Northwest Fertility Center

1 doctors work here

Rated 8.7
Strongly recommend: 78%Neutral: 7%Don't recommend: 15%8.7
78% strongly recommend
30 reviews
Operations
9.1
9.1
Operations

Ratings of 1 indicate that a clinic was poorly operated.

Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
9.1
9.1
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
9.4
9.4
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
8.9
8.9
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
9.2
9.2
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
?
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 is not offered
Mental health counseling is not offered
Nutrition counseling
Nutrition counseling
Administration of shots
Administration of shots
Coordinating at-home nursing is not offered
Coordinating at-home nursing is not offered
Selling medication
Selling medication
Providing backup medication
Providing backup medication

This clinic has 1 office

Portland
1750 SW Harbor Way, Suite 200
Portland, OR 97201

30 patient reviews

2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 26
1 IVF
Male Factor
European
Income $50K - $99K
Architect
2nd of 2 Docs
6 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
We met with Dr. Stoelk for the first time in March/April of 2020 and he had great bedside manner, he didn't sugar coat our situation or waste our time with tests and treatment that wouldn't work. We decided to go straight for IVF. Our process didn't go as smooth as we had hoped for our age, in the end only 1 embryo was ready for transfer..
Cost was about $15K after a cash discount which included ICSI and freezing of 1 embryo for a year. Since we didn't have extra embryos they applied a credit and used that to cover the cost of ultrasounds once pregnancy was confirmed...he [Dr. Stoelk] had great bedside manner, he didn't sugar coat our situation or waste our time with tests and treatment that wouldn't work
How was your experience with Eugene Stoelk at Northwest Fertility Center?
We met with Dr. Stolek for the first time in March/April of 2020 and he had great bedside manner, he didn't sugar coat our situation or waste our time with tests and treatment that wouldn't work. We decided to go straight for IVF. Our process didn't go as smooth as we had hoped for our age, in the end only 1 embryo was ready for transfer. But it seems that Dr. Stoleks skill and experience with placement lead to our tiny little miracle. We just finished up with confirmation at our 8 week check-up.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eugene Stoelk at Northwest Fertility Center?
Trust the process and don't stress when it seems like things aren't going as planned.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eugene Stoelk at Northwest Fertility Center?
This is not an easy journey, but this clinic was AMAZING! I called all the local clinics before deciding on them. After the cash discount they are one of the most affordable clinics in our area. From the very beginning Melody was warm, open and answered every question I had. We met with Dr. Stolek for the first time in March/April of 2020 and he had great bedside manner, he didn't sugar coat our situation or waste our time with tests and treatment that wouldn't work. We decided to go straight for IVF. Covid-19 shut-downs put a wrench in our plans but the clinic stayed in touch and made this stressful situation as easy as possible. We started treatment in September, the shots were WAY easier than I expected and their frequent contact and check-ups took so much of the stress away. Our process didn't go as smooth as we had hoped for our age, in the end only 1 embryo was ready for transfer. But it seems that Dr. Stoleks skill and experience with placement lead to our tiny little miracle. We just finished up with confirmation at our 8 week check-up. I cannot say enough great things about this clinic: they provided us with the life we always wanted and did so all while making this experience as pleasant as possible.
Describe the protocols Eugene Stoelk used in your cycles at Northwest Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Nightly injections for 10 days, Egg Retrieval with a fresh 5 day transfer.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Northwest Fertility Center.
This is not an easy journey, but this clinic was AMAZING! I called all the local clinics before deciding on them. From the very beginning Melody was warm, open and answered every question I had. Covid-19 shut-downs put a wrench in our plans but the clinic stayed in touch and made this stressful situation as easy as possible. We started treatment in September, the shots were WAY easier than I expected and their frequent contact and check-ups took so much of the stress away. Our process didn't go as smooth as we had hoped for our age, in the end only 1 embryo was ready for transfer. We just finished up with confirmation at our 8 week check-up. I cannot say enough great things about this clinic: they provided us with the life we always wanted and did so all while making this experience as pleasant as possible.
Describe your experience with Northwest Fertility Center.
This is not an easy journey, but this clinic was AMAZING! I called all the local clinics before deciding on them. After the cash discount they are one of the most affordable clinics in our area. From the very beginning Melody was warm, open and answered every question I had. We met with Dr. Stolek for the first time in March/April of 2020 and he had great bedside manner, he didn't sugar coat our situation or waste our time with tests and treatment that wouldn't work. We decided to go straight for IVF. Covid-19 shut-downs put a wrench in our plans but the clinic stayed in touch and made this stressful situation as easy as possible. We started treatment in September, the shots were WAY easier than I expected and their frequent contact and check-ups took so much of the stress away. Our process didn't go as smooth as we had hoped for our age, in the end only 1 embryo was ready for transfer. But it seems that Dr. Stoleks skill and experience with placement lead to our tiny little miracle. We just finished up with confirmation at our 8 week check-up. I cannot say enough great things about this clinic: they provided us with the life we always wanted and did so all while making this experience as pleasant as possible.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eugene Stoelk at Northwest Fertility Center.
Cost was about $15K after a cash discount which included ICSI and freezing of 1 embryo for a year. Since we didn't have extra embryos they applied a credit and used that to cover the cost of ultrasounds once pregnancy was confirmed.
10
Doctor
Eugene Stoelk
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
Northwest Fertility Center
Portland
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
2019 - 2020, Successful
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 46 - 47
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 2 Docs
1 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
He [Dr. Stoelk] is a really caring kind doctor he doesn’t sugar coat the situation . He is always available even after hours... He laid our plan of action on how many treatment we would try before getting a donor egg and he was always honest about the percentages of success . He would also call in the evening once my results are in to give me A Plan for my shots for the week . He was very quick and active with responses for my treatment plan.
She [nurse of Northwest Fertility Center] made me feel safe that I was getting the best care for my needs . She was always available by txt or call for help...They take into consideration people are spending life savings to do this and are really not pushing i necessary course of actions for treatment...They were honest about out of pocket and didn’t hide what wasn’t covered.
How was your experience with Eugene Stoelk at Northwest Fertility Center?
He is a really caring kind doctor he doesn’t sugar coat the situation . He is always available even after hours . I tried another doctor who was crass and. Cold . Dr Stoelk wants the best results . He told me what I need To do which is an egg donor . I can’t afford this at the moment with my salary . I am trying my best to save up. I feel he tries to give me the best results for my fertility situation.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eugene Stoelk at Northwest Fertility Center?
I would say ask for clarity . If your unsure voice your opinion . I asked a lot of questions and he always tries to explain everything in detail he is available and a human. He isn’t clinical in the way some doctors are . He truly strives for the best outcome.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eugene Stoelk at Northwest Fertility Center?
He is kind and thoughtful I feel he goes over every treatment in detail . I really appreciate his honestly . He really seems to care about the patient and their health .
Describe the protocols Eugene Stoelk used in your cycles at Northwest Fertility Center and their degree of success.
He describing in detail how my treatment plan would go each session. He laid our plan of action on how many treatment we would try before getting a donor egg and he was always honest about the percentages of success . He would also call in the evening once my results are in to give me A Plan for my shots for the week . He was very quick and active with responses for my treatment plan.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Northwest Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Tracey )
She is wonderful, so caring and kind . She made me feel safe that I was getting the best care for my needs . She was always available by txt or call for help.
Describe your experience with Northwest Fertility Center.
I think the clinic is overall great . I think they strive to help patients achieve success in having a good fertility experience . They take into consideration people are spending life savings to do this and are really not pushing i necessary course of actions for treatment . They seem to really care about the patients.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eugene Stoelk at Northwest Fertility Center.
It was mostly covered by insurance for some of the treatment . They were honest about out of pocket and didn’t hide what wasn’t covered.
8
Doctor
Eugene Stoelk
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
8
Clinic
Northwest Fertility Center
Portland
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
0
NPS
0
Age 34
1 IVF
Endometriosis
Uterine Fibroids
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr. Stoelk had tried to diagnose me with fibroids, endometriosis, scaring off the cervixs, among many other terrible experiences with him. I went to 4 other doctors in Portland, 2 of which are other fertility clinics and they found no such things. Thank God I never went under the knife with him. I took my babies to another Ivf clinic and I was so afraid to do the transfer after what Dr. Stoelk has put me through, and it was like night and day. I didn’t even feel a thing and there were no surgical tools and it was done in a matter of minutes. I couldn’t believe it! I was floored. I’m so grateful to my new clinic, they have been so good to us and have really helped us start to heal from what Dr. Stoelk has put us through. We ended up pregnant with our first transfer at our new clinic. I just worry about other women and the things he might have told them that was normal. I lose sleep thinking of the 5 babies of ours that he didn’t even give a chance to. He lied to us and made me go through the worst pain in my life... and tried to blame me and my body. He is sick and because of him I’m am dealing with a PTSD. I cannot believe the pain and trauma I withstood... looking back, we will do anything for our cha
Dr. Stoelk [at Northwest Fertility Center] was very rude to us any time we asked for anything out of his typical protocol. He does everything old school on paper and nothing in the computer...There is so many things that he did wrong that has traumatized me. Looking back I should have left sooner, but he had our babies (embryos) and I had never done IVF before and he would tell us that everything we were going through was normal. I should have ran. I did not know it wasn’t normal and was made to believe by Dr. Stoelk himself, that it was and that he had dealt with many women like me, according to him. I finally went to another clinic after multiple unsuccessful transfers with him. I later found out that the tools he was using on me during our transfers were only to be used in surgical settings when patients are under anesthesia. Transfers should only take about 10 mins or so, I would be on his chair for well over an hour, with blood leaking out of me and him blaming me and saying my cervixs are tough, using these tools to try to cut and open my cervix’s. The last time he did it to me, I thought he had perforated my bowels, hi
How was your experience with Eugene Stoelk at Northwest Fertility Center?
There is so many things that he did wrong that has traumatized me. Looking back I should have left sooner, but he had our babies (embryos) and I had never done IVF before and he would tell us that everything we were going through was normal. I should have ran. I did not know it wasn’t normal and was made to believe by Dr. Stoelk himself, that it was and that he had dealt with many women like me, according to him. I finally went to another clinic after multiple unsuccessful transfers with him. I later found out that the tools he was using on me during our transfers were only to be used in surgical settings when patients are under anesthesia. Transfers should only take about 10 mins or so, I would be on his chair for well over an hour, with blood leaking out of me and him blaming me and saying my cervixs are tough, using these tools to try to cut and open my cervix’s. The last time he did it to me, I thought he had perforated my bowels, him trying to shove these instruments inside of me to open my canal to get embryos in, sweat dripping down his face and me screaming out in pain. I won’t go much more into details on that because it’s so hard for me to relive. He would then lie to us and say it was a successful transfer and then pray with us. He did this to me on multiple occasions and the last time it was so bad, a few days later a clot the size of my hand cane out of me. I was in so much pain... i of course immediately called him and he told me once again it was normal and that I could come in next day. So I did and when I went in he did ultrasound and said everything was normal and there was nothing he saw in ultrasound. I was still in so much pain a few days later, I finally decided to get a 2nd opinion. I was told by the doctor at urgent care that I had a large hematoma on my cervixs and he was very alarmed by the size and asked me what had happened. I explained to him and he advised me to find a new Fertility Doctor. He said it was not normal and was very concerned. I of course then was very confused and upset and I went back to Dr. Stoelk for another follow up and at this time he said that he thinks I have endometriosis. Long story short he wanted me to go under the knife with him. After this I never went back to him, except to get my remaining babies. Dr. Stoelk had tried to diagnose me with fibroids, endometriosis, scaring off the cervixs, among many other terrible experiences with him. I went to 4 other doctors in Portland, 2 of which are other fertility clinics and they found no such things. Thank God I never went under the knife with him. I took my babies to another Ivf clinic and I was so afraid to do the transfer after what Dr. Stoelk has put me through, and it was like night and day. I didn’t even feel a thing and there were no surgical tools and it was done in a matter of minutes. I couldn’t believe it! I was floored. I’m so grateful to my new clinic, they have been so good to us and have really helped us start to heal from what Dr. Stoelk has put us through. We ended up pregnant with our first transfer at our new clinic. I just worry about other women and the things he might have told them that was normal. I lose sleep thinking of the 5 babies of ours that he didn’t even give a chance to. He lied to us and made me go through the worst pain in my life... and tried to blame me and my body. He is sick and because of him I’m am dealing with a PTSD. I cannot believe the pain and trauma I withstood... looking back, we will do anything for our chances to have a baby. I feel like if I stayed, mine could have cost me my life or permanently damaged for life.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eugene Stoelk at Northwest Fertility Center?
There is so many things that he did wrong that has traumatized me. Looking back I should have left sooner, but he had our babies (embryos) and I had never done IVF before and he would tell us that everything we were going through was normal. I should have ran. I did not know it wasn’t normal and was made to believe by Dr. Stoelk himself, that it was and that he had dealt with many women like me, according to him. I finally went to another clinic after multiple unsuccessful transfers with him. I later found out that the tools he was using on me during our transfers were only to be used in surgical settings when patients are under anesthesia. Transfers should only take about 10 mins or so, I would be on his chair for well over an hour, with blood leaking out of me and him blaming me and saying my cervixs are tough, using these tools to try to cut and open my cervix’s. The last time he did it to me, I thought he had perforated my bowels, him trying to shove these instruments inside of me to open my canal to get embryos in, sweat dripping down his face and me screaming out in pain. I won’t go much more into details on that because it’s so hard for me to relive. He would then lie to us and say it was a successful transfer and then pray with us. He did this to me on multiple occasions and the last time it was so bad, a few days later a clot the size of my hand cane out of me. I was in so much pain... i of course immediately called him and he told me once again it was normal and that I could come in next day. So I did and when I went in he did ultrasound and said everything was normal and there was nothing he saw in ultrasound. I was still in so much pain a few days later, I finally decided to get a 2nd opinion. I was told by the doctor at urgent care that I had a large hematoma on my cervixs and he was very alarmed by the size and asked me what had happened. I explained to him and he advised me to find a new Fertility Doctor. He said it was not normal and was very concerned. I of course then was very confused and upset and I went back to Dr. Stoelk for another follow up and at this time he said that he thinks I have endometriosis. Long story short he wanted me to go under the knife with him. After this I never went back to him, except to get my remaining babies. Dr. Stoelk had tried to diagnose me with fibroids, endometriosis, scaring off the cervixs, among many other terrible experiences with him. I went to 4 other doctors in Portland, 2 of which are other fertility clinics and they found no such things. Thank God I never went under the knife with him. I took my babies to another Ivf clinic and I was so afraid to do the transfer after what Dr. Stoelk has put me through, and it was like night and day. I didn’t even feel a thing and there were no surgical tools and it was done in a matter of minutes. I couldn’t believe it! I was floored. I’m so grateful to my new clinic, they have been so good to us and have really helped us start to heal from what Dr. Stoelk has put us through. We ended up pregnant with our first transfer at our new clinic. I just worry about other women and the things he might have told them that was normal. I lose sleep thinking of the 5 babies of ours that he didn’t even give a chance to. He lied to us and made me go through the worst pain in my life... and tried to blame me and my body. He is sick and because of him I’m am dealing with a PTSD. I cannot believe the pain and trauma I withstood... looking back, we will do anything for our chances to have a baby. I feel like if I stayed, mine could have cost me my life or permanently damaged for life.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eugene Stoelk at Northwest Fertility Center?
Dr. Stoelk was very rude to us any time we asked for anything out of his typical protocol. He does everything old school on paper and nothing in the computer.
Describe the protocols Eugene Stoelk used in your cycles at Northwest Fertility Center and their degree of success.
There is so many things that he did wrong that has traumatized me. Looking back I should have left sooner, but he had our babies (embryos) and I had never done IVF before and he would tell us that everything we were going through was normal. I should have ran. I did not know it wasn’t normal and was made to believe by Dr. Stoelk himself, that it was and that he had dealt with many women like me, according to him. I finally went to another clinic after multiple unsuccessful transfers with him. I later found out that the tools he was using on me during our transfers were only to be used in surgical settings when patients are under anesthesia. Transfers should only take about 10 mins or so, I would be on his chair for well over an hour, with blood leaking out of me and him blaming me and saying my cervixs are tough, using these tools to try to cut and open my cervix’s. The last time he did it to me, I thought he had perforated my bowels, him trying to shove these instruments inside of me to open my canal to get embryos in, sweat dripping down his face and me screaming out in pain. I won’t go much more into details on that because it’s so hard for me to relive. He would then lie to us and say it was a successful transfer and then pray with us. He did this to me on multiple occasions and the last time it was so bad, a few days later a clot the size of my hand cane out of me. I was in so much pain... i of course immediately called him and he told me once again it was normal and that I could come in next day. So I did and when I went in he did ultrasound and said everything was normal and there was nothing he saw in ultrasound. I was still in so much pain a few days later, I finally decided to get a 2nd opinion. I was told by the doctor at urgent care that I had a large hematoma on my cervixs and he was very alarmed by the size and asked me what had happened. I explained to him and he advised me to find a new Fertility Doctor. He said it was not normal and was very concerned. I of course then was very confused and upset and I went back to Dr. Stoelk for another follow up and at this time he said that he thinks I have endometriosis. Long story short he wanted me to go under the knife with him. After this I never went back to him, except to get my remaining babies. Dr. Stoelk had tried to diagnose me with fibroids, endometriosis, scaring off the cervixs, among many other terrible experiences with him. I went to 4 other doctors in Portland, 2 of which are other fertility clinics and they found no such things. Thank God I never went under the knife with him. I took my babies to another Ivf clinic and I was so afraid to do the transfer after what Dr. Stoelk has put me through, and it was like night and day. I didn’t even feel a thing and there were no surgical tools and it was done in a matter of minutes. I couldn’t believe it! I was floored. I’m so grateful to my new clinic, they have been so good to us and have really helped us start to heal from what Dr. Stoelk has put us through. We ended up pregnant with our first transfer at our new clinic. I just worry about other women and the things he might have told them that was normal. I lose sleep thinking of the 5 babies of ours that he didn’t even give a chance to. He lied to us and made me go through the worst pain in my life... and tried to blame me and my body. He is sick and because of him I’m am dealing with a PTSD. I cannot believe the pain and trauma I withstood... looking back, we will do anything for our chances to have a baby. I feel like if I stayed, mine could have cost me my life or permanently damaged for life.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Northwest Fertility Center.
There were times when I was going through the transfers and Dr. Stoelk had to ask the receptionist to come help because he needed more hands because the tools he was using he had to have the 1 nurse there to help him because I was bleeding and the receptionist hold the ultrasound so he could try to transfer the embryos.
Describe your experience with Northwest Fertility Center.
There is so many things that he did wrong that has traumatized me. Looking back I should have left sooner, but he had our babies (embryos) and I had never done IVF before and he would tell us that everything we were going through was normal. I should have ran. I did not know it wasn’t normal and was made to believe by Dr. Stoelk himself, that it was and that he had dealt with many women like me, according to him. I finally went to another clinic after multiple unsuccessful transfers with him. I later found out that the tools he was using on me during our transfers were only to be used in surgical settings when patients are under anesthesia. Transfers should only take about 10 mins or so, I would be on his chair for well over an hour, with blood leaking out of me and him blaming me and saying my cervixs are tough, using these tools to try to cut and open my cervix’s. The last time he did it to me, I thought he had perforated my bowels, him trying to shove these instruments inside of me to open my canal to get embryos in, sweat dripping down his face and me screaming out in pain. I won’t go much more into details on that because it’s so hard for me to relive. He would then lie to us and say it was a successful transfer and then pray with us. He did this to me on multiple occasions and the last time it was so bad, a few days later a clot the size of my hand cane out of me. I was in so much pain... i of course immediately called him and he told me once again it was normal and that I could come in next day. So I did and when I went in he did ultrasound and said everything was normal and there was nothing he saw in ultrasound. I was still in so much pain a few days later, I finally decided to get a 2nd opinion. I was told by the doctor at urgent care that I had a large hematoma on my cervixs and he was very alarmed by the size and asked me what had happened. I explained to him and he advised me to find a new Fertility Doctor. He said it was not normal and was very concerned. I of course then was very confused and upset and I went back to Dr. Stoelk for another follow up and at this time he said that he thinks I have endometriosis. Long story short he wanted me to go under the knife with him. After this I never went back to him, except to get my remaining babies. Dr. Stoelk had tried to diagnose me with fibroids, endometriosis, scaring off the cervixs, among many other terrible experiences with him. I went to 4 other doctors in Portland, 2 of which are other fertility clinics and they found no such things. Thank God I never went under the knife with him. I took my babies to another Ivf clinic and I was so afraid to do the transfer after what Dr. Stoelk has put me through, and it was like night and day. I didn’t even feel a thing and there were no surgical tools and it was done in a matter of minutes. I couldn’t believe it! I was floored. I’m so grateful to my new clinic, they have been so good to us and have really helped us start to heal from what Dr. Stoelk has put us through. We ended up pregnant with our first transfer at our new clinic. I just worry about other women and the things he might have told them that was normal. I lose sleep thinking of the 5 babies of ours that he didn’t even give a chance to. He lied to us and made me go through the worst pain in my life... and tried to blame me and my body. He is sick and because of him I’m am dealing with a PTSD. I cannot believe the pain and trauma I withstood... looking back, we will do anything for our chances to have a baby. I feel like if I stayed, mine could have cost me my life or permanently damaged for life.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eugene Stoelk at Northwest Fertility Center.
We spent close to $20,000
What specific things went wrong at Northwest Fertility Center?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost appointments
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Northwest Fertility Center.
There is so many things that he did wrong that has traumatized me. Looking back I should have left sooner, but he had our babies (embryos) and I had never done IVF before and he would tell us that everything we were going through was normal. I should have ran. I did not know it wasn’t normal and was made to believe by Dr. Stoelk himself, that it was and that he had dealt with many women like me, according to him. I finally went to another clinic after multiple unsuccessful transfers with him. I later found out that the tools he was using on me during our transfers were only to be used in surgical settings when patients are under anesthesia. Transfers should only take about 10 mins or so, I would be on his chair for well over an hour, with blood leaking out of me and him blaming me and saying my cervixs are tough, using these tools to try to cut and open my cervix’s. The last time he did it to me, I thought he had perforated my bowels, him trying to shove these instruments inside of me to open my canal to get embryos in, sweat dripping down his face and me screaming out in pain. I won’t go much more into details on that because it’s so hard for me to relive. He would then lie to us and say it was a successful transfer and then pray with us. He did this to me on multiple occasions and the last time it was so bad, a few days later a clot the size of my hand cane out of me. I was in so much pain... i of course immediately called him and he told me once again it was normal and that I could come in next day. So I did and when I went in he did ultrasound and said everything was normal and there was nothing he saw in ultrasound. I was still in so much pain a few days later, I finally decided to get a 2nd opinion. I was told by the doctor at urgent care that I had a large hematoma on my cervixs and he was very alarmed by the size and asked me what had happened. I explained to him and he advised me to find a new Fertility Doctor. He said it was not normal and was very concerned. I of course then was very confused and upset and I went back to Dr. Stoelk for another follow up and at this time he said that he thinks I have endometriosis. Long story short he wanted me to go under the knife with him. After this I never went back to him, except to get my remaining babies. Dr. Stoelk had tried to diagnose me with fibroids, endometriosis, scaring off the cervixs, among many other terrible experiences with him. I went to 4 other doctors in Portland, 2 of which are other fertility clinics and they found no such things. Thank God I never went under the knife with him. I took my babies to another Ivf clinic and I was so afraid to do the transfer after what Dr. Stoelk has put me through, and it was like night and day. I didn’t even feel a thing and there were no surgical tools and it was done in a matter of minutes. I couldn’t believe it! I was floored. I’m so grateful to my new clinic, they have been so good to us and have really helped us start to heal from what Dr. Stoelk has put us through. We ended up pregnant with our first transfer at our new clinic. I just worry about other women and the things he might have told them that was normal. I lose sleep thinking of the 5 babies of ours that he didn’t even give a chance to. He lied to us and made me go through the worst pain in my life... and tried to blame me and my body. He is sick and because of him I’m am dealing with a PTSD. I cannot believe the pain and trauma I withstood... looking back, we will do anything for our chances to have a baby. I feel like if I stayed, mine could have cost me my life or permanently damaged for life.
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Doctor
Eugene Stoelk
NPS
Humanity
1 of 5
Communication
1 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Compassion
1 of 5
Explained risks
1 of 5
Adaptability
1 of 5
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Clinic
Northwest Fertility Center
Portland
NPS
Operations
1 of 5
Scheduling
2 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
2 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
1 of 5
Educational Resources
1 of 5
2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 39
1 IUI
Anovulation
PCOS
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Stoelk is always there for you...is a kind man with a great deal of integrity. He cares about people and about doing the right thing. He has a straightforward, but very empathetic bedside manner...was the seventh health care professional and fourth doctor I went to see. He was the FIRST one to actually examine me and he immediately guessed at the problem and as things turned out, he was RIGHT! I had surgery with him to resolve some issues and with a bit more help, we conceived on our first cycle post surgery!
[Northwestern Fertility Center] is a small clinic and you feel very cared for. Dr. Stoelk is always there for you. You do not fall through the cracks as each person knows who you are and what you are there for. They are very flexible in scheduling and meeting your needs. They also work to bill insurance when possible to help you save money...Dr. Stoelk is always there for you...is a kind man with a great deal of integrity. He cares about people and about doing the right thing. He has a straightforward, but very empathetic bedside manner...was the seventh health care professional and fourth doctor I went to see. He was the FIRST one to actually examine me and he immediately guessed at the problem and as things turned out, he was RIGHT! I had surgery with him to resolve some issues and with a bit more help, we conceived on our first cycle post surgery!
How was your experience with Eugene Stoelk at Northwest Fertility Center?
Dr. Stoelk was the seventh health care professional and fourth doctor I went to see. He was the FIRST one to actually examine me and he immediately guessed at the problem and as things turned out, he was RIGHT! I had surgery with him to resolve some issues and with a bit more help, we conceived on our first cycle post surgery! Dr. Stoelk is kind, empathetic, compassionate and so knowledgeable. I trust him 100%. He truly cares about YOU, not about his bottom line. I cannot recommend him enough! We just welcomed our perfect baby in April. Thank you Dr. Stoelk!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eugene Stoelk at Northwest Fertility Center?
This guy gets it right pretty much the first time. Trust him. I was taking letrozole to help me ovulate and the dose didn't work. He told me I could take it again on the same cycle and I was flabbergasted and did not think that was even possible. He told me what day to come back for an ultrasound to check. Lo and behold, not only did it work perfectly, but the timing of my appointment was the day of ovulation. I was amazed. He has such a deep understanding of fertility.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eugene Stoelk at Northwest Fertility Center?
Dr. Stoelk is a kind man with a great deal of integrity. He cares about people and about doing the right thing. He has a straightforward, but very empathetic bedside manner.
Describe your experience with Northwest Fertility Center.
This is a small clinic and you feel very cared for. Dr. Stoelk is always there for you. You do not fall through the cracks as each person knows who you are and what you are there for. They are very flexible in scheduling and meeting your needs. They also work to bill insurance when possible to help you save money. I am writing this line because it says I need 200 characters and I have nothing else to add.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eugene Stoelk at Northwest Fertility Center.
My surgery was pricey. Around $5,000 after insurance because he wasn't in my network. IUI and ultrasounds totaled around $1,000.
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Doctor
Eugene Stoelk
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
Northwest Fertility Center
Portland
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
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2007 - 2012, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 20 - 25
2 IUI
1 IVF
Endometriosis
PCOS
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
Native American
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Stoelk and his staff have always gone above and beyond for us. They provided contact information outside of business hours which made us feel important.... I cannot say enough great things about my doctor. He’s very professional and knowledgeable, always available to answer any questions. Dr. Stoelk has been by our side since 2007 and shared in our many heartaches. He never gives up. His bedside manner is one of a kind!
The office [Northwest Fertility Center] is surprisingly quiet for being in Portland. I personally love the baby books they have in the waiting area. It gives me hope seeing the families that we able to conceive with Dr. Stoelks help... Honestly, they are always the sweetest, most thoughtful team. It means the world to us that they can call us by name.... I believe our IVF cycle was approximately $11,000.
How was your experience with Eugene Stoelk at Northwest Fertility Center?
I cannot say enough great things about my doctor. He’s very professional and knowledgeable, always available to answer any questions. Dr. Stoelk has been by our side since 2007 and shared in our many heartaches. He never gives up. His bedside manner is one of a kind!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eugene Stoelk at Northwest Fertility Center?
Don’t hesitate to ask questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eugene Stoelk at Northwest Fertility Center?
Dr. Stoelk and his staff have always gone above and beyond for us. They provided contact information outside of business hours which made us feel important.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Northwest Fertility Center.
We love them! Honestly, they are always the sweetest, most thoughtful team. It means the world to us that they can call us by name.
Describe your experience with Northwest Fertility Center.
The office is surprisingly quiet for being in Portland. I personally love the baby books they have in the waiting area. It gives me hope seeing the families that we able to conceive with Dr. Stoelks help
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eugene Stoelk at Northwest Fertility Center.
I believe our IVF cycle was approximately $11,000. I do not recall costs associated with the other treatments.
10
Doctor
Eugene Stoelk
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
Northwest Fertility Center
Portland
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