Shauna McKinney

Tulsa Fertility Center

Rated 7.9
Strongly recommend: 56%Neutral: 19%Don't recommend: 25%7.9
56% strongly recommend
27 reviews
Humanity
8.8
8.8
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
8.5
8.5
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
9
9
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.

Responsiveness
6.6
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
U of Oklahoma
Residency
Vanderbilt
Fellowship
U of Alabama

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
doctor, nurse available by directline
doctor, nurse available by directline
not available by personal cell phone
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Shauna McKinney works at

Tulsa Fertility Center
Rated 8.2
Strongly recommend: 57%Neutral: 25%Don't recommend: 18%8.2

At 1 office

Tulsa
115 E. 15th Street
Tulsa, OK 74119
918.359.2229
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2017 - 2019, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 34 - 36
4 IUI
2 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Professor
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
every appointment I saw Dr. McKinney. She performs all of the ultrasounds herself. ... Dr. McKinney is energectic and sometimes a whirlwind when talking with her. However, she also fully answers my questions, relies on best practices and research to make adjustments to protocol. She is compassionate and understands the stress that is involved with this process. When I had questionable lab results, she called me personally to go over options.
There have been a couple times I emailed to them [Tulsa Fertility Center] the paperwork, and then received a phone call that it was not turned in. Even with these technical problems, they have been very friendly and understanding. ... All the nursing staff at the clinic is fabulous. They are caring, quick to return messages, and incredibly compassionate. ... This clinic is small enough that you are not treated as a number.
How was your experience with Shauna McKinney at Tulsa Fertility Center?
Dr. McKinney is energectic and sometimes a whirlwind when talking with her. However, she also fully answers my questions, relies on best practices and research to make adjustments to protocol. She is compassionate and understands the stress that is involved with this process. When I had questionable lab results, she called me personally to go over options.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shauna McKinney at Tulsa Fertility Center?
I would advise them to come to the appointment prepared with questions and ready to speak up. Due to Dr. McKinney’s high level of energy, it is sometimes easy to get overwhelmed and forget the questions while in the office.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shauna McKinney at Tulsa Fertility Center?
This clinic is small enough that you are not treated as a number. I had easy access to my nurse through the portal, and every appointment I saw Dr. McKinney. She performs all of the ultrasounds herself. All the staff have been friendly and understanding of this process.
Describe the protocols Shauna McKinney used in your cycles at Tulsa Fertility Center and their degree of success.
4 IUIs, we used Femera, low-dose Follistim, and trigger shot. No positives. 2 retrievals— both used lupron for suppression, first used follistim, second used Gonal-F. Both resulted in 1 embryo. 3-preparations for FET. First 2 used Lupron, estrogen patches, and vaginal estrogen. 2nd one also added sildenafill suppository. Both FETs were cancelled due to thin lining, but 2nd was better. Currently doing 3rd FET with adjustment of injectable estrogen instead of patches.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Tulsa Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Nichole Flores)
All the nursing staff at the clinic is fabulous. They are caring, quick to return messages, and incredibly compassionate. They have guided me through the process and provide extremely clear and thorough instructions after each visit.
Describe your experience with Tulsa Fertility Center.
This is a nice clinic and the staff are friendly and easy to talk to. The only issues I’ve had we’re related to submitting my consent paperwork prior to treatment. There have been a couple times I emailed to them the paperwork, and then received a phone call that it was not turned in. Even with these technical problems, they have been very friendly and understanding.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shauna McKinney at Tulsa Fertility Center.
I think costs were comparable to type rates for fertility in the US. $10,000-$15,000 for retrieval, $3,000 - $5,000 for transfer.
Describe Shauna McKinney's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Tulsa Fertility Center.
Dr. McKinney explained the pros and cons of each to us, and left the decision completely up to us. There has been no pressure to choose one over the other.
What specific things went wrong at Tulsa Fertility Center?
  • Lost paperwork
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Tulsa Fertility Center.
The only thing is miscommunication about me sending in consent paperwork (mentioned in previous comment). This was minor and did not affect my ability to complete treatment cycle
