Rated 9.5
Strongly recommend: 87%Neutral: 13%9.5
87% strongly recommend
26 reviews
Humanity
9.5
9.5
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

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
7.6
7.6
Frequency Seen

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

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

Responsiveness
7.8
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
East Carolina
Residency
East Carolina
Fellowship
Johns Hopkins

How Doctor Communicates

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nurse available by directline
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Paul Brezina works at

Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates
Rated 8.9
Strongly recommend: 72%Neutral: 20%Don't recommend: 8%8.9

At 2 offices

Tupelo
4381 S. Eason Blvd
Tupelo, MS 38801
901-747-2229
Memphis
80 Humphreys Center
Memphis, TN 38120
901-747-2229
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2019, Unsuccessful
NPS
7
NPS
7
Age 26 - 29
4 IUI
Endometriosis
Unexplained
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Operations
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
When I came in for my initial consult, he [Dr. Brezina] reviewed my file that was sent over from another local DR and looked at me and asked why I was prescribed Clomid because I have a regular/normal cycle and asked if I knew my TSH levels were low. Which I had no idea!...He personally called me after every IUI on my cell to wish me luck and that really made me feel important and like they really cared about me and my desire to have a child because at the end of the day I do believe they truly want everyone to succeed in a healthy pregnancy.
We paid around $150/visit when we had to meet with Brezina [at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates]. Most blood work visits were $20-30 each (depending on how they code them). Each IUI was around $800 including procedure, ultrasound, and drugs. The FET donor process is running us around $8k.
How was your experience with Paul Brezina at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates?
Brezina is great. He comes across a little cooky and talks fast sometimes but he knows his stuff. He personally called me after every IUI on my cell to wish me luck and that really made me feel important and like they really cared about me and my desire to have a child because at the end of the day I do believe they truly want everyone to succeed in a healthy pregnancy.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Paul Brezina at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates?
He is one of the only doctors in the office that doesn’t immediately direct you to go straight to IVF, which I appreciated because we certainly can’t afford it. He laid out all my options in detail in front of me, informed us on each, then left us to make an informed decision on what we should do next. He may not have done all my treatments himself, but he made me feel very comfortable every step of the way.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Paul Brezina at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates?
Brezina took the time to make sure we understood all our options and explained every step in detail for us. We never left feeling uninformed or misguided.
Describe the protocols Paul Brezina used in your cycles at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
When I came in for my initial consult, he reviewed my file that was sent over from another local DR and looked at me and asked why I was prescribed Clomid because I have a regular/normal cycle and asked if I knew my TSH levels were low. Which I had no idea! So, he put me on Synthroid. Did a dye test and saline test both came back clear and normal so he gave us the “unexplained” label. We then decided to try IUIs. 3 to be exact, both failed. During those I took Letrovole for 5 days. Then we decided to try Donor embryos. We were going in for my trial transfer and ultra sound appointment when they found polyps. Brezina preformed a Hysterscopy and Laparoscopy the following week to remove my polyps and found I had scar tissue and early signs of endometriosis, which he also cleaned up. We then decided to try one more IUI after getting cleaned out and that recently failed. So now we are back to the FET.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Katie)
Some staff there are way better than others. But that’s everywhere. Katie had her good days and her bad. The ultrasound tech was bad at communicating and assumed people knew what they were looking at on the screen which annoyed me because I want to know. The lab staff are great, well 2 of the 3 I saw are. Eddie is the most friendly person in the place, he made me feel so comfortable all needles considered and I looked forward to seeing him every visit. Or the lady that works on Friday’s, I can’t remember her name though :(
Describe your experience with Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates.
I wish they would recommend things to do or not do At home that could help your odds and not just the same routine treatments like IVF and IUI. Makes people like me when their go to treatments fail it’s like they are just done with you.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Paul Brezina at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates.
We paid around $150/visit when we had to meet with Brezina. Most blood work visits were $20-30 each (depending on how they code them). Each IUI was around $800 including procedure, ultrasound, and drugs. The FET donor process is running us around $8k.
Describe Paul Brezina's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates.
Brezina recommended single embryo transfer even though you got “2 for 1” when transferring 2 at once and obviously a higher chance. But he says the risks outweigh the odds.
What specific things went wrong at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates.
Of all the years I’ve gone there they have been good about how they code the blood work so your insurance cover atleast some cost for you. Well this last visit Brezina wanted to run a panel pre-FET to make sure I didn’t have any STDs, hep B, etc. Well the lab decided to code it as straight up “infertility” which was absurd to me because it had nothing to do with my fertility but more so preventative. Anyway, I walked away paying almost $1k for just one blood panel. I was very upset.
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Doctor
Paul Brezina
NPS
Humanity
4 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
7
Clinic
Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates
Memphis
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
7
NPS
7
Age 38 - 40
4 IUI
2 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
Uterine Fibroids
Unexplained
Black or African-American
Income $100K - $199K
Accountant
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
I felt like a human because Dr Brezina seemed genuinely concerned about our care. Sometimes I felt like a number with his staff and with him not giving us his true opinion of what we should do. He let us make the decision but I felt like maybe it wasn’t always the right decision...Some of the medicines I took were birth control, ganirelex, menopur, clomid, crinone, prednisone, and pregnyl, along with fertility vitamins and estradiol.
I understand that the nurses [at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates] see dozens of patients every day but some could be a little more compassionate. Some days I felt like I was on an assembly like. Also, I don’t understand why they didn’t do a guided IUI to make sure the sperm was being injected at a good spot in my uterus...The cost is the frozen transfer was not clear and a lot more than I expected. After 4 IUIs, 2 IVF retrievals and 3 transfers, you’d think that some discounted rates would be offered.
How was your experience with Paul Brezina at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates?
