Peter Ahlering

MCRM Fertility

Rated 7.8
Strongly recommend: 52%Neutral: 24%Don't recommend: 24%7.8
52% strongly recommend
96 reviews
Humanity
8.1
8.1
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
8.3
8.3
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
6.2
6.2
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.

LGBTQ Care
7
7
LGBTQ Care

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory LGBTQ care.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent LGBTQ care.

Responsiveness
7.7
Good
Responsiveness

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

Education

Medical School
U. of Missouri - Kansas City
Residency
St. John’s Mercy

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
doctor, nurse available by directline
doctor, nurse available by directline
doctor available by personal cell phone
doctor available by personal cell phone
Peter Ahlering works in 1 office at

MCRM Fertility
Rated 8.4
Strongly recommend: 68%Neutral: 18%Don't recommend: 14%8.4

Explore Clinic
Chesterfield
17300 North Outer Forty
Chesterfield, MO 63005

96 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2017, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
8
Age 30 - 31
5 IVF
Male Factor
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Ahlering is very compassionate. He is knowledgable and always discussing current research. Sometimes it seems he's not on board with what many other doctors are doing though (such as with immune factors in failed FETs/RPL). He has some of the best technology and resources I've seen...I do wish we had made medication/dosage changes sooner to try for better results. He seemed hesitant on making protocol changes... He will always sit down and discuss things with you if you ask.
Sometimes they [MCRM] seem unorganized. Messages or notes don't always get passed from one person to another and communicated well. The front desk is courteous and kind. The lab is excellent about answering emails and questions...My coordinator always made me feel comfortable & informed about the necessities, but sometimes I received phone calls from other people who weren't my coordinator and wished all my news had come from her--good or bad...
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
Dr. Ahlering is very compassionate. He is knowledgable and always discussing current research. Sometimes it seems he's not on board with what many other doctors are doing though (such as with immune factors in failed FETs/RPL). He has some of the best technology and resources I've seen.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
Be thorough on your questions. Don't expect him to tell you every single detail. Be realistic with your expectations. You are not the only patient, so try to remember that if you feel neglected or not heard. Discuss options with him and ask if you want to know things. He will always sit down and discuss things with you if you ask.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
My coordinator always made me feel comfortable & informed about the necessities, but sometimes I received phone calls from other people who weren't my coordinator and wished all my news had come from her--good or bad.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM Fertility and their degree of success.
Diagnosis: Severe male factor.... also questionable egg quality. We've been through 5 retrievals and 1 canceled cycle due to low response on my end. I don't think there's anything he's done that has hurt our success, but I do wish we had made medication/dosage changes sooner to try for better results. He seemed hesitant on making protocol changes and I felt like we just kept having poor results without making any significant changes.
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Lindsay)
Lindsay often emailed or called just to check on me or give me reminders of dates, medication start dates, etc. She always shows compassion and truly appears to care for her patients. She is kind and makes me feel comfortable.
Describe your experience with MCRM Fertility.
Sometimes they seem unorganized. Messages or notes don't always get passed from one person to another and communicated well. The front desk is courteous and kind. The lab is excellent about answering emails and questions.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility.
Even with "100%" insurance coverage, I still had OOP expenses. There was a deposit to hold our spot in our first cycle, additional resources not covered--such as nanobeads & embryosope. Also, biopsy/freezing & PGS testing.
Describe Peter Ahlering's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at MCRM Fertility.
Dr. Ahlering has always been open and honest about the risks of transferring and potentially carrying multiples. I appreciate the fact that he does this and I feel like he encourages a single transfer for the health and well-being of the mother, but I also understand why people want to transfer multiple embryos, especially with the cost of additional transfers.
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
2 of 5
8
Clinic
MCRM Fertility
Chesterfield
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
2016 - 2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
8
NPS
9
Age 38 - 39
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Peter Ahlering appears to be very knowledgeable about infertility, and I personally believe he is not only an expert, but a pioneer in the field of infertility science, as he keeps up with all the latest testing and treatments. I feel very comfortable in his presence and in his care... Your coordinator is your point of contact to MCRM and Dr. Ahlering. The Coordinators are in-charge of updating Dr. Ahlering to your situation, your medications (ordering and dosage), and your calendar of medication and treatments.
MCRM is a good place to go to if you don't want to feel like just a number at a clinic but an actual person that matters. I felt like everyone at MCRM truly wanted me to get pregnant, have a good pregnancy and a healthy baby(ies). However, I also think that they have experienced rapid growth in clientele during the past year and so, and getting on the transfer schedule may take a month or two wait. Also, mistakes have been made in regards to my care, but most of them were quickly resolved.
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
Dr. Peter Ahlering appears to be very knowledgeable about infertility, and I personally believe he is not only an expert, but a pioneer in the field of infertility science, as he keeps up with all the latest testing and treatments. I feel very comfortable in his presence and in his care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
He is a very busy man, please be patient with him. Infertility can be a very long and cruel journey (spanning years), please be patient with yourself and your situation.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
We are assigned a coordinator and mine was pretty good at keeping up with my questions and concerns.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM Fertility and their degree of success.
At MCRM you are assigned a coordinator. Your coordinator is your point of contact to MCRM and Dr. Ahlering. The Coordinators are in-charge of updating Dr. Ahlering to your situation, your medications (ordering and dosage), and your calendar of medication and treatments. It is best to communicate with coordinators through email, but you can call if need be. They will always call you with important information. If you have a question or concern and it's after business hours you can contact an on-call coordinator that will assist you. The coordinators are great!
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Shawnie Hurt)
Shawnie Hurt is a thoughtful and positive coordinator. She is my point of contact at MCRM and always answers my questions and concerns to the best of her ability. If she doesn't have an answer, then she speaks with Dr. Ahlering and gets back to me with one. I think she must work long and hard hours and she does so with calmness and compassion.
Describe your experience with MCRM Fertility.
MCRM is a good place to go to if you don't want to feel like just a number at a clinic but an actual person that matters. I felt like everyone at MCRM truly wanted me to get pregnant, have a good pregnancy and a healthy baby(ies). However, I also think that they have experienced rapid growth in clientele during the past year and so, and getting on the transfer schedule may take a month or two wait. Also, mistakes have been made in regards to my care, but most of them were quickly resolved.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility.
Our insurance wouldn't cover any infertility treatment. Dr. Ahlering is less expensive than the clinic we first went to located on the the East Coast. But out of pocket for infertility is just expensive. Be prepared to pay out several thousand dollars no matter what you do.
Describe Peter Ahlering's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at MCRM Fertility.
For both of my transfers, I've transferred two embryos. The first resulted in twin girls. The second resulted in miscarriage.
What specific things went wrong at MCRM Fertility?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Lost results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at MCRM Fertility.
We've had some paperwork lost that was important to dosage amounts for the day.
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
9
Clinic
MCRM Fertility
Chesterfield
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
2016 - 2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
6
NPS
6
Age 30 - 31
Male Factor
Unexplained
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $50K - $99K
Accountant
2nd of 3 Docs
2 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
I think my first IVF cycle was very "Fertility 101" and nothing special about it, after it was cancelled due to low ovarian response I had an appointment [with Dr. Ahlering] to go over what the next steps would be. Dr. Ahlering seemed very unsure about how to move forward, but at the end of our appointment a light bulb seemed to go off in his head and he subsequently added Letrozole to my regular IVF med calendar. Unfortunately, Letrozole seemed to lower my estrogen levels to a point where Dr. Ahlering decided to cancel my IVF cycle again...
Our IVF "Gold" package [at MCRM] was about $10,000 plus another $4000 in outside costs for meds and tests. Also a $350 cost for sperm test and $150 or so for charges before our IVF package took place...Weaknesses- I found that MCRM's accountant, Dena was quite unfriendly and hardly ever returned phone calls or emails, in the very beginning I was told that my chart had a note that said I was to only see Dr. Ahlering for ultrasounds (due to some medical concerns) and yet there were times I saw a nurse or the other doctor.
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
Dr. Ahlering always seems a bit rushed, but he is clearly a very devoted and passionate. I was quite surprised that when I had my "Why my IVF cycle was cancelled" appointment, he seemed very unfamiliar with my case which was not so comforting considering the situation.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
