Rated 9.2
Strongly recommend: 91%Neutral: 0%Don't recommend: 9%9.2
91% strongly recommend
36 reviews
Humanity
9.2
9.2
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
9.4
9.4
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
4.2
4.2
Frequency Seen

Ratings of 1 mean patients only saw this doctor once or twice during treatment.

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

Responsiveness
8
Good
Responsiveness

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

Education

Medical School
Ohio U.
Residency
Case Western
Fellowship
Case Western

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
doctor, nurse available by directline
doctor, nurse available by directline
not available by personal cell phone
not available by personal cell phone
Nichole Barker works at

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

At 1 office

Tacoma
3209 S 23rd St.
Tacoma, WA 98405
206-301-5000
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36 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020 - 2021, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32 - 33
4 IUI
1 IVF
Endometriosis
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Sales Representative
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Barker took time to carefully craft a treatment plan for me that fit the needs of my health and beliefs. She was very sensitive to our desires not to PGS test, and did not push it. I did not want to create "too many" embryos, as I would want to transfer all at some point, and Dr. Barker took this concern seriously and professionally set about creating a plan...I only have one kidney, which could mean a high-risk pregnancy. Dr. Barker did not want to transfer more than one embryo for this reason
The entire staff at SRM are caring, professional, and sensitive to the unique struggles patients face as they go through infertility. I would highly recommend this clinic to anyone. There were always the same faces for every appointment, so I got to know the receptionists and techs well...Courtney [nurse] was amazing! She answered all of my questions through the portal very quickly and with detail...When Courtney wasn't available, there was always another nurse to answer my questions that had full access to my information, so I never felt like I repeated myself.
How was your experience with Nichole Barker at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Barker took time to carefully craft a treatment plan for me that fit the needs of my health and beliefs. She was very sensitive to our desires not to PGS test, and did not push it. I did not want to create "too many" embryos, as I would want to transfer all at some point, and Dr. Barker took this concern seriously and professionally set about creating a plan. I could not recommend her enough!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nichole Barker at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Trust your doctor, she knows what she is doing.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nichole Barker at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Barker always took her time to warmly describe my treatment plan and simply lay out the possible outcomes. I would recommend her to anyone who is struggling and sensitive like I was. I was so sure I was in good hands.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Seattle Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Courtney)
Courtney was amazing! She answered all of my questions through the portal very quickly and with detail. I looked forward to getting result calls from her over the phone, as it seems like I made a good friend through this process. When Courtney wasn't available, there was always another nurse to answer my questions that had full access to my information, so I never felt like I repeated myself.
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
The entire staff at SRM are caring, professional, and sensitive to the unique struggles patients face as they go through infertility. I would highly recommend this clinic to anyone. There were always the same faces for every appointment, so I got to know the receptionists and techs well. Graduating was bittersweet as I've come to enjoy my time at this clinic!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nichole Barker at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
Insurance covered most of my treatment. I paid my OOP max, then about $2,000 for ICSI that wasn't covered, and $900 to freeze my remaining embryos.
Describe Nichole Barker's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
I only have one kidney, which could mean a high-risk pregnancy. Dr. Barker did not want to transfer more than one embryo for this reason, and transferring multiples was not something we discussed further.
10
Doctor
Nichole Barker
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
Tacoma
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
2015 - 2021, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36 - 42
4 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Barker has] A great combination of thorough in explaining the medicine and caring. I didn't meet super-often with her, but my case was fairly straightforward and didn't require a lot of special attention or protocol adjustments...Dr Barker has never been the one to do my embryo transfers and did not do my retrieval. I know this matters a lot to some people. I originally thought a personal touch would be important to me, but at the end of the day, convenience and the ability to cater to my body's schedule were more important to me....
While SRM has more of a "factory" feel, the most important things to me are quick response times and willingness to work on my body's natural schedule as much as possible...Making it easy to schedule treatments, appointments, etc. made the whole process just a little less stressful...They are great at responding to portal messages... I originally thought a personal touch would be important to me, but at the end of the day, convenience and the ability to cater to my body's schedule were more important to me...
