Laxmi Kondapalli

CCRM Colorado

Available Lines of Communication

Doctor, Nurse available by emailNurse available by direct lineNot available by cell phone
Medical SchoolU. of Vermont
ResidencyNorthwestern
FellowshipNorthwestern
Denver
4600 Hale Parkway, Suite 490
Denver, CO 80220
(303) 355-2555
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Laxmi Kondapalli to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 60%Neutral: 16%Don't recommend: 23%7.4
11 assessments
  • 60% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 16% Neutral (7-8)
  • 23% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend CCRM Colorado to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 72%Neutral: 11%Don't recommend: 17%8.6
184 assessments
  • 72% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 11% Neutral (7-8)
  • 17% Don't recommend (0-6)
11 assessments
10
Age
28 - 29
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
I did three retrieval’s [with Dr. Laxmi Kondapalli] and every one was different...We also did more aggressive priming each time starting with BCP, then luteal estrogen priming, and then extended estrogen priming...I genuinely feel that Dr. Kondapalli cares about her patients and the outcomes. I know she even texted my nurse who was off work after my egg retrieval to tell her how well it went. She’s great!
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Age
28 - 29
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Engineer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Laxmi Kondapalli at CCRM Colorado?
Dr. Kondapalli does a great job explaining and drawing everything out so you have something to leave with. I also appreciated that she would change my protocol whenever things did not go as expected and was constantly striving for improvement.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laxmi Kondapalli at CCRM Colorado?
Continue to ask questions, I learned so much by asking the detailed questions and felt like I had more understanding and control over my treatment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laxmi Kondapalli at CCRM Colorado?
I genuinely feel that Dr. Kondapalli cares about her patients and the outcomes. I know she even texted my nurse who was off work after my egg retrieval to tell her how well it went. She’s great!
Describe the protocols Laxmi Kondapalli used in your cycles at CCRM Colorado and their degree of success.
I did three retrieval’s and every one was different. We started with 2 vials menopur and 225 gonalf. The second was 2 vials menopur, 300 gonalf, 2 tabs clomid, and HGH. The last retrieval we did 2 vials menopur and 150 gonalf (best results). We also did more aggressive priming each time starting with BCP, then luteal estrogen priming, and then extended estrogen priming.
Describe your experience with your nurse at CCRM Colorado. (Assigned nurse: Angelica)
I can’t say enough good things about my nurse. She was on top of it and I felt like she was truly invested in every procedure and outcome.
Describe your experience with CCRM Colorado.
I think the nursing staff is fantastic and one of their strengths. I also really enjoy how quickly they can get you in for appointments and how well they all communicate. The financial side of the business could use some work. They don’t really communicate well and it’s hard to get the data and numbers from them.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laxmi Kondapalli at CCRM Colorado.
The costs were presented up front however, it was difficult to understand what pieces could/would be covered with insurance and which weren’t.
Describe Laxmi Kondapalli's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CCRM Colorado.
She ultimately left it up to use which is what I preferred.
What specific things went wrong at CCRM Colorado?
  • Failed to call with results
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Doctor
Laxmi Kondapalli
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CCRM Colorado
Denver
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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Educational Resources
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8
Age
38 - 39
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
8
My experience so far has been positive with Dr. K [Dr. Kondapalli] but I'd prefer more communication with her (rather than just the nurses and other staff). She takes time to explain options and the situation and doesn't make me feel rushed or that I'm asking too many questions.... I've attempted 3 IUI's. The first IUI I was on the max amount of Clomid (150 mg)... my follicles weren't growing, so she added injectable Menopur.
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Age
38 - 39
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
8
How was your experience with Laxmi Kondapalli at CCRM Colorado?
My experience so far has been positive with Dr. K but I'd prefer more communication with her (rather than just the nurses and other staff). She takes time to explain options and the situation and doesn't make me feel rushed or that I'm asking too many questions.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laxmi Kondapalli at CCRM Colorado?
Don't be afraid to advocate for yourself and push if you need or want more information or guidance.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laxmi Kondapalli at CCRM Colorado?
Overall, I have felt that the staff has cared about me and my success. The nurses (who you mainly deal with) have been sympathetic and available. I feel they understand my disappointment and frustrations.
Describe the protocols Laxmi Kondapalli used in your cycles at CCRM Colorado and their degree of success.
