Sara Mucowski

Dallas IVF

Rated 8.7
Strongly recommend: 61%Neutral: 28%Don't recommend: 10%8.7
61% strongly recommend
22 reviews
Humanity
8.5
8.5
Humanity

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

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

Communication
8.6
8.6
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
9.1
9.1
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
8
Good
Responsiveness

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

Education

Medical School
Hahnemann Drexel U.
Residency
U. of Texas
Fellowship
USC

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
doctor, nurse available by directline
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not available by personal cell phone
not available by personal cell phone
Sara Mucowski works at

Dallas IVF
Rated 8.8
Strongly recommend: 76%Neutral: 13%Don't recommend: 11%8.8

At 1 office

Dallas
3600 Gaston Ave
Dallas, TX 75246
214-225-2057
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2020 - 2021, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33 - 34
1 IVF
Donor Sperm
Endometriosis
Other
European
Income $50K - $99K
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Mucowski and her office were genuinely invested in how I was doing along the way and helping us conceive. She gave me facts along the way pertaining to my situation and each step. It felt very individualized and specific to me...Dr. Mucowski is clear she wants to help all families but is very clearly an Ally. Her Instagram presence demonstrates support for the community.
I don’t remember there being an weaknesses for this [Dallas IVF] clinic. They were all wonderful and we will definitely be using them again...Dr. Mucowski’s nursing staff became family. Every step of the way they were there. They checked in, they celebrated with us and grieved with us. They were always happy to see us...Everyone was welcoming and respectful. Correct terminology was always used.
How was your experience with Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF?
Dr. Mucowski is incredibly passionate about what she does. She is thorough in making sure she understands what is going on before she begins treatment. She identified my issues that no one else had before including a precious fertility doctor. She is kind and caring. There were times along the way I was upset or anxious and she took the time to explain every step to me and keep the hope for me when I was losing it. She will tell you exactly what is going on and not sugar coat anything.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF?
Be patient with the process and Dr. Mucowski will be by right by your side.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF?
Dr. Mucowski and her office were genuinely invested in how I was doing along the way and helping us conceive. She gave me facts along the way pertaining to my situation and each step. It felt very individualized and specific to me.
Describe the protocols Sara Mucowski used in your cycles at Dallas IVF and their degree of success.
I do not remember the exact treatment Dr. Mucowski used for me, I just know she adjusted accordingly and it worked.
How competent was Sara Mucowski at LGBTQ care?
Dr. Mucowski is clear she wants to help all families but is very clearly an Ally. Her Instagram presence demonstrates support for the community.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Dallas IVF.
Dr. Mucowski’s nursing staff became family. Every step of the way they were there. They checked in, they celebrated with us and grieved with us. They were always happy to see us.
Describe your experience with Dallas IVF.
I don’t remember there being an weaknesses for this clinic. They were all wonderful and we will definitely be using them again. The only thing I wish I would have known is parking is easiest directly under the building. You can take the elevator directly up to the clinic. I saw Dr. Mucowski every time and to me that made a huge difference.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF.
I don’t remember all of them.
Describe Sara Mucowski's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas IVF.
She told us she would only do 1 embryo at a time due to my unique uterus.
How competent was Dallas IVF at LGBTQ care?
Everyone was welcoming and respectful. Correct terminology was always used.
Describe your experience using 3rd party reproduction (donor eggs, donor sperm, or gestational carrier) at Dallas IVF.
It was great. They had the sperm delivered and handled flawlessly.
10
Doctor
Sara Mucowski
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
LGBTQ Care
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Dallas IVF
Dallas
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
LGBTQ Care
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Successful
NPS
9
NPS
10
Age 36 - 37
PCOS
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Other
Prefer not to answer
Income $200K - $499K
Business Executive
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Sara Mucowski] is very thorough, providing handwritten notes after appointments with every detail. For the IVF process, I appreciated her approach. Others who prefer someone super "warm and fuzzy" may not like her approach. She is empathetic, but direct...There will be a lot of appointments, but Dr Mucowski will be there for all them...My trigger shot was Lupron because I have PCOS and my numbers were high. We did a freeze all cycle, so I did not develop OHSS. I began estrogen shortly after my next period. I was given a choice between progesterone suppositories or progesterone in oil shots. I chose the PIO shots and started those 6 nights prior to my FET.
