Stephanie Dahl

CCRM Minneapolis

Rated 8.2
Strongly recommend: 63%Neutral: 12%Don't recommend: 26%8.2
63% strongly recommend
10 reviews
Humanity
8.6
8.6
Humanity

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

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Communication
9.3
9.3
Communication

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Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
6.2
6.2
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Responsiveness
7.6
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Education

Medical School
U. of North Dakota
Residency
St. Joseph's
Fellowship
U. of Cincinnati

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Stephanie Dahl works at

CCRM Minneapolis
Rated 8
Strongly recommend: 60%Neutral: 17%Don't recommend: 24%8

At 3 offices

Edina
6565 France Avenue South
Edina, MN 55435
(952) 225-1630
Bismarck Office
1000 E. Rosser Ave.
Bismarck, ND 58501
(952) 225-1630
Fargo
3000 32nd Ave. S
Fargo, ND 58103
(952) 225-1630
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2018 - 2019, Unsuccessful
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9
Age 27 - 28
1 IVF
Male Factor
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
We first met with Dr. Dahl in August of 2018. We were sent to her due to male infertility. She instantly connected with us on a very personal level and made us feel comfortable from the start. She explained all the possible diagnoses, tests, and labs.... With the diagnosis of a double carrier for CF, she instantly talked about available options and connected us with urology and a genetic counselor. For my appointments, I was always excited to see her because she made me feel at ease.
The clinic [Sanford Fertility] is separate from other facilities in our town so it is nice that it has its own space. They have it well set up for the waiting area, ultrasounds, appointment rooms to meet with the doctors, area for labs, and rooms in the back that are secluded for procedures. We feel that the team works well together including the receptionist, providers, nurses, financial counselor, genetic counselor, lab techs, etc.
How was your experience with Stephanie Dahl at Sanford Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
We first met with Dr. Dahl in August of 2018. We were sent to her due to male infertility. She instantly connected with us on a very personal level and made us feel comfortable from the start. She explained all the possible diagnoses, tests, and labs. After going over a complete history with my husband and I she said her assumption is my husband is a cystic fibrosis carrier. We did genetic testing, which confirmed that diagnosis. With the diagnosis of a double carrier for CF, she instantly talked about available options and connected us with urology and a genetic counselor. For my appointments, I was always excited to see her because she made me feel at ease. She always explained to us what the ultrasounds were showing, what medication changes to make and the rationale. We always felt very informed and that she had our best interest at heart. She connected us to all the right medical staff and resources, and felt that overall she cared about us individually and as a couple. She shows great care and compassion for her patients and shows enthusiasm for the job she does.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Stephanie Dahl at Sanford Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
I would recommend writing down a timeline of your appointments. I kept a notebook that had our appointment and what we did at that appointment, what was discussed, what labs or ultrasound results were, etc. Another thing I would recommend is always writing down questions you have. She is more than willing to answer questions and to take the time to have open discussions about any topics with fertility and health.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Stephanie Dahl at Sanford Fertility & Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Dahl was always very compassionate and empathetic throughout our IVF journey thus far. She has always cared about how we were doing during the process, connecting us with available resources, and always talking with us on a personal level. She has always been a great advocate for us and our future.
Describe the protocols Stephanie Dahl used in your cycles at Sanford Fertility & Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
The only way for us to conceive is through IVF. The first round I was started on progesterone only birth control due to a clotting disorder we did not want to use estrogen. I had my baseline labs which were all within normal limits and started on Follistim/Gonal F 300 units. I was unable to use menopur due to a dairy allergy. I continued on for 5 days of "stims" and labs all were within the range that was expected, but I had discordant growth with my follicles (2 large and 2 small follicles). At that time we decided to stop with this first round of medications and restart. The second round I did use a birth control with estrogen but then took lovenox injections during that time. I was started on gonal F 375units. On day 3 after labs we increased the dose to 450 units. On day 6 I had 4 follicles, day 8 I had 6 follicles that were all growing at the same rate and appropriate size to lead up to an egg retrieval. After a few more days of stimulation it was time for the trigger shot which we used Lupron. We successfully retrieved 5 eggs, and 3 successfully fertilized. We did PGS testing on our embryos. We had 1 chromosomally normal. We had a different provider do our transfer due to the timing of it, which did not lead to a successful pregnancy. Since then, Dr. Dahl has met with us and talked about the future options and different medication protocols to try.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Sanford Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
The nursing staff have been great! They are quick to respond to messages, easy to talk to, and keep you very informed during the process. They don't have one specific nurse assigned to you, but you usually work with the same two or three nurses. We have always felt like they care about us and are willing to help however they can. Each nurse seems to enjoy their job and are passionate about what they do. One thing I wish is that you did have one specific nurse or coordinator assigned to you that is your go to person for everything. I also feel like they should give you a calendar with your appointments and specific medications with dates at times. They do give you papers. information, and send specific messages that clarify all that information but an individual patient calendar would be helpful.
