Mark Bidwell

Kettering Reproductive Medicine

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Medical SchoolWright St
ResidencyWright St
FellowshipDuke
Kettering
3533 Southern Blvd
Kettering, OH 45429
(937) 395-8444
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Mark Bidwell to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 60%Neutral: 18%Don't recommend: 22%8.2
11 assessments
  • 60% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 18% Neutral (7-8)
  • 22% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
8.7
Humanity

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

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

Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
9.2
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
6.5
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
OK
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 Kettering Reproductive Medicine to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 82%Neutral: 9%Don't recommend: 9%9.1
13 assessments
  • 82% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 9% Neutral (7-8)
  • 9% Don't recommend (0-6)
11 assessments
10
Age
35 - 37
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
If you want a very knowledgeable doctor who will take care of your whole self and not fill your head with false hope Dr. Bidwell is your guy!...we did an HSG test that was inconclusive. We tried 200mg of clomid and ovidrel injections with timed intercourse 2 rounds. Then came 200mg clomid, ovidrel injection, and an IUI that round was also unsuccessful. We moved on to a Hysteroscopy and Tubal endoscopy where we discovered I have complete tubal blockages of both tubes.
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Age
35 - 37
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Latino, Black or African-American
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
How was your experience with Mark Bidwell at Kettering Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Bidwell is super compassionate and straight forward. He is very honest about where you are in treatment, but does it gently. He is a little serious which I appreciate, but still has a way of lightening the mood to make you comfortable. He explains everything in a way you can understand and takes his time so you can process and ask questions.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bidwell at Kettering Reproductive Medicine?
If you want a very knowledgeable doctor who will take care of your whole self and not fill your head with false hope Dr. Bidwell is your guy!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bidwell at Kettering Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Bidwell frequently sits with us in his office and takes time to explain every bit of my treatment. Even pulling out models and diagrams for my husband. He always checks in during visits to make sure I'm ok and gives me space to ask questions and vent.
Describe the protocols Mark Bidwell used in your cycles at Kettering Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We started with baseline blood work. (I had already been through 13 cycles with amother doctor.) Started with 100mg of clomid and timed intercourse. 4 rounds. Then we did an HSG test that was inconclusive. We tried 200mg of clomid and ovidrel injections with timed intercourse 2 rounds. Then came 200mg clomid, ovidrel injection, and an IUI that round was also unsuccessful. We moved on to a Hysteroscopy and Tubal endoscopy where we discovered I have complete tubal blockages of both tubes. After recovery Dr. Bidwell decided IVF was our best option moving forward based on my egg and uteran health and my husbands sperm analysis. We have been saving for a year now and hope to move forward in the next few months.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Kettering Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Erin Yontz)
Every single one of the nurses greets you by name every time you visit. They ask about your life and your feelings. They came in early and stayed late to work around my work schedule during cycles. They are amazing!
Describe your experience with Kettering Reproductive Medicine.
It is part of Kettering hospital so I feel they aren't as exclusive as other clinics. Which can be good or bad. Makes % swing low bc they have to see all patients. It's good that you can have procedures, Rx, see other doctors etc one stop shop.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bidwell at Kettering Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic offers a discounted rate for IVF that includes all parts of treament except for meds and freezing embryos at $8,500.
Describe Mark Bidwell's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kettering Reproductive Medicine.
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10
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7
Age
26 - 27
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
7
Dr. Bidwell is definitely a knowledgable doctor and has always remained optimistic throughout our treatment. He has discussed our test results in a clear way so we can understand our expectations and possible outcomes.... My husband was diagnosed with Male Factor Infertility by a different male clinic. That doctor had improved his numbers significantly so when we moved to Kettering to see Dr. Bidwell we started on Clomid, Ovidrel and timed intercourse the first month. We then completed 3 more cycles using Femara, Ovidrel and timed intercourse with pregnancies. We moved on to complete an IUI cycle with Dr. Bidwell and found out my husbands count had decreased again and the cycle failed.
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Age
26 - 27
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
7
How was your experience with Mark Bidwell at Kettering Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Bidwell is definitely a knowledgable doctor and has always remained optimistic throughout our treatment. He has discussed our test results in a clear way so we can understand our expectations and possible outcomes.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bidwell at Kettering Reproductive Medicine?
His personality is not extremely gentle and compassionate but he is a good doctor nonetheless.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bidwell at Kettering Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Bidwell has always been very nice and optimistic throughout our treatment.