I've attempted 3 IUI's. The first IUI I was on the max amount of Clomid (150 mg) and I hated it! The clomid really messed with my head and I was extremely emotional and irrational. I developed one follicle and a negative pregnancy test. The second IUI I was on the max Clomid again (which I was terrified of, but didn't have a bad experience this time) but my follicles weren't growing, so she added injectable Menopur. I seemed to have the opposite affect from the Menopur and my follicles didn't respond at all, so she removed me from the Menopur and had me do another round of Clomid (150mg) - that seemed to do it and I ended up with three follicles, but I had another negative pregnancy test. This last IUI attempt, I did the max Clomid (150mg) and wasn't responding at all, so she added the menopur again. After another week, my follicles were very small and it didn't look like my body was responding to the meds at all. We decided to cancel the round. I am going to attempt an unmedicated round, since the meds don't seem to be working anymore and if that doesn't work, I will move onto donor egg/embryo.
Describe your experience with your nurse at CCRM Colorado. (Assigned nurse: Gracie)
I've been pleased and impressed with the nurses.
Describe your experience with CCRM Colorado.
CCRM has a good reputation as far as the "experts" in the field - however, it feels a little like a bottomless money pit. I also had a mix-up with the scheduler which almost ruined my entire IUI cycle - I was disappointed that nobody followed up with me after the mix-up to apologize.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laxmi Kondapalli at CCRM Colorado.
$200 for every ultrasound visit, approx. $150 for the IUI procedure. Clomid is pretty cheap (about $25-$30) and the menopur was approx. $800 per round.
What specific things went wrong at CCRM Colorado?
  • Lost appointments
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Doctor
Laxmi Kondapalli
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
CCRM Colorado
Denver
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
37
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
Dr. Kondapalli was one of the best physicians that I have ever worked with, if not the best....She was amazing and surpassed all of my very high expectations....In addition to her clinical skill, I highly recommend Dr. Kondapalli because she will genuinely care about you and your results and she will go above and beyond to help you in any way that she can...She came in early for me around 6am and then traveled to her other location to start her normal work day afterward. I will never forget the kindness and selflessness that she showed to me and I cannot recommend her enough.
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Age
37
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
How was your experience with Laxmi Kondapalli at CCRM Colorado?
Dr. Kondapalli was one of the best physicians that I have ever worked with, if not the best. I am a physician myself and I have extremely high standards for medical care. I sought out Dr. Kondapalli after a well respected physician colleague of mine recommended her after she helped her to achieve a successful healthy pregnancy. I am from out of state, but it was more than worth it to travel in to have the opportunity to work with Dr. Kondapalli. She was amazing and surpassed all of my very high expectations. This was my second experience with IVF and the first one was not a positive one at all. During my first egg retrieval, only 8 eggs were retrieved and three embryos were created. These aren't horrible results for many IVF families, but 8 eggs from a relatively young and healthy person without fertility issues, is very disappointing. When I started seeing Dr. Kondapalli it was apparent from the very beginning that I was dealing with an entirely different level of expertise. To make a sports reference, it was like I went from T-ball to the major leagues. She was able to retrieve 28 eggs, 22 of which fertilized. This is a remarkable retrieval result and it is entirely due to Dr. Kondapalli and her unparalleled attention to detail, conscientious monitoring and skilled adjustments throughout the entire process. In addition to her clinical skill, I highly recommend Dr. Kondapalli because she will genuinely care about you and your results and she will go above and beyond to help you in any way that she can. Due to the day that my retrieval fell on, I was scheduled to have my retrieval performed by another undoubtedly skilled physician at CCRM. I traveled to Denver from out of state specifically for Dr. Kondapalli, so I was understandably really upset and disappointed that the person who I had come to trust was not going to be there for one of the most important steps in the process. I expressed my disappointment to Dr. Kondapalli and she did something for me that I will never forget. She arranged for the OR schedule to take me in early and she came in to perform my retrieval on a day when she was not supposed to be working at that location. She came in early for me around 6am and then traveled to her other location to start her normal work day afterward. I will never forget the kindness and selflessness that she showed to me and I cannot recommend her enough.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laxmi Kondapalli at CCRM Colorado?
Definitely go to her.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laxmi Kondapalli at CCRM Colorado?
Due to the day that my retrieval fell on, I was scheduled to have my retrieval performed by another undoubtedly skilled physician at CCRM. I traveled to Denver from out of state specifically for Dr. Kondapalli, so I was understandably really upset and disappointed that the person who I had come to trust was not going to be there for one of the most important steps in the process. I expressed my disappointment to Dr. Kondapalli and she did something for me that I will never forget. She arranged for the OR schedule to take me in early and she came in to perform my retrieval on a day when she was not supposed to be working at that location. She came in early for me around 6am and then traveled to her other location to start her normal work day afterward. I will never forget the kindness and selflessness that she showed to me and I cannot recommend her enough.
Describe your experience with CCRM Colorado.
The billing office is unkind and gave me a lot of misinformation, other than that it was a great experience. The strength was the obvious experience and skill of the physicians and nurses who work there.
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Doctor
Laxmi Kondapalli
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CCRM Colorado
Lone Tree
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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0
Age
43 - 44
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
12 IUI, IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
0
I rarely spoke to my doctor. She seemed uninterested in trying anything with me other than the repeated suggestion I move to IVF, which I could not afford at the tome...I felt Dr Kondapali was not genuine. Her enthusiasm seemed false...When pressed to try things out of the standard protocol, she was completely unwilling...She refused to treat me for more than six IUI cycles. I found another doctor, with 10 years more experien
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Age
43 - 44
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
12 IUI, IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
0
How was your experience with Laxmi Kondapalli at CCRM Colorado?
I felt Dr Kondapali was not genuine. Her enthusiasm seemed false, like that of a cheerleader in a movie. When pressed to try things out of the standard protocol, she was completely unwilling. Her only suggestion was that I moved to IVF. She refused to treat me for more than six IUI cycles. I found another doctor, with 10 years more experience than her who was willing to give it at least a year, given the fact that he had had women my age become pregnant. I believe Dr Kondapali was more concerned with her statistics and bringing in the IVF Revenue than actually helping me have a baby within the limits I was faced with the financially and age wise.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laxmi Kondapalli at CCRM Colorado?
Do not go looking to her for compassion. Also, make sure you’re well educated on the process because the nurses are not always equal in their knowledge. I would highly recommend Dr. Schoolcraft, because Ellie, his nurse is extremely knowledgeable, and serves as an excellent substitute when he’s not directly available for questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laxmi Kondapalli at CCRM Colorado?
I rarely spoke to my doctor. She seemed uninterested in trying anything with me other than the repeated suggestion I move to IVF, which I could not afford at the tome
Describe the protocols Laxmi Kondapalli used in your cycles at CCRM Colorado and their degree of success.
Dr Kondapali let me do one natural cycle at my request. The second cycle, we tried a relatively low dose of Clomid 50mg and one or two Menopur injections for boosting. After that, we moved to Femara 10mg ( I reported side effects from Clomid) plus Menopur 150. When that didn’t work, I believe we increased to 300. That was for two additional cycles. After that, I switched clinics when she broke the news to me that she would only do six medicated cycles with me and that no one else in the practice would touch me either for more than that.
Describe your experience with your nurse at CCRM Colorado. (Assigned nurse: Can’t remember name)
The nurses often had to go back to the doctor to get answers to questions. This was a different experience to the one I’m having now with Dr. Schoolcraft Nurse Ellie who is able to answer almost all of my questions. Whenever I would get upset, because a cycle failed or just the Billing stress got to me, I would shed tears. Twice the nurses suggested I “speak to the psychologist”, which of course, comes with a hefty fee of over $200 I believe.
Describe your experience with CCRM Colorado.
I think CCRN fantastic lab, and several high-quality doctors. The greatest frustration point I have with them is cost, followed by the fact that you cannot switch doctors if you’re unhappy. I think that’s ludicrous. They made a one time exception for me because I came back for a different procedure – IVF, and told them I wasn’t coming unless I could have a doctor other than Kondapali. They gave me Dr. Schoolcraft as I requested.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laxmi Kondapalli at CCRM Colorado.
Since this was covered under insurance, it’s hard to estimate what my out-of-pocket actually was, because they are still processing claims that are over a year old! The billing process was terrible. The cost of my IVF procedure I estimate at about $40,000 including additional diagnostics and medication above the cost of the procedure.
Describe Laxmi Kondapalli's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CCRM Colorado.
I am at the beginning stages of IVF so I cannot answer this as of yet
What specific things went wrong at CCRM Colorado?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Doctor
Laxmi Kondapalli
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
CCRM Colorado
Denver
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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3
Age
33
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
3
Dr. Kondapalli was very friendly and seemed invested in our case...Dr. Kondapalli made some adjustments to round 2, but same result, negative pregnancy test. When we went into our consult after the second failed attempt it was disheartening to hear that she was already recommending surrogacy or adoption. We still had so many questions, as this didn't make sense to us, and I felt like I needed to take things into my own hands, rather than fully relying on CCRM.
