Rated 9.4
Strongly recommend: 84%Neutral: 7%Don't recommend: 10%9.4
84% strongly recommend
27 reviews
Humanity
9.8
9.8
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
9.9
Communication

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Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
5
5
Frequency Seen

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Ratings of 10 mean patients saw this doctor at every appointment.

Responsiveness
8.2
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Residency
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Michele Cho works at

Seattle Reproductive Medicine
Rated 8.7
Strongly recommend: 73%Neutral: 16%Don't recommend: 11%8.7

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Kirkland
12333 NE 130th Lane
Kirkland, WA 98034
206-301-5000
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2019 - 2022, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 37 - 40
4 IVF
Donor Eggs
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Doctor
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Michele Cho] has a very calming and reassuring demeanor. She explains things methodically and in a way that is easy to understand. She is honest with information and realistic about expectations. She spends times explaining but also listening and giving the opportunity for questions. She also is responsive and reaches out to check in on you on her own volition.
Nice clinic [Seattle Reproductive Medicine], well organized, clean. They were usually able to accommodate my schedule very well. Able to go to the clinic closer to me most of the time, then Seattle for the big stuff (this is where they have the surgical suite and embryology lab)...Most doctors now only want to do single embryo transfer as there are higher risks to mother and babies with multiples, but she [Dr. Cho] was willing to transfer more especially when presented with some failed transfers.
How was your experience with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Cho has a very calming and reassuring demeanor. She explains things methodically and in a way that is easy to understand. She is honest with information and realistic about expectations. She spends times explaining but also listening and giving the opportunity for questions. She also is responsive and reaches out to check in on you on her own volition. I have no complaints about her methods or approach to my treatment and care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Ask your questions, no matter how small or seemingly silly. She will be more than happy to answer them and will do so thoroughly and respectfully.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Cho has a very calming and reassuring demeanor. She explains things methodically and in a way that is easy to understand. She is honest with information and realistic about expectations. She spends times explaining but also listening and giving the opportunity for questions. She also is responsive and reaches out to check in on you on her own volition.
Describe the protocols Michele Cho used in your cycles at Seattle Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I don't remember specifics, but I do know that we did change medication protocols and found one that worked well for me and stuck with this one once we found it (on the second cycle).
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
Nice clinic, well organized, clean. They were usually able to accommodate my schedule very well. Able to go to the clinic closer to me most of the time, then Seattle for the big stuff (this is where they have the surgical suite and embryology lab).
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
Monitoring appointments needed to be done in the morning, I think before 10am, sometimes labwork was involved so this needed to be done early to get results before end of day to make decisions about treatment same day. I was usually able to get a first thing appointment so it did not disrupt my schedule too much, and there were a few occasions where they allowed a later day appointment when information was needed STAT (nurse just needed to approve). Always felt very individualized.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
My health insurance would not cover any costs so it was expensive.
Describe Michele Cho's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
Most doctors now only want to do single embryo transfer as there are higher risks to mother and babies with multiples, but she was willing to transfer more especially when presented with some failed transfers. My statistically odds decreased with repeated failed IVF so multiple embryo transfer is less likely to result in multiples and gave me better odds.
10
Doctor
Michele Cho
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
Seattle Reproductive Medicine
Kirkland
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2021, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32
1 Fertility Medications
Anovulation
PCOS
South Asian
Engineer
2nd of 2 Docs
1 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Cho] was friendly, honest and willing to hear everything I had to say. She is extremely intelligent and so knowledgeable that it is very easy to trust her judgement...Be honest about your challenges and expectations when you first meet her and then trust her judgement and the plan she decides for you. Keep the communication channel open and keep the clinic posted about how you are feeling and doing through the treatment process.
Even though SRM operates at a larger scale, communication with the nursing staff and the doctor is actual the most prompt I have ever seen. There were times I had too many questions and seeked reassurance and I was never disappointed. Guidance and answers are just a message away...Nursing staff is very prompt with call backs and portal responses...
How was your experience with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Cho is extremely knowledgeable and even though I spoke to her only once, I could tell instantly that I was in good hands. I would suggest sharing everything on your mind with her and then just follow her recommendations blindly.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Be honest about your challenges and expectations when you first meet her and then trust her judgement and the plan she decides for you. Keep the communication channel open and keep the clinic posted about how you are feeling and doing through the treatment process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
My first meeting with Dr. Cho went as well as I could have expected. She was friendly, honest and willing to hear everything I had to say. She is extremely intelligent and so knowledgeable that it is very easy to trust her judgement. Even though SRM operates at a larger scale, communication with the nursing staff and the doctor is actual the most prompt I have ever seen. There were times I had too many questions and seeked reassurance and I was never disappointed. Guidance and answers are just a message away. The staff at Bellevue is again the best I have ever seen. It was my favourite location for tests and blood work.
Describe the protocols Michele Cho used in your cycles at Seattle Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I went through a Letrozole cycle with timed intercourse based on my partner’s and my test results. Even though I was expecting that we will start with IUI, but the doctor recommended Timed Intercourse based on the sperm analysis. This worked out great for us because we conceived without IUI.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
Nursing staff is very prompt with call backs and portal responses.
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
The scale at which SRM operates makes it extremely easy to get same day appointments, get prompt responses. A lot of people feel like a number with a clinic the size of SRM but for me that was never an issue.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
I was covered by good fertility insurance so only had to pay deductible and co-pay.
10
Doctor
Michele Cho
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Seattle Reproductive Medicine
Kirkland
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
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2018 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 35 - 37
2 IVF
Male Factor
PCOS
Other
European
Income $100K - $199K
Marketer or PR
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Michele Cho] personally called me when my results came back with zero viable embryos from my first cycle to break the bad news in a very caring way...is very compassionate, thorough and knowledgeable. She herself has been through IVF so she was able to provide information from both a medical and personal experience perspective. I always felt like she took time to answer my questions and talk through anything I had questions on.
I have PCOS + husband’s MFI & genetic issue. We did 3 cycles [at Seattle Reproductive Medicine] with one canceled due to a dominant follicle and early surge...I loved the ultrasound person (Jamie) at the Kirkland clinic. She was so sweet and knowledgeable...pretty high volume clinic, they have everything dialed in and some people may feel like just a number if you’re not someone who is comfortable asking for more info or speaking up with questions. But they really know what they’re doing and any of the doctors I saw for procedures throughout my time there were all top notch.
How was your experience with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Cho is very compassionate, thorough and knowledgeable. She herself has been through IVF so she was able to provide information from both a medical and personal experience perspective. I always felt like she took time to answer my questions and talk through anything I had questions on.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Utilize your appointment times to the max. Come prepared with all your questions written down and do your own research ahead of time. Then you can have meaningful discussions at each appointment. Don’t be afraid to ask your nurse to ask Dr. Cho questions through the portal in between appointments as well.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
SRM knows what they’re doing and they have a lot of protocols that are very dialed in so if you’re not someone who is ok speaking up and asking questions, it’s possible you could feel like just a number. This was not an issue for me and I utilized discussions with my nurse, Dr. Cho at appointments and through the portal as much as I needed. Dr. Cho even personally called me when my results came back with zero viable embryos from my first cycle to break the bad news in a very caring way.