Describe your experience with Sanford Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
Overall we love our clinic. I feel that it was the perfect fit for us. It is kind of crazy to me that it is one of my favorite places to go because its where we get closest to making our family. The clinic is separate from other facilities in our town so it is nice that it has its own space. They have it well set up for the waiting area, ultrasounds, appointment rooms to meet with the doctors, area for labs, and rooms in the back that are secluded for procedures. We feel that the team works well together including the receptionist, providers, nurses, financial counselor, genetic counselor, lab techs, etc. One thing I really appreciate is that they have a financial counselor right in the clinic who can work personally with you. Our nurses have been great about trying to get us the best connections to pharmacies and coupons to make the medications as cheap as possible and we appreciate that. I feel there are so many positives about our clinic and the team. I don't have many weaknesses to point out. I would say that overall I wish they would just go more in depth about each medication, each procedure, and have a specific nurse or person who oversees the entire process for you, but if you have questions or concerns they are always willing to take the time for you and answer all questions.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Stephanie Dahl at Sanford Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
Overall we feel that the cost at the clinic seems to be average for IVF in our area. They do pair up with ARC fertility so that is an option for patients to look into for "plan" options. We did have some insurance coverage so for us it was best to use our insurance first before using other resources. When you first start with the clinic and before you start IVF they have you meet with the financial counselor to discuss cost and prepayment. We were given a break down of costs for trial transfer, cycle monitoring ( which included 5 office visits, 7 lab draws, some ultrasounds), egg aspiration with ICSI, freezing of embryos, thaw and transfer, and post IVF lab work. Also if you plan to do PGS testing they have you pay part of that cost up front. We did end up having some confusion with insurance, but the financial counselor was so willing to look through each bill, each charge, and even contact our insurance to help make the process run smoother. Even during visits with Dr. Dahl she would mention an approximate cost of testing and let you know if she thought if it was covered by insurance or not. We really appreciated that. We also felt that she would include us in on the decisions and what is best for us to get the results we want and can financially afford.
Describe Stephanie Dahl's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Sanford Fertility & Reproductive Medicine.
From the start we primarily talked about a single embryo transfer. She did say it would be an option for us to do 2 embryos but we felt it just depended on our situation and the number of embryos. We only had 1 embryo to transfer so that made the decision easier because 1 embryo was our only option.
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Stephanie Dahl
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Sanford Fertility & Reproductive Medicine
Sioux Falls
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2018, Successful
10
9
Age 42
1 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $0 - $49K
Teacher
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Dahl] gave me a lot of information and always seemed to know what questions I had before I asked them. ... I could tell she throughly reviewed my results and my history. She explained what the numbers for each test meant. She also would go through my options if my current cycle didn’t work. ... She said we would be as agressive with treatment as I felt I could handle. ... She was always positive and encouraging. ... She is thorough and is very knowledgeable about her field.
I think it is a strength that they [Sanford Reproductive Medicine] have a team of doctors working together on each patient. It helps to see other doctors and their varying perspectives. ... They [nurses] were always kind and worked hard to schedule my appointments and answer my questions. ... Every office visit or telemedicine visit cost around $200. Ultra sound $300. Medicine ranged from $100 to $600 a month. The IUI and sperm washing about $800 a month.
How was your experience with Stephanie Dahl at Sanford Reproductive Medicine?
I could tell she throughly reviewed my results and my history. She explained what the numbers for each test meant. She also would go through my options if my current cycle didn’t work. She was always positive and encouraging.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Stephanie Dahl at Sanford Reproductive Medicine?
She is thorough and is very knowledgeable about her field. I trust that she is doing everything she can to help me achieve my dreams!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Stephanie Dahl at Sanford Reproductive Medicine?
She gave me a lot of information and always seemed to know what questions I had before I asked them.
Describe the protocols Stephanie Dahl used in your cycles at Sanford Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I started with just pills to grow follicles. My body was responding well but she wanted to lay down the facts about being aggressive because of my age. She said we would be as agressive with treatment as I felt I could handle. We are currently using injections and IUI. I fear we will not be able to afford the IVF stage if nothing else works.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Sanford Reproductive Medicine.
They were always kind and worked hard to schedule my appointments and answer my questions.
Describe your experience with Sanford Reproductive Medicine.