BE YOUR OWN ADVOCATE. Be sure that you are just as informed about the medicine and ART procedures that you will go through.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
I like that we have IVF coordinators that are "assigned" to be in constant communication with us and explain things, support us, etc- but I found that many times my coordinator's emails were very short with littler to no explanation about what was going on, I found that I learned more about my cycle and why things didn't work through talking with other patients. Also, when I went in to speak with Dr. Ahlering about my cancelled IVF cycle (after about a month), he seemed very unfamiliar with me and my case. I do not expect Dr. Ahlering to remember all of his patients and their situations, but I do wish he would be familiar with the patient he is seeing during an appointment- especially one as sensitive as a cancelled or failed IVF cycle.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM Fertility and their degree of success.
I think my first IVF cycle was very "Fertility 101" and nothing special about it, after it was cancelled due to low ovarian response I had an appointment to go over what the next steps would be. Dr. Ahlering seemed very unsure about how to move forward, but at the end of our appointment a light bulb seemed to go off in his head and he subsequently added Letrozole to my regular IVF med calendar. Unfortunately, Letrozole seemed to lower my estrogen levels to a point where Dr. Ahlering decided to cancel my IVF cycle again.
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Lindsay Van Winkle)
My coordinator was VERY positive, which helped me stay positive, but primarily when I physically saw her at the clinic. Her emails were quite short and offered very little explanation to questions I had.
Describe your experience with MCRM Fertility.
Strengths- I've never had to wait more than a few minutes for my appointment, most of the staff were extremely polite and positive, I usually got email responses from my coordinator within 12-24 hours. Weaknesses- I found that MCRM's accountant, Dena was quite unfriendly and hardly ever returned phone calls or emails, in the very beginning I was told that my chart had a note that said I was to only see Dr. Ahlering for ultrasounds (due to some medical concerns) and yet there were times I saw a nurse or the other doctor.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility.
Our IVF "Gold" package was about $10,000 plus another $4000 in outside costs for meds and tests. Also a $350 cost for sperm test and $150 or so for charges before our IVF package took place.
Describe Peter Ahlering's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at MCRM Fertility.
n/a
What specific things went wrong at MCRM Fertility?
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at MCRM Fertility.
During my first IVF cycle, I received a medicine calendar that had some errors, luckily I caught them and asked about them and was told the correct information- but it still bothered me. There was a time that I was getting an ultrasound done and the nurse didn't put my name on the door so another doctor came in while I was getting my ultrasound done. I was also told that my file indicated that all of my ultrasounds were to be done by Dr. Ahlering, but judging by the frequency to which that was not done- I'm thinking that it was not in my file as I was told.
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
6
Clinic
MCRM Fertility
Chesterfield
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
2017, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32
1 IVF
Male Factor
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Ahlering has been very caring and understanding of our situation. Each question, phone call or email, was answered quickly and honestly and explained in a way it was easy to understand. My husband was diagnosed with cancer several years ago and Dr. Ahlering helped us get through our first IVF cycle with 3 genetically normal embryos. We had our first transfer one week ago and are currently waiting for our Beta results.
My first nurse [at MCRM] did not communicate very well and was unorganized. Once Rachel became my coordinator, everything was explained better and I felt more calm for our transfer...There are many strenghts and very few weaknesses...My husband and I got our medication for free through the Livestrong Cancer Foundation. Other than that, we paid less than $12,000 [for IVF]...Dr. Ahlering has been very caring and understanding of our situation. Each question, phone call or email, was answered quickly and honestly and explained in a way it was easy to understand. My husband was diagnosed with cancer several years ago and Dr. Ahlering helped us get through our first IVF cycle with 3 genetically normal embryos. We had our first transfer one week ago and are currently waiting for our Beta results.
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
Dr. Ahlering has been very caring and understanding of our situation. Each question, phone call or email, was answered quickly and honestly and explained in a way it was easy to understand. My husband was diagnosed with cancer several years ago and Dr. Ahlering helped us get through our first IVF cycle with 3 genetically normal embryos. We had our first transfer one week ago and are currently waiting for our Beta results.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
Dont be afraid to ask questions. MCRM is very good at communicating, but you can't be afraid to ask anything. It can become very intense and stressful, but they are there to help you through the whole process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
Each discussion was thoroughly explained and comfortable.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM Fertility and their degree of success.
Everyone's protocal will be different. Thankfully I do not have to deal with endo, PCOS or other female fertility issues so our cycle was mild compared to other women.
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Rachel Lowrie)
My first nurse did not communicate very well and was unorganized. Once Rachel became my coordinator, everything was explained better and I felt more calm for our transfer.
Describe your experience with MCRM Fertility.
There are many strenghts and very few weaknesses. I would say the one thing to be sure and ask about would be possible side effects for stims and the best way to do the PIO shot for transfer.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility.
This all varies depending on what your situation is. My husband and I got our medication for free through the Livestrong Cancer Foundation. Other than that, we paid less than $12,000.
Describe Peter Ahlering's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at MCRM Fertility.
Dr Ahlering told us that since all of our embryos were genetically normal, we could transfer one or two. It was up to us whether we wanted twins. We chose to transfer one at a time to reduce any complications that could arise with multiples.
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
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
MCRM Fertility
Chesterfield
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
6 of 5
2017, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
10
Age 35
4 IUI
2 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Unexplained
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
He [Dr. Peter Ahlering] will set up telephone call visits with my husband and I so we can discuss what happened and plans of action moving forward. He has a good bedside manner when we are in St Louis for retrievals... My second cycle we increased the amount of Menopur and we ended up with 11 eggs again. My third cycle I am currently in and we removed Menopur and increased Gonal F and as of this morning, I have only two dominant follicles on ultrasound. I don't really know the rationale behind his choices. I just trust him to know what he is doing!
Jen [nurse at MCRM] has a lot of work cut out for her every month. My favorite thing about her is her compassion. I need it. She is prompt with schedules and is in contact with me even after hours if needed via phone or e-mail. I really appreciate her...They work from sun up to sun down on retrieval days. My nurses during retrieval are always very kind and helpful. They are a great team!...The clinic seems to be a well-oiled machine. They do a great job of seeing several girls a day during cycle week.
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
Dr. Ahlering is in St Louis and I live in Tulsa Oklahoma. He is accommodating to us Tulsa girls and I appreciate that. He will set up telephone call visits with my husband and I so we can discuss what happened and plans of action moving forward. He has a good bedside manner when we are in St Louis for retrievals. I get a warm fuzzy feeling just being around him. He is doing a wonderful thing helping couples create families!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
Just know that you are not guaranteed success in the first cycle and it may be hard to drive or fly to St Louis frequently for multiple cycles. That can get expensive on top of an expensive disease to start with. I am very happy with the clinic staff and Dr. Ahlering. The only thing to think about is getting there!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
Just due to the sheer amount of patients he sees on a monthly basis for fertility treatments amazes me. It's not his fault there are so many infertile couples though. I felt mostly like a human, but didn't give it a 100% just because his clinic is so busy.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM Fertility and their degree of success.
My first cycle resulted in retrieving 11 eggs after using Gonal F and Menopur to stimulate my ovaries. My second cycle we increased the amount of Menopur and we ended up with 11 eggs again. My third cycle I am currently in and we removed Menopur and increased Gonal F and as of this morning, I have only two dominant follicles on ultrasound. I don't really know the rationale behind his choices. I just trust him to know what he is doing!
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Jen Atkinson)
Jen has a lot of work cut out for her every month. I can't imagine trying to keep track of 20 plus girls' menstrual cycles and dealing with their emotions. My favorite thing about her is her compassion. I need it. She is prompt with schedules and is in contact with me even after hours if needed via phone or e-mail. I really appreciate her.
Describe your experience with MCRM Fertility.
The clinic seems to be a well-oiled machine. They do a great job of seeing several girls a day during cycle week. They work from sun up to sun down on retrieval days. My nurses during retrieval are always very kind and helpful. They are a great team!
Describe Peter Ahlering's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at MCRM Fertility.
Our doctor highly recommended we transfer a single embryo. He felt like multiples were risky and could cause problems for me and the babies that we might avoid by just using one.
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
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
10
Clinic
MCRM Fertility
Chesterfield
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

