Rated 9
Strongly recommend: 71%Neutral: 21%Don't recommend: 8%9
71% strongly recommend
106 reviews
Humanity
8.9
8.9
Humanity

Ratings of 1 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a number."

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

Communication
9.3
9.3
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
4.5
4.5
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
10
10
LGBTQ Care

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory LGBTQ care.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent LGBTQ care.

Responsiveness
7.2
OK
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
UCSD
Residency
U. of California Irvine
Fellowship
UCSF

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
doctor, nurse available by directline
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doctor available by personal cell phone
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Russell Foulk works at

Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)
Rated 9
Strongly recommend: 79%Neutral: 15%Don't recommend: 6%9

At 1 office

Las Vegas
5320 S. Rainbow Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89118
702-892-9696
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Russell Foulk works at

Utah Fertility Center
Rated 9.1
Strongly recommend: 74%Neutral: 19%Don't recommend: 8%9.1

At 1 office

Pleasant Grove
1446 W. Pleasant Grove Blvd.
Pleasant Grove, UT 84062
(801) 785-5100
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Russell Foulk works at

Nevada Center for Reproductive Medicine
Rated 8.1
Strongly recommend: 62%Neutral: 17%Don't recommend: 21%8.1

At 1 office

Reno
645 Sierra Rose Drive
Reno, NV 89511
775-828-1200
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106 patient reviews

Verified

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2016 - 2020, Successful
10
10
Age 33 - 37
3 IUI
1 IVF
Endometriosis
Poor Egg Quality
Uterine Fibroids
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Marketer or PR
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Foulk] used the very latest medicine to help us conceive our child...plan of care was innovative...manner is reassuring...willing to communicate with me about setbacks or about my concerns...only drawback about such a great doctor is that he is super busy and I did not see him very often...Our protocol was rather long and also intense...PGS testing was my choice because my husband and I did not want multiple failed transfers. We had Dr. Foulk’s full support.
[Utah Fertility Center is] incredibly clean and everyone is so nice...loved the phlebotomist, the anesthetist, and the embryologist...front desk often struggles to connect you with someone who will return your calls...Billing is easy to work with and helpful. They were great at helping with payment plans...[nurse] was on top of my care, gave me her cell phone number to text anytime, called me to review all results.
How was your experience with Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
Dr. Foulk is an incredible doctor who used the very latest medicine to help us conceive our child. His plan of care was innovative. His manner is reassuring. And he always was willing to communicate with me about setbacks or about my concerns. The only drawback about such a great doctor is that he is super busy and I did not see him very often. I did feel that I could always communicate with him at any point, but, I do wish I had seen him at some other visits.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
Be ready for aggressive treatment, he is willing to move at your pace, but, if you want a baby he will move heaven and earth to get one in your arms. He’s optimistic but also realistic. You won’t see him or speak to him often, but I do know that he oversaw all my details and was always ready to answer questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
Dr. Foulk was kind, calm, compassionate, and knowledgeable. He knew the details of my case and was always willing to answer questions.
Describe the protocols Russell Foulk used in your cycles at Utah Fertility Center and their degree of success.
We used IVF with ICSI and PGS testing. Our protocol was rather long and also intense. I told him that I wanted everything that could increase my chances of conception. It included HGH, and an antagonist protocol. We knew my eggs were compromised with an endometrioma on my one ovary (the other had been removed many years prior) and tried to get as many eggs as possible. The PGS testing was my choice because my husband and I did not want multiple failed transfers. We had Dr. Foulk’s full support. He was a good balance of “here’s the facts here are my suggestions and you tell me what you want to do”. Prior to transfer we also did an endometrial scratch and embryo velcro.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Utah Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Chelsee)
Chelsee was AMAZING. She was on top of my care, gave me her cell phone number to text anytime, called me to review all results. I loved working with her.
Describe your experience with Utah Fertility Center.
They are incredibly clean and everyone is so nice. I loved the phlebotomist, the anesthetist, and the embryologist. Every person I interacted with was kind and helpful. The front desk often struggles to connect you with someone who will return your calls. This is a source of frustration and I found talking to my nurse coordinator about it helped. Billing is easy to work with and helpful. They were great at helping with payment plans.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center.
I believe our costs were around $30,000 including PGS testing, ICSI, and a procedure for polyp removal I needed.
Describe Russell Foulk's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Utah Fertility Center.
He encourages a single embryo transfer for us because we only had two normal embryos and I had a history of difficult pregnancy.
What specific things went wrong at Utah Fertility Center?
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Utah Fertility Center.
There was a mistake where my original nurse didn’t accurately call back with tests. I requested a new nurse coordinator when we did IVF and had a better experience.
10
Doctor
Russell Foulk
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Utah Fertility Center
Pleasant Grove
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 34
2 IVF
Donor Sperm
PCOS
Tubal Blockage
Prefer not to answer
Income $50K - $99K
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Foulk allowed me to be me and talk with my true emotions...He never once dismissed any of my concerns and fears...During my 2nd round of hormone treatments, Dr. Foulk was determined to make sure I make it to egg retrieval. He increased my doses slowly & we saw results...he understood my religious approach with going forward with a transfer...He really takes the time to go over everything with you and is very open on trying different approaches...Due to the quality of my eggs always coming back as "abnormal" after PGS testing, Dr. Foulk was not against doing multiple embryo transfers
[Nevada Fertility Center nurse and staff] They were so compassionate and understanding that no question( regardless if I thought it was a little dumb ) went unanswered... I had additional fees to consider such as using a donor sperm...I was a participant who won 50% off a frozen IVF cycle and I was also part of the CLARA clinical trial so my out of pocket expenses weren't too much...my first round of Frozen IVF w/ the 50% discount came out to about $7000. Each egg retrieval was around $450...The only negative/weakness is the waiting for the call back for results
How was your experience with Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Dr. Foulk is honest, patient, and amazing. The only thing I would say that is negative is that he travels from the clinic in Las Vegas and Utah so it is hard to schedule an appointment. But when I do have the chance to sit with him, no matter the outcome he is always there with a smile on his face and his tone of voice always gives me so much hope. He really takes the time to go over everything with you and is very open on trying different approaches. I have yet to hear him decline or laugh at my crazy ideas. As one of his patients, I cannot express how much I am grateful to put this dream of mine in his hands.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Go into your first visit with an open mind. Don't expect everything to happen at once, but once the ball starts rolling Dr. Foulk & his staff will be by your side 1000%. Dr. Foulk is also a very patient & knowledgeable man. So if you have questions, I would ask away.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Dr. Foulk allowed me to be me and talk with my true emotions. Even with tears running down my cheeks he and his staff has been amazing throughout my fertility journey. Unlike a doctor at a clinic, he never dismissed you when you walked passed. He always had a smile and greeted you even if he was rushing through the office between patients. Dr. Foulk also listened to everything I had to say. He never once dismissed any of my concerns and fears. I love his motto: "I was meant to be a mom.." and I am so happy that he is as determined as I am to make this dream for me come true.
Describe the protocols Russell Foulk used in your cycles at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas) and their degree of success.
My body always seemed to fail me when it came down to my hormones. It was never where it needed to be. During my 2nd round of hormone treatments, Dr. Foulk was determined to make sure I make it to egg retrieval. He increased my doses slowly & we saw results.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas). (Assigned nurse: Kimberly Ealy & Chelsy Foulk)
The staff is so amazing! Since I was going there for over a year, I created this amazing bond with them. If I hit a rough patch they were there with me and when I cried they cried. When it was time to celebrate they were right there with me showering me with hugs! I couldn't ask for anything more from them. They were so compassionate and understanding that no question ( regardless if I thought it was a little dumb ) went unanswered. They were even there when I needed help with my shots! I was able to call the nurse ( Kim ) at 8 AM on the dot and she walked me through hands shaking and all!! Then when I struggled with my additional shots my other nurse ( Chelsy ) was right there to help me with the additional shots and re-assured me that I was doing everything correct. The staff is always filled with positive energy and they always made every visit no matter how nerve racking it was .. smooth.
Describe your experience with Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
I think I have said so much about how much I love the staff at the clinic. The only negative/weakness is the waiting for the call back for results. That would only be the hardest thing for me. Other than that I have not had any negative experiences. Even the receptionist is amazing!
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
I never had issues with any of my appointments. They were always set based as close to my availability as possible and I never had to wait too long to be taken to the back. There were a few times when they were running behind, but it was never bad to where I noticed anything.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
I was a participant who won 50% off a frozen IVF cycle and I was also part of the CLARA clinical trial so my out of pocket expenses weren't too much. I had additional fees to consider such as using a donor sperm, but I think they weren't too bad. Total for my first round of Frozen IVF w/ the 50% discount came out to about $7000. Each egg retrieval was around $450 for the anesthesia which had to be paid separate and on the day of the retrieval and the monthly cost for storage is $60.
Describe Russell Foulk's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
Due to the quality of my eggs always coming back as "abnormal" after PGS testing, Dr. Foulk was not against doing multiple embryo transfers. I also appreciated the fact that he understood my religious approach with going forward with a transfer that contained "abnormal" embryos.
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Doctor
Russell Foulk
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)
Las Vegas
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
LGBTQ
Verified