Describe the protocols Michele Cho used in your cycles at Seattle Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I have PCOS + husband’s MFI & genetic issue. We did 3 cycles with one canceled due to a dominant follicle and early surge. My protocol was birth control leading up, 350-400 Gonal F, 75 Menopur, and Cetrotide with Lupron trigger. No OHSS. Cycle 1: Retrieved: 29 Fertilized (ICSI): 14 Frozen day 5/6 blastocysts: 7 Good PGT/PGD: 0 Cycle 2: canceled Cycle 3: Retrieved: 31 Fertilized (ICSI): 24 Frozen day 5/6 blastocysts: 10 Good PGT/PGD: 4 (day 5 good & fair, day 6 good & fair) We did a natural transfer with the day 5 good embryo. It was a natural cycle but with some medication assistance because of my PCOS and irregular cycles. This included birth control leading up, then a few days of Letrozol and an HCG trigger. Crinone progesterone suppositories, which I highly recommend as I had no side effects and no mess. In addition to SRM’s protocol, I also started infertility acupuncture treatment after my first cycle to try and improve chances. I took recommend supplements (DHA, inositol, coqu 10, açaí berry). I maintained regular exercise as well.
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
Personally I like SRM. I can see how it might not be for everyone though. Since they are so good at what they do and a pretty high volume clinic, they have everything dialed in and some people may feel like just a number if you’re not someone who is comfortable asking for more info or speaking up with questions. But they really know what they’re doing and any of the doctors I saw for procedures throughout my time there were all top notch.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
I loved the ultrasound person (Jamie) at the Kirkland clinic. She was so sweet and knowledgeable. I actually looked forward to seeing her.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
We have amazing employee coverage through Microsoft via Progyny so everything was 100% covered.
Describe Michele Cho's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
Dr. Cho generally recommends only a single embryo transfer unless there is reason more would have better chances. In general I think the clinic takes the single embryo approach as standard and multiples would be on a case by case basis if medically necessary.
10
Doctor
Michele Cho
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Seattle Reproductive Medicine
Kirkland
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
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2014 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34 - 40
3 IUI
1 IVF
Anovulation
PCOS
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $200K - $499K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Michele Cho] will provide you with all of the info that you need from a medical perspective, and will work with you to help you make a decision that feels right to you and your family...explained how she would change the treatment plan if we did IVF, but also said that because I had already conceived twice on my own, that we could also try again using Letrozole and timed intercourse...Over the past 5 years, Dr. Cho and her colleagues at SRM have provided us with compassionate, evidence-based care, and have supported my family thorough the joys of conception, grief of loss, multiple D&Cs, numerous blood draws and clinic visits. I can be completely honest with Dr. Cho and the others who I've seen for some of my procedures. She has made us feel supported and confident during this time of uncertainty and I am so deeply grateful to her.
I've seen many physicians there [SRM] over the past 5 years for scans, procedures, etc. and have felt connected to most of them. I've also had a good experience with their finance staff who helped me navigate the insurance process (particularly Lynnette Gallo, Financial Advisor) and know most of the MAs who do blood work, rooming patients, etc.
How was your experience with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
I have been a patient of Dr. Cho's since September 2014. To be able to articulate why I would recommend her so highly, I want to share more about my journey with secondary infertility. First, I was referred to SRM by a friend in the summer of 2018 after removing my IUD a year earlier, but still having irregular periods. Dr. Cho was the first doctor with an available appointment within a week, so I said yes. I immediately felt drawn to her warmth, ability to explain difficult concepts and overall bedside manner. Dr. Cho quickly diagnosed me with PCOS in October 2014. I took Letrozole for one month and conceived a healthy baby boy, who I delivered in July 2015. We waited a few years before trying again, and Dr. Cho was ready to support our journey when we returned to SRM in November 2017. I still had PCOS, and she recommended the same treatment. I conceived in December of 2017 with Letrozole again, but miscarried at 9-weeks due to triploidy. After I healed, we wanted to try again. My husband was about to visit a Zika-virus affected country, so we used frozen sperm for IUI in June - August 2018 and I did not conceive. We then decided to try IVF in October 2018. I have a high AMH and responded well to a low dose of meds, but had to have the egg retrieval early when my estrogen level neared 10,000 due to the fact I had 50+ eggs! Of those 50+ eggs, 16 fertilized, 6 made it to Day 6, and I lost all of them on Day 7. We were devastated - but Dr. Cho was there every step of the way to offer support, connect me to resources, and respect our decisions along our complicated journey. Dr. Cho explained how she would change the treatment plan if we did IVF, but also said that because I had already conceived twice on my own, that we could also try again using Letrozole and timed intercourse. I then conceived again in December 2018, but miscarried at 8 weeks - again due to a genetic abnormality on my egg. Dr. Cho offered us different options, and supported our decision to try Letrozole one more time. I conceived in late June 2019, and miscarried at 8 weeks - again due to a genetic abnormality on my eggs. While we feel confident that we could have a different outcome with a different treatment plan for IVF and PDG, my husband and I have almost made the final decision to embrace our life with one amazing son. We've been through an intense few years, and while we are so grateful for the care that we've received, we do not want to have any more interventions. Over the past 5 years, Dr. Cho and her colleagues at SRM have provided us with compassionate, evidence-based care, and have supported my family thorough the joys of conception, grief of loss, multiple D&Cs, numerous blood draws and clinic visits. I can be completely honest with Dr. Cho and the others who I've seen for some of my procedures. She has made us feel supported and confident during this time of uncertainty and I am so deeply grateful to her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
She will provide you with all of the info that you need from a medical perspective, and will work with you to help you make a decision that feels right to you and your family.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Cho and the other clinicians and staff provided incredible physical and emotional care for me during my fertility journey. Dr. Cho and her nurse, Katie Allbagh, were so response, kind, knowledgeable and so many other qualities that we needed and valued.
Describe the protocols Michele Cho used in your cycles at Seattle Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I gave some info about this in my LONG response at the beginning. I don't remember the specific IVF protocol, but the Letrozle to help me ovulate was very successful.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Seattle Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Katie Allbaugh)
Katie Allbaugh was my nurse for the 5+ years that I've been a patient at SRM. We communicated primarily via phone and SRM's online patient portal since she and Dr. Cho were primarily based in the Kirkland office, but I used the Seattle office for most of my tests, scans, procedures, etc. b/c I live in Seattle. Katie is very compassionate, an excellent communicator, responded within the working day, or would at least contact me to let me know her next steps to get the info that I needed. She was so supportive with my 3 miscarriages and the failed IVF cycle, and I truly felt like she and Dr. Cho were our team through all of this.
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
I was referred to SRM by a friend who had seen and adored Dr. Letterie. When I first called to make an appointment, he was not available so I met with Dr. Cho instead. I've seen many physicians there over the past 5 years for scans, procedures, etc. and have felt connected to most of them. I've also had a good experience with their finance staff who helped me navigate the insurance process (particularly Lynnette Gallo, Financial Advisor) and know most of the MAs who do blood work, rooming patients, etc.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
Wow - I really don't know. We have access to insurance for fertility treatments (Progyny through an employer) and almost everything was covered. There were a few instances when I received a bill for the genetic testing, but the Finance team was able to connect the dots between Progyny, Regence, SRM and Natera. We were very fortunate and privileged to have insurance and financial support, and know that so many families do not. I hope that WA state will pass legislation that requires HMOs and insurance companies that cover pregnancy-related benefits to cover medically necessary expenses of infertility diagnosis and treatment.
Describe Michele Cho's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
Unfortunately, we did not have any embryos to transfer. However, she did explain all of the different options to us, and we felt very informed and empowered.
What specific things went wrong at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
The only negative experience that I had was this spring after my second miscarriage. My HGC took awhile to return to normal, and Dr. Cho had called in lab tests to continue to track the decline. I had blood work on a Saturday morning and received a call later in the afternoon from a nurse who did not read my chart carefully before the call. She called and said that congratulations - you're pregnant! when I knew that I was not b/c I hadn't had intercourse since the D&C. She was incredibly embarrassed, apologetic, etc. and I asked for the physician on call to call me immediately. I received a call within 10 minutes from Dr. Leterie, who skillfully explained what had likely happened - she made a mistake - without blaming or shaming her. I thought that he handled it well, was empathetic to why I was upset, etc. Dr. Cho called me at 8:00am on Monday morning to see how I was doing, explain what she thought was causing the elevated HCG, etc. While the immediate experience with the nurse was terrible, humans make mistakes - and the response by Dr. Leterie and Dr. Cho made me feel supported and forgiving.
