Mark Ransom

Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)

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Medical SchoolRWJ Rutgers
ResidencyRWJ Rutgers
FellowshipRWJ Rutgers
Johnson City
1319 Sunset Drive
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 439-7246
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Mark Ransom to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 72%Neutral: 14%Don't recommend: 14%9.2
8 assessments
  • 72% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 14% Neutral (7-8)
  • 14% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU) to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 82%Neutral: 12%Don't recommend: 6%9.1
10 assessments
  • 82% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 12% Neutral (7-8)
  • 6% Don't recommend (0-6)
8 assessments
6
Age
29 - 33
Treated
2014 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Tubal Blockage, Unexplained
6
Dr. Ransom is very knowledgeable. He takes time to explain things. My one issue is that he sometimes makes a recommendation but does not thoroughly provide rationale to the patient. I try to be very educated during appointments, and sometimes I lost a little trust because he would not give me all the information or background. I also wish he would give me more details related to treatment plans.... He also left a lot of the "driving" of things to happen to me as the patient, so just be aware that it will be up to you to keep things moving forward, especially in the preliminary stages.
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Age
29 - 33
Treated
2014 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Professor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Tubal Blockage, Unexplained
6
How was your experience with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)?
Dr. Ransom is very knowledgeable. He takes time to explain things. My one issue is that he sometimes makes a recommendation but does not thoroughly provide rationale to the patient. I try to be very educated during appointments, and sometimes I lost a little trust because he would not give me all the information or background. I also wish he would give me more details related to treatment plans.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)?
If you go to see Dr. Ransom, take lots of notes and come with questions because the office is not going to provide you with patient pamphlets or info sheets. He also left a lot of the "driving" of things to happen to me as the patient, so just be aware that it will be up to you to keep things moving forward, especially in the preliminary stages.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)?
Dr. Ransom and his clinic is the primary infertility practice in the Tri-Cities area. At times, he was very compassionate and took time to explain things. During other visits, he was short and very to-the-point, without providing a lot of explanation. This was frustrating. I also struggled when dealing with his staff. Certain nurses handle his surgery scheduling only, but don't know about in-office practices. I always felt like I was being passed from one person to another and didn't always feel confident in the level of knowledge of the office staff or in their level of compassion.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU). (Assigned nurse: Michelle)
The staff I worked with was a little inconsistent in terms of the care they provided. I worked with Jeanine on coverage issues; she was not always very patient with my questions (despite this being the first time I had to seek care outside of my benefits coverage). I also worked with Michelle, the nurse who schedules all of Dr. Ransom's surgeries with the local hospital (FWCH). Michelle did not always appear to have a clear knowledge of what was going on, which sometimes gave me pause. When I call to speak with her, she consistently needs to check with other office staff members before being able to answer my questions and commonly seems to fully understand what's going on with my treatment.
Describe your experience with Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU).
This clinic is centrally located near the hospital where testing and procedures are done. I've had no problems getting in to see my provider and scheduling appointments to be seen within a reasonable amount of time. One downside is having to go off-site for lab work and blood draws. I'm not sure if this is true for all infertility clinics, but there has been some instances in confusion about cost and coverage - I commonly have to call multiple places to get quotes to figure out just how expensive a test or procedure will be. While I have not gone through IVF, there was a clear breakdown of costs that was provided to me for that service. This clinic also does not widely publish some of their variety of services or protocols, similar to what I've seen at other clinics.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU).
My office visits and most labs and diagnostic procedures were covered by insurance, so I was only responsible for paying my co-pay. IVF is not covered by my plan and I was told to plan on having at least $13,000 up front before proceeding with scheduling anything related to IVF. I did have some bad experiences with out-of-pocket costs at the hospital where Dr. Ransom does some of his outpatient testing. I was scheduled for a hysteroscopic septum resection and despite my insurance having pre-approved the procedure as medically necessary, I was told that the claim would likely be rejected. When I inquired to what my total costs would be for this outpatient procedure without insurance, I was quoted at over $25,000. As a result, I had to cancel the procedure. I'm not sure what was driving this cost up, but it did seem incredibly high.
Describe Mark Ransom's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU).
Dr. Ransom strictly adheres to the ASRM IVF Guidelines. I am 33 years old and planning for my first IVF cycle, and Dr. Ransom was clear that I would only be a candidate for a single embryo transfer.
What specific things went wrong at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Mark Ransom
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)
Johnson City
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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8
Age
26 - 27
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
8
He [Dr. Ransom] was very professional and was very knowledgeable about what was going on. He explained things very well from our first consult to the egg retrieval and embryo transfer. Even when our cycle failed, he had us come back to the office and talk about it when we were ready. He gave us recommendations on what to do to prepare for another cycle. I just would have liked for him to give more detail regarding ultrasounds, lab results, etc.
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Age
26 - 27
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
8
How was your experience with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)?
He was very professional and was very knowledgeable about what was going on. He explained things very well from our first consult to the egg retrieval and embryo transfer. Even when our cycle failed, he had us come back to the office and talk about it when we were ready. He gave us recommendations on what to do to prepare for another cycle. I just would have liked for him to give more detail regarding ultrasounds, lab results, etc.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)?
I would tell a prospective patient to ask questions if they want to know something.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)?
I felt like I was well respected like a human. He could have been more detailed about test results, etc.
Describe the protocols Mark Ransom used in your cycles at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU) and their degree of success.
I started Lupron 20 units daily twenty-one days after my period. This was to suppress ovulation. I was on that for 3 weeks. Then I started Follistim to stimulate the ovaries. Then the Lupron was decreased to 10 units. I was monitored about every other day with an ultrasound and labs (estradiol). Depending on those results, he would adjust the dose of Follistim. I stimmed for 13 days. I administered the trigger shot the 14th day. The Egg retrieval was two days later. Post egg retrieval, I started progesterone in oil shots. I also took an oral steroid and antibiotic for prophylaxis. Three days after egg retrieval, I had a 3 day fresh transfer. I continued the progesterone in oil shots until I had my beta test at day 9. Beta was negative, it did not work.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU). (Assigned nurse: Michelle)
Michelle was the main medical assistant. She was wonderful and was there for the transfer. The other nurse was good too. I just felt like I was bothering her if I called to ask questions though.
Describe your experience with Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU).
Everyone is mostly friendly, especially the girls at the desk. They knew me by name after a few visits and made it feel personable. They could improve on communication though. I felt like I didn't know what was going on or what I needed to do next. I always had to call as ask.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU).
Between $12000-$15000 is what a cycle of IVF costs including meds.
What specific things went wrong at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to order appropriate test
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Doctor
Mark Ransom
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)
Johnson City
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
38
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
I love Dr. Ransom, his bedside manner is great. He sees a lot of patients and there were a couple of times I had to remind him of our particular situation and procedures I had already had done. That was frustrating for me.... Initially he did the femvue after checking my labs, which were good. The femvue showed both tubes appeared to be blocked. I went in for laparoscopic surgery to try to clear the blockages l, but only one (left) was cleared. After healing, he started me on Clomid and HCG trigger.
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Age
38
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, Native American
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
How was your experience with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)?
I love Dr. Ransom, his bedside manner is great. He sees a lot of patients and there were a couple of times I had to remind him of our particular situation and procedures I had already had done. That was frustrating for me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)?
Ask questions, don’t be afraid to speak your mind.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)?
Dr. Ransom is very nice and always made me feel comfortable no matter the situation. The office staff are always friendly and helpful.
Describe the protocols Mark Ransom used in your cycles at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU) and their degree of success.
Initially he did the femvue after checking my labs, which were good. The femvue showed both tubes appeared to be blocked. I went in for laparoscopic surgery to try to clear the blockages l, but only one (left) was cleared. After healing, he started me on Clomid and HCG trigger. I did 3 cycles of that but it’s over an hour to his office and between the cost of the medication and the time it got to be too much. Especially considering my chances were slim with the blockage and my age. He recommended IVF, but it simply isn’t financially feasible for us.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
All of the staff were nice. The one lady was a little gruff but I think that was just her personality. I did take it personally.
Describe your experience with Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU).
I think it’s a great clinic. I haven’t been to any others so I’m not sure if what I experienced was standard or not. The office staff are great and very knowledgeable. His MA is always very helpful and goes above and beyond to get questions answered. Overall they are great people and it was a pleasant experience.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU).
Fortunately my insurance covered visits and monitoring. Medications were out of pocket which costed around $150/ per cycle. I met my deductible ($3,000) for the year early with the surgery so other than that and meds there were no expenses other than travel to and from clinic.
Describe Mark Ransom's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU).
We never got that far so I have no knowledge of his approach.
What specific things went wrong at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
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Doctor
Mark Ransom
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)
Johnson City
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
26 - 27
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
I have PCOS that causes me to not ovulate on my own. When I went to him [Dr. Mark Ransom] I had already given letrozole several tries and was not successful. I was ready to move on to injection medications but he wanted to give clomid a try. He said with his PCOS patients he likes to start pretty minimal because of the risk of over-stimulating. I understood and went with his recommendations. Three rounds of clomid + trigger shot and we still were not pregnant. Ovulating but not pregnant. I tried one IUI while on clomid + trigger. But my husband has no sperm issues so technically we should not need IUI. When that cycle failed, we moved on to a combo cycle of clomid + follistim + trigger shot.
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Age
26 - 27
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
How was your experience with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)?
