Mark Bush

Conceptions Reproductive Associates

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Medical SchoolGeorgetown
ResidencyWilliam Beaumont
FellowshipDuke
Lafayette
300 Exempla Circle #370
Lafayette, CO 80026
303-449-1084
Littleton
271 W County Lind Rd
Littleton, CO 80129
303.794.2054
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Mark Bush to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 71%Neutral: 18%Don't recommend: 10%8.5
43 assessments
  • 71% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 18% Neutral (7-8)
  • 10% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
8.9
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
8.7
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
3.7
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 Conceptions Reproductive Associates to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 62%Neutral: 21%Don't recommend: 17%8.3
105 assessments
  • 62% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 21% Neutral (7-8)
  • 17% Don't recommend (0-6)
43 assessments
10
10
Age
29 - 35
Treated
2012 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Other, Unexplained
10
10
Know that you are in for an in depth conversation [with Dr. Mark Bush], very specific to your body and it's needs. Come with knowledge of the process and common IVF acronyms. It will help expedite the consultation and provide opportunity for you to ask questions...After being diagnosed with ashermans and having multiple surgeries to resect the scar tissue, I was on hormone therapy using estradiol 2 mg pills twice a day and del estrogen injections to rebuild the lining. We tried a couple different protocols, using Viagra or Cialis with pentoxy to help encourage uterine lining growth. The final successful cycle involved Viagra, estradiol 2mg, pentoxy, del estrogen and HCG (new study released Dec 2017). I used acupuncture during all if my treatments and it was an integral part of our success and highly recommended by Dr. Bush.
They [the nurses at Conceptions] supported me through happy days and sad. Whether they we're greeting me in passing, drawing my blood, explaining test results, reviewing medication, or grieving with me, they all provided perfect care...In seven years, one egg retrieval, four transfers and four surgeries, and lots of medication, we spent around $50,000. All things considered, very reasonable...The Littleton office feels like my home since I spent so many years there. Parking is close. Elevators are available when walking the stairs wasn't recommended. Easy access to blood draw area and waiting room always had something for me or my son (first IVF baby of ours) to do.
Age
29 - 35
Treated
2012 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Other, Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
He was straight forward, yet took the time to explain all the ins and outs, acronyms, processes, possibilities with us. He knows his areas of strength and has intelligently filled his team with people who can support patients in other ways. He isn't just after the nest numbers (though his numbers are very good) because he sincerely wants the best for his patients. He is very good at what he does and is able to tackle tough situations and conversations with ease.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Be ready. Know that you are in for an in depth conversation, very specific to your body and it's needs. Come with knowledge of the process and common IVF acronyms. It will help expedite the consultation and provide opportunity for you to ask questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
He was ready to fight for me to get the best care I could get. His protocol was personalized to my unique needs.
Describe the protocols Mark Bush used in your cycles at Conceptions Reproductive Associates and their degree of success.
Tried IUI with estradiol, letrozole and luteal HCG because we hadn't tried IUI yet and infertility was unexplained. When that didn't work (twice), we began egg retrieval stimulation using follistem, menopur and saizen (saizen due to suspected poor egg quality). We froze all embryos for PGD since we didn't know why I couldn't get pregnant, nor why I miscarried. Around retrieval time, I also took doxycycline, nexium and a novarel trigger. The trigger was a half dose due to my high estradiol results. I needed ganirilex injections as I was very close to ovarian hyperstimulation. The next month, I started birth control pills to calm my own hormones and allow doc to control them with meds. For the transfer, I was on lupron, estradiol, and progesterone in oil with medrol right around transfer. After being diagnosed with ashermans and having multiple surgeries to resect the scar tissue, I was on hormone therapy using estradiol 2 mg pills twice a day and del estrogen injections to rebuild the lining. We tried a couple different protocols, using Viagra or Cialis with pentoxy to help encourage uterine lining growth. The final successful cycle involved Viagra, estradiol 2mg, pentoxy, del estrogen and HCG (new study released Dec 2017). I used acupuncture during all if my treatments and it was an integral part of our success and highly recommended by Dr. Bush.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Tanya Sarver)
So amazing. They supported me through happy days and sad. Whether they we're greeting me in passing, drawing my blood, explaining test results, reviewing medication, or grieving with me, they all provided perfect care.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
This clinic is amazing. The Littleton office feels like my home since I spent so many years there. Parking is close. Elevators are available when walking the stairs wasn't recommended. Easy access to blood draw area and waiting room always had something for me or my son (first IVF baby of ours) to do.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
In seven years, one egg retrieval, four transfers and four surgeries, and lots of medication, we spent around $50,000. All things considered, very reasonable.
Describe Mark Bush's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
He was open to our decision but encouraged us to transfer one at a time when we asked him what he would do if he were in our position.
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Mark Bush
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10
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10
10
Age
41
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 3 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
10
10
My consultation with Dr Bush was by phone (am out of state). He had clearly taken the time to read over all my records and he had a plan in place for me specifically. I had done consults elsewhere where I felt like I didn’t matter...I only met Dr Bush in person at the time of egg retrieval. But it was very clear that he was personally directing the day to day management of my cycle. He is meticulous. I never felt like I was being pushed off to a nurse or secretary.
Initial consult [at Conceptions Reproductive Associates] was 175$. IVF cycle with PGS was about 16K. Nurse coordination fee around 1000...Transfer of donor sperm vial from old clinic to new clinic 750$...This is my 2nd clinic. Was very easy to set up the consult and then make the plans to start cycle remotely. They communicated with my old clinic. They sent reqs for blood work as needed. They were responsive. They helped me with alternatives for meds. The out of state planning/travel etc was so much easier than I thought it would be.
Age
41
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 3 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
I only met Dr Bush in person at the time of egg retrieval. But it was very clear that he was personally directing the day to day management of my cycle. He is meticulous. I never felt like I was being pushed off to a nurse or secretary.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
He’s not super warm and fuzzy from what I understand, so if this is something you need then he’s not for you. But he works miracles and I know he will help me have my baby.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
My consultation with Dr Bush was by phone (am out of state). He had clearly taken the time to read over all my records and he had a plan in place for me specifically. I had done consults elsewhere where I felt like I didn’t matter.
Describe the protocols Mark Bush used in your cycles at Conceptions Reproductive Associates and their degree of success.
Started with Birth control and added growth hormone after. Then did antagonist protocol (menopur/follistim/ganerelix). Daily blood and US once I arrived in CO. Trigger with lupron and pregnyl and ovidrel.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Erika)
Erika has been amazing. Not only does she communicate promptly, she’s been my support and my cheerleader.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
This is my 2nd clinic. Was very easy to set up the consult and then make the plans to start cycle remotely. They communicated with my old clinic. They sent reqs for blood work as needed. They were responsive. They helped me with alternatives for meds. The out of state planning/travel etc was so much easier than I thought it would be.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Initial consult was 175$. IVF cycle with PGS was about 16K. Nurse coordination fee around 1000. Plane tickets to Denver and back 250$ 8 nights hotel 900$ (they had discount agreements). Rental car 300$. Transfer of donor sperm vial from old clinic to new clinic 750$.
Describe Mark Bush's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Have not transferred yet. Waiting for PGS results.
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Mark Bush
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10
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Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Littleton
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10
10
Age
27
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Other
10
10
I appreciated that he [Dr. Mark Bush] told us the likelihood of getting pregnant and how he could help...Our conversations with him were very quick but again it didn’t really matter because we were always taken care of very diligently by his nurses and staff and could ask them any question. We knew Dr Bush was very busy and couldn’t sit and chat for hours and that was fine. He just needed to be there for the transfer and consultations and that was good with us.
I think any new patient would love to work with this clinic [Conceptions Reproductive Associates]. I would definitely recommend them to a friend. Even though my transfer was unsuccessful I know the nursing staff , Dr, embryologist, etc did everything they could to make it successful...I loved everyone that I worked with and thought they were very compassionate and understood the anxieties and hardships that come with fertility struggles
Age
27
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Other
10
10
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
He doesn’t have the best bed Side manner but that didn’t really matter to us because we know that he knows what he’s doing and gets the job done. Our conversations with him were very quick but again it didn’t really matter because we were always taken care of very diligently by his nurses and staff and could ask them any question. We knew Dr Bush was very busy and couldn’t sit and chat for hours and that was fine. He just needed to be there for the transfer and consultations and that was good with us.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
To not be discouraged by his lack of bed side manner. He isn’t meaning to be rude or dismissive.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
I felt like he was to he point and gave us the facts. I appreciated that he told us the likelihood of getting pregnant and how he could help.
Describe the protocols Mark Bush used in your cycles at Conceptions Reproductive Associates and their degree of success.
Uterine testing, blood work, and mock transfer before moving forward with a FET cycle. Once all that was clear and good to go I got on birth control. When my period started and we were ready for the actual transfer part I got on several medications such as Lupron, estrogen patches, estrogen pills, estrogen suppositories, progesterone in oil , HCG injection , baby aspirin, vitamin D, prenatal. I’m probably forgetting a couple but there were a lot to remember.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Stacy O’Connell)
I loved everyone that I worked with and thought they were very compassionate and understood the anxieties and hardships that come with fertility struggles
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
I think any new patient would love to work with this clinic. I would definitely recommend them to a friend. Even though my transfer was unsuccessful I know the nursing staff , Dr, embryologist, etc did everything they could to make it successful
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
We did an embryo adoption so there were a few thousand dollars for lawyer fees and genetic parents blood work. Then a couple more thousand for uterine testing, mock transfer, and blood work. Medication was about $1,800 and the actual transfer was $5,610
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Mark Bush
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Castle Rock
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10
10
Age
40 - 41
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 4 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
10
10
Dr. Bush exhibited a great balance of compassion and intelligence. Once under his care I had a renewed hope that we would successfully conceive. He made me feel like our case was a priority and he was very adamant that the staff working with us treated us in the same manner. All of the tweaks that he made to our protocol were thoughtful and made sense....Before scheduling my embryo transfer Dr. Bush performed a hysteroscopy a
The clinic's central office [Conceptions Reproductive Associates] is clean and has a pleasant atmosphere. Most of the staff is very friendly, caring, and knowledgable. It is rare to be kept waiting long for a scheduled appointment. They take most insurances and they have a financial team that will contact your insurance company on your behalf. The staff is very supportive and truly cares about your success to conceive.
Age
40 - 41
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 4 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr. Bush exhibited a great balance of compassion and intelligence. Once under his care I had a renewed hope that we would successfully conceive. He made me feel like our case was a priority and he was very adamant that the staff working with us treated us in the same manner. All of the tweaks that he made to our protocol were thoughtful and made sense.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr. Bush has vast experience in fertility. He talks fast and often explains things at a high level. If you have any questions at all about what he's explaining or why he wants you to do a certain test or take a certain medication be sure to ask him to elaborate further and in simpler terms if necessary. He is a Dr. that uses a more scientific approach rather than a holistic one.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
When we first met with Dr. Bush we had already had several other procedures with other doctors. He had studied my history, empathized with my current situation, and outlined how we could be successful going forward. I felt like he genuinely cared about our case and was very confident in his capabilities.
Describe the protocols Mark Bush used in your cycles at Conceptions Reproductive Associates and their degree of success.
Before scheduling my embryo transfer Dr. Bush performed a hysteroscopy and saw that there was a build of scar tissue in my uterus. He performed surgery to remove that scar tissue and then used estrogen to thicken my uterine lining for a couple of months prior to transfer. He also used Viagra to raise the volume of blood flow to the uterus. It was very important to him that my uterus lining was thick enough to allow for successful implantation
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Stacy)
I had a primary nurse but we worked with two or three others as well. Most communication was done via email and the emails were typically detailed and well organized. Sometimes they would send things that I had already done or instructions on things I had done in the past which made me think they didn't know my case as well as I would have liked.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
The clinic's central office is clean and has a pleasant atmosphere. Most of the staff is very friendly, caring, and knowledgable. It is rare to be kept waiting long for a scheduled appointment. They take most insurances and they have a financial team that will contact your insurance company on your behalf. The staff is very supportive and truly cares about your success to conceive.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
IVF is expensive but they do take most insurances. If you don't have insurance coverage one IVF cycle will be 25-35K depending on your specific protocol.
Describe Mark Bush's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Dr. Bush will only allow up to two embryos to be transferred at one time. Typically, only one is recommended but in some cases they will support implantation of two depending on the case. In my situation we transferred two embryos and had one healthy implantation.
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Mark Bush
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10
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Littleton
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10
10
Age
31
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
10
Dr. Bush did not bring up my weight ONCE during my journey with him. He treated me like a human with a legitimate medical issue causing infertility. He started me on the IVF process immediately after initial testing. After FIVE years of trying to get other infertility offices to help me I got pregnant after my first run of IVF with Dr. Bush.... Dr Bush did more detailed testing of my hormone levels than any other infertility Dr did. I have PCOS so weekly testing of my hormone levels was necessary which no other Dr's did.
They [Conceptions Reproductive Associates] were quick to respond to emails, and I prefer to communicate through email. Their phone response time is terrible. Multiple nurses told me to not even bother calling the nurse line. They should have someone assigned to get these calls to the appropriate place within the same day.... The billing department was very good about working with my insurance and making sure I was fully aware of any co-pays before they were due.
