Sue Ellen Carpenter

Bloom Fertility

Rated 7
Strongly recommend: 53%Neutral: 4%Don't recommend: 43%7
53% strongly recommend
24 reviews
Humanity
8.2
8.2
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
8
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
5.7
5.7
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
6.7
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
Columbia
Residency
Johns Hopkins
Fellowship
Johns Hopkins

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
doctor, nurse available by directline
doctor, nurse available by directline
not available by personal cell phone
not available by personal cell phone
Sue Ellen Carpenter works at

Bloom Fertility
Rated 6
Don't recommend: 100%6

Explore Clinic
Atlanta
6 Concourse Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30328

24 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2022, Unknown Success
NPS
6
NPS
6
Age 31
3 Fertility Medications
Anovulation
PCOS
Income $200K - $499K
Operations
1st of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Felt like Dr. Carpenter didn't really spend a lot of time explaining things or answering questions...You will be dealing more with her staff (which is totally fine) but don't have expectations that Dr. Carpenter will be spending a lot of one on one time with you. Her visits are brief and felt rushed in my opinion...She also dismissed a pretty big factor on my husband's semen analysis and said it wasn't a concern. After doing further research and talking to another RE, it was a big miss on her part and should have been addressed and explained...
The clinic [Bloom Fertility] is beautiful and brand new. It feels very clean and bright. The clinical staff is friendly and warm when you go in for your monitoring appointments. You get results back quickly because it's a smaller "boutique" clinic and they do not accept insurance meaning billing is very straightforward...Costs were straightforward and listed on her website...I really really like Elle and Mikesha [nurses]. They were always very friendly when I went in for my monitoring appointments....
How was your experience with Sue Ellen Carpenter at Bloom Fertility?
Dr. Carpenter is nice enough and we were initially really happy with her. However, upon moving to a new clinic there were some oversights on her part. My husband's semen analysis showed some abnormalities which Dr. Carpenter essentially brushed off because all of his other parameters were normal. Come to find out, the issue is a rather big one according to our new clinic. She also spent maybe 3 minutes total with me during my monitoring appointments and didn't really take time to explain things just said, "things look good, take a trigger shot x day." I only had 1 monitoring appointment per cycle. Our new clinic has me coming in for monitoring and blood work weekly. While I think she is a nice person, I didn't really feel like she took the time to talk us through everything. She sent me progesterone results and said, "congratulations!" leading me to get some false hope for a future positive pregnancy test.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sue Ellen Carpenter at Bloom Fertility?
If you have questions, make sure to ask them. You will be dealing more with her staff (which is totally fine) but don't have expectations that Dr. Carpenter will be spending a lot of one on one time with you. Her visits are brief and felt rushed in my opinion.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sue Ellen Carpenter at Bloom Fertility?
Dr. Carpenter is very warm and pleasant. However, the total time spent talking to her was 10 minutes and I was in the clinic several times for monitoring. She didn't really ask me if I had any questions or concerns and it felt like she was in and out.
Describe the protocols Sue Ellen Carpenter used in your cycles at Bloom Fertility and their degree of success.
I was started on 2.5mg of Letrozole and had one ultrasound. Dr. Carpenter gave me a particular day to trigger and asked me to report back with a positive pregnancy test or with the start of my cycle. I was not successful our first cycle so we upped my dosage to 5mg and had the same protocol. Both cycles were unsuccessful. She wanted to switch me to Clomid to "see what happens" if I continued with her clinic but my current RE advised against Clomid.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Bloom Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Elle)
I really really like Elle and Mikesha. They were always very friendly when I went in for my monitoring appointments.
Describe your experience with Bloom Fertility.
Pros - The clinic is beautiful and brand new. It feels very clean and bright. The clinical staff is friendly and warm when you go in for your monitoring appointments. You get results back quickly because it's a smaller "boutique" clinic and they do not accept insurance meaning billing is very straightforward. Cons - Felt like Dr. Carpenter didn't really spend a lot of time explaining things or answering questions. She was confident 3 cycles of meds and monitoring would work for us and it didn't. She also dismissed a pretty big factor on my husband's semen analysis and said it wasn't a concern. After doing further research and talking to another RE, it was a big miss on her part and should have been addressed and explained.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sue Ellen Carpenter at Bloom Fertility.
Costs were straightforward and listed on her website. She does not take insurance at Bloom.
What specific things went wrong at Bloom Fertility?
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Doctor
Sue Ellen Carpenter
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
6
Clinic
Bloom Fertility
Atlanta
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 33 - 36
Donor Eggs
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
Unexplained
Income $100K - $199K
Operations
2nd of 3 Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
Donor Eggs With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She thoroughly analyzed my previous care and walked us through some new options and suggestions for treatment. ... Dr. Carpenter truly listened and thought outside the box for my treatments. ... She has a soft and warm manner about her making you feel comfortable under her care. ... Dr. Carpenter goes above and beyond trying to ease your anxiety and find solutions to create the family you long for. She is also very smart and determined to get to the cause of any issues.
Multiple locations, doctors, and staff support. This allows for scheduling flexibility but also means you may see a variety of practitioners depending on where you elect to receive your care. The clinic communicates with one another very well so your care is coordinated. ... Each embryo transfer was about $5000 total. The prescriptions for the transfer were about $100. This was out-of-pocket because we did not have infertility coverage.
How was your experience with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
Dr. Carpenter is very experienced and very thorough. She has a soft and warm manner about her making you feel comfortable under her care. She is also very smart and determined to get to the cause of any issues.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
Dr. Carpenter goes above and beyond trying to ease your anxiety and find solutions to create the family you long for.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
Dr. Carpenter truly listened and thought outside the box for my treatments. We had previously been with another clinic with only negative results and were ready to give up until we met with Dr. Carpenter. She thoroughly analyzed my previous care and walked us through some new options and suggestions for treatment.
Describe the protocols Sue Ellen Carpenter used in your cycles at ACRM and their degree of success.
All of my transfers were frozen embryo cycles. Typically I would take birth control for a few days before beginning the real protocol to allow the 3-week protocol to be scheduled. I would start with estrogen for 2 weeks followed by the addition of progesterone injections for the 3rd week leading up the transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ACRM. (Assigned nurse: Sherri Bisciotti)
Always friendly, responsive, and attentive
Describe your experience with ACRM.
Multiple locations, doctors, and staff support. This allows for scheduling flexibility but also means you may see a variety of practitioners depending on where you elect to receive your care. The clinic communicates with one another very well so your care is coordinated.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM.
Each embryo transfer was about $5000 total. The prescriptions for the transfer were about $100. This was out-of-pocket because we did not have infertility coverage.
Describe Sue Ellen Carpenter's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ACRM.
Dr. Carpenter tried single embryo transfers the 1st 2 attempts and then the 3rd attempt we transferred to embryos which is when we became pregnant.
10
Doctor
Sue Ellen Carpenter
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
ACRM
Johns Creek
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 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.

2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 29 - 30
3 Fertility Medications
Anovulation
PCOS
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Carpenter is very to the point and thorough. She always took the time to explain everything to me which was so appreciated in this process. She also allowed me the freedom to suggest different pathways forward and was always honest on her opinion of these options...We did a stair-step approach when I did not respond to 50 mg clomid. In the same cycle, we increased to 100 mg clomid and then 7.5 mg letrozole. The next cycle she added dexamethasone to letrozole which helped with ovulation. Dr. Carpenter was very open to trying strategies to help make me ovulate. When the oral medication did not seem to result in a pregnancy, she very gently suggested IVF and explained her rationale for that suggestion.
It can be easy at ACRM to become lost and I found it was very important to follow up consistently...Sometimes the nurses would not have the proper dosage to send to the pharmacy but when I brought this to their attention it was quickly resolved...The front desk staff is always very friendly. I did have some issues with billing but ultimately it was resolved but it was a bit of a headache to get to that point. Scheduling was typically very easy...We did a stair-step approach when I did not respond to 50 mg clomid. In the same cycle, we increased to 100 mg clomid and then 7.5 mg letrozole. The next cycle she added dexamethasone to letrozole which helped with ovulation. Dr. Carpenter was very open to trying strategies to help make me ovulate. When the oral medication did not seem to result in a pregnancy, she very gently suggested IVF and explained her rationale for that suggestion.
How was your experience with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
Dr. Carpenter is very to the point and thorough. She always took the time to explain everything to me which was so appreciated in this process. She also allowed me the freedom to suggest different pathways forward and was always honest on her opinion of these options
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
Come prepared with questions and Dr. Carpenter will spend the time to explain everything to you. I only know from my experience of asking many questions but I would also think that if you did not have questions, Dr. Carpenter would still be thorough on explaining the process
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
Dr. Carpenter always spent time answering all of my questions and was incredibly patient
Describe the protocols Sue Ellen Carpenter used in your cycles at ACRM and their degree of success.
We did a stair-step approach when I did not respond to 50 mg clomid. In the same cycle, we increased to 100 mg clomid and then 7.5 mg letrozole. The next cycle she added dexamethasone to letrozole which helped with ovulation. Dr. Carpenter was very open to trying strategies to help make me ovulate. When the oral medication did not seem to result in a pregnancy, she very gently suggested IVF and explained her rationale for that suggestion.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ACRM. (Assigned nurse: Ashley)
It can be easy at ACRM to become lost and I found it was very important to follow up consistently
Describe your experience with ACRM.
The front desk staff is always very friendly. I did have some issues with billing but ultimately it was resolved but it was a bit of a headache to get to that point. Scheduling was typically very easy
What specific things went wrong at ACRM?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at ACRM.
Sometimes the nurses would not have the proper dosage to send to the pharmacy but when I brought this to their attention it was quickly resolved
10
Doctor
Sue Ellen Carpenter
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
ACRM
Atlanta Perimeter
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
2 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, Unsuccessful
NPS
0
NPS
0
Age 34
1 Fertility Medications
Endometriosis
European
Middle Eastern
Income $100K - $199K
Operations
Only Doc Seen
IUI With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
I waited for an hour and a half in the waiting room, when I did my consultation and [Dr. Carpenter] kept checking her text messages and breaking off while talking to me to do so. At first I liked how she mapped out the course of treatment, but then I found out she told me a lot of wrong information (which medication, antibiotics, which labs they would run and which they wouldn’t because my obgyn had already run, etc)...
I was REALLY disappointed with my care at ACRM. They don’t seem to have their act together. This is such a stressful issue, the very least I would expect is for them to have some organization and compassion. And I shouldn’t have to email 3 times to get a response from a nurse. If the policy is to respond to email in 24 hours, actually stick to it, and if you don’t apologize for taking so long to respond. Also...there should be someone somewhere who answers a phone. If a patient is freaking out about finding out what location they were supposed to be at because they don’t call or send reminder/verification messages for appointments, the patient should at least be able to reach a receptionist
How was your experience with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
At first I liked how she mapped out the course of treatment, but then I found out she told me a lot of wrong information (which medication, antibiotics, which labs they would run and which they wouldn’t because my obgyn had already run, etc).
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
If she isn’t paying attention to you, tell her that you are paying for the consultation, you expect her to be present. Also, ask her what you should do if anything changes from what she is telling you along the way (should you tell your nurse, etc)
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
I waited for an hour and a half in the waiting room, when I did my consultation and kept checking her text messages and breaking off while talking to me to do so. She gave me information which later ended up being incorrect, her office canceled my HSG appointment and couldn’t reschedule it so they outsourced me to another place (not one of their locations), they scheduled my initial appointment and didn’t tell me which location (indicated it was with my original location but it was not).
Describe the protocols Sue Ellen Carpenter used in your cycles at ACRM and their degree of success.
Initially she told me they would do a base ultrasound on day 3, along with a panel of hormones, etc. She told me she wouldn’t redo tests my doc had already done (she did though because apparently she doesn’t put anything she says in the system). She then told me they would set up the HSG and the MidCycle ultra sound and blood work at the same time and I should take the antibiotic a day before the HSG and continue until I was done with the course (5 days) this changed because she never noted it in my file and forgot what she told me. I would go on letrozole on my 3rd day of my cycle, come in for an iui (maybe do a trigger shot depending on my follicial size st my mid cycle).
Describe your experience with your nurse at ACRM. (Assigned nurse: Sherri was my nurse and abelina was my patient care coordinator)
I was pretty disappointed with their scheduling. My care coordinator was nice, but the office had some serious issues with scheduling. My HSG (which I scheduled at the beginning of my cycle) got cancelled and they couldn’t reschedule - I had to go to Northside Hospital radiology to get it done instead, which was really disappointing
Describe your experience with ACRM.
I was REALLY disappointed with my care at ACRM. They don’t seem to have their act together. This is such a stressful issue, the very least I would expect is for them to have some organization and compassion. And I shouldn’t have to email 3 times to get a response from a nurse. If the policy is to respond to email in 24 hours, actually stick to it, and if you don’t apologize for taking so long to respond. Also...there should be someone somewhere who answers a phone. If a patient is freaking out about finding out what location they were supposed to be at because they don’t call or send reminder/verification messages for appointments, the patient should at least be able to reach a receptionist
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM.
It’s definitely not cheap. It was about 1500 for intial blood work and ultrasound, 1500 for the HSG, 500 for midpoint ultrasound, 499 for iui, etc
Describe Sue Ellen Carpenter's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ACRM.
No idea
What specific things went wrong at ACRM?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
0
Doctor
Sue Ellen Carpenter
NPS
Humanity
1 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
1 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
1 of 5
Adaptability
1 of 5
0
Clinic
ACRM
Johns Creek
NPS
Operations
1 of 5
Scheduling
2 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
2 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
1 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unsuccessful
NPS
6
NPS
6
Age 30 - 31
3 IUI
Anovulation
PCOS
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
She [Dr. Carpenter] is very knowledgeable and kind but I wish there were greater attention to my case. I saw her *maybe* once a month during monitoring appointments so I did not feel like she was really involved or even really appraised of how the treatments were going. ... I started with timed intercourse and clomid bc I have PCOS. After getting no results, I was diagnosed with unexplained infertility and it was recommended that I try IUI.
Sometimes the front staff [ACRM] can be a bit cold, but the nursing team and finance people are great. ... The staff can be difficult to contact over the phone (don't miss the afternoon call backs if you have questions!) ... Also, be prepared to wait a while at appointments. I once waited an hour and 20 mins for a simple blood draw. I would recommend getting the first appointment of the day if possible and getting there extra early. This seemed to help me get through in a timely manner.
How was your experience with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
She is very knowledgeable and kind but I wish there were greater attention to my case. I saw her *maybe* once a month during monitoring appointments so I did not feel like she was really involved or even really appraised of how the treatments were going.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
Be prepared to really advocate for yourself.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
She was always very calm and reassuring during my visits. I do wish there was greater attention on my case and concerns.
Describe the protocols Sue Ellen Carpenter used in your cycles at ACRM and their degree of success.
I started with timed intercourse and clomid bc I have PCOS. After getting no results, I was diagnosed with unexplained infertility and it was recommended that I try IUI. I began to have reactions to clomid, so asked to try another medication, femara, but it did not work well for regulating my cycle. At one point it made me ovulate very early and honestly wished they had recommended that we cancel that IUI bc it was not optimal timing or follicle quality. The treatments are pricey and we felt like that one was a waste.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ACRM. (Assigned nurse: Sherri)
The staff can be difficult to contact over the phone (don't miss the afternoon call backs if you have questions!) However, they were very responsive to emails and I learned to have them address my concerns via email.
Describe your experience with ACRM.
Sometimes the front staff can be a bit cold, but the nursing team and finance people are great. Also, be prepared to wait a while at appointments. I once waited an hour and 20 mins for a simple blood draw. I would recommend getting the first appointment of the day if possible and getting there extra early. This seemed to help me get through in a timely manner.
What specific things went wrong at ACRM?
  • Failed to call with results
6
Doctor
Sue Ellen Carpenter
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
6
Clinic
ACRM
Johns Creek
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
NPS
5
NPS
4
Age 37 - 38
4 IUI
Male Factor
PCOS
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
Operations
2nd of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I like that she [Dr. Carpenter] seems agressive in trying things and changing things up but her bed side manner is terrible, she is very brusque and said things like, all the numbers say you should be pregnant but your not... Her strategy was to use hormones to get me to ovulate (which I did on both Clomid and Letrozole) and then do an iui. The first two iuis were with clomid and no trigger (bec I didn't need) neither resulted in pregnany. Then we did two with Letrozole and a steroid, one with a trigger and one was too late for a trigger. The first, number wise looked great but didn't work, I'm waiting on my last one now.
It [ACRM] is beautiful and flexible but they are very unorganized. They have messed up a few times when ordering blood draws and when billing, etc. They are nice but you have to advocate for everything.... Some were really sweet and some where down right rude and one almost messed up a cycle by not calling in my perscription in time. One who is no longer there was amazing but the one who helped me during my last iui was unwittingly unsensitive when she wrote to me in an email that she would see me on x date to confirm pregnancy
How was your experience with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
I like that she seems agressive in trying things and changing things up but her bed side manner is terrible, she is very brusque and said things like, all the numbers say you should be pregnant but your not, like she has no clue that the numbers arent the whole story. I also thought I was getting all the explanation and options but when talking to others Im starting to think she didnt.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
Advocate and do a ton of research because she'll help you get it done but may not bring it up
Describe the protocols Sue Ellen Carpenter used in your cycles at ACRM and their degree of success.
Her strategy was to use hormones to get me to ovulate (which I did on both Clomid and Letrozole) and then do an iui. The first two iuis were with clomid and no trigger (bec I didn't need) neither resulted in pregnany. Then we did two with Letrozole and a steroid, one with a trigger and one was too late for a trigger. The first, number wise looked great but didn't work, I'm waiting on my last one now. We do have male factor and the numbers werent great and I kept asking if iui made sense bec one of the doctors doing the iui didnt seem to think so and Dr. Carpenter seemed to not feel one way or another about it which was very confusing. Hoping #4 made it happen.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at ACRM.
Some were really sweet and some where down right rude and one almost messed up a cycle by not calling in my perscription in time. One who is no longer there was amazing but the one who helped me during my last iui was unwittingly unsensitive when she wrote to me in an email that she would see me on x date to confirm pregnancy, which really messed with me emotionally.
Describe your experience with ACRM.
It is beautiful and flexible but they are very unorganized. They have messed up a few times when ordering blood draws and when billing, etc. They are nice but you have to advocate for everything. They also didn't do the best explaining what was going on or why I was being charged the way I was being charged.
What specific things went wrong at ACRM?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Provided conflicting information
5
Doctor
Sue Ellen Carpenter
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
1 of 5
Explained risks
2 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
4
Clinic
ACRM
Atlanta Perimeter
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34
2 Fertility Medications
Endometriosis
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
While she [Dr. Sue Ellen Carpenter] is compassionate, she does not sugarcoat facts...which to me, is the best combination. She is straight forward with your chances of success but will do everything to help you have that success.... She was hopeful that we would have success - and we did get pregnant. When I saw her in the middle of my miscarriage, she took extra time with me to make sure I knew it wasn’t my fault and that I was doing everything right. She was so incredibly compassionate on the worst day of my life - so glad she is my doctor.
It’s [ACRM- Atl Perimeter] very busy - but it’s easy to get an appointment when you need it. They’ve got it down to a science! There are also several campuses so if you’re unable to get into one office, you can likely get in to another - even at a moment’s notice.... he nurses always returned my calls or emails within a few hours. My primary nurse talked to me twice on the day of my miscarriage and called back the day after to check on me.
How was your experience with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
She was hopeful that we would have success - and we did get pregnant. When I saw her in the middle of my miscarriage, she took extra time with me to make sure I knew it wasn’t my fault and that I was doing everything right. She was so incredibly compassionate on the worst day of my life - so glad she is my doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
While she is compassionate, she does not sugarcoat facts...which to me, is the best combination. She is straight forward with your chances of success but will do everything to help you have that success.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
Dr. Carpenter is phenomenal at balancing the hard facts of infertility with the compassion needed to deliver those facts. She doesn’t sugarcoat things but is very compassionate in how she relates to her patients.
Describe the protocols Sue Ellen Carpenter used in your cycles at ACRM and their degree of success.
We had one successful pregnancy after a round of femara and are now awaiting our first IUI due to endometriosis. We are hopeful the femara with IUI will be successful.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ACRM. (Assigned nurse: Bernice)
The nurses always returned my calls or emails within a few hours. My primary nurse talked to me twice on the day of my miscarriage and called back the day after to check on me.
Describe your experience with ACRM.
It’s very busy - but it’s easy to get an appointment when you need it. They’ve got it down to a science! There are also several campuses so if you’re unable to get into one office, you can likely get in to another - even at a moment’s notice.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM.
So far, we have only been though one treatment with femara in which case the specialist copay is all that has been required so far. She did, however, give us a cost estimate for our IUI process.
Describe Sue Ellen Carpenter's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ACRM.
N/A
10
Doctor
Sue Ellen Carpenter
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
ACRM
Atlanta Perimeter
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.

2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 42 - 43
3 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Uterine Fibroids
Unexplained
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
Accountant
Only Doc Seen
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
I am now preparing for egg donor IVF. Before this happens, she [Dr. Sue Ellen Carpenter] recommended I have the fibroids removed...was open and honest. She cares about her patients including their physical and mental well-being...always offers both sides of the procedure(s), good and bad. You never feel rushed when talking to her. She refrains from offering personal advice. She always provides research based answers.
$60/visit. IUI approx. $3,000 each. Meds. $25 [costs at ACRM]...The clinic is great at scheduling people. The waiting room is never over crowded nor do you have to wait long. The care coordinators are responsive and caring. It would be great if the frozen sperm and IUI procedure were at the Johns Creek location vs going to the other office. I would have also prefer Dr. Carpenter to perform the IUI procedure instead of a doctor I never met.
How was your experience with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
Dr. Carpenter always offers both sides of the procedure(s), good and bad. You never feel rushed when talking to her. She refrains from offering personal advice. She always provides research based answers.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
Look forward to being cared for by a Dr. who puts you first.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
Dr. Carpenter was open and honest. She cares about her patients including their physical and mental well-being.
Describe the protocols Sue Ellen Carpenter used in your cycles at ACRM and their degree of success.
I had 3 IUI’s. I wanted to try to have a child using my own eggs. My ovarian reserve was slightly below normal, but all other tests were fine. She used Letrozole to increase the number of eggs produced, but each time I never had more than 2 well developed eggs released. I also used progesterone inserted vaginally. The end result was 2 negative results and 1 chemical miscarriage. I am now preparing for egg donor IVF. Before this happens, she recommended I have the fibroids removed. The surgery is tomorrow, 3/1/18.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ACRM. (Assigned nurse: Timeka Carter)
Timeka is a good care coordinator. She always called back ina timely manner and was extremely fast when replying to emails. I did not have much interaction with my nurse. I did not have much interaction with
Describe your experience with ACRM.
The clinic is great at scheduling people. The waiting room is never over crowded nor do you have to wait long. The care coordinators are responsive and caring. It would be great if the frozen sperm and IUI procedure were at the Johns Creek location vs going to the other office. I would have also prefer Dr. Carpenter to perform the IUI procedure instead of a doctor I never met.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM.
$60/visit. IUI approx. $3,000 each. Meds. $25
Describe Sue Ellen Carpenter's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ACRM.
It is my understanding the center will only emplaned one egg when using a donor. I feel we should have the option to use more than one.
10
Doctor
Sue Ellen Carpenter
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
ACRM
Johns Creek
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2016 - 2018, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
10
Age 30 - 32
6 IUI
1 IVF
PCOS
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Marketer or PR
Only Doc Seen
Embryo Freezing With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Carpenter treats her patients 100% like humans. She ALWAYS makes sure her patients leave her office understanding their care plan and feeling comfortable with their plan. She's accessible and easy to talk to. And, she really genuinely cares about you as a person... Our retrieval was antagonist protocol with birth control. 225 IU of Gonal + 1 vial of Menopur for 6 days. Then, on day 7 we added 0.25 of Cetrotide for 4 days. We did a Pregnyl trigger injection. We opted for ICSI and did genetic testing. We froze our embryos to test/let my body recover from stimulation. This protocol resulted in 15 eggs retrieved and 5 day 5 embryos frozen.
ACRM is a very good clinic. Their strategy is coordinated care--so, you may not see your primary physician every time. But, information is shared and the physicians are great about working together. It's seamless. The rest of the staff is very friendly and helpful. You can pay bills online. And, their offices are very well appointed and comfortable. Also, they have several locations across metro Atlanta.
How was your experience with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
My experience is ongoing, but it's been a great one. We've had setbacks and we haven't had the results we want yet, but I'm confident in our plan and I always feel like I'm a participant in the plan vs. just a patient.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
She's very, very smart. Ask as many questions as you'd like and she'll always be ready with an answer. She cares about you and your journey--never hesitate to reach out if you're feeling overwhelmed.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
Dr. Carpenter treats her patients 100% like humans. She ALWAYS makes sure her patients leave her office understanding their care plan and feeling comfortable with their plan. She's accessible and easy to talk to. And, she really genuinely cares about you as a person.
Describe the protocols Sue Ellen Carpenter used in your cycles at ACRM and their degree of success.
Our retrieval was antagonist protocol with birth control. 225 IU of Gonal + 1 vial of Menopur for 6 days. Then, on day 7 we added 0.25 of Cetrotide for 4 days. We did a Pregnyl trigger injection. We opted for ICSI and did genetic testing. We froze our embryos to test/let my body recover from stimulation. This protocol resulted in 15 eggs retrieved and 5 day 5 embryos frozen. Unfortunately, our first IVF round was unsuccessful. We did a uteran septum resection after our failed attempt and are now waiting to transfer our second embryo.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ACRM. (Assigned nurse: Sherri Bisciotti)
My care team at ACRM consistent for Sherri (primary nurse) and Timeka Carter (care coordinator). Sherri has been the most incredible support throughout this journey. She is easily accessible and answers my questions (or finds Dr. Carpenter) every single time. Timeka is also amazing. She knows my appointment preferences and always reaches out in a timely manner to help schedule my appointments.
Describe your experience with ACRM.
ACRM is a very good clinic. Their strategy is coordinated care--so, you may not see your primary physician every time. But, information is shared and the physicians are great about working together. It's seamless. The rest of the staff is very friendly and helpful. You can pay bills online. And, their offices are very well appointed and comfortable. Also, they have several locations across metro Atlanta.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM.
My retrieval was about $14K. Each transfer is about $4K. My insurance (BCBS) is not covered for blood work, so each time I needed in-house labs, the cost was several hundred dollars. Through my insurance, only 'diagnosis' codes are accepted. So, monitoring and consultations are copay only. But, anything beyond that is out of pocket.
Describe Sue Ellen Carpenter's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ACRM.
ACRM and Dr. Carpenter encourage single emrbyo transfer.
9
Doctor
Sue Ellen Carpenter
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
ACRM
Atlanta Perimeter
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, Unsuccessful
NPS
1
NPS
2
Age 31
Male Factor
South Asian
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
1st of 2 Docs
IVF With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
When we first met with the doctor [Dr. Sue Ellen Carpenter] she seemed very sweet, but she was quick to tell us we needed to do IVF and wanted to get the process started asap. Being this was our first clinic I wish we would have received a better consultation rather than a stack of papers...Dr. Carpenter drew her chart with how the males body works and how the females body works. She did this to explain how everything works (lots of medical words) every time we met. I felt that was her go to. She was very sweet but didn't feel the compassion for such an emotional procedure.
Strengths [at ACRM]-Multiple locations, Staff was good, stayed on top of everything as much as they could. Weakness-Doctor experience, Finance department...She [nurse] had everything in order but with the short time we were with ACRM there was more attitude then we needed during this rough time...We had to ask them for results every time. There strategy was if it isn't of a concern we aren't going to call you. With this being our first go around we wanted to know every detail.
How was your experience with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
We felt like a number and a count in how many IVF cycles they would complete. Dr. Carpenter drew her chart with how the males body works and how the females body works. She did this to explain how everything works (lots of medical words) every time we met. I felt that was her go to. She was very sweet but didn't feel the compassion for such an emotional procedure. What pressed my button was when I saw her after my HSG at the perimeter location. The PA completed it and then when I walked out to pay I was surprised to see her there as I was told she wasn't available to complete my procedure. I was fine with it because I know their schedules are busy but when I said Hi, excited to see her....it was a wave without anything out of her mouth and like she was forced to say hello. As a doctor you would think she would care to say hi to her patients with a little bit more enthusiasm and care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
I would ask her to give you options and ask her to explain in detail the steps and how you can communicate with her through the process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
When we first met with the doctor she seemed very sweet, but she was quick to tell us we needed to do IVF and wanted to get the process started asap. Being this was our first clinic I wish we would have received a better consultation rather than a stack of papers.
Describe the protocols Sue Ellen Carpenter used in your cycles at ACRM and their degree of success.
Unfortunately we didn't even get this far. After the HSG we were done with ACRM and decided to find another doctor and practice.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ACRM. (Assigned nurse: Sherry)
She had everything in order but with the short time we were with ACRM there was more attitude then we needed during this rough time.
Describe your experience with ACRM.
We found a few of both these during our short time with the clinic. Strengths-Multiple locations, Staff was good, stayed on top of everything as much as they could. Weakness-Doctor experience, Finance department
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM.
We didn't get that far.
Describe Sue Ellen Carpenter's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ACRM.
Unfortunately not.
What specific things went wrong at ACRM?
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at ACRM.
We had to ask them for results every time. There strategy was if it isn't of a concern we aren't going to call you. With this being our first go around we wanted to know every detail. This is a lot of money and time we are spending to make sure we have a family.
1
Doctor
Sue Ellen Carpenter
NPS
Humanity
1 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
2 of 5
Compassion
2 of 5
Explained risks
2 of 5
Adaptability
2 of 5
2
Clinic
ACRM
Atlanta Perimeter
NPS
Operations
2 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
3 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2016, Unsuccessful
NPS
4
NPS
2
Age 28 - 29
3 IUI
Anovulation
PCOS
European
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 2 Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
2 Egg Freezing With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
I very much like Dr. Carpenter. She was the first infertility specialist that I ever saw, so I was in a pretty emotionally fragile place going into our first meeting. I felt that she took a lot of time to explain everything that was happening and what our next steps were. I never felt rushed. She seems to genuinely care about her patients. On the visits that I was actually able to see her, she took time to answer every single one of my often very long list of questions.
In an attempt to look super organized, each patient has both a designated nurse and a separate designated patient care coordinator. I was sometimes on the phone with one and rather than just booking the appointment, I had to be transferred to someone else. It seemed a lot of steps were involved to do anything. I also felt that the staff didn't have much compassion. They were very hard to reach. I don't think that I EVER was able to get though to my nurse via phone directly. I always had to leave a voicemail and then she would call back. Yes, it was within the designated "appropriate call back time," but I felt as if they almost had a policy of not answering the phone. The nursing staff who drew blood were cordial, but there were times when I was in the office multiple days in a given week. They never seemed to acknowledge that they knew who I was. We had no relationship and they didn't seem to want to develop one. I do understand that they have a lot of patients, but the lack of warmth left something to be desired. I also had a situation occur where I needed to meet with my doctor to discuss something prior to beginning a cycle. I was scheduled for an appointment and was told I would be meeting with my doctor. At the appointment, my nurse told me that was not the case. I was just having blood work to move forward with the cycle. I was very uncomfortable doing so without consulting my doctor and having some questions answered. Despite the fact that I had had a conversation with both her and with my patient care coordinator earlier in the day and had been told I could see Dr. Carpenter, I was now told that it was not scheduled that way and it was not possible. I was informed Dr. Carpenter was with another patient. I suggested that I would wait until whenever she could see me. I was visibly upset and was now crying, but no compassion was shown and I was told I could not meet with her that day. This left a very bad impression on me of the nurse. I do not blame Dr. Carpenter, as it seemed she was unaware that one of her patients was in a room crying and trying to meet with her.
How was your experience with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
I very much like Dr. Carpenter. She was the first infertility specialist that I ever saw, so I was in a pretty emotionally fragile place going into our first meeting. I felt that she took a lot of time to explain everything that was happening and what our next steps were. I never felt rushed. She seems to genuinely care about her patients. On the visits that I was actually able to see her, she took time to answer every single one of my often very long list of questions.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
I would suggest someone considering Dr. Carpenter keep in mind that although she is your doctor, you will be spending a somewhat small amount of time with her. Other doctors and staff will be the ones handling many of your procedures, so make sure you are comfortable with feeling like a number during the visits when you do not see Dr. Carpenter.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
I always felt that Dr. Carpenter had a great bedside manner. She took time to explain everything and answer questions. I also felt she genuinely cared about things working out for me. Unfortunately, during most of my appointments I was meeting with other doctors, nurse practitioners, or the nursing staff and I did not feel that many of them saw me as much more than a number. This was one of the reasons that I left ACRM.
Describe the protocols Sue Ellen Carpenter used in your cycles at ACRM and their degree of success.
I was not ovulating on my own. We did about 4 months of clomid, which did induce ovulation each time but did not result in pregnancy. We then switched to Femara for 2 months, and included 3 IUIs (2 in one cycle) during that time. Both of those months also led to ovulation, but not to pregnancy. We were then discussing IVF, but I switched clinics before beginning that process.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ACRM. (Assigned nurse: Mikesha)
This was one of my biggest disappointments with ACRM. In an attempt to look super organized, each patient has both a designated nurse and a separate designated patient care coordinator. I was sometimes on the phone with one and rather than just booking the appointment, I had to be transferred to someone else. It seemed a lot of steps were involved to do anything. I also felt that the staff didn't have much compassion. They were very hard to reach. I don't think that I EVER was able to get though to my nurse via phone directly. I always had to leave a voicemail and then she would call back. Yes, it was within the designated "appropriate call back time," but I felt as if they almost had a policy of not answering the phone. The nursing staff who drew blood were cordial, but there were times when I was in the office multiple days in a given week. They never seemed to acknowledge that they knew who I was. We had no relationship and they didn't seem to want to develop one. I do understand that they have a lot of patients, but the lack of warmth left something to be desired. I also had a situation occur where I needed to meet with my doctor to discuss something prior to beginning a cycle. I was scheduled for an appointment and was told I would be meeting with my doctor. At the appointment, my nurse told me that was not the case. I was just having blood work to move forward with the cycle. I was very uncomfortable doing so without consulting my doctor and having some questions answered. Despite the fact that I had had a conversation with both her and with my patient care coordinator earlier in the day and had been told I could see Dr. Carpenter, I was now told that it was not scheduled that way and it was not possible. I was informed Dr. Carpenter was with another patient. I suggested that I would wait until whenever she could see me. I was visibly upset and was now crying, but no compassion was shown and I was told I could not meet with her that day. This left a very bad impression on me of the nurse. I do not blame Dr. Carpenter, as it seemed she was unaware that one of her patients was in a room crying and trying to meet with her.
Describe your experience with ACRM.
This is a big clinic. It's a baby making factory, and as such you will become just one of the patients moving along the conveyer belt. If you are lucky enough to have a doctor as caring as Dr. Carpenter, I would still say that it's not worth it because you will be bounced around to so many other doctors and nurses and your time with "your" doctor will be limited. Many of my tests and procedures were performed by nurse practitioners, not even other doctors. I was displeased about this because I was paying the same regardless of who performed it. So I would have preferred any doctor, if not MY doctor.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM.
Nothing was covered by my insurance, so it all seemed very pricey. It was about 2 years ago at this point, so I do not remember exact numbers. The cost of IVF (which I never started at ACRM) was comparable to other locations in Atlanta, but much more expensive than I was able to find out of state.
Describe Sue Ellen Carpenter's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ACRM.
N/A
What specific things went wrong at ACRM?
  • Lost appointments
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at ACRM.
I had an appointment scheduled with my assigned doctor and needed to speak with her urgently before staring a treatment cycle. I needed to decide that day whether or not I would start meds. However when I arrived my nurse told me that the appointment was not with my doctor it was just for the blood work necessary to start the cycle. I reminded her what we had discussed earlier that day and what I had also discussed with my patient care coordinator. Despite the truth of what we had discussed, despite my tears and clear emotional distress, I was still not allowed to speak to my doctor even though she was in the office and I offered to meet with her whenever she was free.
4
Doctor
Sue Ellen Carpenter
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
2
Clinic
ACRM
Atlanta Perimeter
NPS
Operations
2 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
2 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2014, Unsuccessful
NPS
0
NPS
0
Age 34
4 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Income $100K - $199K
Business Executive
1st of 2 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
We attempted three IVF cycles [with Dr. Carpenter] and were cancelled each time prior to retrieval, against our wishes (the doctor/clinic didn't think there were enough eggs to even try; we just wanted a chance). Basically, we were told they had three protocols and we had tried them all so our "only option" was to move on to donor eggs (note: we switched clinics and were successful on our first cycle with them)... Also, I hated that we didn't get to see our doctor during our treatment cycle - we saw a different doctor at every appointment who didn't know us and didn't want to take the time to get to know us; we were just names on a chart. They made decisions about our care without knowing our situation or preferences...
My nurse [at ACRM - Atl Per] was actually pretty good, though like everyone else at the clinic never congratulated us when we conceived or expressed sorrow when we lost the pregnancies...There is not a culture of compassion for the patients...You will sometimes have to wait a really long time for your appointment... Strengths: Free parking. People who draw blood are very good. Able to get early morning (before work) appointments most of the time...
How was your experience with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
In my experience she was unwilling to think outside the box/vary from set protocols. She dismissed our preferences (e.g., continue with retrieval despite few eggs), in my opinion, to protect the clinic's success rates (little did she know that our first attempt with a different clinic would be successful). She had little-to-no interaction with us during our cycles. She never congratulated us when we conceived (twice in our ten months with the clinic) or expressed sorrow when either pregnancy failed (at least not until I pointed this fact out to her at which point she did tell us she was sorry but it seemed to be very hard for her to do).
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
If, for whatever reason, you decide to give her/this clinic a try and are unsuccessful after a cycle or two, SWITCH TO A DIFFERENT CLINIC (may I suggest Dr. Shapiro at RBA?). If you don't fit the mold, find a doctor/clinic that will think outside the box/treat you as an individual.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
My fertility issues did not "fit the mold." We attempted three IVF cycles and were cancelled each time prior to retrieval, against our wishes (the doctor/clinic didn't think there were enough eggs to even try; we just wanted a chance). Basically, we were told they had three protocols and we had tried them all so our "only option" was to move on to donor eggs (note: we switched clinics and were successful on our first cycle with them). I believe the doctor/clinic is probably ok for 90% of people/couples who are "easy" but terrible for those in the other 10%. Also, in the 10 months we worked with this doctor/clinic, we conceived twice (one on our own on a break cycle and once after a cancelled-IVF-converted-to-IUI cycle). We lost both pregnancies but my issue with the doctor (and everyone else at this clinic) is that with neither pregnancy did we hear a "congratulations" upon conception or any expression of sorrow when we lost the pregnancy. Also, I hated that we didn't get to see our doctor during our treatment cycle - we saw a different doctor at every appointment who didn't know us and didn't want to take the time to get to know us; we were just names on a chart. They made decisions about our care without knowing our situation or preferences.
Describe the protocols Sue Ellen Carpenter used in your cycles at ACRM and their degree of success.
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Describe your experience with your nurse at ACRM. (Assigned nurse: Mikesha)
My nurse was actually pretty good, though like everyone else at the clinic never congratulated us when we conceived or expressed sorrow when we lost the pregnancies.
Describe your experience with ACRM.
Weaknesses: they have set protocols and don't like to vary from them. They will cancel treatment cycles against your wishes (in my opinion, to protect their success rates). There is not a culture of compassion for the patients. You will likely not get to see your doctor much/at all during your treatment cycle - you'll see a different doctor at every appointment who doesn't know you and won't take the time to get to know you - you'll just be names on a chart. You will sometimes have to wait a really long time for your appointment. Strengths: Free parking. People who draw blood are very good. Able to get early morning (before work) appointments most of the time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM.
I was fortunate and had most expenses covered by insurance. I paid $40 for each visit (including blood draws, unfortunately) plus out-of-pocket for the meds insurance wouldn't cover.
0
Doctor
Sue Ellen Carpenter
NPS
Humanity
1 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
1 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
1 of 5
0
Clinic
ACRM
Atlanta Perimeter
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 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, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34 - 35
1 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Uterine Fibroids
Unexplained
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Carpenter, is kind and takes time to explain processes and why she recommends what. They are days that I have asked to consult with her outside my regular appointments and she really makes a effort to honor this. She knows my husband and I’s names when we talk to her we walk away relieved and hopeful
Environment is welcoming and the employees are pleasant and always smiling. ... They are also very sensitive and culturally competent. ... And they really do wor around your availability; sometimes it means going in really early or really late after work but they are always willing to see you. I love this place. The only weakness I see is how far it is from where I live
How was your experience with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
All I can say is she makes the weight of infertility bearable. She’s genuinely concerned about our situation and sometimes reaches out to us at late hours to check in and with recommendations. My husband thinks if she were his prof in school he would have loved school even more; that how gentle and deliberate she is! We absolutely love her !
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
Be open and tell her your concerns and expectations! You are in safe hands!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
Dr. Carpenter, is kind and takes time to explain processes and why she recommends what. They are days that I have asked to consult with her outside my regular appointments and she really makes a effort to honor this. She knows my husband and I’s names when we talk to her we walk away relieved and hopeful
Describe your experience with your nurse at ACRM. (Assigned nurse: Ashley Malley )
They are excellent! They respond quickly when o have questions or need clarifying and they are very flexible with time as well.
Describe your experience with ACRM.
Clinic is great! Environment is welcoming and the employees are pleasant and always smiling. Appointments don’t take long; you are out before you know it! And they really do wor around your availability; sometimes it means going in really early or really late after work but they are always willing to see you. They are also very sensitive and culturally competent. I love this place. The only weakness I see is how far it is from where I live
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM.
I think costs were okay when covered by insurance and I only had to pay my copay.
Describe Sue Ellen Carpenter's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ACRM.
Not applicable
10
Doctor
Sue Ellen Carpenter
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
ACRM
Atlanta Perimeter
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.

2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 35
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Carpenter is wonderful. She's warm, communicative, personable and relatable. She heard my story, we discussed my health history and test results. She explained everything fully and answered every question I had (there were a lot). We came up with a plan for my treatment, we did more testing to address some concerns she had and once all results were in, we discussed and came up with a plan. Said plan is in process.
So far, this clinic [ACRM] has gone above and beyond my expectations. Staff are friendly and kind. They make sure all your needs are met and if something is off, that handle it and find out the answer or fix the problem. I'm a tough critic and I have yet to find an issue. ... My costs will be $8900 to the clinic which includes the dr's fee, anesthesia, the procedure, first year of freezing and the cryo process. The drugs will cost $4500.
How was your experience with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
Dr. Carpenter is wonderful. She's warm, communicative, personable and relatable. She heard my story, we discussed my health history and test results. She explained everything fully and answered every question I had (there were a lot). We came up with a plan for my treatment, we did more testing to address some concerns she had and once all results were in, we discussed and came up with a plan. Said plan is in process.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
Do it! She's fantastic and one of the best in her field!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
Dr Carpenter is fantastic. She treats everyone like a human. Upon our first meeting we discussed test results past and present and other health challenges in my history. She listened, understood my fears and addressed them. We came up with a plan and are in process of executing the plan.
Describe the protocols Sue Ellen Carpenter used in your cycles at ACRM and their degree of success.
No protocols or drugs have been given yet.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ACRM. (Assigned nurse: Ashley Malley)
Ashley is great. While I've not met her in person yet, she always answers my emails and calls promptly. She gives instructions and information clearly and handles anything and everything I might need.
Describe your experience with ACRM.
So far, this clinic has gone above and beyond my expectations. Staff are friendly and kind. They make sure all your needs are met and if something is off, that handle it and find out the answer or fix the problem. I'm a tough critic and I have yet to find an issue.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM.
My costs will be $8900 to the clinic which includes the dr's fee, anesthesia, the procedure, first year of freezing and the cryo process. The drugs will cost $4500.
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Doctor
Sue Ellen Carpenter
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
ACRM
Atlanta Perimeter
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
2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
7
Age 36
1 IVF
Male Factor
European
Income $200K - $499K
Professor
2nd of 2 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Successful
Dr. Carpenter was always warm and happy to answer questions about treatment...thought to test the sperm DNA fragmentation, which I 100% credit with our success. She was compassionate and warm and very excited with the results that we got. She called and explained results that didn't require an office visit and always had a plan for moving things forward...We did a full month of estrogen priming with an antagonist protocol, human growth hormone, and picsi. We did everything we could to improve egg quality and also get good fertilization rates. It was a no $ spared, throw the whole kitchen sink at it cycle.
It is big and it can be easy to get lost in the shuffle [at ACRM]. It is also easy to get an appointment and treatment can move very quickly if you want it to. I came back to this clinic because the wait times at another local clinic were significantly higher for a first appointment...My care team changed at some point and I wasn't actually notified. I didn't know who I was supposed to contact for questions and went several days with unanswered questions before I could get a new contact person. The nurses were pretty good, things were just chaotic.
How was your experience with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
Dr. Carpenter thought to test the sperm DNA fragmentation, which I 100% credit with our success. She was compassionate and warm and very excited with the results that we got. She called and explained results that didn't require an office visit and always had a plan for moving things forward.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
She is great! Trust her.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
Dr. Carpenter was always warm and happy to answer questions about treatment.
Describe the protocols Sue Ellen Carpenter used in your cycles at ACRM and their degree of success.
We did a full month of estrogen priming with an antagonist protocol, human growth hormone, and picsi. We did everything we could to improve egg quality and also get good fertilization rates. It was a no $ spared, throw the whole kitchen sink at it cycle.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at ACRM.
My care team changed at some point and I wasn't actually notified. I didn't know who I was supposed to contact for questions and went several days with unanswered questions before I could get a new contact person. The nurses were pretty good, things were just chaotic.
Describe your experience with ACRM.
I have already reviewed this clinic. It is big and it can be easy to get lost in the shuffle. It is also easy to get an appointment and treatment can move very quickly if you want it to. I came back to this clinic because the wait times at another local clinic were significantly higher for a first appointment.
Describe Sue Ellen Carpenter's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ACRM.
We did pgs testing so we were strongly advised to transfer only one embryo.
10
Doctor
Sue Ellen Carpenter
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
7
Clinic
ACRM
Atlanta Buckhead
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 29
1 IVF
Tubal Blockage
European
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Carpenter made me feel like I mattered. She went out of her way to make sure I understood what was going on. She emailed me and updated me personally as opposed to her office staff updating me. She called me herself to tell me that the transfer worked and that I was finally pregnant. I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Carpenter.... I did IVF and did a freeze all cycle because we genetically tested all embryos. We did an antagonist protocol. We used follistim, menopur, and cetrotide.
Overall the office staff [ACRM- Johns Creek] is professional however they could be a little better at communicating and also having compassion. As the patient you must be your own advocate! The financial advisors could be a little more helpful as well....Dr. Carpenter made me feel like I mattered.... She emailed me and updated me personally as opposed to her office staff updating me. She called me herself to tell me that the transfer worked and that I was finally pregnant. I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Carpenter.
How was your experience with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
Dr. Carpenter made me feel like I mattered. She went out of her way to make sure I understood what was going on. She emailed me and updated me personally as opposed to her office staff updating me. She called me herself to tell me that the transfer worked and that I was finally pregnant. I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Carpenter.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
Be your own advocate!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
Dr. Carpenter made me feel like I mattered. She went out of her way to make sure I understood what was going on. She emailed me and updated me personally as opposed to her office staff updating me. She called me herself to tell me that the transfer worked and that I was finally pregnant. I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Carpenter.
Describe the protocols Sue Ellen Carpenter used in your cycles at ACRM and their degree of success.
I did IVF and did a freeze all cycle because we genetically tested all embryos. We did an antagonist protocol. We used follistim, menopur, and cetrotide. Did a trigger shot then had the egg retrieval 36 hours later. About a month later we did a single embryo transfer and used estrace and progesterone to support the pregnancy. The transfer was successful and resulted in a healthy baby girl.
Describe your experience with ACRM.
Overall the office staff is professional however they could be a little better at communicating and also having compassion. As the patient you must be your own advocate! The financial advisors could be a little more helpful as well.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM.
$20,000
10
Doctor
Sue Ellen Carpenter
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
ACRM
Johns Creek
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2008 - 2013, Successful
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 25 - 30
Anovulation
PCOS
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $200K - $499K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
3 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I found her [Dr. Sue Ellen Carpenter] to be very knowledgeable. Her passion is pgd. I really like her. She was warm, but also matter of fact..... She advised me to lose weight, but the way she did it was very clear. She showed me the chart about weight and successful treatment- and told me the number I had to be at for treatment. She was candid, but helpful. When I did lose the weight, and conceive, she checked me early on, despite me not actually needing medical intervention, she was always accessible.
The clinic [ACRM] was peaceful, and I felt comfortable there. For me, with PCOS and being overweight, she really encouraged me to lose weight, and said I probably wouldn't need intervention if I did so. She was right twice. In my case, they did the bloodwork, and she did the ultrasounds. She put me on progesterone when I needed it, and that was about it. She asked about my family, and it always felt like catching up when I'd see her. When I went back to see her when I was trying for a second child, she basically told me I was textbook, and I knew what to do. She was right
How was your experience with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
I found her to be very knowledgeable. Her passion is pgd. I really like her. She was warm, but also matter of fact. She asked about my family, and it always felt like catching up when I'd see her. When I went back to see her when I was trying for a second child, she basically told me I was textbook, and I knew what to do. She was right. Now that I'm trying for number 3, I haven't felt like I needed to go see her, because I do know what to do.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
I met when I was younger, when she was practicing as a reproductive endo, so there was familiarity there. She advised me to lose weight, but the way she did it was very clear. She showed me the chart about weight and successful treatment- and told me the number I had to be at for treatment. She was candid, but helpful. When I did lose the weight, and conceive, she checked me early on, despite me not actually needing medical intervention, she was always accessible.
Describe the protocols Sue Ellen Carpenter used in your cycles at ACRM and their degree of success.
For me, with PCOS and being overweight, she really encouraged me to lose weight, and said I probably wouldn't need intervention if I did so. She was right twice. In my case, they did the bloodwork, and she did the ultrasounds. She put me on progesterone when I needed it, and that was about it.
Describe your experience with ACRM.
The clinic was peaceful, and I felt comfortable there.
9
Doctor
Sue Ellen Carpenter
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
9
Clinic
ACRM
Atlanta Buckhead
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2017 - 2020, Consult
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 38 - 41
1 Egg Freezing
1 Embryo Freezing
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 2 Docs
Surrogacy With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Carpenter was very knowledgeable and kind. I had had an historectomy in 2012 so she explained that it wasn’t a certainty that I would still be ovulating but that we would check. Luckily I was an my eggs did mature. Giving me a total of 14 eggs. I appreciated how she explained things to me and that she was honest with me throughout the procedure...I was put on a higher dosage of the fertility drugs because of my history of a hysterectomy
The clinic [at ACRM] is organized and clean. It is fully equipped. I didn’t have to go anywhere else. Everything was done at the same location. I would rate it as excellent. The check in process is painless and the front desk staff are nice...The nurses are always available. They get back to you right away and they are very good at responding to email
How was your experience with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
Dr. Carpenter was very knowledgeable and kind. I had had an historectomy in 2012 so she explained that it wasn’t a certainty that I would still be ovulating but that we would check. Luckily I was an my eggs did mature. Giving me a total of 14 eggs. I appreciated how she explained things to me and that she was honest with me throughout the procedure.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
I would say to not be scared. She will take good care of you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
Is he was kind and thorough. I was always treated like a human.
Describe the protocols Sue Ellen Carpenter used in your cycles at ACRM and their degree of success.
I was put on a higher dosage of the fertility drugs because of my history of a hysterectomy.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ACRM.
The nurses are always available. They get back to you right away and they are very good at responding to email.
Describe your experience with ACRM.
The clinic is organized and clean. It is fully equipped. I didn’t have to go anywhere else. Everything was done at the same location. I would rate it as excellent. The check in process is painless and the front desk staff are nice.
Describe Sue Ellen Carpenter's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ACRM.
The do single embryo transfer but I haven’t done it yet.
10
Doctor
Sue Ellen Carpenter
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
ACRM
Atlanta Perimeter
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
2017, Successful
NPS
8
NPS
10
Age 34
1 IVF
PCOS
Tubal Blockage
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
1st of 5 Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She explained the process and was honest about possible results.... Very informative, honest, and caring. I had blocked tubes and slight PCOS, and she was very empathetic. When she [Dr. Carpenter] explained everything and told us the price, we almost died of shock. I asked advice about traveling for cheaper treatments. She was not trying to steer us away from that option, but did warn of complications and worries about traveling. Ultimately, we saved money and went woth acrm!
The receptionist staff Answer emails efficiently. The scheduler schedules appointments efficiently. Each location [ACRM] has a very nice staff. Each staff has nice and clean facilities. Each appointment was organized and staff was helpful in telling patients where to go for what procedure.... 15,000 for retrieval and fresh transfer 5,000 for meds... [nurses] Timely, caring, perfect precision when drawing blood, nice
How was your experience with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
Very informative, honest, and caring. I had blocked tubes and slight PCOS, and she was very empathetic. When she explained everything and told us the price, we almost died of shock. I asked advice about traveling for cheaper treatments. She was not trying to steer us away from that option, but did warn of complications and worries about traveling. Ultimately, we saved money and went woth acrm! Totally worth it! 38 weeks pregnant with a baby girl!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
She has a dry personality, but knows her stuff.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
She explained the process and was honest about possible results.
Describe the protocols Sue Ellen Carpenter used in your cycles at ACRM and their degree of success.
Stims Egg retrieval Fresh fransfer
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at ACRM.
Timely, caring, perfect precision when drawing blood, nice
Describe your experience with ACRM.
The receptionist staff Answer emails efficiently. The scheduler schedules appointments efficiently. Each location has a very nice staff. Each staff has nice and clean facilities. Each appointment was organized and staff was helpful in telling patients where to go for what procedure.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM.
15,000 for retrieval and fresh transfer 5,000 for meds
Describe Sue Ellen Carpenter's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ACRM.
I really wanted two embryos transferred, but since I am pregnant with one, it is perfect!
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Doctor
Sue Ellen Carpenter
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
ACRM
Atlanta Perimeter
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
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2007 - 2016, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32 - 41
1 IUI
1 IVF
Anovulation
PCOS
Unexplained
Native American
Income $0 - $49K
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Sue Ellen Carpenter] was amazing. She was very knowledgeable & took the time I needed every appointment. She explained everything in great detail & made sure I understood what was happening during every step of the journey...I took many rounds of Clomid & Letrozole to make me ovulate, I had day 3 baseline ultrasounds, then numerous other ultrasounds to see how my ovaries were responding. Then used Estrogen to help with my uterus lining so it would thicken up.
Carla [ACRM nurse] was great. She was very thorough when explaining the plan for my fertility journey from day one to the end of that cycle. She was available to take emails with questions & she responded quickly. She was great...For most of my treatment I had great insurance so there wasn't much cost of me at all. But the most recent insurance company wasn't so good so I paid out of pocket around $4000 total for my embryo transfer.
How was your experience with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
She was amazing. She was very knowledgeable & took the time I needed every appointment. She explained everything in great detail & made sure I understood what was happening during every step of the journey.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
Be sure to ask a lot of questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
She took the time to explain everything to me in detail, no matter how many times I asked.
Describe the protocols Sue Ellen Carpenter used in your cycles at ACRM and their degree of success.
I took many rounds of Clomid & Letrozole to make me ovulate, I had day 3 baseline ultrasounds, then numerous other ultrasounds to see how my ovaries were responding. Then used Estrogen to help with my uterus lining so it would thicken up.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ACRM. (Assigned nurse: Carla Fedigan)
Carla was great. She was very thorough when explaining the plan for my fertility journey from day one to the end of that cycle. She was available to take emails with questions & she responded quickly. She was great.
Describe your experience with ACRM.
The clinic was great. It was very clean & organized. They were sure to keep your information & situation private.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM.
For most of my treatment I had great insurance so there wasn't much cost of me at all. But the most recent insurance company wasn't so good so I paid out of pocket around $4000 total for my embryo transfer.
10
Doctor
Sue Ellen Carpenter
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
ACRM
Johns Creek
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 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.

2010 - 2011, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30 - 31
3 Fertility Medications
PCOS
Income $100K - $199K
Marketer or PR
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I loved everything about ACRM and Dr. Carpenter... They were great at explaining my issues and what the plan was to help me get pregnant.
I feel like everyone knew my case and treated me like an individual not just another patient... From bloodwork to ultrasounds to one on one doctor appointments I was SO pleased with ACRM.
How was your experience with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
I loved everything about ACRM and Dr. Carpenter. Everyone was so friendly and patient. They were great at explaining my issues and what the plan was to help me get pregnant. From bloodwork to ultrasounds to one on one doctor appointments I was SO pleased with ACRM.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
Be open to everything!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
I feel like everyone knew my case and treated me like an individual not just another patient. They cared and they were upset with me when I got a negative test. They also celebrated with me when I was finally pregnant. I was so scared and sad to leave ACRM and go back to the care of my OB when I was 10 weeks pregnant.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ACRM.
Just their care and compassion towards my situation.
10
Doctor
Sue Ellen Carpenter
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
ACRM
Atlanta Perimeter
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unsuccessful
NPS
0
NPS
0
Age 34
2 Fertility Medications
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
South Asian
Income $100K - $199K
Engineer
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
[Dr. Sue Ellen Carpenter's] Style is very delicate...multiple ultrasound, lab etc without clear cut information and finally started IVF. One day, they just called and asked to stop taking more medication without the reason why. We decided to stop consulting her, felt the pace is really slow and this can be dragged on to years...You will feel like the treatment is being dragged without solid information...We would like to see more aggressive style, with clear cut future of the treatment. Setbacks can be told on the face if any without all the numbered lab visits.
They did multiple ultrasound, lab etc [at ACRM] without clear cut information and finally started IVF. One day, they just called and asked to stop taking more medication without the reason why. We decided to stop consulting her, felt the pace is really slow and this can be dragged on to years...Communication is slow, approach is slow pace, no clear information or the path forward...It was okay, nothing exceptional. Don't expect miracle from the team.
How was your experience with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
I wouldn't recommend Dr. Sue to anyone, treatment style is cold fish, dragged on without affirmative information. We would like to see more aggressive style, with clear cut future of the treatment. Setbacks can be told on the face if any without all the numbered lab visits.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
Please consult someone else with higher rating if your case is even if a little complicated. You will never get them in a call, and will feel like number.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
You will feel like the treatment is being dragged without solid information.
Describe the protocols Sue Ellen Carpenter used in your cycles at ACRM and their degree of success.
Style is very delicate, may be that's the way it is. They did multiple ultrasound, lab etc without clear cut information and finally started IVF. One day, they just called and asked to stop taking more medication without the reason why. We decided to stop consulting her, felt the pace is really slow and this can be dragged on to years.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ACRM.
It was okay, nothing exceptional. Don't expect miracle from the team.
Describe your experience with ACRM.
You would notice high rating for the clinic overall, half of it would be true. If you find better place, go for it. Communication is slow, approach is slow pace, no clear information or the path forward.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM.
My plan is Cigna HDHP, out of pocket max 6K. I have been told that the plan fully covers IVF after 6K is paid off and a few 1K for medication. But I ended up paying 3K for the first cycle and 5K for second at that point we stopped IVF. Not sure how the drug cost went up that level.
Describe Sue Ellen Carpenter's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ACRM.
Sorry! we didn't go that far. Personally we don't like the approach of multiple transfer; just reading through the downside of it.
What specific things went wrong at ACRM?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
Describe the specific things that went wrong at ACRM.
We felt really bad to stop the IVF in the middle after taking all the medications and all the lab.
0
Doctor
Sue Ellen Carpenter
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
0
Clinic
ACRM
Atlanta Perimeter
NPS
Operations
3 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
2019 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31 - 32
1 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I had a complex medical history, and Dr. Carpenter still treated me with grace. She got to know us personally and I felt like we had a close relationship...is lovely both personally and professionally...we had high expectations, and she did not disappoint. Dr. Carpenter was warm but professional. We felt complete confidence in her ability to help us reach our fertility goals...She is very accepting and easy to work with: however, she is very direct with her medical advise.
The clinic [ACRM] is overall very nice. You do see different providers during your time at ACRM- but they are all great. I was not super impressed with communication during the testing period; however, once we began IVF communication was quick and crystal clear...The office assigns a specific nurse and care coordinators to each patient. This sounds good at first; however, you typically have to wait to get in contact with that specific person. Sometimes I wish you could just call the office and talk to someone.
How was your experience with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
Dr. Carpenter is lovely both personally and professionally. I know several people who used her successfully throughout the years so we had high expectations, and she did not disappoint. Dr. Carpenter was warm but professional. We felt complete confidence in her ability to help us reach our fertility goals.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
She is very accepting and easy to work with: however, she is very direct with her medical advise.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
I had a complex medical history, and Dr. Carpenter still treated me with grace. She got to know us personally and I felt like we had a close relationship.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ACRM.
The office assigns a specific nurse and care coordinators to each patient. This sounds good at first; however, you typically have to wait to get in contact with that specific person. Sometimes I wish you could just call the office and talk to someone.
Describe your experience with ACRM.
The clinic is overall very nice. You do see different providers during your time at ACRM- but they are all great. I was not super impressed with communication during the testing period; however, once we began IVF communication was quick and crystal clear.
10
Doctor
Sue Ellen Carpenter
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
ACRM
Atlanta Perimeter
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
7
NPS
8
Age 43
Poor Egg Quality
Unexplained
Income $100K - $199K
Business Executive
1st of 2 Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
She [Dr. Sue Ellen Carpenter) believed in multiple [embryo transfer]...She was very kind as was her staff. It made the stress more manageable...I just wish she would have been more successful in my treatment. Retrieval was cancelled. I just felt like like I should have had eggs as that was not my issue. It was frustrating that this happened...don't be afraid to challenge her. She will be receptive.
[The nurses at ACRM are] Very compassionate and friendly. They were great...Very professional environment. No negatives. I felt like they called about me as I walked into the door. They were kind and welcoming. Very knowledgeable staff and clinic. It just didn't work for me...She [Dr. Sue Ellen Carpenter) believed in multiple [embryo transfer]...She was very kind as was her staff. It made the stress more manageable...I just wish she would have been more successful in my treatment. Retrieval was cancelled. I just felt like like I should have had eggs as that was not my issue. It was frustrating t
How was your experience with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
She was great in them off bedside manner and overall knowledge. I just wish she would have been more successful in my treatment. Retrieval was cancelled. I just felt like like I should have had eggs as that was not my issue. It was frustrating that this happened.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
Ask allot of questions and don't be afraid to challenge her. She will be receptive.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sue Ellen Carpenter at ACRM?
She was very kind as was her staff. It made the stress more manageable.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at ACRM.
Very compassionate and friendly. They were great.
Describe your experience with ACRM.
Very professional environment. No negatives. I felt like they called about me as I walked into the door. They were kind and welcoming. Very knowledgeable staff and clinic. It just didn't work for me...
Describe Sue Ellen Carpenter's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at ACRM.
She believed in multiple
7
Doctor
Sue Ellen Carpenter
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
8
Clinic
ACRM
Johns Creek
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5