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Age
33
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
3
How was your experience with Laxmi Kondapalli at CCRM Colorado?
Our path has been turbulent, considering that we had to change doctors after egg retrieval and prior to the embryo transfer. We were told that we had very good chances of pregnancy, and felt extremely confused when we got a negative pregnancy test. Dr. Kondapalli made some adjustments to round 2, but same result, negative pregnancy test. When we went into our consult after the second failed attempt it was disheartening to hear that she was already recommending surrogacy or adoption. We still had so many questions, as this didn't make sense to us, and I felt like I needed to take things into my own hands, rather than fully relying on CCRM.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laxmi Kondapalli at CCRM Colorado?
Be your own advocate.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laxmi Kondapalli at CCRM Colorado?
Dr. Kondapalli was very friendly and seemed invested in our case.
Describe the protocols Laxmi Kondapalli used in your cycles at CCRM Colorado and their degree of success.
The first round of IVF was pretty typical - I didn't have any hormone issues, and so we used the lowest doses possible. For the second round of IVF, Dr. Kondapalli didn't have any changes other than suggesting that we use the progesterone oil. During my consult after the second failed attempt, she recommended that we try a uterine scrape (I wonder why she didn't try this before). I asked her whether we could forgo using the hormone medications, and she said that we could if we wished, which I appreciated.
Describe your experience with your nurse at CCRM Colorado.
While I was under care, I had many different nurses (one terminated, one went on maternity leave, etc.). This created some issues, as there was clearly a lack of communication. In one instance, my calendar was incorrect and I had to contact them to fix it and change my protocol. In another instance, I had not heard about my pregnancy test results and had to call in before they closed for the day. That's how I found out about my second failed attempt, which broke me.
Describe your experience with CCRM Colorado.
CCRM has a great clinical team - I had many eggs fertilize, and so far I haven't had any issues with my embryos surviving the freeze and thaw. That being said, I haven't had a successful transfer, and sometimes question the viability of the embryos (even though they have been genetically tested, etc.).
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laxmi Kondapalli at CCRM Colorado.
We were talked into doing every test and procedure, as there were male infertility issues that we had questions about.
Describe Laxmi Kondapalli's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CCRM Colorado.
We chose one embryo for the first attempt, as she said that I had a very high chance of pregnancy. She recommended transferring two embryos for the second attempt. I have no complaints about this approach.
What specific things went wrong at CCRM Colorado?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Doctor
Laxmi Kondapalli
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
CCRM Colorado
Denver
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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0
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
0
At first I was thrilled to have her [Dr Kondapalli] as a doctor. She was energetic and fun. It became clear very quickly that she made many mistakes - we had to correct her. She misdiagnosed and recommended the wrong protocols. She pushed donor sperm despite the fact that we said repeatedly we did not want that. We met with her 3 times. After our last attempt, we refused to meet with her because of her complete lack of care.
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
0
How was your experience with Laxmi Kondapalli at CCRM Colorado?
At first I was thrilled to have her as a doctor. She was energetic and fun. It became clear very quickly that she made many mistakes - we had to correct her. She misdiagnosed and recommended the wrong protocols. She pushed donor sperm despite the fact that we said repeatedly we did not want that. We met with her 3 times. After our last attempt, we refused to meet with her because of her complete lack of care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laxmi Kondapalli at CCRM Colorado?
See another doctor.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laxmi Kondapalli at CCRM Colorado?
She frequently confused information. She had never read our chart when we went to meet with her. She made many mistakes. We only met with her 3 times. She refused to admit she made mistakes.
Describe the protocols Laxmi Kondapalli used in your cycles at CCRM Colorado and their degree of success.
She first put me on an antagonist protocol, it produced a lot of eggs but my estrogen skyrocketed. The second protocol was the same but with estrogen priming. My estrogen hit almost 7,000. She refused to admit that it was the protocol and actually had the nerve to say, "we could change the protocol, what do you think we should do?"
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
It's hard to blame the nurses because they are underpaid, overworked and not trained. I never had one nurse - I spoke to several who frequently made mistakes.
Describe your experience with CCRM Colorado.
A money-making machine that pushes donor egg and sperm to boost their numbers.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at CCRM Colorado.
