Ronald Beesley

Poma Fertility

Rated 10
Strongly recommend: 100%10
100% strongly recommend
3 reviews
Humanity
10
10
Humanity

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Ratings of 10 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a human."

Communication
10
10
Communication

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Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
8.3
8.3
Frequency Seen

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

Responsiveness
7
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Education

Medical School
Uniformed Services University
Residency
Brook Army Medical Center
Fellowship
University of Vermont

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Ronald Beesley works at

Poma Fertility
Rated 8.2
Strongly recommend: 62%Neutral: 21%Don't recommend: 17%8.2

At 1 office

Kirkland
12039 NE 128th St.
Kirkland, WA 98034
425.822.7662
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2020 - 2022, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 44 - 46
Donor Eggs
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
IVF With Other Docs
Donor Eggs With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr Beesley works in a team with Dr Opsahl, so if somebody decides to become a patient, they should know that. I never know who is going to perform the transfer or any other procedure, if that matters. All Poma fertility patients work with both providers...Dr Beesley is extraordinarily good at communicating with his patients. Every time I had conversation with him, he was present, calm, answered all my questions without rushing
Poma Fertility is a smaller clinic compared to the other fertility clinics in Seattle area. There are two doctors working as a team - Dr Beesley and Dr Opsahl. They work together with all patients, in other words, one cannot work exclusively with one of them. As I was going through my fertility journey with them, I have seen both equally often. They have different styles of work, but I think they are both very professional and experienced.
How was your experience with Ronald Beesley at Poma Fertility?
As I mentioned before, Dr Beesley has extraordinary communication skills. Hands down, I have never had a doctor like him! He is very kind, compassionate, and respectful and at the same time trustworthy and knowledgeable. He always took time to answer my questions thoroughly even if he was busy. Even after the unsuccessful embryo transfers during cycle reviews (that's the apt when we discuss the unsuccessful cycle and further steps), Dr Beesley somehow managed to make me feel better and optimistic. I also felt he was completely honest with me - for example, he wasn't afraid to tell me that when it comes to reproductive medicine, some questions don't have answers (yet) and further research is necessary. I have to mention that he is very gentle and skillful while performing all kinds of procedures - from simple ultrasound to biopsy and transfer. Some may say this aspect is not important as long as there are results, but as a woman I disagree. I think Dr Beesley is a rare combination of wonderful personality and professionalism.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ronald Beesley at Poma Fertility?
Dr Beesley works in a team with Dr Opsahl, so if somebody decides to become a patient, they should know that. I never know who is going to perform the transfer or any other procedure, if that matters. All Poma fertility patients work with both providers.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ronald Beesley at Poma Fertility?
Dr Beesley is extraordinarily good at communicating with his patients. Every time I had conversation with him, he was present, calm, answered all my questions without rushing (although sometimes he was busy, he never seemed rushed). Always very respectful, kind and professional.
Describe the protocols Ronald Beesley used in your cycles at Poma Fertility and their degree of success.
This was my Frozen Embryo Transfer Protocol - Lupron until the start of Progesterone; after Suppression check start of Estrogen injections, gradually increasing from 0,05ml to 0.25ml; Progesterone in oil 1 ml for 6 days until the day of the transfer; continuing the progesterone every day after the transfer and estrogen every third day. I didn't question or discussed the protocol with my provider, I believe that was a standard protocol for FET and I trusted Dr Beesley would make the right decision.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Poma Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Linda Alexander)
Linda is professional, experienced and intuitive. She is easy to work with. Sometimes when she is off, somebody else is covering her patients and there might be some miscommunication. I always double check everything that I receive from the nursing staff, including instructions, schedules and protocols, so I can communicate any questions that may arise and clarify anything that's not clear to me. I think as a patient I am responsible to be proactive - check, read, and understand the instructions, so there won't be any mistakes. I feel that sometimes Linda is overwhelmed with too many patients and that is the reason for some delayed replies, but these instances are just exceptions. She is very organized, explains well and in detail when asked and is an excellent nurse.
Describe your experience with Poma Fertility.
Poma Fertility is a smaller clinic compared to the other fertility clinics in Seattle area. There are two doctors working as a team - Dr Beesley and Dr Opsahl. They work together with all patients, in other words, one cannot work exclusively with one of them. As I was going through my fertility journey with them, I have seen both equally often. They have different styles of work, but I think they are both very professional and experienced. The nursing team are very compassionate and polite and they seem to enjoy working there. The front desk are always friendly and welcoming and they managed to go through the pandemic madness with smiles and finesse. They don't offer/work with a therapist that can help patients going through infertility treatments, as some other clinics do. That proved to be a problem for me as I needed some support and I couldn't find a single therapist with the right kind of experience that would accept new patients. It would have been nice if they have had a therapist on site or they collaborated with somebody.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ronald Beesley at Poma Fertility.
I lost the track of the costs, I have been a patient for too long. Except for the initial screening, nothing else was covered by my insurance. Their prices are competitive, similar to SRM and less expensive than some other clinics in the area.
Describe Ronald Beesley's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Poma Fertility.
Dr Beesley strongly recommends eSET. I think that they allow 2 embryo transfers at the clinic under some circumstances and if that's the patient's desire, but I didn't discuss that with Dr Beesley as it wasn't my desire.