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Doctor
Shauna McKinney
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
8
Clinic
Tulsa Fertility Center
Tulsa
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2018, Successful
NPS
8
NPS
7
Age 31
2 IUI
Male Factor
PCOS
European
Income $100K - $199K
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
Very direct and confident in her treatment plan. [Dr. McKinney] Started us off slowly so we didn't overstimulate and explained risks of mulitples very clearly. Difficult at times coordinating with her office though since we are not from the Tulsa area....First IUI - Fermara for 5 days and produced 1 mature follicle. Did not get pregnant with IUI Second IUI - Fermara for 5 days plus several days of FSH injections. Lowest dosage of FSH to encourage two follicles for this cycle.
The office admins [Tulsa Fertility Ctr] were snarky and difficult to work with at times. The receptionist was rude and we always had issues with our insurance. It was the worst part of the whole experience...Communication was limited to their patient portal and sometimes it would take them a long time to get back to you. When you are working with a time sensitive cycle it was stressful and had me worried that I wouldn't hear from them in time.
How was your experience with Shauna McKinney at Tulsa Fertility Center?
Very direct and confident in her treatment plan. Started us off slowly so we didn't overstimulate and explained risks of mulitples very clearly. Difficult at times coordinating with her office though since we are not from the Tulsa area.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shauna McKinney at Tulsa Fertility Center?
Do your research and go with lots of questions
Describe the protocols Shauna McKinney used in your cycles at Tulsa Fertility Center and their degree of success.
First IUI - Fermara for 5 days and produced 1 mature follicle. Did not get pregnant with IUI Second IUI - Fermara for 5 days plus several days of FSH injections. Lowest dosage of FSH to encourage two follicles for this cycle. Produced two mature follicles and became pregnant w singleton
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Tulsa Fertility Center.
Communication was limited to their patient portal and sometimes it would take them a long time to get back to you. When you are working with a time sensitive cycle it was stressful and had me worried that I wouldn't hear from them in time. Wish there was just a number to call
Describe your experience with Tulsa Fertility Center.
The office admins were snarky and difficult to work with at times. The receptionist was rude and we always had issues with our insurance. It was the worst part of the whole experience. You have to be your own health advocate and be prepared to fight w your insurance and make sure that things are done correctly or you might show up and be expected to pay a lot of money for a visit or US.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shauna McKinney at Tulsa Fertility Center.
$250 per Ultrasound. $125 for IUI. $200ish for sperm washing and prep. $300+ injectable FSH. $10 for Fermara
What specific things went wrong at Tulsa Fertility Center?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Tulsa Fertility Center.
A lot left to be desired in terms of communication, coordination and helpfulness with insurance and the office employees. Dr McKinney was fantastic though so it was worth the headache IMO
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Doctor
Shauna McKinney
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
7
Clinic
Tulsa Fertility Center
Tulsa
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
2 of 5
Billing Department
1 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
3 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 33 - 34
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
European
Income $100K - $199K
Lawyer
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
I thought Dr.McKinney was up front, direct, and a realist, but also had compassion for my situation at the same time. I feel like she cares about me and my family even though we are one of thousands of patients she sees.
I realize the nursing staff [at Tulsa Fertility Center] is busy, but sometimes I do feel like a number to them. They always answer my questions, but I feel like I'm annoying them at times. But they are friendly and helpful....The front end of office isn't that organized. I had a very difficult time getting started because no one will answer the phone when you call and if you miss their return call you end up playing phone tag. But once you get on the schedule and past the intake coordinator, it's better.
How was your experience with Shauna McKinney at Tulsa Fertility Center?
I thought Dr.McKinney was up front, direct, and a realist, but also had compassion for my situation at the same time. I feel like she cares about me and my family even though we are one of thousands of patients she sees.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shauna McKinney at Tulsa Fertility Center?