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2021 - 2022, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 37 - 38
4 IUI
2 IVF
Donor Sperm
Other
Income $0 - $49K
2nd of 2 Docs
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr.Foulk is very open and understanding about how the process works and explains the possibilities of each procedure whether it be positive or negative but not in a bad way. He has a sweet demeanor when it comes to the delivery of bad news as if he can sympathize with your pain...protocol of using lower dose medicines but also using a new medicine to us which was considered to be called “Embryo Glue”. We have been in the infertility journey for 6 years at this point and hadn’t heard of this until him...
This clinic [Nevada Fertility Center] is very on top of it with the communication, bedside manner, they are never too busy or over scheduling making it a long wait...Sage and Monica [nurses] were both very helpful and amazing! Very compassionate and understanding, great bedside manner...So welcoming and kind. Didn’t even treat us any different being a same sex relationship...The staff is very thorough regarding the process and instructions...
How was your experience with Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Dr.Foulk is very open and understanding about how the process works and explains the possibilities of each procedure whether it be positive or negative but not in a bad way. He has a sweet demeanor when it comes to the delivery of bad news as if he can sympathize with your pain.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Listen closely and carefully because he does have a soft tone to his voice and above all ask any questions that come to heart or mind.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
As you walk they smile and greet you. Making you feel welcomed and invited. The staff is very thorough regarding the process and instructions.
Describe the protocols Russell Foulk used in your cycles at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas) and their degree of success.
One of the main things my wife and I hold dear to heart is the protocol of using lower dose medicines but also using a new medicine to us which was considered to be called “Embryo Glue”. We have been in the infertility journey for 6 years at this point and hadn’t heard of this until him and he listened to us when we suggested a water ultrasound being my wife had gone through 2 polyp surgeries due to the amount of meds our prior Dr had us on and he was surprised we never had one before.
How competent was Russell Foulk at LGBTQ care?
So welcoming and kind. Didn’t even treat us any different being a same sex relationship
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas). (Assigned nurse: Sage and Monica)
Sage and Monica were both very helpful and amazing! Very compassionate and understanding, great bedside manner. They both including other staff always make us feel like family and go above and beyond making us feel as though they want this for us as bad as we do. Especially after hearing how long we’ve been enduring this challenge and they are surprised of all the knowledge we’ve gained along this journey.
Describe your experience with Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
This clinic is very on top of it with the communication, bedside manner, they are never too busy or over scheduling making it a long wait. Always smiling and very personable. The office gets you scheduled and on the calendar quickly and makes sure you understand and are on the same page.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
We had our embryos and Soren transferred over so we just needed to do a water ultrasound, labs, ultrasound, and transfer. Which was around $3000. All out of pocket. Resulted in a chemical pregnancy so now we have to do another egg retrieval
How competent was Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas) at LGBTQ care?
We were not treated any different which shows us as a couple that there is no difference.
Describe your experience using 3rd party reproduction (donor eggs, donor sperm, or gestational carrier) at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
Our prior clinic was being difficult getting our medical records, embryos and sperm transferred. Thankfully Monica, Dr. Foulk were very helpful with the process and just as determined and committed to get our embabies to their new family facility.
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Doctor
Russell Foulk
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
LGBTQ Care
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)
Las Vegas
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
LGBTQ Care
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020 - 2022, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 33 - 35
6 IUI
1 IVF
Donor Sperm
PCOS
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Income $0 - $49K
Operations
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He [Dr. Foulk] always gave me options and let me decide what was next. He shared his recommendations but ultimately left me in control. He was proactive in testing when I miscarried. He recently moved around his schedule so he could preform a few tests himself rather than having his NP complete them. I truly believe he’s on my side and wants what’s best for me. He answers questions, explains why he wants to do things and let’s me decide.
Rayanne [nurse at Nevada Center for Reproductive Medicine] is the very best! I’ve seen her from day one and have nothing but great things to say about her. She’s kind, caring, and understanding. She’s also smart and organized and always remembers specific details and makes sure to call when she says she’s going to. I also saw Jennifer Lassi and Allie during my egg retrieval, they’re both kind and organized and answered all of my questions. Kara helped during transfers and was also great. Their nursing staff is beyond wonderful.
How was your experience with Russell Foulk at Nevada Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Foulk is great. He always gave me options and let me decide what was next. He shared his recommendations but ultimately left me in control. He was proactive in testing when I miscarried. He recently moved around his schedule so he could preform a few tests himself rather than having his NP complete them. I truly believe he’s on my side and wants what’s best for me. He answers questions, explains why he wants to do things and let’s me decide.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Russell Foulk at Nevada Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Schedule with them before you think it’s necessary so you don’t have to wait not see them.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Russell Foulk at Nevada Center for Reproductive Medicine?
I see the same doctor, nurse and assistants every time I go there. They know me by name and know my history as well as what is occurring currently with my treatments. I genuinely feel like they care and to me, that is invaluable.
Describe the protocols Russell Foulk used in your cycles at Nevada Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
IUI with clomid (150mg/day cycle days 3-7) and a trigger shot 24 hours prior to iui from the first one. Baseline ultrasound was cycle day 1-3, trigger shot around cycle day 13. I did 6 total, the 3rd and 6th successful but both ended in miscarriages. Progesterone suppositories following iui. I took cytotec to induce those miscarriages. He then did recurrent loss testing, all which came back normal and a hysteroscopy after a saline sonogram. At that point I moved to IVF. Egg retrieval ended with 4 healthy embryos after genetic testing. I did a mock cycle with ERA that showed I needed progesterone early (170 hours prior to transfer). Both transfers went well. I took Valium prior to transfer and was on strict bed rest for 4 days following my FET. They drew labs to check progesterone and estrogen 6 days post transfer. I did PIO and estrogen shots. Ny first transfer was successful but ended in a miscarriage at 7 weeks. My second transfer failed. He then did a saline sonogram and HSG and found a newly blocked Fallopian tube and new polyp in my uterus. Next up is surgery to address those findings and then another transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nevada Center for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Rayanne Marshall)
Rayanne is the very best! I’ve seen her from day one and have nothing but great things to say about her. She’s kind, caring, and understanding. She’s also smart and organized and always remembers specific details and makes sure to call when she says she’s going to. I also saw Jennifer Lassi and Allie during my egg retrieval, they’re both kind and organized and answered all of my questions. Kara helped during transfers and was also great. Their nursing staff is beyond wonderful.
Describe your experience with Nevada Center for Reproductive Medicine.
They’re good at communicating and scheduling. I have had a wonderful experience, even though I haven’t achieved the results I’m hoping for-yet. The nurses are a definite highlight as is Dr. Foulk. I appreciate that they know who I am and are compassionate.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Russell Foulk at Nevada Center for Reproductive Medicine.
IUI with medications we’re about $1,000 per attempt. Egg retieval/genetic testing $10,000. Each transfer is $3,000
Describe Russell Foulk's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nevada Center for Reproductive Medicine.
I chose to transfer one. Given my miscarriage history I felt better having multiple attempts.
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Doctor
Russell Foulk
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Nevada Center for Reproductive Medicine
Reno
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021 - 2022, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 34 - 35
3 IUI
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Other
Middle Eastern
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
When doctor Foulk has met with us he is always is present. He explains complex science in an understandable way. He is never rushed. He has a calm demeanor that is calming for us...He acted with urgency and suggested 3 rounds of IUI before performing IVF. He remembers our life situation when he talks with us and asked how my husband's grad school was going
[the Utah Fertility Center nurses] are very efficient and we felt in great care. They always called back same day to answer questions. We felt like they had our back and did great at showing us next steps...They are organized and very on time. They know your name and where you're headed. They label specimens at bedside and always confirm patient name and date of birth. Very impressive. They have RN's perform the IUI. Nurse practitioners perform the ultrasounds. That was my experience. They had seamless scheduling between the Pleasant Grove and Murray locations.
How was your experience with Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
I'm 34 and no other doctor noticed my AMH levels or took concern until doctor Foulk. He understood the low AMH meant my egg reserve was as if I was in my late 30s. He acted with urgency and suggested 3 rounds of IUI before performing IVF. He remembers our life situation when he talks with us and asked how my husband's grad school was going. We feel very confident in him as our doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
Ask all your questions and trust his process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
When doctor Foulk has met with us he is always is present. He explains complex science in an understandable way. He is never rushed. He has a calm demeanor that is calming for us. He is very sought-after as a doctor and his schedule is very full. Sometimes appointment times have been changed last minute (day-of) because of his schedule.
Describe the protocols Russell Foulk used in your cycles at Utah Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Doctor Foulk recommended only 3 rounds of IUI because the statistics of getting pregnant after 3-4 rounds doesn't go up. He performed a hysteroscopy to remove 5-6 polyps. Two were on my cervix and he said they may have acted as sentinels preventing sperm from entering the uterus. We had our first egg retrieval today. I took Menopour and Gonal-F for 10 days and had 3 ultrasounds to monitor follicle growth. I took a ovulation preventing drug for two days before the trigger shot. I took Pregnyl as the trigger shot because during my first IUI the trigger shot made me itchy at the injection site. We are awaiting results from the lab for fertilization of eggs and survival of embryos. It was recommended I eat a low carb diet and drink lots of electrolytes to get the ovarys back to the normal size.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Utah Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Ashley)
They are very efficient and we felt in great care. They always called back same day to answer questions. We felt like they had our back and did great at showing us next steps.
Describe your experience with Utah Fertility Center.
They are organized and very on time. They know your name and where you're headed. They label specimens at bedside and always confirm patient name and date of birth. Very impressive. They have RN's perform the IUI. Nurse practitioners perform the ultrasounds. That was my experience. They had seamless scheduling between the Pleasant Grove and Murray locations.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center.
$1000 per IUI $11,000 for Egg Retrieval $5,000 Frozen Embryo Transfer
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Doctor
Russell Foulk
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Utah Fertility Center
Pleasant Grove
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2022, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 29
1 IVF
Male Factor
European
East Asian
Income $50K - $99K
Marketer or PR
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
While we have only interacted with Dr. Foulk during our consult and any surgeries or retrievals, he has always been very kind, doesn't rush us during our appointments and is very thorough in explaining everything to us. He has great bedside manner and is consistently positive while being honest...He was very positive in the consult and gave us the time of day after a urologist told my husband he would never be able to have kids. Every single appointment has been amazing with him and his whole staff.
The [Nevada Fertility Center] staff is amazing, the client portal to access everything you need is so nice to have, and I appreciate them being on top of everything. The only weakness is the finance side as I felt there were a few things not explained to us as well, which caused more money out of our pocket than we expected
How was your experience with Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
While we have only interacted with Dr. Foulk during our consult and any surgeries or retrievals, he has always been very kind, doesn't rush us during our appointments and is very thorough in explaining everything to us. He has great bedside manner and is consistently positive while being honest.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
There are no dumb questions! Ask every single question you have - I had personal questions related to my husband and I, as well as questions from my own research via Google and Facebook Groups.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