The entire nursing staff [at Dallas IVF] was wonderful. Very responsive on the portal and returned calls quickly. They also provided detailed instructions. I never felt like I was unsure of what was happening in the process...My insurance covers infertility. However, the Dallas IVF Surgery Center is out of network for all insurances. For all surgical procedures, it was less expensive for me to pay the cash option than go through insurance for out of network costs. For my entire cycle - egg retrieval and frozen embryo transfer, we paid about $10,000 out of pocket.
How was your experience with Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF?
Dr Mucowski is incredibly intelligent and knows what she is doing. She comes at IVF from a scientific angle. She is very thorough, providing handwritten notes after appointments with every detail. For the IVF process, I appreciated her approach. Others who prefer someone super "warm and fuzzy" may not like her approach. She is empathetic, but direct. Again, I appreciated that for this process after everything we had been through previously.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF?
There will be a lot of appointments, but Dr Mucowski will be there for all them.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF?
Dr Mucowski was present for every appointment, other than blood draws. She knew every detail throughout my journey and I appreciated how she handled me.
Describe the protocols Sara Mucowski used in your cycles at Dallas IVF and their degree of success.
Prior to egg retrieval, I was did Gonal-F, Menopur and Ganirellix. My trigger shot was Lupron because I have PCOS and my numbers were high. We did a freeze all cycle, so I did not develop OHSS. I began estrogen shortly after my next period. I was given a choice between progesterone suppositories or progesterone in oil shots. I chose the PIO shots and started those 6 nights prior to my FET.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Dallas IVF.
The entire nursing staff was wonderful. Very responsive on the portal and returned calls quickly. They also provided detailed instructions. I never felt like I was unsure of what was happening in the process.
Describe your experience with Dallas IVF.
You can always get appointment times that are convenient to you and you never have a long wait. One thing that can get frustrating is that the doctors work out of multiple offices. So they may have you go to different locations for appointments depending on the day your doctor is in that office. That can be a little inconvenient when you're traveling between Dallas and Plano.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF.
My insurance covers infertility. However, the Dallas IVF Surgery Center is out of network for all insurances. For all surgical procedures, it was less expensive for me to pay the cash option than go through insurance for out of network costs. For my entire cycle - egg retrieval and frozen embryo transfer, we paid about $10,000 out of pocket.
Describe Sara Mucowski's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas IVF.
Single embryo transfer was strongly recommended. However, she did provide the choice to consider two, but no more.
9
Doctor
Sara Mucowski
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Dallas IVF
Frisco
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33 - 34
1 IVF
Male Factor
PCOS
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Mucowski met with me at each visit. ... She is extremely good at explaining the process step by step. She does not use a one protocol for all process. She allow your body to make the schedule not place you on a clinical rotation. She is well organized and on time. She personally greet you as a patient in the waiting room. She is a take charge type of doctor and make very well throughout decisions explaining all risk and benefits.
There is virtually no wait at the clinic [Dallas IVF]. There are multiple offices to choose from. The clinic have their own lab that's accredited and exceeds standards. The clinic is clean and welcoming. The waiting room is small but fine because they do not over book and it discourage patients from bringing so many other people. The equipment is up to date. ... All patients were scheduled for a financial consult. Prices generally went down and not up which is always a plus. They always found ways to save us money.
How was your experience with Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF?
She is extremely good at explaining the process step by step. She does not use a one protocol for all process. She allow your body to make the schedule not place you on a clinical rotation. She is well organized and on time. She personally greet you as a patient in the waiting room. She is a take charge type of doctor and make very well throughout decisions explaining all risk and benefits.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF?
Relax ask as many questions as you need to and obsorbe all of the information she has to offer.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF?
Dr. Mucowski met with me at each visit. She wrote hand written notes including hand drawn diagrams. She took time to understand and explain our condition. We were not new to IVF but there had been a 7 year difference between our first cycle and current cycle. she provided updated research and was very encouraging throughout the process. She remembers details and even make her own follow up calls.
Describe the protocols Sara Mucowski used in your cycles at Dallas IVF and their degree of success.
Baseline ultrasound, blood work, genetic screening, infectious disease testing, semen analysis, apply for medication discounts, schedule medication teach, trial embryo transfer, and follow up for treatment plan. The treatment plan included follical stimulating hormone injections including menopur and Follistim. Ganirelix was added later to prevent premature ovulation. The protocol also used a double trigger Lupton shot and freeze all protocol.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Dallas IVF.
Everyone works well together.
Describe your experience with Dallas IVF.
There is virtually no wait at the clinic. There are multiple offices to choose from. The clinic have their own lab that's accredited and exceeds standards. The clinic is clean and welcoming. The waiting room is small but fine because they do not over book and it discourage patients from bringing so many other people. The equipment is up to date.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF.
All patients were scheduled for a financial consult. Prices generally went down and not up which is always a plus. They always found ways to save us money.
Describe Sara Mucowski's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas IVF.
I would have perfered multiple embryo transferred. I do trust her judgement and understand that there were risk.
10
Doctor
Sara Mucowski
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Dallas IVF
Frisco
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2017, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 39 - 40
3 IVF
Male Factor
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Mucowski is very business like. She is direct and to the point. Follow up appointments were short and a tiny bit unsympathetic. She always had a smile and remembered specifics about your case and your personal life...I became pregnant on my 4th IVF transfer, third IVF retrival. I experienced one chemical, one miscarriage at 8 weeks, and one negative. I never used birth control on any cycle. During the second and third cycle clomid was added into my protocol.
I have nothing but positive things to say about this clinic [Dallas IVF]. It was clean and organized. I never had an issue with billing. They always submitted to insurance and if insurance would not pay, they switched me to self pay amounts...The nurses at all locations and especially the Plano location were excellent. They truly made you feel like an individual and a friend. They displayed compassion, concern, and hope (even when you did not). They always returned phone calls and explained everything multiple times, if needed. I never gave myself the injections and once when I needed an extra does, they gave me the injection.
How was your experience with Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF?
Dr. Mucowski was very direct and explained everything that was happening. At times she spoke very softly and it was difficult to understand. She was quick but made sure you understood the procedure.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF?
Come in knowing what questions you want to ask. She tells you what you need to know, but will answer any other questions you have.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF?
Dr. Mucowski is very business like. She is direct and to the point. Follow up appointments were short and a tiny bit unsympathetic. She always had a smile and remembered specifics about your case and your personal life.
Describe the protocols Sara Mucowski used in your cycles at Dallas IVF and their degree of success.
I became pregnant on my 4th IVF transfer, third IVF retrival. I experienced one chemical, one miscarriage at 8 weeks, and one negative. I never used birth control on any cycle. During the second and third cycle clomid was added into my protocol.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Dallas IVF.
The nurses at all locations and especially the Plano location were excellent. They truly made you feel like an individual and a friend. They displayed compassion, concern, and hope (even when you did not). They always returned phone calls and explained everything multiple times, if needed. I never gave myself the injections and once when I needed an extra does, they gave me the injection.
Describe your experience with Dallas IVF.
I have nothing but positive things to say about this clinic. It was clean and organized. I never had an issue with billing. They always submitted to insurance and if insurance would not pay, they switched me to self pay amounts.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF.
The first cycle was mostly covered by insurance. The final three were part of a multi cycle program. Overall all, I think we paid 20K out of pocket for the 4 cycles.
Describe Sara Mucowski's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas IVF.
We always transferred two embryos.
10
Doctor
Sara Mucowski
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Dallas IVF
Plano
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2017, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32 - 33
1 Fertility Medications
Endometriosis
PCOS
Tubal Blockage
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
3rd of 3 Docs
7 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Mucowski is straight forward and to the point. She does not beat around the bush. She will give you the facts and you can take them or leave them. She has a quiet demeanor but you can tell she is processing and planning in her head. She has been down this road with her own egg retrieval so she understands your concerns and complaints. Don't be discouraged by her quiet nature...Dr. Mucowski listened and was willing to work with me. She knew my fears and concerns as she was my 3rd RE to see for my issues. She was amazing. Very quiet demeanor, but so very smart!
The clinic [Dallas IVF] is great. The one thing that upset me the most was a day before my FET, I was called by the Dallas IVF billing office and told the price of my FET had gone up to $5000. I was livid as the contract I had signed for my FET was for $3200. I had already paid in full for my procedure so I was happy and content and ready to move forward! But this call literally nearly ended the whole process. I was given some excuse that the $5000 wasn't an official price yet and was going to be discussed in the next board meeting. I was so mad and made sure that it was documented that I had paid in full before whatever meeting had took place and was NOT to be charged $5K for my FET. I shouldn't have even been told the price had gone up to $5K! One thing that does bother me, and I know will not change, is the doctor's should be the one's calling you to tell you your pregnancy test came back negative/positive. As much as we spend out of pocket, it would be the honest and right thing to do.
