Meg Hopeman

Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota

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Nurse available by direct lineNot available by cell phone
Medical SchoolU of Minnesota
ResidencyWash U
FellowshipU Penn
Minneapolis
2828 Chicago Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 863-5390
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Meg Hopeman to a friend?
Neutral: 75%Don't recommend: 25%6.8
4 assessments
  • 0% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 75% Neutral (7-8)
  • 25% 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 Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 39%Neutral: 30%Don't recommend: 31%7.1
67 assessments
  • 39% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 30% Neutral (7-8)
  • 31% Don't recommend (0-6)
4 assessments
7
Age
37 - 38
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
7
My experiences with Dr. Hopeman have been largely positive. As a scientist myself, I appreciate receiving highly detailed information on my labwork, diagnosis, treatment, etc. Dr. Hopeman has been willing to provide these detailed explanations in a compassionate way. She has been available to speak by phone or meet in person as needed. In the course of a regular IUI cycle, however, I do not see her. I do, however, feel that Dr. Hopeman pushes IVF somewhat.
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Age
37 - 38
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Professor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
7
How was your experience with Meg Hopeman at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota?
My experiences with Dr. Hopeman have been largely positive. As a scientist myself, I appreciate receiving highly detailed information on my labwork, diagnosis, treatment, etc. Dr. Hopeman has been willing to provide these detailed explanations in a compassionate way. She has been available to speak by phone or meet in person as needed. In the course of a regular IUI cycle, however, I do not see her. I do, however, feel that Dr. Hopeman pushes IVF somewhat.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meg Hopeman at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota?
Be very clear with her about what your boundaries are in terms of types of treatments you are willing to consider, and tell her what level of detail you would like in terms of scientific information about diagnosis, testing, and treatment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meg Hopeman at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota?
Dr. Hopeman is very caring and treats me like a person, but I generally only see nurses when I go in for monitoring and IUIs. Over nine visits I saw seven or eight different nurses. The lack of continuity in nursing care made me feel like a number in many of my daily interactions at the clinic.
Describe the protocols Meg Hopeman used in your cycles at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota and their degree of success.
My first two cycles with Dr. Hopeman I had baseline ultrasound monitoring on cycle day 3, took letrozole (10mg) from cycle day 3 - 7, went in on cycle day 11 for a monitoring ultrasound, triggered that night (ovidrel) for IUI the morning of cycle day 13. I used progesterone suppositories during the luteal phase. My next cycle I will have estradiol measured on day 3, try clomid instead of letrozole, wait until cycle 12 for monitoring, and double the dose of ovidrel for triggering. The morning of the IUI and the following morning I will have progesterone measured to check the timing of ovulation, and I will again take progesterone suppositories during the luteal phase.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Each nurse I interacted with seemed competent and friendly, but over the course of nine visits, I believe I met with eight different nurses. The lack of continuity was a huge problem for me, and made me feel a bit like part of an assembly line. I felt that because the nurses didn't know me and my medical situation personally their clinical judgments were based on their experiences overall, and were not tailored to my situation.
Describe your experience with Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota.
I think this clinic is geared towards IVF patients, and, as someone undergoing IUI cycles, I felt a bit of a second-class citizen. The clinic set up did not enable me to feel that I was receiving personalized care. I do however think that the treatment provided is high quality and the facilities are fantastic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Meg Hopeman at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota.
An IUI cycle cost approximately $1,500 (including drugs), without insurance coverage.
Describe Meg Hopeman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota.
No comments.
What specific things went wrong at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Provided conflicting information
7
Doctor
Meg Hopeman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota
Minneapolis
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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7
Age
24 - 25
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
7
Dr. Hopeman is very smart, and this is where some of the compassion and relations is lost a bit. I can see she wants the best but has a tough time communicating that. Although our processes were based off our situation and circumstances, our plans did seem to be heavily based on standard procedures...Make sure to ask specific questions, as I have left wondering what the next steps are. She is honest with her answers.
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Age
24 - 25
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
7
How was your experience with Meg Hopeman at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota?
Dr. Hopeman is very smart, and this is where some of the compassion and relations is lost a bit. I can see she wants the best but has a tough time communicating that. Although our processes were based off our situation and circumstances, our plans did seem to be heavily based on standard procedures.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meg Hopeman at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota?
Make sure to ask specific questions, as I have left wondering what the next steps are. She is honest with her answers.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meg Hopeman at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota?
Somewhere in the middle- our doctor is so smart she is more facts based.