10
Doctor
Michele Cho
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
10
Clinic
Seattle Reproductive Medicine
Kirkland
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2018 - 2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 41 - 42
European
Income $200K - $499K
Marketer or PR
2nd of 2 Docs
IVF With Other Docs
1 Embryo Freezing With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Michele Cho] is GREAT about assessing the overall situation and making a recommendation as to how to proceed. Her initial guidance to us turned out to be the exact thing that worked. (It's our fault for wanting to try a more conservative approach first, which only delayed things....if we had listened to Michele in the first place, we'd already have a baby!)...When we first came to Michele, she looked at our case and recommended we do an embryo transfer, as we had 3 frozen embryos banked. However, we wanted to try a more conservative approach first, so we did several cycles of TE (with Letrazole and Gonal-F), which didn't work. Finally, we took her advice and tried the transfer, which worked on the first try!
[Seattle Reproductive Medicine is] EXTREMELY punctual. They break the stereotype of having to wait around at an appointment. I rarely waited more than 1-2 minutes when I arrived on time for an appointment. Next, all the staff are extremely warm, caring, and helpful, from the doctors, to the nursing staff, to the financial counselor (Robin...she is amazing). We had nothing but an absolutely fantastic experience at SRM Kirkland, and are grateful to the entire team there that so kindly helped us get to a successful pregnancy!
How was your experience with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Michele Cho is GREAT about assessing the overall situation and making a recommendation as to how to proceed. Her initial guidance to us turned out to be the exact thing that worked. (It's our fault for wanting to try a more conservative approach first, which only delayed things....if we had listened to Michele in the first place, we'd already have a baby!)
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Take Michele's advice....she knows what she's talking about!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Michelle Cho was extremely personable and knowledgeable - she inherited our case from another doctor who had retired, and took the time to familiarize herself with our background. She listened carefully to our goals, and worked with us to try an initial approach we were comfortable with. She was also great about asserting her opinion based on her expertise....she is extremely knowledgeable and knows what she is talking about. Under her guidance, we are now expecting a baby boy! I have the utmost confidence and trust in Michelle Cho, and would recommend her to anyone trying to conceive!
Describe the protocols Michele Cho used in your cycles at Seattle Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
When we first came to Michele, she looked at our case and recommended we do an embryo transfer, as we had 3 frozen embryos banked. However, we wanted to try a more conservative approach first, so we did several cycles of TE (with Letrazole and Gonal-F), which didn't work. Finally, we took her advice and tried the transfer, which worked on the first try!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Seattle Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Grace Hallas)
Grace Hallas is an absolute angel!!! She was my primary contact during the entire process of our working with SRM, and I must have called and/or emailed her a hundred times throughout the course of our treatment. She was SO caring, compassionate, quick to respond and help with anything and everything I had questions about. She would consult Dr. Cho if necessary, and always reply within the same day or even hours of my contacting her. I can't possibly say enough good things about Grace!
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic is hands-down the best medical experience I've had in my life. For starters, they are EXTREMELY punctual. They break the stereotype of having to wait around at an appointment. I rarely waited more than 1-2 minutes when I arrived on time for an appointment. Next, all the staff are extremely warm, caring, and helpful, from the doctors, to the nursing staff, to the financial counselor (Robin...she is amazing). We had nothing but an absolutely fantastic experience at SRM Kirkland, and are grateful to the entire team there that so kindly helped us get to a successful pregnancy!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
I had some insurance coverage, which helped defray a lot of the costs.
10
Doctor
Michele Cho
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Seattle Reproductive Medicine
Kirkland
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
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2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31 - 32
7 Fertility Medications
Tubal Blockage
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
4 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
We were comfortable with Dr. Cho at the start of our very first conversation. She is incredibly personable, she's compassionate but also doesn't beat around the bush. She is very forward with her opinions and answering questions, which I really appreciate.... She has adjusted our treatment plan as we've gone along to tailor it to our needs as a result of what she is seeing in each monitored IUI cycle. We have had 4 unsuccessful IUI's with her (1 chemical) and she has tried different/more aggressive approaches as we've continued.
The clinic's financial office is very straightforward with costs, what your insurance will and won't cover, and there is never any hidden fees. The lady running the financial office is super helpful and friendly. The clinic itself [Seattle Reproductive Medicine] is on the higher end cost wise in the area for IVF, but reasonably compared with all other treatment/diagnostic that we have done. We have never come across an unfriendly face in any of the three offices we have visited.
How was your experience with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
We were comfortable with Dr. Cho at the start of our very first conversation. She is incredibly personable, she's compassionate but also doesn't beat around the bush. She is very forward with her opinions and answering questions, which I really appreciate. There are so many unknowns with infertility, it is nice to have a doctor that can answer things clearly. She has adjusted our treatment plan as we've gone along to tailor it to our needs as a result of what she is seeing in each monitored IUI cycle. We have had 4 unsuccessful IUI's with her (1 chemical) and she has tried different/more aggressive approaches as we've continued. We just had our IVF consult with her, and I'm very happy to have my care, healthy and future children in the hands of Dr. Cho.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Ask all your questions! You will get honest feedback geared towards your own situation and needs. Don't be nervous, she's so kind and personable and you're in good hands!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Cho is incredibly personal and talks candidly with her patients about their specific situation as not as a statistic. She does talk statistics, because they are important to be aware of, but does not talk make us feel like a statistic.
Describe the protocols Michele Cho used in your cycles at Seattle Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
4 IUI'S. #1- Letrozole/trigger #2 Higher dose of letrozole/trigger #3 Same dose of letrozole w/ gonal-f #4 Same as iui 3
Describe your experience with your nurse at Seattle Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Kimmy)
Kimmy is also incredibly nice, quick to respond and organized. She is the one we do most to all communication with unless we schedule an appointment with Dr. Cho, and she has been fantastic.
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic's financial office is very straightforward with costs, what your insurance will and won't cover, and there is never any hidden fees. The lady running the financial office is super helpful and friendly. The clinic itself is on the higher end cost wise in the area for IVF, but reasonably compared with all other treatment/diagnostic that we have done. We have never come across an unfriendly face in any of the three offices we have visited.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
$650-ish for IUI Looking at anywhere from $22k to $48k for IVF based on our situation. There base cost for IVF is $14k (but doesn't include medication, pgs testing, or the transfer). Multi-cycle programs available.
10
Doctor
Michele Cho
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
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Seattle Reproductive Medicine
Kirkland
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
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 39
1 IVF
Donor Sperm
European
Income $100K - $199K
3rd of 3 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr Cho is compassionate and thorough. She is direct about concerns and clear about risks and setting reasonable expectations. When something changes she is compassionate about the setback and thoroughly explains options...Lupron trigger due to mild OHSS with previous retrieval at another clinic. Intending a natural cycle for FET since I’m cycling an ovulating naturally. Love that the clinic and Dr Cho are flexible enough to accommodate a fluid schedule for that.
Genetic counseling appointment [at Seattle Reproductive Medicine] was not covered and cost $250...They are big enough to have lots of staff support, available appointments, locations for monitoring, etc, but small enough not to feel like just a number. Billing and genetic counseling and appointments have all been smooth and seamless...Staff and Dr Cho are always personable and friendly and adaptable to what is unique about my case and situation.
