Mamie McLean

Alabama Fertility Specialists

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Medical SchoolMed Col of Georgia
ResidencyU of North Carolina
FellowshipU of Alabama
Birmingham
2700 Highway 280
Birmingham, AL 35223
205-874-0000
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Mamie McLean to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 100%10
6 assessments
  • 100% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
10
Humanity

Ratings of 1 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a number."

Ratings of 10 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a human."

Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
10
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
6.9
Frequency Seen

Ratings of 1 mean patients only saw this doctor once or twice during treatment.

Ratings of 10 mean patients saw this doctor at every appointment.

Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
Poor
Responsiveness

Scale is "poor, ok, good, excellent," and measures how responsive a care team was when patients needed to see or speak to them.

On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Alabama Fertility Specialists to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 84%Neutral: 16%9.6
19 assessments
  • 84% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 16% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
6 assessments
10
Age
31 - 33
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
8 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS
10
Dr. McLean treats you like you are her most important priority. She takes so much time with you and shows so much compassion. ... She frequently communicates with you and genuinely cares. When things don't go as planned, she comes up with a new plan. ... I have sent so many friends to her, and everyone loves her. ... My RE strongly only wanted to transfer one embryo if it was genetically tested. She wants to transfer two untested embryos in the future. ...
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Age
31 - 33
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
8 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS
10
How was your experience with Mamie McLean at Alabama Fertility Specialists?
Dr. McLean is the best doctor. She is brilliant and will think outside the box. She frequently communicates with you and genuinely cares. When things don't go as planned, she comes up with a new plan. She spends so much time with you and wants to make sure all of your questions are answered. I have sent so many friends to her, and everyone loves her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mamie McLean at Alabama Fertility Specialists?
Go see her! You will not be disappointed.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mamie McLean at Alabama Fertility Specialists?
Dr. McLean treats you like you are her most important priority. She takes so much time with you and shows so much compassion.
Describe the protocols Mamie McLean used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists and their degree of success.
Laparoscopy surgery to remove endometriosis. IUI- dexamethazone (I have a lot of complex allergies), letrozole, trigger shot and IUI. This resulted in a successful pregnancy, my 20 month old son. TTC baby #2, same protocol, got pregnant but miscarried at 8 weeks. D&C revealed baby had triploidy. Tried 3 more IUI's before moving on to IVF. Did conservative IVF protocol due to prior OHSS from injections (before my son). Retrieved 4 eggs, got 2 embryos. Only 1 genetically normal. Transferred (FET) and resulted in chemical pregnancy. :( Hoping to do IVF again in December.
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists.
Alabama Fertility Specialists treats you like an individual and not just a number. You really get to know everyone there who is part of the team. They all work together well. The overall environment is friendly, and they take the time to make you feel welcome.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mamie McLean at Alabama Fertility Specialists.
IUI (my insurance covered 8/lifetime), now $300 plus meds and apts IVF retrieval $10,000, transfer $2200 plus meds, genetic testing $2,000
Describe Mamie McLean's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Alabama Fertility Specialists.
My RE strongly only wanted to transfer one embryo if it was genetically tested. She wants to transfer two untested embryos in the future.
10
Doctor
Mamie McLean
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists
Birmingham
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10
Age
26
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
Dr McLean has been a very good doctor to me. She explains all of our problems and discusses what our options are at each visit. When new information is found, she adjusts the plan accordingly without falter. She is caring and has been a shoulder for me to cry on when things have not gone as planned.... She performed by HSG test and I had a uncommon reaction. Dr McLean stayed with me the entire time... I took Femara, because of my PCOS and did a trigger shot to induce ovulation.
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Age
26
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
How was your experience with Mamie McLean at Alabama Fertility Specialists?
Dr McLean has been a very good doctor to me. She explains all of our problems and discusses what our options are at each visit. When new information is found, she adjusts the plan accordingly without falter. She is caring and has been a shoulder for me to cry on when things have not gone as planned.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mamie McLean at Alabama Fertility Specialists?
Be upfront with your expectations and your situation. If finances are a concern, say that. She won’t push you into unnecessary tests and procedures.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mamie McLean at Alabama Fertility Specialists?
