Stephanie Rothenberg

Pacific NW Fertility

Rated 9.6
Strongly recommend: 80%Neutral: 20%9.6
80% strongly recommend
4 reviews
Humanity
9.1
9.1
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
10
10
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
7.9
7.9
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
9
Excellent
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 Washington
Residency
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
Fellowship
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
nurse available by directline
nurse available by directline
not available by personal cell phone
not available by personal cell phone
Stephanie Rothenberg works at

Pacific NW Fertility
Rated 9
Strongly recommend: 80%Neutral: 12%Don't recommend: 8%9

At 2 offices

Seattle
1101 Madison St
Seattle, WA 98104
206.515.0000
Bellevue
1231 116th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
206.515.0000
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4 patient reviews

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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 35
5 IUI
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
Prefer not to answer
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Rothenberg patiently listens and then gives you science. She helps keep you rational...With Dr. Rothenberg and her team I always felt taken care of. I have recurrent pregnancy loss so their professionalism and empathy was really critical for my emotional well-being during treatment. They were exceptionally good with communication about my situation...Dr. Rothenberg entertained every question I could possibly think of and for every scenario
This is a top notch operation [Pacific NW Fertility]...Don’t underestimate how important communication and the simple act of answering the phone is. Other clinics might call you back after almost always having to leave messages, days later. PNWF will actually pick up the phone...Complete transparency and communication from everyone
How was your experience with Stephanie Rothenberg at Pacific NW Fertility?
She isn’t a bulls$&77er about what’s happening or treatment which I really appreciate. Infertility can lead you down some dark places and through many rabbit holes of things people swear worked for them and their miracle babies. Dr. Rothenberg patiently listens and then gives you science. She helps keep you rational.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Stephanie Rothenberg at Pacific NW Fertility?
Research, ask questions, be your own advocate, but listen to your doctor. She gives great information and feedback but you have to ask the questions. Dr. Rothenberg entertained every question I could possibly think of and for every scenario.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Stephanie Rothenberg at Pacific NW Fertility?
With Dr. Rothenberg and her team I always felt taken care of. I have recurrent pregnancy loss so their professionalism and empathy was really critical for my emotional well-being during treatment. They were exceptionally good with communication about my situation.
Describe the protocols Stephanie Rothenberg used in your cycles at Pacific NW Fertility and their degree of success.
Initially everything was on the table for us because our labs came back fine. We elected to do IUI with Letrozole and the HcG trigger shot. We could have started with IVF but decided why use dynamite when a sparkler might work? We were successful, but miscarried.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Pacific NW Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Team Rothenberg )
My comments for Dr. Rothenberg apply to the nursing staff as well. Complete transparency and communication from everyone.
Describe your experience with Pacific NW Fertility.
This is a top notch operation. I’ve since moved to Indiana and every clinic here is a disappointment in comparison. Don’t underestimate how important communication and the simple act of answering the phone is. Other clinics might call you back after almost always having to leave messages, days later. PNWF will actually pick up the phone.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Stephanie Rothenberg at Pacific NW Fertility.
IUIs are, in total, about $900, and meds are $140.
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Stephanie Rothenberg
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Pacific NW Fertility
Seattle
Operations
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
8
8
Age 36
Male Factor
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Stephanie Rothenberg made us feel comfortable and supported. She is very knowledgable and has a great balance in a warm but also direct approach. Her strength was explaining our options and not pressuring us. We felt discouraged when it came to cost, risks and % of treatment working but this is not her fault. A follow up might have been nice to see how they can support us in decision making.
The only weakness I can think of about this [Pacific NW Fertility] clinic is the costs seem to be slightly above average (after doing some research) but everything else was near perfect. The environment and team is exactly what you would want in an infertility setting...The team that supported me during the HSG team was amazing..
How was your experience with Stephanie Rothenberg at Pacific NW Fertility?
Dr. Stephanie Rothenberg made us feel comfortable and supported. She is very knowledgable and has a great balance in a warm but also direct approach. Her strength was explaining our options and not pressuring us. We felt discouraged when it came to cost, risks and % of treatment working but this is not her fault. A follow up might have been nice to see how they can support us in decision making.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Stephanie Rothenberg at Pacific NW Fertility?
To trust her, she is good. But also maybe to check with other clinics that may be more affordable.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Stephanie Rothenberg at Pacific NW Fertility?
She was warm and considerate and appeared to care about the future of our family. The staff was similar. However, due to financial restraints, we still have not followed through on treatment and we have never heard back from them, not a check-in or anything, which then kind of made me feel like a number.
Describe the protocols Stephanie Rothenberg used in your cycles at Pacific NW Fertility and their degree of success.
We did an HSG to see if my fallopian tubes are functioning okay. She recommended 3 IUIs and then IVF.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Pacific NW Fertility.
The team that supported me during the HSG team was amazing, I was so grateful for their support that day. The curse that walked us through procedure details after our first consultation was too upbeat for my liking considering the circumstances of our situation.
Describe your experience with Pacific NW Fertility.
The only weakness I can think of about this clinic is the costs seem to be slightly above average (after doing some research) but everything else was near perfect. The environment and team is exactly what you would want in an infertility setting.
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Stephanie Rothenberg
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Pacific NW Fertility
Seattle
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Consult
10
10
Age 36
East Asian