Age
31
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
10
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
I cannot express enough how different Conceptions was different to every other fertility doctor I have gone to. I have long been diagnosed as having PCOS. The doctors at other Denver infertility offices (like CCRM) stated my infertility issues were caused by weight and refused to administer any IVF medication. ( I weighed 177 lbs.) Dr. Bush did not bring up my weight ONCE during my journey with him. He treated me like a human with a legitimate medical issue causing infertility. He started me on the IVF process immediately after initial testing. After FIVE years of trying to get other infertility offices to help me I got pregnant after my first run of IVF with Dr. Bush. My baby is due in August of this year and I will always be grateful to Dr. Bush and the entire Conceptions staff.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Trust Dr. Bush and his staff. Don't be afraid to ask questions. Be patient. IVF can be a long process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
I cannot express enough how different Conceptions was different to every other fertility doctor I have gone to. I have long been diagnosed as having PCOS. The doctors at other Denver infertility offices (like CCRM) stated my infertility issues were caused by weight and refused to administer any IVF medication. ( I weighed 177 lbs.) Dr. Bush did not bring up my weight ONCE during my journey with him. He treated me like a human with a legitimate medical issue causing infertility. He started me on the IVF process immediately after initial testing. After FIVE years of trying to get other infertility offices to help me I got pregnant after my first run of IVF with Dr. Bush. My baby is due in August of this year and I will always be grateful to Dr. Bush and the entire Conceptions staff.
Describe the protocols Mark Bush used in your cycles at Conceptions Reproductive Associates and their degree of success.
Dr Bush went straight to IVF which was refreshing because other Denver infertility offices (Albrecht Women's Care). Made me do three IUI attempts and refused to do IVF on me which was a huge waste of money. Dr Bush did more detailed testing of my hormone levels than any other infertility Dr did. I have PCOS so weekly testing of my hormone levels was necessary which no other Dr's did. I never made near enough Progesterone on my own, even after becoming pregnant, so Dr Bush had me take Progesterone injections until my fourth month of pregnancy when the placenta finally starting making enough Progesterone to keep the pregnancy. I'm confident that with any other Dr I would have lost the pregnancy.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Jessica Rico and Veronica Morris)
Veronica Morris was my pre egg retrieval nurse. Jessica Rico was my post egg retrieval nurse. Jessica was so kind and showed such excitement for me every time I succeeded in a part of the IVF. She was a very good communicator, and made herself very available. Veronica was also nice, but sometimes my husband and I felt like she was annoyed with our questions.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
They were quick to respond to emails, and I prefer to communicate through email. Their phone response time is terrible. Multiple nurses told me to not even bother calling the nurse line. They should have someone assigned to get these calls to the appropriate place within the same day. The staff is so friendly when you are in the office and make you feel like they really care.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
The ultrasound technician at the Sky Ridge location was one of my favorite people to visit during the process. She was so sweet and knowledgeable. The ultrasounds were quick and painless. I even got to do my first pregnancy ultrasound at their offices. Their ultrasound machines were top of the line and showed amazing detail.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
The billing department was very good about working with my insurance and making sure I was fully aware of any co-pays before they were due.
Describe Mark Bush's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
My insurance would only pay for IVF if I did a single transfer so I never had to have the multiples conversation with Dr Bush.
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Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Denver
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1
Age
39
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
6 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
0
1
Dr.Bush suggested doing a standard protocol with injectables, however, when his nurse was out of town and no one returned my call, Dr.Bush attempted to rush my treatment by just starting just to start. To be quite honest, I can not tell you what his rationale is/was because his nurse handles everything and appears to be making decisions on dosage and such. The results were failed cycle because no one was really handling my care.
Nurse Erika [at Conceptions Reproductive Associates- Castle Rock] wa just all over the place and disorganized in general. She would leave for vacation, fail to put in orders, fail to put in prescriptions and fail to make appointments. What really frustrates me most was that it felt as if Erika was handling me care, for instance, I asked her about the high dosage of medication, her response, just add a little more, we’ll figure it out, were “very casual here”.
Age
39
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Professor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 4 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
0
1
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr. Bush put me in the mindset of a pit boss at the casino. With that, I mean that he was thee to make sure you were going to spend/lose your money with him and only him! During my one and only consultation, all he spoke about was money and other clinics, he really did not discuss with me how his clinic was better and/or how he was going to help get us pregnant. Which is all we care about. We do t care about his feelings toward other clinics and why we should not use other clinics, but tell me why you’re clinic is the best choice. Additionally, Dr.Bush misled me with stats where he boasted that his clinic was the best, after things didn’t make sense, I looked on SART only to realize that his clinic was not even listed on SART, so how can he state that his clinic has best stats in Colorado if he is not a member of SART? Just very disappointed with him and his practice.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
If I were going to advise a prospective patient, I would tell them to find a clinic that is SART certified. I would let them know that Dr. Bush will not meet with you because he is too busy, he is too busy to do a regroup, his one nurse sometimes takes days to get a response from him and more importantly that Dr.Bush will not adjust any treatment, he pretty much will just keep going and hope it turns out good which makes for ineffective treatment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
I only met with Dr.Bush once, during consultation. After that, all of the care or lack there of was managed by his nurse, who was always out of office, always on vacation and had no idea of who I was or what was going on at all with me, just another paycheck, no real service. Just passed around and along
Describe the protocols Mark Bush used in your cycles at Conceptions Reproductive Associates and their degree of success.
Dr.Bush suggested doing a standard protocol with injectables, however, when his nurse was out of town and no one returned my call, Dr.Bush attempted to rush my treatment by just starting just to start. To be quite honest, I can not tell you what his rationale is/was because his nurse handles everything and appears to be making decisions on dosage and such. The results were failed cycle because no one was really handling my care.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Erika )
Nurse Erika wa just all over the place and disorganized in general. She would leave for vacation, fail to put in orders, fail to put in prescriptions and fail to make appointments. What really frustrates me most was that it felt as if Erika was handling me care, for instance, I asked her about the high dosage of medication, her response, just add a little more, we’ll figure it out, were “very casual here”.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Clinics strengths are that they do accept military insurance for workups. Additionally, they offer military discount which is great for disabled veteran like myself. Clinics main weakness is that they are soo wrapped up in trying to compete with Ccrm that they lose the real focus of why they are her, to get us pregnant. It is disappointing to be at a clinic whom always makes mention to another clinic, it makes the treatment inefficient, they lose out on the focus of making sure that the patient is taken care of and it is for that reason that I decided to leave conceptions and am now at Ccrm.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
I don’t recall. He did accept military insurance and did offer military discount for service.
What specific things went wrong at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
  • 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
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
0
Doctor
Mark Bush
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
1
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Castle Rock
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10
8
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
8
Don’t expect a great bedside manner from him [Dr. Mark Bush], but you can from the nurses (who you primarily communicate with anyway). Also, don’t let that interfere with your trust in him - he is brilliant and knows what he is doing. He is on your side and wants a positive outcome also.... Having PCOS (and being an over producer of eggs) his strategy for the egg retrieval was to grow “low and slow” - small increments of hormone dosages that gradually increased until trigger
[Conceptions Reproductive Associates- Littleton's] Strengths: Everyone is friendly and on your side. When I felt scared and alone, I had the nurses who comforted me. Weaknesses: Althoufh not terrible, I think the communication and organization could improve. Maybe the nurse to patient ratio is too high.... Having PCOS (and being an over producer of eggs) his strategy for the egg retrieval was to grow “low and slow” - small increments of hormone dosages that gradually increased until trigger. Because I had so many follicles, some grew much quicker than others so he adjusted the dosages so the larger ones basically stopped growing and the smaller ones continued to grow. I then had a successful retrieval.
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
8
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr. Bush is excellent at what he does - helping families grow. He is confident and makes you as a patient feel confident. We put all our trust into him and without him we would not have our beautiful 6 week old baby girl. I will continue to refer him to my friends who struggle trying to conceive.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Don’t expect a great bedside manner from him, but you can from the nurses (who you primarily communicate with anyway). Also, don’t let that interfere with your trust in him - he is brilliant and knows what he is doing. He is on your side and wants a positive outcome also.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
While Dr. Bush is excellent at what he does and provides positive results, his bedside manner is not exactly genuine - making you feel a little more like a number. However, the nurses make up for the lack of bedside manner and therefore wouldn’t have it any other way. I appreciate that he is blunt and does not sugar coat things, he gave us our beautiful baby girl.
Describe the protocols Mark Bush used in your cycles at Conceptions Reproductive Associates and their degree of success.
Having PCOS (and being an over producer of eggs) his strategy for the egg retrieval was to grow “low and slow” - small increments of hormone dosages that gradually increased until trigger. Because I had so many follicles, some grew much quicker than others so he adjusted the dosages so the larger ones basically stopped growing and the smaller ones continued to grow. I then had a successful retrieval.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Strengths: Everyone is friendly and on your side. When I felt scared and alone, I had the nurses who comforted me. Weaknesses: Althoufh not terrible, I think the communication and organization could improve. Maybe the nurse to patient ratio is too high.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
I rarely had to wait. I typically tried to get there early, but it was never overwhelming.
Describe Mark Bush's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Due to my age and health, he recommended a single transfer. He only recommends a multiple embryo transfer (2 max) dependent on age group and diagnoses.
10
Doctor
Mark Bush
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Littleton
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10
10
Age
33 - 39
Treated
2012 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS, Uterine Fibroids
10
10
He [Dr. Mark Bush] gave us all medicated and unmedicated options and left the path up to us...My experience as a patient has always been very positive. I never felt like a number, he always knew where we have been and where we were headed next...He never talked down to us and he was more than happy to explain anything I asked about...He was very straight forward with what was going on after all our tests came back and he was honest with our options and gave us statistics of success with each given diagnosis.
The coordination staff (nurses, techs, etc) are the ones that run this office [at Conceptions Reproductive Associates] from day to day and who are "in tune" to your cycle at every point. They always knew what day I was on and what I should be doing on that day. If I had a question that I sent by email or phone, it was always answered the same day. I always felt like they had it under control. They had, and continue to have, my complete trust.
Age
33 - 39
Treated
2012 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS, Uterine Fibroids
10
10
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr Bush is by far and wide one of the best REs in Colorado, if not the entire country. He knows what he's talking about and his track record speaks volumes. My experience as a patient has always been very positive. I never felt like a number, he always knew where we have been and where we were headed next. He also always seemed to remember names of our kids, after we had gone back for subsequent transfers. He never talked down to us and he was more than happy to explain anything I asked about.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
We had been told not to expect a really human feeling with Dr Bush and that he isn't good at bedside manner. I completely disagreed with that assessment. He was very straight forward with what was going on after all our tests came back and he was honest with our options and gave us statistics of success with each given diagnosis. He gave us all medicated and unmedicated options and left the path up to us, as it should be.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Tanya Sarver)
The coordination staff (nurses, techs, etc) are the ones that run this office from day to day and who are "in tune" to your cycle at every point. They always knew what day I was on and what I should be doing on that day. If I had a question that I sent by email or phone, it was always answered the same day. I always felt like they had it under control. They had, and continue to have, my complete trust.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
I always felt like I was well taken care of by the entire staff in Littleton. Infertility is scary, so it is nice to have a team on your side! With strengths like knowledge, experience, and innovation, they are the best of the best.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Iui was around $7k per cycle. IVF was around $20k to include 1 transfer (fresh or frozen). Each subsequent transfer was $5k without medication costs.
Describe Mark Bush's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Dr Bush was always very upfront that he wanted to transfer only 1 embryo at a time. He didnt want a high risk pregnancy for me and I didn't either. It wasn't an issue for me - aligned with my prior decision.
10
Doctor
Mark Bush
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Littleton
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9
10
Age
29
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Other
9
10
We have medications in place if my lining is not thick enough and a game plan for what will happen if things look good or not. Lots of detailed communication and waiting on results as my treatment with him [Dr. Bush] is still inprogress...From the moment I sat down not only did he refer to us as Mr. & Mrs he then asked what we preferred to be called. He also asked us about our journey and what we would like to do next...He speaks a bit fast and for a Southern woman it was a bit hard to keep up. We hit the ground running that day and was able to do a few different things as I was about to do an IUI with my OB and he made alterations to the sperm wash for my husband. He was genuine and kind.
They [nurses at Conceptions Reproductive Associates] are so SWEET and KIND! I walked in there and everyone from the receptionist to the techs say hello and remember your name. They sat down and explained everything in detail and don't get upset when I call back with more questions. They care about me as a person and are invested in my life...Cost are high but they include a lot more than other places. Also they work with income and really want everyone to have a chance to conceive
Age
29
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, Latino, Black or African-American, Native American, Other
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Other
9
10
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
He speaks a bit fast and for a Southern woman it was a bit hard to keep up. We hit the ground running that day and was able to do a few different things as I was about to do an IUI with my OB and he made alterations to the sperm wash for my husband. He was genuine and kind.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Take notes and ask him to slow down if he's going to fast.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
From the moment I sat down not only did he refer to us as Mr. & Mrs he then asked what we preferred to be called. He also asked us about our journey and what we would like to do next.
Describe the protocols Mark Bush used in your cycles at Conceptions Reproductive Associates and their degree of success.
We have medications in place if my lining is not thick enough and a game plan for what will happen if things look good or not. Lots of detailed communication and waiting on results as my treatment with him is still inprogress
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Amanda)
They are so SWEET and KIND! I walked in there and everyone from the receptionist to the techs say hello and remember your name. They sat down and explained everything in detail and don't get upset when I call back with more questions. They care about me as a person and are invested in my life. Even asked about my best friend's wedding I was in. They really want you to succeed.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Strengths are the staff really cares about you, very friendly, family atmosphere. Weakness is there are a few clinics with different hours so sometimes it can get a bit confusing but once you realize that most procedures and all transfers are at the Littleton location it's easier. I wish there was an appointment reminder.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Cost are high but they include a lot more than other places. Also they work with income and really want everyone to have a chance to conceive
Describe Mark Bush's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
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9
Doctor
Mark Bush
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Littleton
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9
9
Age
31
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
9
9
Before our consult, Dr. Bush already had an idea of what plan he wanted to take with me, and we both agreed during our consult. Our plan was to see if I could build a lining for a FET with my previous frozen embryos, and if not, we would use a surrogate. We decided to do three months of estrogen orally and vaginally and if I am responding well to add injectable estrogen in my third month trial. He wanted to try this 3 month trial to see what my body can do, so that we are not wasting one of our frozen embryos.