Dr McLean has been a wonderful doctor. She performed by HSG test and I had a uncommon reaction. Dr McLean stayed with me the entire time and helped me dress myself and to my car. She frequently calls me to check in and explains things in a way that is to the point, without being uncaring. I’m so thankful that we use her as our doctor.
Describe the protocols Mamie McLean used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists and their degree of success.
We had planned to do a medicated cycle with IUI. I took Femara, because of my PCOS and did a trigger shot to induce ovulation. We were unable to go through with the IUI because of my husband’s sperm quality the day of, so she drew more labs to further investigate that.
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists.
The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. They are able to help you with most any question that you may have. The two ladies that work at the desk know you by name. The nurses are also nice and get your vitals done quickly
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mamie McLean at Alabama Fertility Specialists.
IUI $345, office visit $100
10
Doctor
Mamie McLean
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists
Birmingham
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10
Age
32
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
she [Dr. McLean] started me on Femarra. I did 3 rounds of Femarra with her. I also had ultrasounds to check follicles. On round 2 and 3 she added a trigger shot. After an unsuccessful roind 3 we were told IUI was our next step...When I first met with her it was evident that she had read my file. She spent so much time just getting to know me and asking tons of questions. She also took the time to explain everything and every medical term she went over.
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Age
32
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
How was your experience with Mamie McLean at Alabama Fertility Specialists?
Dr. McLean is very sweet and kind. She is very personable and takes the time to get to know you. I called into the office on the weekend because I had bad back pain and she called me personally to talk to me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mamie McLean at Alabama Fertility Specialists?
Know that she cares
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mamie McLean at Alabama Fertility Specialists?
When I first met with her it was evident that she had read my file. She spent so much time just getting to know me and asking tons of questions. She also took the time to explain everything and every medical term she went over.
Describe the protocols Mamie McLean used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists and their degree of success.
By the time I saw De McLean I had laresdy done 6 rounds of Clomid so she started me on Femarra. I did 3 rounds of Femarra with her. I also had ultrasounds to check follicles. On round 2 and 3 she added a trigger shot. After an unsuccessful roind 3 we were told IUI was our next step.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
There were times that I was told different things to do during my cycle than what I had discussed with Dr. McLean. Other than that the nurse that I talked to on a regular basis was very sweet and kind. She returned my calls and answered every question.
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists.
I had a wonderful experience at this clinic from the front desk, to the nurses, doctor, and the lab techs. Everyone was kind and caring. The one con I had was the nurse telling me differently than what the doctor and i had discussed.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mamie McLean at Alabama Fertility Specialists.
I paid my co-pay for seeing a specialist of ~$60
What specific things went wrong at Alabama Fertility Specialists?
  • Provided conflicting information
10
Doctor
Mamie McLean
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists
Birmingham
Nursing
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10
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF, 2 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
10
Dr McLean is very compassionate. She really cares about her patients and is always willing to listen. I felt like she lets me have an active role in the treatment. She is always open to hear about the research I have made on my own and tries to adjust protocols including my thoughts. She always answers all the e-mails I write to the UAB portal within the same day....I had one unsuccessful IUI with Dr McLean and two Ivf's. Since I have diminished ovarian reserve I don't have many eggs. However I responded quite well to Dr McLeans protocol ( antagonist, 300 Gonal F, 150 Menopur) They were able to freeze 4 embryos and they all came back pgs normal. I am currently waiting for my first transfer.
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Age
32 - 33
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF, 2 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
10
How was your experience with Mamie McLean at University of Alabama Birmingham?
Dr McLean is very compassionate. She really cares about her patients and is always willing to listen. I felt like she lets me have an active role in the treatment. She is always open to hear about the research I have made on my own and tries to adjust protocols including my thoughts. She always answers all the e-mails I write to the UAB portal within the same day.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mamie McLean at University of Alabama Birmingham?
You can totally trust this doctor. The best way to communicate with her is via the patient portal.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mamie McLean at University of Alabama Birmingham?
Dr McLean was always very understanding and supportive. She always listens, is open to try new things and gets in touch with you immediately if you have any questions
Describe the protocols Mamie McLean used in your cycles at University of Alabama Birmingham and their degree of success.