How was your experience with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Cho is compassionate and thorough. She is direct about concerns and clear about risks and setting reasonable expectations. When something changes she is compassionate about the setback and thoroughly explains options.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Choose her
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Staff and Dr Cho are always personable and friendly and adaptable to what is unique about my case and situation.
Describe the protocols Michele Cho used in your cycles at Seattle Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I did a natural-start IVF cycle because of risks with using birth control due to aural migraines. Did Menopur and gonal-f with cetrotide antagonist. No particular rationale for those. Lupron trigger due to mild OHSS with previous retrieval at another clinic. Intending a natural cycle for FET since I’m cycling an ovulating naturally. Love that the clinic and Dr Cho are flexible enough to accommodate a fluid schedule for that.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Seattle Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Kimmy)
Kimmy and the other coordinators were always prompt to respond to questions and concerns. When Kimmy was out of town another nurse responded seamlessly to my needs.
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
Everything has been great so far. They have less of a wait than the other big clinic in the area (about 4 weeks for initial consult with my requested RE, versus 7-8 weeks to see anyone at all). They are big enough to have lots of staff support, available appointments, locations for monitoring, etc, but small enough not to feel like just a number. Billing and genetic counseling and appointments have all been smooth and seamless.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
Not sure. I have insurance coverage so costs are all negotiated and won’t be billed u til the cycle is completed. Genetic counseling appointment was not covered and cost $250.
Describe Michele Cho's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
Doctor Cho is open to both options depending on the situation and the patient’s willingness to risk multiples.
10
Doctor
Michele Cho
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Seattle Reproductive Medicine
Kirkland
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2017, Successful
NPS
9
NPS
8
Age 30 - 31
3 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
5 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Successful
Every time that we had a failed cycle [Dr. Michele Cho] would look at the lab work and talk to us about different options. She was always trying to find a solution to why things weren't working...is a very intelligent positive person that is looking out for the best interests of her patients. She didn't over prescribe or over treat. She was very available to us and allowed open communication...has excellent bedside manner and treats each of her patients and your spouse like you are her only patient. We never felt rushed.
The Kirkland office [Seattle Reproductive Medicine] is smaller in size and more intimate which we liked since we are from a smaller town. The Seattle location on the lake is very large and more industrial feeling which felt "colder" to us...Our primary nurse Katie was excellent! She was always very organized and on top of what we needed for each cycle. This was so important it helped to decrease some of the anxiety about the cycles.
How was your experience with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Cho is a very intelligent positive person that is looking out for the best interests of her patients. She didn't over prescribe or over treat. She was very available to us and allowed open communication.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Don't be scared to come to her with a list of questions, she takes the time to answer them all and relieve your anxieties.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Cho has excellent bedside manner and treats each of her patients and your spouse like you are her only patient. We never felt rushed. We always felt like she remembered us and was very sympathetic to our situation but still interested in problem solving why things didn't work or what we could change for next time.
Describe the protocols Michele Cho used in your cycles at Seattle Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Every time that we had a failed cycle Dr. Cho would look at the lab work and talk to us about different options. She was always trying to find a solution to why things weren't working. It was difficult because we have unexplained infertility so when everything looked like it should work, it wouldn't. Because of this, it made Dr. Cho really get creative with different cycle options.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Seattle Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Katie)
Our primary nurse Katie was excellent! She was always very organized and on top of what we needed for each cycle. This was so important it helped to decrease some of the anxiety about the cycles. We also lived over 2 hours away from the clinic and it was important for things to be timed well for us with the multiple trips that we were making while trying to still work full time to pay for the cycles. When we were would have a negative outcome from a cycle, Katie would always notify us at quickly as possible and was always very caring and compassionate when she did. We felt like she really cared about our future family and the success of our treatments. She is someone who made a positive impact on the care that we received at SRM.
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
The Kirkland office is smaller in size and more intimate which we liked since we are from a smaller town. The Seattle location on the lake is very large and more industrial feeling which felt "colder" to us. Again just personal preference, we aren't big city kind of people. Everyone worked really hard to protect our privacy while being empathetic to our situation.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
I don't remember off the top of my head how much the IUI was versus the IVF and egg retrieval. I do remember that the IUI was a couple of hundred dollars more than our small town clinic and the IVF was a couple of thousand dollars more than our small town clinic. But the money was better spent at SRM for the care that we received.
Describe Michele Cho's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
SRM and the providers there really encouraged single embryo transfer due to the high risk nature of a pregnancy with multiples. They also provided us educational resources regarding the risks and benefits of each option.
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Doctor
Michele Cho
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
8
Clinic
Seattle Reproductive Medicine
Kirkland
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30
5 IUI
2 IVF
Male Factor
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Nurse or HC Services
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Cho was always positive but always realistic with explanations. She was compassionate but didn't sugar coat the realities, risks, and expectations. She provided statisycs as well as her expert opinions when needed in a helpful manner. I wish she could have been my OB throughout my entire pregnancy...Dr. Cho was very responsive to my individual needs and requests. She accommodated my schedule and moved as quickly as we could to complete a successful cycle...
They were able to get me appointments in a timely manner [at Seattle Repro Med - Kirkland]. They accommodated my schedule as best as they could. There were a few times the clinic was behind and I had to wait longer than preferred. Finance was extremely responsive and could always see me when I needed...Nurses were responsive and helpful educating and providing information with each cycle. Sometimes I had to follow up and or remind my primary nurse. I enjoyed my interactions with other nurses that covered over the weekend over my primary...
How was your experience with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Cho was always positive but always realistic with explanations. She was compassionate but didn't sugar coat the realities, risks, and expectations. She provided statisycs as well as her expert opinions when needed in a helpful manner. I wish she could have been my OB throughout my entire pregnancy.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Ask the hard questions, understand where you as a specific patient fall with regards to realistic expectations and outcomes.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Cho was very responsive to my individual needs and requests. She accommodated my schedule and moved as quickly as we could to complete a successful cycle
Describe the protocols Michele Cho used in your cycles at Seattle Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
IUI with clomid x5 cycles- Dr. Cho recommended IVF sooner but we wanted to ensure a good try with IUI. IVF with ICSI - x2 fresh cycles - cycle 1 wasn't as successful with retrieval as we hoped. This resulted with a chemical and 1 frozen. I did an immediate 2nd cycle making changes to simulation medications with a much more successful retrieval with a successful fresh transfer and multiple frozen embryos.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Seattle Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Tina)
Nurses were responsive and helpful educating and providing information with each cycle. Sometimes I had to follow up and or remind my primary nurse. I enjoyed my interactions with other nurses that covered over the weekend over my primary
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
They were able to get me appointments in a timely manner. They accommodated my schedule as best as they could. There were a few times the clinic was behind and I had to wait longer than preferred. Finance was extremely responsive and could always see me when I needed.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
$30,000 for a fresh IVF with ICSI. This included medications.
What specific things went wrong at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
There was an incorrect prescription called into a pharmacy
10
Doctor
Michele Cho
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
Seattle Reproductive Medicine
Kirkland
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

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2013 - 2014, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 27 - 28
5 IUI
Unexplained
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I appreciated her [Dr Cho] honesty that we needed to move on for a better chance of getting pregnant if the treatment didn't work this time, especially since we were paying completely out of pocket...he is so compassionate and her bedside manner was exceptional, especially when she had to consult us after our first successful round during the ultrasound that the baby no longer had a heartbeat.
The only area I had difficulty with [at Seattle Reproductive Medicine] was the payments of the procedures. I felt like the payment coordinator needed more knowledge and compassion. We always had to pay for services after our appointment and some days I'd be in tears and having to hand over my debit card and all I wanted to do was go grieve in private. I feel there could be a better standard for receiving payment. Either upfront or an online account. Paying before the appointment would be better as well.