Conceptions have a wonderful team of administrators and nursing staff. We can email our nurses and the business office and we always get a response by end of business. I have noticed that within the past 2 years, they have had a lot of changes of Doctors. Everyone except Dr. Bush are new. If you want more of a personal experience with your nursing staff I would go to Conceptions...my nurse (Cori) orders all my medications correctly. Cori (donor nurse) is very understanding, listens and relies my concerns to Dr. Bush. I was nervous about taking a injectable due to my previous cancer history, and she was very comforting and understanding. Cori and the rest of the nursing team are wonderful. From the blood draws to ultrasound techs, they are all nice.
Age
31
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
9
9
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
I was surprised that Dr. Bush was up to speed on my case during my initial consult with him. He listened to me and gave me his thoughts. We were able to create a plan that I was happy with, and I felt that he saw me as a person and not another patient at his clinic. He responds to all my questions that I ask my nurse to ask him by the end of the day. He also was knowledgeable about IVIG during FET, which was wonderful!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr. Bush was blunt and up front with his concerns and thoughts. If you want a doctor who is soft and comforts you, I don't think Dr. Bush is for you. He was straight and to the point, which is what I was looking for. Our in person consult was short, less than 15 mins.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
I came to Dr. Bush to see if I would be able to do a FET with myself and whether I could build a lining. My previous doctor had recommended a surrogate to carry our embryos. Dr. Bush actually reviewed my oncology medical records, and came up with a plan to see if I could build a lining. In his words, he wanted to see if I had a fighting chance before we went through surrogacy. Even though he knows a surrogate will be our best chance to give our embryos, he knew that is was also important to see if I could transfer myself. He has first hand reviewed my case and came up with a 3 month plan to see if I respond to estrogen. He is giving me my chance to see what my body can do.
Describe the protocols Mark Bush used in your cycles at Conceptions Reproductive Associates and their degree of success.
Before our consult, Dr. Bush already had an idea of what plan he wanted to take with me, and we both agreed during our consult. Our plan was to see if I could build a lining for a FET with my previous frozen embryos, and if not, we would use a surrogate. We decided to do three months of estrogen orally and vaginally and if I am responding well to add injectable estrogen in my third month trial. He wanted to try this 3 month trial to see what my body can do, so that we are not wasting one of our frozen embryos.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Cori)
The staff at Conceptions is amazing! The entire nursing staff always responds to emails and voice messages within a few hours or by end of business. I have never had to wait long for a response, and my nurse (Cori) orders all my medications correctly. Cori (donor nurse) is very understanding, listens and relies my concerns to Dr. Bush. I was nervous about taking a injectable due to my previous cancer history, and she was very comforting and understanding. Cori and the rest of the nursing team are wonderful. From the blood draws to ultrasound techs, they are all nice.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Conceptions have a wonderful team of administrators and nursing staff. We can email our nurses and the business office and we always get a response by end of business. I have noticed that within the past 2 years, they have had a lot of changes of Doctors. Everyone except Dr. Bush are new. If you want more of a personal experience with your nursing staff I would go to Conceptions.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
We already had frozen embryos when we met with Dr. Bush. So far we are in the initial process and are paying out of pocket for consults, ultrasounds and bloodwork. So far we have probably spent just under $1,000 in 4 months on bloodwork and ultrasounds, and our initial consult.
Describe Mark Bush's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Dr. Bush highly recommended we only to a eSET, because our embryos are CCS tested.
9
Doctor
Mark Bush
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
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Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Littleton
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8
8
Age
29
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
8
8
Dr. Bush is very innovative and quite brilliant. While it's known he is the doctor at Conceptions that is the "most direct" we really appreciated this. He spoke to us like we were intelligent (rather than dumbing anything down for us) and gave us an aggressive protocol suggestion. He knew our case very well and kept the conversation focused on our end goal, which is biological children...My third retrieval next month will be with Dr. Bush. We are going to try some new approaches to increase my egg quality, if possible. I am priming with testosterone, estrogen, and HGH. My stim cycle will be with Menopur-only and I will be doing a triple trigger.
I had a hard time with one of the ultrasound techs [at Conceptions Reproductive Associates] and shared this concern with the higher-ups. Overall, the techs are very experienced but there sometimes is one who is newer, making this already uncomfortable experience a bit more uncomfortable...they rarely transfer multiple embryos, in hopes to lower the chance of high-risk pregnancies.
Age
29
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Entrepreneur
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
8
8
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr. Bush is very innovative and quite brilliant. While it's known he is the doctor at Conceptions that is the "most direct" we really appreciated this. He spoke to us like we were intelligent (rather than dumbing anything down for us) and gave us an aggressive protocol suggestion. He knew our case very well and kept the conversation focused on our end goal, which is biological children.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Come with a list of questions and don't expect small talk. You'll meet with a nurse following your meeting to process everything that was discussed.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
While Dr. Bush is known for being very direct, I felt like a human because he knew my case inside and out by the time I sat down for a consultation. He knew what our end goal was (biological children) and kept the conversation focused on that.
Describe the protocols Mark Bush used in your cycles at Conceptions Reproductive Associates and their degree of success.
My third retrieval next month will be with Dr. Bush. We are going to try some new approaches to increase my egg quality, if possible. I am priming with testosterone, estrogen, and HGH. My stim cycle will be with Menopur-only and I will be doing a triple trigger.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Erika)
I can't say enough great things about my nurse, Erika! She is incredibly experienced, knowledgeable, and very much "on my team." This journey would have been so much harder without her in my court. She's come to know my husband and I and has helped simplify this process. She has laughed with us, cried with us, and I'm sure will celebrate with us when we get out of this process!
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Conceptions has very high success rates and a great staff. We've been quite happy overall! The only way to reach a member of the nursing team is via email or you can call and request to be called back. My previous clinic gave me a direct number for my nurse, which I preferred. That said, they are always quite fast about getting back to me and there is always an on-call nurse should you need anything immediate during stim-time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
$20,000 - round 1 of IVF (with Conceptions but with Dr. Greene) $12,000 - round 2 (with Conceptions but with Dr. Greene) $5,300 - round 3 (upcoming in October)
Describe Mark Bush's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
This clinic's success rates are very high so they rarely transfer multiple embryos, in hopes to lower the chance of high-risk pregnancies.
What specific things went wrong at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Mark Bush
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
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Frequency seen during appointments
8
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Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Littleton
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9
10
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
9
10
If you are looking for hand holding throughout the process, Dr. Bush might not be for you, but he certainly will do everything he can to get you pregnant...He might not be as forthcoming with your treatment but will answers questions that you have so be prepared when you meet with him...Even though we only met with Dr. Bush in the initial meeting to plan the frozen transfer and the transfer itself, I knew he was managing care behind the scenes and trusted the decisions he was making.
The benefits of a larger practice [Conceptions Reproductive Associates] are that there are a lot of resources and you get results back incredibly quickly. Challenges are that you don't see the doctor too much and it can at times feel like you are one of many. For me that wasn't an issue since I just wanted to get pregnant and they did that twice for me successfully, but if you are looking for very personalized care and hand holding, you might not get that with a larger practice and should look to a smaller practice.
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
9
10
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr. Bush is extremely knowledgeable and even though he isn't the warmest personality, he knows what he is doing and is committed to the best course of treatment for a successful outcome. Our previous doctor at Conceptions left to start a practice in another location and he had done a fresh transfer that resulted in our son. It wasn't even a tough decision on who would take over treatment for our frozen transfer for baby number 2 as we knew Dr. Bush was the best and would get us pregnant. Even though we only met with Dr. Bush in the initial meeting to plan the frozen transfer and the transfer itself, I knew he was managing care behind the scenes and trusted the decisions he was making. If you are looking for hand holding throughout the process, Dr. Bush might not be for you, but he certainly will do everything he can to get you pregnant.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Ask questions! He might not be as forthcoming with your treatment but will answers questions that you have so be prepared when you meet with him.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Jessica)
Hands down, the best part about our experience was Jessica and the nursing staff. Infertility/IVF was one of the scariest/nerve wracking experiences and Jessica was an angel. She always responded to my emails within a few hours and even some within a few mins and would call me anytime I needed to talk. She explained the treatment and didn't hesitate to give me good/bad/ugly with what it was and was honest in her answers. Additionally, you can tell that she is very knowledgeable herself and knows exactly what to do! I genuinely believe she is the absolute best in what she does.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
The benefits of a larger practice are that there are a lot of resources and you get results back incredibly quickly. Challenges are that you don't see the doctor too much and it can at times feel like you are one of many. For me that wasn't an issue since I just wanted to get pregnant and they did that twice for me successfully, but if you are looking for very personalized care and hand holding, you might not get that with a larger practice and should look to a smaller practice.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
I am incredibly lucky to have great insurance coverage for infertility so I only spent about $1,200 for my frozen transfer including medications
Describe Mark Bush's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Dr. Bush felt strongly that we only transfer one single embryo which was absolutely the best medical course of action and in the best interest of myself and a pregnancy.
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Doctor
Mark Bush
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Castle Rock
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8
10
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
8
10
Dr. Bush is not super warm and fuzzy, but he is honest. He gives examples of what he things and why and gave me a ton of information from the get go. He was very blunt about my AMH level and that continuing with IUIs would be wasting my time and my eggs. I liked that. We have a follow up on Thursday to discuss the egg retrieval. I know he is very confident in his ability and he wants to keep up his success rates, so I know he will continue to work hard to get me pregnant.
Erika [a nurse at Conceptions] is amazing. She works hard and gives me all the information I need. She calls me to celebrate the ups and is there to help me with downs. I will say, there was a nurse who called me one, I don't remember her name, but she didn't look at my protocol first, and that was annoying, it was right before starting priming, but otherwise, Erika has cleared everything up and has been super helpful.
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
8
10
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr. Bush is not super warm and fuzzy, but he is honest. He gives examples of what he things and why and gave me a ton of information from the get go. He was very blunt about my AMH level and that continuing with IUIs would be wasting my time and my eggs. I liked that. We have a follow up on Thursday to discuss the egg retrieval. I know he is very confident in his ability and he wants to keep up his success rates, so I know he will continue to work hard to get me pregnant.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Be blunt, and ask questions. He talks very fast, but wants to be informative.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
I feel like I am more of a human here. They know my name, they answer questions, and they give tons of information up front. There is no secrecy in things, it is all laid out for you.
Describe the protocols Mark Bush used in your cycles at Conceptions Reproductive Associates and their degree of success.
He had me start a ton of vitamins, including CoQ10, Acai Berry, Myo-Inositol, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, L-Arginine, and DHA. Started those in December and then started priming in January. Due to my low AMH, they didn't prime me with birth control, instead after ovulation, I did 3 Cetrotide injections. Then started stims on Day 3 of my next cycle. Started with 3 vials of menopur and 0.7 iu of omnitrope in the morning and 225 of gonal at night. Increased Gonal to 375 on CD7. Then on cycle day 8 added a vial of menopur at night. By CD 10 they added a 2nd vial of menopur at night.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Erika)
Erika is amazing. She works hard and gives me all the information I need. She calls me to celebrate the ups and is there to help me with downs. I will say, there was a nurse who called me one, I don't remember her name, but she didn't look at my protocol first, and that was annoying, it was right before starting priming, but otherwise, Erika has cleared everything up and has been super helpful.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Overall the clinic is great, I feel like they are there to serve people. Sometimes when I have gone in early for blood draws and ultrasounds, they didn't give me that feeling, and I felt like I was an inconvenience for showing up 10 minutes early to my appointment. This was never the case at Sky Ridge, only Littleton.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
The great thing about Dr. Bush's office is that all costs are on the website and they are all up front and honest. You don't have to jump through any hoops to get information. It is $19,411 for a full IVF cycle with PGS testing and ICSI included. This does not include medications, but is well priced overall.
Describe Mark Bush's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
We only have one embryo to transfer... But I believe Dr. Bush prefers to transfer only one, since it is less risky as far as pregnancy goes.
What specific things went wrong at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
  • Provided conflicting information
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Mark Bush
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10
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9
10
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS, Poor Egg Quality
9
10
Dr Bush is a very intelligent man with a strong knowledge base. He practices reproductive therapy with an evidence based approach. He makes changes appropriately with poor or unexpected cycle outcomes. He sometimes speaks using a lot of difficult to understand medical terminology but uses illustrations and graphics to help explain in a more understandable way.
Strengths: Ease of appointment scheduling with reminder phone calls. Pleasant and polite staff. Weakness: Patient Portal needs improving. Providers [Conceptions Reproductive Associates] are frequently booked out weeks and may have to wait for consultations and follow ups.... I had different nurses for IVF coordination and FET coordination. Each nurse was knowledgeable in specific protocols used and the rational for why. Email was the easiest and fasted way to communicate.
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS, Poor Egg Quality
9
10
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr Bush is a very intelligent man with a strong knowledge base. He practices reproductive therapy with an evidence based approach. He makes changes appropriately with poor or unexpected cycle outcomes. He sometimes speaks using a lot of difficult to understand medical terminology but uses illustrations and graphics to help explain in a more understandable way.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Expect a lot of information to be given by Dr. Bush and don't be afraid to ask for clarification if you don't understand something.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr. Bush made a point to review all pertinent history and acknowledged/ validated feelings during difficult treatment outcomes.
Describe the protocols Mark Bush used in your cycles at Conceptions Reproductive Associates and their degree of success.