How was your experience with Nichole Barker at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
A great combination of thorough in explaining the medicine and caring. I didn't meet super-often with her, but my case was fairly straightforward and didn't require a lot of special attention or protocol adjustments.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nichole Barker at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
While SRM has more of a "factory" feel, the most important things to me are quick response times and willingness to work on my body's natural schedule as much as possible. Dr. Barker and my nurses have always supported that and have always been super-responsive. Making it easy to schedule treatments, appointments, etc. made the whole process just a little less stressful.
Describe the protocols Nichole Barker used in your cycles at Seattle Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Fairly standard, I think. We agreed to try several IUIs before moving onto IVF. Although my fourth and final IUI resulted in a chemical, we decided that it was still best to move forward with IVF. I did request that I not have to take birth control prior to any of my cycles (retrieval or FET), and Dr. Barker has respected that. I think I had a fairly standard stimulation protocol, though I can't remember the details. I produced ~29 eggs, of which ~19 fertilized and 12 or so made it to PGS testing, and 4 of which were found to be PGS-normal. So far we have had 3 successful transfers and have 1 remaining frozen embryo.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
I've had a couple, since I've been at the clinic for several years now. My nurses have both been super-responsive and helpful.
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
Strengths: Convenience. As a large clinic, they are able to cater to my schedule (and my body's schedule) much more than some of the other clinics in the area, from what I've heard. They also had a location in Tacoma right near my work, which made it so much easier to schedule the many, many monitoring appointments. They are great at responding to portal messages and make calling them pretty easy as well. Weaknesses: You don't get as much of a personal touch. For example, Dr Barker has never been the one to do my embryo transfers and did not do my retrieval. I know this matters a lot to some people. I originally thought a personal touch would be important to me, but at the end of the day, convenience and the ability to cater to my body's schedule were more important to me.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nichole Barker at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
I don't remember exactly, but prices were higher than the lowest cost clinic in the area but not the highest cost clinic in the area.
Describe Nichole Barker's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
Dr Barker was clear that she does not recommend multiple embryo transfers for most patients.
10
Doctor
Nichole Barker
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
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Seattle Reproductive Medicine
Tacoma
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 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.

2014 - 2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34 - 39
6 IUI
4 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Business Executive
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Originally we did IUI and after 4 unsuccessful cycles we added clomid. After two cycles of that with increased doses she [Dr. Nichole Barker] was good about explaining the likelihood of continuing and recommended moving to IVF. We conceived on our first cycle with a fresh transfer. This resulted in a healthy baby boy...We feel our doctor did a good job of explaining her reasoning for only transferring single embryos in the past. Our current cycle is the first time we have transferred more than one at a time and there wer specifically different circumstances to support that decision.
She [nurse at Seattle Reproductive Medicine] is super responsive, knowledgeable and very compassionate...Be prepared to see many different faces throughout your treatment. Everyone is great but it can be a little unsettling to have so many different people administering your care. Just know that they all do a really good job of communicating with each other...We recently came back and are in the middle of a cycle now. The only change this time is we added omnitrope injections and results are so far the best cycle with two good rated embryos and two fair rated embryos. This cycle we also transferred two embryos at a time instead of just one.
How was your experience with Nichole Barker at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Barker has been through IVF herself and was candid in sharing her experience with us which was amazing. She is down to earth, incredibly warm and caring. She is easy to like and comes across as very genuine. I would and have recommended her to several of my friends and family. I truly cannot day enough nice things about her and the care we have received from her. Hands down the best medical professional I have ever experienced.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nichole Barker at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Don’t be afraid to ask her anything! She truly gets it and will give you a straight, honest answer with no judgement.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nichole Barker at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
From our first meeting with Dr. Barker, I never felt rushed or like I didn’t have her full attention. At our first meeting she had clearly reviewed our questionnaire and had notes and made us feel like she was truly engaged in helping us to achieve a family. We took two years away from the process and upon meeting with her agin to re-establish care, we were greeted with a hug and were made to feel as if we had just met a week ago. She was up to speed on all of our past treatment as if no time had lapsed.