How was your experience with Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF?
I was able to be very open and honest with Dr. Mucowski. She listened to my fears and agreed with them. We developed a game plan with each other 3 months before my FET. We stuck to the game plan and we conquered our goal. I was down to my last two embryos and this was my last chance to conceive a child before needing a hysterectomy at age 32. Now I am 15 weeks pregnant with my last embryo and will deliver by my 32nd birthday.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF?
Dr. Mucowski is straight forward and to the point. She does not beat around the bush. She will give you the facts and you can take them or leave them. She has a quiet demeanor but you can tell she is processing and planning in her head. She has been down this road with her own egg retrieval so she understands your concerns and complaints. Don't be discouraged by her quiet nature.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF?
Dr. Mucowski listened and was willing to work with me. She knew my fears and concerns as she was my 3rd RE to see for my issues. She was amazing. Very quiet demeanor, but so very smart!
Describe the protocols Sara Mucowski used in your cycles at Dallas IVF and their degree of success.
I used Dr. Mucowski for my last and final FET. We met 3 months prior to my FET and had a game plan that we stuck to. I started Estrace 2mg on CD2 for two days, then increased to Estrace 2mg twice a day for CD4-9. On CD 10- 10 weeks pregnant, I was on Estrace 2mg three times a day. I started PIO (progesterone in oil) injections on CD 14 at 0.5ml. CD15 I was on 1.0ml of PIO and by CD16 I was on 1.5ml of PIO to assist with building the uterine lining. I continued PIO injections until 12 weeks pregnant. I had a positive urine pregnancy test on day 7 days post 5 day transfer. My beta HCG on on 10 days post 5 day transfer was 363.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas IVF. (Assigned nurse: Heather Wiley)
I enjoyed going to the office, they were all great. I worked with Heather and Katryce throughout the whole process. Katryce was great with hard needlesticks!
Describe your experience with Dallas IVF.
The clinic is great. The one thing that upset me the most was a day before my FET, I was called by the Dallas IVF billing office and told the price of my FET had gone up to $5000. I was livid as the contract I had signed for my FET was for $3200. I had already paid in full for my procedure so I was happy and content and ready to move forward! But this call literally nearly ended the whole process. I was given some excuse that the $5000 wasn't an official price yet and was going to be discussed in the next board meeting. I was so mad and made sure that it was documented that I had paid in full before whatever meeting had took place and was NOT to be charged $5K for my FET. I shouldn't have even been told the price had gone up to $5K! One thing that does bother me, and I know will not change, is the doctor's should be the one's calling you to tell you your pregnancy test came back negative/positive. As much as we spend out of pocket, it would be the honest and right thing to do.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF.
My insurance covered doctor's visits and sonograms and I only had the $30.00 copay. One of my sonograms- the lining check sonogram- was not covered and I had to pay $277 for the sonogram. My FET was $3200 and my meds were around $100 total with insurance.
Describe Sara Mucowski's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas IVF.
Due to my age and diagnosis, and history of failed transfers, she was open to me transferring my last two embryos with no complaint.
What specific things went wrong at Dallas IVF?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Dallas IVF.
I kept getting charged for a sperm storage fee of $500. My husband and I had signed an agreement that if we did not use the sperm within so many months/years of our IUIs, the sperm was to be disposed of. 3 years later, I am still getting bills for sperm storage that should have been tossed. They called to talk to me about it FINALLY after 3 years and I had to remind them the sheet had been signed by me and my husband. The sheet magically appeared and had to be agreed on with the embryologist/andrologist. It was taken care of then.
10
Doctor
Sara Mucowski
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Dallas IVF
Frisco
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2016, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34 - 35
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
6 IUI With Other Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Mucowski is calm and serene, which is exactly what we needed. We were a bundle of nerves, and we always left her office calm and relaxed. I never doubted her confidence or her decisions - even when her plan was outside the box of what we had learned with previous doctors and research. We started with 17 eggs to fertilize. As the number of surviving embryos continued to drop, she listened, she consoled as I cried, and she never rushed our appointments or phone calls.