IVF #1 Antagonist protocol using GonalF, Menopur and Cetrotide. Dual HcG and Lupron trigger. Freeze all. Rational: PCOS Diagnosis, high risk for OHSS. Results: poor responder: 3 eggs, 2 Mature, 1 fertilized did not make it to blast. IVf #2 Long Lupron with Menopur only. HCG trigger. ICSI/CCS freeze all. rational: risk for OHSS, Probable poor egg quality. Results: 14 retrieved, 11 Mature, 9 Fertilized, 6 Blastocysts- 2 euploid.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
I had different nurses for IVF coordination and FET coordination. Each nurse was knowledgeable in specific protocols used and the rational for why. Email was the easiest and fasted way to communicate. Phone calls required a voicemail left and calls may take a few hours to be returned
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Strengths: Ease of appointment scheduling with reminder phone calls. Pleasant and polite staff. Weakness: Patient Portal needs improving. Providers are frequently booked out weeks and may have to wait for consultations and follow ups.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Costs were affordable and inline with the national average.
Describe Mark Bush's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Follows appropriate recommendations for known diploid eSET.
9
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Mark Bush
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10
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Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Littleton
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8
8
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
8
8
Dr. Bush does a good job at focusing on the people in front of him. I didn’t get the sense that he was trying to rush me out the door to get on to the next thing. Our appointment with him after all of our testing was done was thorough and gave us a good picture of the plan going forward... I appreciate that they are good at their jobs, but I don’t need to spend 1/3 of my time with the doctor reviewing charts that show me what I have already researched online.
The staff [at Conceptions] have always been quick to return phone calls and are easy to get a hold of with questions. All of the planning for when to come into the office for procedures is done with the nurses, and they have always explained each step of the process well... The only weakness of the office overall is there is not a lot of emotion. I don’t mind there not being a lot of emotion in the conversations I have with the doctor of the rest of the staff, but if this is extremely important to you it might be something to consider.
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
8
8
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr. Bush is thorough and allows you time to ask all your questions that arise. When we decided to start with IUI I left the office with a clear understanding of the plan. So far our appointments with Dr.Bush have been straightforward.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Come prepared with questions. Just like at any other doctors office, Dr.Bush is happy to explain things but he obviously doesn’t have a lot of time to just sit there and wait. However if you come with your questions written down and are prepared they will get answered.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr. Bush does a good job at focusing on the people in front of him. I didn’t get the sense that he was trying to rush me out the door to get on to the next thing. Our appointment with him after all of our testing was done was thorough and gave us a good picture of the plan going forward. That being said the clinic prides themselves on how many successful IVFs they have done, and show you that pride through lots of numbers. While I am sure this is helpful to some, after being on the wrong side of statistics for years now, I just want to know how you are going to help me and my current situation. I appreciate that they are good at their jobs, but I don’t need to spend 1/3 of my time with the doctor reviewing charts that show me what I have already researched online.
Describe the protocols Mark Bush used in your cycles at Conceptions Reproductive Associates and their degree of success.
We husband and I are in the middle of our second IUI cycle. Dr. Bush prescribed 5 mg of Letrozole daily cycle day 3 through 7. For our first cycle I went in to the clinic cycle day 13 for a pelvic ultrasound. Once confirmed I had a dominant follicle they gave me a trigger shot. Then the IUI was performed on cycle day 14 by the nurse. This cycle they are having me go in on cycle day 12 for the ultrasound and will determine what day the IUI is on after measuring the follicles for enough growth.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Melissa)
The staff have always been quick to return phone calls and are easy to get a hold of with questions. All of the planning for when to come into the office for procedures is done with the nurses, and they have always explained each step of the process well.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
The clinic is well known and popular because of their success. Even though a lot of people use this clinic I have always felt they are quick to return phone calls and answer questions. The only weakness of the office overall is there is not a lot of emotion. I don’t mind there not being a lot of emotion in the conversations I have with the doctor of the rest of the staff, but if this is extremely important to you it might be something to consider.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
I do not remember total costs of the top of my head. However, we have spent over $1,000 in testing to try to determine the cause of our infertility. I have not received the bills for our IUI yet therefore I don’t know the costs. I did pay about $350 for the progesterone and estradiol prescribed for inbetween the IUI and pregnancy test.
Describe Mark Bush's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
N/a
8
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Mark Bush
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8
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Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Denver
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10
10
Age
30
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
The only time I visited with Dr Bush directly was via our telephone consultation. ... The didn't have direct contact with Dr Bush but only his nurse [Conceptions Reproductive Assoc]. ... My regimen was 4 -5 vials of Menopur with Omnitrope in the morning. In the evening 300 of Gonal F and a dose of Cetrotide. ... He was very honest and candid but had hope for us. During the IVF process he gave the guidance to the nursing staff on any changes in care and was very prompt with feedback. ...
Conceptions is the most prepared clinic I have been to. They offer education and the resources to get though any situation. There office staff is warm and welcoming. ... Medical staff all have their preferences in treating their patients so it was frustrating to know the plan initially and then go into the care of different physician over the weekend and they have other ideas.
Age
30
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
The only time I visited with Dr Bush directly was via our telephone consultation. He was very honest and candid but had hope for us. During the IVF process he gave the guidance to the nursing staff on any changes in care and was very prompt with feedback. He has given a lot of patients hope and fulfilled their dreams. I trust he will do the same for me!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
He is very honestly and blunt which I appreciated. Not everyone wants that in a physician. But we didn't want our physician to keep anything from us. We want answers and understand the "why".
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
The didn't have direct contact with Dr Bush but only his nurse. But I would say that his direction and concern were noted through the interaction with his nurse.
Describe the protocols Mark Bush used in your cycles at Conceptions Reproductive Associates and their degree of success.
My regimen was 4 -5 vials of Menopur with Omnitrope in the morning. In the evening 300 of Gonal F and a dose of Cetrotide. I spent 2 solid weeks away from home to have daily ultrasounds and blood work with dose change instructions in the evening.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Erica)
Erica was absolutely amazing at her job. She kept you calm when results weren't what we were hoping for. She made sure that I kept my hope up in the process. She has the passion for her job specialty and you feel it. She was the reason I got though the 2 week period away from my family....she kept me positive through it all!!
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Conceptions is the most prepared clinic I have been to. They offer education and the resources to get though any situation. There office staff is warm and welcoming. They all want the best for you! Weakness was a little bit of communication between nursing staff and medical staff. Medical staff all have their preferences in treating their patients so it was frustrating to know the plan initially and then go into the care of different physician over the weekend and they have other ideas. But I know they want the best for me and I felt that though it all.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
These appointments were very efficient and didn't waste any time. The techs were very good at their jobs.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
We did private pay because our insurance does not cover any fertility treatments. Conceptions have us a significant discount which was great for the care we received. We got a lot of services for our money and time!
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Mark Bush
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Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Littleton
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8
9
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
8
9
Dr. Bush always remembers the specifics of our case when we meet. He explains things in a way that is easy to understand, and is willing to go into as much scientific detail as we want. I appreciate that he wants us to understand how IVF works, and how it's working in my body specifically. He also always considered my questions....Dr. Bush doesn't have the warmest bedside manner upfront, but as we got to know him more he warmed up. He knows his stuff -- he does a lot of research, and is willing to share that with his patients. He was always prepared with the details of our case when we met
Conceptions has a fantastic team. The receptionists are friendly and get to know you while you're going in for daily monitoring. The phlebotomists are skilled and friendly. The embryologist is very knowledgeable. All of the IVF nurses are caring and fantastic. Communication outside of a cycle can be spotty. While I always felt like I could get ahold of someone while cycling, it is slower to get information when waiting to start the donor process....
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Professor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
8
9
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr. Bush doesn't have the warmest bedside manner upfront, but as we got to know him more he warmed up. He knows his stuff -- he does a lot of research, and is willing to share that with his patients. He was always prepared with the details of our case when we met, and has all of the details pulled up on the computer to show, such as exact hormone levels etc.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr. Bush always seems to know what he wants to say next, so it can be hard to interrupt with questions if you're feeling overwhelmed. But if you know you have something you want to ask, do it. I think our meetings became more of a true conversation once I became more informed and didn't feel so overwhelmed by the whole process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr. Bush always remembers the specifics of our case when we meet. He explains things in a way that is easy to understand, and is willing to go into as much scientific detail as we want. I appreciate that he wants us to understand how IVF works, and how it's working in my body specifically. He also always considered my questions.
Describe the protocols Mark Bush used in your cycles at Conceptions Reproductive Associates and their degree of success.
For 3 months before each IVF cycle, I was on CoQ10, monitored DHEA, and other supplements recommended by Dr. Bush. Our first IVF cycle was a standard antagonist protocol. BCP for down-reg still resulted in a cyst, which I had aspirated before starting stims. I did Gonal-F, Menopur and omnitrope, adding in Cetrotide later. I had 6 eggs retrieved, 1 embryo which ended up abnormal. Our second IVF cycle he suggested a Dragisic protocol. He felt this would increase egg quality. We did ovulation-start estrace, then started injections with Menopur and omnitrope, adding in Cetrotide later. I had 7 eggs retrieved, which resulted in zero embryos.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Sarah Evans)
Sarah Evans was amazing! She is incredibly sweet and funny. She was so compassionate whenever she had to give us bad news, but also very hopeful that we would find success.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Conceptions has a fantastic team. The receptionists are friendly and get to know you while you're going in for daily monitoring. The phlebotomists are skilled and friendly. The embryologist is very knowledgeable. All of the IVF nurses are caring and fantastic. Communication outside of a cycle can be spotty. While I always felt like I could get ahold of someone while cycling, it is slower to get information when waiting to start the donor process.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
I don't remember exact numbers, however we were given both a discount and a credit after the failed cycle (credit because 1 transfer was included in the upfront IVF package)
Describe Mark Bush's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
We haven't ever gotten to a transfer, but he does encourage single transfers.
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Mark Bush
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9
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Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Littleton
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3
5
Age
39
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
3
5
I felt he [Dr. Mark Bush] was demeanor was arrogant and he kept giving us success percentages from their clinic over other clinics. When you’ve just failed an IVF cycle hearing this information is not helpful. I wanted more individualized care and for him to dive into what we can do specifically to help our chances. He also didn’t give our odds of trying again, just said I think you should try.
Overall the staff were friendly and easy to schedule appointments with. The Littleton clinic [for Conceptions Reproductive Associates] is a bit confusing since they have 2 floors, I was never sure which floor to check in with. Good location and easy parking.... 2 vials menopur AM .7 cc omnitrope 1 vial menopur PM Cetrotide PM He used a higher amount of omnitrope due to my age to help with egg quality. I also stimulate easily. We got 11 eggs, 8 fertilized, 2 made it to day 5/6 blastocysts. Both were tested by Natera for genetic abnormalities and both came back abnormal.
Age
39
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
3
5
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
I felt he was demeanor was arrogant and he kept giving us success percentages from their clinic over other clinics. When you’ve just failed an IVF cycle hearing this information is not helpful. I wanted more individualized care and for him to dive into what we can do specifically to help our chances. He also didn’t give our odds of trying again, just said I think you should try.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
He’s definitely not warm and fuzzy. He’s a numbers person for his clinic and doesn’t seem overly concerned about the specific patient or patient needs.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Although he did give me a specific protocol, I wasn’t told why he made the decisions he made. It’s also unclear why we struggle to conieve when al my numbers and my husbands numbers are normal range or better.
Describe the protocols Mark Bush used in your cycles at Conceptions Reproductive Associates and their degree of success.
2 vials menopur AM .7 cc omnitrope 1 vial menopur PM Cetrotide PM He used a higher amount of omnitrope due to my age to help with egg quality. I also stimulate easily. We got 11 eggs, 8 fertilized, 2 made it to day 5/6 blastocysts. Both were tested by Natera for genetic abnormalities and both came back abnormal.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Nancy Guin )
Overall she was fine, but my first experience at another fertility clinic in Chicago was so much better. The nurse was always available and t felt like she was right beside me Gould through all the phases. I felt like Nancy was just pushing information at me.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Overall the staff were friendly and easy to schedule appointments with. The Littleton clinic is a bit confusing since they have 2 floors, I was never sure which floor to check in with. Good location and easy parking.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Pretty straight forward from what I’ve experienced in the past. My only complaint is I had to ask the number of follicles they saw each time instead of them telling me as they’re doing it.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
We are fortunate to have some fertility coverage. I think after all the medications and embryo testing, it was around $15,000. Not sure how much it would have been without insurance coverage
Describe Mark Bush's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
No comment since we didn’t get to the transfer stage
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Mark Bush
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10
10
Age
33
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor
10
10
We went with an antagonist protocol as he [Dr. Mark Bush] has seen s lot of success for DOR women. I primed with birth control for about two weeks, while also taking dhea, co q 10 and the vitamin cocktail. I started with 2 vials of menopur, .7cc of omnitrope and 225iu of follistim. Dr bush kept an eye on how I was responding and made adjustments as needed. Towards the end of my cycle I was up to 5 vials of menopur, 375 follistim and .7cc of omnitrope. His rationale for upping my meds each time was to keep increasing my estrogen level and to also grow my follicles last 16cm.
Omg my nurse [at Conceptions Reproductive Associates] was outstanding!! I mean absolutely phenomenal! She always returned emails within a timely manner and I'm talking like 2 hours give or take. She called me immediately with results and was very genuine through this entire process. She also helped us get medicine when I ran out due to having to extend our cycle a day longer. She was a blessing and I am forever thankful for her. Also, the staff was always courteous and helpful! One time I had to call the on call nurse and I received a call back within 5 minutes with a response. My phlebotomist was amazing as well! I can't say enough great things about my experien
Age
33
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor
10
10
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr Bush knew we had been under Schoolcraft prior to seeing him. He saw no reason that I should only be given a donor egg route. He was willing to fight for us and with us. He made the correct adjustments every time they were needed. He was very genuine and thorough. We knew exactly what we were getting into. He wasn't nearly as cocky as Schoolcraft and I knew it was a great fit from the beginning. Also, his stats speak for themselves. I never felt like just a number and he was always available if I needed him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
The mans brilliant! Trust what he has to say. He really looks out for the best of his patients and will fight for it just as much as you do!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Where do I start? My clinic has been amazing! Dr Bush was willing to let us continue even if I did not meet the minimum standard of follicles which is 4 for his office. He wanted us to have success, just as much as we did! My nurse went above and beyond, even helping us with medication!!
