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

2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 27 - 28
2 IUI
Anovulation
Endometriosis
Male Factor
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
3 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
He [Dr. Allemand] was very caring and willing to spend time with me and my husband. He makes us feel as though we have options.... He is willing to answer any questions we might have. I love that he gives us more than one option. He always lets us know what to expect next. He only wanted us to try IUI twice before reevaluating and deciding on our next steps. He gave us the option on whether or not to move on to injectables. He sees us himself at least every other month.
They [ART Fertility Program of Alabama] are always helpful getting you in on the day you need to come. They understand if you don’t need to take off work, etc. Sometimes you have to wait a while- especially on an IUI day.... The nursing staff is very accommodating. If you want info- you have to ask! I think sometimes they assume if we’re there we know what to expect. That isn’t always the case. Overall, they’re great.
How was your experience with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
He is willing to answer any questions we might have. I love that he gives us more than one option. He always lets us know what to expect next. He only wanted us to try IUI twice before reevaluating and deciding on our next steps. He gave us the option on whether or not to move on to injectables. He sees us himself at least every other month.
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)?
Don’t be afraid to ask 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)?
He was very caring and willing to spend time with me and my husband. He makes us feel as though we have options.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
The nursing staff is very accommodating. If you want info- you have to ask! I think sometimes they assume if we’re there we know what to expect. That isn’t always the case. Overall, they’re great.
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
They are always helpful getting you in on the day you need to come. They understand if you don’t need to take off work, etc. Sometimes you have to wait a while- especially on an IUI day. If I ever wait over 30-40 minutes, I usually go up to the counter and ask how much longer and they take me back within minutes. Try to go as early in the day as you can!
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)
Homewood (closed)
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
7
NPS
7
Age 35
1 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $0 - $49K
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
I was on the antagonist protocol With my first cycle [with Dr Allemand], it wasn’t as hoped for. I’m going to do the Lupron flare with my second cycle... Felt like he rushed through the embryo transfer. Made me very nervous. My transfer was delayed an hour Due to another surgery. He always gives us plenty of information and options based on what we can afford. He seems to be knowledgeable about my problems and what we can do for them.
[ART Fertility Program of Alabama] Failed to do my husband sperm analysis the day we were there and he had to go back for a separate day And hour away and take off of work...IVF $12,000, other Monitoring and tests $10,000...Ask what your specific diagnosis is and why you cannot get pregnant and what else can you do such as supplements and extra medications. They told me after the first cycle that I could be on vitamins that could increase my egg quality. I would’ve known that I would’ve been taking the vitamins to begin with.
How was your experience with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Felt like he rushed through the embryo transfer. Made me very nervous. My transfer was delayed an hour Due to another surgery. He always gives us plenty of information and options based on what we can afford. He seems to be knowledgeable about my problems and what we can do for them.
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)?
Be sure to ask what your other options are before making decisions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
The doctor knew about our specific information. Always gave us options.
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 was on the antagonist protocol With my first cycle, it wasn’t as hoped for. I’m going to do the Lupron flare with my second cycle.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama). (Assigned nurse: Renee)
Always called To inform me of any changes or questions that we had an a reasonable amount time. Came and talked to me after the retrieval.
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Ask what your specific diagnosis is and why you cannot get pregnant and what else can you do such as supplements and extra medications. They told me after the first cycle that I could be on vitamins that could increase my egg quality. I would’ve known that I would’ve been taking the vitamins to begin with.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
IVF $12,000, other Monitoring and tests $10,000
What specific things went wrong at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Failed to do my husband sperm analysis the day we were there and he had to go back for a separate day And hour away and take off of work.
7
Doctor
Christopher Allemand
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
7
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Homewood (closed)
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
2013 - 2017, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 28 - 32
3 IVF
Male Factor
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Long made sure to spend as much time with us as we needed. He was personable, we never felt rushed, and he answered every question we had...He makes us feel like we're the only patients he sees. He is compassionate, caring, and really spoke to us more like friends than patients. He has done everything possible to accommodate us and help us on this journey...IVF, TESA, Laser Assisted hatching, ICSI,
I love the IVF coordinator [at ART Fertility Program], Janet. She's an asset to the clinic...I was sad that we didn't have her during our frozen cycle. She has been the BIGGEST support on this journey. She helped coach me through medications and shots, she put my anxious mind at ease, she became more like family to us...She really made the experience bareable...For IVF, TESA, Laser Assisted hatching, ICSI, we payed close to $13,000 per cycle...