How was your experience with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
My nurses and techs would relay to Michelle any concerns and she would call or email me right away and address everything. She would recommend the next course of treatment or testing but would always let us be in the driver's seat of the decision. She is so compassionate and her bedside manner was exceptional, especially when she had to consult us after our first successful round during the ultrasound that the baby no longer had a heartbeat. She checked in with us often during our short stop of treatment and was our biggest cheerleader for the next treatments. We successfully got pregnant on our last round of IUI before having to move onto IVF. I appreciated her honesty that we needed to move on for a better chance of getting pregnant if the treatment didn't work this time, especially since we were paying completely out of pocket.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Ask questions. She is a wealth of knowledge and helps you understand everything.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
My nurses and techs would relay to Michelle any concerns and she would call or email me right away and address everything. She would recommend the next course of treatment or testing but would always let us be in the driver's seat of the decision. She is so compassionate and her bedside manner was exceptional, especially when she had to consult us after our first successful round during the ultrasound that the baby no longer had a heartbeat. She checked in with us often during our short stop of treatment and was our biggest cheerleader for the next treatments. We successfully got pregnant on our last round of IUI before having to move onto IVF. I appreciated her honesty that we needed to move on for a better chance of getting pregnant if the treatment didn't work this time, especially since we were paying completely out of pocket.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Seattle Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Justina Vasquez)
TIna was amazing. She would relay any concerns to Michele right away. She also helped me learn and practice giving injections and connected me with the best pharmacies to order the prescriptions from. She was well organized and had my whole protocol outlined. She would be very prompt in returning calls or emails and even checked in on us after we had our baby.
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
The only area I had difficulty with was the payments of the procedures. I felt like the payment coordinator needed more knowledge and compassion. We always had to pay for services after our appointment and some days I'd be in tears and having to hand over my debit card and all I wanted to do was go grieve in private. I feel there could be a better standard for receiving payment. Either upfront or an online account. Paying before the appointment would be better as well.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
over 10,000
What specific things went wrong at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
  • Lost appointments
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
The payment coordinator would also setup appointments and she incorrectly setup the time and appointment needed for an IUI. I feel scheduling shouldn't be coordinated by this person at all unless they are familiar with the procedures. Usually when you call in they have schedulers but after appointments your can schedule with this person and it didn't work in our favor that time.
10
Doctor
Michele Cho
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
10
Clinic
Seattle Reproductive Medicine
Kirkland
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

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2016 - 2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34 - 36
7 IUI
Unexplained
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr Cho was always real, she didn’t sugar coat anything to make me feel better. She has always given me real expectations and explained why things were important to my case. She offered her opinion but also respected my thoughts and opinions as well. Dr. Cho has her own personal experience with fertility which brings I believe more understanding and trust with the patient. She has helped me Feel at peace with treatment.
Large staff to help out Good communication Mid-high prices Offers outside finance groups Would be nice to offer cash pay patients with no insurance a small discount. Overall I had a great experience with Seattle reproductive medicine... Tina is always very compassionate, will always discuss treatment, my questions and help me prepare for my next step. Tina has always been respectful and encouraged me not to give up.
How was your experience with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Cho was always real, she didn’t sugar coat anything to make me feel better. She has always given me real expectations and explained why things were important to my case. She offered her opinion but also respected my thoughts and opinions as well. Dr. Cho has her own personal experience with fertility which brings I believe more understanding and trust with the patient. She has helped me Feel at peace with treatment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Don’t wait so long doing IUI. If it doesn’t work after 2, move on
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
I felt human because Dr Cho and staff were always here to answer my questions and concerns and any fears I had
Describe your experience with your nurse at Seattle Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Justina ( Tina))
Tina is always very compassionate, will always discuss treatment, my questions and help me prepare for my next step. Tina has always been respectful and encouraged me not to give up.
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
Large staff to help out Good communication Mid-high prices Offers outside finance groups Would be nice to offer cash pay patients with no insurance a small discount. Overall I had a great experience with Seattle reproductive medicine
10
Doctor
Michele Cho
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
Seattle Reproductive Medicine
Kirkland
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

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2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34
3 IUI
Unexplained
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
Accountant
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She’s [Dr. Cho] very informative and answers all your questions honestly without giving you false hopes. She remembers you and what treatments you’ve done. She made me feel welcomed and provided us care and information during our loss....First 2 IUIs failed and after requesting a more aggressive approach she agreed without hesitation and it worked, although it ended at 8 weeks she saw me through it.... be ready for bumps in the road but Dr. Cho will guide you through it.
I’ve been seeing them [Seattle Repro Med] for 6 months and I haven’t had any issues with the staff. My appointments are 95% on time. The setting is clean and calm. The receptionist are extremely professional. The financial counselor is so informative....Each IUI after insurance cost us approximately $350 with medications. Insurance has covered labs and ultrasounds.... She [nurse] replies in a timely manner with answers to my questions. Gets my prescriptions in very quickly.
How was your experience with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
She’s very informative and answers all your questions honestly without giving you false hopes. She remembers you and what treatments you’ve done. She made me feel welcomed and provided us care and information during our loss.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
You are in great hands, be ready for bumps in the road but Dr. Cho will guide you through it.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Very caring and provided us with helpful and honest information with great manners. Made us feel welcomed.
Describe the protocols Michele Cho used in your cycles at Seattle Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
First 2 IUIs failed and after requesting a more aggressive approach she agreed without hesitation and it worked, although it ended at 8 weeks she saw me through it.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Seattle Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Kimmy Burnett)
She replies in a timely manner with answers to my questions. Gets my prescriptions in very quickly.
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
I’ve been seeing them for 6 months and I haven’t had any issues with the staff. My appointments are 95% on time. The setting is clean and calm. The receptionist are extremely professional. The financial counselor is so informative.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
Each IUI after insurance cost us approximately $350 with medications. Insurance has covered labs and ultrasounds.
10
Doctor
Michele Cho
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
10
Clinic
Seattle Reproductive Medicine
Kirkland
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
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 25 - 28
3 IUI
Anovulation
PCOS
South Asian
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 4 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
1 Embryo Freezing With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
book in advance a few weeks she [Dr. Michele Cho] is usually booked...She said first we try and help you ovulate with meds with specific dosages. If assisted ovulation doesn't work we will try usually 3 rounds of iui with medications and if that doesn't work we will try off a bit more invasive with ivf. But throughout we will do different ultrasounds like hsg and amh bloodwork and do genetic screening etc...
Sometimes a longer wait then expected [at Seattle Reproductive Medicine] especially if you are coming in between your lunch break. But front desk always friendly, warm and welcoming. Always made sure it was you (verifying ID). I love that this SRM had more than one location so I could go to whichever was most convenient or if I had to do something same day, if my preferred clinic was booked for the timing I wanted I could go to other clinics.
How was your experience with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Cho from the initial consultation on a piece of paper the different routes and steps throughout the fertility we would be taking and in non technical ways explained everything step by step. She was very knowledgeable about anything and everything we had questions about.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
If you wish to see her you missy book in advance a few weeks she is usually booked.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Cho was always there a message away from having questions or concerns and always very informative. She gave all the information one needed to move along with the fertility treatment smoothly. She was very honest and never hesitant to answer mystery questions.
Describe the protocols Michele Cho used in your cycles at Seattle Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
She said first we try and help you ovulate with meds with specific dosages. If assisted ovulation doesn't work we will try usually 3 rounds of iui with medications and if that doesn't work we will try off a bit more invasive with ivf. But throughout we will do different ultrasounds like hsg and amh bloodwork and do genetic screening etc.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Seattle Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Katie Albaugh)
Katie was always prompt in resounding to any questions or prompt in sending the Dr a question that I might of had. She was super considerate. She was the support system after my egg retrieval because I ended up getting the flu and she ways checked in every few days via phone call or portal.