From the moment we met Dr. Foulk, he treated us like we had been patients forever. He was very positive in the consult and gave us the time of day after a urologist told my husband he would never be able to have kids. Every single appointment has been amazing with him and his whole staff.
Describe the protocols Russell Foulk used in your cycles at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas) and their degree of success.
My husband has azoospermia, so he underwent surgery to extract sperm, then I went on 150IU Follistim and 75IU Menopur. Week of retrieval I also added in 250 MCG Ganirelix and 1500IU Pregnyl / 81IU Lupron a day or two before egg retrieval. In the midst of my FET, currently, and doing Estradial and Progesterone.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas). (Assigned nurse: Melissa Jordan)
The entire staff at my clinic is amazing. They truly care, are friendly, happy to answer questions, and always available. Melissa is so wonderful and honestly with how emotional and financially straining this process can be, it has been so wonderful to have access to her.
Describe your experience with Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
The staff is amazing, the client portal to access everything you need is so nice to have, and I appreciate them being on top of everything. The only weakness is the finance side as I felt there were a few things not explained to us as well, which caused more money out of our pocket than we expected. (i.e. - thawing my husbands sperm to create the embryos - which was going to be necessary since day one but they didn't add it into our overall price).
Describe the costs associated with your care under Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
We were self-pay - $12,300 for Egg Retrieval Cycle, $3,300 for FET, $1100 for Sperm Extraction Surgery, $500 for each anesthesia treatment (2x for us), $4,000 in medication so far (and not done with my FET cycle).We will be close to $25,000.
10
Doctor
Russell Foulk
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)
Las Vegas
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2022, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 34
1 IVF
PCOS
European
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr Foulk is very soft spoken and kind. We asked a lot of questions about our failed transfer and he took the time to address each question and make sure we knew our options. He listened to our concerns and gave us the best next steps to looking into additional testing...It was more affordable for us to have him do my hysteroscopy and polyp removal than to go through our insurance. His transfer prices are also fair and reasonable.
[the Nevada Fertility Center nurse] was always available to speak with and ask questions. I would call and leave her a message and be contacted within the hour...The clinic runs smoothly. From making the first appointment, to finances and the insurance team. the front desk [staff] is always happy and greets us with a smile. The insurance verification team is amazing..
How was your experience with Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Dr Foulk is very soft spoken and kind. We asked a lot of questions about our failed transfer and he took the time to address each question and make sure we knew our options. He listened to our concerns and gave us the best next steps to looking into additional testing.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
He is very kind and will take the time to answer your questions. So make sure to ask any and all questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Dr Foulk speaks directly to you as a patient and human. He listens to our concerns and addresses them with consideration to our feelings.
Describe the protocols Russell Foulk used in your cycles at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas) and their degree of success.
We switched to Dr Foulk after going through an egg retrieval, ERA and hysteroscopy/polyp removal with another clinic. Due to the ERA being done at the old clinic, we decided to keep the natural stimulated transfer cycle like the old clinic had me do. Unfortunately it resulted in a failed transfer
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas). (Assigned nurse: Sage)
Sage was always available to speak with and ask questions. I would call and leave her a message and be contacted within the hour.
Describe your experience with Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
The clinic runs smoothly. From making the first appointment, to finances and the insurance team. Ronnie is at the front desk and is always happy and greets us with a smile. The insurance verification team is amazing! They make sure to run pre auths for needed procedures and have our copays figured out for us when we are there. Tina in finance is so kind and helpful. She makes sure we know all our options before signing any financial agreements.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
Dr Foulks prices were very fair. It was more affordable for us to have him do my hysteroscopy and polyp removal than to go through our insurance. His transfer prices are also fair and reasonable.
10
Doctor
Russell Foulk
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)
Las Vegas
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2020 - 2021, Successful
10
9
Age 44 - 45
IVF
Donor Eggs
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Unexplained
East Asian
Income $100K - $199K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Foulk has awesome, warm bedside manners. He is easy to talk to and answered all my questions and addressed my concerns. He rotates between 2 clinics - Nevada and also Utah, so he is quite busy and not always available for all my visits...He will be there to perform the critical procedures such as embryo transfer and if I specifically ask for a phone consult with him, the nurse can arrange for him to call
Rayanne is the nurse coordinator with egg donor patients [at NCRM]. Overall, she did a good job but because she is so busy, my emails or phone calls may not always be answered in a timely fashion...Clinic's strengths are definitely its doctors...New patient should also expect it to be busy and not all the nurses are warm and personable, although most are....Quite reasonable rates
How was your experience with Russell Foulk at Nevada Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Foulk is quite confident from the start even though I was a bit skeptical. I was referred to him by my coworker and I am so glad I sought his care. Very nice and warm demeanor. I always felt at ease with him and just wish I can see him on every visit, although he is busy and not always available.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Russell Foulk at Nevada Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Don't expect to see Dr. Foulk too often. As mentioned before, he works between 2 clinics in 2 different states, so expect to see the nurses and/or nurse practitioner most of the time. He will be there to perform the critical procedures such as embryo transfer and if I specifically ask for a phone consult with him, the nurse can arrange for him to call.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Russell Foulk at Nevada Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Foulk has awesome, warm bedside manners. He is easy to talk to and answered all my questions and addressed my concerns. He rotates between 2 clinics - Nevada and also Utah, so he is quite busy and not always available for all my visits. The majority of the staff are friendly and nice, but sometimes I do wait a while to get a reply to my email.
Describe the protocols Russell Foulk used in your cycles at Nevada Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Since I used donor eggs, it was relatively simple for me. I had a saline sonogram done since I had a history of 2 uterine polyps removed the year before. Results showed my lining was clear without polyps. Then a mock cycle (ERA) performed to determine best time to transfer based on hours on progesterone, and it showed I was receptive. My male partner got genetic screening. Once sperm was collected from my partner and fertilized with the eggs, we got 4 viable embryos which were sent for PGT testing. Then did an embryo transfer cycle consisting of estradiol IM, progesterone IM, Endometrin (progesterone vaginal), doxycyline for few days as an anti-bacterial, prednisone for few days as anti-inflammatory and baby aspirin to prevent any blood clotting.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nevada Center for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Rayanne Marshall)
Rayanne is the nurse coordinator with egg donor patients. Overall, she did a good job but because she is so busy, my emails or phone calls may not always be answered in a timely fashion. It's tough since I want to know certain things right away. When I call the office esp the front desk, it's often a long wait before I'm helped. So I feel the office can improve in terms of organization and time managment
Describe your experience with Nevada Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Clinic's strengths are definitely its doctors. I hear Dr. Whitten (the other doctor in the clinic) is also a great, compassionate doctor. The front office and waiting area looks warm and clean. However, my partner did tell me the room he went to for sperm collection does need improvement- it's a bit messy and not too inviting. New patient should also expect it to be busy and not all the nurses are warm and personable, although most are. Since it's in Nevada, the rates and fees are definitely an improvement over California but you still get the same high quality care if not better from Dr. Foulk.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Russell Foulk at Nevada Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Quite reasonable rates compared to the clinic I went to in California; cost less than half of what I paid in California for similar services. I used frozen donor eggs and went thru insemination with my male partner's sperm, along with PGT with the retrieved embryos. Then did an embryo transfer cycle which luckily was a success on 1st try.
Describe Russell Foulk's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nevada Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Dr. Foulk is open to multiple embryo transfer but he advised me to do single transfer since i'ts less risky esp with my extensive medical history and advanced age. Having twins will carry more risks in pregnancy and it will complicate my history even more
What specific things went wrong at Nevada Center for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Nevada Center for Reproductive Medicine.
It was nothing major, but like I mentioned before the nurse sometimes did not email me results when I asked for it (ie- progesterone or estrogen levels). Not enough attention to detail is really the issue. I felt like I had to initiate a lot of things to move things along. Overall though, things were resolved in the end.
10
Doctor
Russell Foulk
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Nevada Center for Reproductive Medicine
Reno
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2020, Successful
10
10
Age 32
3 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $500K+
Entrepreneur
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
After a failed IUI with another provider, he [Dr. Foulk] met with me on a Sunday and reassured me he had a plan and I would be pregnant in the coming few months. He knew exactly what protocol to use and didn’t send me for unnecessary testing. He considered our willingness to be aggressive. We didn’t want a conservative approach and he was willing to comply. I loved that the most. He didn’t want to waste time and he understood my impatience after years of TTC.
Dr. Foulk and his staff [at Nevada Fertility Center] took to me quickly. By the 2nd appointment, everyone knew my name and my story and by month 3 of treatment, I considered them friends. I was tended to immediately after each concern and was given after hour contact info which I used very frequently to ease my mind...[the nurses] took care of me, gave me direction and motivation. They texted me after hours and celebrated each victory with me. The staff was never too busy for a question, a repeat blood draw (I had 12 in 20 days to check on levels) or adjusting meds. All my questions to Dr. Foulk’s NP, Kim Carter, we’re immediately directed to the doctor when he was out of state (he has a few clinics in the nation) and I had an answer in minutes in most cases. All lab results were provided within 4 hrs from blood draw (this is record timing). Just feel so lucky I experienced this with them.
How was your experience with Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
After a failed IUI with another provider, he met with me on a Sunday and reassured me he had a plan and I would be pregnant in the coming few months. He knew exactly what protocol to use and didn’t send me for unnecessary testing. He considered our willingness to be aggressive. We didn’t want a conservative approach and he was willing to comply. I loved that the most. He didn’t want to waste time and he understood my impatience after years of TTC.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Don’t get discouraged if they don’t answer the phone. Just get up and go and make an appointment. You will get results and you will be treated like a princess.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Dr. Foulk and his staff took to me quickly. By the 2nd appointment, everyone knew my name and my story and by month 3 of treatment, I considered them friends. I was tended to immediately after each concern and was given after hour contact info which I used very frequently to ease my mind.
Describe the protocols Russell Foulk used in your cycles at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas) and their degree of success.
Successful round of IUI Hsg precious cycle determined one side had thank adhesions so we were only going to move forward if we had a follicle on my good side (we did!). 5mg femara 3-7 75miu follistim day 9 & 11 2mg estrogen day 10 & 11 10,000miu pregnyl trigger day 11 Iui day 12 with 22mm follicle Partner SPerm was 192mil prewash 88mill 85% motility post wash
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas). (Assigned nurse: Kimberly Carter)
Dr. Foulk’s team of ladies who took care of me are my angel heroes. I can’t put it in any other terms. These girls took care of me, gave me direction and motivation. They texted me after hours and celebrated each victory with me. The staff was never too busy for a question, a repeat blood draw (I had 12 in 20 days to check on levels) or adjusting meds. All my questions to Dr. Foulk’s NP, Kim Carter, we’re immediately directed to the doctor when he was out of state (he has a few clinics in the nation) and I had an answer in minutes in most cases. All lab results were provided within 4 hrs from blood draw (this is record timing). Just feel so lucky I experienced this with them.
Describe your experience with Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
2 “weaknesses” 1. Front desk doesn’t always answer phone promptly (I think they’re phone system is being upgraded now). 2. Dr. Foulk is at practice only 1 week/month so if you HAVE to see the doc, it may be scheduled further out than you’d like. Strengths: Staff are compassionate and the most educated group of girls. Dr. Foulk is so up-to-date that I didn’t feel like “he could be doing more”. Availability from early morning hours which is convenient so you don’t have to take time from work or go after hours.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
