Poma Fertility

2 doctors work here

Rated 8.5
Strongly recommend: 64%Neutral: 22%Don't recommend: 14%8.5
64% strongly recommend
54 reviews
LGBTQ+ Competent Care
LGBTQ+ Competent Care

Based on reviews from the LGBTQ+ community.

Operations
8.9
8.9
Operations

Ratings of 1 indicate that a clinic was poorly operated.

Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
8.7
8.7
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
8.4
8.4
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

LGBTQ+ Care
10
10
LGBTQ+ Care

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory LGBTQ+ care.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent LGBTQ+ care.

Attention to Detail
6.9
6.9
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
723
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 2 offices

Bellingham
1050 Larrabee Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
Kirkland
12039 NE 128th St.
Kirkland, WA 98034

54 patient reviews

Verified
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2023, Unsuccessful
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 40
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
[Dr. Ronald Beesley] was honest from the start about egg reserve/ age. But compassionate and willing to try and help me achieve my goal...hanged my protocol to adapt to my needs..ovulating early he changed my protocol and medication after the first fail. Second fail attempt I had a dominent follicule and we decided to do a duostim which resulted in more eggs.
POMA worked well with me as an outside clinic and made it feasible for me to take as little time off as possible and make my appointments either locally (outside OBGYN) or at the clinic...Tiana and the other nurses were very responsive and compassionate to my experience.
How was your experience with Ronald Beesley at Poma Fertility?
He was honest and changed my protocol to adapt to my needs. Hopefully the next round is the successful one. I had a few zoom appointments to discuss options with Dr Beesley and he met with me in person to help me understand my odds and options.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ronald Beesley at Poma Fertility?
They work well with outside patients
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ronald Beesley at Poma Fertility?
He was honest from the start about egg reserve/ age. But compassionate and willing to try and help me achieve my goal.
Describe the protocols Ronald Beesley used in your cycles at Poma Fertility and their degree of success.
Due to ovulating early he changed my protocol and medication after the first fail. Second fail attempt I had a dominent follicule and we decided to do a duostim which resulted in more eggs.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Poma Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Tiana)
Tiana and the other nurses were very responsive and compassionate to my experience.
Describe your experience with Poma Fertility.
I wish the clinic was closer to my home, but that’s an issue with no local fertility clinics. POMA worked well with me as an outside clinic and made it feasible for me to take as little time off as possible and make my appointments either locally (outside OBGYN) or at the clinic
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ronald Beesley at Poma Fertility.
In comparison to other Seattle based clinics POMA was the best price but overall the process is very expensive for self pay and Alaska offers no benefits
Describe Ronald Beesley's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Poma Fertility.
I have yet to transfer so no comment
8
Doctor
Ronald Beesley
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
8
Clinic
Poma Fertility
Kirkland
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2013 - 2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33 - 39
2 Egg Freezing
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $0 - $49K
Only Doc Seen
Donor Sperm
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I had a lot of medical anxiety as i lost my right ovary to a torsion 9 years before I froze my eggs...I traveled from California to get treatment [with Dr. Opsahl] and would do it again and I next month for my embryo transfer...genuinely cares and is there for you throughout the whole process...I took fertility meds for stimulation to go through egg retrieval, 5 years later i started on meds to prepare my uterus for embryo transfer...
Constant email communication, [nurses at POMA Fertility] picked up my phone calls and called me back...You are not a number you are a person they care about you and how you do throughout the whole process they are there with you the whole way i traveled from NY and CA to get treatment that says it all.. i wouldn’t have it any other way. I didn’t want to be just a number...The staff was warm and very supportive. This clinic is incredible.
How was your experience with Michael Opsahl at Poma Fertility?
Everyone was incredible. I had a lot of medical anxiety as i lost my right ovary to a torsion 9 years before I froze my eggs. They were fabulous. I traveled from California to get treatment and would do it again and I next month for my embryo transfer.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Opsahl at Poma Fertility?
Be ready for a dr that genuinely cares and is there for you throughout the whole process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Opsahl at Poma Fertility?
I felt Dr Opsahl really took interest in me as a person and not just a number. The staff was warm and very supportive. This clinic is incredible.
Describe the protocols Michael Opsahl used in your cycles at Poma Fertility and their degree of success.
I took fertility meds for stimulation to go through egg retrieval, 5 years later i started on meds to prepare my uterus for embryo transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Poma Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Linda )
Constant email communication, picked up my phone calls and called me back.
Describe your experience with Poma Fertility.