Describe the protocols Mark Bush used in your cycles at Conceptions Reproductive Associates and their degree of success.
We went with an antagonist protocol as he has seen s lot of success for DOR women. I primed with birth control for about two weeks, while also taking dhea, co q 10 and the vitamin cocktail. I started with 2 vials of menopur, .7cc of omnitrope and 225iu of follistim. Dr bush kept an eye on how I was responding and made adjustments as needed. Towards the end of my cycle I was up to 5 vials of menopur, 375 follistim and .7cc of omnitrope. His rationale for upping my meds each time was to keep increasing my estrogen level and to also grow my follicles last 16cm. I had an Antral follicle count of 7 and once retrieval day came I had 6 eggs and 5 of them fertilized using icsi and then we received the day 5 call. I should add, my clinic will not allow day 7's or grade c embryos as they feel these are not the best quality. Day 5 we had 3 that were in the running with one making it is a 5bb and then waiting for day 6 results. Day 6 came in and we had another 5bb while the others did not make it. They were then sent off for pgd testing, where both came back abnormal. I was told my cycle was great in comparison to my numbers and now it's a numbers game to get a normal.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Sarah Evans )
Omg my nurse was outstanding!! I mean absolutely phenomenal! She always returned emails within a timely manner and I'm talking like 2 hours give or take. She called me immediately with results and was very genuine through this entire process. She also helped us get medicine when I ran out due to having to extend our cycle a day longer. She was a blessing and I am forever thankful for her. Also, the staff was always courteous and helpful! One time I had to call the on call nurse and I received a call back within 5 minutes with a response. My phlebotomist was amazing as well! I can't say enough great things about my experience!
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Strengths, you're not just a number here! Their numbers are outstanding and they take an approach like none other. They actually fight for you and not against you. I honestly can't say I would change anything! In comparison to my experience at ccrm where I was there for two months, this experience was a night and day one. Ccrm I usually waited for hours for a response and they were not willing to work with me, even give us a shot!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
$26000 was our first cycle which included almost everything from egg retrieval to transfer and all monitoring appointments. We had to pay an oocyte fee and anesthesia is all that was extra. I have the paperwork and can send it to you as well!
Describe Mark Bush's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
We unfortunately did. It make it to transfer because our embryos came back abnormal. We had discussed embryo transfer and he is known as an one embryo man. He would had transferred two if we pushed hard for it.
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Mark Bush
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10
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Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Castle Rock
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10
10
Age
33
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, Tubal Blockage
10
10
I think my favorite thing about Dr. Bush was that he understands my disease. I have severe endometriosis and I was going to be taking medication to help me produce more eggs, and he knew that that was going to be extremely painful for me...He took the time to explain everything in layman's terms to my husband and I. It felt like he wasn't just there to up his ART score and genuinely wanted to help us. We talked about things we had tried in the past, and one he wanted to suggest since we were successful with it (but had a miscarriage), but the reactions I had to the medicine were so bad that I refused and he accepted that with genuine understanding.
The way they [Conceptions] care about their patients is practically unheard of. We knew it wouldn't be an easy road for me and they've been there every step of the way...Jessica was the best nurse I could've asked for. She answered all of my emails almost immediately and had a demeanor that really helped us to relax. She even followed up after cycles to see how we were doing, if there was anything she could to help us, etc. Just amazing...This is probably the nicest RE offices I have ever been to. The inside feels more like a spa than a fertility office.
Age
33
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Graphic Designer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, Tubal Blockage
10
10
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
I think my favorite thing about Dr. Bush was that he understands my disease. I have severe endometriosis and I was going to be taking medication to help me produce more eggs, and he knew that that was going to be extremely painful for me. One night, I was so sick from my endometriosis that the nurse on call was able to help me get pain and anti-nausea medication at 9pm to help me get through the night. The way they care about their patients is practically unheard of. We knew it wouldn't be an easy road for me and they've been there every step of the way.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Be patient. Babies aren't born in a day and Dr. Bush takes the time he needs to make sure the odds are as high as possible for each procedure performed.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
He took the time to explain everything in layman's terms to my husband and I. It felt like he wasn't just there to up his ART score and genuinely wanted to help us. We talked about things we had tried in the past, and one he wanted to suggest since we were successful with it (but had a miscarriage), but the reactions I had to the medicine were so bad that I refused and he accepted that with genuine understanding.
Describe the protocols Mark Bush used in your cycles at Conceptions Reproductive Associates and their degree of success.
We did 2 iui cycles before I was laid off. Both were unsuccessful, but that's no reflection on conceptions, my uterus is just a hot mess :) We started with an HSG and a SHG. Left tube was open and I was given the go ahead to try IUI as long as I was ovulating from the left side. I took femara for 5 days, went in for an ultrasound on cd12, and if all looked well, we did the trigger shot and the iui took place shortly after. We did this for both cycles. Unfortunately, both cycles were unsuccessful. Dr. Bush recommends doing 3 IUI cycles before moving on to IVF. We weren't able to complete the third due to my being laid off and then several deaths in the family. We are still planning on it though!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Jessica Rico)
Jessica was the best nurse I could've asked for. She answered all of my emails almost immediately and had a demeanor that really helped us to relax. She even followed up after cycles to see how we were doing, if there was anything she could to help us, etc. Just amazing. Give her a raise Dr. Bush! ;)
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
This is probably the nicest RE offices I have ever been to. The inside feels more like a spa than a fertility office.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
We had to cancel our last IUI because I was laid off from my job, and three weeks later my father passed away (my mother passed the year before) so all of our money went to paying for funerals, travel costs, unemployment costs, etc. It was awful. And they were very understanding. They gave us a very long time to get caught up on our past due balance so that we could continue to go there when we were in a better place financially again. We are so grateful for that experience with them.
10
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Mark Bush
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10
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Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Littleton
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10
10
Age
26 - 30
Treated
2013 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Other
10
10
I first used Dr. Bush during 2013 for our first fresh IVF cycle which resulted in twins, and one frozen embryo. I came to him after being unsuccessful at another clinic which my insurance was helping to cover. My insurance didn’t cover anything at Conceptions but we wanted a second opinion. He immediately found a septum in my uterus which he removed via surgery. He is very honest and straight forward. I want a doctor this way as I hate being dragged around and given false hope. My IVF went perfectly and I became pregnant with twin boys! That IVF also resulted in one frozen embryo.
This clinic [Conceptions-Littleton] is wonderful. If I remember correctly, I had wished the front office was more friendly. The wait times were short. They are very thorough with testing. They are very eager to help and get excited right along with you.... Dr. Bush was clear they advocate for a single embryo transfer. On the day of our transfer, only two were ready so we used those two. They were fine with that.
Age
26 - 30
Treated
2013 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Other
10
10
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr. Bush is straight forward and honest about chances of success. He is confident in his work and clinic. He is not going to be super compassionate during setbacks because he is thinking of what needs to be done to move forward.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
He’s not going to be your best friend or extra compassionate, but his work and success rates mean much more!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
I first used Dr. Bush during 2013 for our first fresh IVF cycle which resulted in twins, and one frozen embryo. I came to him after being unsuccessful at another clinic which my insurance was helping to cover. My insurance didn’t cover anything at Conceptions but we wanted a second opinion. He immediately found a septum in my uterus which he removed via surgery. He is very honest and straight forward. I want a doctor this way as I hate being dragged around and given false hope. My IVF went perfectly and I became pregnant with twin boys! That IVF also resulted in one frozen embryo. Four years later we had moved out of state and were ready to do a FET. It was extremely stressful working with a clinic in my home state and relying on them to get Conceptions what they needed. One week before the scheduled FET, the nurse at conceptions called to tell me they may need to cancel...the ultrasounds and Information my clinic was sending was just not looking like I was ready. This was heartbreaking. After I hung up the phone with the nurse Dr. Bush called me himself and reviewed my entire history with me and said he felt comfortable moving forward despite the info they were given (basically the clinic here was saying my body wasn’t ready for the transfer but Dr Bush disagreed). He was right and I became pregnant with my daughter. I have never trusted a doctor like I did Dr. Bush.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Everyone was on top of everything during both treatment cycles.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
This clinic is wonderful. If I remember correctly, I had wished the front office was more friendly. The wait times were short. They are very thorough with testing. They are very eager to help and get excited right along with you.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
My septum surgery was $6,000 flat fee since it was out of pocket. IVF was around 12k before meds. Frozen cycle was around 5-6k before meds
Describe Mark Bush's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Dr. Bush was clear they advocate for a single embryo transfer. On the day of our transfer, only two were ready so we used those two. They were fine with that.
10
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Mark Bush
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10
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Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Littleton
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10
10
Age
34 - 37
Treated
2014 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
10
10
I have DOR and poor egg quality. I got to retrieval [ with Dr.Mark Bush], they got 8 eggs and the one that made it to freeze was genetically abnormal. On to donor eggs for the next try...I think he is great at what he does. I don't care much about bedside mannerisms at this point as having a child is more important to me. He took time to answer my questions, pose alternative options, be realistic about my situation and possible outcomes.
She [nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates] was fantastic. She spent time talk to me, reviewing things, discussing options, etc. I cannot stress how fantastic she was....I have DOR and poor egg quality. I got to retrieval, they got 8 eggs and the one that made it to freeze was genetically abnormal. On to donor eggs for the next try...I did acupuncture and acai berry stuff which added to the cost, but probably over $20K
Age
34 - 37
Treated
2014 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Investment Banker
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
10
10
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
I think he is great at what he does. I don't care much about bedside mannerisms at this point as having a child is more important to me. He took time to answer my questions, pose alternative options, be realistic about my situation and possible outcomes.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Just know he knows he's good at what he does. If you need coddling I don't think you would find it with any doctor in this industry, but I have no qualms about working with him at all.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Although he comes across as pompous, he did take the time to speak with me, review prior visits, talk about options, explain everything, and even make a few jokes. The nurses always spent time talking to me, explaining things, and comforting me.
Describe the protocols Mark Bush used in your cycles at Conceptions Reproductive Associates and their degree of success.
I can't remember the name of the protocol. But I started on birth control, we did pills the first time and it suppressed me to much so we did the nuva ring the second time. Then I used menopur and follistim and ganirelix. This protocol was very similar to the one I initiated with the first doctor I saw, but I have DOR and poor egg quality. I got to retrieval, they got 8 eggs and the one that made it to freeze was genetically abnormal. On to donor eggs for the next try
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Michelle but she's not there anymore)
She was fantastic. She spent time talk to me, reviewing things, discussing options, etc. I cannot stress how fantastic she was.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Knowing where to go is a bit confusing sometimes so I always have to ask - upstairs or down. And they keep billing United and I haven't had them for insurance for awhile. Otherwise it's a nice place
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
I did acupuncture and acai berry stuff which added to the cost, but probably over $20K
10
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Mark Bush
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Trustworthiness
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10
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Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Denver
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10
10
Age
34
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
10
10
We consulted with 15 different doctors on the west coast and all of them recommended donor egg. Dr. Bush was the only one who was excited about the challenge and put a lot of thought into my treatment plan...He personalized my treatment plan (lots of Menopur) and we produced 10 eggs, 6 embryos, transferred 2 fresh untested embryos on day 3 and conceived our daughter!..Dr. Bush is confident (not arrogant), because he is successful.
I got 1:1 personal attention [at Conceptions Reproductive Associates] from my IVF nurse coordinator (Ericka P). She was responsive, excited and dedicated to my treatment. She often cried at every good turn before i had the chance to! I like to ask a lot of questions and know the ends and out of my treatment and she loved supplying all of the information. This office is ran SO well which keep me sane and able to get through such a difficult time.
Age
34
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
10
10
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr. Bush was confident, but honest about my diagnosis and what it meant in terms of outcomes. We consulted with 15 different doctors on the west coast and all of them recommended donor egg. Dr. Bush was the only one who was excited about the challenge and put a lot of thought into my treatment plan. He did not sugar coat things, but he was not rude by any means. I have visited with doctors with no social skills and poor bedside manner, this is not Dr. Bush! We did our 2nd and 3rd IVF with him and during our 2nd I produced only 3 follicles. Dr. Bush recommended we cancel the cycle, but after listening to my reasoning for continuing he honored my request. While we didn't produce any embryos that cycle (similar to the first with a different doctor), we did produce an egg - its only takes one! We then proceeded to do a 3rd IVF with Dr. Bush after he explained how difficult it would be. He personalized my treatment plan (lots of Menopur) and we produced 10 eggs, 6 embryos, transferred 2 fresh untested embryos on day 3 and conceived our daughter!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr. Bush is confident (not arrogant), because he is successful. Look at his stats! His office is a well oiled machine, but does not treat you like a number. They really care about you. It really is the best of all worlds.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
I absolutely LOVED Conceptions. I got 1:1 personal attention from my IVF nurse coordinator (Ericka P). She was responsive, excited and dedicated to my treatment. She often cried at every good turn before i had the chance to! I like to ask a lot of questions and know the ends and out of my treatment and she loved supplying all of the information. This office is ran SO well which keep me sane and able to get through such a difficult time.
Describe the protocols Mark Bush used in your cycles at Conceptions Reproductive Associates and their degree of success.