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 25
1 Fertility Medications
Male Factor
Unexplained
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
my husband and i were put on Clomid [by Dr. Ahlering] and i had to take a trigger shot a day before my IUI...was so amazing to work with. Something I will not forget is that he called me after hours to see how I was doing after the IUI. It amazed me that the doctor would reach out to me personally. I’ve never had that happen with ANY doctor period...Of course I have questions after 2 failed IUIs what’s next. He answered all of my questions and gave me different options. Going through this journey is already difficult enough but I felt he was really caring and sincere. After my IUI the doctor called me after hours to check and see how I was doing! I was so impressed by that! He really treated me like a human being! He’s a great doctor and would recommend to any of my friends going through the same situation.
The staff [at MCRM] was always so friendly and positive. If money wasn’t an issue I would go to them in a heartbeat...Christina [nurse] was extremely helpful. She responded quickly to my questions (and there were many). She made my medication schedule easy to understand and gave me specific directions about the times...I received an IUI treatment through a drawing at one of their events for patients and previous patients. However I believe each ultrasound was $250. Not sure how much blood work cost or what the cost of the meds were
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
Going to see a new doctor is always very worrisome. What are they going to say? What are they going to do? Of course I have questions after 2 failed IUIs what’s next. He answered all of my questions and gave me different options. Going through this journey is already difficult enough but I felt he was really caring and sincere. After my IUI the doctor called me after hours to check and see how I was doing! I was so impressed by that! He really treated me like a human being! He’s a great doctor and would recommend to any of my friends going through the same situation.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
I would tell them to take the information in, review and make your decision. A lot of options were given and it can be overwhelming but in the end you need to know ALL of your options and with the help of your doctor chose what is best for you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
Dr. Ahlering was so amazing to work with. Something I will not forget is that he called me after hours to see how I was doing after the IUI. It amazed me that the doctor would reach out to me personally. I’ve never had that happen with ANY doctor period. The staff was always so friendly and positive. If money wasn’t an issue I would go to them in a heartbeat.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM Fertility and their degree of success.
I don’t remember specifics I just remember my husband and i were put on Clomid and i had to take a trigger shot a day before my IUI
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Christina)
Christina was extremely helpful. She responded quickly to my questions (and there were many). She made my medication schedule easy to understand and gave me specific directions about the times.
Describe your experience with MCRM Fertility.
The staff was very nice and always greeted you with a smile. The only thing I would point out is sometimes a question might get lost in the portal. After a couple of days I would contact them directly and ask to speak to someone that could help
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility.
I received an IUI treatment through a drawing at one of their events for patients and previous patients. However I believe each ultrasound was $250. Not sure how much blood work cost or what the cost of the meds were
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
10
Clinic
MCRM Fertility
Chesterfield
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 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.