Describe the protocols Mark Bidwell used in your cycles at Kettering Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
My husband was diagnosed with Male Factor Infertility by a different male clinic. That doctor had improved his numbers significantly so when we moved to Kettering to see Dr. Bidwell we started on Clomid, Ovidrel and timed intercourse the first month. We then completed 3 more cycles using Femara, Ovidrel and timed intercourse with pregnancies. We moved on to complete an IUI cycle with Dr. Bidwell and found out my husbands count had decreased again and the cycle failed. We decided to do a second IUI but the actual procedure was completed by Dr. Karnitis that time (he is such a pleasant and personable doctor). That cycle my husbands count improved some but it failed as well. We are now moving on to IVF in a few months!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff is great and always made it a point to make sure I am comfortable
Describe your experience with Kettering Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic is in the process of switching over from Kettering Reproductive to UC Health so it is currently a little disorganized with the change over. They went from doing complete paper charting to full electronic. I think they are in the right direction but the last cycle I did it was a little disorganzied. Otherwise, the care is always great, and the staff is professional and very nice.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bidwell at Kettering Reproductive Medicine.
I do not have insurance coverage for IUI's but the clinic overed self pay discounts. The procedure costed $185 and the sperm washing costed $150 plus the cost of the ultrasounds leading up to that were covered with a $40 copay from my insurance.
Describe Mark Bidwell's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kettering Reproductive Medicine.
I have not completed an IVF cycle yet but due to my age, my clinic will only perform a single embryo transfer
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Mark Bidwell
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
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Kettering Reproductive Medicine
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5
Age
23
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Unexplained
5
Dr. Bidwell is a great man with years and years of experience and knowledge. He’s a man with a plan, but maybe lacks a little in the compassionate department. I get it, I get it, he sees heartbreak all day, but you just want to feel like your RE is rooting for you.... If you want straight facts and honesty and bluntness, YES go see Dr.Bidwell. If compassion and sensitivity are important to you, maybe seek out someone else.
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Age
23
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Unexplained
5
How was your experience with Mark Bidwell at Kettering Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Bidwell is a great man with years and years of experience and knowledge. He’s a man with a plan, but maybe lacks a little in the compassionate department. I get it, I get it, he sees heartbreak all day, but you just want to feel like your RE is rooting for you.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bidwell at Kettering Reproductive Medicine?
If you want straight facts and honesty and bluntness, YES go see Dr.Bidwell. If compassion and sensitivity are important to you, maybe seek out someone else.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bidwell at Kettering Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Bidwell is a nice enough guy, but I definitely felt like just another uterus. I can understand, he sees heartbreak all day long. I was grateful for his knowledge and bluntness but desperately wanted a little hope.
Describe the protocols Mark Bidwell used in your cycles at Kettering Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
The first cycle was a monitored (but NO IUI) clomid cycle. Negative pregnancy test. Then I did 2 months of clomid no monitoring because I couldn’t afford to go back to the clinic. Then I did 3 IUI’s, the first two with clomid, and the last with Femara. The first IUI resulted in a chemical pregnancy, while the next two were negative results.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff at (now) UC Health Center for Reproductive Medicine are incredibly compassionate and kind people. They are cheery and hopeful and they seem like they are rooting for your victories!!!
Describe your experience with Kettering Reproductive Medicine.
Timeliness seems to not be a strong suit for this clinic. If I’m scheduled at 8, I’m told to be there fifteen mins earlier, and then I don’t get taken back until 8:15 sometimes. Sometimes I’ll be waiting for a monitoring ultrasound for 25 mins in the room until someone comes in.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bidwell at Kettering Reproductive Medicine.
The IUI cycles were about $900 a month. The clomid is about $30 a month, and the trigger shot is $150.
Describe Mark Bidwell's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kettering Reproductive Medicine.
I did not pursue IVF with Dr. Bidwell, but hope to start the process soon with another RE at our practice, if we can save/raise enough money.
5
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Mark Bidwell
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Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Kettering Reproductive Medicine
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10
Age
25
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
He [Dr. Bidwell] actually listened to us and acknowledged and answered any questions or concerns we had...I was almost in tears after our consultation with Dr. Bidwell because he made us feel like he truly cares about you and your journey...our first cycle we did Femara for 5 days and I wasn't responding great so we did I believe 3 more days and rechecked the follicles, then did our first IUI. Then came the progesterone blood work and my levels were too low to have ovulated.
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Age
25
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
How was your experience with Mark Bidwell at Kettering Reproductive Medicine?
For the first time in our whole journey through infertility Dr. Bidwell has made us heard. We had previously been working with an OB and she made us feel ignored and like we were just a number to her, she never answered our questions but would skirt around an answer. I was almost in tears after our consultation with Dr. Bidwell because he made us feel like he truly cares about you and your journey.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bidwell at Kettering Reproductive Medicine?
Don't be afraid to ask questions because you feel they are silly, he will answer you and make sure you're concerns are addressed.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bidwell at Kettering Reproductive Medicine?
He actually listened to us and acknowledged and answered any questions or concerns we had.
Describe the protocols Mark Bidwell used in your cycles at Kettering Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We first started with a full blood panel to test for PCOS and anything else that might show up, I was then prescribed metformin. Then our first cycle we did Femara for 5 days and I wasn't responding great so we did I believe 3 more days and rechecked the follicles, then did our first IUI. Then came the progesterone blood work and my levels were too low to have ovulated. The next cycle we did a higher dose for longer and another IUI, due to money and some confusion my progesterone levels were never ran so I don't know if I ovulated or not but the cycle didn't take.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff were amazing ladies, they also made sure to thoroughly explain everything to us and answered any questions however silly they may have felt to ask.
Describe your experience with Kettering Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic was ran very efficiently and was very clean. Every member of staff is polite and you can feel them rooting for your success in making your family. I have no complaints about the clinic as a whole, or any nit picking that I could do.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bidwell at Kettering Reproductive Medicine.
My insurance offered zero coverage of infertility so we paid out of pocket for everything. Each cycle costed us about $1000 out of pocket. Our trigger shots were $175 a piece from our local pharmacy, and we were given then info of a pharmacy in Florida that would ship us 2 shots for $200.
10
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Mark Bidwell
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Kettering Reproductive Medicine
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10
Age
28 - 30
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Endometriosis, Male Factor
10
Dr. B was fantastic. He was straightforward in his answers and information, but never blunt or abrupt. He [Dr. Bidwell] told us what his recommendation was (medicated IUI) but did not push us to that path and allowed us to do some medicated timed intercourse cycles. He let us go through this at our own pace, which was incredibly helpful....Dr. B took the time (which ended up being a long time) to go over our test results and answer any questions we had. He had pictures/diagrams and patiently discussed treatment options and concerns.
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Age
28 - 30
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Endometriosis, Male Factor
10
How was your experience with Mark Bidwell at Kettering Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. B was fantastic. He was straightforward in his answers and information, but never blunt or abrupt. He told us what his recommendation was (medicated IUI) but did not push us to that path and allowed us to do some medicated timed intercourse cycles. He let us go through this at our own pace, which was incredibly helpful. He wasn't always my doctor (my cycles just happened to sync up on days when his colleague, Dr. K, or a nurse was the one giving ultrasounds) but I was always able to get an appointment with him to discuss next steps when necessary and he was the one who performed my successful IUI.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bidwell at Kettering Reproductive Medicine?
He tends to think out loud on occasion, which can be scary when he's saying "Hmm.. interesting..." but don't let that scare you. If you need clarification on something, then ask for it and he will gladly give it to you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bidwell at Kettering Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. B took the time (which ended up being a long time) to go over our test results and answer any questions we had. He had pictures/diagrams and patiently discussed treatment options and concerns. When I'd make self-deprecating comments about myself (fairly common occurrence as treatment went on), he'd admonish me like I was his child and tell me not to think like that. His staff is absolutely phenomenal and the nurses were always prompt with returning calls and were particularly empathetic.
