everything after the fact is when I realized how little my family meant to her. With the lack of communication to the failure to discuss lab results which would have greatly effected the results of the IVF cycle. I know that there are no guarantees and that IVF is a prayerful plee for positive results, but Dr. Honea took our ability to choose how we went forward. After consulting with a different doctor, we realized that I had a low AMH which would have been the reason I had a low number of eggs retrieved. Dr. Honea only said my labs were good. At the time, I believed her. Now, I wish she would have talked to me about my labs and my options.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
Make your own decision, but I would steer clear of ART Fertility.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
I only saw Dr. Honea twice throughout my entire IVF cycle. I met her at our consultation and again at my embryo transfer. I spoke on the phone with her twice. The first time when she called to discuss my husband’s genetic screening. When I asked a question about an upcoming appointment, trying to verify that I wasn’t messing anything up, she stopped me mid question and dorected me to ask the IVF coordinator. The second phone call was when she called to tell me that my pregnancy was nonviable and i had to either stop my Progesterone shots and have a natural miscarriage or continue the shots and schedule a D&C. The third phone call never happened. We were scheduled for a phone conference at 8:30 in the morning. She called at 9:00. I was unavailable. She rescheduled the phone conference for 2:30. Her secretary called to reschedule it for 3:30. No one ever called back. No one. Not Dr. Honea, not the secretary, no one from the clinic called me back.
Describe the protocols Kathryn Honea used in your cycles at ART Fertility Program of Alabama and their degree of success.
I was prescribed Gonal-F, Menopur, and Cetrotide for 10-12 days. I took Pregnyl (HCG) before the retrieval and Progesterone in Oil after. The Centrotide was added after my first scan after my baseline, around Day 3 or 5 perhaps. It caused a small reaction at the injection site that lasted for about 30 minutes, not painful. The Progesterone in Oil started causing hard knots in my muscle and itching on the skin after a couple of days. The nurse suggested warming the medicine a little before injecting. It helped a little.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I met a new nurse with every visit. They seemed to smile and nod and go about their day to day routine. I had one nurse call me and tell me that my schedule was wrong and I was going to have to wait. After I got upset someone called and apologized for her miscommunication. There was one or two nurses that I spoke to several times and actually learned their names. They were great. Hailey and Lauren. Everyone else is a blur.
Describe your experience with ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
They seem to be a popular clinic. The waiting room was always packed. HGTV was always playing in tv. Coffee was available in the waiting room even though majority of us had been told not to drink caffeine. I always found that ironic. The wait time was never more than 30 minutes. They were very quick to get you in and seen. They have a large staff so there was never a friendly face to greet you at the door. If you had question you had to call and leave a voicemail. There was always someone new returning your call, and you never knew when they were going to call you back. If you left a message before 2:00, it would be returned that day. Any messages left after 2:00 wouldn’t be returned until the next day. I never felt like I knew what was going on even after asking the same questions every time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
We had to pay a little over $13,000 for the egg and sperm retrieval, fertilization, and the embryo transfer. Other labs and monitoring fees cost a few thousand.
Describe Kathryn Honea's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
I only had 1 embryo available for transfer. Out of the 6 eggs retrieved, 5 matured, 4 fertilized. 3 embryos fragmented which left us with 1 embryo available to transfer. Besides only having 1 available embryo, nothing was ever mentioned about an eSET.
What specific things went wrong at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Doctor
Kathryn Honea
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Trustworthiness
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0
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ART Fertility Program of Alabama
Birmingham
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10
Age
36
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Unexplained
10
Dr. Honea is warm, smart and leaves no stone unturned to help families achieve their dreams of a family. She personally called me numerous times when there were setbacks to discuss changes in my treatment plan.... My biggest hurdle was getting my uterine lining thick enough in order to transfer my frozen embryos. So for six months we tried different dosage of medicines and shots to achieve this. While it was a difficult process Dr. Honea assured me we would get there it would just take time to find out what dosage of medicine my body needed in order to produce a thick lining. And of course, a thick lining is essential to have for successful embryo transfer.
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Age
36
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
Dr. Honea is warm, smart and leaves no stone unturned to help families achieve their dreams of a family. She personally called me numerous times when there were setbacks to discuss changes in my treatment plan.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
She will help you achieve the family you so desperately desire, but she will explain it takes time and patience to do things right.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
I spent 12 months at the wrong clinic and after my first appointment with Dr. Honea and her nurses I knew I was at the right place. They were thorough, caring, honest and compassionate.