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
Sometimes a longer wait then expected especially if you are coming in between your lunch break. But front desk always friendly, warm and welcoming. Always made sure it was you (verifying ID). I love that this SRM had more than one location so I could go to whichever was most convenient or if I had to do something same day, if my preferred clinic was booked for the timing I wanted I could go to other clinics.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
Everything usually went through insurance and bills later popped up in mail. Although a prepayment was made before the IVF treatment.
Describe Michele Cho's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
I feel like every Dr will scare you with saying there are high risk multiples I wanted to do 2 embryo transfer and went back and forth with 2 or 1 FET . She didn't explain what the Risk were for transferring two embryos instead of two because my husband agreed to transferring one embryo at the off consultation. I was kind of bummed that I was the one going through all the Is not my husband just because she preferred and my husband agreed to one embryo transfer doesn't mean I was agreeing with her.
10
Doctor
Michele Cho
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Seattle Reproductive Medicine
Kirkland
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2020 - 2021, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 29 - 30
5 IUI
1 IVF
Male Factor
PCOS
South Asian
Engineer
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr.Cho explained treatment options and answered all my questions in thorough manner referring to ongoing scientific research. She was candid and honest about the treatment outcomes and was flexible in changing the treatment course based on our previous cycle results. I felt like she always suggested/ recommended what’s best for me..
[Seattle Reproductive Medicine] Strengths: 1. Receptionists are friendly and helpful 2. SRM portal is very convenient in booking appointments and reaching out to our care team Weakness: Need to travel to seattle office on weekends as Kirkland office is closed on weekends...I’m happy with the care I received from the nursing staff..
How was your experience with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Dr.Cho explained treatment options and answered all my questions in thorough manner referring to ongoing scientific research. She was candid and honest about the treatment outcomes and was flexible in changing the treatment course based on our previous cycle results. I felt like she always suggested/ recommended what’s best for me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Ask questions and express your concerns if you have any, because Dr.Cho definitely answers all your questions and she is very much open to discussing other available options to ease your concerns.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Seattle Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Justina)
I’m happy with the care I received from the nursing staff (Tina and Paige), but since some of my weekend appointments happened at Seattle office and portal messaging is not monitored on weekends, I had no options but to wait for them to call on results or next steps because we can’t reach out to them on phone/ email on weekends, which sometimes was frustrating experience.
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
Strengths: 1. Receptionists are friendly and helpful 2. SRM portal is very convenient in booking appointments and reaching out to our care team Weakness: Need to travel to seattle office on weekends as Kirkland office is closed on weekends.
10
Doctor
Michele Cho
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
Seattle Reproductive Medicine
Kirkland
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 37
1 IVF
Tubal Blockage
South Asian
Income $100K - $199K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I had really nice experience while working with her [Dr Cho]. She was super supportive and very much involved in our case. She was explaining all things in detail with pros and cons of the treatment. She helped us to create detailed treatment plan...be open with her and explain her all their issues in advance so that she can help to create proper treatment plan..
Clinic was good too. There are not any more suggestions. But for surgery we had to travel Seattle if we can have same at Kirkland location will be great. Clinical staff was very helpful and supportive...They [Seattle Reproductive Medicine nurses] were very prompt and very helpful...be open with her [Dr. Cho] and explain her all their issues in advance so that she can help to create proper treatment plan.
How was your experience with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
I had really nice experience while working with her. She was super supportive and very much involved in our case. She was explaining all things in detail with pros and cons of the treatment. She helped us to create detailed treatment plan.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Nothing particular she is very good. It’s just that patient should be open with her and explain her all their issues in advance so that she can help to create proper treatment plan.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
I felt very good working with her. She was always explaining all the things in details.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
They were very prompt and very helpful
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
Clinic was good too. There are not any more suggestions. But for surgery we had to travel Seattle if we can have same at Kirkland location will be great. Clinical staff was very helpful and supportive
10
Doctor
Michele Cho
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Seattle Reproductive Medicine
Kirkland
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
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 29
Tubal Blockage
Prefer not to answer
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I immediately felt comfortable with Dr. Cho. She has a warm friendly nature and is very good at explaining things in a way you will understand. I feel that she genuinely wants what's best for myself and my husband in our journey and helps us decide what next steps we need to take...I felt Dr.Cho spend extra time walking you through information, as well as connects with you on a personal level
I like that SRM has multiple office locations, especially for someone who commutes to be seen. Friendly staff and beautiful clinics...they recommend single embryo transfer to begin, but also are willing to discuss why multiple could work foe you...Estimated IVF cycle to be around $17,000...I immediately felt comfortable with Dr. Cho. She has a warm friendly nature and is very good at explaining things in a way you will understand. I feel that she genuinely wants what's best for myself and my husband in our journey and helps us decide what next steps we need to take.
How was your experience with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
I immediately felt comfortable with Dr. Cho. She has a warm friendly nature and is very good at explaining things in a way you will understand. I feel that she genuinely wants what's best for myself and my husband in our journey and helps us decide what next steps we need to take.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Go for it. I was recommended by a college to go see her and was so glad I listened.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
I felt Dr.Cho spend extra time walking you through information, as well as connects with you on a personal level
Describe the protocols Michele Cho used in your cycles at Seattle Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
N/a
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
I like that SRM has multiple office locations, especially for someone who commutes to be seen. Friendly staff and beautiful clinics. Make sure you ask lots of questions and find out what resources are available to help your through this process.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
Estimated IVF cycle to be around $17,000
Describe Michele Cho's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
Makes sure you are aware they recommend single embryo transfer to begin, but also are willing to discuss why multiple could work foe you.
10
Doctor
Michele Cho
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
10
Clinic
Seattle Reproductive Medicine
Kirkland
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2019, Successful
NPS
9
NPS
N/A
Age 36
1 IUI
2 IVF
Unexplained
South Asian
Income $200K - $499K
Engineer
2nd of 2 Docs
6 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Michele Cho] is very clear in her communication. She was always well prepared for our visits, had all the data at hand, walked us through her observations, conclusions and recommendations clearly and thoroughly. She was warm and friendly always, supportive when things went awry and celebrated with us when they went well. She did our embryo transfer herself, and it felt like just the best way to end a successful cycle...is very energetic, totally focused on us when we are with her, and so cheerful. She always answered our questions proactively and clarified things we hadn't thought to ask about. I felt we were in good hands.
She [Dr. Michele Cho] is very clear in her communication. She was always well prepared for our visits [at Seattle Reproductive Medicine], had all the data at hand, walked us through her observations, conclusions and recommendations clearly and thoroughly. She was warm and friendly always, supportive when things went awry and celebrated with us when they went well. She did our embryo transfer herself, and it felt like just the best way to end a successful cycle...is very energetic, totally focused on us when we are with her, and so cheerful. She always answered our questions proactively and clarified things we hadn't thought to ask about. I felt we were in good hands.
How was your experience with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
She is very clear in her communication. She was always well prepared for our visits, had all the data at hand, walked us through her observations, conclusions and recommendations clearly and thoroughly. She was warm and friendly always, supportive when things went awry and celebrated with us when they went well. She did our embryo transfer herself, and it felt like just the best way to end a successful cycle.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Ask her anything you'd like to clarify - she always clarified things for us.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Dr.Cho is very energetic, totally focused on us when we are with her, and so cheerful. She always answered our questions proactively and clarified things we hadn't thought to ask about. I felt we were in good hands.
9
Doctor
Michele Cho
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
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 26 - 27
8 Fertility Medications
PCOS
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
We started with Letrozole at a low dose for 5 days [with Dr. Michele Cho]. Each round we did (5) we increased the dosage/went to 7 days. And also added in Dexamethasone. When I didn’t ovulate she had me do a round of Chlomid which also didn’t work. Then we did a 20 day cycle of menopur injections. Also didn’t ovulate...she said to try something different- nutritionist and ovasitol...I know she has a strong preference to a single egg. She frequently talks about not wanting multiples and cancelling a cycle if there are multiple eggs growing.
They did so many blood tests [at SRM] but didn’t post some of the results...is a great clinic and I’m so happy we were referred to them. They are trying their best to help us achieve our goal of starting a family. They are very knowledgeable and take the time to explain the process to us however they don’t always give opinions...Our nurse is great but also I always have to ask her the questions, she doesn’t explain everything...We started with Letrozole at a low dose for 5 days [with Dr. Michele Cho]. Each round we did (5) we increased the dosage/went to 7 days. And also added in Dexamethasone. When I didn’t ovulate she had me do a round of Chlomid which also didn’t work. Then we did a 20 day cycle of menopur injections. Also didn’t ovulate...she said to try something different- nutritionist and ovasitol...I know she has a strong preference to a single egg. She frequently talks about not wanting multiples and cancelling a cycle if there are multiple eggs growing.
How was your experience with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Cho thoroughly explained everything to us, laid our our treatment plan, and supported us throughout the process. We met with her three times and each time she was personable, funny, caring, and really listened. I would say the only “weakness” for us was that she frequently recommended IVF when we told her we won’t be able to for a year or two.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Write down your questions before your visit because she is great at answering them!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
She was very nice, supportive, and caring.
Describe the protocols Michele Cho used in your cycles at Seattle Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We started with Letrozole at a low dose for 5 days. Each round we did (5) we increased the dosage/went to 7 days. And also added in Dexamethasone. When I didn’t ovulate she had me do a round of Chlomid which also didn’t work. Then we did a 20 day cycle of menopur injections. Also didn’t ovulate. We met with Dr. Cho again and she said to try something different- nutritionist and ovasitol. I also added in fertility acupuncture. I recently had a period so we are doing another cycle of Letrozole and if that doesn’t work we will do another cycle of injections.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Seattle Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Kimmy)
Our nurse is great but also I always have to ask her the questions, she doesn’t explain everything.
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
SRM is a great clinic and I’m so happy we were referred to them. They are trying their best to help us achieve our goal of starting a family. They are very knowledgeable and take the time to explain the process to us however they don’t always give opinions.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
Expensive. After insurance we have paid over $3000 not including medicine.
Describe Michele Cho's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
I know she has a strong preference to a single egg. She frequently talks about not wanting multiples and cancelling a cycle if there are multiple eggs growing.
What specific things went wrong at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Lost results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
They did so many blood tests but didn’t post some of the results. We had so trouble when we first started about our nurse calling in the prescription but that could’ve also been the pharmacy’s fault.
10
Doctor
Michele Cho
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Seattle Reproductive Medicine
Kirkland
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
1 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32
1 IUI
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
European
Income $100K - $199K
Sales Representative
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Cho will always give you respect and make you feel a part of the whole process...After our consultation Dr. Cho advised we should try a couple cycles of IUI. We scheduled our IUI and I was prescribed clomid. After the negative pregnancy test from the IUI Dr Cho recommended we do IVF with ICSI due to my depleted egg count and my husband's low count/low motility sperm...Prior to our egg retrieval Dr. Cho felt that we would be lucky to have 1-2 viable eggs. At that time we opted to have 2 eggs placed if that's all we would get, however reserved the right o change our minds at the time of implantation.
Our nurse care coordinator [at Seattle Reproductive Medicine] was extremely organized, communicated promptly and effectively and was always available when we needed her. If she was not going to be available she always made sure we knew so and who to get ahold of in her absence...From the 1st phone call to schedule a consultation to the billing department this team has been amazing. I can honestly say that we did not have 1 bad experience. We lived 90 miles from their nearest office and they always were able to work with our schedules and travel time. They also worked closely with our local OBGYN office and allowed us to do certain labs and tests closer to home to minimize travel. This office not only makes you feel like you are important but you get a sense of comroterity throughout every employee, every department and their multiple office locations.
How was your experience with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Cho is not only.an exceptional doctor but human being. Her kind and calm manner made going through the difficulties of infertility feel almost normal. She knows how to deliver hard news with a positive upside and made sure that the great news was celebrated . I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Cho to anyone that has reproductive needs.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Be open and honest, there is no such thing as a silly question. Dr Cho will always give you respect and make you feel a part of the whole process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Cho always took as much time as we needed to answer our questions and made sure we understood every detail. She made us feel like we had known her forever and treated us like friends. She laughed with us, joked with us and her empathy through the sadder times was exactly what we needed.
Describe the protocols Michele Cho used in your cycles at Seattle Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
After our consultation Dr. Cho advised we should try a couple cycles of IUI. We scheduled our IUI and I was prescribed clomid. After the negative pregnancy test from the IUI Dr Cho recommended we do IVF with ICSI due to my depleted egg count and my husband's low count/low motility sperm. She had my husband schedule with a fertility urologist to evaluate his sperm. His dr advised it was genetic and unfortunately was not a candidate for any treatment. We went ahead and scheduled IVF. Due to an estrogen producing uterine fibroid I had to go on birth control to suppress the fibroid. Once my estrogen levels were good I started a cycle of injections. Follistim 300 IU and 150 IU Menopur daily. Then Cetrotide .25 mg daily half way through cycle. Followed by the HCG trigger shot.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Seattle Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Katie Allbaugh)
Our nurse care coordinator was extremely organized, communicated promptly and effectively and was always available when we needed her. If she was not going to be available she always made sure we knew so and who to get ahold of in her absence.
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
From the 1st phone call to schedule a consultation to the billing department this team has been amazing. I can honestly say that we did not have 1 bad experience. We lived 90 miles from their nearest office and they always were able to work with our schedules and travel time. They also worked closely with our local OBGYN office and allowed us to do certain labs and tests closer to home to minimize travel. This office not only makes you feel like you are important but you get a sense of comroterity throughout every employee, every department and their multiple office locations.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
We were blessed to have insurance who paid for one treatment of IVF. We maybe had a total out of cost of $1000. The medications needed were the most expensive part of the treatment and used almost the entirety of our benefits. Seattle Reproductive would have been very cost effective if we were to have paid out of pocket.
Describe Michele Cho's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
Prior to our egg retrieval Dr. Cho felt that we would be lucky to have 1-2 viable eggs. At that time we opted to have 2 eggs placed if that's all we would get, however reserved the right o change our minds at the time of implantation. The day of implantation our emryologyst advised that we did have 2 healthy embryos that were identical in shape, size and blastocyst. After discussion we opted to have 1 embryo transferred and 1 frozen for a later date to risk the chance of multiples and have healthier pregnancies.
10
Doctor
Michele Cho
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Seattle Reproductive Medicine
Seattle
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
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 38
1 IVF
Unexplained
East Asian
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 3 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr.Cho is a very heartwarming and trustworthy one once you talk to her. She listened to me and understood my struggles. Respect my natural cycle rather than asking me to take birth control pills. She suggested a different approach when we failed...Spontaneous natural cycle with fresh embryo transfer without PGT except if there is more than one biopsy level embryo the rest embryos go to PGT. We used the maximum dose of the drug for the stimulation and the number of the retrieved eggs was great. However, the fresh transfer failed and the two biopsy level embryos couldn't pass the PGT.