[Dallas IVF-Frisco's] Strengths- extremely well informed, compassionate, supportive, always there to listen, flexible, up to date on the latest technology, clinical trials, and research. At week 7, I started to bleed at about 10pm at night. Called the 24 hr on call service, she had me stay on the line and was able to get the on call doctor immediately on the line with me. Dr Barnett, the on call doc, correctly predicted the cause of the bleed, but still said he would see me first thing the next morning to help ease my mind. I had nicked my cervix placing the progesterone suppository. The clinic was busy the next morning, but the front desk already knew I was coming and got me right in to see Dr Barnett.
How was your experience with Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF?
Dr Mucowski is calm and serene, which is exactly what we needed. We were a bundle of nerves, and we always left her office calm and relaxed. I never doubted her confidence or her decisions - even when her plan was outside the box of what we had learned with previous doctors and research. We started with 17 eggs to fertilize. As the number of surviving embryos continued to drop, she listened, she consoled as I cried, and she never rushed our appointments or phone calls.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF?
Dr Mucowski is brilliant. Do not confuse her calm nature and personality as her not caring. The wheels are constantly turning and she’s always putting you first.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF?
We had experienced so much disappointment with our previous RE. We were up front about our concern and if we were throwing money attempting IVF a third time. She listened, she supported, and she was extremely responsive each time I called or emailed with concerns and questions.
Describe the protocols Sara Mucowski used in your cycles at Dallas IVF and their degree of success.
I only have one ovary. Dr Mucowski correctly hypothesized that my numbers were falsely showing overstimulation. We maxed out dosages for the entire stimulation. Drugs used were Lupron, Follistim, Menupur, And Hcg. After the day 5 transfer (done late afternoon), progesterone shots and suppositories were ordered until week 14 of pregnancy. There is research that shows doing the day 5 transfer in the afternoon rather than first thing gives the embryo additional time to cleave and possibly hatch. One of the two embryos transferred was hatching when time to transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas IVF. (Assigned nurse: Heather)
Heather was perfect. She helped coordinate a schedule that ordered my blood work in the morning with a lab by my house, and then scheduled me for the last afternoon appointment for my sonograms. This helped with my work schedule that was not very flexible early morning appointments.
Describe your experience with Dallas IVF.
Strengths- extremely well informed, compassionate, supportive, always there to listen, flexible, up to date on the latest technology, clinical trials, and research. At week 7, I started to bleed at about 10pm at night. Called the 24 hr on call service, she had me stay on the line and was able to get the on call doctor immediately on the line with me. Dr Barnett, the on call doc, correctly predicted the cause of the bleed, but still said he would see me first thing the next morning to help ease my mind. I had nicked my cervix placing the progesterone suppository. The clinic was busy the next morning, but the front desk already knew I was coming and got me right in to see Dr Barnett. Weaknesses - I’m sure there are some, but I’m blinded by the fact that Dr Mucowski was successful in getting us pregnant after so many previous negative results.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF.
Approximately $20,000 for everything. Medications, Stimulation, retrieval, freezing the eggs, freezing a sperm sample from my husband, processing a fresh sperm sample from my husband.
Describe Sara Mucowski's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas IVF.
Dr Mucowski prefers to transfer 1 embryo at a time. However, since we had a history of 2 previous failures, she recommended transferring 2 embryos. I begged her to transfer three embryos and she adamantly refused.
10
Doctor
Sara Mucowski
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Dallas IVF
Frisco
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 25 - 26
3 IUI
Anovulation
PCOS
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
4th of 5 Docs
15 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Mucowski was always very clear every step of the way. she provided us with many information possible. She gave me hope to continue on my infertility journey. She understood and respected our decision of not continuing after the 3rd IUI. She also did a HST exam to see check for any blockage and everything was great. She does an amazing job.
[Dallas IVF- Frisco is a] Great place, very clean and great atmosphere, everyone was very nice and always there to help with any questions we would have. Office hours where great for early morning visits and procedures. Receptionist was always very nice and attentive. Nurses were great help with questions and instructions before and after the procedure. Dr Mucowski was excellent Doctor. Always answered our questions and concerns we had.
How was your experience with Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF?
Dr. Mucowski was always very clear every step of the way. she provided us with many information possible. She gave me hope to continue on my infertility journey. She understood and respected our decision of not continuing after the 3rd IUI. She also did a HST exam to see check for any blockage and everything was great. She does an amazing job.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF?