I had one unsuccessful IUI with Dr McLean and two Ivf's. Since I have diminished ovarian reserve I don't have many eggs. However I responded quite well to Dr McLeans protocol ( antagonist, 300 Gonal F, 150 Menopur) They were able to freeze 4 embryos and they all came back pgs normal. I am currently waiting for my first transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at University of Alabama Birmingham. (Assigned nurse: Laura)
Laura was always very kind and understanding. She is very organized, always responded my messages within the same day, sended out prescriptions in time.
Describe your experience with University of Alabama Birmingham.
This team is really great! The doctors seem to be up to date with all the tratment options. They also habe a really good lab and Embriologyst ( Dr. Edmonds)
10
Doctor
Mamie McLean
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
University of Alabama Birmingham
Birmingham
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10
Age
39
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
[Dr. Mamie McLean] met me outside her office in the hallway, after hours, to talk with me about my anxiety and make sure I was ok. She is reassuring, kind and operates out of place of encouragement and positivity....She is confident when she presents explanations and information. She gives the sense that she understands and believes in the treatments she is giving...Ultrasounds were used to check ovaries and eggs, and also to monitor the size of cysts on ovaries. I was prescribed Letrozole and then given the trigger shot. Then I had an IUI.
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Age
39
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
How was your experience with Mamie McLean at Alabama Fertility Specialists?
Mamie met me outside her office in the hallway, after hours, to talk with me about my anxiety and make sure I was ok. She is reassuring, kind, and operates out of place of encouragement and positivity. She is confident when she presents explanations and information. She gives the sense that she understands and believes in the treatments she is giving.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mamie McLean at Alabama Fertility Specialists?
Ask a lot of questions at the beginning
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mamie McLean at Alabama Fertility Specialists?
Mamie met me outside her office in the hallway, after hours, to talk with me about my anxiety and make sure I was ok. She is reassuring, kind and operates out of place of encouragement and positivity.
Describe the protocols Mamie McLean used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists and their degree of success.
Ultrasounds were used to check ovaries and eggs, and also to monitor the size of cysts on ovaries. I was prescribed Letrozole and then given the trigger shot. Then I had an IUI.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Very friendly, upbeat, positive.
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists.
The clinic is great. The atmosphere is positive and upbeat. The staff is friendly and helpful. The one weakness I experienced was that they seemed to be very busy, almost too busy for the amount of patients they were seeing.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mamie McLean at Alabama Fertility Specialists.
Around $1000 per cycle
What specific things went wrong at Alabama Fertility Specialists?
  • Failed to call with results
10
Doctor
Mamie McLean
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists
Birmingham
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10
Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
At our first consultation, Dr. McLean spent an hour with us answering our questions.... We used ICSI because of male factor infertility and the fact the sperm had to be retrieved. Although it was male factor, I got thoroughly checked out too. I think I ended up being on a low dose of meds. We had ~20 eggs retrieved, 8 fertilized and 3 embryos made it. 1 successfully transferred and 2 frozen. She said we had a low number of embryos from 20 eggs because of male factor.
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Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
How was your experience with Mamie McLean at University of Alabama Birmingham?
I could not have had a better experience with Dr. McLean. I think what made it so great was communication. I could send her a question through the portal and get an immediate answer. In person, she never made me feel rushed. Her answers to my questions were always honest and we'll thought out.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mamie McLean at University of Alabama Birmingham?
Definitely use her!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mamie McLean at University of Alabama Birmingham?
At our first consultation, Dr. McLean spent an hour with us answering our questions. She made us feel at ease. During the process, the time she spent with me and the way she listened often made me feel like I was her only patient.
Describe the protocols Mamie McLean used in your cycles at University of Alabama Birmingham and their degree of success.
We used ICSI because of male factor infertility and the fact the sperm had to be retrieved. Although it was male factor, I got thoroughly checked out too. I think I ended up being on a low dose of meds. We had ~20 eggs retrieved, 8 fertilized and 3 embryos made it. 1 successfully transferred and 2 frozen. She said we had a low number of embryos from 20 eggs because of male factor.
Describe your experience with your nurse at University of Alabama Birmingham. (Assigned nurse: Laura)
Always communicated quickly and answered all my questions.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mamie McLean at University of Alabama Birmingham.
I fortunately had insurance that covered but without it would have been about 10k.
Describe Mamie McLean's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at University of Alabama Birmingham.
She gave us the option but was honest that in our case eSet was probably the best choice.
10
Doctor
Mamie McLean
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
University of Alabama Birmingham
Birmingham
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