How was your experience with Cecil Long at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Dr. Long has been incredible. He makes us feel like we're the only patients he sees. He is compassionate, caring, and really spoke to us more like friends than patients. He has done everything possible to accommodate us and help us on this journey.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Cecil Long at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Be prepared. Ask questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Cecil Long at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Dr. Long made sure to spend as much time with us as we needed. He was personable, we never felt rushed, and he answered every question we had.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama). (Assigned nurse: Janet Robinson )
Janet was absolutely amazing! I was sad that we didn't have her during our frozen cycle. She has been the BIGGEST support on this journey. She helped coach me through medications and shots, she put my anxious mind at ease, she became more like family to us.
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
I love the IVF coordinator, Janet. She's an asset to the clinic, and I'm unsure if I would be as willing to reccomend the clinic had I had another coordinator. She really made the experience bareable. Ava takes the blood and she is incredible! Typically nurses have a difficult time finding my veins, but she works some kind of magic and ALWAYS does it with ease.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Cecil Long at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
For IVF, TESA, Laser Assisted hatching, ICSI, we payed close to $13,000 per cycle. So, right at $40,000 total.
10
Doctor
Cecil Long
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
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Homewood (closed)
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
2 of 5
Billing Department
4 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 - 2020, Unknown Success
NPS
5
NPS
8
Age 28 - 29
4 Fertility Medications
Anovulation
PCOS
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He [Dr. Christopher Allemand] was great and listened to me well. He was open to my feedback and adjusted the treatment plan according to what I wanted. I will say I only saw him for the initial consultation and for procedures, but otherwise saw nurse practitioners (who were also wonderful). No complaints...He spent time talking to me, recognized me outside of the clinic and said hello, and was generally friendly.
[ART Fertility Program of Alabama is] Really great and organized. They seem like they really care about their patients. They are friendly, they work with you, and they are very compassionate. You mostly see nurse practitioners instead of doctors during your visits, but they are so knowledgeable and caring and do a great job. Very pleased with the care I get at ART
How was your experience with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
He was great and listened to me well. He was open to my feedback and adjusted the treatment plan according to what I wanted. I will say I only saw him for the initial consultation and for procedures, but otherwise saw nurse practitioners (who were also wonderful). No complaints.
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)?
You are in good hands
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
He spent time talking to me, recognized me outside of the clinic and said hello, and was generally friendly.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
So wonderful and caring
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Really great and organized. They seem like they really care about their patients. They are friendly, they work with you, and they are very compassionate. You mostly see nurse practitioners instead of doctors during your visits, but they are so knowledgeable and caring and do a great job. Very pleased with the care I get at ART
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
We have probably paid around 1,000 for medications, ultrasound, procedures, and office visits.
5
Doctor
Christopher Allemand
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 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)
Homewood (closed)
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
5 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 25 - 26
4 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I appreciate all of her help & everything she did for us in the midst of 2+ years. She prayed w/ us & always ensured that we understood everything that she was explaining to us. When providing us with bad news there was no sugar coating it was bluntly given to us which is what we asked of her. Thank you, Dr. Honea! ... Human she prayed with us & understood exactly where we were coming from. Number not by the doctor but by staff
Strengths - staffing is very organized & does well with communicating with you. Weaknesses, the hospital they are located at, i know they can’t help it - it would be easier if they were a stand alone makes it easier to find & maneuver around. ... The staff is friendly and the nurses know what they are doing. ... $1000+ for IVF w/ insurance $200+ for each IUI $400+ for IVF medication $40 for male testing
How was your experience with Kathryn Honea (retired) at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
I appreciate all of her help & everything she did for us in the midst of 2+ years. She prayed w/ us & always ensured that we understood everything that she was explaining to us. When providing us with bad news there was no sugar coating it was bluntly given to us which is what we asked of her. Thank you, Dr. Honea!
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)?
Be patient, keep faith alive & always write down questions to bring with 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)?