2015, Unsuccessful
NPS
3
NPS
1
Age 30
1 IVF
Anovulation
Endometriosis
Unexplained
Native American
Income $100K - $199K
3rd of 3 Docs
4 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr. Ahlering was a nice guy, I think the set up with seeing Tulsa patients was less than ideal. I had several snags in my cycle and he was available to talk to me and worked with us after our cycle almost got cancelled due to Dr. Nilson's office errors. The egg retrieval was a nightmare. They made me walk into the operating room and they started doing stuff before I was under anesthesia. I basically had to beg them to put me under since it was hurting. When they were done with the retrieval, they woke me up and immediately made me walk out of the operating room. They sat me in a chair in this huge room that had multiple recovery areas-and I was left alone in this recovery area.
There are many reasons why I felt like a number, I had to go to a partner doctor [from MCRM] in Tulsa for monitoring who was completely inappropriate. The first time I saw his partner doctor (Dr. Nilson) he asked "Why aren't you knocked up yet?" And he did pelvic exams/ultrasounds with no nurses in the room. They also didn't get some of my blood tests sent to Dr. Ahlering in time which I felt like really jeopardized my cycle...
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
Dr. Ahlering was a nice guy, I think the set up with seeing Tulsa patients was less than ideal. I had several snags in my cycle and he was available to talk to me and worked with us after our cycle almost got cancelled due to Dr. Nilson's office errors. The egg retrieval was a nightmare. They made me walk into the operating room and they started doing stuff before I was under anesthesia. I basically had to beg them to put me under since it was hurting. When they were done with the retrieval, they woke me up and immediately made me walk out of the operating room. They sat me in a chair in this huge room that had multiple recovery areas-and I was left alone in this recovery area. They wouldn't let me lie down, insisting I needed to wake up. I was confused by this since it took me hours to recover after my retrieval with Bundren. I was able to find my phone and have my husband come and get me and we left immediately. I was extremely traumatized by this- mentally and physically. I had to go see a physical therapist to fix my pelvic floor, there is no proof it was because of this incident but it all began after this cycle in 2015.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
It's affordable, but for a reason. Only do it if it's your only option or you live in St. Louis.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
There are many reasons why I felt like a number, I had to go to a partner doctor in Tulsa for monitoring who was completely inappropriate. The first time I saw his partner doctor (Dr. Nilson) he asked "Why aren't you knocked up yet?" And he did pelvic exams/ultrasounds with no nurses in the room. They also didn't get some of my blood tests sent to Dr. Ahlering in time which I felt like really jeopardized my cycle.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM Fertility and their degree of success.
I used Follistim and Menopur just the same as with Bundren. My drugs were very similar, but he used a lot less than Bundren, and I got less results as well. I had a lot more blood tests than before and I was not progressing as expected. I expressed my concerns to Ahlering and asked that he try longer instead of cancelling our cycle. So I was on less medication for a longer period of time. I only got 12 eggs, and none fertilized with no explanation. Dr. Bundren was perplexed by this when I told him.
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Shawnie)
Shawnie was great. I liked MCRM's communication better than Bundren's. I could get a response much faster.
Describe your experience with MCRM Fertility.
Strengths- Technology, offices are beautiful, ratio of staff to patients is good, good communication at MCRM (not Dr. Nilson), more affordable than most places. Weaknesses- Poor bedside manner by both Ahlering and Nilson, the set up of seeing Tulsa patients when the doctor is in St. Louis, poor egg retrieval protocol. Overall, they just treat patients like a number and I felt like my retrieval was an assembly line.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility.
Our IVF cycle was about $12,000 with meds, etc. But we never got a transfer and they didn't take that cost off of our bill. Meds were the same $100 per IU.
Describe Peter Ahlering's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at MCRM Fertility.
Unknown
What specific things went wrong at MCRM Fertility?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Lost results
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at MCRM Fertility.
Dr. Nilson's office either did the wrong blood test or didn't send my results to Ahlering, resulting in a total botch of my medication dosage. I wasn't progressing like I should due to this and I had to be on medication a lot longer, I think this directly affected my IVF results.
3
Doctor
Peter Ahlering
NPS
Humanity
2 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
1
Clinic
MCRM Fertility
Chesterfield
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33
1 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
Endometriosis
Male Factor
Latinx
Income $500K
Only Doc Seen
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
The doctor performed an ultrasound to count my follicles and give me positive affirmations instead of a nurse. He took time to ask questions to make a personal connection and his staff was incredibly knowledgeable...
She [my nurse] was so quick on responding and making me feel like everything is going to be ok. When we met in person I felt like I knew her forever. I appreciated her knowledge and that she maintained unemotional yet compassionate
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Not getting to meet the doctor in person was difficult but we trusted him from his reputation. He seemed to care about us and was positive he could help us get pregnant. Once we met in person I was thrilled. He is ridiculously smart but so personal. He was funny and confident. He earned my respect within in 5 minutes and that help ease my stress and panic since this was my first time with IVF.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
If you have the financial means go meet him in person first so that you can be at ease. Do your research on his clinic and ground breaking technology he has created. His staff will help you via phone and email.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
The doctor performed an ultrasound to count my follicles and give me positive affirmations instead of a nurse. He took time to ask questions to make a personal connection and his staff was incredibly knowledgeable
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility and their degree of success.
My husband took the hcg shot twice and I was on Lupron to prevent ovulation. Prenatal vitamins had begun. Birth control was first step the first day I started my cycle again to control my cycle. Then follistim was used to start to grow the follicles. Menopur was taken twice to help with ovarian quality. Hgh was also take twice to help mature the eggs and of course the HCG trigger shot was given 72 hours prior to retrieval. When the doctor did my ultrasound he wanted the follicles to be bigger so he added two more days of follistim. I went to see if the follicles had grown and they had to the perfect range he wanted. He scheduled my egg retrieval on a Sunday. He wanted to wait for 5 day fresh transfer be said he felt like my egg reserve was good and it was our 1st attempt. We transferred two embryos which was a mutual agreement given my age of 33 years old. One embryo stuck and we are now 12 weeks pregnant
Describe your experience with your nurse at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Rachel Lowrie)
She was so quick on responding and making me feel like everything is going to be ok. When we met in person I felt like I knew her forever. I appreciated her knowledge and that she maintained unemotional yet compassionate
Describe your experience with Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
Nothing too fancy. It's in Chesterfield, MO. He could use a interior designer but unthinking hey are so busy making dreams come true to worry about decor
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
Around $15k from A to Z Due to our income we didn't qualify for any prescription discounts and our insurance paid zero.
10
Doctor
Peter Ahlering
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility
Columbia
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Consult
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
4 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Ahlering was so kind and spoke to me like he respected me and my wishes. He communicated through personal meeting, phone meeting, and also patient portal. He was up to date on my condition as I walked in the door...he also allowed me to speak to share what I needed to. He was very knowledgeable, yet he took time to explain everything to me. He was very thorough with his explanations but still left the choices in my hands.
[MCRM Fertility - Tulsa clinic is] Quick to respond, appt wait time is not long at all. They get you in and get you answers very fast! Groundwork and a plan is laid out with your input to help. They allow you to be a part of the conversation and make sure you don't leave with any questions...The nurses that my husband and I both were in contact with were very helpful, compassionate, and knowledgeable! They talked us through what needed to happen and what to expect. They also were very good with their communication and response times to my questions.
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
D. Ahlering had reviewed my information before I walked in the door; he also allowed me to speak to share what I needed to. He was very knowledgeable, yet he took time to explain everything to me. He was very thorough with his explanations but still left the choices in my hands.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
Tell him what you want and what your expectations are. He will do what he can to help you and explain what he thinks you need to do.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
Dr. Ahlering was so kind and spoke to me like he respected me and my wishes. He communicated through personal meeting, phone meeting, and also patient portal. He was up to date on my condition as I walked in the door.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM Fertility and their degree of success.
I just had a consult and my husband had DNA fragmentation test done as well as a IUI sample preparation. The results were delivered quickly and explained by Dr. Ahlering himself.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at MCRM Fertility.
The nurses that my husband and I both were in contact with were very helpful, compassionate, and knowledgeable! They talked us through what needed to happen and what to expect. They also were very good with their communication and response times to my questions.
Describe your experience with MCRM Fertility.
Quick to respond, appt wait time is not long at all. They get you in and get you answers very fast! Groundwork and a plan is laid out with your input to help. They allow you to be a part of the conversation and make sure you don't leave with any questions.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility.
The cost for IUI semen prep was less expensive than somewhere we had previously used. I am not sure about other costs
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
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
MCRM Fertility
Tulsa
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

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2020, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
10
Age 31
Male Factor
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He [Dr. Peter Ahlering] treated my husband and I like family. He answered all our questions and spent a lot of time explaining everything to us. He drew pictures to help us understand the IVF process. Went over all our previous tests and lab work and really made us feel comfortable about our choice to move quickly to IVF with our make factor infertility...the next week and he had our treatment plan ready to go for my next cycle
[The nursing staff at MCRM] were great! I’ve had a fantastic experience each and every time I’ve called or went in to the clinic...Cost seemed competitive with other clinics in my area. Our package was $15900 plus $2k for meds...Very smooth appointments and easy to get someone on the phone to help you if needed...Had an initial appointment with his nurse practitioner, Leslie (fantastic too by the way)
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
He treated my husband and I like family. He answered all our questions and spent a lot of time explaining everything to us. He drew pictures to help us understand the IVF process. Went over all our previous tests and lab work and really made us feel comfortable about our choice to move quickly to IVF with our make factor infertility.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
Be ready to move quickly! He knows what he is doing and is ready to help you have a baby as quickly as he can.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
He treated us like family. Very comforting to talk to. Answered all of our questions.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM Fertility and their degree of success.
We had 2 unsuccessful IUIs with my OB doctor. Had an initial appointment with his nurse practitioner, Leslie (fantastic too by the way). We did a DNA fragmentation test for my husband. Those results told us IVF was our best option. We saw Dr. Ahlering the next week and he had our treatment plan ready to go for my next cycle. Started birth control pills and took them for a week and a half. Started injections today with gonal f 225 IU. Will take that dose for 3 days, then move to 150 IU. Then go back for US and bloodwork.
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Amanda)
They were great! I’ve had a fantastic experience each and every time I’ve called or went in to the clinic.
Describe your experience with MCRM Fertility.
Only weakness is the clinic in Tulsa is new. At first, they didn’t seem to have everything worked out, which is understandable. They are great now! Very smooth appointments and easy to get someone on the phone to help you if needed.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility.
Cost seemed competitive with other clinics in my area. Our package was $15900 plus $2k for meds.
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
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
4 of 5
10
Clinic
MCRM Fertility
Chesterfield
NPS
Operations
4 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
Verified