I think it is a strength that they have a team of doctors working together on each patient. It helps to see other doctors and their varying perspectives. The weakness is that some of the doctors had more expertise than the others and it is a disappointment when you are scheduled with the lesser doctor. One can’t help think this cycle might not work because of it.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Stephanie Dahl at Sanford Reproductive Medicine.
Every office visit or telemedicine visit cost around $200. Ultra sound $300. Medicine ranged from $100 to $600 a month. The IUI and sperm washing about $800 a month.
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Stephanie Dahl
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Sanford Reproductive Medicine
Fargo
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2012, Unsuccessful
10
6
Age 45
1 IUI
IVF
Donor Eggs
Male Factor
Poor Egg Quality
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Income $200K - $499K
Doctor
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr Dahl was super compassionate...We knew going in that our chances of conceiving were small...We really really liked Dr Dahl and would highly recommend her...Really really liked her. She is personable and compassionate and super helpful. She listened well to our concerns. We knew going in that our chances of conceiving were low, but she was willing to work with us....we did have some unusual circumstances which the doc understood but nurses weren't very understanding about.
Overall we were satisfied with the care [at Sanford]...[Nursing Staff] Very controlling, didn't listen to me, we did have some unusual circumstances which the doc understood but nurses weren't very understanding about. We were not very impressed with the nursing care...Communication issues with nurses, compromise of my privacy with another health center...We really really liked Dr Dahl and would highly recommend her....She is personable and compassionate and super helpful.
How was your experience with Stephanie Dahl at Sanford Reproductive Medicine?
Really really liked her. She is personable and compassionate and super helpful. She listened well to our concerns. We knew going in that our chances of conceiving were low, but she was willing to work with us.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Stephanie Dahl at Sanford Reproductive Medicine?
Not sure
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Stephanie Dahl at Sanford Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Dahl was super compassionate (We weren't anywhere near as happy with her nursing staff). We knew going in that our chances of conceiving were small. Eventually we went on to donor egg but we went elsewhere for a larger donor pool and better statistics. We really really liked Dr Dahl and would highly recommend her.
Describe the protocols Stephanie Dahl used in your cycles at Sanford Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We did injections and IUI. Only a couple cycles because we knew our chances were really small. Not successful so we moved on to donor egg. We went elsewhere for a larger donor pool and a clinic with more donor experience and better statistics.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Sanford Reproductive Medicine.
Very controlling, didn't listen to me, we did have some unusual circumstances which the doc understood but nurses weren't very understanding about. We were not very impressed with the nursing care.
Describe your experience with Sanford Reproductive Medicine.
Overall we were satisfied with the care.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Stephanie Dahl at Sanford Reproductive Medicine.
All out of pocket
What specific things went wrong at Sanford Reproductive Medicine?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Sanford Reproductive Medicine.
Communication issues with nurses, compromise of my privacy with another health center
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Stephanie Dahl
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
6
Clinic
Sanford Reproductive Medicine
Fargo
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2017, Unsuccessful
9
6
Age 33 - 35
4 IUI
Male Factor
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
I loved Dr. Dahl. She is very patient and compassionate. She is very through in the care provided and explains everything! She is good to email or call you back if you have any questions or concerns too!...Clomid and an injectable to make me ovulate bc I think I ovulate later than normal and IUI due to poor Morpology with my husband's sperm....Strength...They have a good team of doctors and nurses...Go to your appt with h an open mind.
[Sanford] Strength...They have a good team of doctors and nurses...Love them [nursing staff]!! All of them were great!!...Per IUI was $1500...Not so much in the office did I feel like this [treated like a human'] but the whole Sanford clinic as a whole I do. Especially when bills start coming in. I think they should wait to send out bills...I got a bill to pay the day my period came after my IUI...I loved Dr. Dahl. She is very patient and compassionate. She is very through in the care provided and explains everything! She is good to email or call you back if you have any questions or concerns too!
How was your experience with Stephanie Dahl at Sanford Reproductive Medicine?
I loved Dr. Dahl. She is very patient and compassionate. She is very through in the care provided and explains everything! She is good to email or call you back if you have any questions or concerns too!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Stephanie Dahl at Sanford Reproductive Medicine?
Go to your appt with h an open mind. Science​ and doctors can only help you so far...In the end the man upstairs knows the plan for you. I went with the expectation if becoming pregnant right away...Don't do that.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Stephanie Dahl at Sanford Reproductive Medicine?
Not so much in the office did I feel like this but the whole Sanford clinic as a whole I do. Especially when bills start coming in. I think they should wait to send out bills...I got a bill to pay the day my period came after my IUI...