Ask questions because she'll take the time to answer them. Also make suggestions or ask if something should be considered. She will let you be your own advocate without making you feel crazy.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shauna McKinney at Tulsa Fertility Center?
Dr. McKinney made me feel like I was her only patient while talking to me. She gave me individualized care and took my questions and suggestions seriously.
Describe the protocols Shauna McKinney used in your cycles at Tulsa Fertility Center and their degree of success.
With DOR, I began on a mini ivf cycle and a birth control priming protocol. So, I took BCP, then Clomid for 10 days then gonal f on days 8, 10 and 12 with trigger on day 15 and retrieval on day 17. I am on an estrogen priming protocol with micro dose flare. I don't have my flow sheet yet.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Tulsa Fertility Center.
I realize the nursing staff is busy, but sometimes I do feel like a number to them. They always answer my questions, but I feel like I'm annoying them at times. But they are friendly and helpful.
Describe your experience with Tulsa Fertility Center.
The front end of office isn't that organized. I had a very difficult time getting started because no one will answer the phone when you call and if you miss their return call you end up playing phone tag. But once you get on the schedule and past the intake coordinator, it's better.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shauna McKinney at Tulsa Fertility Center.
For a mini ivf cycle, I paid about $11,000, including meds. For normal ivf, it's $18,000 with meds. These also include PGS testing.
Describe Shauna McKinney's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Tulsa Fertility Center.
We haven't discussed this yet.
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Doctor
Shauna McKinney
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
8
Clinic
Tulsa Fertility Center
Tulsa
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
2 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2015 - 2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
7
NPS
7
Age 28 - 30
2 IVF
Male Factor
European
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 2 Docs
2 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Dr. McKinney connected eith me and although she was blunt she was very easy to talk to and made us feel like we had a plan we could try....Despite having two failed cycles with Dr. McKinney I had been really happy with her until i saw another dr recently who was shocked that in 2016 she did day 3 PGS testing and fresh transfer since the standard for some time has been day 5 biopsy and PGS testing followed by an FET...we still wonder if this is why only 2 embryos were normal out of 11 tested.
The financial department [Tulsa Fertility Ctr] was frustrating. They would respond to emails and phone calls. The front desk was friendly and accommodating. They have a wonderful person named Patty who draws blood and is AMAZING at her job....Our IVF cycles were about 12-13 thousand dollars. PGS testing was 5,000 with 2500 being paid to the testing place and 2500 being paid to the clinic.
How was your experience with Shauna McKinney at Tulsa Fertility Center?
Despite having two failed cycles with Dr. McKinney I had been really happy with her until i saw another dr recently who was shocked that in 2016 she did day 3 PGS testing and fresh transfer since the standard for some time has been day 5 biopsy and PGS testing followed by an FET...we still wonder if this is why only 2 embryos were normal out of 11 tested. Also my current Dr figured out that I have a rare congenital uterine abnormality (uterine didelphys) and although this wasn't totally Dr. McKinney fault as the radiologist who incorrectlt interpreted the results of the MRI she ordered after having and HSG that indicated a possible mullerian abnormality...I wish she would have pushed a little more and asked for the CD images to look at it herself. I also wish she would have done a hysteroscopy done before my IVF cycles.; my current Dr is doing this and I have been told it helps to show the Dr more of the uterus and what to expect as well as if there is any infection. I wish she would have done one of these...Maybe one of our cycles would have worked then.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shauna McKinney at Tulsa Fertility Center?
Do your own research and ask about other possible tests to be done, advocate for yourself and you can also ask to get her partner Dr. Prough's advice if you want.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shauna McKinney at Tulsa Fertility Center?
Dr. McKinney connected eith me and although she was blunt she was very easy to talk to and made us feel like we had a plan we could try.
Describe the protocols Shauna McKinney used in your cycles at Tulsa Fertility Center and their degree of success.
For my two IVF cycles the medicines I took were follistem, ganirelix, PIO, the trigger shot. One thing i thought Dr. McKinney did well was raising my dose of follistem from cycle 1 to cycle 2 and waiting a little longer before retrieving on the second cycle and we had much better results as far as good eggs etc.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Tulsa Fertility Center.