Describe the protocols Kathryn Honea used in your cycles at ART Fertility Program of Alabama and their degree of success.
My biggest hurdle was getting my uterine lining thick enough in order to transfer my frozen embryos. So for six months we tried different dosage of medicines and shots to achieve this. While it was a difficult process Dr. Honea assured me we would get there it would just take time to find out what dosage of medicine my body needed in order to produce a thick lining. And of course, a thick lining is essential to have for successful embryo transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ART Fertility Program of Alabama. (Assigned nurse: Nancy)
I can’t say enough amazing things about the Huntsville office staff. They were so wonderful and always made me feel comfortable and involved in the process every step of the way.
Describe your experience with ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
The only drawback I can think of is the Huntsville office only offers a satellite office meaning the doctors are only on site by appointment a few times a month. So, if you want an appointment you will have to drive to Birmingham to see them. But weekly appointments can all be done in Huntsville. All retrieval’s and egg transfers also must be done in Birmingham. This is why I initially chose a different clinic and boy did I make the wrong choice. The drive I made a few times was a small price to pay for the care I received.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
Fortunately my insurance covered a small amount, but we still spent $15k or so between the treatment and medicines.
Describe Kathryn Honea's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
In my case with my advanced age and the number of years we had been trying Dr. honea said she would transfer 2 embryos at most and that was her suggestion. We fully trusted her.
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Kathryn Honea
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
ART Fertility Program of Alabama
Birmingham
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10
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Tubal Blockage, Other, Unexplained
10
Dr. Honea is obviously passionate about her patients and genuinely wants to help them reach their goal of parenthood. She spent more than our allotted time with us and listened to all of our concerns and responded to each one. I trust her decision making and plan for us. Regardless of the outcome of our journey I will forever be greatful we landed in her office....Dr. Honea has an actual conversation with my husband and I instead of just talking at us in medical terms. She made us feel like people who were important to her and she took the time to listen to our concerns. We went to her as a second opinion after several failed cycles with a previous doctor and she was willing to try new things and tests that had either been dismissed previously or never mentioned. Can't say enough positive things about Dr. Honea.
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Tubal Blockage, Other, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
Dr. Honea is obviously passionate about her patients and genuinely wants to help them reach their goal of parenthood. She spent more than our allotted time with us and listened to all of our concerns and responded to each one. I trust her decision making and plan for us. Regardless of the outcome of our journey I will forever be greatful we landed in her office.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
Don't feel scared to ask questions. Also, I promise you will leave with a plan and a peace about the direction she is taking you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
Dr. Honea has an actual conversation with my husband and I instead of just talking at us in medical terms. She made us feel like people who were important to her and she took the time to listen to our concerns. We went to her as a second opinion after several failed cycles with a previous doctor and she was willing to try new things and tests that had either been dismissed previously or never mentioned. Can't say enough positive things about Dr. Honea.
Describe the protocols Kathryn Honea used in your cycles at ART Fertility Program of Alabama and their degree of success.
We have only completed one cycle but we did 5 days of Letrazole cd 3-7 then 3 planned days of Gonal-F and had to add a day due to slightly less than acceptable response. Cd 11 monitor with preganyl trigger cd 12. Post coital test cd 13 with IUI the next day. Progesterone suppositories day 15 (i think) till negative beta cd 26. The above plan was put in place based on 3 previously failed IUI with just Letrazole to achieve a better response. In those 3 I had only ever had 1 lead follicle that never was larger than 18mm 2 days before IUI. In this one cycle we had 1 over 20, 1 at 18, and 1 at 17 at time of trigger with ultrasound and blood work confirmed ovulation.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ART Fertility Program of Alabama. (Assigned nurse: Nancy Scott)
Nancy is absolutely amazing. She is serious when she needs to be but lighthearted when the time calls for that as well. She is passionate about her patients. Explains everything in great detail and makes sure you understand the protocol. Mary and Terri are awesome as well and make the entire experience as undaunting as possible.
Describe your experience with ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
We had our first visit in the Birmingham office so I'm not sure what initial visits in the satellite offices are like but here is what I will say. You will be in the office for at least 3 hours between the consult with your physician and all the necessary testing. Everyone we have encountered at both Birmingham and Huntsville have been nothing short of amazing. They will walk you through the entire process and are always willing to answer any question you may have. Communication is excellent. So far I have no weaknesses to speak of, only praises.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
Each visit was $35 including all monitoring and scan visits. IUI was roughly $400 out of pocket. Meds (letrazole, Gonal-F, preganyl, and progesterone suppositories) were around $150 with insurance and overnight shipping.
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Kathryn Honea
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
ART Fertility Program of Alabama
Huntsville
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10
Age
35 - 38
Treated
2016 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Uterine Fibroids
10
Dr. Honea has been wonderful for us. Warm bedside manner, knowledgeable, and so very kind. She took the time to really get to know us and spent time praying with us multiple times during our treatments.... Dr. Honea helped us through some of our most difficult decision and days. I always felt she listened to us. When our IVF cycle was unsuccessful, she was heartbroken with and for us. She had guided us through so much and we are forever grateful.
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Age
35 - 38
Treated
2016 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Uterine Fibroids
10
How was your experience with Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
Dr. Honea helped us through some of our most difficult decision and days. I always felt she listened to us. When our IVF cycle was unsuccessful, she was heartbroken with and for us. She had guided us through so much and we are forever grateful.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
I am so sad to say she is retiring, so there will be no prospective patients.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
Dr. Honea has been wonderful for us. Warm bedside manner, knowledgeable, and so very kind. She took the time to really get to know us and spent time praying with us multiple times during our treatments.
Describe the protocols Kathryn Honea used in your cycles at ART Fertility Program of Alabama and their degree of success.
We tried many different combinations and amounts of medications throughout our treatments trying to achieve results. During times when we were deciding about more expensive treatments we tried IUIs because those are covered by my insurance.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The wonderful nurses and NPs at ART make us feel like family. I enjoy chatting with them during visits and feel like I receive the best possible care.
Describe your experience with ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
I like the patient message center as a way to share information because it is hard for me to answer during regular business hours. The nurses and doctors all work very well together to meet your needs. The on-site lab has early hours and is extremely convenient!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
Treatment payment is due at the beginning of a cycle. My insurance covers some things, so office visit fees for me were based on copays for visits and labs.
Describe Kathryn Honea's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
Unfortunately we only had one embryo to transfer, so we did not have experience with the different approaches.
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Doctor
Kathryn Honea
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Trustworthiness
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ART Fertility Program of Alabama
Birmingham
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10
Age
28 - 29
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
She continues to make our treatment specialized based on our needs. She gives us what she recommends for us to do but then let’s us choose our own route within her recommendations. ... She answers all of our questions honestly and shoots it straight. ... She gave us a list of routes. Medications alone being the first then adding the IUI in. She did is this way to be the safest and most reasonable to begin with
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Age
28 - 29
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
we are still currently seeing her and have enjoyed her so far! She answers all of our questions honestly and shoots it straight. Though we haven’t gotten any results yet our hopes are high. She continues to make our treatment specialized based on our needs. She gives us what she recommends for us to do but then let’s us choose our own route within her recommendations.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
She is a caring and compassionate doctor who will try every route to help you have a family !
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
Do was treated like a human for sure. She is very personable and gets to know us on a personal level!
Describe the protocols Kathryn Honea used in your cycles at ART Fertility Program of Alabama and their degree of success.
She gave us a list of routes. Medications alone being the first then adding the IUI in. She did is this way to be the safest and most reasonable to begin with. She did not suggest we jump straight into IVF and risk getting pregnant with twins and having a higher risk for a miscarriage
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Each nurse that I delt with has been through fertility as well so they understood what I was going through. Through every negative test they were there for a shoulder to cry on and encouraging words.
Describe your experience with ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
The clinic is a very welcoming place. From everyone At the main desk being super friendly, to the lab techs being talkative , the nursing staff really caring and getting to know you, we well as the Drs always wanting to treat you and not the number.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
The IUI cycle each time we 295$. For lab work it was usually 35-50 depending on my insurance. For anything else I believe 85$
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Doctor
Kathryn Honea
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
ART Fertility Program of Alabama
Birmingham
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7
Age
28 - 30
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
7
She [Dr. Honea] seemed to take interest in us personally and understood that with my medical background, I had more in depth questions...She will answer anything you need her to....I was diagnosed as unexplained infertility so IVF was our best option...There are specific nurses assigned to IVF patients. They are familiar with the process and any questions....they were confident with their answers, which eased my fears...
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Age
28 - 30
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
7
How was your experience with Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
She was very candid about the uncommoness of our success. She seemed to take interest in us personally and understood that with my medical background, I had more in depth questions and had a better understanding of what and why things were happening
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
Don't be afraid to ask questions. She will answer anything you need her to.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
She took personal interest in me. She understood with my pharmacy background that I understood the science behind every decision made and the process. As a Christian, she even prayed with us during both transfers!
Describe the protocols Kathryn Honea used in your cycles at ART Fertility Program of Alabama and their degree of success.
I was on clomid for eight months before seeing her. We did one last challenge then began a stimulation cycle for IVF. I had several mature follicles with clomid, so my risk of multiples was very high though my chance of pregnancy was not improving. I was diagnosed as unexplained infertility so IVF was our best option
Describe your experience with your nurse at ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
There are specific nurses assigned to IVF patients. They are familiar with the process and any questions. It helps that when I did have questions, they were confident with their answers, which eased my fears
Describe your experience with ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
It's busy. Be aware you might be there for awhile. Also, parking is a hassle. It was nice that there are satellite clinics closer to me so that I didn't have to schedule an entire day around travel
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
Costs for medications Costs for procedures Costs for labs Embryo storage
Describe Kathryn Honea's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
Based on my age, number of embryos, and other criteria, I was a candidate for single blastocyst transfer. Dr Honea suggested this as she is a strong proponent of decreasing multiples risk
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Doctor
Kathryn Honea
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
ART Fertility Program of Alabama
Birmingham
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10
Age
28
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Dr. Honea is very kind and compassionate with me and my husband, she always asks for our opinions and makes sure we know what’s going on with our fertility plans. She quickly got us in treatments and going towards the baby goal! ... My cycles are very predictable so I haven’t had to do much medicine other than trigger shots to make sure I ovulate right for IUI’s. She prescribed me a thyroid medicine to get that straightened out. She prescribed my husband a motility support medicine for his sperm count.
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Age
28
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Entrepreneur
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
How was your experience with Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
Dr. Honea is very kind and compassionate with me and my husband, she always asks for our opinions and makes sure we know what’s going on with our fertility plans. She quickly got us in treatments and going towards the baby goal!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
She’s very quick to help you achieve your baby plans!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
The staff and doctor are very personal and they treat you like they know you and care about your fertility.
Describe the protocols Kathryn Honea used in your cycles at ART Fertility Program of Alabama and their degree of success.
My cycles are very predictable so I haven’t had to do much medicine other than trigger shots to make sure I ovulate right for IUI’s. She prescribed me a thyroid medicine to get that straightened out. She prescribed my husband a motility support medicine for his sperm count.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ART Fertility Program of Alabama. (Assigned nurse: Nancy)
They are always friendly and compassionate towards me and my husband! They feel like family!
Describe your experience with ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
I fell in love with the clinic as soon as I was greeted by the staff! They are very effective at getting you going towards your goals! The clinic staff keep you involved in every step of treatment and stay in contact throughout your cycle.
10
Doctor
Kathryn Honea
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
ART Fertility Program of Alabama
Huntsville
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10
Age
27 - 28
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Endometriosis
10
Dr. Honea is very nice and explains why things are happening.... She takes care of any doubts you might have. When she looked through my file she noticed some discrepancies from my previous doctor and decided to do her own investigation to find out what my real diagnosis is. She gave my husband and me a better chance than previous doctors.... Nancy does all of my ultrasounds in the Huntsville office. She is very kind and provides you with a very comforting feeling.
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Age
27 - 28
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Endometriosis
10
How was your experience with Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
She takes care of any doubts you might have. When she looked through my file she noticed some discrepancies from my previous doctor and decided to do her own investigation to find out what my real diagnosis is. She gave my husband and me a better chance than previous doctors.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
Be open-minded. I was super skeptical due to a previous doctor giving me no chance at having children. Dr. Honea will do whatever she can to help you achieve your dreams.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
The entire staff is super friendly and on a first name basis. Dr. Honea is very nice and explains why things are happening.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ART Fertility Program of Alabama. (Assigned nurse: Nancy)
Nancy does all of my ultrasounds in the Huntsville office. She is very kind and provides you with a very comforting feeling.