Cattle-call line.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laxmi Kondapalli at CCRM Colorado.
In total, almost $75,000 including one unnecessary surgery for my husband. Result: 0 embryos
What specific things went wrong at CCRM Colorado?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
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Doctor
Laxmi Kondapalli
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
CCRM Colorado
Denver
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
29
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
My first IUI cycle [wtih Dr. Laxmi Kondapalli] resulted in a positive pregnancy. Unfortunately, it was discovered to be an ectopic pregnancy in my left tube. Dr. Kondapalli dropped everything and performed emergency life-saving surgery to remove my tube. I am eternally grateful to her for her professionalism and for how seriously and exceptionally she treated such a terrifying experience...looked at our situation and gave us personalized recommendations.
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Age
29
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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How was your experience with Laxmi Kondapalli at CCRM Colorado?
Dr. Kondapalli looked at our situation and gave us personalized recommendations. Then, when my pregnancy was ectopic and moments away from rupturing, she performed emergency surgery to remove my left Fallopian tube and most likely saved my life.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laxmi Kondapalli at CCRM Colorado?
She is very willing to answer any questions you may have, so definitely come prepared with a list!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laxmi Kondapalli at CCRM Colorado?
My first IUI cycle resulted in a positive pregnancy. Unfortunately, it was discovered to be an ectopic pregnancy in my left tube. Dr. Kondapalli dropped everything and performed emergency life-saving surgery to remove my tube. I am eternally grateful to her for her professionalism and for how seriously and exceptionally she treated such a terrifying experience.
Describe your experience with your nurse at CCRM Colorado. (Assigned nurse: Tracy and Erin)
Tracy was my primary nurse during the IUI and Erin was my nurse during the ectopic pregnancy and salpingectomy.
Describe your experience with CCRM Colorado.
CCRM is the best for a reason. Everyone is very knowledgeable and when my situation became life-threatening, everyone took it very seriously and made sure I was okay. You do have to advocate for yourself, as well, but I’ve neevr had a hard time getting a response and I’ve always felt like I was taken seriously if I had a question or concern.
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Doctor
Laxmi Kondapalli
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CCRM Colorado
Denver
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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Age
38 - 39
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
9
I like doctors that work collaboratively, that don't get huffy if you have questions. Dr Kondapalli was great in that respect. I think she was one of the newer doctors at CCRM when I saw her but I thought her approach was a good fit for me...Great bedside manner. Very compassionate....have a list of questions ready so you can make the most of your one on ones with the doctor, since you often interface with nurses instead...Doctor was great.
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Age
38 - 39
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
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How was your experience with Laxmi Kondapalli at CCRM Colorado?
I like doctors that work collaboratively, that don't get huffy if you have questions. Dr Kondapalli was great in that respect. I think she was one of the newer doctors at CCRM when I saw her but I thought her approach was a good fit for me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laxmi Kondapalli at CCRM Colorado?
Like any clinic, have a list of questions ready so you can make the most of your one on ones with the doctor, since you often interface with nurses instead.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laxmi Kondapalli at CCRM Colorado?
Great bedside manner. Very compassionate.
Describe your experience with your nurse at CCRM Colorado. (Assigned nurse: Nicole )
My nurse was very responsive. The one thing I didn't like is she only worked 4 days a week, so if it was her off day, you had to wait for a callback from someone who didn't know your situation very well.
Describe your experience with CCRM Colorado.
Doctor was great. Lab is world renowned. Business office was truly bad - lots and lots of room for improvement there. In addition to errors on their part and inability to coordinate with insurance company properly, lots of times they simply wouldn't respond - there is no excuse for that. Took many months of weekly efforts on my part to get reimbursed part of the upfront fee since I had insurance coverage. It shouldn't be that hard.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laxmi Kondapalli at CCRM Colorado.
It was around 20k upfront, even if you had insurance coverage that would reimbursing them. I think PGD was additional, but can't recall the details.
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Doctor
Laxmi Kondapalli
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
CCRM Colorado
Lone Tree
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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7
Age
36
Treated
2012
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 Embryo Freezing (cancer), IVF
Diagnosis
7
She [Laxmi Kondapalli] is a great doctor, but she doesn't explain as much as I would like. In some cases, I don't think that I got to make decisions knowing all of the facts. In addition, she is very, very conservative in her advice. She may order every test on the planet, and doesn't seem aware in the least what the financial burden for the patient is. I suspect that at her new clinic, CCRM, she may also steer a borderline IVF candidate towards a donor before another doctor.