Human she prayed with us & understood exactly where we were coming from. Number not by the doctor but by staff
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
The staff is friendly and the nurses know what they are doing.
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Strengths - staffing is very organized & does well with communicating with you. Weaknesses, the hospital they are located at, i know they can’t help it - it would be easier if they were a stand alone makes it easier to find & maneuver around.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Honea (retired) at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
$1000+ for IVF w/ insurance $200+ for each IUI $400+ for IVF medication $40 for male testing
10
Doctor
Kathryn Honea (retired)
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Homewood (closed)
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
5 of 5
2019, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
9
Age 29
7 Fertility Medications
PCOS
Unexplained
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
She [Dr. Houserman] answered all of our questions and explained things very well to the both of us. During the hsg test she was gentle and comforting. She also experienced infertility so I think she truly has a heart for her job.... I had labs drawn for PCOS and no one has really told me the results other than my vitamin d level is low.... Letrozole was our drug of choice. US were done for my first cycle 3 times a week. Monitoring follicles. Hcg trigger shot was done and progesterone
The nursing staff [ART] have been some of the friendliest people I have dealt with in the medical field... Strengths- everyone from the ladies that check you in to the lab tech to the nurse practitioner are all so sweet and friendly. Weakness- I’ll be honest I haven’t been there long enough to know weaknesses... I had labs drawn for PCOS and no one has really told me the results other than my vitamin d level is low.
How was your experience with Virginia Houserman (retired) at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
She answered all of our questions and explained things very well to the both of us. During the hsg test she was gentle and comforting. She also experienced infertility so I think she truly has a heart for her job.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Virginia Houserman (retired) at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
When in doubt ask questions
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Virginia Houserman (retired) at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
She took the time to explain things to me and my husband and seemed very hopeful for us.
Describe the protocols Virginia Houserman (retired) used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama) and their degree of success.
Letrozole was our drug of choice. US were done for my first cycle 3 times a week. Monitoring follicles. Hcg trigger shot was done and progesterone was checked a week after ovulation. Labs were drawn with every visit.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
The nursing staff have been some of the friendliest people I have dealt with in the medical field
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Strengths- everyone from the ladies that check you in to the lab tech to the nurse practitioner are all so sweet and friendly. Weakness- I’ll be honest I haven’t been there long enough to know weaknesses
What specific things went wrong at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
I had labs drawn for PCOS and no one has really told me the results other than my vitamin d level is low.
8
Doctor
Virginia Houserman (retired)
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
9
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Homewood (closed)
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.

2012 - 2016, Unsuccessful
NPS
8
NPS
10
Age 26 - 30
7 IUI
Endometriosis
PCOS
Unexplained
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
1st of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Christopher Allemand] is very detailed in his speaking. Takes time to answer questions. He was open to listening about what we thought we wanted. He took our concerns seriously. During surgery to remove endo there was a complication (scraped ovary). He said it wasn’t a big deal and moved on but I wish more details would have been given.... Iui- a cycle of clomid, global f, leterozole, progesterone, trigger shot. No resulted pregnancies
Scheduled appointments are sometimes late but it’s just due to the nature of the office. Both offices we went to, Birmingham and Montgomery are very clean and well maintained. My husband said the male collectionrooms were always clean and well stocked... Iui- a cycle of clomid, global f, leterozole, progesterone, trigger shot. No resulted pregnancies
How was your experience with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
He is very detailed in his speaking. Takes time to answer questions. He was open to listening about what we thought we wanted. He took our concerns seriously. During surgery to remove endo there was a complication (scraped ovary). He said it wasn’t a big deal and moved on but I wish more details would have been given.
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)?
Don’t be hesitant to ask 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)?
He took time to get to know our history and spoke to us by name each visit
Describe the protocols Christopher Allemand used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama) and their degree of success.
Iui- a cycle of clomid, global f, leterozole, progesterone, trigger shot. No resulted pregnancies
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Very well mannered, patient, genuinely cared
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Scheduled appointments are sometimes late but it’s just due to the nature of the office. Both offices we went to, Birmingham and Montgomery are very clean and well maintained. My husband said the male collectionrooms were always clean and well stocked
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
All infertility is expensive. I would say they are right on board with all other clinics
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).