~$1k per IUI Cash patient Insurance covered meds Injections were separate
10
Doctor
Russell Foulk
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)
Las Vegas
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2019 - 2020, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 34 - 35
2 IUI
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Foulk] is the most caring doctor. I have had some really hard times and he always delivered the hard news with so much empathy. I am proud to be one of his patients. He is very organized and made me feel like I was his only patient. I even remember one time he made sure he called me even though it was 8 pm. He wanted to make sure I was okay and that my questions were answered.
The nursing staff at Utah Fertility Center is amazing! They treat you with so much love and compassion. Lacey was our IVF coordinator and she was so helpful through everything. She made sure our meds were right and she spent countless hours helping us. Every time I see her she greets me with a smile and makes my husband and I feel at ease. The nurses are an extension of they doctors at UFC and they take such good care of their patients.
How was your experience with Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
He is the most caring doctor. I have had some really hard times and he always delivered the hard news with so much empathy. I am proud to be one of his patients. He is very organized and made me feel like I was his only patient. I even remember one time he made sure he called me even though it was 8 pm. He wanted to make sure I was okay and that my questions were answered.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
I would choose him over and over again. He is amazing and he will not give up on you. He is knowledgeable and he will take great care of you!!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
UFC and the doctors there are so caring! They want to help you reach your goals of having children. They do everything in their power to help you get there. They are there for the low of lows and I hope they will be there for the high of highs! They care so much about you and want to help you get pregnant. They have tremendous bedside manner.
Describe the protocols Russell Foulk used in your cycles at Utah Fertility Center and their degree of success.
I started off by doing shots and medicine for an egg retrieval. After a few weeks we realized that I was not producing follicles like I should so he cancelled my egg retrieval. The second time I did shots and I also did testosterone gel on my arm. I did produce follicles. We were hoping for 6-8 eggs and when I had my egg retrieval I had 3 eggs. 2 of them made it to day 4 and 1 made it. My embryo was tested and came back abnormal meaning it wouldn’t implant. I then decided to do some IUIs and I did 2 back to back with clomid and femara and a trigger shot and that has led me to right now. We are meeting with them tomorrow to figure out our next steps. To say this has been a long road would be an understatement but we will do anything to get our babies here safely.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Utah Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Lacey )
The nursing staff at Utah Fertility Center is amazing! They treat you with so much love and compassion. Lacey was our IVF coordinator and she was so helpful through everything. She made sure our meds were right and she spent countless hours helping us. Every time I see her she greets me with a smile and makes my husband and I feel at ease. The nurses are an extension of they doctors at UFC and they take such good care of their patients.
Describe your experience with Utah Fertility Center.
Utah Fertility Center is amazing at communicating with their patients. They are organized and they get appointments scheduled quickly. They are always on schedule and you can count on them to not keep you waiting. The front desk is so inviting and they know you by name as you walk in. You feel loved there. I honestly cannot think of weaknesses. I have had nothing but amazing care at their clinic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center.
IVF-$7500 in medicines and then paying for anesthesia for egg retrieval and money for testing of the embryos. IUI-we have had 2 of them and paid about 1,000 for each one. We have also paid for progesterone suppositories several times which cost a couple hundred each time.
10
Doctor
Russell Foulk
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Utah Fertility Center
Pleasant Grove
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 37 - 40
3 IUI
2 IVF
Male Factor
PCOS
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Prefer not to answer
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Being a patient of Dr. Foulk I always knew what my treatment was going to entail, he explained everything in detail and to where we could understand. Dr. Foulk was there during the most difficult times of my life (my miscarriages), he would personally call to check up on me. Dr. Foulk is so caring and compassionate and I knew that he wasn't ready to give up on making my dream of becoming a mom true. He donated quite a bit of his time
The whole clinical staff [Utah Fertility Center] are always so helpful and thorough. They genuinely care about you and the reason you are there. It is a clean environment. They explain everything in detail. And I always know that they have your best interest at heart. They are amazing and I wouldn't want to go anywhere else.... Danica is just as amazing as Dr. Foulk. She is very compassionate, caring, and kind. I felt that I could ask her anything and she always help no matter what.
How was your experience with Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
Being a patient of Dr. Foulk I always knew what my treatment was going to entail, he explained everything in detail and to where we could understand. Dr. Foulk was there during the most difficult times of my life (my miscarriages), he would personally call to check up on me. Dr. Foulk is so caring and compassionate and I knew that he wasn't ready to give up on making my dream of becoming a mom true. He donated quite a bit of his time as I couldn't always afford the treatments. I lost my last embryo after a negative pregnancy test so we're still trying to figure out how to move forward but I truly know that Dr. Foulk is not ready to give up.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
Meet with him, ask him all the questions you have and believe that he is on your side and won't give up on you or your dream.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
With all the issues I have had Dr. Foulk was always so caring and I knew he was just as frustrated as I was. He would personally call me to check on me. He's a great Dr.
Describe the protocols Russell Foulk used in your cycles at Utah Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Oh geez! I have had many different strategies from water ultrasounds, hysteroscopies, D&C, he put me on Depot Lupron for 3 months to get my uterus from being really vascular.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Utah Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Danica Gilbert)
Danica is just as amazing as Dr. Foulk. She is very compassionate, caring, and kind. I felt that I could ask her anything and she always help no matter what.
Describe your experience with Utah Fertility Center.
The whole clinical staff are always so helpful and thorough. They genuinely care about you and the reason you are there. It is a clean environment. They explain everything in detail. And I always know that they have your best interest at heart. They are amazing and I wouldn't want to go anywhere else.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center.
In the beginning I had insurance that helped pay for my treatments so I'm unsure of the actual cost. After my husband switched companies we lost this benefits but after my first miscarriage Dr. Foulk and the UFC staff helped with the costs of my second egg retrieval and transfers.
Describe Russell Foulk's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Utah Fertility Center.
My first transfer we transferred 2 embryos which ended up in a miscarriage after that Dr. Foulk strongly suggested only 1 embryo transfer in the following transfers.
10
Doctor
Russell Foulk
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Utah Fertility Center
Pleasant Grove
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
8
7
Age 28 - 29
3 IUI
Endometriosis
PCOS
Tubal Blockage
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 2 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I met with Dr Foulk once at the beginning for a consult. I found his explanations and answers to be straightforward and left feeling reassured and confident about the next steps to take. However, the following IUI cycles were lead by his PA and I didn’t hear or meet with him again until 3 rounds failed and they wanted to progress to IVF...I have confirmed tubal blockage on my left side and I feel like during my IUI treatments I received conflicting information...
[Nurse at Utah Fertility Center] pretty much runs the St George location while the Dr’s come down occasionally for consults and once a quarter for IVF treatments...extremely caring which I found very helpful during the stressful and often sad fertility process...biggest complaint is making payments is confusing and a little overly complicated. The St George office doesn’t accept payment and refers you to their main Pleasant Grove office.
How was your experience with Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
I met with Dr Foulk once at the beginning for a consult. I found his explanations and answers to be straightforward and left feeling reassured and confident about the next steps to take. However, the following IUI cycles were lead by his PA and I didn’t hear or meet with him again until 3 rounds failed and they wanted to progress to IVF.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
Do research and be prepared with questions/concerns you want answered by him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
The staff in the St George office are very caring and kind. They have been helpful in answering my questions and calming my nerves during the process.
Describe the protocols Russell Foulk used in your cycles at Utah Fertility Center and their degree of success.
I underwent three IUI cycles. I would call on the first day of my cycle and set up a baseline ultrasound. After the ultrasound I was on chlomid for 5 days. (1st round- 100mg; 2nd & 3rd round- 150 mg) I would have a monitoring ultrasound 7-8 days after the baseline. Depending upon the progress of the follicles I would either schedule a follow up monitoring ultrasound or be administered a trigger shot for an IUI 24 hours later. All three IUI cycles failed.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Utah Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Michelle Macfarlane)
Michelle Macfarlane pretty much runs the St George location while the Dr’s come down occasionally for consults and once a quarter for IVF treatments. She is extremely caring which I found very helpful during the stressful and often sad fertility process. She was great to answer any questions we had and helped us work through any confusion in the process. The rest of the St George location’s staff were caring and extremely professional as well.
Describe your experience with Utah Fertility Center.
My biggest complaint is making payments is confusing and a little overly complicated. The St George office doesn’t accept payment and refers you to their main Pleasant Grove office. Their policy is that payment is due at the beginning of a cycle and you are to call the Pleasant Grove office to coordinate that payment at the time of your baseline ultrasound. However, when I did this my first cycle I was transferred to the billing where I only reached voicemail. Upon finally connecting to billing they said they were unaware that I would be starting a cycle and they had yet to run the information through my insurance. They instructed me that if I was to owe anything I would be billed. Which seemed contradictory to their payment policy. The second cycle I called again at the beginning and upon being transferred to billing once again only reached voicemail and was never contacted so off of the previous instruction I just waiting to receive a bill from them. On my third cycle, the same day as my baseline ultrasound I received a call from the Pleasant Grove office requesting payment for the cycle. We are looking into starting IVF through the clinic and the financial advisor is out of the Pleasant Grove office and I hope it goes a little more smoothly then my previous experience.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center.
IUI was $875 a round not including medication costs. We have been told to estimate $20,000 for an IVF cycle. With the clinic costing $9-11k, meds costing $3-5k, and genetic testing costing $3-5k.
What specific things went wrong at Utah Fertility Center?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Utah Fertility Center.
I have confirmed tubal blockage on my left side and I feel like during my IUI treatments I received conflicting info on if the “better” follicles were on the left side if there was even a good chance of them making it through the blockage.
8
Doctor
Russell Foulk
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Utah Fertility Center
St. George
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
8
10
Age 31 - 32
1 IUI
Anovulation
PCOS
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Foulk is always willing to give you a call after every treatment no matter the outcome. To touch bases again and to talk about next options or just give encouraging words...treats you like family. He is clear with his explanations, goals for your treatments, and diagnosis...He is extremely personable and understands the struggles that we are going through...We started the cycle with planning to do timed intercourse, but ended up wanting to do IUI. Since my follicles werent maturing, we cancelled the cycle and I then took provera to start my period and try again a different treatment plan. The next month I started taking metformin to help with my insulin resistant PCOS. We did letrozole and injectibles. My follicles finally grew, but my IUI was unsuccessful. Due to the pandemic, we took a month off and will go back when my next period starts.
I spent more on medication than I did on the actual IUI [at Nevada Fertility Center]. I spent $1,100 on my IUI. I spent almost $2,000 on the clomid, letrozole, and follistims...The staff is all so friendly and accommodating. They treat you like family. The are extremely understanding and will help with whatever you need help with. I am a teacher and I teach during the hours that they are open, they are always willing to move things around to help you get in for an appointment. They are thorough with what you need to do. They do step by step instructions for injectibles and give you a calendar so you know what to do and when to do it. They treat you like you matter.
How was your experience with Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Dr. Foulk treats you like family. He is clear with his explanations, goals for your treatments, and diagnosis. He is always a call away and does whatever it takes to make sure that you're not another number. He is extremely personable and understands the struggles that we are going through.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Be honest and open with him so that you get the most out of your experience with him. He is honest and open with you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