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2017 - 2020, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 32 - 35
Male Factor
PCOS
Uterine Fibroids
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 3 Docs
1 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He has great bedside manner and got straight to the point of our consultation. He read our chart before our visit and came prepared with questions and answers. He was ready to start with the process right away and put our fears at ease. ... Ultrasound and blood testing to check egg reserve and protocol needed to proceed. ... I felt like a human because Dr. Ahlering came I’m our consult having read our file. He asked questions and was familiar with where we are currently in the process.
in our case someone dropped the ball and did not follow up for months. Initially we took this as a sign we shouldn’t move forward but after contacting the office to ask for clarification they called right back and got the ball rolling for us again. ... I was supposed to be scheduled for an ultrasound and testing the same week as our consultation but never heard from the staff to follow up. I received a bill 4 months after our consultation and was later told a voicemail was left
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
Dr. Ahlering was great. He has great bedside manner and got straight to the point of our consultation. He read our chart before our visit and came prepared with questions and answers. He was ready to start with the process right away and put our fears at ease.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
Be prepared to potentially follow up if you need things done after your consultation.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
I felt like a human because Dr. Ahlering came I’m our consult having read our file. He asked questions and was familiar with where we are currently in the process.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM Fertility and their degree of success.
Ultrasound and blood testing to check egg reserve and protocol needed to proceed.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at MCRM Fertility.
I was supposed to be scheduled for an ultrasound and testing the same week as our consultation but never heard from the staff to follow up. I received a bill 4 months after our consultation and was later told a voicemail was left for me, but was not. After contacting the office they were able to schedule me for next steps. But it took 4 months.
Describe your experience with MCRM Fertility.
Dr Ahlering is WONDERFUL and a joy to work with but in our case someone dropped the ball and did not follow up for months. Initially we took this as a sign we shouldn’t move forward but after contacting the office to ask for clarification they called right back and got the ball rolling for us again.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility.
Unknown.
What specific things went wrong at MCRM Fertility?
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to order appropriate test
Describe the specific things that went wrong at MCRM Fertility.
A follow up appointment was requested by Dr. Ahlering but was not executed by staff after our consultation.
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
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
3 of 5
9
Clinic
MCRM Fertility
Chesterfield
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 33
1 IVF
1 Embryo Freezing
Endometriosis
European
Income $0 - $49K
Teacher
3rd of 3 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Peter Ahlering] took time to answer all of my questions and to explain everything in great detail. Every time I saw him it seemed he knew who I was and I never felt rushed...he only issue is he has 2 clinics in 2 different states so he is spread a little thin. I had a very straightforward IVF experience though so this was never a problem for me...I feel like my protocol was very specified based on my own results.
The [MCRM Fertility] clinic is not a one size fits all which I found to be very beneficial. Their instructions on what to do as far as shots and medicine go are very thorough and easy to follow. I wish that ultrasounds after pregnancy would be covered with the total price package because it’s already so expensive...All the nurses I interacted with were compassionate, put me at ease when I was extremely anxious, and were very communicative.
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
Although he did not go to every ultrasound, I felt like he was open and honest and made me feel comfortable. The only issue is he has 2 clinics in 2 different states so he is spread a little thin. I had a very straightforward IVF experience though so this was never a problem for me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
Write down all of your questions because in appointments it’s easy to forget what you planned on asking.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
He took time to answer all of my questions and to explain everything in great detail. Every time I saw him it seemed he knew who I was and I never felt rushed.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM Fertility and their degree of success.
I can’t remember specifics but I know that my protocol was adjusted based on ultrasound findings as well as blood work. I feel like my protocol was very specified based on my own results.
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Amanda)
All the nurses I interacted with were compassionate, put me at ease when I was extremely anxious, and were very communicative.
Describe your experience with MCRM Fertility.
The clinic is not a one size fits all which I found to be very beneficial. Their instructions on what to do as far as shots and medicine go are very thorough and easy to follow. I wish that ultrasounds after pregnancy would be covered with the total price package because it’s already so expensive.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility.
I can’t remember but they have a financial person call and discuss and there are packages
Describe Peter Ahlering's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at MCRM Fertility.
He prefers only transferring one embryo due to risks but is willing to put in 2 if requested.
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
MCRM Fertility
Chesterfield
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

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Consult
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 26
PCOS
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Business Executive
Only Doc Seen
IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Ahlering didn't pressure us to move straight to IVF and even encouraged us to try IUIs before moving forward. I felt at ease talking with him and he was honest with us when talking about our chances...took the time to email me when I had additional questions after my consultation and ensured all my questions were answered before moving forward...ensured we were able to see him since we are out of town patients and spent the time to answer our questions and throughly explained the IVF process.
We are new to the MCRM clinic and haven't started our IVF cycle, but all interactions with the nursing staff have been amazing!...There are different packages to choose from in regards to costs and the coordinators work with you on applying for grants and financial aid...staff has gone above and beyond for us even before we paid a down payment. The MCRM clinic provides you a amazing report to help you decide what packages are best for you and how to make decisions moving forward. No matter what clinic you decide you must be an advocate for yourself!
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
We are new to the MCRM clinic, but Dr. Ahlering ensured we were able to see him since we are out of town patients and spent the time to answer our questions and throughly explained the IVF process. Dr. Ahlering didn't pressure us to move straight to IVF and even encouraged us to try IUIs before moving forward. I felt at ease talking with him and he was honest with us when talking about our chances.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
Ask questions and if you don't understand something ask MORE questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
Dr. Ahlering took the time to email me when I had additional questions after my consultation and ensured all my questions were answered before moving forward.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at MCRM Fertility.
We are new to the MCRM clinic and haven't started our IVF cycle, but all interactions with the nursing staff have been amazing!
Describe your experience with MCRM Fertility.
As we are new to MCRM the process has been overwhelming, but the one positive in this whole process has been the amazing staff at MCRM. After interviewing several doctors and using FertilityIQ to determine who we wanted to move forward with the MCRM staff has gone above and beyond for us even before we paid a down payment. The MCRM clinic provides you a amazing report to help you decide what packages are best for you and how to make decisions moving forward. No matter what clinic you decide you must be an advocate for yourself!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility.
There are different packages to choose from in regards to costs and the coordinators work with you on applying for grants and financial aid.
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
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
4 of 5
9
Clinic
MCRM Fertility
Chesterfield
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

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Successful
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 40 - 41
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Marketer or PR
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He doesn’t offer much guidance in terms of supplements or lifestyle changes to support IVF, so do your own research on that ... I appreciated Dr Ahlering’s candor and honesty in terms of success rates. He didn’t sugarcoat anything and was honest about my prognosis. ... I have DOR (AFC 2-4) and am older than the average patient. Dr. Ahlering used lupron to prevent early recruitment, then had me prime with Omnitrope & testosterone patches. He used an antagonist protocol starting with 225 Gonal-F and 75 Menopur, later adding in Cetrotide.
MCRM is an excellent clinic & I would highly recommend them. However, their billing department was really confusing to deal with at the beginning when going over treatment options & I found that frustrating. Otherwise, I’ve had great experiences with staff and the facilities are top-notch. They even have their own on-site surgery center for retrievals
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
I appreciated Dr Ahlering’s candor and honesty in terms of success rates. He didn’t sugarcoat anything and was honest about my prognosis. He was also very open to my opinions regarding treatment protocols
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
He doesn’t offer much guidance in terms of supplements or lifestyle changes to support IVF, so do your own research on that
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
Really great hand-on care from nurses and coordinators
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM Fertility and their degree of success.
I have DOR (AFC 2-4) and am older than the average patient. Dr. Ahlering used lupron to prevent early recruitment, then had me prime with Omnitrope & testosterone patches. He used an antagonist protocol starting with 225 Gonal-F and 75 Menopur, later adding in Cetrotide. Dual trigger of Lupron & hCG. 5 eggs retrieved, all mature & fertilized, 3 embryos all PGS normal
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Jennifer Hoelting)
We communicated primarily through the email function of the portal. Responses were timely and thorough
Describe your experience with MCRM Fertility.
MCRM is an excellent clinic & I would highly recommend them. However, their billing department was really confusing to deal with at the beginning when going over treatment options & I found that frustrating. Otherwise, I’ve had great experiences with staff and the facilities are top-notch. They even have their own on-site surgery center for retrievals
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility.
Roughly $18,000 for one retrieval under anesthesia, PGS testing & one FET
Describe Peter Ahlering's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at MCRM Fertility.
He prefers single embryo transfers for PGS tested embryos
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
9
Clinic
MCRM Fertility
Chesterfield
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