Describe the protocols Mark Bidwell used in your cycles at Kettering Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I met with my RE for the first time in November 2016 and began what he called "the investigation period." Lots of tests later, we discovered that my husband had low morphology (2%), my AMH was high (8.6 ng/ml), and my 7DPO progesterone was 8.7 ng/ml unmedicated; my RE likes to see at least a 10 for unmedicated cycles and a 15 for medicated cycles. Based on these findings, my RE recommended we go forward with fertility drugs and IUI. We asked to continue with timed intercourse for the time being and he agreed. Here is my cycle breakdown for the timed intercourse cycles: Clomid 50mg for 5 days, unmonitored. Clomid 50mg for 5 days, monitored. Follicles weren't growing well, so they upped my dosage to Clomid 100mg for 5 more days, during which I ovulated on my own. 7DPO progesterone was 19.7 ng/ml. Clomid 100mg for eight days, monitored. Ovidrel shot to trigger ovulation. 7DPO progesterone was 17.7 ng/ml. Faint positive tests and blood work showed a chemical pregnancy. Clomid 150mg for six days, monitored. Ovidrel shot to trigger ovulation. Started taking Metformin this cycle. 7DPO progesterone was 33.9 ng/ml. Clomid 150mg for six days, monitored. Ovidrel shot to trigger ovulation. 7DPO progesterone wasn't checked after great number during previous cycle. Letrozole 5mg for five days, monitored. Ovidrel shot to trigger ovulation. 7DPO progesterone was 17.8 ng/ml. At this point, we were frustrated and ready to move on to IUI. Before that, we wanted to be sure both of my tubes were clear since we were paying out of pocket for the procedures. Since I had mentioned my history of harsh period cramps at my first RE appointment, he was able to code the procedures as something other than infertility with insurance, so they were completely covered. I had my hysteroscopy and laparoscopy in July 2017; the RE found completely clear tubes and a healthy uterus, meaning the blockage shown in my HSG the year prior had been a spasm. Armed with that knowledge, we moved forward with IUIs. Here are those cycle breakdowns: Letrozole 7.5mg for 5 days, Ovidrel shot to trigger ovulation, second Ovidrel shot 5DPO to keep my progesterone levels up (my RE prefers this to progesterone supplements unless absolutely necessary). Post-wash stats: 36.4 million count. 91% motility, 4 on the forward progression scale. 7DPO progesterone levels of 27.8 ng/ml. 15mm cyst discovered at CD3 ultrasound. Benched for this cycle. Letrozole 10mg for 5 days, Ovidrel shot to trigger ovulation, second Ovidrel shot 5DPO to keep my progesterone levels up. Post-wash stats: 34 million count, 92% motility, 4 on the forward progression scale. Faint positive tests and blood work showed a chemical pregnancy. Letrozole 10mg for 5 days, Ovidrel shot to trigger ovulation, second Ovidrel shot 5DPO to keep my progesterone levels up. Post-wash stats: 37 million count, 90% motility, 4 on the forward progression scale. Made the choice to abstain from sex after 3DPIUI due to slight bleeding (first time we chose to do this). Positive home test result at 16DPIUI. Beta that day came back at 326 with my progesterone level at 59. Second beta at 20DPIUI came back at 2,132. Third beta at 24DPIUI came back at 7,900.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Oh, these nurses. These ladies absolutely rock. All of them (especially Doan, Nicole, Shelby, Ann, and Colleen) were compassionate, organized, knowledgable, and just all-around awesome ladies. They cried with me during the good and bad times. The office staff were always very well-organized as well; I never had any issues with insurance or scheduling appointments.
Describe your experience with Kettering Reproductive Medicine.
I was incredibly happy overall with my experience at this clinic. I appreciated the HGTV marathons in the waiting room and the lack of obnoxious baby pictures bragging about successes. They have a monthly support group, which I think is a great idea; I would have loved to participate, but the 1.5 hour drive was too much for me. Oftentimes my appointments started late, but never more than 15-20 minutes, and I realized as I spent more time there that things ran behind because the staff was so dedicated to making sure that everyone had a good experience and felt good about their own appointments. You can't go wrong with Dr. Bidwell or his colleague, Dr. Karnitis.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bidwell at Kettering Reproductive Medicine.
My insurance covered fertility drugs and ultrasounds, but no procedures. I paid maybe $4 per cycle for Clomid or Letrozole, and each Ovidrel shot was around $10 out of pocket. The semen sample wash cost $150 and the actual IUI procedure cost $185, both out of pocket. We were also paying for OPKs (specifically ClearBlue Advanced Digital kits) and various supplements out of pocket at the recommendation of our doctor.
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Mark Bidwell
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10
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8
Age
28 - 29
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
8
I do feel that in my initial appointment [with Dr. Bidwell] (where we were told that IVF with ICSI was our best shot at achieving pregnancy) our odds were presented to us with a little too much certainty. Basically I was told that it was almost a 100% chance I'd be pregnant by our second cycle. In reality I ended up with "degenerate eggs" and no baby after 2 attempts. I don't feel as though I was prepared for the possibility things may fail. When we chose to move on to donor embryos Dr. Bidwell was supportive but did present us with other options as well to make sure we made the right choice for us. I was disappointed that Dr. Bidwell wouldn't accept embryos from another office, but he was happy to do all my monitoring. Overall I was very happy with the care I received from Dr. Bidwell.