Dr. Ransom is obviously knowledgeable in his practice. He has good bedside manner and is very caring. He is eager to move on to more aggressive treatment if something is not working like he wishes. Sometimes I wish he would be a little more on the "proactive" side of things though.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)?
Write down your questions and ask them all. He always gives the opportunity for whatever questions I have but doesn't always cover all of my concerns unless asked.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)?
Dr. Ransom is always sure to ask me how I am feeling or doing aside from treatment. His office staff is wonderful and knows me by name. I am always made to feel very comfortable at my visits.
Describe the protocols Mark Ransom used in your cycles at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU) and their degree of success.
I have PCOS that causes me to not ovulate on my own. When I went to him I had already given letrozole several tries and was not successful. I was ready to move on to injection medications but he wanted to give clomid a try. He said with his PCOS patients he likes to start pretty minimal because of the risk of over-stimulating. I understood and went with his recommendations. Three rounds of clomid + trigger shot and we still were not pregnant. Ovulating but not pregnant. I tried one IUI while on clomid + trigger. But my husband has no sperm issues so technically we should not need IUI. When that cycle failed, we moved on to a combo cycle of clomid + follistim + trigger shot. We are awaiting the results of that cycle.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I have seen two different nurses. One of them is great. She is friendly and very informative. I don't have to ask her many questions because she tells me what I want to know without my having to ask. The other nurse is less friendly and sometimes comes off as "in a hurry". I prefer to have the first nurse during my visits.
Describe your experience with Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU).
The clinic is wonderful. I have not had any issues with scheduling appointments and they are always willing to work around my job schedule. I unfortunately do not have any infertility insurance coverage and they are understanding of that when it comes to payment. They also offer a self-pay discount that is very helpful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU).
The initial consultation was roughly $250. IUI was roughly $500. Ultrasounds were roughly $200 each. Medications came from a separate pharmacy. Semen analysis was $150. The procedure to check my fallopian tubes was roughly $750.
What specific things went wrong at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
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Doctor
Mark Ransom
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)
Johnson City
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
24 - 26
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
I didn't feel like I was treated as an individual person, [ Dr. Mark Ransom's] bedside manner was not always the best...We went through several cycles with Letrozole (Femara). Then moved on to IUI, did three (two of which were injectable cycles). At this point I asked about IVF, which we did and it worked on the first try. We were "Unexplained"...He was very straight forward. Didn't get too personal. Good doctor and very knowledgeable. Sometimes I did feel like a number but the end result was what we wanted. Never had to wait long for appointments. Could always get in to be seen if needed without a problem. Wish he would take more time to discuss feelings and how the patient is coping emotionally.
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Age
24 - 26
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)?
He was very straight forward. Didn't get too personal. Good doctor and very knowledgeable. Sometimes I did feel like a number but the end result was what we wanted. Never had to wait long for appointments. Could always get in to be seen if needed without a problem. Wish he would take more time to discuss feelings and how the patient is coping emotionally.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)?
Be proactive in your treatment. If you don't understand something, ask and make sure you do before you leave. Write down all questions and make sure they get answered in a way that you understand. Take things day by day. Research and know your options.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)?
I didn't feel like I was treated as an individual person, bedside manner was not always the best.
Describe the protocols Mark Ransom used in your cycles at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU) and their degree of success.
We went through several cycles with Letrozole (Femara). Then moved on to IUI, did three (two of which were injectable cycles). At this point I asked about IVF, which we did and it worked on the first try. We were "Unexplained".
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Michelle is wonderful. She is informed, knowedgeable, compassionate, and takes time to answer all your questions. There is another nurse who I don't know her name, but she doesn't have much personality and wasn't very warm.
Describe your experience with Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU).
Would love if they had extended hours. Also they need a lab in the clinic so you don't have to go somewhere else for blood work. Katie who works at the front desk is wonderful. She is efficient and goes above and beyond to answer questions. They get you in on Saturday if needed (while in a treatment cycle).
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU).
Very quick and efficient - in and out.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU).
Very expensive as insurance does not cover treatment. All money is to be paid up front. No payment plans.
Describe Mark Ransom's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU).
Dr. Ransom said he normally transfers two embryos, but we only had one to transfer in the end.
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Doctor
Mark Ransom
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)
Johnson City
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
25 - 26
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
10
Dr. Ransom was incredibly passionate about our treatment and wanted success for us about as much as a doctor could! He was super informative and compassionate, he was very professional but also friendly at the same time. He always had a smile and was ready thank answer questions but seemed almost as happy as my husband and I to hear our baby’s heartbeat for the very first time!... For our fresh cycle, we used started out with birth control and Lupron 20 units a day for two weeks. At this point, we had our baseline and then began the Follistim at 300 units a day for about 4-5 days. At our monitoring appointment, it showed that I was creating way more follicles than we had hoped, so he had my coast for a few days to allow my body to absorb some of the follicles back.
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Age
25 - 26
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
10
How was your experience with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)?
Dr. Ransom was incredibly passionate about our treatment and wanted success for us about as much as a doctor could! He was super informative and compassionate, he was very professional but also friendly at the same time. He always had a smile and was ready thank answer questions but seemed almost as happy as my husband and I to hear our baby’s heartbeat for the very first time!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)?
Do not be afraid to ask questions! That’s what he is there for!!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)?
As opposed to our previous doctor, Dr. Ransom was VERY friendly and incredibly honest and informative. He was ready to answer any and all questions we had and definitely wanted us to be successful!
Describe the protocols Mark Ransom used in your cycles at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU) and their degree of success.
For our fresh cycle, we used started out with birth control and Lupron 20 units a day for two weeks. At this point, we had our baseline and then began the Follistim at 300 units a day for about 4-5 days. At our monitoring appointment, it showed that I was creating way more follicles than we had hoped, so he had my coast for a few days to allow my body to absorb some of the follicles back. We had our egg retrieval on day 10 and a three day transfer of two embryos that resulted in a negative pregnancy test. About 3-4 months later, we did a frozen transfer beginning with Lupron 20 units again for two weeks, then Progesterone in oil intramuscular injections and estrogen taken orally to prepare the uterine lining for transfer. This process was about three weeks long when we transferred our last two embryos...this cycle resulted in our eight month old beautiful rainbow baby boy!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU). (Assigned nurse: Michelle)
Michelle is beyond amazing! She is so compassionate and is very easy to talk to! She answered all of our questions happily and is definitely an asset to the team! She helped make such a difficult time just a little easier!
Describe your experience with Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU).
Dr. Ransom is incredibly knowledgeable and absolutely wants to see you get the results you desire! He’s very professional but still friendly! And his staff is super helpful and very easy to talk to! Since Dr. Ransom took over the practice, I honestly can’t think of anything to list as a weakness!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU).
I am one of the lucky few that my health insurance covered my two rounds of IVF with Dr. Ransom so I just had my regular deductibles to pay. However, from what I have read, their billing seems to be pretty straightforward and easy to understand.
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Doctor
Mark Ransom
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)
Johnson City
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
33 - 35
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Poor Egg Quality
10
He [Dr. Mark Ransom] is truly passionate about his work and it shows from the moment he walks in the room. If he says he will call you with test results later that day, he keeps his word. Even if that call is after the office closes.... He is quick and concise but, never in too much of a rush.... As with any doctor, come prepared with questions and concerns. Write them down as notes to make sure you don't forget to ask an important question during your appointment. An appointment with a fertility doctor can be overwhelming and emotional with the calmest of doctors. So, have a list that helps guide you through so you don't miss anything while talking with him.
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Age
33 - 35
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Poor Egg Quality
10
How was your experience with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)?
He is truly passionate about his work and it shows from the moment he walks in the room. If he says he will call you with test results later that day, he keeps his word. Even if that call is after the office closes.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)?
As with any doctor, come prepared with questions and concerns. Write them down as notes to make sure you don't forget to ask an important question during your appointment. An appointment with a fertility doctor can be overwhelming and emotional with the calmest of doctors. So, have a list that helps guide you through so you don't miss anything while talking with him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)?
He is quick and concise but, never in too much of a rush.
Describe the protocols Mark Ransom used in your cycles at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU) and their degree of success.
I am still in treatment.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Very knowledgeable, compassionate and, quick to respond with return phone calls.
Describe your experience with Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU).
Very compassionate office as a whole. One of the doctors retired from there and there has been a lot of changes in the past year.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU).
Testing was covered by insurance. IUI and IVF is out of pocket as with most insurance plans.
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Doctor
Mark Ransom
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)
Johnson City
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
40
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Wonderful, great experience, would do procedure again [with Dr. Ransom] . Very nice man, very smart & compassionate. Always felt very comfortable with him and his staff. Very thorough, goes over all the information every visit. Never feel left out...experienced and very caring...Letrozole with HCG injection, IUI procedures failed attempt once.
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Age
40
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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How was your experience with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)?
Wonderful, great experience, would do procedure again. Very nice man, very smart & compassionate. Always felt very comfortable with him and his staff. Very thorough, goes over all the information every visit. Never feel left out.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)?
Very smart, experienced and very caring
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)?
Wonderful Dr & bedside manner
Describe the protocols Mark Ransom used in your cycles at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU) and their degree of success.
Letrozole with HCG injection, IUI procedures failed attempt once. Trying for a 2nd round
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
His older nurse retired after our first few visits, she was amazing. His new staff is young but still nice.
Describe your experience with Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU).
Very punctual with scheduling visits and calls, very well organized
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Ransom at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU).
the IUI with HCG was around $850 without insurance
Describe Mark Ransom's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU).
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Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)
Johnson City
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