Describe the protocols Nichole Barker used in your cycles at Seattle Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We had unexplained fertility so our treatment was pretty standard and didn’t change much. Originally we did IUI and after 4 unsuccessful cycles we added clomid. After two cycles of that with increased doses she was good about explaining the likelihood of continuing and recommended moving to IVF. We conceived on our first cycle with a fresh transfer. This resulted in a healthy baby boy. When we came back to try to expand our family we continued through a frozen cycle and two additional egg retrievals. One resulted in a chemical pregnancy and one other in a miscarriage at 9 weeks. No changes were made in any of those cycles. The miscarriage was after our 3rd egg retrieval and fresh transfer and decided to take a break. We recently came back and are in the middle of a cycle now. The only change this time is we added omnitrope injections and results are so far the best cycle with two good rated embryos and two fair rated embryos. This cycle we also transferred two embryos at a time instead of just one.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Seattle Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Lexie)
She is super responsive, knowledgeable and very compassionate
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
Be prepared to see many different faces throughout your treatment. Everyone is great but it can be a little unsettling to have so many different people administering your care. Just know that they all do a really good job of communicating with each other.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nichole Barker at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
We have insurance that was pretty good. Medication was our largest expense and was roughly 4500$ per IVF cycle.
Describe Nichole Barker's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
We feel our doctor did a good job of explaining her reasoning for only transferring single embryos in the past. Our current cycle is the first time we have transferred more than one at a time and there wer specifically different circumstances to support that decision.
10
Doctor
Nichole Barker
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
2 of 5
10
Clinic
Seattle Reproductive Medicine
Tacoma
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30 - 31
2 Fertility Medications
PCOS
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Barker communicates very well. She is also very detailed in her explanations as to what is happening at the time. My experience as a patient with her is just phenomenal! I absolutely adore her. She is quick to get back to you with any questions you may have... diagnosed me with pcos...so she prescribed me metformin to regulate my cycles, and letrozole...I did end up pregnant with twins! Unfortunately, my twins quit growing and I miscarried. I am not giving up hope, as we are trying again with the same method.
We are still trying out with letrozole and metformin and timed intercourse [at Seattle Reproductive Medicine]...I have no weaknesses to tell. The whole clinic is just awesome and compassionate! I feel amazing after each visit. They are so quick to answer questions and to make sure everything is going great! I would totally recommend this clinic over and over again!...The whole team is just amazing and makes me feel welcomed on each visit. I couldn’t ask for a better team.
How was your experience with Nichole Barker at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Barker communicates very well. She is also very detailed in her explanations as to what is happening at the time. My experience as a patient with her is just phenomenal! I absolutely adore her. She is quick to get back to you with any questions you may have.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nichole Barker at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
I would tell them just to relax and that they are in amazing hands with Dr. Barker.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nichole Barker at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Barker is just simply AMAZING. She has answered every question in detail to where I can understand what is going on. I’ve recommended her to all of my friends who are having fertility issues. Dr. Barker shows compassion and is just awesome! I lost my twins at 7 weeks and she had personally called me to check up on me after my D&C. I couldn’t ask for a better Fertility Specialist. Dr. Barker is number one in my book.
Describe the protocols Nichole Barker used in your cycles at Seattle Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Dr. Barker diagnosed me with pcos in 2018, so she prescribed me metformin to regulate my cycles, and letrozole to help me ovulate. I did end up pregnant with twins! Unfortunately, my twins quit growing and I miscarried. I am not giving up hope, as we are trying again with the same method.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Seattle Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: LaTanya Care Coordinater )
The whole team is just amazing and makes me feel welcomed on each visit. I couldn’t ask for a better team.
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
I have no weaknesses to tell. The whole clinic is just awesome and compassionate! I feel amazing after each visit. They are so quick to answer questions and to make sure everything is going great! I would totally recommend this clinic over and over again!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nichole Barker at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
The costs are very affordable!
Describe Nichole Barker's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
We have not gotten to the point of embryo transfers. We are still trying out with letrozole and metformin and timed intercourse.
10
Doctor
Nichole Barker
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
Tacoma
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
2015 - 2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32 - 36
12 Fertility Medications
Anovulation
Unexplained
European
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Barker wasn’t present at every small visit (ie ultrasound or blood draw) but she was always available if I ever needed her. She was always reviewing my chart and making adjustments as she saw necessary...always asked or gave me options regarding which strategy we would go with. She knew that I really wanted to avoid multiples and we weren’t as much in a ‘hurry’ like we were when trying to get pregnant with the first baby. She also knew that because our insurance had changed since the last treatment a couple years prior, we didn’t have as much coverage so we were ok with going a little less aggressive/ slower.