I always feel that communication is key. Communication is at the top of their priority. They are quick to respond and Dr. Foulk is always willing to give you a call after every treatment no matter the outcome. To touch bases again and to talk about next options or just give encouraging words.
Describe the protocols Russell Foulk used in your cycles at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas) and their degree of success.
My first cycle was cancelled with Dr. Foulk because my follicles weren't maturing. During that cycle I took two rounds of Clomid and Follistim injectibles. We started the cycle with planning to do timed intercourse, but ended up wanting to do IUI. Since my follicles werent maturing, we cancelled the cycle and I then took provera to start my period and try again a different treatment plan. The next month I started taking metformin to help with my insulin resistant PCOS. We did letrozole and injectibles. My follicles finally grew, but my IUI was unsuccessful. Due to the pandemic, we took a month off and will go back when my next period starts.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas). (Assigned nurse: Kim Carter )
Kim Carter is also amazing. I felt like she was apart of my family, like an older sister guiding me through something difficult. She always called back with an answer. She was extremely flexible and understanding. She showed compassion when things werent going so well. I am so happy to have her apart of the staff I see when I go to the Nevada Fertility Center.
Describe your experience with Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
The staff is all so friendly and accommodating. They treat you like family. The are extremely understanding and will help with whatever you need help with. I am a teacher and I teach during the hours that they are open, they are always willing to move things around to help you get in for an appointment. They are thorough with what you need to do. They do step by step instructions for injectibles and give you a calendar so you know what to do and when to do it. They treat you like you matter.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
I spent more on medication than I did on the actual IUI. I spent $1,100 on my IUI. I spent almost $2,000 on the clomid, letrozole, and follistims.
Describe Russell Foulk's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
N/A to my experience.
8
Doctor
Russell Foulk
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)
Las Vegas
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2018 - 2019, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 31 - 32
1 IVF
Anovulation
PCOS
Immunological
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Native American
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Foulk and his staff took the the time I needed and followed my desires during this whole process...was kind and knowledgeable. He explains things clearly but doesn’t forget the huge emotional side of all these treatments and appointments. While he works at several offices, he was always able to fit me in or call me after my check up appointments to go over results or how I was. He was willing to listen to my suggestions and questions during the treatments and made adjustments based on what I wanted or needed. He is amazing.
The nursing staff at this office [Utah Fertility Center] became like family to me. They were always kind and understanding. I felt welcome and at ease asking any questions I had...The clinic was organized and friendly. It was easy to get appointments scheduled and I never felt rushed or like an annoyance. The billing department was always friendly and helpful as well. I particularly liked the phlebotomists. They were kind and easy going and made the sometimes daily blood draws easier.
How was your experience with Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
Dr. Foulk was kind and knowledgeable. He explains things clearly but doesn’t forget the huge emotional side of all these treatments and appointments. While he works at several offices, he was always able to fit me in or call me after my check up appointments to go over results or how I was. He was willing to listen to my suggestions and questions during the treatments and made adjustments based on what I wanted or needed. He is amazing.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
Be actively involved in your process. Do the research and ask the questions you want. He is very open and understanding and you will feel better being a team as opposed to just a bystander.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
Dr. Foulk and his staff took the the time I needed and followed my desires during this whole process. I felt like family and even considered working there because I loved the office so much. They cared about my emotional and physical well-being.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Utah Fertility Center.
The nursing staff at this office became like family to me. They were always kind and understanding. I felt welcome and at ease asking any questions I had. They cried with me when we found no heartbeat, during my d and c they comforted me and helped me when I was super emotional. They would come out of their way to say hi when I had an appointment even if they weren’t seeing me that day. They knew me and not just my file or history.
Describe your experience with Utah Fertility Center.
The clinic was organized and friendly. It was easy to get appointments scheduled and I never felt rushed or like an annoyance. The billing department was always friendly and helpful as well. I particularly liked the phlebotomists. They were kind and easy going and made the sometimes daily blood draws easier.
10
Doctor
Russell Foulk
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Utah Fertility Center
Pleasant Grove
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Successful
10
10
Age 39
5 IVF
PCOS
Unexplained
Other
European
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
Operations
4th of 4 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I definitely felt he [Dr. Foulk] reviewed our specifics carefully and looked to see what he could do to make a difference this time ... He took the time to explain his thinking and didn't push us into anything. He showed empathy and tried to do what he could to work around our schedule & budget. On cycle day he sat and talked with me after the procedure longer than necessary.
Recently billing has been less transparent and hidden charges have been billed but generally they are great ... Everyone [at Sher Fertility of LV] is well-organized, friendly, & attentive. It's easy to find and while you're there for treatment there's plenty to do in LV to keep your mind occupied. Pricing is generally transparent which is helpful and they are just so easy to work with.
How was your experience with Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Dr. Foulk's communication style & and the details and care given to us put us at ease even just over the phone before we met. In person he was just as caring and you didn't feel like he was rushing through his time with you. The only thing I didn't like is when we arrived for ERA biopsy it was with another doctor. But he did perform the egg retrieval and was great all along the way.oh also I ended up getting billed for extra charges outside cycle fee that we’re not previously discussed or disclosed to me. This didn’t happen with previous doctors at same clinic and was very frustrating. That still isn’t resolved.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Ask if he will be hands-on to do your procedures himself Ask about ALL charges as you go
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
He definitely took the time to review our case thoroughly before getting on the phone. He took the time to explain his thinking and didn't push us into anything. He showed empathy and tried to do what he could to work around our schedule & budget. On cycle day he sat and talked with me after the procedure longer than necessary. I could feel he cared about my experience and my comfort. He really makes you feel he cares about YOU and you’re in good hands. I’m so glad we tried one more cycle with him!
Describe the protocols Russell Foulk used in your cycles at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas) and their degree of success.
Protocol would be same as I had previously (Lupron based IVF) but with ERA to adjust transfer window accordingly. For the transfer he suggested adding Neupogen to help the uterus be receptive to the embryo since we've had trouble with implantation in the past. I definitely felt he reviewed our specifics carefully and looked to see what he could do to make a difference this time
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas). (Assigned nurse: Kimberly for retrieval / Dayana for transfer)
Both nurses were very communicative, quick to respond, answered all of my questions, and just kind all along the way. They never got rattled when I got stressed out and asked for help out of stress. They were always available and helpful and compassionate. Both the nurses and Dr. Foulk were fantastic.
Describe your experience with Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
It's a great clinic. Clean, comfortable, approachable. Everyone is well-organized, friendly, & attentive. It's easy to find and while you're there for treatment there's plenty to do in LV to keep your mind occupied. Pricing is generally transparent which is helpful and they are just so easy to work with. Recently billing has been less transparent and hidden charges have been billed but generally they are great
Describe the costs associated with your care under Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
Approx $750 for ERA Transfer + $12000 for IVF cycle + $4000 for Transfer + 175 for fluid ultrasound + 100 for neupogen (before discounts he offered due to our situation)... plus medications of course
Describe Russell Foulk's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
N/A - we only had 1 embryo to consider
10
Doctor
Russell Foulk
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)
Las Vegas
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2019, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 25 - 27
4 IUI
1 IVF
Anovulation
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
When you have an appointment with him [Dr. Foulk] ask a lot of questions, because you may not see him as often as you think. He’s also honest, so don’t expect sugar coating...We did a mock cycle, to make sure we had the best chance of sticking. It did turn out I needed more progesterone prior to transfer. Eventually we had our FET, unfortunately it also failed. After my failed IVF we met with dr Faulk again, and he explained that we unfortunately just had back luck with the embryo not sticking.
I always felt like I was in great hands with the PA and nurses [at Nevada Center for Reproductive Medicine]. They were always friendly, informative, helpful and compassionate...IVF without meds and PGS was about $15k...They’re really great at being present with patients, easy to get in touch with and always helpful. They always communicated what was happening or what would happen next, easy to talk to about concerns and just overall compassionate. I’m not sure what weaknesses they have, I don’t think there’s anything I can think of right now!
How was your experience with Russell Foulk at Nevada Center for Reproductive Medicine?
I love Dr. Faulk and think he’s overall a good Dr. for me. He was always honest and friendly. My only issue is that he also works in UT, so I didn’t see him as often. But I never worried about the care I was getting.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Russell Foulk at Nevada Center for Reproductive Medicine?
When you have an appointment with him ask a lot of questions, because you may not see him as often as you think. He’s also honest, so don’t expect sugar coating.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Russell Foulk at Nevada Center for Reproductive Medicine?
He was always honest about what my outcome could be, and was a nice, thoughtful doctor.
Describe the protocols Russell Foulk used in your cycles at Nevada Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
The first 7 cycles I had were timed with clomid or Femera. I think I changed to Femara on the 4th month, it worked better with my body. After 7 cycles we moved to IUI, with femera. The 3rd cycle was cancelled due to having no follicles, or missing ovulation. I had 4 total. All my timed and IUI cycles failed, with no positive test. A few months later we started IVF, I don’t remember how much of each medication I took for any cycle. Our cycle only gave us one embryo. We did PGS testing, mostly because we decided to before the retrieval, thinking we’d have more than 1 day 6 embryo. It was normal. We did a mock cycle, to make sure we had the best chance of sticking. It did turn out I needed more progesterone prior to transfer. Eventually we had our FET, unfortunately it also failed. After my failed IVF we met with dr Faulk again, and he explained that we unfortunately just had back luck with the embryo not sticking. Which we understood. He also said I don’t have the best quality eggs, and the amount of medication we did was high for someone my age and size, should have had a better outcome. We did plan to do another round, with more medication and a different approach, but we have not yet done so.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nevada Center for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Jonna )
They were amazing. Like I said, Dr. Faulk wasn’t always there, but I always felt like I was in great hands with the PA and nurses. They were always friendly, informative, helpful and compassionate.
Describe your experience with Nevada Center for Reproductive Medicine.
They’re really great at being present with patients, easy to get in touch with and always helpful. They always communicated what was happening or what would happen next, easy to talk to about concerns and just overall compassionate. I’m not sure what weaknesses they have, I don’t think there’s anything I can think of right now!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Russell Foulk at Nevada Center for Reproductive Medicine.
IVF without meds and PGS was about $15k. Each timed cycle and IUI was partially covered with insurance, Total was about $200 timed cycle and IUI’s
Describe Russell Foulk's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nevada Center for Reproductive Medicine.
We only had one embryo, so didn’t have a choice.
10
Doctor
Russell Foulk
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Nevada Center for Reproductive Medicine
Reno
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Successful
10
9
Age 38 - 39
1 IVF
Anovulation
Male Factor
PCOS
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
For my initial visit with Dr. Foulk, be told us IVF as "anything else would be a waist of your time and money." It was completely overwhelming.... I wanted to put two embryos in and Dr. Foulk had no reservations about letting me do so, though he always stated that it was a high risk pregnancy. I am tall, so he did say that I had "plenty of space between my rib cage and hip bone and should be able to carry twins just fine."