You are not a number you are a person they care about you and how you do throughout the whole process they are there with you the whole way i traveled from NY and CA to get treatment that says it all.. i wouldn’t have it any other way. I didn’t want to be just a number
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Opsahl at Poma Fertility.
Very affordable
Describe Michael Opsahl's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Poma Fertility.
I trust this clinics decision on what is best.
10
Doctor
Michael Opsahl
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
Poma Fertility
Kirkland
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020 - 2022, Unsuccessful
NPS
5
NPS
5
Age 35 - 37
3 IUI
3 IVF
Unexplained
East Asian
Income $200K - $499K
1st of 3 Docs
Egg Freezing With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
doctor [Dr. Michael Opsahl] didn't remember how my previous procedure went...seems him when he comes in to perform procedures, sounds like have been doing this for years, has consultation to go through the numbers after the procedure, just reading through reports, rinse and repeat...look at your own reports and remember what happened, he forgets the details
[Poma Fertility is] cheapest in the area, not the worst, does things according to guidelines, if you search for ivf procedures & medicine dose online, will get the same from from the clinic. located in kirkland, traffic is fine...did not adjust dose when they needed, told us wrong dates for appointments, didn't bill correctly. nurse mentioned they're swarmed with patients.
How was your experience with Michael Opsahl at Poma Fertility?
seems him when he comes in to perform procedures, sounds like have been doing this for years, has consultation to go through the numbers after the procedure, just reading through reports, rinse and repeat
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Opsahl at Poma Fertility?
look at your own reports and remember what happened, he forgets the details
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Opsahl at Poma Fertility?
doctor didn't remember how my previous procedure went
Describe the protocols Michael Opsahl used in your cycles at Poma Fertility and their degree of success.
agonist, stimulation, retrieval
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Poma Fertility.
they're there to send medicine and scheduling information
Describe your experience with Poma Fertility.
cheapest in the area, not the worst, does things according to guidelines, if you search for ivf procedures & medicine dose online, will get the same from from the clinic. located in kirkland, traffic is fine
Describe Michael Opsahl's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Poma Fertility.
2 day 3, 1 day5
What specific things went wrong at Poma Fertility?
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Lost or damaged samples
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Poma Fertility.
did not adjust dose when they needed, told us wrong dates for appointments, didn't bill correctly. nurse mentioned they're swarmed with patients.
5
Doctor
Michael Opsahl
NPS
Humanity
1 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
1 of 5
Compassion
1 of 5
Explained risks
1 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
5
Clinic
Poma Fertility
Kirkland
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
1 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
1 of 5
Educational Resources
1 of 5
2019 - 2020, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32 - 33
1 IVF
Anovulation
PCOS
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $50K - $99K
3rd of 3 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
[Dr. Opsahl] is personal. You see him every other appointment and he is great. He has gone out of his way to personally call me, and make sure that we are all on the same page with changing protocols...We underwent two rounds of IVF. My estrogen plummeted right before our first egg retrieval and we had to cancel. For the next cycle Dr. O made sure to up my estrogen and have me on three patches which seemed to help a lot.
Walking into the [Poma Fertility] clinic they greet you by NAME. As the staff walks by they say hello. It is a very personable environment...You do not feel like a number at all. Everyone makes sure to make you feel welcome, and unafraid...[cost] 30K...Dr. O is personal. You see him every other appointment and he is great. He has gone out of his way to personally call me, and make sure that we are all on the same page with changing protocols.
How was your experience with Michael Opsahl at Poma Fertility?
Dr. O is personal. You see him every other appointment and he is great. He has gone out of his way to personally call me, and make sure that we are all on the same page with changing protocols. HIGHLY recommend his care. Not to mention, the clinic is amazing as well and they greet you by name which has been such a nice and calming affect when you walk into the clinic.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Opsahl at Poma Fertility?
Be open and advocate for yourself
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Opsahl at Poma Fertility?
Dr. O is our third RE and we are 100% happy with his care and staff. It is the only clinic I finally feel seen.
Describe the protocols Michael Opsahl used in your cycles at Poma Fertility and their degree of success.
We underwent two rounds of IVF. My estrogen plummeted right before our first egg retrieval and we had to cancel. For the next cycle Dr. O made sure to up my estrogen and have me on three patches which seemed to help a lot.
Describe your experience with Poma Fertility.
Walking into the clinic they greet you by NAME. As the staff walks by they say hello. It is a very personable environment. I highly recommend this clinic. You do not feel like a number at all. Everyone makes sure to make you feel welcome, and unafraid.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Opsahl at Poma Fertility.
30K
What specific things went wrong at Poma Fertility?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to convey critical information
10
Doctor
Michael Opsahl
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Poma Fertility
Kirkland
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
7 of 5