[The staff at Seattle Reproductive Medicine are] very relatable, empathetic and definitely work to build those personal relationships with patients. I have absolutely nothing negative to say...Lexie, my nurse care coordinator wasn’t located in the office. I thought this was weird at first since I’ve still never met her in person, but after having her throughout my first treatment and this one, she’s the best. All communication is done via email or phone but you still really develop that relationship as if you’ve met. My nurse that did most of my ultrasounds Was Ruby Booras. She was just as amazing. She was always so nice and personable and we also developed a great relationship. There was another nurse Whitney that would do my ultrasounds when I couldn’t get in with Ruby and she wasn’t as personable in my opinion. Still nice enough, but didn’t have the similar demeanor as Ruby or Dr Barker.
How was your experience with Nichole Barker at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Barker wasn’t present at every small visit (ie ultrasound or blood draw) but she was always available if I ever needed her. She was always reviewing my chart and making adjustments as she saw necessary. If I could have her as my OB throughout my pregnancy I would 100% choose her and her staff. They’re very relatable, empathetic and definitely work to build those personal relationships with patients. I have absolutely nothing negative to say.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nichole Barker at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Barker was always warm, caring and knowledgeable. Her and her nurse Ruby always treated me so extremely well during my many appointments with them.
Describe the protocols Nichole Barker used in your cycles at Seattle Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Dr. Barker always asked or gave me options regarding which strategy we would go with. She knew that I really wanted to avoid multiples and we weren’t as much in a ‘hurry’ like we were when trying to get pregnant with the first baby. She also knew that because our insurance had changed since the last treatment a couple years prior, we didn’t have as much coverage so we were ok with going a little less aggressive/ slower.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Seattle Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Lexie )
Lexie, my nurse care coordinator wasn’t located in the office. I thought this was weird at first since I’ve still never met her in person, but after having her throughout my first treatment and this one, she’s the best. All communication is done via email or phone but you still really develop that relationship as if you’ve met. My nurse that did most of my ultrasounds Was Ruby Booras. She was just as amazing. She was always so nice and personable and we also developed a great relationship. There was another nurse Whitney that would do my ultrasounds when I couldn’t get in with Ruby and she wasn’t as personable in my opinion. Still nice enough, but didn’t have the similar demeanor as Ruby or Dr Barker.
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic itself is extremely clean. The waiting room is small and can get a little cozy on a busy day, which can definitely be uncomfortable when you’re waiting with other emotional women and men. Other than that, the front desk staff seemed to change frequently but were always nice enough. Wait times weren’t often too long and if you did have to wait a bit, they were apologetic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nichole Barker at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
Everything was submitted to insurance and we were responsible for the balance.
10
Doctor
Nichole Barker
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
Tacoma
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
2017 - 2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32 - 34
3 Fertility Medications
Male Factor
Unexplained
European
Nurse or HC Services
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
We did a HSG [with Dr. Nichole Barker] to make sure my tubes weren’t blocked and then we did a round of Clomid with an HCG injection and a timed intercourse which resulted in a chemical miscarriage. 2 more rounds of Clomid without any US or injection and no pregnancy... is exceptional and made me and my spouse feel comfortable and knowledgeable about our fertility issues and answered every concern and or questions we had and still have in our journey. She has compassion for her patient’s and makes them feel like they aren’t alone in this isolating process.
The location [of Seattle Reproductive Medicine] is a little hard to get to but not terrible. The atmosphere is very calming, stress free and inviting and the staff are very sincere in their work. We have always had a great experience. A new patient might want to know that most of the procedures take place in clinic and it’s very comfortable and clean...Anna is a fantastic nurse who has shown me such compassion and empathy with my fertility struggles and miscarriages. She always responds to my emails very quickly and kindly and if she doesn’t know the answer she is honest and always gets back to me with some kind of solution. She is a keeper!
How was your experience with Nichole Barker at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Barker is a compassionate and personal provider who is extremely knowledgeable in her field and it shows during patient interactions. I feel like she has been very caring, informative and supportive during my infertility journey.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nichole Barker at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
I would inform them that they would be in the care of a to the point and very wonderful provider.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nichole Barker at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
This provider is exceptional and made me and my spouse feel comfortable and knowledgeable about our fertility issues and answered every concern and or questions we had and still have in our journey. She has compassion for her patient’s and makes them feel like they aren’t alone in this isolating process.