Dr. Bush ended up putting me on a very aggressive protocol of high Menopur. He suggested a day 3 fresh transfer which ended up working! Although i lived in Phoenix, I appreciated that Conceptions wanted to do all of their own testing and monitoring. I spend a lot of time in Denver, but was happy to do so!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Ericka Peksens )
She was my anchor, hands down. I don't know who was more excited when i became pregnant. I still send her baby pictures!
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
As i mentioned, this clinic is well organized, responsive and invested in its patients. Totally worth the travel to Colorado!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
I was fortunate to have my insurance pay for up to 3 IVF's at 100%. I had to pay for the medications. However, Conceptions does take many insurance plans if you have any sort of coverage. I'm not sure what their cash pay price is but i know its less than other Denver offices.
Describe Mark Bush's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Dr. Bush suggested we transfer 2 embryos because they were untested. He highly recommends testing your embryos, but because we were doing a day 3 fresh transfer that was not an option. We personally would not have tested our embryos either way as we did not feel comfortable discarding even abnormal embryos.
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Mark Bush
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10
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Littleton
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8
10
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
8
10
Dr. Bush came across as very knowledgeable and capable. He answered any questions that we had. However, I sometimes felt a bit rushed during our conversations and I wasn't always 100% certain I understood everything he was saying. That said, if we were to pursue IVF again, I would still go back to him...Dr. Bush's staff of nurses were wonderful. I couldn't say anything better about the kindness they offered me - they were responsive, personable, thoughtful and just generally great. I was very sad when, at 12 weeks, I left their care for my regular OB...
They are incredibly well organized and fast [at Conceptions - Littleton], which is critical given the number of appointments required in IVF. Plus, they offer caramel corn. The only issue I had was some confusion about overall costs and some poor communication during our IUI cycle. Otherwise, they bent over backwards to accommodate us - even on holidays...All of the staff were well-organized and kind. Erika, though, went above an beyond. When we found out we'd only had one embryo make it to blastocyst, it was very difficult. We had to decide if we were going to proceed with just that one embryo or start all over. She called me and talked to me for as long as I needed until I felt better about everything and with proceeding with our one embryo...
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
8
10
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr. Bush came across as very knowledgeable and capable. He answered any questions that we had. However, I sometimes felt a bit rushed during our conversations and I wasn't always 100% certain I understood everything he was saying. That said, if we were to pursue IVF again, I would still go back to him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
He can be intimidating, but he's a good man. If you don't understand what he's saying, ask questions!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr. Bush's staff of nurses were wonderful. I couldn't say anything better about the kindness they offered me - they were responsive, personable, thoughtful and just generally great. I was very sad when, at 12 weeks, I left their care for my regular OB.
Describe the protocols Mark Bush used in your cycles at Conceptions Reproductive Associates and their degree of success.
During my IUI, Clomid was used to stimulate my ovaries and Novarelle to stimulate ovulation. It resulted in two mature eggs, but no pregnancy. During IVF I was put on Bravelle to stimulate eggs growth and Novarell to stimulate ovulation. 11 eggs were retrieved, 8 were fertilized and one made it to the blastocyst phase. During my FET cycle, I was on Lupron and Ganirelx to suppress my system. just before the cycle I started progesterone and estradil. I remained on both of those through my first trimester.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Erika)
All of the staff were well-organized and kind. Erika, though, went above an beyond. When we found out we'd only had one embryo make it to blastocyst, it was very difficult. We had to decide if we were going to proceed with just that one embryo or start all over. She called me and talked to me for as long as I needed until I felt better about everything and with proceeding with our one embryo.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
They are incredibly well organized and fast, which is critical given the number of appointments required in IVF. Plus, they offer caramel corn. The only issue I had was some confusion about overall costs and some poor communication during our IUI cycle. Otherwise, they bent over backwards to accomodate us - even on holidays.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Our IUI cost about $800. The IVF FET procedure from soup to nuts was $18,000. Medications ran around $3500. Each of my husband's samples cost $75 and annual storage was $275.
What specific things went wrong at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
  • Provided conflicting information
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Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Littleton
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7
7
Age
25 - 26
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
7
7
Mark Bush was empathetic to my feelings, and helpful when it came to explaining how we were going to move forward. He didn't seem too interested in the temp/tracking charts I brought in though. Those would have been really helpful....I only met with the doctor twice. Once when we met, and once when we went over some results with my husband present. Every visit otherwise was with a nurse.
All the nurses [at Conceptions Reproductive Associates] were compassionate and knowledgeable. Sometimes I felt kind of bad for saying no to certain treatments. They pushed a little, but I know they thought it was in my best interest. They were respectful when I confirmed I didn't want to start treatment. I wanted to give my body a break....I only met with the doctor twice. Once when we met, and once when we went over some results with my husband present. Every visit otherwise was with a nurse.
Age
25 - 26
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
7
7
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Mark Bush was empathetic to my feelings, and helpful when it came to explaining how we were going to move forward. He didn't seem too interested in the temp/tracking charts I brought in though. Those would have been really helpful.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Just make sure to write down questions beforehand so you don't forget certain things you need more clarity on. A lot is discussed so it is easy to leave the appointment without having all of your questions answered. The questions you do ask will be answered in a considerate and professional way.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
I only met with the doctor twice. Once when we met, and once when we went over some results with my husband present. Every visit otherwise was with a nurse.
Describe the protocols Mark Bush used in your cycles at Conceptions Reproductive Associates and their degree of success.
I wasn't ovulating or having a period at all. Mark Bush and his nurses adjusted the treatment strategies as we went because my body constantly decided to do stupid things. All I will say is to be your own advocate. Make sure you understand everything you are doing, and it's ok to say no if you aren't comfortable with something. Fertility drugs shouldn't be pushed on anyone, and they shouldn't be given out like candy either. Make sure to get proper monitoring on medicated cycles. I had an issue that could have been prevented with better monitoring.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Chalise)
All the nurses were compassionate and knowledgeable. Sometimes I felt kind of bad for saying no to certain treatments. They pushed a little, but I know they thought it was in my best interest. They were respectful when I confirmed I didn't want to start treatment. I wanted to give my body a break.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Everyone is nice and knowledgeable in their job role.Make sure to ask plenty of questions, and definitely make sure what your insurance covers so there aren't any surprises.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Anything infertility related is expensive even with insurance. It really hurts your bank account, but that is anywhere. I had decent insurance so it could have been worse.
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Mark Bush
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7
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Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Lafayette
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9
9
Age
32 - 39
Treated
2008 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
9
9
Dr. Bush is meticulous. He was direct and honest, which was sometimes hard at the moment but always appreciated later. ... I had absolute faith in his skills and abilities. And though his communication was blunt and direct, I always felt he cared about me as a patient and was rooting for me. ... While there was no doubt Dr. Bush was trying to sell his services, I never felt like that was his priority.
Strengths - meticulous and extremely knowledgeable doctor and nursing staff. Even the office staff [CRA] was easy to work with. I was honestly sad to “graduate “ and move to my OBGYN. Weakness - Procedures have to be done at the Littleton office which is a lot of travel for people in our part of town. ... The nurse I had for the retrieval portion was incredible. She never gave up on me and my extremely late blooming embryos
Age
32 - 39
Treated
2008 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
9
9
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr. Bush is meticulous. He was direct and honest, which was sometimes hard at the moment but always appreciated later. I honestly believe that no one else could have given us the results we had. I had absolute faith in his skills and abilities. And though his communication was blunt and direct, I always felt he cared about me as a patient and was rooting for me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Just because he may not come across as “warm”, trust that he cares and will do everything possible to help you reach your dreams.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr. Bush always made me feel like he was invested in helping us conceive. He was patient and willing to go at my slow speed and stayed with me during several delays due to personal reservations. While there was no doubt Dr. Bush was trying to sell his services, I never felt like that was his priority.
Describe the protocols Mark Bush used in your cycles at Conceptions Reproductive Associates and their degree of success.
3 months of “prep” including COQ10 supplements among others Baseline bloodwork and other procedures such as hysterostoscopy Monitored injectible cycle Retrieval and freeze 5 day embryo Preconception genetic screening with natera Surgery to remove uterine fibroids Transfer of 1 embryo Positive pregnancy with live birth Injection
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Can’t recall - Erika? For retrieval cycle )
The nurse I had for the retrieval portion was incredible. She never gave up on me and my extremely late blooming embryos
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Strengths - meticulous and extremely knowledgeable doctor and nursing staff. Even the office staff was easy to work with. I was honestly sad to “graduate “ and move to my OBGYN. Weakness - Procedures have to be done at the Littleton office which is a lot of travel for people in our part of town.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
More than $25,000 over the course of 5 plus years including surgery. I believe we paid $10,000 plus meds for IVF cycle
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Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Littleton
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10
10
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Other
10
10
Dr. Bush is blunt and arrogant, but he is detailed, has read your files and is prepared for your individual situation when you meet him, and will do what he can to help you. CCRM told me they thought I should move immediately to donor eggs and essentially said I was a lost cause, but Dr. Bush was willing to treat me and do what he could to help me get pregnant.
Most of your contact is with the clinic staff and the nurses, but I knew Dr. Bush was overseeing the process and never felt like I couldn't get in touch with him to ask questions if need be... they called when they said they would, they provided test results as soon as possible, they e-mailed if you preferred that method of communication, and they were willing to accommodate extra sensitivities and be appropriately sympathetic. I couldn't have asked for better communication, empathy, and attention to detail.
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Other
10
10
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr. Bush definitely comes across as arrogant as I expect he is. But I have yet to come across a fertility doctor who is not. How can they not be when they are making humans! He is blunt about your prognosis, statistical likelihood of success, and the process that will be involved to get you pregnant. He is thorough, reads medical histories and pays attention to your details. Most of your contact is with the clinic staff and the nurses, but I knew Dr. Bush was overseeing the process and never felt like I couldn't get in touch with him to ask questions if need be. I met with doctors at CCRM and at another clinic in Denver and chose Dr. Bush because I felt like he really wanted to "win" (and by win, I mean get me pregnant).
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Don't be turned off by his arrogance and the number of photos of him in the office. If you are a tough case, he will still take you on. I felt like CCRM wouldn't take me on because I was a tough case (I was given a less than 3% chance of getting pregnant EVEN with IVF) and they didn't want me to lower their statistics. Dr. Bush was happy to help me.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr. Bush is blunt and arrogant, but he is detailed, has read your files and is prepared for your individual situation when you meet him, and will do what he can to help you. CCRM told me they thought I should move immediately to donor eggs and essentially said I was a lost cause, but Dr. Bush was willing to treat me and do what he could to help me get pregnant. I had a 3" stack of test results, notes from other doctors, and medical history and he had read through it all prior to our meeting. When I had a stillborn baby due to a blood clot, he was empathetic and again read all of my hospital records to ensure that he could safely guide us through IVF with my added medical complications. He isn't "warm and fuzzy," but he definitely treated me like a human and he wants you to get pregnant.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Erika Peksens)
They called when they said they would, they provided test results as soon as possible, they e-mailed if you preferred that method of communication, and they were willing to accommodate extra sensitivities and be appropriately sympathetic. I couldn't have asked for better communication, empathy, and attention to detail.
10
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Mark Bush
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Trustworthiness
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10
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Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Denver
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0
0
Age
39 - 41
Treated
2011 - 2013
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
0
0
Dr.Bush was kind sometimes and cold others. I definitely felt like he wasn't interested in my questions or input but wanted to dictate my protocol. My concerns were unimportant...He was so kind during my miscarriage. I lost twins at 13 weeks and was just destroyed over it. He was the on call doctor I spoke to at 4am while bleeding. He did my DnC. He was compassionate and I appreciated it. I did more IUI cycles and had a failed IVF retrieval. My last meeting with Dr.Bush was terrible. He got mad at me for asking questions about why the embryos died and spent the whole hour bashing on another local clinic. I felt bullied, talked down to and felt like I was being given hard sales pitch.
The embryology lab is weak. My 15 retrieved embryos all died. Todd in the lab called to tell me the awful news and he was so nonchalant. I was 40 so what did I expect? Old, crappy eggs produced bad embryos. He seemed surprised that I cried. I was realistic about my eggs but I had hope. He made me feel foolish.... As far as strengths, their nursing staff was nice despite high turnover. They returned calls promptly....I was assigned a different nurse every week it seemed like. The turnover was high so I never really built up a rapport with anyone. They were all nice and seemed knowledgeable.
Age
39 - 41
Treated
2011 - 2013
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
0
0
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr.Bush was kind sometimes and cold others. I definitely felt like he wasn't interested in my questions or input but wanted to dictate my protocol. My concerns were unimportant, and I should shut up and trust him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
It varied. He was so kind during my miscarriage. I lost twins at 13 weeks and was just destroyed over it. He was the on call doctor I spoke to at 4am while bleeding. He did my dnc. He was compassionate and I appreciated it. I did more IUI cycles and had a failed IVF retrieval. My last meeting with Dr.Bush was terrible. He got mad at me for asking questions about why the embryos died and spent the whole hour bashing on another local clinic. I felt bullied, talked down to and felt like I was being given hard sales pitch.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
I was assigned a different nurse every week it seemed like. The turnover was high so I never really built up a rapport with anyone. They were all nice and seemed knowledgeable.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
The embryology lab is weak. My 15 retrieved embryos all died. Todd in the lab called to tell me the awful news and he was so nonchalant. I was 40 so what did I expect? Old, crappy eggs produced bad embryos. He seemed surprised that I cried. I was realistic about my eggs but I had hope. He made me feel foolish. Then the bad meeting with Dr.Bush caused me to leave the clinic. As far as strengths, their nursing staff was nice despite high turnover. They returned calls promptly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Many of my initial costs were covered by insurance and the billing staff was good about helping me navigate the various procedures.
0
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Mark Bush
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0
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Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Denver
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10
10
Age
36
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS, Unexplained
10
10
I only saw Dr. Bush about 3 times throughout the entire course of events, but he always acted like he cared. I could tell that he had the routines down to a science, which, as a scientist/data analyst myself I truly appreciated. His support staff was very caring and did a good job of managing treatments....Don't expect to be face to face with Dr. Bush at every visit, but don't worry - he is engaged in the process and has everything under control.
Don't expect to be face to face with Dr. Bush at every visit [Conceptions Reproductive Associates], but don't worry - he is engaged in the process and has everything under control....Nancy and Jessica were both great! Excellent communication and clear guidance through the entire process....Strengths - compassion, knowledge, organization Weakness - location - please open one on the west side of town (Golden/Lakewood)
Age
36
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Engineer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS, Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
We recently moved to Denver from Texas, and knew that we wanted another child. My experience with Conceptions and Dr. Bush far exceeded what I went through in Texas for fertility treatments. Dr. Bush and his staff truly listened to me and my history, and they were able to guide me through a successful egg retrieval procedure and embryo transfer, each in one round. I began this journey about 6 months ago, and now I'm 12 weeks along and expecting a little boy in October! Our family couldn't be happier with the experience. Thank you for making it as smooth as possible! We really enjoyed our experience with everyone we encountered at Conceptions!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Don't expect to be face to face with Dr. Bush at every visit, but don't worry - he is engaged in the process and has everything under control.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
I only saw Dr. Bush about 3 times throughout the entire course of events, but he always acted like he cared. I could tell that he had the routines down to a science, which, as a scientist/data analyst myself I truly appreciated. His support staff was very caring and did a good job of managing treatments.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Nancy and Jessica)
Nancy and Jessica were both great! Excellent communication and clear guidance through the entire process.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Strengths - compassion, knowledge, organization Weakness - location - please open one on the west side of town (Golden/Lakewood) New Patient Advice - go in with an open mind and a flexible schedule!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Approximately $25-30,000 - including medication
10
Doctor
Mark Bush
Communication
Trustworthiness
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10
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Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Littleton
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10
10
Age
38 - 41
Treated
2015 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
10
Dr Bush was wonderful. He was very honest in his assessment and recommendations. He gave us hope, but not false hope. He went the extra mile to make sure testing and procedures were done well...He was always willing to explain everything. I felt that he was also always one step ahead with a plan in place if needed next. In addition, we travelled from out of state to see Dr Bush and he was willing to work with labs and Ultrasounds done locally. Thanks to Dr Bush, I have 3 beautiful children and was told previously that I likely would never be a mother.
The nurses [at Conceptions] are supportive, compassionate and very knowledgeable. They are available 7 days a week and are so helpful...Staff is friendly, scheduling of procedures and labs are timely. The clinic runs very efficiently. Embryology is awesome, physician and nurses are awesome. Accupuncture is available and also done very well. I wouldn’t change a thing. It is obvious that these people know what they are doing
Age
38 - 41
Treated
2015 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
10
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
I felt very comfortable and confident in Dr Bush. He went the extra mile to ensure that testing and procedures were done correctly and reviewed all labs / results personally. He was always honest and candid in answering questions and making recommendations. He was always willing to explain everything. I felt that he was also always one step ahead with a plan in place if needed next. In addition, we travelled from out of state to see Dr Bush and he was willing to work with labs and Ultrasounds done locally. Thanks to Dr Bush, I have 3 beautiful children and was told previously that I likely would never be a mother.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
You may have to wait a while for consult with Dr Bush (we did telephone due to distance), but it is well worth the wait.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr Bush was wonderful. He was very honest in his assessment and recommendations. He gave us hope, but not false hope. He went the extra mile to make sure testing and procedures were done well
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Cori)
The nurses are supportive, compassionate and very knowledgeable. They are available 7 days a week and are so helpful
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Staff is friendly, scheduling of procedures and labs are timely. The clinic runs very efficiently. Embryology is awesome, physician and nurses are awesome. Accupuncture is available and also done very well. I wouldn’t change a thing. It is obvious that these people know what they are doing
What specific things went wrong at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
  • Failed to call with results
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Mark Bush
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Littleton
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10
10
Age
33 - 38
Treated
2013 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage
10
10
I felt like he was upfront with me and discussed the options at hand. He was not pushy in any manner to say which direction we had to go. He did a great job assessing my information after egg retrieval and he did a great job with the transfer... Dr Bush didn't spend a lot of time meeting with or speaking with me due to the fact that after a few attempts we came to a conclusion on what we wanted to do, and he agreed, and he was always honest and friendly.
The nurses [at Conceptions] were amazing. I cannot express enough how compassionate and available they were. I went through several heartbreaking situations and they always had the time to speak with me, answer questions (no matter how silly or how many) and calm me down...It's a nice clinic. I always got in and out quickly for blood and never had issues with blood draws. My appointments were always quick and on time (unlike waiting at a doctors office). Any time we were at the clinic everyone was friendly. Nothing ever got screwed up from an appointment or billing standpoint. No complaints.
Age
33 - 38
Treated
2013 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Investment Banker
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage
10
10
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
I felt like he was upfront with me and discussed the options at hand. He was not pushy in any manner to say which direction we had to go. He did a great job assessing my information after egg retrieval and he did a great job with the transfer.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
The nurses were amazing. I cannot express enough how compassionate and available they were. I went through several heartbreaking situations and they always had the time to speak with me, answer questions (no matter how silly or how many) and calm me down. Dr Bush didn't spend a lot of time meeting with or speaking with me due to the fact that after a few attempts we came to a conclusion on what we wanted to do, and he agreed, and he was always honest and friendly.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Amazing. They were everything to me in this process. I felt comfortable asking them anything and they always got back to me in a timely manner. They were always so friendly too.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
It's a nice clinic. I always got in and out quickly for blood and never had issues with blood draws. My appointments were always quick and on time (unlike waiting at a doctors office). Any time we were at the clinic everyone was friendly. Nothing ever got screwed up from an appointment or billing standpoint. No complaints.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Ugh...I did two rounds and am not sure what the first one cost as it was in 2014. This latest round I believe was $20K
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Doctor
Mark Bush
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Littleton
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7
8
Age
36
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
7
8
Dr. Bush wanted to get me a baby but I had my worst retrieval with him. He was very confident that his menopur only protocol would yield me great results. I got zero embryos on day 5 and was devastated. When we did the regroup he was a little defensive and suggested donor eggs. I felt that he gave up on me. I was also very raw and emotional. I think he is a brilliant doctor and insanely smart but not the right doctor for me...he is really blunt and fact driven which can come across as harsh or stern.
She [nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates - Denver] is my guardian angel. On my worst days she picked me up. Every email had a note that was encouraging and how were in this together. I absolutely love her...Strengths are its extremely organized and well run. Very prompt responses and truly everyone cares. I honestly don't see weaknesses. Dr. Bush wasn't right for mr so Erika my nurse suggested Dr. Ambler and were a match made in heaven. Same clinic and I trust them for another retrieval.
Age
36
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 4 Docs
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
7
8
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr. Bush wanted to get me a baby but I had my worst retrieval with him. He was very confident that his menopur only protocol would yield me great results. I got zero embryos on day 5 and was devastated. When we did the regroup he was a little defensive and suggested donor eggs. I felt that he gave up on me. I was also very raw and emotional. I think he is a brilliant doctor and insanely smart but not the right doctor for me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
He is really smart and wants you to be a mom but he is really blunt and fact driven which can come across as harsh or stern.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr.Bush is incredibly smart and wants to get you a baby. He is not warm and fuzzy but his knowledge and confidence makes you feel your in the right hands. He is pretty blunt but treats you with respect.
Describe the protocols Mark Bush used in your cycles at Conceptions Reproductive Associates and their degree of success.
We did estrogen to prime with cetrotide. Then HGH and high dosage of menopur. I was on 9 menopur vials a day. I retrieved 12, 4 fertilized and 0 made it to day 5.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Erika )
She is my guardian angel. On my worst days she picked me up. Every email had a note that was encouraging and how were in this together. I absolutely love her.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Strengths are its extremely organized and well run. Very prompt responses and truly everyone cares. I honestly don't see weaknesses. Dr. Bush wasn't right for mr so Erika my nurse suggested Dr. Ambler and were a match made in heaven. Same clinic and I trust them for another retrieval.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
$22,000
Describe Mark Bush's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Haven't gotten to transfer yet.
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Mark Bush
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
8
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Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Denver
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10
10
Age
27
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
10
10
Our experience with Dr. Bush was amazing! We didn’t know if we’d ever be able to have children! A week and a half after we had our first transfer we were pregnant with our sweet baby girl! He is amazing at his art and helping to create little miracles!... Dr. Bush was amazing at explaining procedures and what to expect while going through different procedures as well as explained the statistics of IVF working! He made sure my husband and I understood everything before going on to another subject
We went to two of their clinics [Conceptions Reproductive Associates]. Both were clean and easy to find. The staff if nice and organized. At the Littleton office, I was a bit confused whether my appointments were upstairs or on the main level, but the staff was great at directing us where we needed to be!... We were assigned a group of nurses! Each one was designated to a certain stage of our care. We had one while we were in the beginning diagnostic stages, one during the pre-transfer stage, and one during and post transfer. We loved all of them!
Age
27
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
10
10
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Our experience with Dr. Bush was amazing! We didn’t know if we’d ever be able to have children! A week and a half after we had our first transfer we were pregnant with our sweet baby girl! He is amazing at his art and helping to create little miracles!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
My advice to a prospective patient would be to definitely go to Dr. Bush whether you live 10 minutes from Littleton or 7 hours! His knowledge and success rates are worth every mile and penny spent!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr. Bush was amazing at explaining procedures and what to expect while going through different procedures as well as explained the statistics of IVF working! He made sure my husband and I understood everything before going on to another subject... even drew us pictures!
Describe the protocols Mark Bush used in your cycles at Conceptions Reproductive Associates and their degree of success.
I was on hormones and medication for months prior to the transfer! The morning on transfer I was to take a medication to relax and drink 32 oz of water one hour prior to transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: We were assigned a group of nurses!)
We were assigned a group of nurses! Each one was designated to a certain stage of our care. We had one while we were in the beginning diagnostic stages, one during the pre-transfer stage, and one during and post transfer. We loved all of them!
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
We went to two of their clinics. Both were clean and easy to find. The staff if nice and organized. At the Littleton office, I was a bit confused whether my appointments were upstairs or on the main level, but the staff was great at directing us where we needed to be!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Our procedures cost somewhere between $30,000 & $40,000.
Describe Mark Bush's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
They suggested to just transfer a single embryo!
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Mark Bush
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Littleton
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9
10
Age
37
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
9
10
Doctor Bush comes off as abrupt and can speak above your head;however, he is extremely knowledgeable and seems passionate about what he does. ...I never doubted his expertise or treatment recommendations. He is a top fertility doctor and that shows. I would recommend him and his clinic. Be prepared to not meet with him very often after the consult, but he is monitoring your progress...Because of egg quality issues, I was placed on HGH during stimulation.
It is a busy clinic [Conceptions] so you will not have the personal connections you may get with a smaller clinic. But they have an excellent lab and are extremely organized. You will not wait for appointments, and will always know the next step well I advance...All the nurses are extremely caring and responsive...Their IVF cost is 19000 although since we had a failed cycle at another clinic , we were given a discount. They also accept insurance...
Age
37
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
9
10
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
I never doubted his expertise or treatment recommendations. He is a top fertility doctor and that shows. I would recommend him and his clinic. Be prepared to not meet with him very often after the consult, but he is monitoring your progress . His treatment plan was extremely successful in my case.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
He is blunt and forward , if you want things sugar coated, he may not be the doc for you. But his success speaks for itself .
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Doctor Bush comes off as abrupt and can speak above your head;however, he is extremely knowledgeable and seems passionate about what he does. He will do whatever he can to get you pregnant .
Describe the protocols Mark Bush used in your cycles at Conceptions Reproductive Associates and their degree of success.
Because of egg quality issues, I was placed on HGH during stimulation. I was also given a much reduced dosage of stim meds, due to my sky high estrogen levels that occurred on my last cycle. I was also put on a supplement protocol three months prior to my retrieval. My husband has mfi issues and was also put on supplements. We had excellent results with four normal embryos ready for transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Sarah Evans )
All the nurses are extremely caring and responsive
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
It is a busy clinic so you will not have the personal connections you may get with a smaller clinic. But they have an excellent lab and are extremely organized. You will not wait for appointments, and will always know the next step well I advance .
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Their IVF cost is 19000 although since we had a failed cycle at another clinic , we were given a discount. They also accept insurance
Describe Mark Bush's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
We were advised to do only one embryo transfer and are completely on board for a single transfer . The risks of multiples were explained. After all the time, stress, and money that has been put into my treatment, I want to mitigate as much risk as I can .
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Mark Bush
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Trustworthiness
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10
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Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Denver
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9
9
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
9
9
He [Dr. Mark Bush] was very straight forward and honest. He didn’t sugar coat any results or findings which is what we both needed. He used our results from a previous experience and was able to compare what/how he’d be different. He explained the issues we had in detail and explained what needed to be done. He also made it clear he could help us.... He’s very straight forward... The care that the entire team gave was amazing. Everyone was empathetic to our situation and explained everything in great detail taking however much time we needed. The never made us feel like we were a bother or needed to get us out to serve the next patient.
The only thing I would say is that there is a disconnect with accounting [at Conceptions-Littleton]. They were sometimes hard to reach and we had to request a separate consult with them to understand all costs. We also were not told of a few additional charges that we though were apart of treatment.... The care that the entire team gave was amazing. Everyone was empathetic to our situation and explained everything in great detail taking however much time we needed. The never made us feel like we were a bother or needed to get us out to serve the next patient.
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
9
9
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
He was very straight forward and honest. He didn’t sugar coat any results or findings which is what we both needed. He used our results from a previous experience and was able to compare what/how he’d be different. He explained the issues we had in detail and explained what needed to be done. He also made it clear he could help us.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
He’s very straight forward
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
The care that the entire team gave was amazing. Everyone was empathetic to our situation and explained everything in great detail taking however much time we needed. The never made us feel like we were a bother or needed to get us out to serve the next patient.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Ericka P)
Overall excellent. Very compassionate. Answered all my questions and was available when I had questions or needed clarification
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
The only thing I would say is that there is a disconnect with accounting. They were sometimes hard to reach and we had to request a separate consult with them to understand all costs. We also were not told of a few additional charges that we though were apart of treatment.
9
Doctor
Mark Bush
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
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Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Littleton
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10
10
Age
32 - 36
Treated
2014 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Tubal Blockage
10
10
Dr. Bush is positive and explains in detail why he chooses the methods he does. I was better educated because of him and felt important...Depot Lipton for endometriosis treatment, prednisone during first trimester, adjustment of medications when necessary, attention to how my body was reacting to drugs was also important...If it weren’t for Dr. Bush we would not have a family. His specific protocol with me led to a perfect little boy, and one one in the way!
Even the billing department [at Conceptions Reproductive Associates] is amazing. I have nothing bad to say about anyone or any part of conceptions. Even the embryology department is in the loop with your transfer, and you get to meet the people that helped create your babies. Pretty incredible!...The nurses are the rock of conceptions. I have nothing but amazing things to say about them. They are nurturing and caring but help you focus and hold your head up high when you can’t.
Age
32 - 36
Treated
2014 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Tubal Blockage
10
10
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
If it weren’t for Dr. Bush we would not have a family. His specific protocol with me led to a perfect little boy, and one one in the way! I’ve referred family and friends to him and they have all successfully gotten pregnant as well! I highly reccomend his practice, team, and care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Miracles do happen, so try to keep an open mind even though it’s easier said than done.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr. Bush is positive and explains in detail why he chooses the methods he does. I was better educated because of him and felt important.
Describe the protocols Mark Bush used in your cycles at Conceptions Reproductive Associates and their degree of success.
Depot Lipton for endometriosis treatment, prednisone during first trimester, adjustment of medications when necessary, attention to how my body was reacting to drugs was also important
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Tanya)
The nurses are the rock of conceptions. I have nothing but amazing things to say about them. They are nurturing and caring but help you focus and hold your head up high when you can’t.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Even the billing department is amazing. I have nothing bad to say about anyone or any part of conceptions. Even the embryology department is in the loop with your transfer, and you get to meet the people that helped create your babies. Pretty incredible!
Describe Mark Bush's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
I loved how Dr Bush wasn’t about to transfer 3 embryos just to get higher numbers at his practice. He did one each time for us. I felt when I went to other practices they wanted the numbers and didnt care about such a high number of multiple pregnancy
10
Doctor
Mark Bush
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Littleton
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10
10
Age
34 - 36
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
10
Dr Bush made me feel like he really cared. I was in the office after having an ectopic pregnancy (fell pregnant naturally) and receiving a shot of methotrexate. I was in so much pain and thought my tube ruptured. The nurses were gonna send me to the ER. Dr Bush heard I was there and he had me go into a room for an ultrasound. The tube had not ruptured. I waited there a while and he eventually walked me to my car. He is a very caring doctor and man
Friendly and caring staff [Conceptions Reproductive Associates] from the front desk to The phlebotomist. Everyone there genuinely cares and wants success for you and your family. I would recommend this clinic to anyone struggling with infertility... I could talk to Jessica about anything. She would call or email me back very promptly. I always felt like she truly cared that we were successful... Dr Bush made me feel like he really cared. I was in the office after having an ectopic pregnancy (fell pregnant naturally) and receiving a shot of methotrexate.
Age
34 - 36
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
10
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr Bush made me feel like he really cared. I was in the office after having an ectopic pregnancy (fell pregnant naturally) and receiving a shot of methotrexate. I was in so much pain and thought my tube ruptured. The nurses were gonna send me to the ER. Dr Bush heard I was there and he had me go into a room for an ultrasound. The tube had not ruptured. I waited there a while and he eventually walked me to my car. He is a very caring doctor and man
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
If you are longing for a baby, please go see Dr Bush
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr Bush and his staff always made me feel like family
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Jessica)
I could talk to Jessica about anything. She would call or email me back very promptly. I always felt like she truly cared that we were successful
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Friendly and caring staff from the front desk to The phlebotomist. Everyone there genuinely cares and wants success for you and your family. I would recommend this clinic to anyone struggling with infertility
10
Doctor
Mark Bush
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
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Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Littleton
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10
10
Age
31
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
10
10
Dr. Bush was not only knowledgeable but he also was kind and treated me like I was his only patient. He helped us through the process professionally and personally. Though we did not need to meet many times, he made me feel comfortable and explained whatever procedure we were doing with precision and care.... He connected with both me and my husband emotionally and professionally
The staff [at Conceptions-Littleton] are very friendly and helpful. There was once a mixup where the secretary thought I was someone else and asked me to come back for a procedure I did not need, but once I told them that I wasn't needing the procedure they rectified that immediately.... Tanya was always accessible if I had any question and took extra time to answer them when needed. She returned my calls promptly, called in prescriptions immediately and walked me through the details of each step comprehensively.
Age
31
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
10
10
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr. Bush was not only knowledgeable but he also was kind and treated me like I was his only patient. He helped us through the process professionally and personally. Though we did not need to meet many times, he made me feel comfortable and explained whatever procedure we were doing with precision and care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
He knows what he is doing. Trust him with any needs to adjust during treatment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
He connected with both me and my husband emotionally and professionally
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Tanya)
Tanya was always accessible if I had any question and took extra time to answer them when needed. She returned my calls promptly, called in prescriptions immediately and walked me through the details of each step comprehensively.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
The staff are very friendly and helpful. There was once a mixup where the secretary thought I was someone else and asked me to come back for a procedure I did not need, but once I told them that I wasn't needing the procedure they rectified that immediately.
Describe Mark Bush's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Dr. Bush did not provide any hesitation when we requested to transfer only one embryo as well as when we said we would like to transfer multiple next time.
What specific things went wrong at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
  • Provided conflicting information
10
Doctor
Mark Bush
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Littleton
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10
10
Age
37 - 40
Treated
2014 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Other
10
10
Dr. Bush was extremely knowledgeable and we had complete trust that we were receiving the best care. We needed to do a phone meeting because we lived so far away. We felt much better and hopeful after our consultations with Dr. Bush.... He answered all of our questions thoroughly. The extent of his discussions with us would not be needed if we were just another opportunity to improve their outcomes (as a number).
All of the staff [Conceptions Reproductive Associates] are very knowledgeable and helpful in our difficult journey of infertility. We asked tons of questions! It was great to have less stress than what was already so much with trying to have a child....The nursing staff were very patient and helpful with all of our questions!... The total costs including egg retrieval, transfer, travel, medications, etc it was at least 40,000. We itemized our taxes that year to utilize the medical tax deduction.
Age
37 - 40
Treated
2014 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Other
10
10
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Dr. Bush was extremely knowledgeable and we had complete trust that we were receiving the best care. We needed to do a phone meeting because we lived so far away. We felt much better and hopeful after our consultations with Dr. Bush.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Our advice is learn as much as you can about infertility and ask lots of questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
He answered all of our questions thoroughly. The extent of his discussions with us would not be needed if we were just another opportunity to improve their outcomes (as a number).
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Tanya Sarver)
The nursing staff were very patient and helpful with all of our questions!
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
All of the staff are very knowledgeable and helpful in our difficult journey of infertility. We asked tons of questions! It was great to have less stress than what was already so much with trying to have a child.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
The total costs including egg retrieval, transfer, travel, medications, etc it was at least 40,000. We itemized our taxes that year to utilize the medical tax deduction.
Describe Mark Bush's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Dr. Bush described the pros and cons to eSET. His recommendation was eSET. Since we did genetic testing of the embryos, we saw little reason to transfer more than one embryo.
10
Doctor
Mark Bush
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Littleton
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2
5
Age
25 - 26
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
2
5
Only saw him [Dr. Mark Bush] twice and the rest was all thru multiple different nursing staff. No plan adjust after 3 failed iuis Just went straight to ivf as only option. I’m young and never tried getting pregnant before seemed rushed to not try other things first
Overall happy with the clinic [Conceptions Reproductive Associates] Just not the care from my direct doctor. Multiple locations and accommodation for lunch break testing. Patient portal was a little relaxed and not enough info about test results was posted there... Never got results from hsg test. During test nurse mentioned might be a blockage on right side never mentioned again and had iui done anyway
Age
25 - 26
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Latino
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
2
5
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Only saw him twice and the rest was all thru multiple different nursing staff. No plan adjust after 3 failed iuis Just went straight to ivf as only option. I’m young and never tried getting pregnant before seemed rushed to not try other things first
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Pick a different doctor unless you want ivf
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Human- staff was friendly and spoke to me in ways I understood. After 3 iuis Dr bush didn’t offer treatment of anything else Judy went straight to ivf
Describe the protocols Mark Bush used in your cycles at Conceptions Reproductive Associates and their degree of success.
3 cycles with letrozole
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Amazing women who tried to help
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Overall happy with the clinic Just not the care from my direct doctor. Multiple locations and accommodation for lunch break testing. Patient portal was a little relaxed and not enough info about test results was posted there
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
Completely out of pocket
What specific things went wrong at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
2
Doctor
Mark Bush
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Littleton
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0
0
Age
32 - 34
Treated
2012 - 2014
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
IVF, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
0
0
We saw Dr Bush in 2012 and he did an office hysteroscopy when I was barely having a period and he basically referred us to gestational carrier agencies then. We saw him again in August 2014 when my periods had completely normalized and I had recently miscarried. He would not agree to do anything to help us and was extremely arrogant and rude. We then went to a different clinic and I would have been able to carry had my uterus not scared up again.
The clinic [Conceptions Reproductive Associates] was nicely decorated and the staff was friendly.... The information we received from the doctor was different from what the nursing staff and ultrasound tech gave... We saw doctor Bush in 2012 and 2014,he was way more compassionate and helpful in 2012 then he was in 2014. He treated us like he didn't want to bother with us even though circumstances changed. The first few times we met him in 2012 we really like him but in 2014 when we questioned some things he acted very arrogant and basically said he knows best. We opted not to continue with his clinic.
Age
32 - 34
Treated
2012 - 2014
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
IVF, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
0
0
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
We saw doctor Bush in 2012 and 2014,he was way more compassionate and helpful in 2012 then he was in 2014. He treated us like he didn't want to bother with us even though circumstances changed. The first few times we met him in 2012 we really like him but in 2014 when we questioned some things he acted very arrogant and basically said he knows best. We opted not to continue with his clinic.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
If you are looking for bed side manner he might not be your best choice.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
We saw Dr Bush in 2012 and he did an office hysteroscopy when I was barely having a period and he basically referred us to gestational carrier agencies then. We saw him again in August 2014 when my periods had completely normalized and I had recently miscarried. He would not agree to do anything to help us and was extremely arrogant and rude. We then went to a different clinic and I would have been able to carry had my uterus not scared up again.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
The clinic was nicely decorated and the staff was friendly.
What specific things went wrong at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
  • Provided conflicting information
0
Doctor
Mark Bush
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Lafayette
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10
10
Age
35
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
10
10
He spent time discussing the process and our options and results. He joked with us and I felt comfortable with him... I liked him best if all doctors I saw.
She [my nurse] was amazing - spent time talking with me, explaining things, and comforting me.
Age
35
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Investment Banker
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
10
10
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
No complaints. I liked him best if all doctors I saw
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Ask questions and he will give honest answers
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
He spent time discussing the process and our options and results. He joked with us and I felt comfortable with him.
Describe the protocols Mark Bush used in your cycles at Conceptions Reproductive Associates and their degree of success.
Started suppression with bc. First time I was over-suppresswd so second time we used the nova ring. I went through injections menopur, follostim, gonal-f and we made it to retrieval
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Michelle)
She was amazing - spent time talking with me, explaining things, and comforting me
10
Doctor
Mark Bush
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Littleton
Nursing
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10
10
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
10
10
[Dr. Mark Bush is] Very intelligent and blunt which we appreciate. Felt very safe in his hands. He can talk and sometimes lose you with medical terms but he is good at explaining whatever you may not understand. Would reccomend him to everyone.... First round if ivf was super expensive and close to $18,000 and the 2nd round was closer to $8000 after everything including meds and acupuncture
This clinic [Conceptions Reproductive Associates- Littleton] is top notch in every department. You get to know them so well that it is sad when it ends. They make you feel like a top priority and I would recommend them to anyone. I really have no complaints... First round if ivf was super expensive and close to $18,000 and the 2nd round was closer to $8000 after everything including meds and acupuncture
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, East Asian
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
10
10
How was your experience with Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
Very intelligent and blunt which we appreciate. Felt very safe in his hands. He can talk and sometimes lose you with medical terms but he is good at explaining whatever you may not understand. Would reccomend him to everyone.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates?
That he is the best out there and will do everything he can to hell you create a family.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Conceptions Reproductive Associates. (Assigned nurse: Jessica Rico)
She was always in great contact with me and always provided answers to questions in a timely fashion. The whole nursing team makes sure you are well taken care of from beginning to end.
Describe your experience with Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
This clinic is top notch in every department. You get to know them so well that it is sad when it ends. They make you feel like a top priority and I would recommend them to anyone. I really have no complaints
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Bush at Conceptions Reproductive Associates.
First round if ivf was super expensive and close to $18,000 and the 2nd round was closer to $8000 after everything including meds and acupuncture
10
Doctor
Mark Bush
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Conceptions Reproductive Associates
Littleton
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