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Age
28 - 29
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
8
How was your experience with Mark Bidwell at Kettering Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Bidwell is very smart and I always trusted him with my care. I do feel that in my initial appointment (where we were told that IVF with ICSI was our best shot at achieving pregnancy) our odds were presented to us with a little too much certainty. Basically I was told that it was almost a 100% chance I'd be pregnant by our second cycle. In reality I ended up with "degenerate eggs" and no baby after 2 attempts. I don't feel as though I was prepared for the possibility things may fail. When we chose to move on to donor embryos Dr. Bidwell was supportive but did present us with other options as well to make sure we made the right choice for us. I was disappointed that Dr. Bidwell wouldn't accept embryos from another office, but he was happy to do all my monitoring. Overall I was very happy with the care I received from Dr. Bidwell.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bidwell at Kettering Reproductive Medicine?
Don't expect him to be warm and fuzzy. He is a great doctor but he can be a little short with his answers. He is for the most part a straight shooter.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bidwell at Kettering Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Bidwell and his staff were very friendly. They talked to me candidly and gave me all the information, not just what I wanted to hear. If I called or emailed they got back with me promptly.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses were compassionate and full of empathy. I mostly saw the nurses Angie and Carol. Carol was the one who had to call me over and over again with bad news and I felt like she genuinely cared.
Describe your experience with Kettering Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic overall is great too. They have a woman who researches your insurance and puts together a packet of costs that is broken down to individual labs. They give you information on applying for medication discounts. It's a convenient location with easy parking. Labs are done on-sight. The office is attached to a hospital where you can go for further testing. The waiting area is quiet, clean, and always playing HGTV.
Describe Mark Bidwell's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kettering Reproductive Medicine.
Dr. Bidwell is open to single and double embryo transfers.
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3
Age
27 - 29
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
3
Very busy and seems very focused on his [Dr. Bidwell] method not truly customizing for each patient. Knowledgeable but not always available. His own partner would question why things were decided in a certain fashion ... I was told by another doctor this protocol is to “suppresive” for my condition and what the numbers were showing. ... Disheartening when doctors aren’t aligned . Canceled cycle and failed cycles/transfers were the result
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Age
27 - 29
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, Black or African-American
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
3
How was your experience with Mark Bidwell at Kettering Reproductive Medicine?
Very busy and seems very focused on his method not truly customizing for each patient. Knowledgeable but not always available. His own partner would question why things were decided in a certain fashion
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bidwell at Kettering Reproductive Medicine?
Do your research on clinics before choosing. Success rates and what others in the community say.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bidwell at Kettering Reproductive Medicine?
Very busy office. Some office staff very rude
Describe the protocols Mark Bidwell used in your cycles at Kettering Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Lupron protocol. I was told by another doctor this protocol is to “suppresive” for my condition and what the numbers were showing. I was a high responder so maybe I did need a method this suppresive. Disheartening when doctors aren’t aligned . Canceled cycle and failed cycles/transfers were the result
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Majority of the nursing staff is amazing. A couple should not be working in this field if they can not be sensitive to patients whom are dealing with an emotionally sensitive condition. I never looked at the clinic the same.
Describe your experience with Kettering Reproductive Medicine.
Strength- Erin the nurse practitioner. She is a godsend. Majority of staff compassionate about what they do. Weakness- Office staff and some medical staff rude and insensitive. Very busy office so you can feel like a number during certain visits.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bidwell at Kettering Reproductive Medicine.
Cost for anesthesia paid seperately Covered items billed to insurance Items not covered paid out of pocket Costs will vary depending on your insurance coverage
What specific things went wrong at Kettering Reproductive Medicine?
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
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Mark Bidwell
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3
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Kettering Reproductive Medicine
Kettering
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10
Age
26
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
9 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS
10
Dr. Budwell was very knowledgeable and always made us feel hopeful that we were heading the the right direction. He always explained everything very well to us and allowed us to feel heard. After our first appointment we felt so much hope and this continues with every appointment we had after that.... We started with a very low dose of clomid along with monitored cycles and timed intercourse. After a few rounds of not ovulating we upped the dosage.
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Age
26
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
9 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS
10
How was your experience with Mark Bidwell at Wright State Physicians OB/GYN?