Describe the protocols Nichole Barker used in your cycles at Seattle Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We did a HSG to make sure my tubes weren’t blocked and then we did a round of Clomid with an HCG injection and a timed intercourse which resulted in a chemical miscarriage. 2 more rounds of Clomid without any US or injection and no pregnancy.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Seattle Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Anna)
Anna is a fantastic nurse who has shown me such compassion and empathy with my fertility struggles and miscarriages. She always responds to my emails very quickly and kindly and if she doesn’t know the answer she is honest and always gets back to me with some kind of solution. She is a keeper!
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
The location is a little hard to get to but not terrible. The atmosphere is very calming, stress free and inviting and the staff are very sincere in their work. We have always had a great experience. A new patient might want to know that most of the procedures take place in clinic and it’s very comfortable and clean.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nichole Barker at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
Over $1000
Describe Nichole Barker's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
I like her approach to a single embryo transfer as it might have better outcome for a successful pregnancy!
10
Doctor
Nichole Barker
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
Tacoma
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2018 - 2019, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 35 - 36
2 IUI
Other
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
21 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
[Dr. Nichole Barker is a] Great listener...Very personable, explains things well. I felt we discussed my history and came up with a game plan for me. Instead of being told what to do next. She has never made me feel rushed during appointments and always made sure all my questions were answered before leaving...I have done two IUI. The first I only used oral medication Letrozole . The second I did I did oral medication Letrozole and one injection (trigger) Having a hard time predicting my ovulation due to endometriosis I am getting set to do another IUI at the end of this month (April 2019). I am taking oral meds Letrozole and this time I am doing 4 FSH injections with a trigger shot before the IUI. If this IUI fails we will be doing IVF
Between the consultation the Ultrasound, medication and iUI it will be close to $1000 [at Seattle Reproductive Medicine]. Which is reasonable and they offer payment plans...From the moment I stepped into the clinic I felt that everyone there was extremely helpful and kind and made sure that myself and my husband understood the information that was being given... When my nurse was out I reached out and another nurse took care of my questions and concerns and I didn’t feel blown off that my nurse was out.
How was your experience with Nichole Barker at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
She is great. Very personable, explains things well. I felt we discussed my history and came up with a game plan for me. Instead of being told what to do next. She has never made me feel rushed during appointments and always made sure all my questions were answered before leaving.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nichole Barker at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
She’s great. Great listener
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nichole Barker at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
From the moment I stepped into the clinic I felt that everyone there was extremely helpful and kind and made sure that myself and my husband understood the information that was being given.
Describe the protocols Nichole Barker used in your cycles at Seattle Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I have done two IUI. The first I only used oral medication Letrozole . The second I did I did oral medication Letrozole and one injection (trigger) Having a hard time predicting my ovulation due to endometriosis I am getting set to do another IUI at the end of this month (April 2019). I am taking oral meds Letrozole and this time I am doing 4 FSH injections with a trigger shot before the IUI. If this IUI fails we will be doing IVF
Describe your experience with your nurse at Seattle Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: LaTanya)
Everyone I come into contact with at SRM has been extremely helpful kind during my care there. When my nurse was out I reached out and another nurse took care of my questions and concerns and I didn’t feel blown off that my nurse was out.
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
They are great! Very kind, personable and very flexible in getting you in for an appointment. I love the patient portal and being able to communicate with my care team about anything that may come up
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nichole Barker at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
Some of my treatment was covered by insurance. However this last IUI is all out of pocket. Between the consultation the Ultrasound, medication and iUI it will be close to $1000. Which is reasonable and they offer payment plans
Describe Nichole Barker's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
I just read her rationale on the SRM Facebook page this morning and it was very informative
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Doctor
Nichole Barker
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
Tacoma
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
2017 - 2020, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 33 - 36
2 IVF
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Barker was very sensitive and kind when going through treatment. She had empathy considering she had to go through IVF to conceive as well. Also, she showed no judgement when we specifically went through ivf with PGD for genetic reasons. She was wonderful to work with...very communicative with what to expect. She was honest with what our setbacks could be and very professional. I was cautiously optimistic the treatments would work and we would get the outcome we desired, which we are fortunate to say we succeeded.