[Seattle Reproductive Medicine] clinics's strengths - several locations that I can choose anytime I want. Every staff I met at SRM was very professional and made me comfortable to be there. I never felt I was avoided, they are always patient to listen to me. weakness - you have to go to the downtown location for the retrieval and transfer...SRM has a great nursing team and they are very kind and welcoming patients...
How was your experience with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
You will notice Dr.Cho is a very heartwarming and trustworthy one once you talk to her. She listened to me and understood my struggles. Respect my natural cycle rather than asking me to take birth control pills. She suggested a different approach when we failed.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Nothing
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Including Dr.Cho, the entire staff in SRM made me feel like a family, not a number. They are very welcoming and kept sending me prays, constantly messaged me to check my conditions.
Describe the protocols Michele Cho used in your cycles at Seattle Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Spontaneous natural cycle with fresh embryo transfer without PGT except if there is more than one biopsy level embryo the rest embryos go to PGT. We used the maximum dose of the drug for the stimulation and the number of the retrieved eggs was great. However, the fresh transfer failed and the two biopsy level embryos couldn't pass the PGT.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
SRM has a great nursing team and they are very kind and welcoming patients. MAs are awesome and I never had trouble with finding veins on my arms, unlike my previous clinic.
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
clinics's strengths - several locations that I can choose anytime I want. Every staff I met at SRM was very professional and made me comfortable to be there. I never felt I was avoided, they are always patient to listen to me. weakness - you have to go to the downtown location for the retrieval and transfer
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
I don't have enough experience since I mostly asked through the portal and they called me back.
10
Doctor
Michele Cho
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Seattle Reproductive Medicine
Kirkland
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
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Consult
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Other
European
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
She [Dr. Michele Cho] heard my concern and validated my feelings. Other fertility doctors said I needed IVF and that it was a 50/50 chance if it would work but she did more research and came up with a different game plan that will hopefully address the concern...She brought appropriate humor and educated us. She made me feel not crazy and address my concerns other doctors wrote off. I feel confident in her treatment plan and trust her fully.
They are so quick to get back to you when you have any questions [at Seattle Reproductive Medicine] and the portal is awesome. Every staff member is kind and helpful. They are quick to call you back when you leave a message and I haven’t met a staff member who was rude or impatient. I had a great experience with a nurse practitioner who shared that she could empathize with my feelings because she was also a patient there. Just her saying that changed my whole outlook. It made my feel not alone.
How was your experience with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
She is kind and validated my feelings. She brought appropriate humor and educated us. She made me feel not crazy and address my concerns other doctors wrote off. I feel confident in her treatment plan and trust her fully.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
She will answer all your questions so ask ones other doctors didn’t take seriously.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
She heard my concern and validated my feelings. Other fertility doctors said I needed IVF and that it was a 50/50 chance if it would work but she did more research and came up with a different game plan that will hopefully address the concern
Describe the protocols Michele Cho used in your cycles at Seattle Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
She wanted to look inside my uterus to see what was going on and get eyes on it for herself. They found I have a heart shaped uterus so she is going surgery to correct this to see if this stops my reoccurring miscarriages. If it does not work, we will move forward with IVF.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Seattle Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Amy )
Quick to respond and always answered questions
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
They are so quick to get back to you when you have any questions and the portal is awesome. Every staff member is kind and helpful. They are quick to call you back when you leave a message and I haven’t met a staff member who was rude or impatient. I had a great experience with a nurse practitioner who shared that she could empathize with my feelings because she was also a patient there. Just her saying that changed my whole outlook. It made my feel not alone.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
So far I haven’t had to pay much and they have been good at figuring out when I do need to pay.
10
Doctor
Michele Cho
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
10
Clinic
Seattle Reproductive Medicine
Kirkland
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
5 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.

2018 - 2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31 - 32
2 IUI
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Cho] was very thorough and explained everything in a way that i could understand very well. She went into detail and expained all of my options and let me have a say in what path we took. I am very happy with the treatment I received and the results. ... She was very thorough and her team was always in contact with me and made it very easy to communicate with them. ... Dr. Cho is usually very booked.
Love this clinic [SRM]. I wish more doctor's office were this punctual and caring. I never waited a minute past my appointment time, and if I was early, they were always ready for me. Everyone was always extremely nice. I'll miss them all. ... Katie was amazing. I spoke with her on a weekly basis. She was a great communicator with timely responses and was a great liaison between myself and Dr. Cho ...
How was your experience with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
She was very thorough and explained everything in a way that i could understand very well. She went into detail and expained all of my options and let me have a say in what path we took. I am very happy with the treatment I received and the results.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
If you want to meet with her, set the appointment ASAP, it takes about a month to see her for anything.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
She was very thorough and her team was always in contact with me and made it very easy to communicate with them.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Seattle Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Katie Allbaugh)
Katie was amazing. I spoke with her on a weekly basis. She was a great communicator with timely responses and was a great liaison between myself and Dr. Cho, as Dr. Cho is usually very booked. Katie was always kind and compassionate.
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
Love this clinic. I wish more doctor's office were this punctual and caring. I never waited a minute past my appointment time, and if I was early, they were always ready for me. Everyone was always extremely nice. I'll miss them all.
10
Doctor
Michele Cho
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Seattle Reproductive Medicine
Kirkland
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
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Consult
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 40
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Operations
2nd of 2 Docs
4 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
during my initial treatment plan she [Dr. Michele Cho] had me get lab work done. It was so convenient and quick...was fantastic from the minute we met her! She was personable and positive, yet also real. She somehow made the numbers and possibilities all seem super optimistic, when they very well could have been really sad...listened to our journey leading us to her and also talked through what she suggested we do next.
[The nursing staff at Seattle Reproductive Medicine are] Super professional, positive, friendly and discreet!...They will submit to my insurance for billing first. The IVF treatment will most likely cost about $20,000 out of pocket for me though. And if we do genetic testing another $6,000...The clinic was super professional, discreet, warm, welcoming, quick, efficient, easy to find and also had really great parking. The communication was also fantastic! I can’t think of any real weaknesses, everything was great!
How was your experience with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Michelle was warm and welcoming from the minute we met her. She instantly embraced us as a friend of the family which was really comforting. Michelle listened to our journey leading us to her and also talked through what she suggested we do next. She was super optimistic yet also real and made sure we really understood everything thoroughly which we really appreciated.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
She was honestly really and truly great! If anything maybe just a follow up message in the portal recalling the conversation in case we lost our notes.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Michelle was fantastic from the minute we met her! She was personable and positive, yet also real. She somehow made the numbers and possibilities all seem super optimistic, when they very well could have been really sad. I am incredibly grateful to have her as our doctor and look forward to continuing our IVF journey with her by our side.
Describe the protocols Michele Cho used in your cycles at Seattle Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We haven’t started treatment with Michelle Cho quite yet. However during my initial treatment plan she had me get lab work done. It was so convenient and quick. We did 4 rounds of IVF with a different doctor which were all unsuccessful. Due to that and our ages, our next steps are to work on IVF funding & then to schedule appointments for the HSG & Siemens analysis.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
Super professional, positive, friendly and discreet!
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic was super professional, discreet, warm, welcoming, quick, efficient, easy to find and also had really great parking. The communication was also fantastic! I can’t think of any real weaknesses, everything was great!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michele Cho at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
I’ve only had my initial consultation & lab work with her so I haven’t received a bill yet. They will submit to my insurance for billing first. The IVF treatment will most likely cost about $20,000 out of pocket for me though. And if we do genetic testing another $6,000.
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Doctor
Michele Cho
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
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Clinic
Seattle Reproductive Medicine
Kirkland
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5