Dr. Budwell was very knowledgeable and always made us feel hopeful that we were heading the the right direction. He always explained everything very well to us and allowed us to feel heard. After our first appointment we felt so much hope and this continues with every appointment we had after that.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bidwell at Wright State Physicians OB/GYN?
Don’t be afraid to ask for certain tests and procedures. You are your own health advocate.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bidwell at Wright State Physicians OB/GYN?
I felt like he understood and was sympathetic to our journey and explained everything to us. He gave us a lot of hope.
Describe the protocols Mark Bidwell used in your cycles at Wright State Physicians OB/GYN and their degree of success.
We started with a very low dose of clomid along with monitored cycles and timed intercourse. After a few rounds of not ovulating we upped the dosage. Clomid had me ovulating but later in my cycle (days 20-30) we then added the trigger shot to the mix. I ended up having a few miscarriages but no sustainable pregnancy. I have prescribed heparin to take as soon as I got pregnant but did not end up getting pregnant after that point at his clinic. The only reason we left the clinic is because we moved out of state.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff were always sweet, knowledgeable and responsive. I would always get a call back very shortly after I left them a voicemail. If I ever had concerns or questions the were quick to respond or find me an answer.
Describe your experience with Wright State Physicians OB/GYN.
This clinic has amazing staff. If your primary doctor cannot take you at a certain time another will step in and do your scans. The staff really work together. I loved every nurse and doctor on staff and always felt completely comfortable.
10
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Mark Bidwell
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10
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Wright State Physicians OB/GYN
Dayton
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10
Age
35
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
9 IUI, 4 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
10
Dr. Bidwell, out of all the fertility doctors we have seen, has been the best. I liked that he was the one performing almost all of the ultrasounds and procedures. The one time we had a transfer without him, was the one that stuck. Even so, I appreciated his attitude and positive manner over the other doctors I have seen. He also did just recite a line, he would chat with us and make us feel better about things.
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Age
35
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 4 Docs
Treatment
9 IUI, 4 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
10
How was your experience with Mark Bidwell at Kettering Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Bidwell, out of all the fertility doctors we have seen, has been the best. I liked that he was the one performing almost all of the ultrasounds and procedures. The one time we had a transfer without him, was the one that stuck. Even so, I appreciated his attitude and positive manner over the other doctors I have seen. He also did just recite a line, he would chat with us and make us feel better about things.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bidwell at Kettering Reproductive Medicine?
I don't know about advice, but choosing him is a very good choice.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bidwell at Kettering Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Bidwell was very compassionate, understanding and thorough. I never felt like a number to him. He knew our history and showed he cared.
Describe the protocols Mark Bidwell used in your cycles at Kettering Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I've gone through so many different treatment protocols, it would take a long time to remember it all! I remember him increasing my dosages of follicle stimulating hormone to try and work with the diminished ovarian reserve. We ended up doing a donor cycle after speaking with him about how things weren't going so well with my own eggs.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Kettering Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Carol)
The nursing staff is WONDERFUL! Very sweet and always willing to answer my questions.
Describe your experience with Kettering Reproductive Medicine.
Strengths: Wonderful, compassionate nurses, staff, and doctors. Willing to answer questions via email. Very organized. Weaknesses: I honestly can't think of any.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bidwell at Kettering Reproductive Medicine.
I can't recall. Insurance covered everything up until diagnosis, then it was out of pocket. Donor eggs was the most expensive thing we did.
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Doctor
Mark Bidwell
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10
Clinic
Kettering Reproductive Medicine
Kettering
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10
Age
39 - 41
Treated
2012 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality
10
He [Dr. Mark Bidwell] was willing to try several things before moving to donor eggs which is exactly what we wanted. During the course of all our treatments, some successful, some not, he was always very informative, compassionate and reliable...Dr Bidwell was pretty consistent with appointments running behind, but the care and attention he gave during your appointments made up for it ten fold
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Age
39 - 41
Treated
2012 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality
10
How was your experience with Mark Bidwell at Kettering Reproductive Medicine?
We came to Dr Bidwell on the heels of having seen a different RE, who told us that our chances of conceiving and carrying a baby to term were extremely low. The manner in which this other RE relayed the info to us was very off putting and we sought out a second opinion. Dr Bidwell spent well over an hour with us in our consultation going over test results, explaining them in a way we could understand, and he gave us options. He was willing to try several things before moving to donor eggs which is exactly what we wanted. During the course of all our treatments, some successful, some not, he was always very informative, compassionate and reliable.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bidwell at Kettering Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Bidwell was pretty consistent with appointments running behind, but the care and attention he gave during your appointments made up for it ten fold
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bidwell at Kettering Reproductive Medicine?