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Stephanie Rothenberg] is so compassionate, kind, caring and she want to help you in your TTC journey. She cares about her patients and you can tell that right away when you meet her. She answers questions thoroughly so you know what to expect and she can tell if you’re unsure about something she says
Very knowledgeable Doctors at [Pacific NW Fertility]...A very warm environment and caring Nurses...you are not just a number you are a patient who gets treated with the utmost respect. They care about you and your partner...When doing the blood draw the nurse was compassionate and did an amazing job...Costs would be anywhere from $25,000-30,000
How was your experience with Stephanie Rothenberg at Pacific NW Fertility?
Wow, what to say about Dr. Rothenberg.... too many good things! She is so compassionate, kind, caring and she want to help you in your TTC journey. She cares about her patients and you can tell that right away when you meet her. She answers questions thoroughly so you know what to expect and she can tell if you’re unsure about something she says.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Stephanie Rothenberg at Pacific NW Fertility?
She may be new to the Clinic, but she comes with loads of knowledge and compassion!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Stephanie Rothenberg at Pacific NW Fertility?
At PNWFC you are not just a number you are a patient who gets treated with the utmost respect. They care about you and your partner.
Describe the protocols Stephanie Rothenberg used in your cycles at Pacific NW Fertility and their degree of success.
N/A at this time due to Covid
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Pacific NW Fertility.
When doing the blood draw the nurse was compassionate and did an amazing job. No bruises and was not painful.
Describe your experience with Pacific NW Fertility.
Very knowledgeable Doctors at this clinic. A very warm environment and caring Nurses. I am so glad we switched to this clinic. They care about their patients and it shows. I felt very comfortable there and the front desk woman was so kind and polite and very helpful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Stephanie Rothenberg at Pacific NW Fertility.
Costs would be anywhere from $25,000-30,000
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Doctor
Stephanie Rothenberg
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Pacific NW Fertility
Seattle
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 32
1 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
1 Embryo Freezing
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Graphic Designer
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I appreciated how Dr Rothenberg dealt with every part of the process...I have PCOS and between myself and husband some other complications as well as medication I'm unable to stop taking, [she] considered it all and developed a strategy to best suit our situation. The most recent stage was fertilization which included lupin injections, estradiol patches (replaced every two days, progressively more over a couple weeks before implantation appointment, then returned to 2 patches every 2 days
Strengths [of Pacific NW] : great location (for me, ~9 minute walk). Majority women-lead, run and in treatment. Pleasant enough set-up and atmosphere, even considering current COVID issues. Offers good safety precautions and guidelines regarding COVID as well. Open on the weekends, and from 7am throughout the week. Weaknesses: really not much of anything - some inconveniences maybe like some procedures or sessions only being doable during the week, or certain times of day, etc. Perhaps a way to directly call/get to your nursing team (even to leave them a message) rather than having to go through the main reception every time
How was your experience with Stephanie Rothenberg at Pacific NW Fertility?
Overall I appreciated how Dr Rothenberg dealt with every part of the process. Some of her strengths: knowledge and ability to relate information as in-depth or simplified as wanted (from the original meet and explanation, to follow-ups and subsequent visits); engaging and considerate (able to keep things light-hearted when needed despite such a tough endeavor); thorough and flexible. No weaknesses really spring to mind, honestly.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Stephanie Rothenberg at Pacific NW Fertility?
Definitely see her. Also, just be open and honest with her. She's there to help however she can, and she'll be as transparent and realistic with you as possible.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Stephanie Rothenberg at Pacific NW Fertility?
Dr Rothenberg and her team were always kind, thoughtful and personable. I wasn't just another number but a person seeking their expertise which they were happy to share. They made what could have been an extremely stressful, antiseptic experiece not only manageable but somehow even pleasant. Everything explained, with any concerns or questions were further elaborated on to above satisfaction. They were also just considerate and friendly which helped immensely.
Describe the protocols Stephanie Rothenberg used in your cycles at Pacific NW Fertility and their degree of success.
Sorry but I couldn't go over it all to be honest. I have PCOS and between myself and husband some other complications as well as medication I'm unable to stop taking, and Dr Rothenberg. considered it all and developed a strategy to best suit our situation. The most recent stage was fertilization which included lupin injections, estradiol patches (replaced every two days, progressively more over a couple weeks before implantation appointment, then returned to 2 patches every 2 days), and Progesterone injections (first a type in sesame oil, and then changed to a version in ethyl oleate when I had a bad reaction to the first).
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Pacific NW Fertility.
The nursing staff were an integral part of the process. They were as kind and knowledgeable as Dr Rothenberg throughout the process - those that I interacted with only once or twice, and those who were regularly in contact with me in person or via email or calls in between sessions. When they were unable to fully address any inquiries or issues, they made sure to get me an answer as soon as possible.
Describe your experience with Pacific NW Fertility.
Strengths: great location (for me, ~9 minute walk). Majority women-lead, run and in treatment. Pleasant enough set-up and atmosphere, even considering current COVID issues. Offers good safety precautions and guidelines regarding COVID as well. Open on the weekends, and from 7am throughout the week. Weaknesses: really not much of anything - some inconveniences maybe like some procedures or sessions only being doable during the week, or certain times of day, etc. Perhaps a way to directly call/get to your nursing team (even to leave them a message) rather than having to go through the main reception every time (though you are able to email the team and they get back to you ASAP). Additional: social distancing, safe practices and care are taken throughout. Unfortunately (if understandably) partners are not able to come in in most cases at present because of health/safety concerns re: COVID.
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Doctor
Stephanie Rothenberg
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Pacific NW Fertility
Seattle
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources