Robert Straub

RBA

Rated 7.7
Strongly recommend: 48%Neutral: 24%Don't recommend: 28%7.7
48% strongly recommend
26 reviews
Humanity
7.6
7.6
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
8.6
8.6
Communication

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Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
5.2
5.2
Frequency Seen

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

Responsiveness
7.6
Good
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Education

Medical School
NYU
Residency
Lenox Hill Hosp
Fellowship
Cornell

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Robert Straub works at

RBA
Rated 8.8
Strongly recommend: 71%Neutral: 19%Don't recommend: 9%8.8

At 3 offices

Cumming
1800 Northside Forsyth Drive
Cumming, GA 30041
678-366-2154
Fayetteville
1267 Highway 54 West
Fayetteville, GA 30214
678-366-2154
Sandy Springs
1100 Johnson Ferry Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
404-257-1900
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2019 - 2021, Successful
NPS
3
NPS
5
Age 35 - 37
1 IVF
Donor Sperm
Male Factor
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Successful
He [Dr. Robert Straub] is a very hard man to work with. Not a lot of compassion, but he did do good work with my first IVF cycle. When I lost the baby the 2nd cycle…he never even called. I’m 42,000 in debt and he never even called...It was very hard to feel like a human and not a number with him...I did IVF twice. So happy I have one child! Grateful for that
It was very hard to feel like a human and not a number with him and with RBA. I lost my second baby, had to have emergency surgery in ER and he [Dr. Robert Straub] NEVER called. Was awful. Grateful for my son but man it was hard working with RBA...The nurses were way better then doctor...Nurses and staff are nice but you can’t help feeling like a number. Ask a lot of questions and don’t feel bad.
How was your experience with Robert Straub at RBA?
He is a very hard man to work with. Not a lot of compassion, but he did do good work with my first IVF cycle. When I lost the baby the 2nd cycle…he never even called. I’m 42,000 in debt and he never even called.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Straub at RBA?
It’s really really hard. Call someone who has worked with him before.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Straub at RBA?
It was very hard to feel like a human and not a number with him and with RBA. I lost my second baby, had to have emergency surgery in ER and he NEVER called. Was awful. Grateful for my son but man it was hard working with RBA.
Describe the protocols Robert Straub used in your cycles at RBA and their degree of success.
I did IVF twice. So happy I have one child! Grateful for that….but was RBA a great experience….no.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at RBA.
The nurses were way better then doctor
Describe your experience with RBA.
Call someone who has done it before and worked with RBA. It’s really challenging. It also takes a long time so start now. Nurses and staff are nice but you can’t help feeling like a number. Ask a lot of questions and don’t feel bad.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Straub at RBA.
$50,000
Describe Robert Straub's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RBA.
I wish I would have done 2 embryo transfer.
3
Doctor
Robert Straub
NPS
Humanity
2 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
2 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
5
Clinic
RBA
Cumming
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2019, Unknown Success
NPS
6
NPS
6
Age 26
1 IUI
Anovulation
PCOS
European
Income $50K - $99K
Marketer or PR
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Straub is a very “cut-to-the-chase” type of guy. He can come off very “dry” at first. But he explains the information well and thoroughly. We are still waiting to see the results of our first treatment with him. But he and his practice seem to pay detailed attention to our care. ... My husband also liked him for his straight forward and knowledgeable personality.
The clinic [RBA - Cumming] could use some more pep in their front of house crew’s attitude. We have never been super impressed with how we are greeted or spoken to when we arrive or when we call. The clinic does have things going for it like cleanliness, multiple locations, lab on site, spacious, etc. ... $1200 self pay for an IUI cycle. $250 for consultation.
How was your experience with Robert Straub at RBA?
Dr. Straub is very knowledgeable and explains treatment thoroughly, but can come off as dry. I can’t say I imagine him to have the best bedside manner, but I would say he’s trustworthy and takes his patient’s care seriously.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Straub at RBA?
Don’t take it personally when you first meet him and he doesn’t seem thrilled to see you. Be patient and you’ll see that he draws out your entire care plan and explains your history to you. You’ll appreciate his knowledge and personality in the end.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Straub at RBA?
Dr. Straub is a very “cut-to-the-chase” type of guy. He can come off very “dry” at first. But he explains the information well and thoroughly. We are still waiting to see the results of our first treatment with him. But he and his practice seem to pay detailed attention to our care. So far, Dr. Straub has done nothing to rub us the wrong way. My husband also liked him for his straight forward and knowledgeable personality.
Describe the protocols Robert Straub used in your cycles at RBA and their degree of success.
I had already been prescribed clomid and letrozole at my OB. But I had not yet done an HSG. And my OB didn’t think I needed metformin. The first thing Dr. Straub did was order the metformin 1500mg and HSG. It was clear. I took the metformin for a month and a half before we started a new cycle with a doubled dose of letrozole (5MG) and an IUI. We are waiting to see the results. But the actual IUI procedure was done by another doctor in the practice who was fantastic. Great experience. We feel heard and we feel this was the appropriate protocol for the moment.
Describe your experience with RBA.
The clinic could use some more pep in their front of house crew’s attitude. We have never been super impressed with how we are greeted or spoken to when we arrive or when we call. The clinic does have things going for it like cleanliness, multiple locations, lab on site, spacious, etc.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Straub at RBA.
$1200 self pay for an IUI cycle. $250 for consultation.
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Doctor
Robert Straub
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
6
Clinic
RBA
Cumming
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2018, Unknown Success
NPS
5
NPS
8
Age 33
Male Factor
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $200K - $499K
Teacher
IVF With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Straub is very matter of fact. He doesn’t give any emotional support. He did make a joke at the end of my second appt with him and it was kind of a shock because his personality is so straight forward.... He draws a diagram as he speaks and lays out all of the details for you. He answered all of my questions and was pretty patient with me because I had a lot.... We had a lot of tests run on me including amh level, hormone levels, femvue test
RBA is huge and it is a pretty well oiled machine. The most annoying part for us has been the billing office which took forever to return my calls or emails. Everyone else has been mostly kind. I had one rude person answer the phone but that’s all.... The nurses have been wonderful. They answer all of my questions and put up with my crazy. They tell me of their own personal experiences with IVF. They are quick to respond and always thorough. They made me feel like they cared.
How was your experience with Robert Straub at RBA?
Dr. Straub is direct and to the point. He draws a diagram as he speaks and lays out all of the details for you. He answered all of my questions and was pretty patient with me because I had a lot. He is not emotionally supportive at all. I cried when he told us ivf was our best option and he pointed to the box of tissues on his desk and kept talking.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Straub at RBA?
Go with this doctor if you want an efficient, smart doctor who will cater to your timeline. Get a therapist elsewhere.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Straub at RBA?
Dr. Straub is very matter of fact. He doesn’t give any emotional support. He did make a joke at the end of my second appt with him and it was kind of a shock because his personality is so straight forward.
Describe the protocols Robert Straub used in your cycles at RBA and their degree of success.
We had a lot of tests run on me including amh level, hormone levels, femvue test and maybe more tests. My husband had to do two semen analyses and ultimately they found male factor infertility was the issue. Due to his numbers ivf using ICSI and a frozen transfer were presented as our best option. We are about to start the egg retrieval process.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RBA. (Assigned nurse: Amy C)
The nurses have been wonderful. They answer all of my questions and put up with my crazy. They tell me of their own personal experiences with IVF. They are quick to respond and always thorough. They made me feel like they cared.
Describe your experience with RBA.
RBA is huge and it is a pretty well oiled machine. The most annoying part for us has been the billing office which took forever to return my calls or emails. Everyone else has been mostly kind. I had one rude person answer the phone but that’s all.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Straub at RBA.
So far we have paid about 13,000 but expect to pay 26 or so for IVF with ICSI.
Describe Robert Straub's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RBA.
He recommended transferring only one embryo for us as it is lower risk.
What specific things went wrong at RBA?
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at RBA.
The only issue I had was they wouldn’t call with results as promised. I called every day that the results were expected to come and they would tell me the results but I rarely had them reach out to me.
5
Doctor
Robert Straub
NPS
Humanity
2 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
1 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
8
Clinic
RBA
Sandy Springs
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
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2016, Unsuccessful
NPS
4
NPS
7
Age 32
European
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 3 Docs
IVF With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Dr. Straub seemed like a great choice at first. He answered all my questions and explained everything thoroughly even drawing diagrams. But when it came down to it he was just to cut and dry. My husband (who had a varicocoele and subsequent surgery)...his doctor said we definitely had options as far as treatments, but Dr. Straub made it appear like IVF was the ONLY way to go...He was very natter of fact about the process...not optimistic, or giving false hope....but more like this is how it goes...only that is the case when everything goes exactly according to plan.
Very efficient, good communication [at RBA - Atl Main]...open short hours though which can be difficult when calling....The staff was always wonderful...The head nurse Karen is excellent. I had another experience with a nurse Jenni that she lied. I asked if the Dr had received updated sperm analysis results and his recommendation was still IVF, she said yes. On my next meeting with Dr. Straub I asked him the same question directly based and the most resent Soren analysis results...he said he did not even have them yet.
How was your experience with Robert Straub at RBA?
Dr. Straub seemed like a great choice at first. He answered all my questions and explained everything thoroughly even drawing diagrams. But when it came down to it he was just to cut and dry. My husband (who had a varicocoele and subsequent surgery)...his doctor said we definitely had options as far as treatments, but Dr. Straub made it appear like IVF was the ONLY way to go. When asking if there was anything else to investigate on my end he was a bit flippant and said he could always find more tests to do. I was going to go ahead and do IVF and after try to look at treating any underlying issues, which I honestly felt he was overlooking due to the fact his goal is to get a baby and the way to do that was IVF regardless of any other issues. I ordered and received all the IVF drugs, but I couldn't go through with it because I just didn't feel comfortable with the decision and his pushiness of IVF over anything else. I should be at peace with my decision and happy to be starting to get somewhere on our fertility journey and maybe finally get our baby. Also after reading versions blogs on infertility and others experiences with egg retrieval I learned that some retrieval cycles are aborted for various reasons, which he never even mentioned as a possible outcome. He was very natter of fact about the process...not optimistic, or giving false hope....but more like this is how it goes...only that is the case when everything goes exactly according to plan.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Straub at RBA?
Do not expect to get any emotional support from him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Straub at RBA?
The staff was always wonderful...Dr. Straub on the other hand was very blunt which is fine but not always the best attitude when dealing with a major decision such as IVF
Describe the protocols Robert Straub used in your cycles at RBA and their degree of success.
I first met with Dr. Straub to assess if I had any issues contributing to our infertility. My husband had a varicocoele and subsequent surgery to correct it. There was originally low motility with 20% acrosomal defects. The surgery improved his numbers and his specialist (within the same practice) said the numbers were good enough for various treatment options. Dr. Straub had me complete bloodwork and a FemVue. Everything turned out normal. I am on thyroid meds and that was ok. My AMH was low normal so he suggested IVF based on some low sperm results (bad sample). Even after a new sperm analysis with good numbers...still pushing IVF, and was flippant when I asked if anything else to look at on my end (due to husbands doctor reporting an increase of 10% natural conception to now 60% now after surgery...but still no success) I wonder if there isn't some underlying issue on my end...but It seems Dr. Straubs goal is Baby, not treatment. I was supposed to start IVF (the drugs are in my fridge) but I did not feel confident or happy about the decision. I will now be transferring to another Dr. Within the practice.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at RBA.
The head nurse Karen is excellent. I had another experience with a nurse Jenni that she lied. I asked if the Dr had received updated sperm analysis results and his recommendation was still IVF, she said yes. On my next meeting with Dr. Straub I asked him the same question directly based and the most resent Soren analysis results...he said he did not even have them yet.
Describe your experience with RBA.
Very efficient, good communication...open short hours though which can be difficult when calling. In general no complaints about the clinic, just DrSttaub, but will be remaining with the practice, just a different doctor
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Straub at RBA.
Luckily we do have insurance coverage, which it has been suggested to me was the reason behind him pushing IVF so hard
What specific things went wrong at RBA?
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at RBA.
Just the instance previously described if Dr straubs nurse jenni lying that Dr had seen results and had same recommendation when he hadn't even seen the results. And issue with Dr. Straub
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Doctor
Robert Straub
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
2 of 5
Explained risks
2 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
7
Clinic
RBA
Sandy Springs
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
2 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
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2015, Unknown Success
NPS
6
NPS
9
Age 37
2 IUI
1 Egg Freezing
Income $200K - $499K
Entrepreneur
IVF With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
He even used the words "lousy" to describe my husbands semen sample at one time. While he is smart and knowledgeable, I often feel rushed when asking questions.
I wish I would have known more about why they chose at the time to put in only 1 embryo instead or 2, and what the grades of all 3 of my embryos are.
How was your experience with Robert Straub at RBA?
Dr. Straub is very direct and lacks a warm bedside manner. He even used the words "lousy" to describe my husbands semen sample at one time. While he is smart and knowledgeable, I often feel rushed when asking questions. My IUI and IVF attempts have been unsuccessful so far.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Straub at RBA?
Be prepared to not have things sugar-coated.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Straub at RBA?
His nurses were very nice and always answered emails and calls throughout the process. However, when delivering the news of the negative pregnancy test, it was very matter of fact. This is such a sensitive matter I felt a little more compassion could have been present along with next steps. I was told to call back to set another appt to go over everything after he met with the embryologist about my failed cycle. I wish I would have known more about why they chose at the time to put in only 1 embryo instead or 2, and what the grades of all 3 of my embryos are. I still don't know this, but do know they were good enough to be frozen.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at RBA.
They were quick to respond to all of my questions via email or phone and quick with updates.
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Doctor
Robert Straub
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
2 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
RBA
Sandy Springs
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5