The nursing staff was wonderful. I did get shamed a little when one of the IVF coordinators (was not a nurse) got upset with me when I was just a little short on my follistem and I had to be given some that was donated. She was angry that we were able to tell the pharmacy that we needed one less pen of follistem as we had some left over from our previous cycle. She said we shouldn't have been able to do this. I understand her point but I also understand where I was coming from since the pens were $1100 each!
Describe your experience with Tulsa Fertility Center.
The financial department was frustrating. They would respond to emails and phone calls. The front desk was friendly and accommodating. They have a wonderful person named Patty who draws blood and is AMAZING at her job.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shauna McKinney at Tulsa Fertility Center.
Our IVF cycles were about 12-13 thousand dollars. PGS testing was 5,000 with 2500 being paid to the testing place and 2500 being paid to the clinic.
Describe Shauna McKinney's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Tulsa Fertility Center.
Dr. McKinney simply told us they would not transfer more than two. She did say that transferring two increases your odds that one will implant but I have heard conflicting data since then so I'm not sure what to think.
What specific things went wrong at Tulsa Fertility Center?
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Tulsa Fertility Center.
The financial department of the clinic we had some trouble with. The person we worked with was often gone and wouldn't return emails and calls.
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Doctor
Shauna McKinney
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
7
Clinic
Tulsa Fertility Center
Tulsa
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
7
Age 33
Male Factor
Immunological
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Try to ask all your questions in the consult because you won’t really get to ask her [Dr. McKinney] questions or schedule another consult to ask questions during a cycle...During my initial consult I felt very much like a human. She is very personable. I feel like a human during my interactions with Dr. McKinney but otherwise feel like a number when in a treatment cycle...She’s very personable and knowledgeable. I feel like she looks at the entire picture and recommends based on that. She has a very pleasant bedside manner too. I feel a little like the treatment plan hasn’t been super personalized yet but we’ve just had one cycle.
I’m still trying to decide pros and cons as we have only had one cycle [with Tulsa Fertility Center]. Some of it doesn’t feel super personalized with the treatment plan. It may be different for ivf but so far for our iui cycle it’s not super personalized...They [nurses] get back to you at the end of the day. I was a little frustrated initially because I didn’t fully understand their process...Try to ask all your questions in the consult because you won’t really get to ask her [Dr. McKinney] questions or schedule another consult to ask questions during a cycle
How was your experience with Shauna McKinney at Tulsa Fertility Center?
She’s very personable and knowledgeable. I feel like she looks at the entire picture and recommends based on that. She has a very pleasant bedside manner too. I feel a little like the treatment plan hasn’t been super personalized yet but we’ve just had one cycle.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shauna McKinney at Tulsa Fertility Center?
Try to ask all your questions in the consult because you won’t really get to ask her questions or schedule another consult to ask questions during a cycle
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shauna McKinney at Tulsa Fertility Center?
During my initial consult I felt very much like a human. She is very personable. I feel like a human during my interactions with Dr. McKinney but otherwise feel like a number when in a treatment cycle
Describe the protocols Shauna McKinney used in your cycles at Tulsa Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Femara day 5-9, follistim and ovidrel trigger with iui. Will put on supplemental progesterone if needed based on lab work
Describe your experience with your nurse at Tulsa Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Nichole )
They get back to you at the end of the day. I was a little frustrated initially because I didn’t fully understand their process
Describe your experience with Tulsa Fertility Center.
I’m still trying to decide pros and cons as we have only had one cycle. Some of it doesn’t feel super personalized with the treatment plan. It may be different for ivf but so far for our iui cycle it’s not super personalized.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shauna McKinney at Tulsa Fertility Center.
1300 for iui I think
Describe Shauna McKinney's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Tulsa Fertility Center.
N/A
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Doctor
Shauna McKinney
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
7
Clinic
Tulsa Fertility Center
Tulsa
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5