Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)

6 doctors work here

Rated 8.8
Strongly recommend: 74%Neutral: 13%Don't recommend: 13%8.8
74% strongly recommend
119 reviews
LGBTQ+ Competent Care
LGBTQ+ Competent Care

Based on reviews from the LGBTQ+ community.

Operations
9
9
Operations

Ratings of 1 indicate that a clinic was poorly operated.

Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
9
9
Scheduling

Ratings of 1 mean it was difficult to schedule appointments with this clinic.

Ratings of 10 mean it was easy to schedule appointments.

Billing Department
8.5
8.5
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
9.1
9.1
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
8.7
8.7
Attention to Detail

Attention to detail is on a 1 - 10 scale, and is scored based on the rate, and severity, of errors committed by the clinic according to the patients.

For example, a severe error might be failing to inform a patient of critical information, while a small error might be failing to call a patient with results.

CDC Success Rates

This is the most recent data from the CDC. The CDC cautions that it should not be used to compare doctors and clinics. This data represents the outcomes of IVF cycles when using a person's own eggs.

For more information please see our FAQs.

Where you see a “?” on the chart, a clinic has done fewer than 20 cycles in this category and age range, so the CDC says showing percentages from this small data set would be misleading and unreliable.

Annual Cycles
413
National Avg
738
This Clinic
National Avg
00%
20%
40%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
>40

Available Resources

Genetic counseling
Genetic counseling
Acupuncture
Acupuncture
Mental health counseling
Mental health counseling
Nutrition counseling
Nutrition counseling
Administration of shots
Administration of shots
Coordinating at-home nursing
Coordinating at-home nursing
Selling medication
Selling medication
Providing backup medication
Providing backup medication

This clinic has 3 offices

Birmingham
3490 Independence Drive
Birmingham, AL 35209
Huntsville
500 Whitesport Drive, Unit 4
Huntsville, AL 35801
Montgomery
356 St. Lukes Dr
Montgomery, AL 36117
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119 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2022, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
10
Age 31 - 36
3 IUI
1 IVF
Endometriosis
PCOS
Tubal Blockage
Income $50K - $99K
Entrepreneur
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I feel like Dr. Allemand makes time for his patients and listens to their concerns. I do feel he could be more present through the whole process and not just for the big things or to give bad news. He is very compassionate and takes time when he sees you just wish it was more routine...I've used letrozole, follistim, menopur, metformin, estradiol and progesterone
Calling the [Alabama Fertility Specialists] office was a nightmare. Thankfully their online messaging system was available and quickly answered. The lab was always slow and behind. I was always quick to be called back for my monitoring appointments and that always went quickly...My ivf coordinator was extremely thorough and to the point. She shared her concerns and told me what to expect. [the nurse] was always available for any questions I may have had and always took time with me.
How was your experience with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
I feel like Dr. Allemand makes time for his patients and listens to their concerns. I do feel he could be more present through the whole process and not just for the big things or to give bad news. He is very compassionate and takes time when he sees you just wish it was more routine
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
To make sure you ask questions. Sometimes, as in any profession, I think they get in the routine and forget not everyone has gone through fertility treatments before.
Describe the protocols Christopher Allemand used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama) and their degree of success.
I've used letrozole, follistim, menopur, metformin, estradiol and progesterone
Describe your experience with your nurse at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama). (Assigned nurse: Renee)
My ivf coordinator, Renee was extremely thorough and to the point. She shared her concerns and told me what to expect. Caitlin was always available for any questions I may have had and always took time with me.
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Calling the office was a nightmare. Thankfully their online messaging system was available and quickly answered. The lab was always slow and behind. I was always quick to be called back for my monitoring appointments and that always went quickly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
IUI procedure, Egg retrieval, embryo transfer, monitoring
9
Doctor
Christopher Allemand
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Birmingham
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
2019 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 39 - 40
1 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
Income $200K - $499K
Doctor
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
From the first consult I felt heard, and felt the sense of relief that a plan was in place. While going through the process - we had some setbacks, we had to cancel a transfer cycle. This allowed for further testing and modifications to the regimen...[Dr. Bouknight] took the time to go over a possible plan B, in case the transfer didn't work. That made me feel so much better, that she cared, and she put at ease all of my concerns.
[the Alabama Fertility Specialists nurse] was great, would call me back the same day. Give me options. She is Dr. B's primary nurse- so great communication...My perception is that this is a very busy clinic, the waiting room - always full. I asked for early appointments - and was able to come in and out in no time. However, I think that if I had later appointments I would have to wait for longer time.
How was your experience with Janet Bouknight at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
She was recommended to me by a friend that had gone through infertility. I had been seen at another fertility clinic before, but I was not satisfied. From the first consult I felt heard, and felt the sense of relief that a plan was in place. While going through the process - we had some setbacks, we had to cancel a transfer cycle. This allowed for further testing and modifications to the regimen. Overall my experience was great, I would recommend her as a fertility specialist.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Janet Bouknight at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Ask questions, maybe have some written down for your consult.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Janet Bouknight at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
While the whole treatment was highly protocolized, at the time of my embryo transfer I was not very confident about having a positive result. She took the time to go over a possible plan B, in case the transfer didn't work. That made me feel so much better, that she cared, and she put at ease all of my concerns.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama). (Assigned nurse: Yvonne)
She was great, would call me back the same day. Give me options. She is Dr. B's primary nurse- so great communication.
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
My perception is that this is a very busy clinic, the waiting room - always full. I asked for early appointments - and was able to come in and out in no time. However, I think that if I had later appointments I would have to wait for longer time.
What specific things went wrong at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
  • Failed to call with results
10
Doctor
Janet Bouknight
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
10
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Birmingham
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 30 - 31
2 IUI
Male Factor
European
Income $100K - $199K
Accountant
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. McLean is very personable and explains everything in a clear, easy to understand manner. She has a great bed-side manner. She also worked with us to find cheaper solutions when our insurance wouldn't cover certain tests. However, she is never on time for appointments, so we are left taking more time off work than intended...
[our doctors'] nurse always returns my phone calls properly and does everything she can to answer my questions...This [Alabama Fertility Specialists] clinic always runs an hour behind schedule. Also, it is impossible to get their billing staff to answer the phone. While the physicians do what they can to provide you with lower cost alternatives, this practice doesn't participate in any risk-sharing cost measures.They are also located at a very inconvenient location along 280.
How was your experience with Mamie McLean at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Dr. McLean is very personable and explains everything in a clear, easy to understand manner. She has a great bed-side manner. She also worked with us to find cheaper solutions when our insurance wouldn't cover certain tests. However, she is never on time for appointments, so we are left taking more time off work than intended.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mamie McLean at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Be prepared for the clinic to be an hour behind schedule.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mamie McLean at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Mamie has always taken time to answer all questions I've had and very personable.
Describe the protocols Mamie McLean used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama) and their degree of success.
We have only done IUI so far, but Dr. McLean wanted us to try IUI first since it is such a lower cost procedure.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
The entire nursing staff is professional and caring. Dr. McLean's nurse always returns my phone calls properly and does everything she can to answer my questions.
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
This clinic always runs an hour behind schedule. Also, it is impossible to get their billing staff to answer the phone. While the physicians do what they can to provide you with lower cost alternatives, this practice doesn't participate in any risk-sharing cost measures.They are also located at a very inconvenient location along 280.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mamie McLean at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
An IUI at this clinic, with ultrasound monitoring and bloodwork but not including medication, cost $637. Just the IUI was $260.
8
Doctor
Mamie McLean
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
4 of 5
8
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Birmingham
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 32
European
Income $0 - $49K
Only Doc Seen
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
We only just started going but she [Dr. Beth Malizia] gave us a clear process to follow such as what would come first then try IUI. Her office has been very good to return our cals for scheduling and lab results. We feel very relieved and supported.... Know you will have labs the first appointment. Tell her all your history but you will probably start a lot of trhe testing all over again.
We got a refferal appointment quickly [at Alabama Fertility Specialists- Birmingham]. They say you can go as fast or slow as you need or want in treatment. We have only been to thw actual office once. Another did my HSG and she has wonderful bedside manner... Haley has been great about returning my calls and answering questions. She is fast about sending in lab orders.
How was your experience with Beth Malizia at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
We only just started going but she gave us a clear process to follow such as what would come first then try IUI. Her office has been very good to return our cals for scheduling and lab results. We feel very relieved and supported.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Beth Malizia at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Know you will have labs the first appointment. Tell her all your history but you will probably start a lot of trhe testing all over again.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Beth Malizia at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
The nurse always returns my calls, even after hours. Dr. Melizia met with me And mt husband for a while.
Describe the protocols Beth Malizia used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama) and their degree of success.
Again, we just started but I did bloodwork at the first appointment. I got my results back and only one of my levels is slightly off. I have done an HSG and should start IUI and medication on my next cycle.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama). (Assigned nurse: Haley)
Haley has been great about returning my calls and answering questions. She is fast about sending in lab orders.
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
We got a refferal appointment quickly. They say you can go as fast or slow as you need or want in treatment. We have only been to thw actual office once. Another did my HSG and she has wonderful bedside manner.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Beth Malizia at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
$150 copay for HSG, about $500 for IUI
8
Doctor
Beth Malizia
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
8
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Birmingham
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
6 of 5
2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 23 - 24
2 IUI
Anovulation
Endometriosis
Poor Egg Quality
2nd of 2 Docs
4 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
She [Dr. Mamie McLean] is wonderful. She cares about each patient and what they are going through. She understands and helps you better understand what is going on. Most importantly she makes what you are going through seem alot better then it really is...She took blood work, then we tried a medicated cycle. When that didn't work she moved to IUIs. We did 2 of those and they were unsuccessful. We had been dealing with infertility for 3 years at this time, with one miscarriage. We decided after the 2nd failed IUI we would take time off and save. We are currently still saving and plan to go back soon. She takes everyone situation different. My protocol is different I'm sure then other people.
They are wonderful [at Alabama Fertility Specialists]. The whole team is what makes the clinic amazing. They understand you are there not my choice. They make things easier on you and help you better understand each step you go through...[nurses are] Caring and very detailed on how to take each month. (Meds and all)...She [Dr. Mamie McLean] is wonderful. She cares about each patient and what they are going through. She understands and helps you better understand what is going on. Most importantly she makes what you are going through seem alot better then it really is...She took blood work, then we tried a medicated cycle. When that didn't work she moved to IUIs. We did 2 of those and they were unsuccessful. We had been dealing with infertility for 3 years at this time, with one miscarriage. We decided after the 2nd failed IUI we would take time off and save. We are currently still saving and plan to go back soon. She takes everyone situation different. My protocol is different I'm sure then other people.
How was your experience with Mamie McLean at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
She is wonderful. She cares about each patient and what they are going through. She understands and helps you better understand what is going on. Most importantly she makes what you are going through seem alot better then it really is.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mamie McLean at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Trust in her. She has your best interest at heart.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mamie McLean at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
She was very personal with me and my husband. She walked us through everything. Love love love her.
Describe the protocols Mamie McLean used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama) and their degree of success.
She took blood work, then we tried a medicated cycle. When that didn't work she moved to IUIs. We did 2 of those and they were unsuccessful. We had been dealing with infertility for 3 years at this time, with one miscarriage. We decided after the 2nd failed IUI we would take time off and save. We are currently still saving and plan to go back soon. She takes everyone situation different. My protocol is different I'm sure then other people.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama). (Assigned nurse: Michelle )
Caring and very detailed on how to take each month. (Meds and all)
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
They are wonderful. The whole team is what makes the clinic amazing. They understand you are there not my choice. They make things easier on you and help you better understand each step you go through.
Describe Mamie McLean's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
N/A
10
Doctor
Mamie McLean
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
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Birmingham
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
2014 - 2015, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
8
Age 31 - 32
3 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Income $100K - $199K
Business Executive
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Steinkampf is definitely a smart man and great doctor. Sometimes you kind of need him to talk on your level, but he gives it to you straight without a lot of emotion one way or the other... He is not an emotional man and doesn't coddle you if that makes sense.
I kind of get the impression that the IVF patients take precedence [at Alabama Fertility Specialists]. They just kind of do my ultrasounds, tell me what meds I'm taking and then ship me out the door to go get them and do them myself. There isn't a lot of communication about why we're doing things, or what might change, or what the changes could help with. It's like they're just going through the motions.
How was your experience with Michael Steinkampf (retired) at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Dr. Steinkampf is definitely a smart man and great doctor. Sometimes you kind of need him to talk on your level, but he gives it to you straight without a lot of emotion one way or the other.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Steinkampf (retired) at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
He is blunt and gives you information as a doctor. He is not an emotional man and doesn't coddle you if that makes sense.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Steinkampf (retired) at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
It is a smaller office which is a benefit, but you still get the feeling at times that you are just another patient. You cannot reach the nurse practitioner with questions.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama). (Assigned nurse: Karen Hammond)
She handles the ultrasounds so I actually see Karen more than Dr. Steinkampf which is fine, but I get the impression her IVF patients are more important to her. I have just always felt like they were going through the motions with me.
What specific things went wrong at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
As I mentioned before, I kind of get the impression that the IVF patients take precedence. They just kind of do my ultrasounds, tell me what meds I'm taking and then ship me out the door to go get them and do them myself. There isn't a lot of communication about why we're doing things, or what might change, or what the changes could help with. It's like they're just going through the motions.
10
Doctor
Michael Steinkampf (retired)
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
8
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Birmingham
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
4 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 29 - 30
1 IUI
1 IVF
Endometriosis
Unexplained
Income $0 - $49K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She[Dr. Mamie Mclean] is kind, caring, compassionate, loving, educated, and gives you hope...Surgery for endometriosis, letrozole 5 rounds 5th round with IUI, clomid 1 round, we then went to ivf. Done a freeze all cycle because I got OHS...[Eset approach] She wants what is best for her patients...She has always made you feel like you are cared about
They all[nurse of Alabama Fertility Specialists] care and treat you so well...[appointments]They were always opening when you needed them. They worked with your schedule...[est.cost] IUI was almost $400 Appointments are $20-$30 with insurance IVF around $12,500...She [Dr.Mclean] is kind, caring, compassionate, loving, educated, and gives you hope!
How was your experience with Mamie McLean at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
She has always made you feel like you are cared about! When I leave her office I know she wants us to have a family almost as much as we do! She is kind, caring, compassionate, loving, educated, and gives you hope!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mamie McLean at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
She is there for you!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mamie McLean at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
She and all her staff makes you feel like family. They care and you can tell they do!
Describe the protocols Mamie McLean used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama) and their degree of success.
Surgery for endometriosis, letrozole 5 rounds 5th round with IUI, clomid 1 round, we then went to ivf. Done a freeze all cycle because I got OHS
Describe your experience with your nurse at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama). (Assigned nurse: Michael )
They all care and treat you so well
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
It is the best place I have ever been to in a doctor setting. They are very kind and don't make it so awkward to be in the office. They don't judge you. Everyone is in the waiting room with the same wanting, everyone is wanting a family. They are in the same boat you are in.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
They were always opening when you needed them. They worked with your schedule.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mamie McLean at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
IUI was almost $400 Appointments are $20-$30 with insurance IVF around $12,500
Describe Mamie McLean's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
She wants what is best for her patients.
10
Doctor
Mamie McLean
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
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Birmingham
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 - 2020, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 29 - 31
1 IUI
2 IVF
Male Factor
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Donor Sperm
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
She [Dr. Janet Bouknight] treats me like a human. Always ask how I'm feeling and really listens... really listens to my concerns and does everything she can to help us grow our family. If I have questions she answers them well. She calls to check on me and see how I'm doing when she does not have to. I wouldn't want to go anywhere else...We used a single embryo transfer. She feels this is the healthiest way to go and we do too.
IVF cycles cost around 15k [at Alabama Fertility Specialists]. We have done 2. IUI is 1300. We have done 2...The facility is clean and everyone is nice and really helpful. They are always there to answer any questions you may have. And they are always smiling. They do everything they can to make sure you are happy...Dr Bouknight really listens to my concerns and does everything she can to help us grow our family. If I have questions she answers them well. She calls to check on me and see how I'm doing when she does not have to. I wouldn't want to go anywhere else.
How was your experience with Janet Bouknight at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Dr Bouknight really listens to my concerns and does everything she can to help us grow our family. If I have questions she answers them well. She calls to check on me and see how I'm doing when she does not have to. I wouldn't want to go anywhere else.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Janet Bouknight at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Ask questions if you need to because she doesn't mind.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Janet Bouknight at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
She treats me like a human. Always ask how I'm feeling and really listens.
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
The facility is clean and everyone is nice and really helpful. They are always there to answer any questions you may have. And they are always smiling. They do everything they can to make sure you are happy.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Janet Bouknight at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
IVF cycles cost around 15k. We have done 2. IUI is 1300. We have done 2.
Describe Janet Bouknight's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
We used a single embryo transfer. She feels this is the healthiest way to go and we do too.
10
Doctor
Janet Bouknight
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
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Birmingham
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 22
1 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I loved everything about Dr. Malizia. She was understanding, compassionate, and she didn't make me feel like just another number. She is very knowledgeable and she explained what our game plan for treatment would be.... She listened thoroughly and explained everything. We were able to get started right away and she truly showed compassion.... I am still in treatment but so far we have done 1 IUI with 100mg of Clomid and HCG Trigger shot and monitoring visits with ultrasound and bloodwork.
I love this clinic! They [Alabama Fertility Specialists] cater to you, and don't make you fell rushed while you are there, and they don't make you feel like just another number. They are great with returning calls and each one of the staff if great about knowing you personally.... They are all so wonderful. I use Hailey most of the time and she is so good about explains everything, and if I need to speak with her she is always great about calling me back right away!
How was your experience with Beth Malizia at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
I loved everything about Dr. Malizia. She was understanding, compassionate, and she didn't make me feel like just another number. She is very knowledgeable and she explained what our game plan for treatment would be.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Beth Malizia at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
To definitely go with her! I'm so grateful I chose her as my doctor!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Beth Malizia at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
She listened thoroughly and explained everything. We were able to get started right away and she truly showed compassion.
Describe the protocols Beth Malizia used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama) and their degree of success.
I am still in treatment but so far we have done 1 IUI with 100mg of Clomid and HCG Trigger shot and monitoring visits with ultrasound and bloodwork.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama). (Assigned nurse: Hailey)
They are all so wonderful. I use Hailey most of the time and she is so good about explains everything, and if I need to speak with her she is always great about calling me back right away!
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
I love this clinic! They cater to you, and don't make you fell rushed while you are there, and they don't make you feel like just another number. They are great with returning calls and each one of the staff if great about knowing you personally.
10
Doctor
Beth Malizia
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
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Birmingham
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30 - 31
3 IUI
Income $0 - $49K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
7 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Steincampf really spent a lot of time going over all my medical records with my husband and I. Spent about 45 mins with us discussing his plan and looking over my records. He was very thorough and answered all of our questions and explained all benefits and risks.... He was always very nice and thorough with all of my appts. Always encouraged us and said he was rooting for us. He would always make sure we felt comfortable during the procedure and made sure we didn’t have any questions
Nursing staff [at AL Fertility Specialists-Birmingham] was always very compassionate and had a smile on their face. Willing to go an extra mile if needed and would always make sure I was comfortable as the patient. They were always eager to help with anything.... Very prompt to answer your questions, scheduling appts. Easy to work around peoples schedules to find them an appt that works best. Always had someone on call 24 hours in case you needed someone. Not a super busy clinic that made you feel like you were crammed in there
How was your experience with Michael Steinkampf (retired) at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
He was always very nice and thorough with all of my appts. Always encouraged us and said he was rooting for us. He would always make sure we felt comfortable during the procedure and made sure we didn’t have any questions
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Steinkampf (retired) at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Dr. Steincampf really spent a lot of time going over all my medical records with my husband and I. Spent about 45 mins with us discussing his plan and looking over my records. He was very thorough and answered all of our questions and explained all benefits and risks.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama). (Assigned nurse: We had Karen Hammond DNP see us a couple times)
Nursing staff was always very compassionate and had a smile on their face. Willing to go an extra mile if needed and would always make sure I was comfortable as the patient. They were always eager to help with anything.
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Very prompt to answer your questions, scheduling appts. Easy to work around peoples schedules to find them an appt that works best. Always had someone on call 24 hours in case you needed someone. Not a super busy clinic that made you feel like you were crammed in there
10
Doctor
Michael Steinkampf (retired)
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
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Birmingham
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
7
NPS
10
Age 26 - 27
3 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Business Executive
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
She [Dr. Malizia] was very personable...She is very friendly but does not necessarily explain the whole reasoning of the treatment courses. Like your numbers are not ideal but does not go into further explanation of why or if that is the cause of infertility...they [Alabama Fertility Specialists] are all wonderful people! As the people you deal with mostly, they are loving and compassionate about your situation.... Scheduling was never an issue they always put the patient first.
Its location [Alabama Fertility Specialists - Birmingham] is horrible to get in and out of, parking is kind of bad as well, other than that the staff is friendly and caring and feel like family. Scheduling was never an issue they always put the patient first....they are all wonderful people! As the people you deal with mostly, they are loving and compassionate about your situation....She [Dr. Malizia] was very personable... She is very friendly but does not necessarily explain the whole reasoning of the treatment courses.
How was your experience with Beth Malizia at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
She is very friendly but does not necessarily explain the whole reasoning of the treatment courses. Like your numbers are not ideal but does not go into further explanation of why or if that is the cause of infertility
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Beth Malizia at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Ask questions
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Beth Malizia at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
She was very personable
Describe your experience with your nurse at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama). (Assigned nurse: Trista)
they are all wonderful people! As the people you deal with mostly, they are loving and compassionate about your situation.
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Its location is horrible to get in and out of, parking is kind of bad as well, other than that the staff is friendly and caring and feel like family. Scheduling was never an issue they always put the patient first.
7
Doctor
Beth Malizia
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
10
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Birmingham
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
2014 - 2015, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
N/A
Age 31 - 32
3 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Income $100K - $199K
Business Executive
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Steinkampf is a great doctor. You can tell he is very smart. At times he can be too smart if that makes sense. At times you just need someone to talk you through what's going on on your level rather than talk on a doctor level, but you can tell he definitely knows his stuff...He is a facts kind of guy, not real emotional. Gives it to you straight...
They [AL Fert Specialists] are a smaller office so they definitely know you, but there are times where the process was not explained and that you were just expected to know how and when to give yourself the shots. It may not change, but when you had to take a cycle off and with it being such an emotional experience, you want to make sure you're doing everything correctly...
How was your experience with Michael Steinkampf (retired) at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Dr. Steinkampf is a great doctor. You can tell he is very smart. At times he can be too smart if that makes sense. At times you just need someone to talk you through what's going on on your level rather than talk on a doctor level, but you can tell he definitely knows his stuff.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Steinkampf (retired) at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
He is a facts kind of guy, not real emotional. Gives it to you straight.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Steinkampf (retired) at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
They are a smaller office so they definitely know you, but there are times where the process was not explained and that you were just expected to know how and when to give yourself the shots. It may not change, but when you had to take a cycle off and with it being such an emotional experience, you want to make sure you're doing everything correctly.
10
Doctor
Michael Steinkampf (retired)
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
2 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
1 IVF
Endometriosis
PCOS
European
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Malizia] always spoke to me personally and compassionately. She didn’t always remember every detail but she took time to look in my chart and refresh her memory when she needed to. It was obvious she wants to make sure everyone gets the right care.... I really was not sure what to expect when I was referred to her, but I am so glad that she became my doctor. She was always compassionate and caring. I really wish there were more doctors out there like her.
They’re so friendly and welcoming. It [Alabama Fertility Specialists] was smaller when I was there and I understand they’re getting bigger but I think just because of the kind of people who work there, it will always feel like a safe place.... They always called me by name and made it feel easy to be there.... She [Dr. Malizia] always spoke to me personally and compassionately. She didn’t always remember every detail but she took time to look in my chart and refresh her memory when she needed to.
How was your experience with Beth Malizia at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
I really was not sure what to expect when I was referred to her, but I am so glad that she became my doctor. She was always compassionate and caring. I really wish there were more doctors out there like her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Beth Malizia at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Don’t feel afraid to ask questions so that you feel comfortable with everything that’s going on.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Beth Malizia at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
She always spoke to me personally and compassionately. She didn’t always remember every detail but she took time to look in my chart and refresh her memory when she needed to. It was obvious she wants to make sure everyone gets the right care.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Everyone was always welcoming and friendly. They always called me by name and made it feel easy to be there.
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
They’re so friendly and welcoming. It was smaller when I was there and I understand they’re getting bigger but I think just because of the kind of people who work there, it will always feel like a safe place.
10
Doctor
Beth Malizia
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Birmingham
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
2015 - 2016, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31 - 32
2 IUI
PCOS
European
Black or African-American
Native American
Income $0 - $49K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
[Dr. Janet Bouknight] was very relatable and comforting during the process.. she opened up to me and my husband about her fertility issues and what all she had to do in order to conceive so we felt comfortable with her being our dr for this issue we are having...She did 2 surgeries on me to see what was going on inside. She even flushed my tubes an they looked fine she said.. she did both surgeries herself also
[The staff at Alabama Fertility Specialists] were pleasant. I did not have any issues with anyone...appointments are early morning only from 5am-7:30am. It’s early and it’s hard if u live far...They keep a very tight schedule and if you are late u will be worked in after the other clients...we had to pay for IUI that was $300.00 each time. On top of the injections that was $150. So 450-500 per month just for IUI
How was your experience with Janet Bouknight at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
She was very relatable and comforting during the process.. she opened up to me and my husband about her fertility issues and what all she had to do in order to conceive so we felt comfortable with her being our dr for this issue we are having..
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Janet Bouknight at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Listen to her advice in the beginning.. if she say loose weight do it! If she says something she knows her stuff. She did 2 surgeries on me and couldn’t find one issue stopping me from getting pregnant. So she told me not to give up and I’m not.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Janet Bouknight at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
She opened up to me about her fertility issues and made me feel very comfortable..
Describe the protocols Janet Bouknight used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama) and their degree of success.
She did 2 surgeries on me to see what was going on inside. She even flushed my tubes an they looked fine she said.. she did both surgeries herself also.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
They were pleasant. I did not have any issues with anyone
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Bring a jacket it’s cold.. but most dr offices are cold. And they appointments are early morning only from 5am-7:30am. It’s early and it’s hard if u live far, we lived a county over and some mornings we were late and we had to sit an wait to be worked in. They keep a very tight schedule and if you are late u will be worked in after the other clients..
Describe the costs associated with your care under Janet Bouknight at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
My insurance use to cover iui bf Obama care. After that they took it away so we had to pay for IUI that was $300.00 each time. On top of the injections that was $150. So 450-500 per month just for IUI. We did a few rounds wo iui an jus meds and sex but it didn’t work .
Describe Janet Bouknight's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
I’ve never had this done before
10
Doctor
Janet Bouknight
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
3 of 5
10
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Birmingham
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
2017 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 27 - 30
3 IUI
Anovulation
European
Income $200K - $499K
Sales Representative
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Beth Malizia is] passionate about your care both physical and emotional. She is happy to walk you through your treatment and consults long distance for those with significant travel...My patient experience has been excellent even being more than 2 hrs away. If I do not see her directly and have questions she will take the time to speak with me over the phone and always consults me on my treatment of telling me what will happen...She lets you help direct your own treatment and does not push into something you are not comfortable with...
The clinic [Alabama Fertility Specialists] is excellent at getting labs completed timely and most appointments are on time. We have not had any issues and they always relay messages as needed being a long distance patient. They are in the process of switching office locations currently...Clearly communicate your expectations and how aggressive you want your treatment to be. She [Dr. Malizia] lets you help direct your own treatment and does not push into something you are not comfortable with...She is happy to walk you through your treatment and consults long distance for those with significant travel
How was your experience with Beth Malizia at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
My patient experience has been excellent even being more than 2 hrs away. If I do not see her directly and have questions she will take the time to speak with me over the phone and always consults me on my treatment of telling me what will happen.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Beth Malizia at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Clearly communicate your expectations and how aggressive you want your treatment to be. She lets you help direct your own treatment and does not push into something you are not comfortable with.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Beth Malizia at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Dr. Malizia is a mom of four and passionate about your care both physical and emotional. She is happy to walk you through your treatment and consults long distance for those with significant travel
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
The clinic is excellent at getting labs completed timely and most appointments are on time. We have not had any issues and they always relay messages as needed being a long distance patient. They are in the process of switching office locations currently.
10
Doctor
Beth Malizia
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
10
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Birmingham
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2008 - 2015, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 29 - 36
1 Fertility Medications
Tubal Blockage
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Michael Steinkampf] is the best Doctor in the world! He’s very understanding, compassionate, and he cares. He is a success! We just couldn’t afford it! I will recommend him to the world. Him and his crew is amazing! He has now retired. He has the best doctors, nurses. He funded his facility. He very intelligent and smart! He has blessed so many people in the world!
There [Alabama Fertility Specialists] great! They care, friendly and they are like family !!! You wouldn’t find a better team. They are so amazing till it’s unreal! You will feel right at home and they make miracles!!! I wouldn’t hesitate one minute!! They make me very comfortable and they explain everything and they make sure you understand it perfectly!!!
How was your experience with Michael Steinkampf (retired) at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
He is the best Doctor in the world! He’s very understanding, compassionate, and he cares. He is a success! We just couldn’t afford it! I will recommend him to the world. Him and his crew is amazing! He has now retired. He has the best doctors, nurses. He funded his facility. He very intelligent and smart! He has blessed so many people in the world!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Steinkampf (retired) at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
He is a blessing
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Steinkampf (retired) at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
He is amazing…the only reason we never became pregnant is because we couldn’t afford it. I’ve miscarriage twice.
Describe the protocols Michael Steinkampf (retired) used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama) and their degree of success.
He put me on on ovulation medication, he ran die thru my tubes and found out I need IVF… which we can’t afford.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Excellent
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
There great! They care, friendly and they are like family !!! You wouldn’t find a better team. They are so amazing till it’s unreal! You will feel right at home and they make miracles!!! I wouldn’t hesitate one minute!! They make me very comfortable and they explain everything and they make sure you understand it perfectly!!!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Steinkampf (retired) at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Reasonable but we still couldn’t afford it
10
Doctor
Michael Steinkampf (retired)
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Birmingham
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.

2018, Successful
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 36
2 IVF
Unexplained
Sales Representative
2nd of 2 Docs
4 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Beth Malizia is] Compassionate, smart, nice, prompt, makes you feel like the only patient. Good doctor. Friendly. So far my experience has been good. Just praying for the positive pregnancy test.been doing fertility for 4 years.... This is a very clean and nice clinic [Alabama Fertility Specialists]. Very inviting space. They get you in and out when you have routine visits. Like for bloodwork and ultrasounds. Weakness would be sometimes I didn’t know how much a procedure would cost until after it was done. But maybe that is my fault for not asking.
This is a very clean and nice clinic [Alabama Fertility Specialists]. Very inviting space. They get you in and out when you have routine visits. Like for bloodwork and ultrasounds. Weakness would be sometimes I didn’t know how much a procedure would cost until after it was done. But maybe that is my fault for not asking.... [Dr. Beth Malizia is] Compassionate, smart, nice, prompt, makes you feel like the only patient. Good doctor. Friendly. So far my experience has been good. Just praying for the positive pregnancy test.been doing fertility for 4 years
How was your experience with Beth Malizia at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Compassionate, smart, nice, prompt, makes you feel like the only patient. Good doctor. Friendly. So far my experience has been good. Just praying for the positive pregnancy test.been doing fertility for 4 years.
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
This is a very clean and nice clinic. Very inviting space. They get you in and out when you have routine visits. Like for bloodwork and ultrasounds. Weakness would be sometimes I didn’t know how much a procedure would cost until after it was done. But maybe that is my fault for not asking.
What specific things went wrong at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
  • Lost appointments
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Not really. It was just one time that my appointment didn’t get put in the system, but they fit me right in and all was well.
9
Doctor
Beth Malizia
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Birmingham
NPS
Operations
5 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
2015, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 27
3 IUI
Male Factor
Unexplained
Black or African-American
Income $0 - $49K
Teacher
3rd of 3 Docs
3 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
She [Dr. Beth Malizia] was very sweet.She communicated and was very encouraging.She prayed with me.She gave me hope.She had a genuine spirit about herself.She made me feel like I wasn’t alone.She made my experience one of a kind...focused on my needs and made me feel comfortable...I had 3 unmediated IUI’s...She’s awesome.
The [Alabama Fertility Specialists] clinic was great.It was clean and organized.They had compassion about what we were going through.They provided everything we needed while we were there.They were understanding if there was an Appt change.They even stayed over after hours with me to get my procedure done...Awesome staff that went over and beyond.
How was your experience with Beth Malizia at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
She was very sweet.She communicated and was very encouraging.She prayed with me.She gave me hope.She had a genuine spirit about herself.She made me feel like I wasn’t alone.She made my experience one of a kind.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Beth Malizia at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
She’s awesome.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Beth Malizia at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
They were focused on my needs and made me feel comfortable.
Describe the protocols Beth Malizia used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama) and their degree of success.
I had 3 unmediated IUI’s
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Awesome staff that went over and beyond.
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
The clinic was great.It was clean and organized.They had compassion about what we were going through.They provided everything we needed while we were there.They were understanding if there was an Appt change.They even stayed over after hours with me to get my procedure done.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Beth Malizia at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
My insurance didn’t cover much so I paid out of pocket.
10
Doctor
Beth Malizia
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
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Birmingham
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 - 2020, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 33 - 35
2 IVF
Endometriosis
Poor Egg Quality
Unexplained
Middle Eastern
Native American
Income $0 - $49K
Operations
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Donor Eggs With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I felt like Dr. Mclean looked at me and my difficult case as an individual and not just act as general protocol. I have several unlying factors as to why im struggling with infertility and i feel like she adjusts her treatments based on those factors...Cycle 1 with Dr M, we used the standard protocol on meds, my body didn't react like she was expecting, some eggs never matured enough for retrieval. Round 2, we tried a different approach and still got the same results as far as retrieving mature eggs
[Alabama Fertility Specialists monitoring appointments] If I went first thing in the morning, it was always quick and easy. Any time after that, I usually had to wait longer...Egg retrieval was around $10K, frozen transfer was around $2,200, Meds Cycle1-$3,700 Cycle 2-$7,000...[our nurse] was always quick to respond to me emails or calls. She always made be feel more at ease...
How was your experience with Mamie McLean at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
I felt like Dr. Mclean looked at me and my difficult case as an individual and not just act as general protocol. I have several unlying factors as to why im struggling with infertility and i feel like she adjusts her treatments based on those factors.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mamie McLean at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Ask alot of questions. Even though Dr, Mclean is a wonderful doctor, you still need to advocated for yourself. Knowing your body and how it reacts in certain environments helps tremendously.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mamie McLean at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
I felt like Dr. Mclean really cared about me and my story. She spoke to me and treated me the same as if I were her sister.
Describe the protocols Mamie McLean used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama) and their degree of success.
I only have 1 ovary and no tubes. Therefore, I am always going to produce lower amounts of eggs than the average woman at my age with 2 ovaries. Cycle one, we found out that I had a polyp and endometriosis. Those were treated prior to my first egg retrieval. Both the Dr and I were very confident that that was my issue for not getting pregnant in prior ivf cycles. Obviously that wasn't the case, bc even though we addressed those issues, i still was unsuccessful. Cycle 1 with Dr M, we used the standard protocol on meds, my body didn't react like she was expecting, some eggs never matured enough for retrieval. Round 2, we tried a different approach and still got the same results as far as retrieving mature eggs. I appreciate that she tried different protocols. Now we are looking at donor eggs to have more eggs to work with.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama). (Assigned nurse: KENDALL BOWLING)
Kendall was always quick to respond to me emails or calls. She always made be feel more at ease.
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Some of the nurses didn't seem to have it all together like others did. Maybe it was just that our personalities didn't jive like others did. Nonetheless, they all were pleasant every time I saw them.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
If I went first thing in the morning, it was always quick and easy. Any time after that, I usually had to wait longer.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mamie McLean at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Egg retrieval was around $10K, frozen transfer was around $2,200, Meds Cycle1-$3,700 Cycle 2-$7,000
10
Doctor
Mamie McLean
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
9
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Birmingham
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
NPS
7
NPS
8
Age 30
2 Fertility Medications
PCOS
European
Income $0 - $49K
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
She [Dr. Honea] would advise us to have intercourse following trigger shot. We would come a week later for a progesterone check and then a week later for a pregnancy check. She also said we would be a candidate for IUI when we decided we wanted to go forward with that treatment...I felt like she listened to what we were struggling with and then came up with a game plan for us...She explained that we may not have success right away but assured us that she would walk with us and change treatment action according to what the outcome was and what our preference was.
She [nurse at ART Fertility Program of Alabama] has always made me feel at peace and is so compassionate. She asks about my husband any time he is not able to make appointments and also remembers little details about us...I have really had no complaints from them. They are very accommodating and very reliable...They are very organized and work with my schedule. They walk with me as they are going through every step, every time we are there. Not only do they make sure I understand everything, they take the time with husband and makes sure he is understanding of all that we are doing this round. I
How was your experience with Kathryn Honea (retired) at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
She sat with us after gathering all the data and came up with a game plan. She explained that we may not have success right away but assured us that she would walk with us and change treatment action according to what the outcome was and what our preference was.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Honea (retired) at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Relax. She has your best interest at heart.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Honea (retired) at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
I felt like she listened to what we were struggling with and then came up with a game plan for us.
Describe the protocols Kathryn Honea (retired) used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama) and their degree of success.
We went on Femara from days 5 to 9 of each cycle. And then would receive a trigger shot around day 14 of the cycle. She would advise us to have intercourse following trigger shot. We would come a week later for a progesterone check and then a week later for a pregnancy check. She also said we would be a candidate for IUI when we decided we wanted to go forward with that treatment.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Mary is her primary nurse. And I love her. She has always made me feel at peace and is so compassionate. She asks about my husband any time he is not able to make appointments and also remembers little details about us.
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
They are in the middle of a construction zone right now in the Huntsville office, which is not their doing but a little hard to get to considering. They are very organized and work with my schedule. They walk with me as they are going through every step, every time we are there. Not only do they make sure I understand everything, they take the time with husband and makes sure he is understanding of all that we are doing this round. I have really had no complaints from them. They are very accommodating and very reliable.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Honea (retired) at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Between office visits, medications and procedures we have spent well over $1,000 in the last 2 months.
7
Doctor
Kathryn Honea (retired)
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
8
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Huntsville
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 35 - 36
Anovulation
Unexplained
Black or African-American
Income $0 - $49K
Accountant
1st of 3 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Honea was someone I was not afraid to open up to. She always explain the dos and don't to the T no short cuts. She even explain her life stories that related to me. She even convinced my partner to stop smoking and I thank her for that. She always explain why things would be hard to work because of my past illnesses such as previous STD. She performed a surgery on me to remove a polyp, and I can asure I was in good hands it was a sucess. Whenever I had a question she would always make time to call me back. If I cried she would smile and tell me my baby is coming.
[ART Fertility Program of AL's] Strength: Friendly, open arms, listening ear, positive vibes, trustworthy, and very respectful. Weaknesses: Some treatments are prices. Could not be seen again until I paid off balance. That is the only reason I stop going is because I am still trying to pay off my balance. I used all my money on IUIs and could not pick up what the insurance didn't cover. Other than that everything is great at ARTs.
How was your experience with Kathryn Honea (retired) at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Dr. Honea was someone I was not afraid to open up to. She always explain the dos and don't to the T no short cuts. She even explain her life stories that related to me. She even convinced my partner to stop smoking and I thank her for that. She always explain why things would be hard to work because of my past illnesses such as previous STD. She performed a surgery on me to remove a polyp, and I can asure I was in good hands it was a sucess. Whenever I had a question she would always make time to call me back. If I cried she would smile and tell me my baby is coming.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Honea (retired) at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
No matter what it takes her goal is to get the job done.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Honea (retired) at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
The staff was loving treated me like family no me by name me and my partner. I was always giving a wake up call for my morning appointments because I worked nights. Throughout bad news they would hug me and tell me everything is going to be alright and your baby will come! I love them
Describe the protocols Kathryn Honea (retired) used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama) and their degree of success.
Checking my lining every cycle before I take my clomid, charting body temperature for the first 3 cycles to see if I was ovulating, trigger shots, 3 cycles of IUIs. I stopped at 3 because I had used all of my saving in my account.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama). (Assigned nurse: Ms. Naccy)
Everyone was kind and sweet. Once you get there the nurse draws your bleed. It's not a in and out thing she ask me how was work last night and how was I feeling at all times. Nurse Nanccy is very loving I even call her mom sometimes. She is never I a hurry she will always say I'm ready when you are my dear lol especially shot time! If I'm 5 minutes late they would call to make sure I was up or on the way, they never cancelled on me they always waited on me, they would say we gotta get this baby in the oven! 😍
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Strength: Friendly, open arms, listening ear, positive vibes, trustworthy, and very respectful. Weaknesses: Some treatments are prices. Could not be seen again until I paid off balance. That is the only reason I stop going is because I am still trying to pay off my balance. I used all my money on IUIs and could not pick up what the insurance didn't cover. Other than that everything is great at ARTs.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Honea (retired) at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
My blue Cross blue shield insurance was not the best but it did ok cause some of my visit was no more than 20.00 or sometimes it would be free on my end because I would have a balance. The IUIs was a bit pricey it was 495 and my insurance did not cover those, so yes I went broke doing 4 rounds of IUI, but it's OK all I wanted was a baby😥
Describe Kathryn Honea (retired)'s approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Not sure what that is.
10
Doctor
Kathryn Honea (retired)
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
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Huntsville
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2017, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30
2 Fertility Medications
Male Factor
European
Income $50K - $99K
Marketer or PR
2nd of 2 Docs
5 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Allemond took a lot of time with my husband and I....He reviewed our records, discussed his opinions, and we all made a plan together. He understood our concerns for not wanting to move forward so abruptly with ivf. We will soon be working on our third IUI with Dr. Allemond but he has changed our meds each cycle to help assure he is doing all he can before fully discussing the possibility of ivf...Dr. Allemand is a great listener and answers all your questions.
[ART Fert of AL -H'ville] Strengths: quick and efficient appointments, always on time, on site labs, clean, friendly and caring staff (ALL three of them). Weaknesses: Huntsville office is a bit small and has a little dated decore...The nurse practitioner is great. She is always so positive. ...Dr. Allemond took a lot of time with my husband and I. He was our second opinion doctor and we fell in love with him. He took time to review our past records and discuss his thoughts about the future plans. He went over in detail what to expect and percentages.
How was your experience with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Dr. Allemand was second opinion for my husband and I. My husband is two years status post a vas reversal. We had another doctor before who never changed our meds or our plan. My husband and I became pregnant with our first doctor and IUI. However we miscarried at eight weeks. We went through two additional IUIs and the doctor stated we needed to move to ivf. We felt pressured and did not have a clear understanding as to why that should be our path if an IUI was successful once already. We then saw Dr. Allemand. He reviewed our records, discussed his opinions, and we all made a plan together. He understood our concerns for not wanting to move forward so abruptly with ivf. We will soon be working on our third IUI with Dr. Allemond but he has changed our meds each cycle to help assure he is doing all he can before fully discussing the possibility of ivf.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Go into your consult appointment with an open mind. Do some research and have your list of questions. Dr. Allemand is a great listener and answers all your questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Dr. Allemond took a lot of time with my husband and I. He was our second opinion doctor and we fell in love with him. He took time to review our past records and discuss his thoughts about the future plans. He went over in detail what to expect and percentages.
Describe the protocols Christopher Allemand used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama) and their degree of success.
Month number one: letrozole 2.5 my for five days, trigger injection, IUI. Month two: 5mg leteozole for five days, trigger, IUI. Month three (current cycle): 5 mg letrozole for five days, gonal f 75 iu for three days, trigger injection, and IUI.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
The nurse practitioner is great. She is always so positive. She not only remembers your name but also your family information and most all quirky details you may have shared with her. (Huntsville location)
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Strengths: quick and efficient appointments, always on time, on site labs, clean, friendly and caring staff (ALL three of them). Weaknesses: Huntsville office is a bit small and has a little dated decore
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Regular specialist co-pays anytime I see the MD or nurse practitioner, co-pays for injectables through prime therapeutics, and about $350 for each IUI
Describe Christopher Allemand's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Not applicable to me at this time
10
Doctor
Christopher Allemand
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
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Huntsville
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2016, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30 - 31
1 IUI
Anovulation
Tubal Blockage
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Honea is obviously passionate about her patients and genuinely wants to help them reach their goal of parenthood. She spent more than our allotted time with us and listened to all of our concerns and responded to each one. I trust her decision making and plan for us. Regardless of the outcome of our journey I will forever be greatful we landed in her office....Dr. Honea has an actual conversation with my husband and I instead of just talking at us in medical terms. She made us feel like people who were important to her and she took the time to listen to our concerns. We went to her as a second opinion after several failed cycles with a previous doctor and she was willing to try new things and tests that had either been dismissed previously or never mentioned. Can't say enough positive things about Dr. Honea.
Everyone we have encountered at both Birmingham and Huntsville have been nothing short of amazing. They will walk you through the entire process and are always willing to answer any question you may have. Communication is excellent. So far I have no weaknesses to speak of, only praises....Dr. Honea is obviously passionate about her patients and genuinely wants to help them reach their goal of parenthood. She spent more than our allotted time with us and listened to all of our concerns and responded to each one. I trust her decision making and plan for us. Regardless of the outcome of our journey I will forever be greatful we landed in her office.
How was your experience with Kathryn Honea (retired) at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Dr. Honea is obviously passionate about her patients and genuinely wants to help them reach their goal of parenthood. She spent more than our allotted time with us and listened to all of our concerns and responded to each one. I trust her decision making and plan for us. Regardless of the outcome of our journey I will forever be greatful we landed in her office.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Honea (retired) at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Don't feel scared to ask questions. Also, I promise you will leave with a plan and a peace about the direction she is taking you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Honea (retired) at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Dr. Honea has an actual conversation with my husband and I instead of just talking at us in medical terms. She made us feel like people who were important to her and she took the time to listen to our concerns. We went to her as a second opinion after several failed cycles with a previous doctor and she was willing to try new things and tests that had either been dismissed previously or never mentioned. Can't say enough positive things about Dr. Honea.
Describe the protocols Kathryn Honea (retired) used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama) and their degree of success.
We have only completed one cycle but we did 5 days of Letrazole cd 3-7 then 3 planned days of Gonal-F and had to add a day due to slightly less than acceptable response. Cd 11 monitor with preganyl trigger cd 12. Post coital test cd 13 with IUI the next day. Progesterone suppositories day 15 (i think) till negative beta cd 26. The above plan was put in place based on 3 previously failed IUI with just Letrazole to achieve a better response. In those 3 I had only ever had 1 lead follicle that never was larger than 18mm 2 days before IUI. In this one cycle we had 1 over 20, 1 at 18, and 1 at 17 at time of trigger with ultrasound and blood work confirmed ovulation.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama). (Assigned nurse: Nancy Scott)
Nancy is absolutely amazing. She is serious when she needs to be but lighthearted when the time calls for that as well. She is passionate about her patients. Explains everything in great detail and makes sure you understand the protocol. Mary and Terri are awesome as well and make the entire experience as undaunting as possible.
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
We had our first visit in the Birmingham office so I'm not sure what initial visits in the satellite offices are like but here is what I will say. You will be in the office for at least 3 hours between the consult with your physician and all the necessary testing. Everyone we have encountered at both Birmingham and Huntsville have been nothing short of amazing. They will walk you through the entire process and are always willing to answer any question you may have. Communication is excellent. So far I have no weaknesses to speak of, only praises.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Honea (retired) at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Each visit was $35 including all monitoring and scan visits. IUI was roughly $400 out of pocket. Meds (letrazole, Gonal-F, preganyl, and progesterone suppositories) were around $150 with insurance and overnight shipping.
10
Doctor
Kathryn Honea (retired)
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
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Huntsville
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
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32 - 36
1 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 2 Docs
4 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Allemand is an incredible doctor. He’s personable, caring, extremely thorough and knowledgeable...He made time for every question we had. He comforted me when I was terrified of having procedures I knew were going to be painful. He was realistic with us when the decision was made to cancel our second IVF cycle. He gave us options, helped us make educated decisions and remained steadfast in his care even when we wanted to give up.
The Huntsville satellite office [of ART Fertility Program of Alabama] where I received most of my care by nurse practitioner, Nancy was phenomenal...Strengths: latest and greatest technologies, friendly staff, and compassionate nurses. Weaknesses: honestly can’t think of any. Having to drive 80 miles to see Dr. Allemand and have procedures was sometimes an inconvenience but most of my treatments were able to be done in the satellite office close to my home.
How was your experience with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Meeting Dr. Allemand was like a dream come true after years of being under the care of another fertility doctor. He was so personable, attentive, caring, kind, and knowledgeable. He made time for every question we had. He comforted me when I was terrified of having procedures I knew were going to be painful. He was realistic with us when the decision was made to cancel our second IVF cycle. He gave us options, helped us make educated decisions and remained steadfast in his care even when we wanted to give up.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Trust Dr. Allemand’s judgement.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Dr. Allemand is an incredible doctor. He’s personable, caring, extremely thorough and knowledgeable.
Describe the protocols Christopher Allemand used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama) and their degree of success.
IVF cycle #1: stimulation meds, egg retrieval, and transfer IVF cycle #2: stimulation meds, cancelled egg retrieval, IUI, negative pregnancy test
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
The Huntsville satellite office where I received most of my care by nurse practitioner, Nancy was phenomenal.
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Strengths: latest and greatest technologies, friendly staff, and compassionate nurses. Weaknesses: honestly can’t think of any. Having to drive 80 miles to see Dr. Allemand and have procedures was sometimes an inconvenience but most of my treatments were able to be done in the satellite office close to my home.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Approximately $26,000
10
Doctor
Christopher Allemand
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
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Huntsville
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
2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 28
3 IUI
Male Factor
European
Income $0 - $49K
Entrepreneur
1st of 2 Docs
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Honea is very kind and compassionate with me and my husband, she always asks for our opinions and makes sure we know what’s going on with our fertility plans. She quickly got us in treatments and going towards the baby goal! ... My cycles are very predictable so I haven’t had to do much medicine other than trigger shots to make sure I ovulate right for IUI’s. She prescribed me a thyroid medicine to get that straightened out. She prescribed my husband a motility support medicine for his sperm count.
I fell in love with the clinic [ART Fertility Program of Alabama] as soon as I was greeted by the staff! They are very effective at getting you going towards your goals! The clinic staff keep you involved in every step of treatment and stay in contact throughout your cycle. ... The staff and doctor are very personal and they treat you like they know you and care about your fertility. ... They are always friendly and compassionate towards me and my husband! They feel like family!
How was your experience with Kathryn Honea (retired) at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Dr. Honea is very kind and compassionate with me and my husband, she always asks for our opinions and makes sure we know what’s going on with our fertility plans. She quickly got us in treatments and going towards the baby goal!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathryn Honea (retired) at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
She’s very quick to help you achieve your baby plans!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathryn Honea (retired) at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
The staff and doctor are very personal and they treat you like they know you and care about your fertility.
Describe the protocols Kathryn Honea (retired) used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama) and their degree of success.
My cycles are very predictable so I haven’t had to do much medicine other than trigger shots to make sure I ovulate right for IUI’s. She prescribed me a thyroid medicine to get that straightened out. She prescribed my husband a motility support medicine for his sperm count.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama). (Assigned nurse: Nancy)
They are always friendly and compassionate towards me and my husband! They feel like family!
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
I fell in love with the clinic as soon as I was greeted by the staff! They are very effective at getting you going towards your goals! The clinic staff keep you involved in every step of treatment and stay in contact throughout your cycle.
10
Doctor
Kathryn Honea (retired)
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
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Huntsville
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