Describe the protocols Stephanie Dahl used in your cycles at Sanford Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Clomid and an injectable to make me ovulate bc I think I ovulate later than normal and IUI due to poor Morpology with my husband's sperm.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Sanford Reproductive Medicine.
Love them!! All of them were great!!
Describe your experience with Sanford Reproductive Medicine.
Clinics weakness- we only have one in the area so not much of a choice for me. Strength...They have a good team of doctors and nurses
Describe the costs associated with your care under Stephanie Dahl at Sanford Reproductive Medicine.
Per IUI was $1500
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Stephanie Dahl
Humanity
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Frequency Seen
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6
Clinic
Sanford Reproductive Medicine
Fargo
Operations
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Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2014, Successful
10
10
Age 40
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Tubal Blockage
Other
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Stephanie Dahl] was amazing very understanding. Listened to my thoughts explained the whole process step by step. Would return my calls right away. Made me feel comfortable. Explained the risks told me the good and the bad of everything. She was very forthright with me and my husband...She treated me like a person. Spoke to me and made sure i understood the whole process.
The clinic [Sanford Reproductive Med] was very nice and very clean. The atmosphere was very quiet and relaxed. All the staff were helpful and kind. They really make you feel welcome. It was easy to find. I have no negative thoughts or feelings about the clinic. I got my daughter because of this place!!!... She [Dr. Stephanie Dahl] was amazing very understanding. Listened to my thoughts explained the whole process step by step. Would return my calls right away. Made me feel comfortable. Explained the risks told me the good and the bad of everything. She was very forthright with me and my husband
How was your experience with Stephanie Dahl at Sanford Reproductive Medicine?
She was amazing very understanding. Listened to my thoughts explained the whole process step by step. Would return my calls right away. Made me feel comfortable. Explained the risks told me the good and the bad of everything. She was very forthright with me and my husband.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Stephanie Dahl at Sanford Reproductive Medicine?
Be open ask the tough questions
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Stephanie Dahl at Sanford Reproductive Medicine?
She treated me like a person. Spoke to me and made sure i understood the whole process.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Sanford Reproductive Medicine.
Very helpful and caring
Describe your experience with Sanford Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic was very nice and very clean. The atmosphere was very quiet and relaxed. All the staff were helpful and kind. They really make you feel welcome. It was easy to find. I have no negative thoughts or feelings about the clinic. I got my daughter because of this place!!!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Stephanie Dahl at Sanford Reproductive Medicine.
We spent 3500.
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Stephanie Dahl
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Communication
Frequency Seen
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10
Clinic
Sanford Reproductive Medicine
Fargo
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Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2015 - 2019, Unsuccessful
9
9
Age 27 - 31
2 IUI
2 IVF
PCOS
Poor Egg Quality
Tubal Blockage
Unexplained
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
[Dr. Dahl] was a great communicator however I wish she could/would’ve told me exactly what step she’d take text as a result of my cycle results. She was great to explain everything and made sure we understood everything upcoming or the reasons we had done things the way we did...was also worried about the emotional aspect of IVF and discussed canceling the cycle when quality eggs were not retrieved.
[Sanford Reproductive Medicine] Strengths- hours, hospitality, flexibility, convenient location, promo medication given if available Weaknesses- price: however the doctors continue to work with Sanford to make things as affordable as possible...$26,000 without meds...[nurses are] Top of the line
How was your experience with Stephanie Dahl at Sanford Reproductive Medicine?
She was a great communicator however I wish she could/would’ve told me exactly what step she’d take text as a result of my cycle results. She was great to explain everything and made sure we understood everything upcoming or the reasons we had done things the way we did.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Stephanie Dahl at Sanford Reproductive Medicine?
Be open with her and don’t be afraid to ask any questions you may have
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Stephanie Dahl at Sanford Reproductive Medicine?
She was very compassionate through the process and showed emotion throughout everything!
Describe the protocols Stephanie Dahl used in your cycles at Sanford Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Dr Dahl was also worried about the emotional aspect of IVF and discussed canceling the cycle when quality eggs were not retrieved.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Sanford Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Allison harrison)
Top of the line
Describe your experience with Sanford Reproductive Medicine.
Strengths- hours, hospitality, flexibility, convenient location, promo medication given if available Weaknesses- price: however the doctors continue to work with Sanford to make things as affordable as possible
Describe the costs associated with your care under Stephanie Dahl at Sanford Reproductive Medicine.
$26,000 without meds
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Stephanie Dahl
Humanity
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Explained risks
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Clinic
Sanford Reproductive Medicine
Fargo
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Scheduling
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