The [Seattle Reproductive Medicine] clinic was great, professional and clean. I would highly recommend this fertility clinic for anyone who needs to go through fertility treatments. They show compassion and kindness while going through this stressful process...Total cost was around 50,000 for 2 eggs retrieval’s and 2 FET’s...Dr. Barker was very communicative with what to expect. She was honest with what our setbacks could be and very professional. I was cautiously optimistic the treatments would work and we would get the outcome we desired, which we are fortunate to say we succeeded.
How was your experience with Nichole Barker at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Barker was very communicative with what to expect. She was honest with what our setbacks could be and very professional. I was cautiously optimistic the treatments would work and we would get the outcome we desired, which we are fortunate to say we succeeded.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nichole Barker at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Expect kindness, compassion and honesty from Dr. Barker.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nichole Barker at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Barker was very sensitive and kind when going through treatment. She had empathy considering she had to go through IVF to conceive as well. Also, she showed no judgement when we specifically went through ivf with PGD for genetic reasons. She was wonderful to work with
Describe the protocols Nichole Barker used in your cycles at Seattle Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We started with menopur and Gonal f. I yielded 7 eggs the first egg retrieval, and had a total of 2 embryos frozen and biopsied for PGD. The next round the menopur dosage stayed the same and the gonal f dosage increased. I yielded 9 eggs during retrieval and had a total of 2 embryos frozen and biopsied for PGD. Of the 4 embryos, 2 were unaffected euploid embryos
Describe your experience with your nurse at Seattle Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Heidi)
Heidi was ok
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic was great, professional and clean. I would highly recommend this fertility clinic for anyone who needs to go through fertility treatments. They show compassion and kindness while going through this stressful process
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nichole Barker at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
Total cost was around 50,000 for 2 eggs retrieval’s and 2 FET’s
Describe Nichole Barker's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
Dr.Barker was adamant that she only wanted to perform single FET’s unless I gave a compelling reason why I wanted more due to a high risk pregnancy
10
Doctor
Nichole Barker
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
9
Clinic
Seattle Reproductive Medicine
Tacoma
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32
5 Fertility Medications
Anovulation
Uterine Fibroids
European
Other
Income $200K - $499K
Nurse or HC Services
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Barker was very warm and informative from our very first interaction. It was clear she took the time to understand our situation and formulate a plan that made sense for us. She made it clear she was available for questions along the way...very warm, she personalizes the care to each person. She has protocols but makes it clear that the plan is personalized in each case...Ask any questions you might have
[Seattle Reproductive Medicine has] Convenient appointment times, overall very friendly staff. The staff always demonstrated care and patience. I can’t think of any specific weaknesses, although would be nice to schedule appointments online...On one occasion there was some confusion regarding the plan - I was told by the nurse some information that wasn’t in line with Dr Barker’s communication to us. This was quickly clarified...[nurses are] Very responsive, answered all of my questions
How was your experience with Nichole Barker at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Barker was very warm and informative from our very first interaction. It was clear she took the time to understand our situation and formulate a plan that made sense for us. She made it clear she was available for questions along the way.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nichole Barker at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Ask any questions you might have
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nichole Barker at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Barker is very warm, she personalizes the care to each person. She has protocols but makes it clear that the plan is personalized in each case.
Describe the protocols Nichole Barker used in your cycles at Seattle Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Ovulation induction with Letrozole for an ovulation, some cycles with Ovidrel. Monitoring with follicular ultrasounds. We also planned an IUI but were not able to complete due to our schedule.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
Very responsive, answered all of my questions
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
Convenient appointment times, overall very friendly staff. The staff always demonstrated care and patience. I can’t think of any specific weaknesses, although would be nice to schedule appointments online.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nichole Barker at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
Unsure, still waiting for final bill.
Describe Nichole Barker's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
N/a
What specific things went wrong at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
On one occasion there was some confusion regarding the plan - I was told by the nurse some information that wasn’t in line with Dr Barker’s communication to us. This was quickly clarified.