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2017 - 2018, Successful
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 30 - 31
1 IVF
Unexplained
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
9 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Very smart man [Dr. Ahlering]! Felt like he would get me pregnant. He was Misleading thinking I would have more embryos and only ended up 2! He didn’t have anything to say! He didn’t feel there was anything wrong or anything to change if there was a next time!... He believes everyone should do PGS testing no matter theirs age and only out 1 PGS tested in at a time! I appreciated that! And first transfer results in a perfect baby
While the dr and a couple nurse are great! There other staff [at MCRM] is not up to part! Feel like you aren’t heard and can’t get ahold of anyone! Can tell they have a lot of patients because they seem to never know anything about you specifically just what the chart says... I was not called with my results for my husband or myself! Also wasn’t called with results... 21,000 for egg retrieval transfer and meds! This includes embryoscope, embryo glue!
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
Very smart man! Felt like he would get me pregnant. He was Misleading thinking I would have more embryos and only ended up 2! He didn’t have anything to say! He didn’t feel there was anything wrong or anything to change if there was a next time!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
Push for what you want! Look for answers why before just seeking treatment
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
They looked at your situation and made a different protocol based on that!
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM Fertility and their degree of success.
I was on gonal F, cetrotide, and menopur! Started standard dose and then each ultrasound they would change the dose! He watched me very close since I had a lot of Eggs! And put me on cetrotide after to help not over stimulate!
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Jen )
Loved jen! My Coordinator for transfer not so much
Describe your experience with MCRM Fertility.
While the dr and a couple nurse are great! There other staff is not up to part! Feel like you aren’t heard and can’t get ahold of anyone! Can tell they have a lot of patients because they seem to never know anything about you specifically just what the chart says
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at MCRM Fertility.
I was monitor by my ob besides 2 times that dr A! Came to tulsa to monitor me!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility.
21,000 for egg retrieval transfer and meds! This includes embryoscope, embryo glue!
Describe Peter Ahlering's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at MCRM Fertility.
He believes everyone should do PGS testing no matter theirs age and only out 1 PGS tested in at a time! I appreciated that! And first transfer results in a perfect baby
What specific things went wrong at MCRM Fertility?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at MCRM Fertility.
I was not called with my results for my husband or myself! Also wasn’t called with results
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
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
MCRM Fertility
Chesterfield
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
1 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

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2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 29
Male Factor
European
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. A [Ahlering] is great. His team is a little disorganized which is a concern, but I know with Dr. A overseeing my treatment, everything will be okay...Dr. A explains things very thoroughly and makes you feel like a human because you can tell he really cares most about getting you pregnant....Dr. A is amazing and knows what he is talking about. Ask questions if you have them. He doesn't talk to you like you aren't intelligent if you ask them. He explains them in ways that make it easy to understand.
Weakness- Team [MCRM] is not organized and needs to communicate better... I think his [Dr. Ahlering] team of schedulers could be a little more organized and communicate better so it doesn't come off as unorganized...Christina is great, no complaints. She really cares and she is on top of the IUI schedule....IUI is about $1,700 a time. IVF (silver plan) is $16,500 for everything. Includes ICSI...I know with Dr. A overseeing my treatment, everything will be okay.
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
Dr. A is great. His team is a little disorganized which is a concern, but I know with Dr. A overseeing my treatment, everything will be okay. I think his team of schedulers could be a little more organized and communicate better so it doesn't come off as unorganized.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
Be patient. Try not to stress too much, it will cause several setbacks.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
Dr. A explains things very thoroughly and makes you feel like a human because you can tell he really cares most about getting you pregnant.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM Fertility and their degree of success.
Right now we are trying IUI because we cannot afford IVF at this time. Likelihood of successful IUI is 10% each time. Protocol is 3 Letrozole 7.5mg for 5 days. Trigger shot. Progesterone for 10 days after IUI. Dr. A told us with IVF we have 85% of success with 2 IVF cycles.
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Christina)
Christina is great, no complaints. She really cares and she is on top of the IUI schedule.
Describe your experience with MCRM Fertility.
Weakness- Team is not organized and needs to communicate better. Strength- Dr. A is amazing and knows what he is talking about. Ask questions if you have them. He doesn't talk to you like you aren't intelligent if you ask them. He explains them in ways that make it easy to understand.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility.
IUI is about $1,700 a time. IVF (silver plan) is $16,500 for everything. Includes ICSI.
Describe Peter Ahlering's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at MCRM Fertility.
Haven't found out what he prefers yet. Once we are able to do IVF I will hopefully know.
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
MCRM Fertility
Chesterfield
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 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
7
NPS
10
Age 33
Endometriosis
Male Factor
Tubal Blockage
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Accountant
1st of 3 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
We love Dr Ahlering, he explains everything in great detail and answers all our questions , he remains sensitive during this tough time but he also gives us a good laugh and keeps things light during our appointments which we really like. The only complaint we have is when we show up for appointments he doesn’t seemed quite organized and familiar with our file in the beginning and it takes a minute for him to get up to speed
Everyone in the office at MCRM knows you and seems to genuinely care about you... The biggest strength is going above and beyond for their patients , from events for support and fun to the infertility conference they put on once a year , they really make you feel supported and like you are not alone in this.... We will be doing the gold IVF package , the cost for the package and drugs will be 18,500
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
We love Dr Ahlering, he explains everything in great detail and answers all our questions , he remains sensitive during this tough time but he also gives us a good laugh and keeps things light during our appointments which we really like. The only complaint we have is when we show up for appointments he doesn’t seemed quite organized and familiar with our file in the beginning and it takes a minute for him to get up to speed , which I know he is very busy so we understand and it’s not a big deal but it is something that could be improved on
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
You will love MCRM just ask all the questions to can to fully understand everything
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
Everyone in the office at MCRM knows you and seems to genuinely care about you , it is a great place to go thru this
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM Fertility and their degree of success.
We are getting ready to start and IVF cycle in May .
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at MCRM Fertility.
The staff at MCRM is amazing . They are all sweet and caring and very knowledge .
Describe your experience with MCRM Fertility.
The biggest strength is going above and beyond for their patients , from events for support and fun to the infertility conference they put on once a year , they really make you feel supported and like you are not alone in this.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility.
We will be doing the gold IVF package , the cost for the package and drugs will be 18,500
Describe Peter Ahlering's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at MCRM Fertility.
Dr Ahlering uses eSET which we prefer and was one of the reasons we picked him. It is safer to not have multiples in a pregnancy and that was not something we were interested in so this fit with our vision
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
10
Clinic
MCRM Fertility
Chesterfield
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
6 of 5
2015 - 2016, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 39 - 40
2 IVF
Donor Eggs
Uterine Fibroids
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Income $0 - $49K
2nd of 2 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
Donor Sperm
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Ahlering is wonderful! He is compassionate and extremely knowledgeable. He is patient and kind. He really takes his time to answer questions and reassure you. He was open to ideas that I had and gave me his honest opinions. I never felt discriminated against because I'm a single mother by choice...Dr. Ahlering and his staff always took extra time to explain things. They were pleasant and honest. Dr. Ahlering even called me at home several times to answer my questions and stayed on the phone for an hour each time.
The location is great. I come from over an hour away and I still am able to make it with ease. The office is clean and quiet. Lots of privacy. I love that they [MCRM] have access to donor eggs there! That helped me quite a bit...he nursing staff is wonderful. They are easy to contact either on the phone or from email. They know you by name and know exactly what your protocol is. They make you feel comfortable and welcome...Dr. Ahlering and his staff always took extra time to explain things. They were pleasant and honest. Dr. Ahlering even called me at home several times to answer my questions and stayed on the phone for an hour each time.
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
Dr. Ahlering is wonderful! He is compassionate and extremely knowledgeable. He is patient and kind. He really takes his time to answer questions and reassure you. He was open to ideas that I had and gave me his honest opinions. I never felt discriminated against because I'm a single mother by choice.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
Tell him everything that is bothering you or anything you have questions about. He will take the time to help you!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
Dr. Ahlering and his staff always took extra time to explain things. They were pleasant and honest. Dr. Ahlering even called me at home several times to answer my questions and stayed on the phone for an hour each time.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM Fertility and their degree of success.
I had one or two egg retrievals. I had failed IUI at a previous clinic, so we didn't waste time with that. I don't remember exactly all of the drugs I was on to stim, but I know it was way less than with my previous doctor and I got the same number of eggs every time.
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Shawnie)
The nursing staff is wonderful. They are easy to contact either on the phone or from email. They know you by name and know exactly what your protocol is. They make you feel comfortable and welcome.
Describe your experience with MCRM Fertility.
The location is great. I come from over an hour away and I still am able to make it with ease. The office is clean and quiet. Lots of privacy. I love that they have access to donor eggs there! That helped me quite a bit.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility.
Most of it was covered by insurance
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
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
MCRM Fertility
Chesterfield
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.