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Age
36
Treated
2012
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 Embryo Freezing (cancer), IVF
Diagnosis
7
How was your experience with Laxmi Kondapalli at CCRM Colorado?
She is a great doctor, but she doesn't explain as much as I would like. In some cases, I don't think that I got to make decisions knowing all of the facts. In addition, she is very, very conservative in her advice. She may order every test on the planet, and doesn't seem aware in the least what the financial burden for the patient is. I suspect that at her new clinic, CCRM, she may also steer a borderline IVF candidate towards a donor before another doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laxmi Kondapalli at CCRM Colorado?
If you have a complicated case and want a clearer briefing about your options, maybe use one of the other doctors in the practice.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laxmi Kondapalli at CCRM Colorado?
I saw her at the University of Colorado Advanced Reproductive Medicine clinic in her capacity as an oncofertility specialist. She was very upbeat, kind and engagged.
Describe your experience with CCRM Colorado.
CCRM, where I briefly followed up with Dr. Kondapali after she moved, feels like an elitist, greedy place. The intake process was infuriating and insulting, the receptionists infuriating, and the nurses poor communicators and detached. Everyone says that CCRM has great doctors, but the administration of the clinic is a nightmare and it is the doctor's responsibility.
What specific things went wrong at CCRM Colorado?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Doctor
Laxmi Kondapalli
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
CCRM Colorado
Denver
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Unexplained
10
She [Dr. Laxmi Kondapalli] was very loving & supporive which is a big deal when you are paying so much money & so hopeful. She had a great bedside manner & obviously did a great job! She was also very good with my parents who had a lot of questions & concerns. She treated us like humans not just another patient. She also sent a card when we got positive results. She's a wonderful human & an incredible dr!
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Age
35 - 36
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Laxmi Kondapalli at CCRM Colorado?
She was very loving & supporive which is a big deal when you are paying so much money & so hopeful. She had a great bedside manner & obviously did a great job! She was also very good with my parents who had a lot of questions & concerns. She treated us like humans not just another patient. She also sent a card when we got positive results. She's a wonderful human & an incredible dr!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laxmi Kondapalli at CCRM Colorado?
Nothing, no advice. They would find out how great she was all on their own!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laxmi Kondapalli at CCRM Colorado?
She was very loving, kind, positive and supportive. My favorite doctor ever!!!
Describe the protocols Laxmi Kondapalli used in your cycles at CCRM Colorado and their degree of success.
I don't remember the exact specifics but they really tailor it for the individuals needs. We did a frozen embryo transfer & it produced twins :)
Describe your experience with your nurse at CCRM Colorado. (Assigned nurse: Leslie Reisig)
Honestly, everyone was amazing. I did not have a bad experience with anyone!!
Describe your experience with CCRM Colorado.
Run like a well oiled machine. It's expensive but well worth it. It's clean, run well & everyone is very nice
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laxmi Kondapalli at CCRM Colorado.
around $40,000.00
Describe Laxmi Kondapalli's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CCRM Colorado.
No, they knew best with my history & did warn us that we could possibly have twins. We were good with that & trusted them.
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Doctor
Laxmi Kondapalli
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CCRM Colorado
Lone Tree
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
37 - 38
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF, 2 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Dr K is very knowledgeable & compassionate. She explains the IVF process very well & seems to have the knowledge to adjust protocols in order to get a good response. I had a history of being a poor responder to stimulation meds at a local clinic & I am convinced I would not have had 2 embryos to freeze without Dr Kondapalli.
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Age
37 - 38
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF, 2 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Laxmi Kondapalli at CCRM Colorado?
Dr K is very knowledgeable & compassionate. She explains the IVF process very well & seems to have the knowledge to adjust protocols in order to get a good response. I had a history of being a poor responder to stimulation meds at a local clinic & I am convinced I would not have had 2 embryos to freeze without Dr Kondapalli.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laxmi Kondapalli at CCRM Colorado?
Do research & bring questions. She will answer them & address all concerns.
Describe your experience with CCRM Colorado.
Lab is the strenggh
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laxmi Kondapalli at CCRM Colorado.
20k
Describe Laxmi Kondapalli's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CCRM Colorado.
She offered single or 2 embryo transfer based on the quality of my embryos
10
Doctor
Laxmi Kondapalli
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CCRM Colorado
Lone Tree
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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