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Doctor
Nichole Barker
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
Tacoma
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2017 - 2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33 - 35
5 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Lawyer
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Barker was extremely empathetic when I did not become pregnant after my first doctor. Her comfort was much appreciated as well as her clinical opinion that I’d become pregnant at some point. I did!...is kind, knowledgeable, and practical. She gave us very good advice and allowed my husband and I to decide how aggressive we were with treatments. She also allowed us room to take breaks from treatment when it became emotionally exhausting.
Much communication [at Seattle Reproductive Medicine] occurs through a nurse via a web portal...I never got to meet my nurse in person but did build a good rapport with her electronically...With the attain program, we spent approximately 30,000 for IVF but that included up to three retrievals (I only needed one) and unlimited transfers until the first pregnancy...The clinic is always improving its client support and communication which is much appreciated. It nice to have a large team of practitioners to draw from so there is never a problem with timing or getting in for a particular appointment.
How was your experience with Nichole Barker at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Barker is kind, knowledgeable, and practical. She gave us very good advice and allowed my husband and I to decide how aggressive we were with treatments. She also allowed us room to take breaks from treatment when it became emotionally exhausting.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nichole Barker at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
You don’t get to see her at every appointment. Much communication occurs through a nurse via a web portal.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nichole Barker at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Barker was extremely empathetic when I did not become pregnant after my first doctor. Her comfort was much appreciated as well as her clinical opinion that I’d become pregnant at some point. I did!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Seattle Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Lexie)
I never got to meet my nurse in person but did build a good rapport with her electronically.
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic is always improving its client support and communication which is much appreciated. It nice to have a large team of practitioners to draw from so there is never a problem with timing or getting in for a particular appointment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nichole Barker at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
With the attain program, we spent approximately 30,000 for IVF but that included up to three retrievals (I only needed one) and unlimited transfers until the first pregnancy.
10
Doctor
Nichole Barker
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
Tacoma
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 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.

2017 - 2019, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 37 - 39
5 IUI
Unexplained
European
Native American
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 3 Docs
2 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Nichole [Dr. Barker] made us feel very comfortable from the first meeting. Most of all she was encouraging and gave us hope. She answered all our questions and more. Having done treatment herself I felt like she knew more what we were going through...The first 3 rounds we did with clomid and trigger. I had good results and didnt have any side effects. Unfortunately none of the took. We decided to up our game before trying IVF. We have done 2 additional rounds with injections, trigger and prometrium. I again had good results but no pregnancy. I ended up getting cysts so we had to take a break but will try the protocol one more time before moving on to IVF.
I feel like a human because everyone is always friendly and willing to take their time with you [at Seattle Reproductive Medicine]. I never felt rushed...I have no complaints [about the nurses]. Everyone is truly wonderful...They are quick on their feet and ready for whatever comes up. They are understanding and want what is best for everyone.They seem to care about their patients...We did 5 rounds of IUI. The first 3 rounds we did with clomid and trigger. I had good results and didnt have any side effects. Unfortunately none of the took. We decided to up our game before trying IVF. We have done 2 additional rounds with injections, trigger and prometrium. I again had good results but no pregnancy. I ended up getting cysts so we had to take a break but will try the protocol one more time before moving on to IVF.
How was your experience with Nichole Barker at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Nichole made us feel very comfortable from the first meeting. Most of all she was encouraging and gave us hope. She answered all our questions and more. Having done treatment herself I felt like she knew more what we were going through.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nichole Barker at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Be honest about all your fears and history.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nichole Barker at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
I feel like a human because everyone is always friendly and willing to take their time with you. I never felt rushed.
Describe the protocols Nichole Barker used in your cycles at Seattle Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We did 5 rounds of IUI. The first 3 rounds we did with clomid and trigger. I had good results and didnt have any side effects. Unfortunately none of the took. We decided to up our game before trying IVF. We have done 2 additional rounds with injections, trigger and prometrium. I again had good results but no pregnancy. I ended up getting cysts so we had to take a break but will try the protocol one more time before moving on to IVF.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
I have no complaints. Everyone is truly wonderful.
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
Again everyone is very personable and really wonderful to work with. They are quick on their feet and ready for whatever comes up. They are understanding and want what is best for everyone.They seem to care about their patients.
Describe Nichole Barker's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
My doctor only does eSET which I partly understand but feel more would be better odds.
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Doctor
Nichole Barker
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
Tacoma
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