We felt like he was a very compassionate doctor. Like he truly wanted to help. He could see that we really wanted to conceive. And think this may have been the down side. Him knowing how we really wanted this, I think maybe we shouldn’t have done some of the cycles but he did them anyway.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Paul Brezina at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates?
Just make sure to ask him for his honest opinion even if it is against your desires.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Paul Brezina at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates?
I felt like a human because Dr Brezina seemed genuinely concerned about our care. Sometimes I felt like a number with his staff and with him not giving us his true opinion of what we should do. He let us make the decision but I felt like maybe it wasn’t always the right decision. Almost like he wanted us to do a cycle just for the money.
Describe the protocols Paul Brezina used in your cycles at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
If I remember correctly the first cycle was a luteal lupron protocol and the second was antagonist. Some of the medicines I took were birth control, ganirelex, menopur, clomid, crinone, prednisone, and pregnyl, along with fertility vitamins and estradiol.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates.
I understand that the nurses see dozens of patients every day but some could be a little more compassionate. Some days I felt like I was on an assembly like. Also, I don’t understand why they didn’t do a guided IUI to make sure the sperm was being injected at a good spot in my uterus.
Describe your experience with Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates.
I think that the dr staff is very qualified and knowledgeable. I think my biggest concern was the cost. There were no discounts for multiple treatments. Also the billing staff took very long to get back to us. I don’t like how they don’t refund credits on the accounts automatically when you aren’t in a cycle. I also think they overbook. Patients’ time is valuable also.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates.
It was a cattle-call, but it was early in the morning and more convenient for me. Even being open on weekends was helpful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Paul Brezina at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates.
There was no specific breakdown of what each procedure costs. That’s one thing I didn’t like. It was like a packaged deal. The cost is the frozen transfer was not clear and a lot more than I expected. After 4 IUIs, 2 IVF retrievals and 3 transfers, you’d think that some discounted rates would be offered. I know for a fact that some patients are given discounted package prices because a couple I know was given a 50% discount after the first cycle failed. We were never given such a huge discount. The cost is so expensive it seems that there is more the doctors could do financially to help patients
Describe Paul Brezina's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates.
Each transfer except the last was multiple embryo transfers. On the second transfer I think we should have transferred all three embryos instead of two and then coming back and transferring a single embryo. This is because the first cycle was unsuccessful and the doctor was already concerned about the egg quality. So why not just transfer all three on the second transfer instead of doing a third transfer that costs us more money.
What specific things went wrong at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates?
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates.
The only thing I was concerned about was the billing staff, payment options, costs, and no trials or educational testing that could possibly help.
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Doctor
Paul Brezina
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
7
Clinic
Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates
Memphis
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2014 - 2015, Unsuccessful
NPS
7
NPS
5
Age 27 - 28
1 Fertility Medications
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 3 Docs
4 IUI With Other Docs
Neutral
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr Brezina was very open and upfront about everything. He went through all of our test results and options thoroughly and let us take our time in deciding things. He checked on us after every IUI to wish us luck...Dr. Brezina was very open and honest with everything. He's compassionate about what he does and his patients. He has dealt with infertility himself and that makes so much difference in the care he gives. He truly understand what his patients are going through...
The [Fert Asoc of Memphis - Mem] clinic is very nicely set up and organized. I rarely had to wait longer than 30 minutes, although once I did have to wait 2 hours for an IUI to be done. The receptionists were very nice and helpful...The nursing staff varied greatly from visit to visit. At first, they were wonderful but after the first few visits they seemed more interested in getting done quickly than providing compassionate care. I also had a hard time getting the nurses to listen to my concerns when I called the office, which even caused one IUI to be done too late, missing ovulation by a day or two...
How was your experience with Paul Brezina at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates?
Dr. Brezina was very open and honest with everything. He's compassionate about what he does and his patients. He has dealt with infertility himself and that makes so much difference in the care he gives. He truly understand what his patients are going through.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Paul Brezina at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates?
Ask questions! If you aren't comfortable with something, tell him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Paul Brezina at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates?
Dr Brezina was very open and upfront about everything. He went through all of our test results and options thoroughly and let us take our time in deciding things. He checked on us after every IUI to wish us luck.
Describe the protocols Paul Brezina used in your cycles at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
We only did 4 IUI'S with Dr. Brezina. I took femara days 3-7 and an Ovidrel trigger the day before IUI. We did a mid cycle ultrasound to measure follicle size and count. Our next step was IVF but we stopped treatment.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates.
The nursing staff varied greatly from visit to visit. At first, they were wonderful but after the first few visits they seemed more interested in getting done quickly than providing compassionate care. I also had a hard time getting the nurses to listen to my concerns when I called the office, which even caused one IUI to be done too late, missing ovulation by a day or two.
Describe your experience with Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates.
The clinic is very nicely set up and organized. I rarely had to wait longer than 30 minutes, although once I did have to wait 2 hours for an IUI to be done. The receptionists were very nice and helpful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Paul Brezina at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates.
I was lucky enough to have insurance coverage for my treatments. With insurance my oop was about $500 for each IUI, including meds.
What specific things went wrong at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates.
I was prescribed progesterone during the luteal phase but often had to call and remind them to call the prescription in.
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Doctor
Paul Brezina
NPS
Humanity
4 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
5
Clinic
Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates
Memphis
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
2 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5