Felt like a human because the practice was small enough for he and the nurses to remember us and really give us personalized care. He also took the time to really explain things well to us, never making us feel rushed.
Describe the protocols Mark Bidwell used in your cycles at Kettering Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Clomid w/timed intercourse - unsuccessful IUI - unsuccessful Donor Egg IVF - successful 2 out of 3 times
Describe your experience with your nurse at Kettering Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Carol)
Carol was the donor egg/IVF nurse. She felt like family to me. She was very informative, always kept us in the loop and was quick to call with any results
Describe your experience with Kettering Reproductive Medicine.
They are very organized and detail oriented. They are very informative and educational. They are compassionate and understanding. I have no complaints about my experience there
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Mark Bidwell
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10
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Kettering Reproductive Medicine
Kettering
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10
Age
29
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
He [Dr. Mark Bidwell] was compassionate, understanding, knowledgeable, respectful, trustworthy, and fast acting...I got pregnant my first time trying with Clomid...I wasn’t having periods or ovulating so the first thing I was prescribed was Metformin, progesterone, and prenatal vitamins with my OBGYN. Then Mark Bidwell did some further bloodwork, checked my Fallopian tubes, and checked my husbands sperm. My Fallopian tubes were clear and my husbands sperm was good so he decided to try Clomid with a “trigger shot” and timed intercourse. They gave me a calendar, told me when to take a test, and made it easy to understand and I could always get ahold of a nurse if I had questions. I went to my first appointment with them on January 16th and I found out I was pregnant on February 9th. I know it normally takes several months of trying so I was very fortunate but I owe it to the doctors and their treatment!
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Age
29
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
How was your experience with Mark Bidwell at Kettering Reproductive Medicine?
He was compassionate, understanding, knowledgeable, respectful, trustworthy, and fast acting. I would recommend and have recommended the people I care about most to this practice! I got pregnant my first time trying with Clomid and was at risk of miscarrying but because this practice was on top of it, they gave me progesterone to prevent me from miscarrying.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bidwell at Kettering Reproductive Medicine?
Just trust him and listen to him. He’s the best!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bidwell at Kettering Reproductive Medicine?
The first time going into a fertility clinic is very scary because you don’t know what to expect and what you are going to be told. Mark Bidwell made me feel so comfortable, he took his time to talk with me about the process and educated me about my condition and answered all questions I had. He also acted fast and didn’t want to waste my time, which I appreciated. All the staff made me feel so comfortable and were so nice!
Describe the protocols Mark Bidwell used in your cycles at Kettering Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I wasn’t having periods or ovulating so the first thing I was prescribed was Metformin, progesterone, and prenatal vitamins with my OBGYN. Then Mark Bidwell did some further bloodwork, checked my Fallopian tubes, and checked my husbands sperm. My Fallopian tubes were clear and my husbands sperm was good so he decided to try Clomid with a “trigger shot” and timed intercourse. They gave me a calendar, told me when to take a test, and made it easy to understand and I could always get ahold of a nurse if I had questions. I went to my first appointment with them on January 16th and I found out I was pregnant on February 9th. I know it normally takes several months of trying so I was very fortunate but I owe it to the doctors and their treatment!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff always remembered me when I came in and they were always so friendly! I’m also horrible about getting bloodwork drawn and they were so good with me and made it easy!
Describe your experience with Kettering Reproductive Medicine.
It’s a little hard to find at first but easy once you get there. It is very intimidating to first walk into a fertility appointment but this office is comfortable, inviting, and the staff are all so friendly. I saw several different doctors while I was there and every one is great. It felt like they all cared about me and they were all excited when I found out I successfully got pregnant the first cycle.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bidwell at Kettering Reproductive Medicine.
I remember they gave me a sheet that laid out the cost for every appointment, every test, medication, etc. They kept me aware of the cost of things along the way and gave me tips to help with the cost. The most expensive test was checking my Fallopian tubes. I have an HSA and didn’t hit my $3000 deductible until I was in the hospital having my baby. So the costs weren’t outrageous for what I expected.
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Mark Bidwell
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10
Clinic
Kettering Reproductive Medicine
Kettering
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