Describe your experience with ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
At the Huntsville clinic, you will have the same nurse and staff each time which I love mainly because I never have to wonder who someone is . It is a small clinic but you never wait more than a few minutes.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
IUI $390 without insurance coverage
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Doctor
Kathryn Honea
Communication
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Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
ART Fertility Program of Alabama
Huntsville
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Operations
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10
Age
33
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, Uterine Fibroids
10
Dr. Honea is great, she talks to you like she is your friend. She is honest and tells you like it is, but isn't harsh. My husband loved her as well and she made him feel so comfortable!...My insurance covered 80% of everything except injections. Their office works with you if you do not have insurance. It is very affordable for what you get. IUI was out of pocket of course but wasn't an arm and a leg.
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Age
33
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, Uterine Fibroids
10
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
Dr. Honea is great, she talks to you like she is your friend. She is honest and tells you like it is, but isn't harsh. My husband loved her as well and she made him feel so comfortable!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
My insurance covered 80% of everything except injections. Their office works with you if you do not have insurance. It is very affordable for what you get. IUI was out of pocket of course but wasn't an arm and a leg.
10
Doctor
Kathryn Honea
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
ART Fertility Program of Alabama
Birmingham
Nursing
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10
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
5 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
10
Dr. Honey has excellent bedside manner and makes sure you understand every aspect of the infertility process. She shows such caring and support especially during those times I couldn’t help but cry. She has truly been the best physician I have dealt with thus far. Love her and highly recommend!!!... I have done fertility medication and also had a lap procedure to try and open everything up but it did not work so IVF is the only option for more.
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
5 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
10
How was your experience with Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
Dr. Honey has excellent bedside manner and makes sure you understand every aspect of the infertility process. She shows such caring and support especially during those times I couldn’t help but cry. She has truly been the best physician I have dealt with thus far. Love her and highly recommend!!!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
Go in with and open heart and open mind. As hard as your situation may be, know that you are in good hands!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
Dr. Honey and her staff have been the most caring professionals I have had the blessing of working with. My diagnosis broke my heart, but they have been so understanding and encouraging. I still have hopes to proceed with IVF. We just have to overcome the financial barrier.
Describe the protocols Kathryn Honea used in your cycles at ART Fertility Program of Alabama and their degree of success.
I have done fertility medication and also had a lap procedure to try and open everything up but it did not work so IVF is the only option for more.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ART Fertility Program of Alabama. (Assigned nurse: Tracy)
The only thing I can say about the whole staff is they are all amazing and so caring!
Describe your experience with ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
I do no think I can come up with a weakness other than I wish there was a closer office to me but otherwise it is a fantastic facility with an amazing staff. They have always treated me with respect and kindness.
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Doctor
Kathryn Honea
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
ART Fertility Program of Alabama
Birmingham
Nursing
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9
Age
24 - 25
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
9
she [Dr. Honea] has made our experience very personable. When you see her she focuses only on you & your partner & answers every question. When she needs to call she calls you along with nurses...Endometrium Follistim 225 iu Menopur 75iu Genorelix HCG...
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Age
24 - 25
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
9
How was your experience with Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
Nurses are very personable. Some nurses have to run the information back & sometimes can’t answer your question. Sometimes i got the run around & wasn’t too sure of what to do. Every time i called the IVF dept it took longer for them to contact me back.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
Patience & Bring questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama?
Because she has made our experience very personable. When you see her she focuses only on you & your partner & answers every question. When she needs to call she calls you along with nurses.
Describe the protocols Kathryn Honea used in your cycles at ART Fertility Program of Alabama and their degree of success.
Endometrium Follistim 225 iu Menopur 75iu Genorelix HCG
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Nurses were very educational & stayed with you 100% of the time during the retrieval & transfer. I was a little disappointed when it came to our last trigger shot, i was told to just read the instructions & when we got back in the office we were wrong.
Describe your experience with ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
Everyone is super friendly & knowledgeable. Bring questions & don’t hesitate to ask questions to understand your procedures, medications if possible bring them w you. Ask your doctor questions & ask them to walk you through what they are doing to best understand.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Honea at ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
Over the last years we pay every time we visit. Cost for IVF with insurance coverage was around $1150.
Describe Kathryn Honea's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ART Fertility Program of Alabama.
Single embryo transfer it’s like a 50/50 chance rather multiple gives us a higher chance as well as multiples
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Doctor
Kathryn Honea
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
ART Fertility Program of Alabama
Birmingham
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