10
Doctor
Ronald Beesley
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Poma Fertility
Kirkland
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
4 of 5
LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 39
Donor Sperm
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
7 IUI With Other Docs
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Beasley kept thinking about ways my partner and I could make IVF work for our situation. He called us after work while driving home to discuss options. It feels very clear that he sees us as individuals and sees our different aspects of the fertility process. He is also super queer friendly and doesn't seem put off by how different our process is than his other patients.
Very positive and supportive place [Poma Fertility]. ... They always remember us and everyone there has a great sense of humor about the work. The communication system is sometimes a little clunky, with multiple different people sometimes responding to emails, but that's my only complaint. ... She [nurse] loves working with LGBTQ couples and is able to talk you through the process without batting a eye. She has a ton of experience and is excited about reciprocal IVF.
How was your experience with Ronald Beesley at Poma Fertility?
Dr. Beasley feels like a wonderful, wacky fertility genius. He explained so many options for us. For some people, this may be too much information--he's so knowledgable, you can see the wheels spinning when he's explaining things. For us, this showed he was really holding us in his thoughts through the process.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ronald Beesley at Poma Fertility?
Dr. Beasley will be straightforward and honest about the options, but he will also let you explore them on all on your own. He is probably best for a patient who knows something about the IVF process before walking in the door.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ronald Beesley at Poma Fertility?
Dr. Beasley kept thinking about ways my partner and I could make IVF work for our situation. He called us after work while driving home to discuss options. It feels very clear that he sees us as individuals and sees our different aspects of the fertility process. He is also super queer friendly and doesn't seem put off by how different our process is than his other patients.
Describe the protocols Ronald Beesley used in your cycles at Poma Fertility and their degree of success.
We are doing reciprocal IVF with Dr. Beasley. We have not yet begun our process. So far, we can done Ovarian Reserve Testing.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Poma Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Linda Alexander)
She loves working with LGBTQ couples and is able to talk you through the process without batting a eye. She has a ton of experience and is excited about reciprocal IVF.
Describe your experience with Poma Fertility.
Very positive and supportive place. Every time I go someone is coming in to share success stories or give presents to the staff. They always remember us and everyone there has a great sense of humor about the work. The communication system is sometimes a little clunky, with multiple different people sometimes responding to emails, but that's my only complaint.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ronald Beesley at Poma Fertility.
We haven't been billed yet. They work hard to make sure insurance is looking at all the claims before billing.
Describe Ronald Beesley's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Poma Fertility.
He is strongly on the side of single transfer, unless there are a few quality embryos to work with.
10
Doctor
Ronald Beesley
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
10
Clinic
Poma Fertility
Kirkland
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021 - 2022, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
7
Age 34 - 35
2 IVF
Unexplained
Latinx
Income $200K - $499K
Operations
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Beesley talks to you with respect and care, a bright spot in what can sometimes feel like a devaluing process...I have always found [him] to be who I am hoping to see when I have to go to the clinic because his ability to be positive and kind (without being condescending) makes each appointment a bit easier...POMA tends to be conservative in their medical practice, so don’t be afraid to ask about other options.
I feel Poma is conservative in their medical approach (which can be good!). However, I had to propose some newer treatments (peer reviewed treatments, far from experimental) and felt they should have been brought up to me as an option more proactively...feels like the nurses and back office are understaffed. Most nurses and the phlebotomy team are kind and knowledgeable, I just think they likely need more help to respond in a timely manner...clinic isn’t trying to “upsell” you on non value-add procedures or suggesting untested/unscientific methods. I have felt the team is very trustworthy and helpful.
How was your experience with Ronald Beesley at Poma Fertility?
I have always found Dr. Beesley to be who I am hoping to see when I have to go to the clinic because his ability to be positive and kind (without being condescending) makes each appointment a bit easier.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ronald Beesley at Poma Fertility?
I feel POMA tends to be conservative in their medical practice, so don’t be afraid to ask about other options.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ronald Beesley at Poma Fertility?
Dr. Beesley talks to you with respect and care, a bright spot in what can sometimes feel like a devaluing process.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Poma Fertility.
From the patient POV, it feels like the nurses and back office are understaffed. Most nurses and the phlebotomy team are kind and knowledgeable, I just think they likely need more help to respond in a timely manner and be more detail oriented.
Describe your experience with Poma Fertility.
I feel Poma is conservative in their medical approach (which can be good!). However, I had to propose some newer treatments (peer reviewed treatments, far from experimental) and felt they should have been brought up to me as an option more proactively. The positive to that, however, is the clinic isn’t trying to “upsell” you on non value-add procedures or suggesting untested/unscientific methods. I have felt the team is very trustworthy and helpful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ronald Beesley at Poma Fertility.
IVF was fully covered by insurance.
What specific things went wrong at Poma Fertility?
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Ronald Beesley
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
4 of 5
7
Clinic
Poma Fertility
Kirkland
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5