Rated 10
Strongly recommend: 100%10
100% strongly recommend
2 reviews
Humanity
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10
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
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10
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
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6
Frequency Seen

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

Responsiveness
8
Good
Responsiveness

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Education

Medical School
Des Moines University
Residency
University of Iowa
Fellowship
University of Iowa

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Rachel Mejia works at

U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care
Rated 9.8
Strongly recommend: 95%Neutral: 2%Don't recommend: 2%9.8

At 1 office

Iowa City
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242
800-777-8442
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2 patient reviews

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2022, Successful
10
10
Age 33
3 IUI
1 IVF
Endometriosis
Male Factor
European
Middle Eastern
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Mejia did my egg transfer procedure and I also saw her for a follow-up ultrasound visit after my positive pregnancy result. She was very caring, explained procedures to me, answered questions, and made me feel comfortable...For my IVF cycle, they used the dual trigger antagonist protocol..One of the trigger shots was Pregnyl and the other was a formulation at the hospital's pharmacy...Our protocol also included ICSI due to male factor infertility
This [U of Iowa Center] clinic has a general policy of only transferring single embryos, depending on the maternal age...The majority of nurses I interacted with during my 3 IUIs and 1 IVF cycle were incredibly kind. Given their team approach at this clinic, I saw a variety of doctors and nurses at each visit...A strength of this clinic is that they are very organized, efficient, and have all of the latest technology and treatment options to give you the best chance of success
How was your experience with Rachel Mejia at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care?
Dr. Mejia did my egg transfer procedure and I also saw her for a follow-up ultrasound visit after my positive pregnancy result. She was very caring, explained procedures to me, answered questions, and made me feel comfortable.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rachel Mejia at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care?
The doctors at this clinic are very responsive to patients' needs but you sometimes have to advocate for your preferences and opinion in your treatment process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rachel Mejia at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care?
I was very impressed with Dr.Mejia and Dr.Bjorkman for taking time to answer my questions and for being warm, caring doctors.
Describe the protocols Rachel Mejia used in your cycles at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care and their degree of success.
For my IVF cycle, they used the dual trigger antagonist protocol. We used Follistim, Menopur, and Ganirelix during the stimulation. One of the trigger shots was Pregnyl and the other was a formulation at the hospital's pharmacy. After retrieval, we did 6 weeks of progesterone injections and Estradiol pills. Our protocol also included ICSI due to male factor infertility. We did a fresh embryo transfer 5 days after retrieval and froze 6 additional embryos for future transfers.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care.
The majority of nurses I interacted with during my 3 IUIs and 1 IVF cycle were incredibly kind. Given their team approach at this clinic, I saw a variety of doctors and nurses at each visit, but most of the nurses were patient and kind in explaining procedures and answering questions. My experience contacting nurses through the app to answer questions about my treatment or during concerning moments in early pregnancy was that they called back quickly and treated me with empathy and kindness.
Describe your experience with U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care.
A strength of this clinic is that they are very organized, efficient, and have all of the latest technology and treatment options to give you the best chance of success. They lay out their success percentages at the beginning of the process, and their pregnancy rates are higher than average. With all of their efficiency, I felt that everything was laid out clearly for me and I always knew what was coming next in the process. They are quick to share results with you, minimizing anxiety during wait times. A weakness is the team approach they use, which means you can't choose one particular doctor or see the same doctor throughout your care. Another weakness is that you may experience a long wait time of several months or more before you can begin an IVF cycle.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Rachel Mejia at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care.
The cost to complete one IVF cycle is $15,000-20,000 with another $3-4,000 in medication costs. I had insurance coverage that covered 80% of the medical costs and part of my medication costs. Out of pocket, I paid around $4,000 throughout the process. Half of that was spent directly on medications. Factoring in how much my insurance paid in addition to what I paid, the cost for one cycle and one fresh transfer was a little over $15,000. Without the discounted rates through my insurance, it might have been higher. They do offer some "package" discounts for patients without insurance coverage.
Describe Rachel Mejia's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care.
This clinic has a general policy of only transferring single embryos, depending on the maternal age. They did tell me that if the embryos were all poor quality, we might discuss whether to transfer more than one, but in my case, my embryos were all average or above average quality so I expect to only transfer single embryos for any future frozen cycles as well.
10
Doctor
Rachel Mejia
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care
Iowa City
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017 - 2019, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 25 - 27
2 IUI
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Tubal Blockage
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I have not started my IVF cycle yet [with Dr. Rachel Mejia]. But when we do, we are not going to use birth control to suppress my ovaries and are going to be pretty aggressive with injection dosages due to my decreased ovarian reserve and previous IVF cycle at another clinic. We will also not use ICSI due to my husbands sperm counts and morphology being normal...From day one, Dr. Mejia took her time to answer all of our questions. We never feel rushed. She has also called with test results herself and answered all of my questions. She listens to my frustrations/emotions while developing a plan of care.
They [U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care] give you the cost of the consultation which includes ultrasound and lab work. I believe it was around $3,000. IVF will be around $17000...like to do single embryo transfer the most due to the risks that can be associated with a multiples pregnancy...I like how they have a team approach and discuss your case with multiple providers for feedback and plans of care. The front desk staff are pleasant and efficient. As said said before, the nurses, ultrasound techs and providers are all amazing. I always felt at home there. I believe the clinic runs smoothly and they give you all information to help run smoothly.
How was your experience with Rachel Mejia at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care?
The moment I went to the University of Iowa for a second opinion, I wished I had started from the beginning. Dr. Mejia answered all of my questions, treated me with compassion and also gave me the information I needed regarding realistic expectations. She has continued to answer further questions/follow up on test results. I am about an hour and a half away from the clinic so communication is key. While I have not started my IVF cycle yet due to the need for surgery first, she has helped put my a bit at ease during this journey. I have complete trust in her judgment and capabilities!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rachel Mejia at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care?
Come with questions and don’t be afraid to ask. She is super helpful with answering what you need!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rachel Mejia at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care?
From day one, Dr. Mejia took her time to answer all of our questions. We never feel rushed. She has also called with test results herself and answered all of my questions. She listens to my frustrations/emotions while developing a plan of care.
Describe the protocols Rachel Mejia used in your cycles at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care and their degree of success.
I have not started my IVF cycle yet. But when we do, we are not going to use birth control to suppress my ovaries and are going to be pretty aggressive with injection dosages due to my decreased ovarian reserve and previous IVF cycle at another clinic. We will also not use ICSI due to my husbands sperm counts and morphology being normal.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care.
The nurses have been amazing! I communicate a lot with them through my chart. They have great communication and get back to me in a timely manner! They are super compassionate and just want the best outcome possible just like the providers.
Describe your experience with U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care.
I really enjoy going to the U of Iowa. I wish I would have started here instead of Mid Iowa. I like how they have a team approach and discuss your case with multiple providers for feedback and plans of care. The front desk staff are pleasant and efficient. As said said before, the nurses, ultrasound techs and providers are all amazing. I always felt at home there. I believe the clinic runs smoothly and they give you all information to help run smoothly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Rachel Mejia at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care.
They give you the cost of the consultation which includes ultrasound and lab work. I believe it was around $3,000. IVF will be around $17000. This is not an exact number.
Describe Rachel Mejia's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care.
The U of Iowa like to do single embryo transfer the most due to the risks that can be associated with a multiples pregnancy. Although, I do believe they are open for discussion if the embryos are not of good quality to possibly transfer more than one. That is a discussion you should have with them.
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Doctor
Rachel Mejia
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care
Iowa City
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources