Meaghan Bowling

Carolina Conceptions

Rated 8.5
Strongly recommend: 75%Neutral: 6%Don't recommend: 19%8.5
75% strongly recommend
32 reviews
Humanity
9
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
9
9
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
6.1
6.1
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
7.5
Good
Responsiveness

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

Education

Medical School
U. of Florida
Residency
U. of Alabama
Fellowship
U. of Alabama

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
doctor, nurse available by directline
doctor, nurse available by directline
not available by personal cell phone
not available by personal cell phone
Meaghan Bowling works at

Carolina Conceptions
Rated 9.1
Strongly recommend: 77%Neutral: 17%Don't recommend: 6%9.1

At 2 offices

Raleigh
2601 Lake Dr
Raleigh, NC 27607
919.782.5911
Wilmington
1124 Gallery Park Blvd
Midtown-Wilmington, NC 28412
919.782.5911
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32 patient reviews

2015, Unsuccessful
NPS
8
NPS
6
Age 31
3 IUI
PCOS
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 3 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
Neutral
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr. Bowling did her absolute best to help me and help me understand everything i had going on i would definitely go back to see her. She checked on me after my IUI the three times i had it with her was unsuccessful and she was able to tell me my next steps but I wasn't financially ready to take those steps and she understood and told me she will be there when I needef to come back
Expensive, busy but attentive and great doctors. Flexible schedule open sometimes on Saturday. Sometimes they [Emory University Repro Ctr] were over booked and ot was long wait times. The area was always busy traffic and I really like Dr bowling so I drove far to see her.... Dr. Bowling did her absolute best to help me and help me understand everything i had going on i would definitely go back to see her.
How was your experience with Meaghan Bowling at Emory University Reproductive Center?
Dr. Bowling did her absolute best to help me and help me understand everything i had going on i would definitely go back to see her. She checked on me after my IUI the three times i had it with her was unsuccessful and she was able to tell me my next steps but I wasn't financially ready to take those steps and she understood and told me she will be there when I needef to come back
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meaghan Bowling at Emory University Reproductive Center?
Be prepared financially if possible
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meaghan Bowling at Emory University Reproductive Center?
Very professional and caring
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Emory University Reproductive Center.
In a rush
Describe your experience with Emory University Reproductive Center.
Expensive, busy but attentive and great doctors. Flexible schedule open sometimes on Saturday. Sometimes they were over booked and ot was long wait times. The area was always busy traffic and I really like Dr bowling so I drove far to see her.
What specific things went wrong at Emory University Reproductive Center?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
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Doctor
Meaghan Bowling
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
6
Clinic
Emory University Reproductive Center
Atlanta
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
N/A
Age 39
1 IVF
Anovulation
PCOS
Other
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
3rd of 3 Docs
7 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Successful
When we first met Dr. Bowling she immediately offered the best treatment based on our history. She explained the reasons why she suggested this treatment and the possible outcomes. Throughout my treatment she fully explained what was being done, why and what the next steps will be. There was a time where Dr. Bowling needed to alter my treatment due to an unplanned surgery she needed to. Her quick decision still allowed me to have my embryo transfer in a reasonable time.
Dr. Bowling remembered my history every time she meet with me [at Carolina Conceptions]. She was very understanding, attentive and listened closely to everything I had to say. I never felt rushed during my visits with her. She always assured I was scheduled to only see her for my follow appointments. Every email or call from me was answered by her personally even if she has to reply during after hours.
How was your experience with Meaghan Bowling at Carolina Conceptions?
When we first met Dr. Bowling she immediately offered the best treatment based on our history. She explained the reasons why she suggested this treatment and the possible outcomes. Throughout my treatment she fully explained what was being done, why and what the next steps will be. There was a time where Dr. Bowling needed to alter my treatment due to an unplanned surgery she needed to. Her quick decision still allowed me to have my embryo transfer in a reasonable time. In discussing my past miscarriages with Dr. Bowling, my pregnancy was monitored until 10 weeks instead of 8 weeks which is the normal time for monitoring pregnancies at her office. She extended my medication to prevent miscarriage. I am now 13 weeks pregnant without complications.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meaghan Bowling at Carolina Conceptions?
Ask all the questions you have, you will get the best advice from Dr. Bowling.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meaghan Bowling at Carolina Conceptions?
Dr. Bowling remembered my history every time she meet with me. She was very understanding, attentive and listened closely to everything I had to say. I never felt rushed during my visits with her. She always assured I was scheduled to only see her for my follow appointments. Every email or call from me was answered by her personally even if she has to reply during after hours.
10
Doctor
Meaghan Bowling
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
8
Age 33
2 Fertility Medications
Anovulation
PCOS
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
6 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
She [Dr. Meaghan Bowling] is really knowledgeable and seems to know what is best for me as a patient. She ordered bloodwork that the previous doctor said wasn't necessary and discovered that my TSH was a little high which could inhibit ovulation even more. So she put me on meds that I wouldn't have gotten otherwise...She definitely is straight forward and doesn't sugar coat things but she has a warm personality.
[The nurses at Carolina Conceptions are] always nice and welcoming and answer any questions I have. They made me feel ok even during disappointed and failed treatments...The receptionists are always super nice and welcoming. The atmosphere is warm which is nice because it depresses me having to go to a fertility clinic, but that help that feeling go away when I walk in the door...So far everything has been covered under my insurance so I can't really comment on cost.
How was your experience with Meaghan Bowling at Carolina Conceptions?
She is really knowledgeable and seems to know what is best for me as a patient. She ordered bloodwork that the previous doctor said wasn't necessary and discovered that my TSH was a little high which could inhibit ovulation even more. So she put me on meds that I wouldn't have gotten otherwise.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meaghan Bowling at Carolina Conceptions?
She definitely is straight forward and doesn't sugar coat things but she has a warm personality.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meaghan Bowling at Carolina Conceptions?
She has a very warm personality. She gives it to you straight but isn't cold.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Carolina Conceptions.
They're always nice and welcoming and answer any questions I have. They made me feel ok even during disappointed and failed treatments.
Describe your experience with Carolina Conceptions.
The receptionists are always super nice and welcoming. The atmosphere is warm which is nice because it depresses me having to go to a fertility clinic, but that help that feeling go away when I walk in the door.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Meaghan Bowling at Carolina Conceptions.
So far everything has been covered under my insurance so I can't really comment on cost.
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Doctor
Meaghan Bowling
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
8
Clinic
Carolina Conceptions
Raleigh
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Consult
NPS
7
NPS
7
Age 39
3 Fertility Medications
Endometriosis
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 3 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Felt rushed during my Consult [with Dr. Meaghan Bowling]...Didnt feel a connection to my dr , like she really sincerely heard me, listened or cared. All questions addressed but I didnt feel confident that I was moving in the right direction. I switched dr after that and he seemed better and had more suggestions for me...TI with letrozole and ovidrel for 3 months. No positive results...
Felt rushed during my Consult [at Carolina Conceptions]...Didnt feel a connection to my dr , like she really sincerely heard me, listened or cared. All questions addressed but I didnt feel confident that I was moving in the right direction. I switched dr after that and he seemed better and had more suggestions for me...TI with letrozole and ovidrel for 3 months. No positive results...Nurses were amazing above and beyond. Caring, great bed side manner
How was your experience with Meaghan Bowling at Carolina Conceptions?
Didnt feel a connection to my dr , like she really sincerely heard me, listened or cared. All questions addressed but I didnt feel confident that I was moving in the right direction. I switched dr after that and he seemed better and had more suggestions for me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meaghan Bowling at Carolina Conceptions?
Competent
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meaghan Bowling at Carolina Conceptions?
Felt rushed during my Consult
Describe the protocols Meaghan Bowling used in your cycles at Carolina Conceptions and their degree of success.