I was told, the nurse would be my friend through the entire process. I went home and after 3 times trying to call the clinic, the nurse FINALLY got back to me. I had an open conversation with her about how that wasn't going to fly with me. After that, she was MUCH better. I was frustrated because in the time I didn't hear back from the clinic, I wasn't able to start and then the Dr. was out of town for an entire month. It ended up being perfect timing in the end. But, initially, I was overwhelmed and felt like a number, but during that actually IVF cycle, things were much better!
How was your experience with Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
Dr. Foulk met with my husband and I on our initial visit. I had all my records ready for him. He was very candid about our need to do IVF. That was pretty much our only option. He explained why and in terms we could understand. He sensed I was feeling overwhelmed (I'm guessing the tears gave it away) and he addressed that in our meeting. Looking back, I am so grateful he was candid and direct. When I had a multitude of questions, the nurse asked if I wanted to speak to Dr. Foulk on the phone. Seriously? Absolutely. I asked him all of my questions and he answered each one of them professionally and with clarity. During the procedures (egg retrieval and frozen embryo transfer) he was efficient and clear in explaining what was to happen which put me at ease.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
You will have to wait for him initially. He is very booked and very busy. I called in January and the earliest appointment I could get with him would be March. But it was worth the wait!!!!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
For my initial visit with Dr. Foulk, be told us IVF as "anything else would be a waist of your time and money." It was completely overwhelming. I'm thinking, "The most expensive and invasive approach?" And then HOW could we ever pay for this? I was then given a packet of information about IVF, a prescription (that would start my period) and the direction to set an appointment for a water ultrasound. Mind you, I had already paid over $1,000 for transvaginal ultrasound at the hospital. Couldn't they just use those results. I left with a serious of questions. So. Many. Questions. I was told, the nurse would be my friend through the entire process. I went home and after 3 times trying to call the clinic, the nurse FINALLY got back to me. I had an open conversation with her about how that wasn't going to fly with me. After that, she was MUCH better. I was frustrated because in the time I didn't hear back from the clinic, I wasn't able to start and then the Dr. was out of town for an entire month. It ended up being perfect timing in the end. But, initially, I was overwhelmed and felt like a number, but during that actually IVF cycle, things were much better!
Describe the protocols Russell Foulk used in your cycles at Utah Fertility Center and their degree of success.
I had to do baseline bloodwork and a water ultrasound. I found that my prolactin levels were high. The bromocriptine (parlodel) meds taken to lower that made me sick so the Dr. recommended I take them vaginally. I also needed a hysteroscopy to remove polyps on my uterus before I could start the IVF cycle. For the IVF cycle, after the baseline ultrasound, I took Gonal F and Menopur prior to the egg retrieval. Based on the growth of the leading follicle, my egg retrieval was two days later than what was on the initial calendar. I also took Cetrotide prior to the retrieval. For my partner, he took a z pack (as did I) a few weeks prior to the cycle and Cipro the day before egg retrieval. For the frozen embryo transfer, I took progesterone injection and suppositories daily and injections of estradiol twice a week until the 10 week mark when a graduated to a regular OB.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Utah Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Lacey)
Initially, I had a hard time getting anyone to call me back. I had to call three times and get upset before I had my questions answered prior to the IVF cycle. Once I was actually in motion to move towards IVF my phone calls and e-mails were returned promptly.
Describe your experience with Utah Fertility Center.
Strengths - they have a grant you can apply for if you have a combined income that is less than a certain amount; I could do blood work at a different location (in Murray) closer to my home. I didn't have to go to Pleasant Grove for every blood draw and ultrasound. Weaknesses - the meeting with the financial specialist really wasn't much help at all in that they didn't have many promising resources for help; They may encourage based on scheduling that another Dr. do certain procedures. I had to be VERY clear that I wanted Dr. Foulk to do the hysteroscopy, egg retrieval and frozen embryo transfer. If they aren't communicating with you in a timely manner, say so!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center.
IVF $8,715.00 Genetic Testing $1,050.00 IVF Meds $3,719.40 FET - Frozen Embryo Transfer $2,175.00 Hysteroscopy $491.90 Anesthesia $400.00
Describe Russell Foulk's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Utah Fertility Center.
I wanted to put two embryos in and Dr. Foulk had no reservations about letting me do so, though he always stated that it was a high risk pregnancy. I am tall, so he did say that I had "plenty of space between my rib cage and hip bone and should be able to carry twins just fine."
10
Doctor
Russell Foulk
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Utah Fertility Center
Pleasant Grove
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2019, Successful
10
10
Age 25 - 29
3 IUI
1 IVF
Male Factor
European
Income $100K - $199K
Operations
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Foulk is compassionate, empathetic, knowledgeable, and talked to us like he understands our pain but gave us so much hope even as we hit some speed bumps...Our first official IUI was a chemical pregnancy and he called to check in on me and schedule a follow up in a couple weeks. When we met he was genuinely concerned for my emotional state, gave me reassurance, changed our IUI plan slightly...Our frozen cycle was successful and he genuinely celebrated with us. He always kept in contact, seemed to recognize us and enioy us as patients.
Clean homey clinic [Utah Fertility Center], staff is all compassionate, hopeful, and understanding. I felt silly walking in at first and quickly realized we're all there for a reason and the staff is there to support you and knows what you're going through. Even in the hard times, they show so much love and understanding...IVF fresh cycle including retrieval was around $13,000 (before meds from an outside pharmacy). Frozen cycle before meds was less than $4,000
How was your experience with Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
Dr Foulk listened to our history, let me know we'd start tests right away (and we did). We met again soon after tests and he told us exactly what was found and our course of action. Our first IUI turned into timed intercourse and he told us about that right away. Our first official IUI was a chemical pregnancy and he called to check in on me and schedule a follow up in a couple weeks. When we met he was genuinely concerned for my emotional state, gave me reassurance, changed our IUI plan slightly. We had 3 unsuccessful IUI's so he met with us again telling us medically where we stood and that IVF would be the next option. He was so great at explaining the entire retrieval and transfer process for both fresh and frozen. Our frozen cycle was successful and he genuinely celebrated with us. He always kept in contact, seemed to recognize us and enioy us as patients.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
Ask questions, don't be afraid or embarrassed to admit you don't understand or are afraid. He knows what he's doing and genuinely cares that you get the results you want
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
Dr Foulk is compassionate, empathetic, knowledgeable, and talked to us like he understands our pain but gave us so much hope even as we hit some speed bumps
Describe the protocols Russell Foulk used in your cycles at Utah Fertility Center and their degree of success.
I really don't remember but when our fresh cycle didn't work, for our frozen we moved onto progesterone in oil and advil
Describe your experience with Utah Fertility Center.
Clean homey clinic, staff is all compassionate, hopeful, and understanding. I felt silly walking in at first and quickly realized we're all there for a reason and the staff is there to support you and knows what you're going through. Even in the hard times, they show so much love and understanding
Describe the costs associated with your care under Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center.
I think IUI was around $1,300. IVF fresh cycle including retrieval was around $13,000 (before meds from an outside pharmacy). Frozen cycle before meds was less than $4,000
10
Doctor
Russell Foulk
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Utah Fertility Center
Pleasant Grove
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2019, Successful
10
10
Age 29 - 33
4 IUI
1 IVF
Anovulation
PCOS
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Income $100K - $199K
Accountant
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Because of my previous miscarriages, I wanted to transfer 2 hoping at least one would make it. My doctor [Dr. Foulk] was happy to let me transfer 2...has always been so kind and patient. I feel like he knows us and shares in our excitement with a positive pregnancy test and then shared in our loss when I miscarried...After seeing another RE that didn’t listen or respect us, coming to Dr Foulk was a breath of fresh air. He immediately was able to diagnose me after 5 years of “unexplained infertility” and set a course of action to get us going in our treatments.
Scheduling the IUIs [at Utah Fertility Center] was always really hard. Once I started IVF, I felt like I had vip status and they were way more responsive. It was also helpful to have a dedicated coordinator at that point instead of having to leave a message with the nursing staff and waiting for them to return my calls... Certotide for 4 days before retrieval and Prognyl hcg trigger shot. Resulted in 33 eggs at retrieval, 19 fertilized, ended with 7 5-day blasts. Endometrin 3x day and then 2 ml Progesterin in Oil once pregnancy was confirmed.
How was your experience with Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
After seeing another RE that didn’t listen or respect us, coming to Dr Foulk was a breath of fresh air. He immediately was able to diagnose me after 5 years of “unexplained infertility” and set a course of action to get us going in our treatments.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
Ask as many questions as you’d like! Dr Foulk is so good to answer everything and work with you and your schedule.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
Dr Foulk has always been so kind and patient. I feel like he knows us and shares in our excitement with a positive pregnancy test and then shared in our loss when I miscarried.
Describe the protocols Russell Foulk used in your cycles at Utah Fertility Center and their degree of success.
We used birth control for 4 weeks and then started stims with Gonal F 300, adjusted up to 375 along with Menopur 75. Certotide for 4 days before retrieval and Prognyl hcg trigger shot. Resulted in 33 eggs at retrieval, 19 fertilized, ended with 7 5-day blasts. Endometrin 3x day and then 2 ml Progesterin in Oil once pregnancy was confirmed.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Utah Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Lacey Mickelsen )
The nursing staff is generally pretty good. Some nurses are better than others so it’s easy to pick favorites. Lacey was always great to reach out and update my chart online, which was super helpful!
Describe your experience with Utah Fertility Center.
Scheduling the IUIs was always really hard. Once I started IVF, I felt like I had vip status and they were way more responsive. It was also helpful to have a dedicated coordinator at that point instead of having to leave a message with the nursing staff and waiting for them to return my calls.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center.
IUIs were $850ish (not including meds) IVF was $8300 (not including meds) and $750 for cryopreservation of our remaining embryos.
Describe Russell Foulk's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Utah Fertility Center.
Because of my previous miscarriages, I wanted to transfer 2 hoping at least one would make it. My doctor was happy to let me transfer 2.
10
Doctor
Russell Foulk
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Utah Fertility Center
Pleasant Grove
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unsuccessful
7
7
Age 31
1 IUI
Anovulation
PCOS
European
Income $0 - $49K
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Russell Foulk] took the time to explain everything in a way we understood. And he answered any and all questions we had...he has so many clinics to go to that we only saw him once...After that the nurses handled everything and we didn’t see or talk to him again...Don’t expect him to do any of your procedures...I took 50 units of gonal-f a day for about 2 weeks. That produced very little change in my ovaries. And my lining started to thin out so they canceled that cycle.
During both of my cycles [at Utah Fertility Center] I was going into their office 1-2 times a week for vaginal ultrasounds to check my follicles progress up until my iui. The nurse did everything and I never saw or talked to dr. Foulk after the consultation...She [care coordinator] double checked with dr. Foulk before continuing or changing my treatment. And the rest of the nursing staff was great they were very professional and friendly. And also very compassionate.
How was your experience with Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
He is a great doctor but he has so many clinics to go to that we only saw him once when we first got our constellation. After that the nurses handled everything and we didn’t see or talk to him again.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
Don’t expect him to do any of your procedures, or to see him again after your constellation.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
He took the time to explain everything in a way we understood. And he answered any and all questions we had.
Describe the protocols Russell Foulk used in your cycles at Utah Fertility Center and their degree of success.
He started me on progesterone to induce a period. And it went as planned. He then had me take clomid (100mg) for a few days, that produced zero results so they started me on injectables. I took 50 units of gonal-f a day for about 2 weeks. That produced very little change in my ovaries. And my lining started to thin out so they canceled that cycle. The second cycle we tried 2.5 mg of femara for 15 days that also produced nothing. So we started out at 75 units of gonad-f and it barely started to work so they upped my dosage to 150 units. That did start my ovaries producing follicles but very slowly so they again upped the dosage to 225 units. This produced 2 perfect follicles, and I was scheduled my iui. I took a trigger shot 36 hours before the iui, and they did 1 insemination. This resulted in a negative pregnancy test. During both of my cycles I was going into their office 1-2 times a week for vaginal ultrasounds to check my follicles progress up until my iui. The nurse did everything and I never saw or talked to dr. Foulk after the consultation.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Utah Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Michelle Mcfarland )