2015, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32
1 IVF
Endometriosis
Male Factor
European
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
5 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Ahlering] treated our male factor infertility with success when another doctor told us nothing could be done. I think what sets Dr. Ahlering apart from other doctors is that he is innovative and is determined to make your first cycle with him a successful one...He is warm, kind and very smart...I was an out of state patient and my IVF coordinator called to check on me and made sure I could reach her on weekends and after hours. She even sent me an email on Thanksgiving when I needed help. Dr. Ahlering's staff went above and beyond for me...
It's a small and clean office [MCRM]. Everyone is friendly! Even the anesthesiologist that they used was the friendliest I have ever encountered. The staff can make or break a clinic and the staff at MCRM treated me with kindness and professionalism...[Nurse] Rachel is smart, caring and fun! She held my hand during retrieval and transfer. She made sure I could always reach her if I needed anything...
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
He is warm, kind and very smart. He treated our male factor infertility with success when another doctor told us nothing could be done. I think what sets Dr. Ahlering apart from other doctors is that he is innovative and is determined to make your first cycle with him a successful one.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
Make sure you understand the drug protocols before you need to administer the injections.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
I was an out of state patient and my IVF coordinator called to check on me and made sure I could reach her on weekends and after hours. She even sent me an email on Thanksgiving when I needed help. Dr. Ahlering's staff went above and beyond for me.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM Fertility and their degree of success.
My husband took clomid and ovidrel to prepare for the cycle. Follistim cd5-11 Menopur cd 9. &11 Ganirelix cd 11 Dual trigger Hcg boosters after retrieval
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Rachel Lowrie)
Rachel is smart, caring and fun! She held my hand during retrieval and transfer. She made sure I could always reach her if I needed anything.
Describe your experience with MCRM Fertility.
It's a small and clean office. Everyone is friendly! Even the anesthesiologist that they used was the friendliest I have ever encountered. The staff can make or break a clinic and the staff at MCRM treated me with kindness and professionalism.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at MCRM Fertility.
I was an out of state patient and saw another doctor for monitoring. However, MCRM called with results the same day.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility.
$7,500 basic fresh cycle for out of state patient
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
MCRM Fertility
Chesterfield
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.

2020 - 2022, Successful
NPS
8
NPS
10
Age 40 - 42
3 IVF
3 Egg Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 2 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Ahlering] is direct and very thorough on everything you can expect and tries to set reasonable expectations while also being encouraging. During our 2nd failed cycle, he supported our choice to take a break and gave suggestions for how to prepare for next time...DHEA and HCG along with cetrotide and menopur. Supplemented with vitamin d and coq10 as well...
She [nurse at MCRM Fertility] was our rock! And all of the other staff was just as supportive but Amanda was our lifeline....Only thing that surprised us is that retrievals are only in st louis. Didnt find that out until right before 1st retrieval...Package for 3 retrievals, 2 egg banking, embryoscope genetic testing, and tranafer was 25000. Drugs were in addition...
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
He is direct and very thorough on everything you can expect and tries to set reasonable expectations while also being encouraging. During our 2nd failed cycle, he supported our choice to take a break and gave suggestions for how to prepare for next time.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
He is a professional, not your friend. Emotional support comes from his staff. Go to him for the nitty gritty stuff
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
They really treat you like family and ask about how youre doing outside the treatmt too
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM Fertility and their degree of success.
DHEA and HCG along with cetrotide and menopur. Supplemented with vitamin d and coq10 as well
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Amanda)
She was our rock! And all of the other staff was just as supportive but Amanda was our lifeline
Describe your experience with MCRM Fertility.
Strength: you are a person, not a number or statistic, regardless of your age or circumstances. They want you to be successful and want to get to know your baby too! Weakness: billing dept for anesthesia is confusing
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility.
Package for 3 retrievals, 2 egg banking, embryoscope genetic testing, and tranafer was 25000. Drugs were in addition
What specific things went wrong at MCRM Fertility?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at MCRM Fertility.
Only thing that surprised us is that retrievals are only in st louis. Didnt find that out until right before 1st retrieval.
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
10
Clinic
MCRM Fertility
Chesterfield
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