TI with letrozole and ovidrel for 3 months. No positive results
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Carolina Conceptions.
Nurses were amazing above and beyond. Caring, great bed side manner
Describe your experience with Carolina Conceptions.
Be organized, ask for copies for yourself. Know your own insurance coverage. Come prepared. You will see dr doctors at each visit for treatments. Saturday hours were available that was helpful. The front office staff was knowledgeable
Describe the costs associated with your care under Meaghan Bowling at Carolina Conceptions.
Ultrasound monitoring $250 per
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Doctor
Meaghan Bowling
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
2 of 5
Adaptability
1 of 5
7
Clinic
Carolina Conceptions
Raleigh
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Successful
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 33
2 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $200K - $499K
Marketer or PR
2nd of 2 Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
For the second round of ivf [with Dr. Meaghan Bowling] we tried a new growth hormone which resulted in one of my ovaries stimulating too quickly, so we only retrieved 4 eggs... but happily one of those eggs resulted in a baby...We've studied and tried anything and everything. Dr. Bowling never tried to question all of our research the last several years, but she was willing to try something new...has an extremely warm personality and is always available. She gave us her email address the first time we met with her and is always very responsive! We visited 2 other fertility clinics in the area, one we also really liked but it was a bit of a hike from our home, and the other the doctor was extremely cold. It is always a pleasure to work with Dr. Bowling.
All of the nurses [at Carolina Conceptions] were great and compassionate. They all made you feel like a human and not just a number...Due to my history of implantation failures and a vanishing twin, we opted to transfer two embryos.... It was around $10,500 for the full ICSI cycle and fresh transfer... is a bit more expensive than some of the other clinics, but you get what you pay for. All of the staff is amazing. We're just hoping they can help us make a baby :) Definitely do your research. We went to three clinics in the area. We also looked and studied all of the SART reports. One clinic actually got defensive when I asked why they were showing 2014 data in their office (not the clinic we went with....)
How was your experience with Meaghan Bowling at Carolina Conceptions?
To be honest, all of the doctors we've met at Carolina Conceptions have been extremely nice - along with all of the nurses. Dr. Bowling did do one of my ultrasounds during stims, one of my two egg retrievals there and did one of my three transfers. My previous cycle was done overseas and I never saw my doctor until the transfer, so it was nice to see Dr. Bowling sometimes throughout. She also personally called me with my results- you're pregnant! And then again 2 days later to tell me my hcg levels had dropped. It was nice that she called me directly for good- and bad news. Luckily after the second full round of ivf with Carolina it worked :) She was also willing to try stims a bit different to see if we could get more eggs retrieved for my cycle. Previously at a different clinic we had 6 eggs for one round and 7 eggs for the next... with Carolina we retrieved 10 eggs! For the second round of ivf we tried a new growth hormone which resulted in one of my ovaries stimulating too quickly, so we only retrieved 4 eggs... but happily one of those eggs resulted in a baby.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meaghan Bowling at Carolina Conceptions?
We are not the normal "new" patient coming in. We've done a few rounds of IVF and ICSI along with fet's. We've studied and tried anything and everything. Dr. Bowling never tried to question all of our research the last several years, but she was willing to try something new. I can't speak for a new patient coming in who doesn't already know their fertility issues- we had already done all of our pre-testing and had our son via ICSI overseas. But I can say as an experienced patient, she is great and much warmer than our previous doctor :)
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meaghan Bowling at Carolina Conceptions?
Dr. Bowling has an extremely warm personality and is always available. She gave us her email address the first time we met with her and is always very responsive! We visited 2 other fertility clinics in the area, one we also really liked but it was a bit of a hike from our home, and the other the doctor was extremely cold. It is always a pleasure to work with Dr. Bowling.
Describe the protocols Meaghan Bowling used in your cycles at Carolina Conceptions and their degree of success.