Describe the protocols Meg Hopeman used in your cycles at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota and their degree of success.
Strategies were based off of the male infertility factor and the positive response my body had to medicines. None of the 5 IuIs or one IVF cycle worked so it is hard to say whether this was best for our situation
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Overall I really appreciated the nursing staff. They were almost all compassionate and knowledgeable. It was a bummer that I have a different nurse just about every time I visit. I had one encounter where there was some sort of miscommunication on the date of my FET which was concerning and the nurse blamed it on me that it was my misunderstanding where I did not feel that was appropriate.
Describe your experience with Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota.
CRM is a very busy clinic. It can be difficult to get appointments at the time convenient for you since you visit so many times per cycle. They do a nice job making sure you fully understand the IVF process. Once you are at the clinic it is usually pretty quick at getting you in and out. I think clinics like CRM should consider adding an infertility psychologist.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Meg Hopeman at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota.
17k for IVF cycle including medicine. Roughly 1.5k for iui cycles. Not sure specifically how much an ultrasound, blood work, and other routine visits cost. Trial transfer and saline test roughly $600. Will be between 4-6k for FET
Describe Meg Hopeman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota.
The clinic as a whole is very against multiple embryo transfer- so she was the same way.
What specific things went wrong at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota?
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
7
Doctor
Meg Hopeman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota
Minneapolis
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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7
Age
30
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
6 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
7
She [Dr. Marwas very kind and knowledgeable. She cares for her patients and explains all the options. She was open with the risks and took time to answer any questions or concerns. When setbacks came up she was quick to work with me to figure out the best option.... She suggested injectables and clomid leading up to the IUI. She wanted to make sure there were enough eggs and increase the chances of a pregnancy. She also explained the risks of having multiples when a higher number of eggs developed.
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Age
30
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
7
How was your experience with Meg Hopeman at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota?
She was very kind and knowledgeable. She cares for her patients and explains all the options. She was open with the risks and took time to answer any questions or concerns. When setbacks came up she was quick to work with me to figure out the best option.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meg Hopeman at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota?
Know that she is going to care about you and is there for any questions or concerns.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meg Hopeman at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota?
She took time to answer my concerns and called me to explain my options so I had time to make an educated decision.
Describe the protocols Meg Hopeman used in your cycles at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota and their degree of success.
She suggested injectables and clomid leading up to the IUI. She wanted to make sure there were enough eggs and increase the chances of a pregnancy. She also explained the risks of having multiples when a higher number of eggs developed.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were warm and welcoming and made sure to answer my questions and give me the best care.
Describe your experience with Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota.
They are a specialty clinic so they know what they are doing and are organized. They only have appointments during the day so it can sometimes be difficult to work around a work schedule but they try to be as accommodating as they can.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Meg Hopeman at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota.
My insurance didn’t cover any of the costs until I hit my deductible.
What specific things went wrong at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota?
  • Lost appointments
7
Doctor
Meg Hopeman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota
Minneapolis
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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6
Age
33
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
6
You will really like her [Dr. Meg Hopeman] she’s very kind caring person...I feel she has a fresh brain since she’s new to the clinic. I do wish that I’d had more communication with her. It was a lot more communicating with the nurses instead of the actual provider. I think she’s a very very down to earth provider and makes a good connection with each patient.
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Age
33
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
6
How was your experience with Meg Hopeman at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota?
I feel she was a good provider. I feel she has a fresh brain since she’s new to the clinic. I do wish that I’d had more communication with her. It was a lot more communicating with the nurses instead of the actual provider. I think she’s a very very down to earth provider and makes a good connection with each patient.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meg Hopeman at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota?
You will really like her she’s very kind caring person.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Some of the staff that were nurses were really good. Others weren’t very kind at all didn’t really pay attention to your chart had wrong cycle dates and lacks compassion
Describe your experience with Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota.
I feel it’s a friendly clinic. I just feel trying to get a hold of people like the nursing staff is very very hard to do you always have to leave messages.I feel the front desk girls are really nice and they were amazing at scheduling appointments. I feel that you should be able to pick what days appointments work best for you during your work schedule especially if it falls on a weekend they don’t always like you doing
Describe the costs associated with your care under Meg Hopeman at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota.
I feel that it’s pretty expensive to be able to see them. You have to take out loans in order to proceed with IVF Because most insurances won’t cover things you have to have a financial plan and it’s expensive to receive help in order to get pregnant
What specific things went wrong at Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
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Doctor
Meg Hopeman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
Center for Reproductive Medicine of Minnesota
Minneapolis
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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