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32 - 35
Male Factor
Income $0 - $49K
2nd of 2 Docs
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Ahlering explained everything in great detail, but still in a very caring way. He put me to ease during a difficult time...specializes in male factor infertility. He explains the process thoroughly & still not in an intimidating manner. He’s very kind & made the decision to move forward with IVF so much less stressful...Be prepared to get the ball rolling. His clinic & him are all so helpful & keep things moving. It feels like all hands on deck...We are just beginning our IVF process with Dr Ahlering.
The clinic [MCRM] is in St Louis & I live in Tulsa. Dr. Ahlering & his team try to accommodate his Tulsa patients just as if we were local. He comes to Tulsa twice a month & has made it easy for monitoring & we only have to travel to St Louis for the actual egg retrieval when we get to that point...Everyone that I’ve met so far from the clinic has been very compassionate & caring. Going through infertility is a hard time, and everyone seems to care greatly about the patients
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
Dr. Ahlering specializes in male factor infertility. He explains the process thoroughly & still not in an intimidating manner. He’s very kind & made the decision to move forward with IVF so much less stressful.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
Be prepared to get the ball rolling. His clinic & him are all so helpful & keep things moving. It feels like all hands on deck.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
Dr. Ahlering explained everything in great detail, but still in a very caring way. He put me to ease during a difficult time.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM Fertility and their degree of success.
We are just beginning our IVF process with Dr Ahlering.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at MCRM Fertility.
Everyone that I’ve met so far from the clinic has been very compassionate & caring. Going through infertility is a hard time, and everyone seems to care greatly about the patients
Describe your experience with MCRM Fertility.
The clinic is in St Louis & I live in Tulsa. Dr. Ahlering & his team try to accommodate his Tulsa patients just as if we were local. He comes to Tulsa twice a month & has made it easy for monitoring & we only have to travel to St Louis for the actual egg retrieval when we get to that point.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility.
We are just beginning our process. They have a financial coordinator assigned to me that I will meet with next week.
Describe Peter Ahlering's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at MCRM Fertility.
Unsure at the time in our IVF cycle.
10
Doctor
Peter Ahlering
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
4 of 5
10
Clinic
MCRM Fertility
Chesterfield
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
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31
2 Fertility Medications
Male Factor
Unexplained
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Ahlering] was very professional and informative! We live near Tulsa, OK so only met with him a couple of times when he came from Chesterfield. I always felt like I was in the right hands from the second I met him! He always had a positive outlook on things and insured that he would do what is always best for us and our future.... I love how they are willing to travel other places to cater to patients like myself who do not live close to Chesterfield.
The staff at MCRM is incredible!... Very clean and organized clinic and staff. I love how they are willing to travel other places to cater to patients like myself who do not live close to Chesterfield. It helped that we only had to go to Chesterfield for our retrieval and transfer since we live almost 5 hours away... Communication was always quick and answers were very thorough when I didn’t understand something
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
He was very professional and informative! We live near Tulsa, OK so only met with him a couple of times when he came from Chesterfield. I always felt like I was in the right hands from the second I met him! He always had a positive outlook on things and insured that he would do what is always best for us and our future.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
To not even think about seeing a different doctor and wasting your time somewhere else.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
The staff at MCRM is incredible! They are very personable whereas the first doctor I went to seemed like he just wanted your money and wasn’t my personable at all
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Rachel W & Courtney M)
Communication was always quick and answers were very thorough when I didn’t understand something
Describe your experience with MCRM Fertility.
Very clean and organized clinic and staff. I love how they are willing to travel other places to cater to patients like myself who do not live close to Chesterfield. It helped that we only had to go to Chesterfield for our retrieval and transfer since we live almost 5 hours away
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility.
Medical was close to $10,000 and treatment was around $20,000. My insurance only paid very little for some transfer meds
10
Doctor
Peter Ahlering
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
MCRM Fertility
Chesterfield
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 - 2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31 - 33
PCOS
Income $0 - $49K
1st of 2 Docs
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
The entire staff and especially Dr Ahlering treated me and my husband with such compassion. Never made me feel like I was silly for my questions and we so sensitive to our situation...He was very thorough and patient. Took his time explaining every result and question I might have. He is passionate about the work he does and it shows through his treatment of patients. I felt like I was in the best hands while there.
[MCRM was] Very clean and organized. The rooms were nicely decorated to nake you feel more at home. Location is easy to find and very comfortable. It is a place I don’t feel nervous in because I know I am in good hands...There was some initial confusion with our insurance but the staff cleared it up completely and quickly...only minor drug therapy to possibly improve our chances of conception. We hope to afford IU someday which we have discussed in detail with the doctor
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
He was very thorough and patient. Took his time explaining every result and question I might have. He is passionate about the work he does and it shows through his treatment of patients. I felt like I was in the best hands while there.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
Don’t be afraid, he will make you feel comfortable and explain everything no matter how many tines you ask.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
The entire staff and especially Dr Ahlering treated me and my husband with such compassion. Never made me feel like I was silly for my questions and we so sensitive to our situation.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM Fertility and their degree of success.
We have not had any treatments yet only minor drug therapy to possibly improve our chances of conception. We hope to afford IU someday which we have discussed in detail with the doctor
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Christina)
There was some initial confusion with our insurance but the staff cleared it up completely and quickly
Describe your experience with MCRM Fertility.
Very clean and organized. The rooms were nicely decorated to nake you feel more at home. Location is easy to find and very comfortable. It is a place I don’t feel nervous in because I know I am in good hands
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility.
He seemed less expansive than other places I had researched. However it’s still very expensive
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
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
MCRM Fertility
Chesterfield
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 - 2018, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 32 - 33
1 IVF
European
Income $100K - $199K
Accountant
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
As a visual person, I liked when he [Dr. Peter Ahlering] explained the process verbally as well as drawing and showing pictures. I did have a rough egg retrivial and wish he would have kept me for observation instead of sending me home (as I had to come back the next day for medical help and he was surprised he didn't see me come back after retrivial)...Doctor and nurses seem to really take an interest into each person/situation and want a good outcome.
Sometimes it felt like pulling teeth to get information [from the nurses at MCRM Fertility] but very quick to answer all my questions...Nice atmosphere. Nurses help each other out. Good about helping if/when meds run out. Online portal is a good tool. If not doing a cycle, appointments are more difficult to get. Charged a copay for every time I just met and talked to the Dr in person...Doctor and nurses seem to really take an interest into each person/situation and want a good outcome.
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
As a visual person, I liked when he explained the process verbally as well as drawing and showing pictures. I did have a rough egg retrivial and wish he would have kept me for observation instead of sending me home (as I had to come back the next day for medical help and he was surprised he didn't see me come back after retrivial).
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
Ask questions! You can't ask too many.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
Doctor and nurses seem to really take an interest into each person/situation and want a good outcome.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM Fertility and their degree of success.
Egg Retrivial: Cetrotide, Gonal, and Menapour Transfer: (Will be) Estrogen patch and pill, and the pio shots and vaginal.
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Jennifer )
Sometimes it felt like pulling teeth to get information but very quick to answer all my questions.
Describe your experience with MCRM Fertility.
Nice atmosphere. Nurses help each other out. Good about helping if/when meds run out. Online portal is a good tool. If not doing a cycle, appointments are more difficult to get. Charged a copay for every time I just met and talked to the Dr in person.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility.
5500 for PGS and PGD. 100 for meds. 2500 down payment. 500/year for freezing of embryos. Haven't gotten full dollar amount after insurance and from clinic.
Describe Peter Ahlering's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at MCRM Fertility.
Didn't talk to Dr about number. Decided on only 1 myself.
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
9
Clinic
MCRM Fertility
Chesterfield
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
3 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.

2015 - 2017, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 45 - 47
1 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
Donor Eggs
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Uterine Fibroids
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
1 Egg Freezing With Other Docs
Donor Eggs With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Ahlering provided excellent care. He is extremely knowledgeable & trustworthy. He was always positive & confident we would be successful. He is an amazing doctor who really cares about his patients & helping them achieve their dream of having children.... One stim cycle using Follistum, Ganirelex, menupur, hcg & dual trigger. PGS testing. Egg donor cycle 9 embryos tested & 6 came back normal. Transferred August 2016 but miscarriage in October 2016. Second transfer on 1-30-17 of 2 embryos. Currently 12 weeks 5 days pregnant with singleton.
Clinic staff [at MCRM Chesterfield] could work on communication between staff. Overall, the staff is very caring & knowledgeable in their field.... She's [a nurse] very direct, can come across not very warm or compassionate. We had worked with her at a previous clinic & there was some tension & mistrust due to events that had happened. Took awhile to work through issues but eventually some trust was built and we were able to have a good working relationship.
How was your experience with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
Dr. Ahlering provided excellent care. He is extremely knowledgeable & trustworthy. He was always positive & confident we would be successful. He is an amazing doctor who really cares about his patients & helping them achieve their dream of having children.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
Write down a list of questions you would like answered.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility?
Doctor and staff are very caring & compassionate.
Describe the protocols Peter Ahlering used in your cycles at MCRM Fertility and their degree of success.
One stim cycle using Follistum, Ganirelex, menupur, hcg & dual trigger. PGS testing. Egg donor cycle 9 embryos tested & 6 came back normal. Transferred August 2016 but miscarriage in October 2016. Second transfer on 1-30-17 of 2 embryos. Currently 12 weeks 5 days pregnant with singleton.
Describe your experience with your nurse at MCRM Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Shawnie Hurt)
She's very direct, can come across not very warm or compassionate. We had worked with her at a previous clinic & there was some tension & mistrust due to events that had happened. Took awhile to work through issues but eventually some trust was built and we were able to have a good working relationship.
Describe your experience with MCRM Fertility.
Clinic staff could work on communication between staff. Overall, the staff is very caring & knowledgeable in their field.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Ahlering at MCRM Fertility.
25k
Describe Peter Ahlering's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at MCRM Fertility.
He recommends transferring 1 PGS tested embryo at a time but will transfer two of client prefers.
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Doctor
Peter Ahlering
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
MCRM Fertility
Chesterfield
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5