N/a
8
Doctor
Christopher Allemand
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
10
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Homewood (closed)
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
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2012, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 35
2 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Sales Representative
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Long is one of few doctors with no arrogance to his demeanor....I am in the medical field and he entertained all of my questions and concerns....Dr Long is one of the most laid back physicians I've ever been around. You can talk to him about anything and it's like talking to an old friend. When going through something as stressful as Fertility [treatment], having a doctor that can put you at ease is everything!
Dr. Long [of ART Fertility Program of Alabama] is one of few doctors with no arrogance to his demeanor....I am in the medical field and he entertained all of my questions and concerns....Dr Long is one of the most laid back physicians I've ever been around. You can talk to him about anything and it's like talking to an old friend. When going through something as stressful as Fertility [treatment], having a doctor that can put you at ease is everything!
How was your experience with Cecil Long at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Dr. Long is one of few doctors with no arrogance to his demeanor. He is pleasant, conversational, interested to get to know you, your spouse, and you situation. He has a calming spirit and he can talk to you in a way that puts you at ease. I am in the medical field and he entertained all of my questions and concerns. I couldn't have been happier to have been referred to him. Dr Long is one of the most laid back physicians I've ever been around. You can talk to him about anything and it's like talking to an old friend. When going through something as stressful as Fertility Trx, having a doctor that can put you at ease is everything! I've recommended him to many friends and acquaintances and Everyone has felt the same I way about their experience with Dr. Long as my husband and I did. He's a scientist and will explain as much as you need him to.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Cecil Long at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Trust him and the staff. They do genuinely care about you!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Cecil Long at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Caring staff
10
Doctor
Cecil Long
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
10
Clinic
Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)
Homewood (closed)
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2015, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30
1 IUI
Anovulation
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
PCOS
European
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
5 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr Cecil Long] was exactly what we were looking for. He never gave up on us. He took you back to his office to discuss what happened and what the next treatment was going to be. He is a very compassionate man....Everyone there [at ART Fertility Program of Alabama] is great. No complaints here....He tried a high dose of follistim first with my body only producing 1 follicle. Then he tried follistim with menopur and still I only produced 1 follicle. He increase the dosage everything but my body just hasn't responded well to the meds. Now we have to decide if using donor eggs is right for us.
He [Dr Cecil Long] was exactly what we were looking for. He never gave up on us. He took you back to his office to discuss what happened and what the next treatment was going to be. He is a very compassionate man....Everyone there [at ART Fertility Program of Alabama] is great. No complaints here....He tried a high dose of follistim first with my body only producing 1 follicle. Then he tried follistim with menopur and still I only produced 1 follicle. He increase the dosage everything but my body just hasn't responded well to the meds. Now we have to decide if using donor eggs is right for us.
How was your experience with Cecil Long at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
He was exactly what we were looking for. He never gave up on us. He took you back to his office to discuss what happened and what the next treatment was going to be. He is a very compassionate man.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Cecil Long at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Trust him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Cecil Long at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
He is very compassionate about what he does and when I had my surgery to remove endometriosis, he made sure I was ok before going in and after coming out.
Describe the protocols Cecil Long used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama) and their degree of success.
He tried a high dose of follistim first with my body only producing 1 follicle. Then he tried follistim with menopur and still I only produced 1 follicle. He increase the dosage everything but my body just hasn't responded well to the meds. Now we have to decide if using donor eggs is right for us.
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Everyone there is great. No complaints here.
10
Doctor
Cecil Long
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)
Homewood (closed)
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
2015, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33
1 IUI
Endometriosis
Male Factor
Uterine Fibroids
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Honea is great, she talks to you like she is your friend. She is honest and tells you like it is, but isn't harsh. My husband loved her as well and she made him feel so comfortable!...My insurance covered 80% of everything except injections. Their office works with you if you do not have insurance. It is very affordable for what you get. IUI was out of pocket of course but wasn't an arm and a leg.
My insurance covered 80% of everything [at ART Fertility Program of Alabama] except injections. Their office works with you if you do not have insurance. It is very affordable for what you get. IUI was out of pocket of course but wasn't an arm and a leg.
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 is great, she talks to you like she is your friend. She is honest and tells you like it is, but isn't harsh. My husband loved her as well and she made him feel so comfortable!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathryn Honea (retired) at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
My insurance covered 80% of everything except injections. Their office works with you if you do not have insurance. It is very affordable for what you get. IUI was out of pocket of course but wasn't an arm and a leg.
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)
Homewood (closed)
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2017 - 2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31 - 32
PCOS
Black or African-American
Income $0 - $49K
1st of 3 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Im currently on mini ivf cycle also known as invocell cycle ... with Dr Long and Dr Hammond you are known by your name and they already know everything about you they all make you feel as if you are a part of their family ... I decided to go back to Dr Long who immediately did test and found hydrosalpinx in my right tube and immediate removed and clearly stated that I would’ve never gotten pregnant with that fluid dripping in my uterus
Im currently on mini ivf cycle also known as invocell cycle and good is it a blessing because it’s makes ivf affordable for all women ... They [nursing staff] are awesome they never leave you in the blind and loves you like a relative and for sure understand what we are going through ... the love the office Ora [ART Fertility Program of Alabama] and definitely the doctors dedication to you as a patient
How was your experience with Cecil Long at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Dr Long came in after I had already had an full ivf cycle from a “CENTER OF EXCELLENCE “ that ended up depressing me with the low quality experience being that I had a retrieval(15eggs), 3 transfers, and still no baby and I was tired of driving out of state just to be even broker and even more devastated so I decided to go back to Dr Long who immediately did test and found hydrosalpinx in my right tube and immediate removed and clearly stated that I would’ve never gotten pregnant with that fluid dripping in my uterus fast forward a month he did and hsg and found that everything is fine now and I got pregnant the same month and I’ve been trying since 2015 of course it ended in miscarriage and then We got set up for invocell the newest accomplishment for us fertility patients that don’t want to keep spending all of their life savings and he I am currently starting meds and waiting for my chance I’m so 100% guaranteed that he and Karen will make this happen for me because they have done more for me in 3 months than my previous RE did in almost 2 years
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Cecil Long at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Don’t doubt his options they really work
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Cecil Long at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
First of you go to these other clinics and all you are is a number with Dr Long and Dr Hammond you are known by your name and they already know everything about you they all make you feel as if you are a part of their family
Describe the protocols Cecil Long used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama) and their degree of success.
Im currently on mini ivf cycle also known as invocell cycle and good is it a blessing because it’s makes ivf affordable for all women
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
They are awesome they never leave you in the blind and loves you like a relative and for sure understand what we are going through
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
There are no weaknesses they are all strengths because all of their patients are satisfied, the love the office Ora and definitely the doctors dedication to you as a patient they are determined to make sure that your dreams are their commands
Describe the costs associated with your care under Cecil Long at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Everything covered by Insurance but definitely everyone can afford the affordable ivf on 3500 for all patients now that’s a milestone that
Describe Cecil Long's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
They explain all risks and let you decide which is how it should all work
10
Doctor
Cecil Long
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)
Homewood (closed)
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
2019, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 25
9 Fertility Medications
Male Factor
Income $0 - $49K
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
[Dr. Christopher Allemand] is very knowledgeable and explains everything in people terms. He explains the pros and cons of every treatment in a way I understand...He is very to the point...understanding not everyone can afford all options...labs and ultrasound then decide when to start next injections. The results would determine when we would do iui as well
[The staff at ART Fertility Program of Alabama] are FANTASTIC. Every time I went in I was greeted by name, with a smile...only missed calling me or using the message system for a lab value once...It was not cheap but was cheaper than more aggressive options...The Montgomery office is very small. They move quickly and are very understanding.
How was your experience with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
He is very knowledgeable and explains everything in people terms. He explains the pros and cons of every treatment in a way I understand and is understanding not everyone can afford all options. His staff is fantastic in Montgomery
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)?
He is very to the point. I enjoy that. Go in with an open mind and its OK to cry it out. His staff will hug you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
I always felt seen and important every single time I went to their office.
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 did letrozol for all rounds. I did base line labs and an ultrasound on day 1 of my cycle and started meditation day 5 I believe. I would come back for more labs and ultrasound then decide when to start next injections. The results would determine when we would do iui as well. Its a lot of time in the office and the staff is wonderful and explains every step in a precise manor. For me my eggs like to stay in my ovaries. The stimulating medicine wasn't the answer for now but that's what we were shooting for.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
They are FANTASTIC. Every time I went in I was greeted by name, with a smile. They hugged me when I cried and always told me they were rooting for a good outcome
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
They are all so kind. The Montgomery office is very small. They move quickly and are very understanding. I never felt they were being fake with their compassion. They really want everyone to leave with a family
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
It was not cheap but was cheaper than more aggressive options
What specific things went wrong at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
They only missed calling me or using the message system for a lab value once.
10
Doctor
Christopher Allemand
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)
Homewood (closed)
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
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2020, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 26
Endometriosis
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I have never felt so cared for by a physician before...we felt so much more at peace because of how in depth [Dr. Merry Lynn Mann] was at explaining our diagnosis and prognosis with treatment...We had 2 hours of just talking with her...She did not rush us at all and never mentioned money. She was not pushy...answered all of our questions.
The clinic’s [Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)] communication is unmatched. I’ve never had an office that was so great at responding so timely. Their attitudes are always positive. They never make you feel dumb or like you are a burden...[Nurses are] Professional. Kind. Compassionate. Upbeat...Around $14,000 for egg retrieval, transfer, and genetic testing.
How was your experience with Merry Lynn Mann at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
I have never felt so cared for by a physician before. She explained things on such a low level we felt so much more at peace because of how in depth she was at explaining our diagnosis and prognosis with treatment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Merry Lynn Mann at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Don’t wait! Go see her! She’s fantastic.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Merry Lynn Mann at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
We had 2 hours of just talking with her and she explained everything very in depth and answered all of our questions. She did not rush us at all and never mentioned money. She was not pushy.
Describe the protocols Merry Lynn Mann used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama) and their degree of success.
We have not been through the entire process of IVF yet, but we have started the process. I have been diagnosed with Stage 4 Endometriosis. My chances with IUI are very low but my chances with IVF are much more promising. We have egg retrieval in one month.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Excellent. Professional. Kind. Compassionate. Upbeat.
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
The clinic’s communication is unmatched. I’ve never had an office that was so great at responding so timely. Their attitudes are always positive. They never make you feel dumb or like you are a burden.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Merry Lynn Mann at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Around $14,000 for egg retrieval, transfer, and genetic testing.
Describe Merry Lynn Mann's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Dr. Mann is very clear in her approach with eSET. She is not opposed to 2 embryos but told us we would have to have a very in depth conversation discussing all the very serious side effects with it.
10
Doctor
Merry Lynn Mann
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)
Homewood (closed)
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 - 2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31 - 32
Endometriosis
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
3rd of 3 Docs
5 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Honey has excellent bedside manner and makes sure you understand every aspect of the infertility process. She shows such caring and support especially during those times I couldn’t help but cry. She has truly been the best physician I have dealt with thus far. Love her and highly recommend!!!... I have done fertility medication and also had a lap procedure to try and open everything up but it did not work so IVF is the only option for more.
The only thing I can say about the whole staff [at ART Fertility Program of AL- Birmingham] is they are all amazing and so caring!... I do no think I can come up with a weakness other than I wish there was a closer office to me but otherwise it is a fantastic facility with an amazing staff. They have always treated me with respect and kindness.
How was your experience with Kathryn Honea (retired) at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Dr. Honey has excellent bedside manner and makes sure you understand every aspect of the infertility process. She shows such caring and support especially during those times I couldn’t help but cry. She has truly been the best physician I have dealt with thus far. Love her and highly recommend!!!
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)?
Go in with and open heart and open mind. As hard as your situation may be, know that you are in good hands!
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. Honey and her staff have been the most caring professionals I have had the blessing of working with. My diagnosis broke my heart, but they have been so understanding and encouraging. I still have hopes to proceed with IVF. We just have to overcome the financial barrier.
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.
I have done fertility medication and also had a lap procedure to try and open everything up but it did not work so IVF is the only option for more.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama). (Assigned nurse: Tracy)
The only thing I can say about the whole staff is they are all amazing and so caring!
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
I do no think I can come up with a weakness other than I wish there was a closer office to me but otherwise it is a fantastic facility with an amazing staff. They have always treated me with respect and kindness.
10
Doctor
Kathryn Honea (retired)
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)
Homewood (closed)
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
LGBTQ+
Verified

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2017 - 2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 37 - 38
1 IVF
Income $0 - $49K
Sales Representative
2nd of 2 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
LGBTQ+
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Virginia Houserman] told me all the details about my embryo and even made sure was sure on my transfer before she set up my transfer Day...I felt like a human ever time I went to the Doctor because they treated me with the up most respect each time that I went...was very understanding she explained everything to me each time that I went in she always called me and my Husband by name we felt like family to her She made me feel like she was going through this with me she and she staff were extremely supportive
The clinic [ART Fertility Program of Alabana] was very clean the staff was always very Friendly and helpful...The lady that do the blood work remember me each the and always made me smile...the nurse made sure I always had my medicine called in and gave me samples if they had them to help with my cost...the wait was a little long some Days but it was well worth it in my eyes...I felt like a human ever time I went to the Doctor because they treated me with the up most respect each time that I went
How was your experience with Virginia Houserman (retired) at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Doctor Houseman was very understanding she explained everything to me each time that I went in she always called me and my Husband by name we felt like family to her She made me feel like she was going through this with me she and she staff were extremely supportive
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Virginia Houserman (retired) at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
She is very concerned and very aware of what your going through because she has been there she is one of the Best
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Virginia Houserman (retired) at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
I felt like a human ever time I went to the Doctor because they treated me with the up most respect each time that I went
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
The Nurses were Great they always answered questions with a smile and even called you back when you needed something
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
The clinic was very clean the staff was always very Friendly and helpful The lady that do the blood work remember me each the and always made me smile the nurse made sure I always had my medicine called in and gave me samples if they had them to help with my cost the wait was a little long some Days but it was well worth it in my eyes
Describe the costs associated with your care under Virginia Houserman (retired) at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
The cost was a little high
Describe Virginia Houserman (retired)'s approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
She told me all the details about my embryo and even made sure was sure on my transfer before she set up my transfer Day
10
Doctor
Virginia Houserman (retired)
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)
Homewood (closed)
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2014 - 2019, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 35 - 40
5 Fertility Medications
Unexplained
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 4 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Cecil Long] was so nice and kept my nerves under control...I have secondary infertility. I have a period every month but I'm not producing an egg that will fertilize. Therefore, I require medication, trigger shots and other assistance...He was very candid and upfront...he would be there every step to help me and my husband..
The staff [of ART] are very friendly...The office is very modern. Only downside the walls are thin so you can hear a lot...I have insurance for doctor's visit However, the cost of IUI is $3500...He[Dr. Long] has a smaller practice which means he knows his patients more intimately...he would be there every step to help me and my husband
How was your experience with Cecil Long at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
I wasn't a number. I was La Toya the patient. He was very candid and upfront. He reassured me that I would get pregnant and that he would be there every step to help me and my husband. He has a smaller practice which means he knows his patients more intimately than he would have in a bigger practice
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Cecil Long at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Be open! Ask questions and relax
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Cecil Long at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
He was so nice and kept my nerves under control
Describe the protocols Cecil Long used in your cycles at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama) and their degree of success.
I have secondary infertility. I have a period every month but I'm not producing an egg that will fertilize. Therefore, I require medication, trigger shots and other assistance
Describe your experience with your nurse at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama). (Assigned nurse: Karen )
Even though I left defeated, Karen would have encouraging words for me and my husband
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Private, bright and very welcoming. The staff are very friendly. They have plenty of magazines to read to help with your nerves. The office is very modern. Only downside the walls are thin so you can hear a lot
Describe the costs associated with your care under Cecil Long at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
I have insurance for doctor's visit However, the cost of IUI is $3500
10
Doctor
Cecil Long
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)
Homewood (closed)
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
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2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
10
Age 29 - 30
2 IVF
European
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
5 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
[Dr. Virginia Houserman] is very personal and caring with treatments and decisions to be made with each cycle/retrieval/transfer. she always assured us she was acting with our best interests in mind. she personally checked on us after each failed cycle...we transferred one the first two transfers and then she allowed us to transfer two the next cycle bc one embryo wasn’t graded as high as the rest.
The nurses and staff [at ART Fertility Program of Alabama] are so compassionate and involved in your treatment...i really like how i could go to huntsville for checkups, video conferences and bloodwork, i only had to drive to birmingham for retrievals and transfers. the staff are so helpful with any questions you have...[Dr. Houserman] is very personal and caring with treatments and decisions to be made with each cycle/retrieval/transfer. she always assured us she was acting with our best interests in mind. she personally checked on us after each failed cycle
How was your experience with Virginia Houserman (retired) at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
she is very personal and caring with treatments and decisions to be made with each cycle/retrieval/transfer. she always assured us she was acting with our best interests in mind. she personally checked on us after each failed cycle
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Virginia Houserman (retired) at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
be honest in what you want and don’t hold back
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Virginia Houserman (retired) at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
she is very personal
Describe your experience with your nurse at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama). (Assigned nurse: Nancy)
The nurses and staff are so compassionate and involved in your treatments
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
i really like how i could go to huntsville for checkups, video conferences and bloodwork, i only had to drive to birmingham for retrievals and transfers. the staff are so helpful with any questions you have
Describe Virginia Houserman (retired)'s approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
we transferred one the first two transfers and then she allowed us to transfer two the next cycle bc one embryo wasn’t graded as high as the rest.
8
Doctor
Virginia Houserman (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)
Homewood (closed)
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2016 - 2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33 - 36
12 Fertility Medications
Endometriosis
Poor Egg Quality
Tubal Blockage
Uterine Fibroids
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
24 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
My Doctor [Dr. Christopher Allemand] was wonderful and very upfront with us. Always honest and very patient...always made us feel very comfortable...Very understanding, compassionate person, trust his opinions and options...All questions are answered and all options/treatments are explained in vivid detail.
[ART Fertility Program of Alabama] is a wonderful place and the staff is amazing!! The staff treat you like family and makes your visit feel appreciated. They let you know their here for you and all your needs. All questions are answered and all options/treatments are explained in vivid detail...The nurses where always nice and friendly made you feel welcomed.
How was your experience with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
Honest and always upfront with information, will answer all questions and always made us feel very comfortable. He went over treatment and options with us. Very understanding, compassionate person, trust his opinions and options.
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 the process and be open minded. Stay strong!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
My Doctor was wonderful and very upfront with us. Always honest and very patient.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
The nurses where always nice and friendly made you feel welcomed.
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
The Art is a wonderful place and the staff is amazing!! The staff treat you like family and makes your visit feel appreciated. They let you know their here for you and all your needs. All questions are answered and all options/treatments are explained in vivid detail. Love the Art
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
4000
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)
Homewood (closed)
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
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 28 - 30
1 IUI
Endometriosis
PCOS
Income $50K - $99K
3rd of 3 Docs
5 IUI With Other Docs
Donor Sperm
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Allemand] was great. He really took his time listening to our concerns and answered every question that we had. We both came up with a game plan and he kept us informed on everything every step of the way. I really appreciate everything that he did for us and our little girl.... I came into the clinic [ART Fertility Program] with all the info that I researched but nothing compared to there information. All of the staff listened to me and went out of there way to make sure that I was comfortable.
I came into the clinic [ART Fertility Program] with all the info that I researched but nothing compared to there information. All of the staff listened to me and went out of there way to make sure that I was comfortable.... Everyone communicated and called back as soon as they could.... He was great. He really took his time listening to our concerns and answered every question that we had. We both came up with a game plan
How was your experience with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
He was great. He really took his time listening to our concerns and answered every question that we had. We both came up with a game plan and he kept us informed on everything every step of the way. I really appreciate everything that he did for us and our little girl.
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)?
Just listen. He knows what he is talking about.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama)?
He was great. He cared about me as a patient.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Everyone communicated and called back as soon as they could.
Describe your experience with Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
Just listen to them. I came into the clinic with all the info that I researched but nothing compared to there information. All of the staff listened to me and went out of there way to make sure that I was comfortable.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Allemand at Alabama Fertility Specialists (formerly ART Fertility Program of Alabama).
The clinic cost was not bad at all.
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)
Homewood (closed)
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