Dr. Mucowski was always so nice and explained everything well. When I decided with only 3 IUI's and then take a break she understood us well what our plans were. We could not continue due to finance situation.
Describe the protocols Sara Mucowski used in your cycles at Dallas IVF and their degree of success.
All instructions and medications were as clear as water. I had no problems whatsoever on any of my cycles. I did not have any problems with any of the treatments.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas IVF.
Great nurse staff! Starting with the receptionist, all nurses were great. Provided me with all details and answered all my questions.
Describe your experience with Dallas IVF.
Great place, very clean and great atmosphere, everyone was very nice and always there to help with any questions we would have. Office hours where great for early morning visits and procedures. Receptionist was always very nice and attentive. Nurses were great help with questions and instructions before and after the procedure. Dr Mucowski was excellent Doctor. Always answered our questions and concerns we had.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF.
Over all each cycle of IUI was about 1,000-1,500 with all medications and all.
10
Doctor
Sara Mucowski
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Dallas IVF
Frisco
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30
PCOS
Tubal Blockage
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Other
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Very happy with Dr. Mucowski. She told me exactly what to expect with compassion and understanding for my situation. I am no longer able to have children naturally as I have had both Fallopian tubes removed but I have no doubt Dr. Mucowski will do everything she can to make our IVF process smooth and successful....Immediately following my first meeting with her I was emailed from the office following up to make sure I didn’t have any questions that weren’t answered. We have unfortunately suffered our second ectopic pregnancy under her care and she was amazing, quick, and thorough during this process.
While I haven’t been going to this clinic [Dallas IVF] long, they have shown me that they are efficient and compassionate. I was pregnant for the 4th time under their care and very nervous as I have lost all my pregnancies. They were understanding and answered all of my questions quickly via email and phone.... Immediately following my first meeting with her [Dr. Mucowski] I was emailed from the office following up to make sure I didn’t have any questions that weren’t answered.
How was your experience with Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF?
Very happy with Dr. Mucowski. She told me exactly what to expect with compassion and understanding for my situation. I am no longer able to have children naturally as I have had both Fallopian tubes removed but I have no doubt Dr. Mucowski will do everything she can to make our IVF process smooth and successful.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF?
Have as many questions ready as you can. She is thorough and very open to answering them.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF?
I have been seeing fertility specialists for a few years now and Dr. Mucowski is my second. Immediately following my first meeting with her I was emailed from the office following up to make sure I didn’t have any questions that weren’t answered. We have unfortunately suffered our second ectopic pregnancy under her care and she was amazing, quick, and thorough during this process. I am very impressed with the entire office.
Describe your experience with Dallas IVF.
While I haven’t been going to this clinic long, they have shown me that they are efficient and compassionate. I was pregnant for the 4th time under their care and very nervous as I have lost all my pregnancies. They were understanding and answered all of my questions quickly via email and phone.
What specific things went wrong at Dallas IVF?
  • Failed to call with results
10
Doctor
Sara Mucowski
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Dallas IVF
Frisco
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
LGBTQ
2017, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 35
2 IUI
Donor Sperm
Prefer not to answer
Income $50K - $99K
Accountant
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Sara Mucowski] made us aware of our specimen numbers after the first IUI (they were low and the clinic ultimately helped us get a refund from our cryobank) and guided us through our second IUI as well...was very straightforward and professional. She always remembered us and engaged in some light banter at the beginning of appointments, but ultimately she was very to the point. We never doubted her intelligence or ability to help us conceive.
We never waited more than a few minutes [at Dallas IVF- Frisco]. The clinic is very clean and modern looking. The woman at the front desk remembered us and greeted us kindly at every visit. When we called we were able to get on the phone with someone almost immediately as opposed to leaving messages or being left on hold for long periods of time. We always felt like a valued friend, not a patient.
How was your experience with Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF?
Dr. Mucowski was incredible. She made us aware of our specimen numbers after the first IUI (they were low and the clinic ultimately helped us get a refund from our cryobank) and guided us through our second IUI as well. We performed the second IUI on a Saturday when she was unavailable, so we had Dr. Havemann there with us and it was incredibly comfortable. Second time was a charm and our beautiful little girl is 6 months old!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF?
Dr. Mucowski was very straightforward and professional. She always remembered us and engaged in some light banter at the beginning of appointments, but ultimately she was very to the point. We never doubted her intelligence or ability to help us conceive.
Describe your experience with Dallas IVF.
We never waited more than a few minutes. The clinic is very clean and modern looking. The woman at the front desk remembered us and greeted us kindly at every visit. When we called we were able to get on the phone with someone almost immediately as opposed to leaving messages or being left on hold for long periods of time. We always felt like a valued friend, not a patient.
10
Doctor
Sara Mucowski
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Dallas IVF
Frisco
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2016, 32 Eggs Frozen
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33
1 Egg Freezing
Prefer not to answer
Doctor
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I saw Dr. Mucowski for almost every visit, including all of my sonograms. She always gave me an updated "to do" list so it was easy to know what steps were next. I felt very comfortable in her care....Both [nusrse] Heather and Katryce were excellent. They always made sure I had my next appointment booked and were very flexible with my schedule. Also, they were great at drawing my blood - I didn't even feel it!...The clinic is very organized and personable.
I saw Dr. Mucowski for almost every visit, including all of my sonograms. She always gave me an updated "to do" list so it was easy to know what steps were next. I felt very comfortable in her care....Both [nusrse] Heather and Katryce were excellent. They always made sure I had my next appointment booked and were very flexible with my schedule. Also, they were great at drawing my blood - I didn't even feel it!...The clinic is very organized and personable.
How was your experience with Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF?
I saw Dr. Mucowski for almost every visit, including all of my sonograms. She always gave me an updated "to do" list so it was easy to know what steps were next. I felt very comfortable in her care.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF?
I saw my doctor for almost every visit
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas IVF. (Assigned nurse: Heather and Katryce)
Both Heather and Katryce were excellent. They always made sure I had my next appointment booked and were very flexible with my schedule. Also, they were great at drawing my blood - I didn't even feel it!
Describe your experience with Dallas IVF.
The clinic is very organized and personable.
10
Doctor
Sara Mucowski
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Dallas IVF
Plano
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 24
Unexplained
European
Income $0 - $49K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
4 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
She [Dr. Sara Mucowski] explained everything very thoroughly and even had a presentation prepared on my consultation and explained every step that could be taken and why they do the treatments...She did diagnostic testing first with a lot of blood work. Results came back normal so she did a HSG and hysteroscopy...She then referred my husband to a specialist.
[Dallas IVF staff] made me feel right at home and explained everything and said if I ever had questions to contact them...I didn’t see much of the nursing staff except when they took some of my blood...She [Dr. Mucowski] explained everything very thoroughly and even had a presentation prepared on my consultation and explained every step that could be taken and why they do the treatments
How was your experience with Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF?
She explained everything very thoroughly and even had a presentation prepared on my consultation and explained every step that could be taken and why they do the treatments. I had no questions when I left
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF?
None
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF?
I loved her, she listened to what I was saying and showed she cared how I was feeling as well
Describe the protocols Sara Mucowski used in your cycles at Dallas IVF and their degree of success.
She did diagnostic testing first with a lot of blood work. Results came back normal so she did a HSG and hysteroscopy. Everything was normal. She then referred my husband to a specialist.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Dallas IVF.
I didn’t see much of the nursing staff except when they took some of my blood
Describe your experience with Dallas IVF.
They made me feel right at home and explained everything and said if I ever had questions to contact them. However, it was very difficult to get ahold of them, they said they do not answer the phone which I had never heard of before. We had to leave a voicemail and and they’d call us back. Which is difficult if you work during business hours. I had to leave my phone with the front desk and they had to pull me from a treatment room when they called
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF.
A lot. I can’t remember how much
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Doctor
Sara Mucowski
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Dallas IVF
Frisco
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
1 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 39 - 40
2 IUI
Donor Sperm
Unexplained
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Marketer or PR
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr Mucowski was very straight forward & to the point, while still being caring & compassionate. She wasn't overly emotional, yet always had a way of making you feel comfortable & at ease in very uncomfortable situations...Always available for questions if needed. And very comforting throughout everything...Round 1 - started with clomid & moved to injections when the clomid wasnt producing the desired results. Round 2 - increased injections
The fact that they [Dallas IVF] had various locations available, was very nice. However sometimes having to travel to a distant location for treatment on a certain day was a pain. Overall all of the offices were very nice & clean...$300 per office visit while in treatement....The dr and nursing staff always seemed very involved in the entire process. Always available for questions if needed. And very comforting throughout everything....
How was your experience with Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF?
Dr Mucowski was very straight forward & to the point, while still being caring & compassionate. She wasn't overly emotional, yet always had a way of making you feel comfortable & at ease in very uncomfortable situations.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF?
The dr and nursing staff always seemed very involved in the entire process. Always available for questions if needed. And very comforting throughout everything.
Describe the protocols Sara Mucowski used in your cycles at Dallas IVF and their degree of success.
Round 1 - started with clomid & moved to injections when the clomid wasnt producing the desired results. Round 2 - increased injections
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas IVF. (Assigned nurse: Erin)
Erin was absolutely amazing!!
Describe your experience with Dallas IVF.
The fact that they had various locations available, was very nice. However sometimes having to travel to a distant location for treatment on a certain day was a pain. Overall all of the offices were very nice & clean.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF.
$300 per office visit while in treatement
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Doctor
Sara Mucowski
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Dallas IVF
Frisco
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 39
Uterine Fibroids
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Income $100K - $199K
3rd of 3 Docs
IUI With Other Docs
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I feel she [Dr. Sara Mucowski] is patient, calm and calculated, in a good way. I enjoy speaking with her and feel like she is very assured in her knowledge. I like knowing she takes the time to familiarize herself with my case before I sit in her office.... She really takes the time to listen and explain. She leaves time for questions, and concerns, without you feeling rushed.... Wait times at appointments [at Dallas IVF- Frisco] are sometimes longer than expected, but I've found it's worth it. I love having the portal for quick questions. They seem organized also. I have been very happy with them so far
Wait times at appointments [at Dallas IVF- Frisco] are sometimes longer than expected, but I've found it's worth it. I love having the portal for quick questions. They seem organized also. I have been very happy with them so far.... Every staff member in the back is great.... I feel she [Dr. Sara Mucowski] is patient, calm and calculated, in a good way. I enjoy speaking with her and feel like she is very assured in her knowledge. I like knowing she takes the time to familiarize herself with my case before I sit in her office.
How was your experience with Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF?
I feel she is patient, calm and calculated, in a good way. I enjoy speaking with her and feel like she is very assured in her knowledge. I like knowing she takes the time to familiarize herself with my case before I sit in her office.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF?
Be patient at visits.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF?
She really takes the time to listen and explain. She leaves time for questions, and concerns, without you feeling rushed.
Describe the protocols Sara Mucowski used in your cycles at Dallas IVF and their degree of success.
Not yet done a cycle.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Dallas IVF.
Every staff member in the back is great.
Describe your experience with Dallas IVF.
Wait times at appointments are sometimes longer than expected, but I've found it's worth it. I love having the portal for quick questions. They seem organized also. I have been very happy with them so far.
10
Doctor
Sara Mucowski
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
10
Clinic
Dallas IVF
Frisco
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
LGBTQ
2016 - 2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 35 - 37
Donor Sperm
Uterine Fibroids
European
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 2 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Mucowski is extremely open and willing to work with all patients including LGBT. She was very hands-on for the course of my treatment and was always professional. She was quick to answer all my questions and calm my fears.... The clinic staff [at Dallas IVF- Frisco] are amazing! Front desk interactions were always great. Blood draws were super easy. Even when the nurses gave injections they were super gentle and compassionate. It’s nice to see familiar friendly faces at each visit.
The clinic staff [at Dallas IVF- Frisco] are amazing! Front desk interactions were always great. Blood draws were super easy. Even when the nurses gave injections they were super gentle and compassionate. It’s nice to see familiar friendly faces at each visit.... Dr. Mucowski is extremely open and willing to work with all patients including LGBT. She was very hands-on for the course of my treatment and was always professional. She was quick to answer all my questions and calm my fears
How was your experience with Sara Mucowski at Dallas IVF?
Dr. Mucowski is extremely open and willing to work with all patients including LGBT. She was very hands-on for the course of my treatment and was always professional. She was quick to answer all my questions and calm my fears.
Describe your experience with Dallas IVF.
The clinic staff are amazing! Front desk interactions were always great. Blood draws were super easy. Even when the nurses gave injections they were super gentle and compassionate. It’s nice to see familiar friendly faces at each visit.
10
Doctor
Sara Mucowski
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Dallas IVF
Frisco
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5