My amh is extremely low, 0.8, especially for my age 32. In my previous two cycles I was on a flare protocol on gonal f 450 1x a day. Each time I stimmed for 14 days. First cycle we retrieved 6 eggs, all mature. Second cycle we retrieved 7 eggs, 4 were mature. The second cycle resulted in my son (along with a vanishing twin). With Carolina we also did a flare cycle, but two times a day and also added menopur. 2 viles of menopure and 150 gonal f, morning and night. The upping of the meds to 600 per day allowed us to retrieve 10 eggs, of those, 6 were mature and we made 4, 5-day high grade blasts. We transferred two 5-days fresh transfer and it resulted in a chemical pregnancy. The other two are still frozen planning a future fet. We also used ICSI as we also did for my second cycle.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Carolina Conceptions. (Assigned nurse: Taylor)
All of the nurses were great and compassionate. They all made you feel like a human and not just a number.
Describe your experience with Carolina Conceptions.
Carolina is a bit more expensive than some of the other clinics, but you get what you pay for. All of the staff is amazing. We're just hoping they can help us make a baby :) Definitely do your research. We went to three clinics in the area. We also looked and studied all of the SART reports. One clinic actually got defensive when I asked why they were showing 2014 data in their office (not the clinic we went with....)
Describe the costs associated with your care under Meaghan Bowling at Carolina Conceptions.
Our insurance does not cover ivf. It was around $10,500 for the full ICSI cycle and fresh transfer. The drugs we ordered overseas to save money and were around $5000- they would've been around $9000 if we bought them through the USA pharmacy.
Describe Meaghan Bowling's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Carolina Conceptions.
Due to my history of implantation failures and a vanishing twin, we opted to transfer two embryos.
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Doctor
Meaghan Bowling
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
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Clinic
Carolina Conceptions
Raleigh
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32
1 IUI
Donor Sperm
European
Income $50K - $99K
3rd of 3 Docs
4 IUI With Other Docs
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Bowling was the sweetest and most compassionate .... She never once made us feel uncomfortable based on our same sex relationship and went above and beyond to answer any and all questions we had (and there were many). ... she was the only doctor that made us aware we were using low count sperm and potentially wasting a valuable IUI. Her help with getting our money back and recommendations for future donor banks as well as her genuine compassion when we were so utterly let down and defeated was matched by no others. We truly loved the experience with her, even the not so happy parts, and hope she is the one who helps us make our family a reality soon!
The staff [Carolina Conceptions] are all quite friendly from the front desk to the lab to the doctors and nurses. They are all very helpful and in one visit can give you basically everything you need to know about the journey you are starting. They were able to give us a cost breakdown on our first visit and helped us with deciding what route to go (IUI, IVF, or Invocell) and why. They keep their appointments running in time and the front desk ladies are nearly always able to answer your questions when you call worrying about this or that!!
How was your experience with Meaghan Bowling at Carolina Conceptions?
Dr. Bowling was the sweetest and most compassionate out of all of the doctors we have seen at the clinic. She never once made us feel uncomfortable based on our same sex relationship and went above and beyond to answer any and all questions we had (and there were many). We had a small setback during an IUI with her, involving the sperm count of our donor. She explained her reservations about using it, and went out of her way to help us resolve this with the sperm bank that gave us basically worthless sperm. This was our second time using this donor (first time with her though) but she was the only doctor that made us aware we were using low count sperm and potentially wasting a valuable IUI. Her help with getting our money back and recommendations for future donor banks as well as her genuine compassion when we were so utterly let down and defeated was matched by no others. We truly loved the experience with her, even the not so happy parts, and hope she is the one who helps us make our family a reality soon!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meaghan Bowling at Carolina Conceptions?
She is brilliant. Write down your worries and questions and ask. She will answer and answer on your level.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meaghan Bowling at Carolina Conceptions?
Dr. Bowling never made us feel rushed or like just another number on the board of patients to see. She took her time and answered all our questions with so much patience.
Describe the protocols Meaghan Bowling used in your cycles at Carolina Conceptions and their degree of success.
We did clomid as well as an trigger shot prior our IUI. This was to promote the growth of follicles and ovulation. We had multiple, well developed follicles form from both ovaries!!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Carolina Conceptions.
Each nurse we have encountered has been friendly, polite, and well versed. They have shown excitement in our journey with us, as well as shared in our disappointments. It is evident that they have a passion for the amazing work they are helping perform daily.
Describe your experience with Carolina Conceptions.
The staff are all quite friendly from the front desk to the lab to the doctors and nurses. They are all very helpful and in one visit can give you basically everything you need to know about the journey you are starting. They were able to give us a cost breakdown on our first visit and helped us with deciding what route to go (IUI, IVF, or Invocell) and why. They keep their appointments running in time and the front desk ladies are nearly always able to answer your questions when you call worrying about this or that!!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Meaghan Bowling at Carolina Conceptions.
Our first 3 IUI were covered under insurance. We only had to pay the co-pays for various treatment ($50-80) most visits depending on procedure done.
Describe Meaghan Bowling's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Carolina Conceptions.
N/a
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Doctor
Meaghan Bowling
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Carolina Conceptions
Raleigh
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2017 - 2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30 - 32
Donor Eggs
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Bowling is very caring and is open about going through IVF herself. She is just awesome! She was very clear with our options and she was open to our suggestions while providing the best level of care. ... We tried to take medications for an IUI but my body did not respond to the meds. We used my sister as an egg donor and we were able to have 3 eggs to make it to blastocysts stage. We transferred a fresh blastocyst which failed and then 2 months later we transferred our frozen 2 which results in my son.
Everyone was great at Carolina Conceptions from the front desk staff, lab, nurses, doctors, embryologist, and finance. We had such a positive experience with them all. They worked together as a team to help you have the greatest experience. ... Ellie was well organized and had a great line of open communication. Every email or call I sent her she messages me or called me back that same day.
How was your experience with Meaghan Bowling at Carolina Conceptions?
Same as my previous post. She was so caring and very sympathetic to our failed transfer. She hugs us as we come in and is very knowledgeable. I would recommend Dr Bowling to any of my friends and family who may eventually deal with infertility. I love the fact that she truly cares about her patients and does not treat them like just a number. She gives great advice and is very honest about our care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meaghan Bowling at Carolina Conceptions?
Trust her with your care. She is knowledgeable and she will do her very best to achieve the goals that you are wanting.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meaghan Bowling at Carolina Conceptions?
Dr. Bowling is very caring and is open about going through IVF herself. She is just awesome! She was very clear with our options and she was open to our suggestions while providing the best level of care.
Describe the protocols Meaghan Bowling used in your cycles at Carolina Conceptions and their degree of success.
We tried to take medications for an IUI but my body did not respond to the meds. We used my sister as an egg donor and we were able to have 3 eggs to make it to blastocysts stage. We transferred a fresh blastocyst which failed and then 2 months later we transferred our frozen 2 which results in my son.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Carolina Conceptions. (Assigned nurse: Ellie Downs)
Ellie was well organized and had a great line of open communication. Every email or call I sent her she messages me or called me back that same day. I called her with the craziest questions and she answered every one. She is very knowledgeable in her work and very compassionate about her job. It’s nice to have someone who understands the stress you are under and doesn’t add additional stress to a hard situation.
Describe your experience with Carolina Conceptions.
Everyone was great at Carolina Conceptions from the front desk staff, lab, nurses, doctors, embryologist, and finance. We had such a positive experience with them all. They worked together as a team to help you have the greatest experience.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Meaghan Bowling at Carolina Conceptions.
We paid approximately $20,000
Describe Meaghan Bowling's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Carolina Conceptions.
She was 50/50. Our 2 frozen embryos were good and fair. So we decided to transfer both after discussing the possibly risks of multiples.
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Doctor
Meaghan Bowling
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Carolina Conceptions
Raleigh
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5