My care coordinator Michelle Mcfarland was very knowledgeable and friendly. She double checked with dr. Foulk before continuing or changing my treatment. And the rest of the nursing staff was great they were very professional and friendly. And also very compassionate.
Describe your experience with Utah Fertility Center.
The strengths of this clinic is that they get things done in a timely manner. The weaknesses would have to be getting back in contact with you over the phone, sometimes it took days to hear back from them.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center.
iui: 875.00 That included, ultrasounds and physician monitoring 525.00, sperm preparation 165.00, And insemination 185.00 My injectable meds were between $405.00-$900.00 depending on the dosage. So all in all 1 cycle was around $2,000.00 with everything.
What specific things went wrong at Utah Fertility Center?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Utah Fertility Center.
I had test results that took way longer than was said to get the results back. And several times they forgot to call the pharmacy to get my fertility drugs sent to me. I had to call the pharmacy myself and have them call the fertility clinic to verify my prescription that I needed shipped to me the next day.
7
Doctor
Russell Foulk
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Utah Fertility Center
St. George
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2014 - 2019, Unknown Success
8
10
Age 30 - 35
2 IUI
4 IVF
2 Embryo Freezing
Endometriosis
PCOS
Poor Egg Quality
Immunological
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Sales Representative
2nd of 2 Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
He [Dr. Foulk] bounces back between clinics in northern and southern Utah so he isn't always the doctor on hand to help me when I am doing procedures, etc. When he has been there though, he always remembers my husband and me... He has let me invite my acupuncturist to appointments and makes space for her when I do transfers. He has been very accommodating.... we now have tons of answers as to why I haven't been able to get pregnant (endometriosis stage 4, and MTHFR). I still do not have children, but the answers have provided a massive relief,
The building [Utah Fertility Center] is beautiful. The staff knows their stuff. The only issue is possibly that they are quite busy (not really their fault though). So, when I recommend people I let them know in advance that you have to practice a lot of patience because you generally have to wait until the end of the day to receive a call back. The staff works their tails off though. Some clinics wrap up everything at 5 and call it quits. I've received calls at 7 pm before because they are still calling patients. T
How was your experience with Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
Since I've been there so long, there may be another doctor I would be interested in talking to (Dr. Gertcheff - she works at the same clinic) for a 2nd opinion. She seems to have just a bit more compassion (she had to be the doctor to tell me during an ultrasound that I lost my baby, and she rubbed my arm while I sobbed, very soothing and sympathetically). I still adore Foulk, but have been considering switching to Dr. Gertcheff. I may not though, because of my history with Dr. Foulk and because I think he is great at what he does too. He bounces back between clinics in northern and southern Utah so he isn't always the doctor on hand to help me when I am doing procedures, etc. When he has been there though, he always remembers my husband and me (which is important to me, to feel like a human and not a number). He has tried to help lighten the mood when we are stiff and anxious. He is very realistic about expectations (careful to not get my hopes high when I've had poor quality embryos). He takes time with me when I need it, which I very much appreciate. Infertility has turned me into a very type-A person, where I (likely, to a fault) micromanage my cycle. He doesn't scoff at me for it, but instead works with me to make sure mentally, I am taken care of (since IVF is such a huge undertaking anyway). When I start getting really nutso (because of all the stories online) he is careful to guide me back onto the course and explains that not everything I've read online is accurate. He has let me invite my acupuncturist to appointments and makes space for her when I do transfers. He has been very accommodating. Before I met Dr. Foulk, my husband and I had spent 6 years trying to get pregnant. We had seen several unqualified doctors who made grandiose promises to us, that were unsuccessful. Dr. Foulk was the first person who gave us hope. Not even necessarily hope for babies, but hope for answers. For 6 years I was told there was no reason for my infertility, but after seeing Dr. Foulk, we now have tons of answers as to why I haven't been able to get pregnant (endometriosis stage 4, and MTHFR). I still do not have children, but the answers have provided a massive relief, for which I am very grateful. One of my biggest let-down's with Dr. Foulk was simply that he didn't test me for endometriosis until after my 1st failed IVF with them. I wish that was something we would have done from the start, just because the 1st IVF felt like a bit of a waste. To be fair though, I didn't understand that the severity of my symptoms were abnormal so I didn't explain that well enough to urge for testing. I can't blame him for thinking I didn't need a laparoscopy. Other than that, I am very pleased.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
I'd say to be patient because he has so many clients (all over the state of Utah) and he works in two different clinics so you may not see him often. I would also say that he is very by-the-book with western medicine, so if you're a little on the eastern medicine side of things, he won't discourage you, but he may not see the purpose. I'd also say that you're in great hands, and that all my friends who have seen him (seriously, everyone but me, haha) has ended up pregnant. I'd say, if you explain to him how infertility has impacted other aspects of your life (emotionally, financially, spiritually, etc) he will have a resource to help you. He really, really, knows his stuff.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
Dr Foulk has let me call him and barrage him with questions. I walk into each consultation with a long list of questions, and he patiently takes the time to review each of my concerns, and give me resources to his answers. I've experienced a lot of loss at Utah Fertility Center, and he has always been very sympathetic and kind.
Describe the protocols Russell Foulk used in your cycles at Utah Fertility Center and their degree of success.
This is long! Here we go. 2014 (6 years into my infertility at this point) = 29 years old I still have the paperwork. My daily meds are: Lupron, prenatal, baby aspirin, coq10 Stim meds (10 days): follistim 225, menopur 1 powder 5 days before transfer I start HGH 50 units Feel so bloated. 10 days of stims, then trigger shot. Egg retrieval 2 days later. 31 eggs retrieved. 26 are mature enough to inseminate with ICSI. 20 fertilized. 2 grade C (heavily fragmented) blastocysts by day 5 (the rest have arrested). We transfer both. Use progesterone suppositories after transfer. 10 day beta = 21 HCG ("your number is low but we will be cautiously optimistic!"). Spot and bleed the entire time. I'm instructed to switch to PIO (progesterone in oil) shots (because of the irritation the suppositories are causing to my cervix). It rises appropriately until 600 and then slowly peaks at 700. At my 6 week ultrasound, we see my uterus contracting, and the blood draw that day comes back at 90. I am told to stop all meds. We save for a year to do another IVF. Before the next IVF... Dr. Foulk readdresses the idea of me possibly having endometriosis (because of how many eggs arrested and I was still considered relatively young). I go in for a laparoscopy in 2015 and am told I have stage 4 endo. He removes as much as he can, then puts me on a 3 month treatment of depot lupron to shrink any left over endometriosis. 2016 - 2nd IVF (31 years old) Protocol: Estrace 2 mg vaginally daily, prenatal, coq10, baby aspirin. 10 days of stims: Follistim increased to 300, menopur 1 powder vial, begin HGH 5 days before egg retrieval 36 eggs retrieved. 23 are mature enough to inseminate with ICSI. 18 fertilize. 3 grade B embryos make it to blastocyst stage. We transfer 2, and freeze one. Go on the strongest dose of PIO to help prevent spotting/bleeding. Day 10 beta HCG comes in at 5.1. Am told to continue with meds. It climbs up to 114, and then drops to 19. Chemical pregnancy. I get tested for MTHFR - am tested positive for homozygous C667T. Could explain the recurrent miscarriage. November 2016 - Frozen Embryo (of 1 grade B blastocyst) transfer (am now 32 years old) Protocol: Prenatal with FOLATE (instead of folic acid), estradiol valerate twice a week, baby aspirin, progesterone in oil 1 ml, after transfer I begin heparin (blood thinner) twice a day. 10 Day beta/HCG blood draw: Negative No frozen embryos. Husband and I decide to give IVF one last shot. We want to give it everything we've got. We save for another year. We decide to PGS test the embryos this time. November 2017 egg retrieval Protocol: Prenatal with Folate (for MTHFR), coq10, baby aspirin, Follistim increased to twice a day (morning is 300 mg, night is 225), menopur 1 powder vial, HGH begins 5 days before retrieval, dexamethasone (steroid) starts about 9 days before retrieval. It takes a few extra days of stims this time to get my eggs to the right size. 26 eggs retrieved. 22 are at the right size to inseminate with ICSI. 13 Fertilize properly. All look bad by day 5. But one, shifts and suddenly starts doing better. They call it my FIGHTER baby. One more pulls through. They tell me this one looks pretty bad and give me the option of tossing it. No way. Keep it. Because both my little blastocysts are fragile, I opt out of PGS testing and don't want to damage them. We freeze them while we work on moving out of my in-laws. So in total, I have one grade B blastocyst, and one grade C blastocyst. April (sigh, one year ago) 2018 - 33 years old FROZEN TRANSFER FOR BOTH EMBRYOS They thaw very well. We transfer both. I begin dexamethasone again to suppress my immunity from possibly kicking the babies out. I also start an immuno-suppressant treatment (where I get hooked up to an IV every other week, to flush my body full of intralipids... another attempt to help me from kicking the babies out). I am on heparin (blood thinner (for MTHFR)), prenatal with folate, and the strongest dose of progesterone in oil that I can get. Day 10 beta HCG blood draw = 38 (highest I've ever had, but still considered low) It raises up to 3100 and when I go in for my 6 week ultrasound, I begin bleeding profusely on the table and am told that my baby had died. My 6 week ultrasound turned into an immediate D&C. I walked in pregnant and left empty. My pregnancy tissue is tested and the results come back that I was pregnant with one, chromosomally normal, boy. No frozen embryos. No closer to having a baby than where I was 10 years before. At this point, I've had 93 eggs retrieved from Utah Fertility Center, 7 embryos that made it to blastocyst stage (4 that were grade B, and 3 that were grade C). I've had 2 fresh transfers, and 2 frozen transfers that resulted in 2 miscarriages, and 1 chemical pregnancy. No babies yet. 2019 (currently 34 years old) Dr Foulk recommends I do a donor egg cycle. He says with my age, and how well I responded to meds that he thinks my endometriosis is inside my ovaries and has damaged all my eggs. This has been a LONG process of letting go of the babies we've lost, and trying to figure out what the right step going forward is for my husband and me. We're discussing embryo adoption, foster care, adoption, and yes, donor egg. We have been saving since our miscarriage last year for whatever we attempt. My husband will be going through a DNA sperm fragmentation test this summer to ensure his sperm is chromosomally normal (we have no reason to suspect it isn't, all his semenalysis's have been normal) but he doesn't want to proceed with donor egg until we get those results. Assuming the results come back good, then we will begin the process to use a donor for a donor egg IVF cycle and then will attempt to transfer the embryos back into me. Wish us luck!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Utah Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Chelsee Young and Danica Gilbert)
Wonderful. I have no complaints. They took the time to reassure me when I was anxious, let me vent, explain and answer questions to me. When I experienced my last miscarriage, every nurse I worked with came into the room to give me a hug and tell me they were sorry. It was such a bitter-sweet moment. They really made me feel cared for. My dreams were there dreams.
Describe your experience with Utah Fertility Center.
The building is beautiful. The staff knows their stuff. The only issue is possibly that they are quite busy (not really their fault though). So, when I recommend people I let them know in advance that you have to practice a lot of patience because you generally have to wait until the end of the day to receive a call back. The staff works their tails off though. Some clinics wrap up everything at 5 and call it quits. I've received calls at 7 pm before because they are still calling patients. They leave no stone unturned before they wrap up for the day.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center.
One of the reasons I chose Utah Fertility Center over Reproductive Care Center in Utah was because RCC made you choose a package based on a gamble ("You can pay $20k up front for 3 egg retrievals and transfers and if it doesn't work we will refund 80%! But if you get pregnant on your first attempt, we won't refund any... and you'll have paid twice the amount that someone who just pays for one cycle gets..."). Utah Fertility Center didn't want to prey on my emotions and said that with each IVF attempt, they will discount the cycle more and more. By the end I was paying a very inexpensive price (well... for IVF anyway) which was very appreciated. They always gave us free ICSI too.
Describe Russell Foulk's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Utah Fertility Center.
My doctor recommend a single embryo transfer if you are young and the embryo quality is strong. If you are a little older and/or the embryo quality was poor than he recommended transferring more than one (if that was an option). Because of my low embyo quality, we always transferred two.
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Doctor
Russell Foulk
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Utah Fertility Center
Pleasant Grove
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2018 - 2019, Successful
10
10
Age 38 - 39
IVF
Donor Eggs
Donor Sperm
Surrogacy
Other
European
Income $500K
Consultant
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Foulk was a huge change from my two prior doctors...just his positivity and his knowledge where so reassuring. I actually have 1/2 an ovary and he went over the options, the risks and he listened to me and my concerns. I couldn’t be happier with my choice to work with him...We decided to use an egg donor because I have half an ovary and where it could have worked it was a lot of risk emotionally and physically for potentially no result. We did use an in-house donor. We did the donors stimulation, transferred after genetic testing and it was a perfect cycle.
We did use an in-house donor [at Utah Fertility Center]. We did the donors stimulation, transferred after genetic testing and it was a perfect cycle...The entire staff is amazing. The embryology team called and updated, they answered my questions and I felt like they really cared about my little embryos. The nurses where always kind and helpful, knowledgeable and well qualified and Tonya is that and more she is probably one of the kindest people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting...IVF is never cheap but I felt like the prices where more than reasonable and worth every penny.
How was your experience with Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
Dr Foulk was a huge change from my two prior doctors just his positivity and his knowledge where so reassuring. I actually have 1/2 an ovary and he went over the options, the risks and he listened to me and my concerns. I couldn’t be happier with my choice to work with him and can’t wait to come back next year for more babies!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
Ask questions. Just because they do this all day doesn’t mean you do so don’t be afraid or embarrassed they are there to help you and reassure you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
I am in the fertility industry but when it’s your own you have a million questions still and every one of them was answered. I got updates constantly and both my surrogate and myself where treated like family our entire cycle.
Describe the protocols Russell Foulk used in your cycles at Utah Fertility Center and their degree of success.
We decided to use an egg donor because I have half an ovary and where it could have worked it was a lot of risk emotionally and physically for potentially no result. We did use an in-house donor. We did the donors stimulation, transferred after genetic testing and it was a perfect cycle.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Utah Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Tonya)
The entire staff is amazing. The embryology team called and updated, they answered my questions and I felt like they really cared about my little embryos. The nurses where always kind and helpful, knowledgeable and well qualified and Tonya is that and more she is probably one of the kindest people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.
Describe your experience with Utah Fertility Center.
Our cycle was fast, the staff was amazing I really wouldn’t have changed a thing. The front desk can be a little hard to reach but if you have to leave a message don’t let that detour you they are so worth it. I came from California to see them and wouldn’t trust anyone else to handle my surrogates care or my own. Everyone is so nice it’s just such a warm environment you feel like family it’s so comforting to not feel like a number but like a real person. Even people I spoke to once or for the first time made me feel like we had been lifelong friends.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center.
IVF is never cheap but I felt like the prices where more than reasonable and worth every penny.
Describe Russell Foulk's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Utah Fertility Center.
He gave us the risks of both and we made our decision which he completely respected.
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Doctor
Russell Foulk
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Utah Fertility Center
Pleasant Grove
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017 - 2019, Successful
10
10
Age 35 - 37
1 IUI
2 IVF
2 Egg Freezing
Endometriosis
Tubal Blockage
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Foulk always took time to answer all my questions, sometimes the same questions multiple times, either in person or on the phone. He always explained things in ways I could understand and was kind and upbeat. You can tell he loves what he does...did 1 IUI, 2 IVF cycles, and surgery to remove a tube and endometriosis. He always tried to accommodate my schedule and his positive outlook on my situation was helpful. He always explained treatment options in terms I could easily understand. He loves his work, and was always willing to answer my questions even when I didn't have an appointment he would chat with me on the phone. He is hard to get into, but well worth the wait.
We got to choose exactly which embryo we transferred both times [at Utah Fertility Center] We froze all embryos, and the first batch were PGD tested. We knew the grades of each and all the genetic info of the ones tested. We told the clinic which one we wanted to use and they got it done...Overall they ate a busy clinic with a large number of patients and our can be easy to feel like a number, but if you actually take time to get to know the staff they are very warm and friendly and will remember you and your situation.
How was your experience with Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
Fantastic doctor. Knowledgeable and kind. Dr. Foulk did 1 IUI, 2 IVF cycles, and surgery to remove a tube and endometriosis. He always tried to accommodate my schedule and his positive outlook on my situation was helpful. He always explained treatment options in terms I could easily understand. He loves his work, and was always willing to answer my questions even when I didn't have an appointment he would chat with me on the phone. He is hard to get into, but well worth the wait.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
Ask all your questions, don't hold back. If you think of more questions, let the nurses know and they will answer them or set up a time to talk with Dr. Foulk again.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
Dr. Foulk always took time to answer all my questions, sometimes the same questions multiple times, either in person or on the phone. He always explained things in ways I could understand and was kind and upbeat. You can tell he loves what he does.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Utah Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Danica Gilbert and Lacey Mickelsen)
Danica and Lacey are both fantastic. They are kind and compassionate and always get me the answers I need even if it means asking the doctor and then getting back to me. They are both horrible to reach by phone, but Lacey is more than prompt in replying by email and Danica is usually pretty prompt via email too. They are incredible and love what they do, they're just very busy.
Describe your experience with Utah Fertility Center.
Weakness: The whole clinic is hard to reach by phone. Strengths: everyone I've ever interacted with genuinely enjoys their job, cares about their patients and is compassionate. The NP's are super knowledgeable and are really great at what they do. Their ultrasound equipment is nice and provides quality images. Overall they ate a busy clinic with a large number of patients and our can be easy to feel like a number, but if you actually take time to get to know the staff they are very warm and friendly and will remember you and your situation.
Describe Russell Foulk's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Utah Fertility Center.
We got to choose exactly which embryo we transferred both times We froze all embryos, and the first batch were PGD tested. We knew the grades of each and all the genetic info of the ones tested. We told the clinic which one we wanted to use and they got it done.
What specific things went wrong at Utah Fertility Center?
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Utah Fertility Center.
I was told my insurance wouldn't cover IVF. I was made to believe they had submitted the paperwork and it was denied. I called the insurance to contest the decision only to discover the insurance was never contacted. It was an oversight on the benefits person's part. She didn't know, and wasn't told, that I had switched insurance companies and now had coverage.
10
Doctor
Russell Foulk
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Utah Fertility Center
Pleasant Grove
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Successful
10
10
Age 24
5 IUI
1 IVF
Anovulation
Endometriosis
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Just be aware that you won’t see him [Dr. Russell Foulk] for every appointment due to him not always being in the state...He was not willing to transfer more than 2 at a time. He helped us decide to transfer 1 because of the quality of the embryo and told us that if the first transfer did not work, my husband and I could choose to transfer 2 the next time...He was very caring and worked to create a plan that was best for us. He told us what option he originally thought was best then during our exam he explained why he thought a change to the plan would be best for us.
The cost of IVF [at Utah Fertility Center] was $8,300. Medications cost me about $4000 and the cost for freezing embryos is $500 per year...The front staff was friendly but I didn’t think they worked hard to build a connection with the patients. The nurses, however did a great job of making you feel comfortable and answering any questions you had...Lacey [nurse] was very prompt with getting back to me if I called with questions. I always got calls about my blood results hours before I was expecting them. Very friendly and prompt
How was your experience with Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
He has a few different clinics so he is obviously not in the clinic I used all the time. Because of that his partners had to step in to help with some of my care. To me, this wasn’t an issue because I trusted everybody in his clinic to provide the same care that he did
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
Just be aware that you won’t see him for every appointment due to him not always being in the state
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
He was very caring and worked to create a plan that was best for us. He told us what option he originally thought was best then during our exam he explained why he thought a change to the plan would be best for us.
Describe the protocols Russell Foulk used in your cycles at Utah Fertility Center and their degree of success.
He started me on follostim, and Menopur for 10 days with ultrasounds to check progress starting on day 6. My follicles were looking really good so they had me start ganirellix each day. I was able to stop injections on day 9 because my follicles looked so good and each ultrasound (day 8 and 9 I had ultrasounds as well). I did my trigger the day before retrieval
Describe your experience with your nurse at Utah Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Lacey )
Lacey was very prompt with getting back to me if I called with questions. I always got calls about my blood results hours before I was expecting them. Very friendly and prompt
Describe your experience with Utah Fertility Center.
The front staff was friendly but I didn’t think they worked hard to build a connection with the patients. The nurses, however did a great job of making you feel comfortable and answering any questions you had
Describe the costs associated with your care under Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center.
The cost of IVF was $8,300. Medications cost me about $4000 and the cost for freezing embryos is $500 per year.
Describe Russell Foulk's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Utah Fertility Center.
He was not willing to transfer more than 2 at a time. He helped us decide to transfer 1 because of the quality of the embryo and told us that if the first transfer did not work, my husband and I could choose to transfer 2 the next time
10
Doctor
Russell Foulk
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Utah Fertility Center
Pleasant Grove
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2018, Successful
10
10
Age 31 - 33
3 IVF
Unexplained
Prefer not to answer
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Foulk] is patient and understanding. He explains thing very clearly and doesn’t drone on. He is calm and doesn’t give false hope, but gave more like an action plan of “this is how we’re going to attack this problem.” He did each procedure for me, taking the time to do it right and was very skilled as well. He is an expert and quite knowledgeable without being condescending. I felt like I could ask alll of my questions and not be rushed or made to feel silly.
They’d [Utah Fertility Center] are all kind and seem to make each patient a priority. I never ever felt like a number. And every question I’ve had was always answered timely and thoroughly. They are always working hard and seem to be very happy and focused while being kind to patients and each other. They are well organized too. ... Chelsea always made the time for each patient and made them feel important. ... She is positive and helpful and on the ball. Very organized.
How was your experience with Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
He is patient and understanding. He explains thing very clearly and doesn’t drone on. He is calm and doesn’t give false hope, but gave more like an action plan of “this is how we’re going to attack this problem.” He did each procedure for me, taking the time to do it right and was very skilled as well. He is an expert and quite knowledgeable without being condescending. I felt like I could ask alll of my questions and not be rushed or made to feel silly.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
Endure and be patient with the process. . I have flown across states to see him and it is worth the time and effort !
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center?
They all knew my name and the nurse though busy, was reliable about returning calls. Sometimes it was later (6pm) but she would call! The office seemed to care and be working hard for their patients. I was never rushed around. They have always sought to find answers for me, whether quick questions about a drug or Dr. Foulk taking the time to really answer something thoughtfully and knowledgeably.
Describe the protocols Russell Foulk used in your cycles at Utah Fertility Center and their degree of success.
We only did an FET with Dr. Foulk (x2) but he was the only doctor I had positive pregnancy tests with (he is the third doctor I saw).
Describe your experience with your nurse at Utah Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Chelsea)
Chelsea always made the time for each patient and made them feel important. Several times I met with Dr. Foulk and he set forward a plan and Chelsea was ready at the moment to enact it. She is positive and helpful and on the ball. Very organized.
Describe your experience with Utah Fertility Center.
They’d are all kind and seem to make each patient a priority. I never ever felt like a number. And every question I’ve had was always answered timely and thoroughly. They are always working hard and seem to be very happy and focused while being kind to patients and each other. They are well organized too.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center.
I don’t remember exactly but an FET including medications was about $4000.
10
Doctor
Russell Foulk
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Utah Fertility Center
Pleasant Grove
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources